K-Staters in the news - May 2013

Friday, May 31, 2013
 
U.S. Discovery Of Rogue GMO Wheat Raises Concerns Over Controls
5/31/13 Chicago Tribune
Jim Shroyer, a wheat agronomy expert at Kansas State University, said it was likely the Roundup Ready wheat has grown for years in eastern Oregon only to be discovered recently.
 
House Shoots Down Another Tax Plan
5/30/13 Topeka Capital Journal
The House and Senate passed a resolution Thursday morning honoring Kansas State University for winning Big 12 Conference championships in football, baseball and men's basketball.
 
Extension Cuts Not As Draconian As Predicted
5/30/13 Hays Daily News
As Kansas lawmakers continue to battle the budget this week, a drastic cut to Kansas State Research and Extension might not be as deep as first thought.

Nigerians Coming To Kansas To Check Out Wheat Crop
5/30/13 KCAU-TV (Sioux City, Iowa)
The Nigerians will be in Manhattan June 6 and 7, with stops at the Kansas Wheat Innovation Center and the International Grains Program at Kansas State University. 

Two-Faced OU Draws Foreign Varsities
5/31/13 Post Noon (India)

In the past Osmania University has signed MoUs with 18 foreign universities and institutions as a part of its global outreach. Some of the foreign universities included The Kansas State University in the USA, University of West England in UK, Kalmyk State University in Russia, University of Fraser Valley in Canada, Mississippi State University among the others.
 
Kansas State Add To Its Trophy Haul
5/31/13 ESPN
The Manhattan in Kansas is commonly referred to as the "Little Apple," but these days, the home to Kansas State University has been going by another nickname: "Title Town."
 
Unusual Spring Has Farmers Off To Late Start
5/30/13 KMBC
"This spring really has been the prescription to get us out of the drought," said Kansas State University Extension horticulturist Dennis Patton.
 
Class Of 2013: That’s The Spirit! — Pumping Up The Crowd
5/30/13 Daily Inter-Lake (Montana)
The young graduate received the news about two weeks ago that she made the Kansas State University cheerleading team.
 
Fans Show Optimism
5/30/13 Topeka Capital-Journal
I always thought I would write book after book but I was diagnosed with schizophrenia when I was eighteen right when I went to Kansas State University and right when my book came out.  It's been a tough journey and I always thought I would be a full time author and maybe even do some Christian singing and songwriting and maybe even live in Franklin, TN.  However, I have become a mental health advocate and was filmed in a national documentary which thousands have seen.  I am presently working on a book of prayers for those with mental illness and I have a publisher who is interested in the idea. 
 
 
Thursday, May 29, 2013
 
*Chinese company buying top pork producer Smithfield Foods
5/30/13 Kansas City Star
China has restricted pork imports, but the acquisition of Smithfield will ease those obstacles, said Tian Xia, an associate professor of agriculture for Kansas State University. “I think it makes business sense and will be good for pork producers,” he said.
 
*Diagnostic Lab Accepting Samples To Test For PEDV
5/30/13 Agri-View
Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, or PEDV, has been confirmed in the U.S., and the Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at Kansas State University is ready to accept samples for diagnostic testing.
 
Bio-defense lab gets funding from Washington
5/29/13 Salina Journal
The committee last week recommended including $404 million in the next federal budget for the lab that will replace an aging facility on Plum Island, N.Y. The markup of the spending bill for the Department of Homeland Security is less than the $714 million that President Barack Obama recommended for funding construction of the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility adjacent to Kansas State University.
 
Ag program to see a less brutal cut
5/29/13 Hutchinson News
Kansas legislators met only briefly Wednesday - at an impasse over a proposed budget that at one time included what amounted to an 11 percent cut to Kansas State University's Research and Extension department - a measure that would have taken $6 million out of the university's budget and translated to 100 faculty and staff positions.
 
6 dangerous food mistakes
5/30/13 Daily Times of India
The Fix: Master the marinade. The American Institute for Cancer Research found that marinating meat can lower HCAs by as much as 99 percent. A Kansas State University study found that marinating steaks lowered HCAs by 87 percent. Rosemary marinades are particularly protective. Food Safety Consortium tests found gingerroot, rosemary and tumeric – all high in antioxidants – curb HCAs in cooked meat, even when cooking is at high temps. (Rosemary is most protective.) Using avocado oil can help, too. The oil – rich in cholesterol-lowering monounsaturated fatty acids, has a high smoke point, reducing harmful oil oxidation.
 
There's way more to Manhattan than just K-State
5/28/13 The Pitch
Soak this up at the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, on the K-State campus.
 
Study shows big shift in family income
5/29/13 Kansas City Star
Eleanor Sayre, a Kansas State University physics professor, said elementary school staffers almost always called her to check when her daughter was absent, even though her husband is listed as the emergency contact. The sexism is far worse for him as a stay-at-home dad to their two children, she said.
 
Support Kansas State University With Affordable New Cars From Kansas State Cars
5/30/13 The Sacramento Bee
Over the past several years the partnership between Kansas State Cars and Briggs Auto Group dealerships has been helping buyers in Northeast Kansas get into the Affordable New Cars in Kansas they want while helping each purchase support higher education at Kansas State University.  The partnership with Briggs Auto Group means funds normally used in traditional advertising are diverted from Briggs dealers to Kansas State Cars and ultimately to Kansas State University through the K-State Alumni Association and K-State Athletics.
 


Wednesday, May 29, 2013
 
Photo: Kansas Officials Break Ground On NBAF Project
5/28/13 Austin American-Statesman 
Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz speaks during a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday, May 28, 2013, on a utility plant for the new federal biosecurity lab in Manhattan, Kan.
 
Kansas Officials Break Ground On NBAF Project
5/28/13 San Antonio Express-News
The markup of the spending bill for the Department of Homeland Security is less than the $714 million that President Barack Obama recommended for funding construction of the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility adjacent to Kansas State University.
 
More U.S. Women Than Ever Are Breadwinners, Pew Study Finds
5/29/13 Los Angeles Times
Eleanor Sayre, a Kansas State University physics professor, said elementary school staffers almost always called her to check when her daughter was absent, even though her husband is listed as the emergency contact. The sexism is far worse for him as a stay-at-home dad to their two children, she said.
 
*KSU Lab Accepting Samples To Test For Swine Virus
5/28/13 Swine Producer
Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, or PEDV, has been confirmed in the U.S., and the Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at Kansas State University is ready to accept samples for diagnostic testing.
 
Health Dept. Roof Could Cost $1 Million
5/29/13 Salina Journal
Gibbons pointed out that the department had been cramped in the 16,000-square-foot building and cited a study by Kansas State University engineering students that concluded that the department needed about 22,000 square feet to operate efficiently. The K-State design, completed as part of five students' senior project, included no cost estimates.
 
Drought Expected To Continue Through Summer
5/29/13 Garden City Telegram
Mary Knapp, state climatologist, said the next six-to-14-day outlook indicates wetter than normal conditions, but it isn't clear how much of that will impact southwest Kansas. A trace of rain was recorded locally Tuesday afternoon.
 
Careers In Ag Sciences, Plant Pathology Focus Of Program June 12
5/29/13 McPherson Sentinel
“Many students — even if they really enjoy science — do not know about the many careers available in the agricultural sciences. They often have not been exposed to the career paths that they can begin while in college and even in high school,” said Chris Little, assistant professor in Kansas State University’s Department of Plant Pathology.
 
Memorial Day, Higher Ed And Millenials
5/28/13 Verge Pipe Media
Kansas State – The Veterans Center exists to aid in the transition from active duty military service to postsecondary education by providing a centralized, coordinated effort to comprehensively meet the needs of veterans and military-affiliated students at the University.
 
Battelle Worker Cited By Obama As Immigrant Success Story
5/29/13 Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch
Koper, who came to the United States in 1990 to study for her doctorate at Kansas State University, has worked for Battelle since 2011. 
 
AIB International Names New Director Of Microbiology
5/28/13 Quality Assurance magazine
He previously worked as a food and feed safety microbiologist at Kansas State University’s department of Grain Science and Industry, which is where he received his Ph.D.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013
 
Kansas To Break Ground On Federal Biodefense Lab
5/28/13 Kansas City Star
Officials including Gov. Sam Brownback and leaders of Kansas State University will hold a ceremony Tuesday as ground is broken for the lab’s utility plant.
 
*Hidden Dangers: Dog Parks
5/25/13 Philadelphia Inquirer
These germs could be found in the soil, water and even the air, said Dr. Susan Nelson, a clinical associate professor at Kansas State University's Veterinary Health Center. "Many of these serious diseases can be fatal, even with treatment," she said in a university news release.
 
*K-State Wants To Be The School For Undocumented Students
5/22/13 Dos Mundos (Kansas City)
During his May 2 visit to El Centro Inc., Kansas State University (K-State) administrator Pat Bosco made something clear. “I want to be the school for undocumented students,” Bosco said. Bosco, vice president for student life and the dean of students, was part of a group of K-State representatives that visited the Kansas City, Kan., facility.
 
