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February 2011

 

Monday, Feb. 28, 2011

 

KANSAS CITY HERE THEY COME: CORO CHOOSES TWO STUDENTS FOR 2011 SUMMER INTERNSHIP: A public affairs internship in Kansas City is giving two Kansas State University students the opportunity to learn about business, nonprofit, media and more.

CHEMIST'S WORK BRINGS MORE NATIONAL RECOGNITION AS PROMISING EARLY-CAREER SCIENTIST: A Kansas State University chemistry professor has been selected as a Sloan Research Fellow for her success as a promising young scholar, particularly in the research areas of sustainable energy and gold nanoparticles.

SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST: MARKETING EXPERT ANTICIPATES MORE DIVERSE PRODUCTS ONLINE BUT SPARSE SHELVES IN BRICK-AND-MORTAR STORES: With Borders Group Inc. closing the book on 30 percent of its retail stores, many are wondering who's next to fold. But according to a marketing professor at Kansas State University, the better question may be what's next?

 

Friday, Feb. 25, 2011

 

MEDIA ADVISORY: K-STATE SETTING EXAMPLE WITH ENERGY AUDIT OF PRESIDENT'S RESIDENCE MARCH 1 AS PART OF TAKE CHARGE! CHALLENGE: Kansas State University's president's residence will undergo an energy audit Tuesday, March 1, as part of the Take Charge! Challenge. The on-campus residence, 100 Wilson Court, is home to Kirk and Noel Schulz.

PULITZER PRIZE WINNER DAVID FINKEL TO DISCUSS 'THE GOOD SOLDIERS' AT MARCH 10 LECTURE: David Finkel is bringing his insights from war-ravaged Baghdad to Manhattan. Finkel, a Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter, is coming to Kansas State University Thursday, March 10, to discuss his chronicle of modern combat, "The Good Soldiers."

GOING THE DISTANCE: ONLINE PARALEGAL COURSES MEET GROWING WORK FORCE NEEDS: Demand for paralegals is rising and Kansas State University is working to meet the growing need for professionals in the field.

CAREER FAIR CONNECTS STUDENTS WITH JOBS TO SERVE THE COMMON GOOD: Serving the common good is the theme of a special career fair Wednesday, March 2, at Kansas State University. The Common Good Internship/Career Fair will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the K-State Student Union Ballroom.

 

Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011

 

FORMER PROFESSOR RETURNS TO LEAD KEY USDA DISEASE RESEARCH UNIT WITH TIES TO NBAF: Several unpacked boxes sit in the corners of D. Scott McVey's office. But McVey is hard at work. He's orchestrating a series of high-profile animal virus research projects that extend from Manhattan, Kan., to New York and around the world.

GAELIC STORM BLOWS INTO MCCAIN AUDITORIUM MARCH 14: Just in time to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, the Celtic band Gaelic Storm will perform at Kansas State University as part of the McCain Performance Series.

SURPASSING EXPECTATIONS: K-STATE PROUD CAMPAIGN EXCEEDS GOAL: It's a success that lives up to its name: K-State Proud. K-Staters contributed a total of $117,618 to the fifth annual K-State Proud campaign, Feb. 14-18, at Kansas State University.

HARRY POTTER AND LITERACY ROCK AT FOURTH ANNUAL HALLOWS AND HORCRUXES BALL: Wizards, muggles and those who enjoy music and reading can make an evening of it at the Hallows and Horcruxes Ball 4: A Wizard Rock Concert for Literacy at Kansas State University.

MUSICAL MARCH: K-STATE MUSIC DEPARTMENT PUTS MONTH IN TUNE: March comes in with an organ recital and out with a guest pianist at Kansas State University. In between expect a lot of singing, a tubaphonium festival, an afternoon with bassoons and more as K-State's department of music offers a month full of music.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: FIVE HOMES CHOSEN FOR DEC. 3 TOUR TO BENEFIT MCCAIN PERFORMANCE SERIES: The holiday decorations may have just been put away, but it's not too soon for several Manhattan homeowners to be thinking about tinsel and tree trimmings again.

