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Be Prepared! - February 14, 2014

Q: Spring is just around the corner - and in Kansas, that means potentially violent weather (think lightning, flooding and tornadoes). We can’t always prevent disasters and emergencies, but we can prepare for them. Name the ONE place in Kansas where you can get a four-year degree in Emergency Management? (We want the name of the university.)

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A: Kansas Wesleyan University (in Salina)


Emergency ManagementKansas Wesleyan University in Salina is the only school in the state that offers a four-year degree in emergency management. FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, recommends people in emergency management have at least a bachelor’s degree in the field. That’s been difficult in Kansas, where only two colleges offer associate degrees. But in the spring of 2013, Kansas Wesleyan started offering the four-year program. Among other things, students in the program learn about homeland security, preparedness and post disaster victim services.

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