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Issue 6, 2009

Table of Contents

22 The Advocate

26 A Man Called Hoss

28 The Particular Genius of Richard Schiefelbusch

2 Lift the Chorus
Letters from readers

5 First Word
The editor's turn

6 On the Boulevard
KU & Alumni Association events

8 Jayhawk Walk
The haunting of Sigma Nu, the creampuff criminal, a Jayhawk brood and more

10 Hilltopics
News and notes: Two NSF grants bolster research while record giving defies economic downturn.

16 Sports
Basketball: Men tip off atop the rankings and women gear up for a breakthrough year

35 Association News
Millie winners recognized for volunteer spirit; Roundup and reunions unite far-flung flock.

42 Class Notes
Profiles of a paralympics supporter, a comedy writer, a Hispanic leadership mentor and more

60 In Memory
Deaths in the KU family

64 Rock Chalk Review
Ward’s way with words, McLeod’s fanged frog and Fischer’s latest pop-up treasure.

68 Glorious to View
Scene on campus