On this episode of the Post Podcast, Fort Hays State University president Tisa Mason and chief communications officer Scott Cason share details of the upcoming FHSU Media Tour. Transcript: EDITORS NOTE: Transcripts are provided by an automated service and are not verified for accuracy. James Bell Fort Hays State University will kick off their media tour next week from the university president Tisa Mason stops by along with chief communications officer Scott Cason to talk about that and more on this episode of the Post Podcast. Tisa Mason Last year, when we went out and we talked to people, we realized so much more value was developing working relationships with member of the media, even at the Kansas Board of Regents. Now I see some of the people I talked to last year, I have those relationships. So that is really great. And of course, always sharing information on Fort Hays impact in Kansas and beyond, is one of the great joys. And, you know, it's something we have to work hard on, quite honestly, we have to draw attention to us. And that's not part of our culture, we tend to be more modest. But we've got a lot to be proud of. And it's it's really a privilege to be able to tell that story. And we always we learned a lot last year going out and seeing how media consolidation and how that is impacting communities. And, and the the, it just was incredible to hear stories of what's going on, especially in the smaller rural communities. But even in the urban institutions, the consolidation and what that means and trying to find somebody open to even have a conversation with or going into newspaper and seeing that they're printing the newspapers for a large area because everything's consolidated. So we're always excited about identifying opportunities for also our experts, our faculty that are doing extraordinary work, to assist in news reporting. So when we get to have those relationships, then we connect everyone together. And that makes us better. James Bell Yeah, truly. Now, let's talk about some specifics. I think you're kicking this thing off pretty locally right here. Oh, goodness. Oh, less than a week, isn't it? Tisa Mason Yes. Yes. And always we start right here in this studio. James Bell Oh, is this the first one? This is the first one. Let's call this a warm up. Because as everybody knows, I'm not shy to say that I'm not a professional broadcaster. I just kind of hear doing the radio thing. The case kickoff. Exactly. But we're gonna be in Great Bend, McPherson, Pratt, and then kicking down into Oklahoma. The business Oh, next week. Tisa Mason Yeah, that's just Monday. Well, that's just James Bell Monday. Yes. Oh, my goodness. You're gonna be dreads a lot of road time. Are you gonna be flying those spots? Tisa Mason No, we are driving driving it. Oh, yeah. The real American experience. We're getting in that car and we're driving from community to community. James Bell Very cool. Very cool. Man. You're I mean, you're hitting everywhere. You're getting down to the Wichita, Kansas City. You mentioned you're popping up to Nebraska, McCook, Nebraska looks like and then of course, dodge sitting gods in the Garden City. Those are always really fun, aren't they? Tisa Mason Yes, we love that. And we love that in Garden City. We have our Higher Education Learning Center there as well, which we've had for decades to help tell the higher education story first and the Fort Hays story second, and really trying to drive people to understand the value of why a higher education post K 12 is really important today. Scott Cason And two of those stops, the one in pride and the one in Garden City will highlight our partnerships with the local community colleges there. James Bell Go Pratt, I don't know if you guys know this. I was actually I'm a I'm a proud alum. I went to community college there. And before I came to four days, and really they are the ones that steered me this way. I had never been to Hayes before. Well, before enrolling, to be honest. Tisa Mason No, for decades, we were among the first to do the articulation agreement. And we have always valued our Community College and our tech partnerships. We've done some really unique things with them. And we think that's really important. So yeah, go Pratt, and shout out to all the rest of the community and tech colleges in Kansas. Love it. James Bell So let's talk some specifics about what you're going to be talking about on these media, media tours. You know, I think it's no secret. There's since the pandemic, there's been a lot of changes, we've seen what's going on in Emporia and you know, kind of trying to rebalance these things. And, you know, I wonder if you want to talk about how that's going to be part of those conversations and how this strategic plan is going to be brought up as you guys are out and about. Tisa Mason So of course we're aligned with the Kansas Board of Regents strategic plan on building a future and theirs is built on family you know, and affordability which is something that we are the star at and continue to drive forward. Because access is the first thing that you need to go to coloriages is the ability to open that door and we have flown it open for decades, you know businesses and how we create jobs and provide a talent pipeline, particularly since the pandemic hiring employees is an every call conversation in every community. And so how we continue to fuel that and provide an educated talent pipeline is really important. And then economic prosperity. How are we driving? How are we making an economic impact in communities? How are we bringing value with all kinds of outreach centers that we do in communities. And so that's really important, that's tied to our strategic plan as well. Then, of course, we at Fort Hays talk a lot about academic excellence, because that's really important. Our value is not just about our low price point, but it's also about the high quality. And so we're constantly investing and professional opportunity for our faculty, encourage their dialogue with business industry, so that we're keeping all that connected. And then resources and infrastructure, look anywhere across the state of Kansas, and you will find the best buildings and experiences at Fort Hays State University. James Bell Absolutely. And you know, what I like about kind of the strategic plan is, is your guys's vision of growth and how to actually accomplish that. And one of the things we've talked about previously in the segment is the the I don't remember the name of the plan, but basically the in state tuition that's offered across seven or eight states. Yeah, the 1313 states Oh, I was under pending. Yep. Tisa Mason We call it our 13 state regional tuition, program. And we're really excited. Of course, we don't have final numbers yet, because we're still waiting till the end of the month to get those. But early indicators with our first year out, is sending us really strong success in Colorado and Oklahoma, as first place winners for increasing those students. I've had I've had fun talking to are in states or out of state students from those 13 states last night at a dinner in my house with our VIP students. And we had a couple of students from Texas, like, how did you like that discount on your tuition this year? And they're like, We loved it. We're so excited. Thank you. So that was really fun. James Bell That's very cool. And you know, it really I think that helps probably in the community and global engagement piece as well, because you're getting people and folks, students from a larger geographic region, which then I think is going to just feed into the I don't know the stature, maybe a Fort Hays crossed the Midwest. Tisa Mason Yeah. And more importantly, we know when since that program is only for on campus students, we know when students come to Fort Hays, and then they do internships and practicums in the community, they're most likely to stay in Kansas. And that feeds the talent pipeline. So it's Win win, it's win for the students. It's win for the university and for our community in our state. James Bell Yeah. And there's lots of different ways I think you're going to be talking about on this tour, right about specifically some areas where the impact is very noticeable, like, for example, K through 12. Education, I think we're a huge driver of teachers out and across Kansas and beyond, right? Tisa Mason Yes. And really important. I think, over we've had about 200 students in teacher ed, every year, over 85% of them end up teaching in Kansas, and around half of those are in western Kansas, and often in rural areas. And that's something we work hard. And I know our nursing program. Also, if you're going to go to Fort Hays, you're going to do some practicums and some experiences in rural hospitals, because we want you to know that and understand that we really want to incentivize and encourage people to stay in rural Kansas. Yeah, James Bell yeah. I love that. And you mentioned at the top of the program here, the difficulty in hiring, and I think that is especially true in these rural school districts where, you know, you've got to pull in people that maybe aren't native to the area and are kind of questioning like, why would I live in this little town over anywhere else that I can live? And I think that's gonna help but to social workers, also a big important part of this, right? Tisa Mason Yeah. And they have been one of our strategic enrollment planning fancy word to say, how are we going to grow? And that's where we've put some of our dollars because we know the community needs social workers in many areas. And it's been a huge winner for us. Since its inception in 2015. We have expanded from 100 undergraduates to over 300. The Masters of Social Work, which is brand new to us had inaugural class of 52 students and grew to 85 students in just one year. And now a has a waiting list. Wow. We're really excited about the placements. Just last year and 21. The department placed over 90 students in clinics and other social service areas in 24 Kansas communities with 90% of that, or about 90% of those placements in rural areas. Again, really focusing on serving rural Kansas. We have about a hunt There needs students enrolled in practicum field experiences right now. And we're just really excited with our success and with the growth. James Bell Yeah, that's, that's awesome. This is another thing that I keep hearing about that I think is a really probably impacting a lot of people in ways that they don't understand or they don't know maybe don't understand, but don't necessarily see in their day to day lives. And that's the criminal justice program here. And the Regional de escalation Center, which you guys have been a huge part of getting set up. And I believe that's, that's up and running now. Right? Tisa Mason It is. And another shout out to Senator Moran, who helped us with some of the funding, we received $2.75 million in federal funding to fuel the center. We're doing all kinds of training both online and in person. We have delivered 20 programs to agencies in Kansas, Nebraska, and Colorado. And right now, law enforcement agencies in Kansas, Nebraska and Florida, are scheduled to start completing online training created by Fort Hays and our fantastic teaching Innovation and Learning Technologies Group that can take learning to a new level online. James Bell Yeah, I love that. And then there's one other one we want to talk about. And this is this one is something I love. I think it's so cool. And it's been you know, I think it's becoming more and more prevalent. We saw the story even last year here in Hays, cybersecurity, you got some big achievements out of the Institute and technology department there, right? Yeah, infirm. Tisa Mason Informatics is the academic department. And we were so blessed by the legislature with half a million dollars and dedicated funding to create what we're calling the cyber Institute and technology incubator. So we're just ramping up right now. The first thing you're going to see here is the development of some really cool micro internships. So our students can go in sometimes I'm like, virtually, and sometimes in reality, physical body, and they can go into small businesses, small and medium sized businesses can lose their whole business with a cyber attack. So our students can go in and do web security evaluation, security vulnerability reports, clean up data for businesses, these smaller businesses don't have the resources that the large industries do. And so that's really important for us to make sure that we are supporting the grocers and other businesses, and the small area. So software testing and compliance of reports, this is going to be a great opportunity for our students to get hands on learning and training. And work on those soft skills as well. As well as support the small and medium sized businesses will be also then kicking off in years two and three incubators specifically to grow more businesses that can help small businesses and medium sized businesses with these issues in partnership with our outstanding Small Business Development Center throughout the state. So it's going to have I think, deep ramifications. And I'm so grateful for our faculty and informatics, who are leading this charge. James Bell Yeah, love that. All of these things, I think, you know, they're going to be really continuing to impact the folks out here in western Kansas and beyond. And I'm, I bet it really is just so exciting to go out and share more of these details with those, especially those young folks, as they're considering, like, what am I doing with my future? Where can I go and cybersecurity I think is in particular one of those areas that there's just unlimited potential out there in the field. Tisa Mason Yeah, we're actually having some exploratory conversations on we do a lot of Gen Ed, concurrent credit in high school so that they can take college bearing credit courses while they're in high school and informatics. We'd like to get a little bit into working with some of the high schools and partnerships so that the students can start getting college bearing credit in this in this information computer science area. James Bell Very cool. Get head start in the future. Yeah, love it. When the other last thoughts before we go, Tisa Mason I just want to say it's such a joy to be in this community. Our freshmen and our students have returned on campus today are high energy, they're loving haze, they're loving the campus. And I want to thank everybody who's coming out to our volleyball games, our basketball basketball is started but soccer and football and thank you everyone for being part of our community as we are a part of yours.
