Thursday, July 23, 2015

Mulvane, Kansas


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Mulvane, Kansas
Motto: Courtesy, Competence, Commitment
Location within Sedgwick County and Kansas
Location within Sedgwick County and Kansas
Coordinates: 37°28′47″N 97°14′32″WCoordinates: 37°28′47″N 97°14′32″W
Country United States
State Kansas
Counties Sedgwick, Sumner
Incorporated 1883
 • Mayor Shelly Steadman
 • Total 4.52 sq mi (11.71 km2)
 • Land 4.50 sq mi (11.65 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation 1,234 ft (376 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 6,111
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 6,267
 • Density 1,400/sq mi (520/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 67110
Area code 316
FIPS code 20-49100 [4]
GNIS feature ID 0470229 [5]
Mulvane is a city in Sedgwick and Sumner counties in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 6,111.[6]


1915 Railroad Map of Sedgwick County
Mulvane was laid out in 1879[7] at the junction of five Santa Fe rail lines. It is named for Joab R. Mulvane, a railroad official who was instrumental in bringing the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad to Mulvane.[8]
Mulvane's Main Street follows part of the Sedgwick and Sumner county lines, and the town center is about five miles west of the spot where Sedgwick, Sumner, Butler and Cowley counties meet.
Mulvane is also home of the Patriot Guard Riders. The Patriot Guard was established in Mulvane, Kansas at American Legion Post 136 in 2005. The founding members incorporated the organization as a 501(c)(3) non-profit in the State of Oklahoma on February 21, 2006.


Mulvane is located at 37°28′47″N 97°14′32″W (37.479746, -97.242309).[9] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.52 square miles (11.71 km2), of which, 4.50 square miles (11.65 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.[1]

Area events and attractions


Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 215
1890 724
1900 667
1910 1,084
1920 1,239
1930 1,042
1940 940
1950 1,387
1960 2,981
1970 3,185
1980 4,254
1990 4,674
2000 5,155
2010 6,111
Est. 2014 6,289 [11] 2.9%
U.S. Decennial Census
Mulvane is part of the Wichita, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area.

2010 census

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 6,111 people, 2,244 households, and 1,661 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,358.0 inhabitants per square mile (524.3/km2). There were 2,357 housing units at an average density of 523.8 per square mile (202.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.4% White, 0.6% African American, 1.1% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.7% from other races, and 2.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.5% of the population.
There were 2,244 households of which 40.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.3% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 26.0% were non-families. 23.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.18.
The median age in the city was 35.1 years. 30.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.5% were from 25 to 44; 24.2% were from 45 to 64; and 13.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.0% male and 52.0% female.

2000 census

2005 KDOT Map of Sedgwick County showing Mulvane and surrounding communities (map legend)
As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 5,155 people, 1,896 households, and 1,444 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,261.1 people per square mile (873.0/km²). There were 1,963 housing units at an average density of 861.0 per square mile (332.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.39% White, 0.17% African American, 0.99% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.60% from other races, and 1.49% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.58% of the population.
There were 1,896 households of which 41.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.0% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.8% were non-families. 21.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.14.
In the city the population was spread out with 30.4% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 11.7% were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 93.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.8 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $46,923, and the median income for a family was $56,285. Males had a median income of $39,732 versus $26,797 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,523. About 2.1% of families and 3.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.0% of those under age 18 and 1.6% of those age 65 or over.


Unified School District 263 operates public schools within the city limits. Mulvane Primary School teaches grades pre-kindergarten through 2nd grade, Mulvane Grade School teaches 3rd grade-5th grade while Mulvane Middle School teaches 6th through 8th, and Mulvane High School teaches 9th though 12th.
Cowley County Community College operates a satellite campus within city limits.

Notable people

Friday, July 3, 2015

Jinan University


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Not to be confused with University of Jinan or National Chi Nan University.
Jinan University
JNU logo.png
Motto 忠信笃敬[1]
Motto in English
loyalty, sincerity, integrity and respect[2]
Established 1906
1958 reestablished
Type National
Chairman Dai Bingguo
President Hu Jun
Academic staff
Students 50,535
Undergraduates 22,527
Postgraduates 10,767
Location Tianhe District, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
Nickname JNU
Jinan University
Simplified Chinese 暨南大学
Traditional Chinese 暨南大學
Jinan University (JNU) is a public research and comprehensive university based in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, China. It is one of the oldest universities established on mainland China tracing back to the Qing Empire. Its mission is to spread Chinese learning and culture from North to South, and from China overseas. Jinan University was the first university in China to recruit foreign students, and is currently the Chinese university with the largest number of international students.[citation needed]
In 1996, it was included in the state's Project 211 for development of key universities.[citation needed] It is a university administered by the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council and the Chinese Ministry of Education.



    Duan Fang and students
    In 1906, Qing Dynasty minister Duan Fang submitted a memorandum to the Guangxu Emperor, proposing that an overseas Chinese school be set up for the purpose of spreading far and wide the enlightening influence of education and strengthening the emotional ties with compatriots overseas. Emperor Guangxu approved of his proposal and thus Duan Fang was honored as the founder of Jinan University. On March 23, 1907. Jinan Academy was founded in Nanjing, becoming the first of its kind in Chinese history and serving as a curtain-raiser for the later development of overseas Chinese education. In 1927, Jinan Academy was renamed Jinan National University, located in Shanghai. After the found of the People's Republic of China (PRC) in 1949, Jinan University was closed and its schools were merged with those of other university such as Fudan University. In 1958, Jinan University was reestablished in Guangzhou.[3]

