University of Kansas
The University of Kansas, often referred to as KU or Kansas, is a public research university in the U. S. state of Kansas. The main campus in Lawrence, one of the largest college towns in Kansas, is on Mount Oread, two branch campuses are in the Kansas City metropolitan area, the Edwards Campus in Overland Park, and the universitys medical school and hospital in Kansas City. There are also educational and research sites in Parsons, Topeka, Garden City, Hays, and Leavenworth, the university is one of the 62 members of the Association of American Universities. The university overall employed 2,814 faculty members in fall 2015, on February 20,1863, Kansas Governor Thomas Carney signed into law a bill creating the state university in Lawrence. The law was conditioned upon a gift from Lawrence of a $15,000 endowment fund, if Lawrence failed to meet these conditions, Emporia instead of Lawrence would get the university. The site selected for the university was a known as Mount Oread. Robinson and his wife Sara bestowed the 40-acre site to the State of Kansas in exchange for land elsewhere, the philanthropist Amos Adams Lawrence donated $10,000 of the necessary endowment fund, and the citizens of Lawrence raised the remaining cash by issuing notes backed by Governor Carney. On November 2,1863, Governor Carney announced that Lawrence had met the conditions to get the university. The schools Board of Regents held its first meeting in March 1865, work on the first college building began later that year. The university opened for classes on September 12,1866, during World War II, Kansas was one of 131 colleges and universities nationally that took part in the V-12 Navy College Training Program which offered students a path to a Navy commission. KU is home to the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics, the Beach Center on Disability, Lied Center of Kansas and radio stations KJHK,90.7 FM, and KANU,91.5 FM. The university is host to several including the University of Kansas Natural History Museum. The University of Kansas is a large, state-sponsored university, with five campuses, the university offers more than 345 degree programs. In its 2017 list, U. S. News & World Report ranked KU as tied for 118th place among National Universities and 56th place among public universities. The city management and urban policy program was ranked first in the nation, uSN&WR also ranked several programs in the top 25 among U. S. universities. The Bachelor of Architecture degree was added in 1920, in 1969, the School of Architecture and Urban Design was formed with three programs, architecture, architectural engineering, and urban planning. In 2001 architectural engineering merged with civil and environmental engineering, the design programs from the discontinued School of Fine Arts were merged into the school in 2009 forming the current School of Architecture, Design, and Planning. S in 2012. The University of Kansas School of Business is a business school on the main campus of the University of Kansas in Lawrence
Kenneth Stanley Boots Adams was an American business executive, University of Kansas booster, and civic philanthropist of Bartlesville, Oklahoma. Adams began his career with the Phillips Petroleum Company in 1920 as a clerk in the warehouse department, twelve years later, he was chosen by founder and president Frank Phillips to fill the newly created position of Assistant to the President. On April 26,1938, Adams was elected president of Phillips Petroleum Company by the vote of the companys Board of Directors. Upon succeeding Frank Phillips as president, Adams, then 38 years old and he remained in continuous service as the companys chief executive until his retirement in 1964. Although he retired from operations, Adams continued serving as its board chairman until 1968. During his tenure, Adams grew the business into a corporation by investing in natural gas. Kenneth Stanley Adams was born August 31,1899 in Horton, Kansas and his father was an engineer for the Rock Island Railroad. In 1902 the family provided room and board to many affected by a flood. One of the guests noticed that Kenneth had a pair of boots he wore even to bed. The man began calling him Boots, from then on, Kenneth Adams adopted Boots as his nickname. Adams graduated from Wyandotte High School in 1917, the same year brothers Lee Eldas L. E. after graduating, Adams moved to Dewey, Oklahoma and started his first job. He delivered ice in the town of Bartlesville. Adams said he was happy that the work involved heavy lifting and he enrolled at the University of Kansas in the fall of 1917, and played on the universitys football, baseball, and basketball teams. Although he would have graduated the year, Adams dropped out of the university in 1920. He decided to place academics on hold and accept a position in the Phillips Petroleum Company and their eldest son, Kenneth S. Jr. would himself become a business magnate and owner of the Tennessee Titans. In 1945, Boots and Blanche Adams were divorced, Boots Adams married Dorothy Glynn Stephens the following year. In 1921, Boots Adams helped organize the Phillips 66ers, a basketball team sponsored by the Phillips Petroleum Company. He also played that year on the inaugural roster
Kenneth Stanley Bud Adams, Jr. was the owner of the Tennessee Titans, a National Football League franchise. He was instrumental in the founding and establishment of the former American Football League, Adams became a charter AFL owner with the establishment of the Titans franchise, which was originally known as the Houston Oilers. He was the owner with his team in the National Football League. Adams also was one of the owners of the Houston Mavericks of the American Basketball Association, Adams had many business interests in the Houston area. A Cherokee person who made his fortune in the petroleum business, Adams was chairman and CEO of Adams Resources & Energy Inc. a wholesale supplier of oil. He also owned several Lincoln-Mercury automobile franchises, born in Bartlesville, Oklahoma on January 3,1923, Adams was the son of K. S. Boots Adams and Blanch Keeler Adams and he became an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation by virtue of his maternal line. Two of his great-grandmothers were Cherokee women who married European-American men, Nelson Carr, Keeler, who played roles in trade and oil in early Oklahoma. Keeler drilled the first commercial oil well, near the Caney River, Adamss father succeeded the founder Frank Phillips as president of Phillips Petroleum Company in 1939. Keeler was democratically elected and served until 1975, Adamss ancestors include other prominent Cherokee leaders. Adams graduated from