*Veterinarian Has Tips On How To Ease A Pet’s Stress Following A Disaster 
5/27/13 Kansas First News
It’s not just humans who can suffer after traumatic events like the recent Oklahoma tornadoes. Susan Nelson, a veterinarian and clinical associate professor at Kansas State University’s Veterinary Health Center, says a tornado can be just as stressful on pets.
 
Simons’ Saturday Column: KU’s Legislative Lobbying Effort Lacks Clout, Continuity
5/25/13 Lawrence Journal World
During this KU merry-go-round of lobbyists, Kansas State University has enjoyed the excellent and effective services of Sue Peterson, who has been on the job at KSU since 1989. According to numerous Topeka legislators and even some members of the Kansas Board of Regents, Peterson, a one-person operation and a KSU employee, has “run circles around the KU effort even though they have more individuals carrying out their lobbying efforts.”
 
*AD Currie Gets The Last Laugh After Magical Year At K-State
5/24/13 Fox Sports
"I was telling somebody that, in August, if you had told me that at the end of the year, we were going to win the championships in the three major men's sports in the same year, I would've laughed," K-State president Kirk Schulz says. "So we really have just had a spectacular year, and it's been a lot of fun to be a part of it."
 
Growing Compassion
5/27/13 Salina Journal
The Kansas Community Garden Project is an initiative of the Kansas Health Foundation and Kansas State University Research and Extension.
 
Jolly Time Rolls Out Popcorn With Smart Balance Oils
5/26/13 Sioux City Journal
In prepare for the switch, Jolly Time sent some of its top scientist to "margarine school" at Kansas State University, he said. Employees also journeyed to a plant in Ventura, Calif. to watch how Smart Balance was made.
 
Northeast Kansas Happenings
5/25/13 Topeka Capital Journal
OF NOTE — Jazz in June, featuring the K-State Faculty Jazz Ensemble, will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 31, in the Hemisphere Room in Hale Library at Kansas State University in Manhattan. Cost: $30; registrations required. Information: (785) 532-7442.
 
Tornado Alley Too Dangerous For Pathogen Research Lab
5/25/13 San Antonio Express News
They should also be a warning of the folly of building a federal research lab handling the most dangerous pathogens on earth in the heart of Tornado Alley. And yet that is exactly what the Department of Homeland Security is planning to do in Manhattan, Kan., which in 2008 was struck by an EF-4 tornado similar to the one that leveled Moore, Okla.
 
Summer Internship Helps Collegian Paint Bright Future
5/26/13 Topeka Capital Journal
A Kansas State University student who grew up in Silver Lake is getting experience this summer in managing a house painting business through an internship with College Works Painting.
 
Class Acts College Plans
5/25/13 Lincoln Journal Star
Two students: Bryan College Health Sciences, Coe College, Colorado School of Mines, Columbia University, Grinnell, Kansas State, Northwest Missouri State, Purdue, Truman State, Vassar
 
UNO Names Research VP
5/27/13 Austin American-Statesman
He holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from Kansas State University and a master's degree and doctorate in psychology from the University of Kansas.
 
Here's The Scoop
5/27/13 Salina Journal
Julstrom, the daughter of Leland and Lois Francis, of Wilson, lived with her family in Brewster and Colby before moving to Ellis. She attended Colby Community College before earning her bachelor's and master's degrees in food science at Kansas State University. She also became a certified chef after attending Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts School in Minneapolis, Minn.


Friday, May 24, 2013
 
Kansas State University, “Q & A: Answering Readers’ Queries on Drones,”
5/23/13 The New York Times
Yes, drones are probably coming to a sheriff’s department near you. Dozens of police forces and sheriff’s offices have petitioned the government to fly drones in domestic airspace, according to a list compiled by the Federal Aviation Administration. But it’s not just the sheriff’s office of Orange County, Fla., and the Seattle Police Department — a number of universities such as Pennsylvania State and Kansas State have also applied for permission to fly drones.
 
Human ecology, Stephanie Gfeller, “*Assisted Living or Assisted Existing? Help Make the Difference!,”
5/22/13 The Huffington Post
The largest study, covering three years, was conducted by Stephanie Gfeller at Kansas State University.
 
Kansas State University, “*Civil Engineers Tout Biofuel Byproducts Use In Concrete,”
5/23/13 Spokane Journal of Business
Kansas State University civil engineers are developing a mix that they hope will reduce concrete's carbon footprint and make it stronger. Their innovative ingredient: biofuel byproducts.
 
Diagnostic medicine pathobiology, Douglas Powell, “The War on Foodborne Illness,”
5/24/13 Everyday Health
But Doug Powell, a professor of food safety at Kansas State University, cautions that lists of what foods can make you sick don’t tell the whole story. There are many ways that foods can become contaminated on the way to your table. Water used to spray fields, for example, can contaminate fruits and vegetables before they leave the farm. How “animals are raised, slaughtered and processed” can introduce bacteria into our meat, as Sarah A. Klein, author of the CSPI study, points out.
“Some companies do a really great job and have food safety down pat, while others are horrible and eventually get caught,” said Powell.
 
President Kirk Schulz, “Groundbreaking Planned For Biodefense Lab,”
5/24/13 Topeka Capital-Journal
A groundbreaking ceremony is planned for next week for the central utilities plant at a new, national biodefense lab in Manhattan.
 
Agriculture, John Floros, “Research And Extension Officials Worried About Potential State Budget Cuts,”
5/23/13 KAKE-TV
Kansas State University College of Agriculture Dean John Floros told employees in an e-mail the cuts could force the elimination of more than 100 vacant K-State faculty and staff positions statewide.
 
Alumnus, Macario Benavides, “College News,”
5/24/13 The Port Lavaca Wave (Texas)
Macario Thomas Benavides received a bachelor of science degree in secondary education with an emphasis in modern languages and a bachelor of arts degree in Spanish with an emphasis in Hispanic studies from Kansas State University during its May commencement ceremonies.
 
Student athlete, Tre Walker, student, Greg Peterson, “FFA Convention Opens Next Week,”
5/22/13 Hays Daily News
One of the largest annual gatherings of Kansas high school students is set to begin next week as more than 2,000 FFA members, agricultural educators and supporters converge at Kansas State University for the 85th Kansas FFA Convention.
 
Kansas State University, “NHHS Scholarship Recipients,”
5/22/13 Emporia Gazette
Brittney Houck: Kansas State University Leadership Scholarship, $4,000 renewable; Bill & Marla Bugbee, $200; Bovay Voucher scholarship, $1,000; Lyon County Farm Bureau Association, $500; Buster & Eugenia Wheat Scholarship, $1,500; Ag Choice Scholarship, $2,000; FBLA Scholarship, $100; Student Council Scholarship, $50; Gwendolyn Helton Memorial Scholarship, $500; Dale Stinson Memorial Scholarship, $250; NHHS Booster Club Random Drawing, $250.

 

Thursday, May 23, 2013
 
Vet Med, Kelli Almes, “*Kansas Lab Announces Testing for PEDV,”
5/22/13 National Hog Farmer
The Kansas State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is now accepting samples for diagnostic testing for porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV), which has been recently confirmed in the United States.
 
Civil engineering, Kyle Riding, “*Construction Industry Builds On Biotechnologies,”
5/23/13 Iowa Farmer Today
One of the newer developments has been discovered by Kyle Riding, a Kansas State University civil engineering assistant professor.
 
Marketing, Reo Song, “*How A Hollywood Box Office Success Can Translate Internationally,”
5/22/13 Science Daily
Hollywood will have the box office heating up this summer with dozens of blockbuster films. But whether a movie is a worldwide box office bomb or a box office bonanza has a lot to do with the culture and release strategy in other countries, says a Kansas State University researcher.
 
Kansas State University, “Experts To Address Algae Issue At Marion Reservoir,”
5/21/13 Hillsboro Free Press
Contributing to the meeting, which starts at 4 p.m. in the ballroom of the Marion city building, will be an environmental scientist from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, as well as specialists from the Bureau of Water, Watershed Management Section, the Kansas Water Office, Basin Advisory Section and the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at Kansas State University.
 
Kansas State University, “Provision In State Budget Would Protect Salina's KU Med School,”
5/22/13 Salina Journal
Claeys said Salina has a Kansas State University campus that "has a great presence in the community." "We haven’t heard the same threatening attitude from them (K-State)," Claeys said. 
 
Kansas State University, “Students To Attend Boys, Girls Sunflower State,”
5/22/13 Louisberg Herald
For the first time in the history of Sunflower Girls State, the program will be held at Washburn University instead of the University of Kansas. Boys State will be held at Kansas State University. Both programs are held in the month of June, and students who attend also have a chance to head to Washington, D.C., for Boys Nation or Girls Nation, which is held in July.
 
Diagnostic medicine pathobiology, Doug Powell, “14 Foods You Should Never Eat,”
5/23/13 Rodale News
Doug Powell, PhD, professor of food safety at Kansas State University and author of the BarfBlog food-safety website
The Problem: Sprouts have been the source of so many major food recalls that they're not worth the risk, Powell says. Whether bean or broccoli, alfalfa or pea, sprouts have been at the center of at least 40 significant outbreaks of foodborne illness over the past 20 years. They're often found to be contaminated with salmonella, E. coli, and listeria; they're vulnerable to contamination because the seeds require moist, warm conditions in order to sprout—conditions that are ideal for bacteria to multiply.
 
