KANSAN STYLE GUIDE | FALL 2010
Introductions  
The Associated Press Stylebook is the stylebook for all reporting and editing courses and for The University Daily Kansan. When conflict exists between the stylebook and the supplement, the supplement takes precedence. (The Kansan deviates from AP because The Kansan refers to The American Heritage Dictionary and AP refers to Webster's New World Dictionary.) For spelling not covered by either the stylebook or the supplement, The American Heritage Dictionary is the authority. The function of style is to remove distractions from the reader's path. Clarity is second only to accuracy among an editor's concerns, but style never should interfere with clarity or be an obstacle to literary quality. The entries in this supplement and in the AP Stylebook are intended as guidelines, not laws. The good judgment of editors handling stories may supersede style. This does not mean that style guidelines may be blithely disregarded. Consistency keeps the reader from being distracted by conflicts in spelling and usage and reinforces the impression that The Kansan matters to its staff. These style guidelines are not to be worn like straitjackets, but they are to be followed unless there is good reason to bypass them.
   
General rules  
abbreviations KC, NY and LA. These city names may be abbreviated in headlines only without periods. Spell them out in copy.
abortion rights A person who favors a legal right to abortion supports abortion rights or is an abortion-rights advocate or an abortion-rights activist. Do not use pro-choice. See anti-abortion.
acronyms Acronyms and abbreviations are acceptable but should be used appropriately. A story should not look like an alphabet soup and should acronyms not be introduced by parentheses. Use them when the organization is most commonly known as such. AURH (Association of University Residence Halls) is one example, CReSIS (Center for the Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets) is another. Acronyms should always be spelled out in their entirety on first reference. Shortened names of organizations should not be cumbersome, but she should also not seem like typos.
Academic Computing Service ACS on second reference.
academic departments See departments.
addresses Abbreviations are used in specific addresses, otherwise the streets take no abbreviation. It is 1125 Tennessee St., but Tennessee Street; 616 W. Ninth St., but West Ninth Street; 723 W. 19th St., but West 19th Street; Ohio and Kentucky streets. Only street, avenue and boulevard are abbreviated; all other street names are spelled out. Addresses are used in stories that mention fraternity houses, sorority houses or places of business so the reader can visualize the place being discussed. In crime stories, names and specific addresses of victims are not used. Street addresses and ages are used only if the identification is pertinent: John Doe, 23, of 2618 Primrose Lane; 23-year-old John Doe, 2618 Primrose Lane. Otherwise it is John Doe of Lawrence.
Add/Drop  
adviser, not advisor.  
African-American (adj.), African American (n.) The preferred term is black, but African American may be used if a source or organization prefers the term.
AIDS People do not die of AIDS; they die of complications of AIDS.
alley-oop  
All Scholarship Hall Council on first reference. For second reference, use the council. Do not use ASHC. The same rule applies to the residence hall council. Also, see Association of University Residence Halls.
al-Qaida  
alumnus, alumna, alumnae, alumni, never alum. A person cannot be a 1968 alumnus. He is a 1968 graduate and a KU alumnus. See graduate.
Alumni Association The University of Kansas Alumni Association on first reference, then the Alumni Association.
Ambler recreation center on first reference. ÒRec centerÓ is acceptable on second reference. ÒThe Rec" is acceptable in headlines. Officially called ÒAmbler Student Recreation Fitness Center.Ó
American Indian Native American is Kansan style. This differs from AP. Also see race.
all-sports tickets on first reference, then tickets.  
anti-abortion A person who subscribes to this view may be an anti-abortion advocate or an abortion opponent. A protester may be an anti-abortion activist. Do not use pro-life. See abortion rights.
art museum See Spencer Museum of Art.
ARTS form for all references.
Asian American (n.) Asian-American (adj.)  
Association of University Residence Halls on first reference, then AURH or the association. AURH is not acceptable in headlines.
at a room, in a building An event is at the ballroom in the Kansas Union.
athletics corporation This should only be used for business transactions. See University of Kansas Athletic Corporation.
Athletics Department on first reference, then the department. Note the "s" suffix and capitalization. For academic departments, see departments.
athletics director Capitalize when in front of a name. Don't capitalize when used after a name. See Kansas athletics director.
