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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  

Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 

Career Coach program to enhance student career success in College of Business Administration
Kansas State University's College of Business Administration will start a new career preparation program for students called the Career Coach program.

Faculty experts discuss immigration from multiple perspectives in Oct. 28 open forum
"Viewpoint 360: Immigration" is an open forum to be presented at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union. It is sponsored by the Dow Center for Multicultural and Community Studies at the Kansas State Universities Libraries.

Moscow State Symphony Orchestra performs Nov. 5 at McCain
The McCain Performance Series will feature the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, in Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium.

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 

Beetroot beneficial for athletes and heart failure patients, Kansas State University research finds
Football teams are claiming it improves their athletic performance, and according to new research from Kansas State University, it also benefits heart failure patients. The special ingredient: beetroot.

Matching gift challenge benefits Kansas State University's College of Business Administration
Paul and Sandra Edgerley, Brookline, Massachusetts, have made a challenge-matching gift of $5 million to the College of Business Administration at Kansas State University.

Interior architecture & product design students win honors at annual Color and Couture in Kansas City
A team of interior architecture & product design students from Kansas State University earned two top honors — the Judge's Pick and People's Choice awards — by turning carpet into couture for a premier design event.

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 

Veterinarian cautions against using unnecessary over-the-counter drugs
A Kansas State University veterinarian cautions pet owners against using over-the-counter antibiotics to treat tear stains, which are often only a cosmetic issue.

Fall brings Native American cultural events to campus
Kansas State University is celebrating Native American heritage with a variety of events tis fall featuring Native American artists, performers and more.

White House weighs in on documentary about Kansas State University's first-generation college students
The Kansas State University College of Education documentary"A Walk in My Shoes: First Generation College Students" will make its campus premiere at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union. The documentary has drawn the attention of first lady Michelle Obama.


Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 

Kansas State University ready to help applicants with new freshmen admission standards
Kansas State University is ready to help members of the class of 2015 with new admission standards to the six public universities governed by the Kansas Board of Regents.

'Making: Progress' exhibition at Beach Museum features work by university's art students
"Making: Progress" opens Nov. 4 at the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art and features work by undergraduate and graduate art students at Kansas State University.


Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 

Partnership with national laboratory brings latest diagnostic tests, knowledge to university
A Kansas State University veterinary medicine team is partnering with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to bring the latest diagnostic tools to the university and provide opportunities for students.

Physics, entomology professors earn Commerce Bank Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award
Uwe Thumm, professor of physics, and Kun Yan Zhu, professor of entomology, are Kansas State University's newest Commerce Bank Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award recipients.

Set sail for 'Anything Goes' Oct. 30 at McCain Auditorium
Cole Porter's classic musical comedy "Anything Goes" will be presented as part of the McCain Performance Series at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, in Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium.




Expert focus

Sam Bell

Sam BellSam Bell is an assistant professor of political science. His research examines the causes of political violence as well as the political and economic determinants and consequences of governmental transparency. Bell also helped design a model that predicts hotspots for political unrest around the world.  

Bell can be contacted at 785-532-6842 or sbell3@k-state.edu.


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