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News and Communications Services
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About News and Communications Services

News and Communications Services partners with all three campuses to identify and share compelling stories about the people and programs that make Kansas State University one of the top universities in the nation. Relying on professional news experience, our team provides information about everything from faculty research and programs to student initiatives and breaking news. Services include news release writing and distribution, production of the university's daily newsletter, K-State Today, and coordination of media access to world-renowned campus experts. Our professional staff also provides writing support for newsletters, magazines, marketing collateral and many other print and electronic vehicles to tell the Kansas State University story.

Current News  

Friday, Aug. 22, 2014   

University offering Series 7 prep course for financial planners
Kansas State University's personal financial planning program will offer a credit course that prepares students to takethe general securities licensing exam. 


Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 

Olympic ceremony, university music professor honored at Primetime Emmys
Bryan Pinkall, Kansas State University assistant professor of music, was part of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony team that won a Primetime Emmy for Best Lighting Direction at the 66th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards.


Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 

Faculty members develop free alternative textbooks to save students money
Through an alternative textbook initiative, Kansas State University faculty members are helping students save an estimated $423,000 a year in textbook costs.

College of Human Ecology's Speech and Hearing Center partners with Scottish Rite Masons
The Kansas State University Speech and Hearing Center has been designated a Kansas RiteCare Clinic. The induction ceremony will be at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 27.

K-State College of Education wins national award for work with local school districts
Kansas State University's College of Education received a 2014 LTG (Ret) H.G. "Pete" Taylor Partnership of Excellence Award for higher education from the Military Child Education Coalition at the coalition's recent 16th National Training Seminar in Washington, D.C.

Beach Museum exhibition honors legacy, talent of longtime student affairs administrator Chet Peters
The wooden sculptures of Chet Peters, who was Kansas State University's first vice president for student affairs, are featured in a new Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art exhibition, "Life Forms: Chet Peters," which opens Sept. 12 and runs through March 22, 2015.

Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 

Fruit and vegetable intake still too low; human nutritionist says to focus on lunch
Recent changes to the WIC program have improved fruit intake in children, says a Kansas State University human nutritionist.

Sculptor Bello's redwood creations showcased in new Beach Museum exhibition
"Tree of Life: The Art of Charles Bello," opens Sept. 12 and runs through Dec. 14, at Kansas State University's Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art.


Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 

Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson at McCain Auditorium on Sept. 19
"An Evening with Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson" will be at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, in McCain Auditorium as an addition to the already star-studded 2014-2015 McCain Performance Series.

Multimillion-dollar grant helps researchers shed light on ultrafast dynamics
Kansas State University physicists and computer scientists are involved in a multi-university project that has been funded with a $6 million grant from the National Science Foundation's Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, or EPSCoR.

Johannes receives Stowe Award for adolescent health plan work
Elaine Johannes, recipient of the 2014 Dean Barbara S. Stowe Faculty Development Award from the College of Human Ecology, will use the grant to work with the Kansas Adolescent Health State Plan. Johannes is an associate professor and Extension specialist in family studies and human services at Kansas State University.







Expert focus

Lori Goodson

Lori GoodsonLori Goodson is an assistant professor of curriculum and instruction in the College of Education. She has several tips for parents who may be concerned about having a first-year teacher in their child's classroom. She recommends communication and availability between parent and teacher, and parental support, among others. 

Goodson can be contacted at 785-532-3597 and lagoodson@k-state.edu.

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