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First Edwards vice chancellor candidate to visit KU

Fri, 01/18/2013

LAWRENCE — A candidate for vice chancellor of the University of Kansas Edwards Campus will give a public presentation followed by a question-and-answer session at the Overland Park campus.

Keith Pickus, interim provost and professor of modern German and European history at Wichita State University, will visit the Lawrence and Edwards campuses on Tuesday, Jan. 22, and Wednesday, Jan. 23. His public presentation and question-and-answer session will be at 10 a.m. Jan. 22 at Edwards in Room 120 of the BEST Building. The session will be streamed live online on the provost’s website.
 
Pickus is the first of three candidates for vice chancellor. Names of the other candidates will be released approximately 48 hours before their visit. After names are announced, information on candidates will be available on the provost’s website. The schedule of public presentations is listed below.
 
Presentations:
Jan. 22: 10 a.m.-11 a.m., BEST 120 at the Edwards Campus
Jan. 24: 10 a.m.-11 a.m., BEST 120 at the Edwards Campus
Jan. 30: 10 a.m.-11 a.m., BEST 120 at the Edwards Campus.



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