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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, Sept. 19, 2014 
Expert on nuclear and renewable energies to speak at National Academy of Engineering Seminar Series
Kansas State University alumnusWay Kuo, professor and president of City University of Hong Kong, will be the speaker for the College of Engineering's National Academy of Engineering Seminar Series. His address will be at 2:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 3, in Fiedler Hall Auditorium.



Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 

Veterinarian warns dog owners about highly toxic rat poisons
A Kansas State University veterinarian cautions that some rat removal products can be dangerous to dogs.

University's welcome center to be named in honor of lead benefactors, Rand and Patti Berney
Kansas State University's new welcome center will be named the Berney Family Welcome Center in honor of Rand and Patti Berney.



Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 

University opens Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry
Opening the Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry is just one way Kansas State University is working to get more students involved in undergraduate research, regardless of major.

Sept. 22-26 is Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry Week
An address on the importance of undergraduate research by Karen Burg, vice president for research, presentations on undergraduate research and more will highlight Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry Week, Sept. 22-26, at Kansas State University.

Kansas State University celebrating 86th annual Family Day
Kansas State University's annual Family Day, Sept. 27, will celebrate the long-standing tradition of family involvement on campus.


Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 

Veterinary pharmacologist warns that eggs from backyard chickens pose potential consumption problems
A pharmacologist at Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, warns that if you are raising chickens in your backyard, don't consume their eggs if the animals have been taking medication.

Entomologist says expect more spiders inside as weather turns cooler
A Kansas State University entomologist answers the most asked question this time of year and explains why you shouldn't be scared of the brown recluse.

Jim McLean presenting 15th annual Huck Boyd Lecture in Community Media
The managing editor of the Kansas Health Institute News Service, Jim McLean, will present Kansas State University's 15th annual Huck BoydLecture in Community Media at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union.




Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 

Concept of time may predict impulsive behavior, research finds
New study finds that individuals with impulsive behaviors have poor timing abilities. Researchers hope this finding will lead to behavioral interventions for clinical disorders like substance abuse and obesity that are linked to impulsive behavior.

Band Day 2014 features halftime performance
Kansas State University's annual Band Day will be Saturday, Sept. 27.

Wynton Marsalis leads Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra for McCain performance Sept. 25
Tickets are available now for Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, a McCain Performance Series presentation at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, in Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium.





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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