K-State President Kirk Schulz presented testimony about the university's budget to the House Appropriations Committee of the Kansas Legisalature. The testimony is available here.
ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING & CONSTRUCTION SCIENCE
Kimberly Kramer was invited to chair the American Concrete Institute Committee 124, Concrete Aesthetics, for a three-year term.
Dan Thomson presented "An Update on Animal Welfare," Kansas Farm Bureau, Jan. 25, Manhattan.
Thomson presented "Raising Cattle For a First-World Country," Kansas Cattlemen's Association, Jan. 29, Salina.
Thomson presented "Animal Welfare: It's Your Business," Kansas Farm Bureau's Young Farmers and Ranchers Conference, Jan. 30, Wichita.
Greg Grauer presented "Renoprotective Therapies for Chronic Kidney Disease," Austin Area Veterinary Medical Association meeting, Feb. 9, Austin, Texas.
The following K-State faculty members presented at the Kansas Natural Resources Conference, Feb. 5, Wichita:
Robert Daniels, Elias Martinson, Shawn Hutchinson and colleagues, "A Statewide Forest Resource Assessment and Strategy for Kansas."
Kabita Ghimire, Daniels, Hutchinson and colleagues, "Identification and Assessment of Windbreaks in Seven Counties of Kansas Using Remote Sensing and GIS Techniques."
Melinda Daniels, Lisa Hook and colleagues, "Documenting the Historical Spatial Extent and Character of Riparian Forests in Kansas Using General Land Office Survey Records."
Richard Marston, Mark Gossard and colleagues, "Spatial Extent, Timing and Causes of Channel Incision, Black Vermillion Watershed, Northeastern Kansas."
Lester Loschky and colleagues published "The Role of Higher-Order Image Statistics in Masking Scene Gist Recognition," Attention, Perception and Psychophysics, Vol. 72, No. 2.
The following K-State faculty members presented at the 11th annual conference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Jan. 28-30, Las Vegas, Nev.:
Gary Brase and colleague, "Baby Fever: Does it Exist?"
Brase and colleague, "Predicting Evolutionary-Relevant Risk Taking With Big Five Personality, Time Perspective and Temporal Discounting."
Donald Saucier and colleagues, "Revisiting The Effects of Political Orientation on Prejudice Toward Minority Groups."
Saucier and colleagues, "Meta-Analysis of the Relationships Between Social Support and Psychological and Behavioral Well-Being in Children and Adolescents."
Saucier and colleagues, "Cross Your Fingers: The Effects of Pessimism and Locus of Control on Belief in Superstition."
Saucier and colleagues, "The Effects of Gender-Role-Relevant Choices on Perceptions of Women."
Saucier and colleagues, "An Umbrella of Dominance? An Examination of Oppressive Beliefs in The Context of Rape."
Saucier and colleagues, "I Believe I Can Fly: Personality Predictors of Engagement in Fantasy Narratives."
Saucier and colleagues, "To Help or Not To Help: How Racism and Target Race Affect The Decision To Help."
Saucier and colleagues, "Social Vigilantism and Assertion of Religious Beliefs: Predicting Belief Defense and Dissemination."
Satoris Culbertson and colleagues published "Leader-Member Exchange and Work-Family Interactions: The Mediating Role of Self-Reported Challenge and Hindrance-Related Stress," Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied, Vol. 144.