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February 2009

 

 

Friday, Feb. 27, 2009

 

K-STATE'S 2008 WORLD RABIES DAY EVENTS EARN FIRST PLACE; HONOR MEANS UNIVERSITY TO BE SITE OF INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON RABIES IN FALL 2009: Kansas State University's Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association has won first place in a competition involving events for World Rabies Day 2008.

K-STATE CAREER EVENTS FOR SOCIAL GOOD, EDUCATION JOBS TO TAKE PLACE IN MARCH: Kansas State University students interested in working for social causes or in education can meet potential employers at two on-campus March career events.

K-STATE HOUSING AND DINING EMPLOYEE PRIDES HIMSELF ON HAVING MORE THAN 40 YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE UNIVERSITY: Steve "Stevie" Prockish walked into Thornton Edwards' office at the age of 19 to apply as a dishwasher at Kansas State University's Derby Dining Center. Now, 42 years later and at the age of 61, Prockish is still on the job.

CELTIC MUSIC GROUP GAELIC STORM TO PERFORM AT K-STATE'S MCCAIN AUDITORIUM: The Celtic music group Gaelic Storm will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium. The presentation is part of the McCain Performance Series.

 

Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009

 

K-STATE RESEARCHER FINDS THAT YOUTHS ARE MOST INFLUENCED BY NEGATIVE FAMILY MEMBERS AND BY POSITIVE ADULTS OUTSIDE THE FAMILY: While children look up to and aspire to be like a positive family member or peer, they are more likely to imitate traits of other role models -- including negative role models, which can lead to behavioral problems, according to a Kansas State University researcher.

K-STATE ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING STUDENTS RECEIVE NATIONAL ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIPS: Three Kansas State University students have earned national scholarships from the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers.

K-STATE STUDENTS TAKE ON KANSAS CITY'S URBAN CHALLENGES, RESULTS ON DISPLAY AT THE CHANG GALLERY: Seventeen landscape architecture students from Kansas State University's College of Architecture, Planning and Design are displaying their plans for development of downtown Kansas City, Mo., in Seaton Hall's Chang Gallery through March 6.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009

 

K-STATE FOR ALL! TO RAISE DISABILITY AWARENESS WITH SEVERAL SPECIAL EVENTS: Raising awareness about disabilities will be the goal of K-State For All!, March 1-12, at Kansas State University.

MARCH OFFERS PLENTY OF K-STATE MUSIC PERFORMANCES FOR ALL TO ENJOY: Kansas State University's department of music will present several student, faculty and guest performances throughout March. Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public.

COMMUNITIES AND STATE TO BENEFIT FROM ENGAGEMENT INCENTIVE GRANTS FROM K-STATE'S CENTER FOR ENGAGEMENT AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: A statewide project evaluating health care for the underserved, a Shakespeare workshop for high school teachers, a healthy snacks initiative and a learning garden for a Manhattan elementary school are the four projects that will be funded by Kansas State University's Center for Engagement and Community Development.

 

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009

 

K-STATE SOCIAL WORK PROFESSOR FINDS THAT THE DIFFERENCES IN HOW MALE AND FEMALE POLICE OFFICERS MANAGE STRESS MAY ACTUALLY ACCENTUATE THEIR STRESS ON THE JOB: Research by a Kansas State University professor has found that the different ways in which men and women in the police force deal with stress may actually cause them more stress. Don Kurtz, an assistant professor of social work, studied the gender differences in stress and burnout among police officers.

K-STATE'S U-SPEAK GIVES KANSAS HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS AND JUNIORS OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE VIEWS ON POLITICAL, SOCIAL ISSUES: Blue Key, the senior leadership honorary at Kansas State University, is giving more than 100 high school juniors and seniors from across Kansas the chance to speak their minds at U-Speak, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, March 2, at Kansas State University.

K-STATE OPERA TO PRESENT 'DIE FLEDERMAUS' MARCH 5-7: The Kansas State University Opera Theater will present Johann Strauss Jr.'s "Die Fledermaus" at 7:30 p.m. March 5-7 in McCain Auditorium.