Kansas State University, “Kansas Ag Mediation Services Available to Help Producers and Lenders,”
5/22/13 KTIC radio
KAMS, which is based at Kansas State University, offers advice and assistance, including: mediation and negotiation with banks, suppliers and other creditors to restructure debt; development of feasible, objective restructure plans; and determination of loan restructure options on USDA Farm Service Agency direct and guaranteed loans.



Wednesday, May 22, 2013
 
Agronomy, Jim Shroyer, “U.S. Plains Storms Cause Minor Harm To Oklahoma/Kansas Wheat,”
5/21/13 Chicago Tribune
"I'm more worried about the hot winds a week ago than the storms this week. I'm in Phillips County now, in northwest Kansas, and the crop looks terrible. Last week's heat really took a toll," said Jim Shroyer, Kansas State University agronomist.
 
Kansas State University, “Advertising Portfolio Night Will Give Local Students Advice,”
5/21/13 The Kansas City Star
Vandeven, a University of Kansas graduate, said she got her first job as a result of a portfolio show, and sees the global Portfolio Night as a good opportunity all around. Most of the professionals doing the critiques Wednesday night will be from VML, so her agency will get a look at some of the region’s top students from such schools as KU, the Kansas City Art Institute, the University of Missouri, Kansas State University, the University of Nebraska, and Johnson County Community College.
 
Agricultural economics, Allen Featherstone, “K-State Launches MAB Program For Animal Health Professionals,”
5/21/13 Drovers Cattle Network
Kansas State University's award-winning Master of Agribusiness (MAB) distance degree program is now offering an MAB tailored to individuals working in the animal health industry. 
 
Human nutrition, Mary Higgins, “Food Pro Offers Tips to Save on Groceries,”
5/21/13 Gardner EDGE
Either way, there is room to save, said Mary Meck Higgins, Kansas State University associate professor in human nutrition, who suggested three cost-cutting ideas to eat well for less.
 
Student, Jon Smith, “Exercise Addiction: KC Man Lies To Friends About Gym Time,”
5/21/13 Fox 4 KC
He had a compulsion to exercise. Some call it an addiction. Last year, the Kansas State University student was running three to four hours a day and lying to others about it.
 
Kansas State University, “Experts To Address Algae Issue At Marion Reservoir,”
5/21/13 Hillsboro Free Press
Contributing to the meeting, which starts at 4 p.m. in the ballroom of the Marion city building, will be an environmental scientist from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, as well as specialists from the Bureau of Water, Watershed Management Section, the Kansas Water Office, Basin Advisory Section and the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at Kansas State University.
 
Alumnus, Jay Garetson, “Roundup Briefs,”
5/21/13 The Garden City Telegram
Jay Garetson, Copeland, has been reappointed to a four-year term on the Kansas State Board of Agriculture by Gov. Sam Brownback. Garetson, a fourth-generation family farmer, is a graduate of Kansas State University with a degree in agriculture economics.
 
Alumna, Erika Wheeler, “Community News,”
5/20/13 The Emporia Gazette
Erika Wheeler, daughter of Kenneth and Leigh Wheeler of Shawnee and granddaughter of Ralph and Evora Wheeler and Barbara Stevenson, all of Emporia, will graduate summa cum laude from Kansas State University this month with a bachelor of science degree in accounting, a minor in French and a certificate in international business.
 
Architecture, William Yankey, “Jury Selected In Rape Trial Involving K-State Professor,”
5/21/13 WIBW
RILEY COUNTY, Kan. (WIBW) -- Opening statements are set to get underway Wednesday morning in the trial of a Kansas State University professor accused of rape.



Tuesday, May 21, 13
 
K-State Olathe, Dan Richardson, Provost April Mason, CBA, Ali Malekzadah, “*K-State Olathe Names Four Finalists For CEO,”
5/20/13 Kansas City Business Journal
Kansas State University administrators have settled on four finalists to possibly fill the position of CEO and vice president of the K-State Olathe campus.
 
Technology, J.D. Swinney, “*Research Shows Black Box Could Increase Safety, Efficiency Of Collegiate Flight Training,”
5/20/13 Phys.org
Flight operations quality assurance, or FOQA, the system contained in an aircraft's black box, could improve the safety of collegiate flight training programs in the future, according to research conducted by J.D. Swinney, one of the first two graduates of Kansas State University Salina's professional Master of Technology degree program.
 
Student, Jamie Ashley, music, theatre, dance, Sally Bailey, “*Research:Drama Therapy Shown To Help Patients With Kidney Failure,”
5/17/13 McPherson Sentinel 
Kansas State University researchers are exploring the effects of drama therapy on patients undergoing chronic hemodialysis and are the first in the world to study the topic.
 
Diagnostic medicine pathobiology, Douglas Powell, “‘Agro-Terrorism: One Of The Greatest Terrorist Threats We Face’ – Professor,”
5/22/13 Dairy Reporter
Food recalls had increased dramatically in recent years, Dausey explained, noting that in the last quarter, the US had six recalls per day – around 18.4m products – and that the average cost of one food recall for a company was $10m just in direct costs.
Japan recall ‘handled terribly’ – Prof. Doug Powell
 
Animal science & industry, Terry Houser, “K-State Animal Sciences Faculty Member Honored,”
5/20/13 Rural Messenger
Kansas State University faculty member, Terry Houser, has been named a recipient of the American Meat Science Association’s Distinguished Achievement Award. He will be honored at the AMSA’s Reciprocal Meat Conference June 18 in Auburn, Ala.
 
Kansas State University, “$1.42 Went A Long Way For Group Coffee And Dessert In 1913 Sale,”
5/21/13 Hutchinson News
The state Board of Regents gave final approval to a 5% tuition increase for both in state and out of state students at The University of Kansas, Kansas State University, Wichita State University, and Pittsburg, Emporia and Fort Hays State Universities. The increase was set to begin in the fall of 1989.
 
Kansas State University, “KSU-Salina Offers Day Camps,”
5/21/13 Salina Journal
Kansas State University at Salina is offering several day camps focusing on aviation, computer animation, dance and basketball.


Monday, May 20, 2013
 
Clinical sciences, Susan Nelson, “*Tips To Keep Dog Park Visits Safe, Healthy For Dogs And Dog Owners,”
5/20/13 USA Today via News-Medical.net
Dog parks are a great place to socialize dogs and let them play, but they also have some hidden dangers, according to a Kansas State University veterinarian.
 
Animal sciences & industry, Jim Drouillard, “*Flaxseed: The Next Superfood For Cattle And Beef?,”
5/17/13 NPR
That's what has Jim Drouillard, a professor of animal sciences and industry at Kansas State University, wondering whether flax might be good for beef cattle. In a series of experiments over the past 10 years, he found that feeding flaxseed to cattle in the five months before slaughter reduced inflammation and the need for antibiotics, and offset some of the negative effects of a corn-based diet. It also had an unexpected benefit for consumers.
 
Agricultural economics, Bill Golden, “Wells Dry, Fertile Plains Turn To Dust,”
5/19/13 The New York Times
In the end, most farmers will adapt to farming without water, said Bill Golden, an agriculture economist at Kansas State University. “The revenue losses are there,” he said. “But they’re not as tremendously significant as one might think.”
 
Economics, Bill Blankenau, President Kirk Schulz, Provost, April Mason, “K-State Faculty Member Salaries Low Compared To Peers,”
5/18/13 Topeka Capital Journal
Faculty members at Kansas State University are seeking an improvement in their salaries, which they say are the lowest among their peer institutions and the Big 12 Conference.
 
Kinesiology, Brandon Irwin, “*Workout Advice: Hush Up,”
5/20/13 WOWT
That's the advice from researchers at Kansas State University and Michigan State University.
 
National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility, “Plum Island Sale Prompts Environmentalists, Long Island Officials To Seek Development Protection,”
5/20/13 The Huffington Post
Congress voted in 2009 to close the aging lab and move operations to Kansas State University. Although a scientific study has questioned the wisdom of moving animal disease research to the so-called Beef Belt, President Barack Obama's latest budget includes $714 million for the project. Kansas officials also are selling bonds to pay for the new lab.
 
National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility, “NY Town Eyes Limited Use For Plum Island, Site Of Federal Animal Disease Research Lab,”
5/20/13 Washington Post
As the federal government proceeds with plans to sell the island 100 miles east of New York City to defray the cost of moving animal disease research to a new billion-dollar laboratory in Kansas, Long Island officials are taking steps to prevent resorts or condos or any other development, even before the bidding begins.
 
Housing & dining, Derek Jackson, “*Kansas State University To Build New Residence Hall & Dining Center,”
5/17/13 Student Housing Planet
Kansas State University is increasing its popular on-campus housing options with a $70 million project.
 
