Subscribing to other blogs and keeping an eye out for news related to your blog’s subject can make it easy to stay current and relevant. This science related story was linked to from a science teacher who is studying the immune system with his students….
This week I hope to begin our study of the immune system.
This time of the year, it isn’t uncommon for many people to get run down and feel under the weather, but why is it that cold and flu season comes in the winter. As The Straight Dope points out “Winter is flu season, but not always. The influenza pandemic of 1918-19, which killed at least 20 million people worldwide, reached peak virulence in the most of the world during the late spring and summer and topped out in the U.S. in October.”
Might it be the weather change, that is a reasonable explanation for areas at this latitude and North – but why do we still see the outburst in L.A. and more tropical climates at this time?
As Tony and I’s first assignment as Science Club/Herpetological Society Presidents, we went over to the library to clean out the terrarium that was simply gunk. Slaving away we eventually got whatever it was out of there and began thinking about what we could put in the space that we so beautifully cleaned out. Figuring we could think of something, we started driving towards Wichita’s most beloved pet store, PetCo. Once we arrived, we went in optimistically and went straight for the reptiles. There were tons of options and we had to narrow down our decision. After about an hour of debating it came down to two choices, do we make a rainforest terrarium filled with around 50 small (boring) lizards, or get two lively energetic Chinese Water Dragons. Now don’t get me wrong, the little lizards and frogs were cool, but we didn’t really think they would attract much attention if they were hiding in the bushes all the time. So we bought the water dragons as well as a vast array of environmental supplies for the little guys and headed back to good ol’ Hillsboro. Once we got there we had to make this dirt stuff by added a ton of water to these small bricks. Amazingly, the bricks increased to about 100x there original and we coated the bottom of the tank. We then added some bleached twigs and branches (since the dragons like those) and a heat lamp to get the environment to about 80-100º F. With a few finishing touches we completed our first task!! You should all go check them out, they’re right in the entry way of the library and neither of the little guys have names yet so if you have any ideas, shoot me an email at email@example.com.
This is a sample of our blue Tabor Color #084A8C
This is a sample of our gold Tabor Color #9C7401
This is a sample of our yellow Tabor Color #C6A502
Kelli Just, a recent Graphic Design graduate from Tabor College, has won the Junction City Arts Council’s first Premier Artist competition for Kansas artists.
The Premier Artist competition is a new program of the JCAC designed to recognize an up and coming artist who is either a permanent or temporary resident of Kansas.
Just’s winning artwork will be exhibited on Feb. 23 at the JCAC’s Premier Ball in Junction City, where she will be the guest of honor.
“The idea behind the competition is to give emerging artists, those who would like to make art a profession, a little help in opening doors,” said JCAC executive director Gail Parsons. “As with any creative career, opening the first doors to break into the field can be difficult.”
Just was encouraged to enter the Premier Artist competition by her teacher, Shin-hee Chin, Associate Professor for Art and Graphic Design.
“It took me 25 years to get a solo show myself,” said Chin, whose prize-winning artwork has been displayed in the finest galleries around the nation and the world, “so this is quite an achievement for Kelli.”
Kelli is the daughter of Darrel and Geneva Just of Hillsboro.
Full story and photos of Just’s winning entries
High-res photo of 1 Woman by Keli Just 1-woman.jpg
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In a gala evening filled with tributes and accolades, former Tabor College President Larry Nikkel introduced his successor, Dr. Jules Glanzer, before the new president spoke on the topic, “The Best College for the World,” at the Tabor College President’s Dinner, held Feb. 15 at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church. Nikkel served as President of Tabor College from 1998-2007, retiring at the end of last year. Dr. Glanzer began as the 13th Tabor College President on Feb. 1. His inauguration will be held on May 9.