Wednesday, February 27, 2013
THE UNIVERSITY DAILY KANSAN
Cloudy with windsnorth/northwest at15 mph with a 10percent chance opercipitation.
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Flurries with a 30percent chance osnow. Winds north/ northwest at 11mph.
Is it done snowing yet?
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Waiting on warm weather.
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Saturday, March 2Thursday, Feb. 28Friday, March 1Wednesday, Feb. 27
Student Senate LegislativeCommittees
6 to 8 p.m.
Prospective bills must frstgo through the legislative cycle.Committee meetings are open to allstudents.
Final Cut Pro X: The Funda-mentals
Budig Media Lab
9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Are you a budding Spielbergbut don’t know how put a videotogether? This workshop will teachyou the basics o the Final Cut Pro Xediting program.
Central American Film Showcase:“La Yuma”
100 Stauer-Flint Hall
7 to 9:30 p.m.
This flm tells the story o Yuma,a poor but determined girl who aspires tobe a boxer.
SUA’s Chili Recipe Contest
: Kansas Union lobby, level 4
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
See judges award contest winnerson the best student-submitted chili reci-pes. The winner will receive a $100 prize.
Cirque de Legume by JamieCarswell
Lawrence Arts Center, 940New Hampshire St.
7:30 to 9 p.m.
Enjoy this one-night show atthe Lawrence Arts Center perormedby University alum Jamie Carswell’sIrish comedy troupe.
Application or graduationdeadline
Make sure to apply today iyou plan to graduate this spring.
Spring Opening at the SpencerMuseum
6 to 8 p.m.
Spencer Museum o Art
Check out the Spencer’snewest exhibit, “An Errant Line: AnnHamilton / Cynthia Schira,” andmingle with the artists.
Scholarship & BFA Audition -Dance Department
1 to 4 p.m.
Robinson Center, 251
Think you’ve got the rightmoves? Audition or scholarshipconsideration and admittance to thedance B.F.A. program.
Students qualify for debate nationals
Melanie Campbell, senior,and Amanda Gress, sophomore,have qualiied to compete at theNational Debate ournament inOgden, Utah, March 28 toApril2. his is the46th consecu-tive year thatthe Univer-sity o Kansaswill be repre-sented at thetournament.Campbelland Gresswon ive o six debates atthe Midwestregion quali-ying tourna-ment held Feb. 22-24. his isthe second year they have quali-ied or the national tourna-ment. At last year’s tournament,they were the only team o twowomen to compete.“I very rarely see teams o twowomen just because there arenot many emales involved indebate,” Campbell said. “It eelsgood to be representative.”Scott Harris, coach o the KUDebate team, is proud o Kansas’long tradition in the NationalDebate ournament and the ac-complishments that Campbelland Gress have made.“hey are a strong symbol o what strong, articulate womencan accomplish,” Harris said.he National Debate ourna-ment hosts 78 competing teams.his year’s topic discusses ed-eral govern-ment strategiesor increasingdomestic ener-gy productiono coal, naturalgas, nuclear,oil, solar orwind.Members o the KU Debateteam spend20-40 hourseach week toresearch andprepare arguments or tourna-ments. ournaments usually span three days with membersparticipating in 6-12 debatesthat last approximately twohours.“I like the challenge o com-peting in tournaments and pre-paring arguments,” Gress said.“It’s a big time commitment, butI like the challenge o keepingup with the success o KU De-bate.”
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“I very rarely see teams otwo women just becausethere are not many emalesinvolved in debate. It eelsgood to be representative.”
MELANIE CAMPBELLNational Debate Tournament qualifer
School of Education to offeronline master’s program
The School o Education is taking steps to implement a two-year blended master’s program that will ocus on sel-directed, online learning. Pilot classes have already seen success.
