Jayhawks in the News | Mar. 29

Posted on Mar 29, 2019 in Alumni News and News

Jayhawks in the News

Find out what University of Kansas alumni are up to in our weekly edition of “Jayhawks 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.


University alumna’s journey from hiding $1 eyeliner to Instagram makeup guru | The University Daily Kansan

For Mercedes Bounthapanya, c’18, being a makeup artist didn’t come naturally. “Growing up in a semi-strict Asian family, my mother actually never let me wear makeup,” Bounthapanya said. The Emporia native said her mom gradually allowed her to wear makeup in high school. Receiving a makeup palette as a graduation gift during her senior year was the impetus for her exploring and practicing doing makeup as a hobby in college. The rest is history.
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Playwrights Let Their Hair Down for BRUSHES | Broadway World

Brushes, by co-playwrights Cathy Hamilton, ’78, and Carol Starr Schneider, is set to open at the Whitefire March 30. Cathy and Carol met in 1997 when Carol read about Boyfriend in-a-Box in the Los Angeles Times and wound up optioning the movie rights. The movie didn’t happen, but a wonderful friendship did. They bonded over a warped sense of humor and their life.
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City of Lawrence announces two finalists for city manager position | Lawrence Journal-World

The City of Lawrence has announced final candidates for the position of city manager. The two finalists are Susan Sherman, g’90, and Craig Owens, g’93, according to a news release from the city Wednesday. Sherman is currently the assistant city manager for Olathe. Owens is the city manager of Clayton, Mo. Mayor Lisa Larsen said that all the candidates selected for interviews were strong candidates, but that Sherman and Owens stood out due to the depth of their city management service.
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Alumni Spotlight: March 2019 – Jay Bohanon, M.A. | KU College Office of Graduate Affairs

Jay Bohanon, g’18, is the Program Coordinator for the Office LGBTQI Life at Vanderbilt University. He explains how his time in the Department of Religious Studies prepared him for his current role and gives advice to current graduate students. “Jayhawks are everywhere! No matter where you go or end up doing; if you find yourself in a new city with no contacts, reach out to the local alumni association reps or attend basketball watch parties. My first connections and friends in Nashville were fellow KU alumni.”
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