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October 2009

 

Friday, October 30, 2009
 

K-STATE AT SALINA'S STUDENTS IN FREE ENTERPRISE TEAM WINS WALGREENS WRANGLE: Kansas State University at Salina's Students In Free Enterprise team is the grand champion of Southern Arkansas University's Walgreens Wrangle, besting seven other teams for the title.

MULTICULTURAL HONOR SOCIETY AT K-STATE INDUCTS NEW MEMBERS: Kansas State University's Multicultural Student Honor Society recently inducted new members. The organization recognizes the academic achievements of multicultural students at K-State.

K-STATE BRINGS HOME MAJORITY OF REGIONAL AWARDS FROM UNIVERSITY CONTINUING EDUCATION ASSOCIATION: Kansas State University has received its largest number of Great Plains Region Awards from the University Continuing Education Association in a given year. Five awards were presented to K-State at the joint 2009 Mid-America/Great Plains Conference Oct. 29 in La Crosse, Wis.

K-STATE MUSIC DEPARTMENT OFFERS A CORNUCOPIA OF NOVEMBER MUSIC PERFORMANCES: The Kansas State University department of music will offer many musical events throughout November.

STEPHANIE LARSON AND RYAN WILKERSON NAMED K-STATE'S 2010 STUDENT AMBASSADORS: As Kansas State University's 2010 student ambassadors, Stephanie Larson and Ryan Wilkerson hope to share what it means to be part of the K-State family.

 

Thursday, October 29, 2009
 

K-STATE ENGINEERS DEVELOP TOOLS THAT HELP KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION DETECT ROAD CRACKS, LEADING TO SMOOTHER, SAFER TRAVEL: To help the Kansas Department of Transportation smooth cracks in the state's roadways, Kansas State University engineers had to pave the way for technology that can automatically identify the cracks in the first place.

K-STATE ADVANCED MANUFACTURING INSTITUTE DEVELOPS PATENTED PHOSPHORUS RECOVERY SYSTEM TO ASSIST KANSAS FEEDLOTS AND FARMERS: The bioprocessing team at Kansas State University's Advanced Manufacturing Institute in collaboration with the Kansas Environmental Management Associates, has developed a new patented process for recovering excess phosphorus from feedlot waste streams to create a slow release granule fertilizer.

MILITARY VETERANS FIND THEIR NICHES AT K-STATE WHILE PURSUING HIGHER EDUCATION; ONE STUDENT ORGANIZES MILITARY VETERANS SUPPORT GROUP: Thomas Reust, a junior in mass communications from Allen, started his education at Kansas State University after 14 years in the U.S. Army as a logistics specialist, serving his last tour in Iraq. According to K-State's office of veterans affairs, there are about 520 students like Reust enrolled at K-State this fall semester who are certified to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for the GI Bill.

K-STATE PROFESSOR'S RESEARCH ON SUSTAINABLE, NONTOXIC ADHESIVES COULD MAKE BIOFUELS MORE ECONOMICALLY VIABLE AND IMPROVE PRODUCTS LIKE TRANSPARENT TAPE: An adhesive used in products like laminate countertops may also help cement a place for economically viable biofuels, according to a Kansas State University researcher.

K-STATE LANDON LECTURE BY FDIC CHAIR SHEILA BAIR NOV. 2 AT K-STATE: Sheila C. Bair, chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., will deliver Kansas State University's first Landon Lecture of the 2009-2010 school year at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 2, in K-State's McCain Auditorium.

LAFENE HEALTH CENTER'S 19TH ANNUAL CAMPUS HEALTH FAIR NOV. 4 AT K-STATE: Lafene Health Center's 19th annual campus health fair, "Rock Your Health," will be 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, at Kansas State University. The health fair will be in the courtyard at the K-State Student Union.

 

Wednesday, October 28, 2009
 

K-STATE MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION PROGRAM RANKS AMONG WORLD'S BEST FOR TEACHING AND RESEARCHING ETHICAL, SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY: In a class on electronic marketing, Kansas State University students earning their master of business administration degree learn how a Web forum designed for children may be susceptible to pedophiles, and what U.S. and state gambling, drug and alcohol laws mean for safely selling items online.