Planning is underway for the Hays Chamber's next awards banquet vice president of membership. Rhonda Meyerhoff and Vice President of Marketing and Communications Mariah Legleiter stop by to share all the details on this episode of the Post Podcast. Transcript: EDITORS NOTE: Transcripts are provided by an automated service and are not verified for accuracy. James Bell Planning is underway for the Hays Chamber's next awards banquet vice president of membership. Rhonda Meyerhoff and Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Mariah Legleiter stopp by to share all the details on this episode of the Post Podcast. Rhonda Meyerhoff, vice president of membership we decided we would really give one to give more time to our our businesses that do the engraving on the award. So they didn't have last minute, we wanted to be able to give enough time to the committee that that picks from all the nominations to place them. And so we decided it was just be better to, to put that out in October instead of November. So it Yeah, yeah. It'll be in the in the October newsletter, if somebody wants that sooner. Absolutely. James Bell Okay. Well, let's talk some details like any Well, first off, I know we've gone to all the awards that we've done, and you've got this really cool list, right handed it to me as we got started, I don't know who I'm showing this to I'm showing it to the world out the window, I guess. But it's all the previous award winners, going back to the original award winners that looks like on some of these way back into the 80s, which is so cool. But anything new or different in that regard. Coming up on this one? Rhonda Meyerhoff, vice president of membership Well, the awards are the same as they were last year that we did start a couple of new awards last year. And that would have been the Grow Hayes proper e Schmidt Entrepreneur of the Year award. So Doug Williams at grow Hayes and Gary Sherman, with the Robert E. And Pat Schmidt Foundation, decided to come up with this one. So, you know, we've got a lot of really amazing entrepreneurs in our community, truly, you know, and in sometimes seminars, I suppose I did was start a new business will have a digital, is that a franchise? Did you form it after somebody else know that what that's an entrepreneur, and we have a lot of those in town just really good. And so they decided that they wanted to recognize someone who was an entrepreneur. And so yeah, somebody who's demonstrated, you know, that ability to create and, and grow their business over the last year. And, you know, and then there's always efforts that go in to make it a better value for our community. And we have some amazing things that happen in our community. And it's so fun to be able to recognize those. And then Mariah, we added another one typically, Mariah Legleiter we added the worst Wealth Management member investor of the Year award. We really wanted to well worth wells wanted to partner with us and come up with an award that really showcased one of our member investors that that adds a lot to the community. And that gives back to our chamber. I think I think it was a great idea. It went over really, really well. We were happy to have Hays med win that last year. I'm looking forward to the nominees for this year. Rhonda Meyerhoff, vice president of membership Absolutely. Absolutely. You know, and it's not all about financial giving. James, you know, we have a board of directors that's volunteer ambassadors are volunteers, and they're pulled out of their workplace all throughout the day. I mean, we try not to have more than three events that they're pulled out. James Bell Just imagine they're trying to work and your call would like no time to go. See him so much out in the community. Yeah, great. Yeah. And yeah, and it does, it takes more than just their effort, it's their employers to that allows them to do that. Rhonda Meyerhoff, vice president of membership Well, and their co workers sure picking up the slack while they're gone. You know, and we try to be really respectful of that. But you know, without those volunteers, and our H yp is a great group. They have some things during the day, usually at noon, or after hours. But you know, all of those things are really helping the chamber in immense ways. And then obviously financial, we appreciate that as well. But there's a lot that goes into that member of the Year award. James Bell Yeah, like that. Let's start getting some more of these. Are you a winner? No, maybe we will just go through it before we talk about the submission process and how that all Rhonda Meyerhoff, vice president of membership works. Oh, okay. Yeah, Mariah Legleiter so we have the city of Hays Small Business Achievement Award. The I smile Vision Plus dental Helping Hands award, the golden belt bank Hall of Fame Award. The grow Hayes, Robert E. Schmidt, Entrepreneur of the Year Award, the next Tech Citizen of the Year Award, the next Tech wireless Business Woman of the Year Award, five broadband Rising Star Award and of course, the worst well worth Wealth Management member investor of the Year award. James Bell So really kind of covers the gamut Yes. To me, yes. In the business world. Yeah. Rhonda Meyerhoff, vice president of membership Yeah, those new rising individuals that are showing a lot of promise for the future of our community. You know, gosh, those small businesses, Mariah Legleiter the seasoned people that have been giving to the community for years, we have the Hall of Fame Award like, yeah, there's a little bit for everybody. I mean, anybody that that gives back, I mean, there's a way to give back to them. Rhonda Meyerhoff, vice president of membership And I'll tell you, the really fun part is now being on this side when you know, yes, who's the winner? And Mariah Legleiter conspiring to get them there? Rhonda Meyerhoff, vice president of membership Yeah, because we don't want them to know. Sure. Oh, yeah. There's some fibs that are told in order to get somebody there. We just think it's all one off, off, okay. Because it's, it's for the award winner to get them there. But, and then we had their family hide in a room in the back. So they don't see their family there. Because that would give something away. Mariah Legleiter It's a it's an elaborate setup. James Bell The real reason why you had to push it back, you guys didn't do more time to get get Mariah Legleiter that actually, yeah, that actually was a discussion we had was to figure out how to get them there. We need just a little bit more time to figure that out. So Rhonda Meyerhoff, vice president of membership although we know the more people that know what's going on, then, you know, yeah, the cat can be led out of the bag. Our families are always so excited to I, I remember last year GT Park, her husband was back in the waiting room and, and waiting for it to be her turn. And she was so amazed when she went up to win her award. She just couldn't believe first of all, that she was worthy of winning the award, which is so humbling to me. And then she sees she goes, Oh my gosh, and my husband's here, too. It's just it's so off the cuff. It's so fun. And it's Yeah. And the people are so honored by it. So yeah. Love it. James Bell Well, let's talk about how to get to get these people honored. How do you get as people signed up? Or do you sign up yourself? Well, you could because I could make I could sign myself up right now. put my name down here. Rhonda Meyerhoff, vice president of membership You can you could James James Bell actually wrote my name down like, like, Rhonda Meyerhoff, vice president of membership yeah, there's more than just writing the name on a piece of paper. Sorry, you're gonna have to get another one. Okay. Yeah, we actually have the forms that Mariah has created for us. Live, as I mentioned earlier, there'll be in the October newsletter. James Bell So old school, handwritten form? Mariah Legleiter Yes. Okay. It'll be on our website starting October 1. And it will also like she said, it'll be in our October newsletter, which is also available on our website. And which is Hayes chamber.com. For those that don't know. And it has just a short description of each award. And then at the bottom, you fill out name, address, like contact information for the person you're nominating what award you're nominating them for. And then you just write a short paragraph on why you think they deserved the award. And then that all goes to our nomination committee, and then they take it from there. James Bell Very cool. Easy peasy. Yeah, Rhonda Meyerhoff, vice president of membership you don't change that might be part of what you've never won, because it's a short paragraph. And people would write pages about you. James Bell I'm sure they would. And this guy got let me tell you about this guy. All day long. Rhonda Meyerhoff, vice president of membership So if individuals can't find it, for some reason, please call our chamber 705 or 78562. Ad 201. I almost gave her my personal number. Anyway, or you could call me there too. And I would still get the for sure. You betcha. So um, yeah, they can call us and we'll give them the the form that way as well. James Bell Very cool. And what's the deadline? Again, if they want to get him signed up? November 30. Mariah Legleiter October, Rhonda Meyerhoff, vice president of membership October 30. Yeah. October 31. November 30. was last year. Yep. Mariah Legleiter So October 31. is the deadline for nominations. James Bell Okay, so get about six weeks. Yep. Don't wait, but get it in. Yep. Put together a little time Rhonda Meyerhoff, vice president of membership habit. But for now, you can be thinking of those Absolutely. Like, yeah, our past award winners on the website, right. Yeah, Mariah Legleiter no, but I think we discussed that at one point. So that might be something we can talk about. Rhonda Meyerhoff, vice president of membership Yeah. We're in the middle of trying to do some different updates to the website. So very cool. In between events and Facebook Lives. Benson. Yeah. James Bell I understand. It's hard to get to those projects. You want to do it. It's always like, Oh, I'll do it tomorrow. I'll do it tomorrow. And then it just never gets. Mariah Legleiter tomorrow never comes. Yeah, exactly. Exactly. Rhonda Meyerhoff, vice president of membership I don't think there's anything more fun than to have a member come into the office, or the opportunity for us to go out and celebrate and showcase a member. Yeah, that's that's the The ultimate joy that we have. James Bell Absolutely. And I imagine like yeah, if you have to choose between going to the celebration or setting and working on a website, I know what I would pick website all day long. No. Rhonda Meyerhoff, vice president of membership They don't want me on the website. James Bell Strictly Mariah. Rhonda Meyerhoff, vice president of membership Yeah, yeah, that's good. Very cool. James Bell Well, before we run out of time, guys, we better talk about I know you've got some weekly events coming. Yeah, Mariah Legleiter we do as always, super busy week ahead of us. Today at noon at the venue at thirsties brew pub and grill at 2704 Vine Street we have the H yp connection lunch. Also today at 330 at the Welcome Center, we will have our monthly chamber board meeting. Um, let's see we also have a groundbreaking at the Ark Park for the leadership Hays class of 2020. One's storytime project that they're working on. And that's at 11am at the Ark Park. And then on the 22nd we have a ribbon cutting for the western Kansas Therapy Associates. They are wanting to they have updated their business name and want to celebrate that so that'll be at 11am 208 East Eighth Street Suite D in the James building. September 22. There's also an H yp lunch with leaders with Lavon geese of DSN Wk M that will be at noon at Paisley pear at 1100 Main Street and then we will wrap up our week with our chamber chat. Oh, we don't have a chamber chat. Do we James Bell know no chamber channels faded. Rhonda Meyerhoff, vice president of membership Yes. That just happened. Yes. James Bell News. No chamber chat this week. It has been or stay smooth. Stay tuned. Mariah Legleiter For more information. Rhonda Meyerhoff, vice president of membership Yeah, because I think we were trying to build that with one we are in so watch your email from it. Mariah Legleiter Yep. And social media will hop it out there.
