- Associated Press - Thursday, September 24, 2015

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A Newman University dean is the talk of campus after saving the provost of the Wichita school from choking.

The Wichita Eagle (https://bit.ly/1NOSjWF ) reports that Provost Michael Austin says a Starburst candy was sucked into his windpipe Tuesday when he coughed. Newman’s dean of students Levi Esses was visiting with a student worker when he noticed Austin having what he thought was a coughing fit.

Essex says Austin initially waved his hand like he was OK. But as Austin continued walking down the hallway, he began to wheeze loudly.

Esses asked him if he was choking, and Austin nodded his head and spread his arms. Esses performed the Heimlich maneuver on him until the candy became dislodged.

Esses later received applause from students. He says that was “kind of cool.”

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Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, https://www.kansas.com

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