Archive for Thursday, December 6, 2001

Lawrence Briefs

December 6, 2001


Commodity distribution stopped for December

East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corp. has announced that The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) commodity distribution for December has been stopped.

Due to other ECKAN Christmas activities, there will be no distribution at Eudora, Baldwin, Edgewood Apartments or Lawrence social services agencies, which include Penn House, Ballard Center and Salvation Army.

'Today Show' selects Lawrence to receive toys

The "Today Show" has chosen Lawrence as one of the cities to receive toys from its annual holiday toy drive, the Center for Community Outreach announced.

The center, which is Kansas University's volunteer clearinghouse, will be in charge of distributing the toys at its holiday party for Lawrence youth. The party will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Kansas Union Ballroom.

In addition to the toys from the "Today Show", the center is requesting donations for new, unwrapped gifts, which can be dropped off at the center's office, room 428 Kansas Union.

Parents who are interested in bringing children to the party, or those who want to volunteer should e-mail the center at or call 864-4073.

KU presents arts performance

"New Dance/Theatre/Music" will be presented at 7:30 p.m. today in the Elizabeth Sherbon Dance Theatre at Kansas University's Robinson Center.

As a prelude, "Cocoon," an architecture and dance collaboration, will be performed in the lobby area of the center. The work was first presented Sept. 30 in Marvin Grove.

The program includes "Assemblage," performed by students in Patrick Suzeau's choreography class; "Rapier and Dagger," a fight scene from "Romeo and Juliet" choreographed by Marianne Kubik; "The Evolution of Tap: A Look at Kansas City's Contribution," performed by Erica and Mackenzie Quinlan; "Rhythms of Color," choreographed by Jessica Smith; "Wishbones," choreographed by Jean Denney and performed by Christine Scott; and "Interrupted," choreographed by Michelle Whiteley.

Admission is $1.

KU sets final exam

Kansas University has announced the following final examination:

Mary Baldwin Veerkamp, human development and family life, "The Effects of Class-wide Peer Tutoring on the Reading Achievement of Urban Middle School Students," 3 p.m. today, 4070 Dole.

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