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K-Staters in the news — August 2017

Some of the top stories mentioning Kansas State University are posted below. Download an Excel file (xls) with all of this month's news stories.

Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 

National/international

Industry expected to advance research innovated by Army-led science consortium
8/30/17 PHYS.org
The MAST consortium is currently comprised of 19 partners that worked collaboratively in an integrated research effort that incorporated ARL researchers and research themes relevant to each participant. The consortium's four research centers , which worked together as one, were. . .  Kansas State University; . . . .

Three universities honored for strong free-speech policies in a single week
8/30/17 The College Fix
Kansas State University, Appalachian State University and the University of North Carolina-Wilmington have all earned “green light” ratings from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education in the past week, meaning their policies “nominally protect free speech.”

State/regional

*Kansas farmer to be featured on Discovery Channel documentary
8/30/17 High Plains Journal
He said he’s also routinely used the resources available from Kansas State University’s main campus, including work with specialists in wheat breeding and cropping systems, such as using satellite imagery to predict yields.

State/regional

*K-State museum to feature history of feed sacks
8/30/17 KSNT
Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art at Kansas State University is featuring the history of feed sacks. The museum wants it to be known that the sacks did a lot more than just hold food.

 

Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017 

National/international

*Maxxam Analytics Opens Food Testing Lab in Olathe, Kansas
8/29/17 Area Development
Maxxam Analytics, a leading North American provider of food, environmental, industrial hygiene and DNA analytical testing services, opened a 3,000-sq.-ft. analytical food testing laboratory at Kansas State University Olathe, Kansas.

Prepare Kansas Starts Sept. 1
8/29/17 USAgNet.com
Prepare Kansas 2017, an online challenge to all Kansans and others available through the K-State Research and Extension Facebook page, will provide tips to guide you through how to be more prepared to handle emergencies. That can make recovery smoother and faster, according to Kansas State University associate professor Elizabeth Kiss.

State/regional

New kids on the block: New winter wheat varieties available for fall planting
8/29/17 High Plains Journal
In geographical terms, Kansas is a large, diverse state with significantly less annual average rainfall to the west than in the east, so a one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t work for crops grown in the state. To that end, Kansas State University researchers have developed three new wheat varieties best suited for different growing conditions and available for the first time this year.

 

Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017 

National/international

Animal health corridor brings food lab to Olathe
8/28/17 Wopular
The 3,000-square-foot laboratory will be at the Kansas State University Olathe campus. “Maxxam is proud of our ongoing partnership with Kansas State University Olathe as we provide food testing – an essential component of the animal nutrition industry – to the list of services..."

Kansas launches study to determine mule deer and whitetail interaction
8/28/17 Go Hunt
This is the first time the state has collected this type of data. Kansas State University students and staff will assist with the study.

Engaging centennials
8/28/17 Painting Pro Times
For 2016, the three student chapters chosen included Kansas State University in the top spot; the University of Cincinnati in second place; and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville scoring third place.

State/regional

Delano advisory committee meets to hear public input on neighborhood plan
8/28/17 KMUW (Wichita's NPR Station)
City leaders have been working with a group of landscape architecture students from Kansas State University to update the Delano Neighborhood Plan, which was adopted in 2001.

Crops and rain
8/28/17 Sabetha Herald
Mary Knapp, Kansas State University climatologist, said the distribution of rainfall this year has been “less than favorable” for most crops.

*Alton farmer gives 2,300 acres in Osborne Co. to establish research farm
8/28/17 Hays Post
Harold Lonsinger, Alton, has given a gift of land to the Kansas State University Foundation to establish the Harold and Olympia Lonsinger Sustainability Research Farm.

College Choice releases ranking of the 21 best colleges in Kansas
8/28/17 KOAM TV (Pittsburg, KS)
The entire ranking, listed in alphabetical order, is as follows: Kansas State University

Local 

K-State grad to perform country music at Strong City Rodeo
8/28/17 Manhattan Mercury
A Kansas native and K-State alumnus will bring Grand Ole Opry-style music to an annual bullring event. 

 

Monday, Aug. 28, 2017 

National/international

American colleges will fail kids without these 5 crucial upgrades
8/26/17 New York Post
Students taking Anthropology of Aging at Kansas State University live for a semester at the Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community. Their immersion offers an unparalleled opportunity. At the end of the course, instead of entering an exam grade, the professor writes a 12-page letter to the class, each student’s contribution to the group’s research.

