• Exploring the world of maps Kristina.phatch

    As it turns out, there are more countries in Africa than there are states in the U.S. and, despite map quizzes in a high school world history class, I couldn’t remember where any of them are. A few .

  • KSU Foundation hires development officer

    The KSU Foundation hired Jeff Haug as development officer for annual giving and the 1863 Circle. Haug has experience in higher education, university and community collaborations, and relationship building. Haug comes to the foundation from the University of Georgia in Athens, .

  • Family dentistry opens on Sept. 14

    Bowen Family Dentistry, 1426 Browning Place, Suite 107, will open on Sept. 14. Hours for the full-service family and general dentistry are from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday and 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and Friday. Bowen Family owner Adam Bowen .

  • Aziz Ansari successfully blends humor, research

    In the introduction to “Modern Romance,” author Aziz Ansari explains that he never wanted to be an author. Ansari, best known for his stand-up comedy and role on “Parks and Recreation,” always thought his best ideas would be wasted in .

  • Ample drama and action in ‘Constant Fear’

    Most of “Constant Fear” takes place in Pepperell Academy, a high-quality, high-cost prep school in a rural, East Coast community. One of its students is Andy Dent, a bright teenager who has a wide range of abilities but less money .

  • Getting the most out of the library catalog Pecoraro

    The Manhattan Public Library’s catalog is much more than a list of the books, DVDs, CDs and other types of materials in the library’s collection. If we dissect a catalog record, we find a treasure trove of information .

  • ‘Child of Mine’ explores family ties

    The bestselling author Beverly Lewis has teamed up with her husband, David Lewis, to produce “Child of Mine.” After his brother and sister-in-law died in an accident, Jack Livingston became the guardian of their adopted 4-year-old daughter, Natalie. Jack took .

  • Burnham presents Native American hero

    “There were no survivors of the Battle of the Little Bighorn (June 25, 1876) except for Custer’s horse, Comanche.” How many times have we heard that? Actually, there were many survivors, all of them Indian. Dewey Beard (His Indian name was .

  • On gay marriage issue, advocates risk a backlash

    The opponents of gay marriage are backed into a corner, and it might seem that they look ridiculous. But supporters need to be careful here, or they’ll risk a backlash. The most recent flare-up in one of America’s .

  • Kansas company gives firefighters tools to beat wildfires

    Let’s go to California, where firefighters are battling a wildfire with high quality hand tools produced by a company halfway across the nation in rural Kansas. These hand tools are also serving gardeners, growers and others around the nation .

  • 4 Fort Riley spouses each get $5,000 grants

    Four Fort Riley spouses each were recently awarded $5,000 grants to pursue their higher education goals. Corvias Foundation, a private, charitable foundation and the charitable arm of Corvias Group, announced the grants this week. The foundation announced the following recipients at .

  • Germany’s political, cultural identity at stake

    There is a struggle under way for Germany’s political and cultural identity. So far, the “good guys” — those who welcome non-Germans as opposed to those who believe the country is for Germans only — have the upper hand. To the .


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