Archive for Saturday, February 19, 2005

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February 19, 2005


Kasey Burton, Lawrence, has been named to the dean's list for the 2004 fall semester at the University of Evansville (Ind.) by earning at least a 3.5 grade-point average.


Nancy and John Curran, Shawnee Mission, announce the birth of a son, Ethan Samuel Curran, born Dec. 26, 2004, at Overland Park Regional Medical Center. Ethan has two brothers, Will, 5, and Owen, 2.

Maternal grandparents are Nan and Sam Segesta, Bloomfield Hills, Mich. Paternal grandparents are Virginia and Peter Curran, Lawrence. Great-grandfather is Jim Schubert, Lawrence.


Brian Donovan and Mechele Leon, both Kansas University students, received fellowships from the National Endowment of Humanities. NEH fellowships support individuals pursuing advanced research that contributes to scholarly knowledge or to the public's understanding of the humanities.

Donovan will research "Legal Narratives of Sexual Consent and Coercion in the Early Twentieth Century. Leon will research "Moliere and the French Revolution."


Dennis "D.J." Hilding, Lawrence, a Kansas University senior and member of the track and cross country teams, recently was named a Jayhawk Scholar to both the Big 12 Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll and Athletic Director's Honor Roll for outstanding academic achievement during the fall 2004 semester.

Hilding is a 2000 graduate of Lawrence High School and the son of Jerel and Krystyna Hilding.


The Lawrence Accredited Music Teachers will present advanced music students in two recitals Sunday at the Lawrence Arts Center. The students will perform on piano, violin, cello and flute.

Students who will perform at 2 p.m. are: Julia Barnard, Jason Chang, Sam Goodell, Evan Hilpman, Ruilong Hu, Ulrich Johanning, Wolfgang Johanning, Brittany Limones, Nicole Limones, Adam Petz, Andy Petz, Bailey Pike, Leigh Schenewerk, Rebecca Weinaug, Adrienne Willems, Betty Zhang and Boning Zhang.

Students who will perform at 4 p.m. are: Bill Butler, Xander Casad, Kyle Chauvin, Anna Cook, Jimmy He, Stephanie Jian, Flora Jiang, Alison King, Mark Laccheo, Carol Laing, Rachel Rasmussen, Alan Shi, Adrienne Willlems and Ben Wong.

The recitals are free and open to the public.


The West Junior High School Math Counts team competed in regional competition Feb. 5 at Kansas University. The team placed second, qualifying for the state competition March 5 in Salina. Members of the team are: Trevor Everett, Dravid Joseph, Rodi Torres-Gavosto and J.D. Wiebe. Torres-Gavosto placed fourth in individual competition.

The Central Junior High School Math Counts team also competed in the competition and qualified for state by placing third. Team members are Tim Clark, Ruth Byers, McKean Parker and Logan Carland. Clark placed seventh individually, and Byers placed ninth.

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