Sonja Henie

Sonja Henie was a Norwegian figure skater and film star. She was a three-time Olympic Champion in women's Singles, a ten-time World Champion and a six-time European Champion. Henie won more World titles than any other ladies' figure skater. At the height of her acting career, she was one of the highest-paid stars in Hollywood and starred in a series of box-office hits, including Thin Ice, My Lucky Star, Second Fiddle and Sun Valley Serenade. Henie was born in 1912 in Kristiania Norway. In addition to the income from the fur business, both of Henie's parents had inherited wealth. Wilhelm Henie had been a one-time World Cycling Champion and the Henie children were encouraged to take up a variety of sports at a young age. Henie showed talent at skiing followed her older brother, Leif, to take up figure skating; as a girl Henie was a nationally ranked tennis player, a skilled swimmer and equestrienne. Once Henie began serious training as a figure skater, her formal schooling ended, she was educated by tutors, her father hired the best experts in the world, including the famous Russian ballerina, Tamara Karsavina, to transform his daughter into a sporting celebrity.

Henie won her first major competition, the senior Norwegian championships, at the age of 10. She placed eighth in a field of eight at the 1924 Winter Olympics, at the age of eleven. During the 1924 program, she skated over to the side of the rink several times to ask her coach for directions, but by the next Olympiad, she needed no such assistance. Henie won the first of an unprecedented ten consecutive World Figure Skating Championships in 1927 at the age of fourteen; the results of 1927 World Championships, where Henie won in 3–2 decision over the defending Olympic and World Champion Herma Szabo of Austria, was controversial, as three of the five judges that gave Henie first-place ordinals were Norwegian while Szabo received first-place ordinals from an Austrian and a German Judge. Henie went on to win first of her three Olympic gold medals the following year, became one of the youngest figure skating Olympic champions, she defended her Olympic titles in 1932 and in 1936, her world titles annually until 1936.

She won six consecutive European championships from 1931 to 1936. Henie's unprecedented three Olympic gold medals haven't been matched by any ladies' single skater since. While Irina Slutskaya of Russia won her seventh European Championship in 2006 to become the most successful ladies' skater in European Championships, Henie retains record of most consecutive titles, sharing it with Katarina Witt of Eastern Germany/Germany. Towards the end of her career, she began to be challenged by younger skaters including Cecilia Colledge, Megan Taylor, Hedy Stenuf. However, she held off these competitors and went on to win her third Olympic title at the 1936 Winter Olympics, albeit in controversial circumstances with Cecilia Colledge finishing a close second. Indeed, after the school figures section at the 1936 Olympic competition and Henie were neck and neck with Colledge trailing by just a few points; as Sandra Stevenson recounted in her article in The Independent of 21 April 2008, "the closeness infuriated Henie, when the result for that section was posted on a wall in the competitors' lounge, swiped the piece of paper and tore it into little pieces.

The draw for the free skating came under suspicion after Henie landed the plum position of skating last, while Colledge had to perform second of the 26 competitors. The early start was seen as a disadvantage, with the audience not yet whipped into a clapping frenzy and the judges known to become freer with their higher marks as the event proceeded. Years a fairer, staggered draw was adopted to counteract this situation". During her competitive career, Henie traveled and worked with a variety of foreign coaches. At home in Oslo, she trained at Frogner Stadium, where her coaches included Hjørdis Olsen and Oscar Holte. During the latter part of her competitive career she was coached by the American Howard Nicholson in London. In addition to traveling to train and compete, she was much in demand as a performer at figure skating exhibitions in both Europe and North America. Henie became so popular with the public that police had to be called out for crowd control on her appearances in various disparate cities such as Prague and New York City.

It was an open secret that, in spite of the strict amateurism requirements of the time, Wilhelm Henie demanded "expense money" for his daughter's skating appearances. Both of Henie's parents had given up their own pursuits in Norway—leaving Leif to run the fur business—in order to accompany Sonja on her travels and act as her managers. Henie is credited with being the first figure skater to adopt the short skirt costume in figure skating, wear white boots, make use of dance choreography, her innovative skating techniques and glamorous demeanor transformed the sport permanently and confirmed its acceptance as a legitimate sport in the Winter Olympics. After the 1936 World Figure Skating Championships, Henie gave up her amateur status and took up a career as a professional performer in acting and live shows. While still a girl, Henie had decided that she wanted to move to California and become a movie star when her competitive days were over, without considering that her thick accent


WCUE – branded Family Radio – is a non-commercial Christian radio station licensed to Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Owned by Family Stations, Inc. the station serves the Akron metro area. WCUE doesn't broadcast any local programming, functioning as a repeater for the Family Radio network. Both the WCUE studios and station transmitter are located in Cuyahoga Falls. WCUE began in 1949 as a daytime-only station licensed to Ohio. In 1963, the station's city of license was assigned to Cuyahoga Falls. In the 1970s, WCUE aired a Top 40 format. In 1981, WCUE Radio, Inc. sold WCUE to Sackett Broadcasting Company. By 1984, WCUE was airing middle of the road music. On October 22, 1986, Sackett Broadcasting donated WCUE to Family Radio of California. In 1988, the daytime power increased from 1,000 to 2,500 watts. In 2000, the license transitioned from commercial to non-commercial status. In 2002, Family Radio obtained a main station waiver, allowing WCUE to function as a repeater for the Family Radio network. WCUE does not air local programming.

