K-STATE GROUP IN GUATEMALA SAFE FOLLOWING VOLCANIC ERUPTIONS IN CENTRAL AMERICAN NATION: A group from Kansas State University on a faculty-led study abroad trip to Guatemala City, Guatemala, is safe following volcanic eruptions in the Central American country Thursday and Friday.
K-STATE COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE PROFESSOR WORKING ON ANIMAL HEALTH PARTNERSHIP WITH CHINA: A Kansas State University professor is working to develop an animal health partnership between K-State and China.
THREE RECENT K-STATE GRADUATES RECEIVE SCHOLASTIC AWARDS FROM THE K-STATE PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT: Three recent Kansas State University psychology graduates have received scholastic awards from the K-State department of psychology.
SIX K-STATE STUDENTS RECEIVE AWARDS FROM COLLEGE OF EDUCATION: Six new graduates of Kansas State University's College of Education have been recognized by the college for their achievements and their future potential in the field of education.
K-STATE RESEARCHERS DEVELOPING NEW TOOL TO TRACK BURNING OF TALLGRASS; WORK COULD HELP PREDICT AIR QUALITY DOWNWIND: When farmers and ranchers burn grassland each spring, it's difficult to track just how much grass is burned and the impact of that smoke. That's why Rhett Mohler, a Kansas State University doctoral student in geography, Wakeeney, is developing a new technique to accurately track the burning of tallgrass prairie in Kansas and Oklahoma.
GIFTS TO PROVIDE LOCAL SCHOOLS TRANSPORTATION FUNDING TO K-STATE'S BEACH MUSEUM OF ART: Gifts from the Manhattan-Odgen Public Schools Foundation and the Gallery for Peace and Justice will help the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art at Kansas State University provide bus scholarships to Manhattan schools for field trips.
K-STATE STUDENT AND MENTOR RESEARCH INJURIES ASSOCIATED WITH MUSICIANS FOR EDUCATION MATERIALS FOCUSING ON PREVENTION: Musicians at Kansas State University are working to educate string players about common injuries that can result from playing their instrument -- a topic not widely discussed in medicine and music.
K-STATE INTERNATIONAL SERVICE TEAMS TO TAKE ON SUMMER PROJECTS IN KENYA, BRAZIL AND MEXICO: As members of Kansas State University's International Service Teams, K-State students will be participating in service projects in Kenya, Brazil and Mexico this summer. The three teams will leave at the end of May and will serve a minimum of eight weeks in their host country.
GALA TO BENEFIT K-STATE GARDENS JUNE 4: A Kentucky Derby theme, "Run for the Roses," marks Kansas State University's 2010 Friends of the K-State Gardens Gala Friday, June 4. The annual event supports the operation and enhancement of the campus gardens along Denison Avenue.
K-STATE RESEARCHERS DEVELOP, PATENT A MORE EFFICIENT WAY TO MAKE MULTIPURPOSE GEL MATERIAL WITH WIDE COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS: A team of Kansas State University researchers has patented a new, more cost effective way to make a gel that can be used in fuel cells, water filtration systems, or perhaps as a net to capture fine cometary dust.
K-STATE PROFESSOR NAMED HONORARY MEMBER OF HUNGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES: John Leslie, department head and professor of plant pathology at Kansas State University, is a new honorary member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
K-STATE'S CHAPTER OF PHI KAPPA PHI INITIATES MORE THAN 100 STUDENTS AND TWO FACULTY MEMBERS: The nation's oldest, largest and most selective all-discipline honor society recently inducted more than 100 new members from Kansas State University.
K-STATE STUDY LOOKS AT CONSUMER OPINION OF SHOPPING ON 3-D RETAIL WEBSITES: As new technologies emerge that could change the future of shopping, researchers at Kansas State University are determining if consumers like and would use such tools for purchases.
