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Provost announces 2013-2014 Staff Fellows

Tue, 08/20/2013

LAWRENCE — Provost Jeff Vitter has announced the 2013-2014 class of Staff Fellows. The program is jointly sponsored by the Office of the Provost and Human Resources. Applications were submitted and reviewed in July. Fifteen new fellows have been named for the sixth year of the Staff Fellows program.
 
The purpose of the Staff Fellows Program is to a create a structured opportunity for selected staff to learn more about higher education and engage with leadership across KU. Together, participants explore opportunities to collaborate on projects and initiatives with the potential to benefit their departments and the overall university.
 
The 2013-2014 Staff Fellows, their departments and length of service at KU:

  • Steve Allton, Legal Services for Students, eight years.
  • William Bagwell, Facilities Services, nine years.
  • A.J. Busard, Undergraduate Advising Center, two years.
  • Tracey Condon, Housing Office Administration, five years.
  •  Judy Eddy, Center for Teaching Excellence, 22 years.
  • Joseph (Joe) Friday, Information Technology, 14 years.
  • Alecia Gray, School of Public Affairs & Administration, three years.
  • Jennifer Hanson, Business Administration, 20 years.
  • Shawn Harding, Facilities Services, two years.
  • Jami Jones, Information Technology, three years.
  • Charles Neiss, Engineering Administration, three years.
  • Laurie Ramirez, Institute for Educational Research and Public Service, 13 years.
  • Anne Sawyer, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, five years.
  • Dan Spurgin, Center for Research on Learning, 13 years.
  • Morgan Swartzlander, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, two years.


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

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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