Audio Reader Acceptable on all references. If it is a compound adjective, place a hyphen. See Baehr Audio-Reader Center in the building references entry.
Baldwin City Not Baldwin.
ballroom At the Kansas Union Ballroom, then the ballroom.
bands Like a sports team, a band should be referred to by the pronoun "it," not "they."
barbecue Not BBQ or Bar-B-Q.
because of/since/due to The difference between "because of" and "due to" does not have to be complicated. "Because of" is always used with independent clauses and "due to" is always used with dependent clauses. "Since" and "because" are not interchangeable but can both apply to the same sentence depending on the context. Make sure the context of the sentence is known. Ex. "Since he started working here, he's learned a lot." "Since," in this case, refers to passage of time and "because" refers to reason.
black This is the preferred term for people of African ancenstry, but African American is acceptable if preferred by a source or organization. See African-American and race entries.
Black Student Union on first reference, then "the organization" or "the group." Do not use BSU.
Board of Regents is singular. Regents are plural. The Board of Regents is considering a change, but the Regents are considering a change. Use Board of Regents on first reference, then Regents. The qualifiers "state" and "Kansas" are not used. No apostrophe in any usage. The Regents system has six members: Emporia State University, Emporia State on second reference; Fort Hays State University, then Fort Hays State; Kansas State University, then K-State; Pittsburg State University, then Pittsburg State; University of Kansas, then KU or the University; and Wichita State University, then Wichita State. The Kansas College of Technology in Salina (formerly Kansas Technical Institute), is now a part of Kansas State University and should be referred to as Kansas State University-Salina. As of 2000, the Regents have some jurisdiction over community colleges.
Border Showdown Refers to the Kansas-Missouri rivalry. Do not use Border War.
Borders on all references for the bookstore at 7th and New Hampshire streets.
brackets Do not use. See parentheses.
briefs Don't use this word by itself as a kicker. "Sports Briefs," or "News Briefs," and "Briefly" should never be used.
building references All campus buildings should be identified by reference points, not addresses, unless otherwise noted. Reference points include Strong Hall, Allen Fieldhouse, Kansas Union, Memorial Stadium, Watson Library, Budig Hall, Burge Union, Daisy Hill, Fraser Hall, Lied Center, Robinson Center and the Campanile. See individual building entries for reference points. A room is located in a building. Ex. Michelle Burhenn, Topeka junior, lives in Stauffer-Flint Hall, just west of Watson Library.

Adams Alumni Center on first reference, then the alumni center or center. It is east of the Kansas Union; Allen Fieldhouse on first reference, then the fieldhouse; Anderson Family Football Complex is at the southwest corner of Memorial Stadium. The $31 million complex opened in Fall 2008; Anschutz Library is south of Budig Hall; Anschutz Sports Pavilion on first reference, then Anschutz; Art and Design Building is west of Budig Hall; Baehr Audio-Reader Center is at 1120 W. 11th St.; Bailey Hall is just east of Strong Hall; Bales Organ Recital Hall is adjacent to the Lied Center; Blake Hall is southeast of Watson Library; Bridwell Botany Research Lab is located at 2045 Constant Ave.; Budig Hall do not use Budig Hall/Hoch Auditoria. The building is Budig Hall, but classes will meet at Hoch Auditoria (which is plural) in Budig Hall. There are three auditoria in Budig Hall. They are 110, 120 and 130 Budig Hall. 120 is the largest; Burge Union on first reference, then Burge; Burt Hall is northeast of the Burge Union; Carruth-O'Leary Hall is southwest of Memorial Stadium; Computer Center is east of Robinson Center; Continuing Education Building is located at 1515 St. Andrews Drive near 15th and Kasold streets; Corbin Hall see GSP-Corbin Hall; Crafton-Preyer Theatre is in Murphy Hall, southwest of Budig Hall; Danforth Chapel is east of Watson Library; Dole Human Development Center on first reference, then Dole Center. It is south of Watson Library. Do not confuse with Dole Institute; Dole Institute is acceptable on second reference for Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics. It is located west of the Lied Center; Dyche Hall is just south of the Kansas Union; Eaton Hall is the new engineering building. It is north of Allen Fieldhouse; Ecumenical Christian Ministries is the appropriate reference for both the building at 1204 Oread Ave. and the campus ministry. ECM on second reference. Many programs