K-STATE'S STEPHEN DYER RECEIVES CAREER EXCELLENCE AWARD FROM TOP INSTRUMENTATION AND MEASUREMENT SOCIETY: Kansas State University's Stephen Dyer, professor of electrical and computer engineering, has received the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Instrumentation and Measurement Society Career Excellence Award.
K-STATE COLLEGES RECOGNIZE SEVERAL FACULTY, SUPPORTERS FOR EXCELLENCE: Several Kansas State University faculty members and supporters have been recognized by their colleges for excellence in teaching, service, research or advising.
PINNACLE HONOR SOCIETY AT K-STATE GAINS NEW MEMBERS: Kansas State University's chapter of the Pinnacle Honor Society inducted more than 65 nontraditional students at the K-State Division of Continuing Education Honors and Awards Reception May 5.
WAYS TO SAVE RURAL GROCERY STORES IN KANSAS FOCUS OF SUMMIT JUNE 14-15 AT K-STATE: A summit June 14-15 at Kansas State University will explore ways to counter a growing trend in the state of Kansas: lack of rural grocery stores.
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF OPERATIVE MILLERS HONORS K-STATE PROFESSOR: Jeff Gwirtz, associate professor of milling science and management at Kansas State University, has been honored with the 2010 Thaddeus Bownik Award from the International Association of Operative Millers.
K-STATE PROMOTING GAYLE SPENCER; NEW DUTIES INCLUDE DIRECTING GREEK AFFAIRS: Gayle Spencer, the assistant dean of student life and dean of students at Kansas State University, is getting a new title and new responsibilities.
SIX K-STATE INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE STUDENTS RECEIVE SCHOLARSHIPS FROM LOCAL ROTARY CLUBS: Six Kansas State University international graduate students are receiving scholarships from the Konza and Manhattan Rotary clubs.
NEW K-STATE ARCHITECTURE GRADUATES EARN HONORS IN HEINTZELMAN COMPETITION: Joshua Perez, a May 2010 Kansas State University master's graduate in architecture from Ashton, Ill., is the recipient of the K-State department of architecture's 2010 Heintzelman Prize.
BRUCE SHUBERT TO REMAIN AS K-STATE'S VICE PRESIDENT FOR ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE: Bruce Shubert, Kansas State University's vice president for administration and finance, will remain in the post.
KEN STAFFORD TO JOIN K-STATE AS CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER AND VICE PROVOST FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES: An administrator with extensive experience in guiding higher education information technology services is joining Kansas State University as chief information officer and vice provost for information technology services.
K-STATE'S GARY PIERZYNSKI TO HEAD NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL SOILS SOCIETY: Gary Pierzynski, interim dean of the College of Agriculture and professor of agronomy at Kansas State University, has been chosen as president-elect of the Soil Science Society of America.
LATEST ISSUE OF K-STATE'S KANSAS FOOD JOURNAL WEBZINE NOW AVAILABLE: Students in Kansas State University's Food Writing course have published their newest edition of the Kansas Food Journal, a Webzine devoted to stories on food production, preparation and consumption in the state.
STUDENT FROM MANHATTAN IS K-STATE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION'S SPRING 2010 OUTSTANDING SENIOR IN BUSINESS: Danielle K. Devlin, Manhattan, has been named Outstanding Senior in Business by Kansas State University's College of Business Administration.
HOUSING AND DINING SERVICES AT K-STATE RECEIVES $2,600 NATIONAL AWARD: Kansas State University's housing and dining services was recently recognized with an honorable mention award of $2,600 from Computrition Inc., a leading developer of hospitality, food management and patient care automation.
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH GRANTS K-STATE RESEARCHER NEARLY $1.5 MILLION TO STUDY ANTIBIOTIC-RESISTANT BACTERIA: Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are becoming a growing problem around the world, and are a particular worry in hospital-acquired infections.
ADVANCED MANUFACTURING INSTITUTE AT K-STATE HELPS KANSAS ENTREPRENEUR DEVELOP NEW BED FOR INFANTS: With assistance from the Advanced Manufacturing Institute at Kansas State University, a Kansas entrepreneur has developed a new product to help soothe fussy babies.
