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May 2009

 
Thursday, May 28, 2009

 

K-STATE STUDENTS OVERCOME STEREOTYPES, ESTABLISH FRIENDSHIPS WITH MENTORS AT MEADOWLARK HILLS RETIREMENT COMMUNITY: Kansas State University students have been learning about aging from mentors at a local retirement community, with many of the students establishing friendships with the older generation.

K-STATE'S COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE, PLANNING AND DESIGN HONORS STUDENTS FOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Kansas State University's College of Architecture, Planning and Design has recognized several students for their scholarship, creativity and leadership.

BRIAN SPOONER SELECTED AS INTERIM DEAN OF ARTS AND SCIENCES AT K-STATE:Brian Spooner, University Distinguished Professor of biology and director of Kansas State University's Division of Biology, has accepted an interim appointment to serve as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

 

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

 

K-STATE'S COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE HONORS MAY 2009 GRADUATES: Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine has recognized several graduating students for excellence in academics and animal care and for their compassion.

K-STATE'S COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE, PLANNING AND DESIGN AWARDS DEGREES: Among the nearly 2,300 students recently earning degrees from Kansas State University include several from K-State's College of Architecture, Planning and Design. The college's commencement ceremony was May 16 on K-State's Manhattan campus.

 

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

 

K-STATE RESEARCHER FROM HUTCHINSON RECEIVES NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP: A Kansas State University researcher has received a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship for graduate studies in computer science. Tim Weninger, research associate in computer science at K-State, will receive three years of funding for graduate studies that includes a $30,000 annual stipend and payment of tuition and fees.

K-STATE STUDENTS RECEIVE SCHOLARSHIPS TO SUPPORT STUDIES ABROAD: More than 90 Kansas State University students who will study abroad this summer or fall are recipients of special scholarships to support their international studies.

 

Friday, May 22, 2009

 

K-STATE STUDENTS EARN HONORS FOR FURNITURE DESIGN IN REGIONAL COMPETITION: Seven students majoring in interior architecture and product design at Kansas State University recently placed in a competition sponsored by Kansas City Architects, Designers, Dealers and Representatives.

K-STATE INSTRUCTOR USES BISON FARM TO EDUCATE PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD: Susan Dillinger's entire life is about education. She's spent 36 years as a public school teacher, married a fellow educator and now, as an instructor of special education, counseling and student affairs at Kansas State University, she's passing on her knowledge to the teachers of tomorrow.

SIDEBAR: K-STATE EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR WHO DOUBLES AS BISON RANCHER OFFERS SOME INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT THE SPECIES: For nearly 15 years, Kansas State University's Susan Dillinger and her husband have been raising bison on a ranch in Pottawatomie County.

 

Thursday, May 21, 2009

 

K-STATE'S FAST LASER RESEARCH AND THEORY HELPS PHYSICISTS BUILD ON ALBERT EINSTEIN'S WORK BY TIMING EMISSION OF ELECTRONS FROM METAL AT SUPERFAST SPEEDS: Ultrafast laser research at Kansas State University has allowed physicists to build on Nobel Prize-winning work in photo-electronics by none other than Albert Einstein.

K-STATE STUDENT RECOGNIZED FOR CREATIVE LIGHT FIXTURE DESIGN: Ali Johnson, Topeka, a May 2009 master of interior architecture and product design graduate from Kansas State University, has received a citation for her presentation in the Robert Bruce Thompson Charitable Trust 2009 Student Light Fixture Design Competition.

K-STATE STUDENTS HONORED BY THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION FOR ACADEMIC SUCCESS, PROMISE AS FUTURE TEACHERS: Seven May 2009 graduates have been recognized by Kansas State University's College of Education for their talents as future educators.

K-STATE CHAPTER OF PHI KAPPA PHI HONOR SOCIETY INITIATES MORE THAN 100 NEW MEMBERS: Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest, largest and most selective all-discipline honor society, has gained more than 100 new members at Kansas State University.

