HeadlinesOctober 18, 2010
- Improving assessment
- Potter dredging turns up time capsules, trash and treasure
- School of Social Welfare lands $13 million grant to help improve lives of foster children
- Chancellors Club Research, Teaching Awards announced
- KU reaches record level in research expenditures
- Professor profile: The art of pronunciation
- Watkins offers flu shot clinics for employees
- 'Media Memes' exhibit takes collaborative approach to explore meaning of photos
- Giving to KU reaches record $110 million
- School of Business earns funding to support, expand programs with U.S. Army
- 'Generations Project' aims to improve services to families with at-risk children
- Researchers work to improve prevention of cancer among Latino, American Indian communities
- Shankel takes part in 10th version of cancer research conference born at KU
- Faculty, staff encouraged to help stock professional clothing closet for students
Employees of the month
September University Support Staff Employee of the Month
Started at KU: 2005
Current title: Custodian, Facilities Operations
What that means: Dailey is responsible for cleaning and maintaining the three-story Multidisciplinary Research Building on west campus, a 106,000-square-foot facility that houses laboratories, workrooms, offices and conference rooms for 200 faculty, student and staff researchers.
Notable: Dailey takes the lead in caring for the MRB. Because of staff shortages and turnover, he often does all of the work himself. He is diligent and experienced and has excellent relationships with tenants of the building. One said, “Delbert comes to work every day when no one else shows up.” Before he leaves for the day, he always asks whether there is anything else that needs to be taken care of.
Roger Lee Harmon
Roger Lee Harmon
September Unclassified Employee of the Month
Started at KU: 1987
Current title: Project manager, Design and Construction Management
What that means: Harmon is the full-service construction administrator for all in-house designed construction, and on capital projects as assigned. His specific duties include site inspections, site testing, preparing change orders, completion certificates, interacting with contractors, and resolving conflicts which often have a monetary component.
Notable: Harmon manages as many as 10 to 15 construction projects at a time and, of necessity, is extremely flexible and adaptable. Colleagues say his excellence on the job is due to a combination of his easygoing attitude with an extensive knowledge of construction methods. Without his skills, problems would not get resolved, and the possibility of a contractor walking off a job would be very real.
Harmon often works irregular hours to observe critical construction activities. He will do whatever is necessary to protect the interests of the university in construction projects. At the same time, he is the face of KU for many contractors who come to campus to build. In a typical morning, Roger will go from a roof inspection, to approving the current facet of an office remodel, to observing a concrete pour, all while being in communication with several people and keeping other projects on track.