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Heard on the Hill: Photographer shows how close Geubelle’s triple jump foul was; former woman astronaut visits Haskell today; friends host fundraiser to benefit recent KU graduate

June 15, 2012

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• I hope you’ll permit a brief interlude from the world of sports, as I’ve been interested in the foul that cost KU triple jumper Andrea Geubelle the national championship.

If you’re not familiar with the late review from the Southern Miss coach and all the rest of the whole bit, here’s our very own Tom Keegan’s take on the situation, which wraps it up pretty well. It’s worth a read if you haven’t been watching.

But Jeff Jacobsen, a Kansas Athletics photographer, has the shot I’ve been waiting to see on his blog. Namely, I’m talking about the screen grab of the video that cost Geubelle the title.

“When I wrote about scant millimeters and a toe hovering over the board on Andrea Geubelle’s fourth jump at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, I was not kidding,” Jacobsen wrote.

Indeed he wasn’t. Fortunately for Geubelle, she’ll have another go at the Olympic trials soon.

• Kathryn D. Sullivan, the first American woman to walk in space who is currently working as the assistant secretary of commerce for environmental observation and prediction and deputy administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, is scheduled to stop by Haskell Indian Nations University today.

She will visit Dan Wildcat, director of the Haskell Environmental Research Studies Center, and three geoscience-related undergraduate research programs Haskell is participating in.

One of her scheduled visits will be with the Pathways, a Native American intern summer program at Haskell that’s funded by the Kansas National Science Foundation Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, or NSF EPSCoR.

That’s basically a lot of syllables that describes a grant program that promotes scientific projects in states that typically don’t get as many dollars from the National Science Foundation as other states do. The grant is headquartered at KU. Kansas joined the program in the early 1990s, and several of the state’s universities benefit from the funding.

• Family and friends of a recent KU graduate who had his own graduation ceremony of sorts after a medical emergency are sponsoring a trivia night and silent auction fundraiser to help defray the cost of his medical bills.

Louie Edwards had a few faculty members come to the Campanile for him on May 22 to present him with his master’s hood after he had a medical emergency that caused him to miss the commencement ceremony.

He was hospitalized for 11 days, six of them in the intensive care unit, for blood clots. He was caught without medical insurance, and his friends are trying to help him out.

The event is scheduled from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Bird Dog Bar at The Oread, 1200 Oread Ave.

• There’s no foul line for submitting tips for Heard on the Hill. You can be as far across the line as you like when you send them to me at ahyland@ljworld.com.

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