KU Asian teaching program receives gift
A foundation's pledge to Kansas University will allow the Kansas Consortium for Teaching About Asia to continue for two years and establish an exchange program between Kansas and Chinese teachers.
The Freeman Foundation's pledge of $387,120 to the KU Endowment Association will go to the consortium, which prepares elementary and secondary teachers to teach the history and cultures of East Asia. The program includes an eight-week course.
Future teachers invited to Ottawa University
Ottawa -- Prospective teachers are invited to a Teacher Education Day Tuesday at Ottawa University.
The event, which begins at 9 a.m. on the OU campus, includes class visits, meetings with professors and sessions about admissions and financial aid.
For more information or reservations, call (800) 755-5200, option 2, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fund drive to benefit disabled children
The Kansas Society for Crippled Children is asking for help with its annual monthlong fund drive "Thank You Season."
The fund drive will benefit children who are disabled and do not qualify for any state, federal or agency aid. The agency needs help finding and identifying children who are eligible to receive funding.
For more information, go to www.kssociety.org.
Kansas City, Mo.
Murderer sentenced for killing teen
A Kansas City gang member was sentenced Friday to life in prison plus 189 years in the shooting death of a teenager during a dance at a banquet hall.
Jackson County jurors in July found Yntell C. Duley, 20, guilty of second-degree murder and seven other counts in the November 2002 shooting death of 17-year-old Kristi Carroll at Troostwood Banquet Hall. Yntell also was found guilty of wounding three other people when he pulled out a small handgun and shot into a crowd of several hundred youths during a confrontation with rival gang members on the dance floor.
Carroll died from a wound to the head.
In March, another Jackson County jury found Troostwood Banquet Hall Inc. liable in Carroll's death and ordered the company to pay $5 million to her parents.