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News and Communications Services
Kansas State University
128 Dole Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506

 

785-532-2535

785-532-7355 fax

media@k-state.edu

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  

Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014

Psychological mystery opens Purple Masque Theatre's season
The first production in Kansas State University's Purple Masque Theatre for the 2014-15 school year will be"Monkey, Monkey, Bottle of Beer, How Many Monkeys Have We Here?" The play will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 2-4 in the theatre, which is in East Stadium.

Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014

USAID awards university $50 million grant to establish Feed the Future Innovation Lab
The U.S. Agency for International Development has awarded Kansas State University a $50 million grant to establish a Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Sustainable Intensification.

Cool end to summer doesn't lead to early winter
Mary Knapp, service climatologist in the university's agronomy department, says temperatures in late September are typically 10-15 degrees cooler than in the beginning of the month, so cooler weather now is not a sign of a tough winter.

Monday, Sept. 22, 2014 

CEEZAD researchers conducting surveillance on swine influenza viruses to support collaborative project with St. Jude Children's Hospital
Kansas State University's Juergen Richt and Wenjun Ma have obtained a seven-year $1,078,543 National Institutes of Health grant to fund the project "Swine Influenza Syndromic Surveillance and Research." The collaborative project is being conducted with St. Jude Children's Hospital.

New members elected to KSU Foundation's board of directors, board of trustees
New members were elected at the Kansas State University Foundation's board of trustees annual meeting in Manhattan on Sept. 19. Twelve people were elected to serve four-year terms as trustees of the KSU Foundation.

 

 

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Expert focus
 

Karen Blakeslee

Karen BlakesleeKaren Blakeslee is an extension specialist in food science and coordinator of the Rapid Response Center. She can explain why people with peanut and soybean allergies need to be cautious with gluten-free products containing the ingredient lupin

Blakeslee can be contacted at 785-532-1673 and kblakesl@k-state.edu.
 



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