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  • Kansas Attorney General News Releases

    AG Derek Schmidt: National Missing Children’s Day poster contest entry deadline approaching

    TOPEKA – (January 23, 2017) – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is accepting entries for the 2017 Missing Children’s Day poster contest. The deadline for entries to be received is February 3.

    The annual poster contest, which was announced by Attorney General Derek Schmidt and the KBI in November, invites all Kansas 5th grade students to create and submit artwork that represents the contest theme “Bring Our Missing Children Home.” The artwork must be original, handcrafted, 8 ½ x 14 inches in size, and contain the words “Bring Our Missing Children Home.”

    In 1983, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed May 25 each year as National Missing Children’s Day. The annual national poster contest sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention creates an opportunity for schools, law enforcement and child advocates to discuss the issue of missing and/or exploited children with youth, parents and guardians and to promote child safety.

    The statewide winner will have the opportunity to visit the Kansas Capitol and meet the governor and the attorney general. The winner's poster will also represent Kansas in the national contest. The national poster contest winner, along with his or her parents and teacher, will be awarded a trip to Washington, D.C., to participate in the National Missing Children’s Day ceremony in May.

    Complete contest rules and application forms are available at http://bit.ly/2g0efCH.

    Kansas has been participating in the annual “Bring Our Missing Children Home” poster contest since 2008. The 2016 state contest winner was Lily Stivers from O’Loughlin Elementary School in Hays. Lily was also the runner-up in the national contest last year. Her winning poster can be viewed at http://bit.ly/2fhFqHX.  

    Mon, 23 Jan 2017 22:20:16 Z

  • Kansas Attorney General News Releases

    AG Derek Schmidt: National Missing Children’s Day poster contest entry deadline approaching

    TOPEKA – (January 23, 2017) – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is accepting entries for the 2017 Missing Children’s Day poster contest. The deadline for entries to be received is February 3.

    The annual poster contest, which was announced by Attorney General Derek Schmidt and the KBI in November, invites all Kansas 5th grade students to create and submit artwork that represents the contest theme “Bring Our Missing Children Home.” The artwork must be original, handcrafted, 8 ½ x 14 inches in size, and contain the words “Bring Our Missing Children Home.”

    In 1983, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed May 25 each year as National Missing Children’s Day. The annual national poster contest sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention creates an opportunity for schools, law enforcement and child advocates to discuss the issue of missing and/or exploited children with youth, parents and guardians and to promote child safety.

    The statewide winner will have the opportunity to visit the Kansas Capitol and meet the governor and the attorney general. The winner's poster will also represent Kansas in the national contest. The national poster contest winner, along with his or her parents and teacher, will be awarded a trip to Washington, D.C., to participate in the National Missing Children’s Day ceremony in May.

    Complete contest rules and application forms are available at http://bit.ly/2g0efCH.

    Kansas has been participating in the annual “Bring Our Missing Children Home” poster contest since 2008. The 2016 state contest winner was Lily Stivers from O’Loughlin Elementary School in Hays. Lily was also the runner-up in the national contest last year. Her winning poster can be viewed at http://bit.ly/2fhFqHX.  

    Mon, 23 Jan 2017 22:20:16 Z

  • Kansas Bar Association News

    Kansas Bar Foundation awards $70,000 in grants and scholarships

    Kansas Bar Foundation awards $70,000 in grants and scholarships

    Friday, December 16, 2016

    The Kansas Bar Foundation (KBF) is committed to assisting the improvement of the legal system for all Kansans. One of the key methods of accomplishing this objective is by providing grants to civil legal service programs. In the past, these grants have concentrated on such high-impact clients as victims of domestic violence, the elderly and children. In addition, the foundation awards scholarships to law students and provides funding for law-related educational programs. In 2017, the foundation will award over $70,000 to support six IOLTA grants and eight scholarships.

    2017 IOLTA Grants

    CASA of Kansas – $10,000
    To increase the number of staff and trained volunteers. Each staff person is limited to 30 volunteers to supervise. In an effort to reach more locations in the state, more staff is needed.

    KBA Law-Related Education Committee – $3,000
    For the publication of Law Wise, an electronic newsletter covering various law-related topics of interest to middle school and high school students. The publication is distributed free of charge to students, educators and the public.

    National Institute for Trial Advocacy – $8,000
    To fund "Advocacy Skills Training,” a three-day workshop that will focus on the needs of specialized public service attorneys to serve practitioners who cannot travel to larger program destinations due to time and budget constraints. The program is offered tuition-free, and includes materials.

