Kermit LeMoyne Staggers Jr. Named a Lifetime Achiever by Marquis Who's Who


Kermit LeMoyne Staggers Jr. Named a Lifetime Achiever by Marquis Who's Who
  1. Kermit LeMoyne Staggers Jr. Named a Lifetime Achiever by Marquis Who's Who
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    SIOUX FALLS, SD, August 11, 2017 -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to name Kermit LeMoyne Staggers Jr. a Lifetime Achiever. An accomplished listee, Dr. Staggers celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process. For 42 years, Dr. Staggers imparted the lessons of history and political science as an instructor in the Midwest, teaching at the University of Sioux Falls from 1982 to 2016. He now enjoys Emeritus status. He has been an outspoken political and social voice in local radio and television, and a former state and city level legislator. Dr. Staggers is a U.S. veteran, and served to the rank of captain in the U.S. Air Force from 1970 to 1976. Dr. Staggers was born in Washington, Pennsylvania in 1947, to Kermit LeMoyne and Christine Ruby Staggers. He studied at the University of Idaho to earn a BS in 1969 before joining the military. Before enlisting, he married June Ann Wenda in August of 1970, and they have two children together, Ayn Kristen Staggers Bird and Kyle Lee Staggers. After the air force, Dr. Staggers taught history at Troy State University, and in 1977, he went on to the University of Idaho. He briefly served at the Northwestern College in Orange City, the College of Lake County, Trinity International University, and the University of St. Francis. In 1982, Dr. Staggers settled in at the University of Sioux Falls and was briefly a lecturer at the University of Maryland Europe in Heidelberg, Germany. In 1975, he earned a MA in History at the University of Idaho and in 1986, he received a PhD from Claremont Graduate University. Beginning in the '90s, Dr. Staggers became more involved with local politics, and from 1995 to 2002, he joined the South Dakota Senate as a fiscal conservative, regularly opposing property tax increases but never succeeding in stopping one. "Sometimes you might not be successful as far as getting your issues passed, but in the process citizens might become aware of it, and that's important," said Dr. Staggers in 2016 for the Argus Leader. He also led a movement to abolish South Dakota State inheritance tax. In 2002, he joined the Sioux Falls City Council as a legislator and municipal official, where he served for 12 years before he announced he would not be running for reelection. Over his term of civil service he has served as the chair of the Senate Transportation Committee as well as a director on the board for the Siouxland Heritage Museums. In 2001, Dr. Staggers lectured at the diplomatic academy at the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry as well as the National University Kiev-Mohyla Academy. He has also contributed numerous articles to professional publications, and is a member of the Great Plains Political Science Association, where he was president in 2000. He is affiliated with the Federalist Society, the Fulbright Association, the Historical Society, the Conference on Faith and…
  1. DJ Premier & The Badder Band: Tiny Desk Concert

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    Three-time Grammy winner DJ Premier, one of the definitive architects of New York hip-hop, brought a new type of life to NPR's Tiny Desk: our first concert helmed by a DJ. A packed house of head-nodding journalists grooved through their lunch hour to a nine-song medley of iconic Premier productions while decompressing from the unrelenting grind of the news cycle. The set list rested on the undeniable footprint of Preemo's classics, but this was more than just another DJ mix. His touring…
  2. Women Are A Huge Reason Why Trump's Poll Numbers Are So Bad

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    Women are more enthusiastic than men about the idea of a Trump impeachment, according to the Public Religion Research Institute. Nearly half of women — 47 percent — believe President Trump should be impeached, compared with 32 percent of men. Not only that, but women are a big reason why his approval rating is so low, Gallup data show. Women approve of Trump far less than they have approved of any other president at this point in his administration in at least the last 64 years, according t…
  3. Home Visits Help Parents Overcome Tough Histories, Raise Healthy Children

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    Seated at a kitchen table in a cramped apartment, Rosendo Gil asks the parents sitting across from him what they should do if their daughter catches a cold. Blas Lopez, 29, and his fiancée, Lluvia Padilla, 28, are quick with the answer: Check her temperature and call the doctor if she has a fever they can't control. "I'm very proud of both of you knowing what to do," Gil says, as 3-year-old Leilanie Lopez plays with a pretend kitchen nearby. Padilla says that's not a question they could …
  4. SIU Carbondale alumnus Richard ‘Dick’ Gregory dies at 84

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    Richard “Dick” Gregory, who died Aug. 19 at age 84, was an alumnus of Southern Illinois University Carbondale who attended in the 195…
  5. Jerry Lewis, Hollywood survivor, showman, dies at 91

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    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jerry Lewis epitomized what it meant to be a survivor in H…
  6. University of Texas and Duke remove Lee statues and Bowdoin removes Confederate plaque

