Tornado Alley is the subject of upcoming book
Mar 28, 2011 4:02 PM | Print
A team of professors and students at Wichita State University is working on a photo history of tornadoes in Kansas.
Jay M. Price, associate professor of history at WSU, is editor of the project that includes co-authors Craig Torbenson, WSU professor of geography and history, and history students Sadonia Corns, Bethany Kennedy, Keith Wondra and Jessica Nellis.
The Department of History is the sponsoring organization for the book.
The group will look at the various ways in which Kansas has embodied the region known as "Tornado Alley." While the project covers the stories of infamous twisters as well as the development of warning and emergency response systems, main emphasis will be on the ways that tornadoes have become part of the everyday lives of Kansans.
From the association of Kansas with Dorothy and "The Wizard of Oz" to periodic "tornado bait parties," the twister has become as much a part of local culture as a destructive force.
The book will be published by Arcadia Publishing, and its tentative release date is early 2012.
Those who have interesting stories and pictures dealing in particular with how tornadoes touch everyday life and influence culture in Kansas can reach Price at (316) 978-7792 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Go to wichita.edu/parking for campus parking info
Elliott School students head for Flint Hills for stories
Work to begin soon on five-story residence hall
New splints would stabilize injuries
Alumni profile: Kris and Leslie Wessel
Wichita State names Lefever-Davis interim dean
WSU professor's career started with his past
TRIO/GEAR UP Scholars named at WSU
GoShockers: Shockers win All-Sports Trophy
Revised Wichita metro indices
WSU senior will graduate with 4.0
Astronomy internship accepts WSU senior
Hundley working on books detailing research
Fundraising award goes to Wilson Baldridge
Faculty/staff news update: March/April 2013
Wichita State to host bestselling author
Kansas patenting data analyzed
Student profile: Karissa Gilchrist
WSU names interim dean for business school
Student profile: Laura Schlapp
SHRM Foundation scholarship recipient
Wichita Home School wins Frontier Trails BEST
New debate format should help voters
ACT prep workshop set for Oct. 13
Saturn and things that aren't comets