K-Staters in the news - March 2014

 

Monday, March 31, 2014

*House of Bread Bakery Cafe Subcomes to the Gluten Free Craze and is Introducing the Very Best, Freshest Gluten Free Bread On the Market
3-30-14 The Houston Chronicle
Some health buffs pursue a gluten-free diet thinking they will lose weight, yet gluten-free products contain the same amount of calories as those made with wheat, rye or barley. According to Mark Haub, Associate Professor of Kansas State University’s Department of Human Nutrition, one gram of sorghum, corn or rice flower is metabolically akin to one gram of wheat flour. 
 
Inside Crisis City: A cite that simulates almost any catastrophe
3/29/14 Kansas City Star
BNSF Railway and Union Pacific Railroad, for example, contributed rail cars, a locomotive and track. Kansas State University and the Salina Airport Authority donated an airplane fuselage.
 
Basketball Academy's Empty Promises
3/31/14 Chronicle of Higher Education
After signing Mr. Repichowski, Tulsa’s head coach, Danny Manning, a former college Player of the Year at the University of Kansas, publicly complimented Mr. Hannagan’s coaching. And over the past two seasons, Bruce Weber, head coach at Kansas State University, has recruited two Kingdom Prep players.
 
*Northeast Kansas happenings
3/29/14 Topeka Capital Journal
JETS VS. SHARKS — “West Side Story” will be staged at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 3, at McCain Auditorium at Kansas State University in Manhattan. Cost: $65 for adults; $32.50 for students and youths. Information and tickets: (785) 532-6428. BLENDING VOICES — The Soweto Gospel Choir will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 30, at McCain Auditorium at Kansas State University in Manhattan. Cost: $42 for general admission; $21 for students and youths. Information and tickets: (785) 532-6428.
 
KSU students promote animal welfare
3/27/14 Salina Journal
The lunchtime spread Wednesday in the Tech Center building at Kansas State University at Salina didn't look like what many people think of when they think of vegan food -- turkey and bologna sandwiches, Doritos, and even Oreos for dessert. 
 
Editorial: Meatless food for thought
3/29/14 Salina Journal
I was glad to see students at Kansas State University, who formed a group called B.A.R.K. (Benefiting Animals and Raising Knowledge), are helping people navigate the world of vegetarian and vegan food choices by offering samples during an event Wednesday.
 
*It's your business
3/29/14 Topeka Capital-Journal
Paul Deitering, of Topeka, was one of 11 alumni of the Kansas State University College of Engineering to receive a Professional Progress Award on Sunday for career accomplishment during the first 20 years following their graduation. Deitering, a 1994 graduate with degrees in civil and survey technologies from KSU Salina, is an engineering manager in the transportation division with Bartlett & West. He currently is working on the I-70 highway realignment project in downtown Topeka and leads the local street network redesign effort. Prior to joining Bartlett & West 10 years ago, Deitering worked for the Kansas Department of Transportation in the bureau of design, road section. Chris Champagne, the operations manager of P1 Group Inc. in Lawrence, also was among those honored. The 1993 K-State grad has been employed with the engineering firm for the past 20 years, advancing from estimator to project manager to his current position.
 
Wanted: More farmer's markets for Kansas City area
3/28/14 High Plains Journal
The Kansas City “food shed,” however, is behind on the farm production side, said Cary Rivard, fruit and vegetable specialist with K-State Research and Extension. That’s why the Growing Growers program of Kansas City is looking for a few good apprentices for the 2014 growing season.
 
At school -- Opera
3/31/14 Salina Journal
Kansas State University Opera presented the one-act operas "The Old Maid and the Thief," by Gian Carlo Menotti, and "Trial by Jury," by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, from March 6-9. The operas bring a lighthearted satire and a twisted tale of morals and evil. "Trial by Jury" is a comedic opera concerning a trial for a breach-of-promise marriage. 
 
Moxley Ranch adds to rich Flint Hills legacy
3/30/14 Topeka Capital Journal
Harry, the oldest, went on to graduate in 1920 from what is now Kansas State University and later specialized in equine science as a professor at Michigan State University. Jerry graduated from K-State in 1921 and showed cattle for prominent Hereford breeders before being hired as the first Extension agent in Brown County. He later became the beef cattle Extension specialist for K-State.
 
K-State shows athletic surplus for fourth straight year, reports record expenses
3/28/14 Kansas City Star
Kansas State’s athletic department brought in more revenue than ever in the 2013 fiscal year, but its expenses also hit an all-time high, according to figures filed with the NCAA. 

 
Friday, March 28, 2014 

K-State president knows NCAA must change with these crazy times
3/27/14 CBS Sports.com
Kirk Schulz is a powerful man. Don't think of the Kansas State president as despotic, just wise. He might as well be the new face of the NCAA.
 
Lesser prairie chickens placed on threatened species list
3/28/14 Wichita Eagle
Kansas State University is using Hoeme’s ranch to study the prairie chickens and he is voluntarily trying to preserve wildlife habitat.
 
*For Dogs and Cats, Year-Round Heartworm Prevention Is Best
3/27/14 Entomology Today
A recent news release from the Veterinary Health Center at Kansas State University advises pet owners to give their dogs and cats heartworm pills year-round, even in the cold winter months.
 
Classroom uses drama therapy to help students open up in a safe environment
3/27/14 Well Commons
Scroggs, a graduate student at Kansas State University, uses drama therapy every week when working with high school and middle school students in the secondary therapeutic classroom at Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center in Lawrence. The classroom, a partnership between Bert Nash and USD 497, provides a structured, therapeutic environment for secondary students who struggle with social-emotional issues and need a setting that offers specialized instruction.
 
Horticulturist gives tips on getting a greener yard
3/27/14; KSHB

Political instability, weather spur wheat prices
3-26-14 The Olathe News
"Still the specter of potential conflict and upheaval in that part of the world is probably what is affecting at least the worries of the market, as much as the current actual impact," said Dan O'Brien, a specialist in grain markets at Kansas State University.
 
Sales soar at AgEagle, Neodesha-based drone manufacturer
3/27/14 Wichita Eagle
AgEagle used technology transferred from Kansas State University’s agronomy department and refined it for commercialization.
 
*Soweto Gospel Choir to perform Sunday
3/27/14 Clay Center Dispatch
The Grammy Award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir will perform at Kansas State University’s McCain Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 30, as part of the McCain Performance Series
 
Prescribed fires an annual event in eastern Kansas
3/27/14 RFD-TV
Kansas State University experts recommend producers initiate spring burning when wind speeds are between five and 15 miles per hour, relative humidity is from 40 to 70 percent, and temperatures are between 55 and 80 degrees.
 
Severe weather season part 1: Understanding the storms
3/27/14 Gardner EDGE
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.
 
Red Ribbon event honors teens fighting drug, alcohol abuse
3/27/14 Topeka Capital Journal
She said speakers at her school have included inmates who discussed the destructive effects of drugs and alcohol in their lives, as well as a Kansas State University student who talked about the dangers of date-rape drugs.

Thursday, March 27, 2014 

Political instability, weather spur wheat prices
3/26/14 ABC News
"Still the specter of potential conflict and upheaval in that part of the world is probably what is affecting at least the worries of the market, as much as the current actual impact," said Dan O'Brien, a specialist in grain markets at Kansas State University.
Also in:
NPR, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Huffington Post, Salon, UTSanDiego, The Houston Chronicle, Statesman, The Wichita Eagle, The Bismarck Tribune and Star-Telegram

*Mosquito season unpredictable; year-round heartworm prevention is best
3/26/14 Science Daily
Although it may not feel like spring yet, it's time to start thinking about protecting your pets from spring pests, particularly mosquitoes, according to a Kansas State University veterinarian.

