Feb 18, 2016

Ingram's Names Diane Karius, PhD, "Icon of Education"

Diane Karius, PhD, KCU associate professor of physiology and director of human patient simulation, was recently selected by Ingram's magazine as one of 11 individuals to receive the 2016 "Icons of Education" award.

This accolade recognizes the area's top administrators, researchers and classroom instructors whose contributions have strengthened education in our region, positively impacting our business environment and quality of life (read more).

Feb 16, 2016

Nobel Laureate Randy Schekman, PhD, to Speak at KCU Research Day, Community Reception

An exciting addition to our 2015 Research Symposium will be keynote speaker Randy Schekman, PhD, the 2013 Nobel Prize Winner in Physiology or Medicine. Dr. Schekman will present "Unconventional Secretion of Proteins and RNA from Cultured Human Cells" at 2:15 p.m., March 25, in KCU's Academic Center. Dr. Schekman will also present "The Importance of Basic Research and How It Impacts Science" during a reception for Kansas City's research community from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., March 24, at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center.

Online registration is available for the reception, which is being co-hosted by the Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute. Dr. Schekman is a cell biologist at the University of California, Berkeley, and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator (learn more).

Feb 15, 2016

Former KCU Trustee Terry Dunn, Peggy Dunn Named 2016 Volunteers of the Year

Nonprofit Connect, an organization that links the nonprofit community to education, resources and networking, named Terry and Peggy Dunn its 2016 Volunteers of the Year for their far-reaching civic leadership and volunteerism across countless organizations in our community.

Terry served on KCU's Board of Trustees for two terms and was chairman from 2009 to 2013; he is currently the University's Centennial Campaign Co-Chair. Peggy has served as mayor of Leawood, Kan., since 1997 and continues to work in numerous leadership and volunteer roles.

The Dunns will be honored at the 2016 Philanthropy Awards Luncheon on May 20 (learn more).