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October 2010

 

Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010

$5 MILLION GIFT COMMITMENT BENEFITS TWO FACILITIES AT K-STATE: In an on-field ceremony at today's Kansas State University football game, Rand and Patti Berney, Bartlesville, Okla., announced their $5 million commitment to K-State to establish the Berney Family Capital Project Fund.

 

Friday, Oct. 29, 2010

PROFESSOR STUDIES THE FEMALE VARIABLE IN GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATES: Never mind the political party that takes power come November's elections. The real interest may be with another political group: women.

PLANT PATHOLOGY FACULTY AND GRADUATE STUDENTS RECEIVE NATIONAL HONORS: Two faculty members and two graduate students from Kansas State University's department of plant pathology were recognized at the recent annual American Phytopathological Society meeting in Charlotte, N.C.

MULTICULTURAL HONOR SOCIETY INDUCTS NEW MEMBERS: Kansas State University's Multicultural Student Honor Society has new members.

CHAKRABARTI TO GIVE DISTINGUISHED GRADUATE FACULTY LECTURE NOV. 2: A Kansas State University theoretical physicist will present his Commerce Bank Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award lecture at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2, in the Little Theater at the K-State Student Union.

LAFENE'S ANNUAL HEALTH FAIR OFFERS PRIZES, INFORMATION AND FLU SHOTS: Lafene Health Center's 20th annual campus health fair will be 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, in the K-State Student Union courtyard at Kansas State University.

PLANT EXPERT TO PRESENT HAGEMAN LECTURE: The effects of winter on plant growth will be the focus of the 13th annual Richard H. and Elizabeth C. Hageman Distinguished Lectureship in Agricultural Biochemistry at Kansas State University.

 

Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCHER SPENDS SUMMER CONDUCTING FOOD SAFETY RESEARCH: Summertime is often filled with barbecues and picnics featuring a wide variety of foods. Finding ways to make those foods safer was how one Kansas State University undergraduate spent her summer.

ESTABLISHING GOOD CREDIT CAN HELP YOUNG ADULTS IN TODAY'S ECONOMY: Establishing good credit -- including a good credit score -- is important for college-age students, according to a Kansas State University financial counseling expert.

KANSAS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TEST PROGRAMMING SKILLS IN ANNUAL CONTEST: More than 160 students from 19 Kansas high schools will participate in the 19th annual High School Programming Contest at Kansas State University.

Make it four in a row: K-STATE NO. 1 IN ALL-SPORTS GRADUATION RATE FOR FOURTH STRAIGHT YEAR: Kansas State University can stake claim as the Big 12 leader in all-sports graduation rate for an unprecedented fourth straight year, while five Wildcat teams garnered the league's top spot in their respective sports as the NCAA released its latest graduation rate data Wednesday.

DINING ETIQUETTE WORKSHOP TO HELP STUDENTS NAVIGATE TRICKY SITUATIONS: Where should you place your napkin after you eat? Don't know? Pat Pesci can help you figure it out. Pesci, a hospitality management and dietetics professor and K-State's own "Mr. Manners," is conducting a dining etiquette workshop at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, in the Derby Dining Center Gold Room.

K-STATE SIGNS 2+2 AGREEMENTS WITH NEOSHO COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Kansas State University has signed 2+2 agreements in a new partnership with Neosho County Community College in Chanute.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010

RESEARCHERS INVESTIGATE CAUSES OF POPULATION DECLINES OF PRAIRIE CHICKENS IN KANSAS: In an avian equivalent of a rowdy campus bar, male Greater Prairie Chickens gather at booming grounds every spring to display for females. But long-term monitoring programs in Kansas have indicated major declines in this once common bird of the tallgrass prairie, according to two Kansas State University ecologists.

K-STATE ALUM LEADS TEAM TO NATIONAL PHYSICS APPARATUS COMPETITION WIN: A Kansas State University alum, a physics professor and a research associate are the winners of the American Association of Physics Teachers 2010 Apparatus Competition.

