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November 2014

Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014 

Be cautious of data breaches when shopping, cybersecurity expert cautions
Whether shopping online or in a retail store, a Kansas State University cybersecurity expert says you are vulnerable to data breaches.

College of Veterinary Medicine hosts international symposium in China
The International Symposium of Veterinary Education was conducted recently in China with co-hosts Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine and its U.S.-China Center for Animal Health, the Chinese Veterinary Medical Association and Zoetis

2014 poinsettia sale benefits Kansas State University Gardens
The annual Kansas State University Gardens poinsettia sale will be 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, at the gardens.

 
Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 

Winter wonderland: Fill December with dance, art, holiday music and more at Kansas State University
Holiday shows with LeAnn Rimes and the King's Singers at McCain Auditorium, WinterDance 2014, a family holiday art workshop, a variety of concerts and many other performances highlight cultural activities at Kansas State University in December.

WinterDance 2014 features performances in tap, African, ballet, jazz and more Dec. 4-6 
Tickets are available now for WinterDance 2014, Dec. 4-6, in the Mark A. Chapman Theatre in Nichols Hall at Kansas State University.

 
Monday, Nov. 24, 2014 

Two Kansas State University researchers named AAAS fellows 
C. Michael Smith, professor of entomology, and Christopher Sorensen, Cortelyou-Rust university distinguished professor of physics and university distinguished teaching scholar, have been named 2014 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, or AAAS, the world's largest scientific society.

Avoid an uninvited guest this Thanksgiving: food poisoning
Do you know how to cook your turkey so your family doesn't cry foul? A Kansas State University food safety expert has tips on how to make the holidays tasty and avoid a serving of foodborne illness.

Psychology professor says social validation, meeting expectations among reasons we overeat on Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends and feasting — lots of feasting. So is it any surprise that our eyes always seem to become so much bigger than our stomachs at this time of year?

CHS Foundation supports Kansas State University's Center for Risk Management Education and Research
The CHS Foundation, St. Paul, Minnesota, has made a gift of $250,000 to the College of Agriculture at Kansas State University to support the Center for Risk Management Education and Research.

K-State Libraries joins forces with five organizations to create immersive exhibit of local history
Did you know that in 1920, within 24 hours of being asked to contribute $40 each, Kansas State University students pledged $76,000, or 60 percent of the total cost of Memorial Stadium?

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 

World agricultural scientist Wayne Freeman receives university's honorary doctorate
Kansas State University alumnus Wayne Freeman will receive an honorary doctorate from the university at commencement for the Graduate School at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, in Bramlage Coliseum.

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 

Classical music great Yo-Yo Ma to perform Dec. 3 at McCain Auditorium
Tickets are on sale now for the McCain Performance Series presentation of cellist Yo-Yo Ma at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, at Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium.

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 

Kansas State University Orchestra to include music from 'Hansel and Gretel,' Mozart, Shostakovich
The Kansas State University Orchestra will present its third concert of the season at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, in McCain Auditorium. Admission is free.

K-State Salina professor releases inaugural book chronicling the first all-women's college in Kansas
From advocating women's education in the early 1900s to hosting John F. Kennedy on campus, Kansas State University Salina language arts professor Pat Ackerman writes about the special past of her alma mater in her book "Marymount College of Kansas: A History," which was released Nov. 18.

Important changes to note when signing up under Affordable Care Act
Open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act began Nov. 15, and a Kansas State University community health specialist says there are some key changes to keep in mind when selecting a plan.

Monday, Nov. 17, 2014 

Beach Museum organizes project to digitally preserve noted Smithsonian Institute traveling exhibition on tallgrass prairies
When artist/photographer Patricia DuBose Duncan put together a national traveling exhibition on tallgrass prairies, she was widely credited with helping draw attention to the need to preserve the dwindling ecosystem.

Pride of Wildcat Land annual concert Nov. 30 at Ahearn Field House
Ahearn Field House will be filled with music when the Pride of Wildcat Land, the Kansas State University Marching Band, presents its annual concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30.

Kansas State University launches free safety app
Kansas State University is introducing a safety app for smartphones called LiveSafe.

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 

Disease could cost black walnut industry millions, forest specialist warns
Several states, including Kansas, are trying to protect their borders from a little beetle that could cost the black walnut industry millions of dollars. Kansas Forest Service specialists at Kansas State University say you could be spreading the disease without knowing it.

Phillips 66 Business Ethics Case Competition awards $2,750 to K-State students
Five teams of Kansas State University students were awarded $2,750 in cash prizes as part of the recent Phillips 66 Business Ethics Case Competition, a collaboration between the university's College of Business Administration and Phillips 66.

