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January 2010

 

Friday, January 29, 2010

 

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT ATTENDING K-STATE AT THE K-STATE BASKETBALL GAME DAY CHAT SESSION JAN. 30 FROM 5-10 P.M.: Find out more about attending Kansas State University by chatting with K-State admissions before, during and after the K-State vs. the University of Kansas basketball game Saturday, Jan. 30.

K-STATE LANDON LECTURE BY ADM. MICHAEL MULLEN, CHAIR OF JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF, RESCHEDULED FOR MARCH 3: The Landon Lecture by Adm. Michael G. Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has been rescheduled for 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, at Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium.

K-STATE DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC OFFERS FREE PERFORMANCES IN FEBRUARY: There will be no shortage of music on the Kansas State University campus in February, with a variety of performances for the community to enjoy. Performances are free and open to the public.

 

Thursday, January 28, 2010

 

K-STATE CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH IN FEBRUARY WITH A VARIETY OF EVENTS: The Black Student Union and other multicultural organizations at Kansas State University are planning a variety of events to mark the national celebration of Black History Month in February.

K-STATE EXPERT IN KANSAS POLITICS AND CO-AUTHOR ARGUE IN NEW BOOK THAT STATE IS DEFINED BY CLASH OF POLITICAL CULTURES AND ON FOREFRONT OF NEW GOP COALITIONS: Hierarchy and individualism may seem like strange bedfellows, but a Kansas State University political scientist and his colleague argue that such unlikely pairings have been a recurring theme in Kansas politics since the state's beginning.

K-STATE THEATER STUDENTS AND FACULTY MEMBER EARN AWARDS FROM KENNEDY CENTER AMERICAN COLLEGE THEATER FESTIVAL REGION 5: Work by two Kansas State University theater students and a K-State faculty member is being recognized by the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Region 5.

PRESIDENT OF K-STATE'S BLACK STUDENT UNION AIMS TO HELP HIS FELLOW STUDENTS HAVE COLLEGIATE SUCCESS: As a first-generation college student, Brandon Hall said he was especially unaware of what it took to transition from high school to college. Now, with firsthand experience of these difficulties and as president of Kansas State University's Black Student Union, Hall aspires to help his fellow students achieve success in college.

 

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

 

K-STATE THEATER TO PRESENT COMEDY 'BIG LOVE': The Kansas State University theater program will present the comedy "Big Love" at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4-6 and Feb. 10-13 in Nichols Theater.

K-STATE GRADUATE STUDENT TO ATTEND NATIONAL POVERTY SUMMIT IN WASHINGTON, D.C.: A Kansas State University graduate student's efforts to raise awareness about global poverty have earned him an invitation to the "Power 100 Summit" in Washington, D.C., Jan. 29-Feb. 1.

 

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

 

K-STATE STUDY FINDS THAT ANTIOXIDANTS AREN'T ALWAYS BENEFICIAL TO YOUR HEALTH AND CAN SOMETIMES IMPAIR MUSCLE FUNCTION: Antioxidants increasingly have been praised for their benefits against disease and aging, but recent studies at Kansas State University show that they also can cause harm.

K-STATE'S BEACH MUSEUM OF ART TO HOST VALENTINE-THEMED WORKSHOPS FOR ADULTS AND THE FAMILY: Kansas State University's Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art will have two workshops for sweethearts inspired to make valentines.

 

Monday, January 25, 2010

 

K-STATE OFFERING FREE EDUCATIONAL KITS TO KANSAS MIDDLE SCHOOL, HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS TO HELP WITH STATEWIDE EARTHWORM RESEARCH PROJECT: Earthworms will soon be wiggling their way into Kansas classrooms to help a Kansas State University biology instructor with a statewide biological research project.

MODERN DANCE SENSATION MOMIX PERFORMING FEB. 4 AT K-STATE'S MCCAIN AUDITORIUM: Momix, a company of dancer-illusionists, will present "The Best of Momix" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, at Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium. The performance is part of the 2009-2010 McCain Performance Series.

K-STATE'S 2010 SEASON FOR NONVIOLENCE TO CELEBRATE A DECADE OF NONVIOLENCE EDUCATION: The impact of nonviolence education at Kansas State University over the last decade will be the focus of the 2010 Season of Nonviolence, Jan. 30-April 4. This year's theme is "For the Public Good."

