Archive for December 18th, 2010

Americans for Life and Liberty meeting – Jan. 20 in Overland Park

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

Thursday, January 20, 2011 · 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Location Central Resource Library

9875 W. 87th Street
Overland Park, KS

Americans for Life and Liberty (AFLL)

Featuring – Patricia Lightner speaking on:
“Strategies to Take Our Country Back”

JCCC – Professional Development Days preview: Teaching and learning

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

Professional Development Days preview: Teaching and learning

At JCCC, we change lives through learning, and seven of the January Professional Development Days sessions are all about teaching and learning.

All Professional Development Days sessions are 50 minutes in length unless otherwise indicated; some may require registration through MyJCCC. If so, the CRN is provided.

Mark these sessions on your January calendar:

· Math Resource Center tutor in-service: 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, CLB 212. Get together with the other math tutors to learn about changes in math coursework and the resource center, and to discuss good pedagogy. (more…)

Search for next KU law dean to continue

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

Contact: Jack Martin, University Communications, (785) 864-7100, jackm@ku.edu

Search for next KU law dean to continue

http://www.news.ku.edu/2010/december/15/lawdean.shtml

LAWRENCE – The search for a new dean for the University of Kansas School of Law will continue into next year.

Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Jeff Vitter announced today that the previously announced committee will conduct a nationwide search to form a new pool of candidates for the position.

Chris Drahozal, the John M. Rounds Distinguished Professor of Law and associate dean for research and faculty development, will continue to chair the committee. Stephen W. Mazza, associate dean for academic affairs at the law school, will continue to serve as interim dean.

The goal is to have the search completed by the end of the spring semester in May.

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KU seeks entrants for international essay contest on author Anthony Trollope

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

Contact: Ann Rowland, Department of English, (785) 864-4520, arowland@ku.edu

KU seeks entrants for international essay contest on author Anthony Trollope

http://www.news.ku.edu/2010/december/15/trollope.shtml

LAWRENCE – The Department of English and the Hall Center for the Humanities at the University of Kansas are seeking entries for the 2011 Trollope Prize international essay contest for undergraduate and graduate students writing about the works of Victorian novelist Anthony Trollope.

Two prizes are being offered for the best essays on “Trollope and His World” – $1,000 for an undergraduate and $2,000 for a graduate student. Entry deadline is June 1.

The winning undergraduate student’s faculty adviser also will receive a $500 award to help support the continued development of curriculum focusing on Trollope’s works. Both winners receive a hardcover copy of a Trollope novel. Winners will be announced in August. (more…)

KU – On Vietnamese restaurant menu, KU researcher discovers lizard new to science

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

Contact: Brendan M. Lynch, University Relations, (785) 864-8855, blynch@ku.edu

On Vietnamese restaurant menu, KU researcher discovers lizard new to science [WITH VIDEO]

http://www.news.ku.edu/2010/december/15/newlizard.shtml

LAWRENCE – The exciting scientific discovery was fried and served with tomato and lettuce on the side.

At least that’s how University of Kansas graduate student Jesse Grismer first heard of a species of lizard heretofore unknown to scientists – it was featured on the menu of a restaurant in the remote Ca Mau province of southern Vietnam. (more…)

Currie Myers – Seasons Greeting and Merry Christmas from the Shawnee Mission Times!

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

Seasons Greeting and Merry Christmas from the Shawnee Mission Times!
President George Washington’s Christmas’

“Christmas was primarily a religious holiday in 18th century Virginia, described as “the day set apart to remember the Nativity of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.” It was also, however, a festive occasion marked by visits between friends and relatives, parties, and public assemblies. A great deal has been written about the Washington’s and Christmas. As evidenced by George Washington’s correspondence, his diaries and cash accounts, Christmas at Mount Vernon followed the typical Virginia pattern, which was far more simple than twentieth century Americans may feel comfortable with as it was a celebration of the birth of our Lord.

(more…)

JCCC – JCCC reopens on Jan. 4 after winter break

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

As the semester winds down, please remember that the college will reopen after winter break on Tuesday, Jan. 4.

WND – North American Union: Why the U.S. coverup?

