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October 11, 2001

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Children wear KU sweaters donated by United Way

Area children will be able to show their spirit for Kansas University's homecoming with the donation of more than 300 KU sweaters to the United Way.

The sweaters, donated by a private individual in Connecticut, will be distributed by the Roger Hill Volunteer Center at four nonprofit agencies: the Ballard Community Center, Brookcreek Learning Center, USD 497 Even Start Early Childhood Education Program and the Community Children's Center/Headstart Program.

The sweaters, ranging from infant to toddler size, feature large, red KU letters and a Jayhawk.

The recipients of the sweaters also received tickets to the KU homecoming football game and have been invited to participate in the KU scholarship halls homecoming float.

Panel discussion to explore teacher shortages in state

A panel of education leaders will discuss teacher shortages Friday at Kansas University.

The discussion, which runs from 10:15 a.m. to noon in the Malott Room of the Kansas Union, is part of the fall meeting of the KU School of Education National Advisory Board.

The panel, moderated by Fred Rodriguez, associate dean of education, will include a public school district superintendent, a teacher, a university professor and the state commissioner of education.

State Grange members to gather for convention

The president of the Kansas State Grange's address will kick off the Grange's annual convention at 3 p.m. today at Ramada Inn, Emporia. The featured speaker will be Mary Johnson, chaplain of the National Grange. She will speak at 11 a.m. Friday.

The primary purpose of the convention is to develop Grange policy addressing legislative issues of concern to Grange members.

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