HeadlinesMay 9, 2011
- Sustainable: At home and abroad
- Firm to review KU administrative practices to help improve efficiency
- Portion of 15th Street to close on campus for summer utility work
- Professor profile: The viewer as the artist
- KU retirees to be honored at annual luncheon
- Mellard selected for Research Achievement Award
- Campus departments recognized as 'green offices' by Center for Sustainability
- Professor bringing 3-D to geography classrooms
- Researcher earns $5.6 million grant to replace petroleum-based chemicals in household items
- School of Medicine, Marillac team up to form child psychiatry center
- Feedback sought for updated Campus Sustainability Plan
- Wheat State Whirlwind Tour to hit the road May 23-27
- Summer tuition assistance recipients selected
- Lied Center announces 2011-12 season
News in brief
Campanile to be fenced off during cleaning
The World War II Memorial Carillon and Campanile will be fenced off until May 18 while the stones of the structure are power-washed.
Fences will be removed in time for Commencement (May 22) but will return May 31-June 30.
While the campanile is fenced off, there will be no carillon concerts. Additionally, the quarter-hour and hourly chimes will not sound.
The campanile honors members of the university community and alumni who died in World War II. May 27 marks the 60th anniversary of the dedication of the tower.
The Vietnam War Memorial at the top of Memorial Drive and two markers on the street will also be cleaned.
Lawrence Swim School offering lessons at Robinson
The Lawrence Swim School is offering swimming lessons for children 3 and older this summer. The lessons, held at Robinson Natatorium, are open to children of faculty and staff.
Lessons are 25 minutes long and held at 9:30, 10, 10:30 and 11 a.m. during four sessions between June 6 and July 29. Cost is $80 for an eight-session lesson or $60 for a six-session lesson.
Online enrollment and more information are available at lawrenceswimschool.org.
Reception to honor Schorr on retirement
The department of mechanical engineering will honor Ron Schorr on his retirement after 36 years of service. A reception will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. May 18 in the Deanís Conference Room, 1 Eaton Hall.
Schorr is the department technology support consultant and has been a source of information and solutions to problems throughout his employment with mechanical engineering.