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KUED journalism cutline
August 11, 2001
JIMMY GENTRY, DEAN OF THE SCHOOL of Journalism and Mass Communi-cation, and the staff have developed a new model for the school. Students now choose one of two tracks: news information, including newspaper, magazine and broadcast news; or strategic communication, including advertising, business communication, and broadcast sales and management.
KUED Janet Murguia cutline
August 11, 2001
Richard Gwin/Journal-World Photo JANET MURGUIA IS RETURNING to Kansas University to assume the role of executive vice chancellor for university relations, a new position designed to help KU better present its image to the public. Murguia earned three degrees at KU and her career included 15 years in Washington, D.C., most recently as a high-ranking White House official.
KUED Graduate School Carlin cutline
August 11, 2001
DIANA CARLIN says she is prepared for her second year as dean of the Kansas University graduate school and international programs, and is ready to launch two new programs aimed at broadening opportunities for the school’s graduate, doctoral and exchange students.
KUED Graduate School
August 11, 2001
mbelt@ljworld.com A new academic year brings the introduction of new programs to Kansas University’s Graduate School.
KUED Journalism
August 11, 2001
spaterik@ljworld.com The field of journalism was once stagnant, and so were the methods of training.
KUED Year in Review
August 11, 2001
dranney@ljworld.com For some, Kansas University is an employer, a job. For others, it’s a place for learning, research and hatching opportunities.
KUED Endowment
August 11, 2001
dranney@ljworld.com A few weeks from now, the Kansas University Endowment Association will officially unveil “KU First: Investing in Excellence,” the largest fund-raising campaign in the school’s 137-year history.
KUED Working on diversity
August 11, 2001
trombeck@ljworld.com Karen Valle sometimes felt like a novelty in her mostly white Overland Park neighborhood.
KUED KU facts and figures
August 11, 2001
Online grades Kansas University now sends its grades out online. Grades are no longer mailed to students (and/or their parents), but instead are accessible on the university’s main Web site — www.grades.ku.edu — with a username and password.
McCrea: Being an artist is tied to being a philosopher
August 11, 2001
By Jan Biles Judith McCrea, chair of Kansas University’s art department, believes this country’s art teachers have a hard row to hoe. “In most cultures, and particularly in the United States, young people have not been taught to see,” McCrea said.
Choral department recruits guest conductors to fill void
August 11, 2001
By Jan Biles When Simon Carrington resigned last spring from his duties as director of choral activities at Kansas University, many wondered who would lead the singing ensembles and choirs during the time it would take to fill the vacancy.
What’s hot on the Hill depends on who you ask
August 11, 2001
By Terry Rombeck It shouldn’t take long for new students at Kansas University to figure out what’s in and what’s out on Mount Oread. Just look around. But just in case they need a little help, here’s what some KU students all listed by their status in the spring of 2001 are saying is hot on the Hill.
Get to know KU’s ‘Top 10’ most helpful
August 11, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Getting connected on a campus of 28,000 students can be a challenge. Actually, it can be downright intimidating. Orientation assistants at Kansas University say the key is getting to know the people around you and work out from there.
Langston Hughes festival attracts actors, writers
August 11, 2001
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker, actor Danny Glover and former U.S. poet laureate Robert Pinsky are among the artists and scholars planning to celebrate the 100th anniversary of writer Langston Hughes’ birth Jan. 31 and from Feb. 7 to 10 at Kansas University.
Indian art show, market continue to grow
August 11, 2001
By Jan Biles Each year, the Lawrence Indian Arts Show and Haskell Indian Art Market grow not only in the number of participating artists but also in the number of buyers and viewers. Organizer Maria Martin has no reason to believe this year will be any different.
Health center plans nursing triage to treat patients over the phon
August 11, 2001
By Dave Ranney Over the next nine months, there’s a good chance you’ll get sick.
Hemenway says research funding, recruitment made for ‘fantastic year’
Chancellor predicts tough legislative session, diversity issues a challenge in 2002
August 11, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Starting his seventh year as chancellor of Kansas University, Robert Hemenway knows how quickly the pendulum can swing.
KU to welcome visitors during first Open House
Visitor Center plans event for Oct. 6
August 11, 2001
By Joy Ludwig Imagine thousands of students, their parents, alumni and community residents gathered on Kansas University’s campus.
Crimson and the Blue
August 11, 2001
Far above the golden valley Glorious to view, Stands our noble Alma Mater, Towering toward the blue.
ROTC program like a ‘family’
Students say military training encourages camaraderie
August 11, 2001
By Matt Merkel-Hess Leadership training, scholarship assistance and camaraderie are all reasons why students join ROTC. “It’s good to make KU smaller,” said David Hawkins, a Leavenworth junior and Air Force ROTC member. “I’ve met a lot of great people and it’s just going to get better the next two years.”
KU faces great challenges
University takes on tight budgets, sets ambitious goals
August 11, 2001
By Dave Ranney For some, Kansas University is an employer, a job. For others, it’s a place for learning, research and hatching opportunities. For the latter, 2001 was terrific, arguably one of the best years ever. For the former, there were disappointments.
Association steps up lobbying
August 11, 2001
By Terry Rombeck As if keeping track of 136,000 Kansas University graduates wasn’t enough, the Kansas University Alumni Association plans to step up its lobbying efforts this year and will consider building a retirement center in Lawrence.
Parking complaints continue despite attempts to solve the issue
August 11, 2001
By Matt Merkel-Hess Parallel parking might be tough, but finding a parking spot anywhere near the Kansas University campus can be even worse.
Faculty Senate wants to get the word out
Speaker’s bureau established
August 11, 2001
By Scott Rothschild In many areas, Kansas University faculty have the same concerns as top administrators.
KU alumnus joins Dennis Moore’s staff
August 11, 2001
Jack Martin, Kansas University alumnus, has joined Rep. Dennis Moore’s staff as communications director.
KU makes major push to recruit online
August 11, 2001
By Stephanie Paterik There’s more than one way to catch a Jayhawk.
Kansas Geological Survey solves practical concerns
KU-based group working on explosions, aquifers across the state
August 11, 2001
By Joel Mathis If Rex Buchanan hadn’t seen it, he might not have believed it. On Jan. 17 in Hutchinson, a seemingly inexplicable natural gas explosion and fire leveled two downtown businesses. The next day, another explosion occurred at a mobile home park three miles away.
Six students awarded Fulbrights
August 11, 2001
By Matt Merkel-Hess Six Kansas University students will be traveling abroad this year under the auspices of the Fulbright Program. They are continuing a strong tradition of Jayhawk Fulbrighters. Since grants were first awarded in 1946, 361 KU students have received the award, said Anne Merydith-Wolf, project coordinator for the office of international programs.
KU research races ahead
August 11, 2001
By Tim Carpenter At first glance, testing a new idea for preventing auto-train crashes in Chicago doesn’t seem to have much to do with Kansas University. But the $121,000 railroad crossing safety project in the Windy City directed by Stephen Lohmeier, KU assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science, is a piece of the record $193 million invested in KU research during the past year.
Research center receives grant
August 11, 2001
Kansas University Center for Research Inc. is among 389 organizations receiving grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The research center received $40,500 under the public programs, which fund film documentaries and radio programs, exhibitions, library programs, special projects and model projects.
KU, Haskell encourage science education through $6 million in NIH grants
August 11, 2001
By Dave Ranney About 150 American Indian students go to Kansas University. Marigold Linton thinks she can double that number in the next five years. Linton, KU’s director of American Indian Outreach, was instrumental in getting three National Institutes of Health grants she and others hope will lead to unprecedented opportunities for American Indian students interested in science.
KU research evolves on human ancestry
August 11, 2001
A Kansas University scientist studied very old bones and found something wrong with the Eve theory. KU anthropology professor David Frayer was part of a team that analyzed ancient skulls from around the world and found evidence that modern humans did not arise from a single migration from Africa.
Need for financial aid rises along with tuition
More than 50 percent of KU students receive some assistance
August 11, 2001
By Joy Ludwig More than 50 percent of the students enrolled at Kansas University are likely to receive some form of financial aid assistance. During the 1999-2000 academic year, KU awarded $94.12 million in grants, loans and scholarships to 53.1 percent of the students enrolled.
KU still a bargain
Tuition among the lowest in Big 12
August 11, 2001
By Joy Ludwig A lake surrounded by giant oaks and a campus filled with historic 18th-century limestone buildings. First-rate academic programs in everything from liberal arts and engineering to computer science and medicine.
Campus crime down since ‘90s
August 11, 2001
Kansas University students shouldn’t overly fret about their personal safety on campus and throughout Lawrence. But they should understand how to avoid becoming a victim, authorities said.
