Jeremy Starr and Susan Mayo

With assistance from Partners of the Americas Jeremy Starr (violin) and Susan Mayo (cello) from Emporia State University had a great trip to Paraguay to conduct master classes in violin and cello.  Mr. Cello went along and was paged in the Brazilian airport.  They also performed at the September Quarterly Meeting of Kansas Paraguay Partners.  You can see a short clip of one of their performances by clicking on the youtube link below.

 

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Study Abroad Scholarship

At the Kansas Paraguay Partners quarterly meeting this weekend the Board approved an increase in our Study Abroad scholarship from $1,200 to $1,500.  This is the scholarship for a Kansan to study in Paraguay.  To learn more go to the top of this page and click on the Study Abroad Scholarship tab.   There is also information about intern and volunteer possibilities.

Gene Ernst

Long time Kansas-Paraguay member Gene Ernst died on September 5, 2013.  Gene was an architecture professor at Kansas State University from 1967 until he retired in 1992.   Gene was also an artist.  He was a member of the Kansas Watercolor Society as well as the Manhattan Arts Center Watercolor Studio.  It was as an artist that he made one of his important contributions to Kansas-Paraguay Partners. With support from Partners of the Americas he traveled to Paraguay and produced watercolor images from the Jesuit Missions.  Upon his return to Kansas he produced sets of notecards that many of us continue to use.  Here are a couple of his images.  The one in color is of the Museo Casa de Indios which is a museum of wood carvings of saints that date back to the Jesuits and was created and supported by Kanas-Paraguay member Marianna Beach.  It is in Santa Maria de Fe and is worth the trip.

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Frank Morrison – Past President of KPP

Sad news of a past president of Kansas Paraguay Partners. Frank was president from 1998 through 2000.  He was a long time member and very active in the Agriculture Committee.  One of his achievements was introducing horticulture therapy to Paraguay.  Frank Morrison led the initiative of training both Kansans and Paraguayans in the skill of using plants and gardening to provide therapeutic results in working with adults and youth in dealing with physical and emotional problem

Frank D. Morrison passed away July 23, 2013, in Kansas City, Missouri.

Dr. Morrison was hired in Kansas as an Extension Specialist, Horticulture Programs in
1966.  In 1971, he became the Section Leader and Extension Specialist, Fruit & Nut
Crops. The title changed in 1977 to Extension State Leader, Horticulture Programs. Dr.
Morrison stepped down from the Extension State Leader position in 1994 and he retired in
1998.

Dr. Morrison is survived by daughters, Diana Havenstein, and husband Steve, Joplin, MO;
Christine Morrison, Taiwan; son Douglas Morrison, and wife Edie, of Wamego; son Eric
Morrison, Jordan Valley, OR; daughter Janice Britt, Lawrence; and son Edgar Morrison,
Bosie, ID; six grandchildren; and six great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his
wife Lavonna, parents, 4 brothers and 1 sister and a grandson.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 29, 2013 at the First United
Methodist Church, 612 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS.  The family will receive friends
immediately following the service in the Fellowship Hall of the church.

The family requests memorial donations to the Good Shepherd Hospice House or the
First United Methodist Church and may be sent in care of Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home,
1317 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan KS  66502.

Communications to the family may also be sent in care of Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home at
the address listed above.

Daryl Buchholz
Associate Director for Extension

Kansas Paraguay Partners Annual Meeting

Parking for the Kansas Paraguay Partners meeting this weekend.

If you are coming in on the turnpike take Lawrence exit 202 (US 59S, Iowa Street).  Drive south on Iowa to 9th street.  Turn left or east and proceed to Mississippi (there is a convenience store on the left and a liquor store on the right).  Turn right toward the campus.

There is a parking garage on the left that is on the north side of the Kansas Union (the meeting place).  You can park there for $1.50 per hour or you can proceed to the south side of the Spencer Art Museum, turn right and proceed to parking lot 91.  After 5 pm on Friday and all day Saturday you can park there for FREE.  There is a tunnel that you can take to the Union.  There are many floors so find the elevator.

Quarterly Meeting Dec. 8

Join us for our next quarterly meeting on December 8 at Bethel College Mennonite Church in North Newton.  Coffee at 9:00 am.  Hear about President Jay Newton’s recent trip to Paraguay and we might be treated to a mini-piano concert from one of our recent Kansans who performed in Paraguay through a Partners of the Americas Education and Culture travel grant.

November Newsletter

The November Kansas-Paraguay Partners newsletter is in the mail and posted here.  Just click on the Newsletter tab above.

Join us for our next quarterly meeting on December 8 at Bethel College Mennonite Church in North Newton.  Coffee at 9:00 am.  Hear about President Jay Newton’s recent trip to Paraguay and we might be treated to a mini-piano concert from one of our recent Kansans who performed in Paraguay through a Partners of the Americas Education and Culture travel grant.

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