College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Randi Hacker

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.


JET Program

Applications for the 2015 JET Program are now available at this website: http://www.us.emb-japan.go.jp/JET/. The deadline is Friday, November 14th.

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.  

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Interested in a Master's Degree in Contemporary East Asian Studies? We have an info session Nov. 5 at noon! http://t.co/CLTFkW6caA
Inside KU: Protein research, biodiesel fuel, and KU's Bioscience & Technology Business Center "Inside KU" takes a look at how the expanded Bioscience & Technology Business Center (http://bit.ly/1zzPvrw) brings a number of beneficial services to small start-ups, Fortune 500 companies, and everything in between. Also: A KU startup at the BTBC, KanPro, is producing proteins for research in medicine, biotechnology, and life sciences (See http://bit.ly/1DSY3s9). KU Innovation and Collaboration focuses on turning the university’s research into industry (See http://bit.ly/ZTOKZF). The "Feedstock to Tailpipe Initiative" grows algae to provide a sustainable source for biodiesel fuel (See http://bit.ly/1oPRovz). Undergraduate Research Awards allow students to explore their fields deeper (See http://bit.ly/KUcugr). **The Time Warner Cable Sports Network's "Inside KU" is hosted by Jeannie Hodes.**


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