SIDEBAR: ASPEN INSTITUTE HIGHLIGHTS K-STATE MASTER'S OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION COURSES THAT INTEGRATE SOCIAL, ENVIRONMENTAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES: When the Aspen Institute recently recognized Kansas State University's master's of business administration program as one of the world's best for integrating ethical, social and environmental issues into the curriculum, it highlighted several of the program's courses.

K-STATE AT SALINA FLIGHT TEAM HEADED TO NATIONAL COMPETITION: Kansas State University at Salina's Flight Team is headed to the National Intercollegiate Flying Association's Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference -- or SAFECON -- competition after placing third overall at the Region VI competition in Norman, Okla., Oct. 18-24.

CLIMATE AND ENERGY TO BE TOPIC OF NOV. 3 LOU DOUGLAS LECTURE AT K-STATE: Nancy Jackson, executive director of The Land Institute's Climate and Energy Project, will present "Great Plains Rising: Fuel for the 21st Century" as part of Kansas State University's Lou Douglas Lecture Series on Public Issues.

K-STATE'S FRESHMAN HONOR SOCIETY, QUEST, SELECTS MEMBERS FOR 2009-2010: Quest, the freshman honor society at Kansas State University, has new members for the 2009-2010 school year.

K-STATE ARCHITECTURE PROFESSOR JAMES S. JONES AWARDED FOR WATERCOLOR: James S. Jones, professor of architecture at Kansas State University's College of Architecture, Planning and Design, has received the 2009 James A. Fletcher Memorial Award from the Manhattan Arts Center for his watercolor, "Hopi Ritual Master."

K-STATE'S COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE, PLANNING AND DESIGN TO HONOR FOUR 1999 GRADUATES: Kansas State University's College of Architecture, Planning and Design has named four 1999 graduates as its 2009 Alumni Honorees.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009
 

K-STATE TEACH PROGRAM AIMS TO ATTRACT SCIENCE MAJORS TO THE TEACHING DISCIPLINE: A new scholarship will help Kansas State University science majors who want to become certified teachers. K-State TEACH is a collaboration between the university's departments of secondary education, physics, geology, chemistry and biology. It is funded by the National Science Foundation's Robert Noyce Scholarship Program, which awarded K-State $875,000 over a five-year period.

K-STATE ART STUDENTS, FACULTY OFFER ORIGINAL WORKS FOR ART AUCTION 2009; PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT STUDENT ART SCHOLARSHIPS, STUDIO ART EQUIPMENT FUND: Original artwork by faculty and students from Kansas State University's department of art will be up for bid at the department's Art Auction 2009.

PRESENTATION BY TRANSGENDERED SPEAKER RYAN SALLANS NOV. 23 AT K-STATE AT SALINA: Ryan Sallans, a transgendered individual whose presentations focus on honoring and respecting who you are, will speak at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23, in the College Center Conference Room at Kansas State University at Salina.

SCOTTISH ARCHITECT ALAN DUNLOP THE 2009-2010 REGNIER VISITING CHAIR OF ARCHITECTURE AT K-STATE: Scottish architect Alan Dunlop is the 2009-2010 Regnier Visiting Chair in the department of architecture at Kansas State University.

 

Monday, October 26, 2009
 

REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS SEEKING K-STATERS AT EDUCATION CAREER FAIR NOV. 6: Representatives from school districts in Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska will be attending Kansas State University's Education Career Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, at the K-State Alumni Center.

K-STATE COUNSELING SERVICES MOVING SOME SERVICES TO DIGITAL FORMATS TO BETTER REACH STRESSED-OUT STUDENTS: Today's college students can have an intimate relationship with the world around them. Thanks to the Internet, any number of electronic devices and social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook and MySpace, they can know what's going on not only across the globe, but with their friends and acquaintances. Fred Newton, director of Kansas State University's counseling services, says that this information-rich world is stressing out college students.

 

Friday, October 23, 2009
 

PH.D. STUDENT IN K-STATE PLANT PATHOLOGY SELECTED FOR INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIP: Bhanu Kalia, a Kansas State University graduate student inspired by the work of Dr. Norman Borlaug is one of 12 people worldwide to receive a fellowship named for him. The Monsanto Beachell-Borlaug International Scholars Program honors the accomplishments of Dr. Henry Beachell and Dr. Norman Borlaug, who pioneered plant breeding and research in rice and wheat, respectively.