SOLOMON LATEST SCHOOL TO PARTICIPATE IN KANSAS WIND FOR SCHOOLS PROGRAM: The 12th Wind for Schools turbine in Kansas will be installed 9 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 28, at the Solomon High School football field. The turbine will be used to power the concessions stand.

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES HONORS ALUMNI AT INAUGURAL CELEBRATION: Kansas State University's College of Arts and Sciences is presenting its first alumni awards Thursday, Oct. 29.

PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE CONCERT TO FEATURE YOUNG MUSICIANS FROM KANSAS CITY: Kansas State University's semiannual Percussion Ensemble concert will be 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, in McCain Auditorium.

COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE, PLANNING AND DESIGN NAMES 2010 ALUMNI HONOREES: Three alums of the Kansas State University College of Architecture, Planning and Design who completed professional studies at K-State in 2000 are the college's 2010 alumni honorees.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010

DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR OF IMMUNOPHYSIOLOGY RECEIVES ONE OF FIELD'S HIGHEST HONORS: Despite making what are arguably some of the biggest advancements in research on the animal immune system, Frank Blecha puts his students' success before his own.

JON DARBYSHIRE, RSA ARCHER EXECUTIVE AND K-STATE ALUM, TO DELIVER DISTINGUISHED LECTURE: Jon Darbyshire, general manager for RSA Archer's eGRC Solutions, a part of EMC's Security Division, will be the fall speaker for Kansas State University's College of Business Administration Distinguished Lecture Series.

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE STUDENT TAKES PART IN DIY NETWORK'S 'TURF WAR': A Kansas State University student will be in tonight's episode of DIY Network's "Turf War." The cable channel show starts at 7 p.m.

K-STATE SALINA FLIGHT TEAM HEADED TO NATIONAL COMPETITION: Kansas State University at Salina's Flight Team is headed to the national SAFECON competition in May 2011 after taking second place at the Region VI competition, Oct. 18-22, in Salina.

FAMILY VOLUNTEER DAY NOV. 20 AT MANHATTAN ARTS CENTER STUDIO ANNEX: Area families interested in helping the community are invited to participate in Family Volunteer Day, Saturday, Nov. 20. HandsOn Kansas State is partnering with the Manhattan Arts Center to sponsor the day at the art center's studio annex, just east of the center on Poyntz Avenue.

ARCHITECTURE STUDENT RECEIVES PALLARDY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: Ian Pitts, Jefferson City, Mo., a fifth-year architecture student at the Kansas State University College of Architecture, Planning and Design, has received the annual Roy J. Pallardy Memorial Scholarship.

 

Monday, Oct. 25, 2010

$2 MILLION GRANT TO HELP IMPROVE FOOD SAFETY IN BEEF, DAIRY CATTLE SYSTEMS: A Kansas State University epidemiologist will use a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for improving food safety in beef and dairy cattle systems in the U.S. and Canada.

MATHEMATICS STUDENT RECEIVES $3,000 SCHOLARSHIP: Perla S. Salazar, senior in mathematics at Kansas State University, has been awarded a $3,000 Trjitzinsky Scholarship from the American Mathematical Society.

EDUCATION CAREER FAIR PROVIDES OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS AND REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO CONNECT: Representatives from school districts in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Arizona will be attending Kansas State University's Education Career Fair from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Nov. 2, at the K-State Alumni Center.

 

Friday, Oct. 22, 2010
 

COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE RECEIVES NATIONAL ACCREDITATION: Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine has earned accreditation from the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education.

K-STATE'S FRESHMAN HONORARY QUEST SELECTS NEW MEMBERS FOR 2010-2011: Kansas State University's freshman honorary society Quest has new members for the 2010-2011 academic year.

HOLIDAY DECORATIONS NEXT K-STATE GARDENS LUNCHEON SERIES: The 2010 Kansas State University Gardens Luncheon Series continues Thursday, Nov. 11, with a presentation on holiday centerpieces and table decorations by Bronwyn Douglas, co-owner of Kistner's Flowers, Manhattan.

