Jayhawks in the News | May 5

Posted on May 5, 2017 in Alumni News and News

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Find out what fellow Jayhawks are up to in our biweekly 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.

 

March for Science aims to rally support for research, policy | University Daily Kansan

Jessie Blakeborough, a freelance reporter, college adviser and University alumna, created a Facebook page in January to plan a march to speak out in support of scientific research and science-based policy. Blakeborough, j’13, is one of four administrators for the march.
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How KU alumnus Dan Ryckert and his fiancee are preparing for their Taco Bell wedding | University Daily Kansan

Dan Ryckert, c’08, and his fiancee, Biana Monda, won the the Love and Tacos contest and will be the first couple married in the Taco Bell Chapel in La Vegas.
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Melanie Morgan elected to co-chair Defender Services Advisory Group | Kansas Federal Public Defender

Melanie Morgan, l’93, is the CJA Representative for the District of Kansas and was recently elected to co-chair the Defender Services Advisory Group.
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New short film by former University student digs into unforgiving world of addiction, theft, extortion | University Daily Kansan

“E 1200,” a new short crime drama written and directed by University alumnus Kalee Forsythe, will premiere at Liberty Hall. After going back and forth between getting her degree in film studies or architecture while at the University, Forsythe eventually decided to take a break from classes.
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SouthLaw Hires New Associate Bankruptcy Attorney | MortgageOrb

Lisa C. Billman has joined SouthLaw PC as an associate attorney for the bankruptcy department located in the firm’s corporate office in Overland Park, Kan. She earned her law degree from the University of Kansas School of Law in 2011.
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OZ Associate Dan Kalkman One of the Few WELL Accredited Professionals in Colorado | OzArch.com

Dan Kalkman, g’15, associate at OZ Architecture, earned his WELL AP credentials in January 2017. The WELL Building Standard comprises seven categories, or concepts, of wellness.
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New Englewood city attorney is on the job | Englewood Herald

Alison McKenney Brown, l’93, received official Colorado Supreme Court approval to practice law in Colorado and assumed the duties of Englewood’s city attorney on April 1.
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After working on ’22 Jump Street’ and ‘Game of Thrones,’ a KU alumnus is coming back to Lawrence | University Daily Kansan

Grant Babbit, c’12, jumped straight out of the film and media studies program and into Los Angeles as a successful freelance cinematographer after graduating in 2011. He plans to come to the University next fall to talk to the current film students about his experiences.
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Corporate Finance Partner Scott Gootee Named to Ingram’s Magazine “40 Under Forty” List | Stinson Leonard Street

Scott Gootee, b’03, l’05, a corporate finance partner in the Kansas City office of Stinson Leonard Street LLP, was named to the 2017 40 Under Forty list by Ingram’s Magazine, the leading business publication covering Missouri and Kansas.
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Former Johnson County attorney named new district judge | News Channel Nebraska

Governor Pete Ricketts announced his appointment of Julie D. Smith to the First Judicial District Court of Nebraska. Smith earned her law degree from the University of Kansas School of Law.
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Simpson University prepares for spring commencement | Daily News Lifestyle

The keynote speaker will be Kansas Supreme Court Justice Caleb Stegall, appointed to the court in 2014. Stegall is a graduate of Geneva College, Pennsylvania, and the University of Kansas School of Law.
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Have you heard news about a fellow Jayhawk, or maybe you have news of your own to share? Email us at share@kualumni.org, or fill out our Class Notes form to be included in a future issue of Kansas Alumni magazine. Read more about newsworthy Jayhawks.

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Jayhawks in the News | August 12

Posted on Aug 12, 2016 in Alumni News and News

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Find out what fellow Jayhawks are up to in our biweekly 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.

 

From Rio Rico to Rio de Janeiro | Nogales International

Luis Muñoz, Jr., d’12, attended KU on a track scholarship and earned his undergraduate and master’s degrees on the Hill. Two years ago, he interned with USA Track & Field, and this summer the United States Olympic Committee offered him a volunteer position at the 2016 Summer Olympics. Muñoz shared some his photos from Rio with us last week.
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Alumnus nominated to federal judgeship | Concordia College

Terrence Campbell, a Lawrence attorney who received his undergraduate degree from Concordia College and his juris doctor from the KU School of Law in 1997, was nominated by President Obama to serve on the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas.
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WSJ names Seib executive Washington editor | Talking Biz News

Jerry Seib, j’78, currently serves as the Washington bureau chief for the Wall Street Journal. In January, he will assume the role of executive Washington editor and chief commentator.
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Former Jayhawk Brett Ballard uses basketball to promote peace in Israel | KUSports.com

Former Kansas guard Brett Ballard, a third-year assistant coach for Danny Manning at Wake Forest University, recently spent six days in Israel. Ballard, d’04, participated in the PeacePlayers international initiative, which lists its mission as “uniting communities in conflict through sport.”
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Alumna becomes first woman to serve as chief bankruptcy judge in Kansas | KU School of Law

The Hon. Janice Miller Karlin of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Kansas has been appointed chief judge of the court, becoming the first woman to serve in the role. Karlin, a Life Member, earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and a juris doctor in 1980, both from the University of Kansas.
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Science Coalition presents two awards | The Science Coalition

The Science Coalition presented a Champion of Science Award to Rep. Kevin Yoder, c’99, l’02. The award recognizes members of Congress for their commitment to funding scientific research. Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little, KU Medical Center Executive Vice Chancellor Dr. Doug Girod and Dr. Roy Jensen, Director of the KU Cancer Center, were in attendance.
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New Englewood city attorney talks about the job | Englewood Herald

Alison McKenney Brown, who earned a juris doctor from the KU School of Law in 1993, was recently appointed as city attorney for Englewood, Colorado. She shares more about her career, family, and why she went to law school in this Q and A with the local paper.
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Former Douglas County counselor remembered by mourners as community-minded problem solver | LJWorld.com

Evan Ice, a graduate of the KU School of Law, passed away August 5 from ALS. Ice, e’86, l’93, was an attorney with the Lawrence firm of Stevens and Brand since 1993 and served as Douglas County counselor for 15 years.
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Have you heard news about a fellow Jayhawk, or maybe you have news of your own to share? Email us at share@kualumni.org, or fill out our Class Notes form to be included in a future issue of Kansas Alumni magazine. Read more about newsworthy Jayhawks.

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