Jayhawks in the News | January 13

Posted on Jan 13, 2017 in Alumni News and News

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Curtain call: Artistic factotum Ric Averill to retire from Lawrence Arts Center | LJWorld.com

Ric Averill retired at the end of December as artistic director of the Lawrence Arts Center, where he worked for more than 16 years. But Averill, f’72, g’85, clarified that he’s not retiring from the arts.
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Sara Matthews named University of Delaware Head Volleyball Coach | Delaware Blue Hens

Former KU volleyball standout Sara Matthews was named head volleyball coach at the University of Delaware. Matthews, d’02, served the last two seasons as an assistant coach at TCU and has also previously served on the staffs at USC and West Virginia. She was a Jayhawk Scholar in 1999, and earned Big 12 All-Academic First Team honors in 2000.
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Three long-acquainted Kansas City actors reveal brief tips for local success | KCUR.org

Kathleen Warfel, c’79, is among the three actors starring in Israel Horovitz’s My Old Lady, which opened Jan. 11 at Union Station’s H&R Block City Stage, who reminisced about their careers and shared tips for success.
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KU alumnus’ startup making inroads in sports tech industry | LJWorld.com

A year ago Austin Barone finished up a 21-hour semester, having crammed in enough hours to graduate in December. This year, his startup business, Just Play Sports Solutions, has clients nationwide. Barone, b’16, is a former kicker on the KU football team and credits The Catalyst, KU’s student business accelerator with helping boost his business.
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Jayhawks in the News | Dec. 30

Posted on Dec 30, 2016 in Alumni News and News

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GSA steps up its focus on early career scientists | Genes to Genomes blog

Sonia Hall, c’11, PhD’16, works with the Genetics Society of America in a newly-created role as Program Director for Early Career Scientist Engagement. Read this Q&A with her to learn about why focusing on helping this group of scientists is so important.
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Martin Pringle attorney Zach Wiggins elected into partnership | Martin Pringle

Zach Wiggins, l’11, joined the firm in 2011 after clerking for two summers. He works out of the Wichita office and was recently elected into partnership.
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Fund created to help sustain the Kansan | Jayhawk Journalist

Former University Daily Kansan editor Rob Karwath, j’86, is leading a fundraising effort designed to preserve the Kansan so that other students have the same opportunities he had. The fund, called Kansan Editors’ Endowed Partnership, or KEEP, includes several journalism alumni on the steering committee.
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How a Lawrence businessman ended up hosting President Obama and family at an escape room business | LJWorld.com

Matt Baysinger, c’09, g’11, is the owner of Breakout Lawrence and has owned a location in Hawaii since late 2015. On Christmas Eve, he was notified that President Obama and his family would be visiting Breakout Waikiki that evening.
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J-School alumnus landed an exclusive interview with Donald Trump | Jayhawk Journalist

Matt Lindberg, managing editor of the Montrose (Colorado) Daily Press, was the only journalist granted an exclusive interview with Trump during his campaign stop in Grand Junction, Colorado. Lindberg graduated from the KU School of Journalism in 2008.
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New downtown shop with Kansas and Lawrence apparel opens | LJWorld.com

Lawrence businessman Matt Lomshek, d’91, is a co-owner of Mass St. Mercantile, which recently opened at 738 Massachusetts. The store carries T-shirts and hats with Kansas and Lawrence slogans, as well as novelties ranging from wall hangings to decorative wine bottle stoppers.
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Voices of the Jayhawks | Jayhawk Journalist

Landing your dream job isn’t something everyone gets to realize, but this article highlights several KU School of Journalism alumni who had big goals, worked hard and found their dream jobs as voices of the Jayhawks.
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Jamari Traylor’s father is a candidate for clemency from President Obama, but will his request be read in time? | kuhoops.com

A pair of Jayhawk lawyers have been instrumental in Jessie Traylor’s petition for clemency to the United State Department of Justice. Carl Folsom III, c’02, l’05, spent 30-40 unpaid hours writing up the petition, and Lawrence lawyer Rebekah Gaston, b’01, l’05, submitted it as a volunteer attorney.
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Throwback Thursday Podcast: Ryan Robertson | KU Athletics

The voice of the Kansas Jayhawks, Brian Hanni, periodically catches up with former KU student-athletes and staff members. Take a stroll down memory lane with Hanni as he’s joined by former KU basketball player Ryan Robertson.
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Jayhawks in the News | Dec. 16

