December news releases

Thursday, December 27, 2012

University researchers have year's worth of intriguing studies

At Kansas State University, 2012 was a productive year full of research and discoveries. Here is a look at some intriguing and fun university research in 2012.

 

Friday, December 21, 2012

Business and Web 2.0: K-State professor's new book explains social media beyond communication

In his new book "Web 2.0 and Social Media for Business," Roger McHaney, professor of management information systems in the College of Business Administration at Kansas State University, explains how businesses can use Web 2.0 applications to their advantage.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

A cultural start to the new year: University performances warm up January

The first month of the new year will be full of music, art, performances and more at Kansas State University.

 

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Happy birthday to us: New ice cream flavor celebrates university's 150th

What's a birthday without ice cream and cake? The traditional birthday treats will play a special role in Kansas State University's sesquicentennial celebration in 2013. The Call Hall dairy bar, which features university-made ice cream, is adding a new flavor to its ice cream selections in honor of the university's 150th -- and it lets you enjoy cake with the ice cream, too.

Powerful impact: University a national leader in recipients of prestigious electrical engineering scholarship

Kansas State University is one of just 11 universities nationally this year with five or more recipients of scholarships through the prestigious IEEE Power and Energy Society Scholarship Plus Initiative program. The scholarship was awarded to 228 students at 100 universities across the U.S.

 

Monday, December 17, 2012

Stepping outside the borders: Student receives scholarship to study abroad

Andrew Strasburg, Kansas State University senior in agribusiness,Elk City, will use a $4,000 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study economics at VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands, for the spring 2013 semester.

 

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Case in point: University organizations receive more than 35 CASE awards for creative work

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education, or CASE, recently recognized the work of Kansas State University’s creative teams with more than 35 awards.

New lecture series explores university's 150 years of history

Turning 150 is worth talking about. That's why Kansas State University is launching a new lecture series to celebrate its sesquicentennial in 2013.

Secret Santas: Anonymous generosity increases due to time of year, various motivations

A family gets a surprise phone call informing them that their holiday gifts on layaway have been paid for a by a stranger. A passerby discreetly slips $1,000 into a donation bucket among the $1 bills. Instances of anonymous generosity such as these seem to be more common each year.

 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Academic All-Stars: University initiates new members of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

The nation's oldest, largest and most selective all-discipline honor society, Phi Kappa Phi, has nearly 150 new members from Kansas State University.

 

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

'Tis the season: Family expert says parents should let kids' beliefs about Santa develop naturally

When it comes to Santa Claus, a Kansas State University expert says let children believe in the jolly old elf as long as they want.

 

Monday, December 10, 2012

Ending on a high note: Human Ecology names outstanding seniors

The College of Human Ecology is presenting Outstanding Senior Awards to 12 students in its fall 2012 graduating class.

 
Thursday, December 6, 2012

It's a dog's life: Winter brings new challenges for keeping man's best friend active, comfortable

With winter on the way, a Kansas State University veterinarian says dog owners have plenty of options to keep their fur-ever friends comfortable and happy -- even when the weather turns nasty.

 

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

College of Business Administration presents teaching, research awards

Kansas State University's College of Business Administration will recognize two faculty members for outstanding contributions in teaching and research at the college's commencement ceremony Dec. 8 in Bramlage Coliseum.

Good grains: New wheat variety recognizes university's 150 years

Starting next year, farmers throughout the nation's breadbasket can plant a little Kansas State University purple pride.

Giving the gift of education: Students receive $19.2 million in scholarships from university donations

More than 9,400 academic scholarships have been awarded to Kansas State University students for the 2012-2013 school year. Overall, students have earned more than $19.2 million in scholarships for the current academic year -- nearly $1 million more than the previous year.

 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Order of importance: Study finds prioritizing rather than canvassing entire plant genome may lead to improved crops

A new study may help scientists produce better climate-resistant corn and other food production plants by putting a spin on the notion that we are what we eat.

Exercising options: How to keep working out when traveling

It may be tempting to ditch the exercise routine when traveling over the upcoming holidays, but Kansas State University kinesiology professionals have some tips on how to keep moving.

Celebrating our future: More than 1,300 students to graduate Dec. 7 and 8

Kansas State University commencement ceremonies will be Friday, Dec. 7, on the Salina and Manhattan campuses, and Saturday, Dec. 8, on the Manhattan campus.

Head of the class: Graduate teaching assistants earn award for excellence

Two Kansas State University graduate students are being recognized for excellence as graduate teaching assistants.

 

Monday, December 3, 2012

Awarding success: Two professors named 2012-2013 Commerce Bank Distinguished Faculty

A Kansas State University physicist and a virologist are being recognized with the 2012-2013 Commerce Bank Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award.

Student's request results in Texas-size approval for university's professional ethics course

The College of Business Administration's Professional Ethics class at Kansas State University, also known as MANGT 897, has been recognized and approved by the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy to meet all ethics requirements of the board to sit in its CPA -- Certified Public Accountant -- examination.

Students in the spotlight: K-State students participate in fall commencement with talents, speeches

Several students will speak, sing or play musical instruments for their classmates, families and administrators as part of Kansas State University's commencement ceremonies Friday, Dec. 7, and Saturday, Dec. 8.