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August 16, 2008

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Spencer Wilson, Eudora, will spend six weeks in London this summer to learn about global business.

Wilson is a junior majoring in accounting. He was one of 13 students selected to travel to England with Harding University's College of Business Administration.

¢Kansas University students enrolled in Principles of Advertising this spring teamed with the Center for Service Learning and used classroom lessons to help two organizations improve their marketing strategies.

Bob Basow, associate professor of journalism, worked with six teams of six students to promote the Lawrence Habitat for Humanity ReStore. The ReStore sells donated building materials, appliances and overstocked goods to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity. Students identified target markets and respective marketing and loyalty strategies and suggested specific low- or no-cost ReStore promotions in tandem with cost-effective advertising strategies.

Amelia Roudebush, graduate teaching assistant, worked with six teams to promote KU's Department of Student Housing. Based on research, students developed strategies in early communication with potential first-year residents; utilizing the Web and promoting KU housing on Facebook.com; delivering information to students early and often; and launching a campaign to portray KU housing as more than "just a room."

Area students who worked on the Habitat for Humanity ReStore project:

Lawrence - Heather Anderson, a senior and strategic communications major; and Bonny Burke, a senior and English major. Burke is a graduate of Free State High School and the daughter of Bill and Nancy Burke.

Area students who worked on the KU Student Housing project:

Lawrence - Seong Cheon, a senior and news and information major. Cheon is a graduate of Lawrence High School and the son of Jeong Woong Cheon; Leslie O'Brien, a senior and strategic communications major. O'Brien is a graduate of Free State High School and the daughter of Edward and Sandy O'Brien.

¢Jennifer Beasley, Lawrence, was named to the dean's list for the 2008 spring semester at the University of Dayton in Ohio, by earning a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher.

¢ Kansas State University announces area students honored for their academic performance during the 2008 spring semester and its May 2008 graduates.

Students receiving semester honors rank in the top 10 percent of their class within their respective colleges and were enrolled in at least 12 semester hours of graded course work.

K-State awards summa cum laude to students who graduate with an academic average of 3.95 or higher; magna cum laude to graduates with an academic average of 3.85-3.949; and cum laude to graduates with a 3.750-3.849 academic average.

Area students earning spring semester honors:

Baldwin City - Lance Briggs.

Basehor - Kara Bowman, Zachary Mark, Kendal McKinley and Courtney Sebree.

De Soto - Cameon Childers, Cassandra Garza, Jennifer Swander and Samuel Wilcox.

Eudora - Georgia Campbell, Frank Male and Charles Mersmann.

Lawrence - Allen Burkart, Emily Coon, Colleen Dahl, Anne Dinsdale, Alyce Loch, Tess Ludwick, Kathleen McCauley, Thomas Parrish, Danielle Rew, Ashley Robinson, Nellie Ryan, Daniel Schneider, Aarynne Struble, Aaron Trent, Amanda Weishaar and Cassondra Wyatt.

Lecompton - James Kelley and Eric Lorimer.

Linwood - Mary Cox.

Meriden - Andrea Cote, Kaitlin McNeive and Jenna Petesch.

Oskaloosa - Kelsey Bates and Kabel Robbins.

Ottawa - Ashley Guenther, Kale Katt, Kristin Kay, Amy Langston, Katherine Maier, Zachary Maier, Stephanie Mars, Wesley Sylvester.

Ozawkie - Ashley Myers.

Tonganoxie - Kelly Heitmann.

Wellsville - Benjamin Balman and Whitney Bloss.

Area students earning degrees:

Lawrence - Drew Cummings, Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude; Colleen Dahl, Bachelor of Science in family studies and human services, cum laude; Danielle Rew, Bachelor of Science in interior design, magna cum laude; and Alayna Stewart, Bachelor of Music Education, summa cum laude.

Oskaloosa - April Heady-Smith, Bachelor of Science in architectural engineering, summa cum laude.

Overbrook - Megan Smith, Bachelor of Science in apparel and textiles, cum laude.

Ozawkie - Laci Heller, summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in feed science and management.

¢Richard Vetter, Lawrence, graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in physical education, K-12, from North Central College, Naperville, Ill. Commencement was June 7.

To graduate cum laude, Vetter earned a cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 or higher during his college career.

¢Emporia State University offered a workshop for Kansas teachers to help students improve their literacy skills. The workshop, "Implementing 'The Daily 5,'" was July 8 at the Jones Institute for Educational Excellence at the university.

Educators who attended the workshop:

USD 290, Ottawa Angie Daugharthy and Kathleen Waymire.

USD 343, Perry Paula Patterson and Lisa Scrimsher.

USD 464, Tonganoxie Janet Falk, Brenda Frost, Kayla Sandhoefner and Linda Vernon.

¢Casey Harrington, Lawrence, was named to the dean's list at Macalester College, St. Paul, Minn., by earning a grade-point average of at least 3.75 or higher during the spring 2008 semester.

She is a graduate of Lawrence High School and the daughter of Beth and Robert Harrington, Lawrence.

¢Jordan Yulich participated in American Legion Boys State of Kansas June 1-7 on the campus of Kansas State University. He was sponsored by the Lawrence American Legion Post No. 14.

Yulich was a member of the city of Raymond, in Pershing County, and held the position of Coalition of Cities and Counties during the program. Speakers included Ron Thornburgh, Kansas Secretary of State, and Jim Slattery, a former congressman.

Yulich will be a senior at Free State High School in the fall and is the son of Mitch and Cindy Yulich.

¢Kansas University announces winners of Undergraduate Research Awards for summer and fall 2008 semesters.

Selection criteria included the quality of the proposal, the student's academic record and ability to complete the proposed research project, the project's potential contribution to knowledge and the educational value of the research to the student. Students applied either for grants of up to $3,000 or up to $1,000, depending on the anticipated costs to conduct their research.

Area students and their projects:

Lawrence: Alexander Krejci, "Proton Beam Calibration and LED Calibration System at CERN Particle Collider in Geneva, Switzerland." Krejci is the son of Jerry and Kelly Krejci. He is a senior with a major in geology and physics and astronomy.

Jeremy Trombley, "Coal and Controversy in Western Kansas." Trombley is a junior majoring in anthropology. He is the son of Thomas and Janet Trombley and a graduate of Lawrence High School.

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