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News and Communications Services
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About News and Communications Services

News and Communications Services partners with all three campuses to identify and share compelling stories about the people and programs that make Kansas State University one of the top universities in the nation. Relying on professional news experience, our team provides information about everything from faculty research and programs to student initiatives and breaking news. Services include news release writing and distribution, production of the university's daily newsletter, K-State Today, and coordination of media access to world-renowned campus experts. Our professional staff also provides writing support for newsletters, magazines, marketing collateral and many other print and electronic vehicles to tell the Kansas State University story.

Current News  

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 

Research and the state: Ten graduate students selected as winners at annual forum
Ten Kansas State University graduate students who are researching Kansas-related topics have been chosen to represent the university at the 12th Capitol Graduate Research Summit in early 2015.

University researchers find bat influenza viruses unlikely to pose a threat to human health
Bats seen at Halloween this year may not be quite as scary as they appear – at least when it comes to the spread of specific viruses. A research project conducted in part by a team of researchers in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University suggests that influenza viruses carried by bats pose a low risk to humans.

Let kids enjoy the fruits of their labor, says dietitian
It's OK to let your kids indulge in the candy they get from trick-or-treating, says a Kansas State University registered dietitian.

Sugar-free candy not a sweet treat for dogs, veterinarian warns
When taking home a stash of candy, keep an eye on the sugar-free kind. While it may be a good alternative for humans, just a small amount can be life-threatening for pets, says a Kansas State University veterinarian.

Native American culture celebrated in McCain performance by Lakota Sioux Dance Theatre
The Lakota Sioux Dance Theatre will bring traditional dance and historic narratives to its upcoming McCain Performance Series presentation that tells the story of the birth, death and rebirth of a nation. "Cokata Upo!" (Come to the Center) will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, at Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium.


Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 

'The Haunted Masque' features tours of Purple Masque Theatre Oct. 29-31
The K-State Theatre Organization at Kansas State University is celebrating Halloween with "The Haunted Masque" at the Purple Masque Theatre from 8 p.m. to midnight Oct. 29-31.

Five third-year architecture students earn honors at Bowman Design Forum
Five architecture students earned honors at Kansas State University's 16th annual Bowman Design Forum.


Monday, Oct. 27, 2014 

Kansas State University students selected to promote libraries, educate peers
Thousands of students spend time studying in Kansas State University Libraries, and about 60 students find part-time work there every year. But a select group is going above and beyond to promote K-State Libraries as volunteers.

Greater prairie chicken research leads to great award
A Kansas State University professor is part of a group of researchers receiving a national award for the best journal article from The Wildlife Society for research on greater prairie chicken population declines that may change conservation practices.




Expert focus

Jessica Meekins

Jessica MeekinsJessica Meekins, ophthalmologist at the Veterinary Health Center at Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, says tear stains — discoloration around the eye — on a cat or dog are often simply a cosmetic issue. She cautions pet owners against using over-the-counter antibiotics to treat tear stains.

Meekins can be reached at 785-532-5690 or jslack@vet.k-state.edu.


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