NEW NAME, SAME MISSION FOR VOLUNTEER CENTER: The K-State Volunteer Center of Manhattan is now HandsOn Kansas State.

 

Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010
 

PROFESSOR'S RESEARCH ON GRAPHENE SHARES CONNECTION WITH NOBEL LAUREATES: When two scientists were recently awarded the Nobel Prize for physics for their work with graphene, a Kansas State University professor was thrilled with the recognition of the new two-dimensional material.

PRESENTATION BY FEMINIST SCHOLAR-ACTIVIST MARIA LUGONES OCT. 28: Internationally recognized feminist philosopher and educator Maria Lugones will be the featured speaker for the Kansas State University women's studies program at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, in the Town Hall Room at the Leadership Studies Building.

DIVISION OF CONTINUING EDUCATION, COLLEGE OF EDUCATION COLLABORATE TO WIN TWO SPECIAL AWARDS: Two projects that brought together the Division of Continuing Education and the College of Education at Kansas State University have won Celebration of Excellence awards from the University Professional and Continuing Education Association.

HOLIDAY SEASON STARTS EARLY WITH PINE TREE TRANSPLANTING ON CAMPUS: Don't expect reindeer and a sleigh, but there will be a horse-drawn wagon. At 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, a Southwestern white pine donated by the Kansas Christmas Tree Growers Association will be transplanted in front of the president's residence on the Kansas State University campus. The event is open to the public.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010
 

CHINESE EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHERS TO VISIT K-STATE, FLINT HILLS: Kansas State University's Bronwyn Fees is determined to plant Kansas in the hearts and minds of Chinese preschoolers. How? By putting on a show for 26 early childhood teachers from China.

SIDEBAR: ART CONNECTS PRESCHOOLERS IN CHINA, MANHATTAN: Preschoolers at Stone House, the Ruth Hoeflin Early Education Center on the Kansas State University campus, became pen pals of sorts with preschoolers in China. But since most 3- to 5-year-olds can' t write letters, they exchanged art.

STUDENTS' INTERNSHIP PROJECTS ON DISPLAY AT COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE, PLANNING AND DESIGN: Projects by student participants in the spring and summer 2010 academic internship programs of Kansas State University's College of Architecture, Planning and Design are on display through Oct. 29 in the Chang Gallery and first floor of Seaton Hall's east wing.

DIRECTOR OF A.Q. MILLER SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM AND MASS COMMUNICATIONS ADDRESSES MEDIA IN EGYPT: Media management is changing in Egypt, according to the director of Kansas State University's A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications.

NEW CLUB CONNECTS WOMEN IN THE ECONOMICS FIELD: Kansas State University's new Women in Economics club is sponsoring several speakers to help learn and explore new ideas in a collaborative setting.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010
 

VETERINARIAN OFFERS TIPS FOR GIVING BEST CARE TO AGING PETS: As pets get older, there are many ways pet owners can ease the aging process for their cat or dog, according to a Kansas State University veterinarian.

DEVELOPING SCHOLARS PRESENT RESEARCH: Two Kansas State University students recently presented research as part of the Developing Scholars Lecture Series.

UNIVERSITY DISTINGUISHED LECTURER SERIES TO SPONSOR LECTURE-RECITAL BY STRING QUARTET ETHEL: ETHEL, a New York-based string quartet known for its innovative programming and commitment to contemporary music, will perform at Kansas State University.

ARCHITECT FROM MEXICO TO PRESENT COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE, PLANNING AND DESIGN LECTURE: Architect Mauricio Rocha Iturbide will examine the relationships among design process, building process and usage process in his architecture at a lecture sponsored by the Kansas State University College of Architecture, Planning and Design.

