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August 4, 2004

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Forum to explore K.C.'s terror preparedness

Kansas City's preparations for a terrorist attack will be the topic of a forum Sept. 25 at the Kansas University Medical Center.

"Terrorism: Are You Prepared for a Terrorist Event in Kansas City?" is the title of the next "Saturday Morning at KU Med," a series of public information sessions on the medical center's Kansas City, Kan., campus.

Presenters will include Daniel Hinthorn, director of the medical center's division of infectious diseases; Ruth Schukman-Dakotas, director of safety for the University of Kansas Hospital; and David Preston, professor emeritus of nuclear medicine.

The free forum runs from 8 a.m. to noon at the Med Center's Battenfeld Auditorium, which is in the Student Center.

For more information or to register, call (913) 588-1227.

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KU to start online billing

Kansas University is cutting the paper from its tuition- and fee-billing process, university officials announced Tuesday.

Starting in October, the university will e-mail bills to students through a system called eBill. Bills will be created on or about the 21st of each month, and payment is due the 15th of the next month.

During the transition to the new system in August and September, students will receive both paper bills and e-mail notification.

For more information on the change, visit www.bursar.ku.edu. Students can change their designated e-mail addresses by visiting www.ku.edu/computing/services.

William Allen White foundation

Wall Street Journal writer tapped for award

Gerald Seib, Washington bureau chief for the Wall Street Journal, will be the featured speaker at the annual William Allen White Day at the Kansas University School of Journalism.

Seib, a KU graduate, will receive the William Allen White Foundation's national citation Feb. 11 and will speak at Woodruff Auditorium.

Seib, a native of Hays, was held for five days in 1987 by Iranian officials while working in the country. He also has covered the Pentagon, State Department and Middle East for the Wall Street Journal.

He has won several national and international awards for his reporting, including the 1990 Gerald R. Ford Foundation prize for distinguished reporting on the presidency.

The William Allen White Foundation is host of the event.

Past winners include Bob Woodward, Cokie Roberts and Bill Kurtis.

The award is named for White, the nationally known editor of the Emporia Gazette.

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