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Archive for Wednesday, April 9, 2003

Lawrence Briefs

April 9, 2003

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Last candidate named for KU vice provost

The final candidate for Kansas University's vice provost for student success position will be on campus to interview this week.

Melvin Cleveland Terrell, vice president for student affairs at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, will be featured in an open forum for students from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday in the Jayhawk Room of the Kansas Union. He will participate in an open forum for faculty and staff from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday in the Jayhawk Room.

The other finalists are Sybil Todd, vice president for student affairs at the University of Alabama; Don Aripoli, vice president for student affairs at Southwest Missouri State University; Marlesa Roney, vice president for student affairs at the University of Akron, and Dennis Black, vice president for student affairs at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Grad school concerns presented in lecture

"Graduate School: To Go or Not to Go" will be the topic of a workshop Thursday at Kansas University.

John Augusto, assistant dean of the Graduate School, will present the workshop from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Alderson Auditorium in the Kansas Union. He will focus on what factors to consider when thinking about attending graduate school.

The workshop is part of the Backpacks to Briefcases series sponsored by the Emily Taylor Women's Resource Center, Graduate School, KU Alumni Association, Multicultural Resource Center, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Office of Organizations and Leadership and University Career and Employment Services.

KU reporters place in story competitions

A Kansas University student reporter has won $1,600 in two competitions for a story he wrote about a homeless man in Lawrence.

Adam Pracht, a junior from Emporia, won a $1,000 Robert F. Kennedy journalism award and won $600 for placing fifth in the William Randolph Hearst Personality Profile competition.

Pracht's story, published in May 2002 in the University Daily Kansan, was about Robert Gilmore, a college-educated homeless man who slept outside a KU building.

Another KU student, Nathan Dayani, placed 13th in the Hearst competition. Dayani, a senior from Prairie Village, wrote about two KU students who sold marijuana. His story ran in December in the University Daily Kansan.

Concert to benefit counseling center

Headquarters Counseling Center will have a benefit concert at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Johnny's Tavern, 401 N. Second St. Sellout will perform at the all-ages show. Tickets are $5 in advance or $7 at the door.

Sellout plays cover hit songs from the '70s, '80s and '90s. All proceeds from the show go to the counseling center, which provides 24-hour services by phone or walk-in. The center also provides the First Call for Help line, children's safety programs, the Phone a Friend line, suicide prevention and bereavement support.

To purchase advance tickets, call Wendy Leedy at 841-9900. For more information on Headquarters, visit www.hqcc .lawrence.ks.us.

After-school students awarded for volunteering

Students in an after-school program at Centennial School have been awarded a "good neighbor" award for volunteering at Douglas County Humane Society.

A $500 award from State Farm and Youth Service America recognizes the work of students in the school's 21st Century After-School Learning Center.

Since October, fifth- and sixth-grade students have volunteered to wash and care for puppies up for adoption at the Humane Society.

This grant was among 100 awarded from 500 applications submitted across the nation.

Jennifer Ybarra, site supervisor of the Centennial program, said the grant would support expansion of the students' service project.

On Saturday, the students will work at the Humane Society from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in celebration of National Youth Service Day.

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