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In the Feb. 15 edition of The Daily Union, the incorrect name of a church was placed in the article “Chapman helping send veterans to Washington D.C.” The correct name of the church is Chapman United Methodist Church.
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The Grammy Award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir was formed to celebrate the unique and inspirational power of African gospel music at McCain at 7:30 p.m. March 30. The choir draws on the best talent from the many churches in and around Soweto and is dedicated to sharing the joy of faith through music and dance with audiences around the world, Formed in 2002, the Soweto Gospel Choir has achieved incredible success in a very short time. They have toured the world, recorded five albums and two DVDs, and have won count-less awards in South Africa, The United States and Australia. The choir has performed with some of the biggest names in music including Bono, Queen, Celine Dion, Josh Groban, Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder. They are ambassadors for the Nelson Mandela Foundation and their patron is Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
MANHATTAN — Six university teams from the region will get the chance to compete for a grand prize of $2,000 in the Phil-lips 66-Enactus Business Ethics Case Competition, Feb. 20-22, hosted by Kan-sas State University and sponsored by the Phillips 66 Excellence in Business Ethics Initiative.Teams competing are from the University of Kansas, Iowa State Uni-versity, Texas A&M Uni-versity, Truman State Uni-versity, University of Northern Colorado and University of Oklahoma.Enactus is a nonprofit, global organization that uses entrepreneurial action to create and imple-ment community outreach projects around the world. Enactus teams get to decide how many projects and what type of projects they do. Enactus is open to all majors.At the competition, the four-member student teams will have 36 hours to analyze a problem, plan a solution and present a professional PowerPoint for the judges.Teams will be judged on three different compo-nents: the application of the ethical principles, business consideration and presentation skills.The competition allows students to demonstrate their understanding of ethical leadership when faced with realistic busi-ness ethics dilemma. Stu-dents also will get the chance to improve their presentation skills and network.In addition, the compe-tition lets students apply knowledge acquired through their college courses; network with other students, schools and business advocates; and explore future career strategies.The winning team will receive $2,000; second place earns $1,500; third place, $1,000; and fourth, fifth and sixth places, $500.The competition will take place at the Holiday Inn Manhattan at the Campus, 1641 Anderson Ave., which is across the street from the university campus.For questions about the case competition contact Bryanna Wishcop, Kansas State University Enactus president, at email@example.com, or Donita Whitney-Bammer-lin, Enactus adviser and instructor of manage-ment, at (785) 532-9020 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
University host to Business Ethics Case Competition
MANHATTAN — Kansas State University is now offering bakery science and management, feed science and management and grain handling operations as stand-alone minors through distance education.The stand-alone minors are not only available to cur-rent K-State undergraduate and postbaccalaureate stu-dents, but also to graduates of other accredited four-year universities who need educational instruction in grain science disciplines.“We have been approached by industry companies, associations and trade groups about making these minors available to non-K-State graduates so that hires without a grain-based background may learn basic information to help them better understand the indus-try in which they are working while also allowing employees to get college credit for a minor,” said Hus-eyin Dogan, instructor of grain science at Kansas State University.Helping individuals earn these stand-alone minors will help increase the number of educated professionals in the grain science industry, Dogan said.
University now offering online minors in grain science
MANHATTAN — A Kan-sas State University epidemi-ologist is helping cats, pet owners and soldiers stay healthy by studying feline tularemia and the factors that influence its prevalence.Ram Raghavan, assistant professor of diagnostic medi-cine and pathobiology, and collaborative researchers have found that a certain combination of climate, physical environment and socio-ecologic conditions are behind tularemia infections among cats in the region. More than 50 percent of all tularemia cases in the U.S. occur in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas, Raghavan said.Francisella tularensis, a bacterium that causes tula-remia, commonly circulates among ticks, rabbits and rodents in the wild, but also frequently infects domestic cats. Tularemia is a zoonotic disease that can spread to humans through ticks or insect bites, eating under-cooked rabbit meat, close contact with infected ani-mals or even through air-borne means. If left untreat-ed, it can cause death in humans and animals, Ragha-van said. While it is not known exactly how many human tularemia cases are caused by exposure to infect-ed cats, it is possible for cats to transmit the disease to owners through bites and scratches.Cats also can be reliable sentinels for recognizing dis-ease activity in the environ-ment. If cats hunt outdoors or come into contact with an infected rabbit or animal, they can bring tularemia back to their owners.Raghavan’s research so far has found that tularemia is more likely to appear:
• In newly urbanized
• In residential locations
surrounded by grassland.
• In high-humidity envi
-ronments. Raghavan found that locations where tulare-mia was confirmed had high-humidity conditions about eight weeks before the dis-ease appeared.For the research, Ragha-van is partnering with the university’s geography department and the Public Health Department of Fort Riley Medical Activity. Raghavan maps tularemia cases confirmed by the Kan-sas State Veterinary Diag-nostic Laboratory and then collaborates with John Har-rington Jr. and Doug Goodin — both professors of geogra-phy — to compile geospatial data for tularemia locations. By bringing in layers of data the researchers are deter-mining how different influ-ential factors -- such as cli-mate, land cover, landscape and pet owners’ economic conditions -- can lead to feline tularemia.“Taking a multidisci-plinary and computational approach helps us quickly understand the disease and make new discoveries,” Raghavan said. “We use diag-nostic information collected over time at the Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Labo-ratory and a wealth of extremely useful informa-tion from NASA and other agencies.We can then put all these data in a framework where it is useful for public health and animal health.”While tularemia is more common in young children and men, people also can get the disease when mowing lawns in a contaminated area, Raghavan said. Both human and feline tularemia cases peak through late spring and summer — when the weather is warmer, more ticks are present and more people are outside.
Research helps felines feel fine by understanding deadly zoonotic disease