• Gould Evans, an architectural and planning firm with offices in Lawrence, Kansas City and three other cities, has begun work with Pittsburg State University to provide a comprehensive campus master plan. Based upon interviews, surveys and ethnographic studies of campus, the planning team will make recommendations. The resulting 10-year master plan will be used to guide future capital improvements and support fundraising efforts.
• Lawrence resident Roger Walter, of the Law Offices of Morris, Laing, Evans, Brock & Kennedy, Chtd., Topeka, was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2011 in the field of securities law. Morris Laing has offices in Topeka, Wichita and West Palm Beach, Fla.
• Brad Williams of Lawrence has been appointed chair of the Kansas Broadband Advisory Task Force by Gov. Mark Parkinson. Williams, who is the chief information officer for the Kansas Board of Regents, will assist in the task force’s mission of developing a broadband strategy for the state as outlined in the 2010 National Broadband Plan.
Randall Allen of Topeka was also appointed to the task force as vice chair. Allen is the executive director of the Kansas Association of Counties.
The task force is part of Connect Kansas, an initiative designed to create an infrastructure for broadband service across the state.
• JCPenney, 3311 Iowa, announces two new stylists, Tiffany Jacobs and Angela Romero. Jacobs is formerly of “Smart Style” and “Salon 708.” Romero is formerly of “Smart Style” and “Sports Clips” of Topeka.
• Leavenworth Jefferson Electric Cooperative will host a free community health fair, open to the public, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 21 at LJEC’s office at 507 N. Union, McLouth. Flu shots will be available for $25. Quantities are limited. Reservations for the flu shot can be made to LJEC at (888) 796- 6111 and must be received no later than Friday. A food drive is also planned. Bring canned or boxed, nonperishable food items, and LJEC will distribute the donations to local food banks.
• The Leadership Lawrence Class of 2011 will be formally introduced at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Landmark National Bank, 4621 W. Sixth St.
Members of the Leadership Lawrence Class of 2011 include: Kristopher Amos, Barber Emerson; Anne Barker Hall, Pendleton and Sutton; Alice Brewer, The World Company; Mary Chappell, KU Recreation Services; Linda Crabb, Douglas County Visiting Nurses; Danelle Dresslar, City of Lawrence; Chris English, TCK Trust and Financials; Megan Gilliland, City of Lawrence; Kurt Goeser, State Farm Insurance; Kevin Harrell, Lawrence Public Schools; Cindy Hart, Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center; Eileen Hawley, Lawrence Chamber of Commerce; James Hicks, Colonial Colony; Michelle Jennings, Douglas County Bank; Lori Johns, United Way of Douglas County; Jeff Jones, Bartlett & West; Chris King, Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical; Denise Kissinger, Intrust Bank; Charlotte Marthaler, Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department; Pat McCandless, Stephens Real Estate; Brad Minnick, Capitol Concrete; Leigh Moore, Landmark National Bank; Nathan Oehlert, Capital City Bank; Jennifer Phillips, ICL Performance Products; Stephanie Rasys, Central National Bank; Megan Richardson, First State Bank & Trust; Matt Sarna, Lawrence Police Department; Adam Sikes, Kansas Athletics; Monte Soukup, KU Endowment; Loralee Stevens, Johnson County Community College; Kate Turner, Express Employment Professionals; Ben Wells, Stevens Brand; Linda Wheatley, Community Living Opportunities; Michael Williams, Lawrence Memorial Hospital; Cheryl Wright, Office of the District Attorney; and Sally Zogry, Health Care Access.
• Star Signs LLC of Lawrence announces recently completed projects for Arrowhead Stadium, Missouri Western State College and Southern Illinois University–Carbondale, Kansas City Royals Baseball Team, and Greenburg High School. The company is also in the process of designing signage for the University of Missouri-St. Louis, the City of Independence, Mo., Farmers Insurance in Oklahoma City, and streetscape signage in St. Joseph, Mo.
• In honor of the Pine Ridge Plaza store’s one-year anniversary, Maurices’ customers were asked to vote for their favorite charity, with the top vote receiving a $500 gift. Maurices store manager Khara Loeppke announces that the winner is Women’s Transitional Care Services.