Archive for Sunday, January 7, 2001

Lawrence Briefs

January 7, 2001


KU to play host to student job fair

Kansas University students looking for a job this spring will have the opportunity to visit with approximately 20 campus employers and Lawrence companies at the Spring Student Employment Job Fair.

The fair will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, in the fourth floor lobby of the Kansas Union.

The fair is designed to be a free and easy way to make the search for a part-time job less difficult for students. It is sponsored by Student Employment Services at KU.

Workshops to teach meditation to lower stress

With the fast-paced holidays completed, Lawrence Memorial Hospital will offer meditation workshops to help individuals lower stress.

The eight-week, intensive mindfulness-based stress management program is taught by Bill Hale, M.D., and Millie Zimmerman, Ph.D. Participants will be trained in the skills of mind-body self-regulation.

The course will be from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 24 through March 14, and costs $450 per person. For more information or to enroll, call 830-9098.

MS Society names walk chair

Emily Zung has been named chair of the 2001 Multiple Sclerosis Walk by the Eastern Kansas Branch of the National MS Society.

Zung will organize the walk, which will be at 9 a.m. April 28 and start in Burcham Park. Last year's 186 walkers raised $14,000 to fight MS, a chronic disease of the central nervous system.

For more information call the Eastern Kansas Branch of the National MS Society at (800) 745-7148 or (785) 272-5292 or e-mail

Mrs. Kansas candidates still needed for pageant

Douglas County still has no candidate for the 2001 Mrs. Kansas Pageant, but there is time remaining for residents to apply for competition.

According to one of the pageant's executive directors, Michele Rager, no one has applied to represent Douglas County in the June 14-15 competition, and anyone interested in doing so should act quickly. Completed applications must be received by pageant officials no later than April 30.

The Mrs. Kansas Pageant winner is the state's representative in the Mrs. America competition. The proceedings include evening gown, swimsuit and interview competitions.

For more information or to apply, contact Rager at (712) 233-6040 or e-mail

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