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Konkuk University

Konkuk University is one of the leading private universities located in Seoul and Chungju. The Seoul campus is located in the southeastern part of Seoul, near the Han River, is served by a metro station of the same name; the Seoul campus has 11 undergraduate colleges and 13 graduate schools, whereas the GLOCAL campus in Chungju is composed of four undergraduate colleges and four graduate schools. As of 2018, 29,600 undergraduate and graduate students were enrolled in the university, which has more than 3,000 faculty and staff. In May 1946, Konkuk University was established as Chosun School of Politics, a junior college for future political leaders, by Dr. Yoo Seok-chang. Thirteen years the school became a “comprehensive university” and changed its name to Konkuk, which means “founding a nation.” As strong believers in the role of higher education in maintaining Korea's sovereignty, the founder and his supporters chose the name in the hopes that Konkuk graduates would build and serve the nation.

As of 2016, Konkuk University has two campuses – the main campus in central Seoul and the Glocal campus in Chungju — with 29,000 students enrolled. Dr. Yoo, whose pen name was Sanghuh, was raised by a father who moved to Manchuria to join the Korean Independence Movement. Trained as a medical doctor during the Japanese occupation, Dr. Yoo had opened the People's Hospital in 1931 to provide medical care to less fortunate Koreans. Before long, he turned his attention to young leaders in rural areas since agriculture was the main pillar of the economy. Dr. Yoo and his supporters, who would become benefactors of Konkuk University, aimed to open a higher education institution for leaders who would enlighten the rural population. Opposed by the Japanese, the reform-minded group managed a private organization and developed their ideas for a little more than a decade. With years of experience in rural reforms and education as well as a short stint as a politician, Dr. Yoo became convinced that Konkuk University's must set its goals beyond academic excellence.

During his tenure as the president of Konkuk University and the chairman of the Konkuk University Foundation, he emphasized three virtues—sincerity and righteousness—which continues to guide Konkuk to this day. In addition, Dr. Yoo was aware that the limited space would not be sufficient to provide future agricultural leaders with ample hands-on experience. Despite the severe financial difficulties and skepticism after the Korean War, he boldly executed a move to the current location in Seoul. Thanks to Dr. Yoo's generous endowment and education philosophy, Konkuk University not only leads in agricultural and life science research, but excels in many other areas today. Furthermore, Konkuk University has undergone major transformations in the past decade, earning the title of “the fastest growing university in Korea.”In 2016, Konkuk University celebrated its 70th anniversary. A new emblem with the Sanghuh Hall, the original building for the Chosun School of Politics, was released in December 2015.

The university unveiled a second ox statue and held a major academic symposium. In 2017, Konkuk University was selected for the Leaders in Industry-University Cooperation project by the Ministry of Education and the National Research Foundation of Korea and has been accredited by the Korean University Accreditation Institute, Korean Council for University Education, for two consecutive periods. Founder Dr. Seok-chang Yoo served as the first president of Konkuk University from 1959 to 1961, Dr. Sanggi Min became the university's 20th president in September 2016. In addition to the president, Konkuk University has four executive vice presidents—provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, executive vice president for public affairs, executive vice president for research, executive vice president for medicine; the board of Konkuk University Foundation, which includes Chairperson Ja-eun Yoo and eleven board members serving 4-year terms, govern the university. The Seoul campus has 11 undergraduate colleges and 13 graduate schools, whereas the GLOCAL campus in Chungju is composed of 6 undergraduate colleges and 4 graduate schools.

Seoul campus 11 Undergraduate Colleges 13 Graduate Schools GLOCAL campus6 Undergraduate Colleges 4 Graduate Schools Konkuk University has 58 affiliated and special research institutes in the areas of humanities, social sciences, natural sciences. Four renowned scholars held the position of distinguished professor as of the Spring semester of 2018. Yongmin Cho, particle physicist Roger D. Kornberg, Stanford University professor and 2006 Nobel Prize laureate in chemistry William F. Miller, Stanford University professor emeritus Hans Robert Schöler, director of the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine Konkuk University Language Institute opened in 1990 to provide English and other foreign language classes. Chinese, French, Japanese and Vietnamese courses are available to Konkuk University students as well as the general public. In 1998, the institute introduced Korean language programs for foreigners. Short-term courses for 1–2 weeks and 3-month long regular courses are available; the institute provides training for Korean language teachers.

Konkuk University was ranked 13th among Korean universities by JoongAng Ilbo in 2014. According to a survey by Realmeter, which surveys “Korea’s Top 10 Brands,” the university was ranked 7th when the public was asked to identify a university for recommendation in 2015. During the same year, Konkuk University ranked 8th when college applicants were asked by which school they wanted to attend regardless of their current academic performance. In August 2016, Konkuk University was ranked 59th in Asia's most innovativ