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By Gerald Graham and Gerald Graham,Knight-Ridder | September 17, 1990
"Since we are redoing the offices, I would like to request carpeting," said a subordinate."No, carpeting will not be available," responded the supervisor.When questioned about the quickness of his response, the supervisor said: "We can talk about it for two hours or we can talk about it for two minutes. The response will still be 'no.'"When you have to say "no," do not back off, hedge or otherwise qualify your statement, say consultants Pennie Myers and Don Nance, of the Wichita State University Counseling Center, in their recent publication, "The Upset Workbook."
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July 5, 2009
My husband and I live in Ellicott City and we took a Wild West trip in May through eight Midwestern states. Of course, seeing the incredible sight of Mount Rushmore was one of the highlights. To walk beneath it and read the history was very fascinating. President Lincoln's nose is 17 feet long - that's the size of the Statue of Liberty's entire head. We also found other interesting places to visit along our trek. On the campus of Wichita State University we discovered the original Pizza Hut, which was founded by two students who were attending the university.
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TRAVEL
July 5, 2009
My husband and I live in Ellicott City and we took a Wild West trip in May through eight Midwestern states. Of course, seeing the incredible sight of Mount Rushmore was one of the highlights. To walk beneath it and read the history was very fascinating. President Lincoln's nose is 17 feet long - that's the size of the Statue of Liberty's entire head. We also found other interesting places to visit along our trek. On the campus of Wichita State University we discovered the original Pizza Hut, which was founded by two students who were attending the university.
NEWS
August 12, 2006
Fred Sudermann, 73, who helped found the National Institute for Aviation Research at Wichita State University, died Wednesday, three weeks after he was diagnosed with advanced stages of pancreatic cancer, according to the institute. As executive assistant to then-Wichita State president Warren Armstrong, Mr. Sudermann was put in charge of efforts to strengthen aviation research and support services at the university. The result was the National Institute for Aviation Research, which opened in 1985.
NEWS
August 12, 2006
Fred Sudermann, 73, who helped found the National Institute for Aviation Research at Wichita State University, died Wednesday, three weeks after he was diagnosed with advanced stages of pancreatic cancer, according to the institute. As executive assistant to then-Wichita State president Warren Armstrong, Mr. Sudermann was put in charge of efforts to strengthen aviation research and support services at the university. The result was the National Institute for Aviation Research, which opened in 1985.
NEWS
By Don Terry and Don Terry,New York Times News Service | June 19, 1992
WICHITA, Kan. -- Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin was beaming yesterday when he met Dmitri Antoniadi, a fellow Russian and a student at a university in this city on the Kansas plains.But his smile grew when he was told that Mr. Antoniadi's father is the manager of a Pizza Hut restaurant in Moscow, part of the capitalist beachhead that the former Communist is so eager to see develop into an all-out assault on the Soviet past."I'll make a point of going to that restaurant," Mr. Yeltsin told Mr. Antoniadi and about 500 others in a speech at Wichita State University.
BUSINESS
By Gerald Graham and Gerald Graham,Knight-Ridder | December 23, 1991
"During the past two years, we have restructured, installed a new data processing system, altered our policies and changed personnel in several key positions," lamented a middle manager. "I'll be so glad when things get back to normal."But, the reality is, this manager's circumstance is normal. Future success, even more so than in the past, will depend on the ability to adapt to rapid and continuing change.More than 50 years of research suggests that the way to get people to accept change is to ask them to participate in designing the change.
ENTERTAINMENT
By John Dorsey | March 6, 1997
Although the 20th century has been called the century of abstract art, the figurative tradition has remained with us, and some of the period's greatest artists, including Matisse and Picasso, never abandoned it. Figurative sculpture of the 20th century is the subject of an exhibit of the work of 34 artists currently on view at the Mitchell Gallery of St. John's College in Annapolis.The traveling show, organized by the Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art of Wichita State University, features works by artists ranging in time from turn of the century figure Auguste Rodin to contemporary sculptor Manuel Neri, and includes Paul Manship, Jo Davidson, Jacques Lipchitz, Alexander Archipenko, Gaston Lachaise, Jean Arp, Theodore Roszak and Louise Nevelson.
