K-Staters in the news - October 2013

 

Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 

*Walk KS Coordinator gives suggestions on how to limit candy intake
Sharolyn Jackson
10/30/13; KSNT, KTKA, KWCH, WDAF, KNOP
 
*Veterinarian warns of feeding Halloween candy to pets
Susan Nelson
10/30/13; WJXT, KNOP, WDAF
 
Lawn expert gives tips on getting rid of weeds
Dennis Patton
10/30/13; Newsradio 680 WPTF
 
*K-State Wants Facility to Foster Engineering, Computer Student Collaboration 
10-30-13 U.S. News and World Report
LAWRENCE, Kan. -- With an eye towards becoming a top-tier public research institution, Kansas State University broke ground last week on a new building that will expand its engineering school, adding hundreds of thousands of square feet in office, classroom and laboratory space.The project will consolidate some educational functions and place computer science and engineering students closer together to inspire mutual learning and collaboration. "The need for engineers has never been higher," said Kansas State President Kirk Schulz. "We need outstanding, exceptional facilities to accommodate these demands and to continue to grow our engineering department."
 
*Foundation donates $4M to Kansas State University
10/31/13 Kansas City Star
Kansas State University is receiving $4 million to help expand and renovate the building that houses the College of Architecture, Planning & Design.
 
Eric Stonestreet‘s high-flying K-State salute
10/30/13 Kansas City Star
“Modern Family” star Eric Stonestreet was flying home to Los Angeles over Kansas on Monday when he decided to give his alma mater, K-State, a shout-out from the plane.
 
Manhattan regional airport set to break ground for terminal expansion
10-30-13 WIBW
“The terminal expansion at Manhattan Regional Airport is key to servicing the residents and business needs of our growing community,” stated Manhattan Mayor John Matta. “Regional needs include those of Fort Riley and Kansas State University as well as those that will come online with the completion of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility. In addition, Manhattan has a strong base of home-grown entrepreneurs and new businesses that are the driving force behind the region’s growth.”
 
KU puts best foot forward on state funding; some legislators skeptical
10/30/13 Lawrence Journal-World
And he said KU has many more employees on its Lawrence campus than Kansas State University has in Manhattan.
 
Fracking topic of lecture
10/31/13 Salina Journal
Rex Buchanan, interim director of the Kansas Geological Survey in Topeka, will present "Hydraulic Fracturing in Kansas: The Process and the Challenges," at the next Civic Luncheon Lecture at Kansas State University at Salina. 
 
*Kansas State University will lead effort to develop climate-resilient wheat
10/31/13 KTIC
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. 
 
Findings on Nanoparticles Described by Researchers at Kansas State University
10/30/13 Hispanic Business Journal
Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from Kansas State University, "This paper extends the modeling work in to derive a mathematical model describing the dynamics of nanoparticle corona complex formation from population balance equations. We apply nonlinear dynamics techniques to derive analytical results for the composition of nanoparticle-protein corona complex, and validate our results through numerical simulations. The model presented in this paper exhibits two phases of corona complex dynamics."
 
Regents reps: Things looking up for state's higher education 
10/30/13 Garden City Telegram
Logan said that the six state universities, Emporia State University, Fort Hays State University, Kansas State University, Pittsburg State University, University of Kansas and Wichita State University, are seeing increases in donations. 
 
Dr. Vincent Amanor-Boadu to speak on ‘Next Two Billion’
10/30/13 Winfield Courier
Dr. Vincent Amanor-Boadu, associate professor and director of the Innovation Center at Kansas State University, has been confirmed to speak Nov. 5 at Baden Square. His topic will be “The Next Two Billion.”

 

Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013 

*Legislative tour visits Kansas State University
10/29/13 WIBW
"We add additional people in student financial aid to help," said Kansas State President Kirk Schulz. "That’s an additional administrative line. So, you know, there’s one thing to say how many executives are you adding at really high salaries and how many folks are you adding that have an impact on our ability to deliver a great educational experience."
 
K-State receives support to further wheat research
10/29/13 Midwest Producer
Using funds provided under the recently completed wheat germplasm and technology license agreement with Bayer CropScience in Research Triangle Park, N.C., the Kansas State University Foundation has made a contribution to the Department of Plant Pathology in the College of Agriculture to help establish an endowed chair in honor of renowned K-State professor Bikram Gill.
 
*KSU food safety specialist explains Listeria
Karen Blakeslee
10/28/13; WJXT, KQTV, KAKE, WDAF
 
*Are You a Workaholic? Read This.
10/30/13 Betty Confidential
There’s nothing wrong with loving your job. But if you spend most of your time at the office, chances are your health will get short shrift. Researchers at Kansas State University looked at workaholics who logged 50-plus hours a week at work and found that they skipped more meals, had worse diets and more mood problems than people who worked less. If cutting back your hours isn’t an option (or you simply don’t want to), try these 10 ways to eat and live healthfully, no matter how time-crunched you are.
 
GCCC hosts safety conference
10/30/13 Garden City Telegram
Participating colleges from three states included: Kansas State University, Garden City Community College, Seward County Community College. Johnson County Community College; University of Central Missouri, Central Methodist College, Evangel University, all of Missouri; Peru State College, Nebraska; and East Arkansas Community College, Arkansas.
 
Guess which '90s TV intro K-State hoops perfectly recreated
10/30/13 San Jose Mercury News
Each year across the country, college basketball programs unveil their new rosters to fans in a late-night jamboree of dunk contests, scrimmages and in the case of Kansas State, one brilliantly executed video parody.
 
Kansas man trapped for days in crash wreckage in Utah penned letters to family before death
10/29/13 ABC News
In his obituary, the family said Welch was a salesman at Pepsi Co. and later Frito-Lay until he retired in 2009. He liked landscaping his yard, being outdoors and scuba diving in the ocean. He had been married to his wife, Kelly Welch, an assistant professor at Kansas State University, for 31 years.




Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013
 

Sex among demented spurs elderly care group to call for policies 
10/29/13 Chicago Tribune
Properly trained staff will adapt, said Gayle Appel Doll, director of the Center on Aging at Kansas State University. After developing training programs for Kansas facilities, "we were just amazed" at the response, Doll said. Staffers who previously had walked in on residents having sex started knocking and waiting before entering a room, she said. Staff also supplied "Do Not Disturb" signs and arranged mattresses on floors to help residents cuddle.
 
*KSU's Seaton Hall expansion, renovation move forward with financial gift
10/29/13 Topeka Capital Journal
A $4 million lead gift from the Regnier family foundation is helping Kansas State University’s College of Architecture, Planning and Design with the momentum needed to embark on a major expansion and renovation of its current facility.
 
*Superstitions are all about trying to control fate
10/28/13 Kansas City InfoZine
These behaviors can all be linked to a strong belief that has been embedded in human history -- superstitions, according to a Kansas State University professor.
 
*Food Safety Expert Offers Advice on Protecting Against Listeria
10/28/13 St. Joe Channel
Kansas State University Food Safety Specialist Karen Blakeslee says symptoms of Listeria usually don't start until 3 to 7 days after eating contaminated food.
 
Donation boosts engineering prospects
10/28/13 The Daily O'Collegian (Oklahoma State University)
The Oklahoma State University Foundation, Kansas State University Foundation and University of Oklahoma Foundation will receive the gift. Each school will receive $70 million, which comes from the vision of Roger Dolese, a former Dolese Bros. executive who died in 2002.
 
Monday November 11: Agriculture and climate change
10/28/13 Science Café Wichita
Climate is a dominant factor for crop production in the central Great Plains. Projected climate changes in Kansas include increasing temperatures, larger daily precipitation events and longer and more frequent heat waves. These shifts will impact agricultural production, water supply, and human health. With over 90% of its land area devoted to agriculture, the central Great Plains will be profoundly affected by climate change. Several research projects at Kansas State University are working to better understand how Kansans perceive changes in climate and provide locally relevant, climate education.
 
