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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, Aug. 28, 2014   

Where you live may be putting you at risk for foodborne illness, researcher finds
Research from one of the only studies to use the same questionnaire in multiple countries finds that food safety education is lacking. Kansas State University researcher says improving education about food-handling practices may decrease foodborne illness, thus improving food security.

Kansas State University Global Campus offering its first massive open online course: Health and Wellness 101
The first massive open online course, or MOOC, being offered by Kansas State University Global Campus isHealth and Wellness 101: Everyday Small Changes.

Music, art, comedy and more highlight September at Kansas State University
September brings music, art, comedy and more to Kansas State University's Manhattan campus.


Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014   

Student debt growing, number of university financial education programs still deficient
Kansas State University financial planner finds most universities are lacking a financial education program. She outlines the different types of successful programs and how to get started.

Patent issued for research that alleviates pain in cattle suffering from lameness and following castration, dehorning
Researchers found that combinations of meloxicam and gabapentin improved the welfare of cattle by reducing the severity of lameness. Meloxicam alone improved weight gain after dehorning and reduce the incidence of bovine respiratory disease after castration. 

Free exhibit opening at K-State Libraries features live blues, biography and music history memorabilia
The personal collection of blues legend Jimmy Rogers is now at home at Kansas State University's K-State Libraries, with a free exhibit featuring items from the collection opening Sept. 11 at Hale Library.

Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014   

Study finds young driver's gender linked to crash type, injury severity
A recent study from Kansas State University civil engineers finds that gender differences do exist in young drivers when it comes to safety. Gender is often related to what type of severe or fatal crash a young male or young female driver will be involved in.

Guitar legend Buddy Guy kicks off 2014-2015 McCain Performance Series on Sept. 5
Buddy Guy, the blues icon and member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, will kick off the 2014-2015 McCain Performance Series at Kansas State University on Sept. 5. 



Monday, Aug. 25, 2014   

Physics research removes outcome unpredictability of three atoms binding at ultracold temperatures
A Kansas State University physics researcher developed a model that helps scientists accurately predict the once unpredictable. The model helps explain the likely outcome of a chemical reaction as well as sheds new light on mysterious quantum states, including the Efimov effect.

New gluten-free ingredient may cause allergic reaction
A popular legume used in other countries is showing up in more U.S. gluten-free products. A Kansas State University food safety specialist explains why people with peanut and soybean allergies need to be cautious.

K-State Day at the Kansas State Fair set for Sept. 7
Join Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz, Willie the Wildcat, the K-State Marching Band and more at K-State Day at the Kansas State Fair on Sunday, Sept. 7, in Hutchinson.

Kansas agricultural history goes online thanks to K-State Libraries and Project Ceres
A Project Ceres contract worth more than $7,000 is letting a team of Kansas State University librarians to digitize and preserve important Kansas youth-in-agriculture, agricultural education and rural life publications. It's the second contract from Project Ceres received by the university to digitize agricultural publications.

K-State Celebrates coming to Kansas City area Sept. 10
High school students — and their parents and friends — from the Greater Kansas City area are invited to K-State Celebrates, a showcase for future students, from 7:15-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, at the Ritz Charles, 9000 W. 137th St., Overland Park.







Expert focus

Karen Blakeslee

Karen BlakesleeKaren Blakeslee is an extension specialist in food science and coordinator of the Rapid Response Center. She can explain why people with peanut and soybean allergies need to be cautious with gluten-free products containing the ingredient lupin

Blakeslee can be contacted at 785-532-1673 and kblakesl@k-state.edu.

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