*K-State students spend spring break giving back
3/26/14 WIBW
Nearly 40 Kansas State University students spent their week of spring break far from Cabo or Cancun.
Also in the Salina Journal

*Kansas State veterinary dean to step down
3/26/14 The State
The dean of Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine has announced plans to step down by the middle of next year.
Also in, KCTV-5, The Olympian, Kansas First News, The Wichita Eagle

Drones: Farming from the sky
3/26/14 KWCH
Kansas State University Salina told Kansas farmers that unmanned aircraft systems, called drones, could help the industry. The researchers made a presentation at the Mid-America farm Expo in Salina Wednesday. More than 100 people were there to learn about the new technology.

Kansas State to announce details for $50 million upgrade to football stadium
3/26/14 Kansas City Star
Kansas State is ready to unveil plans for a $50 million overhaul to the north end of its football stadium with hopes that construction can begin at the conclusion of the upcoming season and be completed in time for the 2015 home opener, according to four sources with knowledge of the project.

Sales soar at AgEagle, Neodesha-based drone manufacturer
3-26-14 The Wichita Eagle
The design was influenced from interviews with hundreds of farmers about the potential use of robotic aircraft on farms. AgEagle used technology transferred from Kansas State University’s agronomy department and refined it for commercialization. “It’s been 24/7,” Chilcott said. “It’s about all I’ve done for the past couple of years.”

Karl Brooks: Burning plan balances ecology, public health
3/27/14 Wichita Eagle
The committee responsible for developing the plan was co-chaired by Sen. Carolyn McGinn, R-Sedgwick; Rep. Tom Moxley, R-Council Grove; and John Mitchell, director of KDHE’s Division of Environment. Its wide range of stakeholders included the Kansas Department of Agriculture, Office of the State Fire Marshal, Kansas Division of Emergency Management, Kansas Forest Service, Kansas State University, city of Wichita, Johnson County, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Kansas Livestock Association, Kansas Farm Bureau, Tallgrass Legacy Alliance, county extension offices, the Nature Conservancy, American Lung Association (Wichita), Kansas Prescribed Fire Council/Kansas Grazing Lands Coalition, Kansas State Firefighters Association, Kansas Emergency Managers Association, Audubon of Kansas, and the Kansas Forage and Grassland Council.

How the Koch brothers are targeting the hearts and minds of college students
3/27/14 Huffington Post
In 2012, the Koch foundations sent six- or seven-figure donations to 12 colleges and universities, including big-name schools such as George Mason University in Virginia, Southern Methodist University in Texas, West Virginia University, Florida State University, Utah State University, Kansas State University and the University of Arizona.

ESPN anchor from area to speak in Salina
3/27/14 Salina Journal
A highlight will be a Regents' University Leadership Panel discussion, moderated by KWCH Channel 12 news anchor and reporter Michael Schwanke. The panel includes Ed Hammond, president of Fort Hays State University; Kirk Schulz, president of Kansas State University; Michael Shonrock, president of Emporia State University; Bernadette Gray-Little, chancellor of the University of Kansas; and Shawn Naccarato, director of government and community relations at Pittsburg State University.

Sunset Zoo’s tiger euthanized in old age
3-26-14 Kansas First News
Veterinary care for the Zoo’s 200+ residents is provided by the Veterinary Health Center at Kansas State University with Dr. James Carpenter serving as lead Veterinarian. A full necropsy of the tiger will be completed by veterinary staff.

Also in WIBW

KU, K-State, WSU coaches compete to help Big Brothers Big Sisters
3/24/14 Topeka Capital-Journal
BBBS is holding a friendly competition among the head basketball coaches of the three Kansas schools: Gregg Marshall, of Wichita State University; Bill Self, of The University of Kansas; and Bruce Weber, of Kansas State University. The hope is that they will inspire men to “Go Big or Go Home” by mentoring boys without adult male role models in their lives.

Former K-State star reacts to college athletes being allowed to unionize
3/26/14 KWCH
Former Kansas State Wildcat Brandon Clark says it's nothing new for college athletes to consider whether they should get paid for playing.

 
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 

A fight is brewing
3/26/14 New York Times Magazine
Mikkel discovered craft beer while studying at Kansas State University, which he attended on a running scholarship and where he took chemistry and physics courses.
 
*K-State veterinary dean to step down
3/25/14 Topeka Capital Journal
Ralph Richardson has announced his plans to step down as dean of the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine no later than July 2015. He will then assume a faculty position, K-State said in a news release.
 
*High demand for educated agriculturalists
3/25/14 Feedstuffs
On National Agriculture Day, which recognizes and celebrates the abundance provided by agriculture, John Floros, dean of the Kansas State University College of Agriculture and director of K-State Research & Extension, said modern agriculture is not what it used to be.
 
College Notes: Kansas State University
3/25/14 Hutchinson News
Eighteen Kansas State University students were recently selected to the Student Foundation, which focuses on raising awareness among current and future alumni about the importance of giving back to the university and cultivating philanthropy across the university.

Thinking of Cutting Back on Financial Planning? Don’t. 
3/25/14 ThinkAdvisor
Even though I’m not a CFP, I have a degree in financial planning and actively support the financial planning program at Kansas State University by raising money, teaching classes and accompanying K-State students on their annual trip to the FPA national conference. I have always believed in the value of financial planning services, but years ago there was one shining moment that nearly changed my perspective, and not for the good. 
 
Free beef-quality training offered through mid-April
3/25/14 Capital Ag Press
For the second year, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., and the Beef Cattle Institute at Kansas State University are offering to pay for producers’ certification or recertification training, which normally costs from $25 to $50, according to the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board. The offer runs through April 15. 
 
Forensics expert coming to CMU
3/25/14 Central Methodist University
Finnegan is professor emeritus of anthropology at Kansas State University, and remains active as a consultant in the field. Forensic anthropology involves the study human remains to gather evidence that can be used in a legal proceeding. Many forensic anthropologists work with universities, while others work in law enforcement.


Tuesday, March 25, 2014 

Students Don't Actually Care That Much About College Rankings
3/24/14 Huffington Post
In other words, a student graduating as valedictorian of her private high school in a Kansas City suburb is probably checking the U.S. News & World Report top 50 rankings to decide which elite East Coast schools to apply to. By contrast, a straight-A middle-class student at a nearby public school in Kansas City is more likely deciding between the University of Kansas or Kansas State University -- both good schools, but much closer to home than the institutions that tend to fill out a national top 10 list.
 
*High demand for educated agriculturalists
3/25/14 Kansas First News
Tuesday, March 25, is National Agriculture Day, a time for to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture. John Floros, dean of the Kansas State University College of Agriculture and director of K-State Research and Extension, says agriculture today is not what it used to be.
 
*K-State Olathe to host open house April 5
3/24/14 Olathe Edge
Kansas State University invites students, visitors and community members to write a new chapter of K-State's story — yours. On Saturday, April 5, all three campuses will offer activities, learning, fun and food as part of the annual All-University Open House.
 
*KSU-Salina plans open house
3/25/14 Salina Journal
Kansas State University at Salina's annual open house will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 5. 
 
In Flint Hills, fire remains vital management tool
3/24/14 Hays Post
Kansas State University experts recommend burning take place when wind speeds are between 5 and 15 miles per hour, relative humidity is from 40 to 70 percent and temperatures fall in the range of 55 to 80 degrees.
 
Dragun Corp. To Begin Site Work At Schilling Air Force Base 
3/24/14 Aviation Pros
In August 2013, the City of Salina, on behalf of the Salina Airport Authority, Salina Unified School District 305, and K-State Salina, formally retained Dragun Corporation to take the initial steps of cleanup of soil and groundwater contamination at and around the former Schilling Air Force Base.
 