Political science, Joe Aistrup, “In Kansas, It’s Lawmakers Versus The Courts,”
5/20/13 The Kansas City Star
“You have a court that on some touchstone issues has been challenging what is mostly a conservative and Republican-dominated Legislature,” said Joe Aistrup, a political scientist at Kansas State University. “It has led to some pretty big showdowns.”
 
Alumnae, Kelly McHugh, Erin Gerken, “*K-State Student Graduates On Anniversary Of Father's Death In Afghanistan,”
5/18/13 WIBW
For journalism major Kelly McHugh, her graduation day was bittersweet. Exactly three years ago, her father, Colonel John McHugh, was killed in Afghanistan.
 
Student, Bronson Blasi, architectural engineering, Fred Hasler, “*Prattan Earns Scholarship For Lighting Design,”
5/19/13 Pratt Tribune
Kansas State University's Bronson Blasi, a senior in architectural engineering, Pratt, is one of just five national recipients of a scholarship from the Besal Scholarship Fund for the 2013-2014 school year. Blasi is receiving a $3,000 scholarship.
 
Kansas State University, “*Northeast Kansas Happenings,”
5/18/13 Topeka Capital Journal
The "Museum of Wonder," an exhibition celebrating Kansas State University's sesquicentennial and land-grant heritage and showcasing K-State artifacts, will be displayed through Oct. 12 at the Beach Museum of Art of the university's campus in Manhattan.
 
Animal sciences & industry, “K-State Animal Sciences Faculty Member Honored,”
5/17/13 Drovers Cattle Network
Kansas State University faculty member, Terry Houser, has been named a recipient of the American Meat Science Association’s Distinguished Achievement Award. He will be honored at the AMSA’s Reciprocal Meat Conference June 18 in Auburn, Ala.
 
KARL Training Ends On High Point
5/20/13 High Plains Journal
The Kansas Agriculture and Rural Leadership Class XI graduated April 20 in Salina. Kansas State University Provost and Senior Vice President April Mason charged the class to take their skills back to their communities and state in an effort to improve Kansas.
 
Social work, David Norlin, business, Greg Stephens, Kathy Brockway, “North Salina Group Receives $10,000 Grant,”
5/16/13 KSAL.com
According to K-State Salina, North Salina Community Development, Inc., has received a $10,000 grant from the Center for Engagement and Community Development and the Office of the Provost at Kansas State University.
 
Political science, Joe Aistrup, “Kansas Chief Justice Says Senator's Proposal On Judicial Selection Is Political Coercion,”
5/19/13 The Wichita Eagle
“You have a court that on some touchstone issues has been challenging what is mostly a conservative and Republican-dominated Legislature,” said Joe Aistrup, a political scientist at Kansas State University. “It has led to some pretty big showdowns.”
 
Technology & aviation, Verna Fitzsimmons, “Sculptures Unveiled For This Year's Sculpture Tour Salina,”
5/19/13 Salina Journal
Fitzsimmons, who moved here from Cleveland to become CEO and dean of Kansas State University at Salina, said she was impressed with the range of styles, variety and quality of the sculptures.
 
Kansas State University, “Girl Scouts Event To Teach Girls About Financial Responsibility,”
5/18/13 Salina Journal
Girls from grades six through 12 are invited to attend the Overnight at K-State Salina event from 6 p.m. June 10 to 12:30 p.m. June 11 on the campus of Kansas State University at Salina.
 
Students, Adam Sollenberger, Yuan Jiao, Steven Gish, Linfeng Jin, “Students Place In Aviation Maintenance Competition,”
5/18/13 Salina Journal
Four students at Kansas State University at Salina placed in a SkillsUSA aviation maintenance competition recently at Wichita Area Technical College.



Friday, May 17, 2013
 
Kan. negotiators agree on biodefense lab bonds
5-16-13 The Houston Chronicle
Kansas previously authorized $105 million in bonds to help build the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility near Kansas State University. Gov. Sam Brownback says the additional bonds will fulfill the state's obligation for the estimated $1.5 billion project.
 
Fred Logan of Leawood new Kansas Regents chairman
5/16/13 Kansas City Star
Logan in a statement attributed the successful campaigns for National Cancer Institute designation at the University of Kansas and the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility site adjacent to Kansas State University to the state having “first-rate” universities.
 
*KSU Dining Hall Honored For Composting
5/17/13 San Antonio Express-News
The Environmental Protection Agency is recognizing Kansas State University for its dining hall composting program.
 
*KSU to build new residence hall, dining center
5/16/13 Austin American-Statesman
Kansas State University has gotten the OK to build a new residence hall, renovate two others and replace a dining center.
 
Fred White dies: Longtime Kansas City Royals announcer recently retired
5/16/13 The Christian Science Monitor
Fred White dies: After spending time as the voice of Kansas State University athletics, Fred White moved into the Royals radio broadcast booth in 1973. Fred White is also remembered for his TV work as a college basketball play-by-play announcer.
 
Grant aimed at helping improve cattle resiliency
5/17/13 Hutchinson News
Kansas State University scientists are part of a multistate partnership receiving a $9.6 million, five-year grant to find ways for cattle producers to adapt to climate extremes in their grazing operations.
 
North Salina Group Gets $10,000 Grant
5/17/13 Salina Journal
"We're going to have two groups of Kansas State students go into north Salina next fall and into the spring, making contacts and identifying leaders," said Greg Stephens, associate professor of business at Kansas State University at Salina, one of three of the grant writers.

Thursday, May 16, 2013
 
National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility, “Kan. Senate Approves $202M NBAF Bond Bill,”
5/15/13 Austin American-Statesman
Gov. Sam Brownback maintains that the bonds will complete the state's financial obligation to the federal government to build the $1 billion National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility at Kansas State University.
 
Alumna, Jamie Ansley, theatre and dance, Sally Bailey, “*Drama Therapy Improves Mood, Reduces Pain During Hemodialysis,”
5/15/13 Medical Xpress
Kansas State University researchers are exploring the effects of drama therapy on patients undergoing chronic hemodialysis and are the first in the world to study the topic.
 
Kansas State University, “*Kansas State University Named “Generous U”,”
5/16/13 Kansas First News
Kansas State University has been named “Generous U” for its student philanthropy, K-State Proud, by the Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy at Brandeis University.
 
Agronomy, Chuck Rice, “*Grant Aimed At Helping Improve Cattle Resiliency,”
5/16/13 The Washington Examiner
Kansas State University scientists are part of a multistate partnership receiving a $9.6 million, five-year grant to find ways for cattle producers to adapt to climate extremes in their grazing operations.
 
Kansas State University, “Why Students And Parents Need To Know The Latest Buzz About 'Test Optional' Colleges,”
5/15/13 Huffington Post
Well-Known Public Colleges and Universities That Are Also Test Optional: Even more surprising are the many public universities that now declare themselves test optional. Here are a few: Arizona State University, many of the Cal State Universities including, Chico Fresno, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Northridge, Sacramento, and San Marcos, Indiana State University (Terra Haute), Kansas State University (Manhattan), Minnesota State University (Mankato), Montana State University (Billings and Bozeman), the University of Arizona, University of Idaho, University of Montana, University of Nevada (Reno and Las Vegas), University of Oregon, University of Texas (Austin), and University of Wyoming.
 
National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility, “Eagle Editorial: Hopes For Session,”
5/15/13 Wichita Eagle
Having aired their understandable concerns about increasing the state’s debt, House members must bite the bullet and authorize an additional $202 million in bonds to help build the $1.15 billion National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility at Kansas State University, as senators did Tuesday. Kansas fought hard for the project and cannot turn its back on the jobs, stature and federal dollars that NBAF will bring.
 
Student, Jennifer McLean, “Westchester Native Flies High in Kansas,”
5/15/13 Tarrytown (N.Y.) Patch
McLean is a senior at Kansas State University, one of the few schools around where she could get her helicopter’s license, but she hasn’t stopped at that. She’s licensed to fly commercial airplanes and is instrument-rated. She’s licensed for private helicopters. Finally, she’s working on her Flight Instructor certification. 
 
Student, Nathan Laudan, “Nathan Laudan To Study Abroad,”
5/15/13 Miami Republic
Nathan Laudan of Paola is one of nearly 100 Kansas State University students who have received scholarships to study abroad this summer or during the fall semester.
 
Almuna, Charlotte Buchanan, “Featured Business Person: Charlotte Buchanan,”
5/15/13 Wichita Eagle
Buchanan, 44, grew up in Wichita and earned a degree in dietetics from Kansas State University. “It’s one of the top programs,” she said. “It really opens a lot of doors for you.”
 
President Kirk Schulz, “KU Chancellor's Pay Ranks 86th Among U.S. Public University Leaders,”
5/15/13 Lawrence Journal-World
Other Kansas executives included in the report were Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz, who ranked 131st with about $396,000 in compensation; and Donald Beggs, who retired in June 2012 as president of Wichita State University and ranked 182nd with about $303,000.
 
Kansas State University, “Schilling Cleanup Moves A Step Closer,”
5/16/13 Salina Journal
Other members of the public entities are the Salina Airport Authority, Salina School District and Kansas State University at Salina.


