K-Staters in the news - November 2013

 

Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013

*Astronauts' body heat to power electronics
11/27/13 Energy Harvesting Journal, KDRV (Medford, OR)
Kansas State University researchers are improving astronauts' outerwear for outer space. The collaborative team, which includes electrical and computer engineering professors and more than a dozen students, envisions a future spacesuit that could monitor astronauts' health and use body heat to power electronics. By working with a model spacesuit, the engineers are exploring how wearable medical sensors can be used in future space missions to keep astronauts healthy.
 
With mountains of data, tech experts work to help farms weather climate shifts
11/26/13 Kansas AgLand
A study by Kansas State University researchers estimated that for every 1 degree Celsius increase in temperature, the state’s wheat yield would drop 21 percent, or 10.6 bushels per acre. It’s a startling number considering the USDA says that much of the interior of the country is expected to see temperatures increase from two to three degrees Celsius in the next 40 years. 
 
Kruse Feed Technology Center allows students to make mistakes there, not later on the job
11/26/13 Midwest Producer
The dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony of the O.H. Kruse Feed Technology Innovation Center this fall brought students, faculty and industry professionals together to appreciate hard work, thank supporters and celebrate the future of the feed industry at Kansas State University.
 
Oakley CL: New wheat variety released by K-State
11/26/13 Ag Professional
Oakley CL is a new hard red winter wheat Clearfield variety released this fall by the Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station. This variety was developed at K-State’s Agricultural Research Center-Hays from a cross made by Joe Martin, retired wheat breeder at ARC-Hays. Oakley CL was tested as experimental number KS09H19-2-3. Its pedigree is Above/Danby//KS03HW10.
 
Trading places: Teachers take summer school, learn new way of teaching science
11/26/13 Midwest Producer
About a dozen teachers from across Kansas spent three weeks at Kansas State University's Soybean Summer Science Institute, learning how to make science exciting for their students by using soybeans. Brian McCornack, assistant professor of entomology and an institute organizer, said the university wants to find ways to get youth interested in agriculture because food security is one of the biggest challenges the world faces.
 
Morgantown ranked among top 20 college towns
11/27/13 Register Herald (Beckley, W.V.)
Ithaca, N.Y., was named the top college town in the nation in 2013. Four other Big 12 Conference schools made the list: Iowa State University, Kansas State University, the University of Kansas and the University of Oklahoma.
 
Sustainability expert takes the stage at K-State
11/26/13 Drovers Cattle Network
That’s how the Merriam-Webster dictionary defines sustainable, and I am willing to place a bet that many of you have your own ways to define a term that is being widely discussed throughout the entire agricultural industry, including the cattle sector, and was the subject of a recent Upson Lecture Series event on the campus of Kansas State University.

 
Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013

*K-State engineers improving astronauts' outerwear for outer space
11/25/13 Kansas City InfoZine
Kansas State University collaborative team -- which includes electrical and computer engineering professors and more than a dozen students -- envisions a future spacesuit that could monitor astronauts' health and use body heat to power electronics. By working with a model spacesuit, the engineers are exploring how wearable medical sensors can be used in future space missions to keep astronauts healthy.
 
KSU helping to boost small businesses
11/25/13 Kansas First News
K-State received a $60,000 grant from the Kansas Department of Agriculture to help small businesses boost their sales.
 
Photos of the Day: Engineers design spacesuit tools, biomedical sensors to keep astronauts healthy
11/25/13 ECN Magazine
Kansas State University researchers are improving astronauts' outerwear for outer space.
 
*Staley students earn top debate honors, and other school notes
11/26/13 Kansas City Star
Kansas State University: Jordan Green, a sophomore in animal sciences and industry from Liberty, was named a K-State Libraries ambassador.
 
*KSU classified employees vote to leave civil service system
11/25/13 Topeka Capital-Journal
Classified employees at Kansas State University voted last week to leave the state civil service system amid growing concern about a lack of salary raises from the Kansas Legislature.
 
Area Police Report 11/25/13
11/26/13 KMAN
Kansas State University police arrested a Manhattan man early Monday morning on aggravated burglary and criminal damage to property charges.
 
*'Tis the season: December brings plenty of holiday-related cultural events to campus
11/26/13 Little Apple Post
Holiday-themed music, dance art events abound on the Kansas State University campus in the month of December.
 
Santa visits airport hangar Dec. 7 with 'Project Jingle Bells' activities
11/26/13 Salina Journal
Kansas State University at Salina student organizations will provide activities and crafts for a donation, and digital photos with Santa will be offered free of charge. 

 

Monday, Nov. 25, 2013

*Students from overseas flock to U.S. colleges
11/23/13 Kansas City Star
Last year, Kansas State University opened an office in Vietnam and beefed up recruitment in about eight African and several South American nations, said Marcelo Sabates, interim associate provost for international programs.

With mountains of data, tech experts work to help farms weather climate shifts
11/24/13 Kansas City Star
A study by Kansas State University researchers estimated that for every 1 degree Celsius increase in temperature, the state’s wheat yield would drop 21 percent, or 10.6 bushels per acre.

Construction of KSU engineering expansion to begin in February
11/23/13 Topeka Capital Journal
Construction of a new facility that will expand Kansas State University’s engineering complex is expected to begin in February, according to a university official.

*K-State helping small businesses ramp up production
Fadi Aramouni, Food Safety Specialist
11/22/13; KSNT, KTKA 

*K-State workers overwhelmingly reject civil service system
11/22/13 WIBW
More than 1,500 workers at Kansas State University will soon no longer be part of the state's civil service system. Instead, the school said, they will be directly employed by K-State as university support staff.

Former professor creates celebration of electric light
11/22/13 Topeka Capital-Journal
The unique piece of religious artwork, titled “eMenorah,” was designed and built by John Selfridge, a longtime professor at Kansas State University.

*University's newly endowed chair in wheat research awarded to its namesake
11/23/13 High Plains Journal
Bikram Gill, university distinguished professor of plant pathology and director of the Wheat Genetics Research Center at Kansas State University, has been awarded the endowed chair established in his honor.

*Northeast Kansas happenings
11/23/13 Topeka Capital Journal
STAR GAZING — A Star Party, featuring guest speaker Chris Sorenson, of Kansas State University, and telescopes set up so people can view the ISON comet and other celestial objects, will start at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at Waterville Community Center. FROM BACH TO BROADWAY — “The Sound of Christmas,” starring Elisabeth von Trapp with the Carolian Brass, will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, in McCain Auditorium at Kansas State University in Manhattan. Cost: $42 for general admission; $21 for students. Information and tickets: (785) 532-6428. O, CHRISTMAS TREES —Festival of Trees: Ladies Holiday Preview and Fashion Show will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, at the K-State Alumni Center, 1720 Alumni Center in Manhattan. Cost: $10. Information: (785) 776-7787.