KU, K-State, WSU coaches compete to help Big Brothers Big Sisters
3/24/14 Topeka Capital-Journal
BBBS is holding a friendly competition among the head basketball coaches of the three Kansas schools: Gregg Marshall, of Wichita State University; Bill Self, of The University of Kansas; and Bruce Weber, of Kansas State University. The hope is that they will inspire men to “Go Big or Go Home” by mentoring boys without adult male role models in their lives.
 
Bellingen farming in the spotlight 
3/24/14 Bellingen Shire (Australia) Courier-Sun
The group, graduates from the Kansas State University rural leadership programme, visited Mark Perry's Bellingen dairy farm, where gained a better understanding of the methods and production of A2 milk.
 
*Local KCK students earn scholarships from Kansas State University
3/24/14 Kansas City Kansan
Kansas State University has awarded scholarships to five high school seniors. The Edgerley-Franklin Urban Leadership Scholarship recognizes outstanding high school seniors who have made contributions to the urban communities in which they live.
 
K-State student files for state legislature
3/24/14 Clay Center Dispatch
Beniah Wilson filed as a Republican candidate for Kansas House District 64 on Friday afternoon, March 21, according to a release from the candidate. Wilson lives near Ogden and teaches violin lessons in Manhattan. He is currently a student a Kansas State University and is expected to graduate in 2015.

 
Monday, March 24, 2014 

*Kansas farmers work to prevent depletion of Ogallala Aquifer
3/21/14 Voice of America
The Ogallala Aquifer is a large underground water resource that sits below parts of seven U.S. states in the Midwest.  The aquifer is used to provide fresh water to people and to irrigate crops in the region. But continuing to use the water for the agriculture industry could eventually deplete the aquifer, according to a Kansas State University study.  Kansas farmers are working to preserve it for future generations.
 
Backers say drones will prove useful to farmers
3/23/14 Kansas City Star
Former Kansas State University professor Kevin Price said drones will let farmers monitor their crops in ways they never have, and he expects nearly every farm to start using the technology in the next decade.
 
Kansas offers incentives to bring people back to the plains
3/24/14 PBS
Laszlo Kulcsar is a sociologist At Kansas State University who specializes in rural population trends. He says he doubts that young people will move to rural counties in large numbers because jobs are scarce and these areas lack the conveniences that can be found in larger towns. He showed me the projections for Phillips County.
 
Rural grocery stores get energy audits from Kansas Corporation Commission
3/22/14 Topeka Capital Journal
David Procter, director of Kansas State University’s Center for Engagement and Community Development, said the center got a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to study what challenges rural grocery stores face in 2008. The owners surveyed said operating costs were their second-biggest concern (behind competition from big-box stores), and energy costs were the largest operating expense. Energy costs also came up at grocery summits in 2010 and 2012 because grocery stores typically have slender profit margins, he said.
 
*Weather conditions endanger food supplies
3/23/14 The Epoch Times
The cost of beef, pork, vegetables, and nuts will very likely increase by up to 20 percent, according to Glynn Tonsor, associate professor of agricultural economics at Kansas State University.
 
Culture changes for Kansas nursing homes
3/22/14 Hays Post
KDADS contracted with the Kansas State University (KSU) Center on Aging in 2012 to administer the program and work toward achieving those goals. KDADS continues to oversee the program and apply the incentive to Medicaid reimbursements, but KSU handles administrative functions such as application, training and evaluation.
 
*Northeast Kansas happenings
3/22/14 Topeka Capital Journal
ALSO IN MANHATTAN — The Soweto Gospel Choir will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 30, in McCain Auditorium at Kansas State University in Manhattan. Cost: $42 for general admission; $21 for students. Information and tickets: (785) 532-6428.
 
As water resources get more scarce, online tool can assist farmers with more efficient irrigation
3/22/14 The Grand Island (Neb.) Independent
Its name is as straightforward as it comes. The Crop Water Allocator (CWA) developed by Kansas State University has a simple name, but can help producers navigate complex decisions regarding crops and rotations that best utilize water based on net economic returns.
 
Marysville voices rise for 'Messiah'
3/22/14 Topeka Capital-Journal
Yu is the guest conductor for free performances of “Messiah” at 7 p.m. April 12 and 3 p.m. April 13 in the school’s auditorium. The hourlong concert is the product of The Messiah Project, a joint effort among the community choir, Marshall County Arts Cooperative and Kansas State University’s Department of Choral Studies.
 
*At school -- News fellow
3/24/14 Salina Journal
A Kansas State University senior is among a group of eight collegiate journalists selected to participate in the 2014 class of the National Newspaper Association Foundation News Fellows program in Washington, D.C. 
 
*Promotions for 63, tenure for 40 Kansas State University faculty members
3/24/14 Little Apple Post
Sixty-three Kansas State University faculty members are receiving promotions in rank, while 40 faculty members are earning tenure. 
 
*At school -- Model UN
3/24/14 Salina Journal
Kansas State University's Model United Nations team has successfully returned to competition. The team won three awards at the 54th Midwest Model U.N. Conference in St. Louis, Feb. 19-22. It was the first Kansas State University team to compete at a regional Model U.N. event in more than 30 years. 

 

Friday, March 21, 2014 

*Research shows more severe storms possible in the future
3/20/14 KWCH
A professor and climatologist at Kansas State University studies weather events each year and looks at how often they occur depending on different climate situations.  John Harrington Jr. said with his research, we might see more severe and stronger thunderstorms in the future.
 
Veterinarians call for attention to lameness in beef cattle
3/20/14 Drovers Cattle Network
"I don't know that lameness, in general, has increased, but there definitely is an increased emphasis," said Dan Thomson, DVM, and Director of the Beef Cattle Institute at Kansas State University. "It's one of those things we can grab a hold on, prevent through nutrition, prevent through proper cattle handling and proper facility design, and treat once it happens and do some good for the animals and the industry." 
 
*Professor says UAS could help search for missing jetliner
3/20/14 Salina Journal
As the hunt continues for missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, a Kansas State University Salina aviation professor says using unmanned aircraft systems could make the search more efficient. 
 
*Kansas State University expands scholarship opportunities for distance education students
3/20/14 Olathe Edge
Kansas State University degrees are within closer financial reach for distance education students thanks to new scholarships offered through the Division of Continuing Education in partnership with university colleges and departments. Seven new scholarships for students in degree-seeking online programs are available for summer, fall and spring semesters.
 
Johnson County K-State Research and Extension offering free tax help
3/20/14; KSHB 
 
Air, soil testing to begin at, near former air base
3/21/14 Salina Journal
In December 2012, the city, along with the Salina School District, Salina Airport Authority and Kansas State University at Salina, settled a lawsuit against the federal government. That settlement estimated the cost of mapping the problem and planning the remediation at $9.4 million, with the federal government paying 90 percent of the cost and the city paying the remainder. 
 
K-State alum speaks on global food issues
3/20/14 Gardner Edge
Everitt was the speaker for Kansas State University’s College of Engineering Eyestone Distinguished Lecture Series on March 11. He is a 1975 graduate of K-State in industrial engineering and retired as president of John Deere’s Agriculture and Turf Division in 2012. With John Deere, he worked internationally with farmers of all sizes and specialties, which he discussed as part of his lecture on “Combining business objectives, appropriate technology and social support programs to help feed a hungry world.”
 
Farm Expo next week is biggest ever
3/21/14 Salina Journal
"Drones for Agriculture," a presentation by Kevin Price, agronomy and geography professor, and Deon van der Merwe, of the College of Veterinary Medicine, both from Kansas State University in Manhattan, will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in the 4-H Building. 