Wednesday, May 15, 2013
 
Senate Signs Off On NBAF Funds, Schedules Final Vote
5/14/13 The Topeka Capital-Journal
The Senate passed to final action a bill that would allow $202 million in bonds for the National Bio and Agro-Defense facility during light floor action Tuesday.
 
Tick-Borne Disease Threat Is Growing
5/15/13 Chicago Tribune
"Protection is key," says Dryden, University Distinguished Professor of Veterinary Parasitology in the Department of Diagnostic Medicine and Pathobiology at Kansas State University, Manhattan. Unfortunately, not all products work well.
 
*Drama Therapy Improves Mood, Reduces Pain During Hemodialysis
5/14/13 Health Canal
Kansas State University researchers are exploring the effects of drama therapy on patients undergoing chronic hemodialysis and are the first in the world to study the topic.
 
As I See It: The Reality Of Being An Army Kid
5/15/13 The Kansas City Star
For graduating seniors at Kansas State University, May 18 will mean new beginnings, new careers and new chapters to fill. (Written by Kelly McHugh, bachelor's candidate in journalism and mass communications.)
 
Kansas Farmers Take A Chance On Canola
5/14/13 KWCH
Tuesday, an agriculture expert from Kansas State University led several farmers on an educational field trip to explain the benefits of taking a chance on canola.
 
Parasite Control On Doctalk
5/14/13 Bovine Vet Online
On this week’s DocTalk program, Kansas State University veterinarian Dan Thompson discusses parasite control with Dr. Dave Rethorst, also a K-State veterinarian who serves as director of outreach for the Beef Cattle Institute. 
 
Watson Pursuing Childhood Theme Park Dream
5/14/13 Branson Lakes News
When 17-year-old Cody Watson heads to Kansas State University this fall to major in architectural engineering, he’ll also be on his way of fulfilling a childhood dream.
 
Bethany Graduation Services Are Sunday
5/15/13 Salina Journal
Hedeen graduated from Bethany in 1966 then was an officer in the U.S. Navy, serving two tours of duty in Vietnam. He later earned a master's degree in planning from Kansas State University and has developed or renovated more than 200 real estate projects in 23 states.
 
Clay Plan Enlivens Second Sculpture Symposium
5/15/13 Salina Journal
Sure, the Hutchinson resident has a master's degree in ceramic sculpture from Kansas State University and teaches studio arts and art history at Hutchinson Community College. Certainly, she wants to refine her technique and learn new methods of sculpting.


Tuesday, May 14, 2013
 
*And The Best Workout Partner Is...
5/13/13 MSN
Researchers from Kansas State University have discovered people are more inclined to exercise for longer if their workout buddy has a higher fitness level and if they kept the verbal encouragement to a minimum. Yes, that’s right those cliches like “You can do it”, “Go harder” and “Come on” don’t actually get us moving.
 
*K-State Part of Group Receiving $9.6 Million Federal Grant To Study Cattle Grazing Systems
5/13/13 Kansas City Star
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded a $9.6 million grant to a group that includes Kansas State University for the purpose of researching the impact of climate changes on cattle grazing.
 
Are You Suffering From PTSD?
5/13/13 Wealth Professional
A report in the Journal of Financial Therapy, by Bradley Klontz and Sonya Britt of Kansas State University, measured the stress experienced by financial planners during the GFC and found that 93% struggled with medium to high stress levels, and nearly 40% reported severe symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.
 
Hear Comic Book Talk
5/14/13 Delano (Belgium)
The Luxembourg Science Fiction & Fantasy Society presents Dr. Joe Sutliff Sanders of Kansas State University, currently visiting the University of Luxembourg on a Fulbright scholarship, is presenting in English with many illustrations.
 
*Presenting The College Graduates Of 2013: Generation R
5/13/13 Kansas City Star
“All the reports were that there were no jobs for anyone,” said Moeder, a fifth-year senior who will graduate from Kansas State University this month. “We were thinking maybe things will be better by the time we graduate.”
 
What Sick Day? Farmers Take Just Three A Year
5/13/13 Drover's Cattle Network
The study results likely are no surprise to hardworking farmers who are used to working while sick. However, Kansas State University animal scientist Chris Reinhardt urges producers to care for their bodies as well as they care for their equipment.
 
Pest Invasion 2013 Addresses Key Food Safety Topics
5/13/13 Pest Control Technology Online
The seminar focuses on the increasing demands for improved food safety, with several speakers addressing the importance of pest management in food safety. Topics ranged from rodent control updates to fumigation alternatives. Speakers included Dr. Robert Corrigan of RMC Pest Management, Dr. Steven Kells of the University of Minnesota and Dr. Tom Phillips of Kansas State University.
 
Stop Spending Like A Drunken Sailor
5/13/13 Jerusalem Post
As Ronald Reagan once noted in a September 1982 speech at Kansas State University, “Balancing the budget is a little like protecting your virtue: you just have to learn to say ‘no.’” The issue we face is not that the government does not have sufficient funds. Like every young adult entering maturity, it simply needs to learn how to manage its assets and liabilities.
 
Kansas Senate Debating $202M In New Bonds For NBAF
5/14/13 San Antonio Express-News
Brownback has said the measure on Tuesday's agenda in the Senate will fulfill the state's commitment to fund part of the cost of the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility at Kansas State University.
 
Letter: Economy Needs State Funding For Higher Education 
5/13/13 Topeka Capital Journal
The state has had an ever-diminishing role in funding my alma mater (Kansas State University) and my education. It seems we’re headed down a path where, eventually, we’ll have to stop referring to them as “public universities.” Other than tell us what we can and cannot do in higher education, what does the state really do for us? (Written by THEO STAVROPOULOS, Manhattan)
 
K-State Union Wants To Keep Cozy With Lawmakers
5/13/13 Kansas Watchdog
The labor union representing some employees at Kansas State University wants to bite the hand that pays them. In a move that surprised some, the public-employee union at Kansas State University, the Kansas State University Employees Association, has come out against shifting control of some hourly paid employees to the local level. Instead, the union has aligned with the notably anti-union state Legislature.
 
College To Conduct Graduation On Saturday
5/14/13 Garden City Telegram
The ceremony will include a keynote address by Bill Snyder, Kansas State University head football coach, and recognition of distinguished guest Dr. Nathan A. Strandmark, family physician at Plaza Medical Center and GCCC student from 1995 to 1997. 
 
Four Chase County Students Receive Rita Marie Deering Scholarship From K-State
5/13/13 Emporia Gazette
A scholarship established to honor the memory of Rita Marie Deering is making a big difference in the lives of four Kansas State University students from Chase County.
 
Graduating Seniors Say Final Goodbye
5/13/13 KSAL
Seniors at Salina Central, Salina South, and Salina Sacred Heart all graduated on Sunday. Prior to that, seniors at St. John's Military School, Ell-Saline, Kansas Wesleyan University, Kansas State University Salina, and Salina Area Technical College all graduated Saturday.


Monday, May 13, 2013

Family Studies & Human Services, Bradley Klontz, “Some Financial Advisers May Have PTSD Following 2008 Crisis: Study,”
5-12-13 The Huffington Post
"A lot of these financial planners I worked with couldn't sleep at night,” Brad Klontz, an associate professor at Kansas State University and co-author of the study told MarketWatch. "They shoulder a great deal of the financial and emotional responsibility when they manage client assets."

History, David Stone, "On the Line"
5-10-13 Voice of America and Voice of Russia
Pickett professor of history David Stone was interviewed recently by both Voice of America and Voice of Russia. He appeared on Voice of America's "On the Line," hosted by Ayesha Tanzeem, to speak about the ongoing Russian military conflict in the breakaway region of Chechnya as well as the problem of violence and instability throughout the North Caucasus. For Voice of Russia, he spoke with Ric Young, host of the English-language Morning Program, about Victory Day, commemorating the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II. Stone discussed the Soviet experience of World War II and the Soviet role in the war.
 
Arts & Sciences, Joseph Aistrup, “Men on a mission: The Koch brothers and US conservatism,”
5/10/13 Deutsche Welle
"The Koch brothers have a multifaceted approach," explains Joseph Aistrup, professor of political science at Kansas State University, the home state of Koch Industries, the brothers' conglomerate. Unlike some other rich financiers of the political left and right in the US, the Kochs do not just write checks for candidates or causes in an election season, but have a long-term strategy.
 
NBAF, “Legislators hesitant to approve more NBAF funds,”
5/12/13 Kansas First News
The days are dwindling for Kansas legislators and a looming budget decision is whether or not to approve more funding for the construction of the National Bio-Agro Defense facility in Manhattan.
 
Kinesiology, Brandon Irwin, “*Best workout partner keeps verbal encouragement to minimum,”
5/11/13 Newstrack India
The best workout partner may be one who understands that silence is golden, a Kansas State University researcher in the College of Human Ecology has stated.
 
