Radohl-Sigley also presented a workshop on “Living a Meaningful Life with Mental Illness” at the Missouri Institute of Mental Health Spring Training Institute in Osage Beach, Mo., on June 3. Thee workshop integrated research findings from her published research with personal medicine into clinical application in mental health agencies. In addition, Radohl-Sigley has been elected to serve a two-year term as the eastern Kansas representative on the Board of Directors of the Kansas Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.
Park University’s history book, Fides et Labor: 140 Years of Pioneering Education – The Story of Park University, is available for purchase at a historic price for a short time. Through Thursday, June 30, the book can be purchased at the special price of just $18.75 — more than half off the regular price. This 160-page book is filled with stories and 350 photos covering the University’s 140 years as the institution grew from a small Presbyterian school with 17 students, built on the banks of the Missouri River, into a world-class provider of higher education at 40 campus centers across the country and online. To order the book, visit www.park.edu/historybook.
Park University has added a special feature to Homecoming Weekend 2016 — a Family Fun Day on Saturday, Sept. 17. Park University faculty, staff and students are invited to join in the fun both on the Parkville Campus and at Great Wolf Lodge in Kansas City, Kan. A pirate storytelling event will be held, followed by a barbecue lunch on the Parkville Campus. Families are then invited to take in an afternoon/evening of fun and play at Great Wolf Lodge. Rooms on Saturday night are available for $149.99 (plus taxes/fees) and a limited number of rooms are available on Friday, Sept. 16 for $125 (plus taxes/fees), and includes six water park passes for each room.
Those planning to attend these events or other events during Homecoming Weekend should register at https://advancing.park.edu/alumni/hw16. The deadline to take advantage of the special Great Wolf Lodge rates is Sunday, July 10; reservations can be made at https://www.greatwolf.com/kansas-city or call (800) 944-9653 and use code “1609PARK_001”. For more information about Homecoming Weekend activities, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (816) 584-6200.
Rodolfo Lopes, senior business administration/management major and a member of Park University’s men’s soccer team, was highlighted in a story that appeared in the Kokomo (Ind.) Herald on May 19. Lopes is playing for the Kokomo Mantis FC soccer team this summer, a club that competes in the Heartland Division of the Premier Development League Central Conference. The article focused on the team’s host family program.
A story about Park University baseball player Alec Rash appeared in The Des Moines (Iowa) Register on May 22.
Terrence Ward, Ph.D., assistant professor of public administration and coordinator for public management, appeared in a story that aired on KMBC-TV in Kansas City on May 23. Ward, who serves as president of the North Kansas City (Mo.) School Board, discussed the NKC School District’s announcement of a $114 million bond issue.
Ellen Griffin, junior social psychology major, authored an article that appeared on the Young Invincibles website, an organization committed to promoting health care reform. Griffin’s article, “Empower Students to Better Assess School Quality,” is part of a series that showcases different perspectives on the need for more information when deciding where to go to school and what to study.
Lora Vogt, curator of education at the National World War I Museum and Memorial, mentioned Park University as part of an interview segment that appeared on WDAF-TV on May 26 related to the museum’s Memorial Day Weekend events. The University was a sponsor of activities during the weekend.
Erik Bergrud, associate vice president for alumni, constituent and employer relations, did a live phone interview with KMBC-TV in Kansas City on May 26, providing a first-person perspective of what was going on at the Parkville Campus during a tornado warning.
Edward Hall II, ’05, appeared on the program “Urban Connections” on KKFI-FM in Kansas City on May 28.
A story about Tom Cline, ’86, appeared in the Ozark County (Mo.) Times on June 8. Cline, who served Ozark County as the prosecuting attorney for 22 of the last 26 years, retired from the office on May 31.
A story about Doug Dunham, ’96, appeared in The Daily Advocate in Drake County, Ohio, on June 10. Dunham was recently appointed superintendent of the Mississinawa Valley School District.
