Fri, 04/28/2017 — The School of Education at the University of Kansas will host the 10th annual summer Strategies Conference for the region’s PK-12 educators on June 2.
This year’s conference, Teaching in a New Era, will focus on the needs of today’s...
Thu, 04/27/2017 — YODER – Fifty-nine new law enforcement officers were congratulated by Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt during their graduation from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center on April 21.
The new officers were members of the 244th basic training class at the center. Located one mile west and one mile south of Yoder, near Hutchinson, the center is a division of University of Kansas Professional & Continuing Education.
The graduates, who began their training Jan. 17, represented 41 municipal, county and state law enforcement agencies from across Kansas.
Graduates receive certificates of course completion from KLETC and Kansas law enforcement certification
Wed, 04/26/2017 — LAWRENCE – A gift from David and Margaret Shirk will benefit families and children in the Lawrence and Greater Kansas City areas who participate in specific youth activities offered through the Department of Health, Sport & Exercise Sciences at the University of Kansas.
In memory of the late David Shirk, the David and Margaret Shirk Physical Education Programs Fund was established in 2014 to advance the discipline of physical education at KU through programming and initiatives that directly engage school-age children in physical activity.
The fund will cover a significant portion of the registration costs per child to participate in a variety of youth
Wed, 04/26/2017 —
LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas professor at the forefront of immigration research has received a prestigious Andrew Carnegie Fellowship.
Cecilia Menjívar, Foundation Distinguished Professor of Sociology, is one of 35 scholars to receive the award from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. The fellowship supports research in social sciences and humanities with up to $200,000 awarded to each fellow. It is the most generous stipend of its kind.
Menjívar is co-director of the Center for Migration Research at KU with Victor Agadjanian, also Foundation Distinguished Professor of Sociology. Her research explores U.S.-bound migration from Central America from a
Wed, 04/26/2017 — The University of Kansas Beckman Scholars Program has announced its award recipients for 2017: Mattea Keister, sophomore from Arveda, Colorado, majoring in biochemistry, and Zachary Wood, sophomore from Eureka, Missouri, majoring in chemistry....
Wed, 04/26/2017 — When Kim Hoedel was a young girl living overseas, one of her favorite things to do was watch Formula One car racing.
“My dad is in the automotive industry,” Hoedel said. “We used to live in Germany when I was five. He worked for Mercedes,...
Wed, 04/26/2017 — Johnson County has the largest population and the highest median income in Kansas. The average income is 50 percent greater than the U.S. as a whole. The population is 81 percent white.
And yet poverty remains a stubborn and growing problem,...
Mon, 04/24/2017 — Stephen Kapp, professor and interim dean of the School of Social Welfare at the University of Kansas, will make a public presentation Wednesday, April 26, as a candidate for the dean of social welfare.
Kapp is the final of four candidates for...