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

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KS Dept of Ag – Public Meetings on Draft Updates to Stream Regulations Draw Stakeholders

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

Public Meetings on Draft Updates to Stream Regulations Draw Stakeholders
About 70 people learned more about proposed rule changes at public meetings conducted by the Division of Water Resources Dec. 6 in Topeka and Dec. 8 in Wichita. (more…)

Americans United for Life – Important International Abortion Ruling Imminent

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

Contact:
Kristi Hamrick
(202) 741-4904
press@aul.org
AUL SAYS THE “ROE V. WADE” RULING OF EUROPE
MAY COME THIS WEEK
WASHINGTON, D.C. (12-16-10) – International abortion-watchers alert: Americans United for Life Sr. Counsel William Saunders reported that this week the European Court of Human Rights will issue a judgment in an abortion case which could create the same kind of chaos caused by Roe v. Wade, the U.S. ruling which replaced abortion laws in the 50 states with the judgment of a handful of judges.

“Even pro-abortion law professors agree that Roe v. Wade was poorly decided,” noted the Harvard-trained attorney. “Today, the nations of Europe – Ireland in particular – could face the same kind of sweeping judicial activism on the issue of abortion that the United States experienced. We could be looking at the Roe v. Wade of Europe and another example of agenda-driven judges forcing their personal views.” (more…)

LifeNews – Obama Administration Working to Rescind Conscience Rights on Abortion

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

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LifeNews – Doctors Say Adult Stem Cell Research Cures HIV-Positive Man

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

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CWA Kansas – Thoughts on Entitlements

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16

“Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift.”
2 Corinthians 9:15
Entitlement: a right; a privilege; a deserved claim; to be qualified. (more…)

Northwest Johnson County Republicans PAC – Your 2011-12 Executive Committee; Bylaw Changes; Membership Dues

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

…the following individuals were re-elected to the four elected Executive Committee positions on the Northwest Johnson County Republicans for the 2011-12 term:

Mike Pirner — Chair
Carri Person — Vice Chair
Sheila Wodtke — Treasurer
Audrey Snyder — Secretary

The Board also approved Chair Pirner’s five appointments to fill out the nine member Executive Committee to serve during the 2011-12 term: (more…)

USD 501 delays curriculum vote

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

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Kansas Family Policy Council – Prayer on the Hill & Urgent Udates

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

SAVE THE DATE !!!.
Please mark your calendars and plan to be there for this historic occassion.

Prayer on the hill

January 10th – Inauguration Day

All Kansans Welcome for a Day of Prayer at the Capitol

12 Hours of Continual Live Worship -

7 a.m. – 7 p.m. In Capitol

Prayer Walk – 9 a.m.-

Begins at South Steps of the Capitol- We will be surrounding the capitol grounds with prayer.

Governors Inauguration – 11 a.m. South Steps of the Capitol (more…)

K-State – Three Students Earn Gilman Scholarships For Study Abroad

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

Source: James Hohenbary, 785-532-6904, jimlth@k-state.edu News release prepared by: Jennifer Torline, 785-532-0847, jtorline@k-state.edu

THREE STUDENTS EARN GILMAN SCHOLARSHIPS FOR STUDY ABROAD

MANHATTAN — Three Kansas State University students — Nathen Lippert, Andover; Juan Carlos Mendoza, Garden City; and Sophia Ford, Wilson — have received the spring 2011 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. (more…)

K-State Research Looks At Pathogenic Attacks On Host Plants

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

1) Sources: Frank White, 785-532-1362, fwhite@k-state.edu; and Ginny Antony, 785-532-1355, ginns@k-state.edu News release prepared by: Jennifer Torline, 785-532-0847, jtorline@k-state.edu

RESEARCH LOOKS AT PATHOGENIC ATTACKS ON HOST PLANTS

MANHATTAN — Two Kansas State University researchers focusing on rice genetics are providing a better understanding of how pathogens take over a plant’s nutrients. (more…)

CJ Online – Jerry Moran stands alone – All other Kansas House, Senate Republicans voted for compromise

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

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Ed Bozarth buys Topeka’s Bill Kobach dealership

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

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