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Around and About for May 12, 2012

May 14, 2012

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Forty-eight new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center on April 13 in Yoder. The officers, who began their training Jan. 9, represented 36 municipal, county and state law enforcement agencies from across Kansas. Area officers are as follows:

Scott Jennings, a patrol officer for the Kansas University Public Safety in Lawrence; Kent Magnussen, a patrol officer for the Tonganoxie Police Department; and Anthony Schuberger, a patrol officer for the Tonganoxie Police Department.

Bria Carder, of Eudora, was a member of the Trailblazers Class of 2012. The 20 members of the 2012 class of the Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science were honored May 5 at Fort Hays State University.

The Omicron chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma on April 28 awarded the Omicron Elin Stein Scholarship to two college education majors. The two recipients: Temeka Circle Bear from Haskell Indiana Nations University and Emilie Teel from Baker University. Each woman received a $500 scholarship.

Brooke Sutherland, of Lawrence, a member of the class of 2012 at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va., has earned Honor Roll status for the winter 2012 term. To qualify, a student must earn at least 3.75 GPA. Sutherland also made the Dean’s List. Reed Grabill, of Lawrence, a member of the class of 2015 at Washington and Lee, also made the Dean’s List, which requires a GPA of at least 3.4.

More than 90 Kansas State University students are the newest members of Phi Kappa Phi honor society. The initiates 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 in the top 10 percent of their class.

Spring 2012 initiates from this area include Kelley Bethell-Smith, master’s student in academic advising, Baldwin City; and Kelly Leonard, senior in public health nutrition, Tonganoxie.

Jacob Kirkpatrick, of Basehor, won the Boone County National Bank Scholarship April 13 at Columbia College in Columbia, Mo.

Matthew Day of Troop 59, chartered to the First Presbyterian Church of Lawrence, was presented his Eagle Scout Award at a Court of Honor April 28 at Broken Arrow School. To reach his Eagle Award, Matthew earned 39 merit badges and for his service project built a garden tool shed at Broken Arrow.

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Joshua D. Hobbs, a 2006 graduate of McLouth High School, graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. He completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

The winner in the fifth annual Douglas County Legal Essay Contest is Daniel Cronk of Veritas Christian School in Lawrence. He received a cash prize of $750. The Douglas County Law Library and the Douglas County Bar Association co-sponsored the contest. The topic was “Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Discuss and analyze why the American justice system is or is not the fairest in the world.”

The Kansas University Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures recognized 30 students for academic excellence and language proficiency at its annual honors reception April 17. Area students honored are as follows:

Erica Stevanovic, of Lawrence, a junior in social welfare, for Excellence in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Elementary Level.

Rebecca Stakun, of Lawrence, a graduate student in Slavic Languages and Literatures, for Excellence in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Intermediate Level.

Eva Rosenblumova, of Lawrence, a senior in Slavic Languages and Literatures, for Excellence in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Advanced Level. Rosenblumova was also inducted into Dobro Slovo, the National Slavic Honor Society for students majoring in Slavic languages and literatures.

Holly Glasgow, of Lawrence, a graduate student in anthropology, for Excellence in Slovene, Elementary Level.

Drew Burks, of Lawrence, a graduate student in history, for Excellence in Polish, Elementary Level.

Chris Oblon, of Lawrence, a senior in political science and sociology, for Excellence in Polish, Elementary Level.

Malika Lyon, of Lawrence, a nondegree-seeking student in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, for Excellence in Turkish, Elementary Level.

Amy Murphy, of Lawrence, a graduate student in Russian and Eastern European Studies, for Excellence in Ukrainian, Intermediate Level.

David Samms, of Lawrence, a senior in Slavic Languages and Literatures, was inducted into Dobro Slovo, the National Slavic Honor Society.

Rachel Van Horn, senior at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y., majoring in International Relations and Russian and Eurasian Studies, received a Fulbright to conduct postgraduate studies in Central Asia for 2012-2013. She is a 2008 graduate of Lawrence High School.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln granted degrees to more than 2,800 students at commencement exercises May 4-5. It was the largest graduating class in UNL history. The graduates included Kaylen Kristine Fleming, of Lawrence, Bachelor of Arts with distinction from the College of Arts and Sciences; and Kimberly Anne McDonald, of Lawrence, Bachelor of Fine Arts from the College of Fine and Performing Arts.

Weston Wiebe, of Lawrence, a 2008 Free State High School graduate, received the Bartlett Respect Award, Elizabeth and M. Graham Clark Leadership Award, Langley/Hiebsch Communication Arts Award and Walter Franklin Bradley Award at the 2011-12 April 26 at College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Mo.

Katie Workman, of Lawrence, was one of 10 Washburn University students inducted into the Pi Chapter of the Tau Upsilon Alpha National Human Services Honor Society. Workman is a senior pursuing a bachelor’s degree in human services, with a concentration in gerontology.

Washburn University student Megan Clemons, of Lecompton, has been inducted into Sigma Lambda, a criminal justice honor society. A senior, Clemons was named to the Dean’s and the President’s Honor Rolls. She is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, with a concentration in corrections.

Alex Whitten, of Eudora, received Scouting’s highest rank, Eagle, at a Court of Honor April 19 at the Eudora United Methodist Church. Alex is a senior at Eudora High School and plans to attend Kansas University of Kansas. His Eagle service project was to plan and supervise the building of 50 squirrel/bird boxes for Operation Wildlife in Linwood.

Kansas University has honored 10 students with 2012 Chancellor’s Student Awards as part of the 140th Commencement. The awards recognize students’ academic, volunteer and leadership accomplishments during their time at KU. Area honorees are as follows:

Emily Lamb, of Lawrence, will receive the Rusty Leffel Concerned Student Award. Lamb will receive a bachelor’s degree in American Studies.

Libby Johnson, of Lawrence, will receive the Rusty Leffel Concerned Student Award. Johnson will receive bachelor’s degrees in psychology and human biology.

Julia Barnard, of Lawrence, will receive the Donald K. Alderson Memorial Award. Barnard will receive a bachelor’s degree in history.

The Chancellor’s Student Awards committee selects the winners from throughout the university from nominations submitted by students, faculty and staff.

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