Kansas dance festival kicks off Friday
11/22/13 Wichita Eagle
Along with choreographing “Patterns of Change,” Vasquez is helping to coordinate the festival with WSU’s director of dance, Nick Johnson. Last year’s festival showed off the accomplishments of two schools; this year, there will be five. College participating are Friends University, Kansas State University, University of Missouri-Kansas City, University of Nebraska and WSU. 

Actress Kirstie Alley highlights chamber dinner
11/24/13 Sun Herald (Biloxi-Gulfport, Miss.)
The event will be held at the Kansas City Convention Center's Grand Ballroom. Alley has Kansas roots. The "Cheers" star and "Dancing With the Stars" contestant is a Wichita native who attended Kansas State University. 

A growing concern
11/25/13 Salina Journal
Back then, there was a push to create a Christmas tree industry in Kansas, with Kansas State University supplying the trees. 

At school
11/25/13 Salina Journal
KSU MULTICULTURAL STUDENTS: An organization that recognizes the academic achievements of multicultural students at Kansas State University has new members, including Lam Nguyen, junior in life sciences-premedicne, of Salina.

 

Friday, Nov. 22, 2013

*Research treats the fungus among us with nontoxic medicinal compound
11/22/13 the Almagest
A Kansas State University microbiologist has found a breakthrough herbal medicine treatment for a common human fungal pathogen that lives in almost 80 percent of people.
 
*Red cedar tree study shows that Clean Air Act is reducing pollution, improving forests
11/22/13 The Almagest
A collaborative project involving a Kansas State University ecologist has shown that the Clean Air Act has helped forest systems recover from decades of sulfur pollution and acid rain.
 
*K-State officials identify deceased student
11/21/13 Topeka Capital Journal
Foul play isn’t suspected in the death of a Kansas State University student whose body was found late Wednesday inside a vehicle in a residence hall parking lot, authorities said.
 
*Notre Dame chemical engineering professor to speak at Kansas State
11/21/13 WIBW
Joan Brennecke, Keating-Crawford professor of chemical engineering at the University of Notre Dame and 2012 National Academy of Engineering inductee, will speak at Kansas State University's College of Engineering National Academy of Engineering Seminar Series at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, in Fiedler Hall Auditorium. The seminar is free and the public is invited.
 
A mess to address
11/21/13 Salina Journal
An engineer and a hydrologist from Dragun Corporation and Kansas Department of Health and Environment officials provided an overview of the next task in the process to 31 people Wednesday night at Kansas State University at Salina. 
 
'Beyond Glory' actor visits soldiers prior to McCain stage performance
11/21/13 1st Infantry Division Post
Actor Stephen Lang, perhaps best known to today’s audiences as Col. Miles Quartich from “Avatar,” visited Division Headquarters to meet with 1st Inf. Div. leaders and Soldiers ahead of his performance that night at McCain Auditorium at the Kansas State University campus, Manhattan. Interested Soldiers packed into headquarters’ largest conference room to hear Lang talk about his career and discuss the process of bringing the various personas of eight war heroes to life on stage.
 
Officials cut ribbons on K-18 corridor improvement project
11/21/13 1st Infantry Division Post
Muth joined officials from the surrounding communities, including Manhattan, Ogden and Kansas State University, Manhattan, as well as representatives from the Kansas Department of Transportation, to commemorate completion of the highway, which will fully open to all traffic in the next few weeks, according to a KDOT press release.

 

Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013

*KSU Police investigating student death
11-21-13 Kansas First News
The Kansas State University Police Department is currently investigating the death of a Kansas State University student. On Nov. 20,  2013 at approximately 10:35 p.m. the Kansas State University Police responded to a medical emergency in a residence hall parking lot. Upon arrival they found a male deceased in a vehicle.

*CDC reports rise in malaria cases in the U.S.; KSU biologist hoping to eradicate the disease
11/21/13; KOLR

KSU professor earns $25,000 award
11-20-13 WIBW
A Kansas State University College of Architecture, Planning & Design faculty member's proposal for a student-professional-industry collaboration on making buildings more energy efficient is one of three winners of a $25,000 award from the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. Recipients were selected for developing innovative curricula that merge practice and education.

*Suspect described in Manhattan convenience store robbery
11/20/13 Topeka Capital-Journal
A man armed with a black semi-automatic handgun and wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt with the words “Fit Happens” robbed a convenience store just north of the Kansas State University campus early Wednesday morning.

Experts outline next step in dealing with contamination at former Schilling base
11/21/13 Salina Journal
An engineer and a hydrologist from Dragun Corporation and Kansas Department of Health and Environment officials provided an overview of the next task in the process to 31 people Wednesday night at Kansas State University at Salina.

Reports Summarize Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Study Results from Kansas State University
11/21/13 Hispanic Business Journal
The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from Kansas State University, "We recently demonstrated that a novel peptide nanofiber hydrogel (H9e) could act as a potent adjuvant for killed H1N1 vaccines.

Health care law’s impact on farmers explained
11/21/13 Marysville Advocate
Nowadays Kansas State University Extension specialist Roberta Riportella starts off her talks to groups about the Affordable Care Act with, “It’s not my fault. So nobody’s going to shoot the messenger here.”

Farm transition workshops planned in Kansas
11/19/21 Midwest Producer
To help agricultural producers with farm transition plans, Kansas State University will host workshops over the next several months in various locations around the state. Each meeting has different topics and speakers.

 

Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013
*Professor explains how the U.S. is preparing for the effects of climate change
Chuck Rice
11/18/13; KTKA, KSNT
 
Milling executives at K-State for IGP course
11/20/13 Kansas Farmer
Five executives from three countries are at Kansas State University in Manhattan this week to learn more about the milling process in a weeklong course at the International Grains Program.
 
Kan. dog owner seeks justice after dog strangled 
11-20-13 WIBW
The sheriff's office sent the dog's body to a research lab at Kansas State University, which found that the dog had been strangled.
 
University policy challenges Kansas open records law
11/19/13 Kansas Watchdog.org
Interested in snagging some public documents from Kansas State University? Then get ready to take a trip back in time, because on campus in Manhattan, open records are a strictly 19th century affair.
 
Marks hired as county's ag agent
11/20/13 Abilene Reflector-Chronicle
She earned a bachelor of science degree in animal sciences and industry from Kansas State University.

 

Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013

Dr. Gerhardt Schurig, Kirk and Noel Schulz to give 2013 fall commencement addresses
11/18/13 Virginia Tech News
Dr. Gerhardt G. Schurig, professor of biomedical sciences and pathobiology and former dean of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech, and the husband and wife team of Kirk and Noel Schulz will deliver the keynote addresses at Virginia Tech's 2013 fall University and Graduate School Commencement ceremonies to be held Friday, Dec. 20.
 