2022 has seen more anti-LGBTQ legislation proposed so far than any other year. According to LGBTQ advocacy group Freedom for All Americans, 39 states introduced more than 200 such bills since April. The legislation mainly targets trans youth, running the gamut from healthcare restrictions, exclusion from sports and even equating gender affirming parenting to child abuse. For Carolyn Hays, that policy threatened her family when an investigator from the Department of Children and Families knocked on her door. In her new memoir, A Girlhood: Letter to My Transgender Daughter, Hays writes: “...we quickly learned that in this southern state with Republican-appointed judges, we could lose custody. We could lose you.” We hear from Carolyn on how raising her daughter expanded her understanding of parenting, faith, science and gender.
2022 has seen more anti-LGBTQ legislation proposed so far than any other year. According to LGBTQ advocacy group Freedom for All Americans, 39 states introduced more than 200 such bills since April. The legislation mainly targets trans youth, running the gamut from healthcare restrictions, exclusion from sports and even equating gender affirming parenting to child abuse. For Carolyn Hays, that policy threatened her family when an investigator from the Department of Children and Families knocked on her door. In her new memoir, A Girlhood: Letter to My Transgender Daughter, Hays writes: “...we quickly learned that in this southern state with Republican-appointed judges, we could lose custody. We could lose you.” We hear from Carolyn on how raising her daughter expanded her understanding of parenting, faith, science and gender.
In this episode we continue the interview we had with Mike Donahue, youth specialist, school culture expert, communicator and author of several books. You may remember us talking about him in episode 323 "Fake Happy". His is one of three new podcasts Happy Life Studios will be launching soon where we will talk about his book, "Talking To Brick Walls"—teaching us how to communicate with our teenage children. Fake Happy is actually something that Mike talks about in his school assemblies. Since I wanted all you Happy Lifers to meet Mike before we start posting his new podcast, I asked him if I could interview him regarding this topic. He came up with some great answers to Fake Happy and as I was wrapping up our interview, we got on another tangent and it was so good I decided to keep recording and make it another episode. You may remember in episode 323 "Fake Happy", I talked about something that almost stopped me from ever starting Happy Life Studios. As I was getting ready to wrap up our interview with Mike Donahue we started down another path which actually talks about that very thing that almost stopped me from starting Happy Life Studios in the first place.Contact usLinktree: www.Linktr.ee/HappyLifeStudiosEmail: Podcast@HappyLife.StudioYo Stevo Hotline: (425) 200-HAYS (4297)Webpage: www.HappyLife.lol YouTube: www.YouTube.com/StevoHaysTikTok: www.tiktok.com/@happylifestudiosFacebook: www.Facebook.com/HappyLifeStudios Instagram: www.Instagram.com/HappyLife_Studios Twitter: www.Twitter.com/HappyLifStudios If you would like to help us spread the HappyPayPal: www.PayPal.me/StevoHaysCash App: $HappyLifeStudiosZelle: StevoHays@gmail.comVenmo: @StevoHaysCheck: Payable to Hays Ministries or Steve Hays and send to PO Box 102 Maple Valley, WA 98038
On this episode of the Post Podcast Cottonwood Extension District agent Monique Koerner stops by to share updates from the district. Transcript: EDITORS NOTE: Transcripts are provided by an automated service and are not verified for accuracy. James Bell The Cottonwood Extension district has a new family and community wellness agent Monique Koerner stops by to tell us a little bit about herself and share some updates from the district on this episode of the Post Podcast. Monique Koerner I'm actually from Hays. I grew up here in Hays and I graduated from his high in Fort Hays State University. And I also have a Master's in Public Health Administration from so yeah, I'm a hometown girl. James Bell I like to hear that. You know, it Hayes is one of those special places. I think that folks that grow up here, like to eat a lot of leave, and then come back. Yeah, but stick around. And then also people like myself that discover Hayes, you know, college years, kind of stick around as well. It's just a special place. Monique Koerner I did leave for a little while I lived in Wyoming for about 10 or 11 years, and then moved back here in 2010, and have been here ever since. Before I worked for extension, I was with early childhood connections, I was the early headstart home visitor. And then I'm also a little late to league leader. I've been doing that for over 20 years. And I'm also an international board certified lactation consultant. And I sat for the exam in 2011. And I've been doing that ever since as well. Very cool. James Bell So you're probably already pretty well known in the community. Monique Koerner I hope so. A little bit anyway. James Bell That's awesome. And I'm sure that's gonna fit in well, with the family community wellness position here at the cottonwood district. Um, you know, and we want to maybe also talk about this because I think it's a good opportunity to talk about what this position is, and kind of like what your role is going to be as you're moving in and kind of you've been there now, what, a little over a month. Monique Koerner Yeah, I started at the end of July. So yeah, I'm still kind of learning as well. So I'm just trying to get out in the community and talk to people and kind of see what the needs are in those areas. As far as health and wellness, I am still trying to figure out some of my programming, but we'll definitely hit walk Kansas hard come spring, I'm excited for that I always participated on the other side of it. So now I get to, to kind of help spearhead that in our community. So I'm excited about that. I'm also doing a lot of training right now, as a new agent, I have a new agent class that I have to do. And then I'll get trained in some other programming as well. One of those things that we want to do is stay strong, stay healthy, which is just an extra exercise class for older adults just to help them stay strong and keep their balance and just, you know, if we stay strong and healthy and keep moving as we get older, that will just help prevent some of those things, falls and things like that, as we age. So pretty cool. James Bell You know, I'm curious, Monique, how much of this programming, do you get to determine or is it kind of just programmatic and you who you follow and to help spread the word? Monique Koerner Yeah, some of it, our signature programs that that K State provides. But really, it's it's up to me and then serving the community. So, you know, there's certain interests that I have that I can bring to this position. And I can tie those into some of those signature programs that que state has, but really my job is to bring to the community what our community needs. So and that can look very different, you know, with Hayes versus even Russell or lacrosse. The cottonwood district is Hayes and are Ellis County and Barton County. And so sometimes that can even look different between the counties and the districts. So James Bell I'm sure Yeah, I mean, he's, it's not exactly a metropolitan area, but it's a little bit more. I don't know what little less rural, I think you might say, then Barton County, I'm from down around that area. And the a lot of farm ground, a lot of really small towns down that way. Of course, great bends pretty good size, but still not nearly as big as Hayes. Monique Koerner Yeah, I think Hays Hayes has some unique qualities about it. And so we're definitely going to try to gear the programming to what the community needs. Very cool. James Bell Very cool. And one of the things I think that kind of is coming up here pretty quickly that we want to talk about is the family pizza night. What is this? Monique Koerner Yes, so family pizza night just kind of promotes the, the eating together as a family. Research has shown that that's really important for kids, just to have them have a sense of belonging and helps prevent some risky behaviors. So that's part of my job as family and community wellness agent is to help families be as strong as they can. And so there's actually a lot of benefits for kids to get in the kitchen and help help prepare meals. They can learn math skills, they can learn how to to follow directions they can, you know, just those social skills of being with their parents, sometimes you can get them to have a little more buy in with what they're eating if they take part in preparing it. So sometimes that can help with picky eaters. So lots of important benefits. So yeah, we're Papa Murphy's has donated some pizza crust, we got donations from the Kiwanis Club. And so parents can come down and learn about the benefits of eating together as a family, we'll have a handwashing activity. And then in the back room, parents can put together whatever kind of pizza they want. And then they can take it home and bake it and eat it with their kids. James Bell Very cool. Very cool. How do people get to sign up for that? Or is it all just come and go? Monique Koerner Now we need you to RSVP just so we have enough pizzas for everybody. So just call the office and Teresa will take your RSVP and then if you could stop by and pay for the pizzas, they are $3 each so pretty economical meal and just pay for that. Hopefully sometime this this week would be great. If we get all those in we've we've got a few more pizzas left, we've got a lot of people signed up. James Bell Very cool. Like to hear that. It's gonna be I'm sure a good time. When is that again? Monique Koerner It's Monday, September 26. From 415 to 6:15pm. Okay, James Bell very cool. Very cool. And we also want to talk about this coming up, go truck go, this is coming back. This is a really neat event I was telling you before we got on air, my little ones especially love this event. Monique Koerner Oh yeah, my kids always love the event, especially the little boys just getting on the big equipment and seeing the fire tracks and the ambulances and all that it's a great learning experience. And yeah, I'll have a table out there and be offering some information of things, some some things that you can do with your little ones, and also some nutrition information. And then we'll also have a story walk up. I picked that up yesterday. And so we'll have the story walk out there for the little excavator. Very cool. James Bell You know, I know we've talked about this in the past with some of the folks down there at the district, but maybe want to remind everybody what the story walks look like. Monique Koerner Yeah, so I've done a couple of story walks so far, in the short time I've been with the district, but it really just promotes literacy with the little ones. So we just take a book and we break it up and put it on like little signs like, like the for sale signs out in front of your house. And we just line them up and parents can walk along and read this story with their kids. James Bell Love that. My kid that's another thing my kid loves. And you know, I like it because he's he's very energetic. He's little my little guys a boy. And he loves to run around very much a physical kind of learner. But he can get he will, you know, get so excited. And we'll hop between one set of the pages and then he'll skip the next set. And that sort of brings in and incorporates that physical activity, but then also gets that benefit of reading which he could be about. Monique Koerner Sometimes it's a challenge to get the little ones to sit and listen. And so sometimes we think we, you know, we have to sit and we have to read a book from beginning to end. And it really doesn't have to be that way. Like you said we all learn in different ways. And so this incorporates that physical activity. Sometimes people need to move to help them learn. And so that's can be a great way to get kids interested in in books and reading