not under ECM sponsorship use the building; Ellsworth Hall is on Daisy Hill; Facilities Operations is southwest of Watson Library; Foley Hall is at 2021 Constant Ave.; Fraser Hall is east of Watson Library; Green Hall is east of the Burge Union; GSP-Corbin Hall on first reference, then GSP-Corbin. Its formal title is Gertrude Sellards Pearson-Corbin Hall. It is northeast of Memorial Stadium; Hall Center for the Humanities is east of the Dole Human Development Center and south of Stauffer-Flint; the Hall Center on second reference; Hambleton Hall is at 1922 Constant Ave. on West Campus; Hashinger Hall is on Daisy Hill; Hashinger Hall Theater is in Hashinger Hall; Hawk's Nest is inside the Kansas Union; Haworth Hall is north of Robinson Center; Hilltop Child Development Center is just west of the Burge Union; Horejsi Family Athletics Center; Jayhawker Towers on first reference, then the towers (when referring to the apartment buildings). There are four towers: A, B, C, D. It is Tower A of Jayhawker Towers. They are north of the Burge Union; JRP Hall is acceptable on first reference. It's JRP on second reference. Its official title is Joseph R. Pearson Hall. It is west of Memorial Stadium; Kansas Union always differentiate between the Kansas and the Burge unions; Kansas Union Ballroom on first reference, then the ballroom. If a room has an official title, capitalize room. Ex. Big 12 Room, Jayhawk Room, Alderson Auditorium, etc. The rooms should be referred to as being "in the Kansas Union."; Kurata Thermodynamics Laboratories is at 2330 Crowell Drive; KU Visitor Center is east of the Lied Center. Its entrance is at the back of Templin Hall; Learned Hall is at 15th and Naismith streets; Lewis Hall is on Daisy Hill; Lied Center on first reference, then the center; Lindley Annex was south of Lindley Hall at Naismith Drive and Crescent Road. It was torn down Summer 2005; Lindley Hall is at Naismith Drive and Crescent Road; Lippincott Hall is north of Watson Library; Malott Hall is south of Budig Hall; Marvin Hall is west of Budig Hall; McCollum Hall is on Daisy Hill; Military Science Building is south of Budig Hall; Moore Hall is at 1930 Constant Ave. on West Campus; Murphy Hall is north of Allen Fieldhouse; Natural History Museum is in Dyche Hall, just south of the Kansas Union. Do not use Museum of Natural History; Nichols Hall is at 2335 Irving Hill Road on West Campus; Nunemaker Hall is on Engel Road north of Daisy Hill; Parker Hall is an attachment to Moore Hall on West Campus; Parrott Athletic Center on first reference to the building that lies between Allen Fieldhouse and Anschutz Sports Pavilion. Parrott or the center on second reference; Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics is west of the Lied Center. Dole Institute on second reference; Robinson Center on first reference, then Robinson. Never use Robinson Gymnasium; Multicultural Resource Center on first reference, then MRC. The MRC moved to its new location north of the Kansas Union in 2007; St. Lawrence Catholic Center refers to the building at 1631 Crescent Road. The campus ministry is the St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center; Simons Center for Biosciences Research Facility is at 2093 Constant Ave.; Smissman Research Laboratories is at 2099 Constant Ave.; Smith Hall is east of the Kansas Union; Snow Hall is west of Strong Hall; Spahr Engineering Library is in Learned Hall, which is north of Allen Fieldhouse; Spencer Museum of Art on first reference, then the art museum or museum. It is west of the Kansas Union; Spencer Research Library is north of Strong Hall; Spooner Commons is in Spooner Hall; Spooner Hall use Anthropological Research and Cultural Collections instead to refer to the museum; use Spooner Commons to refer to the space used for meetings, lectures and workshops. Spooner Commons is in Spooner Hall. It is east of the Kansas Union; Stauffer-Flint Hall is between Watson Library and Wescoe Hall; Stouffer Place University housing for married students or students with children. It is west of Allen Fieldhouse; Strong Hall; Structural Biology Center is west of the Simons Center for Biosciences Research Facility; Student Recreation Fitness Center on first reference, then the recreation center on second reference. Never "the Rec."; Sudler House is at 1132 11th St. It is home to the Max Kade Center for German-American Studies; Summerfield Hall is north of Robinson Center; Templin Hall is on Daisy Hill; Twente Hall is south of Watson Library; Wescoe Hall; Wesley Building houses University Relations. It is east of the Kansas Union; Watkins Memorial Health Center on first reference, then Watkins. It is east of Robinson Center; Youngberg Hall is at 2385 Irving Hill Road on West Campus.