 

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

 

K-STATE FILES SUIT ASKING COURT TO DECLARE SECRET AGREEMENT INVALID: Kansas State University and its athletic corporation is filing suit today, asking a court to declare invalid a secret agreement signed by Bob Krause, its former athletic director, and by former head football coach Ron Prince for a company called In Pursuit of Perfection, LLC. The secret agreement was signed without the knowledge of anyone else at K-State, according to K-State President Jon Wefald. PDF of court filing

K-STATE PROFESSOR AND ALTERNATIVE ENERGIES EXPERT RECOGNIZED BY U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY FOR HER LEADERSHIP IN PROGRAM THAT PROVIDES WIND TURBINES TO SCHOOLS: Eight Kansas schools have their own wind turbines and seven more are set to receive them because of the efforts of a Kansas State University professor researching alternative energies.

K-STATE STUDENTS PLACE SECOND IN NATIONAL URBAN DESIGN COMPETITION: A multidisciplinary team of Kansas State University students recently finished second out of 90 teams in the Urban Land Institute's Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition, earning a $10,000 cash prize.

K-STATE SOIL MICROBIOLOGIST CHUCK RICE CHOSEN PRESIDENT-ELECT OF SOIL SCIENCE SOCIETY OF AMERICA: Chuck Rice, university distinguished professor of agronomy at Kansas State University, has been selected president-elect of the Soil Science Society of America.

K-STATE'S HOUSING AND DINING SERVICES WINS SILVER AND BRONZE IN DINING AWARDS COMPETITION: Kansas State University's housing and dining services has received honors in the Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards Competition, sponsored by the National Association of College and University Food Services.

K-STATE JUNIOR FROM TOPEKA WORKING TO CREATE SHORT VIDEOS ON K-STATE TOPICS: David Kaufman, a junior in electronic media from Topeka, is working this summer as a video podcaster for Kansas State University's media relations.

 

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

 

TIM de NOBLE JOINING K-STATE AS DEAN OF ARCHITECTURE, PLANNING AND DESIGN: An architect with international experience in design and teaching is joining Kansas State University as dean of the College of Architecture, Planning and Design. Provost and Senior Vice President M. Duane Nellis announced today that Tim de Noble has accepted the post of dean at K-State. He will begin his duties July 1.

K-STATE ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS RECEIVE HEINTZELMAN PRIZE FOR DESIGN EXCELLENCE: Final projects by five architecture students will receive the Heintzelman Prize from Kansas State University's College of Architecture, Planning and Design.

K-STATE BIOLOGY PROFESSOR SEEKS ANSWERS TO OLD QUESTIONS WITH NEW BOOK: Joseph Craine has compiled theories and hypotheses while working in the savannas of South Africa, the alpine peaks of New Zealand and the Great Plains of North America. Research collected from his travels has facilitated his new book, "Resource Strategies of Wild Plants," published by Princeton University Press.

K-STATE STUDENT FROM FORT SCOTT NAMED EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR FOR THE MIDWEST REGION OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY FOOD SERVICES: The Midwest Region of the National Association of College and University Food Services has named Kyle Stefka, a Kansas State University sophomore in mechanical engineering from Fort Scott, the 2009 Mary Molt Student Excellence Award winner.

 

Monday, May 18, 2009

 

K-STATE ENGINEERING STUDENTS DESIGN, BUILD SUCCESSFUL PUMP THAT IS USED IN LOCATIONS WITHOUT ELECTRICITY: In locations without electricity, ram pumps can be built to pump water to a higher elevation than the water source at a lower elevation. Kansas State University engineering students were interested in learning about the apparatus, and their interest has resulted in a successful pump.

LOCAL ROTARY CLUBS AWARD $500 SCHOLARSHIPS TO K-STATE INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE STUDENTS: Five more international students from Kansas State University have earned the $500 International Graduate Student Scholarship from the Konza and Manhattan Rotary clubs.

K-STATE'S COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE HONORS INFLUENTIAL ALUMNI: Kansas State University's College of Agriculture recently recognized two distinguished alumni who have been actively involved in the cause of agriculture in Washington, D.C.

