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Currency values hit international students’ wallets
August 19, 2009
The present economic situation is creating challenges for many college students, but international students at Kansas University are not only having to navigate the ups and downs of the U.S. economy, but also must deal with conditions in their home countries.
In down economy, benefits of internships emphasized
August 19, 2009
With the economy tightening the job market, students are turning to internships to get their foot in the door for an after-school career.
La Visión attempts to make university home to Hispanic students
August 19, 2009
“Tú tienes una casa aquí,” meaning, “You have a home here,” is one of La Visión’s Spanish slogans.
KU taking steps to help address pharmacist shortage
August 19, 2009
Amber Woehl was on perpetual hold. She was trying to transfer a prescription by phone to a chain pharmacy in Kansas City. It’d been more than five minutes since she’d made the phone call. She rolled her eyes. “This,” she said, “is why I don’t work for a chain.”
ROTC enrollment continues to increase at KU
August 19, 2009
Neither military nor humanitarian crises that demand U.S. military presence overseas have affected ROTC program numbers of Kansas University’s campus.
Job security concerns plague faculty, staff
August 19, 2009
Kansas University is among a few selected universities named as one of the “great colleges to work for” in 2008. The university employs 13,000 faculty and staff at campuses in Lawrence, Kansas City, Wichita and Overland Park. KU ranks in the top five large universities in categories ranging from healthy faculty-administration relations and work-life balance to pride and respect and appreciation recognition, according to the study conducted by the Chronicle of Higher Education.
Participation steady in greek community
August 19, 2009
Mention the word fraternity or sorority to most people, and a number of negative stereotypes may come to mind, from binge drinking to hazing. The greek community at Kansas University is working hard to demonstrate that fraternities and sororities are more than just social organizations and can play a significant role in preparing their members for future success.
Lawrence residents plug benefits of ‘town and gown’ atmosphere
August 18, 2009
Ask longtime Lawrence residents — “townies,” they’re called — what they think about living in a college town, and they will eagerly espouse the virtues of life among the campus crowd. After all, they’re townies — they get it. Or do they?
How well do you know KU campus life?
August 18, 2009
This is the second in a series of quizzes about Kansas University. Today’s focus is campus life. See the answers at the end of the quiz.
Long-distance learning: KU’s commuters
University resources save time, money
August 18, 2009
Sylvia Stoner-Hawkins has spent numerous hours traveling by bus and car along Kansas Highway 10 to earn a doctorate of musical arts degree at Kansas University. During the past couple of semesters, Stoner-Hawkins said she made the approximately 35-mile trip almost daily from her home in Shawnee. This summer, the trips have become less frequent as she wraps up coursework and prepares for a couple of exams in the fall.
Recession poses challenges to university’s tuition plans
August 18, 2009
In June, amid the state’s gloomy budget picture, Kansas University leaders had to ask the Kansas Board of Regents to add to the tuition increase they had already proposed months earlier.
Unique lunch program gives students, faculty chance to connect
August 18, 2009
A new program is uniting Kansas University students with their professors through the one thing any student would love — free food.
KU’s food services keeps pace with trends
August 18, 2009
At the Ekdahl Dining Commons, also known as Mrs. E’s, the on-campus dining hall center at Kansas University, completed suggestion cards from students pepper a corkboard in a hallway.
Head off the ‘freshman 15’
August 18, 2009
The “freshman 15” can be on the brain before even having a chance to notice a difference on a scale.
Multiple KU locations receiving face-lifts
August 18, 2009
A number of construction projects will be starting or wrapping up at the Kansas University Lawrence and Edwards campuses this summer and upcoming school year.

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