June 2013

Friday, June 28, 2013 
 

Student earns Phi Kappa Phi fellowship to continue research, academic study
Kansas State University's Bret McCandless, a May 2013 bachelor's graduate in music and social sciences, Overland Park, is a 2013 Phi Kappa Phi fellow.

University requests exemption from concealed carry bill
Kansas State University, along with the other Kansas Board of Regents schools, has requested a four-year exemption from allowing the concealed carry of weapons on campus. In accordance with House Bill No. 2052, Kansas State University will be included in the four-year exemption.

 


 

Thursday, June 27, 2013 
 

Resistance gene found against Ug99 wheat stem rust pathogen
The world's food supply got a little more plentiful thanks to a scientific breakthrough.


What makes a video go viral? More than just good content 

If you want your homegrown video to go viral, you'd better have more than just good content. Find someone to endorse it, the more well known the better, according to research at Kansas State University.


National program will support first-generation students at Kansas State University
Through a highly competitive selection process, Kansas State University has emerged as one of the next program sites for First Scholars, a national program aimed at increasing graduation rates among first-generation students.

 


 

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 

Researcher says showing patriotism on July Fourth can be psychologically rewarding
This Independence Day, it's not bad to feel good about being an American, a Kansas State University researcher said.


Great Bend engineering student earns Tau Beta Pi scholarship
Kristin Stewart, senior in architectural engineering at Kansas State University, is receiving a $2,000 scholarship for the 2013-2014 academic year from Tau Beta Pi, the national engineering honor society.

 


 

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 

Mortar Board selects members for 2013-2014
Mortar Board, the national senior honor society that promotes scholarship, service and leadership at Kansas State University, has 29 new members for the 2013-2014 school year.


Scholastic success: More than 350 students receive graduation honors
More than 350 Kansas State University students are earning graduation honors with their degrees.

 


 


Monday, June 24, 2013 

Tick-caused bobcat fever can be deadly to domestic cats
Kansas State University veterinarians are warning pet owners to watch out for ticks carrying a disease that could kill cats.

College of Human Ecology opening research hub
An empty building is getting a new lease on life as a research hub for Kansas State University's College of Human Ecology.


McCain Performance Series offers hits from stage, screen, music and more

When it comes to the 2013-2014 McCain Performance Series at Kansas State University, be prepared for more: more star power, more Broadway hits, more music, more dance, more shows.



 

Friday, June 21, 2013 

Graduate food science program at K-State Olathe hires first faculty member, prepares for fall launch
Kansas State University Olathe's new graduate-level food science program, to be launched this fall, has its first faculty member.



 


Thursday, June 20, 2013 

Study finds climate change to shrink bison, profit 
Joseph Craine, research assistant professor in the Division of Biology at Kansas State University, examined how climate change during the next 50 years will affect grazing animals such as bison and cattle in the Great Plains. The study, "Long-term climate sensitivity of grazer performance: a cross-site study," was recently published in the peer-reviewed scientific journal PLOS ONE.


Engineering extension grant from U.S. State Department bringing foreign visitors to Kansas

A grant from the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs will bring 20 students from 13 foreign countries to Kansas State University this summer to study environmental stewardship.

 


Wednesday, June 19, 2013 


Pharmacologist creating research institute, direction for animal health industry's future
Jim Riviere has big plans for the future of animal health. Since joining Kansas State University in mid-2012, Riviere has been laying the groundwork necessary for improving the animal health industry. He is the MacDonald chair of veterinary medicine, university distinguished professor of anatomy and physiology and Kansas Bioscience eminent scholar.






Tuesday, June 18, 2013 


Researcher uses campus photography to discover ideal college campus
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but Sarah Flynn's pictures may lead to changes that could inspire thousands of future leaders and innovators.


Fort Riley recognizes university president and first lady for support, educational advancement of student soldiers
Kansas State University's president and first lady are recipients of Fort Riley's highest honor for private citizens.


Three K-Staters received Fulbright awards
Two new Kansas State University graduates and one undergraduate student will travel abroad within the next year as part of Fulbright programs.


Kansas City Meeting Planners International recognizes K-State Olathe
Kansas State University Olathe is being recognized by Kansas City Meeting Planners International for its leadership andsupport of the Kansas City chapter and its 2013 programs, and for sponsoringthe Restaurant and Catering Showcase, which was April 10at the Olathe campus.




