STUDENTS EARN PRIZE FOR RESEARCH PROJECT
Michael Tounzen, senior biology major, and Darren Epperson, senior physical geography and human geography major, won second place in the undergraduate oral presentation category at the Kansas Academy of Science meeting on March 31 in Wichita, Kan. Their presentation, "Home Range and Habitat Selection of Gray Squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis) in a Mixed Hardwood Forest," was based on two years of research. Jim Taulman, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology, served as faculty adviser for the project. Also at the meeting, Taulman made the presentation, "The Lottery: A Fair Game or Fool's Gold."
PARK STUDENT EARNS AWARD FOR PAPER
Miki Katuwal, a senior biology and physical geography major and member of the Degree with Honors Program, was awarded the Dennis Boe Award by the Great Plains Honors Council Executive Board at its conference in Overland Park, Kan., March 30-31. As part of the conference, Katuwal presented her paper, "Enumeration of Escherichia Coli in Lake Waukomis, Platte County, Mo.," which was mentored by Carol Sanders, Ph.D., associate professor of biology. Katuwal was awarded a plaque and $200, and the Degree with Honors Program was awarded $500 for conference travel expenses next year. The conference was co-sponsored by Park with the help of Virginia Brackett, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of Park's Department of English and Modern Languages and director of the Degree with Honors Program, and Silvia Giovanardi Byer, Ph.D., associate professor and coordinator of modern languages and assistant director of the Degree with Honors Program. Katuwal is the second Park student in the past three years to win the Boe Award.