Jayhawks in the News | July 20

Posted on Jul 20, 2018 in Alumni News and News

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Find out what fellow Jayhawks are up to in our weekly 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.


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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