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K-Staters in the news — October 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.

Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017 

National/international 

*Vet recommendations for a safe Halloween for pets
10/30/17 WTYV-TV
Kansas State University veterinarian, Susan Nelson, says all costumes should be tried on in advance.

State/regional

Online Schools Offering Nutrition Degrees Ranked by OnlineCollegePlan.com
10/30/17 KCTV5
7. Kansas State University (Manhattan, KS)

Local

*Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. to present Landon Lecture
10/30/17 1350 KMAN
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff will deliver the first Landon Lecture of the 2017-2018 school year at Kansas State University.

Monday, Oct. 30, 2017 

National/international 

*30 simple ways you can prevent cancer
10/27/17 Reader's Digest
Kansas State University research found that rubbing rosemary onto uncooked meats blocks the formation of these cancer-causing compounds by up to 100 percent. You can also rub a couple of cut kiwifruit on a low-fat cut of meat as a tenderizer to help protect the meat during grilling from those harmful cancer-causing compounds.


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12 questions to ask before getting married
10/27/17 Houston Chronicle
That study by professor Sonya Britt at Kansas State University found that money arguments predicted future divorce more than arguments about other topics like children, sex or in-laws.

State/regional

*Gift will help attract low-income students
10/27/17 Topeka Capital Journal
The foundation has already given $1 million to Wichita State University and $500,000 each to Kansas State and Pittsburg universities.

Local

*Joint Chiefs of Staff chair to give Landon Lecture
10/29/17 Manhattan Mercury
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff will deliver the first Landon Lecture of the 2017-2018 school year at Kansas State University.

Friday, Oct. 27, 2017 

National/international  

Wood Adhesives and Binders Market to Witness Steady Expansion During 2025
10/26/17 Digital Journal
In January 2017, researchers from the Kansas State University patented the first plant-based resin, which is made up of corn, soybean, and other plant oils. According to researchers, this resin can be used for labels, tapes, and other adhesive uses and can also provide shiny coatings. Such innovations are likely to revolutionize the global wood adhesives and binders market in the near future.

State/regional 
Former State Rep Schwartz receives Don L. Good Impact Award
10/26/17 High Plains Journal
Her behind-the-scenes work in the legislature often resulted in much appreciated support for Kansas State University faculty and students. Especially important to agriculture are the many K-State infrastructure and building projects she helped guide through the legislature; plus, Schwartz’ voice helped ensure that sound science was used to develop agricultural law.
Local
K-State selects second African-American student ambassador
10/26/17 The Collegian
A junior from Frisco, Texas, Darrell Reese Jr. was elected as a new student ambassador alongside Michelle Anderson for the 2018 school year. He is the second African American student ambassador in the history of K-State. 

Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017 

National/international  

Kansas State Polytechnic renews flight data monitoring program
10/25/17 Aero News Network
Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus has once again selected FlyteAnalytics as its Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) solution for its Cessna 172 Skyhawk and Beechcraft G36 aircraft, enabling the university to continue its internal flight operational quality assurance.

State/regional 

'Lazy.' 'Stupid.' An epidemic of verbal abuse against women
10/25/17 Live Well Nebraska
Sandra Stith, a licensed marriage counselor and professor of family studies and human services at Kansas State University, has developed counseling programs for couples in certain types of abusive relationships.

Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 

National/international  

Wendy Wintersteen named Iowa State's new president
10/24/17 The Des Moines Register
Received bachelor’s degree in crop protection from Kansas State University (1978); doctorate degree in entomology from Iowa State University (1988).

State/regional 

*K-State featured Blue Ribbon Study
10/24/17 McPherson Sentinel 
Kansas State University is strengthening its reputation as the Silicon Valley for biodefense.

*KSU Receives $500K For At-Risk Youth
10/24/17 KSAL
Low-income, at-risk students will have a greater opportunity to graduate college in four years without crushing debt because of a new partnership between Kansas State University and the Peter and Veronica Mallouk Give Back Program.

Local

In Focus 10/24/2017
10/24/17 1350 KMAN
Today’s guests on In Focus were Pottawatomie County Commissioner Pat Weixelman, Robert Reece, and EMS Director Hal Bumgarner.  We also had K-State Assistant Professor of Political Science Dr. Nate Birkhead.

Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017 

National/international  

Professor examines 'feminist fuzzy sciences' of dog training
10/23/17 The Daily Caller
Feminist dog training reveals the importance of “interspecies intersectionalities” that exist between humans and animals, a Kansas State University professor wrote in a 2017 paper.

State/regional 

*KSU Polytechnic adds technology education degree
10/23/17 KSAL
Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus is expanding its degree options with a new offering for individuals interested in teaching technology at the high school level.

Local

*Fab Four to pay homage to the Beatles
10/23/17 JC Post
It’s Beatlemania time at Kansas State University’s McCain Auditorium with “The Fab Four — The Ultimate Tribute.”

Monday, Oct. 23, 2017 

National/international  

A Newer Education for Our Era
10/22/17 Chronicle of Higher Education
At Kansas State University, the anthropologist Michael Wesch teaches "The Anthropology of Aging: Digital Anthropology."

*What to look for in a personal trainer and how to get the most out of them
10/20/17 Huffington Post
According to researchers at Kansas State University, working out with someone who is fitter is a no-brainer. In one study, they found participants worked out for up to 200% longer if they felt they were with someone who was better than they were. So working out with your equally-as-out-of-shape bud isn’t cutting it. Get a trainer.

State/regional 

This textbook innovation will save your college student a lot of money
10/22/17 Kansas City Star
These free texts are already in use by about 15 percent of the nation’s two- and four-year private and public universities, including Kansas State, University of North Carolina, Virginia Tech, Penn State, The Ohio State University, the University of California-Berkeley, Temple, Rutgers and the University of Kansas.


*Department of Kinesiology at K-State begins studying weightless-ness impact on astronauts, applying findings to general population
10/21/17 Topeka Capital Journal
Since 2011 Kansas State University’s exercise physiology department has been making waves with their NASA-funded research to improve astronaut health and determine fitness standards.


They finally raise a glass to the man who made the cowboy an icon
10/22/17 Wichita Eagle
James Sherow, history professor at Kansas State University and managing editor at “Kansas History: A Journal of the Central Plains” also spoke about McCoy. Sherow has a book coming out later this year on McCoy and the Chisholm Trail.

Local

*We built this city: Community gathers for K-State homecoming parade
10/22/17 Manhattan Mercury
Famous landmarks filled the city’s streets Friday for the K-State homecoming parade.

 

Friday, Oct. 20, 2017 

National/international   

How Fit Will Astronauts Be After Years in Space?
10/19/17 Yahoo! News UK
"Maintaining astronaut health is critical to NASA missions, and we need to be able to keep astronauts safe in flight and during landing," Carl Ade, assistant professor of exercise physiology at Kansas State University, said in a statement. "By knowing fitness and health standards, we can determine types of in-f[l]ight interventions to keep astronauts healthy on long-duration missions that can last several years." 
 
Scientists Document American Alligators Eating Sharks And Stingrays
10/19/17 Tech Times
The documentation found that the interaction occurs from the Atlantic coast of Georgia around the Florida peninsula to the Gulf Coast and Florida panhandle. Sharks and stingrays can share water with alligators even though there is a difference between saltwater and freshwater, James Nifong explained, the research leader and a postdoctoral researcher at Kansas State University.

State/regional 

Kansas State Polytechnic Renews Flight Data Monitoring Program With FlyteAnalytics™ By CAPACG
10/19/17 KCTV 5
Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus has once again selected FlyteAnalytics as its Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) solution for its Cessna 172 Skyhawk and Beechcraft G36 aircraft, enabling the university to continue its internal flight operational quality assurance program.

Local

NSF awards K-State teams more than $2.5 million
10/19/17 Manhattan Mercury
Out of 154 organizations competing this year, Kansas State University was one of only five universities to receive three awards. Beth Montelone, senior associate vice president for research, said the university’s proposals likely were successful because the projects demonstrate benefits to more than one field.

Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 

National/international   

*Yes, alligators are actually snacking on sharks (and there are photos to prove it)
10/18/17 USA Today
In a study published in the journal Southeastern Naturalist, James Nifong of Kansas State University and Russell Lowers, a wildlife biologist at the Kennedy Space Center, detailed for the first time how alligators on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts are eating small sharks and stingrays.