Dependent care service answers the call
August 11, 2001
By Terry Rombeck If you’re looking for someone to take care of your child, Betty Peterson can point you in the right direction but she can’t tell you who to choose. Peterson is coordinator for Kansas University’s Dependent Care Referral Agency, a clearinghouse for information on child-care services in Douglas County.
Faithful find spiritual second home
Congregations provide choices for student worship, friendship
August 11, 2001
By Jim Baker College students are a transient population after four or five years spent in a community, they move on. That means some congregations make outreach to students a lower priority than some other ministries.
Lessons go beyond structural design, include promotion
August 11, 2001
By Mark Fagan Earning an architecture degree isn’t all about studying design, reading about Frank Lloyd Wright and spending four-day marathon sessions in the studio. “What young people really need beyond the architecture program itself is a broad knowledge of things,” said John Gaunt, dean of architecture and urban design.
Two MBA programs may be merged
August 11, 2001
By Mark Fagan The world of mergers and consolidations gets plenty of study in Kansas University’s School of Business and now the study is spreading into the school itself. School administrators and faculty are discussing the prospect of combining the school’s master’s of business administration programs in Lawrence and Overland Park, said William Fuerst, dean of business.
Varied courses, seminars encourage lifelong learning
August 11, 2001
By Stephanie Paterik Ask anyone at Kansas University’s School of Continuing Education when it is best to stop attending school and they will tell you “never.” And with blossoming technology and information-minded residents, they’ve got their work cut out for them.
Former professor pledges money to KU
August 11, 2001
A former Kansas University School of Medicine professor and his wife have announced gifts to the school’s history and philosophy of medicine department and the department of surgery.
New dean says ‘fair play’ will be her guide
Author of sports ethic book brings teaching, basketball coaching experiences to new role at KU’s School of Education
August 11, 2001
By Tim Carpenter A sense of fairness will guide Angela Lumpkin as dean of education at Kansas University. She helped write a book on the subject, co-authoring “Sport Ethics: Applications for Fair Play.” “My time here will be guided by it,” Lumpkin said. “It’s the only way I know how to operate.”
Kansas Union gets a facelift
Offerings, hours extended
August 11, 2001
By Joel Mathis Pat Beard has worked at the Kansas Union for 28 years, and in all that time the changes have kept on coming. “I haven’t seen it cease,” said Beard, director of building services for the Kansas and Burge Unions.
Residence halls renovated, updated
Ellsworth Hall next on the list, but won’t be finished until 2002
August 11, 2001
By Mike Belt There’s no place like home. At least 10 months out of a year, about 3,600 Kansas University students call “home” a room in a campus residence hall. Another 1,500 students make their homes in KU’s scholarship halls, Jayhawker Towers Apartments and family residences such as Stouffer Place and Sunflower Apartments.
Disorientation Guide’ makes a comeback
August 11, 2001
By Matt Merkel-Hess Disorientation will make a comeback at Kansas University this fall. A group of students and community members is putting together a “Disorientation Guide” to provide freshmen and new students information on Lawrence that regular KU orientation does not cover.
Overland Park campus experiences tremendous growth, more expected
Number of master’s programs doubled in four years; undergraduate programs to be added
August 11, 2001
By Matt Merkel-Hess Mindy Kenagy can’t use the word “convenient” enough when describing the Edwards Campus, Kansas University’s outpost in the Kansas City area. Kenagy cites hassle-free parking, a 10-minute drive from her home and a top-notch computer lab and library as reasons why she takes classes at the Edwards Campus, near 126th Street and Quivira Road in Overland Park.
Alumnus sets up funds for KU business majors
August 11, 2001
Richard L. and Beulah M. Hofmann, Lincoln, donated $25,000 to the Kansas University Endowment Association to create a scholarship fund for business majors. The scholarship, which will be in Richard Hofmann’s name, will be awarded to business students who graduated from Clay Center Community High School, where he graduated in 1937.
KU alum wins national Pollock-Krasner grant
August 11, 2001
Michael Patrick Moore, a Kansas University alumnus, was awarded a $13,000 grant in July from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, based in New York City. Moore graduated with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts in December 2000, after intensive study with Jon Keith Swindell, associate professor of design, and Richard Gillespie, associate professor of art.
New Lied Center director already setting his sights on the future
August 11, 2001
By Jan Biles Tim Van Leer, the new executive director of the Lied Center, finished his first month in early August. He’s jumped feet first into his work, and is learning about the culture of Lawrence and Kansas University and how it differs from that of El Camino College Center for the Arts in California, where he was last employed as executive director.
School kicks off preparation programs
Future faculty members, future professionals to benefit from training
August 11, 2001
By Mike Belt A new academic year brings the introduction of new programs to Kansas University’s Graduate School. The fall semester will mark the start of Preparing Future Faculty. The program will allow graduate students in education a chance to teach and work at other colleges and universities, and bring students from other schools to KU.
One-track curriculum a thing of the past in communications
August 11, 2001
By Stephanie Paterik The field of journalism was once stagnant, and so were the methods of training. Now it’s a rapidly changing field, and Kansas University’s biggest goal is keeping pace, said Jimmy Gentry, dean of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Recognition among top 50 schools one of dean’s main goals
August 11, 2001
By Matt Merkel-Hess Although the Kansas University School of Law is not rated as a first-tier school one of the top 50 in the country the dean of the school says it should be. “It’s one of my goals: not to be a top 50 law school, because we are, but it’s to be recognized as such,” said Stephen McAllister, dean of the school.
Search continues for leader
Interim dean at the helm during time of expansion, diversification
August 11, 2001
By Joy Ludwig A lot is happening at the Kansas University college that serves more than half of the student population. Not only does the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences have an interim dean this school year, but it also is offering several new programs and classes.
Hall donation highlights med school’s banner year
$29.5 million gift to be used for new building, ‘bridging grants’
August 11, 2001
By Jim Baker The biggest development in 2001 for the Kansas University School of Medicine can be summarized with one simple figure: $29.5 million. That’s how much money will be devoted to life sciences in order to help the university, and the entire Kansas City area, become a major player in biological research.
KU’s diversity a work in progress
August 11, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Karen Valle sometimes felt like a novelty in her mostly white Overland Park neighborhood. The last thing she wanted was to feel that way in college, too. “It was like a tourist attraction almost,” Valle said of her Hispanic heritage. “I was afraid if I went to an all-white school, it would be like that, too that they would come up to me and ask me to speak Spanish.”
KU will continue Costa Rican program
August 11, 2001
Kansas University will continue its study abroad programs in Costa Rica this fall despite the stabbing death of a student conducting research there, officials said late last month. The announcement came after university officials conducted two site visits and interviewed students, staff, host families and government officials, said Diana Carlin, dean of graduate schools and international programs.
KU museum focuses on medical arts
August 11, 2001
The small wooden box in the display case is open and inside it are the tools of a Civil War surgeon. A small hacksaw. A long knife with a thick blade and serrated edges. Smaller but similar-edged knives. Something that looks like a miniature tomahawk.
A century of learning
Academic study of religion reaches milestone
August 11, 2001
By Jim Baker This spring marked the 100th anniversary of the teaching of religion at Kansas University. But even after all those years, few people seem to really understand the nature of what goes on in Smith Hall, home to KU’s Department of Religious Studies.
Senator supports funding research facilities at KU
August 11, 2001
By Scott Rothschild A powerful lawmaker will support a proposal to build new research facilities at Kansas University and other schools. Senate President Dave Kerr, R-Hutchinson, said in late July that he supports efforts by the Kansas Board of Regents to have the state issue $110 million in bonds for construction.
School celebrates new quarters, adds nurse midwife program
August 11, 2001
By Jim Baker In July 2000, Kansas University’s School of Nursing moved into its new, multimillion dollar building on the campus of the Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. Karen Miller, the school’s executive dean, welcomed the move as a big step forward.
Cutting-edge research defines past year
August 11, 2001
By Jim Baker Michael Bennett is pleased he chose to study at Kansas University’s School of Pharmacy. The native of Kinsley in western Kansas is a third-year student earning his doctor of pharmacy degree, which is an undergraduate, entry-level professional practice degree.
School ranks among Top 20 for grad students
August 11, 2001
By Dave Ranney Once again, U.S. News & World Report has included Kansas University’s School of Social Welfare on its list of the nation’s Top 20 graduate schools for aspiring social workers. That’s six years straight.
Setting the course
KU First’ fund-raising campaign aims to raise at least $500 million for KU coffers
August 11, 2001
By Dave Ranney A few weeks from now, the Kansas University Endowment Association will officially unveil “KU First: Investing in Excellence,” the largest fund-raising campaign in the school’s 137-year history.
KU’s future will be shaped by technology, funding issues
August 11, 2001
By Terry Rombeck It’s hard to say what Kansas University will look like by the year 2020. Just as students probably won’t buzz around campus in flying cars, they probably won’t do all their learning on the Internet. But, KU officials say, nobody knows for sure.