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING SUMMER WORKSHOP FOR GIRLS IN 8TH AND 9TH GRADES BEING OFFERED AT K-STATE: Five days of engineering, math and science exploration is the agenda planned for eighth- and ninth-grade girls at Kansas State University, June 23-25.
FURNITURE DESIGNS BY K-STATE STUDENTS EARN HONORS IN REGIONAL COMPETITION: Kansas State University students from the College of Architecture, Planning and Design have earned honors in the annual Regional Student Competition sponsored by the Kansas City Architects, Designers, Dealers and Representatives, a furniture and furnishings interest group in the metropolitan Kansas City area.
K-STATE RESEARCHERS USE WII FIT TO HELP RESTORE SOLDIER'S BALANCE AFTER TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY: Kansas State University researchers have found that Nintendo's Wii Fit helped improve balance for a soldier with a traumatic brain injury, a problem many soldiers are facing after serving in Afghanistan and Iraq.
RESEARCHERS AT K-STATE SHOWING HOW LOCAL FOOD CAN GROW SAFELY ON BROWNFIELDS: The thousands of brownfields sites blighting the nation could turn to green with the assistance of Kansas State University researchers.
CONOCOPHILLIPS, K-STATE CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE ENERGY TEAM UP TO REWARD RESEARCH BY K-STATE GRADUATE STUDENTS: Three Kansas State University graduate students have earned cash awards for their research work in sustainable energy areas.
HONORING THOSE WHO SERVED: K-STATE EXPERT LOOKS AT HISTORY, IMPORTANCE OF MEMORIAL DAY: The holiday known today as Memorial Day actually began as Decoration Day and was designed to honor military personnel of the American Civil War, according to Don Mrozek, professor of history at Kansas State University.
ANNUAL WILDFLOWER WALK AT K-STATE'S KONZA PRAIRIE JUNE 6: Springtime means wildflowers are blooming on the prairie. To take advantage of this colorful sight in the Kansas Flint Hills and tallgrass prairie, the Kansas State University Konza Prairie Biological Station's annual Friends of the Konza Prairie Wildflower Walk will be 6:30-9 p.m. Sunday, June 6, along the Butterfly Hill Trail near the Konza headquarters.
K-STATER AMONG SELECT FEW TO PARTICIPATE, PRESENT WORK AT PRESTIGIOUS GRADUATE RESEARCH SEMINAR: A Kansas State University doctoral candidate in physics was selected to participate and present his work at a prestigious new seminar for graduate research.
K-STATE STUDENT USES OWN BATTLE WITH CANCER TO FUEL HIS PASSION FOR CANCER RESEARCH, FINDING A CURE: As a cancer survivor, Kansas State University student Andrew Satterlee says he feels a responsibility to study cancer and make the experience easier on others than it was for himself.
K-STATE'S JOHNSON CENTER FOR BASIC CANCER RESEARCH CONTINUES TO GROW, EXPAND RESEARCH EFFORTS: Named in honor of its founder the late Terry C. Johnson, former university distinguished professor and director of Kansas State University's Division of Biology, the Johnson Center for Basic Cancer Research at K-State has been working to fight cancer for 30 years.
K-STATE'S GOLDEN KEY RECOGNIZES TWO GRADUATE ASSISTANTS FOR EXCELLENCE: Kansas State University's chapter of the Golden Key, the international honor society, has recognized two graduate assistants for their outstanding contributions during the 2009-2010 school year.
SERVICE TO K-STATE STUDENT UNION EARNS STUDENTS FROM DODGE CITY, SHAWNEE WINTER SCHOLARSHIPS: Two Kansas State University have received the Stanley L. Winter Alpha Tau Omega K-State Student Union Leadership Scholarship for their service to the Union.