DINING ETIQUETTE WORKSHOP HELPS K-STATE STUDENTS BRUSH UP ON TABLE MANNERS FOR KEY JOB INTERVIEWS: Kansas State University students are invited to don their professional business attire for K-State's fall Dining Etiquette Workshop.

K-STATE POLLUTION PREVENTION INTERNS COMPLETE FOURTH YEAR OF MONEY-SAVING, CLEANER ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMS FOR KANSANS: Now in its fourth year, the Kansas State University Pollution Prevention Institute intern program hosted nine intern positions in summer 2009. The group collectively identified savings of more than 8.7 million kilowatt-hours of electricity, 9.9 million gallons of water, 480 tons of solid waste and $700,000 in operating and disposal costs for Kansas business and industry.

K-STATE INTERSESSION OFFERING MORE ONLINE AND ON-CAMPUS CLASSES FOR JANUARY 2010 THROUGH UNIVERSITY INITIATIVE: Kansas State University will offer more than 50 classes during the January 2010 intersession, and more than 10 of these classes will be offered entirely online -- the most ever offered during any K-State intersession term.

 

Thursday, October 22, 2009
 

CONFIRMED CASE OF MULTIDRUG RESISTANT TB DISEASE REPORTED: A Kansas State University student who recently began taking long-term treatment for pulmonary tuberculosis disease has been admitted to Mercy Regional Health Center for mandated treatment of multidrug resistant tuberculosis. The student has not shown any symptoms while at K-State but the mycobacterium organism has shown resistance to some of the first line of medications.

K-STATE GEOLOGISTS STUDYING GROUNDWATER ARSENIC LEVELS IN INDIA EMPOWER WEST BENGAL WOMEN, CHILDREN TO TEST HOUSEHOLD TUBEWELLS, CHANGE DRILLING PRACTICES: A Kansas State University geologist and graduate student are finding that the most important tools in their fieldwork on groundwater arsenic pollution are women and children armed with pamphlets and testing kits.

K-STATE MUSIC PROFESSORS OFFER SCARY MUSIC SUGGESTIONS FOR HALLOWEEN: Several famous musical compositions have become known for their terror-raising appeal through their association with various mediums of pop culture, according to two Kansas State University professors.

K-STATE LIBRARIAN SAYS HORROR STORIES HAVE LONG BEEN PART OF AMERICAN CULTURE; RECOMMENDS SOME SCARY TITLES FOR HALLOWEEN: The horror story has long been a part of Americana, according to Kansas State University's Roger Adams, an associate professor and rare books librarian at K-State's Hale Library.

WAYS K-STATE WORKING TO IMPROVE HEALTH OF KANSANS, CITIZENS WORLDWIDE TO BE FEATURED AT OCT. 29 COLLOQUIUM: What Kansas State University faculty and students are doing to improve the health of fellow Kansans and citizens worldwide will be highlighted at "Engaging Health, Changing Lives" from 1-5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, in the Flint Hills Room at the K-State Student Union.

SUCCESS IN GAINING SCHOLARSHIPS FOCUS OF K-STATE WORKSHOP: Success in attaining scholarships is the focus of a Kansas State University EXCITE! -- EXploring sCIence, Technology and Engineering -- workshop for ninth- and 10th-grade girls, Wednesday, Nov. 4, at K-State.

 

Wednesday, October 21, 2009
 

SPECIAL ICE CREAM CONE DEVELOPED BY K-STATE GRADUATE STUDENTS TAKES FIRST PLACE IN INTERNATIONAL FOOD PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT COMPETITION: A gluten-free flavored waffle cone developed by two Kansas State University graduate students is the first-place winner in an international product development competition.

K-STATE WINS SLOAN CONSORTIUM AWARD FOR ELATEWIKI: Kansas State University will receive the 2009 Sloan Consortium Effective Practice Award for ELATEwiki, a collaborative Web site that allows students and faculty to post messages and interact through a dynamic information exchange.

K-STATE NOMINATES STUDENTS FOR 2009 RHODES AND MARSHALL SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITIONS: Kansas State University has nominated students to represent the university in the Marshall and Rhodes national scholarship competitions.

