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News and Communications Services
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About News and Communications Services

News and Communications Services partners with all four 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, Jan. 30, 2015

University nominates four students for Goldwater Scholarship
Kansas State University has nominated four students for the 2015 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. The nominees are Aaron Messerla, Manhattan; Katherine Johnson, McPherson; Joshua Nelson, Salina; and Lauren Komer, Shawnee.


Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015

Food safety fumble: Research finds 90 percent of home chefs contaminate food
If you're gearing up for a big Super Bowl bash, you might want to consult the best food-handling practices before preparing that feast. New research from Kansas State University finds that most home chefs drop the ball on food safety.

All aboard: K-State Theatre rolling out comedy 'Bustown' 
K-State Theatre will present the comedy "Bustown" at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 5-7 and 12-14 p.m. and at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 15 in the Mark A. Chapman Theatre in Kansas State University's Nichols Hall.

University selects 11 Civic Leadership Scholarship finalists from high schools across Kansas, region 
Kansas State University recently selected 11 high school seniors as finalists for the university's Civic Leadership Scholarship.


Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

Graduate student's original play, 'Dunia, an Ex-Muslin Woman's Story,' Jan. 29-31 at Purple Masque Theatre
"Dunia, an Ex-Muslim Woman's Story" will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29-31 in Kansas State University's Purple Masque Theatre in East Stadium. Admission is free and a talk back will be conducted after each performance.

Scholarships help Kansas State University students study around the globe
Kansas State University students are studying around the world with help from scholarships awarded by the university's Office of International Programs for the 2014-2015 school year. The study abroad experiences vary in length, from short-term faculty-led trips to programs lasting up to a year.

Kansas State University nominates four students for Truman Scholarship
Kansas State University has nominated four students — Ciara Chambers, Derby; Eleanor Dickens, Overland Park; Kenneth "Garrett" Kays, Weir; and Roxanne Bunnell, Lake Station, Indiana — for the 2015 Harry S. Truman Scholarship.

How to make your New Year's resolution last one year, not one month
Chances are that if you made a New Year's resolution, you've already failed. Only about 8 percent of Americans achieve their goal, according to research from the Journal of Clinical Psychology. But there is still hope — a few simple steps can get you through the year, says a Kansas State University kinesiologist.


Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015

Engineer receives NSF CAREER award for nanotechnology research, educational outreach
Gurpreet Singh, assistant professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering, has received a $500,000 National Science Foundation CAREER award for his nanotechnology research.

Counting calories: Where you can find new labels and why it's not all about the numbers
A Kansas State University nutritionist explains a new regulation requiring calorie labeling at restaurants and why it's not just the numbers that put weight on your waistline..

Culinary workshop to bring taste of Ireland to Kansas State University
Chef Paula McIntyre, Ireland,will demonstrate several traditional Irish dishes on Thursday, Feb. 26, and Friday, Feb. 27, in the Gold Room at Derby Dining Center. The Culinary Enhancement Workshops are sponsored by the hospitality and management department in the College of Human Ecology.

Monday, Jan. 26, 2015

Study finds rabies booster defends pets with out-of-date vaccination against the disease
A new study by Kansas State University veterinary diagnosticians finds that pets with out-of-date rabies vaccinations are very unlikely to develop the fatal disease if given a rabies booster immediately after exposure to the virus. The finding gives pet owners, veterinarians and public health officials new options when faced with the difficult situation of quarantining or even euthanizing a pet that has been exposed to the rabies virus. 

McCain Performance Series features Broadway hit 'Sister Act' on Feb. 6
Catch the Broadway musical comedy "Sister Act" at Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium. The performance will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6.



Expert focus

Susan Nelson

Susan NelsonSusan Nelson, a veterinarian and clinical associate professor in the Veterinary Health Center, is encouraging pet owners to be alert to seasonal health issues, especially as the temperature drops. 

She has recommendations for keeping pets warm and healthy while they are outside, as well as safety tips for pets brought inside during cold weather.

Nelson can be reached at 785-532-5690 and snelson@vet.k-state.edu


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