FUTURE TEACHERS CAN GET AN EDUCATION AT ON-CAMPUS INTERVIEWS: Future teachers are about to get schooled in job hunting. Nearly 60 school districts will be at Bramlage Coliseum Monday, March 7, for Education On-Campus Interviews.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011

 

A NIGHT AT THE OPERA: 'GIANNI SCHICCHI' AND 'TROUBLE IN TAHITI' COMING TO MCCAIN MARCH 10-12: Family woes are the focus of two one-act operas being presented by Kansas State University's Opera Theater. "Gianni Schicchi" and "Trouble in Tahiti" will be staged at 7:30 p.m. March 10-12 in McCain Auditorium.

HEALTHY DATING, SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS TIPS PART OF 'CAN I KISS YOU?' LECTURE: The founder of The Date Safe Project will discuss ways to promote healthier dating among college students in a presentation at Kansas State University. Mike Domitrz's interactive, skills-based lecture "Can I Kiss You?" will be at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 6, in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union.

NOTED WRITER, CRITIC TERRY CASTLE TO GIVE INSIDE LOOK ON OUTSIDER ART: Art produced by individuals not considered part of the mainstream world is the focus of this year's Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Program Lecture by noted writer and critic Terry Castle at Kansas State University.

RULING THE AIRWAVES: MEDIA FESTIVAL RECOGNIZES FIVE MASS COMMUNICATIONS STUDENTS: Five Kansas State University journalism and mass communications students are being recognized for their on-air talents at the Broadcast Education Association's 2011 Festival of Media Arts.

 

Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011

 

DOCTORAL STUDENT'S PROPOSAL COULD IMPROVE HEALTH CARE AND WIN $150,000: What if you could allow your doctor just-in-time monitoring of your life-threatening medical condition by simply carrying around a device the size of a pack of gum?

COMMON READING PROGRAM BUILDS CONNECTIONS, PROMOTES ENGAGEMENT AMONG NEW COLLEGE STUDENTS: Getting lost in a book will help new students find their way at Kansas State University. Students, faculty and staff will read Dave Eggers' "Zeitoun" for the university's reading program.

GRAD STUDENTS EARN HONORS FOR RESEARCH THAT COULD HELP KANSAS: Two Kansas State University students have been named KansasBio winners for their research presentations at the eighth annual Capitol Graduate Research Summit.

 

Monday, Feb. 21, 2011

 

ADDITIONAL BACHELOR'S DEGREES MEAN MORE OPPORTUNITIES AT K-STATE SALINA: This fall is the time to reap new degree opportunities at Kansas State University at Salina. When the fall semester begins in August, K-State Salina will offer a bachelor's degree in social work and add the personal financial planning option to its bachelor's in family studies and human services.

NOT PLAYING THEIR TUNES: PROMINENT ARTISTS STILL RESIST DIGITAL DOWNLOAD SERVICES: Digital music downloads may be popular with fans, but they're hitting a sour note with musicians, according to one music professor.

 

Friday, Feb. 18, 2011

 

BLUE KEY ON TOP: SENIOR LEADERSHIP HONORARY EARNS BEST CHAPTER AWARD: A senior leadership organization at Kansas State University is being recognized as one of the best. K-State's chapter of Blue Key Honor Society has received the Outstanding Chapter Award.

 

Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011

 

SMALL PARTICLE MEANS BIG RESEARCH FOR INTERNATIONAL PHYSICS PROJECT: As part of a global physics project, a team of Kansas State University physics researchers is starting small. They're looking at neutrinos, tiny particles with a major influence on physics research.

DIVIDED GOVERNMENT MAY MEAN GRIDLOCK RULES, SAYS CONGRESSIONAL EXPERT: Divided government is often the recipe for political gridlock, and the 112th Congress will be no exception, according to a Kansas State University congressional expert.

SEMINAR TO HELP LEADERS STRENGTHEN NETWORK CONNECTIONS: Participants in the 15th annual Kansas State University Leadership Seminar will learn how to tap into networks that influence their work and everyday lives.

LEARNING TO LEAD: 12 STUDENTS EARN SPOT AT NATIONAL LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM: Twelve Kansas State University undergraduates have landed a place at a premier national leadership symposium. The students will attend the 18th annual National Character and Leadership Symposium, Feb. 24-25, at the U.S. Air Force Academy near Colorado Springs, Colo.

STUDENT TEAMS MAKE THEIR CASE FOR SUCCESS AT K-STATE BUSINESS ETHICS COMPETITION: A team from Truman State University came up with the right plan for success, winning the Students in Free Enterprise business case ethics competition, Feb. 10-12, at Kansas State University.

