Kansas University professor of chemical and petroleum engineering Susan Williams discusses the dynamics of a knuckle ball pitch during her Material and Energy Balances class on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. Williams teaches the "flipped" style course in KU's new engineering building.
Kansas University sophomores from Wichita, Tyler Vann, left, and Timothy Spencer Kaba turn to read notes projected onto one of over a dozen large flatscreen monitors hanging on the wall of an engineering lecture room in the new engineering building, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. The class, Material and Energy Balances, taught by chemical and petroleum engineering professor, Susan Williams, is an example of a "flipped class," which requires that students review the lecture content before class in an effort to facilitate a more interactive group discussion during class meetings.
Kansas University running-backs coach Reggie Mitchell, left, has the luxury of two speedy backs to count on this season: De'Andre Mann and Ke'Aun Kinner (22).
Lawrence chef Ken Baker works to prepare sauces for the first dish to be presented to those attending the Chef's Dinner to support Just Food on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 at Cider Gallery, 810 Pennsylvania.
Just Food interim director Elizabeth Keever addresses Chef's Dinner attendees, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, at Cider Gallery, 810 Pennsylvania. Chefs from various local businesses prepared signature dishes for the event. Keever said that the $100-a-plate dinner event sold out and was projected to bring in about $10,000, which will support Just Food's cooking class program.
Just Food volunteers Rita Moses, left, and Alicia Reno work to stock donated food items needing to be refrigerated on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 at Just Food, 1000 E. 11th Street.
Members of the boys cross country team cruise the stands while running a mile during the Lawrence High Jamboree at the football stadium on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015.
Quarterback Alan Clothier sheds a defender as he takes off on a run during the Lawrence High Jamboree varsity football scrimmage on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015.
Receiver Coulter Strauss gets up for a deep pass over defenders Santino Gee, left, and Ja'Relle Dye during the Lawrence High Jamboree varsity football scrimmage on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015.
Lawrence High senior trumpeter Asia Williams performs with the marching band during the Lawrence High Jamboree at the football field on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015.
Members of the Lawrence High boys and girls cross country teams take off for a mile run during the Lawrence High Jamboree on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015.
Members of the Lawrence High marching band curl around the track as they perform during the Lawrence High Jamboree at the football field on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015.
Linemen Brandon Johnson and Nick Englebert square up against each other with the rest of the unit as they practice before Wednesday night's Lawrence High Jamboree crowd at the football stadium.
Kansas University football coach David Beaty gives a directive to his players from across the field during practice on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015.
Lawrence High seniors pictured from left, Shaye White, cross country; Caroline Dykes, volleyball; Piper Hubbell, soccer; Ivan Hollins, football; Ashley Ammann, gymnastics; Nathan Pederson, cross country; and Caroline Baloga, tennis, are aiming to be integral roles for their teams' success in the fall sports season.
Sara Knickerbocker, cheese steward at Dillons grocery store, 1740 Massachusetts St., is pictured on Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. Knickerbocker has hopes of earning her certified cheese professional status, a rare accreditation.
Bookbags crowd together on hooks in a second-grade classroom on the first day of school for Lawrence elementary schools in this file photo from Aug. 13, 2014.
The DeBruce Center, which is currently under construction at the northeast corner of Allen Fieldhouse will soon hold the official rules of basketball.
Marie S. McCarthy Hall is pictured on Wednesday, July 15, 2015. The new apartment complex, which is said to accommodate an occupancy of 38 students, will be used to house members of the KU men's and women's basketball teams in addition to other qualifying students.