Thursday, March 20, 2014 

*K-State Salina residence hall finally named
3/19/14 Salina Journal
When Tyler Lewis gave prospective Kansas State University at Salina students a campus tour, there was one part he really didn't like -- telling them the name of the building where he lived. 
 
*Kansas State professor discusses new farm bill
3/19/14 Chanute Tribune
Kansas State University Extension Specialist G.A. Barnaby, Jr., gave a presentation on the new federal farm bill for farmers at Iola High School Wednesday.
 
*K-State professor says climate change could increase thunderstorm severity
3/19/14 Little Apple Post
John Harrington Jr. is a synoptic climatologist and professor of geography at Kansas State University who studies weather events, how often they occur and the conditions when they occurred. He says climate change may be increasing the severity of storms.
 
Lameness Worthy of Increased Emphasis as Health Issue in Beef Cattle
3/19/14 BEEF magazine
"I don't know that lameness, in general, has increased, but there definitely is an increased emphasis," said Dan Thomson, DVM, and Director of the Beef Cattle Institute at Kansas State University. "It's one of those things we can grab a hold on, prevent through nutrition, prevent through proper cattle handling and proper facility design, and treat once it happens and do some good for the animals and the industry."
 
*The best way to lose weight? Burn off more than you take in
3/20/14 Kansas City Star
The Hollemanesque columnist was inspired by a story he read about Mark Haub, an associate professor of nutrition at Kansas State University. Haub wanted to test the theory that eating fewer calories than he expended would make him lose weight, no matter where the calories came from. So for 10 weeks, he ate little but Twinkies, Oreos, Little Debbie's snacks, Doritos and the like. He also took a multivitamin pill and had a protein shake every day, along with some vegetables.
 
K-State wheat variety continues to lead planted acres in Kansas
3/19/14 Midwest Producer
For the second year in a row, a variety of wheat developed by Kansas State University, is the leading variety in Kansas.
 
Food Technology 2014 Conference to be Held from July 21-23, 2014 at Las Vegas, USA
3-19-14 The Houston Chronicle
OMICS Group said that Food Technology-2014 will feature various workshops like: “Rapid Methods and Automation in Microbiology: Past, Present, and Future” by Daniel Y. C. Fung, Kansas State University, USA; “Membrane filtration & their application to industrial fermentation and separation” by YongJae Lee, Texas A&M University, USA; “Antimicrobial activity of lactic acid bacteria on pathogens in foods” by Dilek Heperkan, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey.
 
AFIA host purchasing and ingredient suppliers conference
3/19/14 Drovers Cattle Network
Dr. Marty Vanier, Kansas State University, discussed "Biosecurity: Protecting the Feed Ingredient Supply Chain." She advised the audience to develop a crisis management plan, encouraging them to meet with local emergency response personnel in case a disaster should strike. 
 
K-State architecture students studying downtown Kansas City park
3/19/14; WDAF
 
Sherow makes bid for 'good representation' in Big First
3/19/14 The Garden City Telegram
Sherow, a Kansas State University historian for more than 20 years, said his primary goal is to bring a better sense of decency, responsibility and representation to Congress than has been demonstrated by incumbent Republican Congressman Tim Huelskamp. 

 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 

K-State hires women’s hoops coach Mittie from TCU
3/18/14 Washington Post
Jeff Mittie won his milestone 300th game at TCU this season by beating Kansas State. Now, he’ll try to help the Wildcats beat the Horned Frogs.
 
Regents looking to tighten policies on financing improvement projects
3/18/14 Lawrence Journal World
And while the universities have increased their private donations, Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz said that alone can’t meet their needs.
 
K-State and AIB exploring major partnership
3/18/14 Baking Business
A grand vision for a far closer relationship between AIB International and Kansas State University has been unveiled by leaders of both institutions. The exploratory plans include a proposed $60 million Global Center for Grain-Based Foods that would be located on the Kansas State campus but would involve both of the Manhattan, Kan.-based institutions.
 
UC's Santa Ono wins 2014 Twitter Madness
3/18/14 Fox 19, Cincinnati, Ohio
UC's president has approximately 29,300 followers and defeated Kansas State President Kirk Schulz (@kstate_pres) with only 16,900 in the championship.
 
Kansas: Crop water allocator helps with efficient irrigation, plus projects net returns
3/18/14 AgFax
Its name is as straightforward as it comes. The Crop Water Allocator developed by Kansas State University has a simple name but can help producers navigate complex decisions regarding crops and rotations that best utilize water based on net economic returns. And using scarce water to help grow the global food supply is of utmost importance on the High Plains. 
 
*Former national security adviser to speak at Kansas State’s Landon Lecture
3/18/14 The Wichita Eagle
President Barack Obama’s former national security adviser will deliver a Landon Lecture at Kansas State University on April 15. Thomas Donilon’s talk will be at 11:15 a.m. on that day in the university's McCain Auditorium, the university said in a prepared statement.
 
D.A.: Huelskamp's NCAA ticket giveaway for $10 donation illegal
3/18/14 Topeka Capital-Journal
District Attorney Charles Branson sent a letter to the 1st District congressman advising him the campaign's offer on weekend games involving teams from The University of Kansas, Kansas State University and Wichita State University in St. Louis constituted an "explicit" violation of the law. Conviction under the statute is a nonperson felony offense.
 
Homicide victim is remembered for her joyous outlook
3/18/14 Kansas City Star
After high school, Jamie Newkirk attended Kansas State University and graduated in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in apparel and textiles
 
Court reinstates former KSU employee's discrimination lawsuit
3/18/14 Topeka Capital-Journal
A man who alleges that his Kansas State University supervisor and co-workers regularly subjected him to racial slurs can pursue his race discrimination lawsuit against the university.

 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 

K-State president: Open up governance dialogue
3/17/14 CBSSports.com
"I will say this very freely. I have talked to the NCAA staff ... we have to acknowledge the sports media world has changed dramatically from 10 years ago," Kansas State president Kirk Schulz said. "I want leading sports journalists in the room during this kind of stuff."
 
A new way to gauge college debt, starting salary
3/17/14 Chicago Tribune
Launched earlier this year, GradSense is being used at more than 30 schools around the country, including Kansas State University, the University of Missouri-Columbia, Ohio State University and the University of Kentucky.
 
*Expert: grocery prices to increase due to drought 
3/17/14 Kansas First News
Kansas State University Agricultural Economist Glynn Tonsor says extreme drought in certain states will affect us all.
 
*Former national security adviser to give Landon Lecture at Kansas State
3/17/14 Topeka Capital Journal
A former national security adviser to President Barack Obama is scheduled to give a Landon Lecture at Kansas State University.
 
Regents looking to tighten policies on financing improvement projects
3/18/14 Lawrence Journal-World
And while the universities have increased their private donations, Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz said that alone can’t meet their needs.
 
Putting the Burden On Property Owners
3/17/14 Emporia Gazette
Chart comparisons of mixes in tax funding were compiled in December, 2012, by Barry Flinchbaugh, professor in agricultural economics at Kansas State University.
 
Huelskamp campaign offers NCAA tickets as lure
3/18/14 Hutchinson News
These ticket are good for all the NCAA games in St. Louis on both Friday and Sunday, the press release said, and all three Kansas teams in the tournament – Wichita State University, the University of Kansas and Kansas State University – are playing in St. Louis.
 
Kansas basketball fans (of all stripes) can work most of Friday
3/17/14 Kansas City Business Journal
Wichita State University, the University of Kansas and Kansas State University all will play their first games Friday in St. Louis (officially, the second round due to four play-in games on Tuesday and Wednesday). However, the schedule may not send productivity completely through the floor on Friday, with only the Kansas Jayhawks playing during normal office hours.
 