'Cat in the Hat' racist, professor says - and so is other kids' lit
8/25/17 Houston Chronicle
Nel, a white scholar at Kansas State University, contends too many white people are blind to the systemic racism and white privilege, much of which they absorb early in life through children's literature.

State/regional

*K-State President Myers looks forward to challenges, growth
8/26/17 Topeka Capital Journal
Retired four-star general Richard Myers stepped into a different world when he took over in November as Kansas State University’s president.

*NBAF: Manhattan area being called 'Silicon Valley for biodefense'
8/26/17 Topeka Capital Journal
“Believe me, we’re trying to leverage that,” said Ron Trewyn, Kansas State University’s NBAF liaison. “It gets people’s attention to know that this is kind of a big deal. I truly believe we have more assets in the biodefense realm, bio-agro defense realm, here than anywhere in the country, perhaps in the world. That critical mass that allows you to solve these problems more quickly.”

Local 

*K-State's free speech statement earns nod from group
8/27/17 Manhattan Mercury
A national civil rights group gave K-State its highest rating last week after it adopted a new free speech policy.

 

Friday, Aug. 25, 2017 

National/international

The New, New Education
08/25/17 Inside Higher Ed
Other examples of new educators include Mike Wesch, a professor of anthropology at Kansas State University, who recently had his Anthropology of Aging: Digital Anthropology students temporarily move out of their dorms and into a local retirement community. The goal was to have students learn enough from their new mentors to create a video game on a serious topic: making end-of-life decisions.
 
10 of the Dirtiest Things You Touch Every Day
08/24/17 MSN
Dishcloths are also filthy: Researchers in one study, which analyzed 82 dishcloths from five major cities in the U.S. and Canada, found E. coli on 25.6 percent of towels and Salmonella on almost 14 percent of the dishcloths. Another study, published a year later, had similar findings. "Towels were the most contaminated of all the contact surfaces we tested," lead study author Dr. Jeannie Sneed, a Kansas State University food safety specialist, told Prevention.

State/regional

AP: Wheat virus causes farmers to lose $76.8M
08/24/17 The Chanute Tribune (Associated Press story)
Meanwhile, timely rainfall in July and August 2016 helped volunteer wheat flourish and the warm fall was ideal for the spread of wheat curl mites, said Erick De Wolf, professor of plant pathology at Kansas State University. While the field of new wheat next to a patch of volunteer is most susceptible, the mites can be known to move a mile or two. 

Local 

Foundation's fundraising impressive, important 
08/24/17 Manhattan Mercury 
That’s why we’re so impressed with K-State’s announcement earlier this week that the K-State Foundation was able to tally its second-highest fundraising total ever for fiscal year 2017, which ended June 30.

 

Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 

National/international

5 reasons you really need a workout buddy
8/23/17 W24 in South Africa
That put you off working out with them – let it motivate you. People who exercise with someone they thought was fitter or stronger than them worked out up to 200 percent harder and longer than others, found researchers from Kansas State University.

State/regional

Presentation explores dramatic story of water lawsuit
8/23/17 High Plains Journal
Sherow teaches Kansas and environmental history at Kansas State University. He has authored books and articles about people living in the region, including “The Grasslands of the United States: An Environmental History,” and John Charlton’s and his award winning “Railroad Empire Across the Heartland: Rephotographing Alexander Gardner’s Westward Journey.”

Global Food Systems Talk Sept. 11 at Kansas State University
8/23/17 Kansas Ag Connection
Jason Clay, the senior vice president for markets and food at the World Wildlife Fund, will be the featured speaker for the Henry C. Gardiner Global Food Systems lecture Sept. 11 at Kansas State University.

 

Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017 

National/international

10 of the Dirtiest Things You Touch Every Day
8/22/17 MSN Philippines News
Dishcloths are also filthy: Researchers in one study, which analysed 82 dishcloths from five major cities in the U.S. and Canada [PDF], found E. coli on 25.6 percent of towels and Salmonella on almost 14 percent of the dishcloths. Another study [PDF], published a year later, had similar findings. "Towels were the most contaminated of all the contact surfaces we tested," lead study author Dr. Jeannie Sneed, a Kansas State University food safety specialist, told Prevention.

