University Women’s Club 2017-2018 Calendar
Saturday, April 22, 2017             Turnover Board meeting & Luncheon – Malott Room
Monday, June 26, 2017               Board meeting 1:00 p.m. – Malott Room
Wednesday, June 28, 2017         Summer newsletter deadline
Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017              Interest Group Sign-Up Day, 3- 5 p.m. – Malott 
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016            Board meeting 3-5 p.m. – Malott Room
Friday, Sept. 29, 2017                 Fall newsletter deadline
Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017                Luncheon meeting* – Malott Room
Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017               Luncheon meeting* – Malott Room
Thursday, Dec. 14, 2016 (2nd Thurs.)  Holiday Luncheon meeting – Malott Room

Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018                   Winter newsletter deadline
Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018                Board meeting 1:00 p.m. – Malott Room
Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018                  Luncheon meeting* – Malott Room
Monday, March 5, 2018                 Spring newsletter deadline
Thursday, March 8, 2018(2nd Thurs.)     Luncheon meeting* – Malott Room
Thursday, April 5, 2018                  Scholarship Luncheon & meeting* – Malott Room
Saturday, April 21, 2018                 Turnover Board meeting & Luncheon 
                                                        – Malott Room

*2017-2018 Program Theme:  Excellence

·      October 5, 2017KU’s Central District, James Modig, University Architect and Director, Design and Construction Management
 “Changing Landscape:  KU’s New Central District”

With the 2014 Master Plan completed and pressing needs for modern student life, academic and research facilities, the University has undertaken a very aggressive development program to meet those needs. The creative approach to the project financing and operations was initially viewed as controversial. University Architect James Modig will tell us the rest of the story.

·      November 2, 2017KU Honors Program, Dr. Kala M. Stroup, Emeritus Faculty and Internship Advisor
“What Makes the KU Honors Program Extraordinary?”

KU's University Honors Program was awarded a 5 out of 5 ranking in a recent edition of A Review of Fifty Public University Honors Programs, making it one of only 11 honors programs nationwide to receive a perfect score.  Dr. Kala M. Stroup, Emeritus Faculty and Internship Advisor, will tell us what makes this program extraordinary.  She plans to bring students with her to share stories of how the KU Honors program opened doors for them.

·      December 14, 2017Holiday Program --- Lawrence Children's Choir Ambassador Choir, Carolyn Welch, Director 

The world-renowned Lawrence Children’s Choir was founded in 1991 by UWC member Janeal Krehbiel.  Its current director, Carolyn Welch, will feature the Ambassador Choir, a smaller group comprised of distinguished eighth, ninth, and tenth grade singers.

Holiday Luncheon Sing-Along – Susan Ralston and Janis Hutchison

·      February 1, 2018: Women in Engineering, Dr. Caroline Bennett, School of Engineering
“Women in Engineering and the School of Engineering Engaged Learning Initiative”

Dr. Caroline Bennett will discuss the School of Engineering's Engaged Learning Initiative, which aims to encourage and support the use of evidence-based, student-centered pedagogies in engineering courses.  The initiative includes supporting the use of six new active-learning classrooms in the new engineering building, collaborations with the School of Engineering's Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, and development of a fast-growing Undergraduate Teaching Fellows program.  Dr. Bennett will also discuss the roles of a number of women in engineering (faculty members, postdoctoral researcher, and students) related to the success of Engineering's Engaged Learning Initiative.

·      March 8, 2018:  School of Law - Project for Innocence & Post-Conviction Remedies, Beth Cateforis, Jean Phillips, and Alice Craig, Professors of Law
“KU Law Project Wins Conviction Reversals”

Elizabeth Cateforis, Alice Craig, and Jean Phillips are not only professors in the KU Law School, they have also done award-winning work in the Paul E. Wilson Project for Innocence & Post-Conviction Remedies.  Honored for demonstrating “compassion, dedication and tenacity” to exonerate Floyd Bledsoe (2015) and Richard Jones (2017), they will tell the story of those efforts and talk about the Project’s history and scope.

·      April 5, 2018Scholarship Awards