K-Staters in the news - April 2014

 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 

*Kansas and Missouri officials applaud White House efforts to combat campus rape
4/29/14 Kansas City Star
Heather Reed, Kansas State University’s assistant vice president and director of student services, agrees. She said K-State has started making policy changes, including taking sexual assault complaint reviews away from student-conduct boards.
 
Insects represent important link for antibiotic resistance traits
4/29/14 National Hog Farmer
According to a recent study by Kansas State University, published in the Applied and Environmental Microbiology journal insects carry antibiotic-resistant bacteria from one point to another, including from food animal farms and wastewater treatment facilities, for example, to urban areas.
 
Manhattan and K-State Closer to Major Planning Agreement
4/30/14 KMAN
K-State President, Kirk Schulz spoke to the Manhattan City Commission Tuesday about how the City and University can work together to improve the infrastructure in the Kimball Corridor.
 
Severe weather season: Understanding the storms
4/29/14 Emporia Gazette
Last year was a relatively quiet year in Kansas, because the pattern of the storm systems was set up to the east, said Mary Knapp, climatologist for Kansas State University. Although tornadoes can happen and have happened every month of the year in Kansas, May is historically the month with the most tornadoes.
 
Fertilizer industry funds nutrient stewardship projects
4/29/14 Farm Futures
The 4R Research Fund has awarded $273,500 in grants for five research proposals aimed at identifying the current state of knowledge and existing research gaps regarding fertilizer best management practices. Grants include: A meta-analysis of phosphorus fertilizer placement and tillage interactions for corn and soybeans in the U.S. was awarded to researchers at Kansas State University.
 
Editorial: Heated debate
4/29/14 Lawrence Journal World
The Joint Council of Kansas Distinguished Professors met Sunday afternoon at Kansas University to debate what action the organization should take relative to the social media policy put together by the Kansas Board of Regents. These professors represent the cream of the crop in the academic world at KU, Kansas State University and Wichita State University.
 
Certified Angus Beef awards $20,000 in scholarships
4/29/14 Drover's Cattle Network
2014 Graduate Colvin Scholarship Award: $5,000 - Nicholas Sevart, Wichita, Kan. - Kansas State University.
 
Breast cancer event Thursday at Wesleyan
4/30/14 Salina Journal
Entry cost is $5. The first 25 players who shoot at least 40 points will receive an autographed photo of All-American Jack Parr blocking a Wilt Chamberlain jump shot taken when Parr played for Kansas State University and Chamberlain played for the University of Kansas. 

 
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 

*Why Our 24/7 Connected Society Is Driving Us Farther Apart
4/29/14 The Huffington Post  
As leaders it is also good for the health of our employees if we take time to reconnect with ourselves and of course with the ones we love. A Kansas State University study shows that workers have a difficult time getting distance, mentally, from business matters if they stay connected beyond the workday -- and therefore cannot move into a more relaxed state during off-hours. We all need time for rest and renewal, and it is common sense that when we don't take that time, we become burned out and less effective -- in all aspects of our lives.
 
*Men and women see physical, emotional infidelity differently
4/29/14 UPI
Men get more upset over physical sexual infidelity, while women are more upset by emotional infidelity, Kansas State University researchers suggest.
 
Veteran gives $628K to Kansas State program
4/28/14 Topeka Capital-Journal
A $629,000 gift has been given by the estate of a former Army officer to the Kansas State University military science program to provide more opportunities for future officers.
 
*ConocoPhillips gives major gift to Kansas State University
4/28/14 WIBW
Conocophillips has donated $278,000 to K-State Engineering, the College of Business Administration and a variety of programs across the campus.
 
Steering committee member explains autonomy draft proposal
4/28/14 CBS Sports
How much caution is in the eye of the reformer. In this revealing interview with Kansas State president Kirk Schulz, he explains the rationale for the committee's draft proposal last week that will begin to shape the new NCAA.
 
Decision to pass on Medicaid expansion costing state, panelists say
4/28/14 Kansas Health Institute
“We’re taking a lot of money for NBAF in Manhattan,” Peterson said, referring to the $54 million National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility being built on the Kansas State University campus.
 
Editorial: Heated debate
4/29/14 Lawrence Journal World
The Joint Council of Kansas Distinguished Professors met Sunday afternoon at Kansas University to debate what action the organization should take relative to the social media policy put together by the Kansas Board of Regents. These professors represent the cream of the crop in the academic world at KU, Kansas State University and Wichita State University.
 
Pork Checkoff announces pork industry scholarships recipients
4/28/14 Agri-View
The 18 student recipients represent 12 states, 10 universities and 13 swine-related career paths. The 2014 Pork Industry Scholarship recipients are the following: Jake Erceg, Talent, Ore., swine nutrition, Kansas State University; Kimberly, Idaho, behavior and reproduction, Kansas State University; and Kiah Gourley, Philomath, Ore., swine nutrition, Kansas State University. This year's top candidates were Dustin Compart, Jake Erceg and Matt Kerns, who will each receive a $5,000 scholarship.
 
*Soybeans on the Rise
4/28/14 NTV
A Kansas State University crop specialist says one of the reasons may be because corn prices are low so people are turning to soybeans. Farmers are rotating the types of crops they plant to increase their yields
 
It's not in our best interest
4/29/14 Salina Journal
* Kansas State University offers a graduate certificate program in which individuals already possessing a bachelor's degree in their content area can earn a teaching license in one year. 
 
Western displays adoration for St. Joseph icon Snyder
4/29/14 St. Joseph (Mo.) News Press
“As far as native sons go, I think we can place him at the top of the list,” said former Western athletic director Charlie Burri, who introduced the hall of fame Kansas State head coach as the Distinguished Alumni award winner.

 
Monday, April 28, 2014
*Men And Women Have Very Different Views On Infidelity, And This Study Is Proof
4/25/14 Huffington Post
Researchers from Kansas State University recruited 477 adults -- 238 men and 239 women -- and asked them to fill out several questionnaires on a variety of topics, including relationships and cheating. One such question was, "Which would distress you more: Imagining your partner enjoying passionate sexual intercourse with another person or imagining your partner forming a deep emotional attachment with another person?”
 
*Fire-Setting Ranchers Have Burning Desire To Save Tallgrass Prairie
4/28/14 NPR
To see what they saw, I drove to another part of the Flint Hills: near Manhattan, Kan. This is an 8,000-acre laboratory, owned by the Nature Conservancy and managed by Kansas State University.

 
*Veteran gives $628K to Kansas State program
4/28/14 Wichita Eagle
A $629,000 gift has been given by the estate of a former Army officer to the Kansas State University military science program to provide more opportunities for future officers.
 
State professors gather as decision on social media policy nears
4/27/14 Lawrence Journal World
Phil Nel, a Kansas State University English professor, offered a sharply worded critique of the board. He called on faculty and staff to conduct a vote of no confidence and ask each regent to resign.
 
K-State announces $65 million third phase of football stadium improvements
4/26/14 Kansas City Star
Kansas State publicly unveiled plans at its spring football game Saturday for a $65 million renovation to the north end of Bill Snyder Family Stadium.
 
