Archive for Sunday, March 25, 2001

Lawrence briefs

March 25, 2001


Community college to offer nurse's aide course

Neosho County Community College is offering a certified nurse's aide course next month in Lawrence.

The course will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor from Monday, April 2, to Thursday, April 26.

The 90-hour curriculum is approved by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and students will receive five hours of college credit from the community college.

Upon completion of the course, students will take a certified nurse's aide examination given by the state of Kansas.

For more information call (800) 729-6222, ext. 262.

KU students tackle design challenge

While many college students celebrated spring break in sunny, tropical climates, eight Kansas University engineering students were testing their skills in Jackson, Wyo.

The students are competing with 12 other teams in the Society of Automotive Engineers Clean Snowmobile Challenge through April 1. The goal of the design competition is to create a snowmobile that is fun and acceptable for use in environmentally challenged areas.

Teams will face a variety of tests, including a hill climb, emission testing, noise testing, acceleration testing and handling. They will also be judged on a design paper and an oral presentation.

KU students involved in the competition are Starr Anderson, Herrington, senior; Milburn Berends, Kansas City, Kan., senior; Rich Coughlin, Overland Park senior; Tim McNulty, Dallas senior; Robert Richards, Salina senior; Mike Unruh, Topeka senior; Gonzalo Valdovinos-Jariton, Lawrence senior; and Jorgen Wahlgvist, Royal Institution of Technology exchange student from Sodertalje, Sweden.

Event marks anniversary of archbishop's death

The 21st anniversary of the assassination of Catholic Archbishop Oscar Anulfo Romero of El Salvador will be commemorated today by members of the Lawrence-El Papaturro Friendship Committee, St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and Unity Church of Lawrence.

Romero was killed by a death squad while celebrating Mass on March 24,1980, in San Salvador.

The dramatic presentation "Earthquakes, Sinners, Martyrs and Saints: The Salvador Dialogues," will be given at 3 p.m. today in the Lawrence Public Library auditorium, 707 Vt. Donations will be taken to provide relief to those affected by the recent earthquake in El Salvador.

Kansas Health group backs county initiative

The Douglas County Community Foundation is one of 16 foundations in Kansas that will participate in a matching-funds program with the Kansas Health Foundation.

The program, called Giving Resources to Our World (GROW) Healthy Kansas, will match up to $300,000 raised by local foundations between now and the end of the year. The money would go toward the foundations' operating budgets.

The 16 communities participating in the GROW Healthy Kansas initiative were chosen because they were involved in the Kansas Community Leadership Initiative program, also sponsored by the health foundation.

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