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FPD2016 generates over 1,485 pounds of recyclable material

K-State Recycling received more than 1,485 pounds of recyclable material, collected by seven groups after Fake Patty’s Day.

Out of all the groups, HandsOn Kansas State picked up more than 294 pounds on March 6, according to a K-State Today release by William Spiegel, director of recycling.

The Aggieville Business Association, Alpha Phi Omega, Kappa Alpha Psi, Rotaract Club, Sigma Environmental Action and Sigma Gamma Rho also participated.

K-State honors 4 faculty members for outstanding teaching

Four K-State faculty members are being recognized for making a difference in their classrooms with the 2016 Commerce Bank and W.T. Kemper Foundation Outstanding Teaching Award, according to a K-State News and Communications Services release.

The award includes a $2,500 honorarium, and the recipients are Nathaniel Birkhead, assistant professor of political science; Huston Gibson, assistant professor of landscape architecture and regional and community planning; Chad Jackson, director of the university’s Center for the Advancement of Entrepreneurship; and Kevin Wanklyn, instructor of mechanical and nuclear engineering, according to the release.

According to President Kirk Schulz, celebrating quality faculty will help K-State achieve its future goals.

“It is a pleasure to recognize these extraordinary educators for their dedication to K-State students, which would not be possible without support from Commerce Bank and the William T. Kemper Foundation,” Schulz said in the release. “The support we receive from community is an invaluable asset to K-State’s goal of becoming a Top 50 public research university by 2025.”

Manhattan resident enters race for State House of Representatives

A lifelong Manhattan resident has set his sights on Topeka’s 66th district of the State House of Representatives.

The resident, Stanley Hoerman, said he was “disappointed ” in last year’s legislative session as “they just barely got anything done,” according to KMAN.

If elected, Hoerman said he’ll advocate for safety on city, county and state roads as well as for the cancellation of turnpike fees, KMAN reported.

“The Kansas Turnpike was put in when I was in high school and the selling point was after 40 years, it’ll belong to the State of Kansas, so that would’ve been 1960-2000,” Hoerman said to KMAN. “In 2000, the fees on the turnpike should have went off.”