RCPD arrests two in connection with series of vehicle burglaries
10-28-13 Kansas First News
This form of evidence based policing (Initiative: Laser Point) was the subject of a Riley County Police Department and Kansas State University Sociology Department collaboration which got them international recognition and an Excellence in Law Enforcement Research: Bronze Award earlier this month at the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
 
Police arrest student on kidnap and other charges
10/28/13 Hays Post
Kansas State University Police are investigating a possible sexual assault in the school’s student housing area.
 
Kansas woman admits embezzling from university's Biosecurity Research Institute
10/28/13 The Republic
A 51-year-old woman has admitted embezzling from Kansas State University's Biosecurity Research Institute while working as an officer manager.
 
State agriculture agency willing to give pay raise to workers who agree to move with agency and shed classified status
10/28/13 Lawrence Journal World
Earlier this year, the department announced that it was moving from Topeka to Manhattan, a distance of about 56 miles. Agriculture Secretary Dale Rodman said putting the department next to Kansas State University and the future National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility will enhance the agency.
 
Kansas State University
10/28/13 Kansas City Star
Veterinary medicine: Jessica Hayes of Parkville is one of 21 undergraduate students formally accepted into the 2013 class of early admission scholars program for the College of Veterinary Medicine.

 

Monday, Oct. 28, 2013 

*KSU breaks ground on new building
10/26/13 WIBW
Kansas State University broke ground Friday on a new $50 million building to house its College of Business Administration.
 
*KSU officials break ground on an expansion of the College of Engineering building
10-26-13 Kansas First News
Kansas State University officials will break ground on an expansion of the College of Engineering Friday. The 40-million dollar project is set to be completed and ready to open in the fall of 20-15.  It's located across from Ahearn Fieldhouse.
 
*KSU vet explains a recent pet treat recall
Susan Nelson
10/25/13; KAKE, KSNT, KTKA, KNBN
 
*Former Ag Secretaries speak at K-State about a farm bill
10/25/13; This Week in Agribusiness, WCIV, WTOK, KELO, KWWL, KPTM, WGN-AM, KWQC, KOZL, KPTH, WPTA, WABG, RFD-TV, WJET, WBRE, KFSM, WBOC, KLBK, KTVO, WJCL, KHMT, WTVW
 
*Dining center director explains how to avoid the “freshman 15”
Sheryl Klobasa
10/23/13; KSNT, KTKA, KQTV, WDAF, KNBN
 
Funeral services held for professor’s husband
10/25/13; KSNT, KTKA, KTMJ
 
House speaker shares policy talking-points memo with GOP allies
10/26/13 Topeka Capital-Journal
The Legislature and Brownback ended this year's session by approving a reduction in state appropriations to the university system. In June, the Board of Regents adopted tuition increases for each university, including hikes of 7 percent at Kansas State University and 4.9 percent at The University of Kansas.
 
*Holocaust exhibit opens at Kansas Statehouse
10/26/13 WIBW
An exhibit dedicated to a hero of the Holocaust will move from Kansas State University's Hale Library to the Kansas Statehouse on Friday, Oct. 25, where it will be on display in the rotunda until Oct. 31.
 
*Six past U.S. secretaries of agriculture speaking at Kansas State
10/27/13 Agri-Pulse
"The Landon Lecture Series on Public Issues has a long tradition of highlighting leaders in agriculture, but to have six of the nation's agriculture leaders on the same stage is nothing short of monumental," said Jackie Hartman, the university's  chief of staff and director of community relations. "In addition, this forum is very fitting given the university's celebration of the sesquicentennial and our land-grant mission." 
 
Michael Wesch: How the Internet has changed us
10/27/13 Vancouver Sun
But for students in his class at Kansas State University, where he is an associate professor of cultural anthropology and digital ethnography and holds the Coffman Chair for University Distinguished Teaching Scholars, Wesch’s biggest impact has been in teaching them to be not just knowledgeable, but what he describes as “knowledge-able.”
 
Learning opportunities 10-28-13
10/28/13 Salina Journal
This fall's Saline County Women in Ag program features Mykel Taylor, Kansas State University professor. 
 
*Pet jerky making animals sick
10/27/13 News Center 1 (Rapid City, S.D.)
Dr. Susan Nelson is a veterinarian from Kansas State University.
 
*Northeast Kansas happenings
10/26/13 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. Tickets and information: (785) 532-6428.
 
CISD announces PLTW partnership with Kansas State
10/26/13 Crowley (Texas) Star
Crowley ISD officially announced its Project Lead The Way Partnership with Kansas State University Thursday night at the Bill R. Johnson CTE Center. “This is our lucky day. As a university we want to grow and we are using this school as an experiment,” said Pat Bosco, vice president for student life at Kansas State.
 
Crop marketing program to be Nov. 7
10/26/13 Salina Journal
Mykel Taylor, assistant professor of agriculture economics at Kansas State University, will present a program on crop marketing Nov. 7 at the Women in Ag educational session.
 
Student injured during K-State football skit
10/27/13 KMAN
A student taking part in a pre-game skit before K-State’s Homecoming Football game against West Virginia was injured when he was tackled hard by Willie the Wildcat on the 50-yard line.
 
Chanute mentoring pair recognized at K-State football game
10/26/13 Chanute Tribune
It was a great day. Former principal Harold Barnhart and sixth grader Chris Dinkel stood and waved to a crowd of 52,958 fans from the middle of K-State’s football field in Manhattan.



Friday, Oct. 25, 2013
 

Selling the good life on the Great Plains
10/24/13 Wall Street Journal
László Kulcsár, an associate professor at Kansas State University who studies population trends, expects some rural communities will sustain or even increase their populations, but many more will see them continue to fall, eventually reaching the minimum needed to run local agricultural operations.
 
*K-State breaks ground on $40M College of Engineering expansion
10/24/13 Kansas City Business Journal
A $40 million, 107,000-square-foot expansion of Kansas State University's College of Engineering will be christened Friday in an official groundbreaking ceremony in Manhattan.
 
Brownback opens conference on water
10/24/13 Topeka Capital Journal
The conference is sponsored by the state’s Water Office and the Kansas Water Resources Institute at Kansas State University.
 
K-State receives largest gift in history
10/25/13 Kansas First News
A gift valued at $70 million – the largest gift in Kansas State University history – will benefit students in the College of Engineering for decades to come.
 
*Local media leaders recognized by Huck Boyd National Institute
10/24/13 Hays Post
The Huck Boyd Community Media Leaders of the Year for Radio were recognized Thursday at Kansas State University.
 
*Simons receives the 2013 Huck Boyd Leader of the Year Award in Community Newspapers
10/24/13 Lawrence Journal World
Dolph Simons Jr., editor of the Lawrence Journal-World and chairman of The World Company, received the 2013 Huck Boyd Leader of the Year Award in Community Newspapers Thursday at the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Kansas State University in Manhattan.
 
Riley County Police Receive Award
10/24/13 WIBW
“It is an honor for the RCPD to share this recognition with the police agencies in Kent and Daytona Beach. It is a testament to the quality of our officers and of our research partners at Kansas State University.” -Captain Tim Hegarty, Riley County Police Department.
 
Kansas State University wraps up sesquicentennial celebration
10/25/13 Little Apple Post
The front lawn of Anderson Hall served as the site for the final event of the 9-month long sesquicentennial celebration for Kansas State University.
 
*Hoisington student participates in K-State play
10/24/13 Great Bend Tribune
The second production in Kansas State University’s 2013-2014 Purple Masque Theatre season will be “Rx.” The play will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31 and Nov. 1-2. The Purple Masque Theatre, a part of the K-State Theatre program, is in East Stadium.


Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013
 

Use this 'reality meter' to analyze medical research tax
10/23/13 Kansas City Star
Also, most of that money is being spent on buildings for three public institutions: Kansas State University, the University of Kansas and the University of Kansas Medical Center. So far, medical research is a small part of the triangle’s actual mission. 
 
Kan. gov. opening 2-day conference on water issues 
10/23/13 Wichita Eagle
The conference is sponsored by the state's Water Office and the Kansas Water Resources Institute at Kansas State University.
 
*Editorial: SNAP should provide healthy food
10/23/13 Topeka Capital Journal
The Landon Lecture at Kansas State University earlier this week, 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.
 
*Local school leaders react to former Sec. of Ag. 'weigh em in' comments
10/23/13 KSHB-TV (Kansas City, Mo.)
When former Agriculture Secretary John Block spoke at Kansas State University this week, he suggested a plan to curb obesity through government lunch programs that got laughs and groans.
 
Brownback opens conference on water
10/24/13 Topeka Capital-Journal
The conference is sponsored by the state’s Water Office and the Kansas Water Resources Institute at Kansas State University.
 
Changes in major rather common
10/23/13 The Raquet (University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse)
Haven’t quite figured it out? You’re not the only one! Approximately 70 percent of college students will change their major at least once, according to the Kansas State University website. It is easy to come from high school with an “idealistic” view of what major we want. But once classes start, it might be different than expected. 
 
*Correction: Landon Lecture story
10/23/13 Trib Town (Northern Indiana)
In an Oct. 22 story about the Landon Lecture, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Kansas State University is celebrating its 100th anniversary. It is celebrating its 150th anniversary.
 
New Health Care Law Leaves Unanswered Questions
10/23/13 Ag Web
The Affordable Care Act, which goes into effect in January, reduces the criteria health insurance issuers can use to rate consumers, says Roberta Riportella, Kansas Health Foundation professor of community health at Kansas State University. This new law could be of immense help to farmers, she says.
 
K-State Intercollegiate Rowing Center to be dedicated Friday
10/23/13 Junction City Post
The new Intercollegiate Rowing Center will be dedicated at Kansas State University Friday evening. 
 
K-State hosts dairy symposium 
10/23/13 WIBW
Kansas farmers caught a glimpse of what’s happening in the dairy industry during a symposium held at Kansas State University this afternoon.
 
Antique radios give collectors something to tune into
10/24/13 Kansas City Star
He learned restoration tricks from a professor at Kansas State University and soon found himself getting up early to scout sales for more radios.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013

Report slams continued antibiotic use in U.S. livestock
10/22/13 Chicago Tribune
Former Kansas Governor John Carlin, who chaired the review for Johns Hopkins, said growing public interest in food production eventually will outweigh today's anti-government mood, and "I would say to my friends in production agriculture the next few years would be a good time to cut some deals."
 
*KSU offering online business classes for veterinarians
10/22/13 Kansas First News
Kansas State University is trying to get more students to go to vet school. They’re offering online business classes for veterinarians.
 
Panel of former US ag secretaries speak at KSU
10/22/13 Kansas First News
Six former agriculture secretaries have delivered the latest installment of the Landon Lecture series at Kansas State University.
 
Kan. legislators continue college tour
10/23/13 The Houston Chronicle
On Thursday the group will go to Fort Scott Community College and Pittsburg State University. Next week, the lawmakers visit Fort Hays State, Kansas State University and the University of Kansas, including its medical center.
 
Block: Direct obese children to salad bars
10/22/13 Topeka Capital-Journal
"They're going to school, and they have free lunches," Block said during a discussion among six previous U.S. Department of Agriculture leaders at Kansas State University. "The way you deal with that is weigh them in. If the kids are too heavy, they have to go to the vegetable line and the fruit line. If they're not too heavy and just right, they can go get biscuits and gravy."

 

Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 

U.S. Army Hones Antiterror Strategy for Africa, in Kansas
10/18/13 New York Times
Before deploying, the troops in Kansas receive six days of cultural training and instruction from Africa-born graduate students at nearby Kansas State University. “The soldiers trained are able to ask about things not in their books,” said Daryl Youngman, an associate professor at the university who oversees the instruction.
 
*Former U.S. ag secretaries wade into policy weeds
10/21/13 Topeka Capital Journal
Operating these days from a variety of vantage points on livestock and crop development, these one-time Cabinet officers kept the gloves on during a rare evening Landon Lecture at Kansas State University.
 
Does 'Pure Evil' Exist? Psychologists Investigate the Devils (and Angels) Amongst Us 
10/22/13 The Huffington Post
The psychologists, based at North Central College and Kansas State University in the USA point out that the 'Belief in Pure Evil' holds profound consequences for believers. As there would be no point in being patient, tolerant and understanding, when confronted with unalloyed villainy, then the only response should be eliminating such evil-doers, even if extreme actions are required.
 
3 Universities Share $210-Million Gift for Engineering
10/17/13 Chronicle of Higher Education
The donation, to be divided among the Kansas State University Foundation, the Oklahoma State University Foundation, and the University of Oklahoma Foundation, consists of stock in the Dolese Bros. Company, an Oklahoma City business that’s described as the state’s largest supplier of concrete, crushed stone, sand, and gravel. The gift derives from a plan by a company executive, Roger Dolese, who died in 2002, to keep the company privately owned and to foster the graduation of more engineers from nearby universities.
 
Editorial: K-State library facelift a wonderful gift
10/21/13 Topeka Capital Journal
That all makes ongoing improvements to Kansas State University’s Hale Library worth noting, and celebrating.
 
Opinion: K-State Researchers Approach Disease From Different Perspectives
10/21/13 Pittsburg Morning Sun
Two K-State researchers have recently published information concerning BYD. C. Michael Smith, K-State Entomology Professor, has been studying the aphids and William Bockus, K-State Plant Pathology Professor, has been comparing disease levels to yield loss. 
 
*Online business classes offered to veterinarians
10/21/13 KSNT, KQTV, KDRV, KTKA
 
Kansas State University Working to Improve Hybrid Wheat
10/21/13 KTIC Radio
Bayer Crop Science has signed a wheat germplasm and technology license agreement with Kansas State University (K-State) to promote the further improvement and development of hybrid wheat production through research and education.
 
A visionary gift: $70 million for K-State engineering
10/21/13 Little Apple Post
A gift valued at $70 million – the largest gift in Kansas State University history – will benefit students in the College of Engineering for decades to come.
 
Kan. lawmakers touring higher education campuses
10/21/13 Winfield Courier
And tuition is climbing. The standard rate for a full-time undergraduate student from Kansas at the University of Kansas is nearly 36 percent higher than it was five years ago, and tuition for the same type of student has jumped nearly 32 percent at Kansas State University during the same period.
 
*Separate work from home to recover from job stress
10/21/13 Speaking Tree
Detaching from work — mentally, physically and electronically — is necessary to recover from job stress during nonwork hours, according to a Kansas State University researcher. YoungAh Park, assistant professor of psychology and former businesswoman in the competitive South Korean workforce, has researched the stress crossover phenomenon between working couples, work-family boundary management and processes of work stress and recovery from stress.
 
Funeral services set for KSU professor’s husband
10/21/13; WIBW
 
*Job fair happening at K-State
10/21/13 KSHB
 
Democratic gubernatorial candidate to stop in Salina today
10/22/13 Salina Journal
Salina Area Technical College and Kansas State University at Salina have signed an agreement allowing Salina Tech students in three fields to earn bachelor's degrees in technology management. 

 

 

Monday, Oct. 22, 2013 

Hale Library replaces windows in The Great Room
10/19/13 Topeka Capital-Journal
The cathedral-like room in Kansas State University’s Hale Library goes by several names: the Great Room, the Mural Room, the Reading Room, the Gothic Room. It is even nicknamed the Harry Potter Room for its similarities to Hogwarts Castle’s Great Hall.
 
