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News and Communications Services
Kansas State University
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Manhattan, KS 66506



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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  

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 

Psychology research about vision and pigeons may improve driver safety, earns honors
Kansas State University psychology professors receive recognition for research on scene gist and how human perception compares to that of pigeons.

Student from Lenexa named 2014 Cargill Global Scholar
A Kansas State University sophomore majoring in economics and political science has been named a 2014 Cargill Global Scholar. Sierra Lekie, Lenexa, is one of two K-State students earning the prestigious scholarship this year.

Media advisory: Ecuadorian ambassador, vice minister to visit Kansas State University; available for interviews
Ecuadorian Ambassador Nathalie Cely will visit Kansas State University as part of the Day of Ecuador on Wednesday, Aug. 6.


Monday, July 28, 2014 

Researcher using next-generation sequencing, other new methods to rapidly identify pathogens
Benjamin Hause, an assistant research professor at the Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at Kansas State University, recently published an article about one of his discoveries, porcine enterovirus G, which is an important find in the United States.







Expert focus

Stephen Higgs

Stephen HiggsStephen Higgs, director of the Biosecurity Research Institute at Kansas State University, is one of the world's leading researchers of the chikungunya virus — a mosquito-borne virus that causes severe crippling arthritis. 

Higgs has been studying chikungunya for almost 10 years, and he and his collaborators have published 30 works on the virus. They also produced an infectious clone of the disease that is widely used by other researchers, and they are assisting with efforts to develop a vaccine for chikungunya.

On July 17, Florida recently reported the first two cases of chikungunya in the U.S. 

Higgs can be contacted at 785-532-1333 or shiggs@k-state.edu.

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