From left are Ed Quick, program director of the New Generation Society of Lawrence, and William Keel, Kansas University professor of Germanic languages. Keel spoke to 35 members on NGSL on Feb. 22 at the Lawrence Country Club on the history of German immigrant groups in Kansas and their impact on Kansas’ agriculture, education and culture. The program was presented through the auspices of the Kansas Humanities Council. KU professor in the department of religious studies Michael Zogry, not pictured, also discussed the relationships between James Naismith’s religious commitment and his invention of basketball at the event.

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