*Diagnostic Lab coming to Olathe campus
11/19/13 Kansas Farmer
Merck Animal Health is partnering with Kansas State University to locate a new Microbial Surveillance Lab at the KSU-Olathe site.
 
*K-State Salina students earn key aviation industry certifications
11/18/13 SUAS News
Eleven Kansas State University Salina students have advanced their career prospects by earning key aviation industry certifications and endorsements at the recent Aircraft Electronics Association’s Central Regional Meeting in Kansas City, Mo.
 
Kansas' twister count in Nov. modest
11/18/13 Hutchinson News
"By November, Kansas tends to be too dry to support super-storm outbreaks," said Mary Knapp, Kansas state climatologist.
 
Farm-policy guru: Odds favor farm bill as part of budget deal
11/18/13 The Country Today (Eau Claire, Wis.)
“The will is there. That’s what the leaders want to do, but, especially in the House, there’s no telling what they’ll do,” said Flinchbaugh, a Kansas State University agricultural economics professor.
 
Committee to explore options for WSU staff
11/18/13 The Sunflower (Wichita State University)
Sessions said this type of move is “sweeping the Midwest” due to possible state legislative changes. Many Kansas institutions are considering the move. Kansas State University begins voting on the policy on Tuesday and the University of Kansas made the move in 2005.
 
What does the farmer say? K-State grad's 'Fox' parody going viral
11/19/13 Kansas City Star
“I'm surprised,” the lifelong farmer and 2001 K-State grad told The Hays Daily News last week. "I can't believe anyone watches my videos."

 

Monday, Nov. 18, 2013

Small is big in KC architects' design awards
11/15/13 Kansas City Star
The Independence Avenue project, “Urban Vision,” was developed by students at the Kansas City Design Center, an urban outpost of the Kansas State University architecture program. The project entry was packed with analysis of the district and ideas for encouraging small-scale urban agriculture sites, a farmers market and other blight-reducing solutions along the avenue.

Some salaries at public universities in Kansas exceed $250,000
11/17/13 Kansas City Star/Wichita Eagle
Of those, three-quarters were professors or administrators of the University of Kansas – the largest state-funded university – while Kansas State University had eight $250,000-plus earners and Wichita State University had five.

*KSU, Merck partner to open diagnostic lab 
11/15/13 Great Bend Tribune
Kansas State University Olathe is the site of the new Microbial Surveillance Lab, a partnership with Merck Animal Health. The lab will be a second site for the K-State Veterinary Diagnostic Lab, which is based on the Manhattan campus.

*K-State Salina Student Soars With Airline Internship
11/15/13 KSAL
An internship with Southwest Airlines is helping a Kansas State University aviation student put what she learned in the classroom to good use.

*Manhattan youth orchestra recognized
11/15/13 Emporia Gazette
Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a proclamation making Thursday, Nov. 21, Gold Orchestra Day in the state of Kansas. The orchestra, founded in 1989 by Littrell, university distinguished professor of music at the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance in the College of Arts and Sciences at Kansas State University, will celebrate its special day with a 25th anniversary concert at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21 in the university’s McCain Auditorium. Also performing will be the Silver Orchestra, which is under direction of Kristin Mortenson, university instructor of music.

Will Civil Service Remain at K-State?
11/15/13 KMAN
Next week a final decision will be made as to whether or not Kansas State University will continue to have Civil Service classifications or whether the designations will be changing.

K-State union protests ballot method
11/15/13 Topeka Capital Journal
A workers union at Kansas State University says a key vote by staff members next week won’t be held in a transparent manner, a claim the university denies.

Regents to hear updates on KU Medical Center and Cancer Center
11/17/13 Lawrence Journal World
On Thursday, the regents will meet at the Kansas State University Olathe campus where they will receive an update on the campus.

K-18 corridor project in Riley, Geary counties near completion
11/15/13 Topeka Capital Journal
When completed sometime later this month, the seven-mile stretch will feature a four-lane freeway with interchange access, new bridges and flood-control measures. Easier access between Manhattan and Interstate 70 east of Junction City will be welcomed by Kansas State University football fans, as well as daily commuters and visitors to Manhattan Regional Airport.

 

 

Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 

A Lesson in Democracy from Driving Down the 'Arab Street'
11/14/13 Pacific Standard magazine
Sabri Ciftci, a political scientist at Kansas State University, writes in the new issue of the Political Research Quarterly that some combination of Islamic-based values and democratic tendencies may be the most modernizers should hope for at present from any Arab springs or color revolutions in the Islamic sphere. In short, while the West may want to see a new Turkey or Indonesia in Libya, Egypt, or Syria, it should be pleased if it doesn’t get a new Iran or Saudi Arabia.
 
Policy possibilities for 2014
11/14/13 Feedstuffs
ON the stump, professor Barry Flinchbaugh plays as an enthralling mix of equal parts prophet and irascible coot. The Kansas State University economist is one of the nation’s foremost authorities on federal farm policy, but speaking about the foibles of Congress and the administration, you could easily picture him either delivering the 
 
*K-State Salina students take first place at regional contest
11/14/13 Wichita Business Journal
Kansas State University-Salina’s student flight team has made history.
 
*K-State ranked among top architecture, planning and design programs
11/14/13 WIBW
With three design programs ranked among the nation's Top 10, Kansas State University's College of Architecture, Planning & Design is among the nation's highest ranked.
 
*Detailed labels on meat products
11/16/13 Kansas First News, KNOP, KQTV, KJTV, KTKA, KSNT
However research from Kansas State University shows these new labels are not worth the cost. In May, the U.S. Department of Agriculture implemented a new version of mandatory country of origin labeling.
 
*KSU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory develops new test for Parvovirus
11/13/13; KSNT, KTKA, KETV, KQTV
 
*KSU names KS professor of the year
Greg Eiselein
11/14/13; KTKA, KSNT
 
*Geologist explains fracking to Salina audience
11/14/13 Salina Journal
Hydrofracturing is a relatively safe and effective way of getting oil, a geologist with the Kansas Water Office on Thursday told a full room at the Kansas State University at Salina Civic luncheon.
 
K-State students with family in Philippines reacts to devastation from typhoon
11/13/13; KSNT, KTKA
 
Ware Bears lift voices in thanks to vets
11/14/13 1st Infantry Division Post
“We thought marching in to ‘Stars and Stripes Forever,’ they should have flags,” said Jessica Huey, student intern, Kansas State University, who choreographed the opening number.
 
