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Issue 5 : Fall 2003

In this Issue…

Fall 2002 LSP Staff

Back: Christy Boes, Michael Pule, Heath Harding, Ata Karim, Mary Kay Siefers, Robert Funk, Michele Moorman, Elisha O’Neal, Naureen Kazi. Middle: Candi Hironaka, Susan Scott, Bob Shoop, Denise Gunter. Front: Katie Guilfoyle, Leigh Fine, Mako Shores.

Curricula Revisions ...................... 2 Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership .................................... 2 Ambassadors ................................ 3 GirlSpeak! ..................................... 3 Club Leadership ........................... 3 Tomorrow’s Leaders Today ......... 4 The First Tee National Academy .. 4 Leadership Challenge 2003 ......... 5 Leadership Seminar Series .......... 6 Pat J. Bosco Outstanding Leadership Student Awards ........ 6 K-State Open House ..................... 7 Celebration of Diversity .............. 7 Staff/Student Profiles ................... 8 LSP Graduates ............................... 9 Faculty Honors ............................. 9 Michael C. Holen Outstanding Leadership Award ........................ 10 Technology Grant ......................... 10 B&W or Color? The Choice is Yours .......................................... 11 Blog! .............................................. 11 Staff Updates ................................ 12

LSP Locations 914 N. Manhattan Ave. Classroom and Offices

Check out the Leadership Studies and Programs webpage at: 918 N. Manhattan Ave. Main Office

Curricula Revisions

Leadership Minor Core Courses:

(Effective for all students who add the minor AFTER June 1, 2003) In May 2003, the KSU Faculty Senate approved the request of Leadership Studies and Programs to revise the curriculum. The following serves as the rationale for the proposal: “Developing Knowledgeable, Ethical, Caring Leaders for a Diverse World” is the mission statement for the minor in Leadership Studies. The Minor was established in the spring of 1997 and was comprised of three core courses (two hours each) and one course in each of four elective areas (three hours each) totaling 18 credit hours. Housed in the Department of Educational Administration and Leadership in the College of Education, the program requirements were originally constructed by an interdisciplinary committee representing all colleges of the university. After five years of offering the minor, the faculty of Leadership Studies began a systematic review of the program. This review included focus groups of current students, evaluations of the program by graduates, continuing assessment of Leadership Studies programs at other universities and dialogue with K-State faculty teaching both the core and elective courses. Based upon this review it was decided that a fourth core course focusing on leadership across cultures and contexts would better prepare our students to meet the mission statement of Leadership Studies. Although multicultural leadership and leadership for diverse populations is and will continue to be a component of the three original core courses, an additional course is deemed necessary to ensure optimal learning in this area. It was also decided that the four elective areas could be collapsed into three elective areas. This would still ensure that the student would continue to be able to choose electives that would best complement his or her major and still keep the total number of hours to complete the minor at 18.

EDADL 212 Introduction to Leadership Concepts

2 credit hours

EDADL 350 Culture and Context in Leadership

3 credit hours

This course is organized to provide students with a formal opportunity to integrate their course and leadership experiences in light of contemporary issues in the study of leadership behavior across cultures and contexts. (The course is based on the current research and writing that introduce and discuss the impact of culture and context on the concept of leadership and development of individuals as interculturally competent leaders.) Pr.: EDADL 212, sophomore standing

EDADL 405 Leadership in Practice

2 credit hours

EDADL 450 Senior Seminar in Leadership Studies

2 credit hours

Requirements for students adding the minor after June 1, 2003: The minor requires 18 semester hours. Some of these courses may already be part of a student’s major, while others will be courses taken to enhance the program of study. The minor requires four core courses: Introduction to Leadership Concepts, Culture and Context in Leadership, Leadership in Practice, and Senior Seminar in Leadership Studies. Additionally, studets must earn at least 9 hours of elective credit. Electives are divided into three categories: Ethics, Theories and Organizational Behavior, and Foundations and Applications. Three hours of credit must be earned from each category.

We are most pleased to announce…

The Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership


Beginning Fall 2003, Leadership Studies and Programs has partnered with American Humanics to offer a track within the Leadership Studies curriculum that will lead to the Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership offered by American Humanics.

To find out more about how you can choose classes and activities that will grant you Nonprofit Leadership certification as well as the minor, please call Dr. Collins.

Why: This is a response to student requests for additional skills and knowledge that will help them obtain entry-level positions in nonprofit and philanthropy based organizations. What: American Humanics, Inc. (AH) is a national organization that collaborates with affiliated college/university programs and nonprofit agencies in recruiting, preparing, and placing students in meaningful careers with youth and human service agencies. Participation in the American Humanics Program builds on and enhances your chosen major courses of study and provides you with the tools to achieve success in the field of youth and human service agency management. [] Who: Dr. Olivia Collins has accepted a part-time position as campus Director of American Humanics. She began August 20th and may be reached at 532-6085. Dr. Collins brings exceptional qualifications: • A lifetime commitment to nonprofit service through professional work in 4-H and UFM. • Administrative experience as the interim Assistant Dean of Human Ecology. • The development and teaching of Family Studies and Human Services courses including The Directed Field Experience class.

Minor in Leadership Studies – Nonprofit Leadership Focus (American Humanics Certification) Cr. Hrs. Yr.

