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2015-04-24 08:21:28

Jaguar enters utility market with first-ever F-Pace MERRIAM, Kan., Apr.

2015-04-23 16:21:06

Following the Governor's veto of SB 117, Uber expands economic opportunity for hundreds of new driver partners today WICHITA, Kan., April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting at 2 p.m., uberX

2015-04-22 23:00:50

In celebration of Earth Day's 45th anniversary today, Unbound highlights new initiatives families in the sponsorship program are working on to better the environment. Kansas

2015-04-22 12:25:14

American Made Wind Turbines Built in Kansas and Iowa Also Named As Part of "Deal of the Year" WASHINGTON, April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In honor of Earth Day, the Export-Import

2015-04-21 08:35:16

Local Tampa investment group continues to grow portfolio with addition of Kansas-based senior care communities' portfolio TAMPA, Fla., April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Windward Health

2015-04-20 12:31:26

WICHITA-HUTCHINSON, Kan., April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.

2015-04-20 08:25:13

GARDNER, Kan., April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Nuclear Recruiters, Inc. is a premier minority-owned staffing and

2015-04-20 08:24:22

LENEXA, Kan., April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The 45th anniversary of Earth Day in 2015 puts a shining spotlight

2015-04-20 08:23:02

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- NCM® Associates (www.ncmassociates.com), a 100% employee-owned

2015-04-17 16:20:43

WICHITA, Kan., April 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. [NYSE: SPR] will release its first quarter 2015 financial results at 6:30 a.m.


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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Word of the Day
prosopography
  • a study of the individuals in a group of people within a specific context and their relationships.
  • In rhetoric, the description of any one's personal appearance.
The word 'prosopography' comes from a Latin word meaning 'description of a person’s appearance' from Greek roots meaning 'face' or 'person' and 'writing'.