'Magic' teaching method used to engage kids with autism and ADHD
4/25/14 Kansas First News
A Manhattan autism program is partnering with Kansas State University to study a new method of engaging kids with autism and ADHD.
 
*Northeast Kansas happenings
4/27/14 Topeka Capital Journal
POPULAR COMEDY — “The Importance of Being Earnest” will be staged at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, May 1-4, in Nichols Theatre at Kansas State University in Manhattan. Cost: $14-$16 for adults; $12-$14 for seniors and military; $9-$11 for students. Information and tickets: (785) 532-6428. EN POINTE — The Moscow Festival Ballet will perform “Romeo and Juliet” at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 27, in McCain Auditorium at Kansas State University in Manhattan. Cost: $48 for general admission; $24 for students. Information and tickets: (785) 532-6428.
 
Kansas man gets a second chance at life
4/25/14 Kansas City Star
After Chris was hospitalized twice in his senior year at Kansas State University, the disease seemed to go dormant for about a year. As medical tests showed his lungs were slowly failing, however, his doctor delivered painful news:
 
WU institutes controversial communications policy
4/25/14 Topeka Capital Journal
Faculty members at The University of Kansas and Kansas State University aren’t required to provide notice prior to communicating with any members of the public, provided the employee is speaking either as an individual or as a subject expert and not as the university overall.
 
K-State to host International Food Security Symposium in 2015
4/25/14 Drover's Cattle Network
Kansas State University will host the 2015 International Grain Quality and Food Security Conference August 3-6, 2015. The opportunity to host the conference is exciting because of the vision, mission and goals of K-State's global food initiative, said Dirk Maier, Department of Grain Science and Industry head.
 
Childhood obesity research shows varying information
4/25/14 High Plains Journal
“There is a lot of conflicting research out there, which has always been the case in regard to nutrition-related research,” said Paula Peters, assistant director for K-State Research and Extension, Family and Consumer Sciences. “It really does take some time to sort through all of the evidence and figure out what is happening.”
 
First Hour: Buhler High senior overcomes obstacles
4/26/14 Hutchinson News
When he goes to Kansas State University next school year, he will major in music education. After college, Greenhalgh says he would like to teach high school students.
 
Internships help Seaman students explore careers
4/27/14
Both students, age 18, will graduate next month. Each plans on attending Kansas State University, where Myers hopes to pursue pre-veterinary studies. Hollar is undecided between veterinary science and physical therapy.
 
Friday, April 25, 2014 

‘Magic’ teaching method used to engage kids with autism and ADHD
4-25-14 Kansas First News
A Manhattan autism program is partnering with Kansas State University to study a new method of engaging kids with autism and ADHD.

*Men vs. Women Differ on Infidelity
4/24/14 KULR
According to new research from Kansas State University, when it comes to infidelity, men are more upset about the act while women fear the loss of the emotional connection.

*Kansas State University Honoring Alumnus John Hofmeister with Honorary Doctorate
4/25/14 Little Apple Post
A Kansas State University alumnus who has led one of the nation’s largest oil companies and is now involved in energy security efforts will receive an honorary doctorate from Kansas State University.

'Shock the Yard' to entertain all
4/24/14 Wichita Eagle
Teams from Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado and Kansas State University are competing along with several from the Wichita area.

Kansas man gets a second chance at life
4-24-14 KC Star
After Chris was hospitalized twice in his senior year at Kansas State University, the disease seemed to go dormant for about a year. As medical tests showed his lungs were slowly failing, however, his doctor delivered painful news: If he wanted to live, he would need a lung transplant.

KU forum will look at academic freedom and social media
4-24-14 LJ World
The Joint Council of Kansas Distinguished Professors and the Kansas University Office of the Provost will host panel discussions on Sunday that look at academic freedom and responsibility amid a world more and more influenced by social media.

Ambitious bio-science club makes leap to become a full class at Olathe East High School
4-24-14 The Olathe News
Last summer, she spent most of her days holed up in a science lab at the University of Kansas working on plant genes and interacting with grad students. She plans on doing the same this summer before she heads to Kansas State University in the fall.

NMSU Helps To Improve Education In Ecuador
4/24/14 KRWG-TV
Cornell H. Menking, NMSU associate provost for international and border programs, is leading the initiative. He and his wife, Mona, an Ecuadorean citizen who currently works for Kansas State University, lived and worked in Ecuador for seven years from 2001-2008. The Menkings’ relationships in Ecuador have fostered a prospering affiliation between NMSU and the Ecuadorean government.

 

Thursday, April 24, 2014 

*Johnson County Education Research Triangle has had a big economic impact, leaders say
4/23/14 Kansas City Star
Kirk Schulz, president at K-State, said the research triangle, paired with the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility project in Manhattan, broadens his institution’s animal health and food safety mission and will make the area a regional bioscience hub.
 
*Late cold snap could mean less fruit
4/23/14 NTV
Kansas State University Horticulturist Ward Upham said of the cold weather, “If we had a tree or even some sort of small fruit bush that was in flower, it very likely could have killed the fruit buds.”
 
*Mother of Trayvon Martin visits K-State
4/23/14; WDAF, WAWS, WTVY, WIBW, WTEV
 
*Kansas State University Student is University’s 34th Truman Scholar
4/23/14 Little Apple Post
A passion for changing the world is deeply rooted in Kansas State University student Ross Allen, junior in economics and philosophy, Soldier, which has earned him a 2014 Harry S. Truman Scholarship.
 
Daniel Bergman: Teacher-licensure change not in best interest of children, state
4/24/14 Wichita Eagle
Kansas State University offers a graduate certificate program in which individuals already possessing a bachelor’s degree in their content area can earn a teaching license in one year.
 
Editorial: KU outreach
4/24/14 Lawrence Journal World
K-State Research and Extension pretty much sets the standard for university outreach in Kansas. Just about everyone in the state is aware of the agency’s work in agriculture, horticulture, community development and youth activities.
 
WSU growth calls for area development
4/23/14 WSU Sunflower
Kansas State University has Aggieville. The University of Kansas has Mass Street. Wichita State University has plans.
 
Bioscience award goes to Oakland vet's companies
4/23/14 Lincoln Journal Star
Known also for research on respiratory disease of cattle and swine, Lechtenberg earned a doctorate in veterinary medicine in 1987, and a Ph.D. in ruminant nutrition in 1988, both from Kansas State University. Lechtenberg was chosen an alumni dellow for Kansas State's College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005.



Wednesday, April 23, 2014 

*U.S. Supreme Court upholds Michigan's ban on affirmative action
4/22/14 Kansas City Star
“K-State will not change its aggressive commitment to attracting students of color. We just won’t,” said Pat Bosco, vice president for student life at Kansas State.
 
*K-State Professor Adds To Evidence That Sitting Leads To Chronic Illness
4/22/14 KCUR
A growing body of research says while it's important to exercise, most of us also need to simply spend less time sitting. One of the researchers looking into the health hazards of sitting is Ric Rosenkranz, a professor at Kansas State University.
 
Kansas State University Student and Faculty Team Honored by EPA
4/22/14 EPA.gov
EPA today announced that Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kan., was awarded first place in the site design category in EPA’s second annual Campus RainWorks Challenge competition. The university team was comprised of eight students from the departments of Landscape Architecture, Civil Engineering, Biology, Agronomy and Environmental Planning and Design.
 
