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An interdisciplinary program for the historical studies of border security, food security, and trade policy
Frontier Slide Show

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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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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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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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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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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  • FEMA Announces Launch of the Interim Office of the Flood Insurance Advocate

    WASHINGTON ?  The U.S. Department of Homeland Security?s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate today announced the launch of the Interim Office of the Flood Insurance Advocate, led by the Acting Flood Insurance Advocate, David Stearrett. The Interim Flood Insurance Advocate office will stand up effective December 22, 2014.

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  • Two Weeks Left to Apply for South Napa Earthquake Disaster Assistance

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. ? Individuals and business owners in Napa and Solano counties who had damages or losses as a result of the South Napa Earthquake have two weeks left to register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

    Officials with FEMA and the California Governor?s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) urge anyone who still needs help to register before the deadline ? Dec. 29, 2014.

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  • FEMA Flood Help Ending: Register by Sunday

    WARREN, Mich. ? Sunday is the final day to register for FEMA disaster assistance for Michigan residents affected by the August floods.

    As the registration and application deadline nears more than 125,000 residents in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties have registered for assistance and more than $240 million in federal disaster assistance has been approved.

    FEMA has approved nearly $139 million in grants, while the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved more than $101 million in low-interest loans.

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  • Tropical Storm Iselle Disaster Assistance Update

    HONOLULU ? Three months after President Barack Obama approved supplemental federal aid to help local government agencies and eligible non-profit organizations recover from Tropical Storm Iselle, state and federal disaster recovery employees have:

    • Conducted a Joint Preliminary Damage Assessment;

    • Held four Applicant Briefings on Hawaii Island, Maui, and Oahu;

    • Received requests for FEMA public assistance from16 applicants who were impacted during Tropical Storm Iselle, which affected the Hawaiian Islands Aug. 7-9, 2014;

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  • More Than $6.8 Million in Federal Grants Awarded for Schools Impacted by May 2013 Tornadoes

    DENTON, Texas ? A year-and-a-half after tornadoes and severe storms ripped through central Oklahoma, recovery efforts are still under way. Grants totaling nearly $7 million have recently been awarded to the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The Public Assistance grants will fund the repair and replacement of numerous educational structures damaged and destroyed by the tornadoes.

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  • FEMA Registration Deadline December 14, Disaster Assistance Tops $230 Million

    Warren, Mich. ?Disaster survivors in Southeast Michigan have until Sunday, Dec. 14 to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). As the registration and application deadline nears more than $230 million in disaster assistance has been approved for survivors. 

    Survivors from the August flooding who have delayed registration for any reason should apply for potential assistance that could include:

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  • Nearly $1.4 Million Awarded to New Mexico and Pueblo of Acoma for Irrigation Channel Repair

    DENTON, Texas - Nearly $1.4 million was awarded recently to the Pueblo of Acoma in New Mexico by the Federal Emergency Management Agency for repair of the Anzac Irrigation Channel System.

    Nearly five miles of the concrete-lined channel received severe damage as a result of torrential rains and severe flooding in Cibola County in July and August 2010. Structural flaws and damages were revealed following the removal of accumulated silt from the channel.

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  • Give the Gift of Awareness and Preparedness This Holiday Season

    WARREN, Mich. ? The holiday season is here, and the state of Michigan and FEMA wish you all the best during this special time of the year.  The heavy demands of the holiday season can be a busy time for all. Managing family obligations and handling seasonal preparations along with regular day-to-day activities can make disaster awareness and preparedness less of a priority.

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  • FEMA publishes Environmental Impact Statement for proposed $5.67 million federal wildfire risk reduction projects in East Bay Hills

    Final EIS revises fire reduction methodologies; provides for gradual invasive species reduction, encourages reestablishment of native vegetation

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  • Michigan?s Disaster Assistance Tops $215 Million; Registration Deadline Nears

    WARREN, MICH. ? The Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) report more than 122,000 southeast Michigan residents affected by the August floods have registered for assistance and nearly $216 million in federal disaster assistance has been approved. Survivors are strongly encouraged to register for FEMA assistance by the Dec. 14 deadline.           

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