Jayhawks in the News | July 6

Posted on Jul 6, 2018 in Alumni News and News

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KC’s Paul Rudd opens up about his superpowers: Ant-Man, Big Slick and eternal youth | Kansas City Star

Paul Rudd, who grew up in Overland Park and attended the University of Kansas, has roles in two new movies. He reprises his role in “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” a sequel he co-wrote. And, he portrays real-life secret agent Moe Berg in “The Catcher Was a Spy.” Read more about his thoughts on superheroes, eternal youth, and Worlds of Fun.
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‘Pay feed’ at alumni’s replicated Allen Fieldhouse | University Daily Kansan

They’re back: Jarrod and Kate Williams are featured in the campus newspaper. A few weeks ago, the pair became famous among Jayhawks for their “Alhen Fieldhouse,” a chicken coop created in the likeness of Allen Fieldhouse.
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Trinity University names first general counsel | Trinity University

Rachel Rolf, a graduate of KU Law School, was named as Trinity University’s first in-house attorney. Rolf has most recently served as KU’s interim general counsel. Trinity University’s president is Danny Anderson, who formerly served as dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the university.
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Jayhawks in the News | June 29

Posted on Jun 29, 2018 in Alumni News and News

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New director takes the helm at House of Compassion | Times-Republican

House of Compassion, a non-profit organization in Marshalltown, Iowa, has named March Runner its new director effective July 1. Runner holds a degree in tribal environmental law from the University of Kansas. She previously worked as executive director for the Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa, for 2.5 years.
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Communicate the Impact: Travis Goff is NEXT UP | College AD

Travis Goff, c’03, j’03, was selected as one of 11 members of the adidas 2018 NEXT UP class. The honorees are senior-level athletics administrators. A brief interview with each honoree accompanies the announcement.
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What started as a homework assignment turns Anchorage basketball star Mario Chalmers into an author | Anchorage Daily News

Mario Chalmers of Anchorage is one of the few basketball players to win an NBA championship, an NCAA championship and a state high school championship. Now he’s one of a handful who also can say he’s a published author.
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Free State to add former KU athletics director Sheahon Zenger to football staff | University Daily Kansan

Free State high school’s football program has added former KU Athletics Director Sheahon Zenger to its staff as linebackers coach. Zenger served as director of football operations at Kansas State University in the late 1980s and has also coached at the University of South Florida and the University of Wyoming.
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Jayhawks in the News | June 22

Posted on Jun 22, 2018 in Alumni News and News

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Former KU golfer Chris Thompson is having his best year as a pro … at age 41 | Kansas City Star

After 19 years of trying to make it as a professional golfer, grinding away on every mini-tour imaginable without a breakthrough, Chris Thompson is within striking distance of the PGA Tour promotion he’s been chasing since he graduated from Kansas in 1999.
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Mason and friends entertain at charity softball game | University Daily Kansan

A slew of former Jayhawks, Wildcats, and even a Blue Devil, took to T-Bones Stadium in Kansas City, Kansas in front of about 1,500 fans to benefit Children’s Mercy Kansas City and the National Youth Foundation.
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Former KU guard Elijah Johnson taking his new ‘Too Strong Tour’ across Kansas | KUSports.com

Elijah Johnson’s barnstorming concept began with the idea of visiting towns around Kansas that are far enough away from Lawrence that it makes getting to Allen Fieldhouse to catch a game in person somewhat difficult.
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Jayhawks in the News | June 15

Posted on Jun 15, 2018 in Alumni News and News

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McLemore erupts for 52 points in Roundball Classic, dreams of duplication in NBA game | Kansas City Star

Ben McLemore and a host of other former KU basketball players returned to Lawrence June 14 for the tenth annual Rock Chalk Roundball Classic. The event raises money for families battling cancer. Brian Hanni, the Voice of the Jayhawks, founded the event.
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Three chief judges | KU Law Blog

First, they were KU Law students, then they were Assistant United States Attorneys, then they were judges. Today, some 28 years after they first started working together as litigators for the Department of Justice, they are all now chief judges of their respective courts.
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Former KU attendee Kate Spade remembered as vibrant and colorful, like her creations | University Daily Kansan

