K-Staters in the news - September 2013

Monday, Sept. 30, 2013

*K-State touts highest enrollment in 150-year history
9/27/13 WIBW
Another enrollment record has fallen at Kansas State University. This fall, 24,581 students make up the largest enrollment in the university's 150-year history.
 
*More liberal sexual expression policies are needed for person-centered care in nursing homes, researchers find
9/30/13 McKnights.com
Researchers from the Center on Aging at Kansas State University interviewed 23 long-term care ombudsman about their experiences in cases involving sexual expression. Of 123 cases considered, 85% occurred in a skilled nursing facility and the remainder occurred in assisted living or care homes.
 
*Water Source at the Crossroads
9/29/13 High Plains Public Radio
A recent study by Kansas State University found that if current irrigation trends continue, 69 percent of the groundwater stored in the High Plains Aquifer (the Ogallala Aquifer in Kansas) will be depleted in 50 years. But immediately reducing water use could extend the aquifer's lifetime and increase net agricultural production through the year 2110.
 
*Letter: Act now to avoid depletion of Ogallala Aquifer
9/29/13 Topeka Capital Journal
In a study of Ogallala Aquifer depletion in Kansas, David Steward and colleagues at Kansas State University concluded the time to act will soon be past, as reported last month in The Topeka Capital-Journal.
 
*Stress in workplace can lead to mental, physical woes 
9/27/13 KFDI
"We found that those who worked more than 50 or more hours per week had higher levels of depression than those who did not," said Sarah Asebedo, a financial planner and doctoral student at Kansas State University. 
 
*How to pack a safe and healthy lunch
Londa Nwadike, Food Safety Specialist
9/25/13 WJXT, Jacksonville, FL
 
*Food Safety Specialist Educates on Increasing Food Allergies
Karen Blakelee
9/25/13
KQTV, KDRV
 
*Fat Camps...For Your Dog
9/29/13 Neon Tommy
Kansas State University Veterinarian Dr. Susan Nelson says dogs should be exercised twice a day in increments of 15 minutes to an hour, depending on their needs.
 
Le Mars man spreads word about radon dangers
9/29/13 Kansas City Star
One researcher from Kansas State University, which has an extensive radon program, told Shrader drainage systems around newer homes create a "highway for the radon gas to come through into your home," Shrader said.
 
*Fort Hays State's open online courses brings a growing trend home
9/30/13 Kansas City Star
Most schools — including the University of Kansas, Kansas State University, the University of Missouri, the University of Missouri-Kansas City and the University of Central Missouri — are still waiting to see just how successful MOOCs turn out to be for public schools that don’t have the status of the private elites that started the movement.
 
KU enrollment continues to fall while incoming students’ ACT goes up
9/27/13 Lawrence Journal-World
KU rival Kansas State University recorded an increase of 203 students to make its 24,581-student enrollment more than KU's Lawrence and Edwards campuses. K-State's total, however, includes its campus in Salina and its veterinary school, and it still trails KU's total enrollment, counting the medical school.
 
What will beef consumers want in 10 years?
9/29/13 Beef magazine
A new study from the beef checkoff program and Kansas State University examines the factors consumers use to make beef purchasing decisions and gives insight to how consumers are expected to behave not just now, but also five or 10 years from now.
 
GEAPS Foundation receives $500,000 from CHS Foundation for education programs
9/30/13 Powder & Bulk Solids
“CHS’s generous contribution supports the development of courses for the GEAPS/Kansas State University (K-State) Distance Education Program,” said Mark Fedje, GEAPS Foundation board chair, and terminal elevator maintenance team leader, General Mills. “It also demonstrates the vital role for industry businesses in helping to fund development of courses needed to train the next generation of grain industry operations professionals to safely and sustainably feed the world.”
 
It's your business
9/28/13 Topeka Capital-Journal
McCownGordon Construction, of Kansas City, Mo., recently announced that it will open an office in Manhattan. Among the projects McCownGordon is involved in are the College of Engineering expansion at Kansas State University, the Kiowa County School District expansion in Greensburg and the Kansas Department of Agriculture administrative building in Manhattan.
 
Northeast Kansas happenings
9/28/13 Topeka Capital-Journal
MULTIMEDIA EXPERIENCE — Momix Botanica, which combines athletic dance, music, costumes and props to create a fantasy world, will be staged at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, in McCain Auditorium at Kansas State University in Manhattan. Cost: $38 for general admission; $19 for students. Tickets and information: (785) 532-6428.
 
Editorial: Recruiting gains
9/29/13 Lawrence Journal-World
Sons and daughters of KU alumni — youngsters with excellent grades and student activity records — received hand-written letters from then-Kansas State University President Jon Wefald, asking them to enroll at K-State, and little, if anything, came from anyone at KU.
 
Shawnee County 4-H champs
9/27/13 Topeka Capital-Journal
Haley, a member of Rossville Rustlers 4-H Club, and Luke, a member of the Auburn 4-H Club, are freshmen at Kansas State University.
 
Central senior chosen for KSU choral institute
9/27/13 News-Press (St. Joseph, Mo.)
A Central High School senior spent part of her summer at Kansas State University’s Summer Choral Institute.



Friday, Sept. 27, 2013

*Farmers in Kansas are starting to adapt to declining stocks of groundwater
9/27/13 The Economist
The Ogallala Aquifer runs from South Dakota to Texas. In many places water is pumped far faster than the aquifer can recharge naturally from rivers and rainfall. The consequences of overuse are not always clear. But Kansas now has an unusually detailed portrait of groundwater use and its implications for future farm production, thanks to research by academics at Kansas State University (KSU).
 
'CrackBerry' users have moved on. Is BlackBerry dead? 
9/27/13 NPR
Michael Lee Wesch, a digital anthropologist, says that BlackBerry's contribution to the world isn't all bad. Like any transformational figure, says Wesch, the greatest impacts of the BlackBerry may have been misunderstood in its own time.
 
Kansas State University and CABEM Technologies Launch "TAB," the Brownfield Technical Assistance Website
9-26-13 The Houston Chronicle
In support of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Brownfield redevelopment efforts, Kansas State University and CABEM Technologies have unveiled an education portal, “TAB” (Technical Assistance to Brownfields). The site, designed and developed by K-State and CABEM Technologies is powered by CABEM’s Livia Framework. The TAB portal provides assistance to communities and other stakeholders on Brownfields issues with the goal of increasing the community's understanding and involvement in Brownfield cleanup and revitalization. 
 
*How to pack a safe and healthy lunch
Londa Nwadike, Food Safety Specialist
9/25/13 WJXT, Jacksonville, FL
 
*Food allergies on the rise
9/26/13 Kansas First News
Also in KQTV, KDRV
Kansas State University food safety specialist Karen Blakeslee says there are more than 160 foods that have been known to cause allergic reactions-but eight foods cause 90 percent of food allergies.
 
The art of landscaping with trees
9/27/13 Wichita Eagle
Shrubs and trees should be planted near the house in such a way that they balance and frame the house and soften the corners, Greg Davis, professor of landscape design at Kansas State University, said. “We try to blend the house or any built structures into the site. We can’t reproduce nature, but we try to emulate it.” Tall trees in the backyard provide a background for the house, anchoring it and breaking up the roof line. 
 
Nitride Solutions ships first AT-50 AIN templates
9/26/13 Compound Semiconductor
James H. Edgar, department head of chemical engineering and university distinguished professor at Kansas State University comments, “The AlN on sapphire templates offered by Nitride Solutions are a much lower-cost alternative of high-quality material compared to bulk AlN substrates. That these substrates are available in two-inch diameter size greatly facilitates their use by standard device fabrication tools.The availability of these AlN templates creates exciting new opportunities for improved short-wavelength optoelectronic and high-power electronic devices.”

