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March 16, 2013

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Six students from the Lawrence area will travel to Abilene next month to compete in the 25th annual Kansas National Geographic Bee. The winner of the state bee will receive $100 and a trip to the national finals in May at the National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C.

Students in grades 4 through 8 qualified for the state bee by winning their school-level contests and then taking a qualifying test.

Lawerence-area students who qualified for the state bee:

Lyle Griggs, fourth grade, Hillcrest School.

John Milburn, seventh grade, St. John Catholic School.

Brendan Connor, eighth grade, Liberty Memorial Central Middle School.

Bowen Boyack, fifth grade, Raintree Montessori School.

Emma Stramberg, seventh grade, Southwest Middle School.

Harrison Miller, seventh grade, West Middle School.

HealthCare Design magazine has named Frank Zilm — Kansas University’s School of Architecture, Design and Planning’s Chester Dean Lecturer — as its Healthcare Design Educator of the Year. Zilm received the honor as a member of the HDC 10, a list that honors individuals who work in different sectors of the heath care design field. Zilm recently completed writing and editing a book on health care planning and design.

Ottawa University has announced its fall 2012 Dean’s List and Dean’s Honor Roll. To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must have earned a minimum of 24 hours over the preceding two semesters and earned a semester GPA of 3.5 or better. To qualify for the Dean’s Honor Roll, students must have earned a minimum of 12 semester hours during the preceding semester and a semester GPA of at least 3.5. Area students are listed by hometown.

Baldwin City: Jasmine N. Brown, Dean’s Honor Roll.

Lawrence: Bethany A. Cobbs, Dean’s Honor Roll; Olivia M. Johnson, Dean’s Honor Roll; Rachel A. Landrum, Dean’s List.

Linwood: Jordanne Nicole Tillman, Dean’s Honor Roll.

Oskaloosa: Brock L. McGinnis, Dean’s List.

Wellsville: Abby S. New, Dean’s List; Jennalyn N. Phillips, Dean’s List.

Fifty-eight Kansas University students will work on research projects funded by the Undergraduate Research Award program this semester. Area honorees are as follows:

Kenneth Stowe, a graduate of Lawrence High School and a senior in communication studies. His project is a rhetorical study of the religious ideology of the Christian Identity movement.

Gregory Burg, a graduate of Lawrence High School and a junior in engineering physics. His project is a study aimed at developing a new manufacturing technique for piezoelectric composites.

Sebastian Schoneich, a graduate of Free State High School and a sophomore in biochemistry. His project is a study of the migration of neuroblasts and neurons in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans in order to better understand the development of neural defects in humans.

Kirsten King, a graduate of Lawrence High School and a senior in atmospheric science. Her project is “The Relationship Between ENSO and Relative Tornado Spatial Distribution During Spring Months,” an investigation of the relationship between El Niño-Southern Oscillation and the frequency and severity of tornadoes.

Paul Thomas, a graduate of Ottawa High School and a sophomore in anthropology and classical antiquities. His project is “Archaeological Survey of Center Chapel, Franklin County Kansas,” an archeological investigation of the ruins of a small Kansas chapel built around the year 1900.

Daniel Nicholson, a graduate of Lawrence High School and a senior in sociology. His project is “Case Study: The State of Homelessness and the Role of Social Networks in Lawrence, Kansas,” an exploration of the role of social networks in the lives of homeless people.

The research awards are funded by a partnership between the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Research and Graduate Studies, and the Office of the Provost. Proposals were selected on the merit of the applicant’s proposal, the applicant’s academic record, and the recommendation from a faculty member who is familiar with the applicant and the proposed project.

Chase Neill, Danielle Stringer and Andrew Urban, all of Lawrence, and Abbey Stallbaumer, of Linwood, earned a place on the fall 2012 semester Dean’s List at University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Mo. Neill and Stringer earned a place on the 4.0 list. Stallbaumer’s and Urban’s academic work earned them a place on the 3.5 to 3.99 list.