Posted on Dec 16, 2016 in Alumni News and News

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Who’s in the news? Barbara Melbourne | The Quad-City Times

Barbara Melbourne, who earned a juris doctorate from the KU School of Law in 1988, has been named Palmer College of Chiropractic’s vice chancellor for institutional advancement. The college is located in Davenport, Iowa. Melbourne has more than 21 years of planned- and major-gift experience in higher education and social services.
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Alumni Spotlight: Winter 2016 | KU Center for Undergraduate Research

Ryan Limbocker, c’15, is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Cambridge. Read this Q&A with Limbocker to learn more about his undergraduate research experience at KU, hear his advice for current undergraduate students, and find out how he uses his research skills in his current occupation.
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Chancellor’s Doctoral Fellowship supports graduate students | KU News Service

Twelve doctoral students at the University of Kansas are conducting world-class research with support from to the Chancellor’s Doctoral Fellowships. Established in 2013 by Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little, the funding provides a stipend of $25,000 per year and pays tuition and fees for up to five years.
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A word for David Stras | Powerline Blog

David Stras, c’95, l’99, g’99, was mentioned by this blog as a potential Supreme Court nominee. Stras currently serves as an associate justice on the Minnesota Supreme Court.
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NPR Holiday Lefovers Presents: Puerto Rican Recipes | NPR.org

Vicky Diaz-Camacho, j’17, shares two of her favorite Puerto Rican holiday dishes with Scott Simon. Diaz-Camacho is an intern at NPR’s Arts Desk.
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A conversation with David Dillon, KU chancellor search committee chairman | LJWorld.com

David Dillon, 65 and the retired chairman and CEO of The Kroger Co., is chairman of the chancellor search committee tasked with vetting candidates to replace current Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little, who has announced she’ll step down after this school year. Dillon earned a degree from the KU School of Business in 1973.
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Lydia I. Beebe joins Aemetis Board of Directors | Nasdaq.com

Aemetis, Inc., an advanced renewable fuels and biochemicals company, announced the election of Lydia I. Beebe to the board of directors. Beebe, j’74, l’77, is currently Senior Counsel at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC, one of Silicon Valley’s leading law firms.
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New book reveals journey of hope, healing | Leavenworth Times

Author Jada D.L. Hodgson shares her journey of healing in a new book. Hodgson, l’95, is a certified lay minister in the United Methodist Church and an elder law attorney.
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Board of Regents Appoint KU Chancellor Search Committee | KansasRegents.org

The Board of Regents appointed 24 individuals to join Search Committee Chair, Dave Dillon, to assist and advise the Board in the selection of the next Chancellor of the University of Kansas. The search committee includes representation from KU students, alumni, endowment, faculty, administration, staff, athletics, and the wider Lawrence community.
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Jayhawks in the News | Dec. 2

Posted on Dec 2, 2016 in Alumni News and News

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Lawrence artist’s business grows out of campaign to cheer up hospitalized friend | LJWorld.com

Art has been central to Stacey Lamb’s identity since she was a child, and she went on to earn a degree in fine arts from KU and worked as a greeting card illustrator for thirty years. After a close friend was diagnosed with leukemia, she turned to art to deal with her emotions and help her friend.
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Walt Riker, former Topekan, still taking on challenges, tapping into adrenaline | Topeka Capital-Journal

Former Topekan Walt Riker spent much of his career traveling the world, first as press secretary for Sen. Bob Dole and then guiding McDonald’s Corp. as its vice president of corporate communications. Riker, c’70, j’78, also served on the KU Alumni Association’s national board of directors.
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Koley Jessen enhances health law practice | Omaha World-Herald

Amanda Angell, a 2015 graduate of the KU School of Law, recently joined Koley Jessen, a full-service business law firm based in Omaha. Angell was previously a compliance consultant for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City.
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KC chamber’s top honor goes to Hallmark CEO Donald J. Hall Jr. | Kansas City Star

Donald J. Hall Jr. was awarded the Kansas City area’s highest honor for civic leadership at the 129th annual dinner of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce. Hall, g’83, is the fourth member of the Hall family to receive the honor.
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Littler adds plateful of young attorneys to its Kansas City office | Kansas City Business Journal

KU Law School graduates Luke Hangge and Kyle Kitson have joined Littler Mendelson PC as associates in its employment and labor law practice. Hangge, l’16, served as a judicial intern for the U.S. District Court in Kansas City this past year. Kitson, l’13, was previously an attorney with two other firms in the Kansas City area.
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Q&A: Hank Driskill, University alumnus and technical supervisor for Disney’s ‘Moana’ | University Daily Kansan