Intervista a Tim de Noble, professor and dean at Kansas State University
9/27/13 Frequency.com
Il professore ci parla dei progetti della Kansas State University da realizzare insieme al Centro Studi Città di Orvieto
 
Airplane wash wax fundraiser Oct. 5 at Salina airport hangar
9/27/13 Salina Journal
The Women in Aviation chapter at Kansas State University at Salina will have an airplane wash and wax from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 5 at Hangar 600, 2720 Arnold, at Salina Regional Airport.
 
Meats team prepares for home competition
9/27/13 Garden City Telegram
Beef Empire Days also hosts a workout contest that will be at GCCC and Tyson on Sunday. This contest will include 93 competitors from Kansas State University, Texas Tech University, Colorado State University, Oklahoma State University, the University of Wyoming and the State Champion 4-H Meats Team from Sedgwick County. The students in the contest and workout will evaluate cuts of beef and pork, as well as beef, pork and lamb carcasses and determine quality and yield grades of beef during the competition. 

‘Daggers,’ K-State collaborate on Africa mission
9/27/13 First Infantry Division Post
Students and faculty with Kansas State University’s College of Arts and Sciences and its African Studies department have been working with Soldiers from the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, as they continuously send members of the brigade to Africa as part of their regional alignment with the continent.

Business college, athletics department command high salaries at Ball State
9/27/13 Muncie Star Press
King came to Ball State in July 2006 after serving nine years as dean of the College of Engineering at Kansas State University.
 
DuPont Pioneer Drought Research Council Indicates Need for Collaboration, Objectivity and Funding
9-26-13 The Houston Chronicle
J.S. Boyer, University of Delaware; P. Byrne, Colorado State University; K.G. Cassman, University of Nebraska; D. Delmer, University of California, Davis (Emeritus); D. Porter, Texas A&M University; A. Schlegel, Kansas State University; J. Sawyer, Iowa State University; T. Setter, Cornell University; R.E. Sharp, University of Missouri; T. J. Vyn, Purdue University; M. Cooper, J. Gaffney, T. Greene, J. Groeteke, F. Gruis, J. Habben, R. Lafitte, S. Paszkiewicz, J. Schussler, J. Shanahan, D. Warner; DuPont Pioneer
 
Marshalltown Medical & Surgical Center Hires New Chief Financial Officer
9-26-13 The Houston Chronicle
Dolbee earned a master’s degree in business administration from Baker University in Baldwin City, Kan., and a bachelor’s degree in business from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan. She is a fellow of Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) and a certified healthcare financial professional (CHFP).

Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013

Cruz critics call 'Green Eggs' reading rotten
9/25/13 NBC News
“The moral message of ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ – to the extent that it has one – is completely at odds with what Cruz was trying to achieve,” says Seuss biographer Phil Nel, a professor at Kansas State University.
 
Kansas State University and CABEM Technologies launch "TAB," the Brownfield Technical Assistance website
9/26/13 ACB-27
In support of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Brownfield redevelopment efforts, Kansas State University and CABEM Technologies have unveiled an education portal, TAB (Technical Assistance to Brownfields). The site, designed and developed by K-State and CABEM Technologies is powered by CABEMs Livia Framework. The TAB portal provides assistance to communities and other stakeholders on Brownfields issues with the goal of increasing the community's understanding and involvement in Brownfield cleanup and revitalization.
 
*How many hours per week is too much work?
9/25/13 Philadelphia Inquirer
Researchers settled on 50 hours weekly as the key marker for identifying “workaholism,” explains Sarah Asebedo, a Kansas State University doctoral student and co-author of a study recently published in Financial Planning Review.
 
Experts: Seuss would be 'offended'
9/25/13 Politico 
“I mean in some ways Ted Cruz is a Dr. Seuss character…he is this kind of cartoon character who sort of parodies his own behavior. You could imagine him as being in a Dr. Seuss book without really changing much about him, he’s so outlandish,” said Phil Nel, a Seuss scholar and professor of children’s literature at Kansas State University.
 
Easing cattle's Ogallala squeeze
9/25/13 Agriculture.com
The answers primarily lie in feed efficiency and basic water conservation practices, according to a report by Kansas State University specialists tasked with compiling ways to sustain the vital water source. The good news is, at least in his state, Kansas State University Research and Extension beef systems specialist Justin Waggoner says the cattle business is the type of priority that will land high on many lists when it comes to continued sustained water priorities.
 
State working with Emporia to tackle virus in shelter
9-25-13 WIBW
With reporting not a requirement, Faurot says it is difficult to say whether distemper is more prevalent this year. He says veterinarians are telling the state they appear to be seeing an increase in cases, but that could simply be due to more awareness and better testing. Faurot says Kansas State University continues to test, but it appears it is a known distemper strain for which animals can be vaccinated, and not a mutated strain.
 
State Agriculture Department Planning Drill
9/25/13 KMAN-AM
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.



Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013

10 college presidents on Twitter who are doing it right
9/24/13 Education Dive
Another university president with an impressive Twitter following, Kirk H. Schulz is one more reason we could have also titled this story “10 university presidents whose Twitter accounts show that they care.”
 
*Mike Hall: Un-oversimpiflying Princeton study
9/24/13 The Topeka Capital-Journal
The “town-gown relations” between Kansas State University and the Manhattan community are second best among 378 U.S. schools surveyed this year by the Princeton Review.
 
How to Trim Your Food Budget
9/24/13 U.S. News & World Report
Kansas State University has a recipe for "mom's breaded tomatoes," which mixes bread and flour into cooked tomatoes to make the vegetable dish more filling. (Bread and flour are very cheap and can make dishes feel heartier.)
 
Urgent, unheard stories
9/24/13 The Nation
I gave a reading at Kansas State University last week and during the Q & A session, a young woman asked how I feel about the label “black woman writer.” I said, “Well, I am black, and a woman and a writer, so I’m fine with that label.” 
 
'Dagger’ Brigade soldiers, Kansas State University work together to make Africa mission a success
9/24/13 DVIDS
Students and faculty with Kansas State University’s College of Arts and Sciences and its African Studies department have been working with soldiers from the 2nd “Dagger” Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, as they continuously send members of the brigade to Africa as part of their regional alignment with the region.
 
*Officially fall
9/24/13 Kansas First News
Usually this is a bad sign but Kansas State University Horticulturist Ward Upham says not to worry. 
 
Business park site considered
9/24/13 Marysville Advocate
He’d like to see the county draw some businesses, possibly related to the new National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility under construction at Kansas State University in Manhattan. 
 
Health reform scams now include Web
9/24/13 Gardner EDGE
A Kansas State University professor is warning consumers that fraudsters are now using the Internet to target Americans who may be confused about the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
 
K-State's Swine Day programme includes update on PEDV
9/25/13 The Pig Site
Kansas State University’s annual Swine Day will be held on Thursday, 21 November at the K-State Alumni Center in Manhattan. 
 
President Obama announces more key administration posts
9/24/13 WhiteHouse.gov
Ms. Miller received a B.A. in Sociology from Kansas State University.
 
Kansas State University statistics - Sijia Xiang
9/24/13 Value Penguin
Sijia Xiang is Ph.D student in Statistics at Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS. 
 
A different view of animal health: Holistic veterinarians are growing in number, acceptance
9/24/13 Kansas City Star
Representatives for the vet schools at Kansas State University and the University of Missouri declined requests from The Star to discuss holistic veterinary medicine.



Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013

Beware of bats
9/23/13 WTXL-TV (Tallahassee, Fla.)
"Bats leave very small punctures so sometimes it can be hard to tell if you’ve been bitten or not," Kansas State University veterinarian Susan Nelson said.
 
*Hays couple elected to KSU Foundation Board
9/24/13 Hays Post
Officers and members have been elected at the Kansas State University Foundation board of trustees annual meeting in Manhattan. Twenty-one people were elected to serve four-year terms as trustees of the foundation. This election brings the total number of foundation trustees to 337.
 
Indictment: Wabaunsee County woman embezzled from research Institute 
9/23/13 Topeka Capital-Journal
A Wabaunsee County woman has been indicted on charges of embezzling from the Bio-Security Research Institute at Kansas State University, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said Monday.
 
Zoetis, AABP award scholarships to 15 vet students
9/23/13 Drover's Cattle Network
The 2013 scholarship recipients include: Tera Rooney Barnhardt, Kansas State University; ...


Monday, Sept. 23, 2013

Speaker says more women needed in science, math fields
9/21/13 Salina Journal
Schulz, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Kansas State University, was speaking at the annual meeting of the Midwest region of the American Society for Engineering Education, held this week at Kansas State University at Salina.
 
*Workaholics Sacrifice Physical and Mental Well-being, Study Shows
9/21/13 Elevated Existence
Sarah Asebedo, a Kansas State University doctoral student in the College of Human Ecology’s personal financial planning and conflict resolution program conducted the study with colleagues using the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979.
 
*Research treats the fungus among us with nontoxic medicinal compound
9/23/13 Pro Health
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.
 
Popcorn with a purpose
9/21/13 Topeka Capital-Journal
Fadi Aramouni and his assistant, Sarah Falke, of Kansas State University’s Food and Science Department, who are helping with packaging ideas and nutrition labels. Fadi plans to let the Andersons use a patented recipe for fat-free, sugar-free caramel popcorn.
 
Residents drawn to comic fest
9/21/13 Hutchinson News
"There are no casual converts to comics," Joe Sutliff Sanders, a professor of children's literature at Kansas State University, said. "It's hard to let people know you can find whatever you like."
 
*Northeast Kansas happenings
9/21/13 Topeka Capital-Journal
GOING BLUE — The Blue Man Group, who combine comedy, music and technology in their stage show, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 25-26, at McCain Auditorium at Kansas State University in Manhattan. Cost: $65 for general admission; $32.50 for students. Information and tickets: (785) 532-6428.
 
Editorial: Lowest common denominator
9/20/13 Emporia Gazette
Last year, 500 faculty met at a cost of $200 each. Kansas paid $100,000 to water down the curriculum. This September 27, Kansas faculty again descend on Kansas State under pressure to continue reducing the minimum competencies of Kansas college courses. This erodes the value of a Kansas degree, even for those students who take a rigorous program.
 
*More than 200 employers attending 2013 All-University Career Fair
9/22/13 Study in Kansas
Prospective employers are showing a strong interest in Kansas State University students.



Friday, Sept. 20, 2013

*Could a Vaccination for Cattle Protect Us From Deadly E. coli?
9/19/13 Take Part
David Renter, associate professor of epidemiology at Kansas State University published a study last August on the vaccine in a large-scale feedlot setting, says it is indeed effective.
 
*Protect the Ogallala Aquifer to boost Kansas' economy
9/19/13 High Plains Daily Leader & Times
The imbalance between supply and consumption is substantiated in a recently released study by Kansas State University. If current trends continue, the study found, 69 percent of the aquifer in Kansas would be depleted by about 2060.
 
What’s The Similarity Between Blue Jeans and Beef Demand?
9/20/13 BEEF magazine
At a point in the cattle cycle where all the attention is riveted on the supply side of the equation, it’s important to recognize that beef demand still drives the beef market bus, says Glynn Tonsor, Kansas State University ag economist.
 
The Complete Ranking Of America's 501 Smartest Colleges
9/19/13 San Antonio Express-News
294: Kansas State University
 
Though it might not feel like autumn, it’s apple picking season
9/19/13 Kansas City Star
Apples were once a major crop throughout the region. A Kansas display of 96 varieties won acclaim at the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, but few productive home orchards remained by 1940, according to a Kansas State College of Agriculture bulletin published in that year.
 
Mystery illness at Emporia animal shelter
9-19-13 Kansas First News
Veterinarians and lab experts at K-State are trying to solve a mystery at an Emporia animal shelter. An unknown illness has forced vets to euthanize 13 dogs at the shelter.
 
Regents to seek restoration of $20M in dropped funding
9/19/13 Topeka Capital-Journal
Carl Heilman, president of Barton Community College in Great Bend, said “reverse transfer” arrangements already are in place in several of the state’s four-year institutions, including Wichita State University, Fort Hays State University and Kansas State University.
 
Graphic Novel, Comic Art Festival coming to Smallville
9/19/13 Hutchinson News
Joe Sutliff Sanders, an assistant English Professor at Kansas State University, will stick with the Superman theme, leading the first discussion starting at 11:30 a.m. on "Superman: Secret Identity."
 
Africa topic of day at MRC luncheon
9/19/13 1st Infantry Division Post
Broadwater spoke about the brigade’s regional alignment with Africa, as well as global availability, the missions some of his units have completed, lessons learned and Kansas State University’s role in assisting with the Africa partnerships. 
 
Army, nation celebrate many contributions of Hispanic Americans
9/19/13 1st Infantry Division Post
Fort Riley officially celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month this week with a luncheon and speaker – Madai Rivera, coordinator of academic services and diversity for the College of Human Ecology and admissions coordinator for Hispanic recruitment, Kansas State University, shared her experiences as a Mexican American.
 


Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013

*Six past U.S. secretaries of ag to share stage at KSU lecture
9/18/13 Wisconsin Ag Connection
Kansas State University's next Landon Lecture will include six of the nation's chief leaders in the agriculture industry.
 
University staff to vote on leaving civil service
9/18/13 Topeka Capital Journal
Pittman said the classified staff at Kansas State, Emporia State, Wichita State, Fort Hays State and Pittsburg State were exploring the option and scheduling votes for this winter and spring. The earliest votes are expected at Fort Hays State and Kansas State in late November.
 
Search for missing Kansas man underway
9/19/13 Hays Post
An assistant professor at Kansas State University is asking for the public’s help to locate her husband, who hasn’t been seen since Sept. 2.
 
Manhattan woman seeking help in finding husband
9-19-13 Kansas First News
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K-State assistant professor seeks help in finding husband, who hasn't been seen since Sept. 2
9/18/13 The Republic
An assistant professor at Kansas State University is asking for the public's help to locate her husband, who hasn't been seen since Sept. 2.
 
New international scholarship for young beef cattle enthusiasts
9/19/13 Glen Innes Examiner (Australia)
Angus Australia is offering a new scholarship for youth to study at Kansas State University (KSU) in the USA.
 
Tailgating food safety tips
9/18/13 Hays Post
“For some people, tailgating may be more important than the game itself,” said Londa Vanderwal Nwadike, state extension food safety specialist for Kansas State University and the University of Missouri. “However, food safety can be more challenging when preparing and eating foods outdoors where refrigeration and running water are likely not available.”



Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013

Some crops migrate north with warmer temperatures
9/17/13 USA Today
Charles Rice, a professor of soil science at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan., thinks it's the phrase that's the problem. 
 
*Yeast Is a Problem -- And Not Just For Women
9/16/13 The Huffington Post
This week, another possible aid in the fight was revealed by a team made up of researchers from Kansas State University and the Pasteur Institute. 
 