*K-State to close out 150th celebration
10/18/13 WIBW
Kansas State University will conclude its nine-month sesquicentennial celebration from 3-5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, with the 150th Grand Finale and closing ceremonies reception on the Anderson Hall lawn. In the case of inclement weather, the celebration will move indoors to the K-State Student Union Courtyard. 
 
State starts effort to prevent toxic blue-green algae blooms at Milford Lake
10/18/13 Clay Center Dispatch
That program has been partially successful, said Josh Roe, Kansas State University Department of Agricultural Economics. Through incentives and cost share programs, WRAPS helped farmers and land-owners reduced sediments going into the lake by 40,421 tons and phosphorus levels by about 17 percent or about 26,000 pounds. The WRAPS program has covered 111 projects affecting 8,000 acres in watershed.
 
U.S. prepares to train African forces to fight terror
10/19/13 The Wichita Eagle
Before deploying, the troops in Kansas receive six days of cultural training and instruction from Africa-born graduate students at nearby Kansas State University. “The soldiers trained are able to ask about things not in their books,” said Daryl Youngman, an associate professor at the university who oversees the instruction.
 
Kansas State University to build bulk solids innovation center
10/18/13 Pharm Tech
Kansas State University plans to build the Kansas State University Bulk Solids Innovation Center in Salina, Kansas, for companies that design and use systems for bulk solids. The center will be used to study and increase the understanding of bulk solids materials handling.

*University report of impersonating a police officer
10/19/13 Hays Post
Kansas State University Police are giving notice of a disturbing act of violence reported to have occurred near campus.
 
It's your business
10/19/13 Topeka Capital-Journal
The Capitol Federal Foundation in Topeka has made a $1 million gift to support the new building for the College of Business Administration at Kansas State University in Manhattan. The proposed new building plan has 140,000 square feet of space featuring tiered classrooms, a large showcase lecture hall, computer labs, a financial research lab and an executive conference room.
 
*Northeast Kansas happenings
10/19/13 Topeka Capital Journal
FARM AND FIELD — Former U.S. secretaries of agriculture Mike Johanns, Ann Veneman, Dan Glickman, Mike Espy, Clayton Yeutter and John Block will take part in a Landon Lecture from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, in McCain Auditorium at Kansas State University in Manhattan. GLOBAL BLUES — Taj Mahal and guests will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at McCain Auditorium at Kansas State University in Manhattan. Cost: $49 for general admission; $24.50 for students. Tickets and information: (785) 532-6428. WILDCAT TOURS — The 150 Years of People and Places of KSU Trolley Tour will be offered at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Riley County Historical Museum, 2309 Claflin Road in Manhattan. Cost: $18 per person; $29 per couple. Information: (785) 539-8763. TRAGEDY EXPRESSED — K-State Theatre and Dance will present “Columbinus,” a work about the Columbine High School shooting, at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at Nichols Theatre at Kansas State University in Manhattan. Cost: $14-$16 for general public; $12-$14 for military and seniors; $9-11 for students. Information and tickets: (785) 532-6428.
 
Kansas legislators to tour 10 campuses in 6 days
10-20-13 The Houston Chronicle
Kansas legislators plan to tour 10 higher education campuses in six days over the next two weeks. — Oct. 29: Kansas State University, Salina campus and Manhattan campus.
 
*Northeast Kansas happenings
10/19/13 Topeka Capital-Journal
GLOBAL BLUES — Taj Mahal and guests will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at McCain Auditorium at Kansas State University in Manhattan. Cost: $49 for general admission; $24.50 for students. Tickets and information: (785) 532-6428.
 
*At school
10/21/13 Salina Journal
Kansas State University's 2013-14 K-State theater season will open with "columbinus," a hard-hitting play by Stephen Karam and PJ Paparelli. Performances Oct. 10-12, 17-20 in the newly named Mark A. Chapman Theatre in Nichols Hall. 
 
College notes: Kansas State University
10/19/13 Hutchinson News
It was a day just for bands as Kansas State University hosted the 27th Central States Marching Festival on Oct. 19, at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. It was the largest Central States Marching Festival that K-State has ever had, with 42 bands performing.
 
They took a stand for love
10/19/13 Star magazine (Kansas City Star)
The email came in March 2008 from Vi Tran’s former theater professor at Kansas State University. Vi, then 27, was a previous fellowship recipient, and he emailed Mackenzie Goodwin, then 20, saying he’d be glad to advise her. He never heard back.



Friday, Oct. 18, 2013 

3 Universities Share $210-Million Gift for Engineering
10/17/13 Chronicle of Higher Education
The donation, to be divided among the Kansas State University Foundation, the Oklahoma State University Foundation, and the University of Oklahoma Foundation, consists of stock in the Dolese Bros. Company, an Oklahoma City business that’s described as the state’s largest supplier of concrete, crushed stone, sand, and gravel. The gift derives from a plan by a company executive, Roger Dolese, who died in 2002, to keep the company privately owned and to foster the graduation of more engineers from nearby universities.
 
Kansas State University to build Bulk Solids Innovation Center
10/17/13 ParmTech
Kansas State University plans to build the Kansas State University Bulk Solids Innovation Center in Salina, Kansas, for companies that design and use systems for bulk solids. The center will be used to study and increase the understanding of bulk solids materials handling.
 
*K-State celebrates World Food Day
John Floros
10/16/13; KNOP
 
PSU interior designers win Design War
10/17/13 KOAM TV
Sholders and Stanley were paired with two interior architecture majors from Kansas State University. “It was a lot different working with strangers and trying to figure out a way that we would all be able to succeed within the competition,” Sholders said. “Cassie worked with one K-Stater and I did as well. I learned so much about how they were educated and how it differed from our program, so all-in-all, both schools were getting to learn so many new techniques and ideas.”
 
*Pulitzer Prize Winner Visits K-State
10/17/13 KMAN
Journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner, David Finkel, visited the KSU Alumni Center Thursday to talk about his latest book, “Thank you for your service”.
 
*K-State's sesquicentennial celebration concludes with Grand Finale on Oct. 24
10/18/13 Little Apple Post
K-State’s nine-month sesquicentennial celebration will conclude with a grand finale from 3-5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, on the Anderson Hall lawn. Official remarks will begin at 4:15 p.m. 

 

Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 

University research suffers through sequester, shutdown
10/16/13 Topeka Capitol Journal
R.W. Trewyn, vice president for research at Kansas State University, said his institution hadn’t had any "significant issues" with research funding during the shutdown. He was hopeful any lag time in processing new grant proposals would be minimal.
 
Farmers face important decisions related to U.S. health reform
10/16/13 Midwest Producer
"On the whole, farmers are more likely to be insured than the rest of the U.S. population," said Roberta Riportella, the Kansas Health Foundation's professor of Community Health at Kansas State University.
 
Weed could be the key to higher yielding wheat
10/16/13 Clay Center Dispatch
New research at Kansas State University aims to take the desirable traits from wheat precursors and transfer them into modern varieties, said K-State Professor Bikram Gill.
 
*Study finds tungsten in aquifer groundwater controlled by pH, oxygen
10/20/13 AWMA.org
"Very little is known about the biogeochemistry of tungsten in the environment," said Saugata Datta, professor of geology at Kansas State University. "We need to understand how this metal is leached from the soils into groundwater because humans can be exposed to tungsten through multiple pathways."
 
K-State evaluates fall applications to combat alfalfa weevil
10/16/13 Midwest Producer
Researchers at Kansas State University are evaluating an alternative treatment strategy that consists of spraying insecticides on alfalfa in the fall, followed by a spring application. Adult weevils become active in alfalfa fields in the fall where they feed, mate and start laying eggs in alfalfa stems, said Jeff Whitworth, K-State Research and Extension entomologist.
 