Dept./Course# Name of Course




Intro. To Leadership Studies




Culture and Context in Leadership




Theories of Nonprofit Leadership (Theories Elective)



Ethics Elective




Leadership in Practice




Senior Seminar in Leadership





Hey! What’s Going On? Ambassadors Committed to the Program by Lindsay Glatz Leadership Studies and Programs’ Ambassadors continually look for new and challenging ways to promote a growing program. They set to work after agreeing to help purchase a new display board. The new display board features a self contained carrying case, spotlights, and a purple Velcro backing for flexible display. It also has an eye catching header for the top of the display. Ambassadors worked hard on many fundraising activities including selling cookies, candy, and Leadership Studies and Programs t-shirts. The largest fundraiser, A Floral Affair, took several months of preparation, organization and promotion by ambassadors. A Floral Affair was a floral design show and raffle. Local floral designers Karen Medlin of Westloop Floral and Jan Miller of Steve’s Floral created floral arrangements on stage, which were raffled off to audience members. Ben Franklin and Dillons also donated arrangements for the event. Tickets bought entrance into the event as well as a chance in the floral arrangement raffle. A variety of unique and beautiful designs were presented and raffled onstage. There were over 200 people in attendance, including both Ruth Ann Wefald and Sharon Snyder. The event received praise and appreciation from the audience. A Floral Affair raised $700 and is planned to become an annual event. This year programming extended into new areas, including high school and university activities. Ambassadors traveled to two high schools and conducted half-day leadership workshops. The high school students brainstormed things they wanted to improve at their high school. The ambassadors then facilitated small group activities and discussion in relation to the brainstormed list. Mary Williams, a high school teacher at Osage City and Burlingame High Schools, sent a progress report and had this to say. “You have truly started a revolution at both schools and in the follow-up meeting at each school, students are already in action to make a difference!” Ambassadors look forward to a year with new opportunities and challenges to face and continue creating better promotion of Leadership Studies and Programs.

Leadership Studies & Programs Ambassadors 2002-2003 Jennifer Beims Andrea Bennett Jody Brenneman Cassie Brown Liza Dunn Ben Fenwick Leigh Fine Lindsay Glatz Natalie Goodloe Jolene Goodheart Katie Gulifoyle Jason Heaser Jess Henson Christie Heptig David McCandless

Rebekah Penner Michael Pule Justin Raybern Mako Shores Genny Short Rachel Tibbetts Shanda Walker Annie Whitehill

GirlSpeak! GirlSpeak, a leadership development program for adolescent girls, continues to be popular with seventh and eighth grade girls in the Manhattan area as well as the K-State student leaders who facilitate the curriculum. The program was established in 1999 by former Leadership Studies and Programs staff members Amy Donahy and Aubrey Abbot-Patterson. In its first few years of existence, GirlSpeak was only offered once during the academic school year. However, during the 2002-2003 school year, three sessions of GirlSpeak were offered as an after-school program for local youths. The Leadership Studies and Programs students who facilitated the three sessions were Victoria Luhrs, Rachel Grimmer, Jolene Goodheart, Meg Goodman, and Jeni Friend. GirlSpeak is a series of weekly sessions geared toward helping young girls develop leadership and life skills as well as a positive self-image as leaders. Girls in the program explore a variety of issues such as leadership, personal development, peer pressure, and self-esteem in a fun interactive setting facilitated by female students in the Leadership Studies and Programs minor.

There’s a New Club in Town! One of the newest student opportunities at LS&P is Club Leadership. The mission of the club is to engage K-State students in developing themselves as “knowledgeable, ethical, caring leaders for a diverse world.” The members have decided to focus on the following four areas for their leadership development: • learning and applying the belief that all student are capable of leadership and followership; • leadership is an ever evolving definition and current definitions need to be discussed, explored and applied; • many opportunities for leadership development exist outside the classroom; • and to provide various service projects that will lead diverse students to collaborative leadership. Even though the club is in its first year of existence, the members have already dedicated themselves to community service projects of Habitat for Humanity and the Humane Shelter. Club membership is open to any K-State student.

✒ Contact Katie Guilfoyle to join Club Leadership!

Emily Meissen Michele Moorman Lindsey Moors Charla Morgan Hannah Mueldener Sheena Nagaraja Angela Nichols Brent O’Halloran


Tomorrow’s Leaders Today Delivering a leadership program to an audience of 8th grade young men allowed K-State students in the Leadership Studies minor to gain a first-hand experience in teaching skills vital to the future. Tomorrow Leader’s Today (TLT) offered leadership lessons to develop personal styles of understanding self-concepts, working as a team and setting goals. The purpose of the initiative involved introducing these leadership traits, while giving real-life examples of their importance in daily situations. More than 20 Eisenhower Middle School students attended the sessions each week

through the spring semester. Small group discussion, activities, movies, games and speakers helped to make these leadership skills practical to the students. Leadership comes in many forms, and TLT grants a number of broad experiences to apply these skills. Everyone can learn leadership skills. However, it may take a while to develop leadership skills. It is a continual process. The eight-week lesson plan included topics such as goal setting, respecting authority, diversity, communication and teamwork. – Lucas D. Shivers

The following K-State students and staff facilitated each session: Zach Hauser, freshman in business administration from Overland Park, KS Brent O’Halloran, junior in business administration from Gladstone, MO Justin Raybern, sophomore in secondary education from Hudson, KS Willie Washington, senior in history from Manhattan, KS Lucas Shivers, senior in elementary education from Clay Center, KS Heath Harding, Assistant Director of Leadership Studies and Programs

