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Scott Girard (Staff writer)

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KU Career Center finds new approach to get students jobs
August 14, 2010
Though the economy has restricted many college students from finding jobs, the Kansas University Career Center, led by director David Gaston, has not skipped a beat.
West Campus sees expansion with 2 new buildings opening soon
August 14, 2010
By Scott Girard Special to the Journal-World Two new buildings will open for the fall seTwo new buildings will open for the fall semester on Kansas University’s West Campus. Each building, though serving different purposes, has been designed with the future of technology and business in mind.
Improved bus access makes getting around a bit easier
August 14, 2010
Almost a year into the integration of the Lawrence and Kansas University transit systems, ridership is higher. Now the two departments plan to roll out several changes to the system for the new school year.
The stars unite: Upcoming event teaches newcomers about night sky
July 19, 2010
While summer storms have dampened the ability to stargaze around Lawrence, late summer and fall are great times for new and veteran stargazers to examine and wonder about the night sky.
New rules: KU play adds women’s perspective to Civil War, re-enactments
July 12, 2010
The second and final University Theatre production of the summer will give audiences a little of everything — humor, action, emotion and drama.
Greener golf: Lawrence managers review energy impact at clubs
June 14, 2010
The increased awareness of environmental sustainability has spread throughout nearly every aspect of life and business, including one of the most impactful environmental and economic areas of many communities: golf courses.
Fathers’ days: Inaugural event in Lawrence will honor parenting roles
June 7, 2010
While many organizations like Mommy and Me celebrate a mother’s connection with her children, few events specifically encourage a father’s involvement with his kids.
Native sisterhood: Students building Haskell’s first sorority
May 31, 2010
Corey LeRoy and Ariane Franklin, students at Haskell Indian Nations University, wanted a place for other female students to connect and help one another throughout college. They wanted something never seen at Haskell: a greek organization.
Spirit on the go: Online sermons, podcasts, other resources help faithful tune in to religion
May 10, 2010
The busy, hectic pace of many people’s lives can leave little time for personal and spiritual thought, but technology has allowed these people to practice faith on the go.
Jobs still abound in industries such as engineering, technology
April 29, 2010
While other industries are laying off employees because of the economy, Lawrence and Kansas City employers in the field of technology support and design are hiring.

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