State/regional

*Donations to KSU Foundation breaking records
8/22/17 WIBW
K-State students should be celebrating as the KSU Foundation raised over $150 million during the 2017 fiscal year. The foundation says this year's fundraising, which ended on June 30th, was the second most successful year in the university's history.  

Local

With clouds blocking view, Manhattanites look on bright side
8/22/17 Manhattan Mercury
About 500 local people took a two-hour bus trip with K-State and the Flint Hills Discovery Center to the town of Highland in northeast Kansas to view the total solar eclipse, which was the first to occur in Kansas since 1918.

 

Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017 

National/international

*Back-to-school tips ... for parents
8/20/17 Medicine Net
A critical lesson for parents to master as their kids return to school: Cut them some slack. "The first days and weeks are tough, so it's best for parents to provide as much patience, understanding and support as possible," said Spencer Clark, an assistant professor of education at Kansas State University.

*He complains she shops too much — and marriage suffers
8/20/17 Rocket News
According to study co-author Sonya Britt-Lutter, “Couples need to communicate about finances, especially early in marriage.” Britt-Lutter is an associate professor and certified financial planner from Kansas State University.

*Essential oils could be antibiotic alternative for livestock
8/21/17 Ag Daily
Humans aren’t the only ones touting relief from essential oils. Kansas State University researchers have found essential oils can play an essential role in livestock health.

State/regional

KCA awards Go Bob Pipe and Steel Scholarships
8/21/17 KNEB
The Kansas Cattlemen’s Association has awarded $1,550 in scholarships to five students furthering their educations at Kansas State University and Fort Hays State University.

Swine health information center testing dust to monitor swine pathogens
8/21/17 WNAX
Swine Health Information Center officials are working with Kansas State University researchers to look at using dust samples to monitor for swine pathogens in U.S. feed mills. The Center’s Executive Director Dr. Paul Sundberg says the work they’ve done so far shows it’s possible to transmit swine pathogens through feed.

State officials urge farmers to control wheat streak mosaic virus now
8/21/17 Sabetha Herald
Kansas State University officials are joining in on a group effort to help Kansas farmers stop the spread of a destructive wheat disease that took a strong foothold in the state’s fields this year.

Local

Hale Library celebrates its 20th year with students
8/21/17 K-State Collegian
Thousands of Kansas State students will be sharing a birth year with Hale Library this fall, as the building was constructed in 1997 and dedicated on Oct. 5 of that year. This year also marks the 90th anniversary of Farrell Library, the first free-standing library building on campus.

Former hungry K-State student runs campus food pantry
8/21/17 The Mercury
Sarah Barrett literally followed her dreams and came to Kansas State University. “I had a dream three weeks before (high school) graduation and I decided to switch ... to K-State,” she said. “I went to my guidance counselor the next day and she told me I missed basically all the deadlines, but everyone worked with me and I came to school.”


Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 

National/international

*Helping kids shake off back-to-school anxiety
8/18/17 Consumer Affairs
To help stave off back-to-school anxiety, education professors at Kansas State University recommend helping students prepare for the upcoming school year while there’s still some sand left in the hourglass of summer. Here are a few things parents can do.

State/regional

In booming Manhattan, high demand for workers to fill high-tech jobs
8/19/17 Topeka Capital Journal
Employers in the Manhattan area needed to fill more than 1,200 jobs across various skill levels, from part-time minimum wage posts to Ph.D.-level careers at Kansas State University in June, according to data from the Manhattan Workforce Center.

Local

*Expert offers tips to safely view Aug. 21 solar eclipse
8/20/17 Manhattan Mercury
Monday's total solar eclipse will be an awe-inspiring and rare event, says a Kansas State University physicist.

 

Friday, Aug. 18, 2017 

National/international

Perception Of A 'Spendy Wife' Can Lead To Marriage Trouble, Study Says
08/17/17 International Business Times
A husband thinking his wife is too much of a spender, whether true or not, leads to financial and marital problems, according to a new study by Brigham Young University (BYU) and Kansas State University.

State/regional

400 solar eclipse glasses given away at Flint Hills Discovery Center
08/17/17 WIBW
“K-State has done a number of lectures. We incorporated it into our free community day at the beginning of the month. It’s really been total solar eclipse fever here at the discovery center for the last month,” said Flint Hills Discovery Center spokesperson, Molly Kurtz.

