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Third candidate for vice provost for diversity and equity to visit KU

Tue, 06/25/2013

LAWRENCE — The third of four candidates for vice provost for diversity and equity will visit the University of Kansas and host a public forum Wednesday, June 26.

Cynthia Warrick, who recently completed service as interim president at South Carolina State University, will make a presentation and take questions from the KU community.  Warrick’s presentation will begin at 3 p.m. June 26 in the Malott Room of the Kansas Union.

A vice provost for diversity and equity is specifically called for in Bold Aspirations, the university’s five-year strategic plan. The leadership position guides the promotion of and support for a diverse and inclusive community of mutual respect. The new vice provost will replace Fred Rodriguez, who is retiring this month.
 
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:
June 17: Sheying Chen
June 20: Robert Pratt
June 26: Cynthia Warrick, 3 p.m.-4 p.m., Kansas Union, Malott Room
June 28: TBA, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Kansas Union, Malott Room



Matt Menzenski, a graduate student in Slavic languages & literatures, took this photo during President Obama’s speech at KU Thursday. Menzenski says he was struck by how relaxed the president was in his delivery. He missed a chance to hear former President Bill Clinton speak in his hometown in 2004, but finally got to see a sitting president this week at KU. “The opportunity to hear the president speak is just one of many great opportunities I've had at KU. So many interesting talks and events happen here all the time. I try to attend at least one a week-- it's never hard to find something interesting to go to.” Tags: University of Kansas College of Liberal Arts and Sciences KU School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures KU Dept of Slavic Languages - Friends & Alumni Barack Obama The White House #exploreKU #POTUSatKU

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Explore KU: The Bells of Mount Oread KU’s Campanile, a 120-foot-tall timepiece that tolls automatically on the hour and quarter-hour, not only sounded in the 2015 New Year at midnight with 12 mighty gongs, but also regularly rings up memories for many Jayhawks – the 277 faculty and students who gave their lives during World War II, the graduates who walk through its doors at commencement, and aspiring students who have strolled through the Lawrence campus. (See http://bit.ly/1xjjwJj). For nearly 60 years, KU’s 53-bell carillon has been tolling the sounds of peace and serenity across Mount Oread since it was installed in June 1955 inside the landmark World War II Memorial Campanile, which was dedicated in 1951. (See http://bit.ly/1BoL9jv) The carillon is also a four-octave musical instrument, which is played with a giant keyboard and foot pedals. University Carillonneur Elizabeth Egber-Berghout (http://bit.ly/14fiBPl), associate professor of carillon and organ, climbs 77 steps up a spiral staircase in the bell tower to perform recitals several times a month.


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