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF CEREAL CHEMISTS INTERNATIONAL NAMES K-STATE'S DAVID WETZEL A FELLOW: David Wetzel, professor of grain science and industry at Kansas State University, has been named one of two Fellows of the American Association of Cereal Chemists International this year. This is one of the top international honors in cereal chemistry.
TEACHERS FROM COAST TO COAST SELECTED FOR K-STATE PROGRAM TO ETHIOPIA; PARTICIPANTS TO DEVELOP CLASSROOM LESSONS ON DIVERSITY, CULTURE OF AFRICAN NATION: Twelve teachers from Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Missouri, Oregon, New York and Virginia have been selected to spend part of their summer in Ethiopia through a federally-supported Kansas State University program to integrate information on the Ethiopian culture into K-12 classrooms.
K-STATE SPRING 2010 GRADUATES TO NUMBER NEARLY 2,600: Almost 2,600 students are set to graduate from Kansas State University in ceremonies this spring. Ceremonies on K-State's Manhattan campus will be Friday, May 14, and Saturday, May 15. Commencement for K-State at Salina was May 8.
VOLUNTEERISM EARNS K-STATE STUDENT, STUDENT ORGANIZATION HONORS: Two individuals and two service organizations are being recognized with the sixth annual People in Action: Community Service Awards.
STUDENT FROM TOPEKA RECOGNIZED FOR SERVICE TO K-STATE'S LAFENE HEALTH CENTER: Kansas State University's Lafene Health Center is recognizing a student from Topeka with its 2010 Outstanding Student Leadership Award.
K-STATE READIES FOR REACCREDITATION VISITS: The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the organization that accredits Kansas State University, is sending a team to campus April 9-11, 2012, for an important visit.
K-STATE GRADUATE STUDENT IN ENGINEERING RECEIVES $10,000 FELLOWSHIP FROM THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN: A Kansas State University graduate student in engineering has received a $10,000 Selected Professions Fellowship from the American Association of University Women for the 2010-2011 school year.
VINTAGE FLAG QUILT TO HEADLINE THE 'PIECES OF TIME' EXHIBITION AT K-STATE'S BEACH MUSEUM OF ART: A patriotic flag quilt will star in an upcoming exhibition of quilts at Kansas State University's Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art.
NATIONAL COMMUNICATION STUDIES HONOR SOCIETY SELECTS NEW MEMBERS AT K-STATE: Lambda Pi Eta, a national communication studies honor society that recognizes outstanding scholastic achievement by students in communication studies has new members and new associate members at Kansas State University.
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF VETERINARY DERMATOLOGY RECOGNIZES K-STATE VETERINARY PROFESSOR FOR TEACHING EXCELLENCE: The American Academy of Veterinary Dermatology is recognizing a Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine professor for excellence in teaching.
K-STATE'S ELIZABETH DODD AND ANTHONY JOERN NEWEST UNIVERSITY DISTINGUISHED PROFESSORS: Two Kansas State University faculty members who specialize in studying the natural world are K-State's newest university distinguished professors, a lifetime title that is the highest honor the university bestows on its faculty.
K-STATE'S DEVELOPING SCHOLARS PROGRAM RECOGNIZES STUDENTS FOR EXCELLENCE: Kansas State University's Developing Scholars Program recently recognized several of its students for outstanding work as scholars.
K-STATE STUDY FINDS MAJORITY OF MARRIED MILITARY COUPLES ARE SATISFIED IN RELATIONSHIPS; RESEARCH IDENTIFIES FACTORS RELATED TO DISTRESS: A study at Kansas State University has found that the majority of married people at an Army post were satisfied with their relationship, despite challenges faced like deployments.
GRANTS TO HELP TWO K-STATE DOCTORAL STUDENTS WITH RESEARCH FOR THEIR ENVIRONMENTAL-THEMED DISSERTATIONS: Two Kansas State University doctoral candidates have received grants to help further research for their dissertations.