CoMotion brings collegiate and professional improvisers together
3/17/14 Missouri Maneater
The six collegiate teams — Paperback Rhino from the University of Iowa, Phoenix Improv Company from the University of Illinois, Fish Bowl and Eight Floor from Ohio State University, Meg Has Low Self-Esteem from Kansas State University, and MU’s own Fatt Motis — participated in professional improv workshops and performed in front of a live audience.



Monday, March 17, 2014 

*Former national security adviser to give Landon Lecture
3/17/14 The Washington Times
A former national security adviser to President Barack Obama is scheduled to give a Landon Lecture at Kansas State University.
 
ACC supports deregulation of conference championship games
3/15/14 CBS Sports
Kansas State president Kirk Schulz reiterated that stance: “The Big 12, with 10 schools, we have no desire to go to a divisional format. But there's been questions about, generally, should we have some sort of championship game or not? I think it's going to be interesting to see what happens to this proposal.”
 
Manhattan center conducts advanced wheat research
3/15/14 Topeka Capital Journal
Kansas State University student Aaron Bina is at work emasculating a wheat plant in a greenhouse at the Kansas Wheat Innovation Center in Manhattan.
 
A new way to handle student debt crisis
3/14/14 Kansas City Star
Launched earlier this year, GradSense is being used at more than 30 schools around the country, including Kansas State University, the University of Missouri in Columbia, Truman State University, St. Louis University and the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
 
*K-State leading team of researchers to develop Norovirus antiviral drug
Kyeong-Ok Chang, Pathobiologist
3/12/14; KTHV, KDRV, KSNT, KTKA, WJXT, WAWS, WTEV, KTKA, KNOP, WSIL
 
*Experts warn against following diet trends blindly
3/17/14 Business Standard
Associate professor and head of the human nutrition department at Kansas State University, Mark Haub, said that the problem is when the headlines come across in social media, they allude to cause and effect.
 
Kansas and farm economy ready to cash in on burgeoning UAS industry
3/16/14 Salina Journal
"Right now, I’m just kind of messing around," said Kejr, 23. He completed a degree in agriculture technology management in May from Kansas State University, Manhattan, and is farming full time with his parents, Joe and Geena Kejr. 
 
K-State-Salina helicopter forced to make emergency landing 
3/14/14 Kansas First News
A Kansas State University-Salina helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing. K-State spokesman, Steve Logback says an aviation professor and a student experienced a mechanical problem in flight Thursday morning.
 
It's your business
3/15/14 Topeka Capital-Journal
Jennie Neville and Jenna Harmison have joined the staff of the Kansas State University Foundation. Neville, originally from Topeka, was hired as development officer for the College of Engineering. The 2004 K-State graduate most recently worked for Rhythm Engineering, a Kansas City-based traffic engineering firm. Harmison, a native of White City, was hired as development officer for annual giving and the 1863 Circle. She most recently worked with Jack Morton Worldwide, an experiential and brand marketing agency. Harmison received bachelor’s (2008) and master’s (2010) degrees from K-State.
 
*Your BIZ for March 16
3/16/13 Greeley (Colo.) Tribune
From left: Zach Herzog, Kelley Robinson, Jake Monroe and Savvy Morris after winning an ethics competition in February at Kansas State University.



Friday, March 14, 2014 

DHS Budget Includes CBP Staffing Increase
3/13/14 Fedweek
The DHS budget highlights also include funding to complete construction of the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility.

*Researchers developing medicine for norovirus
3/13/14 WZZM (West Michigan)
A team of researchers from Kansas State University is developing an antiviral drug. So far, they have synthesized and tested more than a thousand compounds to find one that can treat norovirus and they have found several compounds that have potential.
 
*Registered dietitian warns that trendy diets and weight loss fads may lead to an eating disorder
3/14/14; KTKA, KSNT, KNOP
 
CFP Board moves to strengthen academic underpinning of planning profession
3/13/14 Investment News
Financial planning Ph.D. degrees are offered independently of business schools at Kansas State, Texas Tech, the University of Georgia and the University of Missouri.
 
Merck Animal Health offers statement on beta-agonist report
3/13/14 Drover's Cattle Network
Authors of the Plos one article are veterinarians Guy H. Loneragan, BVSc, Ph.D., Texas Tech University, Daniel U. Thomson, DVM, PhD, Kansas State University and H. Morgan Scott, DVM, PhD, Kansas State University.
 
A new way to tackle the student debt crisis
3/14/14 Kansas City Star
Launched earlier this year, GradSense is being used at more than 30 schools around the country, including Kansas State University, the University of Missouri in Columbia, Truman State University, St. Louis University and the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
 
Hold your fire!
3/13/14 Richmond Times-Dispatch
The unit from Kansas State University will join other drill teams that are part of the National Society of Pershing Rifles, begun in 1894 by John J. Pershing, then a professor of military science at the University of Nebraska. Pershing, one of the nation’s most celebrated warriors, later became general of the armies of the United States.
 
K-State helicopter makes emergency landing
3/13/14; KAKE, KTKA. KSNT

 

Thursday, March 13, 2014 

U.S. cattle deaths linked to Zilmax far exceed company reports: study
3/12/14 Chicago Tribune
The findings by researchers from Texas Tech University and Kansas State University show that more than 3,800 cattle in 10 feedlots that were fed Zilmax died in 2011 and 2012, with between 40 percent and 50 percent of the deaths likely attributable to Zilmax.

*Keeping the Ogallala plentiful for generations to come
3/13/14 Iowa Press-Citizen
A 2012 study by researchers from Kansas State University found that the Ogallala Aquifer — the vast underground lake that lies beneath 175,000 square miles of Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas, Wyoming and New Mexico — could be mostly depleted within the next 50 years. Given how the aquifer provides 30 percent of the nation’s irrigated groundwater, its depletion would return whole states worth of productive farmland back into semi-arid ground.

Climate Change Could Affect Your Favorite College Mascot, So Root For Them Now
3-12-14 The Huffington Post
Universities with wildcat mascots include the University of Arizona, Villanova University, Kansas State University, the University of New Hampshire, Weber State University, Davidson College and the University of Kentucky.

*Video: Research aims to help those ailing from norovirus
3/12/14 Health Canal
Norovirus infects more than 20 million people in the United States a year. It's commonly foodborne and contracted in public places like hospitals, schools and cruise ships. The stomach bug causes vomiting and diarrhea and kills about 800 people a year. Currently, there are no vaccines or antiviral drugs to treat the virus, but a team of researchers led by Kansas State University is working hard to find a solution.

*Researchers at K-State hoping to develop medication to treat "stomach bug"
3/12/14 Nebraska.TV
"We are dealing with an existing problem so that's why we think this is very, very important to do, finding those antivirals against this norovirus," said Dr. Kyeong-Ok Chang, a pathobiologist at Kansas State University.

*How to Make Job Reviews Less Terrible
3/12/13 Main Street
The study, by Kansas State University business management professor Satoris Culbertson with help from researchers at Eastern Kentucky University and Texas A&M, shows that no employee — "even people who are motivated to learn" — sees negative performance reviews in a positive light.

*College notes
3/12/13 Hutchinson News
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/or doctoral degrees at the university’s College of Veterinary Medicine. The event included oral and poster presentations describing basic or clinical research as well as clinical veterinary case reports. Area student included was: Scott Ferguson, doctoral student in physiology, Hillsboro, A.S.R. Ganta Graduate Student Award.

Dying baitfish are feast for eagles
3/12/13 Peabody Gazette
Walter K. Dodds, distinguished professor of biology at Kansas State University, said winterkill primarily happens in lakes that are prone to algae blooms, as the county lake and reservoir have been the past several summers.

