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News and Communications Services
Kansas State University
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Manhattan, KS 66506



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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, July 24, 2014 

Rising temperatures can be hard on a dog's life
Kansas State University veterinarian says to know the signs of heat exhaustion to make sure your pet isn't overdoing it this summer.

College of Business Administration student from Topeka a new Cargill Global Scholar
As a Cargill Global Scholar, Kansas State University's Kylie Hardman, a sophomore in human resource management, joins a global network of high performing undergraduate students who are given the opportunity to develop leadership competencies through training modules, mentoring and coaching by Cargill employees and more.

Single tickets go on sale July 27 for McCain's 2014-2015 season; discount offered
McCain Auditorium's Super Saver Sunday Single Ticket Sale for the 2014-2015 McCain Performance Series will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 27, in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union. The event offers fun for all and the chance to win free tickets.



Wednesday, July 23, 2014 

Number of people susceptible to painful mosquito-borne virus increasing, says leading researcher
Kansas State University leading researcher in chikungunya virus says many more people are at risk of getting infected now that mosquitoes in the U.S. are carrying the virus.

Barclay receives 2014 Kansas State University Global Campus Extraordinary Student Award
Kansas State University Global Campus selects a recent distance education graduate from Pomona for its 2014 Extraordinary Student Award.


Tuesday, July 22, 2014 

Business ethics professor challenges current corporate culture
Diane Swanson's challenges the current corporate culture in a new book "Embedding CSR into Corporate Culture: Challenging the Executive Mind."


Monday, July 21, 2014 

Philosopher uses game theory to understand how words, actions acquire meaning
The latest work from a Kansas State University philosopher appears in the scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, which is a rarity for philosophy research.

Robotics Team wins eighth straight championship
For the eighth consecutive year, Kansas State University's Robotics Team is the winner of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers' annual student robotics design.







Expert focus

Stephen Higgs

Stephen HiggsStephen Higgs, director of the Biosecurity Research Institute at Kansas State University, is one of the world's leading researchers of the chikungunya virus — a mosquito-borne virus that causes severe crippling arthritis. 

Higgs has been studying chikungunya for almost 10 years, and he and his collaborators have published 30 works on the virus. They also produced an infectious clone of the disease that is widely used by other researchers, and they are assisting with efforts to develop a vaccine for chikungunya.

On July 17, Florida recently reported the first two cases of chikungunya in the U.S. 

Higgs can be contacted at 785-532-1333 or shiggs@k-state.edu.

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