The First Tee National Academy! If it’s July and the weather is hot and steamy, it must be time for The First Tee National Academy! It was terrific to welcome all the youth golfers and Academy Coaches to this year’s Academy. About one hundred youth golfers, ages 13-17, from all across the continental United States, once again converged on the K-State campus and Colbert Hills Golf Course and the Earl Woods National Youth Golf Academy to participate in a week-long academy centered around golf instruction, life skills training and leadership development. This year another academy was held at the Tennessee Golf House in August 2003, but the event at K-State is the premiere academy. Each year, there are changes made in the overall schedule in order to provide a seamless approach to the golf and life skills and leadership instruction. This year the four core teaching days revolved around four themes: Self-Management, Planning and Decision Making, Interpersonal Skills and Helping Others. In order the beat the heat, late afternoon and evening sessions were in place instead of the prime heat index time of early afternoon. Everyone, youth golfers, golf instructors and the collegiate Academy Coaches welcomed this new time change. Highlights of the 2003 Academy: the mid-week trip to Kansas City to take in the cultural sights of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the hairraising adventures at Worlds of Fun. The week culminated with a golf tournament at Colbert Hills (these kids can play and proved their skills on the links) and the final awards banquet at the new K-State Alumni Center. It should also be mentioned that the Block Party was a wonderful way to spend the final hours of the Academy prior to heading home. Everyone in attendance agreed, The First Tee National Academy is a fantastic opportunity to learn about life and leadership through the game of golf. The Academy is a great place to create new and lasting relationships with individuals that will significantly change one’s life.

Leadership Challenge 2003 activities


First Tee participants learn leadership skills as well as golf skills.

Leadership Challenge 2003 Participants Kourtney Bettinger Tamara Bowles Laura Buessing Vy Bui Chad Cleary Emily Clement Mike Cody Ryan Collett Lauren Cox Lauren Cullison Ethan Dexter Marcia Jo Dolechek Jeremy Dreiling Liza Dunn Brandi Edwards Kelly Ernst Morgan Fisher Ashley Friesen Alison Garrison Hailey Gillespie Tiffany Hayes Ben Higgins Alan Huff Bryce Huschka Jeremy Long Victoria Luhrs Ashley Luney Kent Mailen James Martin Emily Meissen Hannah Mueldener Jahrael Muhammad Bryan Murphy Angela Nichols Brent O’Halloran Mary Radnor Justin Raybern Genny Short J.C. Stoner Rusty Thompson Maggie Trambly Abby White Jennifer Wiesner Lance Zimmerman Nickolas Zimmerman Facilitators: Christy Boes Jody Brenneman Kevin Cook Sarah Decke Leigh Fine E.K. Franks Lindsay Glatz Adrienne Leslie-Toogood David McCandless Elisha O’Neal Michael Pule Erica Smith Be Stoney

Leadership Challenge 2003 After a year of planning, K-State’s inaugural Leadership Challenge took place January 8-11, 2003 at Rock Spring 4-H Center. Under the leadership of five expedition teams, 45 K-State students representing freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors and grad students and both the Manhattan and Salina campuses met the challenge of learning more about themselves, the diversity and inclusion of others, and the value of giving back to their community. Leadership Studies and Program collaborated with the offices of Student Activities and Services, Student Life and Union Program Council to develop the curriculum for Leadership Challenge. The senior team brought together, Dr. Adrienne Leslie-Toogood and Dr. Be Stoney from the College of Education, Kevin Cook and Sarah Decke from Residence Life and E.K. Franks from Intercollegiate Athletics. They teamed with upper-class leadership studies students; Jody Brenneman, Lindsay Glatz, David McCandless, Michael Pule and Erica Smith to form expedition teams that created safe communities of learning, challenged the learning process, affirmed the value of each person and celebrated the growth of each individual. Thanks to a generous donation from Rich Mistler, K-State Alumnus and Blue Key member, students were able to experience this intense leadership development retreat. Leadership Challenge sponsors also included Housing and Dining, Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Council and Mortar Board National Senior Honor Society and Leadership Studies and Programs. Participants were given a directive from J.M. Kouzes and B.Z. Posner’s book, Leadership Challenge: 1) Challenge the process, 2) Inspire a shared vision, 3) Enable others to act, 4) Model the way, and 5) Encourage the Heart. Activities were centered around these themes, but the most powerful session was led by Be Stoney and addressed issues of diversity, inclusion and cultural understanding. Towards the end of the week, students were asked to apply lessons learned by developing action plans. They self-selected areas they wanted to help improve at K-State. They brainstormed ideas and developed them into presentations. Bob Krause, K-State’s vice-president for institutional advancement, spent a morning listening to the presentations and provided valuable feedback on the students’ presentations. Leadership Challenge proved to be an incredible and life changing event for the participants. Read some of their comments below. “I just really like the new experiences it brought me. I really liked how the information wasn’t basic, it was intense and challenged my thinking.” “I enjoyed all of the elements and seeing how they contribute to leadership and affecting change. POWERFUL!” “Everyone who attended LC is now a better person as well as a better leader.” “This changed my life—the people have all given me lessons on life.” “I would do just about anything to come again.”

