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Around and About for July 9, 2011

July 9, 2011


Three Washburn University students from Lawrence presented results of research projects at The Washburn Apeiron: A Forum of Student Research, Scholarship and Creativity on April 22 on the Washburn University campus.

Linnzi Fusco participated in the group poster presentation, “Retro Cameras.”

Katelin Harrell exhibited a research poster, “Differences Between Speech Patterns of Men and Women Portrayed in the Media.”

“The Effect of Stereotype Threat on Performance,” was a poster presentation by Thi-wan Shepard.

Ninety students participated in the forum. Entries included poster presentations, oral presentations, exhibitions and performances.

The Old West Lawrence Neighborhood Association announces its Applause Committee Awards for June.

707 Tenn., Jeannie and Kirk McClure. The McClures have landscaped their front yard with curving flower beds leading from the porch to the front sidewalk. The north bed continues on to blend in with their neighbor’s mulched bed. In springtime, lavender irises flank the front walk. Liriope and sedum mingle with roses, rhododendrons and pines. This summer they plan to re-pave their front walk, replace the concrete steps and paint the house.

707 Mo., Ann E. Lundberg. This Victorian bungalow is notable for the color play between the chartreuse clapboards and the warm accents of the burnt orange trim. This theme is continued by the red Japanese maple in the front yard, the ceramic planters on the front steps and hanging baskets of red and yellow flowers on the porch.

746 Ind., Brigid and Aubin Murphy. Brigid and her daughter, Aubin, created a bit of artistic whimsy in the bamboo grove on the south side of their rear yard. They have dubbed it Funkytown, which consists of an assortment of small toys and miscellany. Visitors are encouraged to take something appealing and leave something else as a replacement. It is an ever-changing scene and a popular stopping point for parents with their children.

823 Ark., Tony Gagnon. Gagnon purchased this 1920s cottage for his daughter to live in while she attended Kansas University. During this time, he has been upgrading the interior.

Marie Cawley Ice, Lawrence, will be 80 on Sunday. Her family is having a card shower in her honor. Cards may be sent to Marie in care of Janet Ice McAfee, 15409 258th St., Valley Falls, KS 66088.

The Lawrence High School Class of 1966 will hold its 45th reunion Oct. 7-9 at The Oread. For more information, visit, email, or call Bruce Roberts, (785) 331-3310.

Brittany Schuman, 16, daughter of Randy and Roseann Schuman of McLouth, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Kansas pageant to be held July 15-17 in Wichita. The National American Miss pageants are held for girls ages 4-18 and have five different age divisions. Schuman will participate in the Miss Teen age division.

Amy and Jim Gabriel, Eudora, announce the birth of their daughter, Maggie Alice Gabriel, on July 1, 2011, in Overland Park.

Maggie has a brother, Tucker, 13; and a sister, Emree, 15 months.

Her maternal grandparents are Richard and Lynda Thorpe, Papillion, Neb.; and her paternal grandparents are Robert and Deloris Gabriel, Eudora.

A team from Kansas State University won two out of five categories in the Architectural Engineering Institute’s Charles Pankow Foundation Architectural Engineering Student Competition. The March 31 event was part of the 2011 Architectural Engineering Conference in Oakland, Calif. The K-State team was tops in the electrical category and the construction category for their ingenuity, innovativeness and originality of work. Fourteen teams from 12 universities participated in the competition, which challenged students to address design issues for a new contemporary art museum in San Francisco. Students who participated in the competition included Bryant Denning of Lawrence.

School of Nursing students at Washburn University were honored during a recognition and pinning ceremony on May 14.

Lawrence graduates are: Kacee Abel, Erika Albright, Rachel Beard, Candace Coleman, Katie Collins, Brianne Kyner and Holly Maygers.

Abel was a member of the School of Nursing Dean’s Council. Beard was a Bonner Leader and is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. Coleman completed the requirements for the Washburn Transformational Experience leadership and international designations. Collins was named to the president’s honor roll. Kyner was named to the dean’s list and was a member of the School of Nursing Dean’s Council. Maygers was named to the dean’s list.

Other graduates are: Shelby Corbin, Lecompton, and Cari Meats, the daughter of Rayna Burkhart of Lawrence. Meats was a member of Student Nurses of Washburn, was named to the dean’s list and graduated with School of Nursing honors. She also completed the Washburn Transformational Experience degree enhancement in community service and scholarly activity.

Washburn University students Anthony Fast and Daphne Phillips, both of Lawrence, have received scholarships from the mass media department. Fast was awarded the Marion Lerrigo McWilliams Memorial Scholarship, and Phillips received the Zula Bennington Greene Endowed Scholarship.

Neosho County Community College announces Phi Theta Kappa inductees. Area students inducted April 15 were: Troy Altic, Jenny Bentz, Rebecca Campbell, Ashley Hays, Patricia Jackson, Karen Marconetta and Joel Young, all of Ottawa; Alydia Coronado, Wellsville; Julian Fisher and Diana Juliao, Lawrence; Heather Herrera, Overbrook; and Theresa Toplikar, Eudora.

Washburn University student Sean Vandyke, Perry, attended the Kappa Mu Epsilon math honor society regional convention held April 14-16 at Harris Stowe State University in St. Louis. Vandyke made the presentation “Math Magic.”

Thomas Henry, Lawrence, was named to the fall 2010 dean’s list in the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University, by achieving at minimum grade-point average of 3.4.

Four Washburn University students from Douglas County will be taking study abroad trips sponsored by Washburn University. They are Christian Beer, Lauren Schulz and Justin Spiehs, all of Lawrence; and Kaitlyn Werst of Eudora.    

Beer will study for three weeks at Wuhan University in China at the end of this spring semester. Schulz will study in Barbados for six weeks this summer. Spiehs will study in England for nine days in September. Werst will participate in a 12-day study abroad program in Costa Rica at the end of the spring semester.

Emporia State University introduced its 12 newest Shepherd Scholars on April 28. The following students among the 2011-12 Shepherd Scholars include Lezley Lawson of McLouth and Chase McIver of Overbrook.

Kansas State University’s Students for Environmental Action, an ecological advocacy organization, arranged several events for Earth Day 2011 on April 22. The celebration included more than 25 booths from earth-friendly campus and community organizations, a festival and trade show. Other activities included a T-shirt swap, an appearance by the Eco-Enforcer, prize giveaways and a vegan taste-test. The event also featured acoustic music and guest speakers. Zack Pistora, Lawrence, helped to organize the events as the president of Students for Environmental Action.

Jorge Breur, Lawrence, was one of 20 School of Business students at Washburn University who was inducted May 5 into Beta Alpha Psi, an honorary organization for financial information students and professionals.


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