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2014-04-08 12:25:39

Native Kansas Country Music Artist Named State's Tourism Brand Ambassador TOPEKA, Kan., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- There's No Place Like Kansas echoes the marketing sentiments of the spring 2014 tourism marketing campaign to be launched April 9(th) by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWP). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140408/LA95989 Logan Mize, native of Clearwater, KS, has been named the newest Kansas brand ambassador to promote Kansas as a...

2014-04-07 23:25:33

As the National Teacher Hall of Fame announces their 2014 inductees, California Casualty extends congratulations. Each year, five educators are honored for their exceptional dedication to educating children and California Casualty is proud to be a Gold Level sponsor. San Mateo, California (PRWEB) April 07, 2014 California Casualty, a Gold Level sponsor of the National Teachers Hall of Fame (NTHF), congratulates the 2014 inductees: Gary Koppelman, 40 year science instructor, Blissfield,...

2014-04-03 12:35:17

The company is actively hiring approximately 70 positions across the two states to fuel continued growth KANSAS CITY, Kan., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless is adding nearly 70 full-time positions before the end of June in the states of Kansas and Missouri. The positions will be based across the two states and interested candidates may apply by visiting the Verizon Wireless website at www.vzwcareers.com. -- Verizon Wireless is planning to hire approximately 30-35...

2014-04-03 10:05:03

Researchers have discovered that microscopic "bubbles" developed at Kansas State University are safe and effective storage lockers for harmful isotopes that emit ionizing radiation for treating tumors. The findings can benefit patient health and advance radiation therapy used to treat cancer and other diseases, said John M. Tomich, a professor of biochemistry and molecular biophysics who is affiliated with the university's Johnson Cancer Research Center. Tomich conducted the study with...

Measuring Changes In Polar Ice Sheets Using Unmanned Aircraft
2014-04-03 09:22:14

[ Watch The Video: Researchers Test Drones To Monitor Antarctic Ice ] National Science Foundation Boldly going where larger, human-piloted planes cannot, they promise to close a key gap in knowledge for climate modelers Scientists studying the behavior of the world's ice sheets--and the future implications of ice sheet behavior for global sea-level rise--may soon have a new airborne tool that will allow radar measurements that previously would have been prohibitively expensive or...

2014-04-02 12:36:49

Technology platform will enhance patient experience and streamline workflow NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lincor Solutions Inc. today announced it has been selected to provide patient engagement technology to the newly renovated Women's Care Unit at HCA's 760-bed Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas. Under the partnership, Lincor will implement its PatientLINC and ClinicalLINC technology in the new $36 million unit, which includes 81 patient rooms. In addition...

2014-03-31 23:29:50

Kansas Connections Academy's high-quality curriculum and helpfulness of teachers receive praise, according to a new survey of the online school. 95 percent of parents with students enrolled recommend the school to other families. Elkhart, KS (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 Kansas Connections Academy, a tuition-free virtual public school serving students statewide in grades K-12, continues to receive high marks from parents, a new study shows. In its 2013-2014 Parent Satisfaction Survey, 95...

2014-03-31 16:29:25

50% cuts will eliminate option for approximately 6,000 Kansas students ARLINGTON, Va., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kansas parents and students traveled long distances to the state capitol today to personally defend their virtual charter schools against proposed cuts that will force them to close. The parents testified before the Kansas House Appropriations Committee hearing and personally submitted testimony defending their schools against the Kansas State Legislative...

2014-03-31 12:20:43

Kansas State Cars extends its assurance to enrich the lives of K-State students TOPEKA, Kan., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- As March Madness comes to a close, Kansas State Cars is continuing their commitment to contribute to and support the education of college students. The dealership has chosen to do so by helping fund scholarships in addition to finding a number of ways to maintain the current condition of the facilities and further improve them in order to better the...

2014-03-31 08:21:52

MERRIAM, Kan., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- When Sporting Kansas City moved into its state-of-the-art new soccer stadium, it presented the perfect opportunity for one of Kansas City's premier professional sports franchises to become a partner with three of the premier automobile lines in Kansas City. Aristocrat Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-Benz of Kansas City, Land Rover Merriam and Jaguar Merriam were a perfect combination of vehicles to become a sponsor of Sporting Kansas City...


Latest Kansas Reference Libraries

Flint Hills
2013-04-19 14:38:33

The Flint Hills, known historically as Bluestern Pastures or Blue Stem Hills, are a group of hills located in eastern Kansas reaching into north central Oklahoma, extending from Marshall County and Washington County in Kansas in the north to Cowley County, Kansas and Osage and Kay counties in Oklahoma towards the south. The people of Oklahoma usually refer to the same geologic formation as the Osage Hills or “The Osage”. The Flint Hills are designated as a unique ecoregion due to it...

Steven Hawley
2012-10-22 10:43:54

Steven Hawley is a former NASA astronaut. He was born Steven Alan Hawley on December 12, 1951 in Ottawa, Kansas. He graduated from Salina High School Central in Salina, Kansas in 1969 and continued on to The University of Kansas, where he received two Bachelor of Arts degrees in physics and astronomy. After graduating with the highest distinction of his class and spending summers as a research assistant at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, West Virginia, Hawley received...

A Cold Front On The Weather Map
2012-06-18 21:09:52

Looking at our weather map above we can see a cold front moving through the states of Oklahoma and Kansas. The major thing about a cold front is the weather it can bring with it. The eastern side of the cold front provides two chances to receive precipitation. The first one is known as a squall line which usually forms some 50-150 miles ahead of the cold front. The squall line can be responsible for bringing severe weather in the form of super-cell thunderstorms. The second part...

2012-06-14 10:51:23

Symbol: SAAM4 Group: Monocot Family: Alismataceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:KS, MO, OK Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class...

2012-06-14 13:59:55

Symbol: PEKA8 Group: Lichen Family: Lichinaceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Synonyms:   OMKA Omphalaria kansana Tuck. Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Lichinales Family   Lichinaceae Genus   Peccania A. Massal. – peccania lichen Species   Peccania kansana (Tuck.) Forss. – Kansas...

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