Aqueduct idea finding favor in state
4/22/14 Kansas Agland
Golden didn't bat an eye recently at the possibility it might cost as much as $23 billion, and as an agricultural economist at Kansas State University, he understands a few things about the economics of water.
 
*Mother of Trayvon Martin speaks at K-State
4/23/14 WIBW
The mother of Trayvon Martin spoke Tuesday evening at Kansas State University.
 
*K-State Student Selected as Truman Scholar
4/22/14 KMAN
A passion for changing the world is deeply rooted in Kansas State University student Ross Allen, junior in economics and philosophy, Soldier, which has earned him a 2014 Harry S. Truman Scholarship.
 
K-State Crops Team Edges Iowa State To Win National Contest
4/22/14 Gardner Edge
The Kansas State University Crops Team took first place in the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) national crops contest held April 12, 2014, at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Mo. K-State students also took home three of the top five individual placings.
 
FoodHandler, Inc., Announces Debut of SafeBites (TM) Webinar Series
4-22-14 San Antonio Express-News
Tuesday, Aug. 12 - “Temperature Management in Foodservice” 
Presented by Dr. Jeannie Sneed, professor and department head, Department of Hospitality Management and Dietetics, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kan.
 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 

*Study affirms poor neighborhoods most at risk for unhealthy food options
4/21/14 All Voices (Raleigh, N.C.)
Racial and socioeconomic health disparities are real, but the reasons for them are complex. A new study from Kansas State University has identified one likely contributor: restaurant options in poor communities.

Top Colleges Pay Fund Raisers Top Dollar
4/22/14 Chronicle of Higher Education
Michael Smith, Vice President, Development, Kansas State University Foundation, $437,801

*Kansas State veterinary school develops tests to identify circovirus in dogs?
4/21/14 DVM 360
The Kansas State Diagnostic Laboratory at the College of Veterinary Medicine has recently developed tests to identify circovirus, a virus that has been known to cause vomiting, diarrhea and even death in infected dogs.

*Kansas State University
4/22/14 Kansas City Star
Student journalists: Two Northland students at Kansas State University were among winners in the 2014 Kansas Association of Broadcasters awards competition for scholastic radio and television programming events.

*Community News
4/21/14 Emporia Gazette
Forty-two Kansas State University undergraduate and graduate students have been honored for their research presentations and posters at the 19th annual K-State Research Forum, including Kelsie Doty, a master's student in apparel and textiles from Council Grove. She took third place in graduate student social sciences, humanities and education poster session one.

Emporia State entrepreneurs take honors for ostrich farm
4-21-14 WIBW
The top three Emporia teams will now compete against teams from Kansas State University in the Kansas Entreprenuership Challenge in Manhattan on April 30th.

K-State Unveils ‘Global Campus’ Title
4/21/14 KMAN
Kansas State University has used distance education learning for more than four decades, but the Division of Continuing Education has recently been renamed Kansas State University’s Global Campus. This change was originally approved in a Kansas Board of Regents meeting back in March, but K-State released the details Monday afternoon.

Large Gift to Kansas State
4/21/14 KMAN
Mary Lynn and Warren Staley, Avon, Colo., have made a gift of more than $2.5 million to establish an endowed chair for the director of the School of Leadership Studies at Kansas State University.

 

Monday, April 21, 2014 

Faculty remain skeptical of Regents' social media policy
4/19/14 Topeka Capital Journal
Julia Keen, an architectural engineering professor at Kansas State University, said she would reserve judgment until she sees the draft. “I’m hopeful they may change some of the language staff found most objectionable and not just add language,” she said. Keen also said, however, the regents should have sought input from university employees before, not after, passing the policy.
 
Large Gift to K-State’s Military Science Department
4/18/14 KMAN
A gift of more than $629,000 is heading to the Department of Military Science at Kansas State. K-State’s Director of Military Affairs Art DeGroat tells KMAN the gift is from the estate of Lt. Colonel Albert E. Hylton III, to establish a fund in his father’s name, the Albert E. Hylton Jr. Excellence Fund.
 
*Aviation Training Icons John and Martha King Visit Kansas State University Salina
4/19/14 Insurance News
Known in the aviation world as icons in flight training, John and Martha King brought their education expertise to Kansas State University Salina during a campus visit on Friday, April 11.
 
*Northeast Kansas happenings
4/19/14 Topeka Capital Journal
EN POINTE — The Moscow Festival Ballet will perform “Romeo and Juliet” at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 27, in McCain Auditorium at Kansas State University in Manhattan. Cost: $48 for general admission; $24 for students. Information and tickets: (785) 532-6428.
 
Master's student returns to ISU after brain injury to defend thesis
4/19/14 Herald-Review (Illinois)
The accident occurred Nov. 16, 2012, in Manhattan, Kansas, where he was in the doctoral program at Kansas State University. Police said he was running across the street when the accident happened. Wallpe still has more occupational therapy to undergo, but his goal is to return to his doctoral studies at Kansas State this fall – two years after the accident.
 
Aqueduct idea finding favor in state
4/20/14 Garden City Telegram
Golden didn't bat an eye recently at the possibility it might cost as much as $23 billion, and as an agricultural economist at Kansas State University, he understands a few things about the economics of water. 
 
*College notes
4/20/14 Hutchinson News
Three Kansas State University students were the top winners in the university’s 16th annual S. Thomas Parker Mathematics Competition, on March 29. The competition is part of the annual nationwide Mathematics Awareness Month and is conducted to encourage K-State students to strengthen their mathematical skills as well as promotes math education among students. Winners included Natalie Davis, Hutchinson, in a tie for second place. She is a chemical engineering major.
 
Agricultural business council honors three
4/18/14 Kansas City Business Journal
Flinchbaugh is a professor emeritus at Kansas State University.

 
Friday, April 18, 2014 

*How to handle eggs safely this upcoming Easter
4/18/14 KMBZ
Londa Nwadike, consumer food safety specialist with Kansas State University and the University of Missouri, has one important safeguard.
 
*Patented research remotely detects nitrogen-rich explosives
4/17/14 Science Daily
A Kansas State University engineer has developed a patented technique that improves military security and remotely detects improvised explosive devices. The same technique could help police during drug searches.
 
Topeka nursing homes pursue culture change
4/18/14 The Washington Times
There are five levels, depending on how many of the goals a facility has met, Sullivan said, and financial incentives to go with them. Level 1 facilities get an extra 50 cents added to each resident’s daily rate, while level 5 ones get an extra $4. Kansas State University’s Center on Aging does training related to the program and evaluates how well facilities have met their goals, he said.
 
Landowner effects expected from lesser prairie chicken listing
4/17/14 Progressive Farmer
A Kansas State University extension wildlife expert said in a news release Thursday that the designation likely would change nothing for row crop farmers, but likely would require ranchers and others enrolled in the conservation reserve program, or CRP, to take additional conservation steps to secure wildlife habitats for the lesser prairie chicken.
 