Students at Hays High have hit the ground running for the academic year principal Shawn Henderson stops by to give us an update on this episode of the Post Podcast. Transcript: EDITORS NOTE: Transcripts are provided by an automated service and are not verified for accuracy. James Bell Students at Hays High have hit the ground running for the academic year principal Shawn Henderson stops by to give us an update on this episode of the Post Podcast. Shawn Henderson we have several new teachers that have joined us this year. And it's always exciting to see the energy that they bring in. Also to watch our people that are already part of our team, welcome them in and make them feel like they are part of this great thing that is Hayes Hi. James Bell Love that, you know, it's it's gonna bring in a new energy and new kind of feeling when you have instructors in the beginning of the year and like new ideas and the collaboration and all that probably just to me seems like it would be I don't know, like a fun way to kind of kick off the year and move on into 2020 to 23. academic school year. Shawn Henderson Absolutely. And here's the thing. I mean, as an educator, there's nothing more exciting than the beginning of the year, right? I mean, get your new backpack, pick out a first day outfit, and come in and all those connections that are made, you know, our theme this year was engaged. And it was fun to watch that happen to watch our people engage with the students. And vice versa. We even had Open House on Monday evening and to get to have all of our clubs and sponsors out and to have parents come in and see our school. It's It's really neat. James Bell Yeah. And some exciting stuff going on in the district just in general. But we talked a little bit or we want to talk a little bit about this enrollment up as well. And you've got that new school coming here in the next few years is probably going to be like, Oh, my gosh, I want in there now. Right? Shawn Henderson Yeah, I think patience is going to be is going to be a real thing. But I'll tell you what, we have a great design team construction team, the district we continue to meet and talk about what this vision for the future looks like. So it's kind of fun, because we already we have feet on both, you know, on both ground here we are in the current school with the current people and we are doing all that we can. But we're also getting to plan for this new exciting thing that is on the horizon. And just knowing what impact that will make on not only our school, but the whole community is is really exciting. James Bell Yeah, with this increase in enrollment, is it? Are you guys like add capacity, or you still got a little room for them to get around? Okay, Shawn Henderson we definitely can feel the students, the the the extra people that we had last year, you know, we're up over 950 now. And we ended the year at about 888 last year. So we definitely have more students. And we have some teachers sharing some spaces as well. And obviously, but at the same time, it creates some new collaboration. You mentioned it earlier, and some of our new people are in those collaborative spots. And so it's been, it's been fun watching that happen. And actually, as we plan for the new high school, that collaboration and teacher spaces and how people work together to impact student learning. That's really where we're headed. So we're just we're getting there already. So James Bell love that. So what kind of stuff you guys you know, and I know, you gotta get into the academics of it all, but what kind of stuff goes on in the first part of the year to kind of ease into the rest of it. Shawn Henderson There's not much easing at the high school. That's okay, though. That's the energy that we like. And you know, it's so fun to walk down the halls and see the students dressed up. You know, today we have, you know, soccer and we've got tennis that's in town, we have the volleyball team that's on the road, we have cross country that's on the road this morning. So we've already got hundreds of kids that are out, you know, doing their thing just today, and that's a random day in the fall. Doesn't feel like fall, by the way, one day, we might get some fall weather, right. Yeah, I mean, that's, you know, and then Friday Night Lights tomorrow, highlighting, you know, it's never just about football, it's all of the things, it's the community. It's the brand new band uniforms, which we debuted last week, which was really cool. And the cheerleaders and the dancers and I mean, it's, it's everyone, and there's just nothing like it. Actually, we love that Friday Night Lights. So yeah, we just have a lot of activities up and running. And we've had a lot of success with our groups. And it's, it's fun to watch them thrive. And so that's really exciting. James Bell Very cool. Very cool. Anything on the academic side this year, that's kind of harder than usual, or is it just businesses? Businesses normal there? Shawn Henderson Yeah, it's businesses is normal. But you know, one of the things that we're really proud of right now is our CTE and pathways. pathways in the state of Kansas is a conversation about how do you get students out and into internships and turning their, their, their academics from school into future opportunities are both at the post secondary and, you know, training level and, and so we have a lot of those partnerships and we're, you know, growing those partnerships all the time. But you know, like right now we have 97 students that that are leaving our building that are in an internship. So when you see someone walking, a high school student like this morning, said, Good morning to one that was wearing scrubs walking in, because there's going to come a point in the day to day that they're headed over to the hospital. That's really, really neat for our students, and it's something that we want to build upon all the time. I'm, James Bell yeah, I like that, you know, and one of the things not not at all to get political here, but one of the things that came out of the student loan proposal out of President Biden's office is the well, how did we get in this mess, and we need to fix that. And you know, over the last few years, what I've seen, especially locally here is there has been an effort to not to dismiss or discount college education, but to right track those students and get them in the career fields that they want to be in and not necessarily skip college, if that's the way they want to go. But get them into a program or an internship or some sort of post secondary or post high school training that gets them where they need to be, without incurring a whole lot of debt and wasting a lot of time and things like that. Shawn Henderson Right. And I think, but the impetus for that has to start with what's best for this kid, what's their story? Where are they headed? And how do we get them where we're going for some of those students, it's absolutely college. And they should do that. For some of our students, they have a lot of skills and a skill set that communities need. And it could be in all kinds of things. And that's why, you know, within CK tech and Fort Hays and our other other partners, we are looking at the student and their story, and how we can support them in that. And then, as the community realizes, you know, we have these partnerships, we hope to expand that so that our students have those opportunities to say, this is what I think I want to do. But when they go out and have those experiences, they're like, yes, it's really what I want, or no, it's not. And then they can be very intentional with their parents as to what training they need. And I feel like even in the new high school, and we're looking at the plans and talking, those CTE programs, those are those are going to be prevalent, they are going to be seen, and kids are going to watch what other students are doing. And CTE is for everyone. And that's really that's, that's something that that we're proud of, and that we just continue to bolster in our school. James Bell Yeah, love that. And I would imagine, too, it probably helps in the effort to keep some of the students out here in western Kansas, whether it be haze or whatever, it down, you're listening to us. And there's that brain drain that we hear about all the time and those folks going elsewhere. And I think if we can train them to do the jobs that we need hear, we're more likely to retain them. Shawn Henderson Yeah. And some of it is just letting them know what the jobs are. Now, we often hear well, we're training kids for jobs that are not that don't exist yet. That's 100% True. But I think some of that is being a responsive community to say, we do have young people that have all of these skills and this opportunity, how do we create it to where they feel welcome to insert themselves into what we have. And I think that's, again, a partnership between the school the community, the institutions that support us, and, and we're having those conversations, and it's fun. I mean, especially if you start to talk about it in terms of the scope of a new building, and how the new building can assist that. Then it's, you know, and I'm a creative person. So, to me, those are fun conversations. James Bell Absolutely. Well, we've got just about a minute or so left, and we got to talk about this homecoming right around the corner, right? Shawn Henderson Yep. It is coming up soon. It'll be October 3 through the seventh, you know, we have two new StuCo sponsors, Luke Lundmark. And Alan Neill. And they've just done a great job. I mean, I think we have literally I think we have 193 students on on the docket force StuCo. That's how many students are involved. And so I feel like that student engagement and that level of school pride is really up in the morale is up. And so I just imagined this homecoming to be really great.
On this episode of the Post Podcast, Hays Chamber president and CEO Sarah Wasinger discusses how the Chamber works to serve area businesses. Transcript: EDITORS NOTE: Transcripts are provided by an automated service and are not verified for accuracy. James Bell The Hays Chamber continues to be a champion for area businesses, President and CEO Sarah Wasinger stops by to share some of the details of benefits of membership on this episode of the Post Podcast. Sarah Wasinger Very often we talk about the different activities or events that we have going on. There's always a ton of those, there's always a ton of those Exactly. But kind of getting back to the meat and potatoes of what we as a chamber do to support our businesses and nonprofit organizations. Because I know we talk a lot about, it's not just businesses that can benefit but our nonprofits to have a lot to gain from being a vested member in our chamber. So one of the big things, obviously, that we've been talking about this last year has been the chamber blue of Kansas Association health plan. And so our Chamber members that are at the connector level or higher, actually have the ability to access that plan. A little bit later, we'll talk about one of our newer chamber member levels for childcare providers, they actually can access that plan too. So that's kind of kind of be a new benefit that we're going to be able to give to our childcare providers that might be listening. Oh, very cool. Yes. One of the other things that we talked about so much her businesses is workforce, and that job attraction is just really challenging and competitive right now. And so a back end, the end of June this year, we actually added the ability for businesses that are Chamber members to post their weekend job positions on our chambers website. So they can actually log into their account, copy and paste, whatever job posting, they already have available. It's not really recreating the wheel, if they're advertising that job in other places, why not do it on the Chamber's website, too. And we know that there's a lot of folks when they're considering moving to Hayes and Ellis County, that their first stop is actually our chamber website. And so if we had those jobs available on the website, that might be a good place for people to have additional visibility. James Bell Yeah, and I would think anybody right now looking for help, probably any little bit of assistance they can get is much appreciated. Sarah Wasinger Absolutely. And you can be as thorough with those job postings as you want to be or as minimal. You know, if you want to get your benefits package and things of that nature in there, you can also select a date range for when you want that job to be open. And then if for any reason, you get very lucky and you find that perfect person sooner than later, we can manually take down the job listing. So it's not being advertised past. It's needed a timeline. Very cool, very cool. One of the things that we also talk about on a regular basis is our hot deals. And so this is something the end of the year that we're always reminding our members, you know, make sure you use up those benefits that are a part of your membership package before you lose them by the end of the year. And so hot deals are a way for businesses to upload different savings or maybe tickets for an event that they're trying to sell. Or maybe just a new product or service that they're trying to get off the ground and running, all those different types of things. Maybe you're a nonprofit, and you're just looking to have board members, and you want that extra place to advertise that you're seeking board members, it doesn't necessarily have to be something that you're selling, it could just be another advertising tool, essentially, that you're already paying for within your membership. And if you look at his chamber.com, and then you look at the top right hand side of the page, there's going to be a hot deals logo. And so you literally just click on that, and you'll be able to access all of the hot deals that we currently have for our members. James Bell Very cool. I like going in there and I was clicking while you were talking. I didn't get there fast enough to see what you have out there. Because I always like to go and see because there's always some really cool stuff going on there. And oh, yeah, I don't want to I don't want to spoil it. But I wish it's mentioned this the like, pays Public Library wine and cheese fundraiser. We were just talking about this a little bit earlier. Yes, that's on there. Sarah Wasinger Absolutely. So it's like I said, it's a great way to just kind of talk about events, sell tickets, and things of that nature. Another thing that we'd love to do, and we talked a little bit about this a few weeks ago was our Community Guide. And so that is a piece that we utilize as a Chamber of Commerce to really market Hayes. We worked very closely with our Hayes Convention and Visitor's Bureau to put that piece together every year, we only feature Chamber