Jayhawks in the News | Dec. 8

Posted on Dec 8, 2017 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.


How KU uses Twitter to provide campus updates and reach prospective students | The University Daily Kansan

The University has an active Twitter account with over 71.6 thousand followers, which is the biggest following as far as University accounts go.  “Our top five channels that we manage are really active,” said Katie McCurry, a University alumna and senior digital strategist for the University.
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Lawrence police Twitter account reaches an international audience | The University Daily Kansan

The popular twitter has attracted followers from all over the world with their humorous takes on public affairs. “I am constantly amazed at the reach that our account has,” Officer Drew Fennelly, ’09, said in an email with the Kansan. “When we started the account I never anticipated that our follower base would be so broad.”
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Husband, wife team to lead OBA, OBF | Tulsa Business & Legal News

The husband-and-wife team of Alan Souter, l’93, and Kimberly K. Hays, l’93, will make history with the state’s legal community in 2018. Souter is the incoming Oklahoma Bar Foundation president. Hays is the incoming Oklahoma Bar Association president.
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Lori Dougherty-Bichsel sworn in as administrative judge of Topeka Municipal Court | The Topeka Capital-Journal

Lori Dougherty-Bichsel, l’06, was sworn in as administrative judge of the Topeka Municipal Court. “I am very excited for the opportunity to work with the city of Topeka and the community,” Dougherty-Bichsel said. “I’m just looking forward to fostering the relationship that the prior administration has created.”
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Kansas City artist’s Jayhawk paintings show off rock chalk spirit — literally | The Kansas City Star

Megh Knappenberger, f’04, an artist in Kansas City who studied fine art at the University of Kansas, has created six paintings depicting each of the Jayhawk logos over the past 105 years. The paintings are on display at Niall, a luxury watch boutique on The Plaza owned by KU alumnus Michael Wilson.
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Local prosecutor moves a step closer to becoming a Kansas federal judge | Kansas City Business Journal

Holly Teeter, e’02, l’06, an assistant U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, is one step closer to becoming a judge for the U.S. District Court in Kansas.
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Using his grandfather’s story, alumnus shines light on Korean War in animated film | The University Daily Kansan

In April 2015, University alumnus and illustrator Tim McCabe came into possession of an old shoebox full of medals and a moth-eaten photo album. McCabe, f’00, transformed his grandfather’s incredible story into an animated film where it can continue to be appreciated for the coming ages.
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Saturday’s Help Portrait photo session to provide free portraits to families in need | The Lawrence Journal-World

The Lawrence Public Library will be transformed into an impromptu photo studio equipped with professional photographers, editors, makeup artists and hairstylists volunteering their time and skills to provide a simple gift that many people take for granted: family photos. Jessica Janasz, a’12, organized the Help Portrait event.
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