Campanile Do not say Campanile tower. It is simply the Campanile. Also, it is Campanile hill.
CD CD is acceptable in all references. This differs from AP.
chair, chairperson Never to be used in reference to a chairman or chairwoman. A person is the chairman or chairwoman of a committee or group, both acceptable terms. Kevin Yoder, chairman of the Student Rights committee. A person should be referred to as the chairman of religious studies (similar to dean). Chair is not a verb. You do not chair a committee. You serve as its chairman or chairwoman. See head.
chalking Acceptable as both a gerund and a verb. The coalition was penalized for illegal chalking. OR The coalition chalked in prohibited areas.
Chamney Barn is on West Campus.
chancellors Identify the chancellor as Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little. Put the titles of other KU officials after their names. See deans.
cities Do not use Kan. after Kansas towns, unless they are likely to be confused with big cities in other states, such as Minneapolis, Kan., and Kansas City, Kan. Always refer to Kansas City with its respective state, Kan. or Mo. Special care should be given to the city of Pittsburg (Kan.), which is not spelled like Pittsburgh, Pa. Liberty, Kan., and Independence, Kan., both use the state abbreviation.
city commission Lawrence City Commission, city commission, the commission, city commissioners. Commissioner is capitalized but not abbreviated when used as part of a formal title before the person's full name.
City Hall is at Sixth and Massachusetts streets.
clarifications See corrections.
classified/unclassified Classified staff are part of the State of Kansas civil service system. At the University, the positions are predominantly of a support staff nature, including clerical/secretarial, skilled craft, service/maintenance and protective service positions. Unclassified staff members are governed by Kansas Board of Regents policy and, at the University, are predominantly research, administrative and academic or student services staff.
coed Do not use coed to refer to a female student. More descriptive uses of the word are acceptable: coed softball, coed residence halls (multi-gendered living arrangements).
College Assembly is the governing body of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. It is composed of faculty and students. Use College Assembly on first reference and give a brief description of it, then the assembly.
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences on first reference, then the college. CLAS is acceptable in headlines.
commissioner Commissioner is capitalized but not abbreviated when used as part of a formal title before the person's full name.
contractions Common contractions are acceptable but should be avoided when they are not easily understood. Some example of ones to avoid: we'll, would've, she'll, he'd.
corrections The Kansan strives to be accurate every day, but inevitably, mistakes will appear in the paper. In order to avoid further mistakes, be as concise, clear and accurate as possible when writing and editing a correction or clarification. The correction should identify the date, article and specific mistake in the first sentence. Identify the mistake without actually repeating the incorrect information, if possible. The correct information should appear in the second sentence. Corrections should follow this basic format but should be tailored to each mistake. Ex. Wednesday's article "Construction begins downtown" misstated the weight of the box. It weighs 16 tons. OR Ex. Tuesday's article "Editor moves to New York" misidentified Darla Slipke. She is a Bristol, Conn., senior. DO NOT repeat the mistake like this: Tuesday's article "Editor moves to New York" misidentified Darla Slipke as a Wichita senior. She is a Bristol, Conn., senior. Clarifications follow the same format but should state the confusion in the first sentence then explain it in the second sentence. Ex. Monday's article "KU agrees to raise GTA salaries" said the University would increase its minimum salary for GTAs by $250. The proposed salary would be increased by $250 only if it is approved by state agencies.