2003 Leadership Challenge Participants 5

Pat J. Bosco Outstanding Leadership Studies Student Award Recipients Aubrie Ohlde, Bachelor of Science in Political Science and International Studies and minors in Business Administration and Leadership Studies

Cufaude Speaks About Character and Commitment By David McCandless, LSP Ambassador Nationally known speaker and expert on leadership development, Jeffrey Cufaude spent Thursday, April 3, 2003, speaking to members of the K-State community about character and commitment as the speaker for the seventh annual Leadership Seminar Series. During a morning session targeted to K-State faculty and staff, Cufaude led the audience in guided discussions about commitments and the reasons we keep them or fail to keep them. After developing some ideas about the relationship between character, commitment, and leadership, he concluded his remarks by giving the group some ideas about how to prioritize commitments and figure out what is really important in our lives. Cufaude’s advised attendees that the most difficult obstacle most leaders face is learning to say “No.” Because of this, we can often take on more commitments than we are able to meet, leading to stress and guilt that we might have otherwise avoided. While it is difficult, according to Cufaude, to say no to someone with a good cause, both sides are better served if we recognize that there are other people with more time and energy to commit to that cause. During an afternoon session targeted to students, Cufaude once again encouraged everyone to evaluate and prioritize their commitments to figure out what was important to them. Most college students in this day and age are overcommitted, through some combination of work, school, activities, and socializing, and we have less free time than ever before. The sooner we can recognize and evaluate the areas in which we are overcommitted, the better off everyone becomes. Planning is already under way for the eighth annual Leadership Seminar Series, and we are looking forward to bringing another exciting and forward-thinking leadership expert to campus. If you have any questions or comments, or would like to become involved, please contact Leadership Studies at


“It is easy to lose sight of yourself and values if they are not clearly defined. This minor has forced me to examine myself and my values and has taught me the importance of such examination. I really believe that because of this minor I have a personal strength uncommon to many others my age. I know what I believe in and where I stand and also know that it is important to continually re-evaluate your life and take stock of how your conduct matches your inner beliefs. I believe this is Leadership Studies’ greatest contribution in preparing me for my profession, and more importantly, for life.”

Nick Wasinger, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a minor in Leadership Studies “By far, the most important thing I learned from this class is the importance of reflection. It gave me a chance to look at the situation and leadership objectively and subjectively. I was able to stop and think about everything. It is so very hard to keep your bearing when you are focused on getting everything done for a long period of time. The weekly reflections allowed me to stop and look at everything.”

K-State Open House Leadership Studies and Programs dared many students, alumni, and community members to check out what is happening at K-State during the annual Open House event on Saturday, March 29. K-State’s 2003 Open House theme “I Dare You” challenged Leadership Studies and Programs Ambassadors to dig deep for creativity and fun leadership twists. Among the daring activities, participants were challenged to step outside their comfort zones and take the leadership challenge. Challenges ranged from “Juggling Leadership” to leadership charades. In addition, ambassador faces appeared on several “Wanted” posters scattered throughout the K-State campus. The ambassadors were wanted for questioning about leadership and the Leadership Studies and Programs minor. All participants received a Leadership Survival Kit, packed with leadership items and ideas that encouraged participants to take leadership initiatives and opportunities in their schools, community, and work place. The event gave Leadership Studies and Programs the opportunity to share its motto with the community and broaden perspectives. K-State will host Open House 2004 again on Saturday, April 3rd. Be sure to check out what K-State is up to in 2004 and stop by the Leadership Studies and Programs booth. We dare you!

Celebration of Diversity Reception On November 20, 2002, the first “Celebration of Diversity” was held at the Leadership House in an effort to foster an ongoing relationship with multicultural student organizations on this campus, as well as to increase the number of minority students that are enrolled in the minor. This reception was one of various recruitment efforts to increase diversity. Every multicultural student organization was asked to send two representatives to the reception. There were student representatives from Asian-American Student Union, Black Student Union, the Hispanic American Leadership Organization, as well as members from the Student Government Association. Faculty members in attendance included Provost Jim Coffman, Dr. David Thompson, Dr. Be Stoney, Dr. Gwendolyn O’Neal as well as the entire Leadership Studies and Programs staff. The reception was a great success. Twelve students decided to enroll in the minor, and some of them have already begun taking classes within the minor. Elisha O’Neal, a graduate assistant at Leadership Studies stated that, “the reception was not only an opportunity to inform multicultural students about the benefits of having a leadership minor, but more importantly it was an opportunity for the staff to impress upon the students their need and desire to have them as members of the Leadership Studies and Program family.” – Elisha O’Neal

KSU Named One of America’s Best Public Colleges K-State has been named one of the best public colleges in America in the fifth annual report by Institutional Research and Evaluation Inc. The group issuing the report is an independent research and consulting organization specializing in the recruiting and retention of students for institutions of higher education. Each year they identify the colleges and universities providing students the very highest quality education, the report states. “Being named one of the best public colleges in America speaks volumes about Kansas State University in terms of excellence of our campus life,” said pat Bosco, vice president of institutional advancement and dean of student life. “Between the quality of our students, our low tuition and our outstanding academic programs and faculty, K-State truly deserves this ranking.”

