Tuition increases proposed

A tuition increase was proposed last week for some University of Kansas students.

The proposal would allow tuition to increase 3.4 percent over last year for incoming freshmen under the 2014-2015 tuition proposal.

Two-thirds of returning KU undergraduates would see no tuition increase, according to officials.

Tuition and fees for other Kansas students would rise by 4.3 percent for Lawrence campus graduate students and undergraduates not in a tuition compact, 4.8 percent for KUMC undergraduates and graduate students, and 4.9 percent for medical students.

Other state universities also have tuition proposals. They include Kansas State, 6.2 percent; Wichita State, 4.9 percent; Emporia State, 5.6 percent; Fort Hays State, 2.5 percent; and Pittsburg State, 5.5 percent.

To see the proposals, visit

Two literacy grants awarded in KCK

Two literacy grants have been awarded in Kansas City, Kan.

Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently awarded grants to Donnelly College and the Kansas City, Kan., Public Schools.

Donnelly received $10,000 and the school district received $5,000.

The grants will be used to support adult, family and summer literacy rograms.

In addition, $25,000 was awarded to the Johnson County Community Foundation in Overland Park, $2,100 to the Operation Breakthrough in Kansas City, Mo., and $8,000 to Stacks Youth Project in Belton, Mo.

“At Dollar General, we are passionate about our mission of Serving Others throughout the communities we serve,” said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General’s chairman and CEO. “It’s exciting to see the Dollar General Literacy Foundation’s outreach in action as we partner with organizations to further education and literacy and make a real difference in people’s lives.”

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is also currently accepting applications for youth literacy grants through Thursday, May 22. Applications may be completed online at

Kansas Speedway selected a winner in 35th annual Telly Awards

The Telly Awards has named Kansas Speedway as a bronze winner in the 35th Annual Telly Awards for the online commercial titled “Tailgate-Coolers-Midway.”

There were nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries.

“Receiving a Telly award is terrific praise for our team,” said Kansas Speedway Vice President of Marketing and Sales Chris Schwartz. “Being recognized for online creative work is a testament to our agency partner Kuhn & Wittenborn and their understanding of and vision for our business.”

The winning commercial can be viewed by visiting the link below:

The Telly Awards were founded in 1979 and is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and online commercials video and films. Winners represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world.

Tickets are currently on sale for Kansas Speedway’s June 7 IMSA races, the Oct. 3 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, the Oct. 4 Kansas Lottery 300 (NASCAR Nationwide Series) and the Oct. 5 Hollywood Casino 400, the fourth race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. For more information, see