The Kansan got a chance to have a conversation with Hank Driskill, c’88, a technical supervisor for the film. Read as he discusses his Kansas beginnings, his work at Disney and “Moana.”
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Richard Rogers, who spent 40 years as a federal judge in Kansas, dies at 94 | Topeka Capital-Journal

Richard Rogers was a decorated war veteran, mayor of Manhattan, and member of both chambers of the Kansas Legislature. He graduated from the KU School of Law in 1947 and entered private practice.
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University alumna Una Nowling talks Trans Awareness | University Daily Kansan

Una Nowling, e’93, g’93, was the keynote speaker for Trans Awareness Week, which was hosted by the Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity. She shared her experiences of her transition both in and out of her workplace in the STEM field with the audience.
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New DA to make changes in prosecutors | Wyandotte Daily

Damon Mitchell, a Kansas City native and 2000 graduate of the KU School of Law, was named chief deputy district attorney for Wyandotte County by the newly elected district attorney Mark Dupree.
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Jayhawks in the News | Nov. 18

Posted on Nov 18, 2016 in Alumni News and News

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Washington Bureau Chief Sally Buzbee named AP executive editor | AP.org

Sally Buzbee, j’88, has been named executive editor of The Associated Press effective Jan. 1, 2017. Buzbee is currently AP Vice President and Washington Bureau Chief. She began her career with AP as a reporter in Kansas in 1988.
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Pick named head coach at Fort Scott | Dodge City Daily Globe

Former KU football player Kale Pick was named head coach of the Fort Scott Community College football team Wednesday night after serving as the team’s offensive coordinator this fall. Pick, c’13, graduated from Dodge City High School in 2008 and played at KU from 2008-2012.
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Former Kroger CEO David Dillon will head KU chancellor search committee | LJWorld.com

David Dillon, retired chairman and CEO of The Kroger Co. and a University of Kansas alumnus, will head the search committee for a new KU chancellor. Dillon was student body president at KU, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in business in 1973.
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Jayhawks in New York City keep KU allegiance alive | University Daily Kansan

New York City alumni network board members Kellie Johnson, a’06, and Brandon Snook, f’05, are both featured in this article from the campus paper highlighting Cornerstone Tavern, where Jayhawks in the Big Apple gather to watch KU basketball and football.
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Up and Coming: Jason Romero | Missouri Lawyers Weekly

Jason P. Romero says his biggest accomplishment for the year had nothing to do with the law. It was a restoration of a ceramics studio he assisted with at the Mattie Rhodes Center, a non-profit for families where he sits on the board of directors. Romero, c’06, l’09, g’09, g’14, is an associate with Husch Blackwell in Kansas City.
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Hughes hired at Wise and Reber | St. John News

Lauren G. Hughes has joined the Wise & Reber law firm in McPherson as an associate in the firm’s Estate Planning and Transactional practice groups. Hughes, a Texas native, received her Bachelor of Arts in both English and American Studies from KU in 2013 and earned her Juris Doctorate from the KY School of Law in 2016.
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Littler nabs two partners from KC competitor | Kansas City Business Journal

Curtis Summers, l’05, resigned as partner at Husch Blackwell LLP to become a shareholder at Littler Mendelson PC. Summers worked as a law clerk for Judge Kathryn Vratil in the U.S. District Court of Kansas and has spent the rest of his career at Husch Blackwell, where he became a partner in January 2014.
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Hovey Williams adds lawyer-engineers to its IP practice | Kansas City Business Journal

Aaron Vanderpool, l’16, is one of three attorneys with engineering and business backgrounds who recently joined Hovey Williams LLP, based on Overland Park.
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National health policy leader to join KC-based Center for Practice Bioethics | Kansas City Star

Kathy Greenlee, b’85, l’88, has been hired as vice president of aging and health policy at the Center for Practical Bioethics. Greenlee is a former assistant secretary in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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‘That’s So Raven’ to return to Disney Channel in spin-off series | University Daily Kansan

You may be wondering what this has to do with KU: one of the co-creators and executive producers on the show is 1988 alumnus Scott Thomas. He is beginning the process to revamp the show so many people loved.
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Texas judge Larry Meyers switched parties to become a Democrat, putting his job in jeopardy | Dallas News

Larry Meyers, who earned a law degree from KU in 1973, spent 24 years on the highest criminal court in Texas. He switched political parties in 2013 and ran for re-election this year and was defeated.
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Jayhawks in the News | Nov. 4

