Run, Hide, Fight active shooter exercise: KU Medical Center, in collaboration with campus police, local and county law enforcement and fire departments and The University of Kansas Hospital, held an active shooter preparedness exercise Sept. 24. More than 220 people participated in the exercise. Overall, the drill was a success, but opportunities for improvement were identified. Read a summary of the exercise. A full after action report will be provided later. You may also view photos of the exercise.
Stuff that might interest you
Annual Security Report: The University of Kansas makes safety and security reports available to its community, students and employees. These reports provide important information, including several items for which federal law requires disclosure. Read more.
Safe campus ranking: KU Medical Center's emergency management department has been ranked on the National Campus Safety Summit "Top 25 University Departments" list. The list represents the top 25 university administrative departments making a difference in student safety. View the ranking.
Civil rights laws diversity program: Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend "Stopping Discrimination Before it Starts: The Impact of Civil Rights Laws on Health Care Disparities," 1-3 p.m., Oct. 14, presented by representatives from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Office for Civil Rights. The purpose is to enhance medical school instruction by helping students and health care professionals appreciate their role in reducing health disparities in American communities. Read more.
Respiratory care anniversary: The KU Respiratory Care Program celebrated its 35th year of presenting undergraduate degrees with a party on Sept. 25. The party came after KU's respiratory care education program received a positive site review by the Council of Accreditation for Respiratory Care. View photos.
Saturday Academy receives grant: The Saturday Science, Technology and Math (STEM) Academy received a $100,000 summer and out-of-school program grant from the Kauffman Foundation. The Saturday STEM Academy serves the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools (middle and high schools). The collaborative program includes the Office of Cultural Enhancement and Diversity, Kansas City, Kansas Community College and Kansas City, Kansas School District #500.
Alumni Reunion reminder: Alumni Reunion weekend is Oct. 2-3. We will be welcoming hundreds of alumni and guests back to campus on Friday, Oct. 2. If you come across any alumni who are lost, please help them find the registration table in the School of Nursing Atrium.
Just for fun
Did you know that KU Medical Center has a Self Graduate Fellowship program with seven Self Fellows? Students who receive the award receive annual support for four years through appointment as a graduate research assistant or a graduate teaching assistant. Read more.
Sept. 30: All faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the webinar, Microaggressions: A Campus Climate Conversation, sponsored by the Diversity & Inclusion Cabinet, 1-2:30 p.m., Rieke Auditorium. View flier.
Sept. 30: School of Health Professions dean candidate town hall, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Wahl Hall East Auditorium. The final SHP dean town hall will be 1:30-2:30 p.m., Oct. 6, Rieke Auditorium.
Oct. 1: Employee Fall Cookout, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Murphy Courtyard. Employees can purchase discounted tickets to the Oct. 17 KU vs. Texas Tech football game. View updated flier.
Oct. 6: Open enrollment informational meeting, 9:30 a.m., Battenfeld Auditorium. Add event to your calendar.
BRAG IT UP
Garold Minns, M.D., dean of the KU School of Medicine-Wichita, has been elected a Master Fellow in the American College of Physicians. Read more.
Chancellor's fellowship: Olivia Eller, graduate research assistant in anatomy, and Dorothy Hughes, public government relations liaison for the hospital, are the 2015 recipients of the KUMC Chancellor's Doctoral Fellowship. The fellowships were created to help recruit and support doctoral students at KU, a key goal of KU's Bold Aspirations strategic plan.
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