Local

Animal health industry executive joins K-State Olathe
08/18/17 Manhattan Mercury
Paul Casady is joining Kansas State University’s Olathe campus as the executive in residence professor of practice for animal health.

Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 

National/international

Mock spaceship in Kansas to be used for astronaut research
8/16/17 Miami Herald
A mock-up of a spacecraft built in central Kansas is getting ready to take off for Kansas State University.

Is your wife a Spendthrift?
8/17/17 Business Standard
"Couples need to communicate about finances, especially early in marriage," said Sonya Britt-Lutter from Kansas State University in Manhattan, US.

State/regional

College Choice Releases 2017 Rankings of the 50 Best Online Bachelor's in Education Degrees
8/16/17 KOAM Channel 7 in Pittsburg
The ranking for the 50 Best Online Bachelor's in Education Degrees finds Arizona State University atop the list, followed by the University of Northern Iowa in second, and Regis University in third. The entire online education ranking, listed in alphabetical order, is as follows: Kansas State University

Local

Hospitality students can now get two degrees from partnership
8/16/17 KSNT
Officials at Flint Hills Technical College and Kansas State University signed an articulation agreement Wednesday afternoon.

Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017 

National/international

American Military University Partners with Medisend College to Offer Veterans Accelerated Associate-to-Bachelors Degree
8/15/17 Houston Chronicle 
“Our respective programs are ideally suited to the unique needs and skills of our nation’s service members,” said Gen. Richard Myers, USAF (ret.), former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, chairman of the Medisend College Board of Trustees and president, Kansas State University. “This collaboration will help provide both the technical and business and management expertise necessary for a broad variety of healthcare-related careers.”

State/regional

Your guide to the 2017 solar eclipse
8/15/17 Shawnee Dispatch 
“Don’t miss this remarkable natural phenomenon,” urges Chris Sorensen, Kansas State University physics professor and amateur astronomer. “Given its rarity and extreme beauty, this total eclipse and its eerie type of twilight will truly be an awe-inspiring event.”

Local

*K-State professors offer back to school advice
8/15/17 Manhattan Mercury
The first several days of school will plant roots for the rest of the academic year, say education professors at Kansas State University.

Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017 

National/international

*5 workouts to do with a friend because sometimes you just need moral support at the gym
8/14/17 Elite Daily
A 2012 study from Kansas State University showed that partnering up with a pal can boost your workout intensity overall — especially if you think your gym buddy is “better” than you are at whatever exercise it is you're doing together.

SHIC works to validate methods to monitor feed for swine pathogens
8/14/17 Farms.com
The Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) recently funded a study to be conducted by Kansas State University researchers to investigate using dust samples to monitor for swine pathogens in US feed mills.

State/regional

*Center helps communities retain, open groceries
8/14/17 Parsons Sun
David Procter, Ph.D., is the director of the Center for Engagement and Community Development at Kansas State University, which works to connect resources at K-State with the needs communities have around the state. One of their initiatives is the Rural Grocery Initiative, started in 2007, to help communities retain grocery stores or open new ones, if feasible, because of their importance to communities.

*Eye safety tips for viewing the eclipse on Aug. 21
8/14/17 KRSL Russell Radio
Kansas State University Distinguished Professor of Physics Chris Sorensen says using uncertified glasses, regular dark sunglasses or film negatives could be deadly to your sight.

Local

At the Kan. governor's mansion, confusion lingers over concealed carry
8/14/17 JC Post
What does a university president think about being forced to potentially allow people who might have a gun into their home? KCUR asked Richard Myers, who has been Kansas State University president for about 18 months. “Well, you know, I probably already have because the definition of concealed is you don’t see it,” says Myers.

Monday, Aug. 14, 2017 

National/international

*We Need to Talk Some More About Your Dirty Sponges
8/11/17 New York Times
Kitchens are hot spots for cross-contamination, and immune systems differ. You could just as easily contract an illness from poorly prepared food or your cellphone as you could from a dirty sponge, many experts say. And two bodies’ responses to the same pathogen can differ, just like a pothole might damage one car but not another, said Kevin Sauer of Kansas State University, who has studied cross-contamination in the kitchen.

