Darrell Kendall, Spring 2008 CREES MA graduate, prepares to cut a Jayhawk cake during a reception that was held 17 May for the 2008 MA graduates in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, CREES, at KU.
From left to right, MA graduates: Alex Melin, Njdeh Asisian, Kelly MacDonald, Drew Burks, Denise Kunze, Darrell Kendall, Beth Pickard and Ray Finch (Asst Director, CREES), Dr. Alex Tsiovkh, Dr. Bill Comer, Director, CREES. The photograph was made at the reception that was held 17 May for the 2008 MA graduates in Russian, East European
and Eurasian Studies, CREES, at KU.
Estelle Mongomery, who has a B.S. in political science from Kansas University and advocates for improved health policies at her job with the National Association for Rural Health, earned her Masters of Public Administration from The University of Missouri May 2008. Estelle's family lives in Eudora.
Jesse Montgomery, 22, seen here May May 17 at commencement in Dallas, graduated from Southern Methodist University December 2007 with a major in anthropology. After graduation he will be working in Denver at Echostar in interactive television programming. Jesse's family lives in Eudora.
The "Forest of Friendship" in Atchison honors aviation heroes from around the globe, including a memorial statue of Amelia Earhart, an Atchison native who put her hometown on the map with her flier's exploits.
Kansas City's Jose Guillen, left, congratulates teammate Mark Teahen after Teahen hit a two-run home run to score Guillen in the third inning. The Royals beat the Marlins, 9-3, Sunday in Miami.
Boston's Paul Pierce (34) is congratulated by teammates Kevin Garnett (5) and James Posey during the fourth quarter of their 97-92 victory over the Cavaliers. Pierce had 41 points in the victory Sunday in Boston.
A Chinese boy drops coins into golden Buddha statues as a symbol of blessing on Vesak Day, also known as Buddha's birthday, today at a Buddhist temple in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Vesak Day is the holiest day for Buddhists across the world, an opportunity for all followers to celebrate not only the Buddha's birthday, but also his enlightenment and achievement of Nirvana. The occasion is marked in some countries on the full moon in May.
A member of the media tries the shooting gallery during a media preview of the National Museum of Crime and Punishment in Washington. The museum opens to the public on Friday.
Rebecca Stamilio, left, photographs her friend Erin Robertson as they shop for wedding dresses during the "Running of the Brides" at Filene's Basement in New York in this Feb. 29 file photo. For the typical American couple, putting on a wedding these days means cutting some corners. Many brides are buying gowns at discount retailers and couples are looking for cheaper places to honeymoon.
Three second-graders, all age 7, finish their work on the Math Kangaroo competition at the math department at Kansas University. From back to front are Benjamin Katz, son of Rui and Dan Katz, Janet Stefanov, daughter of Milena Stanislavova and Atanas Stefanov, and Norah Agah, daughter of Jila Niknejad and Arvin Agah. Milena Stanislavova, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
With the right storage ideas, a child's room can be packed with toys and supplies but still remain tidy. Even in the neatest of homes, children's bedrooms are magnets for clutter. These rooms also tend to be the smallest in the house, so managing the mess can be difficult.
Designer Fawn Galli suggests wrapping a large square of corkboard with colorful fabric and mounting it on a wall. It can display a rotating selection of the child's artwork, birthday or holiday cards and party invites.
Vessla storage crates on casters or any clear, stackable plastic bins are great for toys and clothing, says designer Katie Stassi. Kids can see inside, so they won't need to dump out several bins to find a favorite toy.
The Caterpiller Wall Rack comes in kid-friendly colors. Use hooks to store backpacks, baseball hats and other things used only occasionally.