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Alpha Kappa Psi chapter named Chapter of the Year at FHSU

University Relations 08/10/16 Fort Hays State University’s Zeta Pi chapter of professional business fraternity Alpha Kappa Psi has been named Chapter of the Year for the third consecutive year. Zeta Pi was the only chapter in the Western Great Plains Region to earn a perfect score. “I couldn’t be more proud of the young men… Continue


FHSU alum Bittel appointed district judge 

08/05/2016 Fort Hays State University Relations Fort Hays State University alum Blake Bittel was appointed Wednesday as a 23rd District Judge by Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback. Bittel, who was born in WaKeeney and grew up in Ellis, is currently engaged in private law practice in Hays with Kennedy Berkley Yarnevich & Williamson. He graduated from… Continue


How Government became God

As a Christian, I believe God is the source of all life. In my view, humanity was created by God for us to enjoy a relationship with Him and to take care of the world He made for us. This gives me a clear explanation of where I came from, a job description as a… Continue


FHSU student tries her Hand in politics

07/26/2012 Randy Gonzalez Fort Hays State University Relations HAYS, Kan. — Being a Democrat in a Republican state can be frustrating, but it also can be a learning experience, said Anna Hand, an Ellsworth senior majoring in political science at Fort Hays State University. “Of course it’s frustrating, because I have my ideas of the… Continue


Donors recognized for investment in entrepreneurship at Fort Hays State University 

07/26/2012 Fort Hays State University Relations HAYS, Kan. — A $3.5 million donation from the foundation of a northwest Kansas philanthropist made possible the construction of the Dane G. Hansen Scholarship Hall at Fort Hays State University. Gifts and contributions from many other individuals will help support the university’s entrepreneurship program and the residence hall… Continue


Ivanka trumps everything for FHSU student Tanner Tempel

By Randy Gonzales Fort Hays State University Relations HAYS, Kan. — It was a whirlwind week for Kansas’ youngest representative at the Republican National Convention. Tanner Tempel, a Garden City senior agriculture business major at Fort Hays State University, was an alternate delegate for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. One of the highlights for the 22-year-old… Continue


Watch the DNC Convention Online, Full Schedule

The Democratic National Convention begins tonight in Philadelphia, following the GOP convention and a massive leak of Democratic National Committee emails that’s been widely attributed to Russian hackers; emails that describe Hispanic outreach as “taco bowl engagement” and draw evidence that Hillary Clinton was favored by the DNC while disfavoring Bernie Sanders. The schedule of guest… Continue


Could a smartphone app revolutionize democracy in America?

One phone application is leading the way for increasing political involvement, and holding Congress accountable  at a time where the American government seems to be failing. It’s no secret that public opinion has very little effect on public policy decisions. The major influence Congressmen feel is from political lobbyists and Political Action Committees (PACS), which… Continue

Fort Hays Man on the Street

Fort Hays Man on the Street slated to reboot in the fall

Fort Hays Man on the Street originally gained notoriety in the Hays community last fall with videos featuring host Braden Wiesen questioning students on their political views. The series is set to reboot this fall and will bring along Lauren Schilleci as co-host. Subscribe to the Leader to be the first to know about show… Continue

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