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March 25, 2001

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KU professor receives engineering award

A Kansas University professor was named the recipient of the 2001 Ernest E. Howard Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Stanley T. Rolfe, Albert P. Learned distinguished professor of civil and environmental engineering, has been invited to receive the award in May in Washington. The award is made annually to an ASCE member who has made a contribution to the advancement of structural engineering, either in research, planning, design or construction, including methods and materials.

Rolfe is being recognized for his extensive research, academic achievements and considerable practical experience in the application of fracture mechanics to fracture and fatigue problems, ASCE said.

Seven LMH employees receive Vision Award

Lawrence Memorial Hospital has given seven employees Vision Awards.

The award is the highest honor in the hospital's recognition program, and recognizes individuals or teams who have had a major effect on LMH or the community. It carries a prize of $500 or a $1,000 savings bond.

Award winners include Jenny Arndt, budget coordinator, accounting; Bea Carlson, gift shop volunteer; Dianna Swatsenbarg, RN, surgery; pediatric nurses; surgical services department; LMH sexual assault response team; and Lynx team.

Recipients are nominated by other hospital employees and selected by a committee.

Humane Society celebrates 50 years

The Lawrence Humane Society will have an open house Monday to celebrate its 50th anniversary.

The open house will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the shelter, 1805 E. 19th St. Visitors can tour the facility, visit with the animals or talk with staff. Refreshments will be served.

For more information contact Amy Tramill at 843-6835.

KU sets final exams

Kansas University has announced the following final examinations:

Supath Kookiattikoon, linguistics, "The Syntax of Classifiers in Thai," 12:30 p.m. Monday, 418 Blake.

Douglas Lane, psychology, "The MMPI-2 and SCL-90-R in the Diagnosis of Depressive Illness," 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, 447 Fraser.

Bo Guo, civil engineering, "A Featured-Based Linear Data Model Supported by Temporal Dynamic Segmentation," 3 p.m. Thursday, April 5, 2007 Learned.

Habitat for Humanity to give out applications

Lawrence Habitat for Humanity will distribute applications for homeownership at its public meeting Monday.

The meeting will be at 7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1245 N.H. It is one of two a year. Selection criteria include need, ability to repay a no-interest, no-profit mortgage, and willingness to work with Habitat for Humanity in the construction process.

A Habitat spokesman suggests that those who are unable to attend should find someone to pick up an application at the meeting. For more information contact the Habitat office at 832-0777.

Lecture to cover health-care system

Kansas City, Mo. Medical ethicist Daniel Callahan will discuss affordable health care at the next Rockhurst University Visiting Lecture Series.

Callahan, director of international programs at the Hastings Center and a senior fellow at Harvard Medical School, said medicine has become prohibitively expensive and there is a need for an affordable and equitable health-care system.

The lecture will be at 8 p.m. Monday, March 26, in Mabee Theater, Sedgwick Hall on the Rockhurst campus in Kansas City, Mo. For information or to register, call (816) 501-4828.

Senator accepting academy applications

Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., is accepting applications for nomination for admission to the U.S. service academies, entering in June 2002.

Roberts will follow the recommendations of his Academy Screening Board in making nominations. The board will conduct interviews with the applicants, as well as review applications, grade-point averages and standardized tests. The academies make the final selections.

Applicants may send a letter requesting application materials to Karin Wisdom, Office of Senator Pat Roberts, 155 N. Market St., Suite 120, Wichita 67202, or call Wisdom at (316) 263-0416.

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