Jayhawks in the News | Sept. 21

Posted on Sep 21, 2018 in Alumni News and News

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Thomas L. Creel, Esq. Joins JAMS in New York | JAMS

JAMS, the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide, today announced the addition of Thomas L. Creel, Esq. to its panel in New York. Mr. Creel, E’60, will serve as an arbitrator, special master and mediator with a specialty in intellectual property and technology disputes
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Jayhawks in the News | Sept. 14

Posted on Sep 14, 2018 in Alumni News and News

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Brown fills two Riverside County judicial vacancies | Idyllwild Town Crier

On July 20, Gov. Edmund G. Brown announced the appointment of Timothy J. Hollenhorst, l’02, to the vacant judgeship in the Superior Court of California, County of Riverside. Hollenhorst, 41, of Riverside, has received an interim appointment for a judgeship. In June, he was elected to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge James A. Cox. This appointment allows him to immediately assume the position to which he was elected.
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Rex Walters joins Nevada coaching staff | KUSports.com

Former KU guard Rex Walters, d’93, now a veteran of NBA and college coaching ranks, has been named to the staff at the University of Nevada Reno. Walters will operate as a special assistant to Nevada coach Eric Musselman.
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The Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting | Accounting Today

Terry Putney, b’78, CEO of Transition Advisors and Diane Yetter, b’85, president of Yetter Tax have been named two of the most influential people in accounting.
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KU film grad earns distribution rights for Western Kansas murder mystery | The University Daily Kansan

Josh Doke, c’12, spent three years on his first film. After the film, titled “Goodland,” was completed in 2017, he secured distribution rights for the murder mystery set in rural west Kansas. The film takes place in the titular town — Doke’s hometown — after a dead body shows up on a local farmer’s land the same day a mysterious photographer comes to town.
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Jayhawks in the News | Sep. 7

Posted on Sep 7, 2018 in Alumni News and News

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UMKC Law School graduate running for Kansas City Mayor | University News, University of Missouri – Kansas City

Five years ago, the East Brookside neighborhood —just a mile from UMKC—was empty office buildings and vacant strip malls. The only business around was a run down 7/11. Scott Taylor, c’91, however, saw East Brookside for what it could be.
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Hannes Zacharias completes river adventure | The Hutchinson News

Kayaker Hannes Zacharias, g’88, will miss the solitude of spending months on the river – “something about the measured pace,” he said – but he won’t seek to repeat the solo adventure he just finished. Zacharias paddled – and partially hiked, drove, and rode – as he followed water flowing east from the Continental Divide in Colorado to the Mississippi River and ultimately the Gulf of Mexico. He began the journey May 2,6 capturing snow from Tennessee Pass in Colorado that he poured into the Mississippi River Over Labor Day weekend.
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New Piano Instructor Brings Global Opportunities to the Community | Heston College

Mei Li, D.M.A., joined the Hesston College community just a few weeks ago at the start of the school year as an adjunct piano instructor, and it seems to be a mutually beneficial employment match. With a Doctor of Musical Arts degree newly minted from the University of Kansas School of Music (Lawrence) in May 2018, Li brings to Hesston a high-level of piano instruction for students of all ages and levels, and a passion for piano pedagogy.
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Jayhawks in the News | Aug. 31

Posted on Aug 31, 2018 in Alumni News and News

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Brian McClendon talks Google Maps, youth software training at Cosmosphere | The Hutchinson News

If you zoom down into the very center of the map on Google Earth, it will take you to the Meadowbrook Apartments on Dover Square in Lawrence, where Brian McClendon, e’86, grew up. That is unless you’re searching on a Mac. In which case, it will take you to an intersection in Chanute, where large Google Earth logo mural is painted in the center of the brick street.
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Meet Chris Thompson, the PGA Tour’s newest 42-year-old rookie | Golfworld

“You do this for a few years, you think it’s going to happen,” Chris Thompson, b’99, among their legion, said last week. “Five years go by, then 10 years, then 15 years and it hasn’t happened yet. And Q school is always at the end of the year, and when you don’t make it, you’re wondering, Is it time to move on?” Logically, yes, though logic seldom is a consideration for those who have spent a lifetime in pursuit of a singular goal—to play the PGA Tour—because there’s always this: Sometimes dreams do come true.
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Debbie Mesloh on Bail Reform, Working with Kamala Harris and Women in Politics | KQED News