'Visual Inquiry: 2013 Kansas State University Art Faculty Exhibition' exhibit opening
11/14/13 Little Apple Post
A preview reception of the art exhibit “Visual Inquiry: 2013 Kansas State University Art Faculty Exhibition” will start at 7 p.m. today, November 14 at the Beach Museum of Art. Refreshments and a cash bar will be provided.
 
Public meeting planned to discuss cleanup of Schilling contamination
11/14/13 Salina Journal
The Salina Public Entities will conduct a public meeting at 6 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Kansas State University at Salina College Center Conference Room to discuss the status of the cleanup of environmental contamination at the former Schilling Air Force Base.



Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 

*Looking at 150 years of Kansas State’s history through food
11/14/13 Kansas City Star
Throughout it all, Kansas State University trained a steady stream of farmers, cooks, scientists, innovators, journalists and other professionals who continue to have a profound impact on what we eat. Author Jane Marshall has collected their stories, photos and recipes in her celebratory book,Teatime to Tailgates: 150 Years at the K-State Table.
 
*New test can diagnose emerging strains of canine parvovirus
KETV Omaha, Neb.
Scientists at Kansas state university have developed a far more accurate test for identifying parvovirus, which is a highly contagious disease that can suppress the dog's immune system.
 
*Cybersecurity algorithms, techniques being developed through anthropology methods
11/13/13 Anthropology Works
Experts in anthropology and cybersecurity at Kansas State University are examining the unspoken knowledge shared by cybersecurity analysts as a way to develop new automated tools that help analysts strengthen their cyberdefenses.
 
*Veterinarians take samples of mass on abdomen of Rolling Hills rhino
11/14/13 Salina Journal
Milton was treated by the Rolling Hills Zoo veterinarian Dr. Danelle Okeson, along with Dr. James Carpenter, professor of zoological medicine, Dr. Warren Beard, professor of equine surgery, and others from the Veterinary Health Center at Kansas State University.
 
*If the aquifers dry up? A new question for human dignity
11/13/13 SharedJustice.org
Though it has yet to make major nightly news, the High Plains aquifer - which runs underneath eight states from South Dakota to Texas - is drying up. Also known as the Ogallala, the aquifer provides about 30 percent of the nation’s irrigated groundwater, and scientists at Kansas State University have determined that it is shrinking rapidly. In the next five decades, we could use up to 69 percent of the water. According to the NBC news report, the researchers say it could take 500 to 1,300 years to replenish the aquifer after our irrigation patterns have drained it.
 
Kansas State University will lead effort to develop climate-resilient wheat
11/13/13 Midwest Messenger
Kansas State University has been chosen to lead a new effort focused on developing wheat varieties that are resilient to the warming effects of climate change. The initial focus will be on wheat in South Asia, which typically produces 20 percent of the world's wheat crop.
 
*Social entrepreneurship symposium for Kansas City-area professionals features area entrepreneurs
11/13/13 Olathe Edge
Professionals in the Kansas City area are invited to attend Kansas State University's Social Entrepreneurship Interactive Symposium.
 
*KSU Flight Team wins competition
11/13/13 Salina Journal
Kansas State University at Salina’s Flight Team won the SAFECON VI regional competition for the first time in university history.
 
*Kansas State Win Forms Latest Academic Landmark For SGHS Graduate Brewster
11/13/13 Ste. Genevieve Herald
As such, she recently contributed to a K-State effort that won a New Horizon Award from the American Planning Association, a non-profit educational organization that provides leadership in developing vital communities.
 
Local relief efforts aimed at Philippines
11/13/13 Garden City Telegram
"It is frustrating sometimes to see that the people and places you know are devastated by the typhoon," Jonathan Aguilar, an extension specialist at Kansas State University and member of the Filipino-American Association of Southwest Kansas, said. "As I was watching the news on TV and reading in the newspapers, I find myself wondering, 'What would I be doing right now if I were in the Philippines."

Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 

*Animal, human health benefits anticipated from university's premier biomedical instrument
11/12/13 Phys.org
A Kansas State University team recently received a nearly $1.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation's Major Research Institute for a biomedical instrument that is anticipated to help with breakthroughs in animal and human health as well as cancer treatment.
 
'Teatime to Tailgates' honors K-State's food heritage
11/12/13 Topeka Capital Journal
“Teatime to Tailgates: 150 Years at the K-State Table,” a book by Jane P. Marshall about Kansas State University’s food heritage with stories and recipes from 1863 to 2013, has returned from the publisher and is ready for purchase, according to a news release.
 
Letter: The deck is stacked for the rich
11/12/13 Topeka Capital Journal
I recently attended a lecture at Kansas State University by Edward Wolff, an economics professor from New York University. He spoke about rising income inequality in the United States over the past 40 to 50 years. The top 10 percent of earners in the U.S. make 50 percent of the income. Wolff also showed that societies with high inequality have low economic mobility, meaning people born rich stay rich and those born poor stay poor. People of humble origins who become rich are the exception, not the rule.

 

Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 

End is near for leaf peeping season across Missouri, Kansas
11/8/13 Kansas City Star
Even in areas that are fading, there are still individual trees or localized areas showing great color, according to reports compiled by Charles Barden, professor of forestry at Kansas State University.
 
*College Notes
11/9/13 Hutchinson News
Ten Kansas State University graduate students who are researching Kansas-related topics have been chosen to represent the university at the 11th Capitol Graduate Research Summit in early 2014.
 
*Two professors named 2013-2014 Commerce Bank Distinguished Graduate Faculty
11/11/13 Little Apple Post
Two of Kansas State University’s graduate faculty members are being awarded the 2013-2014 Commerce Bank Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award.
 
Gardener’s almanac (Nov. 9)
11/7/13 Wichita Eagle
When deciding what to clean up in the garden for the winter, consider first of all any insect and disease problems. Removing dead stems from plants that had those problems can help control them next year, Ward Upham of K-State says. Otherwise, cut back perennials that are messy and leave those that provide beauty, interest or protection over the winter. Seedheads on some perennials can also provide food for birds, Upham says.
 
Editorial: Measuring up
11/10/13 Lawrence Journal-World
One of this year’s specific goals is to work with universities to connect major education and research initiatives to the Kansas economy. At the top of that list is looking at how universities and the state can capitalize on work being done at the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility at Kansas State and the National Cancer Institute at the Kansas University Medical Center.
 
Agriculture briefs
11/9/13 Hutchinson News
Forage and grazing management experts Gary Kilgore (a retired K-State retired professor), Keith Harmony (K-State range scientist) and Dale Kirkham (Kansas Rural Center) will field questions
during the call.
 
Higher ed officials poring over budget figures in face of House speaker’s memo on spending
11/11/13 Lawrence Journal-World
Andy Tompkins, president and chief executive officer of the Kansas Board of Regents, said the tuition increases came at a time when Kansas University and Kansas State University were trying to catch up with tuition rates with peer institutions.
 