members. That's a very big important thing for folks to remember. Because we'll actually have some people call and say, Hey, we want to be in the Cirrus Community Guide. Well, let's talk membership. First, we want to feature as many businesses as possible. But really at the end of the day, we are funded by our membership dues and non dues revenue. So that is why we solely focus on, you know, connecting our Chamber members to our community. James Bell Yeah, absolutely. I'm sure you would do it for free, if you could, but that's just not realistic. Sarah Wasinger It's not realistic. That's right. So we we in general love and want to support the entire business community. But at the end of the day, you have to take care of the hand that feeds you. And so that's kind of how we reserve that right for that. James Bell Absolutely. And, you know, speaking of that, yeah, I think a lot of times those Chamber members, they can kind of help each other out but just because of the commute already kind of sense of it all. Sarah Wasinger Yes, that's one thing that we actually talked about at the office that we've really been seeing a lot of lately, James is, you know, when we have members that are hosting a chamber chat or ribbon cutting, we are finding out that they're utilizing other Chamber members, when they're, you know, scheduling people to help, you know, have their food and beverages ready for their events and things like that. And we love that. It's really just a cross support of those who are, you know, there to invest their time with one another. So, speaking of events, that's obviously another huge benefit for our members, is our chamber will come in into whether it'd be a chamber chat, or ribbon cutting a groundbreaking for a new project, perhaps you are just needing to, you know, talk about an anniversary that you're celebrating and things of that nature, we want to come in and celebrate those big, special events with you as a chamber. Obviously, our group of ambassadors is a group of 50 men and women who it's their job to come to those events, and to learn about the products and services, or just in general more about what that business has to offer our community. And then they become the word of mouth advertising arm as well as our staff. And because they've gone to that event, they've learned about what your business can do. And they'll start being that referral system for you in the community. And there's nothing more powerful than that. And really, at the end of the day, some of our events and just getting more intimate with our members, by understanding everything that they have to offer, that's one of the largest benefits of membership is because we've now connected you to the rest of the business community that kind of is buying into and believing in the fact that we are stronger when we work together. James Bell Absolutely. You know, we talk about all day tech, get social media and all that kind of stuff interjecting into our lives. But a lot of times that old school, just kind of classic networking, that the big shaken palms, and having the face to face time really is what matters to Sarah Wasinger folks, really, it is so important. And, you know, I still think that we value the old way of doing things here in Ellis County. And like you said, just breaking bread with people, you know, spending intentional time with folks. There's nothing better than that. And quite frankly, it's probably the most rewarding part of our jobs is because we get to then celebrate the successes of our members and what's going on in our community. James Bell Very cool. To me, like going on in the community, you guys are always I see out and about, or almost every meeting, there's somebody there, it's usually you. But yeah, like sitting meetings, county meetings, you guys are also dialed in to all of those kinds of happenings as well. Sarah Wasinger Absolutely. So from an advocacy standpoint, you know, we talked about the things that happen in the background that maybe aren't quite as visible. And so us attending those meetings just really makes sure that we as an organization are plugged into the different projects and things going on. And so you know, for our members that do construction or things like that, you know, that gives us the option to say, Hey, have you seen the project that's going on here? Do you know that there's a bid going on over on this side of things. So again, just making sure that our government entities, they do a really good job, I believe, for the most part in choosing local contractors and things like that, to so long as they're available to do the work. I know that they were very cognizant about keeping our money local. So we very much appreciate and value that as well. James Bell Very cool. You know, there are some, also some tangible, I think financial benefits to being a chamber member, especially when you talk about some of the events that you guys do down there. Sarah Wasinger Yes, so we do offer discounts to several of our members for some of our kind of professional development programming. Um, so obviously, we partner very well with our Fort Hays State University Management Development Center. And so you can get a 15% discount by doing the programs through them. And there are a few throughout the year that that does not apply to you. But in general, you can get a discount, or bulk mail stamp for people who still want to do a traditional mail service for advertising or marketing. And sometimes that can be enough to pay for the membership itself. And if you're just even doing one mailing James Bell mailing gets ridiculously expensive, if you're a business owner out there, and you've never had to bike mail, things like the bill just it just you just watch it rack up, it's ding ding, ding, ding, ding. Oh, my goodness, one, how much am I spending on shipping out things? Sarah Wasinger Come see us. Dale Carnegie's another one of those great, you know, partnerships that we have our members receive a 15% discount for that. And then even Eagle meds flight service for if you need to be airlifted. You know, if the end for seeable should happen. You know, that's a good discount that you can access to so just a lot of different things that you can take advantage of. And we have discounts on the Community Guide, you know, that we were talking about, depending on the different level of membership that you have to James Bell Yeah, very cool. Very cool. Well, we got just a few minutes left and I want to hear more about this thing we talked about we stopped if I can get it out. The thing we started this segment with Yes. I want to hear more. You wanna hear more? I want to hear more about the gosh, now I've drawn a blank on the name of it is hoping you'd have it The membership packet. Yes, yes, the membership. Sarah Wasinger So the membership packet can currently be found on the Hayes chamber website. And you'll see it broken down into two different ways. We have a packet that describes and outlines our current levels for 2022. And then we also have a packet for 2023. So if you're maybe planning on membership for next year, but don't really know where to start, I would just encourage folks to go look at that membership packet there, the childcare level of membership is what you will see that's new. And then we have that community level that are new. And we really wanted to do a benefit that was good for our providers. And so we want to elevate how they're seen across the community, and really bring them into the business community as well. So that's kind of why our board has approved a special level for them. And that gives them unique benefits. And then our community level, should you not be a business per se, but you're just out there and you want to support what the chamber has going on. There's a level there for you too. And that gets you communication from the form of our weekly news blasts, as well as hard newsletter, and just in general, any text notifications or things that go out for events and stuff like that. So it's a great way to stay involved and still support the things we have going on. James Bell Very cool. Very cool. And you mentioned the events, we got to talk about this. You've got a good number of them going on again this week, right? We do Sarah Wasinger so our hy IPS will have an opportunity to learn about how to do grocery planning, reducing waste and saving money at their x y p event today. And that'll be at 4:30pm at the Hayes Public Library. And Natalie Clemmer on one of our committee chairs is going to be hosting that. And then we also have today, or excuse me Thursday, I think I had a typo there. We're going to be celebrating a another groundbreaking at the Ark Park with the Wonder Woman link. They have a new security project that they're going to be unveiling that day. So very excited. Please come out for that. It's a wonderful park. And this project is going to make sure that it's accessible for folks for years to come. Love that. James Bell Yeah, well, if you haven't, if you just haven't been down there yet, go by and check it out. Even if you don't, you know, get out and get into the splashpad. It's really cool just to see the work they did down there. Sarah Wasinger It's an amazing opportunity to enjoy our community that much more, that's for sure. And then Thursday as well. We have our H yp Third Thursday social that will be held at the Paisley pear, wine bar bistro and market that starts at 515. And then we finished the week off Friday with our chamber chat with DSN Wk is custom creations. And then at noon, we'll have our ambassador lunch at the Rose Garden banquet home catering on Friday. Very cool, James Bell very cool. I love the DSW case custom creations. I've been in there a few times. And I'm always so excited to see the products but then I want to spend more money than I actually should. Well, I Sarah Wasinger think the thing that's unique about them is every piece is original, it celebrates a good cause and it gives a different population the chance to hone in on some of their skills that they've got tapped away. So what's better? It's just lets us see something different every time
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School year programming is underway at the Hays Public Library as they continue to develop their technological resources. Communications Coordinator, Callie Kolacny stops by to share the details on this episode of the Post Podcast. Transcript: EDITORS NOTE: Transcripts are provided by an automated service and are not verified for accuracy. Callie Kolacny We always have good entertainment going on in some form or another. But I want to mention first, our foundation fundraisers coming up this Saturday. We've been talking about it for a couple of months now, but it's actually coming up this Saturday 630 to around nine tickets are still available, but not very many, we are almost at our max limit for our tickets. So if you still want tickets, you need to go ahead and either go to the library to purchase them or go online to Hayes library.org. And you'll see the little scrolling thing and click on the fundraiser and you can buy your tickets there they cost $30 apiece, we have had to have a change with our keynote speaker Marcy Penner from the Kansas sampler foundation. Excuse me, he was going to be here. But she for some unforeseen circumstances is not able to but we were very lucky to get Bob Dixon Bob Dixon was the mayor of Greensburg, after the tornado wiped out the town. And he's the one that helped really spurred the reclamation of of Greensburg and so I think he'll have a really interesting talk. And some I've had some friends that have seen him before. And it's we're very lucky to have been able to get him on such short notice. James Bell That's incredible. Yes, I've actually had the opportunity to myself to hear him speak and not not recently, I think it's been a number of years ago. But yeah, real interesting story and, and the work they had to do to put that town back together. It's just, it's incredible the planning and the forethought, but then also the work that has started to go behind it. Callie Kolacny Yeah, the direction that they took it into with being very sustainable. It's just really interesting. So we're excited. To have Bob Dixon come, we have will have a raffle a little bit of a silent auction. We've had some great sponsors and donations from a lot of wonderful people around the town. And so we're very excited. Yeah, it's gonna be fun night. James Bell Very cool. You know, I wonder real quickly before we talked about some of these other events, if you want to talk to us about why is the foundation so important to the library? Callie Kolacny Sure. The foundation is the fundraising arm of the library. So when we get donations and things and that goes through the foundation, it can be out anything from if somebody wants to, you know, give us $50, or write a check for any amount of money or some end of life planning types of things and trusts and stuff like that, that can all go through the foundation. We also have an account with the Heartland Community Foundation, so you can make donations to the his Public Library Foundation through them as well. And then that money goes back into the library for mainly non budgeted items, things, things that come up that we need at the library, but it wasn't something that was specifically planned for or budgeted necessarily. One of the things we've been wanting to do that we wanted to do was the bookmobile. Well, the foundation