 

Tuesday, October 20, 2009
 

K-STATE'S THOMAS A. WRIGHT NAMED A FELLOW OF THE AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION: Thomas A. Wright, Kansas State University's Jon Wefald Leadership Chair in Business Administration, has been named a Fellow of the American Psychological Association.

HUNDREDS OF K-STATERS TO VOLUNTEER DURING COMMUNITY SERVICE WEEK OCT. 24-30: More than 500 Kansas State University students and Manhattan community members will have a chance to donate their time and energy during Community Service Week, Oct. 24-30.

FINALISTS NAMED FOR K-STATE PROVOST AND SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT: Four finalists will be interviewed for the position of Kansas State University's next provost and senior vice president.

K-STATE'S DIVISION OF BIOLOGY RECEIVES MORE THAN $780,000 FROM U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO FUND GRADUATE STUDENTS: The U.S. Department of Education's Graduate Assistance in Area of National Need program has awarded the Division of Biology at Kansas State University $783,000 to support a new graduate fellowship training program in ecology, evolution and genomics of changing environments for the next three years.

 

Monday, October 19, 2009
 

K-STATE STUDENTS HELP CREATE MAPS OF WHEAT CHROMOSOMES TO IMPROVE VARIETIES OF THE CROP THAT CAN FEED MORE PEOPLE AND GROW IN HARSH CLIMATES: Kansas State University undergraduate students are conducting research to help map wheat chromosomes for a project that could help the crop feed more people and grow in harsh climates.

K-STATE JUDICIAL BOARD SANCTIONS FRATERNITY FOR SEPTEMBER INCIDENT: A Kansas State University interfraternity judicial board has completed its investigations surrounding a September incident in a fraternity house. Phi Delta Theta fraternity has been suspended for the incident, which resulted in a student being hospitalized.

BROADWAY SENSATION 'TAP DOGS' TO DANCE ONTO THE STAGE AT K-STATE'S MCCAIN AUDITORIUM: The hit Broadway show "Tap Dogs" will take the stage at Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27. The show is part of K-State's 2009-2010 McCain Performance Series.

K-STATE, LOCAL SECTION OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY OFFERING FUN CHEMISTRY-RELATED ACTIVITIES OCT. 24 AT MANHATTAN TOWN CENTER: Kansas State University's local section of the American Chemistry Society will celebrate National Chemistry Week with special chemistry-related activities at the Manhattan Town Center from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24.

 

Friday, October 16, 2009
 

K-STATE OPENING DOORS FOR STUDENTS TO EXPERIENCE, UNDERSTAND INDIA AND THE REGION: Many Kansas State University students already know a thing or two about India and are looking for a deeper understanding of the subcontinent, according to two K-Staters who are working to give students more opportunities to learn about and experience South Asia.

'CLIMATE CHANGE AND FOOD PRODUCTION' PANEL DISCUSSION, 3 P.M., THURSDAY, OCT. 22, LITTLE THEATER, K-STATE STUDENT UNION: Speakers include Chuck Rice, university distinguished professor of agronomy; Andrew McGowan, senior in agronomy and natural resources and environmental sciences, Prairie Village; Scott Staggenborg, professor of cropping systems in agronomy; Mary Rezac, professor of chemical engineering and co-director of the Center for Sustainable Energy; John Harrington, professor of geography; and Telmo Amado, professor of agronomy and soil science at the Federal University of Santa Maria, Brazil.

 

Thursday, October 15, 2009
 

K-STATE PSYCHOLOGY RESEARCH FINDINGS ABOUT THE VERACITY OF PERIPHERAL VISION COULD LEAD TO ROBOTIC EYES BETTER AT INTERPRETING INFORMATION: Two Kansas State University psychology researchers have found that although central vision allows our eyes to discern the details of a scene, our peripheral vision is most important for telling us what type of scene we're looking at in the first place, such as whether it is a street, a mountain or a kitchen.

K-STATE OFFERING A BACHELOR'S DEGREE COMPLETION PROGRAM IN FAMILY STUDIES AND HUMAN SERVICES THROUGH DISTANCE EDUCATION: Kansas State University's School of Family Studies and Human Services and the Division of Continuing Education are offering a new bachelor's degree completion program in family studies and human services online beginning this fall.