 

Monday, Oct. 18, 2010
 

TEMPLE GRANDIN TO SPEAK AT K-STATE NOV. 9: Temple Grandin, a world-renowned animal behaviorist and a high-functioning autistic, will speak at Kansas State University at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union.

MUSICAL THEATER PRODUCTION 'FIDDLER ON THE ROOF' COMES TO MCCAIN: The 2010-2011 Kansas State University McCain Performance Series will present the musical theater production "Fiddler on the Roof" at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, in McCain Auditorium.

UNIVERSITY'S SINGING AMBASSADORS SPREAD PURPLE PRIDE ACROSS THE STATE: They sing, they dance, they entertain. Since 1954 Kansas State University's singing ambassadors, the K-State Singers, have performed across the nation and in cities around the globe.

STUDENTS INVITED TO DESIGN NEW LOGO FOR ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT PROGRAM: One of Kansas State University's newest enterprises needs a new logo. The energy and environment program is inviting K-State students to submit their designs for the logo the program will use.

 

Friday, Oct. 15, 2010
 

PROFESSOR LOOKS AT ROLE OF LATINO FAMILIES IN 'UGLY BETTY,' OTHER TV SITCOMS: For a Kansas State University English professor, television sitcoms such as "Ugly Betty" provide more than an hour of entertainment. They also offer an analysis of the Latino family structure and its increasing prominence in sitcoms during the past decade.

CASH TO SERVE IN UPHAM ENDOWED PROFESSORSHIP IN VETERINARY MEDICINE: Dr. Walter C. Cash, veterinarian and professor of anatomy and physiology, has been appointed to Kansas State University's Dr. Roy Walter Upham Endowed Professorship in Veterinary Medicine.

SUCCESS IN GAINING SCHOLARSHIPS FOCUS OF EXCITE! WORKSHOP: Successfully attaining scholarships is the focus of a Kansas State University EXCITE! -- EXploring sCIence, Technology and Engineering -- workshop for ninth- to 12th-grade girls, Friday, Nov. 12, at K-State.

STUDENTS NEEDED FOR FINANCIAL COUNSELING PROJECT: Money troubles? What happens when you abandon traditional financial counseling methods and use marriage and family therapy models to change financial behavior?

DELTA SIGMA PHI CHAPTER EARNS PYRAMID OF EXCELLENCE HONOR: Kansas State University's chapter of Delta Sigma Phi fraternity has been named one of the top chapters of the year and awarded a Pyramid of Excellence.

 

Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010
 

ATHLETIC TRAINING EDUCATION PROGRAM RECEIVES CONTINUING ACCREDITATION: Kansas State University's athletic training education program has earned continuing accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education.

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT TO GIVE 'DIG DEEP' LECTURE: Lucinda R. Sanders, a fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects and CEO and partner of Olin Studio, will present a lecture for Kansas State University's College of Architecture, Planning and Design.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010
 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SECRETARY KATHLEEN SEBELIUS TO PRESENT LANDON LECTURE: Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and former governor of Kansas, will deliver the first Landon Lecture of the school year at Kansas State University.

CENTRAL STATES MARCHING FESTIVAL OCT. 23 FEATURES HIGH SCHOOL BANDS AND THE PRIDE OF WILDCAT LAND: High school bands from all over the Midwest will be marching their way to Kansas State University to perform at the 24th annual Central States Marching Festival, Saturday, Oct. 23.

NATIONAL CHEMISTRY WEEK OFFERS MAGIC SHOWS, BOOK DISPLAY AND MORE: A week of events to show the importance of chemistry and how it contributes to everyone's quality of life will be offered Oct. 16-23 by Kansas State University's department of chemistry and the local section of the American Chemical Society.

NATIONAL SOCIETY OF COLLEGIATE SCHOLARS RECOGNIZES CAMPUS CHAPTER FOR PROGRAM SUCCESS AND INVOLVEMENT: The Kansas State University chapter of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars has received the society's Bronze STAR status.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010
 

K-STATE ADVANCES FIELD OF ECOLOGICAL GENOMICS WITH RESEARCH, SYMPOSIUM: A Kansas State University professor's research and the upcoming Ecological Genomics Symposium continue to make the university a leader in the emerging field of ecological genomics.