Counseling and Psychological Services on first reference. CAPS is acceptable in headlines and on second reference. It is located on the second floor of Watkins Memorial Health Center, just east of Robinson Center.
course numbers and titles Courses should be referred to using their specific titles, such as "Human Sexuality in Everyday Life." Do not use course numbers. Always use quotation marks.
Crimson Girls Do not use. See Rock Chalk Dancers.
cutlines should be written as at least two sentences. The first sentence should be in present tense and the rest in past tense. The first sentence should contain the time element, location where the photographer took the photo and describe the activity shown in the photo in a way that does more than simply state the obvious. It should identify any people in the photo, including their names, years in school and hometowns. Use directions (such as right or left) in the first sentence. These are offset by commas, not parentheses. NOTE: AP cutlines should be changed to reflect Kansan style. Read cutlines carefully. Cutlines are one of the first things readers look at but too often are overlooked in the copy flow process. Do not write a cutline or headline without seeing the photo.
Daisy Hill The area of rdorms on Engel Road. It includes McCollum, Hashinger, Ellsworth, Templin and Lewis halls.
datelines Refer to AP style for all datelines, but remove state references within Kansas. See cities.
dates It is from Dec. 15 to 25 but not from Dec. 15-25. When the day referred to is within one week of publication, use only the day and not the date. If the day referred to is more than one week in either the future or the past, use only the date.
days of the week Use today and tonight. For other days, use the day of the week up to six days from the date of publication. Beyond this range, use the date. Do not use "last" Monday and "next" Thursday. Do not use "yesterday" or "tomorrow."
deans Put their titles after their names: Kathryn Tuttle, dean of liberal arts and sciences (not dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences).
debut is a noun and should not be used as a verb.
departments Athletics Department is uppercase, but don't capitalize academic departments (department of history) unless a word normally would be capitalized (department of English, department of Germanic languages and literature, etc.) Departments of the federal government appear as you normally see them: Department of the Interior. Department of Student Housing is also capitalized. See offices and schools.
Dillons No apostrophe.
divisions The rule for departments applies.
DJ Not D.J. This is according to the American DJ Association.
Dr. Do not use. If identification is needed for an M.D. or D.O., use physician or surgeon after the name. This differs from AP style.
e- Avoid using "e-" prefixes to words. Instead, use Internet or a more specific term to describe a type of business or activity.
e-mail acceptable on first reference. It is not capitalized.
edited by tags All original stories, except briefs, require an edited by tag. Be sure to use an em dash (shift-option-hyphen) and use italics. The correct style is (note the space after the dash): Edited by Dianne Smith
Edwards Campus is the Overland Park branch of the University of Kansas. Formerly known as the Regents Center, it caters to the work force by offering graduate instruction in a number of fields and upper-level undergraduate instruction in a few fields.
elections commission The body that oversees Student Senate elections.
em dash These are the long dashes (shift-option-hyphen) used in stories, edited by tags, brief taglines and breakbox sourcing, as well as in quote and fact of the day sourcing. They should always be followed by a space. When used to represent pauses in stories, they should be preceded by a space as well.
Emily Taylor Women's Resource Center, The on first reference, then "the center." Do not use ETWRC.
Endowment Association Kansas University Endowment Association on first reference, then Endowment Association or the association. Never KUEA.
Epassport  
estimates Try to have an exact figure if a number is below 30. Round in increments of 10 if the number is between 30 and 1,000. For numbers between 1,000 and 100,000, round in increments of 100. For numbers greater than 100,000, round in increments of 1,000. Never use "about" in estimates. Right: "He estimated there were 50 people there." Wrong: "He estimated there were about 50 people there."
executive committees See senates.
Facebook, MySpace should always be capitalized.
FacEx See senates.
faculty titles The hierarchy of faculty titles is as follows (beginning with the lowest designation): lecturer, instructor, assistant professor, associate professor, professor, distinguished professor. There is a difference among each one. In general terms, lecturers are generally part-time, non-tenurable faculty members. The rest are tenurable faculty. Distinguished faculty usually have met a certain criteria that has been set and have supplemental income from the KU Endowment Association.
faculty members See identification.
fake ID  
Fall Formal Recruitment is the official process that women go through to join a sorority. It takes place the week before classes begin. Do not use Rush or Rush Week.
