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What’s in a word? We hope it’s an on-going relationship

It’s all Greek to me. No, actually it’s Latin. I’m talking about the word “alumni.” If you’ve completed a Kansas Leadership Center program, we currently refer to you as being one of our “alumni.” This label has been raising eyebrows and keeping a few of us...

Photos by Jeff Tuttle Editor’s note: A version of this story will appear in the next issue of The Journal, which will be published later this spring. As the Wichita State University men’s basketball team made history this season, you could find Steve...

Reaching the verdict

Jury-room lessons on decision making, leadership and civic duty I didn’t sleep well last night. The weight of the decision is heavy. I assume another man – the accused – didn’t sleep well either. For that matter, nor his family and friends, nor the other 11 members of...

Bridge Over the River Kaw

At least once a week, I drive on a brand new, state-of-the-art four-lane highway on my way from Manhattan to Wichita and back. Two separate bridges spanning the Kaw, roundabouts on the exits, retaining walls embedded with K-State Powercats, all the bells and whistles...

Staying connected through debate

Editor’s note: A version of this article appears in the Winter 2014 Journal, which will soon arrive in mailboxes.   Remember the first day of high school? There’s trepidation about the unknown. The unease of looking foolish while juggling a rigorous workload....

From The Journal: The Art of the (Healthy) Deal

Marshall Christmann We’re all negotiators. So we should strive to make our agreements healthy, sustainable and efficient. Editor’s note: A version of this article appears in the Winter 2014 Journal, which will soon arrive in mailboxes. When we think of...