 

Friday, January 22, 2010

 

DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE TO PRESENT LANDON LECTURE FEB. 22 AT K-STATE: Dennis C. Blair, the director of national intelligence, will present the first Landon Lecture of the spring 2010 semester at Kansas State University. Blair's lecture will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22, in McCain Auditorium.

K-STATE'S ALUMNI ASSOCIATION, FOUNDATION WIN 11 AWARDS AT 2010 CASE CONFERENCE: Advancement professionals at Kansas State University earned 11 awards from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education at the District 6 meeting Jan 10-12 in St. Louis, Mo.

FAA ISSUES K-STATE AT SALINA'S AVIATION PROGRAM SECOND CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORIZATION FOR UNMANNED FLIGHT: The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a Certificate of Authorization to Kansas State University at Salina to fly the PowerCat, an unmanned aerial vehicle operated by a private company, over Crisis City.

K-STATE PARTICIPATES IN NATIONAL RECYCLING EFFORT FOR SECOND YEAR: RecycleMania has returned to Kansas State University. The annual event started this week and runs through March 27.

K-STATE'S BEACH MUSEUM OF ART TO EXHIBIT SUE JEAN COVACEVICH'S 'FOLLOWING THE SUN': The work of versatile Kansas artist Sue Jean Covacevich will be on display at Kansas State University's Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art Jan. 29-May 2.

 

Thursday, January 21, 2010

 

TIP SHEET: K-STATE FACULTY EXPERTS AVAILABLE TO DISCUSS TOPICS RELATED TO OLYMPICS: SPORT NUTRITION, PROTECTIVE CLOTHING, FOOD SAFETY PRACTICES AND TESTING: Kansas State University has several faculty experts available to discuss topics that may come up in coverage of the 2010 Winter Olympics, beginning Feb. 12 in Vancouver, British Columbia.

K-STATE ALUM NOW SERVING AS UNIVERSITY'S ASSISTANT GENERAL COUNSEL: Lindsay Chapman, an attorney with experience in employment law has joined Kansas State University's office of general counsel as assistant general counsel.

K-STATE CHAPTER OF MORTAR BOARD SENIOR HONOR SOCIETY HOST TO KANSAS ACADEMIC DECATHLON FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS JAN. 22-23 AT K-STATE: The Kansas Academic Decathlon will be Friday, Jan. 22, and Saturday, Jan. 23, at Kansas State University.

SEVEN PROJECTS RECEIVING ENGAGEMENT INCENTIVE GRANTS FROM K-STATE'S CENTER FOR ENGAGEMENT AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: Projects involving economic development, public health, increasing science education and preserving local histories are receiving Engagement Incentive Grants from Kansas State University's Center for Engagement and Community Development.

K-STATE CONFERENCES TO HELP CONCRETE AND MASONRY PROFESSIONALS DEVELOP MORE SUSTAINABLE INFRASTRUCTURE: Two upcoming Kansas State University conferences -- the Kansas Masonry Conference and the Scholer-Peterson Concrete Conference -- will offer timely information as the nation seeks to build and repair bridges, roads, water systems and airports through the most economical and sustainable means. Both conferences will be on the K-State campus in early February.

 

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

 

TARGET AWARDS FOUR K-STATE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION STUDENTS $1,000 SCHOLARSHIPS FOR CASE COMPETITION VICTORY: Four students from Kansas State University's College of Business Administration have received $1,000 scholarships in a case competition sponsored by the Target Corporation.

 

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

 

K-STATE TILFORD PROJECT LOOKS AT FIRST BLACK EXECUTIVE IN THE WHITE HOUSE AND THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1957: A project by two Kansas State University at Salina faculty members offers a look at the first black executive in the White House and the tumultuous years leading up to the Civil Rights Act of 1957.

K-STATE ENGINEERS FINE TUNE COMPUTER MODELS TO PREDICT, PREVENT SPREAD OF FOOT-AND-MOUTH DISEASE; DEPENDING ON SITUATION, VACCINATION OR CULLING BEST PREVENTION: Combining technology and animal health, a group of Kansas State University researchers is developing a more effective way to predict the spread of foot-and-mouth disease and the impact of preventative measures.

 

Friday, January 15, 2010

 

K-STATE'S KONZA PRAIRIE BIOLOGICAL STATION A FINALIST IN 'EIGHT WONDERS OF KANSAS GEOGRAPHY' COMPETITION: Kansas State University's Konza Prairie Biological Station is one of 24 finalists in the Eight Wonders of Kansas Geography competition, sponsored by the Kansas Sampler Foundation.

