Archive for Thursday, November 21, 2013

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1:06 a.m.
Derek Kwan was announced as the new executive director of the Lied Center of Kansas on Wednesday. Previously he was vice president of Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City. Photo courtesy of the Lied Center. Lincoln Center executive Derek Kwan chosen as director of Lied Center
November 20, 2013
Kansas University has announced that Derek Kwan, vice president of concerts and touring at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City, will be the new executive director of the Lied Center of Kansas.
8:00 a.m.
Derek Kwan was announced as the new executive director of the Lied Center of Kansas on Wednesday. Previously he was vice president of Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City. Photo courtesy of the Lied Center. KU picks Lincoln Center executive to lead the Lied Center
November 20, 2013
Kansas University has picked Derek Kwan, vice president of concerts and touring at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City, as the new executive director of the Lied Center of Kansas, the university announced Wednesday. Kwan will replace Executive Director Tim Van Leer, who is retiring after leading the Lied Center for the past 12 years.By Ben Unglesbee
10:00 a.m.
The BEST Building at the KU Edwards Campus in Overland Park. KU Continuing Education to move from Lawrence to Edwards Campus
November 20, 2013
KU Continuing Education, which provides workforce training and lifelong educational instruction, will move to the Edwards Campus in Overland Park. The move will begin in January 2014 and continue through the year as Edwards adapts its facilities. Edwards leadership hopes the move will help it connect businesses with needed training and help the school recruit students for its programs. By Ben Unglesbee
4:58 p.m.
Governor Sam Brownback waves to lawmakers as he is escorted to the speaker's podium of the House chamber before delivering the State of the State address on Tuesday at the Kansas Statehouse. In his speech, Brownback called for a cut in taxes and changes in the way judges are selected. Regents may seek support of Brownback, Legislature in its long-term goals
November 21, 2013
Higher education officials today said they may ask the Legislature and Gov. Sam Brownback to endorse their long-range strategic plan. By Scott Rothschild

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Editorial: Front of the pack
KU’s new degree offerings emphasizing technology and online education are a good example of reaching for the best.
November 21, 2013
Kansas University’s School of Education appears to be making strides related to technology that perhaps other schools should emulate.