Schools flush out cheating Chinese students
11/12/13 Global Times (China)
At Kansas State University for example, some Chinese students who have shown up for class in recent years have not matched the security photos taken of them when they supposedly took their TOEFL exams months earlier, according to Melcher.
 
Fort Riley hosting Army education fair
11/11/13 Wichita Eagle
Schools expected to participate include Kansas State University, Fort Hays State University, Baker University, North Central Kansas Technical College and Grantham University.
 
College football coaches seek to cash in on their names
11/11/13 ABA Journal
• Kansas State University head football coach Bill Snyder has a licensing agreement with the school for use of his name and likeness. The deal acknowledges, however, that he is due no further money for use of his name in connection with the stadium.
 
*Kansas State University graduates
11/9/13 Hutchinson News
Nearly 630 students completed degree requirements this summer from Kansas State University, Manhattan.
 
Area veterans show talent, Miss Kansas joins line-up 
11/11/13 Emporia Gazette
Vail made headlines this summer as an active duty military contestant in the Miss America pageant; she joined the Kansas Army National Guard at age 17, and recently re-enlisted for another six year tour. After earning her Doctor of Dentistry degree from Kansas State University, she plans to serve as a dentist in the Army, following in her father’s footsteps. That tradition of participating in and supporting the military is what brought Vail to Emporia.
 
Vietnam POWs living in Texas recall war service
11/11/13 The Houston Chronicle
He was seldom drawn to accolades or certificates, even in high school, and had no focus or ambition in college. He attended Kansas State University on a swimming scholarship and was a poor student, he said. His father, a retired flight surgeon for the Army Air Corps, often doubted whether he would amount to much.

 

 

Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 

*K-State Test Can Diagnose Emerging Strains of Canine Parvovirus
11/9/13 Kansas City InfoZine
A new test developed at the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at Kansas State University is leading to earlier detection of a severe --- and potentially fatal -- virus that affects dogs, especially puppies.
 
End is near for leaf peeping season across Missouri, Kansas
11/8/13 Kansas City Star
Even in areas that are fading, there are still individual trees or localized areas showing great color, according to reports compiled by Charles Barden, professor of forestry at Kansas State University.
 
Specialty Crop Block Grants awarded
11/11/13 High Plains Journal
5. Shared Incubator Kitchen at K-State Olathe, $60,360. Partner with Kansas State University, Olathe to increase the value of specialty crops in Kansas thru commercialization of new food products that would benefit both growers and consumers by establishing a shared-use incubator kitchen for specialty crop entrepreneurs to create local value-added specialty crop products, promote local foods, facilitate grower education, and enhance public access to local specialty crop foods.
 
Global warming session attracts large crowd at Kansas water conference
11/9/13 High Plains Journal
There was a standing room only crowd for the session on climate at the Governor’s Conference on the Future of Water in Kansas Oct. 25 in Manhattan, Kan. People filled the room to hear Charles Rice, Kansas State University distinguished professor of soil microbiology, and Dennis Hedke, who represents District 99 in the Kansas House of Representatives and is a partner in Hedke-Saenger Geoscience, Ltd., present their views on global warming.
 
*Northeast Kansas happenings the week of Veterans Day
11/10/13 Topeka Capital Journal
“Beyond Glory,” one-man play starring Stephen Lang, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, McCain Auditorium at Kansas State University in Manhattan. Cost: $38 for general admission; $19.50 for students. Tickets: (785) 532-6428. FUNNY MAN — Comedian Brian Regan will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, in McCain Auditorium at Kansas State University in Manhattan. Cost: $50 for general admission; $25 for students. Information and tickets: (785) 532-6428. ALSO AT K-STATE — “Memphis” will take the stage at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, in McCain Auditorium at Kansas State University in Manhattan. Cost: $59 for general admission; $29.50 for students. Information and tickets: (785) 532-6428.
 
Jimmy Kimmel prank brings tears to eyes of kids
11/10/13 ABC Local
"Pranking your own children is not harmless fun, but is cruel and potentially damaging," said Mark Barnett, a professor and graduate program coordinator at Kansas State University's department of psychological sciences. A child's trust in his parents shouldn't be trifled with, he said.
 
*'Fracking' to be topic of Thursday lecture
11/11/13 Salina Journal
Hydraulic fracturing -- known as fracking -- will be the topic of the next Civic Luncheon Lecture at Kansas State University at Salina, scheduled for noon Thursday in the College Center conference room.
 
*Water conservation takes center stage in Kansas, Texas
11/10/13 Land and Livestock
A study conducted at Kansas State University forecast that the Ogallala Aquifer would be nearly 70 percent depleted in 50 years if current trends continue.
 
K-State Grain Science Complex expands
11/7/13 High Plains Journal
With the official dedication of the O.H. Kruse Feed Technology Innovation Center on Oct. 11, Kansas State University’s Grain Science Complex added another building and increased opportunities for customer education, hands-on experience for students and enhanced research capacity.
 
Helping veterans achieve the American dream
11/10/13 Hays Post
For soldiers and their families looking to obtain a college degree, universities across the state offer flexible and affordable options such as online coursework and accelerated programs. Fort Riley and Kansas State University also have an unconventional collaboration connecting eight Division I sports teams and four club-level teams with combat units at Fort Riley. From scrimmaging to attending deployment and return ceremonies, the fellowship creates a mutual appreciation and has even inspired some soldiers to become the first in their families to attend college upon separation from service.
 
Fort Riley hosting Army Education Fair
11/11/13 The Houston Chronicle
Schools expected to participate include Kansas State University, Fort Hays State University, Baker University, North Central Kansas Technical College and Grantham University.
 
Higher ed officials poring over budget figures in face of House speaker’s memo on spending
11/11/13 Lawrence Journal-World
Andy Tompkins, president and chief executive officer of the Kansas Board of Regents, said the tuition increases came at a time when Kansas University and Kansas State University were trying to catch up with tuition rates with peer institutions.
 
Editorial: Measuring up
11/10/13 Lawrence Journal-World
One of this year’s specific goals is to work with universities to connect major education and research initiatives to the Kansas economy. At the top of that list is looking at how universities and the state can capitalize on work being done at the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility at Kansas State and the National Cancer Institute at the Kansas University Medical Center.
 
Grads of Dodge City helicopter program in demand
11/11/13 Emporia Gazette
Students can earn seven pilot ratings during the program's first two years. Then, Universal Helicopters hires the graduates as part-time flight instructors while they complete their bachelor degrees at Kansas State University-Salina or Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Arizona.
 
*Kansas State University graduates
11/9/13 Hutchinson News
Nearly 630 students completed degree requirements this summer from Kansas State University, Manhattan.
 