RUTH DYER NAMED SENIOR VICE PROVOST AT K-STATE: Ruth Dyer has been appointed senior vice provost at Kansas State University. She served as K-State's interim provost and vice president for academic affairs from June 15, 2009, when Duane Nellis left K-State to become president at the University of Idaho, until the appointment of April Mason as K-State's provost and senior vice president in December.

SEVERAL K-STATE MUSIC PERFORMANCES IN JANUARY HELP KICK OFF THE SPRING SEMESTER: The last weeks of January offer several Kansas State University music performances for the community to enjoy.

NEWS TIP: K-STATE PSYCHOLOGY PROFESSOR WHO STUDIES RACIAL BIAS IN CRISIS SITUATIONS AVAILABLE TO DISCUSS HOW RACISM COULD AFFECT HELPING RESPONSE IN HAITI: Kansas State University's Donald Saucier, associate professor of psychology, is available to discuss how racism could affect aid given to victims in Haiti. Saucier studies the measurement and expression of prejudice. He led a study a year after Hurricane Katrina to survey people's perceptions of the hurricane victims and the help they received.

 

Thursday, January 14, 2010

 

K-STATE FINDS THAT HEALTHIER PASTORS LEAD TO MORE HEALTH PROGRAMMING AT CHURCHES, WHERE WELLNESS MESSAGES CAN REACH AS MUCH AS 60 PERCENT OF AMERICANS: The number of health and wellness programs at church -- from softball teams to diabetes screenings -- often depends on the health habits of the man or woman at the pulpit, according to recent findings by Kansas State University researchers.

K-STATE'S ELLIOTT PUJOL TO RECEIVE A 2010 GOVERNOR'S ARTS AWARD: Elliott Pujol, professor of art at Kansas State University, will receive a 2010 Governor's Arts Award for his work as a master metalsmith and Kansas artist.

K-STATE ALUM'S EXHIBITION, 'GAIL GREGG: THE ALBUM SERIES,' COMING TO BEACH MUSEUM OF ART: The work of abstract artist and Kansas State University alum Gail Gregg will be on display at K-State's Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art Jan. 29 to May 2.

KATHLEEN GREENE TO PRESENT A KEY LECTURE FOR MLK WEEK IN MANHATTAN: A Kansas State University administrator will speak as part of Manhattan's Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations this weekend. Kathleen V. Greene will present "Holding Onto The Dream" at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, at the Community MLK Celebration, Manhattan High School East Campus Auditorium, Ninth and Poyntz Ave.

 

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

 

K-STATE AGRI-INDUSTRY CAREER FAIR JAN. 27: More than 55 businesses, agencies and organizations will be on campus Wednesday, Jan. 27, to discuss jobs and internships with Kansas State University students at the Agri-Industry Career Fair. The fair is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the K-State Student Union's Ballroom.

K-STATE'S POWERCAT FINANCIAL COUNSELING TO CELEBRATE GRAND OPENING: Kansas State University's Powercat Financial Counseling will have its official grand opening at noon Wednesday, Jan. 27, in the courtyard of the K-State Student Union.

K-STATE'S PARKING GARAGE FULLY OPEN IN TIME FOR SPRING SEMESTER CLASSES: Kansas State University's parking garage is fully open in time for the first day of spring semester classes Thursday, Jan. 14.

NATION'S FIRST GREAT LAKES WIND NETWORK CENTER OF EXCELLENCE AT K-STATE'S ADVANCED MANUFACTURING INSTITUTE: Great Lakes WIND Network, an international supply chain network and advisory group, has named the Advanced Manufacturing Institute at Kansas State University as its first-in-the-nation Center of Excellence to expand the network's supply chain development efforts across the state of Kansas.

K-STATE MESSAGE BOARD PLANS PROMOTE VISIBILITY, AESTHETICS AND CAMPUS SAFETY: Kansas State University is proceeding with plans for a message board that will display static information about university-related activities and services. The LED sign, to be placed south of the new K-State parking garage, also will be part of campus safety efforts. In the event of an emergency, it will be used to provide essential information to the campus and community.

 

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

 

K-STATE'S NOEL SCHULZ TO DIRECT ELECTRICAL POWER AFFILIATES PROGRAM IN DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING: Noel Schulz, Paslay professor of electrical and computer engineering, has been named director of the K-State Electrical Power Affiliates Program, which connects graduate and undergraduate student research projects directly to the needs of power affiliate members.