K-STATE COLLEGES RECOGNIZE SEVERAL FACULTY, SUPPORTERS FOR EXCELLENCE: Several colleges at Kansas State University are recognizing faculty for excellence in teaching, service, research or advising.

 

Friday, May 15, 2009

 

K-STATE PRESIDENT JON WEFALD RECEIVES ARMY'S OUTSTANDING CIVILIAN SERVICE MEDAL: Officials from the U.S. Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth honored Kansas State University President Jon Wefald today with the Department of the Army's Outstanding Civilian Service Medal. The medal recognizes those not employed by the Army for their noteworthy support.

K-STATE STUDENTS WIN RECOGNITION IN COOPER LIGHTING SOURCE AWARDS COMPETITION: Two Kansas State University students were recently recognized for their design expertise during the 2009 Cooper Lighting SOURCE Awards Competition.

K-STATE STUDENTS TO TRAVEL TO U.S.-MEXICO BORDER AREA MAY 17-22 TO LEARN ABOUT CROSS-BORDER OPERATIONS: Kansas State University students will have a special opportunity to learn experientially about cross-border issues while on a field trip to the U.S.-Mexico border area.

K-STATE STEEL BRIDGE DESIGN TEAM TO COMPETE AT NATIONAL EVENT: Kansas State University's Steel Bridge Design Team has advanced to the national Student Steel Bridge Competition May 22-23 in Las Vegas, Nev.

K-STATE ELEMENTARY EDUCATION STUDENT FROM OLATHE WINS SCHOLARSHIP PROVIDING EDUCATIONAL TOUR OF EUROPE: A Kansas State University student has won a scholarship that provides a 10-day, expenses paid educational tour to Europe this summer.

OUTSTANDING SCIENTISTS RECOGNIZED BY K-STATE'S CHAPTER OF THE SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH SOCIETY, SIGMA XI, FOR 2009: Research excellence is earning three Kansas State University scientists honors from K-State's chapter of Sigma Xi, the scientific research society.

 

Thursday, May 14, 2009

 

K-STATE PSYCHOLOGY RESEARCHERS FIND THAT EVEN IN HOSTILE WORKING ENVIRONMENTS, EMPLOYEES ARE RELUCTANT TO LEAVE THEIR JOBS: She never gets invited to lunch with the rest of her co-workers. He always gets publically criticized for his mistakes. But according to research by Kansas State University psychologists, neither of these workers is likely to leave the job.

K-STATE STUDENTS FROM CHAPMAN CENTER FOR RURAL STUDIES HELPING WABAUNSEE COUNTY RESIDENTS CELEBRATE THEIR HISTORY: Kansas State University's Chapman Center for Rural Studies, in collaboration with the Wabaunsee County Museum and Historical Society, will open a museum exhibit Saturday, June 6, in Alma to mark the sesquicentennial of Wabaunsee County.

K-STATE STUDENT FINISHES FIRST AND K-STATE TEAM TIES FOR FIRST IN THE 2009 KANSAS COLLEGIATE MATHEMATICS COMPETITION: A team from Kansas State University placed first in a three-way tie with a team from Emporia State University and a team from the University of Kansas at the recent 2009 Kansas Collegiate Mathematics Competition.

K-STATE STUDENTS EXPERIENCE ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISM THROUGH SEMESTER RESEARCH PROJECTS: A group of Kansas State University students spent the semester as environmental activists through applied research projects addressing subjects including overconsumption, meditation and water preservation.

NEARLY 2,300 STUDENTS ARE CANDIDATES FOR DEGREES FROM K-STATE: Kansas State University is set to award nearly 2,300 students degrees this spring. Commencement ceremonies on the Manhattan campus are Friday, May 15, and Saturday, May 16; commencement for K-State at Salina was May 9.