Yes, “dog anti-vaxxers” is a thing. In Brooklyn. But they might not be as crazy as you think
8/13/17 Salon
Rabies researchers at Kansas State University are trying to remove uncertainty behind titer tests by developing standards that specify which antibody titers are protective against rabies.

State/regional

*Not all eclipse eyewear created equal
8/12/17 NTV
Kansas State University physics professor Chris Sorensen said when looking for eclipse eye-wear, you'll want to make sure the glasses are ISO 12312–2015 compliant and you should see that information on the glasses.

Local

*K-State ranked as 'best tuition value' in Kansas
8/11/17 WIBW-TV
Money Magazine says Kansas State University delivers the best tuition value in the Sunflower State. The magazine says their list is determined by enrollment data and student outcome.

 

Friday, Aug. 11, 2017 

National/international

Kansas State provost April Mason to resign in June
8/10/17 McClatchy DC Bureau
Kansas State Provost April Mason says she plans to resign next summer.
 
Small-town grocery stores fight to stay open
08/10/17 Capital Press
The Kansas City Star reports that Kansas is a prime example of what’s happening elsewhere. From 2006 to 2010, according to a report on “The Rural Grocery Crisis,” a fifth of the state’s rural groceries shut down. The Center for Engagement and Community Development at Kansas State University recorded the loss of 43 of the 213 rural groceries since it started tracking them in 2007.

State/regional

KSU researchers contribute to DUNE, the world's biggest neutrino experiment
08/10/17 The Emporia Gazette
A large international team of researchers — including Kansas State University scientists — is turning to tiny particles to address big questions about dark matter, black holes and the origins of the universe.

Local

K-State veterinarians, specialists treat porcupine with skin infection
08/11/17 Manhattan Mercury
The latest issue of the Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine details how a fungal skin infection in a porcupine at Manhattan’s Sunset Zoo was carefully diagnosed and successfully treated with the help of veterinary specialists at Kansas State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 

National/international 

*Kansas State provost April Mason to resign in June
8/10/17 The Miami Herald
Kansas State Provost April Mason says she plans to resign next summer.

State/regional

Web tools help prepare for livestock disease outbreaks
8/9/17 Feedstuffs
In the next phase, Pallickara is working in collaboration with epidemiologists and economists at Kansas State University to move the tool into single and multi-player gaming environments, which would allow public officials to test multiple outbreak scenarios in real time.

Local

President Myers thanks Mason for service to K-State
8/9/17 The Mercury
K-State President Richard Myers thanked provost April Mason for her service to the university in a Wednesday letter.

 

Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017 

National/international 

*These Foods and Eating Habits May Increase Your Risk of Lung Cancer
8/8/17 Health.com
Plus, a 2008 study from Kansas State University’s Food Safety Consortium found that adding the herb rosemary to hamburgers reduced the levels of carcinogens by 30% to 100%.

One Thousand Young African Leaders Convene in Washington to Collaborate on Leadership and Skill Building
8/8/17 PR Newswire 
Wednesday highlighted U.S. and African perspectives on leadership with remarks from Tony Elumelu, Chairman of Heirs Holdings and Founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation; Dr. Helene Gayle, CEO of McKinsey Social Initiative; Norman Moyo, Author and CEO of New Enterprise Business DPA & CUMII at ECONET; and General (Retired) Richard Myers, President of Kansas State University and 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

State  

Provost April Mason, No. 2 administrator at K-State, to step down
8/8/17 Topeka Capital Journal 
The provost and senior vice president at Kansas State University said Monday in a letter to faculty and staff that she would resign her position in June 2018.

Local

*Researchers answer questions about E. coli, take steps toward new treatment
8/8/17 Manhattan Mercury
By understanding the functional differences between proteins expressed by two E. coli strains, researchers at Kansas State University are exploring new opportunities to inhibit their impacts to human health.

Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017 

National/international 

How to boost concentration during GMAT studies
8/7/17 Beat The GMAT
The Counseling Services department at Kansas State University outlines a simple exercise you can use when you come across a particularly dry Reading Comprehension passage or a Quantitative question you find difficult.

1Data seeks to spark breakthroughs in animal, human health
8/7/17 Veterinary Practice News
1Data, a new collaborative project among Kansas State University (KSU) Olathe, KSU Manhattan, and the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), aims to speed breakthroughs in animal and human health by establishing new standards for analyzing cross-species health information, according to school officials.