A story about Tom Dailey, ’96, Independence, Mo., police chief, appeared in The Examiner on June 4. Dailey, who has led the Independence Police Department since September 2008, recently announced his retirement, effective July 21.
Alex Brake, who has signed to play softball at Park University, was recently selected as the 2016 NJCAA Division II Pitcher of the Year. A story about Brake, who is transferring to Park from Labette (County, Kan.) Community College, appeared in the Parsons (Kan.) Sun on June 6.
A story about Brig. Gen. Don Fryc, ’92, who has led the 32nd Army Air and Missile Defense Command at Fort Bliss, Texas, since March 2014, appeared in the El Paso (Texas) Times on June 8. Fryc has relinquished his command and has started transitioning toward retirement, effective Oct. 1.
A story about James Pope, ’82, who was recently appointed the chief executive officer and president of Van Wert (Ohio) County Hospital, appeared in the Van Wert Times Bulletin on June 13.
An interview with Behzod Abduraimov, Park University International Center for Music artist-in-residence, aired on the ABC Radio Australia program “RN Breakfast” on June 3. Abduraimov was in Perth, Australia to perform with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra.
A story about a visit to Bundeswehr University in Munich, Germany, by Steve Youngblood, associate professor of communication arts and director of the Center for Global Peace Journalism, appeared on the X-Media Campus website in Germany on May 20 (Google Translate page). In addition, an interview with Gloria Laker Aciro that appeared on the BBC program “Outlook” on June 7 featured mentions of the CGPJ and Youngblood.
Mariana Rios, a senior at Fort Osage (Mo.) High School who will run cross country/track and field at Park University in the fall, was selected as The Kansas City Star’s Scholar-Athlete for the school, which appeared in the newspaper on June 12. Rios is the first student-athlete on the Star’s scholar-athlete list to play a sport for the Pirates in recent memory.
Park University's El Paso (Texas) Campus Center was highlighted during a three-minute interview that aired on KVIA-TV in El Paso. The interview was related to a series of job seminars with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Patrol on June 23 at the El Paso Campus.
A story about Park University men's basketball recruit Javon Adams signing a letter-of-intent to attend Park appeared in the Fairfield (Calif.) Daily Republic on June 17.
(All events are Central time)
• June 17 -- Laughlin Air Force Base (Texas) Campus Center Commencement, 1 p.m., Anderson Hall, Laughlin AFB
• June 24 -- F.E. Warren Air Force Base (Wyo.) Campus Center Commencement, 6 p.m., Fall Hall Community Center, Warren AFB
• June 24 -- Luke Air Force Base (Ariz.) Campus Center Commencement, 5 p.m., Club 56, Luke AFB
• June 25 -- Admissions: Get On Board Day, 8:30 a.m., Parkville Campus
• June 25 -- Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (Ariz.) Campus Center Commencement, 5 p.m., Mirage Club, Davis-Monthan AFB
• July 1 -- Junemester ends
• July 4 -- Independence Day (all University offices closed)
• July 4 -- Parkville Symphonic Band Concert, 7:30 p.m., Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel
• July 11 -- Julymester begins
• July 15 -- Hill Air Force Base (Utah) Campus Center Commencement, noon, Davis Conference Center, Layton, Utah
• July 15 -- Goodfellow Air Force Base (Texas) Campus Center Commencement, 3 p.m., Goodfellow AFB Theater
• July 22 -- El Paso (Texas) Campus Center / Fort Bliss (Texas) Campus Center / Holloman Air Force Base (N.M) Campus Center Commencement, 7 p.m., El Paso Convention and Performing Arts Center
• July 29 -- Summer Session ends
• August 6 -- Lackland Air Force Base (Texas) Campus Center / Randolph Air Force Base (Texas) Campus Center Commencement, 1 p.m., Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa, San Antonio, Texas
• August 15 -- Fall Semester / Fall I Term Begins
To view a comprehensive schedule for all events, including athletics and student life, visit www.park.edu/calendars/park-events-calendar.html.