First Nations Student Association Use "the group" on second reference.
fraternities Fraternities should always be listed by their formal titles, but common nicknames are included in parentheses to help identify a chapter mentioned in a quote.
The following fraternities are part of the Interfraternal Council and have houses on campus: Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi) , 1116 Indiana St.; Beta Theta Pi (Beta), 1425 Tennessee St.; Delta Chi (D-Chi), 1245 West Campus Road; Delta Upsilon (DU), 1025 Emery Road; Kappa Sigma (Kappa Sig), 1045 Emery Road; Phi Delta Theta (Phi Delt), 1621 Edgehill Road; Phi Gamma Delta (Fiji), 1540 Louisiana St.; Phi Kappa Psi (Phi Psi), 1602 W. 15th St.; Phi Kappa Tau (Phi Tau), 1100 Indiana St.; Pi Kappa Phi (Pi Kap), 1537 Tennessee St.; Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE), 1301 West Campus Road; Sigma Chi, 1439 Tennessee St.; Sigma Nu, 1501 Sigma Nu Place; Sigma Phi Epsilon (Sig Ep), 1645 Tennessee St.; Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE, pronounced "teke"), 1232 Ohio St.; Theta Chi, 1003 Emery Road; Triangle, 1144 W. 11th St.

Alpha Kappa Lambda, Pi Kappa Alpha (Pike) and Zeta Beta Tau are IFC fraternities that do not have houses.
The following fraternities are part of the National Pan-Hellenic Council and do not have houses: Alpha Phi Alpha, Iota Phi Theta, Kappa Alpha Psi, Phi Beta Sigma.
Sigma Lambda Beta is part of the National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations and does not have a house.

free An event is free. The concert is free. Do not say "There is no admission" or "admission is free."
Free for All  
freshman can be either a noun or an adjective. As an adjective it is always singular; as a noun it can be plural. For example, "The freshman athletes arrived at the University" versus "The freshmen arrived at the University."
fundraiser Always one word.
grade point average Use GPA instead.
graduate Dale Puckett is a 1966 graduate and a KU alumnus, not a 1966 alumnus nor a KU graduate.
graduate research assistant on first reference, then GRA.
graduate students are students who are working on their masterÕs degrees. Doctoral students are in a PhD program.
graduate teaching assistant on first reference, then GTA.
greek Lowercase when referring to fraternities, sororities or their members.
Greek Life is a program under the Student Involvement and Leadership Center (SILC). There are four councils within Greek Life. Notice the capitalization.
Greeks Advocating Mature Management of Alcohol Use on first reference. Group members refer to it as GAMMA, use "the group" except in quotes. When in quotes, do not use periods.
GTAC stands for Graduate Teaching Assistants Coalition on first reference, then GTAC. Not all GTAs are members of the coalition.
Haskell Indian Nations University on first reference, then Haskell.
Hastings Books Music & Video  
head Acceptable non-sex-specific leader of a committee, but correct style is chairwoman or chairman if that is the person's title.
highway Capitalize highway, interstate, road or route when followed by a number designation: Kansas Highway 10, Interstate 70 and County Road D 10.
the Hill When referring to Mount Oread. Lowercase in other references: Campanile hill; walking down the hill.
hip-hop  
Hispanic American Leadership Organization Use for first reference. HALO is acceptable on second reference.
Hispanic-American (adj.), Hispanic American (n.) Preferred term in reference to someone of Hispanic or Latino ancestry. Latino/Latina is acceptable if the source prefers that term.
Holiday Inn Holidome, 200 McDonald Drive. This differs from the Lawrence telephone directory.
homecoming It is Homecoming Day, but homecoming.
homepage  
HOPE Award  
HorrorZontals The ultimate Frisbee club.
hospitals It is Lawrence Memorial Hospital on first reference, then the hospital. It is Mt. Oread Medical Arts Centre, then the medical center. It is the University of Kansas Medical Center on first reference, then Med Center. Also see Med Center.
host/hosting is acceptable as a verb. This differs from AP style.
