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From border ruffians to buffalo commons, from trails to Beech aircraft, from John Brown to Linda Brown, from General Custer to General Eisenhower, from Carry Nation to Gordon Parks, from dust storms to center pivots—the breadth and depth of the American experience is reflected in Kansas.

Kansas Institute for Politics:

Two electronic books have been added to our site:

New section of Kansas Reference: Kansas in the Movies

Also visit:
Map of Kansas Literature

Bleeding Kansas 2015
Constitution Hall State Historic Site in Historic Lecompton
2 p.m. Sundays
-- Suggested donation $3 adults.
See January through March Program Schedule
Bleeding Kansas Program 2015

Planned Program:
Kansas Day 2015 Celebration

"Memoirs of Life in Western Kansas"
Our guest speaker will be Julene Bair, Julene Baira graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and the Iowa Nonfiction Writing Program. She has won awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Wyoming Arts Council. Her essay collection, One Degree West, won Women Writing the West's WILLA award and was a finalist for the Mountains and Plains Booksellers Award. She has taught at the University of Wyoming and the University of Iowa, and currently lives in Longmont, Colorado. Julene has published editorials on the Ogallala Aquifer, most notably for USA Today and The New York Times.

Our free Kansas Day event is open to the public and to be held on Thursday, January 29, 2015, at the Mulvane Art Center, North Gallery, First Floor, Washburn University, at 4 PM. Julene will speak, answer questions and sign copies of her book, The Ogallala Road. Kansas Day Celebration refreshments will be served to attendees after our speaker's presentation.

Fall '14 Newsletter
Kansas in the Movies
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Tom Schmiedeler: tom.schmiedeler@washburn.edu

Fall 2014 CKS newsletter
Fall 2014 Newsletter







The Center for Kansas Studies at Washburn University encourages the study of the history and culture of the state as a matter Kansas state flower: the sunflowerof gaining insight into oneself as a product of those forces. The Fellows of the Center are those Washburn faculty who offer courses which focus on the state and who benefit from the interdisciplinary exchange of ideas and resources.Washburn Unviersity, 1700 SW College Ave., Topeka, Kansas 66621, 785-231-1010

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