    Kansas Legal Services Inc. – $25,000

    To provide advice and representation for low income persons in Kansas and to increase emergency legal assistance provided through the Victim of Crime Act program. The KBF gift will be matched so that the total amount of funds provided in matching gifts by VOCA will be $75,000, resulting in a combined grant of $100,000.

    Also, in January 2016, a special grant from a court-awarded fund was provided to Kansas Legal Services (KLS) in the amount of $50,000 for foreclosure prevention legal assistance, and another grant from that fund was awarded to KLS in July 2016 in the amount of $100,000 for community development legal assistance.

    KBA Young Lawyer Section Mock Trial Program – $5,600
    To advance the educational goals of students and the broader understanding of and respect for the law through structured mock-trials.

    Kansas Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence – $5,500

    To host a statewide seminar on the neurobiology of sexual assault and impact of traumatic brain injury suffered by victims of domestic violence. The goal will be to provide attendees with valuable knowledge and best practices they can employ to be trauma-informed when responding to victims of sexual and domestic violence.


    KBF Scholarships
    Kansas Bar Association members and law firms have established several scholarships to recognize academic excellence, community involvement and work experiences of law students.

    “The 2017 applicant pool for the KBF scholarships were superior in every way. It is a difficult but enjoyable task for the committee to review the applications and make the awards,” said Katherine L. Kirk, KBF Scholarship Committee chair. “Not a year goes by that we wouldn't like to have both more awards and more applications.”

    The 2017 KBF scholarship recipients are:

    Case, Moses, & Zimmerman P.A. Law Student Scholarship $1,000
    This scholarship is intended to go to a second-year law student at a Kansas law school, Creighton University School of Law or Oklahoma City University School of Law. The scholarship is awarded to a second-year law student who has demonstrated a bona fide intention of practicing in the state of Kansas. The 2017 recipient is Mackenzie Maki, Washburn University School of Law.

    The Justice Alex M. Fromme Memorial Scholarship Award $850
    The award is intended for a law student attending the University of Kansas Law School or Washburn University Law School who is committed to practicing law in Kansas. The 2017 recipient is Francis M. Schneider, Washburn University School of Law.

    Hinkle Law Firm Student Scholarship $2,000
    This scholarship is intended for a law student at the University of Kansas School of Law or Washburn University School of Law. Applicants should demonstrate a bona fide intention to practice law in Kansas. Because community service is extremely important to the Hinkle Law firm, applicants must also demonstrate a history of community involvement to be considered. The 2017 recipient is Erica McCabe, University of Kansas School of Law.

    Lathrop & Gage Student Scholarship $1,750
    This scholarship is awarded to a law student at the University of Kansas School of Law or Washburn University School of Law. Applicants should demonstrate a bona fide intention to practice law in Kansas. Applicants must demonstrate a history of community involvement to be considered. The 2017 recipient is Luis M. Solorio, Washburn University School of Law.


    Frank C. and Jeanne M. Norton Scholarship $1,250
    This scholarship is available exclusively to Washburn University School of Law students in their second or third year of study who are not receiving any other scholarship support. The 2017 recipient is Abigail L. Hoelting, Washburn University School of Law.

    Maxine S. Thompson Memorial Scholarship $850
    This scholarship promotes the practice of law in the state of Kansas by awarding a law student, originally from Kansas and attending the University of Kansas Law School or Washburn Law School, an annual scholarship. The award recipient must have completed no fewer than 60 hours towards a law degree and must plan to practice in a rural Kansas area, preferably western Kansas.The 2017 recipient is Lisa L. Martin, Washburn University School of Law.

     

    The Frank M. Rice Scholarship $3,500
    The Frank M. Rice Scholarship is a newly endowed scholarship for 2017. The scholarship promotes the practice of law in the state of Kansas by awarding tuition assistance funds to a student attending the University of Kansas School of Law or Washburn University School of Law. The donor of this scholarship described the purpose of the scholarship as one that is intended to help law students become lawyers in the mold of Frank M. Rice who was “among the finest…in the Bar. He was at the top of his class…and always applied the highest level of legal scholarship to any legal matter in which he was involved.” The recipient must have been admitted to law school and must be a Kansas resident. The first recipient of this scholarship is Maxwell C. McGraw, University of Kansas School of Law.

     

     

    The John E. Shamberg Memorial Law Student Scholarship $1,250
    This scholarship is designed for a Washburn University School of Law student who has an interest in plaintiff’s work as well as a bona fide interest in practicing in Kansas. The 2017 recipient is Jennifer Salva, Washburn University School of Law.

     

    According to KBF President Todd N Thompson, the 2017 scholarships will be presented to the recipients at a special dinner in February.

