Kansas University’s associate director of bands, Tom Stidham, is pictured Thursday in Murphy Hall. Stidham, who is in his 50th year of teaching music since his beginning at Lake Placid High School in Lake Placid, Fla., has had plenty of interesting stops along the way including performing in a fundraiser with Bob Hope while at Georgia Southern University.
Robotics rumble: A group of Veritas students, pioneered a Lego Robotics team representing Lawrence, competed Nov. 5 in a “Rumble” at Cerner Corp. in Kansas City, Mo., and placed second. Back row, from left, are Kristian Anderson, Andrew Burger and Declan Oberzan; middle row, Corban Oberzan, Ben Burger, Ian Haas and Noah Haas; and front row, John Meyer. Eric Meyer submitted the photo.