Enrollment numbers slip at Freeport-area colleges
9/17/13 Journal Standard (Freeport, Ill.)
“The big push is degree completion, not just retention,” said Marsha Miller, assistant director of resources and services with the National Academic Advising Association based at Kansas State University.
 
*KSU Food Safety Specialist gives tips on packing a safe and healthy lunch
Londa Nwadike
9/17/13
KNBN, KSNT, KTKA, KJTV
 
*Study: PHS gene prevents wheat from sprouting; fewer losses anticipated
9/17/13 Midwest Producer
Researchers at Kansas State University and USDA-Agricultural Research Service found and cloned a gene in wheat named PHS that prevents the plant from preharvest sprouting. 
 
*It's all about the money, honey
9/17/13 Mississauga (Canada)
That was the finding of a study out of Kansas State University this summer. Research showed that arguments about money were fiercer, lasted longer and were harder to recover from.
 
*Water plan: Protect Ogallala Aquifer to boost Kansas economy
9/18/13 The Garden City Telegram
The imbalance between supply and consumption is substantiated in a recently released study by Kansas State University. 
 
KSU receives grant for grain dusty safety course
9/17/13
KOAM, KSHB, KTKA, KSNT, KWCH, WIBW
 
Mysterious sickness killing Emporia dogs 
9/17/13 KWCH
A disease is killing dogs across Lyon County and veterinarians do not know what it is. Vets at Kansas State University are working with the Emporia Animal Shelter to find out.
 
Miss Kansas to visit middle school Friday
9/17/13 Clay Center Dispatch
Vail, from Manhattan, graduated from Lawrence High School and is now a senior at Kansas State University studying chemistry and Chinese. She speaks Chinese fluently.



Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013

*Kansas St. president to get Eagle Scout award
9/16/13 Austin American-Statesman
Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz is being honored with an award from the National Eagle Scout Association.
 
K-State receives $105K grant for grain dust safety training
9/16/13 Topeka Capital-Journal
Kansas State University is receiving a $105,000 grant to train workers and employers on preventing explosions from grain dust at mills and elevators.
 
Kansas professor weights up pluses, minuses of country labeling
9/17/13 The Beef Site
“More segregation (in the labels) will lead to more cost,” said Glynn Tonsor, associate professor of agricultural economics at Kansas State University. 
 
Managing wheat disease is goal of Kansas State University team
9/16/13 Southwest Farm Press
A Kansas State University team of researchers, extension specialists and agents is working with wheat producers to determine what percent of the aphid populations in Kansas have the potential to transmit yield-robbing barley yellow dwarf (BYD) into Kansas wheat. The hope research will help them understand and improve management options for BYD.
 
Warning from Kansas State University police
9/16/13 KMAN
The K-State Police Department is investigating reports of an unknown male who had exposed himself to at least two individuals in the evening hours Sunday in the central area of campus.
 
Feast of the Fields tickets on sale
9/16/13 Topeka Capital Journal
Kansas State University faculty will provide background music as participants enjoy hors d’oeuvres and Kansas wines during a welcome reception before the dinner. The Mertz family, who owns River Creek Farms, will greet diners and provide brief background information about the fourth-generation farming operation.
 
K-State sponsoring agricultural lenders conferences in October
9/16/13 Topeka Metro News
Kansas State University will hold two conferences this fall to update the state’s financial community on agricultural issues.  
 
Five students named American Royal scholars
9/17/13 Kansas Farmer
This year five scholarships were awarded to: 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. The selection committee was comprised of Mary Ann Powell and Mary Hunkeler, who are recognized community leaders in education.



Monday, Sept. 16, 2013

Soil can offset carbon emissions from farms
9/15/13 ABC Online (Australia)
A US researcher from Kansas State University says soil carbon could be boosted by as much as one tonne per hectare on degraded soils.
 
Day of critters
9/14/13 Hutchinson News
Last year, fair board member Brad Rayl gave K-State President Kirk Schulz a tour of the fairgrounds, including the birthing center. Schulz, Rayl said during a previous fair board meeting, wasn't impressed with what the birthing center had become. With few live births and babies, it wasn't a popular state fair attraction anymore.
 
Lofty goals
9/16/13 Salina Journal
Verna Fitzsimmons, dean and CEO of Kansas State University at Salina, said she has found documents from the mid-1980s stating the college had a goal of having 1,500 students by 2000. 
 
Kansas Professor Weighs up Pros, Cons of Country Labeling
9/15/15 The Pig Site
“More segregation (in the labels) will lead to more cost,” said Glynn Tonsor, associate professor of agricultural economics at Kansas State University.
 
Miss America pageant evolves to include all kinds of diversity
9/15/13 Washington Post
Was Miss Kansas robbed? Theresa Vail, a 22-year-old senior majoring in Chinese and chemistry at Kansas State University, was certainly the favorite for many, judging from her win as “America’s Choice” on Facebook and the reaction on Twitter. She garnered more pre-pageant publicity than any other contestant I remember, including an appearance on “Good Morning America” Friday.
 
*As aquifer depletes, government dragged into water disputes
9/14/13 Topeka Capital-Journal
A recent Kansas State University study led by civil engineering professor David Steward found that if current irrigation trends continue, the aquifer will be almost 70 percent depleted in the next 50 years.
 
Colleges recruit students with scoreboard ads in high school gyms
9/13/13 Wichita Eagle
Other colleges also have purchased sponsorships with Wichita schools, Arensman said. They include: Friends, Newman, Cowley College, Kansas State University, the University of Kansas, McPherson College and Wichita Area Technical College, she said.
 
*Upcoming events
9/14/13 Topeka Capital-Journal
McCain Performance series: “The Intergalactic Nemesis,” 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 18-19, McCain Auditorium, Kansas State University, Manhattan. “Book One: Target Earth” on Wednesday and “Book Two: Robot Planet Rising”on Thursday. Tickets: $11.50 to $33 plus fees. Information: 532-6428 or http://www.k-state.edu/mccain/.
 
My Year Off the Adjunct Treadmill
9/16/13 Chronicle of Higher Education
One day last semester, between classes, I descended the stairs of the building that houses the English department at Kansas State University. My office was at the end of a long basement hallway, in a corner next to a fire-exit door. It had no windows and sometimes doubled as a temporary storage unit for desks, chairs, and filing cabinets.
 
Interns Motivate Kids, Families in Bilingual 4-H Program
9/13/13 Emporia Gazette
The two soon-to-be graduates of Kansas State University spent the summer working as interns for K-State Research and Extension, putting together a pilot 4-H program for Hispanic families in southwest Kansas.


Friday, Sept. 13, 2013

*How long before the Midwest runs out of water?
9/12/13 Washington Post
That brings us to the latest PNAS study, led by David Steward of Kansas State University. Researchers found that 30 percent of the Kansas portion of the Ogallala Aquifer has already been pumped out, and another 39 percent will get used up in the next half-century at existing rates. Kansas, clearly, is on the fast track to depletion. As a result, agriculture production is likely to peak around 2040 and decline after that
 
*Treat the Fungus Among Us With Nontoxic Medicinal Compound
9/12/13 Science Daily
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.
 
*Pigs at State Fair could pass flu to humans
9/13/13 KAKE
There's a surprising health alert involving the Kansas State Fair. And it comes from Kansas State University scientists.
 
Read with your children, not to them
9/12/13 Science Daily
Bradford Wiles is an Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist in early childhood development at Kansas State University. For most of his career, Wiles' research has focused around building resilience in vulnerable families
 
*Tropical Treatment: Research Attacks the Fungus Among Us with Nontoxic Medicinal Compound
9/12/13 Health News Digest
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.
 
