College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Randi Hacker

Outreach Director
Primary office:
785-864-3832

Randi Hacker has been a professional writer for most of her adult life specializing in educational material for children. After spending many years in New York City as an editor at several publishing companies including Children's Television Workshop, she created and published her own magazine -- P3, an environmental magazine for children. Her work has appeared in Punch, The New York Times Book Review, The National Lampoon and Rolling Stone, among other publications. Her young adult novel, Life as I Knew It, was published by Simon & Schuster in 2006 and named one of the Books for the Teen Age 2007 by the New York Public Library. Her book How to Live Cheap, Green and Happy (Stackpole Press) continues to enjoy a cult following.

Randi also spent many years teaching in public schools in northern Vermont and developed several successful community outreach programs in her capacity as librarian at Montgomery Elementary School. She holds a BA in English from the University of Michigan and an MA in Teaching English as a Second Language from St. Michael's College in Vermont.


Events
New M.A. Program

The Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) at The University of Kansas is offering a new M.A. program in Contemporary East Asian Studies, beginning in the 2014-2015 academic year. Full-time students with prior East Asian language training will be able to complete the degree within 12 months. For more information about this M.A. program including specific requirements for admission, visit www.ceas.ku.edu/degrees, or contact Ayako Mizumura, Assistant Director of CEAS, by email (ceasma@ku.edu) or call 785-864-1478. You can also download our program flyer (PDF) Please share this information with your friends, colleagues and students! We are looking forward to hearing from you.

KU Works for Kansas: A Free Undergraduate Study Tour of Japan

CEAS conducted a Kakehashi Project-Bridge for Tomorrow study tour to Japan for 23 students from colleges and universities throughout Kansas in summer 2014. The tour, which was funded by the Japan Foundation and led by CEAS members Maggie Childs (core faculty) and Nancy Hope (staff), visited selected sites in Tokyo and Shizuoka June 23rd - July 3rd.  For more about the Project, view the video, the itinerary, or excerpts from participant reports. This fall, the Kansas students will make presentations about Japan at local elementary and secondary schools, while CEAS will host 23 students from Shizuoka University who are visiting KU in early spring as part of their Kakehashi tour of America.  

Sheree Willis, Executive Director of the Confucius Institute of the University of Kansas, talks about the significance of the Chinese New Year. Read more here: http://spaceskc.com/blog/year-ram/#storylink=cpy
The Year of the Ram - Spaces KC
Chinese New Year is the first day of the lunar year, based upon the calendar used in pre-modern China. In ...

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KU welcomes President Obama Jan. 22, 2015, was a historic day on the Hill: President Barack Obama visited the University of Kansas campus (http://bit.ly/POTUSatKU), the first sitting president to do so in a century. More than 7,000 people — including many students and faculty who had spent hours in line to get tickets for the event — packed inside KU’s Anschutz Sports Pavilion to hear the president speak. Welcomed by Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little with “Barack Chalk, Jayhawk!” Obama told the gathering “I’m a Kansas guy,” because his mother was from Wichita and grandparents were from Augusta and El Dorado. In his 35-minute talk, the president discussed themes (see official White House transcript http://1.usa.gov/1yMWJqy) from his 2015 State of the Union address, including his goal to lower the cost of attending college.


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