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    Contact:

    Meg Wickham, Director of Member and Communication Services
    Kansas Bar Association
    Email: mwickham@ksbar.org
    Direct: (785) 861-8817

    Main: (785) 234-5696

     

    About the Kansas Bar Association
    The Kansas Bar Association is a voluntary professional association comprised of 7,000 members dedicated to advancing the professionalism of its members, encouraging public understanding of the law, and promoting the effective administration of our system of justice.

     

    Fri, 16 Dec 2016 14:30:59 GMT

  • Kansas Board of Emergency Medical Services News

    Agenda for the December Board and Committee Meetings available now!

    The agendas for the Committee and Board Meetings on Thursday and Friday, December 1st and 2nd, 2016 are now available on the Board meetings page.

    Fri, 18 Nov 2016 17:13:56 +0000

  • Kansas Commerce News

    Kansas Energy Conference Has Successful Year

    195 Attendees and 51 Exhibitors

    Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:14:57 -0600

  • Kansas Department of Commerce News Flash

    Kansas Energy Conference Has Successful Year

    195 Attendees and 51 Exhibitors

    Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:14:57 -0600

  • Kansas Department of Corrections News

    KDOC-trained Horses to March in Inauguration Parade

    Wild mustangs trained at Hutchinson Correctional Facility and now part of the Fort Riley Color Guard will march in the presidential inaugural parade in Washington D.C. Friday.

  • Kansas Department of Health and Environment News

    Governor Proclaims January as Kansas Radon Action Month

    TOPEKA, Kan. - Kansas Governor Sam Brownback and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) have proclaimed January "Kansas Radon Action Month" to help educate Kansans about the dangers of radon exposure and encourage actions to identify and address radon problems in the home.

    Wed, 21 Dec 2016 14:16:54 -0600

  • Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks Web News Feed

    Women-Only Weekend Event Teaches Outdoor Skills

    Women-Only Weekend Event Teaches Outdoor Skills

    PRATT – Getting started in hunting, fishing, or just about any outdoor activity, can be intimidating for most people, but especially for women. Ladies today are faced with societal and familial pressures that often prevent them from pursuing outdoor quests, but the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism has a solution for that: Becoming An Outdoors-Woman (BOW) workshops. BOW workshops – or rather really fun weekend rendezvous where women can take classes of their choosing – provide outdoor skills training in a fun, friendly, and laid-back atmosphere. Interested women are encouraged to sign up for the next workshop, May 5-7 at Rock Springs 4-H Center in Junction City. With more than 25 different classes to choose from, attendees can craft the perfect outdoor weekend, tailored specifically to their interests.

    Cost for the three-day workshop is $250, which includes lodging, meals and class supplies. Three $100 scholarships are available to first-time participants based on financial need.

    Early registration will be open to first-time participants through February 10. If spots still remain, past participants may register thereafter. Registration closes April 25. Applicants are encouraged to apply early as spring workshops fill up fast. To register, visit www.ksoutdoors.com and click “Education,” then “Becoming an Outdoor Woman.”

    For questions, call or email Jami McCabe at (785) 845-5052 or kansasbow@sbcglobal.net.

    To learn more, and view pictures of past workshops, visit the BOW Facebook page found under “Becoming an Outdoors Woman KANSAS.”

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    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 23:02:24 +0000

  • Kansas Development Finance Authority

    TEFRA Notice - Beginning Farmer Project #967

    02/02/2017 9:00 am
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    Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:56:06 +0000

  • Kansas Soybean Press Releases

    Kansas Soybean Expo ’17 Sets Attendance Record

    January 18, 2017 – Nearly 300 soybean enthusiasts – the largest crowd in 36 years – gathered Jan. 11 in Topeka for Kansas Soybean Expo 2017. The Kansas Soybean Association (KSA) organized the annual event, with checkoff funding from the … Continued

    The post Kansas Soybean Expo ’17 Sets Attendance Record appeared first on Kansas Soybeans.

    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:27:45 +0000

  • NetWork Kansas Blog

    Growing Rural Businesses Results in Entrepreneurial and Professional Growth

    Amara Kniep shares lessons she learned from Growing Rural Businesses, and how the course spurred entrepreneurial and professional growth.

    Wed, 09 Nov 2016 15:48:41 Z

  • NetWork Kansas News

    NetWork Kansas Sponsors 2016-2017 Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge Series

    NetWork Kansas’ Entrepreneurship (E-) Community Partnership announces the 2016-2017 Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) Series. The YEC Series consists of local-level youth entrepreneurship competitions hosted by volunteers. The goal of the competition is to expose Kansas middle school and high school students to entrepreneurship. Twenty-two local events in Kansas cities and counties will culminate in a state championship hosted at Fort Hays State University on April 24, 2017.

    Tue, 10 Jan 2017 15:00:00 Z

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