July 2013

 
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 
  

K-State Salina UAS Club places in Top 10 at international competition for second year in a row
Kansas State University Salina's Unmanned Aircraft Systems Club landed a Top 10 finish at the 11th annual Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Student Unmanned Aircraft Systems Competition at Webster Field, an annex of Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Md.


 

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 
  

A sure thing: Robotics Team claims seventh straight championship
Kansas State University's Robotics Team won its seventh straight championship at the student robotics competition offered at the recent annual international meeting of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers in Kansas City, Mo.


Urban Water Institute at K-State Olathe hosts water management workshop
The professional workshop Political Fragmentation in Local Governance and Water Resource Management will be 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 30 at Kansas State University Olathe, 22201 W. Innovation Drive.


 

Monday, July 29, 2013 
  

K-State Olathe, American Royal seek entries for best-tasting steak
The American Royal Association and Kansas State University Olathe are looking for the best-tasting steak and are inviting beef producers from across the nation to submit rib-eye steaks for the competition.



 

Friday, July 26, 2013 
  

Bluemont Hall limited access throughout weekend
Bluemont Hall is open Friday, July 26, until 4 p.m. Construction is ongoing, and limited access to the building is advised. 


 

Thursday, July 25, 2013 
  

University awarded $13.7M competitive grant to support research on sorghum and millet and decrease hunger in Africa
The U.S. Agency for International Development, or USAID, has announced that Kansas State University is the recipient of a $13.7 million grant from the agency to help end poverty and increase food supplies in semiarid Africa. The award was made under Feed the Future, the U.S. government's global hunger and food security initiative.


Toxicologist urges people, pets to beware of blue-green algae

With blue-green algae contaminating lakes nationwide, a Kansas State University toxicologist warns pet owners to understand the bacteria's dangers for their pets and for themselves.

Epoxy vapors temporarily close Bluemont Hall
Epoxy vapors have temporarily closed Bluemont Hall.

 


 

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 
 

Researchers combatting food security issues by educating teachers
Summer school might not be everyone's idea of a good time, but for Kansas teachers, it is opening up their eyes to a new world of wonder -- soybeans.

Online communication class helps students resolve conflict, improve communities
Knowing how you and others respond to conflict can help reduce the severity and frequency of conflict while making communication exchange more productive, according to Sarah Riforgiate, assistant professor of communication studies at Kansas State University

K-State Salina earns exception to new FAA 1,500-flight-hour rule for co-pilot training
Students enrolled in the flight program at Kansas State University Salina will be able to qualify for an exception to a new rule recently introduced by the Federal Aviation Administration, or FAA. The rule requires 1,500 flight hours be completed by aviation graduates prior to qualifying for employment as an airline first officer.

Bower family scholarship to benefit students from Wabaunsee County area
George Bowers, Mesa, Ariz., has made a planned gift to Kansas State University to establish the Pat and Clarice Bowers Family Scholarship.


 


Tuesday, July 23, 2013 
 

University nationally recognized for supporting sexuality and gender minorities
Kansas State University can continue taking pride in its efforts to reach lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender individuals on campus.

New summer institute brings South Korean computer science students to campus
Computer science is the focus of a new educational and cultural exchange program between Kansas State University and South Korea's Hanyang University this summer.

 


 

Monday, July 22, 2013 
 

Immigration focus of sociology research in southwest Kansas
A Kansas State University researcher is examining why Hispanic immigration has become more common in rural areas and how Hispanic immigrants have adapted in these places, particularly southwest Kansas.

On the roll to fight cancer: Pink fire truck coming to Manhattan rodeo
Nicki the fire truck doesn't fight fires anymore. This pink traveling memorial spreads love and hope in support of women who have cancer, and she's coming to the Kaw Valley Rodeo for Tough Enough to Wear Pink night on Friday, July 26.