It’s crunch time: The legislative session in Sacramento ends later this month, and lawmakers are deciding the fate of many bills. Marisa and Katie look at what’s been squashed and what’s staying alive. Then, longtime democratic strategist Debbie Mesloh, j’92, joins to discuss bail reform, growing up in Kansas, working with Senator Kamala Harris and the wave of women running for office this year.
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KU Football Stadium to be renamed David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium | KU Athletics

The University of Kansas will honor one of its most generous alumni Saturday when KU’s football stadium is officially renamed David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. The renaming will take place at halftime of KU’s home football game against Nicholls Saturday at 6 p.m. Last September Booth, c’68 g’69, announced his intention to donate $50 million – the largest gift in the history of Kansas Athletics – to help transform KU’s football program. The first phase of this transformation is taking shape immediately west of the stadium, where a new indoor football practice facility is currently under construction.
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Jayhawks in the News | Aug. 24

Posted on Aug 24, 2018 in Alumni News and News

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Students, faculty lend a hand at Washburn move-in day | The Topeka Capital-Journal

Dozens of Washburn University students, faculty and staff members did some serious heavy lifting on Thursday as they welcomed students to residence halls on the Topeka campus. One of the volunteers, Jackie Ball, 21, a recent graduate of The University of Kansas and a staff member with College YoungLife at Washburn, said some students were surprised to find so many people giving freely of their time to help them move into the residence halls.
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New faculty announced | Chadron State College

Seven new Chadron State College employees will join the faculty this semester. Dr. John Wojcik, DMA’94, an Associate Professor, will direct the Wind Symphony and Campus-Community Band, and teach Brass Studio and Elementary Music Methods.
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Remembering the ‘champion poet of Kansas’ | The Miami County Republic

She’s done it again! Really, she did it before. Lana Wirt Myers, c’74, has written the biography of Osawatomie poet May Williams Ward, c1905, granddaughter of Reuben Smith, whose Civil War Diaries were the topic of this column back in April. The Ward book actually came first, and the author learned about old Reuben from May’s own memoirs.
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Mentors help female athletes fight sexism | Futurity

Strong mentors can help female athletes combat sexism, a new study shows. “Mentorship and the feeling of mattering is really important to female athletes in dealing with issues of discrimination or bullying that can impede women’s full participation in sports, such as playing on a mostly male team or confronting sexual harassment,” says Kathryn Vaggalis, g’14 g’16, a doctoral candidate in American studies at the University of Kansas.
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Former KU chancellor remembered for excelling as teacher, scientist, leader | Lawrence Journal-World

At a memorial Saturday for one of his predecessors, University of Kansas Chancellor Douglas Girod said Delbert Shankel earned the trust of the university community through the integrity he brought to the many positions he held during his 50 years on campus.
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Recent graduate joins SIUE as director of external affairs | Advantage

SIUE Director of Athletics Dr. Brad Hewitt announced the appointment of Allie Wielansky to be the director of external affairs for Cougar Athletics. She graduated from the University of Kansas in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in sport management and a minor in business. While at the University of Kansas, Wielansky was involved with the Marketing and Fan Experience Department.
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McDonald retires as head of Kansas Lawyers Assistance Program | Kansas Office of Judicial Administration

Anne McDonald, l’82, is retiring as executive director of the Kansas Lawyers Assistance Program, created by the Kansas Supreme Court to help lawyers seek treatment for physical or mental illness, substance abuse, or emotional distress.
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Jayhawks in the News | Aug. 10

Posted on Aug 10, 2018 in Alumni News and News

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Rivalry Renewed: Brandon Rush scores 46 points as KU alums beat Missouri 109-101 | The Kansas City Star

Former University of Kansas wing Brandon Rush, ’09, whose 10-year NBA career is in danger of ending, looked like a guy worthy of another pro contract during Saturday’s Rivalry Renewed KU-Missouri alumni basketball game at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena.
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James Pottorff Named Vice President and General Counsel | University of Nebraska Omaha

