Thu, 05/31/2018 — Two administrators whose leadership has produced significant advancements in research development have been named as associate deans for research in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Kansas.
Tamara Falicov will...
Wed, 05/30/2018 —
LAWRENCE – Brandon Draper’s Drum Safari is booming.
The University of Kansas School of Music lecturer will have four teams of musical entertainers performing nearly 80 Drum Safari shows for children in five states this summer. Draper’s wife, Teryn, recently quit her job as an elementary school music teacher to run the operation full-time. He turned down 100 requests for shows this year, and he is already booking shows for 2019.
Upcoming stops will include sites in the Greater Kansas City area as well as cities in Leavenworth, Lyon, Morris, Saline and Sedgwick counties.
It’s not unlike a homegrown version of “Stomp” or Blue Man Group.
“I’ve had extensive
Thu, 05/24/2018 —
LAWRENCE – The Baltic state of Lithuania is home to “a singing culture,” says Professor of Music Debra Hedden, and, in her most recent scholarly article, she tries to adapt some of that country’s methods for an American audience. She also infuses these in her methods classes, in which she’s preparing future teachers to teach children to sing.
“Lessons from Lithuania: A Pedagogical Approach in Teaching Improvisation” is the article Hedden published in the most recent edition of the International Journal of Music Education. Hedden directs the music education program at the University of Kansas School of Music. She worked as an elementary school teacher for nearly 20
Thu, 05/24/2018 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Law honored Class of 2018 graduates at a hooding ceremony May 12. During the ceremony, seven students received awards for distinguishing themselves in scholarship, leadership and service to the law school and the community.
Rhavean Anderson, Memphis, Tennessee, Janean Meigs Memorial Award
Waynell Henson, Kansas City, Kansas, Class of 1949 Leadership Award
Jordan Kane, Overland Park, Samuel Mellinger Scholarship, Leadership and Service Award
Samuel LaRoque, Shawnee, Faculty Award for Outstanding Scholastic Achievement
Mathew Petersen, Wichita, Robert F. Bennett Award
Jennifer Schorgl, Liberty,
Thu, 05/24/2018 — A University of Kansas dual-degree recipient was selected to receive a fellowship for graduate study from the KU chapter of Phi Kappa Phi.
Mario Balcazar, who completed requirements for degrees in electrical engineering and physics in May, was...
Thu, 05/24/2018 — In an average kindergarten class of 30 students, about two are experiencing developmental language disorder, meaning they learn language more slowly than their peers. While DLD is just as common as dyslexia or ADHD, fewer people have heard of...
Thu, 05/24/2018 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas announced today that Darin Beck is the next executive director of the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC). The state headquarters for law enforcement training, KLETC develops and delivers basic training and continuing education for police officers, sheriff’s deputies and others.
“Because of the critical role KLETC serves for the residents of Kansas and its law enforcement community, we knew we had to find another strong, dedicated and progressive leader,” said David Cook, vice chancellor for the KU Edwards Campus, which includes KU Professional & Continuing Education and KLETC. “Fortunately, Darin is just that
Wed, 05/23/2018 —
LAWRENCE – An expert in African-American social movements says today’s move by NFL owners to penalize players who kneel during the national anthem before games is part of “an alarming trend of authoritarianism” that flows down from President Donald Trump.
Randal Maurice Jelks, professor of African & African-American studies and history at the University of Kansas, is the author of books including “African Americans in the Furniture City: The Struggle for Civil Rights in Grand Rapids” (University of Illinois Press, 2006) and “Benjamin Elijah Mays, Schoolmaster of the Movement: A Biography” (University of North Carolina Press, 2012). He is also an ordained
Tue, 05/22/2018 — In his career educating and mentoring future teachers and educational researchers, Bruce Frey has helped students understand all manner of statistics, analytical tools, research designs, evaluation methods and other complex concepts. Now,...