Mike Krings

Public Affairs Officer
Primary office:
(785) 864-8860

Mike Krings is a public affairs officer in the KU News Service, covering disciplines and university departments that include:

  • Dole Institute of Politics
  • Education
  • Hall Center for the Humanities
  • Honors Program
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Libraries
  • Social Welfare

Take a peek at the events that transpired over the course of last year. We'll be posting more photos as we get closer to ringing in 2015. Stay tuned! What was your favorite moment? Tell us in the comments and share the photos that matter to you. #RockChalk
#exploreKU at our beloved Marvin Hall. (insta: sydstuder) http://t.co/6oFI0JF54p
Curiosity sparks KU paleontologist Chris Beard’s quest for man’s ancient cousins When he’s not scrutinizing ancient primate fossils in his KU lab, world-renowned paleontologist Chris Beard (http://bit.ly/1w3TQSj) is out stalking human evolutionary ancestors in remote corners of Libya, Turkey, China, Myanmar, Kazakhstan, Cambodia, Egypt, Tunisia, or Kenya. Beard, who came to KU as a Foundation Distinguished Professor, has a passion for being out in the middle of nowhere and making a discovery — “There’s nothing better than that. It’s fabulous.”


Internationally recognized programs
Millions in grants and contracts for research
Generous financial support for students
Research projects that stretch to Antarctica, Greenland, and numerous points in between
Birthplace and home of Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology
A thriving field program that sends undergraduate and graduate students throughout the world
Industry recruiters who visit annually to hire KU Geology's graduating students