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June 10, 2002

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Admissions director finalists scheduled to visit KU campus

Times have been set for public presentations by the three remaining finalists for Kansas University's director of admissions and scholarships.

One candidate, Pamela Troup Horne, assistant director of undergraduate admissions at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, visited campus last week.

The times for the remaining finalists are:

Stacey Kostell, associate director of undergraduate admissions at Arizona State University, 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Susan H. Flanagin, assistant director of admissions and director of the campus visitor center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Robert L. Laney Jr., director of admissions at Lincoln University in Chester County, Pa., 9 a.m. June 14.

All presentations are in the auditorium at the KU Visitor Center. The new director will replace Alan Cerveny, who left KU this spring for a similar position at the University of Nebraska.

Department on Aging seeks program input

Topeka The Kansas Department on Aging plans an open meeting for aging advocates and the public next week.

The meeting, required by the federal Older Americans Act, is intended to solicit public input on the needs of Kansas elders and outline priorities for the department's fiscal 2004 budget.

The meeting will be at 1 p.m. June 12 at the KDOA offices, 503 S. Kansas Ave., Topeka, in the third-floor conference room.

Anyone who wishes to provide verbal testimony during the meeting must submit a written copy of the testimony. Others may submit written comments by June 30 to the secretary of aging, New England Building, 503 S. Kansas Ave., Topeka 66603.

Sixth-graders to attend career program at KU

Forty sixth-graders from Wyandotte and Douglas counties will be at Kansas University this week for the annual Career Horizons Summer Program.

The program, which runs today through Friday, is organized by Educational Talent Search, a federally funded program that helps first-generation and low-income middle and high school students prepare for post-secondary education.

Students are nominated by school counselors and must complete an essay describing possible career choices and influences in their lives.

Web site connects farmers willing to help with drought

A new Web site is allowing cattle producers in drought-ridden western Kansas to fill shortages of grass and hay with the help of farmers in other parts of the state.

The Hay and Pasture Exchange, at www.kfb.org/hayandpasture.htm, allows farmers and ranchers who have grass and hay to make available to cattle producers in western Kansas and other High Plains regions many of whose pastures never greened up because of dry conditions to post contact information in a database.

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