USING HURRICANE KATRINA AS MODEL, K-STATE PSYCHOLOGISTS FIND PEOPLE'S RACIAL BIASES CAN SKEW PERCEPTIONS OF HOW MUCH HELP VICTIMS NEED: When assessing the amount of help someone needs, people's perceptions can be skewed by their racial biases, according to a Kansas State University study.

K-STATE'S WILDCAT BATTALION HONORING CADET WHO DIED OVER HOLIDAY BREAK: Kansas State University's ROTC Wildcat Battalion is holding a memorial service Jan. 20 for a cadet killed in a car accident over the holiday break.

 

Monday, January 11, 2010

 

BRUCE SHUBERT CHOOSES TO RETURN TO ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT ROLE; NATIONAL SEARCH TO BEGIN SOON: Bruce Shubert, Kansas State University's vice president for administration and finance, has decided to return to his prior post of associate vice president.

 

Friday, January 8, 2010

 

K-STATE AT SALINA TO HOST REGIONAL SCIENCE COMPETITION: Kansas State University at Salina will host a regional Kansas Science Olympiad Wednesday, Jan. 13. The olympiad is a statewide competition that challenges students to demonstrate their knowledge, ability and skills in all areas of science.

 

Thursday, January 7, 2010

 

K-STATE EVENING COLLEGE NOW ENROLLING FOR THE SPRING 2010 SEMESTER: When there aren't enough hours in the day to balance work and family life while furthering your education, Kansas State University's Evening College can help.

COUNTRY, BLUEGRASS MUSIC LEGEND RICKY SKAGGS AND HIS BAND, KENTUCKY THUNDER, TO PERFORM AT K-STATE'S MCCAIN AUDITORIUM: Ricky Skaggs, a country and bluegrass music icon and 14-time Grammy Award winner, will perform with his band Kentucky Thunder at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, at Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium. The performance is part of K-State's McCain Performance Series.

 

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

 

SUCCESS IN GAINING SCHOLARSHIPS FOCUS OF K-STATE EXCITE! WORKSHOP: Success in attaining scholarships is the focus of a Kansas State University EXCITE! -- EXploring sCIence, Technology and Engineering -- workshop for ninth- and 10th-grade girls, Thursday, Jan. 28, at K-State.

TWIST CAREER DAY FOR HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS JAN. 8 AT K-STATE AT SALINA: The 17th annual TWIST Career Day will start at 9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 8, in the College Center Conference Room at Kansas State University at Salina.

 

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

 

K-STATE A.D. JOHN CURRIE'S CONTRACT COMPLETED WITH FINALIZED INCENTIVE CLAUSES: John Currie, Kansas State University's athletics director since June 2009, recently completed his contract with the signing of an incentive and retention clause that will grant him bonuses when K-State's athletic teams accomplish certain high-level goals. The clause was signed Dec. 3, 2009.

K-STATE COMPUTER SCIENTISTS DEVELOPING TECHNIQUES TO STRENGTHEN THE SECURITY OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS RESPONSIBLE FOR HEALTH CARE, MILITARY DATA: As computers increasingly transfer patient medical records and other sensitive information, a group of computer scientists at Kansas State University is doing basic research that will help designers keep such information safe.

K-STATE NAMES WILDCAT WARM-UP DIRECTORS FOR 2010: Four Kansas State University students will serve as directors of Wildcat Warm-up in 2010, a program aimed at student retention.

 

Monday, January 4, 2010

 

JEFFERY MORRIS NAMED K-STATE'S FIRST VICE PRESIDENT FOR COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING: A marketing and communications professional with experience in both the private sector and public higher education has been tapped to lead Kansas State University's communications and marketing efforts. Jeffery B. Morris will return to his alma mater as vice president for communications and marketing.

K-STATE'S 2010 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. OBSERVANCE WEEK ACTIVITIES CELEBRATE CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER'S VISION: A candlelight vigil, documentary film about the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and a laying of wreaths at King's campus memorial are among the many events taking place during Kansas State University's Martin Luther King Observance Week, Jan. 18-22.

K-STATE HISTORY PROFESSOR TO BE FULBRIGHT SCHOLAR IN VIENNA: A Kansas State University professor will spend most of the spring semester at a prestigious research center in Vienna as a Fulbright scholar.