*College Notes
11/9/13 Hutchinson News
Ten Kansas State University graduate students who are researching Kansas-related topics have been chosen to represent the university at the 11th Capitol Graduate Research Summit in early 2014.
 
Agriculture briefs
11/9/13 Hutchinson News
Forage and grazing management experts Gary Kilgore (a retired K-State retired professor), Keith Harmony (K-State range scientist) and Dale Kirkham (Kansas Rural Center) will field questions
during the call. 

 

Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 

Jimmy Kimmel’s prank makes for tearful post-Halloween in many homes
11/7/13 Washington Post
Also in: NPR, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, The Huffington Post, The Houston Chronicle
“Pranking your own children is not harmless fun, but is cruel and potentially damaging,” said Mark Barnett, a professor and graduate program coordinator at Kansas State University’s department of psychological sciences. A child’s trust in his parents shouldn’t be trifled with, he said.
 
*New test can diagnose emerging strains of canine parvovirus
11/7/13 Phys.org
A new test developed at the Kansas State University Diagnostic Laboratory is leading to earlier detection of a severe —- and potentially fatal—virus that affects dogs, especially puppies. 
 
*Kansas State graduate donates $1 million to university's College of Business Administration
11/7/13 The Republic
A Texas couple has donated $1 million for Kansas State University's new College of Business Administration building.
 
Proposals seek room, board rate hikes in Kansas
11-8-13 The Statesman
Students would see increases of 4.5 percent at Kansas State University; 3.6 percent at Emporia State; 3 percent at Pittsburg State; and 2.1 percent at Fort Hays State. The proposed increase at Wichita State is not comparable to previous years because the school has a new housing facility.
 
Robert L. Ridgway Presents Home Remedies for Pets' Ailments in New Book 
11-7-13 The Houston Chronicle
Robert L. Ridgway, graduated from the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He completed a residency at the University of California–Davis and is boarded in the American College of Veterinary Medicine and the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine. He lives in Florida. 
 
'What Does The Farmer Say?'
11/8/13 Salina Journal
Klingenberg grew up farming near Peabody. He got his degree in agriculture economics from Kansas State University in 2001. 
 
Trees among Fort Leavenworth’s treasures
11/7/13 Fort Leavenworth Lamp
The post has many interesting trees. For instance, it is home to 11 large “Champion Trees of Kansas” as documented by the Kansas Forest Service at Kansas State University. Champion trees are nominated, usually by the county agricultural agent, and are so designated based on criteria such as circumference, height and crown spread. 
 
K-State cheerleaders teach skills to children
11/8/13 First Infantry Division Post
A cheerleading clinic was offered to Fort Riley children by the Kansas State University Cheerleading Team Oct. 28 at King Field House. 
 
Hardin honored at KSU homecoming
11/7/13 Lebanon Reporter
Dr. Russell Hardin, a retired Lebanon veterinarian, was honored by Kansas State University during homecoming ceremonies Oct. 28 at the campus in Manhattan, Kan.



Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013
 

Funding for Kansas bio lab stalls in Congress
11/7/13 Kansas City Star
Construction of the central utility plant for the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility at Kansas State University is well underway. But the most important piece of the funding puzzle — another $404 million from Washington to pay for the actual laboratory building — remains stuck, unapproved by Congress and unsigned by the president. 
 
Kimmel prank brings tears to eyes of kids
11-7-13 Salon
“Pranking your own children is not harmless fun, but is cruel and potentially damaging,” said Mark Barnett, a professor and graduate program coordinator at Kansas State University’s department of psychological sciences. A child’s trust in his parents shouldn’t be trifled with, he said.
 
Couple donates $1 million to Kansas State
11-7-13 The Statesman
A Texas couple has donated $1 million for Kansas State University's new College of Business Administration building.
 
Kansas State and Bayer to develop hybrid wheat
11/6/13 Manitoba (Canada) Cooperator
Bayer Crop Science and Kansas State University (K-State) have signed a wheat germplasm and technology licence agreement to promote the further improvement and development of hybrid wheat.
 
Kansas State Women's Basketball Team Offers Free Bacon at Home Opener
11/6/13 Breitbart.com
Professional and college teams often do giveaways to bring in large audiences. Bobbleheads are very popular lately, but Kansas State University is trying something new to bring students to their women’s basketball home opener: FREE BACON.
 
Meat Industry Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony
11/6/13 KTIC
The Class of 2103 includes: Dr. Michael Dikeman, Professor of Meat Science at Kansas State University (Retired), presented by Dr. Dell Allen, Meat Industry Hall of Fame board member, a distinguished member of the Hall's Inaugural Class of 2009, former Kansas State University professor and Cargill Meats Solutions Executive.
 
Six former U.S. secretaries of agriculture discuss farm bill at Kansas State University
11/6/13; RFD-TV
 
*Computer virus attacking Kansas State University
11/6/13; KSNT, KTKA, KTMJ, WIBW
 
Images: K-State, Fort Riley communities come together on the field [Image 5 of 5]
11/6/13 DVIDS
Maj. Gen. Paul E. Funk II and Command Sgt. Maj. Michael A. Grinston, 1st Infantry Division command team, lead the Kansas State University football team onto the field during the Fort Riley Day military appreciation game Nov. 2 at Manhattan, Kan. The game celebrates the ongoing partnership between the university and units from across Fort Riley.
 
Room-and-board rates at Wichita State may rise next year
11-6-13 The Wichita Eagle
Rates would increase at all four-year universities in Kansas, according to proposals submitted to the Regents by those schools. A typical double-occupancy room and board contract at the University of Kansas would cost $7,896 for 2014-2015, up $194, or 2.5 percent, from the current rate. Kansas State University students would see a 4.5 percent rise under the same contract, from $7,710 to $8,060.
 
Kansas universities ask for housing increase from Board of Regents
11/6/13; KSHB, KSN
 
Beall appointed First Assistant U.S. Attorney in Kansas
11/6/13 Topeka Capital Journal
Beall graduated in 2000 from the Washburn University School of Law after earning a master’s degree in public administration from Kansas State University and a bachelor’s degree from Baker University.
 
Helicopter pilot graduates in high demand
11-7-13 The Wichita Eagle
Universal Helicopters hires 100 percent of the graduates as part-time flight instructors in the program while they complete their bachelor degrees at Kansas State University - Salina or Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Arizona.
 
OTC interns gain valuable insight with cross training
11/6/13 Fort Hood Herald
James Lohkamp: A Kansas State University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, Lohkamp found out about Defense Department recruitment and training programs through a mass engineering department email. OTC selected him out of a pool of candidates, putting him to work in the Test Technology Directorate where he has supported instrumentation and Real Time Casualty Assessment data collection for operational tests on Nett Warrior.
 
