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September 12, 2001

Student spending fall in Victorian manor

A Baker University student from Tonganoxie is among a group of students and a professor who are spending the fall semester living, studying and learning in a 100-room Victorian manor in the British East Midlands.

Annette Evans, Tonganoxie, is one of eight students participating in the university's study abroad program at Harlaxton College in Grantham, England. Harlaxton is about 100 miles north of London and offers students the opportunity to study English customs and culture. Baker, located in Baldwin, started participating in the program in 1989.

The liberal arts curriculum at the college includes a course in British studies covering art history, literature, history and political theory.

Students also are matched with a local family to increase their contact with British culture.

Tonganoxie students try theater 'work'

Colby Craig, a senior at Tonganoxie High School, and Devin Hughey, a THS junior, are performing in a presentation of the musical, "Working," by the Wyandotte Players.

The musical, written by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso, is based on the book by Studs Terkel. The play is a tribute to America's working class.

The musical began last week and will continue with 8 p.m. performances on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Performing Arts Center of Kansas City Kansas Community College.

Craig is the son of Dan and Melinda Craig, Tonganoxie. Hughey is the son of William and Diana Hughey, Tonganoxie.

St. Mary College to install president

Sister Diane Steele will be inaugurated today, Sept. 12, as the seventh president of St. Mary College in Leavenworth.

The ceremony is scheduled for 10:20 a.m. in Annunciation chapel on the campus, 4100 S. Fourth St., Leavenworth. The inauguration will be combined with the college's convocation.

Sister Diane is a member of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, the organization of Catholic sisters who founded and continue to sponsor St. Mary College. She is from Butte, Mont., and graduated summa cum laude in 1983 from St. Mary College with a degree in English. She holds master's and doctoral degrees in theology from the University of Notre Dame. In 1993, she became a theology instructor at St. Mary.

Student from Tonganoxie wins KU Scholarship
A Kansas University student from Tonganoxie was awarded one of 25 $1,000 scholarships Saturday in celebration of KU First: Invest in Excellence, the largest fund-raising campaign in KU history.

The student, Sarah Gripka, a sophomore pre-pharmacy major, was chosen from among thousands of students wearing KU First T-shirts at the KU vs. UCLA game. To win the scholarships, a student had to be currently enrolled and wearing one of the T-shirts. The shirts were distributed free of charge on all of KU's major campuses last week. Winners were chosen by number as they entered the KU stadium and by random seat selection.

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