K-STATE'S DIVERSITY ENHANCED BY RECORD NUMBERS OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: A record number of 1,717 international students joining Kansas State University's student body this fall enhances the campus experience for all, according to R. Michael Philson, associate provost for international programs.

K-STATE COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE, PLANNING AND DESIGN STUDENTS DISPLAYING WORK DONE DURING SPRING AND SUMMER INTERNSHIPS: Twenty-seven students from Kansas State University's College of Architecture, Planning and Design have their work on display through Oct. 30 in Seaton Hall's Chang Gallery. The work is from their recent internships.

GLOBAL MARKETING EXECUTIVE TO SPEAK AT K-STATE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING'S EYESTONE LECTURE: Raj Nathan, senior vice president and chief marketing officer of Worldwide Marketing and Business Solutions Operations, will present "Being an Entrepreneur in an Established Company -- Not an Oxymoron" at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, in Kansas State University's Fiedler Hall Auditorium.

 

Wednesday, October 14, 2009
 

MEDIA ARRANGEMENTS FOR K-STATE LANDON LECTURE BY SHEILA BAIR: Sheila Bair, chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, will present a Landon Lecture at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 2, in Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium.

K-STATE KINESIOLOGY PROFESSOR RECEIVES HALL OF FAME HONORS FROM WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY: David Dzewaltowski, professor and head of Kansas State University's department of kinesiology, is a new member of the West Virginia University College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences Hall of Fame.

 

Tuesday, October 13, 2009
 

K-STATE ENGINEERS USE GRAPHENE AS A FLOATING-MOLECULAR CARPET TO ORNAMENT IT WITH 24-CARAT GOLD 'SNOWFLAKES,' IMPROVING ITS ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES: In an effort to make graphene more useful in electronics applications, Kansas State University engineers made a golden discovery -- gold "snowflakes" on graphene.

K-STATE STUDENTS RESEARCH 1918 SPANISH FLU PANDEMIC ON CAMPUS AND OTHER HISTORICAL ASPECTS TO DOCUMENT THE UNIVERSITY'S HISTORY: The 1918 influenza pandemic created devastation worldwide, but a Kansas State University student is narrowing in on the flu's effects locally.

'RAIN -- A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES,' COMING TO K-STATE'S MCCAIN AUDITORIUM: The award-winning Beatles concert, "RAIN -- A Tribute to the Beatles," will be at Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18. The concert is part of the 2009-2010 McCain Performance Series.

RESEARCH BY K-STATE'S STEPHEN WOLGAST EARNS HIM FELLOW STATUS WITH THE BURGON SOCIETY: K-State's Stephen Wolgast, instructor of journalism and mass communications, researched academic regalia at Columbia University and wrote a paper that has earned him Fellow status with the Burgon Society, a British academic group dedicated to the study of academic dress.

'WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE' IS CLASSIC BECAUSE OF STORYLINE THAT FOCUSES ON THE BASIC NEEDS OF CHILDREN, ACCORDING TO A K-STATE CHILDREN'S LITERATURE EXPERT: Kansas State University's Philip Nel, children's literature expert and professor of English, said Maurice Sendak's "Where the Wild Things Are" is a classic because it centers on children's basic needs and desires while also pushing the boundaries of the picture book.

 

Monday, October 12, 2009
 

K-STATE MATHEMATICS PROFESSOR SERVING AS PROGRAM DIRECTOR AT NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION: A Kansas State University professor is learning firsthand the trends and future direction of scientific research by serving as a program director for the National Science Foundation in Washington, D.C.

K-STATE'S MCCAIN AUDITORIUM A CULTURAL RESOURCE FOR THE CAMPUS AND SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES FOR NEARLY 40 YEARS: Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium will celebrate its 39th anniversary in November as a dynamic cultural resource for the campus and the Manhattan community.

K-STATE ACADEMIC MAJORS FAIR, OCT. 14, HELPS STUDENTS EXPLORE ACADEMIC PROGRAM OPTIONS: Kansas State University's 2009 Academic Majors Fair will be 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, in the Grand Ballroom at the K-State Student Union.