Lydia Belcher, of Lawrence, was named to the fall 2012 Dean’s List at Taylor University in Upland, Ind. To qualify, students must earn a GPA of 3.6 or higher for the term.

The following local students have been named to the St. Olaf College Dean’s List in Northfield, Minn., for the fall 2012 semester. The list recognizes students with a semester GPA of 3.75 or higher: Katherine Burk, of Lawrence, and Margaret Burk, of Lawrence.

Madison Frehe, of De Soto, has been named to the Central College Dean’s List in Pella, Iowa. The honor is awarded to students who achieve a 3.5 GPA or higher.

Molly-Ann Wells, of Tonganoxie, has been named to the fall Honors List at Concordia University in Seward, Neb. The top 25 percent of undergraduate students who complete at least 12 credit hours qualify for the honors list.

Army Reserve Lt. Ian Staples, a 2003 graduate of Free State High School, has been deployed to Afghanistan. He will be attached to a Military Police Unit from Indiana as part of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) stationed at Bagram Airfield.

The Columbus College of Art and Design in Ohio has named Haley Fischer, of Lawrence, to its fall 2012 President’s List. Students with a 3.4 GPA and above qualify.

Cloud County Community College in Concordia has named Brent Broxterman, of Ozawkie, to its fall 2012 Academic Honor Roll. To be named, students must achieve a minimum 3.6 GPA.

Air Force Airman Keenan T. Wood, a 2012 graduate of Lawrence High School, has 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.

Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Mo., has announced its Dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester. This honor recognizes students who have achieved a GPA of 3.5 or above. Area students include Alexandra Hill, Amy Meyers and Caitlyn Tilden, all of Lawrence, and Molly Atchison, of Tonganoxie.

Taylor Baloga, of Lawrence, has been named to the 2012 fall Dean’s List at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. To be named, a student must earn a semester GPA of 3.5 or better.

Kendra Verhage, of Lawrence, has been named to the Honor List at Minnesota State University in Mankato. To qualify, students must earn a GPA between 3.5 and 3.9.

Shannon Binkley, of De Soto, has been named to the Dean’s List at Malone University in Canton, Ohio. To be named, students must receive a GPA of 3.5 or better.

Emily Lynch, of Basehor, has been named to the Dean’s List at William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo., for the fall 2012 semester. To qualify, a student must earn at least a 3.5 GPA.

Laura Stringfellow, of Linwood, has been named to the Dean’s List for fall 2012 at Doane College in Crete, Neb. Students must achieve a minimum 3.7 GPA to qualify.

Shelby Miller, of Ottawa, is the recipient of a Dean’s Award at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. The award is given to graduating students who demonstrate significant achievement and leadership in the areas of scholarship, campus and community activities and professional service.

Michael B. Ludwick, a 2007 graduate of Lawrence High School, has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, he studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, among other subjects.

Kansas State University has announced its fall 2012 graduates. Area graduates are listed by hometown.

Baldwin City: Callie Craig, Bachelor of Science in Education, Summa Cum Laude.

Basehor: Allison Hatfield, Bachelor of Science in Education; Brian Swenson, Bachelor of Science.

Bonner Springs: Kyle Allen, Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training; Eric Barton, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Katelyn Kobialka, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services.

Eudora: Malachi Knight, Master of Music.

Grantville: Nat Velasquez, Master of Science in Civil Engineering.

Lawrence: Amanda Coufal, Bachelor of Science in Dietetics; Elizabeth Chou, Bachelor of Science in Education; Taylor Fulton, Bachelor of Science in Education; Jacquelyn Hewins, Bachelor of Science; Dustin Hoyt, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering; Katie Jones, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Lauren Ollila, Bachelor of Science in Education, Magna Cum Laude; Kelsey Peavey, Bachelor of Science in Education; Neal Rasmussen, Bachelor of Science and Secondary Major, Cum Laude; Katherine Turner, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Beatrice Wolfe, Bachelor of Science.

