Center for Kansas Studies


2015 Kansas Day Celebration:
"Our Fateful Journey Down the Ogallala Road"

Our Kansas Day event, with guest speaker Julene Bair, was held on Thursday afternoon, January 29 -- Kansas Day -- at the Mulvane Art Center, Washburn campus. The event was well attended. Julene spoke on "Our Fateful Journey Down the Ogallala Road," answered questions and signed copies of her books, The Ogallala Road. and One Degree West. Refreshments were served. Attendees were also invited upstairs to view a current exhibition at the Mulvane Art Gallery, "Draft and Drag," about water scarcity as an important problem today in Kansas,the Great Plains and worldwide.

Julene Bair, Kansas Day speaker

"Draft and Drag," a Mulvane Art Gallery exhibition

Kelly Erby, Ph.D., is new head of CKS listserv

Kelly Erby, Ph.D., is now managing the Center for Kansas Studies email listserv. People who would like to join our listserv should send an email

Map of Kansas LiteratureView recent student work on the Map of Kansas Literature. Students have chosen specific Kansas authors and poets, researched their lives and work, and composed web pages about each writer. This site is an ongoing project and contains the work of three semesters of student research at this time.