Eric Weslander

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Hidden gems: 10 campus sites to visit
August 11, 2007
Kansas University’s campus has some attractions that are almost impossible to miss if you spend time in Lawrence, including Allen Fieldhouse, the Natural History Museum and the Dole Institute of Politics.
10 cool classes
From Dance Dance Revolution to cyberculture, KU offers diverse courses
August 11, 2007
Classes at Kansas University involve more than lectures, chalkboards and fulfilling credits. During any given semester, students are giving back to the community, testing the boundaries of technology and getting real-world experience in the fields they hope to enter. Here’s a sampling of 10 of the more interesting classes that show the diversity of what happens on the hill.
10 movers and shakers at KU
August 11, 2007
If you take a glance at Kansas University’s organizational chart, you’ll see a lot of people with a lot of big titles. There are dozens of department heads, vice provosts and directors whose names rarely make headlines. Here are some of the under-the-radar people who contribute to the workings of the campus on a day-to-day basis.
Ten pressing issues facing Kansas University
August 11, 2007
The past year at Kansas University has been marked by new leadership, a heated hospital dispute, a growing focus on the importance of research and a struggle to find ways to update the campus’ aging buildings.
Film students to get chance to shoot virtual reality
June 18, 2007
Kansas University film students may find themselves in an unusual classroom in coming months.
Museums challenged to exhibit more relevance, problem solving
June 14, 2007
The diorama of animals on display on the first floor of the Natural History Museum at Kansas University isn’t exactly cutting-edge technology, but that’s OK with James Wabaunsee. “I’m old-fashioned, so I think it’s cool,” said Wabaunsee, a 36-year-old Topeka resident who took his nieces to the museum Wednesday.
Postmortem test results sealed for city native
June 14, 2007
An autopsy report and toxicology tests have been finished on a Lawrence native who was shot and killed last month in Kansas City, but police said Wednesday the results would remain sealed.
Attendance figures for museum questioned
June 14, 2007
For years, the Natural History Museum at Kansas University has been billed as one of the state’s top tourist attractions, with an attendance of around 200,000 people per year. But the museum’s director, Leonard Krishtalka, acknowledged Wednesday that the number is an “urban legend” and said the actual number may be closer to between 50,000 and 70,000 people per year.
Temperatures not sizzling - yet
Soggy spring no match for inevitable warmup, weather experts say
June 13, 2007
Summer is just around the corner, but it hasn’t felt that way lately in Lawrence.
Event’s environmental impact being assessed by KU auditors
June 12, 2007
Each year, it gets a little greener. But can a massive event such as the Wakarusa Music & Camping Festival, which attracts people from across the country, ever have zero impact on the environment and meet organizers’ goal of 100 percent sustainability?

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