Extracurricular Activities: Katie Conrad, local band member

Katie Conrad is an associate professor of English and a member of the Lawrence band, MAW The Lawrence band MAW is a group with deep KU connections. Fiddle player Kit Cole works at KU on course content accessibility. Three other band members Tracy Floreani (guitar, vocals), Julie Schwarting (bass,vocals)and Jeanie Wells (guitar, banjo, vocals) are KU alumnae […]


Studying artistic traditions in Japan

Dividing their time among five locations over four weeks, a group of four KU art students were immersed in the  history and culture of Japan. The students participated in the two major artist residency programs in Japan, MI-LAB and Awagami Factory, where they received hands-on demonstrations from Japanese masters and had time to make their […]


Staff Profile: Christina Ruiz, paddler

Christina Ruiz is an accounting specialist for the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Shared Service Center and enjoys recreational paddling When did you start kayak/canoeing? Canoeing began for me about 15 years ago. Within that same year I purchased my first kayak. Some people say they are either a “kayak person” or a “canoe person”, but […]


Alumna is first female combat arms officer

The University of Kansas Army ROTC commissioned its first female Field Artillery officer this spring following Pentagon orders in 2013 to open combat-arms branches to women across all military services. Madeline Wilcox, of Leavenworth, commissioned on Monday, May 19, as a second lieutenant in the Field Artillery branch. “Cadet Wilcox’s selection to Field Artillery was […]