VETERINARY MEDICINE STUDENTS RECEIVE HONORS AT BOVINE PRACTITIONERS CONFERENCE: Four students from Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine took home an assortment of honors from the recent annual conference of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners in Albuquerque, N.M.

ENSEMBLE'S EVENTS MAKE FOR A TAPPY HALLOWEEN: The Kansas State University Tap Dance Ensemble will participate in two Halloween-themed activities this month to showcase the group's talents.

 

Monday, Oct. 11, 2010
 

RCPD REQUESTS INFORMATION REGARDING AGGRAVATED BATTERY CASE: The Riley County Police Department is looking for anyone who may have additional information regarding the activities of Bradley Murray, a 25 year old male K-State student who was found in a ditch on the side of the road in the 1700 block of N. Manhattan at approximately 0140 hours October 8, 2010. Mr. Murray appears to have been struck in the left side of the head near his eye causing severe head trauma.

DOCTORAL STUDENTS EARN NEW FELLOWSHIPS FOR HIGH-PROFILE RESEARCH: Three doctoral candidates have received $15,000 fellowships through the Kansas State University Research Foundation Doctoral Fellowship program.

SCIENCE HISTORIAN NAOMI ORESKES TO LECTURE, DISCUSS NEW BOOK: Science historian Naomi Oreskes will lecture and discuss her new book "Merchants of Doubt" on a tour across Kansas, stopping first at Kansas State University.

MCCAIN PERFORMANCE SERIES TO FEATURE VENICE BAROQUE ORCHESTRA AND VIOLINIST ROBERT MCDUFFIE: As part of the 2010-2011 Kansas State University McCain Performance Series, the Venice Baroque Orchestra and world-renowned violinist Robert McDuffie will present "The Seasons Project" at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, in McCain Auditorium.

RELATIONSHIP SELLING INITIATIVE STRENGTHENS K-STATE'S SALES PROGRAM: To help Kansas State University students develop professional sales skills, a new College of Business Administration initiative will provide educational resources and outreach activities for students and support for faculty.

K-STATE LIBRARIES CELEBRATE OPEN ACCESS WEEK: K-State Libraries will be taking part in the international celebration of Open Access Week with a variety of activities Oct. 18-24. Events will take place in Kansas State University's Hale Library, and are all free and open to the public.

 

Friday, Oct. 8, 2010
 

PROFESSORS OF BIOLOGY, PLANT PATHOLOGY RECEIVE COMMERCE BANK DISTINGUISHED GRADUATE FACULTY AWARDS: A developmental geneticist and a plant microbiologist are the recipients of the 2010 Commerce Bank Distinguished Graduate Faculty awards at Kansas State University.

WALL STREET JOURNAL RECOGNIZES RECENT K-STATE GRAD: Kelli McMurphy Lambrecht, a May 2010 Kansas State University bachelor's graduate in finance, has received a 2010 Wall Street Journal Student Achievement Award.

BIG IDEAS CAN BE WORTH CASH IN NEW CAMPUS ENTREPRENEUR COMPETITION: Kansas State University students are getting the chance to turn their big ideas into cash.

ACADEMIC MAJORS FAIR OCT. 13 HELPS STUDENTS EXPLORE OPTIONS: Kansas State University's 2010 Academic Majors Fair will be 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, in the Grand Ballroom at the K-State Student Union.

COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE, PLANNING AND DESIGN GRADUATES PLACE IN FURNITURE DESIGN COMPETITION: Four recent Kansas State University graduates were among 50 finalists and prizewinners in the International Woodworking Fair Design Emphasis 2010 student furniture design competition.

DATA FROM NATIONAL DOCTORAL PROGRAMS STUDY TO BE USED FOR DISCIPLINE BENCHMARKING AND PROGRAM STRENGTHENING: Data has been released to Kansas State University from a national doctoral programs study.