*How Fit Will Astronauts Be After Years in Space?
10/18/17 Space.com
"Maintaining astronaut health is critical to NASA missions, and we need to be able to keep astronauts safe in flight and during landing," Carl Ade, assistant professor of exercise physiology at Kansas State University, said in a statement. "By knowing fitness and health standards, we can determine types of in-f[l]ight interventions to keep astronauts healthy on long-duration missions that can last several years."

State/regional 

*Midwest not immune to climate change
10/18/17 The Joplin Globe
New research out of Kansas State University, in conjunction with Southern Illinois University and the Missouri Botanical Garden, indicates that in 75 years — within the lifetimes of many children living today — climate change will have eroded the size of tallgrass prairie grasses by as much as 60 percent. Big bluestem, the dominant grass covering millions of acres in Kansas, Missouri and elsewhere, which makes up 70 percent of the biomass in some parts of the prairie, may only grow to half of its current 4- to 6-foot height.

Local

*Kansas State University featured in biodefense national report
10/18/17 1350 WIBW Channel 13
K-State says it is strengthening its reputation as the Silicon Valley for Biodefense.

Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 

National/international   

*Alligators are out there eating sharks, no big deal
10/17/17 The Washington Post
That research may have to wait. Nifong, a Florida native, is on a year-long appointment as a postdoctoral researcher with the Kansas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at Kansas State University.

State/regional 

*KSU Polytechnic Campus Offering Aircraft Certification Courses For Industry Professionals
10/16/17 KSAL
Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus is expanding its offerings in aviation to provide much-needed education for professionals in the field of aircraft certification.

Local

Redesigned Grover Cobb Memorial rededicated Tuesday
10/17/17 1350 KMAN
Following the convention’s closing lunch at the Manhattan Conference Center, family, friends and colleagues of Grover Cobb gathered on the campus of Kansas State University to rededicate the redesigned memorial in Cobb’s name.

Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 

National/international   

*Alligators will eat sharks when given the chance
10/16/17 CNET
Kansas State University postdoctoral researcher James Nifong led the study along with Kennedy Space Center wildlife biologist Russell Lowers. Nifong says there had been a few isolated observations of gators eating sharks, but his research shows evidence of more widespread interactions between the two critters.

State/regional

*Researchers: Climate change could shorten Kansas tallgrass
10/16/17 Wichita Eagle
Studies involving Kansas State University faculty indicate that revision of the climate would potentially shrink the plant size of big bluestem grass by 60 percent. 

Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 

National/international   

*Climate change may erode key Kansas forage grass
10/15/17 Houston Chronicle
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that studies involving Kansas State University faculty indicated that changes would potentially shrink the plant size of big bluestem grass by 60 percent. The grass covers millions of acres in the region. That kind of transformation would disrupt the region's livestock economy.

*Weather, not vandalism, damaged Jewish hut at Kansas State
10/13/17 U.S. News and World Report
Kansas State University says severe weather, not vandalism, is to blame for damage to a temporary outdoor hut built between two residence halls for the Jewish harvest festival Sukkot.

How Do I Kick My Broke Sister Out of My Place?
10/13/17 New York Magazine
Step one, according to Kristy Archuleta, a financial therapist and professor at Kansas State University, is to deploy the “I” statement trick (a textbook method in couples therapy) to express concern. “For instance, you could say something like, ‘I get worried when I see you going into credit card debt, because I don’t know how you’ll be able to live independently, and I know that’s something you really want to do,” Archuleta says. (This is opposed to a “you” statement, which assigns blame: “You’re going into credit card debt, and you’re making me worry.”)

State/region

Prime Time 2017: Person-centered care goal of many senior living providers
10/14/17 Topeka Capital Journal
In the senior care industry, this is called person-centered care, said Gayle Doll, associate professor and the director of Kansas State University’s Center on Aging in Manhattan.


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Local

Deer crashes into K-State auditorium
10/13/17 KSNT-TV
Kansas State University students and staff got a surprise after finding a deer inside one of the university buildings.

