April 26, 2004

Contact: Mary Jane Dunlap, University Relations, (785) 864-8853.

KU doctoral student in English receives Valparaiso fellowship appointment

LAWRENCE -- A University of Kansas doctoral student in English, Sara Running Danger, St. Cloud, Minn., has been appointed as a Lilly fellow at Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Ind. (Danger is pronounced DANG-er.)

Running Danger will defend her dissertation at KU during the summer 2004 term and plans to graduate that same term. Her dissertation is titled "Transforming Images: Victorian Women Writers, Popular Images and the Literary Marketplace."

At Valparaiso, Running Danger will complete a two-year residency. In addition to conducting scholarly research, she will teach in the College of Arts and Sciences and Christ College and will participate in a weekly colloquium on Christianity and the academic vocation.

Running Danger is the daughter of Cheryl and Thorpe Running of St. Cloud, Minn. She received undergraduate degrees in English and Spanish from Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn. and a master's degree in literature from South Dakota State University, Brookings, S.D. She is married to Paul Danger, son of Ruth Ann and Bill Danger of St. James, Minn. They have a 3-year-old daughter.

Valparaiso, a university with a Lutheran heritage, began the Lilly fellows program in 1991. Created to provide postdoctoral fellowships for scholars who want to enhance their intellectual and spiritual lives, the program prepares them for leadership roles in institutions of church-related higher education.

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