State 

*Declining groundwater altering fish species
8/7/17 KRSL Russell Radio
By 2060, Kansas State University Associate Professor of Biology Keith Gido estimates another 180 miles will vanish – and the diversity of fish species will continue to decline as larger rivers become smaller streams.

Local

*K-State joins project to develop heat tolerant crops
8/7/17 The Mercury
Kansas State University researchers have received nearly $1.8 million to begin studying the impact of high night-time temperatures on the yield and quality of wheat.

*KSU Polytechnic Campus, Geary County USD 475 team up to improve STEM education with technology grant
8/7/17 Salina Post
With jobs in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, some of the most in-demand in today’s work force, coupled with an expanding focus put on STEM curriculum in the classroom, Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus and Geary County USD 475 have joined together to enhance technology education for elementary, middle and high schools in Junction City, Milford, Grandview Plaza and Fort Riley.

Monday, Aug. 7, 2017 

National/international 

The wheat disease threatening Asia's food supply
8/4/17 The Atlantic
Genomic analyses of Magnaporthe samples from Bangladesh found that they were clones of one another, indicating a common source, and were virtually indistinguishable from certain South American strains, according to Barbara Valent, a professor of plant pathology at Kansas State University and a leader of a team of researchers from the United States, Bangladesh, and the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center in Mexico.

The fight to maintain Obama's program for young African leaders
8/4/17 Devex
This point was reiterated by General (Ret.) Richard Myers, president of Kansas State University and a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who also spoke at the summit.

*Jinyu Bio-technology joins animal vaccine cluster in Kansas
8/7/17 ChinaDaily
In May, China's largest animal vaccine company, Jinyu Bio-technology Co Ltd, said it would open its first US facilities — a research lab and offices in the Kansas State University Office Park located on the north side of the Manhattan, Kansas, campus.

State 

Small towns fight to save grocery stores — and their vitality
8/7/17 Kansas City Star
Kansas is a prime example of what’s happening elsewhere. From 2006 to 2010, according to a report on “The Rural Grocery Crisis,” a fifth of the state’s rural groceries shut down. The Center for Engagement and Community Development at Kansas State University recorded the loss of 43 of the 213 rural groceries since it started tracking them in 2007.

Local

Roberts announces bill to improve veterans’ education benefits passes Senate
8/5/17 Junction City Post
Roberts requested the inclusion of the additional sciences following testimony before the Agriculture Committee by Dr. John Floros, Kansas State University’s Dean of Agriculture and Director of K-State Research and Extension. FLoros said: “We support initiatives to enhance the number of students selecting agriculture and related disciplines for their university training. We encourage the Committee to explore avenues to that the next Farm Bill can raise national awareness of and authorization to begin to tackle this challenge of worldwide food security.”

 

Friday, Aug. 4, 2017 

National/international 

Climate plays role in decline of one of Asia's most critical water resources
08/03/17 Science Daily
Climate variability -- rather than the presence of a major dam -- is most likely the primary cause for a water supply decline in East Asia's largest floodplain lake system, according to a Kansas State University researcher.

State 

Now That’s Rural: Adrienne Korson, solar eclipse
08/03/17 Hays Post
Atchison, Hiawatha and Marysville plus other northeast Kansas communities are planning watch events also. The Flint Hills Discovery Center is partnering with K-State and Highland Community College on a bus trip from Manhattan to the viewing area.

Local

Myers sends charge to campus security authorities
08/04/17 Manhattan Mercury
Kansas State University is dedicated to helping all members of the K-State community have a positive educational experience and is fully committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment. As part of that commitment, K-State adheres to the requirements outlined in the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, also known as the Clery Act. This federal law applies to most public and private universities and is tied directly to federal funding of various kinds, including federal student aid. For this and other reasons, it is imperative that K-State complies with the requirements set forth by the Clery Act.


Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017 

National/international 

*Loss of 350 miles of Great Plains streams causing changes in aquatic food web
08/02/17 ScienceDaily
The food web in Great Plains streams could be unraveling, according to a Kansas State University ecologist.
 
