Archive for Sunday, August 1, 2010

Around and about in local business

August 1, 2010


• Trinity In-Home Care received the Society for Human Resource Management Jayhawk Chapter’s 2010 Diversity Award. The award recognizes Trinity’s efforts not only for its client population but also for its employees and the community at large.

• The Kansas Association of Conservation and Environmental Education announces its 2010-2012 board of directors:

Jeff Severin, director for the Center for Sustainability at Kansas University, has served on the board of directors for KACEE for two years. He was elected as president for the 2010-2012 terms.

Marty Birrell, director of the Prairie Park Nature Center, was re-elected to the board of directors. Birrell has been involved with KACEE for two years and has been involved in environmental education for more than 30 years.

Pat Lehman, director for the Kansas Association of Conservation Districts, is newly elected to the board.

• The Kansas Audio-Reader Network was recently awarded a $1,000 grant from the Prairie Band Potawatomie Nation for the purpose of purchasing special web radios for its listeners who live in care facilities and rural areas where traditional closed-circuit radio receivers do not pick up a signal. Audio-Reader, offered as a free public service by Kansas University, is a reading and information service for blind and print-disabled individuals throughout Kansas and western Missouri.

• The Douglas County Conservation District will host a Brush Management Field Day from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 26 at the Stull United Methodist Church Hall. A light dinner will be provided by Frontier Farm Credit, and several Brush Control Management Vendors will demonstrate a variety of brush management equipment. Registration is free and required for the dinner. Contact Jim Weaver, program coordinator for Douglas County Conservation District at 843-4260.

• Kerry Altenbernd, Douglas County law librarian, will present a free public program, “Judge Louis Carpenter: Victim of the Raid,” at 7 p.m. Aug. 16 in the Lawrence Public Library auditorium, 707 Vt. The program is co-sponsored by the Douglas County Law Library and the Lawrence Public Library as part of the 15th Annual Civil War on the Western Frontier activities in Lawrence.

• Communities In Schools of Kansas president and Lawrence resident Malissa Martin-Wilke was appointed by Gov. Mark Parkinson to his newly created Commission on Graduation and Dropout Prevention and Recovery. Martin-Wilke has been a part of CIS for more than 12 years, primarily in Texas and Kansas.

• The Lawrence Public Library’s Business Center, in partnership with KU’s Institute for Policy and Social Research and the United States Census Bureau, will host a workshop on how to access data from the Census Bureau’s latest Economic Census. Two sessions will be offered, from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 5. Each session is limited to 12 participants and will be held in the Sunflower Broadband Community Computer Lab at the library, 707 Vt. For more information or to register online, visit

• Kendra Hatfield, human resources manager at MartinLogan Ltd., recently earned certification as a professional in human resources (PHR). To become certified, an applicant must pass a comprehensive examination and demonstrate a strong background of professional human resource experience.


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