 

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

 

K-STATE STUDENT WINS FIRST PRIZE IN COMPETITION FOR HOSPICE CARE DESIGN: Kansas State University's Nicholas Turner, a fifth-year architecture student, Jefferson City, Mo., took first place in the recent 2009 Environmental Design Research Association's Student Design Award Competition.

BLUE KEY SENIOR HONOR SOCIETY AT K-STATE SELECTS MEMBERS FOR 2009-2010: A senior leadership honor society at Kansas State University has selected members for the 2009-2010 school year.

K-STATE GRADUATE STUDENT IN BIOLOGY WINS SCHOLARSHIP FROM LOCAL ROTARY CLUBS: Hieu Sy "Danny" Vu, a Kansas State University graduate student in biology from Vietnam, has been awarded the Konza and Manhattan Rotary clubs' $500 International Graduate Student Scholarship.

BARTON TO SERVE AS NEW DIRECTOR OF THE KANSAS REGENTS NETWORK: Susan Barton has been named the new director of the Kansas Regents Network, TELENET 2, effective June 14.

SERVICE TO K-STATE STUDENT UNION EARNS TWO STUDENTS STANLEY L. WINTER ALPHA TAU OMEGA K-STATE STUDENT UNION LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP: Service and leadership to the K-State Student Union has earned two Kansas State University students the Stanley L. Winter Alpha Tau Omega K-State Student Union Leadership Scholarship.

 

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

 

K-STATE SENIOR FROM OAKLEY RESEARCHES SHOPPING HABITS OF OLDER ADULTS: A Kansas State University student has been accompanying older adults on their grocery shopping trips to learn more about their shopping habits and decisions. Her research will add information to a neglected subject area.

CHRIS SORENSEN RECOGNIZED AS CORTELYOU-RUST DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR AT K-STATE: University Distinguished Professor of Physics Chris Sorensen is Kansas State University's newest Cortelyou-Rust Distinguished Professor. His appointment to this professorship is effective July 1. The appointment was announced today by K-State Provost and Senior Vice President M. Duane Nellis.

K-STATE'S COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE, PLANNING AND DESIGN SELECTS WINNERS OF ANNUAL PHOTO COMPETITION: Students in Kansas State University's College of Architecture, Planning and Design have been recognized for their skills as photographers through the college's annual photography competition.

 

Monday, May 11, 2009

 

IT'S A DOG'S LIFE: K-STATE VETERINARIAN SAYS QUIRKY BEHAVIORS BY CANINES CAN BE JUST FOR FUN, INNATE OR MAY REQUIRE TREATMENT: Dr. Susan Nelson, veterinarian at Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, said there are varied reasons for a dog's quirky behavior.

SIDEBAR: K-STATE VETERINARIAN SAYS SOME QUIRKY BEHAVIORS IN CATS SHOW THEY ARE 'PURR-FECTLY' CONTENT: Cats are known for some quirky behaviors like purring or kneading their paws. According to a Kansas State University veterinarian, these behaviors can tell you things about your feline.

K-STATE SENIOR FROM WASHINGTON NAMED COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION'S OUTSTANDING SENIOR: Kansas State University's College of Business Administration has named Chelsea L'Ecuyer, senior in accounting, Washington, its spring 2009 Outstanding Senior in Business.

K-STATE EXTENDING MORE 2+2 AGREEMENTS BEYOND KANSAS BORDER: Kansas State University is continuing the development of 2+2 agreements with partner institutions outside Kansas so students can complete a K-State bachelor's degree without leaving their home communities or sacrificing their jobs.

 

Friday, May 8, 2009

 

K-STATE DOCTORAL STUDENT RECEIVES RESEARCH AWARD FROM NATIONAL SPACE BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE: A Kansas State University graduate student has received the 2009 National Space Biomedical Research Institute's Gravitational Physiology Award for Young Investigators.

NATIONAL COMMUNICATION STUDIES HONOR SOCIETY AT K-STATE SELECTS NEW MEMBERS: Outstanding scholastic achievement by students in communication studies at Kansas State University has earned them membership into Lambda Pi Eta, a national honor society for communication studies.

