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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Jayhawks in Rio: Great day to be Jose

Posted on Aug 5, 2016 in Alumni News and News

Several Jayhawks will be competing, working and volunteering during the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro for Team USA and their respective countries. Many have agreed to share their experience with KU alumni. Throughout the games, we’ll be sharing their photos and stories on our blog and social media accounts, so be sure to follow us during the games as we cheer on our #JayhawksinRio.

Jose Munoz, d’14, g’16, earned a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to volunteer with Team USA at the 2016 Olympics in Rio. The former KU track and field runner has remained close to the sport, and in 2015 he was selected to participate in the U.S. Olympic Committee’s FLAME program, which stands for “Finding Leaders Among Minorities Everywhere.”

The experience at the Olympic Training Center inspired his desire to stay involved in the Olympic movement, and after raising the necessary funds to make the trip to Rio, he’s making the most of his experience. As these contributed photos posts can attest, it’s a great day to be Jose!
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–David Johnston

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