*11 Things That Are Guaranteed To Cause A Fight Between You & Your Spouse
08/02/17 Romper
Not talking about issues as they arise is a good way to ensure a bigger blow up later on. According to research conducted by assistant professor of psychology at Kansas State University Brenda McDaniel, couples who talk through their issues are less stressed than those who keep them bottled up. Sit down and talk it out rather than waiting until you can't keep it inside any longer.

State 

Video of performance by K-State band members stranded roadside sparks media frenzy
08/02/17 Garden City Telegram
What was expected to be a quick four-hour road trip to Garden City from Manhattan on Saturday for six Kansas State University band members came to a screeching halt when a blown tire left them stranded roadside outside of Hanston.

Local

*Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus and Geary USD 475 Team Up to Improve STEM Education with Technology Grant
08/02/17 Junction City Post
With jobs in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, some of the most in-demand in today’s work force, coupled with an expanding focus put on STEM curriculum in the classroom, Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus and Geary County USD 475 have joined together to enhance technology education for elementary, middle and high schools in Junction City, Milford, Grandview Plaza and Fort Riley.

 

Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017 

National/international 
The 20 best college towns in America
08/01/17 Business Insider Singapore
8. Manhattan, Kansas — home of Kansas State University
 
These 3 Stories Perfectly Illustrate Why It's So Hard To Get Over Your First Love
08/01/17 Women's Health
Research bears out the dangers: A new Kansas State University study of 7,000 couples shows that the more accepting people were of their partners being in touch with former flames on social media, the more harmful it was to their relationship—partly because it can create a "slippery slope" of temptation during difficult times.
State 
Stranded K-State band members perform roadside concert
08/01/17 Kansas City Star
Members of the Kansas State University band had a tire blowout on a car, rendering them stuck on the side of the road. They got a little bored, so they decided to have some fun.
Local
Biology professor helping military fight skin cancer
08/01/17 Junction City Post
One in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer, and military personnel and their families are affected at a greater rate, according to a Kansas State University researcher who aims to understand whether a vaccine could prevent one type of skin cancer. 



Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017 

National/international 

Here's the best of the 2018 Princeton Review rankings
7/31/17 USA Today College
Best athletic facilities: 2. Kansas State University
Students pack the stadiums the most: 3. Kansas State University

Believing scientists respond: Why are you a Christian?
7/31/17 Free Republic
Keith Miller, research assistant professor of geology (retired), Kansas State University — My understanding of God and what it means to follow Christ has been continually challenged and stretched through the community of other believers. The claims of Scripture have grown stronger, not weaker in the process. Nothing else makes sense of all that I know of the world and humanity, including all its pain and suffering.

USDA awards $4.6 million in nanotechnology research grants
7/31/17 JDSUPRA
On July 20, 2017, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced 13 grants worth $4.6 million for research on the next generation of agricultural technologies and systems to meet the growing demand for food, fuel, and fiber. NIFA states that funded projects support nanotechnology-based solutions that improve food production, nutrition, sustainable agriculture, and food safety. The announced grants include:

  • Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, $450,200
State

What to know: concealed guns now legal on Kansas college campuses
7/31/17 KCTV5
“The policy is insane ... that we're actually having a conversation about this policy. It’s insane,” Kansas State University professor Philip Nel said. Recent Kansas State University graduate Derek Cox testified before the state legislature in support of conceal and carry on campus. As a student, Cox wrote a guest commentary in the Kansas City Star explaining his reasoning. “I think I’m giving the students who don't feel comfortable speaking out a voice. I think they are the silent majority,” Cox said.

Re-canning, student loans
7/31/17 Sabetha Herald
As state funding for higher education has dipped and tuition and fees have gone up, college students have increasingly turned to student loans to help pay for tuition, books and more. The good news is that such help is available, but understanding the long-term implications on a borrower’s overall financial picture is critical, according to Elizabeth Kiss, associate professor of family studies and human services at Kansas State University.

Local

German youth symphony orchestra to perform at McCain
7/31/17 Manhattan Mercury
A German youth orchestra is performing at K-State’s McCain Auditorium Monday night as part of a four-day visit to Manhattan. David Littrell, Gold Orchestra founder, director of the Kansas State University Orchestra and distinguished professor in the KSU School of Music, Theater and Dance, “This is a unique opportunity for orchestra students from our community to meet and play with their counterparts from another country. One of the highlights will be an open “side-by- side” rehearsal with American student musicians sitting next to German student musicians – two to a part.”


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