K-STATE FLOWER CREWS TAKE TO THEIR BICYCLES TO SAVE MONEY, ENVIRONMENT: For the second spring in a row, K-State personnel responsible for seasonal planting will ride their bicycles to the 65-plus beds and planters scattered across campus, a move that was borne out of necessity.

 

Thursday, May 7, 2009

 

K-STATE RESEARCHERS AND THEIR PARTNERS MAKING IT EASIER FOR RURAL KANSANS OF ALL AGES TO STAY HEALTHY DESPITE LIMITED ACCESS TO FACILITIES LIKE BIKE TRAILS, GYMS: With fresh air and wide-open spaces, rural communities may seem like hotbeds for healthy living. Limited access to walking trails, bicycle-friendly streets and gyms tell another story.

K-STATE ALUM SCOTT KRAFT OF THE LOS ANGELES TIMES TO PRESENT 10TH ANNUAL HUCK BOYD LECTURE IN COMMUNITY MEDIA SEPT. 3: Scott Kraft, senior editor and roving correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, will be the speaker for Kansas State University's 10th annual Huck Boyd Lecture in Community Media at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union.

K-STATE ARCHITECTURE STUDENT RECEIVES TRADEWELL FELLOWSHIP: Kansas State University's Kelly Egdorf, a fifth-year architecture student from Chaska, Minn., has been selected to receive the prestigious 2009-2010 Tradewell Fellowship.

ZETA TAU ALPHA SORORITY TO RETURN TO K-STATE: Zeta Tau Alpha sorority has been invited to recolonize at Kansas State University.

 

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

 

K-STATE SENIOR FROM MANHATTAN WILL GRADUATE WITH EXTENSIVE UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH EXPERIENCE: One Kansas State University senior graduating soon will leave with experience in five research labs and be on her way to a profession in drug development.

K-STATE CROPS TEAM WINS NATIONAL TITLE: For the eighth time in the last 11 years, the Kansas State University Crops Team won first place in the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture national crops contest.

K-STATE'S MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION COMPETITION TEAM EARNS SECOND PLACE IN BIG 12 COMPETITION: Kansas State University's Master's in Business Administration Case Competition Team took second place at the Big 12 Master's in Business Administration Case Competition, April 2-4, at Baylor University.

SPRING COMMENCEMENT: K-STATE STUDENTS LEND THEIR TALENTS TO SPRING COMMENCEMENT CEREMONIES: Several Kansas State University students have special roles as vocalists, musicians or speakers at the university's upcoming spring commencement ceremonies.

K-STATE'S INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS OFFICE FOLLOWING GOVERNMENTAL ADVISORIES REGARDING DISEASES FOR STUDENTS STUDYING IN ANOTHER COUNTRY: Officials with Kansas State University's office of international programs are advising students involved in study abroad trips to Mexico to avoid the country or delay their trip due to the current outbreak of the H1N1 (swine) flu virus.

K-STATE DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC RECOGNIZES STUDENTS FOR EXCELLENCE: Kansas State University's department of music has recognized several students for excellence with special honors, scholarships, awards and membership into a music honor society.

 

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

 

K-STATE RESEARCHER SAYS POVERTY ROOTED IN U.S. EDUCATION SYSTEM; SEVERAL AREAS NEED TO BE IMPROVED TO ACHIEVE SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION: Inequalities are rooted in many areas of the U.S. education system, and the current system's relationship with poverty has not improved, according to a Kansas State University researcher.

K-STATE'S MOLLY HAMM RECEIVES FRANK NEWMAN LEADERSHIP AWARD FROM CAMPUS COMPACT FOR HER DEDICATION TO CIVIC LEADERSHIP: A Kansas State University student's commitment to civic leadership and public engagement has earned her the Frank Newman Leadership Award from Campus Compact for 2009-2010. Molly Hamm, senior in English literature and secondary education, Shawnee, is one of only two national recipients of the $5,000 award this year. She also is K-State's first-ever recipient of the honor.