Visitor Center shows off KU
August 11, 2001
By Joel Mathis Walk into the Kansas University Visitor Center at 15th and Iowa streets and you’ll get a taste of just about everything the university has to offer. The lobby features displays about KU’s schools, its athletics department, extracurricular activities and other offerings. Look up and you’ll see the fossilized skeleton of a pterandon, a prehistoric flying creature.
Med professor studies cybernetic ethics
August 11, 2001
By Joel Mathis Mary Faith Marshall can turn the act of getting directions into a philosophical adventure. As a recent visitor prepared to leave her office at Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan., he tried to orient himself to get to the parking lot, but warned he wasn’t good with directions.
Researchers at KU Med will be part of cutting-edge brain imaging center
August 11, 2001
By Mike Belt Dr. Michael Welch taps the keys on his laptop and the computer images of a human head appear on the screen. The view is from the top, and it looks as if you are peering deep inside the gray matter of the brain. The inside of the head appears mostly dark, but at the back of one image there is something that looks like a large mass of light. Welch points to it.
Students, nonprofits team up to help the city
August 11, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Kansas University students with the Center for Community Outreach don’t shy away from the dirty work of volunteerism. No project better illustrates that than GROW: Community Garden Project. Students and children involved in the project tend an organic garden at the Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence.
Credit cards often lead to trouble
August 11, 2001
By Mark Fagan It’s late. You’re hungry. Nobody has any cash. Pizza anyone? “Who has a credit card?” is the inevitable question, said Susan Thompson, and far too often someone answers the call.
Study abroad opportunities let students trot the globe
University offers 75 programs in more than 50 countries
August 11, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Kansas University students studying abroad can ride a camel through Africa’s Sahara sand dunes. Or attend a parade in northern India for the end-of-winter holiday of Holi, in which men ritualistically pierce their tongues with a 6-foot-long skewer.
KU Events
August 11, 2001
Students can get armload of newspapers with ID cards
August 11, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Without fumbling through their pockets for coins, students at Kansas University can pick up an armload of newspapers each morning this fall semester. A quick swipe of an ID card will allow KU students to sample the weekday contents of the Lawrence Journal-World, USA Today, New York Times and Kansas City Star.
Mills makes history in election
August 11, 2001
By Scott Rothschild On April 12, Kansas University’s Justin Mills made history. Now he’s focusing on trying to make things better. On that evening, Mills was hoisted on the shoulders of supporters after winning a tough student body presidential race by 39 votes out of 4,233 votes cast.
Fraternities, sororities work to change image
August 11, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Kansas University’s fraternities and sororities are trying to change their image in the new millennium. They are downplaying the party-hardy perception and emphasizing their service in the community.
Libraries, coffee shops perfect study spots, say students
August 11, 2001
By Karrey Britt For students who are looking for somewhere quiet to study or read, Lawrence has plenty to offer. Mary Ann Rasnak, director of KU’s Student Development Center, said Watson and Anschutz libraries at KU are popular with students because they are quiet and provide an educational atmosphere.
New options for campus recreation
Expanded fitness center now includes extra workout space
August 11, 2001
By Kevin Bates Special to the Journal-World Options for recreation on and near the Kansas Univer-sity campus abound, and a few new features should only increase the choices for students, officials said. A new fitness center to strengthen the offerings of Robinson Center will be on the top floor of Burge Union this fall. The 2,000-square-foot facility will feature cardiovascular machines and circuit-training weight machines, said Mary Chappell, director of recreation services at KU.
Spirit groups help pep up the crowd
Marching Jayhawks, Crimson Girls, cheerleaders and mascots all do their part
August 11, 2001
By Joy Ludwig Upon entering Memorial Stadium on a warm fall Saturday, a certain madness begins to unfold. A wild frenzy of activity fills the air as the Marching Jayhawks strut onto the field and play the traditional Kansas University songs. Meanwhile, the cheerleaders flip and tumble all before the football team comes running out of the tunnel.
Chants, songs have colorful history
August 11, 2001
The Rock Chalk Chant has been the battle cry of KU fans for nearly 100 years and kicks off every football and basketball game. In 1886, E.H.S. Bailey, a KU chemistry professor, wrote the cheer for his science club.
Lawrence has many spots to party without booze
August 11, 2001
By Joel Mathis Kansas University students who want to have fun without drinking don’t have to look too far. Lawrence is full of opportunities. “Restaurants, going out to dinner with friends, going to shows you don’t necessarily have to drink at those, and those are pretty good,” said Joe Gillespie, a fifth-year senior in biochemistry. “And of course, there are the coffee shops.”
KU facts and figures
August 11, 2001
Healthy habits can prevent Freshman 15
Dieticians suggest cutting back on alcohol, skipping fatty fast-food meals
August 11, 2001
By Joy Ludwig Incoming freshmen, especially young women, probably have heard the warning about gaining the “Freshman 15.” At college, mom isn’t around to fix you a home-cooked dinner so you’re in charge of what you eat. And it’s all too convenient to call one of the dozen pizza places and have a late-night snack delivered to your hall.
Healthful snacks can curb munchies
August 11, 2001
According to some of the handouts at the Watkins Student Health Center, here are some ideas for healthful snacks:
Students fit work into the mix
On-campus employment ranges from dining services to maintenance
August 11, 2001
By Mike Belt Some Kansas University students like to find a quiet place to squeeze in some extra study time during the hours between classes. Not Meghann Fagg. The 20-year-old KU junior from El Dorado would rather spend that time working at a part-time job.
A touch of France
Lyon ballet, Cajun band, Cambodian troupe on Lied lineup
August 11, 2001
By Jan Biles The Lied Center is making some French connections this season. BeauSoliel, a Cajun band from Louisiana; “Orfeo,” a four-dimensional production from Quebec; Lyon Opera Ballet from France; and “Dance, the Spirit of Cambodia,” a project of the Royal University of Fine Arts in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, will bring aspects of the French culture to Lawrence.
Natural History Museum buzzes with activity
August 11, 2001
By Theresa Freed Bradley Kemp, assistant director of public affairs at the Kansas University’s Natural History Museum, said the museum has a lot to be proud of when it comes to its specimen collection.
Independent theaters stage opportunities for KU students
August 11, 2001
By Mitchell J. Near Lawrence’s most successful independent theater company just doubled its performance opportunities for the upcoming season, while some new players on the scene are not doing badly for themselves, either.
Invisible art
KU prof creates ‘pattern on pattern’
August 11, 2001
By Jan Biles Mary Anne Jordan’s textile works are a bit of a contradiction. While the works are meant to be displayed and seen, Jordan tries her best to make them invisible. She might use clear thread akin to fishing line to sew fabric pieces together. Her fabric might be thin and neutral in color. The stitching might blend into the color of the fabric.
KU’s TV station joins the ‘convergence’ push
August 11, 2001
By Mitchell J. Near It’s all about convergence, the merging of different disciplines within a department so those students leave with a fully rounded overview of their major. In the old days, it was called “cross-training,” but no matter what the name, the administrators at the William Allen White School of Journalism and Communications are determined that their students know everything from how to write a headline to editing audio tapes to looking anchor-perky at 6 a.m.
KU students energize arts center’s programs
August 11, 2001
By Theresa Freed Kansas University senior Kathy Graham said her work at the Lawrence Arts Center has allowed her to develop a whole new appreciation for art. “I love to walk through the gallery and see what the children have created,” Graham said. “It’s just amazing what they can do. They still have that ability to imagine that some adult students lose.”
Community theater marks 25th year
KU students can audition, work on technical crews
August 11, 2001
By Jan Biles Lawrence Community Theatre will be celebrating its 25th anniversary with a new season of popular musicals, comedies and one special historical script. “We put a lot of thought into it,” said Mary Doveton, managing/artistic director. “It’s a season that offers a little bit of everything. I hope it’s a season people will find appealing and rush to get tickets to.”
University Theatre tackles race and women’s issues
August 11, 2001
By Jan Biles Delores Ringer, who began her duties as the new director of University Theatre in early August, says the theater’s 2001-2002 season has the potential of sparking dialogue about race relations, women’s issues and resistance to change and growth.
Being relevant to children
Theatre for Young People targets plays that carry a message
August 11, 2001
By Jan Biles Jeanne Klein, director of Kansas University’s Theatre for Young People, believes Lawrence takes the theater company for granted. After all, how many Kansas communities have a children’s theater company made up of university students who present numerous school performances as well as main-stage productions each year?
Band director balances old and new traditions
August 11, 2001
By Amber Stuever The Kansas University Marching Jayhawks are deeply rooted in tradition. The marching band is more than 100 years old. But last year, the 29-year legacy of band director Robert Foster ended when he stepped down and a new kid on the block picked up the baton.
