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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  

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 

World agricultural scientist Wayne Freeman receives university's honorary doctorate
Kansas State University alumnus Wayne Freeman will receive an honorary doctorate from the university at commencement for the Graduate School at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, in Bramlage Coliseum.


Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 

Classical music great Yo-Yo Ma to perform Dec. 3 at McCain Auditorium
Tickets are on sale now for the McCain Performance Series presentation of cellist Yo-Yo Ma at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, at Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium.

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 

Kansas State University Orchestra to include music from 'Hansel and Gretel,' Mozart, Shostakovich
The Kansas State University Orchestra will present its third concert of the season at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, in McCain Auditorium. Admission is free.

K-State Salina professor releases inaugural book chronicling the first all-women's college in Kansas
From advocating women's education in the early 1900s to hosting John F. Kennedy on campus, Kansas State University Salina language arts professor Pat Ackerman writes about the special past of her alma mater in her book "Marymount College of Kansas: A History," which was released Nov. 18.

Important changes to note when signing up under Affordable Care Act
Open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act began Nov. 15, and a Kansas State University community health specialist says there are some key changes to keep in mind when selecting a plan.

Monday, Nov. 17, 2014 

Beach Museum organizes project to digitally preserve noted Smithsonian Institute traveling exhibition on tallgrass prairies
When artist/photographer Patricia DuBose Duncan put together a national traveling exhibition on tallgrass prairies, she was widely credited with helping draw attention to the need to preserve the dwindling ecosystem.

Pride of Wildcat Land annual concert Nov. 30 at Ahearn Field House
Ahearn Field House will be filled with music when the Pride of Wildcat Land, the Kansas State University Marching Band, presents its annual concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30.

Kansas State University launches free safety app
Kansas State University is introducing a safety app for smartphones called LiveSafe. 


Expert focus

Pat Pesci

Pat PesciPat Pesci, instructor of hospitality management, can share several ways parents can help prepare their children for proper etiquette at a Thanksgiving dinner. He also has several rules for adults at the dinner table. 

Pesci can be reached at 785-532-2210 or patpesci@k-state.edu.

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