Fashion designer Kate Spade died by suicide in her New York City apartment June 5. She was 55. Spade attended the University of Kansas before transferring to Arizona State University. She graduated with a degree in journalism in 1985.
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Jayhawks in the News | May 18

Posted on May 18, 2018 in Alumni News and News

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Local NASCAR race engineer learning on the job at Kansas Speedway | Kansas City Star

Lenexa native J.T. Adkins returned to Kansas City for the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series KC Masterpiece 400 at Kansas Speedway. Adkins, e’11, is one of two race engineers for Daniel Suarez’s No. 19 team.
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HSSU Athletics Names Fred Lewis as Director of Track and Field | Hornets Athletics

Harris-Stowe State University is happy to announce the hiring of Fred Lewis, c’87 as the Director of Track and Field for the 2018-2019 season. Lewis is a well-known coach and athlete around the Saint Louis area where he has produced multiple Missouri State Champions as well as NAIA and Olympic athletes.
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Williams, former KU players laud Collison on retirement day | Topeka Capital-Journal

Nick Collison’s mom, Judy, and dad, Dave, summoned their son to a hallway of the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Chesapeake Energy Arena after a recent playoff game against the Utah Jazz. “We have a surprise visitor for you,” Judy informed the 37-year-old, 15-year NBA veteran, also the second-leading scorer and third-leading rebounder in University of Kansas basketball history. The guest, Collison, c’03, discovered soon enough, was his former college coach, Roy Williams, the current head coach at North Carolina.
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Patriot Capital Expands Team | citybizlist

Kyle Griffith, b’06, joined Patriot Capital as an Associate Managing Director in April 2018. Kyle brings seven years of experience in middle-market commercial lending, including origination, underwriting, Sponsor Coverage Group providing lending and funding services to private equity firms.
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Everything Matters with Kevin Carroll | Lessons of Leaders Hospitality

Mr. Kevin Carroll, CCM, CCE, has been the GM/COO at the Atlanta Athletic Club since May 2013. Prior to the AAC, he was the GM/COO of The Loxahatchee Club in Jupiter, FL and Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis, MO. Mr. Carroll is extremely involved with The University of Kansas as well as the Club Managers Association of America and Chair of the KU Alumni Association beyond his position at the Atlanta Athletic Club and is truly passionate about growing leaders.
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Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation celebrates hearing and speech month through May | Navajo-Hopi Observer

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month (BHSM) and the Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation (TCRHCC) would like to present information about their audiology and speech therapy departments. TCRHCC offers speech and language services in its Physical Rehabilitation Center (PRC), which is located in the southeast corner of the TCRHCC campus. TCRHCC employs two full-time speech-language pathologists, Valerie Yazzie, MA, CCC-SLP and Cheryl Saganitso, G’05, MA, CCC-SLP.
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Jayhawks in the News | May 11

Posted on May 11, 2018 in Alumni News and News

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UW-Madison selects Indiana University administrator to fill student affairs post | Wisconsin State Journal

Lori Reesor, PhD’95, has been selected to fill the UW-Madison vice chancellor for student affairs position. Reesor will take over the role, created by UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank in November, starting July 1. Reesor currently serves as the vice provost for student affairs and dean of students at Indiana University in Bloomington.
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Lawrence resident, former tech exec Brian McClendon files for Kansas secretary of state | Lawrence Journal-World

Brian McClendon, e’86, a former vice president at Google and Uber, officially filed paperwork Monday to run for Kansas secretary of state.
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KU announces 2018 KU Advisor of the Year | The University of Kansas

The University of Kansas Office of Undergraduate Studies and the KU Advising Network selected Gretchen Heasty, s’94 c’95 s’98, director of TRIO Supportive Educational Services (SES) & STEM, as the 2018 Academic Advisor of the Year during an awards ceremony May 7 in the Kansas Union Ballroom. The award recognizes excellence in academic advising of undergraduate students by KU staff members.
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Jayhawks in the News | May 4

Posted on May 4, 2018 in Alumni News and News

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Announcing the 2017 Sigma Delta Chi Award winners | Society of Professional Journalists

