Jayhawks in the News | Dec. 15

Posted on Dec 15, 2017 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.


High School Athletic Admin Leaders to Receive Top NIAAA Awards | Swimming World

Three leaders in high school athletic administration have been selected by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) to receive the organization’s top awards for 2017. Lee Green, l’84, one of the nation’s top sports law experts from Overland Park, Kansas, is this year’s recipient of the NIAAA Award of Merit.
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Reflections from a departing 3L | KU Law Blog

Graduating 3L Allison Collins Dessert reflects on her time in law school, saying “I know the number of days I have left not because I cannot wait for it to be over. I love school. I’d happily hide here forever—especially if they would bring in a coffee bar. I know the number of days left because finishing my law degree will be the single greatest worldly accomplishment of my life. .”
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Students hope to build activism through up and coming ACLU chapter | The University Daily Kansan

After seeing policies the current administration is enacting in the U.S., Amii Castle, KU Law and KU B-school professor and 2017 H.O.P.E. award recipient, l’97, felt she needed to take a stand to help University students by organizing an ACLU chapter on campus. “I think students are yearning, and they are hungry for an organization like this,” she said. “So I was pleasantly surprised at the response that I got.”
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KU Alumni Association honors business alumnus | KU Business

The KU Alumni Association named business alumnus John Dicus, chairman and CEO of Capitol Federal Savings, as one of its 2017 Fred Ellsworth Medallion recipients. The medallion honors individuals “who have provided unique and significant service to the university.” Along with John Mize, a 1972 KU political science graduate, Dicus was recognized at a fall meeting of the association’s national board of directors on Sept. 8, 2017.
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Powers reappointed chief judge for district | Peabody Gazette-Bulletin

District Judge Michael Powers, l’80, will serve another two years as chief judge of the 8th Judicial District. A judge in the district since 1991 and chief judge since 1994, Powers presides over cases in Marion, Geary, Dickinson, and Morris counties. In addition to hearing cases, Powers has general control over case assignments in the district as well as supervisory authority over administrative and clerical functions of the court.
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Local News | The Hutchinson News

Brenda West Hagerman has been named a partner at Smith & Bumett LLC, a law firm based in Larned with roots reaching back to 1947 that will now be called Smith, Burnett & Hagerman, LLC. Hagerman, who was raised in Rush County, graduated from Kansas State University in 1977 and KU Law School in 1980. She is a former Pawnee County Attorney, and then served 32 years as General Counsel to Larned State Hospital.
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