Posted on Nov 4, 2016 in Alumni News and News

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Meet the man responsible for making sure Hillary Clinton’s strategy works | Los Angeles Times

Marlon Marshall, c’13, oversees the largest division of Clinton’s campaign and interacts with just about every other aspect of it. Officially, he’s the director of states and political engagement. A St. Louis native, Marshall is the most senior African American on either presidential campaign.
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For Native American women with breast cancer, finding quality medical services a difficult task | University Daily Kansan

Sarah Deer, a visiting law professor and alumna of the University, is part of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma. She was diagnosed with breast cancer ten years ago at the age of 33 and was “sidelined” for a year.
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KU alumni developing feature-length film | University Daily Kansan

Brothers Ben and Jacob Burghart have created their own short-action films, which will culminate with the production of “Follow the Leader,” the duo’s first feature-length film. They recently started a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the production process.
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Tocagen Strengthens Leadership Team: Martin Duvall Appointed as Chief Executive Officer | Tocagen.com

Marty Duvall, who earned a master’s of business administration degree from KU, was named chief executive officer and member of the board of directors of Tocagen Inc., a clinical-stage, cancer-selective gene company.
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University alumni find success in entrepreneurial journey | University Daily Kansan

Two University alumni have ventured into the realm of Los Angeles entrepreneurship and a documentary series that follows the journey of entrepreneurs throughout the world. Tyler Reynolds, c’10, and Philip Ozorkiewicz,c’14, met when they were both upperclassmen at the University.
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Mayra Aguirre named vice president and secretary of Hall Family Foundation | Kansas City Star

Mayra Aguirre will join the Hall Family Foundation in January as the new vice president and secretary, where she will build on her grant-making experience and community background. Aguirre earned a law degree from the University of Kansas.
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Alumni fund center to prepare students for careers in transactional law | KU School of Law

The Polsinelli Transactional Law Center at the KU School of Law was established with $250,000 in gifts and pledges from 67 KU Law alumni and friends employed by Polsinelli- representing a 100 percent alumni participation rate.
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The Broadmoor Hotel: Where Billionaire Phil Anschutz Fell In Love With Business | Forbes.com

Philip Anschutz, b’61, knew early in life that he was put on this earth to be a collector of businesses. When he was 10, he told his parents he would own the Broadmoor hotel one day—and in 2011 he finally acquired it.
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Are smartphones making players worse? Or do coaches just need to adjust? | Starters

The blog post features a conversation with Austin Barone, b’16 co-founder of Just Play Sports Solutions and former KU football player, who shares how a coaching staff can embrace smartphone usage in the locker room.
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Jayhawks in the News | Oct. 21

Posted on Oct 21, 2016 in Alumni News and News

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KU alumnus, Colombia leader Juan Manuel Santos wins Nobel Peace Prize | Lawrence Journal-World

Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos won the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end a five-decade civil war that has killed more than 200,000 people — and said he received the award in the name of the Colombian people. Santos, b’73, earned degrees in business and economics from the University.
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University alumnus funds film ‘Stadium’ through Kickstarter | University Daily Kansan

Caleb Knueven, c’11, is writing and directing a new short film titled “Stadium” about the beginning of a breakup. On Aug. 19, the film received funding through Kickstarter and surpassed its goal of $6,000, with a final tally of $8,075.
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Alumna’s role as CEO of design firm started with KU business education | KU School of Business on Medium

Jesse Hufft describes her position as co-founder and CEO of Hufft Projects as the job she never knew she always wanted. She and her husband, Matthew Hufft — a KU architecture graduate — started the architecture firm, which is based in Kansas City, Missouri, in 2005. He serves as the firm’s creative director.
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KU Student Housing leader Diana Robertson to retire | KU Student Housing

Diana Robertson, director of Student Housing at the University of Kansas, has announced her retirement effective June 27. In her 17 years at KU she has served as director for 11 years and associate director for residence life for six.
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A booster paid $4.3 million for Naismith’s rules, then KU built this palace for them | Kansas City Star

A video from the Kansas City star narrated by KU alumnus and television journalist Bill Kurtis describes the DeBruce Center, built adjacent to Allen Fieldhouse to house the historic rules of basketball purchased by alumnus David Booth.
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Making billions with one belief: The markets can’t be beat  |  The Wall Street Journal