Nicole Vap, j’91, and colleagues at KUSA News in Denver, Colorado, won a Sigma Delta Chi award for Public Service in Television Journalism (Large-Market Station, 1-50 market) for a series exposing improper billing by medical providers in Colorado.
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Stunning dinosaur discovery: Experts may have unearthed a baby Tyrannosaur fossil in Montana | Fox News

Paleontologists in Montana have unearthed a fossil that may be the remains of a baby Tyrannosaurus rex. Researchers and students from the University of Kansas recently excavated the fossil from the Hell Creek Formation in central Montana. The remains include a complete section of the upper jaw with all of the teeth intact, as well as parts of the dinosaur’s skull, foot, hips and backbones, according to the University of Kansas.
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Study shows youths depend on dangerous, inaccurate information when searching for health info online | The University of Kansas

Research has shown that both adults and youths frequently use the internet to search for health information. However, little has been done to understand how young people find such information, where they look for it and if they are able to determine its credibility. Susan Harvey, d’02 g’06 PhD’09, assistant professor of health, sport & exercise sciences at KU, conducted “Just Google It: Observing Youth Searching for Health Information Online,” a study that observed eight youths. The results showed they almost never check to verify information, trust information from disreputable and even dangerous sites and are turned off by credible sites they deemed too difficult to understand.
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Spencer Museum receives grants from city, state for Haitian art exhibition at University of Kansas | H-Net: Humanities & Social Sciences Online

The University of Kansas Spencer Museum of Art has received an award of $7,000 from Humanities Kansas and a $4,000 Community Arts Grant from the Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission to support an exhibition of Haitian art opening in September 2018. “‘The Ties That Bind’ marks the first time in over a decade that a significant display of Haitian paintings has taken place in Kansas,” said Spencer Director Saralyn Reece Hardy. “We are looking forward to sharing the stories embodied in these works of art with audiences in Lawrence and across the state.”
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The Kansas City Star, Cowley Courier Traveler recipients of Burton W. Marvin Kansas News Enterprise Award | The University of Kansas

Journalists from the Kansas City Star and the Cowley Courier Traveler are recipients of this year’s Burton W. Marvin Kansas News Enterprise Award from the William Allen White School of Journalism & Mass Communications at the University of Kansas.
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Unexpected Joy opens tonight | Broadway World

The musical “Unexpected Joy” opens May 3 in New York City. The musical features book and lyrics by Bill Russell, ’71, and is directed by Amy Anders Corcoran, c’98, a native of Topeka.
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Mayo Clinic researcher, KU alumnus to receive honorary degree | University of Kansas

Dr. Richard Weinshilboum, a KU alumnus, will receive an honorary degree during KU’s 146th Commencement ceremony on May 13. He is the director of pharmacogenomics and chair of the Division of Clinical Pharmacology at the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, and he is also the Mayo Clinic’s Mary Lou and John H. Dasburg Professor of Cancer Genomics.
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Jayhawks in the News | April 26

Posted on Apr 27, 2018 in Alumni News and News

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Corporations with strong reputations don’t recover as quickly from PR crises as previously thought, study shows | The University of Kansas

Matt Tidwell, j’88 g’17 PhD’17, faculty lecturer and director of the William Allen White School of Journalism & Mass Communications’ integrated marketing communications graduate program, led a study in which he analyzed the prior reputation of a handful of corporations that experienced a PR crisis and whether they quickly regained their previous status in the eyes of consumers.
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Researchers Find Evidence of Added Auditor Scrutiny Involving Credit Default Swaps | KU School of Business

Adi Masli, Felix Meschke and KU graduate Lijing Du, G’08 G’14, who is now an assistant professor at Towson University, provide evidence that auditors increase their professional scrutiny of companies when it becomes easier for the debtholders of those firms to insure against loss via credit default swaps, or CDS.
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Day in the Life: Ms. Amanda Love finds the self-expression, pride she needs in drag | The University Daily Kansan

During the day, Nate Stitt works as a manager in campus dining, where he deals with kitchen crises. But that’s just his “boy job.” At night, Stitt switches to a life of glitter and glamour as drag queen Ms. Amanda Love.
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Jayhawks in the News | April 20

Posted on Apr 20, 2018 in Alumni News and News

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Day in the Life: Evan Nichols enjoys his whirlwind routine as a Google software engineer | The University Daily Kansan

