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Archive for Saturday, October 2, 2004

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October 2, 2004

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Reception honors faculty, staff KU First donors

Kansas University faculty and staff members who donated to the KU First campaign will be honored with a reception Oct. 11.

The event, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., will be on the lawn of the Outlook, the chancellor's residence. Hors d'oeuvres will be served, and a T-shirt will be given to all faculty and staff who participated in the campaign.

According to the KU Endowment Association, 3,155, or 27 percent, of KU faculty and staff donated to the campaign, which now has a goal of raising $600 million by the end of the year.

Free State spirit squad offers clinic for youths

The Free State High School spirit squad will offer a "kiddie clinic" Sunday for children in kindergarten through sixth grade.

Registration starts at 12:30 p.m. in front of the north-side gym near the bronze Firebird at the school, 4700 Overland Drive.

The clinic runs from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Students will learn cheers, chants and a dance routine that will be performed at Thursday's FSHS football game at Kansas University's Memorial Stadium.

The fee for the clinic is $25, which includes a T-shirt, pompoms and a snack.

For more information, contact Jama Crady at 832-6050 or Diannia Affalter at 832-5050.

Entrepreneurship focus of KU center

A new center at Kansas University will study the economic, political and social origins of entrepreneurship.

The Center for Research in Entrepreneurial Activity is a joint effort of the School of Business and the Policy Research Institute. Initial funding is from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City, Mo.

The center will focus on entrepreneurial activity in Kansas and neighboring states and on entrepreneurship that leads to major innovations.

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