 

Monday, Feb. 23, 2009

 

STOCKS, BONDS OR UNDER YOUR MATTRESS? K-STATE INVESTMENT EXPERT OFFERS ADVICE: Figuring out how and where to invest your money has become more of a challenge in light of the nation's current economic struggles, according to a Kansas State University investment expert.

SIDEBAR: K-STATE INVESTMENT EXPERT SAYS INVESTORS WHO WANT TO GET BACK INTO THE STOCK MARKET SHOULD WATCH THREE KEY FINANCIAL BENCHMARKS: Three key financial benchmarks may prove helpful to investors who have pulled out of the roller-coaster stock market but are seeking signs of when it could be time to return, according to a Kansas State University investment expert.

'DOG SEES GOD' TO BE PERFORMED FEB. 26-28 IN K-STATE'S PURPLE MASQUE THEATER: The theater program at Kansas State University will present the play "Dog Sees God" at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26-28 in East Stadium's Purple Masque Theater.

CERAMIC ARTIST MICHAEL KLINE TO DISCUSS HIS WORK IN K-STATE PRESENTATION: Visiting artist Michael Kline, who works in ceramics, will make a presentation at 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, at Kansas State University.

 

Friday, Feb. 20, 2009

 

SECOND ANNUAL HARRY POTTER-INSPIRED BENEFIT CONCERT COMING TO K-STATE MARCH 7: Wizards, mystical rockers and mere mortals will soon converge on Kansas State University for the second annual Hallows and Horcruxes Ball, a rock concert inspired by J.K. Rowling's popular "Harry Potter" book series.

K-STATE'S ADVANCED MANUFACTURING INSTITUTE WINS ADVERTISING AWARD: A new brochure for the Advanced Manufacturing Institute at Kansas State University made in collaboration with jones huyett Partners, a Topeka-based marketing and advertising firm, has received an Addy award from the American Advertising Federation.

K-STATE ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS HAVE A HAND IN ORGANIZING DESIGNEXPO 2009: Kansas State University's 2009 Design Expo, the annual career fair of the College of Architecture, Planning and Design, will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, in the K-State Student Union Ballroom.

 

Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009

 

K-STATE MARKETING PROFESSOR SAYS ONLINE SHOPPING IN THE FUTURE LIKELY TO LOOK SOMETHING LIKE SECOND LIFE: For all of the conveniences of online shopping -- no crowds, easy parking, seemingly endless choices -- it can't always compete with the real thing. At least not yet.

PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION ABOUT THE AMERICAN SOLDIER COMING TO K-STATE'S BEACH MUSEUM OF ART: An exhibition of more than 100 photographs depicting the life of members of the American military will be on display March 6 to May 31 at Kansas State University's Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009

 

THREE K-STATE STUDENTS ADVANCE TO FINALS OF TRUMAN SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION: Three Kansas State University students have advanced to the final round of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship competition, which provides nationally competitive scholarships of up to $30,000 for graduate studies to college students preparing for a career of leadership in public service.

K-STATE ENGLISH DEPARTMENT IS HOST TO 'SEIZE THE DAY,' A DUAL LECTURE ON CIVIL RIGHTS AND THE BLACK POWER MOVEMENT: A former leader of the Black Panther Party and a noted film director will be the speakers for "Seize the Day," a dual lecture on civil rights and the black power movement being sponsored by the department of English at Kansas State University.

K-STATE TO HAVE FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL IN MARCH: Five noted French films will be shown at Kansas State University in March as part of the Tournees French Film Festival, sponsored by the French American Cultural Exchange.

THREE K-STATE ENGINEERING STUDENTS RECEIVE SCHOLARSHIPS FROM THE CONCRETE REINFORCING STEEL INSTITUTE FOUNDATION: Three Kansas State University graduate students in architectural engineering have received national scholarships from the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute Foundation, a branch of the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute.

 

Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009

 

K-STATE VETERINARY RESEARCHERS DEVELOPING MODEL THAT WILL MAKE IT EASIER FOR PRODUCERS, VETERINARIANS TO MAKE CATTLE MORE COMFORTABLE: Using equipment not all that different from what a runner might take on a jog, veterinary researchers at Kansas State University are working to make life more comfortable for cattle.

FOUR K-STATE STUDENTS NOMINATED FOR 2009 GOLDWATER SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION: Kansas State University has nominated four students for 2009 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships: Frank Male, Eudora; Ryan Gallagher, Olathe; Heather Arnold, Topeka; and Erik Stalcup, Wellington.

MORE THAN 40 K-STATE FACULTY MEMBERS EARN TENURE AND PROMOTIONS: Kansas State University is promoting 17 faculty members to the rank of full professor and 24 faculty members to the rank of associate professor with tenure. In addition, one faculty member has been granted tenure and one has been promoted to associate professor.

 

Monday, Feb. 16, 2009

 

K-STATE SCIENTISTS STUDY HOW THE CONNECTIVITY OF THE U.S. AGRICULTURAL LANDSCAPE INFLUENCES THE RISKS OF CROP PESTS, DISEASE; FINDINGS COULD INFORM SUBSIDY POLICIES: Kansas State University scientists have used an analysis of connectivity to evaluate the vulnerability of U.S. agriculture to the spread of pests and diseases in four major crops: maize, soybean, wheat and cotton.

K-STATE STUDENTS ACTIVE IN ORGANIZING ALL-UNIVERSITY OPEN HOUSE: Kansas State University's 2009 All-University Open House, marking its 30th year, will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 18, on both the Manhattan and Salina campuses.

PROFESSIONAL PLAYWRIGHT AND K-STATE ALUM NATHAN JACKSON IN RESIDENCE AT K-STATE: Nathan Jackson, a professional playwright and a Kansas State University theater alum, will serve a one-week residency with K-State's Ebony Theater beginning Sunday, Feb. 22.

K-STATE'S ADVANCED MANUFACTURING INSTITUTE ASSISTS WITH LAUNCH OF NEW AIRCRAFT SECURITY DEVICE: The Advanced Manufacturing Institute at Kansas State University recently assisted AirLock Aviation Security Systems, Vienna, Ohio, with the launch of AirLock, a new electronic access control system for aircraft.

VETERINARIAN FROM NEBRASKA TO RECEIVE 2009 ALUMNI RECOGNITION AWARD FROM
K-STATE'S COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE
: Dr. Dale Kinyoun, Superior, Neb., has been selected by Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine to receive a 2009 Alumni Recognition Award.

 

 

Friday, Feb. 13, 2009

 

K-STATE STUDENTS MEETING WARREN BUFFETT FACE-TO-FACE MARCH 27: Members of the Kansas State University Student Finance Association are heading to Omaha, Neb., March 27 to meet with Warren Buffett, one of the world's richest and most successful investors.

AQUILA THEATRE TO PRESENT SHAKESPEARE'S 'COMEDY OF ERRORS' AT K-STATE'S MCCAIN AUDITORIUM: The Aquila Theatre will present Shakespeare's "Comedy of Errors" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, in Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium as part of the McCain Performance Series.

CONFERENCE ON ISSUES OF ARAB-AMERICAN WOMEN BEING OFFERED AT K-STATE: Issues of Arab-American women will be the focus of a conference at Kansas State University. The first scholarly Arab-American Women Conference, March 12-15, will cover the immigration, settlement and history of the cultural group, as well as their status within the Arab-American community and the larger American society.

K-STATE COUNSELOR'S TURTLE COLLECTION BRINGS PEOPLE TOGETHER: When she holds the small aqua-green turtle dish, Kansas State University's Barbara Pearson is taken back to the warm, blue waters of Hawaii. She feels peaceful, relaxed, centered. She remembers the trip five years ago she took to the island with her sister -- a trip about family, rebirth and renewal.

 

Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009

 

K-STATE COMMUNICATION EXPERT SAYS WHEN COMPANIES FACE DOWNSIZING AND OTHER CHANGES, EMPLOYEES CAN STAY IN THE KNOW BY INITIATING CONVERSATIONS WITH BOSSES: Wondering how safe your job is in this economy? The best way to find out might simply be to ask, according to a communication expert at Kansas State University.

