December 18, 2014

University updates

Benedictine College
Benedictine College is pleased to announce that Meagan Crooks, Spring Hill, has demonstrated the academic excellence necessary to earn a place on the Dean’s List for the Spring Semester of 2014. Meagan Crooks is the daughter of Kathy Crooks Spring Hill.
Any full-time student carrying a minimum of 12 hours and a grade point average of 3.5 to 3.9 is named to the Dean’s List. Of the 1,742 full-time undergraduate students on campus for the beginning of the 2013-2014 academic year, 462 made the Dean’s List.
Founded in 1858, Benedictine College is a Catholic, Benedictine, residential, liberal arts college located on the bluffs above the Missouri River in Atchison, Kan.
Emporia State University
Andrew McCutcheon, Gardner, is part of cast and crew presenting “Too Many Cooks,” the third show of the Emporia State University Summer Theatre’s 60th anniversary season. The show is a sidesplitting farce written by the Canadian team of Marsha Kash and Douglas E. Hughes
It’s 1932 in Niagara Falls, Canada, where the rum-running business is at its peak. Irving Bubbalowe and his daughter, Honey, have risked everything they have to open a new gourmet restaurant. When their star — the renowned singing chef Francois LaPlouffe — fails to appear, the grand opening is in jeopardy.
Complicating the proceedings are a gangster from Chicago, an officer from Canadian immigration and a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Madness ensues amidst a nest of fabricated stories and identities as father and daughter try valiantly to save the restaurant and themselves.
McCutcheon plays Irving Bubbalowe.
“Too Many Cooks” is a new farce in the spirit of “Noises Off “and last summer’s “Drinking Habits.” Jim Bartruff directs.
All performances are in the Karl C. Bruder Theatre in King Hall, with a 7:30 p.m. curtain. Individual tickets and season passes are available from the university box office at (620)341-6378.

Rogers State University
Cody D. Owens, of Spring Hill, Kansas earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Rogers State University during the commencement ceremonies this past May.

Washburn University
Washburn University student Katie McAfee, of Gardner, has been inducted into Phi Alpha Theta national history honor society.  McAffee is a member of the Top Hat Chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta, an honor society for first year at an institution of higher education. McAfee  is a sophomore and is pursuing a bachelor of arts degree in history.
Jesse D. Campbell, of Wellsville, Kan., was inducted into Sigma Lambda, a criminal justice honor society at Washburn University.  Campbell is a senior and is pursuing a degree in criminal justice, with a specialization in corrections.
Emma Jordan, of Gardner and Katherine Billick, of Edgerton, Kan., were named to the Washburn University spring semester President’s Honor Roll. To be named to the list a student must be enrolled in 12 credit hours and attain a GPA of 4.0.
Washburn University student Trenton Meyer, of Wellsville has been awarded the Weigand Family Scholarship by the Washburn University School of Business.
Meyer is a senior and is pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, with concentrations in accounting and finance.  He is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma honor society, served as president of the Washburn Finance Society and in 2013 was the recipient of the Arthur L. Shultz Banking and Finance Scholarship.

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