paid for half of the bookmobile the other half with thingies, Hanson Foundation. And so, our phone Foundation was able to without that money we would not have been able to have the bookmobile they also paid for and this was a budgeted item. But yet they were able to put money into the most recent renovation. And that was able to fund some of the you know, as you're doing a renovation, little things come up or you think, Oh, if we only had a little bit more money, we can make that a little bit better. Well, those kinds of donations from the foundation and from the Friends of the public library, those helped to get those things that were maybe just a little bit nicer, a little bit more fitting with what we needed at the library so that they're the ones that are doing things like that, by raising that money. And because they've spent so much money in the last couple of years on those big projects, we kind of need to refill those coffers. So that's a little bit about what the foundation fundraiser is about, but also just raise awareness that it does exist and why it's important to the library, because they can make all of those donations. Very cool. Sure. James Bell It's gonna be a great time. Callie Kolacny It'll be so much fun. Come on out, have some cheese and wine and little mini cheesecakes and lots of great conversation. Listen to Bob Dixon, maybe come away with some fun raffle prizes or something. It's yeah, it's gonna be a great time. Absolutely. James Bell Very cool. All right. Well, we got to move on because we got to talk about all these cool events. And this one, I'm curious what this is hummingbirds in Kansas. This is actually starting here in Boston. Callie Kolacny Yeah, this is today at 10 o'clock. And it's kind of a late addition. But we're going to have a man there to talk about the hummingbirds and their migration and habitats and how you can maybe attract them and when they would be in Kansas, so if you're curious about that, come on down to the library this morning at 10 o'clock. Also today we have our making sense of series continues, it's making sense of gardening, we'll talk more about seed saving. That'll be today at 530 this evening. Tomorrow, we have another program that we're just lucky to be able to get bicycling with monarchs. So the monarch butterflies, Sarah Dykeman, rode her bicycle over 10,000 miles, and followed the migration of the monarch butterflies through three countries. And she wrote a book on it. And she just happens to be passing through town right this week, and was able to stop by tomorrow at 530 and to talk about her experience, and she'll do a book signings. So if your sounds fascinating to me, I will definitely be there to hear about this. So that's tomorrow at 530, we are bringing back the cookbook club. So we'll take a couple different cookbooks each month and you can look through a make a recipe and come and share with the group that'll be on the third Thursdays at 11am. We've got a program on Saturday this will be before the foundation fundraiser, You've Got Mail, we're exploring letter writing through history. That'll be Saturday at 11am as part of our world language club, which is a new monthly program on the third Thursdays. We're gonna have Harry Potter night family night, we always do this every year. It's a lot of fun. This will be on September 29, at five o'clock, five, five to seven. So if you're a Harry Potter family, come on out and share Harry Potter family nights and then Oktoberfest at the library. We do our own Oktoberfest with a hot shots poker ban on the week, week and before the other Oktoberfest so that'll be on October 1 from 10am to 1pm. James Bell Very cool King enough poker? Oh, of course. Always good time. Like Callie Kolacny we're gonna have beer rocks. Yeah. Looks better than that. Yeah, sure. Cool. James Bell Very cool. All right. Well, I'm wondering about this the 100 books before high school 100 books before graduation. We talked I think very briefly about that last time, is that still going on? Callie Kolacny Well, this is a new thing, actually. Because we always we've been doing 1000 Books Before Kindergarten, that's been going on for quite a while. So now we're expanding it and trying to get the teenagers involved. So we're doing 100 books before high school. So that's for the middle school aged kids. And then 100 books before graduation for the high schoolers, you can register through Beanstack. So again, we're doing being stack, registering keep track of all of your books, and and win some prizes along the way. And just really trying to get you know, more than more interested in reading it can that can be a difficult age for them to be interested in it. So it's just a fun thing for us to do to try to try to spur them along. James Bell Yeah, absolutely. And while you're on your phone, download that Beanstack app if you don't have it, which is cool. Great. And you also use that frog to summer events. Reading stuff. Yeah. What's what you got a library I'm Callie Kolacny so excited about this. My we have a haze Public Library app, what you do is go to your app store, whether it's, you know, whichever kind of phone you've got, and download my Libra myl I BRL, Miley bro, and then search for Hayes Public Library. When you find that, then you'll put in your library card number and your PIN number. The pin number is your last four digits of your library card number. That's important I learned. Very important, you got to have that the last four digits of your library card numbers, your pin number. And through this app, you can then manage all of your library cards, say your family each you and your kids, they all have a different library card, you can put them all on the app. And it's so you can manage your all of your library card accounts. You can access the digital resources. If you like to read books through or listen to books through Libby, it's right there. You don't even need the Libby app anymore. If you like to use hoopla you still need the hoopla app. But if you find the book that you want, it'll take you directly to the hoopla app. You can also of course, search the library catalog you can place holds, you can place il l request. There's a digital barcode on there so that you can use in the building on the kiosk so that you don't need your physical library card necessarily. So if you happen to leave it in the car, and but you've got your phone, then you're good to go. It's it's it's a lot of it's great. I mean, it has everything that you could want pretty much for the library and you can access the library website, the event calendar, all of that through the app. James Bell I love that. And you know, I really like you guys are always so you're so tech forward and connecting all these things and hoopla and especially hoopla I love hoopla get in there all the time. But the digital resources and then to tie it all together into this like very cool and it's not intimidating at all. And if you do run into problems like like I did, you just contact the library. It's so super helpful. I don't remember the young woman's name that helped me out a couple of weeks ago but um, and she was great and very patient and I just felt like a fool because I couldn't make this work. And she's like, Oh, you just do this and this and this, but it was perfect. Callie Kolacny Well good. I'm very glad to hear that. But yeah, if you aren't sure how to download any of the the app or anything else hoopla things like come to the library, we would be so happy to help you. I helped a guy download the hoopla app the other day because he wanted to listen to the Hobbit. And that was the device that it was on. And so we downloaded it. He was good to go. It took very little, not even five minutes to get it done. And, yeah, when we want to help, we want you to have all access to all of these wonderful things that we have at the library. James Bell Absolutely. Now, there's one last thing we got, we got to talk about before we go this is early active reading, what is this about this is this kicked off already? Callie Kolacny Yes, it started in September. And it's a new program. And it's on Friday mornings at 11am. It's really for three to five year olds and kind of early elementary that aren't in school. And it's exercise the body and the mind. The other day, they were exploring the letter S and had big S's in tape on the floor. And they were using like little toy cars to trace the shape of the s things like that. So it does some physical movement, along with trying to work that into to the mind as they learn how to read and they learn their letters and things like that. So it's just it's a new program there. I also want to mention really quick tutoring, we do have our tutoring is back with the support, hey, students, and they're there and they're ready to help us generally from three to six. On Wednesdays, there's somebody there's that's at two o'clock. So if you want to bring somebody early than two to six, but they're great, they can really help with I mean, even even math, I mean, how many parents understand today's math. James Bell I don't, I can't help we had we had to hire a tutor because I can help my kids with Callie Kolacny math and you can get free after school tutoring at the library. If you want more information on it or to make an appointment, go to Hayes library.org/tutoring to go ahead and get on there to make sure that you've got to set aside time. But they also will do Watkins if they're not already busy, and they're upstairs on the second floor. All right. James Bell I love that. And what a cool program and such as such an asset to the community. You guys provide that for free. That's very cool. Callie Kolacny Yeah, we want to be able to make sure that we can help those kids in whatever the way they need. James Bell Awesome. Kelly, before we go, how can they find out more information? Callie Kolacny Sure, go to our website, as I've mentioned a couple times Hayes library.org You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We're also on tick tock now. Tick tock or give us a call 6259014
In this eposide we talk through some tips on how to meal plan after weight loss surgery, without getting back into counting and control! Listen for some really helpful tips and resources to help you. Want to help re-wire your brain around your #1 problematic eating habit? Join my next 3 day challenge here > https://breakup.georgiebeames.com/
Verkäufer hassen sie. Verkäufer machen hier die schlimmsten Fehler. Unternehmen verlieren Geld. Es geht um die Preisverhandlung. Verkäufer sind in der Regel eher abschlussorientiert. Wenn der Kunde den Preis nicht zahlen will, fangen sie an zu zittern. Schlechte Verkäufer nutzen sehr schnell Rabatte, um ihren Deal zu retten. Dabei ist Preistreue entscheidend für den Erfolg eines Unternehmens - geht die Marge unter Null wird es brenzlig. Daher müssen Verkäufer gute Preis-Verhandler sein. Daher müssen Unternehmen regelmäßig ihre Preis erhöhen. In Zeiten mit Inflation ist dies sogar überlebenswichtig. Keine Tankstelle senkt die Preise unter den Einkaufspreis. Viele Unternehmen nehmen sogar das hin, um wenigstens ihre Fixkosten zu decken. Ein Spiel mit dem Untergang. Die Preise müssen also nach oben! Wie das geht, und welche Tipps und Tricks clevere Verkäufer nutzen - darum geht es in der heutigen Folge. Dabei ist heute der Top-Verkäufer, Social Media Profi und Verhandlungsexperte Markus Härlin.
In this episode we talk with Mike Donahue, author of "Talking To Brick Walls" and several other books. You may remember him from episode 323 "Fake Happy". His is one of three new podcasts Happy Life Studios will be launching soon. Fake Happy is actually something that Mike talks about in his school assemblies. Since I wanted all you Happy Lifers to meet Mike before we start posting his new podcast, I asked him if I could interview him regarding this topic. He came up with some great answers to Fake Happy. Contact usLinktree: www.Linktr.ee/HappyLifeStudiosEmail: Podcast@HappyLife.StudioYo Stevo Hotline: (425) 200-HAYS (4297)Webpage: www.HappyLife.lol YouTube: www.YouTube.com/StevoHaysTikTok: www.tiktok.com/@happylifestudiosFacebook: www.Facebook.com/HappyLifeStudios Instagram: www.Instagram.com/HappyLife_Studios Twitter: www.Twitter.com/HappyLifStudios If you would like to help us spread the HappyPayPal: www.PayPal.me/StevoHaysCash App: $HappyLifeStudiosZelle: StevoHays@gmail.comVenmo: @StevoHaysCheck: Payable to Hays Ministries or Steve Hays and send to PO Box 102 Maple Valley, WA 98038
Jetzt geht's ums Machen: Wie gehe ich konkret meine Karriereplanung an? Warum sollte ich sie nicht mit der Familienplanung vermischen? Und warum lesen Frauen eine Stellenanzeige anders als Männer? Die großen Gehaltssprünge macht frau übrigens nicht innerhalb eines Unternehmens, sondern bei einem Wechsel. Seid gespannt auf interessante Infos: Sabrina spricht noch einmal mit Michaela Jaap, Head of Diversity and Inclusion bei Hays. +++ Du hast Interesse an deiner ganz persönlichen Anlagestrategie? Dann melde dich zur „Brigitte Academy Masterclass Finanzen“ an unter brigitte.de/masterclass-finanzen +++ Schreibt Sabrina gerne Eure Fragen/Themen bei Instagram: sabrina_marggraf_official +++ Unsere allgemeinen Datenschutzrichtlinien finden Sie unter https://datenschutz.ad-alliance.de/podcast.html +++Unsere allgemeinen Datenschutzrichtlinien finden Sie unter https://art19.com/privacy. Die Datenschutzrichtlinien für Kalifornien sind unter https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info abrufbar.