K-STATE GRADUATE STUDENT EARNS PRESTIGIOUS RESEARCH AWARD FROM KANSAS STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY: Support from the Kansas State Historical Society is helping a Kansas State University graduate student with his research exploring the history of petrochemical use, environmental use and impact, and postwar agricultural development in Kansas and the prairie West.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009

 

KIRK H. SCHULZ NAMED AS THE 13th PRESIDENT OF KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY: Kirk H. Schulz, 45, an outstanding academic leader with experience at land grant universities and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, has been selected as president of Kansas State University by the Kansas Board of Regents.

K-STATE VETERINARIAN WARNS PET OWNERS TO WATCH WHAT TYPE OF MULCH THEY USE ON THEIR LAWNS; COCOA MULCH CAN BE TOXIC TO PETS: Cocoa mulch has become a popular option for landscaping, gardens and flower beds, but a Kansas State University veterinarian said the aromatic mulch isn't a good idea to have in your yard if you have pets, especially a dog.

K-STATE STUDENT'S DESIGN HONORED BY NATIONAL ARCHITECTURE GROUP: A design by Kansas State University's Adam Wagoner, a fifth-year architecture student, McPherson, was among six recognized for excellence at the third annual American Institute of Architecture Students/Kawneer Competition.

 

Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009

 

K-STATE PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT SPONSORING EXPERT ON VISUAL AWARENESS: Daniel J. Simons, a noted expert on visual awareness, will present a lecture on the topic at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, at Kansas State University.

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOUR CAT GETS A COMMON COLD? K-STATE VETERINARIAN DISCUSSES OPTIONS FOR THESE CHALLENGING CASES: Most people know that asking a physician for antibiotics to treat the common cold won't do any good, but many of them ask anyway. According to a Kansas State University veterinarian, it's not any different when the patient is their cat.

 

Monday, Feb. 9, 2009

 

THOUGH ECONOMY IS ROCKY, K-STATE EXPERT SAYS RETIREMENT STILL POSSIBLE: For many people wanting to retire right now, the economy might make it seem like a daunting challenge. But retirement is still possible despite such economic difficulties as the widespread stock market losses, according to a Kansas State University retirement expert.

K-STATE GRADUATE STUDENT RECOGNIZED FOR EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH: A Kansas State University graduate student in psychology has received a Fellows Award for Research Excellence from the National Institutes of Health.

K-STATE NOMINATES FOUR STUDENTS FOR 2009 TRUMAN SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION: Kansas State University has nominated four students for the 2009 Harry S. Truman Scholarships: Ann Virgo, Overland Park; Robert Gomez and Molly Hamm, both of Shawnee; and Dena Bunnel, Welda.

OPINION: MARKET FOOD SAFETY SO CONSUMERS CAN CHOOSE: Prepared by Doug Powell, associate professor of food safety at Kansas State University and the publisher of barfblog.com; and Ben Chapman, a food safety extension specialist at North Carolina State University.

K-STATE AT SALINA'S STUDENTS IN FREE ENTERPRISE ORGANIZATION CELEBRATING ENTREPRENEURSHIP WITH SPECIAL WEEK OF ACTIVITIES: Skip Yowell, the co-founder of one of the most internationally recognized backpack makers, JanSport, will deliver the fifth annual Students in Free Enterprise Entrepreneurship Lecture at Kansas State University at Salina.

VISITING ARTIST TO GIVE LECTURE AND CERAMICS DEMONSTRATION AT K-STATE: Artist Hope Rovelto will present a lecture and demonstration Thursday, Feb. 12, at Kansas State University. Rovelto's lecture will be at 3 p.m. in the Big 12 Room at the K-State Student Union, while her demonstration will start at 6 p.m. at the K-State ceramics studio in West Stadium.

 

Friday, Feb. 6, 2009

 

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC NAMES K-STATE'S MICHAEL WESCH A 2009 EMERGING EXPLORER: Michael Wesch, K-State assistant professor of cultural anthropology and the Carnegie/CASE national professor of the year for research/doctoral universities, is one of the National Geographic Society's "Emerging Explorers" for 2009.

TWO K-STATE STUDENTS RECEIVE HOSPIRA SCHOLARSHIPS IN MICROBIOLOGY: A $1,000 gift from a McPherson company is benefiting two Kansas State University students majoring in microbiology.