Do your part to prevent food loss 
10/16/13 Drover's Cattle Network
Food loss not only spoils your budget, but it also poses a hindrance on your time, said Mary Meck Higgins, associate professor and extension specialist in the Department of Human Nutrition at Kansas State University. She said when food goes bad, consumers have to spend the time to go to the store to buy more food, bring it home, put it away, prepare it and take out the trash. This adds up to be more costly in time and money than it otherwise would have been if the consumers hadn’t wasted what they bought the first.
 
K-State celebrates World Food Day
10/16/13 WIBW
A global movement to end hunger swept across the Kansas State campus today as part of World Food Day.
 
Kansas State's Buchholz honored for service to Extension
10/16/13 Agriview
Buchholz, associate director for extension and applied research at Kansas State University, provides the vision and leadership needed for daily operations of the Kansas Cooperative Extension Service. He has been with Kansas State Research and Extension since 1992, although his work as an extension professional spans more than 33 years.

 

 

 

Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 

*How to Make Ends Meet While Furloughed
10/15/13 NTV
Kansas State University Financial Planner Elizabeth Kish gave some advice and said the first priority should be your health and safety.
 
*UAS conference
10/15/13 WIBW
 
Shutdown legacy will linger for future economists
10/15/13 Farm Futures
What's more, notes Glynn Tonsor, Kansas State University livestock economist, no one is certain when the government shutdown – and subsequent lack of information – will end.
 
K-State celebrates World Food Day
10/16/13 Drover's Cattle Network
John Floros is the dean of the College of Agriculture at Kansas State University and director of K-State Research and Extension. Floros, a renowned food scientist, said World Food Day is a day to recognize our past, present, and most importantly our future, as it relates to food systems and making sure every mouth on the planet is fed.
 
Best college reviews ranks K-State’s student union among country’s best
10/16/13; KAKE
 
Show School Spirit at an American University
10/15/13 U.S. News and World Report 
When you join a college you'll often take on their athletics name – whether you're a University of California—Berkeley Bear, a University of Oregon Duck or a Kansas State University Wildcat – as a badge of honor.
 
Year-round anaplasmosis prevention
10/15/13 Drover's Cattle Network
It is popularly believed that anaplasmosis only affects mature animals. Recent information out of Kansas State University, however, shows that young animals can be infected and suffer with the disease, although not as severely as older animals.
 
University leaders sign dual-degree agreement
10/15/13 Emporia Gazette
This is the third 3+2 engineering agreement ESU has, including agreements with Kansas State University and the University of Kansas.
 
Manhattan teenager is out of hospital following fall from Kansas State University fraternity house
10/15/13; WIBW
 
51st annual Shawnee Mission College Clinic comes to Shawnee Mission East Wednesday night
10/16/13 Prairie Village Post
The event starts at 6:30 p.m. and runs through 8:30 p.m. Dozens of school from across the country will have tables set up in the SM East gyms and cafeteria, with large local schools like the University of Kansas, Kansas State University and the University of Missouri having their own rooms reserved.
 
Noted Middle East historian to speak at K-State Alumni Center
10/15/13 Little Apple Post
One of the nation’s best known historians of Islam and Middle East history and politics will deliver the biennial Fred L. Parish Lecture and Colloquium in Religious History, sponsored by the history department at Kansas State University.



Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013
 

*Secret Credit Card Spending And Divorce Linked In New Survey
10/14/13 The Huffington Post
This certainly isn't the first time a survey or study has found a link between divorce and financial disagreements. In July 2013, researchers out of Kansas State University found that arguing about money is the top predictor of divorce. And in 2011, a study conducted by the National Endowment for Financial Education found that 68 percent of the time, financial infidelity has had a negative impact on relationships, with 16 percent of marriages ending because of it.
 
*UAS Conference Flies Into Manhattan
10/15/13 KMAN
“The AUVSI economic report underscores Kansas as number 7 of the top 10 states in the United States to reap the benefits of this industry to the tune of 2.9 billion dollars over the next 10 years (and) 3,716 jobs,” said Joel Anderson, development director at Kansas State University.
 
Berneys make $1 million gift to support College of Business Administration
10/14/13 Little Apple Post
Rand and Patti Berney, Southlake, Texas, have made a $1 million gift to support the new building for the College of Business Administration at Kansas State University.
 
Former Ag Secretaries to Mull Farm Bill, Debt Ceiling
10/14/13 National Hog Farmer
Seven former secretaries of agriculture will participate in a roundtable discussion, open to the public, in the next K-State Landon Lecture slated for Oct. 21 from 7 to 9 p.m. at McCain Auditorium.
 
O.H. Kruse Feed Technology Innovation Centre opens
10/14/13 Feed Machinery
The newly completed USD$12.3 million, design-build, O.H. Kruse Feed Technology Innovation Centre at Kansas State University, built by McCownGordon Construction, was dedicated last Friday.
 
K-State's military connection gets publicity
10/14/13 Rugby magazine
Kansas State University, located in Manhattan, Kan., and Fort Riley are separated by just about a dozen miles, and the rugby team has a deep-seeded connection to its neighboring military base. Fort Riley used to have a regular team, and over the years, sides mixed with college and military players have taken the field numerous times.

 

Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 

Taking flight
10/13/13 Salina Journal
Bunting, who was then Kansas adjutant general, piqued the interests of Salina officials, including Dennis Kuhlman, who was CEO and dean of Kansas State University at Salina, to develop ways to help people by using high-tech, remote-controlled airplanes and helicopters. "He said, 'Wouldn't it be a good idea if we could patrol this area, find humans and animals stranded in the ice storm and we wouldn't have to rely so much on manpower?' " recalled Kuhlman. "The whole concept, to use unmanned aerial vehicles with our emergency response, was basically what got things started."
 
25 Most Amazing University Student Union Buildings in U.S. Revealed by Best College Reviews
10/14/13 Digital Journal
Campuses that made the list include: 14. K-State Student Union, Kansas State University - Manhattan, Kansas
 
*K-State plans groundbreaking for business school building
10/14/13 WIBW
Kansas State University is inching closer to breaking ground on a $50 million building to house its College of Business Administration
 
*Northeast Kansas happenings
10/12/13 Topeka Capital Journal
STEPPIN’ UP — The Central States Marching Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan. Cost: $5. Information: (785) 532-3816. TRAGEDY EXPRESSED — K-State Theatre and Dance will present “Columbinus,” a work about the Columbine High School shooting, Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 17-20, at Nichols Theatre at Kansas State University in Manhattan. Show times: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Cost: $14-$16 for general public; $12-$14 for military and seniors; $9-$11 for students. Information and tickets: (785) 532-6428.
 
*Despite slow start, fall colors starting to change across Kansas and Missouri
10/11/13 Kansas City Star
Last weekend’s widespread heavy rains provided needed moisture and the high winds did not strip off too many leaves, primarily because they were still mostly green, according to Charles Barden, professor of forestry at Kansas State University.
 
Star Magazine: K-State athletes team up with Big Red One's soldiers
10/12/13 Kansas City Star's Star Magazine
Kansas State University athletes team up with Big Red One soldiers to form bonds on campus.
 
Horse care seminar slated at K-State
10/14/13 Topeka Capital Journa
The Kansas Horse Council, in conjunction with the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, has slated the Second Annual Horse Care 101 Educational Seminar at 8 a.m. Nov. 9 at KSU Veterinarian School in Manhattan.



Friday, Oct. 11, 2013
 

*K-State plans groundbreaking for $50M business school building
10/10/13 Wichita Business Journal
Kansas State University is inching closer to making real a new, $50 million building to house its College of Business Administration.
 
*K-State selects architect for new dormitory
10/10/13 WIBW
K-State has selected an architect for its $70 million residence hall and dining center project, which was announced in May following approval from the Kansas Board of Regents.
 
