Jayhawks in the News | May 20, 2016

Posted on May 20, 2016 in Alumni News and News

Commencement 2016

Commencement time: Advice for graduates looking to love what they do | Johanna Maska via LinkedIn

Johanna Maska returned to the Hill last weekend to deliver a commencement address to graduating KU Honors Program students. Maska, c’04, j’04, recently wrote a post on LinkedIn offering her advice to graduates who want to love what they do. Her favorite piece of advice? “Get a life, a real life. Not a manic pursuit of the next promotion, the bigger paycheck, the larger house.”
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With book, exhibit, Bethel professor brings hidden German artist to the world | Bethel College

Rachel Epp Buller, associate professor of visual art and design at Bethel College, has spent the past five years working to bring a German artist out of the shadows. Epp Buller, g’99, g’04, first discovered the work of Alice Lex while working on her doctorate in art history at the University of Kansas. She later received a Fulbright Fellowship that allowed her to spend five months in Berlin learning more about Lex and finding her work. Her work came to fruition in April with an exhibition in Berlin and publication of the exhibit catalog as a book.
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Nick Collison, “Mr. Thunder,” reflects on being Oklahoma City’s longtime backbone
 | NBPA

Former KU basketball star Nick Collison has only relocated once in his 13-year NBA career: when the SuperSonics, who drafted him in 2003, relocated to Oklahoma City in 2008. Read more about his thoughts on his career—and see a few of his fun Instagram pics— in this Q&A.
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Nick Collison’s “best photobomb ever”

Posted on Jul 18, 2013 in Alumni News and News

If you’re a KU basketball fan (who isn’t?!), or a fan of photobombs, you’ll love this.

Former KU basketball player Nick Collison, c’03, currently plays for the NBA’s Oklahoma Thunder, and in his spare time he enjoys the competitive sport of photobombing. For those unfamiliar with this phenomenon: to photobomb is to jump into a photo unexpectedly and hijack the original focus of the shot.

Like this:

See those cute kids on the beach? Right– you were distracted by the giant flying man in the background.

Summers for NBA players must be horrible.

Thanks to Dan Storey, staff photographer and videographer, for the link to the story. If you’re on Instagram, you can follow more of Nick’s antics at @nicholascollison.

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