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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.


David Roediger’s award-winning research and writing has already transformed how historians view the growth of social freedoms in America though the intersection of race, class, ethnicity, and labor. Now Roediger, as KU’s first Foundation Distinguished Professor of History (http://bit.ly/1AbAqYw), will continue to break new ground in those fields as he works with KU’s departments of American Studies and History. Roediger likes to study historical flash points — where one particular change brings a cascade of wider cultural changes. His latest book, “Seizing Freedom, Slave Emancipation and Liberty for All,” makes the point that as slaves began freeing themselves across the South during the Civil War, their emancipation inspired and ignited other cultural movements for freedom — such as the women’s movement for suffrage and the labor movement for better working conditions and an eight-hour day. Understanding the individual stories of average people who wanted to make their lives better, including slaves or factory workers, are important to understanding the wider political movements and elections, Roediger said. “It's tempting to think that all the important political questions have been decided,” he said, “but actually people are constantly thinking about what freedom would mean for them.” Tags: #KUcommunities #CivilRights #History American Studies at KU
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Lauded race and class historian becomes KU Foundation Professor David Roediger’s award-winning research and writing has already transformed how historians view the growth of social freedoms in America though the intersection of race, class, ethnicity, and labor. Now Roediger, as KU’s first Foundation Distinguished Professor of History (http://bit.ly/1AbAqYw), will continue to break new ground in those fields as he leads KU’s departments of American Studies and History. Roediger likes to study historical flash points — where one particular change brings a cascade of wider cultural changes. His latest book, “Seizing Freedom, Slave Emancipation and Liberty for All,” makes the point that as slaves began freeing themselves across the South during the Civil War, their emancipation inspired and ignited other cultural movements for freedom — such as the women’s movement for suffrage and the labor movement for better working conditions and an eight-hour day. Understanding the individual stories of average people who wanted to make their lives better, including slaves or factory workers, is important to understanding the wider political movements and elections, Roediger said. “It's tempting to think that all the important political questions have been decided,” he said, “but actually people are constantly thinking about what freedom would mean for them.”


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