PRESIDENT OF BLACK STUDENT UNION PUSHES STUDENTS TO BE THEIR BEST: As president of Kansas State University's Black Student Union, Seth Ellis encourages students to push themselves to be strong leaders and to give back to the community.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011

 

EXTRA CREDIT IN FUTURE STARTS WITH GOOD CREDIT SCORE NOW, FINANCIAL EXPERT SAYS: Getting a good grade on the next exam isn't the only score college students need to be thinking about, according to a Kansas State University financial expert.

NO PLACE LIKE HOME: 'BROKE-OLOGY' AND ITS PLAYWRIGHT ALUM RETURN TO CAMPUS: "Broke-ology," a play written and first performed at Kansas State University, is returning to campus along with its award-winning playwright, alumnus Nathan Louis Jackson, who has been featured recently in the New York Times.

WANT SUCCESS IN GETTING A COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP? EXCITE! WORKSHOP CAN HELP: An upcoming workshop at Kansas State University can help high school girls find out how to be successful when it comes to landing a college scholarship. "Show Me the Scholarships!" is for ninth- to 12th-grade girls and is Thursday, March 3, at K-State.

NOVELIST PHILIPP MEYER, ONE OF NEW YORKER'S TOP 20 UNDER 40, SPEAKING FEB. 25: Author Philipp Meyer, who in 2010 was selected as one of The New Yorker's top 20 fiction writers under the age of 40, will read and discuss his work at Kansas State University.

READY, SET, GROW: K-STATE GARDENS OFFERS PUBLIC SEMINARS, LUNCH SERIES: Three public seminars are featured in the 2011 Friends of the Kansas State University Gardens Luncheon Series. Learn about drift roses in March, tour an 18th-century style colonial garden in June, and in November see how to use "old with new" to decorate for the holidays.

 

Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011

 

NEWS TIP: K-STATE LEADERS RESPOND TO RECOMMENDED $150 MILLION FOR NBAF CONSTRUCTION: Kansas State University leaders responded to news that President Barack Obama is recommending $150 million for the next phase of construction for the $650 million National Agro and Bio-Defense Facility. The biosafety level-4 laboratory will be located on the K-State campus and will leverage the university's expertise in animal health and food safety.

GETTING DOWN TO BUSINESS: ENTREPRENEURSHIP CENTER NABS 2011 EMERGING PROGRAM AWARD: When it comes to promoting success, the Kansas State University Center for the Advancement of Entrepreneurship practices what it teaches.

STUDENTS FIND UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH PAYS OFF IN OPPORTUNITIES: Teall Culbertson and Graciela Orozco admit they took their jobs as undergraduate research technicians at Kansas State University for the paycheck, but they know now the hands-on experiences they've gained will pay off more in the future.

A TRUE SELF-STARTER: HORNSBY GARNERS PRESTIGIOUS ENTREPRENEURSHIP FELLOWSHIP: In acceptance speeches, award winners often say it's an honor just to be nominated. But to be nominated for a prestigious fellowship by your best friend and mentor? That's not just an honor, it's humbling.

FAMILY OF 'CATS HOPES TO ADOPT RAT TO SNIFF OUT TUBERCULOSIS, LANDMINES: It sounds a bit like "Stuart Little" with a twist. But this story isn't fiction. A group of Wildcats at Kansas State University at Salina hope to raise enough money to sponsor a HeroRAT, an African giant pouched rat trained to sniff out tuberculosis or landmines in Tanzania and Mozambique.

GET DOWN TO BUSINESS: FIND A JOB AT THE BUSINESS AND HOSPITALITY CAREER FAIR: Interested in a career in business or the hospitality industry? Then Kansas State University is the place to be Tuesday, Feb. 22, for the Business and Hospitality Career Fair.

 

Monday, Feb. 14, 2011

 

GROUNDBREAKER: CHEMICAL ENGINEER EARNS NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION CAREER AWARD FOR WORK WITH GRAPHENE QUANTUM DOTS: Research with small particles has led to a big-time award for a Kansas State University researcher. Vikas Berry, assistant professor of chemical engineering, has received a National Science Foundation CAREER award for his work involving graphene, which could lead to improved electronics and optoelectronics.