Te School o Education isimplementing a blended master’sprogram or educational administra-tion, meaning students pursuing amaster’s degree in this eld o study will be able to complete their degreethrough the Internet.Te degree is designed or stu-dents to complete in two years andullls the academic requirements orstate licensure or positions such asassistant principal or principal. Tenew blended program will eliminatethe time students spend traveling toclass and attending class on campusby ocusing on online sel-directedlearning.Joseph Novak, Director o theEducational Leadership and Policy Studies Department in the School o Education, said the blended master’sprogram will nally enable more stu-dents to obtain a master’s degree inthe educational administration.“Te School o Education togetherwith the University has elt a need tobring a competitive hybrid programinto the market,” Novak said.Stacy Rietzke, a student romMission who is currently pursuingthe degree, says the pilot program isworking well or her.“Dr. Novak has stepped out o hiscomort zone to accommodate ourclass through Adobe Connect. Tisprogram allows our class to not only receive real-time audio/video lecturesrom him, but it also allows us all toparticipate and share our experiencesthrough the audio and video,” Rietzkesaid in an email.“In piloting several traditionalclasses this past all and spring se-mester, students are applauding theeorts o the School o Education inscheduling several class sessions in aninteractive video conerence ormat.Utilizing ‘Adobe Connect,’ we havebeen able to hold several seminarclasses while students have been intheir homes.” Novak said.Novak has done his own researchon the success o hybrid programsand believes the new blended pro-gram will attract more students to theUniversity.“Most hybrid programs availableallow the exibility o completinga good part o the course responsi-bilities at their computers, in theirhomes, and when they had the time.”By using the Internet, Novak saidthe new hybrid program will allow students to balance daily lie withcompleting a master’s degree.“Afer teaching at school all day,it makes it convenient to be able tolearn rom home. It saves the driv-ing time and money I was wastingbeore. Although I was uneasy aboutthe thought o online courses at rst,the hybrid program oered throughKU has put those concerns to rest, aswe are able to discuss and reect ourexperiences through the convenienceo our own home,” Rietzke said.“Students wanting to pursue amaster’s degree in educational ad-ministration can now apply to anationally ranked program with-out having to travel to campus on aweekly basis or traditional classes.Interested students can now balancetheir career schedules and am-ily responsibilities without having tosacrice either with multiple trips tocampus,” Novak said.Students who want to apply orthe new blended Master o Sciencein Education degree have until April1 to submit their application.
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ST. LOUIS — The blanket o snowcovering much o the Great Plains atertwo big storms in less than a week mayprovide some relie or parched areas,but it’s no “drought-buster,” experts saidTuesday.States like Kansas, Nebraska andOklahoma have been among the hardesthit by the drought that at one point cov-ered two-thirds o the nation. Now, they’reburied under snow rom two storms justdays apart that dumped nearly 20 incheson Wichita, and more than a oot in otherPlains states.The snow may help ease the droughtsome, but it’s unlikely to have a big im-pact because it’s sitting largely on rozenground, especially in the upper Plains. Assnow on the surace melts, the water islikely to run o into rivers and streamsinstead o soaking into the rock-hardground.That’s good news or those who de-pend on the many rivers and lakes thatare near historic lows because o thedrought. But it does little to help armerswho need the moisture to soak into thesoil so they can grow plants, said BrianFuchs, o the National Drought MitigationCenter in Lincoln, Neb.Even i all the snow melted straightinto the ground, it wouldn’t break thedrought. A oot o snow equals roughlyan inch o rain, and parts o the Plainsare roughly 20 inches short o precipita-tion, Fuchs said.Texas could use a wet spring ater twoyears o drought. The state just had thethird-driest two-year span its history,getting just 71 percent o normal rainallin 2011 and 2012 combined.
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CARSON CITY, Nev. — Bidderspaid more than $3.5 million at auc-tion or hal o a Nevada recluse’sgold collection.Carson City’s Alan Rowe oNorthern Nevada Coin dominatedthe bidding Tuesday, winning ouro the 11 lots or his own companyand fve or the Illinois-based RareCoin Company o America Inc.The total cost o his bidsamounts to nearly $2.7 million
— Associated Press
Appraiser Howard Herz talks about gold coins being auctioned o more in Car-son City, Nev. Sixty-nine-year-old Walter Samaszko, Jr. died in June 2012, leavingthousands o gold coins in his garage.