For most, a hospital is a place filled with bad memories and bad circumstances. But for Randi Williams, president of Wesley Friends, a program for seniors, it’s a place of “friendship and camaraderie.”
Since starting a training program last February to identify human trafficking victims, Via Christi Health medical workers in Wichita have helped seven young women escape a growing problem considered a modern-day form of slavery.
A partnership between the Kansas chapter of the Firefighter Cancer Support Network and the Via Christi Cancer Institute has been established to inform firefighters on how to lower their risk of cancer.
It has been nearly 15 years since the Wichita school district first implemented AVID. The reform effort began at North High School in 2001 and has expanded to 39 schools. Officials say the district’s investment in the program – nearly $1.5 million this school year alone – has reaped huge rewards for thousands of Wichita students and their families.
One day not long after moving into his dorm room at Newman University, Levi Esses ate dinner in the school cafeteria, attended a Jets wrestling match, hung out at a pep rally and then participated in the campus Wednesday night Mass before going to bed.
A new facet to the health sciences program at Friends University is designed to give students an experience that might look good on a resume, but also immerse them in a different culture while practicing their skills in a working environment.
Leaders at Wichita State University hope to offer students from Wichita and south-central Kansas some new opportunities, and not only because millions of dollars in new scholarship money from Koch Industries will allow them to offer stronger scholarships.
The Wichita Eagle’s annual Oscar Ballot Contest offers a top prize of $350 worth of gift certificates to the Warren Theatres that are good not only for movie admission but also for anything else the theater sells.