Martin Luther King, Jr. reception

No college or university paid to be included in the report. The report states “institutions are included solely on the basis of merit.” Bosco said he feels this was an important component of the rankings and means the report was extremely fair. To qualify for the listing, colleges and universities must be accredited, publicly supported, fouryear institutions offering bachelor degrees; offer full residential facilities; and have an entering freshman class in the fall of 2001 with a high school GPA and/or SAT/ACT score equal to or above the national average for freshmen entering public institutions of higher education, the report states. Between April 2 and July 31, 2002, the group conducted its 12th Annual National College Survey, submitting the survey form to the directors of admission at 482 public colleges and universities; 312 of those responded. Only 139 were named to the list.

“These rankings are important to Kansas State University in terms of student and faculty recruitment and retention. They show everyone what we have accomplished at K-State,” Bosco said. “We are honored to be named one of the best public colleges in America.” – April 24, 2003 InView



FACES of Leadership Studies

Welcome to LS&P! Here at LS&P we like to add a wide range of diversity to our small, but strong, supportive and caring staff. This past year we welcomed two new staff members, Dr. Ata Karim and Heath Harding.


Associate Director/Assistant Professo r, Dr. Ata Karim joined the Leadership Studies staff in the fall of 2002. Dr. Karim teaches Leadership Studies’ new core course, which was introduc ed in spring 2003, Culture and Context in Leadership, and he also teaches sections of Senior Seminar. Not only does Dr. Karim spread his wisdom to his students, but also greatly assists in budgeting, personnel management and supervision as well as collaborates with other staff on issues of multiculturalism and diversity. Before Leadersh ip Studies, Dr. Karim was a staff psychologist at Counseling Services here at Kansas State. He plans to work on projects that focus on intercultural aspects of leadership and would love to see an experiential international learning dimension become a part of the students’ minor experience. Dr. Karim’s primary goal for his students is to assist them in becoming intentional culturally aware leaders, citizens and change agents where they live, work and play. Hometown: Karachi, Pakistan Hobbie s: Photogra phy, acting, video making and editing, squash, reading, movies and college football. Favorite quote: “Say not, ‘I have found the truth, but rather, ‘I have found a truth.’” – Kahlil Gibran

MAKO SHORES Year: Senior Major(s): Print Journalism Minor(s): Leadership Studies Hometown: Wichita Hobbie s: Dancin g, bowling , watchin g movies, lots of sleep What do you enjoy about being in the minor: I love the very accepting and friendly atmosp here that is present in all of the leadership courses. I enjoy the family oriented environment here at the Leadership House – it’s my home away from home. Leadership philosophy: Lead from your heart and all other things will fall into place.


by Mako Shores

HEATH HARDING Heath Harding, a new addition to Leadership Studies since summer of 2002, has been a extremely positive influence to all aspects of the program. Heath came on as an Assistant Director for Advancement and has been busy helping facilitate Leadership courses: Introduction to Leadership Concepts, Leadership and Practice and Leadership Education Theories. Heath also helps advise the Leadership Studies Ambassadors and Tomorrow’s Leaders Today, along with helping to coordinate Leadership Challenge, New Student Orientation, the LS&P website and even took part in this newsletter. Heath came to Leadership Studies from Technology Support in the College of Educatio n, which he did for six years. In the future Heath would like to obtain a Ph.D. in Leadersh ip and create a course on leadership and technology ethics. Heath says his favorite aspect of leadership is the collaborative environ ment and the encouragement to take risks everyday. Hometown: Waterville Hobbies: Yoga, gardening, conversations, asking people interesting question s like, What is your proudest moment? Favorite quote: “You don’t fear the people whose story you know.” – Margare t Wheatley

STUDELNETS PROFI BEN FENWICK Year: Junior Major: Political Science Minors: Leadership Studies and History Hometown: Manhattan Hobbies: Computers, Golf, Volleyball, Politics, Current Events, Activism, BBQ What do you enjoy about being in the minor: The thing I enjoy the most about the minor is the friendships gained. I have developed some friendships that will most likely last me the rest of my life. The classes as well are great in terms of being able to help me prepare myself for my future career goals. The lessons I have learned have already been successfully used in real world situations and I am extremely thankful for that. Leader ship Philoso phy: Everyon e is a leader, whether or not they know about it. I feel that put in the right situation and given the right training people can develop and make a difference in the community around them. Leadership is something that needs to be taught and understood. The inability to learn and change brings in a huge risk that can compro mise some of the many goals a person can have later in life.

KATIE GUILFOYLE Year: Junior Major(s): Human Resource Management Minor(s): Leadership Studies Hometown: Council Grove Hobbie s: Being with the people that I treasure most! What you enjoy about being in the minor: The people that I have met are just amazing. They have taught me that in order to get the rewards you have to push yourself past the comfort level. Leadership philosophy: ALWAYS give 110% with a genuine smile on your face.

ANGELA NICHOLS Year: Junior Major(s): Kinesiology Minor(s): Leadership Studies Hometown: Wichita Hobbies: Eating Out What you enjoy about being in the minor: I have the opportunity to work with fun students and faculty. Leader ship philoso phy: It is always better to lead by example.

2002-2003 STUDENT PROFILES MICHELE MOORMAN Year: Graduate, May 2003 Major(s): Life Sciences Minor(s): Leadership Studies/Business Hometown: Kiowa Hobbies: All outdoors activities in addition to volunteering as much as she can Leadership Philosophy: Anyone can be a leader in both large and small ways. Recent news: Michele gradated in May 2003 and got married in June of 2003 and is going to school in Portland, Oregon for nursing.