 

Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010
 

GREAT PLAINS RADIO HISTORY SYMPOSIUM COMES TO CAMPUS OCT. 22: The Great Plains Radio History Symposium invites participants to learn more about the history of Midwestern radio and its programming.

SIDEBAR: DISCUSSION PANEL ON RADIO HOMEMAKERS A HIGHLIGHT OF THIS YEAR'S GREAT PLAINS RADIO HISTORY SYMPOSIUM: From the 1920s to the 1980s radio homemaker programs were a necessity on rural, Midwestern radio stations. Kansas State University's Great Plains Radio History Symposium, Friday, Oct. 22, will feature a panel of three women who worked in radio during this era.

INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH AND SECURITY OF MILITARY FAMILIES FEATURES PRESENTATION BY TWO FORT RILEY SOLDIERS: Two soldiers will share their personal journeys of trauma and resilience at the second annual Institute for the Health and Security of Military Families lecture. Combat Stress: Redefining the "Wounded" Warrior and Family will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, at in Hale Library's Hemisphere Room at Kansas State University.

ARCHITECTURE STUDENT RECEIVES HOLSTROM ARCHITECTURAL SCHOLARSHIP: Heidi Hyland, a fifth-year student in architecture at Kansas State University, has been awarded The John E. Holstrom Alpha Tau Omega Architectural Scholarship.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010
 

COLLEGIAN EDITOR-IN-CHIEF WINNER OF ROLLING STONE JOURNALISM CONTEST: A Kansas State University journalism student's profile of a student who underwent a heterosexual conversion therapy program is the winner of the 2010 Rolling Stone Collegiate Journalism Competition.

SUMMER CAMP FOR UNDERREPRESENTED YOUTH SEEKS PEPSI REFRESH GRANT: A special camp that brings underrepresented youth to Kansas State University and the Kansas town of Nicodemus is seeking votes from the public through the Pepsi Refresh Grant Project.

CAMPUS POLICE SUGGEST ALTERNATE ROUTES HOME TO AVOID GAME TRAFFIC: The Kansas State University Police Department is recommending alternate routes when motorists leave campus Thursday afternoon.

MUSIC DEPARTMENT OFFERS VARIETY OF CONCERTS, PERFORMANCES IN OCTOBER: The Kansas State University department of music is offering a full schedule of events in October. Unless noted, all events are free and open to the public.

ANNIVERSARIES OF THREE UNIVERSITY UNITS CELEBRATED AT HALE LIBRARY: This year, Kansas State University's Department of Grain Science and Industry and A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications are celebrating their 100th anniversary while McCain Auditorium observes its 40th birthday.

PRESIDENT OF INTERNATIONAL FUND FOR AGRICULTURE TO VISIT K-STATE: The president of the International Fund for Agriculture will visit Kansas State University Oct. 7 and 8.

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION BOOK DRIVE NETS TEXTBOOKS, JOURNALS FOR NIGERIAN UNIVERSITY: Faculty from the College of Business Administration at Kansas State University have donated more than 2,000 current business textbooks and journals for the development of undergraduate and master of business administration libraries at the University of Lagos in Nigeria.

STUDENT ARCHITECTURE ORGANIZATION PRESENTS COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD: The Kansas State University chapter of the American Institute of Architecture Students has named Manhattan architect Bruce McMillan the recipient of its 2010 Community Service Award.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010
 

CONTRIBUTIONS TO AGRICULTURE EARN ENTOMOLOGIST NATIONAL RECOGNITION: The Entomological Society of America is recognizing a Kansas State University entomologist for significant contributions to agriculture.

DOROTHY L. THOMPSON LECTURE SERIES OFFERS PANEL DISCUSSION ON 'CARS, COPS AND TRAFFIC STOPS: WHO'S RIGHT?': The next Dorothy L. Thompson Civil Rights Lecture at Kansas State University will be a roundtable discussion on constitutional rights when it comes to search and seizure.

