Q&A with Major Dan Rooney, founder of Folds of Honor and 2015 Distinguished Alumnus

Major Dan Rooney, an F-16 pilot in the Oklahoma Air National Guard, was on a commercial flight in 2006 that would end up changing his life and guiding his future. The flight was carrying the remains of Corporal Brock Bucklin, an American hero killed in the line of duty in Iraq. Major Rooney watched as Corporal Bucklin’s […]


Cool Class: BIOL 418/EVRN 420 – Biology of Cicadas

This summer Lawrence residents experienced a phenomenon they haven’t seen since 1998. Swarms of cicadas. Every summer annual “dog days” cicadas make an appearance in Lawrence and neighboring areas but this summer brought cicadas by the tens of thousands. These cicadas are periodical, living underground for 17 years before popping above ground for a brief […]