Kansas State researchers developing wheat resistant to yield-robbing mites, diseases
3/12/14 Gardner Edge
Sometimes the best defense is a good offense. Following that logic, researchers at Kansas State University are building a defense against pests and diseases that attack wheat by identifying plants that carry natural resistance to those pests and diseases with an eye toward developing varieties for Kansas that carry those resistance traits.

U.S. cattle deaths linked to Zilmax far exceed company reports: study
3/13/14 Yahoo! News
The findings by researchers from Texas Tech University and Kansas State University show that more than 3,800 cattle in 10 feedlots that were fed Zilmax died in 2011 and 2012, with between 40 percent and 50 percent of the deaths likely attributable to Zilmax.

BVD prevention through producer management
3/14/14 Drovers Cattle Network
“Diarrhea is a very small part of the problem of BVD. Animals that are exposed to this virus have decreased immune systems so they are more susceptible to scours and pneumonia,” says Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine Dr. Gregg Hanzlicek. “For a cow-calf herd, the part of BVD that affects the herd the most is on the reproductive side.”

K-State's Steve Bietau Announces Retirement
3-12-14 WIBW
After 30 years of service to Kansas State tennis, head coach Steve Bietau announced today that he is retiring effective at the end of the season. 

 


Wednesday, March 13, 2014 


*Don't choose a diet based on what's trending
3/11/14 Medical Xpress
"I think the study is valuable because it does show we need to investigate this further," said Mark Haub, associate professor and head of the human nutrition department at Kansas State University. "The problem is when the headlines come across in social media, they allude to cause and effect, so if somebody is only looking at the headlines or the first paragraph, they may see that and think they need to avoid protein, when in fact due to the weaknesses of the study, that' s not going to be the case for everybody."
 
As city increases efforts to attract basketball visitors, Lawrence hasn’t hosted state championships since 1987
3/12/14 Lawrence Journal World
But it is no small effort for a community. She said about 200 volunteers help run the event. The CVB serves as the lead organizer, but receives significant help from the city’s parks and recreation department and cooperation from Kansas State University.
 
P&L district prepares for Big 12 Championship
3/11/14 KSHB-TV
The better the local teams like the University of Kansas and Kansas State University do inside the Sprint Center, the better the business is through Saturday.
 
Spine & Sports: Why your diet doesn’t work
3/11/14 Enterprise News
All diet plans that restrict calories will lead to weight loss. In fact, a professor of nutrition at Kansas State University lost weight while only eating snack cakes. This is not a healthy or sustainable way to drop weight, but he proved his point.
 
Aging seminar to include sessions on memory, health care
3/11/14 Parson Sun
The Kansas State University Research and Extension Southeast Area office will sponsor the conference, titled “Aging with Attitude,” from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 25 at Wesley United Methodist Church in Parsons. In addition to Johnson’s presentation on developing photographic memory, health care reform also will be discussed.
 
Event Benefit Held for Allen West Foundation "For the Future of America" On Monday, February 24th, 2014 Outstanding Success
3/11/14 The Houston Chronicle
In the tenth grade Allen West joined the Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps program. Congressman West received his Bachelor's degree while on an ROTC scholarship at the University of Tennessee and later went on to get a Master's degree from Kansas State University, both in political science, and entered the United States Army in 1983 when he graduated from the University of Tennessee.

 
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 


Women Care More About Emotional Than Physical Affairs: But Why?

3/10/14 Bustle
Evolutionary psychology is super hip these days, and fortunately not all of it is speculative. Actual academics publish real studies into the evolutionary roots of human behavior, and these headlines sometimes thrill. This just in from researchers at Kansas State University: two thirds of women studied report that they’d be more hurt by a male partner’s emotional affair than a physical one.
 
*KSU-Salina official to speak at Dole Institute at KU
3/11/14 Salina Journal
Kurt Barnhart, executive director of the Applied Aviation Research Center and head of the aviation department at Kansas State University at Salina, will be the featured speaker tonight at the inaugural Innovations Series at the University of Kansas Dole Institute of Politics.
 
Major American universities and colleges crawling with Chinese spies posing as students and researchers
3/10/14 Ground Report
Among the probable targets are Kansas State University, the home of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBADF) at Manhattan, Kansas. The NBADF a state-of-the-art BSL-3 and BSL-4 laboratory bio-containment facility for the study, storage of some of the world’s most deadly foreign animal, emerging and zoonotic (transmitted from animals to humans) diseases that threaten the U.S. animal agriculture and public health.
 
Local student receives K-State Scholarship
3/10/14 Hiawatha World
Marshall Swearingen, a senior at Hiawatha High School, was awarded Kansas State University’s Leadership Scholarship during ceremonies Feb. 24 at K-State.
 
*Digital media topic of lecture
3/11/14 Salina Journal
The event, "3D Animation, Gaming and Digital Filmmaking: A Growing Creative Arts Industry in Kansas," will begin at noon in the College Center Conference Room at Kansas State University at Salina.

 
Monday, March 10, 2014 

Women hurt less by sex than him falling in love: Two-thirds say emotional attachment is more painful than extra-marital sex
3/9/14 Miami Newsday
Lead author Dr Gary Brase, from Kansas State University, said: ‘Males reported that sexual infidelity scenarios were relatively more distressing than emotional infidelity scenarios, and the opposite was true of females.’ 
 
*Phillipsburg grad elected to K-State student leadership post
3/8/14 Hays Post
Kansas State University students have elected Charles “Reagan” Kays, senior in agribusiness, Weir, as student body president.
 
*Upcoming meetings and events
3/8/14 Topeka Capital-Journal
Eyestone Lecture Series, 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, Kansas State University Fiedler Hall Auditorium, Manhattan. Speaker: David Everitt, former John Deere division president, on Combining Business Objectives, Appropriate Technology and Social Support Programs to Help Feed the Hungry. Information: www.engg.ksu.edu
 
*Northeast Kansas happenings
3/9/14 Topeka Capital Journal
OPERATIC PAIR — “Trial by Jury” and “The Old Maid and the Thief” will be performed at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 9, in Nichols Theatre at Kansas State University in Manhattan. Cost: $14-$16 for general admission; $12-$14 for seniors and military; $9-$11 for students. Information and tickets: (785) 532-6428.
 
Shortage of female administrators at BSU
3/8/14 Muncie (Ind.) Star Press
A 12-member evaluation team from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) visited Ball State last semester. The team consisted of six men and six women from colleges and universities in eight states. Elizabeth Stevens, from Kansas State University, chaired the team.
 
PGMS scholarship recipients announced
3/8/14 Lawn and Landscape
This year’s recipients are: Matthew McKernan of Kansas State University received $1,600 (sponsored by PGMS member Dr. Cathie Lavis of Kansas State University);
 
*At school - KSU showcase
3/10/14 Salina Journal
KSU SHOWCASE: McCain Auditorium has helped shape the lives of countless Kansas State University students for more than four decades. To honor this legacy, McCain hosted the fourth annual McCain Student Showcase, featuring performances from students from the university's School of Music, Theatre, and Dance on Feb. 9. 
 
*At school - KSU research
3/10/14 Salina Journal
KSU RESEARCH: Kansas State University graduate students presented their Kansas-related research at two upcoming research forums: Master's Research Day on Feb. 12, and the Capitol Graduate Research Summit on Feb. 13. Both events were on the second floor rotunda of the State Capitol Building in Topeka. 
 
*At school - Kassebaum
3/10/14 Salina Journal
KSU SCHOLARSHIPS: Kansas State University has awarded Kassebaum and Presidential scholarships. 
 