Growing up in New York City, Brandy Hays Morrison (‘05) had never heard of Rice Business School. But in the mid 90s, when there was a push for more women and minorities to enter the field of engineering, someone told Brandy she should check it out, and it was off to Houston she went. In her words, Brandy says she “took a leap of faith, and it all worked out.”Brandy is actually a two-time Owl, earning her undergraduate degree from Rice in 2000, double majoring in computer engineering and managerial studies, and returning to earn her MBA from Rice Business in 2005. She has since served on the Board of Directors for multiple entities, including the Association of Rice University Black Alumni (ARUBA) and the Posse Foundation, a non-profit whose mission is to bring more diversity and leadership to college campuses.In her professional role, Brandy is currently the Vice President of Strategic Growth for Pluribus Digital, a technology firm based in Washington, D.C., where she leads business development efforts in the federal government contracting space. Brandy sits down with host Christine Dobbyn to chat about her years at Rice, learning to advocate for herself, starting the Black Business Student Assocation at the Jones School, and the importance of being knowledgeable in global customs. Episode Quotes:Changes Brandy has seen in engineering over the course of her career13:52 - So I've gone from being the only minority female in a room to now coming across other minority females. I say for women, there have been a lot more strides in terms of making sure that the pipeline is strengthened. And what I mean by that, is that there are more little girls who can see themselves as engineers. There are more little girls who can see themselves as software developers.How The Jones School got Brandy out of her shell03:25 - [Rice MBA] really transformed me from someone who was very much an introverted technical software engineer to someone who was more comfortable speaking in public and taking a leadership role and not being afraid to speak up.How the Rice Alumni network kept Brandy going19:43 - So I came from a New York city public school. And while I had phenomenal grades, I was very involved in school, it did not prepare me for the rigors of Rice undergrad. And so I struggled a bit. And so the biggest push that I needed was to keep going. And I mentioned the rice alum by the name of Russell Ross. He was absolutely someone who had a similar path as me as a student. And so being able to meet with an alum who had a similar story, I'm thinking, okay, I can do this too. Show Links:Guest Profile: Brandy Hays Morrison on LinkedIn Brandy Hays Morrison on Twitter
Here's this week's Tiger Talk with FHSU head football coach Chris Brown. Senior tight end Hunter Budke is our special guest. Tiger Talk airs live on KAYS (94.3-FM/1400-AM) from Big Smoke Barbecue on 8th and Main in Hays at at noon. This week's program was on Tuesday due to Labor Day.
Andrew Hays is a master beer brewer, a lawyer, an entrepreneur and a world traveler. His firm, called HaysFirm LLC, is a collaborative partnership between Andrew and his wife, Antonia. It specializes in estate, probate, trust and business law, including restaurant law and obtaining liquor licenses. Although the firm is based in Chicago, it's set up intentionally to run from wherever Andrew and his family happen to be – whether that be Costa Rica, Croatia or Colorado. That model was inspired on a train station platform in 2014 – way before working from home became the thing it is today – and we'll dig deep into that.For more information about Andrew, please see the links below:Website: https://haysfirm.com/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewhaysfirmllc/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HaysFirmLLCTo Connect with Mike:Website: https://mikemalatesta.com/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikemalatesta/Please LIKE
So many people go to work to do what they HAVE to do so that they can do what they truly WANT to do off the clock. That means they spend approximately half of their waking hours (or more) wishing they were somewhere else, doing something else. But does it HAVE to be that way? If you find yourself viewing your job as nothing more than a necessary evil, and/or you lead people who do, this episode is for you (and them)!Contact usLinktree: www.Linktr.ee/HappyLifeStudiosEmail: Podcast@HappyLife.StudioYo Stevo Hotline: (425) 200-HAYS (4297)Webpage: www.HappyLife.lol YouTube: www.YouTube.com/StevoHaysTikTok: www.tiktok.com/@happylifestudiosFacebook: www.Facebook.com/HappyLifeStudios Instagram: www.Instagram.com/HappyLife_Studios Twitter: www.Twitter.com/HappyLifStudios MoJoe StudioVoicemail; (657) 246-2236Facebook; www.Facebook.com/moJOEmacPodcast; www.Podomatic.com/podcasts/mojoestudioYouTube; bit.ly/JoeTuberLinkedin; www.Linkedin.com/in/designerjoe/If you would like to help us spread the HappyPayPal: www.PayPal.me/StevoHaysCash App: $HappyLifeStudiosZelle: StevoHays@gmail.comVenmo: @StevoHaysCheck: Payable to Hays Ministries or Steve Hays and send to PO Box 102 Maple Valley, WA 98038
UTAH IS IN GAINESVILLE. What happens tomorrow? Graham Marsh and Hays Carlyon discuss on the final edition of Building Back the Gators, presented by the law firm of Harrell & Harrell, call 904-251-1111.
Join Host Matt Daniel as he chats with Bearcat Head Coach Rich Wright (3:51) about the Green/White scrimmage and how he feels about this year's team. Bearcat Stadium PA announcer Matt Gaarder (32:50), WR Coach Zach Martin (47:05) and current QB Braden Wright (53:46) all talk about openers and match-ups with Hays of the past. Creative Video Director Parker Schmitz (1:02:19) also comes on to talk about his journey to Northwest and how much work goes into his videos. The star of Bleeding Green, Eli (1:33:05) is back with his MIAA predictions on The Bearcats According to Eli. Thanks for listening!
Brian Yarrow talks with Phil Stahlman and Vipan Kumar of K-State Research and Extension, Hays, KS. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
We have probably all heard the term "Fake News" (don't worry, I'm not going to talk about that, this is supposed to be a Happy podcast) but how about "Fake Happy"? Let's talk about that as well as a super cool song, super cool podcast, some super cool people and a super cool special announcement. Here is Jeremy Edom's website. Check him out https://thisdisjointedlife.site/The song we use in this episode is "Decide To Be Happy" by MisterWives. We don't own any rights but it is a pretty cool and powerful song!Contact usLinktree: www.Linktr.ee/HappyLifeStudiosEmail: Podcast@HappyLife.StudioYo Stevo Hotline: (425) 200-HAYS (4297)Webpage: www.HappyLife.lol YouTube: www.YouTube.com/StevoHaysTikTok: www.tiktok.com/@happylifestudiosFacebook: www.Facebook.com/HappyLifeStudios Instagram: www.Instagram.com/HappyLife_Studios Twitter: www.Twitter.com/HappyLifStudios If you would like to help us spread the HappyPayPal: www.PayPal.me/StevoHaysCash App: $HappyLifeStudiosZelle: StevoHays@gmail.comVenmo: @StevoHaysCheck: Payable to Hays Ministries or Steve Hays and send to PO Box 102 Maple Valley, WA 98038
Jordan and Brooke are joined by Caitlin Durante (The Bechdel Cast) for this hyper masc F&F spinoff. Listen along for a detailed breakdown of how queer subtext became so popular in blockbuster film canon – from the Hays code to 80s buddy comedies – alongside a discussion of David Leitch's action chops, the need to have your famous friends tell you how cool you are onscreen, why Hobbs & Shaw really should have kissed by now, and the analytics of getting "pussy slammed."Follow us on Twitter! (And Jordan's Letterboxd / Brooke's Letterboxd)Follow Caitlin on Twitter, and listen to The Bechdel Cast!
Welcome back beautiful mama to another episode of the Nurture Hub Podcast. In this episode, we invite Melissa Hays from Cocoon & Cradle to share with us some insight into a holistic approach to Sleep. Melissa is a Gold Coast-based Midwife, Lactation Consultant and Sleep Specialist who provides services for mums & mums-to-be who want holistic and evidence-based breastfeeding, sleep and early parenting support. As you may have guessed, Cocoon & Cradle is not your average early parenting support service. Most consultants have training in only one area; lactation or sleep. Whereas Melissa is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and holistic sleep coach, in addition to 10+ years of experience as a paediatric nurse and midwife. This is how she is able to offer truly holistic care. By pulling together all the pieces of the puzzle from feeding, sleep and development, Melissa is able to identify the root cause of the issue and work together with you to come up with a creative solution. On top of her professional experience, She is also a mum to two very energetic but beautiful toddlers. So believe her when she says, She gets what it's like for new mamas. Melissa launched Cocoon & Cradle in 2020 because she felt there was not enough support and too much confusing and conflicting information regarding early parenthood. To be honest, She was sick of seeing incorrect and sometimes harmful advice being given out to unknowing mums and mums-to-be. Why? Because you deserve better. Since launching she has been able to support hundreds of mums all while focusing on responsive feeding and parenting, and biologically normal sleep. To work with Melissa CLICK HERE to go to her website or follow her on Instagram @cocoonandcradle We hope you enjoy this episode and we would love for you to leave us a review. To work with Shari Lyon from Belly2Birth and join one of her Hypnobirthing Courses CLICK HERE or follow Shari @belly2birth To work with Nicola Laye in the breath or to help reduce anxiety through pregnancy or post-birth CLICK HERE or follow Nicola @nicola_laye
Sammie and Michelle read You Can Heal Your Life by Louise L. Hay and are here to break it down. Their summary of You Can Heal Your Life is a summary of Hay's process of identifying your thoughts, opening yourself to change and forgiving those who have done you wrong. You Can Heal Your Life was published in 1984 and yet she still includes ideas that we see today in self help and self development including ideas around manifestations and You Can Heal Your Life affirmations list is still popular today. Show Notes:You Can Heal Your Life by Louise L. HayThe Raft MetaphorDrop us a rating on Spotify!The Parent Trap (1998 film)The Parent Trap Lizard Scene (YouTube)CurlingStatus Post Adulting Episodes Mentioned:#76: Introduction to Manifestation (Apple or Spotify)#60: The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz (Apple or Spotify)Instagram: @statuspostadultingEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgSign up for the Status Post Adulting newsletter here!