*Pulitzer Prize-winner to speak at K-State
10/10/13 WIBW
Finkel will speak at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Kansas State University Alumni Center main ballroom. A book sale and signing session will be at 3 p.m. in the K-State Alumni Center.
 
Ag econ, animal science majors lift K-State ag enrollment higher
10/10/13 Drover's Cattle Network
Fall 2013 student enrollment officially set a new record at Kansas State University with continued interest in agricultural majors contributing to the rush of students.
 
False alarm: Animal disease drill prompts undue concern
10/9/13 Topeka Capital-Journal
Responding to concerns generated by postings on social media, the Kansas Division of Emergency Management on Wednesday issued an advisory reminding Kansans that the activities around the Biosecurity Research Institute at Kansas State University were part of a two-day drill scheduled to conclude Thursday.
 
Students name 7 Wonders of Salina
10/11/13 Salina Journal
On Thursday, the three classes hit four of the seven wonders -- Bogey's, the Masonic Center, Kansas State University at Salina and Salina Regional Airport. 



Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013
 

*Research shows rank and income for soldiers doesn’t determine financial behaviors
Mary Bell
10/10/13;  KNOP
 
*How to avoid scams with the new health reform law
Elizabeth Kiss
10/10/13; KTMJ, KTKA, KSNT
 
*Population trends topic of discussion
10/10/13 Salina Journal
Laszlo Kulcsar, an assistant professor of sociology at Kansas State University, will discuss population trends at the next Kansas State University at Salina Civic Luncheon Lecture.
 
Reminders for colostrum pasteurization
10/9/13 Bovine Veterinarian
Clean collection equipment. The first thing you need to think about is the collection equipment. “No. 1 it needs to be clean,” Brouk said in a recent “Milk Lines” audio segment, co-produced by the Department of Communications at Kansas State University and the K-State Radio Network. Making sure equipment is not contaminated with bacteria will help prevent contamination of the colostrum that you collect into it. After collection, process the colostrum immediately or start it into a cooling process. 
 
Nearly 200 cases of deadly pig virus in Iowa
10/10/13 Ames Tribune
The summary was provided by the American Association of Swine Veterinarians and based on reports compiled by the veterinary diagnostic lab at the University of Minnesota, which is working with Iowa State University, Kansas State University and South Dakota State University to collect the data.
 
K-State hosts second annual corporate days
10/10/13 WIBW
Executives from Cerner Corporation in Kansas City are at Kansas State University's College of Business Administration today and tomorrow to interact and recruit students during the college's Cerner Days.



Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013

*K-State Salina chosen to test certification for FAA
10/8/13; KSNT, KTKA
 
*HIGH-CALIBER HISTORY
10/8/13 Great Bend Tribune
Hobson is studying under Dr. Saugata Datta, Associate Professor at KSU Department of Geology. He picks up where other researchers have left off in the study of how tungsten leaches into surface and groundwater.
 
*Researcher debunks myths that play into soldiers' financial readiness
10/8/13 Phys.org
Marking the 12th anniversary of the war in Afghanistan, Oct. 7 should be a day dedicated to honoring our soldiers and veterans. One way to do this is by ensuring they are financially secure, according to a 2013 Kansas State University personal financial planning doctoral graduate.
 
Exercise will test state’s ability to respond to livestock disease outbreak
10/8/13 Lawrence Journal World
An upcoming exercise on the Kansas State University campus to test state response to an viral outbreak in livestock is two years in the preparation and includes plans and countless contingencies for everything from traffic monitoring to communicating with the media.
 
US Ag Industry Moves Forward Despite Uncertainties
10/8/13 The Pig Site
"I don’t know how long this will last, but context is important," said Glynn Tonsor, associate professor and livestock economist for Kansas State University.
 
Ag 'building gaps' post-shutdown
10/8/13 Agriculture.com
Some futures market prices, like those for feeder cattle, depend on price reports from different parts of the country, says Kansas State University livestock economist Glynn Tonsor. Without that data being reported by USDA Agricultural Marketing Service offices around the country, it makes it difficult to compile futures based on what's happening in local markets, either making those former prices something of a leap of faith or causing market players to look to other sources -- some of which may not be accurate or may take more time -- to glean the same information.
 
Diesel prices on verge of a slide?
10/8/13 Agriculture.com
Farm diesel fuel prices have gained a dollar per gallon, or more, in the last 3 1/2 years, depending on your location. But, what's more notable in that price trend, at least in one location recently examined by a Kansas State University ag economist, shows a mile-wide window of variety in the price for diesel compared to crude oil.
 
32nd Higuchi-KU Endowment research award winners announced
10/8/13 Lawrence Journal World
This year's award winners are: William Barnett, a KU professor of economics who won the Balfour Jeffrey Award in Humanities and Social Sciences; William Groutas, a professor of chemistry at Wichita State who won the Dolph Simons Award in Biomedical Sciences; Siyuan Han, a KU professor of physics and astronomy who won the Olin Petefish Award in Basic Science; and Mary Beth Kirkham, a Kansas State University professor of agronomy who won the Irvin Youngberg award for Applied Sciences.

Author David Finkel
10/9/13 KMAN
Kansas State University is bringing Pulitzer Prize winning author, David Finkel, to the Manhattan community on October 17th. Several events are planned including a book signing at the Manhattan Public Library, 629 Poyntz Avenue, From 11:00 to noon. 
 
Noted Borlaug Biographer to Speak at Kansas State University, Oct. 16
10/8/13 Kansas Ag Network
Noted scientist and biographer Noel Vietmeyer is a featured speaker in three public presentations set for Oct. 16 on the Kansas State University campus.
 
Kansas' drug monitoring program credited with helping keep overdoses low
10/8/13 Kansas Health Institute
Billingsley said K-TRACS needed someone with Singleton's technical background. He has a degree in electrical engineering from Kansas State University.



Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013 

*A Disconnect in Money, Logic and Emotion
10/7/13 New York Times
This outcome was demonstrated by Sonya Britt, an assistant professor of family studies and human services and the program director of personal financial planning at Kansas State University. She conducted a study published in the journal Family Relations that used data from 4,500 couples who participated in the National Survey of Families and Households. To isolate the predictors of divorce, they “controlled for income, debt and net worth.” Across all incomes, arguing about money was the leading reason for divorce.
 
*K-State Salina gets FAA contract
10-8-13 The Houston Chronicle
Kansas State University-Salina has been selected to test certification standards for small unmanned aircraft systems. 
 
*Research shows rank and income for soldiers doesn’t determine financial behaviors
Mary Bell
10/8/13: KSNT, KTKA
 
Universities monitor pig virus with U.S. government shut down 
10/7/13 Baltimore Sun
University of Minnesota researchers said they plan to continue collecting the information from Iowa State University, Kansas State University and South Dakota State University until the government shutdown ends and APHIS staff return to work.
 
Dolese donates most of its company stock to OSU, OU & KSU foundations in unique partnership
10/7/13 Daily Oklahoman
The management of Oklahoma City-based Dolese Bros. Co. has donated most of the private company's stock to the foundations of the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University and Kansas State University.
 
Health expert digs into 'Obamacare' details
10/7/13 Ottawa Herald
Roberta Riportella, a professor of community health with Kansas State University, Manhattan, explained Monday how the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, works for individuals and businesses during a “Lunch ‘N Learn” session sponsored by the Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce, the Franklin County Development Council and Kansas State University Frontier District Research and Extension office. 
 
Impact of FDA’s new cephalosporin rules
10/7/13 Drover's Cattle Network
The new rule, intended to reduce the risk of cephalosporin resistance in pathogens affecting humans, focus primarily on use of the drugs for disease prevention and other off-label uses. As currently worded, the rules should have relatively minor impact on how beef producers and their veterinarians use these drugs in cattle, says Kansas State University veterinarian Mike Apley. 
 