GROUNDBREAKING FOR JUSTIN HALL ADDITION OCT. 8: On the edge of the western frontier Hattie Cheseldine taught 12 students sewing, dressmaking, millinery and how to dismantle and reassemble the one sewing machine in their classroom.

SIDEBAR: 'LEGACY OF LEADERSHIP' THEME OF SPECIAL BOOK ABOUT COLLEGE OF HUMAN ECOLOGY: Throughout its 137-year history the leaders of the College of Human Ecology have made contributions that helped draw national attention to Kansas State University. This "Legacy of Leadership" is the focus of a new book to be available at the College of Human Ecology Celebration of Excellence Friday, Oct. 8.

NEW ACCOUNTANCY SEMINARS COURSE PREPARES STUDENTS FOR PROFESSIONAL WORLD: Kansas State University students pursuing their master of accounting degree are keeping up-to-date on current issues in the field through a new seminar course.

DEBATE TEAM GOES GREEN, ACHIEVES FIRST AT GONZAGA: The Kansas State University debate team swept the recent Gonzaga tournament. It was the team's best tournament performance since at least 1985, according to Justin Green, K-State debate team director.

ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS RECEIVE SCHOLARSHIPS: Kansas State University's College of Architecture, Planning and Design has selected recipients of 2010-2011 scholarships.

 

Monday, Oct. 4, 2010
 

WHEN SWEET TREATS GO BAD: FOOD SCIENCE EXPERTS OFFER ADVICE ON THE SHELF LIFE OF CANDY: When checking your child's Halloween candy to make sure it is safe to eat, also keep in mind the candy's shelf life, according to Kansas State University food experts.

CHOCOLATE HALLOWEEN CANDY NO TREAT FOR PETS, SAYS K-STATE VETERINARIAN: Eating a bag full of chocolate Halloween candy is more of a trick than a treat for the average household pet, according to a Kansas State University veterinarian.

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD AUTHOR M.T. ANDERSON PRESENTING LECTURE OCT. 6: The Kansas State University department of English will host a lecture by National Book Award-winning author M.T. Anderson at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union.

UNIVERSITY RECEIVES INVITATION TO EXCLUSIVE RECRUITMENT FAIR IN CHINA: Kansas State University is among only nine schools from the U.S. selected to participate in an exclusive graduate student recruitment event in China.

 

Friday, Oct. 1, 2010
 

ENCUENTRO CELEBRATION AT K-STATE DRAWS STUDENTS FROM ACROSS KANSAS: Encuentro is a day when Latino students in high school and college come from across the state to Kansas State University to further develop leadership skills and celebrate their cultural heritage.

SHAWNEE COUNTY EXTENSION MASTER GARDENERS PROGRAM SEEKS VOTES FOR PEPSI REFRESH PROJECT: It's election season and the Shawnee County Extension Master Gardeners program wants the public to vote -- and vote often -- for a special project to benefit Topeka and Shawnee County residents, as well as local and regional fruit and vegetable growers.

CRIMINOLOGY CLUB TO HOST SPEAKERS FROM KANSAS CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM: The Kansas State University Criminology Club will host two presentations from prominent members of the Kansas criminal justice system in October.

CANCER RESEARCH CENTER HAVING BREAST CANCER AWARENESS LUNCHEON OCT. 15: Ladies are invited to enjoy lunch with friends as they learn about breast health and breast cancer at the Pink Power Luncheon for Breast Cancer Awareness from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, in the Landon Room at Manhattan's Holiday Inn at the Campus, 1641 Anderson Ave.

ARCHITECTURAL THEORIST TO DELIVER FALL 2010 OSCAR EKDAHL MEMORIAL LECTURE: The fall 2010 Oscar Ekdahl Memorial Lecture of the Kansas State University College of Architecture, Planning and Design will be given by one of the leading landscape architectural theorists in the U.S.