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Archive for Saturday, March 27, 2004

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March 27, 2004

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Two KU students competing for fellowship

Two Kansas University students are semifinalists for one of 85 fellowships offered by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to encourage teaching careers in the humanities.

Cody Marrs, Arkansas City senior, and Anne B. Wallen, 2003 graduate from Lindsborg, will try to join 23 previous KU students who have earned Mellon fellowships since 1984.

Mellon fellowships provide $17,500 and cover tuition and fees for one year of graduate studies. Marrs plans to teach English at the university level. Wallen plans to teach German and comparative literature. Winners will be announced the first week of April.

Program to teach history of Jayhawk

"Let's Talk Jayhawk" will be the subject of Watkins Community Museum of History's youth program at 1:30 p.m. today at the museum, 1047 Mass. The program is open to children 8 to 11 years old.

Participants will learn the legend of the Jayhawk and how it has reflected the history of the area.

Children will have time to share their favorite Jayhawk memorabilia and create an activity book for writing their own story or collecting autographs of their favorite Kansas players.

Registration is required and a $5 fee will be charged.

Sierra Club sets wetlands cleanup

The Wakarusa Group of Sierra Club will be clearing brush and limbs from a section of the Haskell-Baker Wetlands, and the public can help.

Starting at 9 a.m. April 3, the group will clean up the boardwalk and the north levee trail under the supervision of Roger Boyd, professor and biology department chairman at Baker University.

Those interested should meet at the north entrance to the wetlands, off 31st Street. Appropriate clothing includes long pants, long-sleeved shirts, work gloves and sturdy shoes. Participants should bring drinking water and pruning shears or loppers if possible.

Art competition open to high school students

Artists in ninth through 12th grades are eligible to participate in the 23rd annual Artistic Discovery Congressional Arts Competition.

One student artist from each congressional district will have artwork displayed in the Cannon Tunnel, an underground pedestrian walkway to the U.S. Capitol. Winners also will be flown in June to Washington, D.C.

Entries must be submitted by e-mail by 5 p.m. May 7. Winners will be selected by an independent advisory panel.

For more information, contact Jill deVries at jdevries@mail.house.gov or (913) 383-2013.

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