ID Specify if referring to KUID.
identification Faculty members are identified thusly: Rick Musser, professor of journalism; Tim Bengtson, associate professor of journalism; Robert Sorem, assistant professor of mechanical engineering; Marina de Fazio, instructor in (not of) French and Italian.

Professors who hold distinguished or named professorships should be identified with their complete titles. Thus: David Paretsky, professor emeritus of microbiology; Sequeira Costa, Cordelia Brown Murphy distinguished professor of piano.

Refer to the KU directory.

KU students are identified thusly: Laura Roddy, a senior from Andover; Julie Wood, a senior from Davenport, Iowa; Luis Coloma, a graduate student from Quito, Ecuador,; Ann Premer, a first-year law student from McPherson. On second reference, it is Roddy, Wood, Coloma and Premer. Applied English Center students at KU are not assigned a year in school. So, it is Su Yen, an Applied English Center student from Beijing.

Individuals should always be identified in a manner most appropriate to the context of the story. For example, in sports stories student athletes should be identified by position on a team and year in school; in student government stories, campus politicians should be identified by their office or role. All individuals in stories who are not students should be identified immediately. Students can be identified in a subsequent paragraph.
if/whether If is an adverbial conjunction. Whether is a nounal conjunction. They are not interchangeable. I will help you if you give me a ride. Whether (not if) I give you a ride depends on my schedule. See Bremner.
innocent One pleads "not guilty." One does not plead "innocent." This differs from AP.
Institute for Lifespan Studies  
instructor See identification.
Internet Always capitalize.
Jayhawks KU athletics teams are the Jayhawks. Do not use "Hawks."
Jumbotron Use MegaVision, not Jumbotron, in reference to the LED display device in Memorial Stadium.
Kansan See University Daily Kansan, The.
Kansan employees should not be used as sources unless absolutely necessary. If an employee of The University Daily Kansan is cited as a source in a story, use name and specific title: Alex Garrison, editor.
Kansas See cities.
Kansas Athletics Director is acceptable.
Kansas Athletics Inc. should be used on all references referring to business transactions of the Kansas Athletics Department. Otherwise, refer to the department as Kansas Athletics.
Kansas City To avoid confusion, specify Kansas City, Kan., or Kansas City, Mo., even in datelines. But Kansas City area is acceptable when the entire metropolitan region is intended.
Kansas State Board of Education  
Kansas Union on first reference, then Union. Never use Student Union. The Union has six levels, not six floors. The Union houses meeting and event spaces such as the Alderson Auditorium on Level 4, the Ballroom on Level 5, the Big 12 Room on Level 5, the Kansas Room on Level 6 and Woodruff Auditorium on Level 5.
KANU radio station, 91.5 FM, is located in the Baehr Audio-Reader Center.
kickers should be specific to the story but within reason. Kickers are supposed to categorize stories. For a series of stories that cover the same event, use the same kicker each time. Also see the kicker entry in the sports section of this stylebook. Examples: Student Senate, Crime, Politics, International, National, State, Obituary, Greek Life, Environment, City, Transportation, City Commission, Weather, Music, Iraq. Keep in mind that not every country is a candidate for a kicker. We have conflicts in countries such as Iraq, meaning a specific kicker is better than "international." Avoid "Campus" as a kicker. It shows up too often. Also be sure not to use "Entertainment" as a kicker when the story is on the entertainment page.
KJHK is the University's student radio station. Use KJHK, not 90.7 KJHK.
KU is acceptable only as an adjective (KU students, a KU professor). Do not use KU as a noun, except in headlines. See University of Kansas.
KU Bookstores Distinguish between the bookstores at the Kansas Union and the Burge Union.
KUID  
KU Info is acceptable on first reference although it is formally called the University Information Center.
KUJH is the University's student television station. The program is KUJH-TV News.
KU Memorial Unions refers to the organization that runs both the Burge and the Kansas unions.
KU Public Safety Office Not KU police or KUPD. It is on West Campus in the Public Safety Building, 1501 Crestline Drive, Suite 120.
KU on Wheels  
Kyou is the University's student portal Web site.
Latino, Latina Do not use unless the source indicates he or she prefers the identification. See Hispanic-American, Hispanic American.
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire and Medical