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22nd Frontier Field Trip - June 19-23, 2013

On June 19-23, 2013, the Frontier program held its 22nd field trip to the southern California area. The field trip featured a tour and seminar on food defense and supplychain complexity at a Cargill manufacturing facility, and experiential learning about international trade and seaport security at the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles.

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September 2010 Frontier Retreat and NCFPD Biennial Meeting

In September 2010, the Frontier Program held a retreat in conjunction with the NCFPD Biennial meeting in Chaska, Minnesota. 

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Dr. Jason Ackleson and Julianne Jensby Attend the 2009 International Studies Association Convention

In this audio podcast, Frontier Co-Director Dr. Jason Ackleson and Frontier research assistant Julianne Jensby discuss their experiences while attending the 2009 International Studies Association (ISA) Convention in New York City.

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October 2010 Field Trip/Retreat and DHS Career Pathways Conference

From October 21-24, 2010, the Frontier Program held a field trip/retreat in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security's Career Pathways Conference in Washington, D.C.  Our visit included a tour of the Port of Baltimore, which was led by Customs and Border Protection officials.

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Educational Opportunities at Frontier

A podcast of the unique multi-institutional educational opportunities offered by the Frontier program.

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Tom Roesler - How to Avoid Chasing Rabbits: Staying Focused in a Crazy-Busy World

On Wednesday, September 22, 2010, during a Frontier Interdisciplinary eXperience (FIX) program breakfast meeting, Tom Roesler, an instructor with K-State's School of Leadership Studies, gave a presentation to FIX students. His presentation, entitled "How to Avoid Chasing Rabbits: Staying Focused in a Crazy-Busy World."  This presentation was recorded and is now available in a 3 part video.

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New Book Commemorates 150 Years of Kansas Beef

Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, Beef Cattle Institute, and Frontier Program are commemorating Kansas' upcoming 150th anniversary of statehood with the release of a coffee table-style book entitled "150 Years of Kansas Beef."

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Frontier Field Trip/Retreat and DHS UP Summit - March 29 to April 1, 2011

On March 29 to April 1, 2011, the Frontier Program held a field trip/retreat in Washington D.C., in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) University Programs Summit.

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  • Be Disaster Aware. Take Action to Prepare. National Preparedness Month Launches September 1

    CHICAGO ?September is National Preparedness Month, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) encourages everyone to make disaster preparedness a priority.

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  • NJ Firefighters to Receive New Breathing Apparatuses - Stanhope Wins Federal Grant of Nearly $158,000

    NJ Firefighters to Receive New Breathing Apparatuses

    Stanhope Wins Federal Grant of Nearly $158,000

    New York, NY -- The 3,548 residents of the Borough of Stanhope will be safer because the town?s 40 volunteer firefighters will be better equipped with their 19 new self-contained breathing apparatuses, Dale McShine, Director of Grants for FEMA?s Region II, said here today. 

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  • Ten Years Later: Remembering Hurricane Frances

    ATLANTA ? September 5 marks 10 years since Hurricane Frances hit Florida and brings timely reminders to be prepared for hurricanes.

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  • Federal Grants to Local Fire Departments Offer Up-to-Date Equipment and Training to Stations Large and Small

    New York, NY -- The Atlantic City Fire Department has some 250 full-time firefighters and six fire stations serving a southern New Jersey population of 40,000.  The department received last month a federal Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) of almost $490,000 to replace personal protective equipment ravaged by Hurricane Sandy and years of on-the-job use.  The local share of the grant brought the total to $543,400.

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  • Recent Report Highlights Need for Greater Focus on Preparedness Planning for Households

    Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Ad Council release new PSAs
    as part of the national Ready campaign to encourage families to create a plan

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  • FEMA Awards $84,740 Grant to Stearns County: Hazard Mitigation funds will be used to construct a tornado safe room

    CHICAGO ? The U.S. Department of Homeland Security?s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released $84,740 in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds to Stearns County, Minn., for the construction of a safe room at the Rose Park manufactured home community.

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  • FEMA Releases New Tribal Consultation Policy

    Today, Administrator Craig Fugate announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency?s (FEMA) Tribal Consultation Policy, which begins a new phase of engagement and collaboration with American Indian and Alaskan Native tribes.  The new policy establishes a process for regular and meaningful consultation and collaboration with tribal officials on Agency actions that have tribal implications, and it emphasizes the importance of consulting with Indian Country.

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  • FEMA Urges Caution Following California Earthquake

    WASHINGTON ? The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), through its Regional Office in Oakland, California, is monitoring the situation following the U.S. Geological Survey report of a 6.0 magnitude earthquake that occurred this morning six miles south southwest of Napa, California.  FEMA remains in close coordination with California officials, and its Regional Watch Center is at an enhanced watch to provide additional reporting and monitoring of the situation, including impacts of any additional aftershocks.

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  • Michigan, FEMA to Start Damage Assessments This Week

    CHICAGO ?Beginning Tuesday, August 26, the Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division (MSP/EMHSD), FEMA, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and local officials in the Metro Detroit area will be conducting joint preliminary damage assessments due to the flooding that occurred the week of August 11. 

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  • FEMA Provides Federal Funding to Oregon Fire in Trinity County, California

    OAKLAND, Calif. ? The U.S. Department of Homeland Security?s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to assist the state of California combat the Oregon Fire currently burning in Trinity County.

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