Culver Military Academy in 1940 after lettering in three sports, after a brief stint at Menlo College, he transferred to the University of Kansas, where he played briefly on the varsity football team as he completed an engineering degree. During World War II, Adams served in the United States Navy in the Pacific Theater of operations, attaining the rank of Lieutenant, after the war, he returned to KU for additional studies and became a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. Shortly after his 1946 discharge, Adams was on a trip in which his plane was fogbound in Houston and he liked the area and decided to settle there. Soon afterward, Adams launched a wildcatting firm, ADA Oil Company, the companys basketball team was an Amateur Athletic Union powerhouse, finishing third nationally in 1956. Adams soon became interested in owning an NFL team, in 1959, Adams and fellow Texas oilman Lamar Hunt tried to buy the struggling Chicago Cardinals and move them to Texas. When that effort failed, he tried to get an expansion team, a few days after returning to Houston, Adams got a call from Hunt proposing an entirely new football league. They met several times that spring, and Hunt convinced Adams to field a team in Houston, in Hunts view, a regional rivalry between Hunts Dallas Texans and a Houston team would be critical to the leagues growth. On August 3, Adams and Hunt held a conference in Adamss boardroom to announce formation of the new league
John Merton Aldrich
John Merton Aldrich was an American zoologist and entomologist. Aldrich was the Associate Curator of Insects at the United States National Museum and he is considered one of the most prolific entomologists in the study of flies. John Merton Aldrich was born in Olmsted County, Minnesota and he went to school in Rochester in that state. In 1888, he graduated from South Dakota State University in Brookings, after which he briefly worked at the South Dakota State Agricultural Experiment Station. From 1888 until 1890 he attended Michigan State College, before getting his M. S. from South Dakota State University, in 1891 he became the first zoology professor at the University of Idaho. In 1892 he entered the University of Kansas where he obtained a second M. S. in 1893, after his return to Idaho, he married Ellen Roe, with whom he lived in Moscow. After four years of marriage, his wife and their infant son died, in 1905 he remarried, to Della Smith in Moscow. Aldrich stored his collection and library at his fathers house in Moscow and he moved to California to attend Stanford University. The following year he obtained his Ph. D. and returned to Idaho, after almost twenty years as professor at the University of Idaho, he lost his job. In 1913, he became Entomological Assistant at the Bureau of Entomology, as Assistant, he worked in the Cereal and Forage Crop Insects Section, based in Lafayette, Indiana. Aldrich became the Associate Curator of Insects and the Custodian of Diptera at the United States National Museum and he donated his personal collection of diptera to the museum in 1928. In total, he donated 45,000 specimens and 4,000 named species, along with the card catalog. Aldrichs early research involved the study of economic entomology and its different phases. While teaching at the University of Idaho, he started working on his book about American flies, while in Indiana, he studied the lives of grass flies, and other flies, that were involved in cereal crop destruction. In his research, he traveled to Utah, California, Alaska, Guatemala and he was an active member of the Entomological Society of America, serving as president and secretary-treasurer, and also served as president of the Washington Entomological Society. Aldrich was active in the All Souls Unitarian-Universalist Church in Washington and he co-founded the Thomas Say Foundation. He served as curator and custodian at the United States National Museum until his death in 1934 and his archival collections are held in the Smithsonian Institution Archives. He died suddenly on May 27,1934, just before his death, he had plans for his bi-annual Pacific Coast collecting trip
John L. Allen Jr.
Before moving to the Boston Globe in 2014, he worked for 16 years in Rome as a Vatican watcher, covering news about the Holy See and the Pope. During that time he was correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter. He has been called America’s leading Vaticanist, Allen is also the author of several books about the Catholic Church. He has written two biographies of Pope Benedict XVI, the first one published in 2000 when the Pope was still a cardinal, Allen grew up in Hays, Kansas. He graduated from Capuchin-founded Thomas More Prep-Marian High School in 1983 and he received a bachelors degree in philosophy from Fort Hays State University and a masters degree in religious studies from the University of Kansas. For several years, Allen taught journalism and oversaw the newspaper, The Knight, at Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks. During the coverage of the death of Pope John Paul II and he then became the Vatican analyst for CNN and NPR. He also delivers lectures discussing Vatican issues and his latest works, on 5 November 2011, the University of St. Michaels College, an affiliate of the University of Toronto, awarded him an honorary degree of Doctor of Sacred Letters. He has also received doctorates from Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois, St. Michaels College in Colchester, Vermont. In 2014, Allen took up a position as editor with the Boston Globe and helped to launch its website. In 2016 the Globe transferred ownership of the Crux website and its property to the Crux editors. With Allen as its editor the new Crux is an independent entity, Allen and his wife Shannon live in Denver, Colorado. Allen writes regularly for Crux, and also writes a column for the Boston Globe called All Things Catholic. That was also the name of his column at the National Catholic Reporter, before the middle of 2006, it was known as The Word from Rome. The first was written before Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger became pope, the other after his election to the papacy and they were all published by Doubleday Random House. In 2000, Allen published Cardinal Ratzinger, The Vaticans Enforcer of the Faith, several reviewers criticized as biased against Ratzinger. Joseph Komonchak called it Manichaean journalism, after some examination, Allen concluded that these criticisms were valid. Allen acknowledged that his first book was unbalanced because it was his first book and was written, he wrote, before I arrived in Rome and before I really knew a lot about the universal church