 

Friday, October 9, 2009
 

K-STATE STUDENT CHAPTER OF ASSOCIATED GENERAL CONTRACTORS SELECTED AS AMONG THE BEST IN THE NATION: Kansas State University's student chapter of the Associated General Contractors was recently selected as the second-best collegiate group in the nation by the Associated General Contractors of America for its philanthropic work.

K-STATE TEAM WINS GEOBOWL TITLE; K-STATE STUDENT WILL BE MEMBER OF DIVISIONAL TEAM COMPETING AT WORLD GEOGRAPHY BOWL: Knowing such facts like destinations along the Silk Road and the position of the sun on the winter solstice has helped a team from Kansas State University win the GeoBowl at the recent annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers Great Plains-Rocky Mountain Division.

JONATHAN WENDEL TO SPEAK ABOUT GENE EXPRESSION AND POLYPLOIDY IN COTTON AT
K-STATE'S ECOLOGICAL GENOMICS SYMPOSIUM IN KANSAS CITY
: The Ecological Genomics Institute at Kansas State University is now accepting registrations for the seventh annual Ecological Genomics Symposium, Nov. 13-15, at the Muehlebach/Marriott Hotel in downtown Kansas City, Mo.

 

Thursday, October 8, 2009
 

ANTI-SLAVERY ACTIVIST TO KICK OFF K-STATE'S 2009-2010 LOU DOUGLAS LECTURE SERIES: Anti-slavery activist Simon Deng will launch Kansas State University's 2009-2010 Lou Douglas Lecture Series on Public Issues with "21st Century Slavery: Living Proof" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, in the K-State Student Union's Forum Hall.

K-STATE VETERINARIAN SAYS OWNERS SHOULD COUNT HOW MANY CALORIES THEIR OBESE PETS TAKE IN AND CONSIDER SEVERAL FACTORS WHEN FEEDING PETS FOR GOOD HEALTH: You might watch your daily calorie intake or glance over nutritional information on food packages, but do you do the same for your pet? Dr. Susan Nelson, a veterinarian and assistant professor of clinical sciences at Kansas State University, said there are several guidelines to follow when feeding your pet to ensure that it maintains good health.

CHILDREN CAN MAKE THEIR OWN BUGGY DECOR AT HALLOWEEN-THEMED WORKSHOP OCT. 23 AT K-STATE'S BEACH MUSEUM OF ART: Children age 6 and older can make their own creepy, crawly Halloween decorations at an upcoming workshop at Kansas State University's Marianna Kistler Beach of Art.

 

Wednesday, October 7, 2009
 

FORMER U.S. POET LAUREATE BILLY COLLINS TO GIVE INAUGURAL LECTURE IN K-STATE ENGLISH DEPARTMENT'S 2009-2010 VISITING WRITERS LECTURE SERIES: Former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins will kick off the department of English's 2009-2010 Visiting Writers Lecture Series at Kansas State University.

K-STATE'S EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM TO UNDERGO ROUTINE TEST OCT. 14: At about 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, Kansas State University will conduct a test of K-State Alerts, the university's emergency notification system.

VIOLINIST PETER SALAFF TO TEACH MASTER CLASSES AT K-STATE AS PART OF UNIVERSITY DISTINGUISHED LECTURERS SERIES: World-renowned musician Peter Salaff, a founding member of the Cleveland Quartet, will be in residence at Kansas State University Friday, Oct. 9, and Saturday, Oct. 10, as part of the University Distinguised Lecturers Series.

'DIRT' THE MOVIE TO BE SHOWN ON CAMPUS FRIDAY: The women's studies program's Women of Color Film series is screening the film "DIRT!" on Friday, Oct. 9, at 4 p.m. in 13 Leasure Hall on the Kansas State University campus. The event is free and open to the public.

TWO K-STATE STUDENTS RECEIVE SCHOLARSHIPS FROM FLINT HILLS HUMAN RIGHTS PROJECT: Two Kansas State University students are each receiving the $500 Praxis Scholarship from the Flint Hills Human Rights Project.

