Hays, KS, United States
Hays, KS, United States

Fort Hays State University is a public, co-educational university located in Hays, Kansas, United States. It is the fourth-largest of the six state universities governed by the Kansas Board of Regents, with an enrollment of approximately 11,200 students . Wikipedia.


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News Article | May 10, 2017
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-- The Campus Technology Conference(Campus Tech), a higher education technology event produced by LRP Conferences, LLC, an affiliate of LRP Publications, announced today its advisory board of academic, administrative, and technology experts from colleges and universities nationwide.  These advisory board members are integral in developing and planning each Campus Technology Conference.  This year they have helped to expand conference content offerings available to attendees of"Our goal is to ensure that our annual program responds to emerging challenges and looks ahead to identify new directions in order to best serve the wide range of professional development needs of the higher education technology community," said conference Program Chair John Hess.  "This exceptional group of campus leaders is vital to that process."The2017 advisory board members include:·         Jill Albin-Hill, Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, Dominican University·         W. Gardner Campbell, Associate Professor of English, Virginia Commonwealth University·         Ronald L. Danielson, Associate Professor of Computer Engineering, Santa Clara University·         Mark Frydenberg, Senior Lecturer of Computer Information Systems and Director of CIS Learning and Technology Sandbox, Bentley University·         Joy Hatch, Former Vice President for Technology, Fort Hays State University·         Raymond Uzwyshyn, Director of Collections and Digital Services, Texas State University·         Anu Vedantham, Director of Learning and Teaching Services for Harvard College Libraries, Harvard UniversityOver 1,000 professionals — including CIOs, CTOs, chief academic officers, higher education administrators, IT managers, Instructional designers, technologists, faculty and support staff — from all over the United States and 19+ countries converge atto gain hands-on exposure to the latest technologies and successful implementation strategies through keynotes, mega sessions, workshops, concurrent sessions, the expo hall and more.2017 will provide higher education professionals access to more than 30 sessions in seven distinct tracks that will dig into relevant topics for IT leaders, hands-on faculty and technologists. Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to gain expanded topic coverage through New Mega Sessions, more preconference workshops and enhanced poster sessions. The keynote speakers include Jennifer Golbeck, Director of the Social Intelligence Lab and Associate Professor in the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park; Jeffrey Selingo, Author, and contributor for; as well as Robin Hanson, Associate Professor of Economics at the George Mason University, and Research Associate at the Future of Humanity Institute at University of Oxford.will be held July 17 - 20 at Chicago's McCormick Place Convention Center.. For additional details and to register, visit www.CampusTechnologyConferences.com . Join the conversation by following the conference on Twitter (@CT_Events ( https://twitter.com/ CT_Events )) and using and searching the hashtag #CampusTech. For even moreupdates, "like" Campus Tech and join the Campus Tech LinkedIn group.###The Campus Technology Conference brings together thought leaders from the fields of higher education and technology to explore innovative solutions and to develop effective strategies for campus administration, infrastructure, teaching and learning, and more. Conference speakers and attendees occupy a variety of campus leadership positions including chief information officers, vice presidents of technology, and other executives, as well as a variety of academic and technology professionals who are working to manage resources effectively, build seamless networks, and create new educational and enterprise models for the future. Developed in consultation with members of an advisory board of academic and administrative experts from colleges and universities nationwide, each annual conference emphasizes strategic initiatives, technological innovations, emerging trends, hands-on workshop experiences, and opportunities for collaboration and partnership with industry leaders as well as within and among institutions. For additional information about the conference, please visit www.CampusTechnologyConferences.com.LRP Conferences, LLC, an affiliate of LRP Publications, produces more than a dozen professional conferences and trade shows annually, including Campus Technology Conference, Ergonomics Conference & ErgoExpo, Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC), HR in Hospitality Conference, HR TechnologyConference & Exposition, Recruiting Trends Conference, and National Workers' Compensation and Disability Conference& Expo.LRP Publications, founded in 1977 by Kenneth Kahn, is a broad-based media company serving business and education professionals. Specializing in the fields of education administration, education law, education technology, federal employment, human resources, workers' compensation and disability, the company publishes hundreds of books, pamphlets, newsletters, videos and online resources. Additionally, LRP publishes two industry-leading magazines: Human Resources Executive® and Risk & Insurance®, plus delivers top-quality training and professional development with eLearning, conferences and tradeshows including: HR Technology Conference & Exposition®, National Institute on Legal Issues of Educating Individuals with Disabilities®, National Workers' Compensation and Disability Conference® & Expo, among others. For a complete list of LRP products, eCourses and conferences, please visit www.lrp.com.