Friday, Oct. 13, 2017 

National/international   

*This Is the Scientific Reason Why Couples Get Back Together After a Breakup
10/12/17 Reader's Digest
While the sensible thing is to stay far away from an old flame after calling it off, some people can convince themselves there are arguments for getting back together. A 2013 Kansas State University that found nearly half of all couples reunite also revealed that couples who got back together assumed their partner had changed for the better or that they would be better at communicating. But the newer research suggests their motivation may be more prosaic.

Kansas State University Improves Domestic & Global Grain Industries
Fall 2017 Vortex
When it comes to flour and feed operations, Kansas State University doesn’t mill around. Founded in 1978, the IGP Institute at Kansas State University (known previously as the International Grains Program) works diligently to offer innovative technical programs for enhanced market preference, consumption and utilization of U.S. cereal grains, oilseeds and their value-added products in the global grain industry.

State/region

What’s happening in Johnson County
10/12/17 Kansas City Star
Executive Leadership Series: Join the Overland Park Chamber of Commerce for the final program featuring General Richard Myers, president of Kansas State University, who will share his insights and personal success, noon to 1:30 p.m., DoubleTree by Hilton Kansas City-Overland Park, 10100 College Blvd., Overland Park, $35 members, $45 other, 913-491-3600 or astock@opchamber.org.


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Local

K-State Family Day, Pete Souza and more
10/12/17 Manhattan Mercury
To celebrate the K-State Book Network common reading, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime” by Mark Haddon, the K-State Book Network presents #GetCurious: Life, the Universe, and Everything at 7 p.m. Thursday in McCain Auditorium.

K-State ready to fund infrastructure improvements on Kimball
10/12/17 KMAN
Kansas State University officials say they’re ready to commit to funding a portion of the massive infrastructure improvements needed as part of the University’s North Campus Corridor project along Kimball Avenue.

Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 

National/international   

*Climate change predicted to reduce size, stature of dominant Midwest plant, study finds
10/11/17 ScienceDaily
The economically important big bluestem grass -- a dominant prairie grass and a major forage grass for cattle -- is predicted to reduce its growth and stature by up to 60 percent percent in the next 75 years because of climate change, according to a study involving Kansas State University researchers.

State/region

Dr. Seuss' racial history draws controversy
10/11/17 Kansas City Star
Philip Nel, a professor at Kansas State University, is one of the nation's leading Seuss scholars. He's written three books featuring the children's author, including "Was the Cat in the Hat Black?" Published in August, it explores the impact of blackface caricature and other racial stereotypes on the 1957 story that made Seuss famous.


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Local

Blow: Media malpractice gave rise to Trump
10/10/17 Manhattan Mercury
Blow spoke for about 25 minutes to audience of about 200 people at Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union as part of the Lou Douglas Lecture Series on Public Issues. He spent about an hour answering questions after his lecture.

Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017 

National/international   

Culture Shock: Precious Microbe Collections Languish in Threatened Bio-Libraries
10/10/17 Scientific American
But Kevin McCluskey, a researcher at Kansas State University who oversees the school’s Fungal Genetics Stock Center (a collection of 25,000 filamentous fungi, including mostly mutant strains), says some microbes are also important for agriculture because they fend off pathogens and harmful compounds produced by fungi.

State/region

K-State alumni to honor photographer Souza
10/10/17 The Hutchinson News 
Former chief White House photographer Pete Souza will receive the Kansas State University Alumni Association’s Alumni Excellence Award at a banquet Friday at the K-State Alumni Center.

Local

*Climate change predicted to reduce size, stature of big bluestem
10/10/17 Manhattan Mercury
The economically important big bluestem grass — a dominant prairie grass and a major forage grass for cattle — is predicted to reduce its growth and stature by up to 60 percent in the next 75 years because of climate change, according to a study involving Kansas State University researchers.

Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017 

National/international   

*Drones help Kansas State University researchers stay on top of wheat improvement
10/9/17 SeedQuest
Half a world away, Poland — an associate professor of plant pathology at Kansas State University — is learning critical information that will lead to future generations of wheat in Kansas and beyond.