KU Opera to stage shows in new black box theater in Murphy
August 11, 2001
By Jan Biles John Stephens, Kansas University music professor, says the KU opera division is in good shape. It has a new performance space, new faculty members and a new season. And its goal of providing high-quality training and performance opportunities for its students is firmly intact.
EAT bites into original scripts
August 11, 2001
By Jan Biles English Alternative Theatre is embarking on a new season that will include plays and staged readings that are funny, provocative and maybe even a little bit quirky. The season opens at 8 p.m. Sept. 3 with an event that has become known as “the Labor Day Special,” according to Paul Stephen Lim, founder of English Alternative Theatre and Kansas University English professor.
Jayhawks versatile lot
Lacking true center, KU eyes 3-guard lineup
August 11, 2001
By Gary Bedore Versatility is the buzzword at Kansas entering the 2001-02 men’s basketball season. The departure of Eric Chenowith has left KU without a true center for the first time in five seasons. What’s left are a batch of players, including four newcomers, who can play a variety of positions.
KU motivated by last season
Jayhawks driven by ‘bitter disappointment’ of NCAA snub
August 11, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Now it’s time for Kansas University’s softball team to kick it up a notch. Predicted to finish ninth in the 10-team Big 12 Conference last spring, the Jayhawks wound up tied for third behind national powers Nebraska and Oklahoma.
Randall has many holes to fill
Jayhawks lose seven players to graduation, one to draft
August 11, 2001
By Levi Chronister Kansas University baseball players have some big shoes to fill this season. Eight Jayhawks seven seniors and a drafted junior concluded their college careers, leaving plenty of holes to fill.
KU to sport new look on court
August 11, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Kansas University’s volleyball team surely took advantage of the summer orientation available to all new college students, or at least half the squad should have. Of the 15 players on the KU roster, eight are freshmen and three are sophomores. Setter Molly LaMere, one of two returning starters from last year’s 15-14 Jayhawks, is the lone senior on the roster.
Jayhawks counting on Bulat
Canadian thrower natural leader, coach Redwine says
August 11, 2001
By Gary Bedore One member of Kansas University’s women’s track and cross country teams earned a gold medal in Big 12 championship competition a year ago. KU’s returning champion for the 2001-02 season is Andrea Bulat, a 5-foot-8 senior dynamo from Windsor, Ontario.
Coach Randall has high hopes
Jayhawks motivated by last year’s late-season skid
August 11, 2001
By Doug Pacey Kansas University and men’s golf. To outsiders, KU isn’t known for its men’s golf program. To find tradition-rich programs you need to go to the Arizona States, Georgia Techs and Dukes places where it is possible to play golf year-round.
Hollingsworth seeks improvement
Top golfers Kruggel, Rose return, but Bishop, Mahoney gone
August 11, 2001
By Doug Pacey Things can’t get any worse for the Kansas University women’s golf team. After finishing last in the Big 12 the last two seasons the time is ripe for a turnaround. Coach Nicole Hollingsworth thinks this could be the year.
Jayhawks have local flavor
Coach Francis pleased with ballyhooed freshman class
August 11, 2001
By Andy Samuelson Leavenworth graduate Monica Brothers knew she was going to play soccer in the Big 12 Conference. That was the simple part. The tough decision came down to staying in-state and playing for Kansas University or playing for perennial powerhouse Nebraska.
Coach Burgess: Kansas ‘fired up’
Jayhawks feeling pressure after men’s team discontinued
August 11, 2001
By Levi Chronister Members of the Kansas University women’s swim team might feel an extra burden on their shoulders next season. That’s because the KU men’s team was dropped last year for budgetary reasons.
Catloth: KU ready for next step
Jayhawks counting on youth to propel them into nation’s elite
August 11, 2001
By Andy Samuelson Kansas rowing coach Rob Catloth knows he has the young talent to lift the Jayhawks’ rowing program to the elite level that only a small group of schools occupy year in and year out.
KU will miss male counterparts
Women’s team considered men’s players ‘best support’
August 11, 2001
By Doug Pacey Kilmeny Waterman has gone over it a hundred times and can only find one positive. Kansas University’s decision to drop men’s tennis will mean more court availability for Waterman’s KU women’s team. In other words, she’ll miss the men’s team.
New AD Bohl accepts challenge
Former Fresno State administrator eager to direct Jayhawks
August 11, 2001
In late June, Kansas University chancellor Robert Hemenway introduced 53-year-old Al Bohl as the school’s 13th athletics director. Bohl, AD at Fresno State the last five years, was to take over for Bob Frederick officially on Aug. 1. Frederick’s 14-year tenure ended June 30. Frederick will teach in the KU School of Education.
Cowboys try to regroup
Last year’s 1-10 season school worst
August 11, 2001
J-W Staff Report Wyoming University football hit rock bottom during its dismal 1-10 season last fall. The 10 losses represented the most in school history. Wyoming also went without a league victory for the first time since joining the Western Athletic Conference in 1962.
Big 12 Football Schedules
August 11, 2001
Jarrett takes pole
Driver to start 12 slots ahead of Gordon
August 11, 2001
Dale Jarrett, badly in need of a good finish after falling far from the lead in the Winston Cup standings, had a great start Friday in winning the pole at Watkins Glen International. Trailing Jeff Gordon by 160 points, Jarrett will start the Global Crossing 12 positions ahead of him on Sunday.
KU touts connections with KC metro area
August 11, 2001
Kansas University is working to reach into the Kansas City metro area for collaborative research, business partnerships and new educational programs, KU Chancellor Robert Hemenway said in July.
City has places to grab grub late
August 11, 2001
It’s 1 a.m. and you have the munchies.
Vargas vogue
Spencer art museum to hang popular pinups
August 11, 2001
By Jan Biles Vargas pin-up girls, photos from the Spanish Civil War and Amish quilts are the highlights of the new exhibit season for the Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art on the Kansas University campus.
Downtown: the music mecca
Every kind of music can be found from Sixth to 11th streets
August 11, 2001
By Geoff Harkness New in town? Looking for some live tunes? Well, in case you haven’t already heard, Lawrence boasts one of the best music scenes in the country, mixing great local acts with the country’s best-known musicians.
Fine arts dean hires new staff, faculty
August 11, 2001
By Jan Biles Toni-Marie Montgomery, dean of Kansas University’s School of Fine Arts, says she began laying the foundation last year to ensure the future success of the music, dance and art and design departments.
Movie injustice
August 11, 2001
Value of history
August 11, 2001
Old home town - 25, 40, and 100 years ago today
August 11, 2001
Israeli retaliation includes takeover of PLO headquarters
August 11, 2001
Masked Israeli riot police shut down the PLO headquarters in Jerusalem a symbol of Palestinian claims to the disputed city in a pre-dawn raid Friday, a day after an Islamic militant killed himself and 14 others in one of the deadliest bombings in 10 months of Mideast fighting.
Proposed museum is ‘up the river’
Ossining, N.Y., home to Sing Sing Prison, backs novel tourist draw
August 11, 2001
Criminals sent “up the river” marched in striped suits behind these turreted walls. And murderers, spies and celluloid tough guys walked the “last mile” to the electric chair. Sing Sing still operates on the shores of the Hudson River minus the striped suits and death house. And it still retains its dark mystique.
Loophole buys time in N. Ireland
August 11, 2001
Britain stepped in Friday to save Northern Ireland’s power-sharing government by taking away its powers for a day a legal maneuver that allowed for six more weeks of talks toward an agreement a top official said was “tantalizingly close.”
Marines ‘promote’ Gomer Pyle
August 11, 2001
Surprise, surprise, surprise! After 37 years, fictional Pfc. Gomer Pyle on Thursday achieved the promotion to lance corporal that eluded him during five years in the Marine Corps on the popular television sitcom in the 1960s.
Emmy-winning director dies
August 11, 2001
Emmy-winning director Alan Rafkin, whose credits include four decades of television’s most popular comedies, including “The Andy Griffith Show” and “M-A-S-H,” has died of heart disease. He was 73.
Exhibition Roundup: Jacksonville clips Carolina, 18-16
August 11, 2001
Chris Weinke threw a touchdown pass in his NFL debut Friday night, but Mike Hollis had more firepower, kicking six field goals to lead Jacksonville to an 18-16 victory over Weinke’s Carolina Panthers.
Moran praises wind energy farm
August 11, 2001
A power plant that will literally spin air into electricity is a perfect example of the alternative-energy solutions he wants to promote, Rep. Jerry Moran said. After all, what commodity in southwest Kansas is more renewable than the wind?
Private hospital treating crime boss
Gotti suffering from throat cancer
August 11, 2001
With his condition still a closely held secret, former New York crime boss John Gotti was expected to remain in a hospital for several weeks, one of his lawyers said Friday. Gotti, in the advanced stages of throat cancer, was being treated in the intensive care unit at St. John’s Regional Health Center.