ENROLLMENT OPEN FOR K-STATE ARABIC COURSE BEING OFFERED AT FORT RILEY: Enrollment is currently under way for Kansas State University's Arabic I course at Fort Riley. The course is being offered from 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from March 31 to May 21.

 

Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009

 

K-STATE EXPERT ON BUSINESS ETHICS WHO HAS LONG CALLED FOR GOVERNMENT OVERSIGHT OF EXECUTIVE SALARIES APPLAUDS EFFORTS TO CAP PAY AT FIRMS RECEIVING BAILOUTS: Diane Swanson could easily say, "I told you so." Swanson, the chair of the Business Ethics Education Initiative at Kansas State University, has long called for government oversight of executive pay, and now Washington is agreeing. President Barack Obama announced a $500,000 pay cap for some senior executives in businesses that received government bailouts.

DIGITIZED PRAIRIE NATURAL HISTORY COLLECTIONS AVAILABLE THROUGH K-STATE'S NEW BIODIVERSITY WEB PORTAL: The biodiversity of the prairie ecosystem of Kansas and the Great Plains in the 19th century fascinated peers of Darwin. They collected specimens avidly and cataloged the collections, looking for patterns and interactions.

K-STATE GRADUATE STUDENT STUDYING HOW EDUCATORS CAN ENCOURAGE GENERATION Y TO ACT ON THEIR PASSION FOR WORLD ISSUES: More than any generation in the past, Millennials are compassionate about current events, and with encouragement, this demographic group could truly make a difference, according to a Kansas State University graduate student who is studying the Millennial generation and how to foster their civic learning through an educational environment.

PRESIDENT OF K-STATE'S BLACK STUDENT UNION WANTS TO IMPACT STUDENTS ACROSS CAMPUS: Carmen Ellis, a senior in elementary education, Kansas City, Kan., had an unusual journey to becoming a student at Kansas State University. Now, as president of K-State's Black Student Union, Ellis wants to impact all students across campus.

K-STATE OFFERS SEVERAL EVENTS THROUGHOUT FEBRUARY AS PART OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH: In observance of Black History Month, Kansas State University is offering a variety of activities for students and the community to enjoy during February.

FEBRUARY CAREER FAIRS AT K-STATE TO ATTRACT NEARLY 200 EMPLOYERS: Nearly 200 employers will be seeking out Kansas State University students at the Engineering Career Fair, Tuesday, Feb. 10, and the Business and Hospitality Career Fair, Wednesday, Feb. 18. Both fairs will be on the second floor of the K-State Student Union.

K-STATE EARNS SWEEPSTAKES AWARD AT 2009 CASE CONFERENCE: Advancement professionals at Kansas State University took home the 2009 Sweepstakes Award from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, also known as CASE, at the recent District 6 meeting in Kansas City, Mo.

 

 

Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009

 

K-STATE STUDENT RESEARCHES STRESSORS FROM FIGHTER PILOTS' UP-DOWN MANEUVERS: Aircraft fighter pilots might experience extreme maneuvers in the sky, but one Kansas State University student stays close to the ground when researching the pilots' nosedives.

PELLOM MCDANIELS LECTURE FEB. 16 AT K-STATE: Pellom McDaniels III, an assistant professor of history and American studies at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, will present a lecture at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16, at Kansas State University.

PHOTOGRAPHS OF ITALIAN ARCHITECTURE BY K-STATE'S RAY STREETER ON DISPLAY IN CHANG GALLERY: Ray Streeter, associate professor of architecture at Kansas State University, is displaying his photography of Italian architecture at Seaton Hall's Chang Gallery through Feb. 20.

K-STATE MUSIC DEPARTMENT PLANS A VARIETY OF FEBRUARY PERFORMANCES: The Kansas State University department of music will present several student, faculty and guest performances in the month of February.

K-STATE'S FIRST LARSON LECTURE OF SPRING SEMESTER FEATURES DANCE PROGRAM FACULTY: Two faculty members from Kansas State University's dance program will present the first lecture of the spring semester in K-State's Vernon Larson International Luncheon Series.

EIGHT HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS TO RECEIVE K-STATE'S KASSEBAUM SCHOLARSHIPS: Kansas State University has awarded Kassebaum Scholarships to eight high school seniors from Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri.

