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November 24, 2002


ACLU grants award to Kansas science group

Kansas City, Mo. - The American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas and Western Missouri granted one of several awards to Kansas Citizens for Science Nov. 12 at an annual awards event in Kansas City, Mo.

The group received the 2002 John and Marjie Swomley Issue Activist Award for work it did to keep evolution in school science standards. John Swomley, professor emeritus of social ethics at St. Paul's Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Mo., attended the ceremony with his wife.

In the struggle over evolution with the Kansas Board of Education, the citizen's group wrote letters to the editor, testified before the school board and held public events on the issue. The controversy brought the group national attention, and former president Steve Lopes said science activists in other states had contacted the group for help via its Web site,

KU group receives grant to celebrate MLK Day

A Kansas University student group has received a $3,000 grant for a celebration on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Concerned, Active and Aware Students is one of 80 groups nationwide selected by the Corporation for National and Community Service to fund a community service project on Jan. 20, 2003.

Preliminary plans call for volunteering in the community that day and having speakers at the Kansas Union.

The group is seeking volunteers for the day. For more information, contact Amanda Flott at 864-4073 or visit

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