Building dream home helped Ottawa cancer survivor make it through
10/8/13 Lawrence Journal-World
Lancaster does not have a background in architecture. She did not study interior design while in school at Kansas State University nor had she ever undertaken such a large design-and-develop plan. But she did have ideas that worked well for both the house and her fight against cancer.


Monday, Oct. 7, 2013
 

Universities pool resources to help commercial UAVs take flight
10/5/13 National Defense magazine
Five universities with expertise in various scientific fields related to the technology have joined forces in hopes the FAA will bestow them with that title. They are North Carolina State University, Mississippi State, Kansas State, the University of Alaska and the University of North Dakota.
 
*Conference on drones planned in Kansas
10/4/13 Wichita Eagle
The conference is being organized and sponsored by the emerging Consortium for Kansas Unmanned Systems, or CKUS, a group informally comprised of members of industry, government and academia, including Kansas State University, the University of Kansas and Wichita State University.
 
*KSU professor provides tips on how to financially manage through the furlough
Elizabeth Kiss
10/4/13
KSNT, KTKA, KDRV
 
Editorial: Review of universities must be taken seriously
10/5/13 Lawrence Journal World
In the next week or so a group of Kansas legislators will begin a tour of each of the Kansas Regents’ six institutions: Kansas University, Kansas State, Wichita State, Fort Hays State, Emporia State and Pittsburg State, along with the Kansas University Medical Center.
 
Kansas Bioscience Authority hires new CFO
10/4/13 Kansas City Business Journal
The Kansas Bioscience Authority has hired Kevin Lockett, a former NFL player and Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation employee, as its new chief financial officer. Lockett earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from Kansas State University and was COO of the Urban Entrepreneur Partnership Inc. at the Kauffman Foundation
 
A water solution
10/6/13 Salina Journal
It would stand to reason that water from those 10 wells isn't making it to Kansas, said Phil Barnes, an associate professor in the biological and agricultural department at Kansas State University in Manhattan. 
 
Olympic opportunity
10/5/13 Salina Journal; KSNT, KTKA
Pinkall, who is now a music instructor at Kansas State University, said he saw a call for applications online about two years ago and filled out an application. 
 
Kansas African American Museum to honor new Hall of Fame inductees
10/6/13 Wichita Eagle
The inductees are Veryl Switzer, Kansas State University and Green Bay Packers football great; the NAACP Dockum Sit-In Youth Group, which participated in the nation’s first lunch counter sit-in; and Rev. James Reeb, Unitarian Universalist minister whose death hastened the passage of the 1965 Civil Rights Act.
 
Marshall Co. arts agencies, K-State work on The Messiah Project
10/5/13 Topeka Capital Journal
The Marshall County Arts Cooperative and the Marshall County Community Choir, both in Marysville, are teaming with Kansas State University’s Division of Choral Music to present George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah” next spring.
 
Kansas Agriculture: What Counties Make the Most Money?
10/5/13 High Plains Public Radio
The continued success of these eight contiguous counties relies on water, underground water from the Ogallala Aquifer to be specific.  A recent study from Kansas State University researchers predict if current usage levels continue, 69 percent of the underground supply will be used by 2060. 
 
*Northeast Kansas happenings
10/6/13 Topeka Capital Journal
COME ON DOWN! The Price is Right Live! Stage Show will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, in McCain Auditorium at Kansas State University in Manhattan. Cost: $59 for general admission; $29.50 for students. Tickets and information: (785) 532-6428. TRAGEDY EXPRESSED “Columbinus,” a work about the Columbine High School shooting, will be presented Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 10-12, and Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 17-19, at Nichols Theatre at Kansas State University in Manhattan. Show times: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Cost: $14-$16 for general public; $12-$14 for military and seniors; $9-11 for students. Information and tickets: (785) 532-6428.
 
Kansas Team Wins Regional Competition
10/6/13 Hays Post
The Kansas State University Soil Judging Team won the Region 5 Soil Judging Contest hosted by Missouri State University in Springfield, Mo. from September 16 – 20, 2013. The team took first place overall and third in group judging.
 
*Kansas State University, Johnson County Community College partnership brings bachelor's degrees within closer reach
10/4/13 Olathe Edge
Residents in Overland Park, Kan. and surrounding areas have a clearer path to completing a Kansas State University bachelor's degree through Johnson County Community College thanks to curriculum agreements between the two institutions.
 
American Royal promotes fun, education
10/5/13 Pork Network
The American Royal Association awarded scholarships of $2,500 each to five college students this year. Winners of the scholarships are: Breanne Brammer, a junior at the University of Missouri; Lana Swendson, a post-graduate student at Kansas State University; Logan Britton, a senior at Kansas State University; Nathan Laudan, a junior at Kansas State University; and Nathan Stinson, a junior at Kansas State University. 
 
Editorial: Stadium success
10/6/13 Lawrence Journal World
Added to this is the fact that Kansas State University officials and athletic department officials kicked off the current football season with a new and expanded stadium facility, and in college sports “keeping up with the Joneses” is the name of the game.



Friday, Oct. 4, 2013
 

Kansas NBAF project moves forward despite shutdown 
10/3/13 Wall Street Journal
Construction continues on a central utility plant for a new federal biosecurity research lab at Kansas State University despite the partial shutdown of the federal government.
 
Cicero Student Receives AIA/NEI Scholarship 
10/4/13 Chicago Tribune
In conjunction with The American Institute of Architects, the Northeast Illinois Chapter of The American Institute of Architects has awarded scholarships valued at $4,000 to four students pursuing architectural. Lucille Sadlon of Cicero hopes to inspire people through architecture. She feels she could work in any setting, from urban to rural, or work in historical restoration and preservation around the globe. The Kansas State University student expects to receive her Master of Architecture degree in 2017.  degrees.
 
Graduateprograms.com announces top 50 graduate schools for social life
10-3-13 San Antonio Express-News
18) Kansas State University (8.214 stars)
 
Donald Trump considers buying Plum Island
10/3/13 Global Dispatch
With the building of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) in Manhattan, Kansas to replace the aging and outdated, six-decade old Plum Island Animal Disease Center in Suffolk County, New York, the federal government is required to sell Plum Island with the proceeds going to offset the costs of the new facility.
 
*Gen. Meyers Visits K-State
10/3/13 KMAN
Retired Air Force Gen. Richard Meyers visited K-State Thursday to speak about military families and how they are affected by the transition from active duty to civilian life.
 
*KSU student trying to reduce toxic pollution
Jessica Reffner
KSNT
 
Kansans struggle with online health marketplace
10/3/13 Wichita Eagle
Hutley made it to the marketplace's page for setting up his ID; he answered security questions but not go further. Nearby, Lover Chancler, a 41-year-old Topeka resident and graduate teaching assistant in family studies at Kansas State University, hadn't even gotten that far after an hour.
 
K-State report highlights which counties in Kansas bring in most farm income
KAKE
 
Ag-citing adventure
10/3/13 Hays Daily News
The aerial imaging system was developed in conjunction with Kansas State University researchers and also draws on technical advancements made around the globe, said Bret Chilcott with Neodesha-based AgEagle.
 
K-State's Buchholz Honored for Service to Extension
10/3/13 KTIC
Buchholz, associate director for extension and applied research at Kansas State University, provides the vision and leadership needed for daily operations of the Kansas Cooperative Extension Service. He has been with K-State Research and Extension since 1992, although his work as an extension professional spans more than 33 years.
 
Teens brainstorm issues, solutions
10/3/13 1st Infantry Division Post
The group’s recorder, a Kansas State University student, volunteered for the conference to learn more about military youth.
 
Community celebrates Hispanic heritage
10/3/13 1st Infantry Division Post
She graduated from Kansas State University with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education, minor in dance, certificate in English as a second language and also a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction.


Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013
 

*Government shutdown crimps some food inspections
10/2/13 KBIA (Missouri Public Radio)
Londa Nwadike, a food safety researcher for the University of Missouri and Kansas State University based in Blue Springs, Mo., said that means fewer inspections of these foods.
 
K-State's Currie wins another athletic director of the year award
10/2/13 Kansas City Star
Kansas State athletic director John Currie has added another award to his collection. This time, the honor comes from the Bobby Dodd Foundation. Last week, at the annual Division I-A Athletic Directors’ Association meeting in Dallas, Currie was chosen 2013 Bobby Dodd athletic director of the year. The foundation formally announced the award on Wednesday.
 
*World Reading Day encourages adults and kids to read 
10/2/13 Kansas First News
Kansas State University Early Education Instructor Anna Nippert says reading is about more than just enjoying the story.
 
*Top-ag producing Kansas counties overlay Ogallala Aquifer
10/2/13 Drovers Cattle Network
David Steward, a professor of civil engineering at Kansas State University, and a team of researchers recently completed a study that examined the future of the Ogallala Aquifer. The study found that if current usage of the aquifer continues, as much as 69 percent of the aquifer would be depleted by 2060.
 
UNL’s grassland management graduate program expects success, growth
10/2/13 Daily Nebraskan
The courses in the program are taught by faculty members from a handful of cooperating universities, Schacht said. These Great Plains universities – Kansas State University, North Dakota State University, Oklahoma State University-Stillwater and South Dakota State University – also have fully online graduate programs in grassland management.
 
KSU professor’s husband still missing 
10/2/13 Kansas First News
Social Media is playing a big role in the search for the husband of a Kansas State University professor who has been missing since the beginning of September and after another search yesterday, authorities still have no idea of where he could be.
 
*Author David Finkel
10-3-13 KMAN
Kansas State University is bringing Pulitzer Prize winning author, David Finkel, to the Manhattan community on October 17th. Several events are planned including a book signing at the Manhattan Public Library, 629 Poyntz Avenue, From 11:00 to noon. Copies of both of Finkel’s books will be available for purchase at the event, courtesy of Claflin Books and Copies.
 
KC bandleader Vi Tran’s literary vision finds a sonic form
10/2/13 Kansas City Star
Tran is a native of Vietnam. In his youth, his parents moved to Garden City, Kan. In 2005, he graduated from Kansas State University, where he studied theater. He is well-known in both the theater and music circles in Kansas City, including for his five-piece Vi Tran Band. “American Heroine” is his first full-length recording. Friday night, he and his band will celebrate its release with a show at the Kill Devil Club. It has been a work long in the making and one delayed by a cruel twist of fate.



Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013

Hot new career: commercial drone technologist
10/1/13 Chicago Tribune
DRONE EDUCATION. At least four universities now or soon will offer a major in unmanned aerial systems. The University of North Dakota led the way with course offerings beginning back in 2009. More recently, Kansas State University and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University began offering a UAV major.
 
*Health reform scams
10/1/13 The Kansas City Star
Consumers are being warned about scam artists who are using the Internet to offer new health care benefits in an attempt to steal personal information. Roberta Riportella, the Kansas Health Foundation professor of community health at Kansas State University, said there have been recent reports of attempted identity thefts based on confusion about the federal Affordable Care Act.
 
*Capitol Federal Foundation donates $1M for K-State business school
10/1/13 Wichita Business Journal
The Capitol Federal Foundation has pledged its support for a new business school at Kansas State University with a $1 million donation.
 
Farmers face important decisions related to U.S. health reform
10/1/13 Drover's Cattle Network
“On the whole, farmers are more likely to be insured than the rest of the U.S. population,” said Roberta Riportella, the Kansas Health Foundation’s professor of Community Health at Kansas State University.
 
*Trick or Engineering: K-State Olathe, College of Engineering offer science-based evening of Halloween fun, learning
10/1/13 Olathe Edge
Kansas State University's College of Engineering and Kansas State University Olathe are partnering to offer an evening of Halloween-themed activities for elementary students based on science, technology, engineering and math principles, or STEM.
 
*K-State Theatre to stage 'Detroit'
10/1/13 The Topeka Capital-Journal
K-State Theatre will stage “Detroit,” a comedy by Lisa D’Amour, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday in East Stadium’s Purple Masque Theatre at Kansas State University.



Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013

Ranchers Play a High-Steaks Game for All the Marbling
9-27-13 Wall Street Journal
One morning recently, Ms. Aldredge and the other judges sat in a windowless room here at a satellite campus of Kansas State University critiquing each bite identified only as a random three-digit number.

NY governor urges more study of Plum Island sale
9-30-13 The Houston Chronicle
Legislation envisions using proceeds from the sale to defray the costs of moving operations to a new laboratory at Kansas State University, although members of Congress from New York and Connecticut introduced legislation earlier this year that would block the sale.

Sale Of Plum Island May Stall, Impact On NBAF Uncertain
9/30/13 KCUR
Today, however, local opposition to the sale of Plum Island adds to longstanding questions about funding for the proposed animal disease lab, which has an estimated price tag of around $1.2 billion. NBAF, now under construction in Manhattan, Kan., is intended to replace the 60-year-old Plum Island Animal Disease Center.  And Congress is obligated by law to sell Plum Island and confer the proceeds to NBAF.

*Study shows change in cost of producing crops
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Tick-borne disease threat is growing 
9/30/13 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.

Dog's urgency to urinate at night points to physical problem 
9/30/13 Chicago Tribune
Veterinary parasitologist Dr. Michael Dryden, of Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine-Manhattan, explains that dogs can't tell us how they feel, and just because owners may not observe symptoms of Lyme disease in a pet doesn't mean they don't exist. Few people take their dog's temperature every day, or notice that a pup is feeling "crummy."

*Retired gen. to speak at Kansas State University
9-30-13 The Houston Chronicle (AP)
The former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is speaking about military families at Kansas State University.

*Capitol Federal Foundation donates $1 million to K-State business college project
9/30/13 Wichita Eagle
Kansas State University’s building campaign for its College of Business Administration is receiving a $1 million boost from the Capitol Federal Foundation, Topeka.

*Tungsten’s path to groundwater revealed by new study
9/30/13 Water Technology Online
Researchers from Kansas State University, Lavonia, Ga., Tulane University and the University of Texas, Arlington found that the groundwater’s pH level and the amount of oxygen and oxidized particles in the water and sediment affect the likelihood that tungsten, a naturally occurring metal used for incandescent light bulb filaments, drill bits and an alternative to lead in bullets, will enter the groundwater, according to the release.

*Candida fungus treated with nontoxic herbal medicine
9/30/13 Virtual Medicine Centre
A Kansas State University microbiologist has found a breakthrough herbal medicine treatment for a common human fungal pathogen that lives in almost 80% of people.

State preparing for possible federal government shutdown
9/30/13 Lawrence Journal World
Kansas State University Extension Service:The office will remain open. Only a small portion of its budget comes from USDA through K-State. The majority of their budget comes from state and county funds, said Bill Wood, agriculture director for the Lawrence office.

Kansas to conduct agriculture preparedness exercise
9/30/13 Great Bend Tribune
The two-day functional exercise, which will be based out of the Biosecurity Research Institute (BRI) on K-State’s main campus, will enable KDA and its partners in neighboring states, other state agencies, federal and local government, industry and universities to practice the state’s foreign animal disease response plan. More than 200 individuals will participate in the functional exercise, which will be based on the confirmation of foot-and-mouth disease in the United States. According to Kansas Secretary of Agriculture Dale Rodman, the exercise will provide valuable preparation experience for the agency and all stakeholders as well as identify gaps in the response plan.

Chamber Orchestra concert with Gordon Lewis
9/30/13 Clay Center Dispatch
Kansas State University bass faculty member Gordon Lewis, in a concert Saturday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Morganville School.