University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds announced today that following a national search, he has appointed James Pottorff, l’84, as the university’s next vice president and general counsel. Pottorff, who brings more than 25 years of senior legal experience in public higher education and the U.S. military, will begin at NU on Sept. 10, pending approval of the Board of Regents at its Aug. 3 meeting.
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Law professor wins national teaching award from mineral law foundation | The University of Kansas

University of Kansas School of Law Professor John Peck, l’74, was awarded the 2018 Clyde O. Martz Teaching Award by the trustees of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation. The national award recognizes excellent teachers who foster a broad understanding of the law, mentor students and teach in an innovative style.
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Former Jayhawk Gary Woodland sets PGA Championship record in enemy territory | The Kansas City Star

ormer Kansas golfer Gary Woodland, c’07, followed up a great start with a round good enough to get him in the record book Friday at the PGA Championship.
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Jayhawks in the News | July 27

Posted on Jul 27, 2018 in Alumni News and News

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Svi Mykhailiuk Prepares for ‘Life, Basketball, L.A.’ | NBA.com

Svi Mykhailiuk, c’18, was raised in a Ukrainian city of 300,000, spent four years among the University of Kansas’ student population and will now look to make his name in the second-largest city in America. But for the past two weeks, he turned heads in Las Vegas, not exactly someplace more inconspicuous.
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Governor Brown Appoints 12 Superior Court Judges | CA.gov

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of 12 California superior court judges, which includes Timothy J. Hollenhorst, L’02, of Riverside, who has been named to an interim appointment for a judgeship in the Riverside County Superior Court.
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Quiet thunder: Hutchinson helped shape ACLU legal director of Kansas | The Hutchinson News

As she traveled, Lauren Bonds, c’09, said she often found “a more hostile work environment” in more conservative states. Still, she felt called home to Kansas. “I think that’s why I really wanted to work at ACLU of Kansas,” she said. “Though I went away and lived in different places and worked in different places, I think this is where the most important work is to be done … I have a lot of affection for my hometown, but I wanted to work where I feel like my work can make a difference. I want to make Kansas better too.”
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Allstate Taps Kohler Exec As New CMO | Ad Age

There’s a new top marketer at Allstate. The Northbrook, Illinois-based insurer has tapped Elizabeth Brady, j’86, a marketing veteran with experience on both the brand and agency sides, as executive VP-chief marketing, innovation and corporate relations officer.
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Quinter’s Michael Machen named 2018 Kansas Family Physician of the Year | The University of Kansas Medical Center

Michael Machen, c’77 MD’83, laughs easily when he talks about what all it means to be a doctor in a small rural town in Northwest Kansas. For more than three decades he’s been one of the primary health care providers for the 900 or so people in the farming community of Quinter and many others living in adjoining counties on the High Plains, where trees are sparse and the wind is your constant companion.
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Lawrence native named new manager of Johnson County | Lawrence Journal-World

The new leader of Johnson County — a Lawrence native with ongoing ties to the city — thinks there will be more opportunities for Johnson County and Lawrence to work together as both communities continue to grow. Earlier this month, the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners appointed Penny Postoak Ferguson, b’92 g’94, as county manager for Johnson County.
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Jayhawks in the News | July 20

Posted on Jul 20, 2018 in Alumni News and News

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Catching up with Perry Ellis in Las Vegas | The Wichita Eagle

Wichita native and former KU standout Perry Ellis, ’16, reflects on his basketball career in Las Vegas, where he’s playing with the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2018 NBA Summer League.
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Interim provost partners with KU alumni to create drug addiction treatment, research center | University Daily Kansan

Two University alumni have partnered with Interim Provost Carl Lejuez to open a treatment center at the University to fight the national opioid epidemic. A $2 million contribution from Glady Cofrin and Daniel Logan made the center possible.
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Steinbock Joins Razorbacks | Arkansas Razorbacks

Courtney Steinbock, c’05, has been named the sixth head coach in Arkansas women’s tennis history. “In her successful coaching career, Courtney has displayed the same on court passion and competitive spirit that made her an outstanding student-athlete at the University of Kansas,” Hunter Yurachek, University of Arkansas Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics, said.
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Woodfin appoints director of cultural preservation to oversee Gaston Motel renovations | Alabama

