Nick Pumphrey, assistant professor of religious studies at Baker University, leans on a table displaying some of the artifacts, manuscripts and Bibles from the school's Quayle Bible Collection he curates. Pumphrey put together the show "More Than Matriarchs: Women of Genesis" from a class by the same name he taught last spring, which opened three weeks about at Baker's Collins Library.
A local farm transfers corn from a combine to a semi Wednesday in a field in the Kansas River bottoms east of Lawrence. The local fall harvest is underway with about 25 percent of the corn harvested, according to local elevator managers. The crop is good but not what farmers hope in a year of depressed grain prices.
Ray Phillips, a senior at Haskell Indian Nations University, answers a question at as part of a five-member panel during a question-and-answer forum at the Lawrence Public Library. Also pictured, from left, are senior Kaana Watchman, junior Caroline Wiseman and senior Andi Weber.
University of Kansas professor Charlene Muehlenhard, center, responds to a question at a panel discussion on sexual violence Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, at the Watkins Museum of History. Joining her on the panel were, from left, KU law professor Corey Rayburn Yung, Jen Brockman, director of the KU Sexual Assault Prevention and Education Center, Assistant District Attorney Mark Simpson, and Rachel Gadd-Nelson, of the Lawrence Sexual Trauma and Abuse Care Center.
Celinda Lake, president of Lake Research Partners of Washington, D.C., shares polling insights into this year's elections at a Emily Taylor and Marilyn Stokstad Women's Leadership Lecture on Tuesday in the Kansas University Union.
Sara Ahmed lays out the pattern of a henna tattoo on the hand of 11-year-old Sophia Herrera, of Kansas City, Mo., at the Islamic Center of Lawrence's booth at Sunday's Festival of Cultures at South Park.
From left, volunteers Gaye Groene, Peggy Johnson, Rita Adame and Tom Groene work their way through stacks of material going into invitations for Douglas County CASA's annual CASAblanca fundraiser. The four volunteers visit CASA as part of the Day of Caring Volunteer Blitz that was part of Douglas County United Way's 2016 campaign kickoff.
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach makes a point at a Dole Institute forum Tuesday on election laws and their purpose. Also on stage are forum moderator Stephen McAllister (left) and Mark Johnson, an adjunct professor for the KU schools of Law and Journalism.
Harper Kalar-Salisbury, 15, of Lawrence, conjures up a large soap bubble Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016 in a children's play area of the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Fall Arts and Crafts Festival. With the mild late-summer weather, the event drew a good crowd to shop for arts and crafts, listen to music, eat at the food booths and enjoy other activities.
Haskell University junior Grace Denning dances and beats a drum as freshman Andy Piscoya looks during a dance they and other members of the school's Alaskan Club performed Saturday, Sept. 10, at the 28th annual Haskell Indian Art Market. The club will perform again at noon Sunday as the art market returns from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to Haskell.
Eastbound traffic stalls Sunday on U.S. Highway 24/40 in Leavenworth County about two miles west of Grinter's Sunflower Farm. The Leavenworth County Sheriff's Office closed the farm for the day because of traffic "beyond control" and multiple accidents.
Don Haider-Markel, chairman of the Kansas University political science department, makes a point during a panel discussion on gun rights the Lawrence-Douglas County League of Women Voters hosted at the Lawrence Public Library, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016. Also on the stage were (center) Megan Jones, a KU graduate student and member of Kansans Against Campus Carry, and Jeanne Crevier, of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.
Harold Jackson, editorial page editor for the Philadelphia Inquirer and Pulitzer Prize winner, addresses Baker University’s convocation Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016, at the school’s Baldwin City campus. Jackson graduated from Baker in 1975.
Meg Cundiff kneels among some of the pieces of an assemblage she made for a Fort Worth, Texas, children's hospital. The artist, who is building a new home near Baldwin City, has created several such works for children's hospitals and clinics.
As she ends a tune, banjo player Randyl McKinney shares a smile with her sister Daryl McKinney, who accompanied her on guitar for the open banjo competition at the 36th Annual Kansas State Fiddling and Picking Championships, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016. The two women traveled from Moundridge to compete in the event in South Park.
One banner proclaiming “Black Lives Matter” and one naming the Lawrence congregations supporting that movement are unfurled Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016 at the Kansas University Ecumenical Campus Ministries building, 1204 Oread Ave. The banners are a result of a yearlong effort to enlist Lawrence congregations in a message of support.
Eudora Parks and Recreation Department Director Gary Scott talks about the $60,000 makeover of Paschal Fish Park in the central park of the city. The park has been closed since July to add new playground equipment, shelter and a perimeter walking trail.
Douglas County master gardeners Carol Anderson (left) and Jane Akob relax on a shaded bench Tuesday in Tom Swan Park in downtown Baldwin City. Akob has led a team of master gardeners who transformed the small park into one of Douglas County Extensions four demonstration in the county.
A season of abundant rains has this Vinland Valley cornfield, shown on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016, looking promising a month before the fall harvest starts.
Baldwin City Hall, 803 Eighth St.