Opinion:The joy of local retail
4/17/14 Hutchinson News
Henry and I have also spent more time than usual at our local veterinary clinic recently. A couple months ago he started showing signs of knee trouble. It’s been quite distressing for me and I opted to take Henry to the Kansas State University Veterinary Clinic for a second opinion. Having a research hospital in our state is a wonderful advantage and they’ve helped many animals live better lives as a result of the advanced treatments they can provide and the research they’ve been able to conduct.
 
Colleges at the MOACAC St. Louis Spring College Fair
4/18/14 St. Louis Post Dispatch
Kansas State University
 
Distinguished professors to host forum on social media and academic freedom
4/17/14 Lawrence Journal World
The event, titled "Academic Freedom and Responsibility in the Era of Social Media," will run from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Alderson Auditorium on the 27th. It is sponsored by the Join Council of Kansas Distinguished Professors, made up of endowed faculty from KU and the KU Medical Center, K-State, and Wichita State University.



Thursday, April 17, 2014 

Art In A Jar: A Puzzle In Blue, Yellow And Shred
4/17/14 NPR
"Works of art are complex and layered," says Linda Duke, director of the Beach Museum of Art at Kansas State University, after receiving our puzzle. "We apprehend them in various ways."

NCSU to lead $25M nuclear security program
4/16/14 WRAL (North Carolina)
Other institutions involved in the project include North Carolina A&T State University, the University of Michigan, Purdue University, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Kansas State University, Georgia Tech, Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee and Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico.

Films step into the Middle of the Map spotlight
4/16/14 Kansas City Star
KC-based production company Element 35 self-financed the effort, with Bret Palmer and Ryan Bruce sharing directing duties on the black-and-white feature. New York-based actor and frequent collaborator Stavropoulos co-wrote the movie with Bruce. The three met in 2003 while attending Kansas State University.

Dry fields: Conditions delay alfalfa green-up, first cutting
4/16/14 Midwest Producer
In Kansas the extreme drought in the far western two tiers of counties will definitely have an impact on supplies, said Walter Fick, forage specialist at Kansas State University. "We haven't had that severe of a winter, but it's dry. Here in Manhattan we've had only 60 percent of our normal rainfall this month."

Freeze could hit hard red winter wheat
4/16/14 Agriculture.com
Kansas State University research indicates that at the boot stage, severe damage can occur to wheat when it is below 30 degrees for more than two hours. In the jointing stage, wheat will exhibit moderate to severe damage when temperatures drop below 24 degrees for more than two hours. 

Girls learn about science, technology through hands-on experiences
4/16/14 Topeka Capital-Journal
On Wednesday afternoon, the girls were working with Rhonda Janke, a Kansas State University professor who teaches horticulture classes. Janke also has a master’s of fine arts in art.

Grad student from Ute presents at Oral Competition in Des Moines
4/16/14 Mapelton (Iowa) Press
Bethany Mordhorst (right) shakes hands with the Dr. Kenneth Odde, chair of the Midwestern Section of the American Society of Animal Science and American Dairy Science Association Conference. Odde is department head of the Animal Science and Industry program at Kansas State University.
 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Merger of Meat Industry Groups Aims to Achieve ‘One Voice’ 
4/16/14 Food Safety News
James Marsden, Regent’s Distinguished Professor of Food Safety at Kansas State University, answered that question Monday in his regular Meatingplace column.
 
*9 Facts That Prove Traditional Definitions Of Gender Roles Are Bullsh*t
4/16/14 The Huffington Post  
Research by two Kansas State University psychologists in 2011 found that the urge to procreate -- often known as "baby fever" -- is strongest in women at younger ages, and decreases as they age. For men, however, likelihood of baby fever increases with age. 
 
*K-State starts new program to launch Kansas businesses
4/15/14 Topeka Capital Journal
Kansas State University is starting a program this summer to help new businesses get off the ground, with one winning a cash prize to help make that happen.
 
*Landon Lecture Hosts National Security Advisor
4/15/14 KMAN
Former National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama, Thomas Donilon first visited Manhattan 33 years ago, and Tuesday afternoon he returned to give the second Landon Lecture of the year.
 
*Mother of teen shooting victim to speak at Kansas State University 
4/15/14 Kansas First News
The mother of Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old whose fatal shooting by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida provoked a national race and justice debate, will speak at Kansas State University at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union
 
*Kansas State University celebrates Earth Day with week of activities
4/15/14 Little Apple Post
Kansas State University is celebrating Earth Day with a week of eco-friendly activities April 22-26. 
 
*Couple gives $1.5M to K-State project
4/15/14 The Legal Record
An Arizona couple has given Kansas State University $1.5 million toward the expansion of the College of Engineering.  
 
*K-State students explore disaster preparedness
4/15/14 WIBW
Kansas State students learned about disaster preparedness on Tuesday during the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s ReadyCampus event.
 
AIB, KSU Explore Partnership of Shared Grain-Based Foods Center
4/15/14 Quality Assurance magazine
A proposed $60 million partnership between AIB International and Kansas State University could harness the technical and educational expertise of both entities and provide state-of-the-art facilities for research, training, and educational activities.
 
Former KSU-Salina student named Alumni Fellow
4/16/14 Salina Journal
Weston Thompson, who earned degrees from Kansas State University at Salina in 2004 and 2006, has been named an Alumni Fellow of the College of Technology and Aviation and will be on campus Wednesday through Friday. 

 
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

*Epidemic in pork industry: Will new tests prevent it?
4/14/14 Science Daily
Pork products cost about 10 percent more than they did last year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and economists expect the prices to continue rising because of diarrhea viruses currently devastating the pork industry.
 
*Expect to see spring pests despite extreme cold winter
4/14/14 Kansas City InfoZine
We are finally catching a break from the long, cold winter, but if you're hoping that the extreme cold has killed off spring pests, you're out of luck, according to Jeff Whitworth, associate professor of entomology at Kansas State University.

Governor Shares Good News with K-State
4/14/14 KMAN
“A significant addition will be in the budget for K-State, salary caps for university individuals, and an initial investiment from the legislature on renovation of the architecture building as well as enhancements to the program”.  These are the discussion topics Governor, Sam Brownback spoke to Kansas State University leaders about Monday afternoon.
 
Professors endorse social media policy
4/15/14 Hays Post
As University Distinguished Professors at Kansas State University and the University of Kansas Medical Center, and Distinguished Professors at the University of Kansas and Wichita State University, we find this draft meets, supports, and exemplifies the role of scholarship for public intellectuals in a democracy. We endorse it with enthusiasm.
 
*Community news
4/14/14 Emporia Gazette
Seven Kansas State University students have placed highly in an international mathematics competition.
 
K-State professor emeritus sees trend in starter fertilizer use
4/15/14 Kansas Farmer
"The emphasis this year will be on short-term fertility – providing just the amount of fertilizer the crop needs when it needs it – versus long-term building of soil fertility levels," says Barney Gordon, professor emeritus at Kansas State University and an expert on plant nutrient efficiency. "There is a definite trend among farmers to plant corn early when soil temperatures are still cool in order to get a strong head start on the growing season."
 