Speaking of David Booth, the Wall Street Journal published an article about his company, Dimensional Fund Advisors, LP, the fastest-growing major mutual-fund company in the United States. The company was launched in 1981.
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David Jaynes living proof that Kansas can beat the best in football recruiting | Lawrence Journal-World

Legendary KU football player David Jaynes, who lives in Los Angeles with his wife Barbara, was in town for a KU football reunion he organized for former KU coach Pepper Rodgers’ 85th birthday, which coincided with Saturday’s 24-23 loss to TCU. Jaynes placed fourth in Heisman Trophy voting in 1973.
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Jayhawks in the News | October 7

Posted on Oct 7, 2016 in Alumni News and News

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Education is a family affair: Mother and daughter graduate together | Indian Country Today Media Network

It’s the first time in KU history that a mother and daughter graduated together from the KU School of Social Welfare. Carole Painte Walker walked down the Hill last May with her daughter, Kelly. The pair earned Master of Science in Social Work degrees.
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Blue Valley Northwest journalism teacher earns major national award | Blue Valley Post

Jim McCrossen is one of eight journalism teachers from across the country who will receive the National Scholastic Press Association’s (NSPA) Pioneer Award this year. McCrossen, j’84, has taught at the school for the past 24 years.
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Investigation points to Russian role in downed Malaysia Airlines jet | NPR

KU alumnus Aric Toler was interviewed on NPR’s All Things Considered, where he discussed his work for Bellingcat.
KU Alum Aric Toler was on NPR’s All Things Considered today, discussing his work for Bellingcat. Toler, c’11, g’13, earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Slavic languages and literatures.
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My Final Season | The Players’ Tribune

Former KU basketball star Paul Pierce announced that this season will be his last in a piece he wrote for the popular blog.
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Kansas City Chiefs award Mayra Aguirre the NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award | Kansas City Chiefs

The professional football team announced Mayra Aguirre, Executive Director, Greater Kansas City Hispanic Development Fund, as the recipient of the NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award. Aguirre, l’07, was honored during a pregame ceremony on the field at the team’s Sept. 25 game against the New York Jets.
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Topeka West inducts four into 2016 Graduate Hall of Fame | Topeka Capitol-Journal

Alice Craig, b’90, l’95, was one of four graduates of Topeka West high school inducted into the hall of fame. Craig is currently a law professor at the KU School of Law.
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KU alumnus’ podcast explores culture of Lawrence | University Daily Kansan

Jason Barr created the Lawrence-based podcast A.D.D., which started out as an art podcast but morphed into a culture show with a real cast. Barr, c’10, ran an indie rock show at KJHK while he was a student at KU.
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KU alumnus’ documentary celebrates national prairie reserve in Flint Hills | University Daily Kansan

After learning that the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve was about to celebrate its 20th anniversary, Dave Kendall started work on a film that explores the history of the eastern Kansas preserve. Kendall graduated with an undergraduate degree in cultural geography in 1975 and received master’s degrees in journalism and anthropology in 1983.
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Zika in the crosshairs: Hutch native on the front line in fight against virus | The Hutchinson News

Hutchinson native Rick Bright became intrigued with the devastating 1918 flu pandemic that started at the U.S. Army base at Fort Riley and spread globally. He spent a couple of years studying at the University of Kansas, and finished his bachelor’s degree in biology – medical technology – and physical sciences from Auburn University.
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Jayhawks in the News | September 23

Posted on Sep 23, 2016 in Alumni News and News

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University graduate achieves success through body painting | University Daily Kansan

For Elsa Rhae, body painter and 2013 University graduate in film and media studies, her senior year involved one fateful decision: which elective to take in order to fulfill her degree. Rhae, c’13, was featured on the cover of issue No. 5, 2014, of Kansas Alumni magazine.
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Good news liberal-arts majors: Your peers probably won’t outearn you forever | The Wall Street Journal

Andy Anderegg, g’10, is featured in this article as a liberal arts success story. After receiving a master’s degree in fine arts from KU, Anderegg landed a job as a writer at Groupon and quickly climbed her way up the ladder.
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Kevin Harlan made a call for the ages Monday of a fan running on the field | Kansas City Star

Kevin Harlan, a KU School of Journalism alumnus, was a trending topic on Twitter and in sports blogs after his memorable call during the Rams-49ers game Monday, Sept. 12.
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University alumnae show off design work in Iowa State exhibition | University Daily Kansan

