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KU teams seek ways to improve classroom experience

By associated-press On Sun, 12 Jan 2014 03:33:14

KU teams seek ways to improve classroom experience

A University of Kansas task force exploring ways to update the classroom experience says one option is to minimize the amount of lecturing and using class time to work on problems and projects. Students in that kind of "flipped" class would read and watch lectures on their own time. Associate pro...

 
 

Kansas woman who lost 217 lbs. heads to Today Show

By associated-press On Sun, 12 Jan 2014 03:27:37

Kansas woman who lost 217 lbs. heads to Today Show

An Emporia woman who lost more than 200 pounds is telling her story to a national audience. Denise Wolford, the office manager for the Lyon County Department on Aging, lost 217 pounds on Weight Watchers and will be featured on the company's website later this spring. She's also scheduled to appea...

 
 

Kansas students’ experiment launched into space

By associated-press On Sun, 12 Jan 2014 03:24:38

Kansas students’ experiment launched into space

An experiment devised by Valley Center high school students has been launched into space. The Wichita Eagle reports the space flight launched Thursday included an experiment that five Valley Center high school students submitted to the Student Spaceflights Experiments Program. The experiment look...

 
 

Haskell names new president

By associated-press On Sun, 12 Jan 2014 03:20:48

Haskell names new president

Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence has named a longtime university employee to the school's top position. The federal Bureau of Indian Education announced Friday that Venida Chenault, Haskell's vice president of academic affairs since 2004, will become the school's president effective ...

 
 

West Kansas doctor dies in traffic accident

By associated-press On Sun, 12 Jan 2014 03:18:51

West Kansas doctor dies in traffic accident

A 58-year-old Garden City surgeon has died in a rollover traffic accident. The Garden City Telegram reports Dr. Michael J. Baughman died Friday after the one-vehicle accident south of Garden City. Baughman opened Sandhill Orthopaedic and Sportsmedicine in Garden City in 1993. He was also team ...

 
 

VIDEO: Suspected Shoplifter Caught On Camera

By ksal-staff On Sun, 12 Jan 2014 03:06:51

VIDEO: Suspected Shoplifter Caught On Camera

A thief suspected of shoplifting an iPad  is caught on video. According to Salina Police, on January 7th a white female in a yellow sweatshirt allegedly stole an IPad from Walmart,  at 2900 S. 9th Street. The suspect left in a white Chevrolet pickup.  If you can identify the woman in the vi...

 
 

K-State Salina To Host Kansas Science Olympiad

By ksal-staff On Sat, 11 Jan 2014 15:30:41

K-State Salina To Host Kansas Science Olympiad

Kansas State University Salina will open its campus to junior high and high school students next week on Wednesday when it hosts the Kansas Science Olympiad. K-State Salina is one of five regional locations and play will begin at 8 a.m. for the high school level and 9 a.m. for junior high participan...

 
 

USDA Relaxes School Lunch Regulations

By associated-press On Sat, 11 Jan 2014 15:09:27

USDA Relaxes School Lunch Regulations

The Agriculture Department says it's making permanent rules that allow schools to serve larger portions of lean meat and whole grains in school lunches and other meals. Guidelines restricting portion size were originally intended to combat childhood obesity, but many parents complained their kids...

 
 

Flu Widespread In Kansas

By associated-press On Sat, 11 Jan 2014 14:03:20

Flu Widespread In Kansas

Flu season is ramping up, with illness widespread in at least 35 states including Kansas. That's up from 25 in the previous week. A flu expert with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the agency's weekly report released Friday shows "We're in the thick of flu season." The CDC's...

 
 

Ex-Kansas Police Chief to Get New Trial

By associated-press On Sat, 11 Jan 2014 00:26:24

Ex-Kansas Police Chief to Get New Trial

The Kansas Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for a former police chief convicted of 15 counts of sexually molesting three girls. Forty-two-year-old Michael Akins Jr. was convicted in 2011 and sentenced to two life terms. He was police chief in the central Kansas town of Inman when he was char...

 
 
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