    University Name

    The name "Ji-Nan" (also Chi-Nan "reaching southward") comes from 'The Classic of History' (Chinese: 書經/书经; Pinyin: Shūjīng; ) which is a compilation of documentary records related to events in ancient history of China. The articles reads, "His speech and teachings spread from north to south, until they reached the four corners of the world." Thus the name "Jinan" conveys the school's mission: to spread Chinese culture and learning from North to South, from China to the rest of the world.[3]


    • 1906 - Jinan Academy, the predecessor of Jinan University was established in Nanjin.
    • 1918 - Jinan Academy moved to Shanghai.
    • 1927 - Jinan Academy was renamed Jinan National University.
    • 1941-1946 - Jinan University moved to Fujian Province during the World War II.
    • 1949 - Jinan National University was merged into Fudan University and Jiaotong University.
    • 1958 - Jinan University was re-established in Guangzhou.
    • 1983 - Jinan University pioneered in the country the implementation of credit system.
    • 1996 - Jinan University passed the pre-examination of “211 program” related department and was put into “the top 100 normal universities” list, which would get prior construction in twenty-first century.
    • 2001 - College of Journalism and Communication, College of Information Science and Technology, College of Foreign Studies, Pharmacy College, Law School and International School were established.
    • 2002 - Jinan University started to launch EMBA Program with approval from the Degree Administration Office of the State Council. As one of the first group of universities.
    • 2006 - The celebration ceremony of the 100th Anniversary of Jinan University was held.
    • 2011 - The Graduate School of Jinan University was established.
    • 2014 - The new campus was established in Guangzhou Higher Education Mega Center.

    Location and Campus

    Library of main campus
    The university has 5 campuses:
    • Main campus, Tianhe District, Guangzhou
    • College of Chinese language and culture, Guangzhou
    • new campus, Guangzhou (Completed in 2014)
    • Zhuhai Campus, Zhuhai
    • Tourism College, Shenzhen


    Jinan University has 27 colleges, comprising 59 departments and offering 89 undergraduate major fields. Among the 55 departments, 43 departments offer master degree programs and 19 departments offer Ph.D degree granting programs. There are 15 postdoctoral research stations, 182 research institutes and 77 labs in Jinan University. The university has four national key disciplines, eight key disciplines of the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council, 20 Guangdong Province Level-I key disciplines, and four Guangdong Province Level-II key disciplines. The university also has a key research base of national humanity and social sciences, a teaching and research base for Chinese language and literature of the Education Ministry, a base for national university cultural quality education, a base of national base for teaching Chinese as a foreign language, an educational base for overseas Chinese education of the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council and a key research base of humanity and social science of Guangdong Province. Still, the university has one national engineering center, 7 ministerial centers (engineering centers of the Ministry of Education) and provincial centers, and 11 key ministerial and provincial key laboratories. There are 50,535 students in the university, including 10,767 graduates and 22,527 undergraduates. The number of overseas students, including foreign students, overseas Chinese students, students from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, is 13,512.
    The current president of the university is Dr. Hu Jun. It has recently started a new undergraduate course MBBS, with indian students mainly.

    University achievements

    • One of the oldest universities in China and one of the “211” key national universities in China
    • The first university in China to recruit foreign students
    • The first university in China to enroll students at both spring and autumn semesters
    • The first university that pioneered the implementation of credit system in China
    • The university with the largest number of overseas students
    • The only university which have alumni in both Chinese and foreign state-level leaders in China[4]


    Jinan University has been active at academic exchanges, and has established academic cooperation or academic exchange liaison with more than 180 universities and research institutes in Asia, America, Europe, and Oceania.[5]
    Now the university has 57 regional alumni associations all over the world.[6]

    Colleges and schools

    JNU gate
    • International School
    • College of Liberal Arts
    • College of Foreign Studies
    • College of Journalism and Communication
    • College of Arts
    • College of Economics
    • Management School
    • Law school
    • Department of international studies
    • College of Intellectual Property
    • College of Science and Engineering
    • College of Information Science and Technology
    • College of Life Science and Technology
    • Medical school
    • The First Clinical Medical School
    • The Second Clinical Medical School
    • Pharmacy College
    • College of Chinese Language and Culture
    • School of Humanities
    • School of Translation Studies
    • International Business School
    • College of Electrical & Information
    • Shenzhen Tourism College of Jinan University
    • Education College

    International School

    International Wall
    International School is a college which provides programs taught exclusively in English. The School was established to cater to the escalating needs of Overseas Chinese and foreign students and selected high-caliber students from China. The Undergraduate Programs include Computer Science (CS), International Economics and Trade(IET), Clinical Medicine(CM), Accounting (CPA Canada), Food Quality and Safety, Pharmacy, Public Administration (ADM), Finance (FNC) and Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS).

    Management School

    Base on JNU humanity tradition and accumulation of disciplines, School of Management tries the best to be one of top business schools in China for cultivating talents in management, it has deep understanding in Chinese culture, globalization with modern business education.[7]
    In 2011, Jinan University MBA programs were granted international accreditation of AMBA.[8]

    College of Chinese Language and Culture

    The College was conferred as the "National Base of Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language" by The Education Ministry, and "Overseas Chinese Education Base" by Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council. The College has become the top college in South China offering the programs of teaching Chinese as a second or foreign language and overseas Chinese education.
    The college consists of the Department of Teaching Chinese as a Second or Foreign Language, the Department of Overseas Chinese Education, the Department of Applied Linguistics, Pre-University Department, Correspondence Course Department, Overseas Chinese Education Researching Institute, Overseas Chinese Researching Center, and Internet & Educational Technology Center.[9]

    Notable alumni