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Annual Regier Golf Tournament Sept. 4 to benefit K-State's Center for Basic Cancer Research
Golfers can tee off to help fight cancer at the 12th annual Rob Regier Memorial Golf Tournament Friday, Sept. 4. Proceeds from the tournament will support critical research and education programs at K-State's Terry C. Johnson Center for Basic Cancer Research.

The four-person scramble, at K-State's Colbert Hill Golf Course in Manhattan, will have a shotgun start at noon. Registration is requested by Monday, Aug. 17, but same-day registration will be accepted at 11 a.m.

The tournament honors Rob Regier, a 1988 graduate of K-State in pre-dentistry who died of cancer at age 26. Regier's parents, Sandy and Les Regier, and his brother and sister-in-law, Randy and Juli Regier, all of Overland Park, are the tournament's hosts. The annual tournament has raised about $150,000 for K-State cancer research and programs.

The registration fee of $150 per person includes lunch and the evening awards banquet. Prizes will be awarded to top teams, hole contest winners and more.

The tournament's premier sponsor is Grand Mere, a master-planned golf course community in Manhattan. Additional sponsors are welcome, and all sponsors receive special recognition.

Anyone interested in playing, being a sponsor or donating auction items should contact the cancer center. More information and a registration form are available at http://cancer.k-state.edu/news-events or by calling the center. More information on Colbert Hills is available at http://www.colberthills.com

K-State's Johnson Center for Basic Cancer Research is dedicated to furthering the understanding of cancers by funding basic cancer research and supporting higher education, training and public outreach. Its programs are made possible through private donations.

 

Panel to discuss how to make campus friendly to international students
A panel of seven people from across campus will gather at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 10, in the K-State Student Union's Big 12 Room to talk about what they've done to make their offices friendly to international students.

Panelists include: Andrew Bratawidjaja, counseling services; Derek Jackson, housing and dining services; Carrie Rowe, Commerce Bank; Bente Janda, College of Business Administration; Larry Satzler, College of Engineering; and Sara Thurston-Gonzalez, international student and scholar services. Kristine Young, administrative director of international programs, will moderate the panel.

 

K-State College of Business Administration and Beef Cattle Institute partner to offer graduate certificate for animal health industry
K-State will offer a new 16-credit-hour online graduate certificate in the management of animal health-related organizations beginning this fall.

The program highlights K-State's strengths in agriculture, business, continuing education and distance learning, meeting the special needs of industries in the growing Animal Health Corridor between Manhattan, Kan., and Columbia, Mo.

There are more than 50 related firms in the Animal Health Corridor, and more are expected with the addition of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility in Manhattan.

A market research survey conducted by the Beef Cattle Institute and completed by 77 pharmaceutical and biological professionals at Animal Health Corridor companies indicated a need for online courses in business administration.

Students in the program will learn to use applied skills and attain an understanding of basic functional areas of business and how each contributes to an effective business organization in the context of the animal health industry. The certificate will educate employees by preparing them for additional responsibilities and expanding their career opportunities.

Courses include topics in the managerial challenges and dynamics of the animal health industry, business functional area courses drawing on examples from a range of industries and a detailed project based on a practical need in the employing organization.

The certificate program was developed by K-State's College of Business Administration through a partnership with K-State's Beef Cattle Institute and Division of Continuing Education. All course work can be completed online and accepted as credit toward K-State's master of business administration program or graduate certificate in business administration.

For application details or to learn more about the program, contact K-State's Division of Continuing Education at 1-800-622-2578, e-mail informationdce@k-state.edu, or visit the program Web site at: http://www.dce.k-state.edu/business/animal-health

 

K-State president using new air service to Dallas
K-State President Kirk Schulz will join various community leaders on a flight to Dallas, Texas, Friday, Aug. 28, to commemorate the availability of air service between the Manhattan Regional Airport and the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

Starting Tuesday, Aug. 25, American Airlines affiliate American Eagle Airlines is offering twice-daily flights from Manhattan to Dallas/Fort Worth. The new flights are scheduled to leave Manhattan at 7:30 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. each day, while flights from Dallas arrive in Manhattan at 3:15 and 8:45 p.m. daily. Flights can be booked now.

The new air service, which will use 50-seat Embraer ERJ-145 regional jets, means that direct flights out of Manhattan now go to three metropolitan hubs. Great Lakes Aviation already offers flights from Manhattan to the Kansas City and Denver international airports.

From Dallas, American Airlines and American Eagle have flights to more than 150 nonstop destinations.

For more information, go to http://www.flymhk.com