An interactive exhibit created by Allison Metzger and Catherine Reinhart will be shown at the Iowa State University Design on Main Gallery in Ames from Oct. 1 to 31. The exhibit was funded through an Indiegogo campaign.
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Governer Sam Brownback Makes Judicial Appointment to the 21st District Court | Public

Grant Bannister, l’97, of Manhattan was appointed as a district judge in the 21st district court. He is currently in private practice as a partner with Knopp & Bannister PA.
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Scot Pollard has ties to his character in feature film “The Profit” | University Daily Kansan

Former Kansas basketball player and ex-NBA star Scot Pollard, d’97, has been teammates with many people, but now he has teamed up with filmmaker and University film professor Kevin Willmott for a feature film titled “The Profit,” which premieres at Liberty Hall Sept. 24.
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Stephanie Quincy wll chair Quarles & Brady Labor & Employment Group | AZBigMedia

The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP named Phoenix partner Stephanie Quincy, l’91, as chair of the Phoenix office’s Labor & Employment Practice Group. Quincy was named to the 2014 list of “Top 25 Women” in Arizona by Southwest Super Lawyers.
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Throwback Thursday Podcast: Micah Brown | Kansas Athletics

Take a stroll down memory lane with Brian Hanni, the voice of the Kansas Jayhawks, as he catches up with former football player Micah Brown, c’09, as part of his Throwback Thursday podcast.
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Becky Mandelbaum wins the 2016 Flannery O’Connor Award for short fiction | University of Georgia Press

Becky Mandelbaum, c’13, has been named this year’s winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, and her collection of short stories will be published by the University of Georgia Press. Mandelbaum’s Bad Kansas will be available from the UGA Press in fall 2017.
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T-Rob goes to Hollywood: Former Jayhawk signs with Lakers | KUSports.com

The Los Angeles Lakers and former Kansas forward Thomas Robinson, ’13, agreed to a one-year deal; Robinson joins a full roster that includes fellow Jayhawk Tarik Black, who, in July, signed a two-year, $13 million deal to stay in Los Angeles.
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College basketball: New assistant, former Jayhawk Aaron Miles likes FGCU atmosphere | Naples Daily News

Former KU point guard Aaron Miles, c’05, is settling in as an assistant coach at Florida Gulf Coast University, where he’s working under former KU men’s basketball assistant coach Joe Dooley.
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Jayhawks in the News | September 9

Posted on Sep 9, 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.

Johnson County District Judge Gerald Elliott to retire in January | Kansas City Star

Johnson County District Court Judge Gerald T. Elliott, who was appointed to the bench in late 1990, will retire when his current term ends in January 2017. Elliott graduated from the KU School of Law in 1964.
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Married alumni continue 40-year involvement in Lawrence’s art community with ‘Little Red Riding Hood’

Ric, f’72, g’85, and Jeanne Averill, d’73, g’80, have been part of Lawrence’s art community for over 40 years. Both earned undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University, and credit the local community for their success over the years.
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Garvey Schubert Barer names Jeffrey Li Owner in its China practice | Garvey Schubert Barer

Jeffrey Quong Li has joined the firm as an Owner, focusing on its China practice. Li, l’04, will be based in Washington, D.C., and will advice Chinese companies in strategic business activities in the United States.
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Molded by Baltimore upbringing, Kansas safety Fish Smithson gives back ‘as much as I can’ | The Baltimore Sun

From his childhood in East Baltimore to his days playing safety for the University of Kansas football team, Smithson has witnessed the plight of men, women and children facing hardship. Smithson has tried to give back to the Lawrence community as much as he can — reading to students at elementary schools, visiting patients in the hospital, even ringing a bell for the Salvation Army.
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Douglas County chief judge looks back over his career, prepares for retirement | Lawrence Journal-World

On Sept. 9, Robert Fairchild will step down from his position as the district’s chief judge, one he has held for about 14 years, and into the position of senior judge. Fairchild, l’73, worked as an attorney for 23 years and was appointed Division One judge in Douglas County in 1996.
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Keary named chief of KU Police | KU Office of the Provost

Chris Keary, who has been serving since Jan. 1 as interim director of the Public Safety Office and chief of KU Police, will assume the role in an ongoing capacity. Keary, c’83, holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from KU and a master’s degree in criminal justice from Washburn University.
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KU alumni continues to serve cross country and track teams | KUJH-TV

University of Kansas alumna Jean Kerich has been retired for over nine years, but that doesn’t mean she has retired from her passions. Kerich, ’60, still serves as a bus driver for the University of Kansas’s track and cross country teams.
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