PSU KNEA President Ananda Jawardhana receives the Kansas Conference of the AAUP (American Association of University Professors) Sound Governance Award, from Ronald Barrett-Gonzales, president-elect of the State of Kansas Conference of the AAUP. Pictured receiving the award is Dr. Lynette Olson, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs; Dr. Ronald Barrett-Gonzales, Associate Professor Aerospace Engineering at the University of Kansas; Dr. Steven Scott, PSU President; Dr. Peter Chung, President, PSU Faculty Senate; and Dr. Ananda Jayawardhana.
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Karen Godfrey, KNEA President, meets with members of the PSU/KNEA student chapter for a discussion in Hughes Hall on November 14, 2012.
Blake West and members of PSU KNEA Student Organization, Fall 2011
PSU KNEA Members met together August 30, 2011 at the Wilkinson Alumni Center for their annual fall Welcome Back Dinner. Special guests included Tony White, UNISERV Southeast Director; Tina Springer, Joplin R8 East Middle School 6th Grade Math Teacher; and Blake West, Director, Kansas National Education Association. Tina charmed us with an update and presentation on the efforts to rebuild her classroom at East Middle School in Joplin, Missouri after the building was destroyed by the May 22, 2011 Joplin tornado. PSU KNEA adopted Tina's classroom as part of the Joplin 8 School District / Bright Futures Joplin Foundation, which organized an "adopt-a-classroom" initiative in the wake of the destruction. Tina teaches 6th grade math students at East Middle School. She was, of course, presented with a stuffed gorilla to take back to her students, and we wish her well and will continue to support her throughout the year.
In the photo: Tony White, UNISERV Southeast Director; Susan Johns-Smith, PSU KNEA Treasurer; Tina Springer, Joplin R8 East Middle School 6th Grade Math Teacher; Blake West, Director, Kansas National Education Association; Kenny McDougle, PSU-KNEA President.