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Current News

Friday, Oct. 2, 2015

Agronomy, chemical engineering professors earn Commerce Bank and W.T. Kemper Foundation Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award
P.V. Vara Prasad, professor of agronomy, and Mary Rezac, interim associate vice president for research and Tim Taylor chair in chemical engineering, are Kansas State University's newest Commerce Bank and W.T. Kemper Foundation Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award winners.

Researchers showcase university invention at Smithsonian Innovation Festival
Kansas State University's Xiuzhi "Susan" Sun showed her patented PepGel, a biomaterial with special properties, to more than 22,500 visitors at the recent Smithsonian Innovation Festival. T. Annelise Nguyen, associate professor of toxicology in the College of Veterinary Medicine, also attended the festival to share applications of the groundbreaking biomaterial.

Marriage and family therapy doctoral student earns inaugural Marie R. Bonebrake Graduate Award
Kansas State University's inaugural Marie R. Bonebrake Graduate Award has been presented to Zenova Williams, a doctoral student in marriage and family therapy.

Kansas State University veterinary students earn scholarships from national bovine association
Four Kansas State University veterinary students who recently attended the annual conference of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners in New Orleans, came home with scholarship awards.

Academy Award-winning actress Shirley MacLaine to share stories of career, life Oct. 11 at McCain
The McCain Performance Series at Kansas State University presents "An Evening with Shirley MacLaine" at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11, at McCain Auditorium.


Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015

National award honors university's commitment to diversity
For the second consecutive year, Kansas State University is being recognized for its dedication to diversity and its successful diversity initiatives.

SPARK Week showcases undergraduate research at Kansas State University
Undergraduate research at Kansas State University will be in the spotlight during SPARK Week, Oct. 5-9.


Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015

Personal financial planning student team wins 2015 Financial Planning Challenge finals
When it comes for planning for success, the Kansas State University personal financial planning student team can't be beat. The team won the national 2015 Financial Planning Challenge finals, Sept. 26-28, in Boston.

Curtain rises on K-State Theatre's second stage productions with two one-act comedies Oct. 1-3
K-State Theatre will begin its second stage performances with an evening of one-act comedies. "Laundry and Bourbon" and "Lone Star" will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1-3 in the new Purple Masque Theatre at Kansas State University's West Stadium.

Royal Entomological Society of London names Kansas State University's Dana Vanlandingham a fellow
Dana Vanlandingham, assistant professor of virology in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University, has been named a fellow of the Royal Entomological Society of London.

Police investigate student housing incident
At around 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, the Kansas State University Police Department responded to a residence hall regarding a report of a nude male who was causing a disturbance.


Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015

Police identify suspects in graffiti case
The three persons of interest in the graffiti case turned themselves in to the Kansas State University Police Department at approximately 8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 28. 

Freshmen honorary Quest selects members for 2015-2016
A Kansas State University honorary that helps outstanding freshmen become future campus leaders has selected new members for the 2015-2016 new year.

Award-winning Broadway, TV star Kristin Chenoweth appearing Oct. 2 at McCain Auditorium
Spend an evening with Emmy Award- and Tony Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth as part of Kansas State University's McCain Performance Series. Chenoweth will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, in McCain Auditorium.


Monday, Sept. 28, 2015

Nuclear engineering program uses $1.5 million grant to upgrade reactor equipment
Kansas State University's nuclear reactor control console in Ward Hall will be getting a much-needed upgrade, funded by a $1.5 million Nuclear Engineering University Partnerships grant from the U.S. Department of Energy.

Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry grants help students advance undergraduate research work
Seventeen Kansas State University students are receiving research and travel grants for their undergraduate research from the university's Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry.





Expert focus

Laurie Curtis

Laurie CurtisWith school back in session, Laurie Curtis has some tips for parents about how to make homework time more productive. Curtis is an assistant professor of curriculum and instruction at the College of Education, and says that doing homework helps children learn how to prioritize tasks and helps develop self-discipline.

Curtis can be contacted at 785-532-7623 and ljcurtis@k-state.edu.

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