How to fix your credit in 4 easy steps
10/5/17 Wallet Hub
Expert: Kristy L. Archuleta, editor of the Journal of Financial Therapy and associate professor in the Personal Financial Planning Program in the School of Family Studies and Human Services at Kansas State University

How to build credit in 8 simple steps
10/1/17 Wallet Hub
Expert: Sonya Britt-Lutter, associate professor of personal financial planning at Kansas State University

State/regional

*The water under Colorado's Eastern Plains is running dry as farmers keep irrigating 'great American desert'
10/9/17 Denver Post
Overpumping has dried up 358 miles of surface rivers and streams across a 200-square-mile area covering eastern Colorado, western Kansas and Nebraska, according to U.S. Fish and Wildlife-backed researchers from Colorado State University and Kansas State University who published a peer-reviewed report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Local

Kansas State Polytechnic's October Civic Luncheon Lecture to tackle the issue of climate change
10/9/17 Salina Post
The heated topic of climate change, its relevance and reported impact is making its way to the Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus.

Monday, Oct. 9, 2017 

National/international   

How Animals and Plants Weather Hurricanes
10/6/17 The Scientist
Researchers knew that local events that disturb an ecosystem often lead to increased resources for species invading a new territory. But the effects of large-scale disturbances, such as hurricanes, on biological invasion had never really been examined until recently, Ganesh Bhattarai of Kansas State University tells The Scientist in an email.

Jewish Structure on Kansas State Campus Vandalized, Rebuilt
10/9/17 U.S. News & World Report
Authorities are investigating the vandalism of a temporary dwelling erected outside a Kansas State University residential complex for the Jewish harvest festival Sukkot.

*Comings and goings
10/6/17 Chronicle of Higher Education
Duane Dunn, associate dean and director of academic and professional programs at Kansas State University's Global Campus, was appointed interim dean.

State/regional

Vilsack: Finalist for Iowa State president's job 'outgoing guy', 'great scientist'
10/8/17 Des Moines Register
Before his appointment to the federal post, Ramaswamy was dean of Oregon State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences and director of the Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station, according to his resume. He has been an administrator and professor at several universities, including Purdue, Kansas and Kansas State.

Local

K-State to hire enrollment consultant
10/8/17 The Collegian
Due to decreased enrollment numbers, Kansas State is searching for an enrollment consultant, President Richard Myers announced Friday.

Friday, Oct. 6, 2017 

National/international   

After authors boycott children's book festival, Dr. Seuss museum said it will take down mural
10/6/17 Boston Globe
Philip Nel, a Kansas State University literature professor who has studied Seuss, noted the author responded to criticism of the image by altering the man’s pigtails and yellow skin color, and changed the text from “Chinaman” to “Chinese man.” He encouraged the museum to face Dr. Seuss’ politics “openly and honestly.” 

State/regional

Kansas universities receive $20 million grant for microbiome research
10/6/17 The University Daily Kansan
The University of Kansas, in collaboration with five other Kansas universities, has launched a five-year research project of Kansas’ microbiomes and their potential benefit to the state’s agriculture, as well as grassland conservation. The University of Kansas will be working with Kansas State University, Wichita State University, Fort Hays State University, and Haskell Indian Nations University on the Microbiomes of Aquatic, Plant and Soil Systems project (MAPS).

Local

OztoberFest, Pumpkin Patch, marching festival and more
10/6/17 The Mercury
Bryan Pinkall is an Assistant Professor, School of Music, Theatre and Dance at Kansas State University. An operatic tenor, Pinkall often performs as a soloist with ensembles including the Kansas City Symphony. The recipient of numerous awards, Pinkall received a 2016 Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance. Pinkall was the Opening Ceremony artistic director for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games which earned four Primetime Emmy nominations, winning one.

Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 

National/international   

*Researchers Create Holographic Images of Free-Flowing Air Particles
10/4/17 AZO Optics
A recent Kansas State University study states that holographic images of free-flowing air particles may help climate change and biological weapons watchdogs to improve the monitoring of the atmosphere.

State/regional

Cinnamon rolls, chili: K-State students tweet on school lunch goes viral
10/4/17 KAKE
The K-State student tweeted earlier this past month about the lunchroom combo she grew up with in Topeka.