Risk Management professor explains changes in crop insurance
4/14/14; This Week in Agribusiness
 
Your turn: Board of Regents can learn from social media work group (Letter from Philip Nel)
4/15/14 Lawrence Journal-World
Philip Nel is University Distinguished Professor of English at Kansas State University
 
Kansas shooting victim remembered as 'bright light'
4/14/14 CBS News
LaManno also had an older daughter, Jennifer, and a son, Gian, a student at Kansas State University, The Kansas City Star said.

 
Monday, April 14, 2014

Kansas bill renews debate about how easy it should be to fire teachers
4/13/14 Kansas City Star
“They’ve always had that power,” said Thompson, now a professor who heads the Department of Educational Leadership at Kansas State University. “It was just a choice of whether they chose to exercise it.”
 
*K-State seeks innovative startup ideas for new Launch a Business program
4/12/14 Silicon Prairie News
Kansas State University's College of Business Administration is now accepting applications for its inaugural Launch a Business program.
 
Topeka nursing homes pursue culture change
4/13/14 Topeka Capital-Journal
There are five levels, depending on how many of the goals a facility has met, Sullivan said, and financial incentives to go with them. Level 1 facilities get an extra 50 cents added to each resident’s daily rate, while level 5 ones get an extra $4. Kansas State University’s Center on Aging does training related to the program and evaluates how well facilities have met their goals, he said.
 
Brownback meeting college students, administrators
4/14/14 Emporia Gazette
The governor scheduled visits Monday at Pittsburg, Emporia and Wichita state universities, concluding at Kansas State in Manhattan. He was being joined by Kenny Wilk, a member of the Kansas Board of Regents.
 
Dennis Clason: No harm in starting at community college
4/13/14 Las Cruces (N.M.) Sun-News
NMSU is proposing to allow automatic admission to the Las Cruces campus with a high school GPA of 2.75 without an additional qualifying test score. One of our peer institutions, Kansas State University, now requires a 2.00 GPA in the Kansas pre-college curriculum and an ACT of 21 or rank in the top 1/3 of their school's graduating class and a 2.0 GPA on all attempted college work. The University of New Mexico's 2013-14 Catalog lists a minimum GPA requirement of 2.5 but UNM notes on their website that admission requirements are subject to change.
 
*Northeast Kansas happenings
4/13/14 Topeka Capital Journal
MORE THAN PUPPETS — The Cashore Marionettes will perform “Simple Gifts,” for ages 8 and older, at 5 p.m. and “Life in Motion,” for ages 12 and older, at 7:30 p.m., both on Sunday, April 13, in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union at Kansas State University in Manhattan. Cost: $26 for general admission; $13 for students. Information and tickets: (785) 532-6428. PIPE DREAM — Grammy Award-nominated organist Cameron Carpenter will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 19, in McCain Auditorium at Kansas State University in Manhattan. Cost: $46 for general admission; $23 for students. Information and tickets: (785) 532-6428.
 
K-State students host color run
4/14/14 WIBW
A group of students at Kansas State helped organize a unique fundraising event Saturday morning.
 
Military -- ROTC
4/14/14 Salina Journal
ROTC:Spencer Salmans, son of Cindi and Patrick Salmans, was selected as cadet of the month for January by Air Force ROTC Detachment 270 on the campus of Kansas State University. Spencer was a 2012 Salina South high School graduate and is a sophomore at K-State majoring in mechanical engineering. 
 
'Beefing Up Your Future' to be Presented at K-State April 28
4/12/14 Gardner EDGE
Looking to bridge the gap between agriculture and consumers, the Kansas State University student organization, Food for Thought, presents the Upson Lecture Series on Monday, April 28, at 7 p.m. This edition of the lecture series will host Kansas State University alumnus and entrepreneur Lee Borck. He will address the K-State and Manhattan communities in Frick Auditorium, located in Mosier Hall of the College of Veterinary Medicine: http://www.k-state.edu/maps/ .
 
Julee's long road leads to home
4/13/14 Salina Journal
She saw an online advertisement for a communications and alumni coordinator at Kansas State University at Salina, and "It was the only job that stood out for me." 
 
Painting business offers internship
4/13/14 St. Joseph (Mo.) News Press
The junior business and financial management major will oversee work in Maryville and other areas south to Frederick Avenue in St. Joseph. He must hire his own staff for marketing, sales, painting and staining. The company provides training at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan.

 
Friday, April 11, 2014

*Op Ed: How to heal the heartland
4/10/14 New York Times
The water is the Ogallala Aquifer, a great lake beneath parts of eight states, with enough volume to flood the entire United States in a foot of ancient liquid. And while that sounds like a lot of fresh water, it’s disappearing, because of heavy irrigation. At the current rate, 70 percent of the aquifer will be depleted by 2060, according to a study released last year by Kansas State University.
 
*Expect to see spring pests despite cold weather
4/10/14 KOAM-TV
We are finally catching a break from the long, cold winter, but if you're hoping that the extreme cold has killed off spring pests, you're out of luck, according to Jeff Whitworth, associate professor of entomology at Kansas State University.
 
*Alarming news from restaurants pushing unhealthy meals to public housing
4/10/14 Free Republic
The researchers found that restaurants in public housing developments serve less healthy meals and about 75 percent of the entrées are unhealthy, reports Kansas State University. This study found that when it comes to your making healthy food choices at restaurants, the location of the restaurant plays as much of a role in calories as what you eat.
 
Rep. Huelskamp meets with KSU Leaders
4/10/14 Hays Post
On Wednesday Congressman Tim Huelskamp met with Kirk Schultz – President of Kansas State University, Fred Cholick, April Mason and Sue Peterson to discuss a variety of issues related to the University.
 
*Koch’s CFO to give business lecture at KSU
4/10/14 Wichita Eagle
Koch Industries’ chief financial officer will be the spring 2014 speaker at a Kansas State University business college event.
 
IGP to hold milling courses
4/10/14 Kansas Wheat
Kansas State University’s International Grains Program is again offering a pair of courses designed to provide additional training to milling professionals and other end-users of Kansas-grown products. The basic and advanced milling principles courses are each a week long and are designed for different segments of industry professionals, but overall focus on key milling principles.
 
Media professionals discuss technology, civility and news
4/11/14 Salina Journal
Answers to that question ranged from "no" to "maybe" at a lunch-time discussion Thursday at Kansas State University at Salina. 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Couple gives $1.5M to Kansas State project
4/9/14 NBC News
An Arizona couple has given Kansas State University $1.5 million toward the expansion of the College of Engineering.

Big win but a long road ahead for college union
4/10/14 Businessweek
"I think most of Division I memberships see that we're standing at a fork in the road," Kansas State president Kirk Schulz said. "What we're going to put out there again is not perfect, but I believe that the vast majority of members recognize that some of these things must change and that we need to do it rapidly."

*Restaurants in public housing developments serve fewer healthy meals, nearly 75 percent of entrées unhealthy
4/9/14 Science Daily
A new study finds that when it comes to making healthy food choices at restaurants, location plays as much of a role in calories as what you eat.

Award-winning illustrator Kadir Nelson to speak on Saturday
4/9/14 Little Apple Post
Award-winning illustrator Kadir Nelson will be the keynote speaker for the fourth biennial Interdisciplinary Conference on Children’s Literature in English, Education and Library Science, which is from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at the Kansas State University Alumni Center. 