News Article | May 22, 2017
Site: www.eurekalert.org

WASHINGTON, D.C. May 19, 2017 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced $4.7 million in available funding to support agricultural science programs at non-land-grant universities. Funding is made through NIFA's Capacity Building Grants for Non-Land Grant Colleges of Agriculture Program (NLGCA). "Colleges and universities with strong agricultural science programs need support so they can address our nation's challenges to food security and safety," said NIFA Director Sonny Ramaswamy. "NIFA investments in the Capacity Building Grants for Non-Land Grant Colleges of Agriculture Program support research and education at more than 80 higher education institutions to help build the science and train the future agricultural science workforce." NIFA's NLGCA program offers competitive grants to help these institutions maintain and expand their capacity to conduct education, research, and outreach activities in agriculture, renewable resources, and related disciplines. NLGCAs also support the economic vitality of rural communities by funding new degree programs that emphasize new and emerging employment opportunities. Focus areas in this RFA may include agricultural economics and rural communities; agriculture systems and technology; animal health, production, and products; bioenergy, natural resources, and environment; food safety, nutrition, and health; and plant health, production, and products. NIFA encourages projects that focus on increasing the number and diversity of students entering the food, agriculture, and natural resource systems in the United States. Eligible applicants include Non-Land Grant College of Agriculture (NLGCAs) certified as such by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The deadline for applications is September 15, 2017. See the request for applications for details. Since 2012, NIFA has invested more than $21 million through the NLGCA program. Among past projects, a University of Tennessee project created a mobile energy classroom to share knowledge on traditional and renewable energy production and conservation. Fort Hays State University is developing curricula to help the next generation of farm managers, technicians, and crop advisors use small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) in precision agriculture. NIFA invests in and advances agricultural research, education, and extension and promotes transformative discoveries that solve societal challenges. NIFA support for the best and brightest scientists and extension personnel has resulted in user-inspired, groundbreaking discoveries that combat childhood obesity, improve and sustain rural economic growth, address water availability issues, increase food production, find new sources of energy, mitigate climate variability and ensure food safety. To learn more about NIFA's impact on agricultural science, visit http://www. , sign up for email updates or follow us on Twitter @USDA_NIFA, #NIFAimpacts. USDA is an equal opportunity lender, provider and employer.


News Article | May 23, 2017
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BestColleges.com, a leading provider of higher education information and resources, today announced a series of new rankings focused on degree opportunities in the Social Services. “The most rewarding work is having the opportunity to help others. We celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month by releasing a new series of rankings that feature online education programs in the Social Services. Our goal is to inspire, grow, and expand the all-important workforce that specializes in mental health and social services,” said Stephanie Snider, General Manager, BestColleges.com The Rankings with the top ten schools from each list of twenty-five: Bachelor’s in Sociology 1. University of Central Florida 2. Arizona State University - Tempe 3. Central Washington University 4. Brandman University 5. University of Colorado Denver 6. University of Nebraska at Omaha 7. Fort Hays State University 8. Oregon State University 9. North Dakota State University 10. South Dakota State University Bachelor’s in Psychology 1. University of Central Florida 2. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 3. Liberty University 4. University of North Dakota 5. University of Florida - Online 6. Trine University - Regional/Non-Traditional Campuses 7. LeTourneau University 8. University of Massachusetts - Lowell 9. Florida International University 10. Old Dominion University Bachelor’s in Counseling 1. John Wesley University 2. Johnson University 3. Indiana Wesleyan University - Marion 4. University of Cincinnati 5. University of South Dakota 6. Crown College 7. Northwestern State University of Louisiana 8. Oral Roberts University 9. Grace College and Theological Seminary 10. University of Central Arkansas Master’s in Psychology 1. Harvard University 2. University of Georgia 3. Touro University Worldwide 4. Nova Southeastern University 5. Adler Graduate School 6. Adler University 7. William James College 8. The University of Tennessee - Knoxville 9. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Los Angeles 10. Carlos Albizu University - Miami Master’s in Social Work 1. Columbia University in the City of New York 2. University of Southern California 3. Case Western Reserve University 4. Boston University 5. University of Central Florida 6. Fordham University 7. University of Denver 8. University at Buffalo 9. Ohio State University 10. California State University - Long Beach Master’s in School Counseling 1. Lehigh University 2. New York University 3. Wake Forest University 4. Liberty University 5. University of Missouri - Columbia 6. University of North Dakota 7. University of West Alabama 8. Seton Hall University 9. Concordia University - Wisconsin 10. Missouri Baptist University Full rankings can be found on each subject page by following the hyperlink in the titles. The 2017 rankings reflect the most recent data compiled from IPEDS and the College Navigator, both of which are hosted by the National Center for Education Statistics. The goal is to objectively assess relative quality based on academic outcomes, affordability, and the breadth and depth of online learning opportunities. Each school must meet the minimum criteria of being an accredited public or private, not-for-profit institution, and submit an annual report the the National Center for Education Statistics. More information on methodology can be found here: http://www.bestcolleges.com/subject-ranking-methodology/ About BestColleges.com: BestColleges.com helps prospective students find the school that best meets their needs through proprietary research, user-friendly guides, and hundreds of unique college rankings. They also provide a wide array of college planning, financial aid, and career resources to help all students get the most from their education and prepare them for the world after college.