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin created the position of director of cultural preservation. Denise E. Gilmore, b’77, was appointed to the role and started in July, according to the mayor’s office. “It’s important that we have someone in place to oversee the preservation and promotion of our local treasures, which is why I deemed it necessary to have someone like Denise Gilmore take the lead on this initiative,” Woodfin said in a statement.
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46 Days Until Kansas Football: The Lost Jayhawks – An Interview with Kevin Kopp | Rock Chalk Talk

Get to know Kevin Kopp, a defensive lineman at KU from 1993-1996. Kopp played on the 1995 team that went 10-2 and won the Aloha Bowl.
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Name Dropping – Symphony Ball | The Independent

Mary, f’65, and John M. Edgar, b’65, will serve as the honorary chairmen of the 2018 Symphony Ball, “To Paris With Love,” presented by the Symphony League of Kansas City. It will be held September 8 at The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center.
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Allstate & AFCA Announce 2018 Good Works Team® Nominees | AFCA Insider

Allstate Insurance Company and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) announced 169 nominees for the2018 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®.  The list of nominees includes Kansas football player Joe Dineen, b’18.
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Derek Bridges Hired as President of BML and President of Channel Management for ValueHealth  | Markets Insider

ValueHealth CEO Carl King announced the hiring of Derek Bridges, b’99, as President of Benefit Management. Mr. Bridges will replace outgoing Benefit Management President Denise Wilkens and will be responsible for providing strategic leadership for the company and for ensuring that company financial objectives are met.
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Dr. Karen Cox Named President of Chamberlain University | Career Education Review

Adtalem Global Education announced Dr. Karen Cox, PhD, RN, FACHE, FAAN, n’83, as the new President of Chamberlain University, and she will begin her leadership on August 27, 2018. Dr. Cox is a highly accomplished nursing and healthcare leader, who most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Children’s Mercy – Kansas City, an independent, academic medical center in Missouri.
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Former KU guard Ben McLemore headed back to Sacramento in two-team trade | KUSports.com

The Memphis Grizzlies are down a Jayhawk and Ben McLemore is headed back to the place where he began his NBA career.
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Former chancellor Shankel remembered for his devotion to KU, students | Lawrence-Journal World

Just call him “Mr. Jayhawk.” That’s how Heath Peterson describes former two-time University of Kansas Chancellor Delbert “Del” Shankel, who died Thursday, July 12, at age 90. It was Shankel who convinced KU Alumni Association leadership to promote Peterson, then a part-time student worker at the Adams Alumni Center, to his first permanent position with the association in 2004, Peterson said.
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Charlie Hustle to sell T-shirts inspired by classic designs for KU fans | University Daily Kansan

Charlie Hustle, a T-shirt company inspired by classic designs from sports and popular culture, opened a shop inside McLain’s Market. Based in Kansas City, Charlie Hustle is owned by Chase and Holly McAnulty, f’10.
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Jayhawks in the News | July 13

Posted on Jul 13, 2018 in Alumni News and News

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KU’s Del Shankel — who served as chancellor twice — dies at age 90 | Kansas City Star

Delbert Shankel, the only person to serve as chancellor of the University of Kansas twice, died July 12 at age 90. Shankel was acting chancellor during the 1980-81 school year. In 1994, when Gene Budig left, Shankel served again until Robert Hemenway became chancellor in 1995.
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Shawnee resident, KU alumnus Rory Ramsdell makes “Mini Allen Fieldhouse” out of new garage | Shawnee Dispatch

Shawnee resident and former KU baseball player Rory Ramsdell recently completed a two-year project. Ramsdell built a garage for his teenage daughters and turned it into a mini Allen Fieldhouse.
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Three Jayhawks to be added to KU’s Ring of Honor in 2018 | KSN.com

Kansas football alumni Chris Harris Jr., Todd Reesing, and Larry Brown will be added to the Ring of Honor this season. KU will also celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1968 team that earned a trip to the Orange Bowl, as well as the 10-year anniversary of the 2008 Insight Bowl Champions.
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Researchers improve conductive property of graphene, advancing promise of solar technology | University of Kansas

In 2010, the Nobel Prize in Physics went to the discoverers of graphene. Now, two researchers from the University of Kansas, Professor Hui Zhao and graduate student Samuel Lane, both of the Department of Physics & Astronomy, are working to use graphene in solar panels.
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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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