*Pahwa selected as 2014-2015 Jefferson Science Fellow
4/9/14 Phys.org
A Kansas State University engineering professor is one of 13 individuals chosen nationwide as a prestigious Jefferson Science Fellow.

*Kinesiology Professor finds that restaurants in lower-income neighborhoods offer fewer healthy options
Katie Heinrich
4/10/14; KSNT, KTKA, KJTV

Singing nursery rhymes can help you make friends
4/10/14; WCCO

Grammy-nominated organist to play in Manhattan
4/9/14 Topeka Capital Journal
Cameron Carpenter, the first organist nominated for a Grammy Award for a solo album, will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. April 19 in McCain Auditorium at Kansas State University.

'Messiah' Project performances set
4/9/14 Marysville Advocate
Four guest soloists and a small chamber orchestra from Kansas State University will join the nearly 50-member choir to perform selections from this sacred oratorio.

2014 planting season off to slow start
4/9/14 Ag Web
"The western tier of two to three counties are growing more droughty," says Dan O’Brien, agricultural economist at Kansas State University. "We are farming by faith in western Kansas again this year."

Also in:

Haag receives Ph.D. from Kansas State University
McCook (Neb.) Gazette

Couple gives $1.5 million to K-State Project
Great Bend Post
Hutchinson News

KSU projects gets large donation
Parson Sun

 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 

Big Win But A Long Road Ahead For College Union
4/9/14 NPR
"I think most of Division I memberships see that we're standing at a fork in the road," Kansas State president Kirk Schulz said. "What we're going to put out there again is not perfect, but I believe that the vast majority of members recognize that some of these things must change and that we need to do it rapidly."
 
*Job performance appraisals: How much should you expect?
4/8/14 Money Control
A psychology study by Kansas State University, Texas A&M University and Eastern Kentucky University examined how subordinates responded to their manager’s negative feedback during performance reviews. It was found that employees who held a desire to learn and grow (often the better employees) were very distressed at negative feedback and felt discouraged.
 
6 Q’s About the News | Inventive College Courses
4/9/14 New York Times
WHAT are the two groups that students in Kansas State’s Introduction to Cultural Anthropology are divided into?
 
*Tucson’s Levins give $1.5 million boost to College of Engineering expansion 
4/8/14 Kansas First News
Alan and Jan Levin, Tucson, Ariz., have made a commitment of $1.5 million to the College of Engineering at Kansas State University to support the phase IV building addition currently underway.
 
*Career expert gives tips for negotiating salary in support of Equal Pay Day
4/8/14; KDRV, KGAN, KSNT, KTKA
 
*K-State Gardens offers bus trip to botanical gardens
4/8/14
The Friends of the Kansas State University Gardens is planning a public bus trip on May 15 to the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens.
 
Ranch drought prep – plan for the worst and hope for the best
4/8/14 Drover's Cattle Network
“The drought is far from being over at this point,” says Kansas State University Beef Veterinarian Dr. Larry Hollis in an interview with K-State Radio Network and Agriculture Today. “If you look at the forecast, I don’t see much on the horizon that makes me think we’re not going to have another dry year.”
 
2014 planting season off to a slow start
4/9/14 Ag Web
"The western tier of two to three counties are growing more droughty," says Dan O’Brien, agricultural economist at Kansas State University. "We are farming by faith in western Kansas again this year."
 
K-State participates in phenomics workshop
4/8/14 KTIC
"Over the past decade, we have seen phenomenal advancements in crop genomics enabled by developments in high-throughput DNA sequencing. This automated technology in the laboratory has made understanding the genetics of crop plants very tractable," said Jesse Poland, assistant professor in Plant Pathology at Kansas State University. Unfortunately, these same advancements in high-throughput automation have not been realized in the field for the physical appearances of the crop such as height, disease resistance or grain yield.
 
Scholarships awarded to aspiring teachers
4/9/14 Salina Journal
Lindsay Eitel and Amanda Merrick both are graduates of Salina South High School and both are majoring in elementary education -- Eitel at Fort Hays State University and Merrick at Kansas State University. 

 
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 

10 Courses With a Twist
4/8/14 New York Times
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, Kansas State University; Professor: Michael Wesch; Class size: 200 in spring, 400 in fall (10 to 20 percent wait-listed)
 
*Career experts gives salary negotiation tips for women
4/8/14; WXXA, WTEN
 
NLRB unionization ruling 'grossly inappropriate' to NCAA Prez Mark Emmert
4/7/14 University Herald
"I think that most of Division I memberships see that we're standing at a fork in the road," Kirk Schulz, president of Kansas State University and a member of the Division I steering committee for governance, told ESPN. "What we're going to put out there is not perfect, but I believe the vast majority of members recognize that we need to do it rapidly."
 
*Park City’s Nautilus Engineering partnering with K-State Salina on prototype
4/7/14 Wichita Business Journal
The Applied Aviation Research Center at Kansas State University Salina has signed a letter of intent to produce a working prototype of an internal combustion engine that could be used in the unmanned aerial systems market.
 
AIB, KSU plan $60 million partnership, shared grain-based foods center
4/7/14 Food Safety Magazine
A proposed $60 million partnership between AIB International and Kansas State University (both based in Manhattan, KS) could harness the technical and educational expertise of both entities and provide state-of-the-art facilities for research, training, and educational activities.
 
McCownGordon beings construction on K-State engineering school expansion
4/7/14 Kansas City Business Journal
The expansion of Kansas State University's College of Engineering is underway.
 
K-State School of Music receives new pianos
4/8/14 WIBW
This week Kansas State University welcomed in a special delivery of pianos.
 
At school -- KSU leaders
4/7/14 Salina Journal
Kansas State University students elected Charles "Reagan" Kays, of Weir, senior in agribusiness, as student body president. His running mate, Cody Kennedy, of Phillipsburg, junior in secondary education and mathematics, will serve as student body vice president. 
 
At school -- Spring Dance
4/6/14 Salina Journal
Kansas State University's annual dance extravaganza, SpringDance, featured students and faculty presenting a variety of new, fresh and entertaining works March 28 and 29. 
 
At school -- KSU research
4/7/14 Salina Journal
Kansas State University's annual Phi Zeta Research Day shines a spotlight on the research efforts of graduate students working toward Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Master of Science, Master of Public Health and doctoral degrees at the university's College of Veterinary Medicine. 
 
From dead pines to caffeine consumption
4/7/14 The Garden City Telegram
Pine Wilt is a devastating disease on Scots (Scotch) Pine and can also attack Austrian, white and mugo pine. Garden City has had only a very small number of confirmed trees die from Pine Wilt, and we want to keep it that way. Kansas State University plant pathologists report that Pine Wilt is established in the eastern part of the state, out to Beloit, Great Bend and Pratt. In the rest of western Kansas, we see occasional instances of the disease and work with landowners to destroy the pines to prevent further spread into our western rural and urban pines. 
 