On a typical day, Evan Nichols, e’17, arrives to work in Google’s New York City office at around 8:30 a.m., stopping at one of the numerous restaurants and cafes that fill the fourteen floors for breakfast. Once he gets to his desk, he gets to work as a software engineer. “Forty percent of my job is coding, 20 percent is writing design documents, another 20 percent is reading other people’s design documents, and the last 20 percent is going to meetings,” Nichols said.
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Mario’s Miracle memorialized in downtown Kansas City mural | The University Daily Kansan

Mario Chalmers’ game-saving shot during the 2008 NCAA basketball championship has been engraved into the minds of Kansas basketball fans. Now, it’s plastered onto the side of the soon-to be opened Two Light Luxury Apartments in Kansas City, Missouri.
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Basketball, Marijuana And Poetry: These Police Tweet More Than Crime Alerts | NPR

Friday is April 20, a day that some people celebrate by smoking marijuana. The Police Department in Lawrence, Kan., is preparing for this week’s pot holiday by sending safety tips via their official Twitter account, run by officer Drew Fennelly.
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Student Housing: Changes to scholarship hall hiring process will uphold tradition of community | The University Daily Kansan

University alumna Nancy Sims-West describes the communities within the 12 scholarship halls on campus, which house up to 50 students, as families. Sims-West, a 1980 graduate who lived in Miller Scholarship Hall, has one child who currently resides in a scholarship hall and one child who formerly lived in one. When she was approached by students about potential policy changes in the halls, she became concerned.
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Former Kansas vaulters embrace new roles at KU | The University Daily Kansan

“Friendliness off the track, competitors on the track.” Those were the words of Jake Albright, ’17, shortly after defeating Nick Maestretti, ’17, in a “jump-off.” Albright, wearing a plain black sleeveless shirt, and Maestretti, wearing blue, were the last two standing in the college open pole vault on Thursday afternoon at the Kansas Relays.
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Jayhawks in the News | April 13

Posted on Apr 13, 2018 in Alumni News and News

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He went down in the Pacific in World War II. Now, his remains are coming home to Kansas. | The Wichita Eagle

After nearly three-quarters of a century, Irvin Edmund Rink, c’41, is returning home. The 25-year-old Kansan disappeared in the Russell Islands near Guadalcanal on Aug. 4, 1943. He was a Navy pilot flying in a squadron when his F4F-4 Wildcat plane was shot down at sea by Japanese fighter planes.
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Law Alumna Inducted into KU Women’s Hall of Fame | KU School of Law

Since 1970, the Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity has honored a select group of women to be inducted into the University of Kansas Women’s Hall of Fame. It honors and celebrates KU’s rich legacy of women who, through their transformational leadership and contributions, have changed the world.
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Woodard inducted into KU Women’s Hall of Fame | KU Athletics

Kansas women’s basketball great Lynette Woodard, c’81, added to her list of accomplishments as a pioneer of the game after being inducted into the KU Women’s Hall of Fame as selected by the Emily Taylor Center for Women and Gender Equity on Thursday night.
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BioKansas Hires Recent KU Graduate to Lead Workforce Initiatives | BusinessWire

BioKansas today announced that it has hired Dr. Alex Erwin, PhD ’18, as the organization’s new Director of Talent Development & STEMM Education, effective April 2nd.
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Iowan Nick Collison gets special tribute from Oklahoma City Thunder teammate Russell Westbrook | Des Moines Register

Iowan Nick Collison, c’03, got some love from one of his Oklahoma City teammates and the thousands packed inside Chesapeake Energy Arena at the start of the Thunder’s game Wednesday night versus Memphis. Collison, 37, played at Iowa Falls as a prep and led his team to back-to-back state championships in 1997 and 1998. He later went on to play at the University of Kansas, where his No. 4 jersey is retired.
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New KU fellow to link scholarship with nonprofits to help realize positive change | The University of Kansas

You can call her a humanities evangelist. Nancy Jackson, c’92 g’01, believes, contrary to certain national dialogues, that the humanities are vitally important to a vibrant society. She points especially to the nonprofit sector in the United States, which she characterizes as humanities — and humanity — in action.
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