Jayhawks in the News | Aug. 24

Posted on Aug 24, 2018 in Alumni News and News

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Find out what fellow Jayhawks are up to in our weekly edition of “In the News.” It’s like an online version of Class Notes. If you’ve seen Jayhawks in the news who should be featured, email us at share@kualumni.org.


Students, faculty lend a hand at Washburn move-in day | The Topeka Capital-Journal

Dozens of Washburn University students, faculty and staff members did some serious heavy lifting on Thursday as they welcomed students to residence halls on the Topeka campus. One of the volunteers, Jackie Ball, 21, a recent graduate of The University of Kansas and a staff member with College YoungLife at Washburn, said some students were surprised to find so many people giving freely of their time to help them move into the residence halls.
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New faculty announced | Chadron State College

Seven new Chadron State College employees will join the faculty this semester. Dr. John Wojcik, DMA’94, an Associate Professor, will direct the Wind Symphony and Campus-Community Band, and teach Brass Studio and Elementary Music Methods.
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Remembering the ‘champion poet of Kansas’ | The Miami County Republic

She’s done it again! Really, she did it before. Lana Wirt Myers, c’74, has written the biography of Osawatomie poet May Williams Ward, c1905, granddaughter of Reuben Smith, whose Civil War Diaries were the topic of this column back in April. The Ward book actually came first, and the author learned about old Reuben from May’s own memoirs.
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Mentors help female athletes fight sexism | Futurity

Strong mentors can help female athletes combat sexism, a new study shows. “Mentorship and the feeling of mattering is really important to female athletes in dealing with issues of discrimination or bullying that can impede women’s full participation in sports, such as playing on a mostly male team or confronting sexual harassment,” says Kathryn Vaggalis, g’14 g’16, a doctoral candidate in American studies at the University of Kansas.
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Former KU chancellor remembered for excelling as teacher, scientist, leader | Lawrence Journal-World

At a memorial Saturday for one of his predecessors, University of Kansas Chancellor Douglas Girod said Delbert Shankel earned the trust of the university community through the integrity he brought to the many positions he held during his 50 years on campus.
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Recent graduate joins SIUE as director of external affairs | Advantage

SIUE Director of Athletics Dr. Brad Hewitt announced the appointment of Allie Wielansky to be the director of external affairs for Cougar Athletics. She graduated from the University of Kansas in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in sport management and a minor in business. While at the University of Kansas, Wielansky was involved with the Marketing and Fan Experience Department.
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McDonald retires as head of Kansas Lawyers Assistance Program | Kansas Office of Judicial Administration

Anne McDonald, l’82, is retiring as executive director of the Kansas Lawyers Assistance Program, created by the Kansas Supreme Court to help lawyers seek treatment for physical or mental illness, substance abuse, or emotional distress.
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