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October 3, 2003

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KU libraries dean named to state advisory board

Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has reappointed Stella Bentley, dean of libraries at Kansas University, to the State Library Advisory Commission.

Bentley, who has been at KU since 2002, will serve a four-year term on the commission. She initially was appointed to a partial term by Gov. Bill Graves in November 2002.

Sebelius also appointed Gwen Alexander, of Wichita, to the commission. Alexander is associate dean for administration and an assistant professor at Wichita State University's libraries.

The eight-member commission recommends policy, management and services for the state library and its extension services.

Auction to benefit Haskell center, museum

The Haskell Cultural Center and Museum will auction American Indian art to help raise money to offset operating costs.

Jewelry and paintings by artists who were part of the recent Haskell Indian Art Market will be auctioned from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Haskell Indian Nations University's Stidham Union.

People can register for bid numbers from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the cultural center.

The auction also will feature musical entertainment and a chili sale.

The cultural center is self-supporting and not funded by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. For more information, call 832-6686.

KU professor elected to national association

Kim Templeton, associate professor of orthopedic surgery at the Kansas University school of medicine, has been elected to active membership in the American Orthopaedic Assn.

She is only the second female surgeon accepted to the organization's membership during its 116-year history.

Templeton, who has taught at KU since 1995, has become a national spokeswoman and advocate on women's musculoskeletal health, including osteoporosis. She will become president of the national Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society in 2005.

Five to join Baker's board of trustees

Dan Lambert, president of Baker University, has appointed five new members to the university's board of trustees.

The new members are:

l Alice Anne Callahan Russell, Baldwin, a retired professor of music at Baker.

l Hoot Gibson, Shawnee, a Baker graduate who is director of Builders' Association Self-Insurers' Fund in Kansas City, Mo.

l Colleen Hernandez, Kansas City, Mo., executive director of the Kansas City Neighborhood Alliance and recipient of Baker's 2002 Distinguished Leadership in Business award.

l Ron Holland, Overland Park, a retired Methodist pastor and Baker graduate.

l Susanne Kay Richardson Teel, St. Joseph, Mo., a former Baker student who is involved in Ashland United Methodist Church in St. Joseph and is personnel chairwoman of the Wesley Foundation at Missouri Western State College.

Annual fraternity run benefits cancer society

The Kansas University and Kansas State University chapters of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity will join to raise money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society during the 30th annual Fiji Run for Leukemia.

Beginning at dawn Oct. 24, fraternity members will run the 70 miles along U.S. Highway 24 between the universities. The group will run with the game ball for the Kansas State/ KU football game, which is Oct. 25 in Manhattan.

The run is a tradition in honor of fraternity brother Rod Morgan, who died of leukemia in 1974.

The fraternities have raised more than $486,000 for leukemia research, making them the largest single contributor to the Kansas chapter. All run proceeds are designated for leukemia research and Kansas patient aid.

Contributions can be sent to the Phi Gamma Delta house, 1540 La., Lawrence 66044, or the Kansas State University chapter, 1919 Hunting Ave., Manhattan 66502.

Van Go programs ask for donations

Van Go Mobile Arts is in need of used wooden furniture for the Life JAMS (Jobs in the Arts Make Sense) program.

Life JAMS participants are at-risk youths ages 18 to 21. Participants will paint and sell the furniture at the Van Go studio, 715 N.J.

Life JAMS also is asking for donations of art supplies, office supplies and tickets to local theater events.

Deadline announced for Mason loans, grants

The deadline for students seeking loans or grants through the Kansas Masonic Foundation is March 12. Kansas residents attending a Kansas institution of higher learning are eligible for the loans, which have an interest rate of 4 percent.

The foundation also offers Cynthia Ruth Russell Memorial Grants for the physically challenged.

For a 2004-2005 loan or Cynthia Ruth Russell application, call the Kansas Masonic Foundation at (785) 357-7646.

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