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KU Today

Deans discuss goals, priorities, upcoming projects
August 25, 2013
By Matt Erickson
Students broaden perspective through study abroad
August 19, 2012
With approximately 130 programs in more than 75 countries worldwide, Kansas University’s Office of Study Abroad is a busy place.
Some things you definitely need to know about college
August 19, 2012
So, you’re new here. Don’t worry. There’s a lot for students to take in before starting out at Kansas University, and you’ll surely pick up a lot stuff along the way.
Landmark year for athletics spurs ripple effect throughout university
August 16, 2008
So you bought your Todd Reesing jersey and Orange Bowl T-shirt during the college football season. Maybe you added a Big 12 and national champions T-shirt in the spring. Heck, throw in a poster, a commemorative book, maybe even a souvenir mouse pad.Even if you haven’t purchased a thing celebrating Kansas University’s landmark athletic year, countless KU fans have.
Hemenway hopes for long tenure at KU
Chancellor cites future goals and plans to see them through
August 16, 2008
For 22 years, Jon Wefald helmed Kansas State University as its president. And when he announced his retirement in May, effective at the end of the 2008-2009 school year, the longest-running tenure as CEO of a Kansas school comes to an end. Meanwhile, Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway is heading into his 14th year in Lawrence, the second-longest run in Kansas and third in the Big 12 conference.
KU looks to meet needs of Hispanic population
August 16, 2008
When Stephanie Gomez applied to Kansas University, it was an undertaking she did largely by herself. As a Hispanic, first-generation college student, Gomez couldn’t rely on her parents to show her the ropes for filling out financial forms or how to go about obtaining scholarships.
Expansion planned to address job growth in pharmaceuticals
August 16, 2008
An aging population and advances in medicine have triggered a need for more pharmacists throughout Kansas and the U.S.
Students adapt to text-message alert system
Emergency notifications among steps KU taking to increase security on campus
August 16, 2008
Kansas University continues to fine-tune its emergency messaging system.
University says parents seem supportive of tuition compact
August 16, 2008
While the U.S. and local economies throw curveballs at people, striking their pocketbooks with unpredictable costs, Kansas University seems to have hit a home run with a tuition plan that offers financial stability to its newcomers.
Endowment assets solid despite slowing economy
August 16, 2008
Just like seemingly everyone else out there trying to wade through a struggling economy, Dale Seuferling’s work has him grappling with the effects of rising gasoline prices, tightening credit conditions, climbing foreclosure rates and other indicators of economic woe. Only he’s got a little more at stake than most of us.
Information security increased following student records leak
August 16, 2008
Last October, an embarrassing leak of documents containing student records spurred Kansas University to take a close look at its privacy policies.
KJHK plans ambitious expansion
Move to Kansas Union would boost student accessibility
August 16, 2008
Although KJHK, the student-run radio station of Kansas University, has been broadcasting from a shack on 11th Street for several decades, its space constraints and deterioration have left the building in poor shape.
KU kiosk to take on expanded functions
August 16, 2008
Students barely notice the drab brown kiosk when they stroll down Jayhawk Boulevard. But next year, Kansas University will transform the structure that stands directly across the street from Bailey Hall into a satellite office for KU Info and the University Daily Kansan.
New scholarship hall ‘mirror image’ of Rieger
August 16, 2008
Rieger Hall’s twin has arrived. Krehbiel Hall, an 18,000-square-foot, three-story building, was set to open for students in August just north of Rieger Hall on Ohio Street.
Improvements cited in town-gown relations
Communication increases between neighborhood leaders, chancellor’s office
August 16, 2008
It has been six short years since Kansas University and Oread Neighborhood leaders clashed over a controversial demolition of several houses in the 1300 block of Ohio Street to make room for a new scholarship hall. The project generally was seen as a low point in town-gown relations in the community. Today, the scholarship hall has been built, but neighborhood and KU leaders say some bridges have been, too.

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