Archive for Monday, February 2, 2004

Lawrence briefs

February 2, 2004


KU Alumni Association to honor volunteer

The Kansas University Alumni Association will honor a longtime volunteer for her service during an event Feb. 9 in Beloit.

The Mildred Clodfelter Alumni Award will go to Beloit resident Michele Heidrick, a 1971 graduate from the school of education.

Heidrick has been a local coordinator of the Kansas Honors Program for 31 years. The program honors the top 10 percent of high school seniors with banquets across the state.

Heidrick is vice president of S&S; Drug Inc., which she owns with her husband, Max, a 1971 graduate from the school of pharmacy.

Fred Williams, Alumni Association president, and Linda Warren, chairwoman of the association's board of directors, will present the award during an Honors Program dinner at the Beloit Country Club. The award is named for Clodfelter, who worked for KU 47 years, including 42 at the Alumni Association.

College officials offer help with financial aid

University administrators will be on hand Sunday at the Dole Institute of Politics to help prospective college students fill out financial aid forms.

The annual College Goal Sunday runs from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The event is free and open to high school seniors and their parents.

Administrators will volunteer their time to help students fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Four $250 scholarships will be given to attendees.

Hall Center schedules oral history workshop

Bringing oral history to life will be the topic of a workshop March 12 at Kansas University.

The workshop, organized by the Hall Center for the Humanities, will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kansas Union Ballroom.

This year's speakers are Peggy Bulger, director of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, and Madison Davis Lacy, a visiting professor at KU whose filmmaking work appeared in Ken Burns' "Jazz."

Topics will include the ethics of oral history, Territorial Kansas, the Research Institute for Women in Jazz, the representation of stories through quilting and genealogy.

Lunch will be provided to those who register by Feb. 13.

To register or for more information, e-mail hallcenter@ku. edu or call 864-4798.

KU, Haskell plan diversity conference

Students from Kansas University and Haskell Indian Nations University will gather Sunday for the second annual Student Diversity Conference sponsored by KU's Multicultural Resource Center.

The conference, "We Are One Community," begins at 8:45 a.m. in the Kansas Union.

Break-out session topics will include "Understanding Whiteness, Recognizing Privilege," "Luscious Latinas: Evolution of a Stereotype" and "Increasing Cultural Awareness."

The keynote speech will be delivered by Marlesa Roney, KU vice provost for student success.

Registration forms are available at the Multicultural Resource Center, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Center for Campus Life and at

Registration costs $5, and participants are asked to bring a children's book to be donated to a local charity.

For more information, call 864-4350.

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