THE POWER OF PURPLE: FROM CRAYONS TO CREATION, PURPLE REMAINS SYMBOLIC COLOR IN LITERATURE: Purple is the color of adventure. At least, that's how author Crockett Johnson once described his choice of the color in his famous children's picture book "Harold and the Purple Crayon."

NEWS TIP: K-STATE JOURNALISM PROFESSORS CAN PROVIDE INSIGHT INTO MEDIA AND EGYPT: The media is playing a powerful role in communicating about the political uprising in Egypt, and two faculty members from Kansas State University's A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications have expertise on the subject.

NEWS TIP: WHAT IS 'WATSON?' EXPERT CAN EXPLAIN THE WORKINGS BEHIND IBM'S 'JEOPARDY!' CHALLENGER: A Kansas State University expert on machine learning and artificial intelligence says the IBM-designed Watson will be a strong candidate against "Jeopardy!" champions Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter.

STUDENTS HELPING STUDENTS: K-STATE PROUD 2011 KICKS OFF: The K-State Proud Campaign -- an all-university, student-led campaign to raise funds for student awards -- will kick off its campaign week of students helping students Monday, Feb. 14, at Kansas State University.

BALANCE IN MOTION: K-STATE JUNIOR MAINTAINS EQUILIBRIUM DESPITE DIVERSE INTERESTS: Morgan Armbruster is interested in movement. During her time at Kansas State University, Armbruster, a junior in microbiology and premedicine, Hutchinson, has become quite adept at staying in constant motion.

POETS, NOVELISTS AND MORE MAKE FOR LITERARY MONTH AT K-STATE: Late February and early March offer a literary flair with lectures by noted scholars and poetry and fiction readings being offered by Kansas State University's department of English.

 

Friday, Feb. 11, 2011

 

THE PET'S CHOICE: ONE OF THE FOREMOST EXPERTS ON FLEAS, TICKS IS VETERINARIAN OF THE YEAR: The 2010 Veterinarian of the Year is a Kansas State University veterinarian who may be considered dog's best friend for his work in flea and tick control.

RESEARCH AT LEVEL-3 LABORATORY PAVING THE WAY FOR FOOD SAFETY, HEALTH FOR ALL: Oh no, not more news about E. coli. Most people are aware of the efforts to reduce health risks from E. coli O157:H7 linked to undercooked ground beef and fresh produce, including spinach and lettuce.

THE POWER OF PURPLE: PERCEPTION COLORS OUR VIEW OF PURPLE, PROFESSOR SAYS: Royal purple has a prestigious history at Kansas State University. Since K-State students selected it as the school's official color in 1896, the color has become one of the university's greatest identifiers.

 

Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011

 

SCHOOL OF LEADERSHIP STUDIES STRIKES GOLD WITH LEED CERTIFICATION: Kansas State University's School of Leadership Studies has won gold for going green. A year after opening its doors, the school was notified that it has achieved LEED gold certification, and it's believed to be the first building to do so among higher education institutions in Kansas.

SCHOOL OF LEADERSHIP STUDIES BUILDING WINS COVETED DESIGN-BUILD AWARD: The Kansas State University School of Leadership Studies building is barely a year old, but that's all the time it took to be named Project of the Year by the Design-Build Institute of America/Mid-America Region, or DBIA-MAR.

THE POWER OF PURPLE: THROUGHOUT HISTORY, PURPLE ASSOCIATED WITH WEALTH AND POWER: The color purple has a significant place in both modern and ancient history, according to a Kansas State University professor. In the ancient world, purple was universally associated with wealth and power, said David Stone, professor of history.

EBONY THEATER SHINES SPOTLIGHT ON WOMEN OF COLOR IN FREE PERFORMANCES: Kansas State University's Ebony Theater is giving three free performances of the Broadway play "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf."

WILLIAM INGE'S 'BUS STOP' BRINGS SMALL-TOWN KANSAS TO MCCAIN AUDITORIUM: The Broadway production of William Inge's "Bus Stop" is rolling into Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium as part of the McCain Performance Series.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011

 

WORLD'S SMALLEST TRANSPONDER ON BOARD K-STATE SALINA UNMANNED AIRCRAFT: It squawks. It's the size of a business card. Weighing less than a cell phone, it's the world's smallest aviation transponder -- and it's on board Kansas State University at Salina's unmanned aircraft vehicle.

