Archive for Thursday, April 11, 2002

Area briefs

April 11, 2002


Conference emphasizes telecommunications

The future of the telecommunications industry will be the topic of a conference April 19 in Overland Park.

"Telecom Finance and Restructuring New Initiatives for a New World," hosted by the Kansas University School of Business, will run from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 19 at the Doubletree Hotel, 10100 College Blvd. in Overland Park.

The meeting is designed for telecom executives, managers, investors, analysts, portfolio managers, suppliers, regulators, customers and academics.

Registration forms can be found at /home/gbittlingmayer/telecom/contact/contact.htm. Registration costs $50 per person or $450 for 10 people.

For more information, contact George Bittlingmayer at 864-7541 or at

Genealogists to focus on immigration, 1930s

North Kansas City, Mo. The Northland Genealogy Society will have its annual genealogy workshop April 19-20 at Harrah's Hotel, 1 Riverfront Drive.

George Schweitzer, author and historical re-enactor, will be the guest speaker April 19. He will talk about German immigration and migration at 10 a.m. and about U.S. migration routes and settlement patterns at 1:30 p.m.

Marilyn Fink of the National Archives will talk at 9:30 a.m. April 20. She will discuss the 1930 U.S. Census, which recently was released for public access.

Registration fees are $40 for NGS members and $55 for nonmembers. Registration forms are available by calling Bobbie Lynch, (816) 587-9013. Registration is due Saturday.

Picnic to honor director retiring at Washburn

Topeka The retirement of a Washburn University faculty member will be celebrated with a fund-raising picnic and reception in May.

The picnic, in honor of William Langdon, will raise money to endow an international education scholarship in Langdon's name.

The event is at 6 p.m. May 10 at the International House on the WU campus. Tickets are $30 per person or $10 per student. For reservations, call (785) 231-1010, Ext. 1714 or Ext. 2689 by April 25.

Food from Switzerland, Thailand, Mexico, China, Korea, Kenya, Japan, Costa Rica and Germany and American barbecue will be served.

Langdon has been on the WU faculty since 1964 and now serves as director of international studies.

He also served as chairman of the foreign language department, chairman of the humanities division of the College of Arts and Sciences, and executive secretary of the International Center of Topeka Inc.

Langdon was born in Rock Creek and studied at Washburn, Emporia State University and Kansas University.

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