Agriculture Communications major advocates for farming through creative YouTube videos
4/7/14; KXTF, RFD-TV
 
At school -- mock trial
4/7/14 Salina Journal
Kansas State University's varsity Mock Trial Team stated its case for a championship by competing in the Open Round Championship Series Tournament from March 14-16 at Washington University in St. Louis. Members of the team included Jessica Van Ranken, freshman in political science, junior varsity, and Ryan Reed, senior in political science, team captain, varsity, both from Lindsborg.
 
Fires, while beneficial, keep fire crews busy
4/6/14 Topeka Capital-Journal
As shown through studies at Kansas State University Research and Extension, cattle who graze on grass that was burned previously as opposed to the alternative are healthier and gain several more pounds.
 
Summit On Agriculture & Broadband Planned For April 14th
4/7/14 KNDY
Guest speaker topics will include K-State Beef Cattle and Extension Specialists, agribusiness economics and management, as well as representatives with Kansas Farm Bureau, U.S.D.A. Rural Development, and N.T.C.A. Outreach.
 
Wildcat Gran Prix draws hundreds of collegiate cyclists
4/5/14 Kansas First News
Two hundred men and women representing colleges from ten Midwestern states, including Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Texas participated. The bike event was hosted by the Kansas State University cycling team and the Manhattan Visitors and Convention Bureau. Two of the events were long distance races near Randolph, Kansas.
 
Great Bend to host annual farm, ranch expo
4/8/14 Topeka Capital-Journal
Speakers from Kansas State University will discuss their research. Demonstrations of combines and sprayers are also planned.

 
Monday, April 7, 2014 

NCAA President Mark Emmert decries college union effort
4/7/14 USA Today/Newark Advocate
Kansas State president Kirk Schulz said NCAA leaders need to be more transparent in their deliberations so that the public can get a full picture of the kinds of changes they're trying to make and the difficulties that accompany such change.
 
*Unions, courtrooms aren't needed to fix on-campus sports problems, colleges say
4/5/14 Kansas City Star
The colleges, at least the ones with athletic programs that generate the most revenue, are poised to alter the course of player welfare. Kansas State president Kirk Schulz is part of a task force charged with creating a new business model for the NCAA, one that provides greater control for the 65 schools in the Big 12, Southeastern Conference, Big Ten, Pac-12 and Atlantic Coast Conference. 
 
Exclusive: Merck wants to test Zilmax on 240,000 cattle but beef industry resists
4/5/14 Chicago Tribune via Reuters
The scale is unprecedented for a randomized, controlled study of cattle, and the logistics involved with tracking so many cattle "boggle the mind," said Morgan Scott, an epidemiology professor at Kansas State University.
 
Dreaming big at YP Summit
4/4/14 Hutchinson News
It’s a scary thing, but in order to succeed, change has to happen. President of Kansas State University Kirk Schultz said change is a great thing, but people need to aim high, over communicate and push forward. 

*Kansas State hosts 2014 Open House
4/5/14 WIBW
Kansas State University welcomed thousands of visitors to its campus on Saturday for an Open House event featuring food, entertainment and much more.
 
*Open house at K-State Salina showcases student programs and projects
4/5/14 Salina Journal
Ben was with his father, Lindsborg resident John Woods, older brother Joel, 13, and friend Luke Garretson, 12, in the Technology Center at Kansas State University at Salina during the annual campus open house Saturday. 
 
Work begins next week on K-State engineering expansion
4/4/14 Wichita Business Journal
Work is scheduled to begin April 7 on a building expansion for the Kansas State University College of Engineering.
 
K-State students draft downtown dreams
4/5/14 St. Joseph (Mo.) News-Press
Architecture students from Kansas State University visited Downtown St. Joseph on Saturday as part of a semester-long project to develop fresh ideas to revitalize parts of the city’s core. The group met with stakeholders at the Mo-Kan Regional Council office following a walking tour of the neighborhood.
 
*KSU-Salina signs agreement with company to build engine prototype
4/5/14 Salina Journal
Kansas State University at Salina has signed an agreement with Park City-based Nautilus Engineering to build a prototype of the company’s engine design for use in unmanned aerial systems. 
 
Finalists selected in 3-D competition
4/7/14 Emporia Gazette
On April 30 the top three teams will move on to compete against teams from Kansas State University in the Kansas Entrepreneurship Challenge, held in Manhattan. This competition features the top three teams from 3-D Emporia and the top three teams of the K-State Launch, a similar idea competition held at Kansas State University.
 
K-State vet to talk about horse care
4/5/14 Topeka Capital Journal
Chris Blevins, veterinarian and assistant professor of equine field services at Kansas State University, will be the featured speaker. The meeting is coordinated by the Frontier Extension District.
 
*Swine specialist investigating if PEDv is spreading through feed
4/3/14; KSNT, KEYC, KTKA, WOUB, KJTV
 
K-State architecture students show off blueprints to St. Joseph officials
4/5/14; KQTV
 
*Northeast Kansas happenings
4/5/14 Topeka Capital Journal
MORE THAN PUPPETS — The Cashore Marionettes will perform “Simple Gifts,” for ages 8 and older, at 5 p.m. and “Life in Motion,” for ages 12 and older, at 7:30 p.m., both on Sunday, April 13, in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union at Kansas State University in Manhattan. Cost: $26 for general admission; $13 for students. Information and tickets: (785) 532-6428.
 
Wildcat Gran Prix draws hundreds of collegiate cyclists
4/5/14 Kansas First News
Two hundred men and women representing colleges from ten Midwestern states, including Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Texas participated. The bike event was hosted by the Kansas State University cycling team and the Manhattan Visitors and Convention Bureau. Two of the events were long distance races near Randolph, Kansas.
 
*Four Kansas State doctorate students receive Sarachek Awards
4/3/14 Little Apple Post
Four Kansas State University doctoral candidates are being rewarded with Sarachek awards for their exceptional research accomplishments. 
 
Region could see baccalaureate boom
4/5/14 Garden City Telegram
"Dodge City Community College becomes, in effect, Fort Hays State University, which is a regents university," Hammond said, comparing the proposed affiliation to Kansas State University's site in Salina.
 
Big choices loom for U.S. farmers
4/5/14 Gardner EDGE
As a professor in Kansas State University's Department of Agricultural Economics, Art Barnaby has given countless presentations and fielded even more questions about managing risk over the years. And the questions continue as details of the new farm bill unfold.

 

Friday, April 4, 2014 

*Harmful radioisotopes securely stored in nanocontainers
4/3/14 Nanowerk
Researchers have discovered that microscopic "bubbles" developed at Kansas State University are safe and effective storage lockers for harmful isotopes that emit ionizing radiation for treating tumors. 
 
*KSU researchers studying pig feed for PEDV
4/4/14 RFD-TV
A Kansas State University swine specialist says the pigs’ feed may be contributing to the spread of the disease.

*Those who profit from college sports continue to be in denial about change
4/3/14 NBC Sports
“I don’t think student-athletes are employees,” Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said during a lecture at Kansas State University, per the Wichita Eagle.  “I don’t think they should be characterized that way.  I don’t think that is what higher education is about.  I think it would forever change what Americans have come to love.”
 
School finance bills could affect funds for KU health education building
4/3/14 The Washington Times
Another committee proposed using $15 million from the commerce department to give $5 million each to the Kansas Cancer Center, and research at Kansas State University and Wichita State University.
 