Goldena Chilton
August 11, 2001
Davy Ray Knifong
August 11, 2001
Ernest Lowrance
August 11, 2001
Jennie Fern Wilson
August 11, 2001
Accident victim to leave hospital
Car wreck critically injured mother, killed 4-year-old son
August 11, 2001
By Dave Ranney Jacquelyn Stineman might be home in a couple of weeks. “That’s what the doctors told us today. We’re ecstatic. We thought it would be another month,” said Stineman’s father, Nelson Krueger.
Navy makes push for Hispanics
August 11, 2001
The U.S. Navy is looking for a few “buenos” men and women. Looking to attract recruits of Hispanic origin, the U.S. Navy with the help of Web site designer Batiz.com has launched ELNAVY.com, an interactive Web site aimed at informing Hispanics about opportunities within the Navy.
Officer’s release on bail leaves victim’s husband incensed
August 11, 2001
A police officer charged with killing three family members as he drove to work drunk was released on $250,000 bail Friday as the department fired three of his colleagues and announced changes in the staffing of midnight shifts.
Child safe after left in hot car
August 11, 2001
A 2-year-old girl was cleared to leave a hospital on Friday, a day after being left in a closed car on the last and hottest day of a deadly two-week heat wave. The girl, who is from Kansas City, Kan., was listed in good condition in the intensive care unit at Kansas University Medical Center. A hospital spokesman said she would be discharged sometime Friday evening.
U.S. newspaper editor protests acquittals in journalist’s death
August 11, 2001
The widow and the editor of a U.S. journalist who was found in 1998 buried in a shallow grave in the remote mountains of central Mexico expressed anger Friday at a judge’s acquittal of two men accused of murdering him.
6Sports report: KU had cool temperatures for first day of two a days
August 11, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the first day of two-a-day practices for the Kansas Jayhawks football team.
Collison scores 13 to help U.S. advance
August 11, 2001
Kansas University’s Nick Collison scored 13 points and set a United States single-game record with four steals as the U.S. beat Slovenia, 110-83, in a World Basketball Championship for Young Men quarterfinal game Friday.
ASA tourney set for today
August 11, 2001
By Kelly Rathbun Slow-pitch season isn’t over yet. Lawrence will play host to the State Class D ASA tournament today and Sunday. Games are scheduled from 8:30 a.m. until 9:20 p.m. today and from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday at Clinton Lake Softball Complex.
6Sports report: McMichael resigns assistant AD position
August 11, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on Scott McMichael’s resignation as KU’s assistant Athletics Director.
LHS names coaches
August 11, 2001
Lawrence High athletics director Ron Commons on Friday announced additions to the LHS coaching staffs. Tim Brussen, Aaron Siebenthall and John Nelson will assist with football. Keely Malone and Kent McDonald will assist with cross country and Eric Tow and Mohamed Adahmia will help coach boys soccer.
LHS soccer scrimmage
August 11, 2001
Lawrence High will hold an intrasquad soccer scrimmage on Aug. 17 at Youth Sports Inc. fields. The scrimmage will run from 6:15 p.m to 8 p.m.
KU baseball gets aide
August 11, 2001
Brent McCabe, head baseball coach at Augustana (S.D.) College for the last four years, has joined the Kansas University baseball staff. McCabe will replace assistant coach Mike Bard who is now an aide at Texas-Arlington. McCabe is a graduate of Centenary College.
Stringer’s wife talks about lineman’s death
August 11, 2001
Korey Stringer told his wife the night before he collapsed that he had vomited and couldn’t stop sweating. But Kelci Stringer said Korey insisted he was OK.
NFL Notes: Tight end finds new life in KC
August 11, 2001
The San Diego Chargers envisioned their battery of the next decade when they selected Ryan Leaf and Mikhael Ricks with their first two picks of the 1998 NFL draft. Leaf was pegged as a franchise quarterback with the second overall choice of the draft, and Ricks was the big receiver everyone was seeking at 6-foot-5, 237 pounds out of Stephen F. Austin.
De Ferran, Castroneves qualify 1-2
Duo rules Miller 200
August 11, 2001
The front row for Sunday’s CART Miller Lite 200 might have a familiar look. Teammates Gil de Ferran and Helio Castroneves, who qualified first and second for last year’s race, had the top two times in Friday’s practice round at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
6Sports report: Red dog days are finished for the year
August 11, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the conclusion of the Red Dog Dog days summer workouts.
Riggs races to truck victory
August 11, 2001
Scott Riggs raced to his fourth NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series of the season Friday night, leading 131 of 150 laps in the Federated Auto Parts 200.
6News report: New Prairie Park principal excited about upcoming year
August 11, 2001
Education reporter Trish Ayers reports on the new principal at Prairie Park Elementary school, David Williams.
Three siblings drown while mother’s at work
August 11, 2001
Three unattended siblings drowned in a motel pool so murky it took rescue workers more than 30 minutes to discover the third victim, police said Friday. “It appears one of the children went into the pool and the other children went in to save him,” said Justice of the Peace B.H. Jameson.
K.C. light rail has improbable future
August 11, 2001
Just days after Kansas City voters demolished a light rail plan, some supporters are looking to resurrect it. They may have a tough time. Mayor Kay Barnes said Friday that a light rail proposal could come back if it has grass-roots support. But she doesn’t expect the city to initiate a project.
WNBA Roundup: Charlotte nudges Rockers
Stinson’s 21 points lift Sting to 55-53 victory over Cleveland
August 11, 2001
Andrea Stinson scored 21 points to lead the Charlotte Sting to a 55-53 victory over the Cleveland Rockers on Friday night.
Knicks ship Rice to Rockets in 3-team deal
August 11, 2001
The Knicks have agreed to trade Glen Rice to the Houston Rockets in a three-team deal involving Dallas that brings Shandon Anderson and Howard Eisley to New York.
New wheelchair offers access to rough terrain
August 11, 2001
By Kim Hall An all-terrain wheelchair is designed to make life more accessible for individuals with disabilities. Tracabout, a Newton-based company, manufactures wheelchairs that travel on tracks instead of wheels. The wheelchairs move over sand, mud, snow and gravel as easily as they travel on hardwood or carpet flooring.
Simple beginnings spur aspirin’s success
August 11, 2001
The gift Felix Hoffman gave his dad in the late 19th century the drug aspirin keeps on giving, according to the Higuchi Biosciences Center and the Drug Information Center at Kansas University.
Tariff could escalate home-building costs
August 11, 2001
The Bush administration, contending that Canada is unfairly subsidizing its lumber industry, announced on Friday the imposition of a 19.3 percent penalty tariff on Canadian softwood lumber, saying it would make the trade sanction retroactive to mid-May.
Residents aim to calm neighborhood traffic
August 11, 2001
By Joel Mathis Mark Desetti believes the Lawrence City Commission is about to save the lives and health of children in his west Lawrence neighborhood. That’s because the commission on Tuesday will consider installing devices on Harvard Road to slow down increasingly speedy drivers through the residential area. “We just think a residential street doesn’t need people speeding down it,” Desetti said Friday.
Grant honors KU graduate
August 11, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Stephanie Ann Smith’s creativity lives on every time someone opens a box of Russell Stover chocolates. But before she designed boxes for the Kansas City, Mo.-based candy company, her passion was designing theater sets. Now, Smith’s father, De Lancey A. Smith of Mission Hills, has established a fine arts scholarship at Kansas University in memory of his daughter, a former KU student whose life was cut short by breast cancer in 1967. She was 25.
Ottawa debates fate of historic school building
August 11, 2001
By Joy Ludwig Its brick facade, spires and terrazzo floors are still intact after more than 80 years. Several community residents believe there’s plenty of life left in the old Ottawa Middle School building, a historic structure on both the Kansas and National Registers of Historic Places.
Recent situations just a sample of challenges facing new AD
August 11, 2001
By Dolph C. Simons Jr. No one said the job would be easy or without headaches. Al Bohl arrived in Lawrence at the end of July to take over as Kansas University’s athletics director. The customary “honeymoon” period, when a newcomer is supposed to be free of challenges, did not last long.
Gasoline costs: Pump patrol finds low prices
August 11, 2001
The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.24 per gallon at numerous Lawrence locations.
On the record
August 11, 2001
Sweeney, KC deck Detroit in series opener
August 11, 2001
Slugger Mike Sweeney delivered another hard hit, charging the mound and throwing Jeff Weaver to the ground before the Detroit right-hander even threw a pitch as the Kansas City Royals beat the Tigers 7-3 Friday night.
Jones captures 200 title
August 11, 2001
A struggling Marion Jones still was good enough to win her first world 200-meter title and extend her winning streak in the event to 27 finals Friday night. Jones did not look smooth down the stretch but still had the strength to finish in 22.39 seconds and hold off Debbie Ferguson of the Bahamas by 0.13 seconds.