Local

K-State Musicians to Present WWII Concert in Abilene
10/4/17 KSAL
Bryan Pinkall is an Assistant Professor, School of Music, Theatre and Dance at Kansas State University. An operatic tenor, Pinkall often performs as a soloist with ensembles including the Kansas City Symphony. The recipient of numerous awards, Pinkall received a 2016 Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance. Pinkall was the Opening Ceremony artistic director for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games which earned four Primetime Emmy nominations, winning one.

Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017 

National/international   

*Free-flowing aerosol particles identified using holograms, lasers
10/2/17 ScienceDaily
Holographic images of free-flowing air particles may help climate change and biological weapons watchdogs better monitor the atmosphere, according to a recent Kansas State University study.

*Keeping school lunches healthy and safe
10/3/17 WTVY-TV
Jennifer Hanson, Assistant Professor, Department of Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health, Kansas State University advises parents to pay careful attention to an excess of added sugars found within fruit cups or juice drinks, and to vary your child’s protein sources by introducing items such as beans, nuts, hummus, eggs and low fat dairy items, in addition to lunchmeat.

State/regional

Top Master's in Education Releases New Rankings for Curriculum and Instruction Degrees
10/3/17 KCTV 5
Top Master's in Education, the ultimate guide to every education-related master's degree, has released its new ranking of the 35 Best Master's and the 15 Best Online Master's in Curriculum and Instruction Degrees for 2017.

Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017 

National/international  

Why are misbehaving rich people TV-ratings gold?
10/2/17 Refinery 29
“We tend to see ourselves in a different financial position than we are,” says Sonya Britt-Lutter, PhD, a financial therapist and associate professor of personal financial planning at Kansas State University. “And if we aren’t in the financial position we see, we can make ourselves live that lifestyle. ... I can use my credit card, and I can go have the same vacation as my best friend."

Do-it-yourself prevention: Cut your cancer risk
10/2/17 MSN Lifestyle
Cooking meat at high temperatures produces compounds that cause potentially harmful changes in your DNA. Various herbs, spices, and marinades have been shown to block the formation of cancer-causing compounds. A Kansas State University study, for example, found that rubbing rosemary onto uncooked meat reduced the compounds by 30 to 100 percent.

State/regional

Moran sees sericea control in action during eastern Kansas conservation tour
10/2/17 High Plains Journal / Midwest Ag
Kansas State University researchers have been at the forefront of sericea lespedeza management. Research by the university has led to the successful practice of growing-season burning to control the weed and Moran pointed out that continued funding of research is a priority.

Local

New Kansas State University Global Campus interim dean appointed
10/2/17 KMAN
Duane Dunn has been appointed interim dean of Kansas State University Global Campus. Dunn’s appointment was made by April Mason, provost and senior vice president, and is effective Oct. 1. He replaces Sue Maes, the longtime dean of Global Campus who begins her retirement in October.

Monday, Oct. 2, 2017 

National/international  

Schools told to expose racism in classic tales
9/30/17 The Times of London
Children’s classics may be conveying insidious racism to young readers, according to Philip Nel, a professor of English at Kansas State University and author of Was the Cat in the Hat Black?

Disruptive by Design: Why We're Not Ready to Fight Agroterrorism
10/1/17 Signal
Coupled with the legislative push to combat these weaknesses is the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility, a $1.25 billion laboratory being built on Kansas State University’s campus with the explicit purpose of studying how to fight agroterror threats.

Liberia Must Boost Farming to Revive Economy, Deputy Leader Says
10/2/17 Bloomberg
Boakai, 72, served as agriculture minister from 1983 to 1985 under then-President Samuel Doe, who was murdered in 1990 by insurgents after a torture session that was famously videotaped. Boakai has a degree from Kansas State University.

State/regional

'Mixed results' for enrollments at Kansas universities, colleges
9/30/17 Wichita Eagle
Kansas State University, Pittsburg State University and Emporia State University saw enrollment decreases of 4.1 percent, 2.8 percent and 2.6 percent, respectively.

Local

President Myers gives his first State of the University address
10/2/17 The Collegian
Kansas State University president Richard Myers gave his first State of the University address Friday afternoon, focusing on the university’s goals and challenges.

 
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