Congratulations Graduates! May 2002

Robert Allison-Gallimore Ryan Bennett Amber Blake Leigh Boeckman Karen Bowser Laura Boyd Leann Winter Brosius Douglas Dahl Andrew Diorio Theodore Drescher Meghanne Estes LEIGH FINE Robin Eubank Year: Junior (wow!) Granville Freeman Major(s): Chemistry Angela Gaede-Shilling Minor(s): Leadership Studies Kelly Goebel Christy Hanley Hometown: Emporia Tara Hull Hobbies: Computers, video games, boating, Elise Kershner SPADES!!!, watching movies with friends Kristin Kinney What you enjoy about being in the Brad Klein totally has minor minor: Being a leadership Tony Kubina how and world changed the way I perceive the Chris Lilley I approach everyday situations. Dawn Kramer Lindsley Leader ship philoso phy: Through love, Rebekka Martin understanding, and patience, any group of Kristi McKee Mindy Moriarty people can come together to accomplish great Molly Nicholson and wonderful things. Sarah Nixon Andrew Peine “Leadership in Practice Kendell Powell is a great class because you learn Kerry Priest beneficial lessons of leadership and share ideas Jamie Regehr and experiences with other students . By talking out Michelle Roddy problems of your practicum with class members and Aaron Rodehorst reporting deeds well done, you built a network of leadership Karen Roesch ideals to practice in your organization. In the practicum, Ashley Ryan students have a voice in their education. As with any Philip Stein leadership class, you build relationships with present and future student leaders.” – Lindsay Porter, senior in print journalism and minor in Leadership Studies Editor, Royal Purple 2003-2004

Faculty Receive Awards…

Clinton Stephens Melissa Valadez Mark Vanderweide Lindsay Vogel Ryan Walker Dana Willson

December 2002 Jill Casten Sharon Combes Sarah Geiger Tara Jensen Eric Leahy Megan Mayo Kevin Oehme Andrew Rensel Jill Szynskie Holly White Leah Wilbur Amy Wood

May 2003 Amy Abitz Summer Alford Megan Barr Tiffany Blake Sean Brimer Gina Bunck Molly Caton Heather Demel Jill Dodd Noelle Frear Laura Fredrickson Neil Gosch Kara Gray Sarah Hanzlick Christina Heptig Ashkea Herron

Belinda Howard Chad Johnson Katherine Keller Erin Kessinger Trisha Klosterman Todd Kohman Kristen Goodyear Laue Michele Moorman Melanie Mount Christina Nelson Aubrie Ohlde Matthew Painter Leslie Perrin Sherice Phillips Tommy Reynolds Robert Reynolds Emily Ripple Brandon Robinson Brady Rott Melissa Schamber Mandi Schmidt Jeremy Stohs Tara Sturgeon Stephen Szeto Lindsey Taylor Rori Thompson Aaron Timmons Ann Walsten Nicholas Wasinger Travis Weigel Amanda Wilson

August 2003 Meredith Duncan Christopher Holland Shana Kerstetter Corbin Navis Amber Page

Candice Hironaka, associate director of leadership studies and programs, was awarded the Mortar Board National Excellence in Advising Award at the 2002 national conference in Tampa, Fla., selected from more than 211 chapter advisers across the nation. Hironaka was nominated by K-State’s 2001-2002 senior chapter members and chosen for exemplifying the ideals of Mortar Board: scholarship, leadership and service. The award recognizes Hironaka’s’ excellent service, guidance and support to the K-State’s chapter of Mortar Board. Hironaka received formal recognition at the national conference candlelight banquet and was presented with an award certificate and plaque. – Oct. 10, 2002 InView Candice Hironaka

David Thompson, professor and chair of the department of educational administration and leadership, received the College of Education’s Research/Creative Activities Award during the May 2003 graduation ceremony. Thompson is being recognized for his longtime research work in the financing of K-12 public schools. He has used his work to influence both state and national public policy debates on the importance of adequate and equitable funding for public schools. He is co-director of the UCEA Center for Education Finance, which is jointly housed at K-State and the University of Florida. He has authored nine textbooks that are currently used at more than 100 universities in the United States to train future school leaders. He also has testified before state legislatures and in courts of law about school funding fairness. In Kansas, Thompson played a major role in introducing state financial aid to pay for school construction costs. Nationally, his work has been footnoted by the U.S. Supreme Court and the foreword to his latest book was written by U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy. – May 22, 2003 InView


