Rural Kansas photo contest: Capture the essence of Kansas and submit your photos for the 2015 Rural Kansas photo contest now through Oct. 18. The contest is open to Kansas residents and employees. Read more. Pictured: First place winner in the Four Seasons category, Good Morning, Kansas, photographed by Gail Griffin.
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Stuff that might interest you
Updated pedestrian route map: Construction for the new Health Education Building starts today and the crosswalk in front of Orr Major will be permanently closed. View an updated map of alternate pedestrian routes. You can find updates to construction progress and a timeline on the Health Education Building website.
Hand washing campaign: The University of Kansas Hospital is holding a campaign contest to promote proper hand hygiene around the campus and offsite locations. University employees are invited to submit their creative ideas by Sept. 30. Read more.
July and August birthdays: As part of C.A.R.E., the employee recognition program, Human Resources is hosting monthly birthday celebrations. View photos of employees who celebrated birthdays in July and August.
The cost of eating healthy: A study by Susana Patton, Ph.D., associate professor of pediatrics, finds that a healthy diet for families with children who have Type 1 diabetes can add up to $1,500 or more to a family's annual food budget. Read more.
Project Eagle open house: Project Eagle is hosting an open house to celebrate an expansion that includes two new classrooms and to thank supporters. The event will be from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 23 on its Children's Campus. Faculty and staff are invited to attend. During the open house, you can see the new classrooms, tour the Educare center and take in a short presentation. Read more.
Mabel A. Woodyard Fellowships: The Institute for Neurological Discoveries at KU Medical Center has announced the 2015 recipients of the Mabel A. Woodyard Fellowships in Neurodegenerative Disorders. Awardees include Heather Wilkins, Alex Karanevich and Scott J. Koppel. Read more.
JAHIMA highlight: The Department of Health Information Management (HIM) and KU's interprofessional education efforts are profiled in the Journal of the American Health Information Management Association. The main author was Rosann O'Dell, clinical assistant professor, HIM, with help from the entire HIM faculty. Read more.
Reach Out and Read receives grant: Reach Out and Read, a nonprofit program in partnership with KU Endowment at KU Medical Center, received a $25,000 award from the Hall Family Foundation to fund the purchase and distribution of a new book at the one-month well-child checkup. Read more. Reach Out and Read is also hosting a fundraising event, Books on Tap. Your ticket purchase will provide five books for a child served by the program.
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