Alumni of Oread Training School/University High School will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the opening of the school today. A reception will begin at 10:30 a.m. and lunch will be served at noon in the Malott Room of the Kansas Union.
Cornerstone Southern Baptist Church, 802 W. 22nd St., will host a free Fall Festival from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday. There will be hot dogs, chips, Moon Walk, games, candy and prizes. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
The following students were chosen as October Students of the Month at Oskaloosa High School: Bree Brooks and Nick Holsinger, freshmen; Nicole Kruse, junior; and Haley Pfau, senior. The students will be treated to lunch this month at Carlos O’Kelly’s in Lawrence.
Cloud County Community College commencement was May 13. The annual event recognizes graduates from the Concordia and Geary County campuses and outreach locations.
Area candidates earning Associate of Applied Science degrees are: Megan Case and Parker Donahey, Lawrence, and Michael Lee, Oskaloosa.
Kansas State University announced its international study abroad scholarship recipients and their destinations include: Dillon Robbins, Oskaloosa, $1,000 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship and $100 Veronica Bonebrake International Scholarship for Italy; Andrea Fouts, Ottawa, $1,050 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for Peru; and Clinton Newton, Wellsville, $600 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for China.
Carlin Peterson, Linwood, earned a bachelor’s degree with a concentration in youth ministries in May from John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Ark.
Three new Kansas State University psychology graduates received scholastic awards from the department of psychology. The recipients were honored at the department’s spring banquet for their outstanding contributions to the K-State psychology program and the field of psychology. Adrienne Struble of Lawrence, May 2011 graduate earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology, received the E. J. Phares Prize for Outstanding Undergraduate Research. The honor includes a $200 award.
McPherson College announced its third round of Horizon Fund grant winners in April. During the last year more than 50 students have benefitted from grants, and 39 unique ideas have received funding. In the latest round of funding, about 20 students and 16 ideas received grants – 13 of which were new proposals. Casey Maxon, Lawrence, received additional funds for his car photography business “Cacklefest Photography.” His previous grant helped him to purchase a quality digital camera and photography software and he has been expanding his portfolio and gaining customers. The new grant will help him purchase a wide-angle lens and tripod.
Pittsburg State University’s 107th spring commencement was May 13-14.
Earning an associate degree: Zachary Beedle, applied science, Eudora.
Earning a two-year certificate in a technical program: Brady Willits, Lawrence; and Shane Ross, Ottawa.
Earning a Bachelor’s of Arts degree: Bethany Duty, Ottawa.
Earning Bachelor’s of Science degrees: Amanda Vander Tuig, Baldwin City; Rachel Oswald, Bonner Springs; Rodney Wilson, Ottawa; and Meagan Montis and Ryan Schendel, Wellsville.
Other bachelor’s degrees earned: Cameron Leslie, education, Basehor; Rebecca Kelly, education, and Shae Sawalich and Amanda Vitt, nursing, Bonner Springs; Tyler Farmer, engineering technology, De Soto; John Crumrine, applied science, Steven Olson, business administration, and Brittney Graff and Sybil Rockhill, nursing, Eudora; Joshua Bohnstedt, education, and Mujahid Hassaballa and Patrick Johnson, technology, Lawrence; Tracy Naumann, education, Meriden; Ramond Wilson, business administration, Ottawa; Lindsay Cubbage, technology, Oskaloosa; Samantha Hassinger, business administration, and Emily Schenk, education, Tonganoxie; and Megan Garman, education, and Rachael Whalen, nursing, Wellsville.
Earning graduates degrees were: Megan Boyd, Master of Business Administration, Basehor; Joshua Jacobs and Ketina Williams, Master of Arts, Lawrence; Jeffrey Gibbens and Kristi Maurer, Master of Arts, Tonganoxie; and Trisha Sharp, Master of Arts, Berryton; Jordan Hevel, Master of Arts, De Soto; Jayne Hopkins, Master of Arts, Linwood; Bonnie Bowyer, Master of Arts, Ottawa; and Carissa Hughes, Master of Arts, Wellsville.
Lysa Lindberg, Eudora, and Daniel Chance, Lawrence, were named to the spring 2011 president’s honor roll Kansas Wesleyan University, in Salina, by earning a grade-point average of at least 3.75.
The Lawrence Aquahawk Swim Team had six swimmers named to the USA Swimming sponsored Missouri Valley All Academic Team for 2011. They are Reese Grabill, Phoebe Grabill, Kate McCurdy, Morgan Miller, Annie Odrowski and Ben Sloan.
More than 120 Kansas State University students are new members of the nation’s oldest, largest and most selective all-discipline honor society. Phi Kappa Phi’s new initiates at K-State are second semester juniors in the upper 7.5 percent of their class, seniors in the upper 10 percent of their class or outstanding graduate students, also in the top 10 percent of their class. Spring 2011 initiates: Sarah Beach, Lawrence, and Madison Horsch, Lecompton.