*Kansas Court of Appeals visits campus to celebrate Constitution Observance Day
9/12/13 Junction City Post
The Kansas Court of Appeals will hear a full docket of cases Tuesday, Sept. 17, on Kansas State University’s Manhattan campus as part of the U.S. Constitution Observance Day. The court hearings, which start at 9:30 a.m. in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union, are free and open to the public.
 
KSU student competing in Miss America and her platform is helping women break barriers
9/11/13
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"Dr. Deer" to speak at Kansas State University Sept. 20
9/12/13 Outdoor Hub
Guest lecturers are brought in from all over the U.S. as part of the Wildlife and Outdoor Enterprise Management program at KSU
 
Panelists say where health department discussions went wrong
9/13/13 Salina Journal
While there might be many specific criticisms over the yearlong dispute between Saline County and Salina over how or whether to fix the roof structure of the health department building, a panel convened Thursday at Kansas State University at Salina took a big-picture approach to its review. 
 
Take a Behind-the-Scenes Look at Beauty Pageants in Lara Miller Ketter's New Book
9-11-13 San Antonio Express-News
This is the second book for author Lara Miller Ketter, who also wrote “Not This Lifetime, I’ve Got a Headache!” Ketter grew up in the newspaper business and worked at her parents’ four weekly newspapers before and after attending Kansas State University.
 
Great Bend native Goss honored by K-State
9/12/13 Great Bend Tribune
Mike said he never imagined the impact that playing college tennis and earning a degree in economics at Kansas State University would have. The 1981 Kansas State graduate played college tennis from 1978-81. There was Mike Goss — serving the first point to two-time All-American Petra Niedermayerova at the Mike Goss Tennis Stadium that recognizes and honors the Goss family for their support of K-State athletics and Kansas State University.
 
Kan. program graduates find ways out of poverty
9/13/13 Kansas City Star
Byrd also was working a 35-hour job and taking 15 credit hours online at Kansas State University, which didn't leave her much time for anything else.
 
I'm a Drover: A legacy of beef
9/13/13 Drover's Cattle Network
Early next year the first “USDA verified tender” beef products are due to hit grocery store meat cases. That event will provide much satisfaction for Michael Dikeman, a retired Kansas State University professor who devoted much of his career to research on beef-carcass quality and tenderness.
 
It's a bit of nostalgia for Jars of Clay
9/12/13 Hutchinson News
His father grew up in the Shawnee Mission area and graduated from Kansas State University. Mason, originally from Illinois, has spent a lot of time in the Midwest.


Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013

Miss Kansas shows tattoos at Miss America pageant
9/11/13 Washington Post 
Vail is a 22-year-old senior at Kansas State University. She's also a member of the Army National Guard who wants to become a military dentist.
 
*KSU announces $1 million donation for business school project
9/11/13 The Wichita Eagle
A $1 million donation to support a College of Business Administration project has been announced by Kansas State University. 
 
*K-State Climbs In U.S. News & World Report's 2014 Best Colleges List
9/11/13 Little Apple Post
Kansas State University continues its climb in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 Best Colleges list.
 
*Bebermeyers K-State's Family of the Year
9/11/13 Garden City Telegram
Three sisters started a family legacy nearly 70 years ago that has resulted in four generations of Kansas State University Wildcats and one outstanding family of the year. 
 
*Award-winning presentations: Two veterinary medicine students earn firsts for their clinical cases
9/11/13 Olathe Edge
Two Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine students each captured first place in their respective competitions at the recent annual conference of the Society for Theriogenologists and American College of Theriogenologists in Louisville, Ky. In veterinary medicine, theriogenology is study of the different aspects of reproduction.
 
Hemispherx Reports Biosecurity Program for Reduction of Pandemic Flu Threat
9/11/13 Benzinga
Hemispherx Biopharma, Inc. announced that at the Options for the Control of Influenza VIII Conference in Cape Town, South Africa held 5-10 September, 2013, that a scientific advisor to Hemispherx, Professor Dr. Juergen A. Richt, DVM, Ph.D., Director of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence for Emerging and Zoonotic Animal Diseases (CEEZAD), Regents Distinguished Professor at Kansas State University, and an Eminent Scholar of Kansas Bioscience Association (KBA), described his experiments in human lung cells evidencing that Alferon N Injection^®, the only multi-species, natural interferon approved in the U.S. for the treatment of human refractory HPV genital warts, is biologically active, in low doses, against various classes of viruses occurring naturally in animals and humans.
 
$800 million medical research plan differs from other sales tax uses
9-11-13 Kansas City Star
Finally, consider the Johnson County Education Research Triangle sales tax, approved in 2008. It financed the construction of three buildings (two for the University of Kansas, another for Kansas State University), and it helps both schools offer degree opportunities to more students. The tax, which raises about $15 million annually, essentially will help support the field of medical research.
 
Kansas State University Statistics - Sijia Xiang
9-12-13 Value Penguin
Sijia Xiang is Ph.D student in Statistics at Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS. She is scheduled to graduate from the program in 2015. Prior to her pursuing her Ph.D Sijia studied Mathematics. We recently had the chance to chat with Sijia and ask her about her experience at KSU and how she became interested in a future career in statistics. Here's what she had to say:
 
Local alumni honored at K-State football game
9/11/13 Louisburg Herald
Three recent graduates of local schools were among the 109 Kansas State University students honored during the Aug. 30 K-State football game for receiving 2013-2014 Legacy Scholarships. 
 
Take Behind-the-Scenes Look at Beauty Pageants in Lara Miller Ketter's New Book
9-11-13 The Houston Chronicle
This is the second book for author Lara Miller Ketter, who also wrote “Not This Lifetime, I’ve Got a Headache!” Ketter grew up in the newspaper business and worked at her parents’ four weekly newspapers before and after attending Kansas State University. She earned a degree in communications with a minor in music theater. Ketter wrote a weekly humor column for 10 years for the Down News & Times, blogged about funny farm anecdotes at BarbedandWired.com and has written a column for the quarterly Tipton Times newspaper. She currently blogs on her website, LaraKetter.com. She and her husband live on a farm near Tipton with their three children.


Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013

*Why Genetically Modified Flies Don't Want Sex
9/10/13 National Geographic
The team, led by Kansas State University’s Yoonseong Park, reveals in a new paper that the secret to killing some bugs’ buzzes is to shut off a specific chemical in their brains. Park and his colleagues recently discovered the chemical—a neuropeptide called natalisin—while studying the genomes of fruit flies and red flour beetles.
 
Miss America's Sgt. Theresa Vail Is First Contestant To Expose Tattoos
9/10/13 People magazine
Vail joined the Kansas Army National guard three weeks after she turned 17. And even though she recently re-enlisted for six more years, she's now a senior at Kansas State University with a double major in Chinese and chemistry.
 
*Advance On Wonder-Material Molybdenum Disulfide Brings Ultrathin Electronics Closer
9/10/13 Science World Report
Vikas Berry, professor of chemical engineering at Kansas State University, and his research team have studied the new three-atom-thick material and say the finding could help to improve transistors, photodetectors, sensors and thermally conductive coatings. Even more exciting, it could also produce ultrafast, ultrathin logic and plasmonics devices.
 
*NY alumnus gives $1M toward new K-State business school
9/10/13 Wichita Business Journal
The effort to build a new business school at Kansas State University has received a big boost from alumnus Jeff Gates, who donated $1 million toward the project.
 
Opinion: Endangered Species Act Isn't The Enemy
9/10/13 Kansas City Star
Column by Keith Gido, professor of biology at Kansas State University, and Tierra Curry of the Center for Biological Diversity.
 