Lecompton: Kelli Kuhlman, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services.

Linwood: Hannah Biang, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Caitlin Britt, Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Colleen Danahy, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture.

Oskaloosa: Zachary Beach, Bachelor of Science.

Ottawa: Cameron Barnes, Bachelor of Science in Education, Cum Laude; Kierston Beets, Bachelor of Science in Education; Paige Berry, Bachelor of Science; Laura Chartier, Bachelor of Science; Keaton Goedert, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Ryan Nichols, Master of Music; Jacob Sipple, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Courtney Williams, Master of Music; Dustin Wootten, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Kotie Wootten, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture.

Overbrook: Jonathan Zeller, Bachelor of Science in Biological and Agricultural Engineering.

Tonganoxie: Jacob Herrstrom, Bachelor of Science in Construction Science and Management; Sarah Smith, Bachelor of Science; Amanda Wyatt, Master of Science in Family Studies and Human Services.

Winchester: Joel Wallace, Bachelor of Science in Information Systems.

Oklahoma University has announced its fall 2012 Honor Roll. Area students are listed by hometown. In most colleges, students must earn a minimum 3.5 GPA to be included.

Lawrence: Erin Carbrey, Madison Orth.

Tonganoxie: Rachel Krivjansky.

Wichita State University has announced its Dean’s Honor Roll for fall 2012. To be included, a student must earn at least a 3.5 GPA. Area students are listed by hometown.

Basehor: Sarah Axmann, Danielle Elliott, Bailey Redmond.

Lawrence: Bianca Fernandez, Rachel Hamilton, Tyler Kincaid, Nicole Manning, Colin Phillips, Nicole Swayne, Jennifer Taylor, Aaron Tilden, Brooke White.

Oskaloosa: Leah Dissinger, Natalie Killingsworth.

Tonganoxie: Sydney Bennett, Dennis Lindsay.

Wellsville: Caleb Smith.

Wichita State University has announced its fall 2012 graduates. Graduates from Lawrence include Brian Dwyer, Bachelor of Business Administration; Kevin Hooper, Bachelor of General Studies, Criminal Justice; David Koerner, Master of Science, Nursing; Khalil Vora, Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering.

Truman State University in Kirksville, Mo., has released its fall 2012 Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs List. To qualify, an undergraduate student must attain a semester GPA of 3.50-3.99.

Basehor: Paul Bryan Beachem.

De Soto: Lauren Ashley Darter.

Lawrence: Peter John Esau and Nicki Marie Snodgrass.

The Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center in Yoder has announced its January graduates. Area graduates — all patrol officers with Kansas University — are Cortney Coke, Jamie Johnson and Samuel Olker, all of Lawrence.

Air National Guard Airman Isaac R. Remboldt, a 2012 graduate of Perry Lecompton 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.

Zachary Henderson, of Lawrence, has graduated with a Bachelor of Science in meteorology, from St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minn.

Avila University in Kansas City, Mo., has announced its Dean’s List for fall 2012. Candidates possessed a GPA of at least 3.5.

Lawrence: Telena Goans, Krystene Johnson.

Tonganoxie: Crystal Gordon.

Hunter Smith Scheib, of Lawrence, has graduated from Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Mo.

Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Mo., has announced its Honor List for the 2012 fall semester. Area students, qualifying with a minimum GPA of 3.2, are David Michael Long, of Lawrence; Sarah Rommelfanger, of Baldwin City; Hannah Katherine Jokisch, of De Soto; Kate Miller Dennis, of Eudora; Kenneth Andrew Domann, of Winchester; John Alexander Hoffmann, of Lawrence.

Suzanne Turner, of Lawrence, has been named to the President’s Honor Roll (students with 4.0 GPA) for the fall 2012 semester at Hutchinson Community College.

Jennifer Loewen, of Lawrence, has been named to Cornell College Dean’s List in Mount Vernon, Iowa. A GPA of at least 3.6 is required for this designation.