K-STATE'S CAREER AND EMPLOYMENT SERVICES LAUNCHES WEB SITE RESOURCE IN LIGHT OF ECONOMICALLY HARD TIMES: Finding a job can be challenging in today's economy, so Kansas State University's career and employment services has launched a new Web site with advice tailored to job seekers from each of K-State's colleges.

EDUCATION LIBRARIAN TO RECEIVE K-STATE'S HOBROCK AWARD: Kansas State University's Marcia Stockham, associate professor, education librarian and chair of social sciences and humanities at K-State Libraries, is the recipient of the fifth annual Brice G. Hobrock Distinguished Library Faculty Award.

K-STATE'S COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE HONORS OUTSTANDING STUDENTS: Kansas State University's College of Agriculture recently recognized outstanding students at the college's annual Ag Awards Assembly.

 

Monday, May 4, 2009

 

K-STATE'S VETERINARY DIAGNOSTIC LAB TO SHOWCASE EXPANDED FACILITY, LATEST EQUIPMENT AT MAY 6 OPEN HOUSE: To showcase the new facility and equipment, K-State's Veterinary Diagnostic Lab will have an open house at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 6, in the lab, 1800 Denison Ave., and at the College of Veterinary Medicine's Centennial Plaza. Video

K-STATE CELEBRATES SPRING COMMENCEMENT MAY 9, 15 AND 16 IN SALINA AND MANHATTAN: Kansas State University will award nearly 2,300 degrees at spring commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 9, in Salina, and Friday, May 15, and Saturday, May 16, on the Manhattan campus. The class of 2009 is the 142nd to graduate from K-State since the first class in 1867.

K-STATE TO HONOR WARREN AND MARY LYNN STALEY WITH THE MEDAL OF EXCELLENCE: A devoted alumni couple is set to receive Kansas State University's highest honor. Warren and Mary Lynn Staley, Minneapolis, Minn., will receive K-State's Medal of Excellence at the Graduate School's commencement ceremony at 1 p.m. Friday, May 15, in Bramlage Coliseum.

K-STATE'S HEAD FOOTBALL COACH, RETIRED CARGILL CEO AMONG SPEAKERS FOR COMMENCEMENT CEREMONIES AT K-STATE MAY 9, 15 AND 16: The architect of Kansas State University's turnaround in football, the head of Indiana's department of agriculture and a retired Cargill executive are among the speakers for K-State's spring commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 9, in Salina, and Friday, May 15, and Saturday, May 16, in Manhattan.

VOLUNTEER SERVICE AND OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP EARN THREE K-STATE STUDENTS HONORS FROM LAFENE HEALTH CENTER: Three Kansas State University students are being recognized for their volunteer service and leadership as members of a K-State Lafene Health Center-sponsored student organization.

 

Friday, May 1, 2009

 

K-STATE'S MICHAEL CATES ASSUMES LEADERSHIP ROLE ON ONE HEALTH JOINT STEERING COMMITTEE: Michael B. Cates, director of Kansas State University's master of public health program, has been named the American Veterinary Medical Association's representative to the One Health Joint Steering Committee.

K-STATE STUDENTS TO SERVE IN MANAGEMENT POSITIONS WITH KSDB-FM: Several Kansas State University students have been selected for management positions with student radio station KSDB-FM.

K-STATE PROFESSOR BRIGHTENS WASHDAY WITH HIS DESIGN FOR A MACHINE OF MANY COLORS: What's new and colorful and designed to occupy the middle-income appliance market bounded by Kenmore and Maytag? It's a line of washing machines from LG, resplendent in blue, red, green, stainless steel, and one proprietary color, Home Depot Orange. The designer is Sung-soo "Cliff" Shin, a Kansas State University assistant professor of interior architecture and product design.

K-STATE PROFESSOR AWARDED GRANT FROM NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH TO STUDY LASIK COMPLICTIONS: Gary Conrad, a university distinguished professor at Kansas State University's Division of Biology, has received a four-year grant renewal of $1.48 million from The National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health to study the cornea.