Chemical Engineering, Vikas Berry, William Honstead, “*Improved sensing devices may someday tell it if will rain on Mars,”
5/12/13 ANI News
A Kansas State University chemical engineer and his team are using graphene quantum dots to improve sensing devices in a twofold project.
 
Alumnus, Dennis Shreves, “KSU Speaker Tells Students: Adapt,”
5/12/13 Salina Journal
"The graduates then thought they were part of something new in Kansas," Shreves said Saturday morning, where he was graduation speaker at KTI's successor, Kansas State University at Salina.
 
Kansas State University, “*Northeast Kansas happenings,”
5/11/13 Topeka Capital Journal
A ROCK STORY — "Rock of Ages," a musical featuring songs from the 1980s, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, in McCain Auditorium at Kansas State University in Manhattan. Cost: $55 for general admission and $22.50 for students. Information and tickets: (785) 532-6428. LEARNING ABOUT WHISTLER — "The Lyrics of Art," a film profiling artist James McNeill Whistler, will be shown at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 16, in the Beach Museum of Art at Kansas State University in Manhattan. Free. Information: (785) 532-7718.
 
Student, Alexis Wingerson, “*K-State Blue Key Inducts New Members,”
5/12/13 Hays Daily News
The Kansas State University chapter of Blue Key, a nationwide honor society for college seniors, has initiated 15 new members for the 2013-14 academic year.
 
Students, Michael Murray, Gayla Randel, Avery Simecka, “*It's Your Business,”
5/11/13 Topeka Capital-Journal
Michael Murray and Avery Simecka, both of Topeka, have been selected to serve on the Union Program Council’s 2013-14 Executive Board at Kansas State University. Murray, a junior in political science, will serve as the Forums Committee co-chair, while Simecka, a freshman in arts and sciences, will be the After Hours Committee co-chair. The council is responsible for organizing events in the K-State Student Union and around campus.
 
Agricultural Economics, Vincent Amanor-Boadu, “Agribusiness offers leadership opportunities for women,”
5/11/13 High Plains Journal
A Kansas State University agricultural economist is optimistic about agriculture, which, he claims, “is the only business that will not go out of business.”
 
Kansas State University, “KU faculty, staff push for improved tuition benefits for themselves and their families,”
5/13/13 Lawrence Journal World
Ginther’s group recommends that KU expand its assistance policy to include spouses, domestic partners, children and dependents of staff and faculty, and increase the number of free credit hours offered to seven per semester — roughly half the typical full-time credit-load. It also would do away with a stipulation that faculty or staff who have doctoral degrees are ineligible. That would make KU’s benefits roughly the same as those at Kansas State University.



Friday, May 10, 2013

*Britons Spend More Than 20 Hours A Day Sitting Down
5/9/13 The Telegraph
Assistant professor of human nutrition Richard Rosenkranz, of Kansas State University, asked 60,000 men aged between 45 and 65 how long they spent sat down each day.
 
After Hesitating, Kan. House Panel Oks NBAF Bonds
5-9-13 The Houston Chronicle
The Republican-dominated House Appropriations Committee initially delayed a decision on the governor's proposal for the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility at Kansas State University. Committee members from both parties said they wanted more information about why the cost of the lab has more than doubled to $1.15 billion since Kansas landed the project in 2009. They also wanted assurances that the state won't face even higher costs in the future.
 
93% Of Financial Advisers Had PTSD After 2008
5/9/13 Market Watch
“A lot of these financial planners I worked with couldn’t sleep at night,” says Brad Klontz, an associate professor at Kansas State University and co-author of the study. “They shoulder a great deal of the financial and emotional responsibility when they manage client assets.” Indeed, a separate 2008 survey by financial planner Katherine Vessenes also found that 90% of financial planners reported that the fall in the market had increased their stress levels, and 30% said their work lives negatively affected their sleep.
 
*Researchers Use Graphene Quantum Dots To Detect Humidity, Pressure
5/8/13 R&D Magazine
The latest research from a Kansas State University chemical engineer may help improve humidity and pressure sensors, particularly those used in outer space.
 
*EPA Honors University’s Dining Hall Food Composting Program
5-10-13 Kansas First News
MANHATTAN — The Environmental Protection Agency Region 7 has  presented an  achievement award to Kansas State University for demonstrating commitment to improving sustainable food management practices.
 
Brooks Middle School Students Take Off With Flying Challenge
5/9/13 Wichita Eagle
The flights were provided by Kansas State University-Salina certified flight instructors. K-State brought nine airplanes to Jabara Airport for the flights. 
 
Kansas State Students Present Design Concepts For Downtown
5/9/13 Wichita Business Journal
The Naftzger Park ideas were just one concept that Glastetter, a third-year landscape architecture student, and her Kansas State University colleagues created for key "catalyst" sites downtown. Their concepts build off ideas in the city’s Project Downtown master plan.
 
Insurance Premiums Going Up
5/10/13 Salina Journal
Linda Sheppard, director of the Accident and Health Division and Patient Protection and manager of the Affordable Care Act with the Kansas Insurance Department, told people at the Kansas State University at Salina civic luncheon that premiums will increase as more people are required to be covered by insurance.
 
Student Tells Governor Part-Time Job Won’t Cut It
5/9/13 Clay Center Dispatch
A K-State student from Clay Center was among those to tell Gov. Sam Brownback that working through college with a part-time job won’t cut it any more because college is getting too expensive to be able to do that.
 
ZimmComm Announces Summer Intern
5/8/13 Precision Pays
We are so pleased with the response to our new agri-blogging internship program. It was tough to choose just one for the summer semester, but we finally decided on Maggie Seiler – a sophomore at Kansas State University dual majoring in agricultural communications and journalism and animal sciences and industry.
 
Fourth Guilty Plea Linked To Deadly Manhattan Arson
5/9/13 Topeka Capital Journal
The getaway driver in an armed robbery that kicked off the chain of events that ultimately led to the arson-related death of a Kansas State University researcher has become the fourth person to plead guilty to federal charges in the case.
 
Former Topekan Writes Book About Sex Addition
5/9/13 Topeka Capital-Journal
Lofgreen, who grew up on a ranch near Norton in northwest Kansas, earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology at Kansas State University and a master’s degree in social work at Rutgers University. She had a private practice in Topeka for 27 years and is the creator of STARPRO, a specialized treatment plan for sex addicts, their partners and families.
 
Farmer Educates With Videos
5/9/13 Peabody Gazette Bulletin
The 2001 Kansas State University graduate works with his brother, Grant, and father, Vernon, in a large, diversified farming operation. He creates music videos whenever he has time.


Thursday, May 9, 2013

 
National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility, “*Kansas Senate Panel Oks $202M For Biodefense Lab,”5/9/13 San Francisco Chronicle
 
Chemical engineering, Vikas Berry, alumni, Augustus Graham, Alfredo Rodriguez, Jonathan Colston, Evgeniy Shishkin, “*Researchers Use Graphene Quantum Dots To Detect Humidity And Pressure,”5/8/13 Nanowerk
 
National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility, “Relocating the Kansas State University Large Animal Research Center in Nine Months,”5/8/13 ALN magazine
 
Kansas State University, “Drones Are The Farmers Of The 21st Century,”5/8/13 PSFK
 
Kinesiology, Brandon Irwin, ‘*Best Workout Partner Is A Silent Workout Partner, Study Finds,” 5/8/13 The Huffington Post
 
Kinesiology, Brandon Irwin, “*Optimal Workout Partner Encourages Less To Motivate More, Says Researcher,”5/8/13 Medical Express
 
Student, Amber Laudick, “*Spring Hill Student Lends Talents To University Commencement Ceremonies,”5/8/13 Miami County Republic
 
Provost Office, Ben Champion, “EPA to Present Food Recovery Challenge Achievement Award to Kansas State University,”5/8/13 EPA.gov
 
Agriculture, Lyle Lomas, Kelly Kusel, Dan O’Brien, agronomy, Doug Shoup, entomology, Wendy Johnson, Spring Crops Field Day Set For May 22 In SEKansas,”5/7/13 Farm Talk
 
Biological & agricultural engineering, Phillip Barnes, “Funding Issue Won’t Stop Algae Research,” 5/7/13 Hillsboro Free Press
 
Student, Miles Theurer, “K-State Student Takes Plea Deal In Double Fatal K-18 Crash,”5/7/13 WIBW
 
Kansas State University, “Tips About Rabies In Kansas,”5/7/13 McPherson Sentinel
 
National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility, “Kan. Democrats Say They Lack Enough Details On NBAF,”5/7/13 NECN



Wednesday, May 8, 13
 
Most NCAA Division I athletic departments take subsidies
5/8/13 USA Today
In 2010 the subsidy from the general fund was cut by 10% "in response to state budget issues across the university," athletics director John Currie said. "Then the next year the president and I agreed that given the fact that we had been able to grow our annual giving and grow our ticket sales that it was appropriate that we go ahead and phase out that (component of the subsidy) support."
 
Kan. Dems say they lack enough details on NBAF
5/7/13 San Antonio Express-News
The new, $1.15 billion biosecurity lab at Kansas State University would research dangerous animal diseases and ways to protect the nation's food supply, replacing an aging facility on Plum Island, N.Y.
 
