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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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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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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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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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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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Educational Opportunities at Frontier

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

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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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  • FEMA 2014 Funding for Louisiana Tops $554 Million

    DENTON, Texas ?The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provided more than $554 million in 2014 funding to the Louisiana Governor?s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) and community partners for disaster recovery, mitigation and preparedness.

    ?FEMA in partnership with GOHSEP, continues to provide funding to assist communities in recovering from and mitigating against future damage,? said FEMA Region 6 Administrator Tony Robinson. ?We are committed to helping Louisiana residents strengthen their resilience.?

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  • FEMA Funds Sediment Removal from Nambe Reservoir in Santa Fe County, New Mexico

    DENTON, Texas ? Nearly $2.4 million has been awarded to the state of New Mexico from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for removal of sediment from the Nambe Reservoir in Santa Fe County.

    During the severe storms in Sept. 2013, heavy rains flooded multiple arroyos, acequias - communal irrigation canals - and various rivers in central New Mexico causing sediment to be deposited in the Nambe Reservoir. The reservoir provides water for municipal and irrigation use in the Pojoaque Valley Irrigation District.

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  • FEMA 2014 Funding for Arkansas Tops $47 Million

    DENTON, Texas ? The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provided more than $47 million in 2014 funding to the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) and community partners for disaster recovery, mitigation and preparedness.

    ?FEMA, in partnership with ADEM, continues to provide funding to assist communities recovering from and mitigating against future damage,? said FEMA Region 6 Administrator Tony Robinson. ?We are committed to helping Arkansas residents strengthen their resilience.?

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  • FEMA 2014 Funding for Texas Exceeds $211 Million

    DENTON, Texas ? The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provided more than $211 million in 2014 funding to the Texas Department of Emergency Management (TDEM) and community partners for disaster recovery, mitigation and preparedness.

    ?FEMA, in partnership with TDEM, continues to provide funding to assist communities recovering from and mitigating against future damage,? said FEMA Region 6 Administrator Tony Robinson. ?We are committed to helping Texas residents strengthen their resilience.?

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  • FEMA 2014 Funding for New Mexico Tops $79 Million

    DENTON, Texas ?The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provided more than $79.4 million in 2014 funding to the New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM), tribal governments and community partners for disaster recovery, mitigation and preparedness.

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  • Chambers County, Texas Flood Maps Become Final in May

    DENTON, Texas ??In early May, new flood maps for Chambers County will become effective.

    Local, state and federal officials are encouraging everyone to view the maps before Tuesday, May 5, 2015 in order to understand their flood risk and then consider buying flood insurance.

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  • Revised Preliminary Flood Maps in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Ready for Public View

    DENTON, Texas ? Homeowners, renters and business owners in Lafayette Parish are encouraged to look over newly-revised preliminary flood maps in order to determine their flood risks and make informed decisions.

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  • Federal Aid Programs for Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians

    Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama?s major disaster declaration issued for the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians.

    Assistance for Tribal Governments Can Include as Required:

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  • President Declares Major Disaster for Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians

    WASHINGTON ? The U.S. Department of Homeland Security?s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians and ordered federal aid to supplement the Tribe?s efforts in the area affected by severe storms, flooding, and mudslides during the period of December 4-6, 2014.

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  • FEMA Funding in New Jersey Exceeds $6.9 Billion

    EATONTOWN, N.J. -- In the two years and three months since Hurricane Sandy scored a direct hit on New Jersey, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has remained engaged in the recovery effort, providing $6.9 billion to date to help the state recover and rebuild.

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