UPCOMING 'JOHN VOGT: SCULPTURE REVISITED' EXHIBITION AT K-STATE'S BEACH MUSEUM OF ART FEATURES WORK OF FORMER K-STATE FACULTY MEMBER: The Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art at Kansas State University will host "John Vogt: Sculpture Revisited," an exhibition of works by former K-State faculty member John Vogt, May 28 through Sept. 12.
K-STATE STUDENTS FROM GREAT BEND, ST. GEORGE RECEIVE MUIR ALPHA TAU OMEGA BLUE KEY SCHOLARSHIPS: Katlyn E. Niederee, senior in public relations, Great Bend, and Phillip D. Harner, senior in industrial engineering, St. George, are recipients of the 12th annual William L. Muir II and John T. Muir Alpha Tau Omega Blue Key Leadership Scholarships.
HOLEN TO RETIRE AFTER 11 YEARS AS K-STATE ATHLETICS FACULTY REP: Faculty Athletics Representative Mike Holen, who has served Kansas State University for more than a decade during a period of tremendous growth and success in athletics, will step down from the post in June, Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz has announced.
NEW UNIVERSITY BOOK PROGRAM TO OPEN THE INTELLECTUAL LINES OF COMMUNICATION WITH INCOMING FRESHMEN AT K-STATE STARTING IN FALL 2010: Chances are having one's nose in a book may actually open the lines of communication with incoming Kansas State University freshmen.
NEWLY PILOTED GPS PROGRAM NAVIGATES FRESHMEN TOWARD SUCCESS AT K-STATE: A program to help first-year students at Kansas State University with the transition to college will be expanded in fall 2010. K-State's Guide for Personal Success program, or GPS, is a collaborative effort between the university's student life and academic services. It will be offered in the fall to every first-year student at K-State.
MENTOR TO UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCHERS AND A STUDENT RESEARCHER RECEIVE K-STATE HONORS FOR THEIR WORK: A faculty expert on prejudice and a student who has researched declining bird populations in Kansas are being honored for their efforts in perpetuating undergraduate research at Kansas State University.
K-STATE STUDENT TO RECEIVE DIPLOMA FROM MENTOR AND FORMER DEAN OF THE COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES, BILL STAMEY: When Chantel Frager, senior, Morrowville, receives her bachelor's degree in life sciences at commencement for Kansas State University's College of Arts and Sciences, it will be presented by her special friend and mentor: Bill Stamey, the former longtime dean of the college.
K-STATE INTERIOR DESIGN SENIORS WIN FIRST PLACE IN INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: A team of two Kansas State University interior design students has won the international student design competition of the Interior Design Educators Council.
K-STATE AWARDS EDGERLEY-FRANKLIN URBAN LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIPS TO FOUR HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS: Kansas State University has awarded four Edgerley-Franklin Urban Leadership Scholarships to high school seniors who have made notable contributions to the urban communities in which they live.
K-STATE STUDENTS HONORED FOR RESEARCH IN MCNAIR SCHOLARS PROGRAM: Kansas State University students have been honored for completing research internships through the McNair Scholars Program.
K-STATE ENTOMOLOGIST RECEIVES INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION FOR CROP RESISTANCE WORK: Kansas State University entomologist John C. Reese has been recognized for his career contributions in making crops and other plants resistant to insects.
WHEN IT COMES TO RESIDENCE HALL DINING, K-STATE OFFERING THE BEST: When it comes to what's for dinner -- and breakfast and lunch, too -- students at Kansas State University's residence halls are being served the best.
AMERICAN PHYSIOLOGICAL SOCIETY SELECTS K-STATE STUDENT AS 2010 UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT FELLOW: The American Physiological Society has selected a Kansas State University student as a 2010 Undergraduate Student Fellow.
END-OF-SEMESTER FINANCIAL AID PROGRAM TO HELP K-STATE STUDENTS EXPLORE AND REVIEW WAYS TO KEEP COLLEGE AFFORDABLE: A financial aid program being offered by Kansas State University's office of student financial assistance will help K-State students make sure they are taking advantage of all the ways they can to keep college affordable.