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    Duke University on Saturday announced that it had removed a statue of Robert E. Lee from the entrance to the university chapel. On Sunday night, the University of Texas at Austin announced it would remove statues of Lee and three other Confederate leaders from a prominent campus location. And Bowdoin College on Saturday said that it would take down a plaque honoring Jefferson Davis and college alumni who fought for the Confederacy. The moves over the weekend reflect increased scrutiny…
  7. EXCHANGE: Teens learn about being a police officer

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    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Ever since he could remember, Terrence Cypress has wanted to wear a uniform and a badge. When the 15-year-old Springfield High School sophomore heard that the Springfield Police Department was offering its first-ever teen academy, Cypress was quick to sign up. "My family said when I was younger, I always played as a cop," Cypress said. "When I got older, I just became more interested." Cypress is one of 17 area teens registered for the Springfield Police D…
  8. Law professor calls for ‘White Working Class Studies’

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    'We need to better understand this.' The post Law professor calls for ‘White Working Class Studies’ appeared first on The College Fix…
  9. New Westwood association member to work closely with landlords

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    A new member of the Westwood Village Improvement Association said he wants to involve landlords more in the Westwood Village community. The association’s board of directors unanimously appointed John Heidt, owner of Heidt Torres Co., a real estate agency, to occupy a vacant property owner’s seat in Zone 1 of the association’s boundaries at its monthly meeting Thursday Heidt, who has served in various leadership roles in Westwood, such as the board of trustees at…
  10. Westwood Village Improvement Association elects new board secretary

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    A newly elected secretary for the Westwood Village Improvement Association plans to use her knowledge as a business owner to help improve the Village. The board elected Kifishia Kawachi, who ran unopposed, as the new board secretary at its Thursday…
  11. Horace Mann UCLA Community School adds ninth-grade class

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    About 40 students started high school as the inaugural ninth-grade class at the Horace Mann UCLA Community School last week. Horace Mann, which originally taught only sixth to eight grade, added the ninth-grade class as part of a February agreement between the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies and the Los Angeles Unified School District to work together to revitalize Horace Mann Middle School in South Los Angeles, said Christine Shen, director of the UCLA…
  12. Chemistry, biochemistry instructors to provide no-cost course materials

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    Students taking classes from the chemistry and biochemistry department may start paying less for course materials. Starting fall, the department will require instructors to provide students with no-cost alternatives to course materials and are required to state in their syllabuses whether they profit off the sale of any written course…
  13. UC reaches settlement with DOL after underpaying employees

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    The University of California owes workers $1.3 million following a settlement with the U.S. Department of Labor for underpaying overtime payments for hourly employees. The error occurred while the university was attempting to replace the previous payroll system with the new UC Payroll, Academic Personnel, Timekeeping and Human Resources…
  14. Duke removes statue of Robert E. Lee from university chapel

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    Duke University on Saturday announced that it had removed a statue of Robert E. Lee from the entrance to the university chapel. And Bowdoin College said that it would take down a plaque honoring Jefferson Davis and college alumni who fought for the Confederacy. "I took this course of action to protect Duke Chapel, to ensure the vital safety of students and community members who worship there, and above all to express the deep and abiding values of our university," said a statement…
  15. After Charlottesville, colleges reassessing safety plans

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    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — When Carl Valentine dropped off his daughter at the University of Virginia, he had some important advice for the college freshman: Don't forget that you are a minority. "She has to be vigilant of that and be concerned about that, always know her surroundings, just be cautious, just be extremely cautious," said Valentine, 57, who is African-American. A retired military officer, he now works at the Defense Department. As classes begin at colleges and universities a…
  16. Confederate Statues Are Coming Down At The University Of Texas

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    President Greg Fenves ordered the immediate removal of statues of Robert E. Lee and three other Confederate figures, Albert Sidney Johnston, John Reagan and James Stephen Hogg, from a main area of campus. Lee and Johnston were Confederate generals, Reagan was a Confederate postmaster and Hogg was the first native-born governor of Texas and the son of a Confederate general. The Texas Tribune reports: "Hogg was alive during the Civil War, but was too young to serve. UT-Austin spokesman J.B.…
  17. Chan-Zuckerberg to Push Ambitious New Vision for Personalized Learning - Education Week

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    Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and pediatrician Priscilla Chan will invest hundreds of millions of dollars per year in a new, "whole-child" vision of personalized…
  18. Making the case for nuclear energy

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    Jeremy Carl and David Fedor, research scholars at the Hoover Institution, discuss the state of nuclear energy in the U.S. They analyze nuclear’s benefits as well as the economic and policy challenges it f…
  19. Top 5 places to get vegetarian food in State College

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    Check out these places for vegetarian options in State…
  20. Students at black college express fury as white girls wearing MAGA hats tour campus

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    'Trump supporters have to fear going places ...' The post Students at black college express fury as white girls wearing MAGA hats tour campus appeared first on The College…