Heard on the Hill

Film created by three KU professors headed to Sundance

Andy Hyland

Three Kansas University professors have collaborated on a film, "The Only Good Indian," that has been selected to be shown at the Sundance Film Festival.Kevin Willmott, associate professor of theatre and film, produced and directed the film. Matt Jacobson, associate professor of theatre and film, was director of photography, and ...

KU researcher gets mention in USA TODAY

Andy Hyland

A Kansas University researcher talked in USA TODAY on Monday about a topic of growing concern to many Americans: unemployment.The article points out that women are holding on to their jobs at a higher rate than men in this most recent recession.Donna Ginther, associate professor of economics and director of ...

Regents name finalist in Kansas State University presidential search

Andy Hyland

The Kansas Board of Regents announced it had found a finalist for the Kansas State Presidential opening.The first finalist chosen by the search committee is Kirk H. Schulz, vice president for research and economic development at Mississippi State University. Although you can check out his credentials and resume at the ...

KU Alumni Association seeking legislative help

Andy Hyland

The Kansas University Alumni Association, in tandem with KU's Government Relations and University Relations staff, has developed a tool to reach legislators in what is shaping up to be a difficult 2009 Kansas legislative session.According to a Web site for the program, Jayhawks for Higher Education, the association is asking ...

KU mascots headed to nationals

Andy Hyland

It's not just Jayhawk fans, apparently, who love Big Jay.The esteemed Kansas University mascot was tapped to participate in an upcoming national cheerleading competition in Orlando, Fla.Kelsey McMahon, a senior and a spirit squad member, said the squad had to put together a video submission to the Universal Cheerleaders Association ...

Universities ask to be included in federal stimulus

Andy Hyland

Representatives from 36 different institutions of higher learning, including three Big 12 Conference schools, asked President-Elect Barack Obama on Tuesday to consider the needs of higher education in any stimulus plan.The letter ran as an advertisement in the Tuesday editions of The New York Times, Washington Post and Boston Globe.It ...

KU expects to save $1 million next year using new purchasing program

Andy Hyland

Kansas University will save more than $750,000 in fiscal year 2008, and would save more than $1 million in fiscal year 2009, under new regulations that allow for additional flexibility in making purchases.A pilot program approved by the Kansas Legislature allows KU and Fort Hays State University to negotiate their ...

Regents approve housing rate hike, despite some objections

Andy Hyland

Members of the Kansas Board of Regents expressed concerns about housing rates, as the board considered university requests to raise student rates.Some members of the board objected to the rates, saying they were above inflationary rates.Regent Gary Sherrer said the passage of the rate increases would be passed directly to ...

Top five KU stories of 2008

Andy Hyland

We're counting down the top five stories on various topics today as part of an annual recap of the top stories of the year we'll do later this month. Join the conversation by letting us know what we missed or what stories you think are important by posting a comment, ...

Mangino, Perkins ring opening NASDAQ bell

Andy Hyland

In a commemoration of their invitation to the Insight Bowl, representatives from the University of Minnesota and Kansas University were in New York City Monday morning to ring the opening bell for the NASDAQ stock market.http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2008/Dec/15/NASDAQ_photo.jpgPictured from left to right are Minnesota Head Coach Tim Brewster, Minnesota Athletics Director Joel ...

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