Jayhawks in the News | May 19

Posted on May 19, 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.

 

Former KU and NBA forward Drew Gooden basks in joy on his college graduation day | KUHoops.com

Former KU and NBA basketball player Drew Gooden finished work on his communication studies degree in December and enjoyed the fruits of his academic labor walking down Campanile Hill on Sunday morning into Memorial Stadium for KU commencement exercises.
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MAcc alumna wins award from American Institute of CPAs | Medium.com

Devenie Ross, a 2016 School of Business graduate, is one of the winners of the American Institute of CPAs’ 2016 Elijah Watt Sells Award. A total of 102,323 individuals sat for the exam in 2016, and Ross was one of 58 candidates to meet the award criteria.
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It’s Your Business | Topeka Capital-Journal

Attorney Diane L. Bellquist, of Joseph, Hollander &Craft LLC, is the newly elected president-elect of the Topeka Bar Association. She earned her juris doctor degree from the University of Kansas School of Law.
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Minnesota Justice David Stras, Trump’s pick for Eighth Circuit, enjoys broad swath of support | Star Tribune

Minnesota Supreme Court Justice David Stras, nominated Monday by President Donald Trump to fill a vacancy on the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, is described by colleagues as a scholar who can build bridges with colleagues on the bench.
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Just Play Sports Solutions lands seven pro sports clients | Startland News

Just Play Sports Solutions announced it will partner with seven professional WNBA teams — the Atlanta Dream, Chicago Sky, Connecticut Sun, Dallas Wings, LA Sparks, Seattle Storm and Washington Mystic. Austin Barone, a graduate of the KU School of Business, is a co-founder of the company.
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KU alum Pritchard ready to use agressive approach with Pacers | Topeka Capital-Journal

Kevin Pritchard — who played at Kansas and was the starting point guard on the Jayhawks’ 1988 national championship team — is the new president of basketball operations for the Indiana Pacers.
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Matriarch of ‘Jayhawk family’ from Saudi Arabia completes second KU degree | Lawrence Journal-World

Fatimah Al Ghafli, 53, is a University of Kansas student from Saudi Arabia, a mother of nine and a grandmother of nine. She celebrated her second degree from KU, a master’s in math. Her husband and two kids also have degrees from KU, and two more children currently attend the university.
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KU art history professor remembered for emphasis on learning through experience | Lawrence Journal-World

University of Kansas professor emeritus of art history Edmund Eglinski was known as an advocate for learning through direct experience. Eglinski, 85, died Sunday in Lawrence of a heart attack.
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With founding professor’s retirement, KU’s biological anthropology lab is changing hands | Lawrence Journal-World

Michael Crawford — professor of anthropology, founding director of the Laboratory of Biological Anthropology and a founder of the field of anthropological genetics — has been at KU since 1971 and founded the lab in 1975. After more than 45 years on the Hill, Crawford is retiring and handing over leadership of the lab.
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Former KU guard Nick Bradford hired as girls hoops coach at Olathe North | KUHoops.com

Former Kansas basketball guard Nick Bradford remembers consulting two of his college mentors — former Jayhawks head coach Roy Williams and assistant Neil Dougherty — about his future career path. Bradford was announced as girls head basketball coach at Olathe North High School.
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Jayhawks in the News | Dec. 16

Posted on Dec 16, 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.

 

Who’s in the news? Barbara Melbourne | The Quad-City Times

Barbara Melbourne, who earned a juris doctorate from the KU School of Law in 1988, has been named Palmer College of Chiropractic’s vice chancellor for institutional advancement. The college is located in Davenport, Iowa. Melbourne has more than 21 years of planned- and major-gift experience in higher education and social services.
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Alumni Spotlight: Winter 2016 | KU Center for Undergraduate Research

Ryan Limbocker, c’15, is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Cambridge. Read this Q&A with Limbocker to learn more about his undergraduate research experience at KU, hear his advice for current undergraduate students, and find out how he uses his research skills in his current occupation.
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Chancellor’s Doctoral Fellowship supports graduate students | KU News Service

Twelve doctoral students at the University of Kansas are conducting world-class research with support from to the Chancellor’s Doctoral Fellowships. Established in 2013 by Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little, the funding provides a stipend of $25,000 per year and pays tuition and fees for up to five years.
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A word for David Stras | Powerline Blog

David Stras, c’95, l’99, g’99, was mentioned by this blog as a potential Supreme Court nominee. Stras currently serves as an associate justice on the Minnesota Supreme Court.
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NPR Holiday Lefovers Presents: Puerto Rican Recipes | NPR.org

Vicky Diaz-Camacho, j’17, shares two of her favorite Puerto Rican holiday dishes with Scott Simon. Diaz-Camacho is an intern at NPR’s Arts Desk.
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A conversation with David Dillon, KU chancellor search committee chairman | LJWorld.com

David Dillon, 65 and the retired chairman and CEO of The Kroger Co., is chairman of the chancellor search committee tasked with vetting candidates to replace current Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little, who has announced she’ll step down after this school year. Dillon earned a degree from the KU School of Business in 1973.
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Lydia I. Beebe joins Aemetis Board of Directors | Nasdaq.com

Aemetis, Inc., an advanced renewable fuels and biochemicals company, announced the election of Lydia I. Beebe to the board of directors. Beebe, j’74, l’77, is currently Senior Counsel at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC, one of Silicon Valley’s leading law firms.
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New book reveals journey of hope, healing | Leavenworth Times

Author Jada D.L. Hodgson shares her journey of healing in a new book. Hodgson, l’95, is a certified lay minister in the United Methodist Church and an elder law attorney.
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Board of Regents Appoint KU Chancellor Search Committee | KansasRegents.org

The Board of Regents appointed 24 individuals to join Search Committee Chair, Dave Dillon, to assist and advise the Board in the selection of the next Chancellor of the University of Kansas. The search committee includes representation from KU students, alumni, endowment, faculty, administration, staff, athletics, and the wider Lawrence community.
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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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