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March 28, 2005
Contact: Curtis Marsh, KU Continuing Education, (785) 864-7873.

KU seeks 100 gifted students in grades 7 to 12 for Duke TIP Scholar Weekends

LAWRENCE -- The University of Kansas is looking for 100 gifted Kansas students in grades 7 through 12 to attend the Duke University Talent Identification Program Scholar Weekends program in April in Lawrence.

The program, set for the third and fourth weekends in April, will offer intensive courses taught by KU faculty and graduate instructors. The program will challenge students academically while allowing them to get a taste of university life.

The Scholar Weekends are available to any Kansas student who has been identified as gifted or talented by local school criteria or has participated in Duke's Talent Identification Program. Each student will choose one of the following courses: April 16-17: "Designing Transportation for the Final Frontier," "Mathematics through the Ages Part II" and "Film Criticism and Analysis"; and April 23-24: "Anthropology: A Window to the World," "Getting to the Heart of Medical Sciences" and "Aerospace Engineering."

The participants will arrive on campus Saturday morning; take part in classwork all day Saturday; spend the night in the Lawrence Holiday Inn Holidome, supervised by Duke TIP resident counselors; and return to campus Sunday for a full class day scheduled to end at 4:30 p.m. The courses will be in Fraser Hall, KU's signature building that rests on the top of Mount Oread and can be seen from miles away. The cost for each weekend is $350 with overnight lodging or $300 without lodging.

For information or to apply for the Duke TIP Scholar Weekends at KU, call (785) 864-5823 or toll-free (877) 404-5823, or visit www.kuce.org/programs/dtip/.

The program is sponsored by KU Continuing Education in cooperation with the Duke University Talent Identification Program.

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