October news releases
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The department of English at Kansas State University is offering three opportunities to hear great literature in November.
Kansas State University Salina digital media student Brian Allen Butters, who prefers to go by Brian Allen, is scheduled to present at the Small Town State of NOW Conference, Thursday, Nov. 8, in Hutchinson. The sophomore from Washington will speak about how social media helped him rise above the social stigma he battles as a traumatic brain injury survivor.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The recent decision by supermarket giant Kroger to stop selling fresh sprouts is important for public health and shows why risk communication messages must be improved at all levels, according to a Kansas State University food safety expert.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Esther George, president and chief executive office of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and a member of the Federal Open Market Committee, will be the fall 2012 speaker for the Kansas State University College of Business Administration's Distinguished Lecture Series.
It takes a winning sales pitch to land a spot on Kansas State University's 2012-2013 Sales Team.
A Kansas State University-led research project is helping high-speed rail systems handle the stress of freezing and thawing weather conditions.
A longtime Kansas State University education professor has been named interim associate dean for academic and research programs at Kansas State University Olathe. Jacqueline Spears, who was appointed to the post by Dan Richardson, K-State Olathe CEO, will begin her new duties Nov. 5.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Kansas State University staff and campus police responded Oct. 28 to a student death at the Marlatt residence hall.
Friday, October 26, 2012
A Manhattan bookstore and a Kansas State University student organization are betting on the ingenuity of the university's students with their joint venture called K-State Made.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Two distinguished alumni of Kansas State University's College of Arts and Sciences will receive alumni awards from the college at a ceremony Thursday, Oct. 25.
Catch the music of the Kansas State University Marching Band's halftime performances this football season at the band's annual concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, in Ahearn Field House. The concert is free and the public is invited.
A fantasy of millions of individuals may be positively affecting job growth. Fantasy football is growing -- nearly 34 million individuals play fantasy sports and 75 percent of them play fantasy football -- and this growth has led to job creation, increased advertisement revenue and more football fans, according to a Kansas State University expert.
A desire to make a difference in young people's lives spurred a Kansas State University alumna to establish two scholarships and provide funds for her sorority at her alma mater. She also provided funds for students at a community college in Ann Arbor, Mich.
An agreement between Kansas State University Salina and ExpressJet Airlines, the largest Delta Airlines regional partner, provides an opportunity for aviation students at the university to receive a conditional offer of employment as a first officer with the regional airline.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
A foundation for engineering and construction firm Black & Veatch has awarded Kansas State University a $200,000 grant to help develop solar-powered charging stations for electric and hybrid vehicles.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
A Kansas State University professor's research analyzing lipids is helping scientists around the world understand plant responses and develop better crops that can withstand environmental stress.
Monday, October 22, 2012
When The New York Times called, Kansas State University College of Architecture, Planning and Design students answered.
The Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art at Kansas State University wants visitors to gain a real feel for art through a truly hands-on event.
A workshop sponsored by Kansas State University's career and employment services will show how good manners at the dining table are important when it comes to landing a job or that next client.
How does one start a totally new field of science? Just ask Kansas State University's Loretta Johnson, associate professor, and Michael Herman, professor, both in the Division of Biology.
It's a November to remember with an abundance of music, drama and art events taking place on the Kansas State University campus.
A March 2012 study by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press that found 84 percent of college graduates thought the expense of going to college was a good investment. As a university president, it is easy to feel reassured.
Friday, October 19, 2012
Kansas State University is nominating two students for the Rhodes national scholarship competition and three students for the Marshall national scholarship competition.
Bernard "Bernie" Butler, a Manhattan business owner and community leader, has been named Business Leader of the Year and inducted into the Kansas State University College of Business Administration's Distinguished Business Leader Hall of Fame.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
The newest laboratory at Kansas State University's department of electrical and computer engineering will not only amp up already strong academic and research programs in electrical power and communications, but it also will help provide a surge in the university's -- and state of Kansas' -- goal of providing more engineers.
Kelley Nelson-Strouts, a May 2012 Kansas State University bachelor's graduate in public health nutrition, Manhattan, is receiving a 2012 Phi Kappa Phi Love of Learning Award.
Lori Able, owner of Ann A Lee's in Manhattan's Grand Mere Village, will share ideas for the holiday season that will include decorations for a festive dinner table and home, as well as gift ideas. Holiday decorating is the next program Thursday, Nov. 8, in the 2012-2013 Friends of the Kansas State University Gardens Luncheon Series.
National Chemistry Week is being celebrated in Manhattan from Oct. 21-27. During this week, events and educational activities will show how chemistry can impact lives in a positive way. Sponsoring the week is Kansas State University's local section of the American Chemical Society and the department of chemistry.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The Center for the Advancement of Entrepreneurship at Kansas State University is the recipient of the 2012 Emerging Center Award from the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers.
