The new semester started yesterday here at Kansas Wesleyan University, and with it came new assignments and new schedules for the students. It happens to us as faculty and staff as well. My calender has been filling up with new meetings and library orientations.
As I sat in my office on a Friday afternoon, feeling very pressured to post today since I had told a certain someone in the Admissions Office that I would; I began scanning the shelves to find inspiration for the next blog post. There I found a perfectly preserved 1915 calendar that the university had printed. It is filled with pictures from the campus and the Smoky Hill River. There were a few things that were interesting to me. One is that college is based so much on dates: semester start dates, assignment due dates, etc. However, this calendar really has nowhere to write down any meetings or events. Also, the pictures are not printed on the paper; they have been printed separately and then adhered to the calendar. Check out the scanned calendar below! If you click on the pictures, you can see them enlarged.