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Teaching Dollars & Sense

William E. Lewis, distinguished lecturer in finance at KU, teaches a personal finance course that addresses fiscal topics traditionally tied to college life — budgeting, paying bills, renting an apartment — but also helps students prepare for tasks that lie ahead — saving for retirement, investing, buying a home. Watch video »

In memory

Dorothy M. Carson

Dorothy M. Carson, 62, died April 5. Carson was a nurse at the KU Hospital for more than 20 years. She is survived by three sons, three daughters, 24 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren and 11 brothers and sisters.

Wallace Russell May

Wallace Russell May, 80, died April 7. He was director of the Kansas City Area Center, Division of Continuing Education for KU, beginning in 1970. He retired in 1991 as an associate dean of continuing education. He helped establish programs that became the KU Regents Center and subsequently, the KU Edwards Campus. He is survived by his partner Carol Hartman; five sons; and two sisters. The family suggests memorials to the Wallace R. May Fund at Lawrence Memorial Hospital or a gift of volunteer time to the hospital./p>

Aubrey Carroll Edwards

Aubrey Carroll Edwards, professor of English emeritus, died April 8 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Survivors include his wife, Virginia Ellen Busse; a sister; several nephews; and several nieces.

Larry Lee Cowdin

Larry Lee Cowdin, 77, died April 8. He was an usher at KU football games for 42 years, receiving a football jersey with his name and the number 42 on the back from coach Mark Mangino. Survivors include his wife, four siblings, four sons and six grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association and sent in care of Kevin Brennan Funeral Home 2801 SW Urish Road, Topeka.


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