The Wichita Eagle
Ad Astra: Kansas elections that changed history
Missouri "border ruffians" invaded the territory to cast ballots in favor of a pro-slavery legislature and to intimidate abolitionist voters. In her book "Bleeding Kansas: Contested Liberty in the Civil War Era," Nicole Etcheson writes that "Missouri River ferries carried eight hundred men a day, for three days prior to the election across the river.
Sunday Sep 14
Search for cool led woman to discover warmth of quilting
Marilyn Meyer, who will be the featured quilter at the Kansas Capital Quilters Guild 2014 quilt show Saturday and Sunday at the Woman's Club of Topeka, 5221 S.W. West Drive, sits on her living room sofa with two of the quilts she will show during the annual event. Although quilts evoke feelings of cozy warmth, Marilyn Meyer discovered her passion for the fabric creations during a quest to cool off.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Evangelist to speak at dinner
Evangelist Cecil Todd, of Revival Fires Ministries in Branson, Mo., will be the featured speaker at a Full Gospel Business Men's program at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at the Ramada Hotel and Convention Center, 420 S.E. 6th.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
PT's adds new twist to Open Mic Night
PT's at College Hill kicked off its latest version of Open Mic Night this past Monday, adding a bit of a twist for the new school year at Washburn University, its neighbor across the street. "It's going to be open forum but based on one subject matter, and it's kind of going to be a little more strict," said Forrest Wright, the manager at PT's, 1635 S.W. Washburn.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
The Wichita Eagle
Combat campus sexual assaults
Good for the federal government and student groups for pressuring colleges and universities to do much better at preventing and properly responding to sexual assaults. Schools are required to address sex crimes and sex harassment under the federal Title IX statute, and the federal Clery Act requires them to report data on assaults to the U.S. Department of Education.
Massive community workout to get hearts pumping Thursday at Washburn
Organizers of Thursday's 5th annual "Shawnee County's Largest Workout" event will be waiting to see whether they can top previous turnouts of up to 850 people when festivities start at 6 p.m. at Yager Stadium on the Washburn University campus. A community health fair with 20 local organizations participating will be part of the activities designed to promote overall wellness.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
Here's how Kansas schools fared on the U.S. News and World Report best colleges list
In the category of national universities, the University of Kansas ranked No. 106 and Kansas State University ranked No.
Sat Sep 06, 2014
Breast cancer survivor promotes need for mammograms
Dawn Robertson, right, with breast cancer survivor Katy Nelson, talks Friday about the Race Against Breast Cancer event that will be held at Washburn University on Sept. 12 and 13. Katy Nelson describes Friday how she went from a doctor's office to being under the knife in a matter of days while telling her story of how she survived breast cancer.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
The Wichita Eagle
Sam Brownback, Paul Davis to meet in first debate Saturday
Gov. Sam Brownback and his Democratic rival Paul Davis will meet each other for their first debate at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson on Saturday. Bob Beatty, a political science professor at Washburn University, said Brownback's goal should be to follow up on his television ads, which assert that "the sun is shining in Kansas and don't let anybody tell you any different."
Tue Sep 02, 2014
KSU added to list of US Dept. of Education probe
Add Kansas State University to the growing list of schools being investigated by the federal government for how sexual assaults on campus are handled.
Sun Aug 31, 2014
County counselor's first wages spent to spiff up GTO
Shawnee County counselor Rich Eckert spent part of his high school summers working on haying crews for farmers in the Effingham-Atchison area.
Sat Aug 30, 2014
First-time jobs can teach skills helpful in later careers
Kent McAnally, director of Career Services at Washburn University, said people can learn skills at their first jobs that can help them later in their careers.
Ottawa University offers new data science degree program
Ottawa University has begun offering a bachelor's degree in data science, a field business watchers say has a strong growth trajectory in coming years.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
Nine apply for 3rd Judicial District Court opening
With the retirement of Judge Jean M. Schmidt from her position on the Shawnee County District Court, nine applicants have stepped up to vie for the position.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Police investigate hit-and-run collision
Topeka police on Thursday morning were investigating a report of a hit-and-run collision that officers said occurred near Washburn University and ended in North Topeka after the victim followed the cement truck that he said struck his sport utility vehicle.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Saturday ride to honor late WU librarian Melick
People who knew the late Cal Melick as either a dedicated, always helpful librarian at Washburn University or as an accomplished lifelong cycling enthusiast - or both - will honor him Saturday with a memorial recognizing both aspects of his life.
Sun Aug 24, 2014
Flat mill levies leading to lower taxes in Topeka
If inside Topeka, include Kansas, Shawnee County, Topeka, MTAA, Topeka Metro, the library, Washburn University and your school district.
Sat Aug 23, 2014
Cornerstone from burned-down church comes home
When the former Trinity Methodist Church at 1600 S.W. Harrison burned to the ground in an arson this past October, Gary and Jenay Weekly went to the site of the still-smoldering rubble, looking for one object in particular.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Judges vie for position in district
The panel of legal professionals and lay persons from the judicial district's four counties - Anderson, Coffey, Franklin, and Osage - spent Friday morning interviewing four seasoned attorneys who were vying for a vacant district judge position.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
OU taps minister as chaplain
The director of Ottawa University's Fredrikson Center for Church and Faith Vitality has expanded his role at the university.