Southeast graduate returns to act as juror for annual Juried Student Exhibition
3/8/14 Southeast Missourian
Triplett went to Louisiana State University for post-baccalaureate studies in ceramics and then to Ohio University, where he earned his master of fine arts degree. He works as an adjunct professor of ceramics at Kansas State University and is the ceramics area resident artist.
 
Deb Patterson Relieved Of Duties As Head Women’s Basketball Coach
3/10/14 WIBW
K-State Athletics Director John Currie announced today that Deb Patterson has been relieved of her duties as the Wildcats’ head women’s basketball coach.

 
Friday, March 7, 2014

*Fulbrights will 'extend reach'
3/8/14 The Australian
The University of Western Australia’s Zed Rengel, who has received a senior scholarship, will visit Kansas State University later this year. His work will focus on the identification of molecular markers associated with specific wheat root traits, with the findings to be incorporated into a simulation model.

*Plants engineered to produce insect perfume could act as a pesticide
3/7/14 Gizmodo
The team, from Lund and Kansas State Universities and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, say the process could represent a green chemistry advance over synthetic insect sex hormone production and pesticide spraying.
 
Obama Seeks 'Final' Funds to Build Kansas Biodefense Site
3/6/14 National Journal
The money is the last that officials would need to finish building the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility in Manhattan, Kan., the U.S. Homeland Security Department said in its budget request for fiscal 2015. Work began last May on the planned complex, which would assume animal-disease research duties now assigned to the aging Plum Island Animal Disease Center in New York.
 
What's your money script? 
3/6/14 Fox Business
Brad Klontz, an associate professor in the Institute of Personal Financial Planning at Kansas State University, says money scripts are taught to us in childhood.
 
Graduateprograms.com Announces Its Dean's List of Top Political Science Grad Programs in the Areas of Career Support, Faculty Support, Financial Aid & Quality of Network
3-6-14 The Houston Chronicle
The top Political Science programs in the country for career support, faculty accessibility & support, financial aid and quality of network are: Top Political Science Grad Programs for Career Support: 1. Kansas State University 
 
*Bulk Solid future in North Salina
3/7/14 Salina Post
Kansas State University will be the key tenant in the center along with two Salina companies Vortex Valves and Coperion K-Tron.
 
Funeral set for K-State employee found at Tuttle Creek
3/6/14; WIBW
 
New Student Body President at K-State
3/7/14 KMAN
Kansas State University students have elected Charles “Reagan” Kays, senior in agribusiness, Weir, as student body president.
 
Top 20 teams chosen for student 3D Emporia competition
3/7/14 The Emporia Gazette
The semifinalists now move on to doing verbal pitches of their final business plans to a panel of judges in early April. The top three teams will be selected and proceed to the final round, which will consist of presenting at the 3D Gala on April 11, at Emporia State University. Here, teams will be competing for cash prizes of $4,000 for first place, $2,000 for second and $1,000 for third. The top three teams that place in the 3D Competition will move on to compete against the top three teams of the K-State Launch — a similar competition held at Kansas State University. This competition will be held in Manhattan in late April.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

The Buzz
3/5/14 Kansas City Star
“This gives Congress a blueprint to provide the final portion of funding to advance construction of the modern, world-class NBAF facility so it can protect the national security of the United States.” — a statement from the Kansas congressional delegation noting that the president’s budget proposal sets aside $300 million to further advance construction on the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility in Manhattan.Big news for Kansas. But you can’t miss the irony here of the most conservative delegation in the country applauding a huge federal appropriation. I guess the thinking is NBAF is worth it...because it’s in Kansas. If it was in Indiana, it’d be horrible.

Plan to import beef from Brazil causes an uproar
3/5/14 The Sacramento Bee
And the disease can survive in fresh beef from infected animals, said Bob Larson, a veterinarian and professor at Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine.

Cuisine of Costa Rica Aims to Improve International Image
3/5/14 Costa Rica Star
“Eat Well, Travel Better.” Such is the motto of the World Food Travel Association (WFTA), an organization that is considered the leading authority on food tourism. For more than 10 years, the WFTA has organized numerous food tourism trade conferences in various parts of the world, including Canada, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, South America, and many others. Costa Rica has been conspicuously left out of the WFTA’s radar, but this may soon change thanks to a gastronomical effort by Kansas State University.

Obama budget has $300M for Kansas NBAF project
3-4-14 The Olathe News
TOPEKA, Kan. President Barack Obama is proposing Congress provide another infusion of cash to continue construction of a new biosecurity lab in Kansas.

A most important gift
3/5/14 Salina Journal (Editorial)
For this gift, and others the family has made to Salina and to K-State, we say thank you.

K-State agronomist to speak at Borlaug summit
3/5/14 Midwest Producer
To accelerate the continual development of new and improved wheat varieties, novel approaches are needed to extend conventional selection methods, according to Jesse Poland, assistant professor of Agronomy at Kansas State University and director of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Applied Wheat Genomics.  

*Veterinary Student from McLean Takes Part in Capitol Hill Lobbying Effort
3/5/14 Sun Gazette (McLean, Va.)
Penelope Burchfiel of McLean, a second-year veterinary student at Kansas State University, was among 71 veterinary students and 29 veterinarians from across the U.S. to participate in the American Veterinary Association’s “legislative fly-in,” held Feb. 10-11 in Washington.

Beef quality assurance certification
3/5/14 iGrow
She explained that becoming BQA certified demonstrates to consumers that as a cattle producer you provide a quality product. Through a partnership of the national checkoff-funded BQA program, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., and the Beef Cattle Institute at Kansas State University, certification using the online training modules is free until April 15.

Tax preparer calls work 'fun and scary'
3/5/14 Peabody Gazette
She spends two days every year taking continuing education classes provided by Kansas State University. She is a registered tax preparer and renews her pin every year with the state.

*ESPN leader to give Landon Lecture
3-4-14 The Olathe News
MANHATTAN, Kan. The president of ESPN will join three college athletics executives in delivering a Landon Lecture next month at Kansas State University.

Bowl for kids; sake strikes again
3/5/14 Topeka Capital Journal
Bowl for Kids’ Sake has the support of University of Kansas basketball coach Bill Self, Kansas State University basketball coach Bruce Weber and Wichita State University basketball coach Gregg Marshall, a Big Brothers Big Sisters news release states.

A Gathering of Gardeners
3/5/14 Hutchinson News
Saturday’s event will be an opportunity to learn from experts such as Dr. Alan Stevens, state specialist in horticulture and director of K-State’s Horticulture research center in Olathe. He oversees the trials for the new Kansas State University list of Prairie Star annual flowers in Hays, Colby, Wichita and Olathe.

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

*ESPN leader to give Landon Lecture
3/4/14 San Francisco Chronicle
The president of ESPN will join three college athletics executives in delivering a Landon Lecture next month at Kansas State University.
 
Obama budget has $300M for Kansas NBAF project
3/4/14 KOAM-TV
The president's budget was announced Tuesday and includes $300 million for the Department of Homeland Security to continue work on the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility under construction near Kansas State University.
 
*Marketing professor’s research finds that users prefer smartphones because of entertainment value
3/3/14; KATV, KSNT, KTKA
 
A most important gift
3/5/14 Salina Journal
On Friday, Kansas State University announced that the Jack Vanier family, of Salina, had donated $60 million to the university, the largest private donation ever to the college. 
 
Plan to import beef from Brazil causes an uproar
3/4/14 Kansas City Star
And the disease can survive in fresh beef from infected animals, said Bob Larson, a veterinarian and professor at Kansas State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.
 
*The best way to lose weight --burn off more than you take in
3/4/14 St. Louis Post-Disptach
The Hollemanesque columnist was inspired by a story he read about Mark Haub, an associate professor of nutrition at Kansas State University. Haub wanted to test the theory that eating fewer calories than he expended would make him lose weight, no matter where the calories came from. So for 10 weeks, he ate little but Twinkies, Oreos, Little Debbie’s snacks, Doritos and the like. He also took a multivitamin pill and had a protein shake every day, along with some vegetables.
 
