8/31/2004

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KU releases second Women of Distinction poster-calendar

LAWRENCE -- The 2004-05 "KU Women of Distinction" poster-calendar, which highlights the accomplishments of female students and faculty at the University of Kansas, is now available.

The poster-calender includes photos of 13 women pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees, two faculty members, an administrator and KU graduate Laura Moriarty, author of the 2003 book "The Center of Everything."

The poster includes biographies and calendar grids for the academic year. It is dedicated to four KU Women's Hall of Fame members who passed away this year: Vivian Rogers McCoy, Emily Taylor, Nona Tollefson and Marilyn Yarborough.

This is the second Women of Distinction calendar. The first edition was issued in January and included Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius. The calendars are available in the Kansas Union Bookstore and the Student Involvement and Leadership Center in Kansas Union.

KU's Emily Taylor Women˙s Resource Center led the effort to develop the calendar. Katherine Rose-Mockry, center director, assembled a campuswide committee last summer to explore an idea suggested by Elizabeth Topp, professor of pharmaceutical chemistry. More than 25 campus offices and local individuals contributed to the project.

Faculty members featured on the new calendar are Barbara Anthony-Twarog, professor of physics and astronomy; and Jan Sheldon, professor of applied behavioral science and courtesy professor in the School of Law. Sheldon is pictured with her daughter, Jenna Sheldon-Sherman, Lawrence junior. The administrator featured is Kathyn Nemeth Tuttle, associate vice provost for Student Success.

Students, their hometowns, majors, parents and high schools attended are:

DOUGLAS COUNTY
From Lawrence
Elizabeth Boldridge, doctoral student in educational policy and leadership with emphasis in higher education and minor in psychology and research in education, daughter of Leon Boldridge of Shawnee and Florence Boldridge of Lawrence; Lawrence High School.

Elizabeth Morel, senior majoring in chemical engineering with a minor in mathematics, daughter of James and Renee Morel; Lawrence Free State High School.

Jenna Sheldon-Sherman, junior majoring in psychology and women's studies, daughter of Jim Sherman and Jan Sheldon; Lawrence Free State High School.

JOHNSON COUNTY
From Prairie Village
Erin Wessely, senior majoring in biology, daughter of Kent and Pam Wessely; Shawnee Mission East High School.

SALINE COUNTY
From Salina
Marci K. Deuth, senior majoring in chemical engineering, daughter of Tom and Judy Deuth; Salina South High School.

COLORADO
From Colorado Springs
Kristen Wirsig, senior majoring in English, daughter of Gary and Doreen Wirsig; Sand Creek High School.

IDAHO
From Fort Hall
Talia T. Martin, junior majoring in chemistry, daughter of Kathy Martin; Shoshone-Bannock School.

MONTANA
From Browning
Ra'el G. Augare-Deal, master's degree student in health services administration, daughter of Lorraine Mancha and Ken Augare; Browning High School.

NEBRASKA
From Elkhorn
Kim Clark, senior in biochemistry, daughter of Dwight and Lissa Clark; Elkhorn High School.

From Hay Springs
Terri J. Hildebrand, doctoral student in botany, daughter of Dorothy Jaggers; Hay Springs High School.

OKLAHOMA
From Oklahoma City
Roksana Alavi, doctoral student in philosophy, daughter of Fred and Azar Alavi; Putnam City High School, Warr Acres, Okla.

OREGON
From Pendleton
Bobi Tallman, senior majoring in athletic training, daughter of Daniel and Gloria Jim; Sherman County High School, Moro, Ore.

SOUTH KOREA
From Seoul
Ha-Rim Cha, doctoral student in ecology and evolutionary biology with emphasis in marine biology, daughter of In-Tae Cha and Sun-Hee Yi; Chung Dam High School.

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