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014 

Patent awarded for nontoxic, genetics-based nanotechnology against mosquitoes and other insect pests
Kansas State University researchers have been awarded a U.S. patent for microscopic, genetics-based technology that can help safely kill mosquitoes and other insect pests. The patented technology affects the genes pest insects use to make their protective exoskeleton. 

Two Kansas State University professors receive Higuchi awards

Susan Brown, university distinguished professor of biology, and Frank White, professor of plant pathology, are recipients of prestigious Higuchi-KU Endowment Research Achievement Awards for 2014.

World-renowned expert on food systems to discuss agricultural sustainability Nov. 17
Jules Pretty, a world-renowned expert on sustainable agriculture, will discuss how to sustainably feed a growing world population that will require twice as much food at 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, in 1018 Throckmorton Hall. The lecture focuses on sustainable intensification — producing more food with fewer resources and less stress on the environment.

Media advisory: Tour of agriculture research facilities, interviews with experts scheduled for Jules Pretty lecture Nov. 17
Starting at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, media have the opportunity to interview one of the world's leading scholars and several Kansas State University experts about how to sustainably feed 9.6 billion people by 2050. Tours of the university's research crop fields also will be available.

Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014 

K-State Salina Civic Luncheon to focus on emerging trends and technologies of unmanned aircraft systems
In the state of Kansas alone, the unmanned aircraft systems industry will have an estimated economic impact of $489 million with about 2,500 new jobs created by the year 2017. Because of its rapid growth and yet its somewhat unknown capabilities, Kansas State University Salina will spotlight the unmanned aircraft systems, or UAS, industry in its final fall semester installment of the Civic Luncheon Lecture Series. 

K-State Libraries hosts International Games Day symposium, day of gaming
Kansas State University Libraries will join more than 1,000 libraries throughout the world on Friday, Nov. 14, and Saturday, Nov. 15, in observing the seventh annual International Games Day, a celebration of gaming in libraries.

Security studies research aims to understand CIA, DOD relationship
A Kansas State University doctoral student is studying how the country has benefited from the CIA and the Department of Defense partnering together since 9/11. The research provides future insight in a time of budget cuts.

Friday, Nov. 7, 2014 

Kansas State University student a finalist in Rhodes Scholarship competition
Ross Allen, senior in in economics and philosophy, Soldier, will interview as a finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship on Nov. 22 in Kansas City, Missouri. 

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 

By studying twins, psychologist researches proactivity in the workplace
A Kansas State University psychological sciences professor is using twin studies to understand the nature versus nurture debate of the workplace: Do genetic factors or environmental factors influence employee proactivity?

Konza Prairie research program receives $6.76 million NSF grant renewal
Long-term ecological research at Kansas State University's Konza Prairie Biological Station will continue for another six years with a $6.76 million grant renewal from the National Science Foundation.

K-State Salina's Taylor named top pilot second year in row while university team places second overall in regional aviation competition
After winning what's considered the most elite collegiate aviation award in May, the Kansas State University Salina Flight Team is getting even more recognition for its talent.

Kansas State University students earn summer degrees, honors
Nearly 570 students completed degree requirements from Kansas State University this summer. The graduates hail from 63 Kansas counties, 39 states and 28 countries. Of the university's newest graduates, 23 also earned graduation honors for their outstanding academic work.

 

Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014 

Broadway musical 'Elf' comes to McCain just in time for the holidays
Tickets are on sale now for "Elf," the Broadway musical, coming to Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium on Nov. 14.

 

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 

Patent issued for substance with medical benefits
A novel jelly-like substance developed by Kansas State University researchers was recently issued a U.S. patent. The substance may be used for biomedical applications, ranging from cell culture and drug delivery to repairing and replacing tissue, organs and cartilage.

Ogden dietetics student named College of Human Ecology student commencement speaker
Jennifer Morris, who will graduate in December in dietetics, has been selected to represent her fellow graduates at the Kansas State University College of Human Ecology commencement ceremony at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, in Bramlage Coliseum.

 
Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 

Ogden dietetics student named College of Human Ecology student commencement speaker
Jennifer Morris, who will graduate in December in dietetics, has been selected to represent her fellow graduates at the Kansas State University College of Human Ecology commencement ceremony at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, in Bramlage Coliseum.

Patent issued for substance with medical benefits
A novel jelly-like substance developed by Kansas State University researchers was recently issued a U.S. patent. The substance may be used for biomedical applications, ranging from cell culture and drug delivery to repairing and replacing tissue, organs and cartilage.