ROMANTIC LITERATURE CAN INSPIRE YOUR OWN WORDS OF WOO FOR VALENTINE'S DAY: Roses may be red and violets may be blue, but there are passages in literature that bring Valentine's Day inspiration, too, according to two Kansas State University professors of English.

AD ASTRA INITIATIVE NAMES WILDLIFE EXPERT, BIOLOGY PROFESSOR ONE OF STATE'S MOST IMPORTANT RESEARCHERS: A Kansas State University wildlife expert has been named one of the top 150 scientists in Kansas. Samantha "Sam" Wisely is an associate professor of biology. Her selection is through the Ad Astra Kansas Initiative's "Science in Kansas: 150 Years and Counting."

THE POWER OF PURPLE: PURPLE FOODS PROVIDE HEALTHY NUTRIENTS AND ANTIOXIDANTS: When it comes to healthy eating, consider adding some powerful purple foods to your diet. That's because many purple foods contain anthocyanins, which are red, blue and purple natural pigments. Anthocyanins are healthy because they're powerful antioxidants and may help boost the immune system, maintain health and prevent disease, said J. Scott Smith, Kansas State University professor of food chemistry.

MEDIA ADVISORY: WHAT IS MAN VERSUS MACHINE? IT'S A 'JEOPARDY!' WATCH PARTY: If you've ever worried about computers taking over the world, Kansas State University is offering a chance to watch the latest and greatest supercomputer in action.

HELPING KANSAS: 10 GRADUATE STUDENTS TO PRESENT RESEARCH THAT BENEFITS STATE: Ten Kansas State University graduate students who are researching topics important to Kansas will share their findings with legislators, the Board of Regents, industry representatives and the public at a statewide summit.

AVIATION STUDENTS ACHIEVE PILOT AND FLIGHT RATINGS: Kansas State University at Salina aviation students have earned a variety of pilot and flight ratings during the fall 2010 and spring 2011 semesters.

PRESIDENTIAL MATERIAL: HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS FROM LINCOLN, OTTAWA AND OVERLAND PARK EARN K-STATE'S LARGEST SCHOLARSHIP: Three high school seniors from Kansas have earned Kansas State University's Presidential Scholarship, the largest scholarship award in the state. The Presidential Scholarship is worth $20,000 a year or up to $80,000 over four years. As K-State's most selective scholarship award, it recognizes students who have been outstanding academically and were student leaders during their high school career.

FIVE FUTURE WILDCATS EARN KASSEBAUM SCHOLARSHIPS: Five future Kansas State University students, all high school seniors, have earned $5,000 scholarships named in honor of former Kansas Sen. Nancy Kassebaum-Baker.

 

Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011

 

DO OPPOSITES ATTRACT? THERAPIST SAYS IT'S BEST TO LOVE SOMEONE WHO LOVES WHAT YOU LOVE: When it comes to love, it might not be best for Capulets and Montagues to mingle and marry. That's because while opposites can attract, they may not be best for each other, according to Chelsea Madsen, a Kansas State University instructor of family studies and human services and a licensed marriage and family therapist.

PURPLE RARE COLOR IN PLANTS BUT IMPORTANT: Kansas State University isn't the only place where the color purple rules. In the plant world, many plants are defined by their purple color.

K-STATE NOMINATES FOUR STUDENTS FOR GOLDWATER SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION: Four Kansas State University students will compete for 2011 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships. The students include: Sterling Braun, Fort Scott; Joshua Ericson, Junction City; Gage Brummer, Prairie Village; and Angela Grommet, Wichita.

MAKE IT A 'TAPPY' VALENTINE'S DAY AND SEND A TAP-A-GRAM: Love and the sound of tap dancing are in the air at Kansas State University for Valentine's Day. K-State's tap dance ensemble is offering Happy Valentine's Day Tap-A-Grams all day, Monday, Feb. 14, as a fundraiser for the group.

MATHCOUNTS COMPETITION ADDS UP TO VICTORY FOR MANHATTAN, NEWTON AND SALINA TEAMS: Middle school teams from Manhattan, Newton and Salina came up with the winning equations for victory at the regional MATHCOUNTS competition Feb. 5 at Kansas State University at Salina. The teams now advance to the state contest.