With advice from a veterinarian, you can win the war on fleas!
5/8/13 Chicago Tribune
"For example, some flea products to be used for dogs may be dangerous to cats," says Dryden, University Distinguished Professor of Veterinary Parasitology in the Department of Diagnostic Medicine and Pathobiology at Kansas State University, Manhattan. "If you have a pregnant animal, product choices can change. Lifestyle of your pet matters a lot."
 
*Optimal Workout Partner Encourages Less to Motivate More
5/7/13 Science Daily
The best workout partner may be one who understands that silence is golden, according to one Kansas State University researcher in the College of Human Ecology.
 
*Study Finings Could Lead To Treatments In Cancer, Neurological Diseases
5/8/13 Medical News Today
Kansas State University scientists helped discover new details about an intricate process in cells. Their finding may advance treatments for cancer and neurological diseases. 
 
Time Warner Cable, Hearst, HBO and Verizon Fund NYC Media Lab
5/7/13 Ad Age
Many schools -- including Michigan State, Northwestern University, Kansas State University, Yale and Ohio State University -- have teamed with corporations on data research efforts. 
 
New research to study climate, weather impacts on livestock
5/7/13 Agriculture.com
The beef team includes 32 scientists from Oklahoma State, Kansas State University, the University of Oklahoma, Tarleton State University, the Samuel R. Noble Foundation, and two USDA-ARS laboratories.
 
Lawrence, Manhattan, Olathe recognized as best for Kansas retirees
5/7/13 The Topeka Capital-Journal
It also referenced Kansas’ decision to lower the top income tax rate to 4.9 percent, the state’s relatively low unemployment, recreational opportunities that include the Flint Hills cycling trails, the state’s abundant hunting and fishing, and The University of Kansas and Kansas State University sports teams.
 
Representative of insurance department to speak about Affordable Care Act
5/7/13 Salina Journal
The Affordable Care Act -- commonly known as "Obamacare" -- will be the topic of discussion at the next session of the Civic Luncheon Lecture Series at Kansas State University at Salina.
 
Tips About Rabies In Kansas
5/7/13 McPherson Sentinel
In April, a cow from McPherson County tested positive for rabies at the Kansas State University Rabies Laboratory in Manhattan. The cow was submitted by Dr. Lacey from the Smokey Valley Animal Hospital in McPherson. This is the first case in McPherson County and the 25th case in Kansas in 2013.
 
K-State Student Takes Plea Deal In Double Fatal K-18 Crash
5/7/13 WIBW
A Kansas State University graduate student responsible for a head-on collision that killed an Ogden couple had a blood alcohol content of more than twice the legal limit at the time of the deadly crash, prosecutors said.



Tuesday, May 7, 2013
 
*11 Ways to Get Fitter – Without Even Trying
5/6/13 Marie Claire Australia
We’ve all heard that buddying up helps you stay motivated – at least to get past the pain and onto the post-workout brunch – but researchers have discovered that we should be pretty particular with who we take to Pilates. In a Kansas State University study, researchers found people burned a lot more calories – as in, 200 percent more – when they worked out alongside someone they perceived as fitter than them. Go make a gym date with that scary-fit buddy – her drive might just rub off on you.
 
*Assembly Of A Protein Degradation Machine Could Lead To Treatments In Cancer, Neurological Diseases
5/6/13 Science Daily
Kansas State University scientists helped discover new details about an intricate process in cells. Their finding may advance treatments for cancer and neurological diseases. 

Kansas Medicaid Expansion Likely To Be Delayed In Legislative Maneuver 
5/6/13 Huffington Post
Ward also questioned why Republicans are concerned about the impact on the federal budget, noting that Brownback and lawmakers have been actively seeking hundreds of millions in federal funds to build a new homeland security research center at Kansas State University, which has been touted as an economic development project. Ward said that all the delay will do is help non-Kansans.
 
K-State, City Of Topeka Examine Use Of Alternative Fuel
5/6/13 Topeka Capital Journal
Free help from six Kansas State University engineering students has put the city of Topeka on the road to testing the use of human waste to help fuel a city vehicle.
 
Governor Stresses Need For Stable Funding For Higher Ed
5/6/13 WIBW
Kansas State University officials and students are applauding Governor Sam Brownback for his continued efforts to prevent cuts to the higher education system.
 
Sen. Moran: Congress To Discuss Farm Bill, NBAF Funding
5/6/13 WIBW AM/FM
Also, the appropriations process is on going as they work to fulfill the President’s budget recommendation for NBAF, the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility to be built in Manhattan.
 
Money for NBAF but not for health care?
5/6/13 Wichita Eagle
Gov. Sam Brownback is reluctant to allow an expansion of Medicaid because he thinks the federal government is broke and may not honor its funding commitment. But he is also pushing the Legislature to authorize an additional $200 million in state bonds to help ensure the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility is built in Manhattan, without any worries that the government will honor its funding commitment. Brownback wants NBAF because it is expected to create about 750 construction jobs and more than 300 permanent jobs. But the Medicaid expansion is projected to create about 4,000 jobs. “I think we can say with some certainty,” wrote Kansas City Star columnist Barbara Shelly, “that a pathogen lab is more attractive to him as an economic stimulus than an expansion of health care to low-income Kansans.”
 
Governor Continuing Higher Education Tour
5/7/13 Hutchinson News 
The Republican governor will make stops Monday in Manhattan at Kansas State University, meeting with students and faculty. He will be at Fort Hays State University on Tuesday, along with a stop to the University of Kansas School of Medicine's Salina campus.
 
Area Students Initiated Into The Honor Society Of Phi Kappa Phi At Kansas State
5/6/13 Winfield Daily Courier
Clayton Biggerstaff, of Arkansas City, and Darcie Darby, of Winfield, were both initiated at Kansas State University.
 
Clutter Murder Case 'Follows' Hall Of Fame Honoree
5/6/13 Hutchinson News
He also suggested it would be best not to have a notable writer from the East Coast show up writing a book on the crisis. But there was no stopping Truman Capote when he arrived in Garden City, carrying a letter of introduction from the president of Kansas State University. Even Brown's gruffness couldn't inhibit Capote.
 
Party Bus Tragedy Investigated
5/7/13 Kansas City Star
Though not common, other fatal such accidents have been reported. In 2006, John Green, a Kansas State University fan from Shawnee, died while riding on the roof of the Cat Tracker party bus when his head hit an overpass in Lawrence.


Monday, May 6, 2013
 
*On the Line: "Chechnya Conflict: Nationalist Struggle to Islamist Jihad?" 
5/3/13 Voice of America
"On the Line" discusses those possible links and the history and context of the conflict in Chechnya.GUESTSReginald Dale: Senior Fellow, Center for Strategic & International StudiesProf. David R. Stone: Director, Institute for Military History & 20th Century Studies, Kansas State University
 
Letter To The Editor: Bias And A Settlement With Black Farmers
5/3/13 New York Times
The writer is a professor of geography at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. The letter was co-written by nine additional academics, from the University of Minnesota, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Michigan and Kansas State University. 
 
Kan. Governor Continuing Higher Education Tour
5/6/13 Austin American-Statesman
The Republican governor will make stops Monday in Manhattan at Kansas State University, meeting with students and faculty. He will be at Fort Hays State University on Tuesday, along with a stop to the University of Kansas School of Medicine's Salina campus.
 
*KSU Research Clicks On Youth Seat Belt Use
5/3/13 Topeka Capital Journal
Engineers at Kansas State University are working to piece together the life and death statistical puzzle created when one-fourth of the state's children ages 4 to 13 neglect to wear seat belts.
 
*Kansas State Scholar Examines The Classroom Experience Of Black Student Athletes
5/3/13 The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
Albert Bimper Jr., an assistant professor of special education, counseling and student affairs at Kansas State University is conducting research on the academic experiences of Black student athletes at colleges and universities. He notes that of the 70 colleges and universities that competed in football bowl games after the 2012 season, more than half the teams had a 20 percentage point graduation rate gap between Black and White athletes. One quarter of all teams had a 30 percentage point gap.
 
Raw Milk Sickened Scores, Even With Oversight, Report Finds
5/5/13 NBC News
"Raw milk is riskier than most foods," said Douglas Powell, a professor of food safety at Kansas State University. While certainly a larger number of people get sick yearly from eating tainted tomatoes or lettuce, there are many more consumers of those foods than consumers of raw milk, he said.
 
Don't Miss: Public Hearing on Plum Island Zoning
5/5/13 NorthFork Patch
The proposal to shut down the Plum Island Island Animal Disease Center and create a new National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility” (NBAF) in Kansas is a contentious issue, with many questioning why the government would site a facility to test animal diseases in the heart of "cow country," DeLuca said. The possibility of diseases spreading is real, DeLuca and Congressman Tim Bishop agreed.
 
*K-State Students Replicate Hurricane Sandy's Damage
5/4/13 WIBW
Engineering students at Kansas State University put their skills to the test for a unique project that simulated the damage caused by HurricaneSandy.
 
