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Tallgrass Creek-Kansas University Partnership Proves Lifelong Learning is Ageless

OVERLAND PARK, KS  (July 24, 2013) – Residents of Tallgrass Creek retirement community in Overland Park have developed an ageless love of learning through a partnership with the Kansas University branch of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, a nonprofit offering courses on a wide range of topics to learners of all ages. Tallgrass Creek residents work closely with the Kansas University Osher Institute to develop courses they find interesting.
 

KPR Judged Best Radio Station in Kansas

KPR Judged Best Radio Station in Kansas

(PRESS RELEASE) Kansas Public Radio stepped up a class and still was judged best radio station in Kansas.

On Wednesday, Aug. 17, KPR was named Station of the Year by the Kansas Association of Broadcasters in the Medium Market category. In previous years, KPR had competed – and won 12 times – in the Non-Commercial Station category. This year, that category was eliminated, and KPR competed against all Medium Market commercial stations in the state. KPR still won.

It's the 13th time KPR has won the top annual prize from the KAB since the award's inception in 1996. That makes 13 times in 16 years. The actual award will be presented to KPR at the KAB’s annual convention in October, which is being held in Lawrence.

In addition, the late Dr. Jim Seaver, longtime host of Opera is My Hobby, will be inducted into this year's class of the KAB's Hall of Fame.

Papers of Legendary 'Star Trek' Writer Donated to KU

Papers of Legendary 'Star Trek' Writer Donated to KU

 

A treasure trove of private letters, manuscripts and other papers by one of the most influential writers of the golden age of science fiction — who, along with Leonard Nimoy, is credited with inventing the “live long and prosper” Vulcan phrase for “Star Trek” — has been donated to the University of Kansas.

Freedom Riders Exhibit on Display at Dole Institute July 19

Freedom Riders Exhibit on Display at Dole Institute July 19

The traveling exhibit "Freedom Riders" will be on display at the Dole Institute of Politics from July 19 to August 12. The exhibit describes the saga of the Freedom Rides of the summer of 1961 when more than 400 Americans traveled together through the Deep South in small interracial groups on buses and trains to challenge the mores of a racially segregated society. The exhibit was created by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History in partnership with WGBH Boston/The American Experience.

For more information go to http://www.doleinstitute.org/.

Artists Wanted for Lawrence's Annual Phoenix Awards

Members of the public are encouraged to make nominations for the 16th annual Phoenix Awards. The Phoenix Awards, given annually by the Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission, recognize outstanding artistic achievements in the Lawrence community. Since its inception in 1996, over 100 outstanding artists have received awards.

Click here for more information.

Lawrence Concert Series Features Sing-A-Long

Lawrence Concert Series Features Sing-A-Long

Bring the family and enjoy an old fashioned sing-a-long concert June 8 from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. at South Park.

 

Sculpture Exhibit Goes Mobile

Sculpture Exhibit Goes Mobile

Lawrence's Outdoor Downtown Sculpture Exhibition has a mobile-friendly guide that can be found here.