Williams Fund director resigns
McMichael steps down after 14-year stint in KU’s athletics department
August 11, 2001
One of the best known and most respected members of the Kansas University athletics department resigned on Friday. Scott McMichael, director of the Williams Educational Fund and the K-Club, said in a statement he resigned for “personal and family reasons” and that he planned to pursue other opportunites.
Sluggish economy can’t slow Lawrence sales
August 11, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn As several of Lawrence’s largest retailers said Friday that they hadn’t seen signs of what had been forecast as a sluggish back-to-school shopping season, shoppers say they’re taking advantage of sales to prepare for classes.
Gas prices help lower price index
Report gives Fed flexibility on rate issue
August 11, 2001
A sharp drop in the costs of gasoline and other energy products helped drive down wholesale prices in July by the largest amount in eight years. With inflation low, Federal Reserve policy-makers will have more leeway to continue reducing interest rates in their effort to avert a recession when they meet Aug. 21, economists said.
Blue chips’ rise doesn’t impress analysts
August 11, 2001
Blue chip stocks rose Friday after a government report indicated inflation appears under control, but the big advance led few to believe that Wall Street suddenly has become optimistic about an economic turnaround.
Perry leads Buick Open
Golfer sizzles, shoots 64 on birthday
August 11, 2001
Kenny Perry tied the tournament nine-hole record en route to an 8-under 64 and a three-stroke lead Friday after the second round of the Buick Open. Perry, celebrating his 41st birthday, had a 14-under 130 total on the Warwick Hills course.
American league roundup: Twins, Tribe stay tied in Central after losses
August 11, 2001
The Minnesota Twins let one slip away, and manager Tom kelly took the blame. Paul Wilson pitched six scoreless innings and Chris Gomez hit a rare Tampa Bay homer as the Devil Rays beat the Twins, 4-2, Friday night.
Buhner to rehab in minors
August 11, 2001
Jay Buhner, the Seattle Mariners outfielder sidelined all season by a sore left arch, is expected to start a rehabilitation assignment Monday at Triple-A Tacoma. “I’m going to try to be as cautious as I can,” Buhner said before Friday night’s game against the Chicago White Sox.
8 Marines charged with misconduct
Allegations linked to falsification of records on Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft
August 11, 2001
Eight Marine Corps officers have been charged with misconduct in connection with the alleged falsification of maintenance records on the MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft, officials said Friday.
Macedonia civil war threatened
August 11, 2001
Warnings that Macedonia is on the brink of civil war came from all sides Friday as army helicopter gunships pounded an ethnic Albanian village in retaliation for a deadly mine attack on a military convoy.
Friends and neighbors
August 11, 2001
Engagements
August 11, 2001
Wedding
August 11, 2001
4-H NEws
August 11, 2001
Military news
August 11, 2001
Scouts take adventurous trip to Canada jamboree
August 11, 2001
A dozen Lawrence Boy Scouts participated in a 15-day trip to the Canada National Jamboree at Prince Edward Island. Scouts who participated were Phillip Wrigley, Zachary King, Jordan Wright, Alex Anderson, Justin Esau, Ryan King, Robbie Kocour, Christopher Neal, Jeff Standing, Kevin Workman, Philip Anderson and Andy Foerschler.
KU touts connections with KC metro area
August 11, 2001
Kansas University is working to reach into the Kansas City metro area for collaborative research, business partnerships and new educational programs, KU Chancellor Robert Hemenway said in July.
Kansas vs. SMS, Sept. 1 - QB, tailback leads Bears
Southwest Missouri State hopes Moherman, Ringena can better 5-6 seasons
August 11, 2001
After back-to-back 5-6 seasons, Southwest Missouri State coach Randy Ball hopes the Bears don’t roll a turkey this fall. If the Bears do improve, it will be in large part because quarterback Austin Moherman and tailback Janson Ringena are back for their senior seasons.
KU dining services go retail
August 11, 2001
By Jim Baker Kansas University’s Student Housing/Dining Services department is on a mission. It aims to be “the exceptional dining experience for global appetites.”
Nation Briefs
August 11, 2001
LAS VEGAS: Crash with tour bus kills pickup truck driver Texas: President announces ambassador nominees Ohio: Officials release cause of deadly fair explosion SAN FRANCISCO: Air traffic controller admits to bank heists Arizona: Helicopter crashes near Grand Canyon
Regional Briefs
August 11, 2001
Child porn suspect says he’s glad he was caught Veterinarian accused of breaking probation Mining company settles in employee’s death
KUED Online recruiting
August 11, 2001
spaterik@ljworld.com There’s more than one way to catch a Jayhawk.
KUED KU briefs
August 11, 2001
6/28/01 Hemenway gets 5.75 percent pay raise
KU looking at alternatives to fossil fuels
August 11, 2001
By Jim Baker If researchers at Kansas University have their way, periodic energy crises in the United States due to the availability and price of fossil fuels like gasoline will one day be a thing of the past.
KUED Janet Murguia
August 11, 2001
srothschild@ljworld.com When Janet Murguia was a freshman at Kansas University, she thought her dorm room was big — something that set her apart from other students.
KUED Fulbright
August 11, 2001
mmhess@ljworld.com MORE www.iee.org/Fulbright
Organ recital hall busy night and day
August 11, 2001
By Jan Biles If you drop by the Bales Organ Recital Hall any time, day or night, you’ll likely hear music coming from the giant pipe organ. The instrument is booked by Kansas University students at least 18 hours a day.
Aerospace team attempts to build, fly satellite into space
August 11, 2001
By Joel Mathis Kansas University’s aerospace department is leading a cross-disciplinary effort to design, build and eventually fly a satellite into space. The effort includes engineers, biologists and even students studying public relations.
Getting along with professors take a little work
August 11, 2001
By Joel Mathis Kansas University students say getting along with professors isn’t hard it just takes a little work. Sometimes, it’s a matter of common sense.
Debate continues on plus-minus grading
August 11, 2001
By Joel Mathis Business students at Kansas University, beware: That test score that barely gets your English department colleagues a B grade won’t cut it quite as well for you. It just might end up a B-.
Dorm living doesn’t have to be a pain
August 11, 2001
By Dave Ranney Sure, living in a dorm isn’t the best gig in the world. The rooms are small, there’s not much privacy and the food can be a little tiresome. But dorm life isn’t all bad, either. In fact, it has some distinct advantages.
KU Football Schedule
August 11, 2001
Bush point-man wary of medical frontiers
Bioethicist says science, society at a crossroads
August 11, 2001
The man named by President Bush to chair a national advisory council on stem cell research is a staunch opponent of physician-assisted suicide, human cloning and the sale of human organs for transplants.
U.N. talks on racism fracture over Israeli-Palestinian discord
August 11, 2001
The United Nations’ top human rights official expressed hope Friday that differences over an accord on racism had been narrowed enough that the United States would drop its threat to boycott a U.N. racism convention.
Abolitionist museum battle brewing among area cities
August 11, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn Tourism leaders continue to battle on two fronts in an effort to attract to the city visitors interested in the area’s bloody pre-Civil War history. Lawrence Convention and Visitor’s Bureau Director Judy Billings confirmed her department is still participating in early plans to develop here a multimillion-dollar, national-caliber museum focusing on the abolitionist movement that helped push the country into Civil War.
Stabbing victim recovering
Visiting Fulbright scholar gets ‘rotten’ welcome to Lawrence
August 11, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Sally Shamieh, a 22-year-old Fulbright scholar from Lebanon, had barely stepped off the plane and arrived in Lawrence to start classes at Kansas University when she was mugged and stabbed outside her hotel room. “This is a rotten way to get started,” said Hodgie Bricke, assistant dean of international programs and Fulbright coordinator at KU.
KU alumnus, L. Joseph Bauman, recalls power of building PC
August 11, 2001
By Mark Fagan L. Joseph Bauman took his seat around the conference table, looked into the eyes of his fellow IBM engineers and took a deep breath. It would be another 13 months before Bauman and the 10 other members of the company’s “Project Chess” team could exhale. Twenty years ago Sunday ? on Aug. 12, 1981, ? the task force unveiled its fast-track product: IBM’s first personal computer.
KU still a bargain
Tuition among the lowest in Big 12
August 11, 2001
By Joy Ludwig A lake surrounded by giant oaks and a campus filled with historic 18th-century limestone buildings.
Kansas vs. UCLA, Sept. 8 - Bruins optimistic
Coach Toledo ‘excited’ about returning 17 starters
August 11, 2001
A year ago, UCLA defeated nonconference foes Alabama and Michigan, had nine of its 12 games decided by seven or fewer points and played in a bowl game for the third time in the last four years.