THERE'S AN 'APP' FOR THAT: K-STATE STUDENTS NOW HAVE EASIER WAY TO FIND OUT HOW MUCH TEXTBOOKS ARE WORTH THROUGH NEW VARNEY'S BOOK STORE FACEBOOK APPLICATION: When it comes to selling back their textbooks, Kansas State University students now can get an "app" for that. Varney's Book Store, which also operates the K-State Student Union Bookstore, has created a new Facebook application to help students save time when it comes to finding out how much they can get for their textbooks from the bookstore.
K-STATE JOINS UNPRECEDENTED EFFORT CALLING FOR NO ADDITIONAL CUTS TO HIGHER ED: Kansas State University and the K-State Alumni Association have joined with universities and colleges across Kansas as part of an unprecedented effort to emphasize the importance of higher education to the state’s future.
TEAM OF K-STATE RESEARCHERS IMAGE ESTER MODIFICATION OF MICROSCOPIC SINGLE STARCH GRANULES, A SCIENTIFIC FIRST: A scientific first can be claimed by Kansas State University's David Wetzel, professor of grain science and industry, and Yong-Cheng Shi, associate professor in grain science and industry, and their colleague John Reffner, professor of chemistry at John Jay College, City University of New York.
K-STATE'S SUE MAES RECOGNIZED WITH NATIONAL AWARD FOR HER CONTRIBUTIONS TO DISTANCE EDUCATION: The Friends of the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance is recognizing Sue Maes, dean of the Division of Continuing Education at Kansas State University, for her expertise in building new academic programs and fostering institutional collaboration.
FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES HONOR SOCIETY PHI UPSILON OMICRON INITIATES NEW MEMBERS AT K-STATE: A national honor society in family and consumer sciences has new members at Kansas State University. K-State's Alpha Chi chapter of Phi Upsilon Omicron initiated new members April 25.
K-STATE PROFESSOR USING NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION AWARD TO STUDY NITROGEN CYCLE, REVEALING IMPACT OF HUMAN-CAUSED NITROGEN DEPOSITION IN 20TH CENTURY: To understand how global change is happening today, a Kansas State University professor is looking back 10,000 years at nitrogen availability in forest and grassland ecosystems.
U.S. NEWS AND WORLD REPORT RANKS K-STATE'S GRADUATE ENGINEERING PROGRAMS AMONG THE NATION'S TOP 100: Continuing Kansas State University's tradition of engineering excellence, the graduate programs in the College of Engineering have been ranked among the nation's top 100 by U.S. News and World Report.
K-STATE SPRING COMMENCEMENT CEREMONIES MAY 8, 14 and 15: Around 2,600 students are candidates for degrees from Kansas State University this spring. Commencement ceremonies will be Saturday, May 8, on the K-State at Salina campus, and Friday, May 14, and Saturday, May 15, on the K-State campus in Manhattan.
K-STATE STUDENTS ADD TALENTS, WORDS OF WISDOM TO SPRING COMMENCEMENT: Kansas State University's commencement ceremonies wouldn't be complete without the pomp and circumstance added by its very own students. Several students have been chosen to speak or perform at spring ceremonies May 8, 15 and 16.
K-STATE STUDENT TAKES TOP PRIZE IN INTERIOR DESIGN COMPETITION: A Kansas State University interior design student has earned the Student Gold Award in the third annual Mid-America Design Awards, sponsored by the International Interior Design Association's Mid-America chapter.
DEDICATION OF NEW CLUBHOUSE AT COLBERT HILLS GOLF COURSE MAY 8 WITH K-STATE ALUM JIM COLBERT TO ATTEND: Colbert Hills Golf Course will have a dedication ceremony for its new clubhouse at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 8. The ceremony is free and open to the public. The golf course is owned by the Kansas State University Golf Course Management and Research Foundation.