 

Monday, Feb. 7, 2011

 

ROCK MUSIC'S ROOTS RUN DEEP WITH PURPLE, PROFESSOR SAYS: Ask Steven Maxwell what the color purple means and his answer is simple: turn the volume to 11 and open your mind, because purple is rock and roll in its prime.

'HISTORY'S QUIET KEEPERS': DOCUMENTARY TO RECOGNIZE CONTRIBUTIONS OF VOLUNTEER MEMORYKEEPERS: A Kansas State University documentary project is recognizing the contributions of volunteers in five Kansas communities that help preserve historical memories.

FOR STUDENTS, BY STUDENTS: POWERCAT FINANCIAL COUNSELING EARNS SECOND NATIONAL HONOR: The national honors are adding up for Kansas State University's Powercat Financial Counseling, a free financial counseling and education program for students.

WORKSHOP HELPS STUDENTS TURN STUDYING ABROAD INTO RESUME MATERIAL: Skills learned studying abroad could translate into a great career with the help of Kansas State University's career and employment services.

 
Friday, Feb. 4, 2011

 

FOUR STUDENTS COMPETE FOR TRUMAN SCHOLARSHIPS: Kansas State University is nominating four students to compete for 2011 Harry S. Truman Scholarships: Melanie Hall, Junction City; Ariel Anib, Olathe; Emily Patton, Prairie Village; and McKenzie Snow, Wichita.

MEDIA ADVISORY: EXPERTS CAN COMMENT ON POLITICAL UNREST INDICATORS, EFFECTS ON OTHER COUNTRIES, WHICH NATIONS ARE NEXT: What is igniting political unrest in countries such as Egypt, Tunisia and the Sudan? What about the "boomerang" effect this has on other nations, and which countries will likely experience political unrest during the next five years? A model developed by two assistant professors of political science at Kansas State University is proving successful in answering those questions.

ERNESTINE, EDITH ANN AND MORE ACCOMPANY COMEDIC ARTIST LILY TOMLIN TO MCCAIN: Comedic great Lily Tomlin is bringing a night of laughter to Kansas State University's McCain Performance Series at 7:30 pm. Friday, Feb. 11.

CIVIC LEADERS: HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS EARN SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ENGAGEMENT IN THEIR COMMUNITIES: Kansas State University has selected recipients of the university's 2011 Civic Leadership Scholarships, which are sponsored by Kansas Farm Bureau and Farm Bureau Financial Services.

STUDENTS HONING JOB SKILLS THROUGH INTERN PROGRAM AT ADVANCED MANUFACTURING INSTITUTE: Kansas State University students are putting their career skills to work as interns for K-State's Advanced Manufacturing Institute. The institute has selected 13 students to participate in its intern program for the spring 2011 semester.

CONCERTS, RECITALS AND MORE MAKE FOR MUSICAL FEBRUARY: February is a month for music at Kansas State University. The department of music is offering several recitals and performances by guest artists, students and faculty throughout the month. Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public.

 

Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011

 

SALINA AIR FORCE ROTC CADETS GO THE EXTRA MILES FOR SUCCESS: It takes time and effort for Air Force ROTC cadets to become commissioned officers in the U.S. Air Force. But for 12 cadets in Kansas State University's Air Force ROTC Detachment 270, the investment of time and effort also must go the distance.

COOK, LEARN, EAT: FOOD NETWORK GUEST CHEF EXPLORES TASTES OF ASIA AT CULINARY WORKSHOP: Celebrity chef Jet Tila will demonstrate his signature pad thai, reveal the secrets of rolling sushi and share his award-winning recipe for tom yum soup during a culinary workshop March 10 at Kansas State University.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011

 

VENTURE CAPITALIST DIXON DOLL TO DELIVER COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING EYESTONE LECTURE: Dixon Doll, the noted venture capitalist who has guided entrepreneurs, investors and executives in the computer and communications industries for more than 35 years, will present the annual Eyestone Lecture for Kansas State University's College of Engineering.

CAREER FAIR ENGINEERS JOB OPTIONS FOR STUDENTS: The possibility of having more than 80 job options sounds unreal, but it's reality at the Engineering Career Fair.

 

Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011

 

BOOK DONATIONS SPREAD KNOWLEDGE TO IRAQ'S BASRAH UNIVERSITY: Kansas State University is supplying stacks of textbooks to help rebuild Iraq.