K-State agriculture community development professional says Kansas still needs more snow and rain to get out of drought
3/3/14; KCTV, KSMO
 
Senate bill would remove taxing authority from consolidated Extension districts
3/5/14 Salina Journal
Garten said the extension budget includes $694,000 from the property tax levy, about $78,000 in motor vehicle taxes, which it would lose along with its taxing authority, and about $110,000 from Kansas State University. 
 
Bill to create local foods task force alive but altered
3/4/14 KHI
The smaller task force also would include a member appointed by the secretary of the Kansas Department of Agriculture and one named by the dean of the College of Agriculture at Kansas State University. Two legislators of different political parties would be appointed by the chairs of the House and Senate agriculture committees.
 
Body in Tuttle Creek identified as St. George woman
3/4/14 Hutchinson News
Pottawatomie County Sheriff Greg Riat said in a news release that the body found last Friday was that of Jane Peterson, who worked in the physics department at Kansas State University.
 
Forward thinking. World ready?
3/4/14 Fort Hays State University
FHSU may want to jump ahead of other regent schools in the state like Kansas State University and the University of Kansas by making gender-neutral housing an option for all students. Having this availability would not only benefit the students on campus, but the entire university as a whole.

 
Tuesday, March 4, 2014

*Expert Advice: Building a Better Performance Review
3/4/14 Business News Daily
A recent study led by Kansas State University assistant professor of Management Satoris Culbertson, discovered that even employees who are focused on learning don't respond well to negative performance reviews.
 
*Landon Lecture with a Sports Angle
3/4/14 KMAN
Kansas State University’s first Landon Lecture of 2014 will feature John Skipper, president of ESPN Inc. and co-chairman of Disney Media Networks, as well as three prominent figures in collegiate athletics.
 
*Studying the prairie
3/3/14 Topeka Capital Journal
The Prairie Studies Initiative explores themes of wildness, managed landscapes, human culture and creativity," said Adrianne Russell, public programs coordinator at the Beach Museum of Art at Kansas State University in Manhattan, a major organizer of the initiative.
 
*Kansas State student selected for journalism program in Washington, D.C.
3/4/14 Topeka Capital-Journal
A Kansas State University senior is among eight college journalists selected to participate in the 2014 class of the National Newspaper Association Foundation News Fellows program in Washington, D.C.
 
*Kansas State University takes a closer look at PEDV transmission and feed sources
3/4/14 National Hog Farmer
The viral disease is caused by a porcine coronavirus and can take a major toll on a swine operation. It can lead to vomiting and occasional diarrhea in sows and gilts and severe diarrhea and vomiting in nursing and recently weaned pigs, according to Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. The disease can spread quickly and can eventually lead to severe sickness and death.
 
Febrrruary: Baby it was cold outside
3/4/14 Salina Journal
Gardeners expecting a less buggy summer because of the harsh winter shouldn't get their hopes up, according to Kansas State University professor of entomology Bob Bauernfeind. 
 
WVU leader seems to be everywhere
3/3/14 Pittsburgh Post Gazette
From private liberal arts campuses such as Amherst College to sprawling public institutions like Kansas State University, a limited but growing number of presidents are using social media to offer their take on the day's events, to promote campus successes and to cite people from their own faculty experts to the Dalai Lama.
 
Two-part lecture series examines use of drones
3/4/14 Topeka Capital-Journal
The second program will feature Kurt Barnhart, director for the Applied Aviation Research Center at Kansas State University; Shawn Keshmiri, assistant professor of aerospace engineering at The University of Kansas; and Bill Donovan, of Pulse Aerospace.
 
Parillo plans lecture
3/3/14 Arkansas City Traveler
Cherokee Strip Land Rush Museum is sponsoring Mark Parillo, a Kansas State University professor who will speak on "The Nature of Infamy: How We Remember Pearl Harbor" at 2 p.m. Thursday at Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor, 1711 N. Fourth St.
 
UMKC team wins area CFA Institute competition
3/3/14 Kansas City Star
Kansas State University took second place, and Missouri State University finished third.
 
Pakistani entrepreneurs visit K-State grains program
3/3/14 Topeka Capital Journal
Carlos Campabadal, an outreach specialist with Kansas State University’s International Grains Program, said about seven people from Pakistan visited K-State to learn about using soy meal to feed tilapia in fish farms. That was the third and final group to visit as part of a three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, he said.
 
Salina airport welcomes 3 new businesses
3/3/14 Wichita Eagle
Tait Middleton is a Kansas State University-Salina graduate. He specializes in periodic inspection, airframe and powerplant maintenance, reciprocating engine overhauls, aircraft detailing and antique aircraft repair.

 
Monday, March 3, 2014

*K-State receives its largest donation in history
2/28/14 Wichita Eagle
Kansas State University received a $60 million gift Friday from the family of longtime benefactor Jack Vanier, the largest private donation in school history.
 
25 Years of Declining State Support for Public Colleges
3/3/14 Chronicle of Higher Education
Explore how state and federal support has declined as a share of overall revenue—putting a greater burden on students—at more than 600 four-year public colleges and universities since 1987. Kansas State University: Share of revenue coming from state support — 1987, 53.4%; 2012, 30.4%. Change in state support 1987-2012: -22.0 pts.
 
Rise in land prices peaks; question now is whether they will head south
3/1/14 Kansas City Star
Kevin Dhuyvetter, professor in agricultural economics at Kansas State University, said there are big variations in the price of land across Kansas, making statewide generalizations difficult. Prices can range from $5,000 or more per acre in the fertile, well-watered northeast to half that or less in the arid southwest part of the state.
 
*K-State researcher finds that smartphone users love their electronics because they are entertaining
3/3/14; KATV
 
*Northeast Kansas happenings
3/1/14 Topeka Capital Journal
EMERALD ISLE — Danu will perform ancient Irish music and contemporary works on traditional Irish instruments at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 7, at McCain Auditorium at Kansas State University in Manhattan. Cost: $34 for general admission; $17 for students. Information and tickets: (785) 532-6428.
 
Co-ops help build community
3/1/14 High Plains Journal
illie Chesney and Rebecca Hall’s presentation based on their Kansas Co-op History Research Project sponsored by the Chapman Center for Rural Studies at Kansas State University was shown to members of the Kansas Farmers Union during their annual convention in Topeka in early January. With them was Tom Giessel, honorary KFU historian and Pawnee County Farmers Union president, who spoke on early cooperative history and the role KFU played in organizing farmers in the early 20th century.
 
*KSU research shows that dairy cattle give daughters more milk than sons
2/28/14; KNBN
 
*Upcoming meetings and events
3/1/14 Topeka Capital-Journal
Eyestone Lecture Series, 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, Kansas State University Fiedler Hall Auditorium, Manhattan. Speaker: David Everitt, former John Deere division president, on Combining Business Objectives, Appropriate Technology and Social Support Programs to Help Feed the Hungry. Information: www.engg.ksu.edu
 
Mercy Regional Health Center joins Via Christi
3-3-14 WIBW
As part of the agreement, the MHA will form a nonprofit foundation to assist with improving health care services in Riley County, including programs for the poor and vulnerable, funded with an estimated $7 million from the sale of Mercy's Sunset campus to Kansas State University.
 
Business People
2/2/14 Hutchinson News
Dr. Jerald “Jerry” Doornbos, Scott City, has been chosen by the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine and its Veterinary Medical Alumni Association to receive a posthumous 2014 Alumni Recognition Award.