  



Thursday, July 18, 2013 
 

Research leads to successful restoration of hearing and balance, shows potential for human application
The sounds of success are ringing at Kansas State University through a research project that has potential to treat human deafness and loss of balance.

 



Wednesday, July 17, 2013 
 

Research targets bacteria behind hospital-associated infections
Kansas State University researchers are defeating persistent bacteria known for causing infections in hospitals. They have discovered how a regulatory system helps this bacteria resist a host's innate immune defense -- a finding that may help develop novel drug compounds to fight the bacteria.

 


 

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 
 

University proceeds with K-State 2025 plans, campus improvements
Kansas State University is making improvements systemwide this summer. Work varies from major construction projects to various room and lab renovations and life safety improvements.

Kansas State University scores well in engineering, return on investment for students' tuition dollars
Kansas State University is receiving more plaudits for its engineering programs, and it's earning strong marks for what its graduates receive for their investment in their education.

 


 

Monday, July 15, 2013 
 

Justin Hall addition earns LEED Gold for sustainability
The building addition to Justin Hall, home of the College of Human Ecology at Kansas State University, has been approved for the prestigious LEED -- Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design -- Gold certification by the U. S. Green Building Council, meeting stringent requirements for positive impact on the environment and the building's occupants.

 



Friday, July 12, 2013 
 

Researcher finds correlation between financial arguments, decreased relationship satisfaction
Even the healthiest relationships include arguments, but the topic of the argument could predict risk of divorce, according to a Kansas State University researcher.

 


 

Thursday, July 11, 2013 
 

Purple pride: University donors set new record with $152 million in total gift activity
Alumni, friends, parents, faculty, students and corporate partners of Kansas State University made philanthropic gifts, pledges and future commitments totaling $152 million in the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2013. This figure sets a new record in total gift activity in the 69-year history of the Kansas State University Foundation, surpassing the previous record of $111 million in fiscal year 2012.

 


 

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 
 

Wind power does not strongly affect greater prairie chickens, seven-year study finds
Wind power development does not ruffle the feathers of greater prairie chicken populations, according to the results of a seven-year study from a Kansas State University ecologist and his team.

 


 

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 
 

Grant bolstering university's ongoing efforts to make students more financially savvy
Kansas State University is increasing its efforts to educate students about their finances with a grant from the Council of Graduate Schools.


 

Monday, July 8, 2013 
 

Plant pathology department named best in US
The U.S. National Research Council has ranked Kansas State University's department of plant pathology as the No. 1 plant pathology department in the nation.

Momentum building for 2013-2014 school year
If a great college experience starts with a great first year, members of Kansas State University's 2013-2014 first-year class can't wait to get started.

University's annual Dialog on Sustainability July 20 at Seaton Hall
"Global Perspectives and Local Action" is the title of the eighth annual Dialog on Sustainability set for Saturday, July 20, in 63 Seaton Hall at Kansas State University. The event is open to the public and will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.



 

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 
 

Concealed carry four-year exemption granted for Kansas State University
As of July 1, Kansas State University is part of the four-year concealed carry exemption period. 

Pink rodeo to benefit university's Johnson Cancer Research Center
The Kaw Valley Rodeo Association wants you to be tough enough to wear pink.



 


Monday, July 1, 2013 
 

Study finds biochemical role of crucial TonB protein in bacterial iron transport and pathogenesis
A Kansas State University-led study has discovered the role of a protein in bacteria that cause a wide variety of diseases, including typhoid fever, plague, meningitis and dysentery. The results may lead to new and improved antibiotics for humans and animals.

Long may it wave: As America changed, so did the fabric of its flag, expert says
The American flag is a common sight across the country on the Fourth of July, and a Kansas State University textiles expert said just as our country has evolved since 1776, so has Old Glory.

Unmanned mission: Engineering students take third in international competition
A team of Kansas State University engineering students won third place at the 2013 Student Unmanned Aerial Systems competition, June 20-22, at Webster Field Annex at Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland.