ON THE COVER
Second Quarter 2015

EDUCATION & FUTURES

special acknowledgement to the Lied Center for use of Lied Center Pavilion for cover shoot | photo by STEVEN HERTZOG

Art, music, sports and academics - through education, Lawrence provides opportunities to build futures.

LEARNING JOBS: VAN GO & COTTONWOOD

It's a beautiful spring day, and bodies hustle and bustle about with abundant and infectious energy and enthusiasm as two of Lawrence's prominent social service agencies go about the daily business of changing challenged lives for the better.

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IN THIS ISSUE
PROFESSIONAL SPOTLIGHT
Second Quarter 2015

LIFE SKILLS: SPORTSMANSHIP & WORKING HARD

story by BOB LUDER
photos by STEVEN HERTZOG

KanDo

KAN Do Hoops is a basketball academy in Lawrence where young boys and girls go to learn the X's and O's of the sport. Scores of aspiring athletes are taught the fundamentals - dribbling, passing and shooting. On a recent rainy spring evening at Lawrence High School's West Gym, about 30 boys in fifth through seventh grades were shown in repetitious detail the finer arts of moving away from the ball, setting proper screens and running around those screens.

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Second Quarter 2015

UNIVERSITY IMPACT

story by ANNE BROCKHOFF

HU

Driving east on 23rd Street, you might spot the Haskell Indian Nations University sign, or glimpse its stadium. But did you know it draws students from 40 states? And sits on 320 acres? Or that it's been an integral part of Lawrence for more than 130 years?

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Second Quarter 2015

FUTURES START IN PRESCHOOL

story by TARA TRENARY
photos by STEVEN HERTZOG

PreS

Preparing young minds for future challenges and opportunities is a tough job. Our economic future depends on the next generation and the foundation parents and the community provide early on. How do parents offer the best start possible to ensure their children become thriving, independent adults ready to take on this ever-changing world?

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Second Quarter 2015

MORE THAN MUSIC

story by LIZ WESLANDER
photos by STEVEN HERTZOG

MUSIC

While almost everyone enjoys listening to music in one form or another, many do not fully appreciate the potential benefits that learning to play music can have for both individuals and the community. A number of local music-education businesses and organizations say that more people should take "note" of the positive effects of music education, including building life skills, enhancing cognitive ability and creating community connections.

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Second Quarter 2015

EDUCATION WITH OPTIONS

story by TARA TRENARY

MUSIC

With the challenges we face in the world today, providing our kids with the best education possible has become paramount. Though cliché, it has never been truer: Our children are our future.

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Second Quarter 2015

GOTTA DANCE

by ANNE BROCKHOFF
photos by STEVEN HERTZOG

Dance

Visit the Dance Gallery in west Lawrence during the school day and you'll find a serene, earth-toned space. The four dance studios will likely be dark, and the fitness center empty. Swing by a few hours later, though, and you'll be greeted by well-choreographed chaos.

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Second Quarter 2015

RICK DOLL, SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS USD 497

 

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NEWSMAKERS
Second Quarter 2015

OrthoKansas, LLC welcomes Tyrel Reed, Physical Therapist to their growing therapy department.

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Second Quarter 2015

Select One Security proud to announce purchase of Overfield Security.

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NON-PROFIT

Second Quarter 2015

ROTARY GIVING BACK

story by KATHERINE DIAZ
photos by STEVEN HERTZOG

Heartland

Someone was taking a shower. Vickie Randel could hear the water running - but then, abruptly, the water would stop. A few minutes would pass and Randel would hear the water running again. On and off the water would run and shut off, but that was how Evelyne would take her shower. The conservation of water was essential to Evelyne, but for Randel, it was the first time she viewed the use of water differently.

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