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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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Professor gives Buffett the business

For 15 years, business professor Mark Hirschey has gathered a group of KU students to attend a Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting, starring the second-richest man in the world, Warren Buffett.
This year Hirschey also got to arrange a private session of give-and-take advice at Buffett’s headquarters in Omaha.
On May 6, a week after Hirschey took about 180 students to the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting, he returned to Omaha with 100 students and the 14 members of his graduate-level Finance 895 course. Besides a Q&A session of about 90 minutes, the graduate students put together a presentation for Buffett, advising him on stock they thought he ought to buy.
Students’ passing grades depended on the success of their presentation, and Hirschey said all the presenters got A’s. Buffet also promised that if he acted on the students’ recommendation within a year, the 14 presenters would each receive a B-share of his company, worth nearly $2,800. Hirschey would get an A share, currently worth $84,000.

Kim Cuda leaving Med Center for Nebraska post

Kim Cuda, director of alumni and community relations at KU Medical Center, has resigned effective July 31 to become director of alumni affairs at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.
Cuda, a Nebraska native and alumna of NU, has been with the KU Medical Center alumni office for five years. Among her duties were planning alumni weekends, overseeing campus special events and organizing community projects.

Continuing Education names
new director of marketing

Jim Peters has been named director of marketing and development for KU Continuing Education. He was director of educational services for Kendall-Hunt Publishing Co. in Dubuque, Iowa. He also has been an assistant director of publications and alumni communication at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
He received a bachelor’s in government from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1973 and graduated from the New England School of Law in Boston in 1977.


Endowment staff member moves
to External Affairs office

Terri Stringer is the new executive assistant at the Office of External Affairs.
She will handle the scheduling for Exec-utive Vice Chancellor Paul Carttar and other staff members as well as oversee general office logistics. Stringer had been development assistant at the KU Endowment Association and had worked for the Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City, Mo.; and Maupintour.

New graduate joins Business School
communications staff

Justin Lueger, a May graduate of the School of Journalism, has been named communications specialist for the School of Business. He had been a student assistant in the school’s communications department for two years. During college, he also worked for KSNT-TV, the NBC affiliate, where he reported, wrote and edited news stories.


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