 


Monday, June 17, 2013 


NIH fellowship helps researcher fight malaria, understand mosquito immunity
A Kansas State University research associate has received a prestigious fellowship to support his research on mosquitoes and ways to prevent the spread of malaria.





Friday, June 14, 2013 


Ground broken on new Kansas Department of Agriculture building adjacent to Kansas State University
A groundbreaking ceremony today marked the beginning of the Kansas Department of Agriculture's close relationship with Kansas State University and the other entities that make Manhattan a center for Kansas agriculture.


K-State Olathe microbiology workshop focuses on new technologies and methods in research

A new workshop at Kansas State University Olathe, Emerging and Rapid Methods in Microbiology, will introduce participants to the application of new technologies and rapid methods in microbiology and the benefits they provide in the real world.



 
Thursday, June 13, 2013 

Phillips 66 continues support for Kansas State University
A gift of $500,000 from Phillips 66 is supporting programs across Kansas State University and in the College of Engineering and College of Business Administration.

K-State Olathe to host American Royal Steak Competition for second year
The American Royal Association is looking for America's best-tasting steak, and Kansas State University Olathe will help.


Key of prestige: Phi Beta Kappa selects 50 new members
Fifty students at Kansas State University are among the newest members of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most prestigious academic honor society.



 

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 

University team wins international competition
Kansas State University's quarter-scale tractor design teams are the first-place winners in the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers' 16th annual International Quarter-Scale Tractor Student Design Competition, May 30-June 2, in Peoria, Ill.

 


 

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 

College of Education recognizes state school board association leader
John Heim, executive director of the Kansas Association of School Boards, is the recipient of the 2013 Dan and Cheryl Yunk Award from the Kansas State University College of Education.


In the key of purple: Students' song video shown in Japan
Japanese residents recently got some vocal support from Kansas State University students.



 

Friday, June 7, 2013

University's 2013-2014 Coffman chair advocates classroom simulations to aid learning, application of knowledge
Transferring information to students in the traditional classroom setting isn't enough for Kansas State University's newest Coffman chair for distinguished teaching scholars.


Nontraditional students inducted into Pinnacle Honor Society
Hard work and academic excellence have eared 77 Kansas State University students membership into the Pinnacle Honor Society. Pinnacle, a nontraditional student honor society, has members from more than 150 institutions across the U.S.




Thursday, June 6, 2013

Drought, river fragmentation forcing endangered fish out of water, biologist finds
A Kansas State University researcher is discovering that the North American drought has caused dramatic changes in native fish communities.


Patent issued for beneficial animal 'candy'
A U.S. patent has been granted to a Kansas State University-developed "candy" that stimulates the growth, health and reproductive functions of cattle, bulls and other livestock.


K-State Salina wins gold award from CASE
Kansas State University Salina's office of communications and marketing is a 2013 Circle of Excellence Gold Award recipient from CASE, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. The award is in the recruitment videos category for "The Journey."



 

Wednesday, June 5, 2013


Boren Fellowship to study Russian, Soviet Union history awarded to Kansas State University student
A look into the past will give insight to the future, according to Kansas State University's newest David L. Boren Fellow.

Studious students: University awards semester honors to more than 3,350 students
More than 3,350 Kansas State University students have earned semester honors for their academic performance in the spring 2013 semester.




 

Tuesday, June 4, 2013


Early career award supports physicist's quest for a top quark partner
A Kansas State University physicist has received the prestigious Department of Energy Early Career Research Award for his collaborative research involving the Large Hadron Collider. 

New online Master of Business Administration program to begin in fall semester
Working professionals are getting help advancing their careers with a new online Master of Business Administration program from Kansas State University.




 

Monday, June 3, 2013


Chemistry doctoral student earns spot in summer conference with Nobel Laureates
When it comes to inspiration, one Kansas State University graduate student will be receiving it from several of the greatest minds in the world. 

K-State Salina Enactus team has historic placement at national competition
As second runners-up in League 1, Kansas State University Salina's Enactus team earned its highest-ever placing at the Enactus United States National Exposition, May 22-23, in Kansas City, Mo.

Spring graduates: Nearly 3,000 students earn degrees from Kansas State University
Nearly 3,000 students completed degree requirements from Kansas State University this spring.