President doesn’t need to be a martyr
August 11, 2001
By Mark Shields Creators Syndicate This city’s latest mini-flap has been sparked by President George W Bush’s late summer schedule. Should the president of these United States be away on vacation for all of August?
People
August 11, 2001
Mom backs Backstreet Boy Jeweler: No ring of truth to claim Como children not in harmony Plea helps singer avoid DUI
Around and about
August 11, 2001
Hemenway gets 5.75 percent pay raise
August 11, 2001
The Kansas Board of Regents gave Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway a 5.75 percent pay raise in late June.
Blair tapped to lead Regents again
August 11, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Clay Blair’s election to a second year as chairman of the Kansas Board of Regents is not unprecedented, but it is unusual. Traditionally, the chairman serves one year, and then the vice chairman becomes chairman.
Cranes, barrels continue to dot campus landscape
August 11, 2001
By Mike Belt The face of Kansas University’s Lawrence campus is constantly changing, and the next two years will be no exception.
Political science professor makes name as expert in Middle East
August 11, 2001
By Matt Merkel-Hess The treatment for tear gas is really quite simple: Sniff an onion to induce cleansing tears and drink hot fluid to soothe your throat. It’s something Deborah Gerner, a professor of political science at Kansas University, learned after she was tear-gassed in East Jerusalem on her birthday in 1989.
KU deans share varied backgrounds, teaching experiences
August 11, 2001
Keeping up with technology a challenge
August 11, 2001
By Stephanie Paterik The interim dean of Kansas University Libraries isn’t shy about her role: She oversees the largest library system in the state and one of the top collections in the nation. Successful as it is, Julia Rholes doesn’t want it to remain stagnant.
Student leaders advocate for KU
Government helped put four-day fall holiday on the calendar
August 11, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Think student government doesn’t get anything done? Just mark Oct. 18 on your calendar. That’s the start of a four-day holiday, courtesy of the Kansas University Student Senate, which thought it would be a good idea to have a fall break.
Hall Center’s lecture series books renown author, filmmakers
August 11, 2001
By Theresa Freed Victor Bailey, director of Kansas University’s Hall Center for the Humanities, says this year’s Hall Lecture Series will bring an impressive group of writers, filmmakers and educators to the KU campus, including author Alice Walker and filmmakers Frances Reid and Deborah Hoffman.
KJHK DJ spins new sounds over airwaves
August 11, 2001
By Geoff Harkness For DJ Konsept, music is one of life’s defining forces. “The music you listen to has a huge influence on people’s lives,” he says during a recent interview. “It kind of shows your frame of mind. It doesn’t completely define you, but it gives you a sense of where you’re at. So, I guess I’m schizophrenic. If you look at my record collection, you’ll be like, ‘Who is this guy?’”
West Side Story: acoustic and live
August 11, 2001
By Jon Niccum When Bob McWilliams founded West Side Folk in the mid 1990s, he strove to establish three goals:
KU seeks quarterback
Kinsey, Dyer contend for starting QB job
August 11, 2001
By Robert Sinclair Kansas University’s football team has accomplished plenty of things since the conclusion of the spring practice session, ranging from recruiting to taking classes to lifting weights. Determining a starting quarterback, though, wasn’t one of them.
Redwine to see if gamble pays
August 11, 2001
By Gary Bedore The future is now for Kansas University’s men’s track team. The Jayhawks are hoping to benefit from second-year coach Stanley Redwine’s radical decision to red-shirt some of KU’s top performers during the 2001 outdoor season.
Move forward
August 11, 2001
Administration defends racial preferences
Justice Department brief could disappoint conservative allies of president
August 11, 2001
The Bush administration on Friday asked the Supreme Court to uphold the use of racial preferences in some government contracting, a position at odds with the president’s campaign pledges.
Congress inherits stem cell debate
August 11, 2001
The debate over stem cells is shifting to the halls of Congress, but the action is moving to the nation’s laboratories as scientists begin the painstaking work of translating promise into actual treatments.
Local briefs
August 11, 2001
Crime: Church fire may be arson A fire damaged a vacant church early Friday morning at 256 N. 1600 Road near Stull, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department said. The fire is thought to have been arson, but no other information was available about how it was set, a sheriff’s report said. The fire started in the rafters of the church, which at one time had been the United Methodist Church, the report said. Firefighters from Kanwaka Township responded about 4:25 a.m. and extinguished the blaze. No damage estimate was listed. __________________________ Awards: 6News earns AP honor Continuing coverage of the Costa Rican murder of Kansas University student Shannon Martin earned 6News the Kansas Associated Press Story of the Month Award for July. The 6News team reported on the news conference by Martin’s mother, Jeanette Stauffer of Topeka, before she met with Costa Rican President Miguel Angel Rodriguez. Reporter Tina Terry quoted Stauffer saying if the investigation into the killing did not speed up, she would ask schools to stop sending students to Golfito, the city where her daughter was killed. 6News followed with reports on Stauffer’s Washington meeting and her return to Topeka. “It’s quite an honor to bring home this award,” News Director Cody Howard said. “Our news team has worked hard to bring the latest details of this tragic story to our viewers, and it’s nice to be recognized as tops among our peers.” __________________________ Accident: Driver injured in car wreck A Topeka woman was injured early Friday morning when the car she was driving went off U.S. Highway 40 five miles west of Lawrence and struck a tree, the Kansas Highway Patrol said. Minerva Arreola, 29, was taken by Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical to Lawrence Memorial Hospital where she was treated and released, a hospital spokesman said. Arreola was driving a 1990 Toyota east on the highway, the Highway Patrol said. The accident occurred about 6:20 a.m. Trooper Brad Runyan, above, investigated the accident scene. __________________________ Gasoline costs: Pump patrol finds low prices The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.24 per gallon at numerous Lawrence locations. If you find a lower price, please call us at 832-7154. Be prepared to leave the name and address of the business and the price. Or go to www.ljworld.com/section/gasoline to join our Pump Patrol message board. __________________________ Eudora resident killed during car accident A Eudora man died Thursday evening at a Kansas City, Kan., hospital from injuries suffered during an automobile accident Wednesday night. Davy R. Knifong, 27, Eudora, was the only person in the 1997 GMC Sonoma when it went off East 2000 Road, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department said. Knifong’s fiancJillian Wohlgemuth, Eudora, said Knifong shot himself in the head while driving away from a friend’s house, then struck several trees while traveling at a high rate of speed. The Sheriff’s Department would not confirm Wohlgemuth’s account of the accident, pending a coroner’s report on the cause of death. The accident occurred about 8 p.m. near the intersection of North 1200 Road, about a mile south of Eudora. Knifong was taken to Kansas University Medical Center by air ambulance. He had two young children, Davy Jr., 10, Eudora, and Tyler Venn Pack, 5, Overland Park. “They’re sad, and they know he’s gone,” Wohlgemuth said. “I don’t think it’s really sunk in yet.” She said Knifong had struggled with depression. __________________________ Lone Star Lake road reopens The road across the Lone Star Lake dam reopened Friday. County Road 1-W had been closed while reconstruction of the lake’s spillway took place during the past several months. The $1.15 million project was needed because the spillway, which carries away excess water from the lake, had eroded over the years from high waters and flooding. In the last decade, the lake flooded at least three times.
KU corners confident
August 11, 2001
By Doug Pacey Quincy Roe and Andrew Davison have heard the talk. Two of Kansas’ top cornerbacks Roe is listed as a co-starter along with sophomore Carl Ivey know no one expects their secondary to be any good. They know people think that they can’t cover. They don’t care.
Budgeting changes give KU autonomy
Universities, colleges will apply legislative funding increases as they see fit
August 11, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Just moments after lawmakers put the final touches on the higher education budget for the fiscal year that started July 1, work started on the next fiscal year’s budget. Feeding money to Kansas University and all other institutions of higher education is a never-ending process in Lawrence and Topeka.
UDK among top six in nation
August 11, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Students at Kansas University are justifiably proud of the award-winning writing and advertising in the University Daily Kansan. Of course, there are also occasions when Kansan staff feel like they’re working at the Humble Times.
Murguia to give KU’s public image a facelift
August 11, 2001
By Scott Rothschild When Janet Murguia was a freshman at Kansas University, she thought her dorm room was big something that set her apart from other students. Unlike most KU students, Murguia grew up in a small house with seven brothers and sisters in the Argentine section of Kansas City, Kan.
Center helps students learn how to learn
August 11, 2001
By Dave Ranney Forget what you’ve heard about how hard it is to get decent grades in college. You only have to do three things:
Casual is key to KU fashion
Flip-flops, shorts hot stuff
August 11, 2001
By Joy Ludwig If you’re wearing flip-flops and talking on a cell phone on the Hill, you are officially in college at Kansas University. During the past few years, the popularity of cell phones has grown dramatically.
