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July 18, 2005
Vol. 29, No. 18

New KU logo selected
Jazz critic has new gig
Spring calendar adjusted by 1 day
Enrollment center changes name
Tuition below national average
Public health programs get grants
Researchers work on 'male pill'
Payroll deduction for fitness center

Summer Dole series announced
KU seeks links to Asia
2006 state holidays
UPSA now Unclassified Senate

New Senex members named
Classifieds officially switch, get raises

Employees of month recognized
CTE announces summer summit theme
Quiz: Hay-worth or Hah-worth?

KU flag to accompany troops
Lindley Annex comes down

Old KU: Ice cream wagon



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Campus offices that have sent updates to the Office of University Relations for the administrative pages (1-47 of the current directory) of the university telephone directory and did not send a representative during the proofreading period have a last chance to check their entries for the 2005-06 edition.
Offices may send representatives to University Relations to proofread their sections of the administrative pages of the directory from Monday, July 18, to Friday, July 22. No appointment is needed. Call Antoinette Smith at 864-8856 for more information.

Street closures, detours to continue

Because of construction, certain lanes of several campus streets were closed July 13 but will reopen before Aug. 13. They are:
•Closed to westbound traffic only:
15th Street between Burdick Drive and Naismith Drive. (Burdick Drive connects 15th Street and Irving Hill Road between Green Hall and Jayhawker Towers.)
• Closed to northbound traffic only:
Naismith Drive between Irving Hill Road and 15th Street.
The detour routes for both closures will be Burdick and Irving Hill roads.

KPR comedy revue wins 2 gold medals

“Right Between the Ears,” the sketch-comedy series from Kansas Public Radio at KU, won two gold medals at the New York Festivals’ 23rd annual International Radio Programming and Promotion Awards June 27.
The show, produced by KPR Program Director Darrell Brogdon, won for Best Regularly Scheduled Comedy Program and for Best Writing.
In April, four KPR staff members received five Associated Press Broadcaster awards in a statewide contest.
Kansas statehouse bureau chief Peter Hancock won first and second place in the Spot News category for reports on Democratic vice presidential candidate John Edwards’ Lawrence stop and the debate over gay marriage in Kansas.
Health reporter Bryan Thompson won second place in the Enterprise category for his story on arts therapy for Alzheimer’s patients. In the Best Newscast category, producer Laura Lorson won a second-place award and news director J. Schafer received an honorable mention.

Writing Center hosts institute

Michele Eodice, director of the KU Writing Center, was co-chair and host of the International Writing Centers Association Summer Institute July 10 through 15 at KU.
Participants included the directors of 60 writing centers at colleges and universities, community colleges and secondary schools in 25 states and one other country.
Seminars and workshops covered such topics as technology in the writing center, peer tutoring and writing across the curriculum.
The Office of the Vice Provost for Student Success was a co-host; the institute was sponsored by KU, Clark University and the International Writing Centers Association.


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