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2014-03-01 16:20:23

ATLANTA, March 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As the 2014 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship approaches, the University of Virginia has already earned one national title this season. The Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC) and the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced today that Virginia has won the third annual Naismith Student Section of the Year Award. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120314/CL70167LOGO A total of 255 schools representing 32 conferences submitted entries for the...

2014-02-28 23:04:53

Erica Brune, President of Lever1, is a 2014 Rising Star of Kansas City. Kansas City Business Magazine awarded Brune in February for her innovative approach to leadership and remarkable success story. Kansas City, Mo (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 Erica Brune, President of Lever1, is a 2014 Rising Star of Kansas City! Kansas City Business Magazine awarded Brune in February for her innovative approach to leadership and remarkable success story. “It is an honor to be recognized as an...

2014-02-28 08:21:03

Aristocrat Mercedes-Benz stocks complete line of new Mercedes-Benz models MERRIAM, Kan., Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- It's clear that Mercedes-Benz has been stepping its game up as of late. With the introduction of ground-breaking vehicles like the 2014 CLA and the rejuvenated 2014 S-Class models, Mercedes-Benz finds itself coming off of one of the best sales years to date in 2013. As the auto world waits to see what new model the German automaker will stun consumers with...

2014-02-27 23:26:55

Bloxx Web Filter Speeds Network Bandwidth and Employee Productivity for the City’s More Than 300 Government Workers Boston, Mass. (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 City workers in Garden City, Kansas, now have access to Web-based content they need to do their jobs without being hampered by slow information technology (IT) network speeds or having to call their IT department to view blocked content. Since the Garden City IT department deployed the Bloxx Web Filter, network bandwidth has improved...

2014-02-27 12:21:51

Vehicle purchases enrich student life at Kansas State University TOPEKA, Kan., Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- There are a lot of places one can go to buy a new or used car. But not many of these locations offer the chance to get a new car while also helping out in the community. This is the unique opportunity at KansasStateCars.com, where every vehicle purchase helps fund scholarships for students attending Kansas State University. (Photo:...

2014-02-26 12:20:45

KANSAS CITY, Kan., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aaron Krueger has joined the ranks of U-Haul marketing company presidents. It will be his duty to develop and grow the new U-Haul Company of Southern Kansas. Krueger's vast knowledge and U-Haul experience will certainly contribute to this company's success. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140226/LA72647 "I look forward to leading my team and growing the new marketing company moving forward," Krueger expressed. "I think that all...

2014-02-25 12:20:36

WICHITA, Kan., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TECT Aerospace, a global leader in aerospace component manufacturing, announced today their commitment to provide $100,000 over the next five years to Wichita State University (WSU) for the development of a community-wide program that will mentor K-12 students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The STEM mentoring initiative will target girls, low-income youth and students of color. The program will recruit professionals...

2014-02-24 12:27:03

Simple, non-invasive $4 test detects critical heart defects OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A simple test could save a child's life, but hospitals in Kansas are not required to offer it. This inexpensive, easy, lifesaving test to detect critical congenital heart defects, known as pulse oximetry, is required in more than 30 states across the country including Missouri. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment currently recommends that pulse...

2014-02-24 12:20:27

Maserati of Kansas City provides in-depth overview of new vehicle MERRIAM, Kan., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- A Maserati vehicle is not something most see on the daily commute to work. Born in Italy and arguably some of the finest crafted automobiles in the world, Maserati vehicles can be elusive to American shoppers - except those that live in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140224/MN69828) Recently, the Italian...

2014-02-19 23:26:18

Top Wood Cleaning Company in Topeka KS Offers $50 Savings for a Limited Time to Customers Taking Advantage of Their Popular 3-Step Wood Cleaning Process Lecompton, KS (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 Harsh environmental elements including sun and rain can cause damage to wood over time. Many homeowners turn to power washing as an option to clean their wood siding or decks. Renew Crew warns against the typical power washing option as this can actually cause more damage to wood. To return...


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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