*KU, Other Universities Keep Government Informed On Status Of International Students
5/3/13 Lawrence Journal World
As reports emerged Friday that the U.S. Homeland Security Department has ordered extra security in the student visa process in the wake of the Boston bombings, officials at Kansas University and Kansas State University said they’re already keeping close tabs on the status of their international students, as required.
 
K-State Wins FLW Central Conference Event On Pickwick Lake
5/4/13 WIBW
The Kansas State University team of Nathan Kozlowski and Lance Maldonado, both of Junction City, Kan., won the FLW College Fishing Central Conference event on Pickwick Lake Saturday with a five-bass limit weighing 17 pounds, 8 ounces. The victory earned the club $2,000 and advanced the team to the FLW College Fishing Central Conference Invitational tournament.
 
Dr. Mike Apley Recognized For Outstanding Industry Support
5/3/13 Bovine Veterinarian
Recognized for his leadership in beef cattle health and food safety, Kansas State University professor Mike Apley, D.V.M., Ph.D., D.A.C.V.C.P., recently received the 2013 Outstanding Service Award from the Academy of Veterinary Consultants (AVC).
 
University Senate pushes for more tuition assistance benefits for faculty, staff and their families
5/3/13 Lawrence Journal World
Kansas State University, for example, allows for a few free credit hours for spouses or children of faculty or staff each semester, with a few qualifiers. K-State reported to the group that it provides just shy of $1 million worth of tuition assistance each year, on average. KU's estimated cost is around $275,000 per year.
 
Seaton, Brown, Stevens inducted into Kansas Press Association Hall of Fame
5/4/13 The Republic
Manhattan Mercury editor Edward Seaton, longtime Kansas State University journalism instructor Bill Brown and retired Associated Press executive Paul Stevens are now members of the Kansas Press Association Hall of Fame.
 
*Northeast Kansas Happenings
5/4/13 Topeka Capital-Journal
LOVE LOST — "The Heiress," a play about love, money and betrayal, will be staged at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 5, in Nichols Theatre at Kansas State University in Manhattan. Cost: $8-$16. Information: (785) 532-6878.
 
Under the Knife? 
5/4/13 Salina Journal
Arpke said he wishes KU would be as cooperative as Kansas State University.
 
K-State Salina Students Earn Awards For Outstanding Work
5/3/13 Avionics Intelligence
For the 27th year, Kansas State University Salina has recognized students for outstanding academic achievements, dedication, leadership and community service.
 
74% Of Lobbyist Spending On Kansas Lawmakers Unaccounted For
5/5/13 The Kansas City Star
Lawmakers attended 112 recreational and entertainment events with lobbyists, mostly University of Kansas and Kansas State University basketball.
 
Discover Prairie's Beauty In Backyard, Beyond
5/2/13 1st Infantry Division Post
The trails, part of Kansas State University’s Konza Prairie Biological Station, are open to the public from dawn to dusk. Hikers can select from among three trails that run more than two, four and six miles.
 
Seaton, Brown, Stevens inducted into Kansas Press Association Hall of Fame
5/3/13 The Republic
Manhattan Mercury editor Edward Seaton, longtime Kansas State University journalism instructor Bill Brown and retired Associated Press executive Paul Stevens are now members of the Kansas Press Association Hall of Fame.

 
Friday, May 3, 2013
 
Drones Hit New Turf: U.S. Farmland 
5/2/13 Wall Street Journal
Researchers at Kansas State University are creating precise maps of nitrogen deficiencies in soil to help farmers apply fertilizer where it is needed most. A team at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is using the aircraft to detect microbes in the atmosphere that may cause plant diseases.
 
*Using Appropriate Seat Belt Restraints Boosts Child Safety On Road, Say Civil Engineers
5/3/13 USA Today via News-Medical
Vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death and injury among children. Kansas State University civil engineers are striving to increase child safety by studying a simple action: buckling up.
 
Raw Milk Sickened Scores Despite Inspections
5/3/13 My Health News Daily
"Raw milk is riskier than most foods," said Douglas Powell, a professor of food safety at Kansas State University. While certainly a larger number of people get sick yearly from eating tainted tomatoes or lettuce, there are many more consumers of those foods than consumers of raw milk, he said.
 
*You Could Be Suffering From ‘Sitting Disease’
5/2/13 Free Malaysia Today
A recent study by Richard Rosenkranz, a Kansas State University researcher showed that compared to those who reported sitting four hours or less per day, those who sat for more than four hours per day were significantly more likely to report having a chronic disease such as diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure.
 
*Five Faculty Members Named Newest University Distinguished Professors
5/2/13 Equities.com
Five Kansas State University faculty members have been chosen as the newest university distinguished professors (http://www.k-state.edu/grad/faculty/udp/) -- a lifetime title and the highest honor the university bestows on its faculty.
 
Kansas State Students Win Generous U Competition
5/2/13 Brandeis Now
A student group from Kansas State University have won the national student philanthropy competition Generous U, which is run annually by Brandeis’ Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy. 
 
Report Questions Crop Insurance Structure
5/2/13 KCUR
“I think you have to ask yourself, would Congress have stood by and not provided an ad hoc disaster program, in the middle of a presidential election year, that was hotly contested, particularly in Iowa and Ohio, if those farmers in those states had not been getting indemnity checks,” said Art Barnaby, an agricultural economics professor at Kansas State University.
 
K-State Employees Considering Leaving Civil Service
5/2/13 Wichita Business Journal
Hundreds of Kansas State University employees are considering leaving civil service, which would remove them from the control of the Kansas Legislature.
 
Rains Leave Salina Area Wet, Cold
5/3/13 Salina Journal
The May outlook provides no guarantees, said Mary Knapp, state climatologist at the Weather Data Library at Kansas State University, in Manhattan.
 
Flyin-In, Pancake Feed Saturday At Airport
5/2/13 Abilene Reflector-Chronicle
The association expects a wide variety of aircraft from regular production models to experimental home-built, antique and historic military aircraft. Student pilots from Kansas State University at Salina usually bring an aircraft that they fly for their pilot training program.


Thursday, May 2, 2013
 
Diagnostic medicine pathobiology, Michael Dryden, “My Pet World,”
5/3/13 Chicago Tribune
Even veterinary colleagues often call veterinary parisitologist Dr. Michael Dryden, "Dr. Flea." Dryden is a professor of Veterinary Parasitology in the Department of Diagnostic Medicine and Pathobiology at Kansas State University-Manhattan. Dryden says, "The problem is not Advantage II (which is indeed a step-up compared to Advantage I); it's that you weren't treating each and every cat. No matter what product you choose, you won't be successful treating only some of the cats. I do understand that it's likely the semi-feral cats may not be very accepting of treatment, and I understand the cost can be prohibitive to treat so many cats."
 
National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility, “Kansas Gov. Budgets Over $200 Million In Bonds For NBAF,”
5/1/13 Drovers Cattle Network
Gov. Sam Brownback’s proposed adjustment to the Kansas state budget includes $202 million in bonds to help construct the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility at Kansas State University.
 
Plant pathology, Eduard Akhunov, “Kansas State University Researcher Leads International Team,”
5/2/13 KTIC Radio
The Kansas State University plant pathologist is leading an international team of researchers in comparing the genetic code of ancient wheat varieties to that of modern varieties with a goal of improving wheat for different growing conditions throughout the world. 
 
Political science, Joseph Aistrup, “Insight Kansas: The Politics Of Funding The Regents,”
5/1/13 The Marysville Advocate
Joseph A. Aistrup teaches political science at KSU.

 
Kansas State University, “K-State Employees May Leave Civil Service,”
4/30/13 Topeka Capital Journal
A vote later this year at Kansas State University could see hundreds of state employees leaving civil service en masse.

 
Alumnus, Parker Young, “K-State Honors Straub Manager; Federal Reserve Promotion; HCA Midwest Partnership,”
4/30/13 Kansas City Star
Parker Young, an executive at Straub Construction Co., was recently honored by Kansas State University for his career accomplishments.
 
Kansas State University, “Talking About Ike,”
5/2/13 Salina Journal
After Salina, the group left for a presentation at Kansas State University in Manhattan on Wednesday afternoon. Another is planned for tonight at the Dole Institute at the University of Kansas in Lawrence.
 
Family studies and human services, Walter Schumm, “A Reviewer's Conflict,”
5/1/13 Inside HigherEd
Walter R. Schumm, professor of family studies at Kansas State University, was one of few scholars to defend the work of Mark Regnerus, associate professor of sociology at the University of Texas at Austin. Regnerus authored the original study that suggested children raised in same-sex households were less likely than children of opposite-sex couples to succeed as adults. The study was published in the in the July 2012 issue of Social Science Research.
 
Kansas State University, “Heritage Grants Divide County Commission,”
5/1/13 Lawrence Journal World
The county's grant will meet part of a 25-percent local match needed to draw down $500,000 in federal funds awarded to the Kansas Forest Service last year. County officials said the state forest service, housed at Kansas State University, has committed that entire amount to the Baldwin Woods project, provided the matching funds can be secured.