 

Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009

 

K-STATE RESEARCHER SAYS HAPPY EMPLOYEES ARE CRITICAL FOR AN ORGANIZATION'S SUCCESS: One's happiness might seem like a personal subject, but a Kansas State University researcher says employers should be concerned about the well-being of their employees because it could be the underlying factor to success.

BESIDES OFFERING MODERATE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, GARDENING GIVES OLDER ADULTS BENEFITS LIKE HAND STRENGTH AND SELF ESTEEM, SAY K-STATE RESEARCHERS: Researchers at Kansas State University already have shown that gardening can offer enough moderate physical activity to keep older adults in shape.

OPINION: K-STATE, KU COLLABORATION MARKS A NEW ERA FOR CANCER RESEARCH IN KANSAS: Prepared by Rob Denell is director of K-State's Terry C. Johnson Center for Basic Cancer Research.

VISITING ARTISTS TO PRESENT EXHIBITION AND LECTURE-DEMONSTRATION AT K-STATE: The Visiting Artists Series of Kansas State University's department of art is featuring work by Matt Shlian, Richard Elaver and Ryan Buyssens in the exhibition "Make Shift," available through Friday, Feb. 13, in Willard Hall's Chapman Gallery.

CIVIC LEADERSHIP EARNS 13 HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS K-STATE SCHOLARSHIPS: Kansas State University recently selected 13 high school seniors as finalists for the K-State Civic Leadership Scholarship, presented by Farm Bureau Financial Services.

K-STATE LIBRARIES OBSERVING BLACK HISTORY MONTH WITH FILM SERIES: An animated series, artists, 1970s cinema, and a popular comedian provide the material for K-State Libraries' participation in Kansas State University's observance of Black History Month in February.

ALFRED JACOBY NAMED 2008-2009 REGNIER VISITING CHAIR OF ARCHITECTURE AT K-STATE: Alfred Jacoby, a distinguished German architect and educator, has been named the 2008-2009 Regnier Visiting Chair in the department of architecture at Kansas State University's College of Architecture, Planning and Design.

 

Monday, Feb. 2, 2009

 

POSTGRADUATION REPORT SHOWS THAT EVEN IN TIMES OF RECESSION K-STATE GRADS CONTINUE TO DO WELL IN THE JOB MARKET: Despite trying economic times nationwide, Kansas State University bachelor's degree graduates are still landing jobs in their field of expertise at the same rate as the year before, said Kerri Day Keller, director of K-State's career and employment services.

SIDEBAR: K-STATE CAREER AND EMPLOYMENT EXPERT SAYS PROSPECTIVE GRADUATES NEED TO CONTINUE TO BE VIGILANT IN JOB SEARCHES: The fact that Kansas State University bachelor's degree graduates are still landing jobs in their field of expertise doesn't mean that job seekers should sit back and wait for the jobs to come to them, according to Kerri Day Keller, director of K-State's career and employment services.

K-STATE AND KU BRING THEIR INDIVIDUAL STRENGTHS IN CANCER RESEARCH TOGETHER: The complementary nature of the cancer research programs at Kansas State University and the University of Kansas make them ideal partners for fighting cancer, according to the director of K-State's cancer research program.

K-STATE THEATER TO PRESENT 'INTIMATE APPAREL': Kansas State University's K-State Theater, in conjunction with K-State's Ebony Theatre, will present Lynn Nottage's critically-acclaimed play "Intimate Apparel" at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 5-7 and 11-14 in Nicholas Theater.

K-STATE'S GROW PROGRAM SPONSORING 'SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING JAM WITH THE ARTS' FEB. 7: Middle school-age girls from across Kansas will participate in "Science and Engineering Jam with the Arts" from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at Kansas State University.

NEARLY 30 INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS BUILD AND DISPLAY FURNITURE AT K-STATE: Nearly 30 interior architecture and product design students at Kansas State University recently had furniture they designed and built on display at the Kemper Gallery at the K-State Student Union.

 

Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009

 

GEN. DAVID PETRAEUS TO GIVE LANDON LECTURE AT K-STATE: Gen. David Petraeus, commander of the U.S. Central Command, will present a Landon Lecture at 3:30 p.m. Monday, April 27, in McCain Auditorium at Kansas State University.