Thursday, January 31, 2013
Kansas State University begins celebrating its sesquicentennial Feb. 14 with a kickoff event looking back at 150 years of colleges, academic departments and other facets of university life -- topped off with the university's signature Call Hall ice cream and birthday cake.
Businesses must deal with weary-eyed office workers who are sitting behind computer screens and watching cat videos, shopping online and updating their Facebook statuses.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Drivers of electric vehicles can plug in at Kansas State University. Parking services has installed an electric vehicle charging station in the university's parking garage.
Edmund O. Schweitzer III, founder and president of Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Inc. and member of the National Academy of Engineering, will deliver the inaugural address of the College of Engineering National Academy of Engineering Seminar Series at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, in Fiedler Hall Auditorium at Kansas State University.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Sandra M. Stith, director of the marriage and family therapy program at Kansas State University, has been awarded fellow status by the National Council on Family Relations.
A new scholarship is being offered through Kansas State University's Division of Continuing Education for distance education students involved in the military. The Allan D. Sicat Scholarship will provide $1,500, beginning with the fall 2013 semester, to a selected active duty or veteran applicant who meets the requirements.
Kansas State University Olathe and Olathe North High School are partnering to bring the Life Science Lecture Series to high school students across Johnson County and the Kansas City metro area. The free presentations will be Feb. 20, March 6, April 4, May 8 and May 15 at K-State Olathe, 22201 W. Innovation Drive.
The global director for inclusion and diversity at Cargill will be the College of Business Administration's 14th annual Diversity Lecture Series speaker.
War-torn Baghdad sets the scene for K-State Theatre's first production of the new year. The Broadway play "Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo" will be presented Feb. 7-9 and 14-16 at 7:30 p.m., with a 2:30 p.m. matinee Sunday, Feb. 17, all in Nichols Theatre at Kansas State University.
Monday, January 28, 2013
A Kansas State University researcher is studying how religion -- particularly Buddhism -- fits into new forms of virtual reality.
A Kansas State University survey has found an improving job market, competitive salaries and diverse career choices for the university's recent graduates.
Students at Kansas State University Salina will have access to free academic and financial counseling through the campus's Academic and Career Advising Center thanks to a $12,000 grant from the Verizon Wireless Foundation, which focuses on STEM -- science, technology, engineering and math -- education.
Friday, January 25, 2013
The Olathe Chamber of Commerce has namedKansas State University Olathe as the 2012 Corporate Citizen of the Year. The award, presented at the chamber's 92nd annual meeting Jan. 18at the Holiday Inn-Olathe, recognizes dedicated service to the Olathe Chamber of Commerce and the Olathe community.
Kansas State University's two newest Commerce Bank Presidential awardees are working to make the university a better place for everyone.
With the newest strain of norovirus sweeping the nation, Kansas State University food safety expert Doug Powell can talk about ways to prevent getting sick.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Like the chicken pox or fifth disease, a bout of "Bieber Fever" is a childhood passage for many young girls. Moreover, it's a way to explore their sense of identity, according to a Kansas State University family studies researcher.
Kansas State University is rich with long-standing traditions that have brought students, alumni and fans together throughout the university's 150-year history.
Junk-Drawer Robotics and Balloon-Powered Cars are among the sessions being offered at the Kansas City Metro Afterschool Alliance Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at Kansas State University Olathe, 22201 W. Innovation Drive.
More than 1,300 students have completed degree requirements from Kansas State University.
A donation from Overland Park-based FishNet Security will enable researchers in Kansas State University's Smart Grid Laboratory to study ways to improve electrical systems.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
A competitive grant is helping a Kansas State University doctoral student turn the insect responsible for spreading one of the worst plant diseases into a tool that stifles the disease's transmission.
Learning is for a lifetime. That's why the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Kansas is again partnering with Kansas State University, UFM Community Learning Center and Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community to bring classes to Manhattan for adults 50 and older.
Kansas State University students will get the chance to connect with potential employers in the agricultural industry at the 2013 Agri-Industry Career Fair.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Kansas State University is bolstering its research opportunities under a partnership with the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home in Abilene, Kan.
Special performances honoring Kansas State University's 150th anniversary, shows based on the popular movies "Shrek" and "Drumline," a variety of art exhibitions and workshops, and musical performances by student, faculty and guest ensembles make February a month to enjoy the arts at the university.
Friday, January 18, 2013
An essay by two Kansas State University historians will be part of a special gift that President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and a select group of 200 dignitaries receive at a luncheon following the president's inauguration address Monday, Jan. 21, in Washington, D.C.
It's never too early to start planning for the holidays, at least financially speaking, according to a financial planning expert.
The show-style marching bands of historically black college and universities in the South will be celebrated in "DRUMLine Live," coming to Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Following a fall series met with high demand and response, the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine will offer a spring lecture series on the Olathe campus, 22201 W. Innovation Drive, with the first lecture at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, in Forum Hall.
Mark Blanks is the new program manager of Kansas State University Salina's unmanned aircraft systems program.
The fall 2012 semester was an outstanding one for more than 3,300 Kansas State University students who earned semester honors for their academic performance.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
A Kansas State University-led study has uncovered new information that helps scientists better understand the complex workings of cells in the innate immune system. The findings may also lead to new avenues in disease control and prevention.
George Washington Owens looked around at his classmates and realized he was the only black student in his class. He was determined to be the first black student to graduate.
A Kansas State University researcher is developing more efficient ways to save costs, time and energy when creating nanomaterials and lithium-ion batteries.
Celebrating 50 years of dreams, Kansas State University will host Martin Luther King Jr. Observance Week, Jan. 26 to Feb. 1.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Kansas State University is taking a proactive step to ensure students and alumni are well versed in financial planning during and after their college years.
Monday, January 14, 2013
Oren is Israel's ambassador to the U.S., a post he has held since June 2009. His visit will mark the 162nd presentation in the university's Landon Lecture Series. He will present "Israel, The Ultimate Ally."
Kansas State University's Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art is honoring the university's 150th anniversary with the special exhibition, "The Museum of Wonder: A Great Land-Grant University Collects."
Kansas State University Olathe and the physics department on the university's Manhattan campus are partnering to continue the Physics Lecture Series for high school students across Johnson County and the Kansas City metro area.
The department of kinesiology is now part of the College of Human Ecology, an alignment that will strengthen Kansas State University's quest to be a Top 50 public research institution by 2025.
February is Black History Month and Kansas State University will start the observance with Sweet Honey In The Rock, the internationally renowned and Grammy-nominated a cappella ensemble. The group will bring its harmonies and rhythms to McCain Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Seven new graduates of Kansas State University's College of Education are being recognized for excellence as America's next educators.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The Broadway classic "A Chorus Line" is coming to McCain Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29.
Monday, January 7, 2013
As Kansas State University celebrates its first 150 years, a dramatic part of the university's history will be moving to a new home in 2014 -- ghost and all.
A total of $3,000 in grants will help Kansas State University Salina's Enactus chapter increase a small town's dining options and assist the women at Salina's only full-time shelter for families and single women.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Art DeGroat, director of military affairs at Kansas State University and a retired Army lieutenant colonel, has been appointed as a member of the National Advisory Board of the All Glory Project.