 

Tuesday, October 6, 2009
 

SAFE FOOD HANDLING LABELS ON TAKE-OUT CONTAINERS CAN HELP RESTAURANTS STAND APART IN THE MARKETPLACE, SAYS K-STATE FOOD SAFETY EXPERT: As take-out food continues to increase in popularity, new research from Kansas State University has found that safe handling labels can help restaurants and food providers distinguish themselves in a competitive marketplace.

K-STATE'S WOMEN'S STUDIES PROGRAM TO OFFER PRESENTATION ON CLIMATE CHANGE BY ENVIRONMENTAL EXPERT VANDANA SHIVA: Vandana Shiva, a noted environmental leader, will give the presentation "Soil Not Oil: Food Security in Times of Climate Change" at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, in McCain Auditorium at Kansas State University.

K-STATE'S MCCAIN PERFORMANCE SERIES TO OFFER ORQUESTRA DE SAO PAULO: Latin America's premier orchestra, Orquestra de Sao Paulo, will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, at Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium. The concert is part of the McCain Performance Series.

K-STATE ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS RECEIVE SCHOLARSHIPS FROM THE KANSAS CITY ARCHITECTURAL FOUNDATION AND AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS: Six Kansas State University students in the College of Architecture, Planning and Design have been awarded thousands of dollars in scholarships from the Kansas City Architectural Foundation and regional chapters of the American Institute of Architects.

K-STATE THEATER TO PERFORM POPULAR COMEDY 'SPEECH AND DEBATE': Kansas State University Theater will perform its first production of the semester with the comedy "Speech and Debate," written by Stephen Karam, at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15-17 and Oct. 21-24 in Nichols Theater.

KANSAS UNIVERSITIES TO SHARE IN $20 MILLION NSF GRANT AWARDED TO EPSCoR FOR CLIMATE CHANGE, RENEWABLE ENERGY RESEARCH: A $20 million National Science Foundation grant will further establish Kansas as an internationally recognized leader in global climate change and renewable energy research – and will let a Nobel-Prize winning K-State scientist continue his work on the effects of climate change.

 

Monday, October 5, 2009
 

WATER MAIN BREAK CAUSES SATURDAY EVACUATION OF WEST HALL ON K-STATE CAMPUS: A water main broke outside Kansas State University's West Hall about 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3. Water flooded into the basement transformer room which houses the power source for that residence hall, resulting in a transformer outage. The outage set off fire alarms and staff members evacuated the building.

K-STATE'S BEACH MUSEUM OF ART TO HOST PREVIEW OF 'ART:21' TV SERIES: Kansas State University's Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art is host to a public preview of "Art:21 -- Art in the Twenty-First Century," the only prime-time television series that focuses exclusively on contemporary art.

K-STATE'S CANCER CENTER HOSTING 'THINK PINK' QUILT EXHIBITION FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH: Kansas State University's Terry C. Johnson Center for Basic Cancer Research is host to the "Think Pink" quilt exhibition in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month during October.

EARLY CHRISTIANITY EXPERT TO BE FIRST SPEAKER IN K-STATE DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY'S NEW FRED L. PARRISH LECTURE SERIES: Was Jesus the first feminist? That's a topic that Ben Witherington III, a professor at the Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Ky., will discuss as part of the first presentation in Kansas State University's new Fred L. Parrish Lecture Series.

 

Friday, October 2, 2009
 

K-STATE'S MUSIC DEPARTMENT TO PRESENT SEVERAL PERFORMANCES IN OCTOBER: October offers a variety of musical events from the Kansas State University department of music. All events, except where noted, are free and open to the public.

 

Thursday, October 1, 2009
 

K-STATE TAKING FAMILY REUNION ON THE ROAD TO KANSAS CITY THIS SATURDAY: Kansas State University fans are hoping to turn Arrowhead Stadium purple this Saturday, Oct. 3, as the Cats play the Iowa State Cyclones at 2 p.m. K-Staters are planning lots of activities and attractions to add to the fun of a Kansas City-based K-State family reunion.

K-STATE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION FACULTY MEMBER RECEIVES NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION GRANT FOR TRAVEL INDUSTRY RESEARCH ON ONLINE RETAIL OUTLET USE: George Cai, assistant professor of management at Kansas State University, is working on research involving supply chain management for the travel industry when using online retail outlets such as Priceline.com.