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KU Seeks International Students

By associated-press On Wed, 05 Mar 2014 14:30:27

KU Seeks International Students

The university of Kansas is partnering with a Massachusetts company to recruit international students to the university. Shorelight Education, based in Cambridge, Mass., will recruit international students into the university's new Academic Accelerator Program. The program will be a 12-month...

 
 

Nuns Give $2.5 Million To Newman University

By toddpittenger On Wed, 05 Mar 2014 14:28:25

Nuns Give $2.5 Million To Newman University

The order of nuns who founded Newman University in Wichita has given $2.5 million to the university. University officials announced the gift Tuesday from the Adorers of the Blood of Christ. University spokeswoman Kelly Snedden says the money will be used to fund science and health care initiativ...

 
 

Glenn Martin Stadium Comes Down

By toddpittenger On Wed, 05 Mar 2014 13:04:58

Glenn Martin Stadium Comes Down

A 73-year Salina landmark is gone. Kansas Wesleyan University's historic Glenn Martin Stadium has been torn down. Because of its condition, Glenn Martin Stadium has not been utilized for KWU games since 2007. The stadium, which opened back in 1940, is being demolished to make way for a new sports...

 
 

Captain Phillips To Speak At Kansas College

By associated-press On Wed, 05 Mar 2014 12:23:45

Captain Phillips To Speak At Kansas College

The man portrayed by actor Tom Hanks in the Oscar-nominated movie "Captain Phillips" is scheduled to give a lecture at Hutchinson Community College later this year. Capt. Richard Phillips is to deliver the Dillon Lecture in Hutchinson on Sept. 23. Phillips was captain of the commercial ship Ma...

 
 

Kansas Animal Shelter Gets $226,000 Donation

By associated-press On Wed, 05 Mar 2014 12:20:49

Kansas Animal Shelter Gets $226,000 Donation

A 93-year-old Kansas woman who died in May left a lasting legacy to her city's animal shelter. Hutchinson city officials say they were caught off guard by the $226,000 donation from Eula Fray. Fray lived most of her life in Hutchinson, where she worked as an insurance company secretary. She wa...

 
 

Advocates Fight To Block Kansas Death Penalty Bill

By associated-press On Wed, 05 Mar 2014 12:14:25

Advocates Fight To Block Kansas Death Penalty Bill

The Kansas Coalition Against the Death Penalty is campaigning against legislation limiting the time allowed for appeals of capital punishment convictions. The state Senate approved a bill last month setting a limit of three years and six months for the Kansas Supreme Court to hear and decide an a...

 
 

ESPN Leader To Speak At K State

By associated-press On Wed, 05 Mar 2014 12:00:44

ESPN Leader To Speak At K State

The president of ESPN will join three college athletics executives in delivering a Landon Lecture next month at Kansas State University. ESPN's John Skipper is also CEO of Disney Media Networks. He'll be joined for the April 2 lecture by Big 12 Conference Commissioner Bob Bowlsby, retired Univers...

 
 

Wichita Airport To Be Named After Ike

By associated-press On Tue, 04 Mar 2014 20:11:58

Wichita Airport To Be Named After Ike

Wichita's airport will now be known as the "Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport." The Wichita City Council vote Tuesday to change the name to honor the former president, who grew up in Abilene. It will cost the city about $140,000 to change signs at the airport. It wasn't immediate...

 
 

Body in Tuttle Creek Identified as Kansas Woman

By associated-press On Tue, 04 Mar 2014 18:39:58

Body in Tuttle Creek Identified as Kansas Woman

A body recovered from Tuttle Creek Lake has been identified as a 56-year-old woman from rural St. George. Pottawatomie County Sheriff Greg Riat said in a news release that the body found last Friday was that of Jane Peterson, who worked in the physics department at Kansas State University. Pet...

 
 

Obama Budget has $300M for Kansas NBAF Project

By associated-press On Tue, 04 Mar 2014 18:07:57

Obama Budget has $300M for Kansas NBAF Project

President Barack Obama is proposing Congress provide another infusion of cash to continue construction of a new biosecurity lab in Kansas. The president's budget was announced Tuesday and includes $300 million for the Department of Homeland Security to continue work on the National Bio- and Agro-...

 
 
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