LSU Drops Slightly In U.S. News College Rankings, Retain Top Tier Status
9/10/13 New Orleans Times Picayune
When adding all privately-ran universities, LSU drops to a 135th and ties with five other schools: three public – Kansas State University, Ohio University and University of Cincinnati – and two private – Hofstra University (N.Y.) and New School (N.Y.).
 
Backing the 'Cats 
9/10/13 Hays Daily News
It's a long drive from Manhattan to Hays just to have a few casual drinks and give a short speech, but Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz and Athletic Director John Currie know how meaningful it is to the Wildcat faithful.
 
*Professor says paying for grades could be harmful
9/10/13
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KSU collaborates with WVU to study federal clean-air laws
9/9/13
WBOY
 
Rain Helps Irrigated Corn; Dry Spots Need More
9/9/13 Topeka Capital-Journal
John Holman, an agronomist with Kansas State University Southwest Research Extension Center, says the irrigated corn harvest is expected to be better than it has been in the past two years. He says 50 to 60 percent of the irrigated corn is in good condition, with about 30 percent in good to excellent condition.
 
*K-State To Offer Campus Showcase To Wichita-Area High School Students
9/10/13 KFDI
Kansas State University will bring a representative from all nine of its academic colleges to its "K-State Celebrates" event in Wichita on Monday, Sept. 23. 
 
*Opinion: Official Outlines State Aquifer Efforts
9/10/13 Lawrence Journal World
The recent Kansas State University study has again illustrated the reality of the Ogallala Aquifer. The amount of withdraw continues to exceed the amount of recharge. As pointed out in the study, reducing the amount of pumping to sustainable levels would cause economic devastation. In recognition of that fact, the existing Kansas Water Plan policy is to “conserve and extend” the useful life of the aquifer.
 
Online Course Focuses On Zoonotic Diseases And Collaboration
9/10/13 Bovine Veterinarian
The cost to register for the course is $50. This course is subsidized with support from the Center of Excellence for Emerging and Zoonotic Animal Diseases (CEEZAD) at Kansas State University, a Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence. All course participants will receive a copy of the companion textbook (a $70 value).
 
Hays High Graduate Marches On 
9/10/13 Hays Daily News
It was happenstance Rachel Palmberg got started in band, signing up for a class that fit into her schedule her sophomore year in high school. It was not coincidence that got her a teaching position with the Kansas State University marching band.


Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013

*Researchers: Clean Air Act is helping forests
9/9/13 San Francisco Chronicle
Also in: Associated Press, Huffington Post, San Antonio Express News
Kansas State University associate biology professor Jesse Nippert collaborated on the project with West Virginia University researchers.
 
*Gold Nanoparticles Make Molybdenum Disulfide Extra Special
9/6/13 IEEE Spectrum
Now researchers Kansas State University have raised the prospects of MoS2 a little bit higher by combining it with gold nanoparticles. The researchers believe that the incorporation of gold nanoparticles with MoS2 will open greater possibilities for the material in diverse applications such as transistors and biochemical sensors.
 
*Kansas State University Nets Record Research Funding in FY 2013
9/10/13 Lab Manager Magazine
Researchers at Kansas State University pulled more than $151.3 million into the state through funding on research encompassing all areas of faculty strength -- plant and animal health, cybersecurity, cancer and more -- setting a funding record.
 
*Research Leads to Successful Restoration of Hearing and Balance
9/9/13 AudiologyOnline.com
The sounds of success are ringing at Kansas State University through a research project that has potential to treat human deafness and loss of balance.
 
*6 former ag secretaries to speak at Kansas State
9/9/13 KSN
A panel of six former agriculture secretaries will give the next installment of the Landon Lecture series at Kansas State University.
 
*Scientists Shut Down Reproductive Ability, Desire in Pest Insects
9/10/13 Bubble News
Kansas State University entomologists have helped identify a neuropeptide named natalisin that regulates the sexual activity and reproductive ability of insects.
 
Kansas Anti-Poverty Task Force Recommends Stronger Families, Weaker Safety Net
9/9/13 Think Progress
Critics of Brownback’s anti-poverty efforts noted that the report includes no new ideas and no plan to gauge the success or failure of the initiatives it recommends. “We can tell people to go get jobs,” Betsy Cauble, the chairwoman of Kansas State University’s Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work, told the Kansas Health Institute. “But if that’s going to work, those jobs are going to have to be there. Right now, they’re not."
 
Legislative college, university tour scheduled for next month
9/9/13 Lawrence Journal-World
Tue. Oct. 29
10:30 a.m. — Kansas State University


Monday, Sept. 9, 2013

*Researchers: Clean Air Act is helping forests
9/9/13 Seattle Post Intelligencer
Kansas State University associate biology professor Jesse Nippert collaborated on the project with West Virginia University researchers.
 
*Six former agricultural secretaries to speak at K-State
9/8/13 Topeka Capital Journal
A panel of six former agriculture secretaries will give the next installment of the Landon Lecture series at Kansas State University.
 
*Opinion: Protect the Ogallala Aquifer to boost Kansas' economy
9-7-13 Kansas City Star
The imbalance between supply and consumption is substantiated in a recently released study by Kansas State University. If current trends continue, the study found, 69 percent of the aquifer in Kansas would be depleted by about 2060.
 
Task force issues recommendations for reducing childhood poverty
9-6-13 KHI
Betsy Cauble, a social welfare professor at Kansas State University read the task force’s report. “I’d say it’s a good summary of what we already know,” Cauble said. “But I can’t say that there’s much here that’s new or what you’d call innovative.”
 
*Civil rights lecture
9-9-13 1350 KMAN
An expert on the Voting Rights Act will speak as part of Kansas State University’s fall 2013 Dorothy L. Thompson Civil Rights Lecture Series.  Reginald “Reggie” Robinson, Washburn University professor of law, will present “Supreme Court Reconsiders Voting Rights Act: Broken Law or Broken Promise?” at 7:00 pm, Tuesday, September 17th, in the K-State Alumni Center banquet room.
 
K-State researchers awarded $158k in grant monies
9/6/13 Gardner News
Great Plains states are well known for wheat, sorghum and cattle production. Fruits and vegetables, not so much. But a Kansas State University researcher may have a hand in changing that. 
 
Veterinarian 'just watching to see if anything calves'
9-7-13 Hutchinson News
Friday afternoon, Dave Rethorst was warming a purple bench inside the Kansas State University's Birthing Center, watching and waiting.
 
*Panel to discuss community models
9-7-13 Salina Journal
Kansas State University at Salina is starting its fall session of "Luncheon Lectures" at noon Thursday in the College Center Conference Room.
 
Balloons set sail at Huff 'n Puff
9/7/13 Topeka Capital-Journal
For Kansas State University fans, a purple balloon with a PowerCat logo on its side launched a few minutes later from another section of the Huff ‘n Puff grounds.
 
Family ties, 4-H allow family to 'sew' joy
9-7-13 Hutchinson News
Husband Keith and daughter Krystal, 21, a fourth-year student at Kansas State University, were both busy checking in entries.

 

Friday, Sept. 6, 2013

*Using the Clean Air Act to Regulate Carbon Emissions
9/5/13 National Geographic
“There is a clear shift in the growth, reflecting the impact of key environmental legislation,” said Kansas State University’s Jesse Nippert of the trees located in the Appalachian Mountains. “There are two levels of significance in this research. One is in the terms of how we interpret data from tree rings and how we interpret the physiology of trees. The other level of significance is that environmental legislation can have tremendous impact on the entire ecosystem.”
 
*KSU professor uses 'The Office' in his econ class
9/5/13 Kansas City Star
Kansas State University director of economic undergraduate studies Dan Kuester says fictional manager Michael Scott and employees of Dunder Mifflin Paper Co. provide numerous examples of economics principles. Kuester worked with two other people to create a website called "The Economics of The Office" containing 35 clips from the show.
 