Next Gen 2013: Hollywood's New Class
11/6/13 Hollywood Reporter
On Lindsey Springer: Next, the Kansas State University grad and new mom will prep the Halle Berry-led futuristic thriller Extant for a summer debut on CBS.

 

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 

*Okla. and Kans. Colleges Share Company’s $210-Million Stock Gift
11/5/13 Chronicle of Philanthropy
Kansas State University’s College of Engineering will get $70-million as part of a larger, multi-university gift to support engineering education from Dolese Brothers, an Oklahoma City-based supplier of construction materials, reports the Topeka Capital-Journal.
 
Kansas State University will lead effort to develop climate-resilient wheat
11/5/13 Lab Manager
Kansas State University has been chosen to lead a new effort focused on developing wheat varieties that are resilient to the warming effects of climate change. The initial focus will be on wheat in South Asia, which typically produces 20 percent of the world’s wheat crop.
 
FitLife Brands Announces New Directors
11/5/13 Wall Street Journal
Dr. Aramouni is currently a professor at the Food Sciences Institute at Kansas State University. He has been with the Kansas State University Department of Foods and Nutrition since 1989 and is a recognized leader and expert in the field of food science. Dr. Aramouni received a B.S. in Biochemistry and M.S. in Food Technology from the American University of Beirut, as well as a Ph.D. in Food Science from Louisiana State University.
 
*Construction supplier gives $210M to KSU, OSU, OU
11-5-13 The Statesman
A company that supplies construction materials has split a $210 million stock donation among Kansas State University, Oklahoma State University and the University of Oklahoma.
 
*KSU graduate students to attend research summit
11/5/13 WIBW
Ten Kansas State University graduate students who are researching Kansas-related topics have been chosen to represent the university at the 11th Capitol Graduate Research Summit in early 2014.
 
Heifer program designed to aid in building healthy Kansas beef herd
11-5-13 WIBW
The Sunflower Supreme program, developed by Kansas State University and the Kansas Department of Agriculture, addresses dystocia or calving difficulties in heifers, as well as whole herd health and successful breeding techniques.
 
Op-ed by David J. Cook: Universities must adapt, and train students to adapt
11/5/13 Kansas City Star
Much of that success may be attributed to the Johnson County Education Research Triangle, which provides continuing public support not only to the KU Edwards Campus, but also to Kansas State University at the Kansas Bioscience Park in Olathe; and the KU Clinical Research Center in Fairway, which houses cancer clinical trials, Alzheimer’s research and other activities aimed at bringing new medications from the laboratory to patients more quickly.
 
Room and board at KU would increase under proposal sent to Regents
11/5/13 Lawrence Journal World
Kansas State University would see a 4.5 percent increase; Emporia State, 3.6 percent; Pittsburg State, 3 percent; and Fort Hays State, 2.1 percent.
 
K-State to host Food for Thought Lecture
11/5/13 WIBW
The Food for Thought student organization at Kansas State University is hosting Jude Capper, Ph.D. as she presents, “Is Your Hamburger Killing the Plant?” on Nov. 19 at 7 p.m.
 
Award winning volunteer shares rules to live by
11/5/13 Salina Journal
So McBride, an honor graduate of Kansas State University, began a second career as a "dumpster diver" by night and a "delivery man" by day, delivering cast-away food to organizations in Salina that serve the poor.

 

Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 

Why are pig farmers still using growth-promoting drugs?
11/4/13 NPR
To understand how this happened, you have to step back in time, says Steve Dritz, a specialist in swine nutrition at Kansas State University.
 
Researcher doubles down on deadly, infectious cat diseases
11/4/13 Science Daily
Yunjeong Kim, a research assistant professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University, has developed a research approach that tackles two deadly infectious feline diseases at the same time. Her work is being supported by a $156,342 award from the Morris Animal Foundation.
 
*KSU announces stock gift valued at $70 million for engineering program
11/4/13 Wichita Eagle
Kansas State University is sharing in a gift of stock valued at $210 million from Oklahoma City-based Dolese Bros. Co.
 
*Water plan urgently needed in Kansas
11/4/13 Kansas City Star
Long-term drought and overuse are drying up the Ogallala Aquifer, the vast underground lake that enables Kansas and seven other states to turn arid fields into productive farmland. At the current rate of pumping, the aquifer will be 70 percent depleted by 2060, according to a recent Kansas State University study. Man-made reservoirs around Kansas are also stressed.
 
Researchers from K-State, CIMMYT, Cornell and USDA to collaborate on Feed the Future project
11/4/13 Morning Sun (Pittsburg, Penn.)
Kansas State University has been chosen to lead a new effort focused on developing wheat varieties that are resilient to the warming effects of climate change. The initial focus will be on wheat in South Asia, which typically produces 20 percent of the world's wheat crop.
 
*Comedian to perform at KSU
11/4/13 WIBW
Brian Regan, one of the premier comedians in the country, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, in Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium.
 
*De Soto student earns membership to Kansas State's Multicultural Student Honor Society
11/4/13 De Soto Edge
A Kansas State student from De Soto, Kan., has achieved membership in the school's Multicultural Student Honor Society.
 
*Students earn degrees, honors over summer
11/4/13 SEK Voice (Cherokee Co. News-Advocate)
Nearly 630 students completed degree requirements from Kansas State University this summer. The graduates hail from 61 Kansas counties, 41 states and 31 countries. Of the university's newest graduates 18 also earned graduation honors for their outstanding academic work.
 
K-State set to assist ag producers
11/4/13 WIBW
Kansas State University will host two Risk Assessed Marketing Workshops to help agricultural producers navigate the uncertain business climate linked to volatile crop prices and the lack of a new Farm Bill. The workshops will be Nov. 20-21, 2013 in Manhattan and Feb. 26, 2014 in Scott City.

 

Monday, Nov. 4, 2013 

*‘Superstitions all about trying to control fate’
11/4/13 Truth Dive
Don Saucier, associate professor of psychology, Kansas State University, said superstitious behaviors are a way people think they can control their fate by performing certain tasks in a certain way to either help alleviate anxiety or to simply better their chances in a certain situation.
 
KSU researchers trying to solve riddle of bovine respiratory disease
11/1/13; NewsRadio 680, KOPB-FM, WESA-FM, WDDE, WUNC-FM, WAMU-FM, WBUR, WBEX-FM, WYPR-FM, KOPB-FM, KQED-FM, KPLU-FM, Capital Public Radio, KCRW-FM, KNPR, KPCC-FM, KUOW-FM, WBEZ-FM, National Public Radio
 
*Kansas State University receives $4 million grant to expand College of Architecture, Planning and Design
10/31/13; KWCH
 
Kansas higher education funding gets new legislative scrutiny
11/3/13 Kansas City Star
Meanwhile, tuition has increased 37 percent at the University of Kansas from 2008 to 2013. At Kansas State University, tuition rose about 30 percent over the same time.
 
