We've all seen the devastation left behind from the tornado that blazed through Oklahoma. The best way to help is to donate to the American Red Cross. Your financial support will help the Red Cross continue to provide emergency aid stations and shelters as well as food and relief supplies to those affected by thedevastating storms.
If you've lived in the midwest for any length of time, you know that we are in prime tornado season as witnessed by our neighboring state. For this reason, we conducted the campus-wide fire drill in March and for this reason, all KUMC faculty and staff need to know what to do in the event a tornado strikes here. Please take the time to review the emergency procedures for tornados and other severe weather.
Students weren't the only ones to recently graduate. Last week, many KUMC employees "graduated" from a nine-month leadership program, Leading the Jayhawk Way. More than 300 KUMC leaders and employees from support services and student services completed the program. Facilitated by the Chad Carden Group, the program is designed to empower the leader in each of us and emphasizes effective communication, clear expectations, effective meetings, appreciation and motivation.
Round two of Leading the Jayhawk Way will begin in August, with the Success Academy beginning in September. Be on the lookout for emails to sign up for these programs.
Pictured left: Erica Goscha, James Hawthorne, and Kathy McEachron
Pictured center: Karen Miller, RN, Ph.D., Baby Jay, and Jen Keeton
Pictured right: Baby Jay and Priscilla Reckling
Steffani Webb, vice chancellor for administration, has been honored in The Women's Foundation A Celebration of Women commemorative journal. Since 1993, this journal has published more than 2,500 tributes that honor inspirational women in Kansas City. Steffani was nominated and honored for her visionary leadership and the way she inspires and mentors others.
After almost 23 years of service, David Lee Brown, assistant director of construction administration, is retiring on June 30. Through his career at KU Medical Center, David has managed the construction process on more than 70 projects, totaling more than $150 million. A retirement reception for David will be held on Friday, June 7, 2 to 4 p.m. in the Hixson Atrium of the Lied building. Anyone is welcome to stop by and wish David well on his retirement. You may also share your favorite memory or congratulatory message by signing his guestbook here.
TLT-Media is replacing 20 older classroom projectors. That means there are 20 old projectors that need a new home. Most of the projectors are 2006 models and older, but they work and bulbs are still available for them. Their resolution, brightness, and other capabilities are not as good as new projectors, but they would work for conference rooms or other occasional-use situations.
If you need a projector, please contact TLT-Media at 913-588-7326, and they'll see if one of the old projectors will work for your needs.