Fort Hays State University has announced its fall 2012 graduates. Area students are listed by hometown.

Lawrence: Jason Evers, a Bachelor of General Studies, general business emphasis; Heather Hawkins, a Master of Liberal Studies, education leadership emphasis; Bradley Schmidt, a Bachelor of Science in geography.

Ottawa: Erin Rossman, a Bachelor of Science in speech-language pathology.

Tonganoxie: Tamara Behm, a Master of Science in Nursing; William Behm, a Master of Business Administration; Tracie Hileman, a Bachelor of Fine Arts.

Addison Frei, of Lawrence, a student at the University of North Texas, has received the 2013 Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award. Frei was among 29 students from across the nation honored by the American Society for Composers and Publishers (ASCAP) award. The award is named after trumpeter Herb Alpert and carries a cash prize.

The following Lawrence students were named to the fall 2012 Dean’s and President’s Lists at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design in Wisconsin. The Dean’s List includes students with a GPA of 3.0-3.69, and the President’s List includes students with a GPA of 3.7 or higher: Kevin Alexander, Dean’s List; Charity Ekpo, Dean’s List; Zachary Hill, Dean’s List; Nina Keizer, President’s List; Aubrey Lewis, Dean’s List; Brittany Long, Dean’s List; Riley Niemack, President’s List; Ian Patterson, Dean’s List; Amber Pokphanh, Dean’s List; Sean Simmons, President’s List; Amy Trompeter, President’s List.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has announced its Dean’s List/Honor Roll for the fall semester of the 2012. Area students who qualified include Amanda Rachel Fevurly and Megan Nicole Fleming, both of Lawrence.

Dylan Moore, of Ottawa, a student at Southwestern College in Winfield, was selected to attend the Universities Fighting World Hunger Summit March 2-4 in Overland Park. Students were to deliver their research related to food insecurity in a poster presentation.

Creighton University in Omaha, Neb., has announced its fall 2012 Dean’s List. Area students, qualifying with at least a 3.5 GPA, are Evan Taylor, of Lawrence; Maria Watson, of Lawrence; and Matthew McNary, of Meriden.

Jaime Carter, of Oskaloosa, has been named to the Columbia (Mo.) College Dean’s List for the August-December sessions. To be named, students must have a minimum GPA of 3.5.

Leah Casselman, of McLouth, has been named to the Dean’s List at Emerson College in Boston. To qualify, students must have a GPA of 3.7 or higher.

Rebecca Anne Hart-Schmidt, of Lawrence, has earned a doctoral degree in biology from the University of Iowa in Iowa City.

The Kansas University Public Management Center has announced the latest graduates of the Emerging Leaders Academy. The graduation ceremony was Feb. 1 on the KU Edwards Campus. Area graduates, all of Lawrence, include Toby Axelsson, Brett Becker, Jeannie Heil, David Hogue, Letha Johnson, Eric Spurling, Anna Van Schoelandt, Amy Warren and Bryan Woerner.

More than 150 students were honored during the First-Year Scholars Reception on Feb. 12 at Emporia State University. The event honored first-year students at ESU who earned a 3.5 or higher GPA in their first semester. Area students include Clay Burkhead, of Lawrence; Brandi Henson, of Perry; Reina McCoy, of Lawrence; Tressa Ritchie, of Lawrence; Emily Scheckel, of Ottawa; Haley Smith, of Tonganoxie; Alexis Streeter, of Overbrook; Caitlyn Winchester, of Lecompton.

Emporia State University has released the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean’s List for the fall 2012 semester. To qualify, students must earn a semester GPA that puts them in the top 10 percent of all students and have a at least a cumulative 3.5 GPA. Area students on the list are Bridgette Beerbower, of Baldwin City; Victoria Crocker, of Berryton; Billy Garner, of Meriden; Lezley Lawson, of McLouth; Chase McIver, of Overbrook; Adam Petz, of Lawrence; Craig Rosenstengle, of Lawrence.

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