KU Edition 2007: KU Today

Counseling director foresees campus mental health focus
August 11, 2007
Michael Lynch Maestas, new director of Kansas University’s Counseling and Psychological Services, has arrived at a time when university departments like CAPS have assumed a new level of prominence.
KU engineering brainchild ready to take flight with FAA approval
August 11, 2007
Viking Aerospace may seem to be in a holding pattern as the 2-year-old Lawrence-based company awaits Federal Aviation Administration regulations for lightweight, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to send its unmanned helicopter surveillance systems soaring.
Hidden gems: 10 campus sites to visit
August 11, 2007
Kansas University’s campus has some attractions that are almost impossible to miss if you spend time in Lawrence, including Allen Fieldhouse, the Natural History Museum and the Dole Institute of Politics.
Police training center facilities to expand
August 11, 2007
Kansas law enforcement officers in basic training soon will no longer have to bunk three to a room.
Danforth Chapel renovations to accommodate wedding needs
August 11, 2007
A Lawrence couple didn’t have to look far to find the perfect place to begin their life together.
Scholarship hall’s completion slated for fall 2008
August 11, 2007
The ground already has been broken, and students are waiting for the newest scholarship hall to be finished on the campus of Kansas University.
Plans advance to build rowing team boathouse
August 11, 2007
Kansas University has started negotiations with the city of Lawrence for building a $6 million boathouse for the university rowing team at Burcham Park along the Kansas River.
Developer gets dirt from university
August 11, 2007
Mount Oread’s loss is Inverness Park’s gain.
Spencer gallery reopens
August 11, 2007
After nearly a yearlong hiatus, the Spencer Museum of Art’s 20/21 Gallery reopened to the public July 19.
Collaborative learning inspires Spooner project
August 11, 2007
Kansas University is revamping one of its oldest buildings to make room for a place for the exchange of ideas and worldly knowledge.
Spooner artifacts go on display
August 11, 2007
Some of Kansas University’s more than 10,000 collected ethnographic artifacts have begun showing up in an exhibit at the Spencer Museum of Art.
Remodeled Canterbury House reopening this fall
Longtime Episcopal campus ministry will retool programming, outreach as well
August 11, 2007
Canterbury House is back in business.
Hall Center announces 2007-08 lecture series
August 11, 2007
An artist, a journalist and a Pulitzer Prize winner are just three of the speakers for the 2007-08 Humanities Lecture Series, sponsored by the Hall Center for the Humanities at Kansas University.
Rec center undergoing $6.3M in renovations
Students give up fieldhouse seats in exchange for new courts, features
August 11, 2007
More space is needed to keep up with the pace of other recreation centers, and Kansas University is making sure to do just that.
Organizers gear up for Murphy Hall’s 50th anniversary
August 11, 2007
A big celebration is in the works to mark the golden anniversary of Kansas University’s Murphy Hall, which houses the School of Fine Arts and University Theatre.