BUSINESS
By Gerald Graham and Gerald Graham,Knight-Ridder | April 1, 1991
"If we do nothing more than treat our customers as well as w treat one another, then there's no way we can fail," says Eleanor White, a team member [an employee in most organizations] in Saturn's Tennessee auto manufacturing plant.The Saturn automobile is General Motor's all-out effort to outdo the Japanese in the small-car market. And according to Saturn Area Manager Jill Lajdziak, the keynote speaker at a recent Corporate Entrepreneurship Conference at Wichita State University, the Saturn workplace is significant in many ways:* Consensus decision making.
NEWS
November 6, 1991
Danny's of Pasadena 55-and-over softball team recently won the gold medal in the Maryland Senior Olympics at Towson State University.The champions drubbed Montgomery County, 28-4, in the finals as lead-off batter Bill Lovelace hit for the cycle with a single, double, triple and a home run.Danny's finished the tournament, 7-0, outscoring the opposition, 119-23.COLD TURKEY RUN DEC. 1The Annapolis Striders Cold Turkey 20 K Run will be conducted at 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, at South River High.
NEWS
By Don Terry and Don Terry,New York Times News Service | June 19, 1992
WICHITA, Kan. -- Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin was beaming yesterday when he met Dmitri Antoniadi, a fellow Russian and a student at a university in this city on the Kansas plains.But his smile grew when he was told that Mr. Antoniadi's father is the manager of a Pizza Hut restaurant in Moscow, part of the capitalist beachhead that the former Communist is so eager to see develop into an all-out assault on the Soviet past."I'll make a point of going to that restaurant," Mr. Yeltsin told Mr. Antoniadi and about 500 others in a speech at Wichita State University.
BUSINESS
By Gerald Graham and Gerald Graham,Knight-Ridder | December 23, 1991
"During the past two years, we have restructured, installed a new data processing system, altered our policies and changed personnel in several key positions," lamented a middle manager. "I'll be so glad when things get back to normal."But, the reality is, this manager's circumstance is normal. Future success, even more so than in the past, will depend on the ability to adapt to rapid and continuing change.More than 50 years of research suggests that the way to get people to accept change is to ask them to participate in designing the change.
BUSINESS
By Gerald Graham and Gerald Graham,Knight-Ridder | September 17, 1990
"Since we are redoing the offices, I would like to request carpeting," said a subordinate."No, carpeting will not be available," responded the supervisor.When questioned about the quickness of his response, the supervisor said: "We can talk about it for two hours or we can talk about it for two minutes. The response will still be 'no.'"When you have to say "no," do not back off, hedge or otherwise qualify your statement, say consultants Pennie Myers and Don Nance, of the Wichita State University Counseling Center, in their recent publication, "The Upset Workbook."
BUSINESS
By Gerald Graham and Gerald Graham,Knight-Ridder | February 25, 1991
In their recent, ground-breaking book, "Delivering Quality Service," professors Valarie Zeithaml, A. Parasuraman, and Leonard Berry offer new insights for improving service quality.* Only customers judge. Regardless of managers' or employees' tastes, standards, or insight, "Only customers judge quality; all other judgments are essentially irrelevant." If the customer thinks that service is too slow, the service is too slow.* Outcome plus delivery. Customers evaluate both the outcome and the delivery of service.
BUSINESS
By Gerald Graham and Gerald Graham,Knight-Ridder | January 28, 1991
While the secrets to success may change from time to tim and while management fads come and go, the fundamental principles of sound management remain remarkably similar over time.* Quality product/serviceWhether you managed in the 1930s or whether you manage in the 1990s, the creation of a quality product or service is a sound strategy.As a CEO of a large company put it, "When it comes to quality, I'm an S.O.B." And remember, it is not design, production, marketing, or quality-assurance people that define quality; rather, the customer defines quality.
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