An organization that recognizes the academic achievements of multicultural students at Kansas State University has new members.
A scholarship that provides financial assistance to degree-seeking graduate and undergraduate students in distance education degree programs offered through Kansas State University's Division of Continuing Education is being awarded to five individuals for the fall semester.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Since it was first powered up 50 years ago in Ward Hall, the nuclear reactor at Kansas State University has been helping the College of Engineering with four key objectives when it comes to nuclear engineering: education, research, outreach and training.
Kansas State University senior in English, Martin "Tucker" Wilson, Vernon Hills, Ill., has been awarded a Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant to fund a trip he took to Spain as part of the university's modern languages study abroad program.
Monday, October 15, 2012
Kansas State University Olathe found itself buried in dog and cat food following a recent consumer study with a feed manufacturer. Rather than dispose of nearly 8 tons of food, the Sensory and Consumer Research Center at K-State Olathe donated the 30 pallets to local animal shelters and adoption agencies.
Actors from the London Stage, one of the oldest touring Shakespeare theater companies in the world, will bring "The Merchant of Venice" to Nichols Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25-27 as part of Kansas State University's McCain Performance Series.
The co-founders of the advice website Everyone is Gay, http://www.everyoneisgay.com, will discuss their work in a presentation at Kansas State University.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
A project to evaluate person-centered care in Kansas nursing homes has earned two Kansas State University researchers the 2012 Dean Barbara S. Stowe Endowed Faculty Development Award from the College of Human Ecology.
Whether it's sitting around a campfire, at the movie theater or reading something by Stephen King or Edgar Allan Poe, scary stories have long been popular, especially around Halloween.
Twenty-five undergraduates students at Kansas State University have been formally accepted into the 2012 class of the College of Veterinary Medicine's Early Admission Scholars program.
The newest exhibition at Kansas State University's Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art is the latest installment of Kansas artist Patrick Duegaw's "Painted Theater Project."
Kansas State University's public safety team was notified Tuesday afternoon that soil under the L.P. Washburn tennis courts was contaminated with diesel fuel.
Kansas State University programs and staff have received five regional awards from the University Professional and Continuing Education Association.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
A Kansas State University bilingual and bicultural education program has received national recognition for its success in supporting Latino students as they earn higher education degrees.
Students pursuing careers in fiber, textiles and clothing will be better prepared for a future with a changing climate thanks to a grant to Kansas State University and partner institutions.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
A Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and a Grammy Award-winning group will join together on the McCain Auditorium stage at Kansas State University for "Spirituals to Funk."
This fall, the Kansas State University Division of Continuing Education is partnering with the university's English department to offer a concurrent course in English, giving high school students the chance to earn college credit.
A retired state extension horticulture professional is being recognized by Kansas State University's UFM Community Learning Center for sharing his gardening expertise with many throughout the state.
Monday, October 8, 2012
Bill Snyder Family Stadium will once again be filled with marching music as Kansas State University hosts the 26th annual Central States Marching Festival on Saturday, Oct. 13.
To inaugurate a new $3 million world-class clean room facility in Ward Hall, Kansas State University will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. Oct. 15.
Friday, October 5, 2012
When it comes to personal financial planning, a team from Kansas State University's College of Human Ecology has proven it's the best in the land.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Police arrested and detained Andre Levar Murphy, 33, a university custodial employee, on campus. Murphy was charged with felony theft and misdemeanor theft. Murphy was also arrested on several drug charges as a result of an additional search warrant served by the Riley County Police Department.
The leader of Kansas State University's philanthropic arm is being recognized for his contributions to the field in which he earned his master's and doctoral degrees.
Kansas State University students now have more opportunities and resources to start a business, according to Chad Jackson, associate director of the university's Center for the Advancement of Entrepreneurship.
Monday, October 1, 2012
Many recent graduates feel a sense of responsibility to bring pride to their alma mater and find success. The pressure on Julie Cumbie's shoulders may be even more intense -- she is the first graduate from Kansas State University's hybrid personal financial planning doctoral program.
Ashley Umscheid was texting a single letter -- "k" -- on May 16, 2009, when her truck flipped, forcing her out the window. Three days later, the 19-year-old sophomore at Kansas State University died at Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center in Topeka.
The National Circus of the People's Republic of China, "Cirque Chinois," will visit Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, for a McCain Performance Series presentation.
The annual gala of the Friends of the K-State Libraries will be Friday, Oct. 12, at Kansas State University. The event will begin at 6 p.m. in Hale Library's historic Great Room.