Newcomer class guard-heavy
August 11, 2001
By Gary Bedore Four guards and a big guy constitute Kansas University’s incoming men’s basketball recruiting class. The big guy is 6-foot-8, 245-pound Wayne Simien of Leavenworth High who, if healthy, is expected to bring an inside presence to KU’s lineup.
Jayhawks face rebuilding year
Kansas loses four of top five scorers from last season
August 11, 2001
By Doug Pacey Don’t look for the women’s basketball team to make a Cinderella run through the Big 12 this season. Sure, Kansas has the prerequisites to qualify as a longshot: The Jayhawks lost four of their five leading scorers, only one member of the team has been past the second round of the NCAA Tournament and they have the injured veteran with the capability of inspiring the team.
Stem cell decision difficult for Bush
President confided to aides about his struggle with issue
August 11, 2001
It was July 9, a steamy, humid Monday afternoon in the capital, and it had already been a busy day for President Bush. The president had greeted a group of civic volunteers in the Rose Garden, traveled to suburban Virginia to tour a hospital and was in on two contentious White House meetings with advocates for and against stem cell research.
Father acquitted of son’s shooting of mailbox vandal
August 11, 2001
A man whose son admitted killing another teen-ager following a car chase that began after the family’s mailbox was vandalized has been acquitted of murder. A Sedgwick County District Court jury that heard the case against Dennis May deliberated about six hours before returning the verdict Thursday afternoon.
Fingerprints matched for at-large suspect
August 11, 2001
A match has been found for the fingerprints of one of the two fugitives sought in connection with the abduction of a teen-age girl held at knifepoint during a northwest Kansas crime spree, Thomas County Sheriff Tom Jones said Friday.
6Sports report: 5th hardest schedule seen as opportunity
August 11, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the upcoming football season. Terry Allen comments on what’s needed for a winning season.
The baby blues
Postpartum depression strikes 400,000 mothers each year
August 11, 2001
At the beginning of each well-baby visit, when the pediatrician asked Joan how she was doing, the new mother would nonchalantly say OK. Never mind that she was tossing and turning all night, even after her infant daughter was fast asleep. She didn’t mention her looping fears that something terrible was going to happen to her baby, or the time she spent staring at her closet, unable to decide what to wear.
Mountain lion reported in yard
August 11, 2001
By Stephanie Paterik Alice Summers says it was no ordinary cat stalking around her west Lawrence home at 7:30 a.m. Friday. “My dog was tied to the front porch and started barking, so I looked outside, and 20 feet from my dog was this lion,” Summers said. “The lion stared at us like it was sizing us up and continued to stalk our house for half an hour.”
Daily ticker
August 11, 2001
Baseball has become big billboard
One of the great untold stories is how ballparks are starting to resemble NASCAR tracks
August 11, 2001
A transplanted Chicagoan living in Arizona did a double-take while watching the Cubs play in San Diego last week. During the eighth inning there was an ad for the WGN-Ch. 9 news on the billboard behind home plate.
National League Roundup: Cubs slam San Francisco
Lieber earns 15th victory with complete-game effort
August 11, 2001
The wind was blowing in and Barry Bonds was sitting on the bench more than favorable conditions for quick-working Jon Lieber to get his 15th victory. Lieber allowed eight hits Friday, pitching his fourth complete game as the Chicago Cubs beat San Francisco 9-3.
Scouting news
August 11, 2001
KUED graduation cutline
August 11, 2001
Journal-World File Photo PROFESSORS AND STUDENTS PREDICT that in KU’s future, the makeup and number of students that come to the university may change. More students — including those from low-income areas — will enter college as the “massification” of higher education continues, says one professor.
KUED student government cutline
August 11, 2001
Earl Richardson/Journal-World Photo KANSAS UNIVERSITY SENIOR Julia Gilmore listens to a discussion of congressional redistricting during a May 2001 meeting at the Douglas County Courthouse.
Design strategies
Graduates in high demand
August 11, 2001
By Jan Biles Every object in this world, except natural materials, has been designed by a human.
Board of Regents learns from tough, lean year
August 11, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Reforming the structure of higher education while also pushing for more funding during lean budget years hasn’t been easy. But the Kansas Board of Regents has taken on the task and in the process gained a respect for one another that comes from working together through difficult times.
School adds programs, enhances technology
Emphasis placed on distance learning
August 11, 2001
By Jim Baker Kansas University’s School of Allied Health is undergoing growth and change these days. During the last year, it received approval from the Kansas Board of Regents to admit students into two new doctoral programs rehabilitation science and therapeutic science.
School looks within during accreditation
Engineering plans for new building
August 11, 2001
By Stephanie Paterik Kansas University’s School of Engineering is looking in the mirror, so to speak. Last semester, the school began its accreditation process, which comes around every six years. Dean Carl Locke said taking a close look at the school’s degree programs, progress and shortcomings will help the school improve.
Diversity Programs encourage, teach minority engineers
August 11, 2001
By Mike Belt Strauder Patton could have gone to a number of universities to study civil engineering. For a number of reasons, he chose Kansas University. At the top of the list were the Diversity Programs for the KU School of Engineering and all that they offered.
Dean: Creativity, connections vital
Montgomery says communication among departments increasing
August 11, 2001
By Stephanie Paterik You would expect creativity to be the foundation of Kansas University’s School of Fine Arts, and it is. But communication is nearly as vital to students and faculty in the college, according to Toni-Marie Montgomery, the school’s dean.
There’s someone always ready to listen
Counselors at Watkins Health Center can help students adjust to college life
August 11, 2001
By Dave Ranney In case you haven’t heard, college is all about making adjustments. For starters, most of your friends aren’t here. Neither are your parents, so if you want clean underwear, you’ll have to do your own laundry.
Dance program making strides with B.F.A.
August 11, 2001
By Jan Biles Kansas University’s dance program is stepping it up a notch. In addition to offering a bachelor of arts degree, the program will begin offering a bachelor in fine arts degree this fall.
Maintaining a tradition
Symphony Orchestra strives to be ‘best orchestra in the state’
August 11, 2001
By Jan Biles Brian Priestman is entering his 10th and final year at Kansas University. But that doesn’t mean he intends to ride on his laurels as director of the KU Symphony Orchestra. “This year, we will maintain the tradition of being a good university orchestra,” he said. “I think it’s the best orchestra in the state.”
KU football newcomer capsules
August 11, 2001
Drama classes offered for elementary students
August 11, 2001
Kansas University’s department of film and theater will offer afterschool drama classes in Murphy Hall.
Bush shift on death penalty?
August 11, 2001
By Christopher Brauchli My guess is that within a very few weeks we will learn that George W. Bush is an opponent of the death penalty. Mind you, he won’t just come right out and say it. Words will sneak out of his mouth from time to time informing us of his change of heart and, my guess is, it will all be because of the subtle effect of Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.
World Briefs
August 11, 2001
Netherlands: Bosnian Serb colonel faces war crime charges HAVANA: Visa problem delays youth’s repatriation Netherlands: Country to vaccinate young for meningitis
Michelle Fraser
August 11, 2001
School board reviews district’s repair needs
August 11, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Inefficient single-pane windows at Lawrence High School. Schwegler School’s leaking roof. Dangerous gym bleachers at South Junior High School.It was all on display Friday for members of the Lawrence school board on a tour of three elementary schools, three junior high schools and both high schools.
Don’t travel without medical information
August 11, 2001
As an emergency medical technician in a resort town, I’d like to suggest that people keep their medications with them in the original bottles so they can be easily identified. You’d be amazed how many patients we see who have put all their meds into a single large bottle or into a weekly dispenser.
Briefcase
August 11, 2001
Kansas farmers expected to reap record soybean crop Workplace: More businesses using smoke-free policies Joint venture: Farmland Beef to market natural bacteria protection World Wildlife Fund: World Wrestling Federation loses cage match for WWF
KUED front page package cutline
August 11, 2001
Journal-World Photos FROM SPORTS TO SPENDING, the past year at Kansas University was a mixed bag. Tight state budgets continued to put a pinch on spending, yet KU was able to land a high-scoring freshman class and continue cutting-edge research in a number of fields. Images from the past year include, from top left, a lion detail on Strong Hall, a head hangs at the end of a losing game at Memorial Stadium, studious students basking in the reflections from “The Burning Bush” window in the School of Religion and an aerial view of campus looking northeast.
s future hard to predict
August 11, 2001
trombeck@ljworld.com It’s hard to say what Kansas University will look like by the year 2020.
Exploring the world’s peoples
Exhibit to take a close look at early hominids in Africa
August 11, 2001
By Jan Biles An exhibit next spring at the Museum of Anthropology will explore early hominids in Africa and how recent findings question the evolution of humans.
Believe it!
August 11, 2001
Journal-World Editorial Mindless murder and mayhem are things we would prefer to ignore, yet we cannot do so anymore.