*Four Kansas State doctorate students receive Sarachek Awards
4/3/14 Little Apple Post
Four Kansas State University doctoral candidates are being rewarded with Sarachek awards for their exceptional research accomplishments. 
 
Wheat yields increase by 26 percent
4/3/14 Beatrice (Neb.) Daily Sun
To quantify the impact of genetic improvement in wheat, disease and climate change over a 26-year period, a team of researchers at Kansas State University examined wheat variety yield data from Kansas’s performance tests, along with location-specific weather and disease data. Their results showed that from 1985 through 2011, wheat breeding programs boosted average wheat yields by 13 bushels per acre, or 0.51 bushel each year, for a total increase of 26 percent. Long-term temperature records indicate a rise of about one degree Fahrenheit in 50 year weather data in Kansas and Nebraska. Kansas State Simulations found that a 1 degree Celsius increase (1.8 degrees Fahrenheit) in projected mean temperature would decrease wheat yields by 10.64 bushels per acre or nearly 21 percent.
 
Red Bus Project attracts crowd at WU
4/3/14 Topeka Capital-Journal
The Red Bus Project is on a tour of 25 college campuses across the Midwest, having visited The University of Kansas on Tuesday and Kansas State University on Wednesday.


Thursday, April 3, 2014 

*Radiation securely stored in nontoxic molecule
4/2/14 R&D magazine
Researchers have discovered that microscopic "bubbles" developed at Kansas State University are safe and effective storage lockers for harmful isotopes that emit ionizing radiation for treating tumors.

*Sports panel jeers playing athletes
4/3/14 Kansas City Star/Wichita Eagle
Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby made his thoughts on the possibility of paying student-athletes abundantly clear Wednesday at a public lecture on Kansas State’s campus.

*K-State Hosts Big 12 Commish and ESPN President
4/2/14 Best College Sports News Network
Kansas State will host some prominent names in sports on Wednesday night in their first Landon Lecture of 2014. The speakers K-State has lined up are President of ESPN John Skipper, Big 12 Conference commissioner Bob Bowlsby, retired athletic director of University of Texas DeLoss Dodds, and Kansas State president and NCAA Executive Committee member Kirk Schulz. Kansas State's athletic director John Currie will serve as moderator. The Q&A will take place at 7 p.m. in McCain Auditorium on the K-State campus.

*Sports panel addresses variety of issues at Landon Lecture
4/2/14 Topeka Capital-Journal
Kansas State hosted a sports panel Wednesday night in McCain Auditorium for its Landon Lecture series, which historically has addressed public affairs issues.

*Treating tumors: Radiation able to be securely stored in nontoxic molecule, study suggests
4/2/14 Science Daily
Researchers have discovered that microscopic "bubbles" developed at Kansas State University are safe and effective storage lockers for harmful isotopes that emit ionizing radiation for treating tumors.

*Two KSU Students Awarded Goldwater Scholarships
4/2/14 KMAN
Kansas State University students Max Goering, senior in mathematics, McPherson, and Christine Spartz, junior in chemistry, Ellington, Conn., are the university’s newest Barry M. Goldwater scholars.

Kent State University students will learn how to build and fly drones: Higher education roundup
4/4/14 Cleveland Aerial Media
The University of North Dakota was first, in 2009, and has about 120 students in the field. Other universities with programs include Kansas State University Salina, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Indiana State University.

Cory Schurman to Join GYPSOIL as National Sales Manager
4-2-14 Houston Chronicle
In other company news, GYPSOIL will sponsor its fourth annual Midwest Soil Improvement Symposium: Research and Practical Insights into Using Gypsum on August 13, 2014, on the campus of Kansas State University in Manhattan. The Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association will co-sponsor the event geared for educating agronomists, retailers, educators and crop growers about the use of gypsum in agriculture.

Bus tour visits K-State
4/3/14 WIBW
K-State students had an opportunity to learn about the needs of orphans this morning as a bus tour visited campus.

K-State selling several types of chicken breeds
4/2/14 St. Joseph News
Kansas State University’s Poultry and Gamebird Research and Teaching Center is selling several breeds of pullets on Saturday, April 19. The young hens have been raised from hatch and selected for high egg production.

U of L College of Education names new dean
4/2/14 Louisville Courier-Journal
She earned a doctoral degree in curriculum and instruction from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, in 1998. Larson earned an undergraduate degree from Bethany College, Lindsborg, Kan., and graduate degrees from Kansas State University and Wichita State University.

USD 475 selects new superintendent
4/2/14 Kansas First News
He holds both a doctorate and a master's in educational administration and a Bachelor of Elementary Education, all from Kansas State University.

 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 

*The College of Business is offering students the American Dream scholarship program
4/1/14 KMBC
 
*ESPN is coming to Kansas State University tonight as part of a Landon Lecture
4/2/14 KAKE

EBSCO Awards Seven Scholarships for Librarians to Attend 2014 ALA Annual Conference

4/1/14 Digital Journal
The scholarship winners, including five first-time attendees, are: Casey Hoeve, content development librarian for Arts, Architecture and the Humanities, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kan. 
 
Kansas Water Vision Team Visits K-State
4/1/14 KMAN
The Governor’s Vision Team for the Future of Water in Kansas held a meeting at Kansas State University Tuesday morning at the student union.

 
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 

Lesser prairie chickens placed on threatened species list
3/28/14 The Wichita Eagle
Kansas State University is using Hoeme’s ranch to study the prairie chickens and he is voluntarily trying to preserve wildlife habitat.
 
*Professors studying if coaches can reduce the rate of childhood obesity
3/31/14; KTKA, KSNT, KQTV
 
Soybean meal demand from Pakistani aquaculture site runs deep
4/1/14 The FishSite.com
Lucas Heinen, a soybean farmer from Everest, Kan., was surprised at how much he had in common with the Pakistani aquaculture-industry representatives who recently traveled more than 7,000 miles to Kansas State University (K-State) last year for aquaculture training.
 
Childhood Obesity Research: Lessons from the Field
3/31/14 Gardner Edge
Peters, along with others in K-State’s College of Human Ecology, landed a five-year, $4.5 million research grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to test community coaching as an effective method in reducing childhood obesity in seven states, including Kansas. The team is finishing up the third year of the project.
 
Salina Tech to display vehicles
4/1/14 Salina Journal
The show coincides with an open house next door at Kansas State University at Salina, and Schloo thinks that could help attendance at both events. 
 
Community gardens receive grant funding
3/31/14 Topeka Capital-Journal
Kansans in 26 communities will have greater access to fresh fruits and vegetables this year because nearly $123,000 in community garden grants have been awarded through a partnership between the Kansas Health Foundation and K-State Research and Extension.
 
House GOP school finance plan may rely on funds sought by KU
3/31/14 Lawrence Journal World
The public school finance plan also includes some bonding authority for projects at KU, Kansas State University and other regents schools.
 
Letter: Kansas Department of Agriculture move to Manhattan unwarranted
3/31/14 Topeka Capital-Journal
It is not just the Kansas Department of Agriculture employees who are adversely affected by moving the department’s offices to Kansas State University.