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KU Edition 2007: KU Today

Classified staff ‘on track’ since leaving state pay structure system
August 11, 2007
In 2005, 1,400 employees at Kansas University left the state classified pay structure system to become University Support Staff.
10 movers and shakers at KU
August 11, 2007
If you take a glance at Kansas University’s organizational chart, you’ll see a lot of people with a lot of big titles. There are dozens of department heads, vice provosts and directors whose names rarely make headlines. Here are some of the under-the-radar people who contribute to the workings of the campus on a day-to-day basis.
Familiar face accepts interim role at Spencer Research Library
August 11, 2007
To see Sherry Williams’ passion in action, give her an 1883 Sanborn map of Lawrence, when the streets were not yet named for states.
Dean of graduate studies to oversee program merger
August 11, 2007
Graduate students and research go together like cookies and milk. It’s hard to have one without the other.
University Women’s Club announces events
August 11, 2007
The University Women’s Club was founded in 1900 and in 1915 began KU’s longest continuous scholarship program. The club welcomes colleagues and spouses across our extended KU family. To learn more, contact Esther Smith at 842-1660 or Susie Lacy at (913) 768-0678, or visit the club’s Web site, www.ku.edu/~univwm.
Professor completes 3 works on noted black authors
August 11, 2007
John Edgar Tidwell saw the culmination of decades of work this year when three separate volumes of his compiled writings by noted black authors were published.
Architecture professor up for national award
August 11, 2007
Kansas University architecture professor Dan Rockhill has been honored as a finalist for an award from the Smithsonian Institution’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.
New student body president not afraid of feedback
Hannah Love noted for collaboration
August 11, 2007
Hannah Love calls it the “million-dollar question.”
Research leader takes new duties
August 11, 2007
Jim Roberts will step down as a Kansas University administrator and leader of the KU Center for Research this month to become a full-time professor, KU announced in July.
Kansan editor considering design, Web changes
August 11, 2007
Many college students try to take their last semester easy - take a few classes and relax after nearly four years of college. Not Erick Schmidt.
Dynamo’ advances objectives for Asian studies center
August 11, 2007
The 12-hour plane ride across the Pacific doesn’t bother Marsha Haufler anymore. In fact, she has traveled to Asia so many times that she’s lost count.
Director of bands plans to maintain ‘tradition of excellence’
August 11, 2007
Scott Weiss was content with his job as associate director of bands and associate music professor at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music.
KU debaters reach own Elite Eight finish
August 11, 2007
The basement of Bailey Hall is home to several KU students peering into their computer screens. They’re not studying for classes. They’re using these hot summer months to begin early research for another demanding year of debate.
Endacott Society boosts social network
August 11, 2007
Side dressing. Deadheading. Geotropism. Pinching mums.
New administrator pursuing diversity goal
August 11, 2007
Kansas University has hired an administrator to lead minority recruitment for faculty and staff.