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Friday, Sept. 4, 2015

Lockdown lifted: Kansas State University at Manhattan now open
The lockdown at Kansas State University's Manhattan campus has been lifted. Classes and activities will resume at 9:30 a.m. Students and employees should report for class and work by that time.

K-State Salina's Civic Lecture Series features former Kansas Gov. John Carlin on future of higher education
As the components of higher education, such as state funding, tuition costs and curriculum demands, continue to vary each year in Kansas, questions about the importance of a college degree are growing. Kansas State University Salina's latest installment of the Civic Lecture Series will explore these changes and their affect on the future of education with insight from former Kansas Gov. John Carlin.


Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015

Second K-State Fighting For A Cure Shirt Day Oct. 17
Show your pride in Kansas State University's fight against cancer by participating in the annual K-State Fighting for a Cure Shirt Day Oct. 17.

Pollution Prevention Institute interns present research projects that help Kansas industries
Six interns at Kansas State University's Pollution Prevention Institute will conduct presentations on their research projects for Kansas industries from 1-4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, in Room 206 at the K-State Student Union.


Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015

Newly identified vernalization gene provides insights into the mechanisms of fine-tuning of wheat to diverse environments
A Kansas State University researcher has helped identify the last major vernalization gene in wheat. Vernalization genes define when the plant begins to flower and is critical for adaptation to different environments. The finding will help wheat breeders design wheat varieties that can adapt and thrive in changing environments around the world.

Kansas State University Salina joins Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland for Program on Demand initiative
Kansas State University Salina will create learning experiences tailored to individual Girl Scout Troops' interests and schedule through the Programs on Demand initiative of Girls Scouts of Kansas Heartland.

K-State Celebrates coming to Kansas City area Sept. 9
High school students from the Greater Kansas City area are invited to K-State Celebrates, a showcase for future students by Kansas State University, from 7:15-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, at the Ritz Charles, 9000 W. 137th St., Overland Park.

Artist Stan Herd to give talk Sept. 3 at the Beach Museum of Art
The lead artist behind the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum's "Cairns on the Beach" installation, Stan Herd, will give an Artist's Talk at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, at the Kansas State University museum.


Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015

University-city partnership brings veterinary medicine company to Manhattan
MediVet Biologics, a global animal health company, is opening a laboratory in Manhattan as a result of a partnership between Kansas State University and the city of Manhattan. The lab will focus on testing and commercializing a university-developed technology that has potential for animal and human health applications.


Monday, Aug. 31, 2015

'Tonight Show' great Jay Leno performs Sept. 11 at Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium
Emmy Award-winning talk show host Jay Leno is coming to Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11. Also appearing with Leno will be special guest Emily West.

Groundbreaking for Seaton Hall, AP Design revitalization and expansion Sept. 4
Kansas State University will break ground Friday, Sept. 4, on a $75 million revitalization and expansion of Seaton Hall. The 100-year-old building is home to the College of Architecture, Planning & Design, or APDesign.








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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