Frontier at Kansas State University

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An interdisciplinary program for the historical studies of border security, food security, and trade policy
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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  • One Month before Caddo Parish, Louisiana Flood Maps Become Final

    DENTON, Texas ??In one month, new flood maps for Caddo Parish, Louisiana will become effective.

    Local, state and federal officials are encouraging everyone to view the maps before Monday, May 19, 2014 in order to understand their flood risk and then consider buying flood insurance.

    Most property insurance policies do not cover the effects of a flood. Floods can place people at risk of uninsured loss to their businesses, homes and personal property if they don?t have either a private flood insurance policy or coverage through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

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  • FEMA Awards more than $1.2 Million for Community Safe Room in Little Elm, Texas

    DENTON, Texas ? The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $1.2 million to the state of Texas for construction of a community safe room in the city of Little Elm in Denton County, Texas.

    The concrete safe room, which will also serve as a community center, will be 6,442 square feet with interior usable space of 5,025 square feet, and should provide protection from storms and tornadoes for the people of Little Elm. 

    FEMA?s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) will pay 75 percent of the more than $1.6 million total cost for the project.

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  • One Month after the SR530 Slide, Recovery Continues

    EVERETT, Wash. ? One month after the State Route 530 Slide claimed the lives of at least 41 people, recovery continues. Local, state, tribal and federal partners have all collaborated in response to this tragedy.

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  • FEMA Awards More Than $1.8 Million for Community Safe Rooms in Hardeman County, Texas

    DENTON, Texas -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $1.8 million to the state of Texas for the construction of two community safe rooms in the city of Quanah in Hardeman County, Texas.

    The concrete safe rooms will also serve as community centers; they will both be 6,442 square feet in size with interior usable space of 5,025 square feet. The safe rooms will provide protection from storms and tornadoes for the people of Quanah.

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  • Federal Aid Programs for the State of Indiana Declaration

    Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's disaster declaration issued for the State of Indiana.

    Assistance for the State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:

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  • President Declares Disaster for Indiana

    WASHINGTON, D.C. ? The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Indiana to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by a severe winter storm and snowstorm during the period of January 5-9, 2014.

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  • 3 Months Remain Before West Baton Rouge Parish, LA Flood Maps Become Final

    DENTON, Texas ??In three months, new flood maps for West Baton Rouge Parish in Louisiana will become effective.

    Local, state and federal officials are encouraging everyone to view the maps before Wednesday, July 16, 2014 in order to understand their flood risk and then consider buying flood insurance.

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  • Commuting Cost Assistance Available For Eligible SR530 Slide Survivors

    EVERETT, Wash. ? Commuting cost assistance is now available to eligible survivors of the March 22, 2014 SR530 Slide who are faced with long detours around the closed roadway between Arlington/Oso and Darrington.

    As a result of the slide, SR530 remains impassible and the use of alternate routes has significantly increased the residents? commuting distance and cost.

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  • As Local, State, Tribal, and Federal Partners Continue Supporting SR530 Slide Recovery, Saturday Recovery Centers Hours Are Extended

    EVERETT, Wash. ? As local, state, tribal, and federal partners continue SR530 Slide recovery efforts, Saturday hours at Disaster Recovery Centers have been extended. The centers are located in Arlington, Darrington and Oso. 

    Starting Saturday, April 19, all DRCs will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays. Monday through Friday hours remain the same. The Centers are closed on Sundays.

    Locations and new hours of operation of the recovery centers are as follows:

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  • FEMA Public Assistance Grants Help Oregon Communities Repair After Storm

    SALEM, Ore. ? Oregon?s severe winter storm in February left thousands of residents without power and roadways blocked with downed trees and other debris. Today, teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are working side by side with state and local officials to help communities recover from the disaster.

    The presidential disaster declaration stemming from the Feb. 6-10 storm makes FEMA grants available to eligible applicants in Benton, Lane, Lincoln and Linn counties.

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