*Engineers make golden breakthrough to improve electronic devices based on molybdenum disulfide
9/5/13 ECN Magazine
A Kansas State University chemical engineer has discovered that a new member of the ultrathin materials family has great potential to improve electronic and thermal devices.
 
*KSU students help reduce nitrate in Kansas soil
9/5/13 Farm Talk
Kansas State University students are helping protect the environment and reduce public health risks.
 
Exercise on the rise among older Americans
9-5-13 St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“It’s more a testament to her spirit than her body,” said Gayle Doll, director of Kansas State University’s Center on Aging. “She is relentless. Diana Nyad’s message is, you can do incredible things when you’re older. We’ve just been told that we can’t. A lot of people have the body to do it, but they don’t have her indomitable spirit.”
 
*BRO, K-State renew partnership
9/5/13 First Infantry Division Post
First Infantry Division and Fort Riley leaders joined with Kansas State University officials Aug. 28 to renew a university-to-military community partnership. The partnership resolution signing was led by Maj. Gen. Paul E. Funk II, commanding general, 1st Inf. Div. and Fort Riley, and Kirk Schulz, K-State president.
 
*Kansas Court of Appeals to sit in Manhattan
9/5/13 KOAM-TV
Judges of the Kansas Court of Appeals will hear arguments in four cases in Manhattan as part of Kansas State University's observance of Constitution Day.
 
No ordinary bull
9/5/13 Hutchinson News
The Hutchinson News, Kansas State University and the Kansas State Fair again launched our latest in fair mobile technology -- a smartphone application for maneuvering around the state fair as it celebrates its 100th birthday.
 
AREMA webinar tackles grade crossing safety 
9/5/13 Railway Age
The webinar will be presented by Dr. Eugene (Gene) R. Russell, Kansas State University. Russell's biography is available here.
 
KSU plans conferences for Kansas farm lenders 
9/5/13 Kansas First News
Kansas State University will hold two conferences this fall to update the state’s financial community on agricultural issues.
 
Big event's 'mayor'
9/5/13 Hutchinson News
He graduated from Kansas State University's college of business, and he and his wife, Michelle, moved to Kansas City, where he worked for Flemming Foods. Four years later, when young son Jordan was just a year old, the Stoeckleins realized they didn't want to be in such a big city.
 
RCPD: Woman raped by man she met at party
9/5/13 WIBW
According to police, the case is not related to another incident that's made headlines in Manhattan after a 23-year-old woman was sexually assaulted by a stranger on Sunday, August 11, 2013 around 4 AM. An exact location of the offense has not been released but it occurred near Kansas State University's campus.



Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013

*Red cedar trees rebounded after Clean Air Act
9/2/13 NBC News
Thomas and his team now aim to broaden their search to more species of trees and a wider geographic area.
 
*KSU family studies professors gives tips for a smooth transition to school or daycare
Bronwyn Fees
9/4/13
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*On The March: Parade, Halftime Performance Highlight K-State Band Day Sept. 14
9/4/13 KNDY Radio
High school marching bands from across Kansas — and even Missouri — are coming to Manhattan on Saturday, Sept. 14, to participate in Kansas State University’s annual Band Day.
 
*Proof Clean Air Act Has Reduced Pollution
9/4/13 Environmental News Network
A collaborative project involving Jesse Nippert, a Kansas State University associate professor of biology, Richard Thomas, professor of biology at West Virginia University, Scott Spal, master's graduate from West Virginia University, and undergraduate Kenneth Smith from West Virginia University, shows that the Clean Air Act has helped forests systems recover from decades of sulfur pollution and acid rain.
 
On the march: Parade, halftime performance highlight K-State Band Day Sept. 14
9/5/13 KNDY Radio
High school marching bands from across Kansas — and even Missouri — are coming to Manhattan on Saturday, Sept. 14, to participate in Kansas State University’s annual Band Day.
 
Rate of prairie loss alarming; Native grasslands disappearing
9/4/13 West Fargo Pioneer
In the 1970s, the Konza Prairie was purchased by the Nature Conservancy, a private conservation organization that recognized the need to preserve the unspoiled land. Over 8,000 acres make up the preserve which is managed and maintained today by Kansas State University and the Nature Conservancy.
 
There's no food like State Fair food
9/5/13 Wichita Eagle
Funnel cakes also are a big deal this year, and vendors are putting all sorts of flavorings in them, Stoecklein said. One is mixing fresh strawberries into the batter and topping the cake with a cream cheese glaze. One funnel cake will be flavored like Dutch apple pie with cream cheese and caramel frosting. There also are red velvet, chocolate and birthday cake flavors, and on Sunday – a day sponsored by Kansas State University – Westmoreland Concessions on Pride of Kansas Avenue will serve purple funnel cakes and purple lemonade.
 
KSU plans conferences for farm leaders
9/5/13 Topeka Capital-Journal
Kansas State University will hold two conferences this fall to update the state’s financial community on agricultural issues.
 
Climate change may affect wheat yields
9/4/13 Agriculture.com
Over a 26-year period, Kansas State University examined wheat variety yield data from performance tests, along with location-specific weather and disease data. The tests were done to quantify the impact of genetic improvement in wheat, disease, and climate change. Through the years of 1985 through 2011, wheat breeding programs boosted average wheat yields by 13 bushels per acre, or 0.51 bushels each year, for a total increase of 26%. A simulation also found that 1.8 degree Fahrenheit in projected mean temperature was found to decrease wheat yields by 10.64 bushels per acre or nearly 21%.
 
There's no food like State Fair food
9/4/13 Wichita Eagle
Funnel cakes also are a big deal this year, and vendors are putting all sorts of flavorings in them, Stoecklein said. One is mixing fresh strawberries into the batter and topping the cake with a cream cheese glaze. One funnel cake will be flavored like Dutch apple pie with cream cheese and caramel frosting. There also are red velvet, chocolate and birthday cake flavors, and on Sunday – a day sponsored by Kansas State University – Westmoreland Concessions on Pride of Kansas Avenue will serve purple funnel cakes and purple lemonade.
 
Senate, governor honor national scholarship winners
9/4/13 WIBW
Buddy Lisk of Harveyville and Dalton Porter of Clyde are attending Kansas State University; Trina Durham of Kansas City goes to University of Missouri, Kansas City; and Kelsey Kilburn of Lawrence is a student at Newman University.
 
KSU plans conferences for Kan. farm lenders
9/4/13 Wichita Eagle
Kansas State University will hold two conferences this fall to update the state's financial community on agricultural issues.
 
Record SW winter canola acreage expected for fall planting
9/4/13 Southwest Farm Press
"After the first year, they see that canola rotated with winter wheat provides several positive effects," Neuens said. "In the first place, the crop was developed by Oklahoma State University and Kansas State University agronomists as a crop intended to rid wheat fields of perennial weeds. Seed from these weeds winds up in harvested wheat and causes severe price dockage and robs the farmers of much-needed income.
 
Manhattan high school choir preps for performance with famous band
9-4-13 WIBW
MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) -- Manhattan High School choir members are getting ready to share the spotlight with one of the world's best-selling bands of all time. The choir has been practicing to take the stage with the rock band Foreigner this weekend. Foreigner has sold nearly 80 million albums and brought us hits like “Cold as Ice,"“Waiting for a Girl Like You," "Feels Like the First Time" and "Hot Blooded," to name a few. With 10 multi-platinum albums and sixteen top 30 hits, Foreigner is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts of all time. They're performing Sunday, September 8, 2013 at 7:30 PM at Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium.



Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013

More older people find inspiration later in life to start an exercise program
9/3/13 The Washington Post
“It’s more a testament to her spirit than her body,” said Gayle Doll, director of Kansas State University’s Center on Aging. “She is relentless. Diana Nyad’s message is, you can do incredible things when you’re older. We’ve just been told that we can’t. A lot of people have the body to do it, but they don’t have her indomitable spirit.”
 
Will the Next Miss America Wear Combat Boots? 
9/3/13 The Huffington Post 
Now 22, she's a Kansas State University senior with a double major in Chemistry and Chinese (with a 3.8 GPA in Chinese) -- the first because she wants to be a dentist and the second because it's a challenge. 
 
*Kansas State researcher's team shows Clean Air Act helped forests recover
9/3/13 The Topeka Capital-Journal
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 study: Overtime affects physical, mental health
9/3/13 KSN-TV
A recent study by Kansas State University shows that those who work more than 50 hours per week are more likely to have lower physical and mental well-being.
 
*Editorial: Aquifer addiction
9/3/13 Lawrence Journal-World
Yet another study, this one released recently by Kansas State University, reiterates what has been reported for years: More water is being mined from the precious resource than is being recharged and, without dramatic changes, the aquifer will be virtually running on empty in a matter of decades.
 
Mike Hall: Partiers can be educated, too
9/3/13 The Topeka Capital-Journal
The University of Kansas and Kansas State University also were no-shows. In fact, no Kansas school made the top 20.
 
RCPD's social media efforts earn agency international recognition 
8/3/13 WIBW-TV
To measure their effectiveness on social media, Droge says the department looks at the population of Manhattan and Kansas State University combined and the equivalent of 6.3% follows them on Twitter. 



Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013

*Colleges get ready to get graded by federal plan
8/31/13 Kansas City Star
“We are very appreciative of the public support we receive and we could not function without it,” said Pat Bosco, vice president for student life and dean of students at Kansas State University.
 
*Red cedar tree study shows that Clean Air Act is reducing pollution, improving forests
9/2/13 Phys.org
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. 
 
*$1.4 million project studies water sustainability in Great Plains
8/29/13 Drovers Cattle Network
An outpouring of research funds is helping a group of Kansas State University researchers study how human activity and climate change affect Central Great Plains water systems.
 
*K-State Olathe campus wins designation, $1.25M grant
8/30/13 Kansas City Business Journal
Kansas State University-Olathe is getting a kickstart from the U.S. Economic Development Administration to create a center that will help businesses overcome their technical and business limitations.
 
*K-State researcher finds link between overtime and illness
8/31/13 Topeka Capital-Journal (via Associated Press)
A Kansas State University researcher says working overtime may cost people their health.
 
*Drought continues it grip on the Midwest
8/30/13 Kansas City Star
It will be about 69 percent depleted by 2060, said David Steward, a professor of civil engineering, at Kansas State University said. Replacing the water would take 500 to 1,300 years.
 
*Recent Kansas editorials: Act now to preserve water
9/3/13 Austin American-Statesman
A new study by Kansas State University researchers reinforces that concern. It said that if current irrigation trends continue, 69 percent of the groundwater stored in the aquifer will be depleted in 50 years.
 
*The Ogallala Aquifer, an important water resource, is in trouble
9/1/13 Kansas City Star
The life of the Ogallala Aquifer could be extended several decades, but only if water usage is reduced, a four-year study by researchers from Kansas State University found.
 
*Curbing water use would have big impact on aquifer
8/31/13 Wichita Eagle (Blog)
If current irrigation trends continue, 69 percent of the groundwater stored in the Ogallala Aquifer in western Kansas will be depleted in 50 years, according to a new study published by David Steward, a professor of civil engineering at Kansas State University, and other K-State researchers. 
 
*Editorial: Study shows aquifer depletion is a serious, and immediate, concern
8/30/13 Hutchinson News
A study released last week from Kansas State University contained some staggering projections about the future of the Ogallala Aquifer: At current usage levels, the High Plains Aquifer - specifically the Ogallala under Western Kansas - will be nearly 70 percent depleted in 50 years. 
 
Consumers Spending Less But Still Want Premium Steaks
9/2/13 Beef magazine
Kansas State University (KSU) has released two studies that show consumer incomes are sensitive to price increases of beef; however, top-quality branded products are more immune.
 
Food summit to tackle ‘food for billions’
9/2/13 Farm and Dairy
The panel will feature: John Floros, dean of the College of Agriculture at Kansas State University and past president of the Institute of Food Technologists.
 
Brownback appoints members to statewide boards
8/31/13 Salina Journal
* Beverly Caley, of Green, was appointed to a three-year term on the Kansas Respiratory Care Council. She received a bachelor's degree from the University of Kansas and both a bachelor's degree and a master's degree from Kansas State University. She works as a teacher at Flint Hills Christian School at Green
 
Several reasons to see tarantulas; love is one
8/31/13 Hutchinson News
"Once a male tarantula is sexually mature, they only have about a year to live," said Kiffnie Holt, coordinator of the Insect Zoo at Kansas State University. "And if they're a mature male in an area with a winter, it's time to panic because they may not have long to live."
 
Let map app be your guide
8/31/13 Hutchinson News
The Hutchinson News, Kansas State University and the Kansas State Fair again launched our latest in fair mobile technology - a smartphone application for maneuvering around the state fair as it celebrates its 100th birthday.
 
K-State cuts ribbon on major stadium renovation
8/30/13 Kansas City Star
All it took to pry Kansas State coach Bill Snyder away from his team for a couple of hours on game day were a $90 million renovation to the football stadium and a bronze statue of him.
 
*Upcoming events
8/31/13 Topeka Capital-Journal
Dorothy L. Thompson Lecture Series, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, Kansas State University Student Union (Room 227), 17th and Anderson, Manhattan. Program: Jeff Jackson, Washburn University law professor, on Forming the American Constitution: A Nation-Building Game. Information: 532-2535.
 
Star power: McCain performance series books big acts
8/30/13 Emporia Gazette
When it comes to the 2013-2014 McCain Performance Series at Kansas State University, be prepared. It’s big.
 
*Northeast Kansas happenings
8/31/13 Topeka Capital Journal
POWER PLAYERS — The rock band Foreigner will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, in McCain Auditorium at Kansas State University in Manhattan. Cost: $79 for general admission; $39.50 for students. Tickets and information: (785) 532-6428.

Salina Public Library to kick off communitywide reading project Sunday

9/2/13 Salina Journal
* Get Caught Reading -- If a library staff member catches someone reading "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time," the person will be entered in a drawing to win a prize package. Searches will take place from noon to 2 p.m. Sept. 14 and Oct. 12 at the Central Mall and 1 to 3 p.m. at Kansas State University at Salina. 
 
K-State names 2013 family of the year
9/2/13 WIBW
Kansas State University recognized Topeka Big Brothers Big sisters Executive Director Nancy Daniels and family as the 2013 Chimes Junior Honorary Family Of The Year.
 
Plot has a lot to absorb
8/30/13 Hutchinson News
"The garden is a marriage between the college and K-State," said Hazel Zink, one of seven Master Gardener graduates who have earned about 40 hours of college-level training in home horticulture from Kansas State University faculty and local horticulture industry experts. Now that they are graduates, they volunteer and give back to the community. This group considers the HCC garden their baby.
 
Interns motivate kids, families in bilingual 4-H program
8/31/13 Garden City Telegram
When Ruddy Yanez and Alejandra Romero earn their degrees from Kansas State University later this school year, they’ll have a lot of young eyes watching them – from about 250 miles away.