Who is shining so far in the preseason? Who isn't? How has your view of this 2022 team changed? Rick and Hays break down the latest roster moves and look ahead to the preseason finale on this week's episode of Death, Taxes and Duval presented by Spickelmier Insurance.
Have you ever struggled with being Happy? You're not alone. Many struggle with being Happy and truth be told, there are many reasons why one can't, or shouldn't be Happy. Like Kirk Franklin sings in his song "Wanna Be Happy?", "It's so easy to complain. Addicted to the pain...if I keep on doing the things that keep on bringing me pain. There's no one else I can blame if I'm not happy...now I can see the biggest enemy is me. So I'm not happy". So, what is that "thing that keeps on bringing me pain", how can the biggest enemy of Happy be me and what is the solution? Because there is a solution. Listen and see. The songs we use in this episode are "Human Nature" by Michael Jackson, "Don't Know Much" by Aaron Neville and "Wanna Be Happy" by Kirk Franklin. We don't own the rights to any.Contact usLinktree: www.Linktr.ee/HappyLifeStudiosEmail: Podcast@HappyLife.StudioYo Stevo Hotline: (425) 200-HAYS (4297)Webpage: www.HappyLife.lol YouTube: www.YouTube.com/StevoHaysTikTok: www.tiktok.com/@happylifestudiosFacebook: www.Facebook.com/HappyLifeStudios Instagram: www.Instagram.com/HappyLife_Studios Twitter: www.Twitter.com/HappyLifStudios If you would like to help us spread the HappyPayPal: www.PayPal.me/StevoHaysCash App: $HappyLifeStudiosZelle: StevoHays@gmail.comVenmo: @StevoHaysCheck: Payable to Hays Ministries or Steve Hays and send to PO Box 102 Maple Valley, WA 98038
As you've seen, Season 3 is dedicated to my father, Mike Jacox, who passed away late in 2021. I Love and miss you, Dad.Today, we sit down with Dr. Nate Hearne, who was introduced to us by the fabulous Megan McCann, who saw Dr. Hearne speak earlier this year. She loved his story, and I believe you will, too, in this powerful episode! He is the author of "Friday Night Lights: Untold Stories From Beyond the Lights."Dr. Hearne and his wife are now empty nesters after having five children. Dr. Hearne shares a powerful story of diversity and how he broke down the barriers of speaking to new audiences. Dr. Hearne was one of eight children and his parents were extremely hard-working, supportive, and loving. You will hear about the adversity he went through as a child, including finding cardboard to keep his shoes usable. Just wait!Dr. Hearne also shares a powerful story of a teacher (Mr. Hays) who was a huge inspiration in his life. One of my favorite quotes he shared with us is "Holes in your shoes are not an indicator of the man you will be." Dr. Hearne is a teacher, coach, father, and leader who preaches for all of us to get uncomfortable so that we can grow, believe, and set goals!Catch Sitka Seafoods Use promo code TAKE15 at checkout for a 15% discount on the BEST FISH EVER!Established in 2006, Acme Homes WA One of the most value-based home builders in the state of Washington! Go Check them out!
Fantastic convo here with AG Commissioner candidate Susan Hays. We spent a fair amount of time on the importance of cannabis reform, from an agriculture and economic lens, but did you know that your kids' school lunches are controlled by the AG Commision?? I didn't. And Susan has some great ideas on how to improve the health and lives of our kids, which we also unpack here. Definitely a great learning episode!Want to learn more about Susan?Website:hays4ag.comFB/IG/Twitter: @hays4agYou want to reach me? You know how to do email@example.comFacebook:https://www.facebook.com/TheElPasoBeatTwitter:@TheElPasoBeatInstagram: @TheElPasoBeat*Guest appearances are not considered endorsements
Most people want to improve their life and many people get overwhelmed with the very thought of it. However there is no need to be overwhelmed, because oftentimes it's the little things we do that create the biggest changes in life. Here are a handful of those little things. The link to the video I talked about is here: https://youtube.com/shorts/I37NTe3_Dkw?feature=shareContact usLinktree: www.Linktr.ee/HappyLifeStudiosEmail: Podcast@HappyLife.StudioYo Stevo Hotline: (425) 200-HAYS (4297)Webpage: www.HappyLife.lol YouTube: www.YouTube.com/StevoHaysTikTok: www.tiktok.com/@happylifestudiosFacebook: www.Facebook.com/HappyLifeStudios Instagram: www.Instagram.com/HappyLife_Studios Twitter: www.Twitter.com/HappyLifStudios If you would like to help us spread the HappyPayPal: www.PayPal.me/StevoHaysCash App: $HappyLifeStudiosZelle: StevoHays@gmail.comVenmo: @StevoHaysCheck: Payable to Hays Ministries or Steve Hays and send to PO Box 102 Maple Valley, WA 98038
More than three quarters of employers are worried they don't have the skills they need among their staff. We speak to the people behind that report, Hays. Plus, it's earning season, we get the details behind the numbers from DEWA, Shu'aa Capital and speak to Network International. And, Starzplay is set to disrupt live sports streaming in the region with the creation of a new division. CCO Danny Bates tells us more.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Wild Bill leaves Independence after killing Davis Tutt and pursues employment as a scout and U.S Deputy Marshal. As Hickok's notoriety increases, he goes on to serve as Marshal in the rough Kansas towns of Hays and Abilene before joining Buffalo Bill Cody and Texas Jack Omohundro in New York City. This is part 2 of Wild Bill series. In part one we covered Hickok's childhood, his time in Bleeding Kansas, his first known gunfight with David McCanles, time spent serving the Union during the war, and the famous duel with Davis Tutt. If you haven't already, please give it a listen and stick around for the 3rd and final installment! Wild Bill Hickok | Part One - https://www.wildwestextra.com/wild-bill-hickok-part-one/ Check out my website for more true tales from the wild and woolly west https://www.wildwestextra.com/ Email me! https://www.wildwestextra.com/contact/ Buy me a coffee! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/wildwest Join Patreon for bonus content! https://www.patreon.com/wildwestextra Become a YouTube Paid Member for bonus content! https://www.youtube.com/c/WildWestExtravaganza
About a year ago, I hosted an online event called The High-Ticket Wellness Summit where I interviewed over 40 experts in marketing, sales, coaching, health and wellness, and business and helped high-ticket healers and transformers in health and wellness, marketing, and business get better results with their high-ticket clients. Today we are going to be talking about creating success every morning with Jimmy Hays. I am a big fan of Jimmy and have gotten to work with him personally on many occasions and he is absolutely brilliant. He is going to give you a few simple steps that you can do every morning to be more successful. In This Episode: We know in our gut what we were designed for but what we immediately do is create a list of all the reasons we never could do it. Success starts in the morning with how we set our intentions for the day. Whatever time you wake up now, wake up 30 minutes earlier. For the first 20-30 minutes our minds are prime to how it is going to set up the rest of our day. And so much more!!! Connect with Jimmy Hays: Jimmy's Website Text “Morning” to Coach Jimmy Jimmy on Instagram
Dr. Jill Arensdorf is a professor in the Department of Leadership Studies at Fort Hays State University (FHSU), and currently serves as the FHSU Provost and Vice-President for Academic Affairs. Before serving as Provost, she chaired the Department of Leadership Studies for eight years. Her research interests include civic engagement and leadership, leadership behavior and skill development, and the transfer of learning. She has published numerous articles on the effects of service learning on the development of leadership skills, as well as the transfer of leadership skills to the workplace. She has been active in civic engagement efforts at FHSU, co-writing FHSU's Civic Investment Plan, and co-coordinated a freshman learning community at FHSU, L3-Live. Learn. Lead. for nine years. Dr. Arensdorf has received both the prestigious Navigator and Pilot Awards at FHSU for her exceptional advising and teaching. She completed her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction at Kansas State University.Dr. Arensdorf is extremely passionate about teaching and participating in leadership. Before her work at FHSU, she worked as a 4-H/Youth Extension Agent with K-State Research and Extension. Jill is originally from Hill City, KS. She and her husband Mike currently reside in Hays, KS. Dr. Arensdorf's interests include spending time with her family, music, golfing, reading, cooking, and water skiing. Two Quotes From This Episode"I've really had to challenge myself to see the forest and not get mired in the trees where I'm more comfortable...that's been a really good challenge for me.""When it comes to doing (leadership)...my goodness! It's full of all these complexities, nuances, and critical thinking."Resources Mentioned in This EpisodeZoom by Istvan BanyaiAnna: The Biography by Amy OdellQuiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan CainAbout The International Leadership Association (ILA)The ILA was created in 1999 to bring together professionals interested in the study, practice, and teaching of leadership. Plan for ILA's 24th Global Conference online on October 6 & 7, 2022, and/or onsite in Washington, D.C., October 13-16, 2022. Register for the 24th Global Conference here!My Approach to HostingThe views of my guests do not constitute "truth." Nor do they reflect my personal views in some instances. However, they are important views to be aware of. Nothing can replace your own research and exploration.Connect with Scott AllenWebsite
I'm SO excited to share this conversation with THE Danae Hays. She is one of the most down to earth, humble and hilarious women I know. Danae is a mega influencer and tik-tok comedian and we could have talked about any one of her amazing creative projects but we let the conversation flow naturally and the result was truly moving. In this podcast Danae speaks about the first time she felt shame around liking girls at the age of 9. When the shame turned into anxiety she developed severe OCD. The OCD eventually led her parents to seek counseling for Danae and during her session with the counselor she revealed her “deep dark secret” of being attracted to girls. Despite being supported and validated by the first counselor he parents decided to send her to Conversion Therapy, a cruel and traumatic form of counseling to “convert gay people into heterosexuals”. Following her traumatic conversion therapy she was put on Zoloft at the tender age of ten and never spoke openly about her sexuality again until College. Her story is heartbreaking at the start but eventually through years of therapy and meeting her amazing wife Mandy, Danae finally gained the strength to respect herself and embrace who she was, even if that meant losing the support of her own mother. Danae's story offers so much perspective and so many take-aways for parents who may be struggling to accept their gay child. It is my sincere hope that this podcast opens up your eyes, your ears and your hearts. Follow Danae on tik-tok: https://www.tiktok.com/@danaehays Follow Danae on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/danae.hays/?hl=en RISE UP WITH US!!! Click here for The Rise Up Course Click here for the Rise Up Planner Keep your suggestions coming by e-mailing me at Moirakucaba8@gmail.com
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