Topeka USD 501 aims to ease middle school transition
11/2/13 Topeka Capital-Journal
David Thompson, department head of educational leadership at Kansas State University, says combined elementary-middle school campuses are a trend in urban districts.
 
*KSU voice instructor chosen to help create Olympics opening ceremony in Russia
Bryan Pinkall
11/1/13; KSNT, KTKA, WDAF
 
*Northeast Kansas happenings
11/4/13 Topeka Capital Journal
STAND-UP THEATER — “The Wonder Bread Years,” starring “Seinfield” writer Pat Hazell, will be presented at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at the Student Union at Kansas State University in Manhattan. Cost: $34 for general admission; $17 for students. Information: (785) 532-6428. A CROONER’S GIG — “The Wedding Singer” will be staged from Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 7-10, at Nichols Theatre on the Kansas State University campus. Show times: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Information and tickets: (785) 532-6428.
 
*Veterinarian warns that Halloween candy can make your pet sick
Susan Nelson
10/31/13; KNBN, KTMJ, KSNT, KTKA
 
What others are saying
11/2/13 Salina Journal
The Landon Lecture at Kansas State University, which brought six former secretaries of the U.S. Department of Agriculture to the campus, reached some high notes and hit some low points as the distinguished guests talked about agriculture and food programs in this country. 
 
Gridley explores 'The Harvey Girls'
11/4/13 Emporia Gazette
Dr. Michaeline Chance-Reay teaches courses in Women’s Studies and Education at Kansas State University. Her current research focuses on the Harvey Girls and historic sites on the K-State campus, especially those related to women.
 
College Notes: Kansas State University
11/2/13 Hutchinson News
The landscape architecture/regional and community-planning department at Kansas State University, Manhattan, was honored recently with two awards from the Kansas chapter of the American Planning Association. The class projects receiving the honor were the Planning in Pop Culture class radio show, and the Site Planning and Design Studio's spring 2013 Wichita Metropolitan Studio project.

 

Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 

*Are farm veterinarians pushing too many antibiotics?
11/1/13 NPR
In a barn outside Manhattan, Kan., researchers from Kansas State University are trying to solve the riddle of bovine respiratory disease. They're sticking plastic rods down the noses of six-month old calves, collecting samples of bacteria.

Heat, Drought Draw Farmers Back To Sorghum, The 'Camel Of Crops'
11/1/13 NPR
Photo cutline: A test field of sorghum outside Manhattan, Kan., planted by Kansas State University.

Foundation Donates $4M To Kansas State University
10/31/13 The Houston Chronicle
Kansas State University is receiving $4 million to help expand and renovate the building that houses the College of Architecture, Planning & Design.
 
*K.S.U. wheat research center moves to new facility
10/31/13 Baking Business
The Wheat Genetics Resource Center (W.G.R.C.) has moved to the Kansas Wheat Innovation Center on the Kansas State University (K.S.U.) campus, and it is set to begin research to develop a new market-ready wheat variety in half the usual time.
 
Flashback to 1998: What Are Some of the Big Changes in the Finance Industry? Nationally-Quoted Family Investment Center Manager Shares on 15th Year Milestone
10/31/13 The Houston Chronicle
During the past decades, consumers have also become more aware of how their personal attitudes and experiences toward money could be helping or hindering their success. It’s a concept Danford takes very seriously. He is one of only a few professionals to hold a Graduate Certificate in Personal Finance from Kansas State University, where he is also a doctoral candidate. His insights into the emotions of money have garnered national interviews from sources including the Wall Street Journal. He notes that while many investors today look for “do-it-yourself” strategies online or in popular books, the unique experience of a professional still makes a substantial difference in long-term investment success.

Terri Shrader, Owner of HEAL Fitness, LLC, Gives WellSpring School of Allied Health a Power Packed Endorsement
10-31-13 The Houston Chronicle
Shrader graduated from Kansas State University with a bachelor’s degree in construction engineering. It wasn’t until five years ago when she started exercising on a regular basis and made the decision to change careers. “I decided to attend WellSpring, so I set out on a new adventure to learn how to help others enjoy the same benefits of exercise that I have experienced,” said Shrader.
 
Workshop in Kan. teaches grain dust safety
11/1/13 Wichita Eagle
Kingsly Ambrose, assistant professor in milling/grain processing at Kansas State university, said the workshops are intended to increase awareness of grain dust and its explosiveness. He says it takes the dispersal of billions of fine dust particles to create the devastating explosions.
 
Education is a matter of degrees
10/31/13 Salina Journal
"The days are gone of taking English 101 at Garden City Community College, and then trying to transfer to K-State and finding out it doesn't count," Logan said.
 
ACS hosts AUSA forum screening
11/1/13 First Infantry Division Post
Sandy Risberg, military spouse and educator, Kansas State University, gave a shout out to Fort Riley and the “Big Red One” during an Association of the United States Army military Family forum Oct. 22.
 
Greater Salina Community Foundation announces grants
11/1/13 Salina Journal
* $3,735 to Kansas State University for old Smoky Hill River channel restoration at the intersection of YMCA Drive and South Kenwood Park Drive. 
 
ACS hosts AUSA forum screening
10/31/13 1st Infantry Division Post
Sandy Risberg, military spouse and educator, Kansas State University, gave a shout out to Fort Riley and the “Big Red One” during an Association of the United States Army military Family forum Oct. 22.
 
Post to host education fair
10/31/13 1st Infantry Division Post
Some of the colleges include Kansas State University, Barton Community College, Upper Iowa University, Grantham University, Baker College, Fort Hays State University and North Central Kansas Tech College. To see a full listing of colleges expected at the event, visit www.riley.army.mil/NewsViewer.aspx?id=7763.
 
Business Hall of Fame inducts two
11/1/13 Salina Journal
Stutterheim, who was born in Norton and grew up in Phillipsburg, was a basketball player at Kansas State University under Tex Winter. He founded Kasa in 1974 with business partner Sam Sheppard. 
 
Fort Riley to honor families during Military Family Appreciation Month
10/31/13 1st Infantry Division Post
For military Families interested in watching the Kansas State University Wildcats take on Iowa State University Cyclones, K-State will be hosting its annual Fort Riley Day Nov. 2. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. The 2013 Fort Riley Day game will highlight the partnership formed between the division and the university. The day will feature military vehicle displays, the 1st Inf. Div. Band, a tailgate party and a ceremony of allegiance, led by a Fort Riley color guard. At halftime, the 1st Inf. Div. Band will perform.