Coffman Receives Leadership Award K-State provost, James R. Coffman, is the 2003 recipient of the Michael C. Holen Outstanding Leadership Award presented by the Leadership Studies Program at K-State. The award was be presented at the Leadership Studies and Programs Recognition Celebration at 7 p.m. Monday, April 21, in the K-State Student Union Ballroom. This award was established in 1999 to honor those who embody the leadership studies and programs mission to develop knowledgeable, ethical, caring leaders for a diverse world. Prior to being appointed provost, Coffman served K-State as the dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, head of the department of surgery and medicine and director of the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. “The basic elements of connecting success and integrity in leadership and management are trust, innovation and effectiveness,” Coffman said. “Integrity is dependent on trust. Trust is derived from fairness. Fairness is derived from truth, and truth is based on facts. The glue that holds these elements together is mutual respect.” Susan Scott, director of the Leadership Studies Program said, “Provost Coffman epitomizes integrity by his steadfast honesty, even-handed decisionmaking and loyalty to his firmly held values. Provost Coffman’s work to infuse multicultural competencies throughout K- State students’ learning environments is one of many examples of his commitment to inclusiveness and justice.” According to Michael Holen, dean of the College of Education, “Provost Coffman has consistently provided K-State with a vision for achieving academic excellence within the context of an expanded land-grant mission. He promoted our evolution into a truly student-oriented research university. Dr. Coffman has been the prime force leading us to more sophisticated and relevant concepts of faculty and student scholarship. He has led our academic programs with unquestioned integrity, insight and a strong sense of personal and professional values.” Robert Shoop, leadership studies senior scholar, said one of Coffman’s most outstanding attributes is his commitment to empowerment and innovation. Coffman said, “If you want people to be innovative, to take measured risk, to take responsibility, to exercise authority judicially, mistakes are going to happen, so the worst thing you can do is turn it around and beat someone over the head with their mistakes. If you do that, you will be punishing the very action you wanted them to take in the first place.” Past recipients of the outstanding leadership award are Buck O’Neil, Page and Nancy Twiss, Deb Patterson and Linda Thurston. – April 24, 2003 InView

Technology Mini-Grant Awarded to KSU Leadership Studies Program’s Picturing Leadership Project A proposal from Mary Hammel and Heath Harding of Kansas State University was selected for the 2003 Kansas Association for Educational Communications and Technology (KAECT) Higher Education Mini-Grant. Mary is a long-time KAECT member and the Associate Director of Media/Creative Services for The Catalyst Center in the KSU College of Education. Heath Harding is the Assistant Director of the Office of Leadership Studies and Programs. The Picturing Leadership Project will be implemented in the Leadership Studies Program. The $500 mini-grant has been used to purchase a digital camera with extra media card, batteries and charger, and Adobe Acrobat and Photoshop Album software. Rationale for the Project: Following the adage that teachers teach the way they were taught, leaders will lead they way they were led. Many people when faced with new situations rely on mental images/videos to help them develop new solutions. This project will help students develop a repository of leadership images that they can use as a resource in the future. As the field of sports uses tapes for review to point out strengths and weaknesses, these pictures will accompany student reflections in the same way. Students need to become comfortable with digital integration to promote social change. As we move to full digital integration, we will need leaders that do not speak digital with an accent. This project is a first step in addressing leaders’ need to be proficient digitally. Implementation: Leadership Studies minor students will use the digital camera to capture their leadership practice. Students enrolled in EDADL 405 Leadership and Practice spend 60 hours per semester in a practice setting. During the semester students reflect on their leadership practice in class. Reflection is used as a key strategy when teaching leadership. Asking students to capture instances of leadership helps them think of leadership in terms of action, expanding a traditional regard to leadership as positional or trait based. At the end of the semester, students must compile their reflections into a leadership portfolio. Using the Adobe software will help students create a portfolio that demonstrates their leadership practice textually as well as visually. These portfolios will be converted to pdf format and burned to a CD for their use in interviews. Mary Hammel will provide students with workshops on using a digital camera effectively and digital editing. Heath Harding will provide students with a workshop on Acrobat and burning CDs. They will present how they implemented the grant at a conference next spring.



Leadership Professor Publishes Book Corwin press has announced the publication of Sexual Exploitation in Schools by Leadership Studies senior scholar, Bob Shoop. According to the publisher “the book prepares educators and parents to manage one of the most difficult and troubling issues in our public and private schools.” The purpose of this book is to assist educators in developing and implementing comprehensive sexual exploitation prevention plans grounded in the principles of training, prevention, early intervention and appropriate response. The book provides explanations concerning the legal context, consequences and pathology of sexual exploitation, district and employee rights, conducting an investigation, and steps educators and parents can take so that students will be safe in their learning environment, leading to a successful and healthy future.

