Archive for Wednesday, August 26, 1998


August 26, 1998


A $32,000 gift from Harry J. and Anne Foresman is the latest contribution from Helen Foresman Spencer's family in support of the museum she made possible through her generosity.

Harry J. Foresman, brother of Helen Foresman Spencer, and his wife, Anne, of Tucson, Ariz., sent the donation to the Kansas University Endowment Association for the unrestricted use by the museum.

The late Helen Spencer was president of the Kenneth A. and Helen F. Spencer Foundation of Kansas City, which gave $3.5 million in 1975 to make possible the construction of a new museum to house KU's burgeoning art collection. She was an avid collector and patron of the arts. The Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art opened in 1978.

``We wanted to do something for the museum and something for Helen," Harry Foresman said. "It's unbelievable to see how much progress the museum has made. We know Helen would be very proud."

Associate prof takes

KU associate dean post

Beverly Mack, associate professor of African and African American studies at Kansas University, has been named associate dean of international programs.

With KU since 1993, Mack will work closely with KU's four area study centers and the European Studies Committee, promoting cooperative activities among the centers and among these units and the professional schools.

In addition, Mack will be a resource person for KU faculty, administrators and students and will work with the business community and professional organizations.

Mack replaces Terry Weidner, who accepted a position as director of the Asian studies center at the University of Missouri.

KU sets final exams

Kansas University announces the following final examinations:

  • Steven Schmidt, psychology, ``The Relationship Between Anger Constructs and Pain in Children with Rheumatic Diseases,'' 4 p.m. Thursday, 447 Frasier.
  • Tina Huang, chemistry, ``The Development of Microbial and Bienzyme-Based Biosensors for Environmental and Clinical Applications,'' 9:30 a.m. Friday, 3005 Malott.
  • Dannette K. Hansen, chemistry, ``Analytical Methods for the Investigation of the Transport of Synthetic and Natural Glycine Site NMDA Receptor Antagonists Across the Blood-Brain Barrier,'' 12:30 p.m. Friday, 3059 Malott.
  • Young Cheol Chang, civil engineering, ``Cement Infiltration Effects on Drilled Shaft Foundation,'' 2 p.m. Friday, 2007 Learned.

Topekan faces charges

for car burglaries

A Topeka man was arrested Monday night after he lost control of his car during a chase near Clinton.

Steven Richard Boos, 24, sped away in his Camaro after a Douglas County Sheriff's deputy spotted him near a vehicle at a boat ramp area on Clinton Lake's west side about 8:55 p.m. Monday. The deputy saw a broken window on a nearby pickup truck, Sheriff Loren Anderson said, and gave chase.

Boos couldn't negotiate a curve and broke through a fence, stopping in a field on the west edge of Clinton. He was not injured.

``When they interviewed him, he apparently gave additional information on five other car burglaries near the lake,'' Anderson said.

Deputies arrested Boos on six counts of burglary, six counts of theft and six counts of criminal damage to property -- one of each for the six auto burglaries. He was also arrested for illegal registration, attempting to elude, and no proof of insurance.

Boos remained in the Douglas County jail Tuesday night on $14,050 bond.

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