Works of art by 29 student artists were displayed as part of the Bethany College Messiah Festival Juried Student Art Exhibition from April 14 to 25 in the Mingenback Art Center Gallery. Of the 254 works entered, 100 were selected in ceramics, crafts, design, drawings, paintings, photography, printmaking and sculpture. Rachel Gardner, Lawrence, showcased printmaking.
Kansas State University chapter of Mortar Board, a national senior honorary, has its new members for the 2011-2012 academic year. Members are selected the spring semester of their junior year and membership is determined by the candidate’s demonstration of exemplary service, scholarship, leadership and a 3.0 minimum grade-point average. Area new members for 2011-2012 include: Connor Hartpence, Eudora, and Audra Walker, Lawrence.
Dancers and musicians put on Ritmos Cubanos, or Cuban Rhythms, to mark the culmination of a yearlong study of Cuban music and dance on April 19 in McCain Auditorium at Kansas State University.
Area students performing included: Chelsey Cook, percussion, Berryton; Collin Hosek, percussion, Lawrence; and Whisper Livingston, dancer, Meriden.
The School of Education at Kansas University honored more than 650 teachers from 115 school districts with 25 or more years of service to education, mostly in Kansas schools. Teachers who were awarded certificates are listed by district name and total years of teaching:
Bonner Springs/Edwardsville — Monty Bechard, Jill Holder and Leticia Porter, 25; Susan Stauch, 26; Kelly Hess, 27; Mary Lou Smith, 28; and Jerry Abbott and Carolyn Welliver, 32.
De Soto — Roger Bruns, Pamela Hargrove, Connie Henderson, Kim Leaf and Dena Novak, 25.
Wellsville — Jean Bouse, 25; and Jo Kramer, 27.
Ottawa — Elonda Hogue, Janet Huddlestun, Jean McCally, Kerry Mendell, Kay Regan, Kelly Smith and Beverly Wright, 25; and Diedre Altic, Dean Katt, Pamela Langston and Brad Simon, 26.
Perry-Lecompton — Rita Lesser, 25; and Mark Armstrong, Mary McPherson and Janet Williams, 26.
Baldwin City — Will Cooper, Amy Cooper, James Hartman and Melody Hoffsommer, 25; and Sandra Lawson, Donna Reed and Thomas Sigvaldson, 26.
Basehor-Linwood — Michelle Riffel and Jeffrey Stromme, 25.
Tonganoxie — Laurie Bottenfield, Thomas Gifford, Deborah Holloway, Ursula Kissinger and Kathy Powell, 25.
Lawrence — Janice Fullerton, Teresa Grieb, Gary Hall, Amy Hinderks, Jay Hundley, Jan Mahlios, Lisa Melton, Fredia Poplin, Douglas Romary, Adela Solis and Linda Wedge, 25; and William Burke and Terri Gillam, 25.5.
Three Lawrence students attending Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, recently received Top Student Awards. Top Student Awards are presented to students demonstrating leadership abilities and involvement in the campus community. Justine Ahle received a Top Junior Student Award. Aliza Rosenthal and Lucca Wang received Top Senior Student Awards.
The faculty of the Department of Mathematics at Pittsburg State University, selected Chad Hays, son of Frank and Patty Hays of Lawrence, and Kelly Hall, of Mapleton, as a recipient of the Mendenhall Outstanding Senior award. His name will be engraved on a plaque honoring Mendenhall recipients. Selection for the award was made as a result of his record at PSU. Hays graduated May 14 from PSU and has earned a grade-point average of 3.975. In honor of this achievement, he was invited to the Math Awards Banquet held May 1 at Overman Student Center on campus.
Joseph Mews, Lawrence, was awarded a bachelor’s degree in sport management May 7 from Peru State College in Peru, Neb.