Bob Shoop teaching EDADL 212 Introduction to Leadership Concepts

B/W or Color? The choice is yours. Ata U. Karim, Ph.D. We can choose to view the world in black and white with shades of gray, or in rich vibrant color. Most of us do not recognize that there is a choice unless we have had an experience that opens our eyes to this choice. I personally discovered this enriching and extremely wondrous experience when I started my intercultural journey 20 years ago. Ever since I have been so very thankful for the opportunity to see the world and understand it from multiple perspectives. I remember seeing the world as black and white and differences occurred as shades of gray. I could only process what I saw and experienced from one cultural perspective only, mine. I did not realize that others saw the world in different ways, made sense of it in different ways, had different rules of interpreting the same experience or event and coming to variegated conclusions. My initial intercultural encounters left me confused, frustrated, irritated, and sometimes outright angry towards the other person who seemed so clueless about the rules and etiquette of my black and white world. I can safely wager a donut or two on the possibility that they too felt some of the same. I had lived in a homogenous world that operated on the basis of very familiar and well-defined guidelines. Everything was crystal clear most of the time. Right and wrong were fairly well articulated. When I decided to travel and live in cultures vastly unfamiliar and dissimilar from my home culture, I unintentionally opened the windows to a world that was truly amazing in its complexity, variety, and yet gracefully simple and similar in its commonality of fundamental human needs and interests. As experience became interest and interest became a pursuit, I have found myself on a journey of intercultural discovery that is inspiring, humbling, and emancipating all at the same time. The life lessons have been far richer and more meaningful, relationships deeper and more complex, and experiences more intense and multi-dimensional. What once had an Alice in Wonderland quality has become a familiar, preferred way of life. A word of caution, once you start on this journey there is no going back to the old world for most people. Travelers on these paths are committing to a different sense of responsibility for their fellow human beings that goes beyond borders and boundaries of nationality, ethnicity, and geography. We are no longer responsible for only the interest and privileges of our own but for all of humanity. Last year when I joined Leadership Studies and Programs, one of my hopes was to invite our students to learn how to see the world in vibrant beautiful colors meaningfully, without becoming overwhelmed. Culture and Context in Leadership, EDADL 350, developed out of this hope. At Leadership Studies and Programs, we believe that leaders must be ethical and capable of successful existence in a diverse world. We have intentionally chosen to focus on the importance of valuing and understanding the human dignity of all individuals that are in our sphere of consciousness. Culture and Context in Leadership will provide students with an opportunity to understand themselves and others in a multidimensional context. The course content, discussions and activities will focus on helping students learn how to communicate and relate with difference in a synergistic manner. Other objectives of the course are to expand their definitions of leadership responsibilities that are inclusive, affirming of others cultural identity, and recognize their responsibilities in a world by virtue of its diversity holds immense promise and challenges for all leaders new and old. I look forward to our traveling on this journey together in the coming years.

Blog Blog Blog Blog Blog! –Heath Harding No, it is not a typo! Blog, short for web log, is a relatively new internet/ web phenomenon. A blog is a personal web site that contains mostly your personal commentary, links and various other elements. Blogs can be very personal in nature, more like a personal diary, political, narrow in topic, offensive and/or follow the random range of your musings. Blogs or postings are arranged with the most recent at the top of the page. Here are a few blog questions and answers: Q: Who wants to read other people’s personal diary? A: Lot’s of people like to read about other people’s personal stuff. One of the most beneficial outcomes is that people discover that they are not alone in regard to their thoughts and beliefs. This can be an extremely powerful discovery. Q: How do you find blogs? A: There are many blog sites and more arriving. (see below) Some blog sites offer rankings of the most visited blogs. Q: Can anyone blog? A: Anyone can blog. Blogging is free at some sites and you can pay for better features. Q: Why do people blog in the first place? A: It is a form of expression. Why did our ancestors paint on the cave walls? They had a message they felt compelled to share. You may find yourself thinking: “Interesting, but what does it have to do with leadership?” Good leadership is dependent on reflection. Blogs provide space to share your reflections. As Margaret Wheatly shares in her book, Leadership and the New Science, information and knowledge are vital nourishment for the development of more creative and innovative thoughts. Blogs are a great and free way to nourish thought in the global community. Or as my colleagues like to kid me, it is a great way to feed your (and others’) idea hamster. Blog sites: (Great info about what is a blog!) Weblogs/Collaborative_Weblogs/

“EDADL 450 Senior Seminar brought into focus the concepts we've studied throughout our leadership minor. We intially learned about the concepts in EDADL 212, then we put them to use in EDADL 405, but in senior seminar we were able to analyze in retrospect our style(s) of leadership, how to apply them, and what we can do to make ourselves more competent leaders.” – Nick Wasinger, Spring 2003 graduate in electrical engineering and minor in Leadership Studies


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Former LSP Staff Updates Robert Funk tor at Leadership Konichiwa – Greetings from Japan! Former graduate teaching assistant/instruc Iwakuni, Japan. to Studies and Programs, Bob Funk, took his guiding leadership skills to the Far East made lasting and s Here at Leadership Studies, Bob taught Introduction to Leadership Concept is Chipotle tan impressions on his students. One sure thing Bob reported missing about Manhat academic the during Mexican restaurant. He is currently teaching in Japan, but while he’s not there year, he’s over in Hawaii surfing in the coastal waters. Aloha Bob! Jonas Stewart Immediately after finishing my year as Assistant Director at LS&P, I joined the US State Department and became a commissioned Foreign Service Officer specializing in public diplomacy. After 36 grueling weeks of Russian language training at the Foreign Service Institute in Washington DC, I received a score indicating partial fluency (more than enough needed for the job). In June, I moved to Yerevan, Armenia to work as vice consul. Every diplomat has to serve one of his or her first two tours as a vice consul. I am responsible for the welfare of US citizens in Armenia in addition to visa issuance to Armenians who want to travel to the US. Yerevan is a wonderful city famous for bad roads, great food and hospitable people. Armenia is located in the southern Caucasus between Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Iran. Aubrey Abbott Patterson Philanthropy in I am currently pursuing dual graduate degrees at Indiana University Center on Studies. I will ropic Philanth in M.A. an for ents requirem the Indianapolis. This past May I completed past year I the For 2004. May in ment, Manage fit Non-pro in complete the second degree, an M.P.A. hope to and ion Foundat nity Commu Indiana Central the have served as a program assistant at full-time for search my begin I when sector it nonprof the remain on the grantmaking side of employment. 12 My husband, Lance, and I are expecting our first child in September.

The Loop - Issue #5 Fall 2003  

Newsletter for the School of Leadership Studies

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