News Article | April 25, 2017
Site: scienceblogs.com

Highlights from today’s sessions included: Norelia Ordonez-Castillo, undergraduate student from Fort Hays State University, presented her research on channel catfish. According to Norelia, these fish can become obese so her research was geared towards trying to find out how their receptor for LDL cholesterol differs from rodents and humans. But what I want to know is whether the obese catfish tastes better… Image of channel catfish by Ryan Somma via Wikimedia Commons Christine Schwartz, Investigator from University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, studied how the brain of hibernating animals is protected from damage induced by rapid changes in temperature. She found that the extracellular matrix of the brain helps protect it during hibernation. Goggy Davidowitz, Investigator from the University of Arizona, studies Carolina sphinx moths (Manduca sexta: Sphingidae). Goggy’s research showed that male and female moths utilize amino acids differently. Male moths allocate more ingested sugars to building muscle than females, which suggests that males may need to maintain larger flight muscles to seek out females. William Milsom, Investigator from the University of British Columbia, spoke about special adaptations in high altitude geese that allow them to thrive in their low oxygen environment. Andean geese live at high altitude year round and have adapted the ability to extract oxygen from the air more efficiently than birds living at low altitude. Their hearts are also able to contract better and thus squeeze out more blood with each heart beat. In contrast, bar-headed geese, which migrate over the Himalayas, use a different strategy. They have adapted by increasing their heart rate and improving their ability to get oxygen into tissues of the body at high altitude. The annual banquet and dinner meeting took place Monday night. It was such a delight seeing all of the award winners. More on that later…


News Article | April 17, 2017
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LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has used released its list of the best colleges and universities in Kansas for 2017. Of the 23 four-year schools that made the list, Baker University, University of Kansas, Southwestern College, Kansas State University and Newman University scored as the top five. Of the 26 two-year schools that were also included, Dodge City Community College, Garden City Community College, Highland Community College, Hesston College and Neosho County Community College ranked the most highly. A full list of schools is included below. “Kansas’ unemployment rate has remained low over the past year, making it a stable place to begin a career,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.org. “These Kansas schools have done an exceptional job preparing their students for the job market by providing a quality education and solid academic counseling and resources.” To be included on Kansas’ “Best Colleges” list, schools must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also scored on data that includes career and academic resources, annual alumni earnings 10 years after entering college, availability of financial aid and such additional numbers as graduation rates and student/teacher ratios. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Best Colleges in Kansas” list, visit: Best Four-Year Colleges in Kansas for 2017 include: Baker University Benedictine College Bethany College Bethel College-North Newton Central Christian College of Kansas Emporia State University Fort Hays State University Friends University Kansas State University Kansas Wesleyan University McPherson College MidAmerica Nazarene University Newman University Ottawa University-Kansas City Ottawa University-Ottawa Pittsburg State University Southwestern College Sterling College Tabor College University of Kansas University of Saint Mary Washburn University Wichita State University Best Two-Year Colleges in Kansas for 2017 include: Allen County Community College Barton County Community College Butler Community College Cloud County Community College Coffeyville Community College Colby Community College Cowley County Community College Dodge City Community College Flint Hills Technical College Fort Scott Community College Garden City Community College Hesston College Highland Community College Hutchinson Community College Independence Community College Johnson County Community College Kansas City Kansas Community College Labette Community College Manhattan Area Technical College Neosho County Community College North Central Kansas Technical College Pratt Community College Salina Area Technical College Seward County Community College and Area Technical School Washburn Institute of Technology Wichita Area Technical College About Us: LearnHowtoBecome.org was founded in 2013 to provide data and expert driven information about employment opportunities and the education needed to land the perfect career. Our materials cover a wide range of professions, industries and degree programs, and are designed for people who want to choose, change or advance their careers. We also provide helpful resources and guides that address social issues, financial aid and other special interest in higher education. Information from LearnHowtoBecome.org has proudly been featured by more than 700 educational institutions.

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