Jayhawks in the News | Oct. 12

Posted on Oct 12, 2018 in News

Jayhawks in the News

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.


Artist brings ephemeral ‘Red Dirt Rug’ installation to KU | The University of Kansas

Creating contemplative work that combines repetitive process and collected materials, Rena Detrixhe, c’13, produces meticulous, large-scale objects and installations. She’s woven carpets from dust, transformed seeds into lace and suspended a fleeting moment of rain droplets into a solid cast form to explore the relationship between humans and nature.
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Son of former Kansas governor designing cleats for the Chiefs | The University Daily Kansan

John Sebelius’ mother is the former governor of Kansas and the Health and Human Secretary of the United States. Sebelius’ paternal grandfather was a congressman; his maternal grandfather was the governor of Ohio and his father was a federal judge. Sebelius, g’12, however, took a different career path than that of his family: he became an artist.
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Peter Landon, FAIA, To Receive AIA Chicago’s 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award | American Institute of Architects Chicago

In his 44 years of practice, Peter Landon, a’71, is recognized as an advocate for excellence and equity in design, particularly in under-resourced communities. “Pete’s career has been dedicated to bringing good design to everyone,” commented Zurich Esposito, Hon. AIA, Executive Vice President of AIA Chicago. “The pursuit of justice is a constant in all he does—from the projects he designs, to the firm’s community engagement activities.”
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KU to honor Rob Riggle with Distinguished Alumni award | The University of Kansas

Rob Riggle, c’93, one of the most recognizable Jayhawk alumni, will be honored this year with the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award from the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Kansas. He will visit Lawrence in November to accept the award.
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Lawrence restauranteur creates ‘Moonfluf,’ allergy-free cotton candy | The University Daily Kansan

Cotton candy’s swirled pink and blue clouds — and the consequential sugar rush — are a part of growing up. But harmful food dyes can prevent some people from enjoying this delicious treat, including Lawrence resident Shantel Grace’s son. To fix this, Grace, c’02, decided to make her own cotton candy. “It’s such a nostalgic food,” Grace said. “It’s as nostalgic to me as hot dogs and hamburgers.”
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