Lawrence and Douglas County

Lawrence and Douglas county

Business briefcase April 28

April 28, 2014

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• Today is the last day to register for the Annual Sand Trap Classic, a golf outing at Alvamar's Championship Course on May 2. Entry fees are $100 per player or $375 per team. Players will tee off with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. and can expect to encounter numerous fun, interactive activities along the course. Player registration forms can be downloaded from www.lawrencechamber.com.

• After nine days of on-air fundraising, Kansas Public Radio's spring membership drive yielded $276,679 in pledges, according to a Kansas University press release. The donations came from 2,108 listener-members. All donations support KPR's local and national programming, the statement said.

• Hilary's Eat Well, a local manufacturer of veggie burgers and dressings, has received B-corporation certification. The certification is given by B Labs, a nonprofit group that identifies organizations that meet standards of environmental performance, accountability and transparency.

• Two Kansas University assistant professors have been recognized with book publication awards. Erik Scott, an assistant professor of history, won the 2014 Vice Chancellor for Research Book Publication Award for his upcoming book, "Familiar Strangers: The Georgian Diaspora in the Soviet Union." The honor was given by the Hall Center for the Humanities.

Stephanie Fitzgerald, assistant professor of English, won the Friends Book Publication Award for "Land Narratives: Native Women and Dispossession from Removal to Climate Change." The award was provided by the Friends of the Hall Center.

• Emily Grigone, a Kansas University senior and employee at the Office of Study Abroad, was named the KU Student Employee of the Year for the 2013-14 academic year. Grigone, a visual communication major, received an engraved plaque and $500. She was chosen from among four other finalists and 42 other nominees.

• Morgan Stanley, a brokerage and investment advisory firm, recently announced that Emily Bowersock has been promoted to senior vice president of the Wealth Management office in Lawrence. Bowersock, a Lawrence native, has worked with Morgan Stanley since 2002.

• Kat Dinneen recently graduated from FEMA's National Emergency Management Academy at the Emergency Management Institute in Emmitsburg, Md. Dineen completed five courses at the academy, fulfilling 167 hours of training.

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