Central Methodist University
Student-athlete at Central Methodist University, Melody Hanson is on the volleyball team.
Hanson is a junior athletic training major from Spring Hill.
CMU is located in Fayette, Mo. and is a member of the Heart of America Athletic Conference in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.
Emporia State University
Andrew McCutcheon of Gardner, Kansas, is part of “Creating Claire,” the second show of Emporia State University’s 2015-16 theater season. McCutcheon, a senior Theatre major, is the sound designer.
Under the direction of ESU faculty member Theresa Mitchell, “Creating Claire” by Joe DiPietro is the story of a middle-aged natural museum docent, Claire, who comes under fire when her tour-guide patter deviates from the strict scientific beliefs of Victoria, the director of the museum.
As Claire heads down a path that embraces intelligent design, many visitors are attracted to her spiritual slant; it soon leads to legal action in a powerful exploration of what happens when science, faith and politics collide. It also takes a real toll on the lives of her husband and their daughter.
“Creating Claire” runs November 18 through 21 at 7:30 p.m. There will also be 2 p.m. matinees on November 21 and 22. All performances will be in the Ronald Q. Frederickson Theatre on the Emporia State University campus. Tickets can be reserved at the Memorial Union box office or by calling 620-341-6378.
Fort Hays State University
Jordan Lee Miller, Spring Hill, graduated from Fort Hays State University this summer. Miller earned a bachelor of science in health and human performance. Miller was one of 400 FHSU students who completed associate, bachelor’s, or graduate degrees during the summer 2015 term.
Kansas State University
Samantha Laughman and Mark Manbeck, both of Gardner, completed degree requirements at Kansas State University this summer. Laughman earned a bachelor of science in civil engineering, and Manbeck earned a bachelor of science in education. They joined more than 540 students from 60 Kansas counties, 37 states and 28 countries.