This is not the news Stephen mentioned below, but it is excellent:
Friend of the Big Tent Jeff Bloodworth is on his way to Erie, Pennsylvania to teach at Gannon University. (He loves those Catholic schools.)
I must also make mention of Jeff's wonderful article in the Winter 2006 Wisconsin Magazine of History. He showed me the article when I visited him Wichita in February, and I liked it so much that I managed to get a copy from the fine folks at the Wisconsin Historical Society. If you can rustle up a copy, I highly recommend it.
Congratulations to Jeff. We wish him and Andrea all the best up in Erie, Pa.