Archive for Thursday, March 1, 2012

Heard on the Hill: KU, K-State competing in recycling again; KU looking for director of institutional compliance post; KPR recipient of 3,700 classical music CDs

March 1, 2012


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• Somewhere, EcoKat is smiling.

That’s because KU and Kansas State are once again entering into a competition for conservation.

They’ll both be participating, once again, in the RecycleMania competition.

KU and K-State will be participating in the per capita competition, and whichever school recycles more per person than the other will be declared the victor.

KU beat KSU by about a half-pound per capita in 2010, a KU Recycling official told me, but it was reversed last year.

K-State has yet to resurrect the failed feline conservation crusader, but I’m sure it’s just a matter of time.

• If you can direct institutional compliance, KU is looking for you.

I believe the director of institutional compliance is a new position in Strong Hall, and KU is hoping to find someone to “provide independent oversight and coordination of an institutional compliance program that promotes a culture of compliance and the highest standards of ethics, integrity, and responsibility within the University community.”

The position, which has an advertised salary of $90,000 to $105,000, will look to identify risks and vulnerabilities across the university, according to the job description.

• Kansas Public Radio is the beneficiary of 3,700 donated classical music CDs, courtesy of Kansas City’s Radio Bach, Classical 1660AM, which will change its format to business news on March 5, according to a statement from KU.

That adds to KPR’s existing library of about 30,000 discs, including 20,000 classical music CDs.

Duplicate CDs will be sold at the Audio-Reader benefit sale For Your Ears Only, set for Sept. 14-15 this year.

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Lawrence Morgan 6 years, 1 month ago

What's happening to KXTR? All the news release talks about is KU getting all these CDs.

In the Bay Area, KFDC is alive and doing well, with a number of different non-profit transmitters.

Why hasn't the public been involved with KXTR? It seems the decision was made almost overnight. I have never seen any public involvement at all or even heard it mentioned before now.

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