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September 2009

 

 

Wednesday, September 30, 2009
 

STIMULUS FUNDING HELPS K-STATE PHYSICIST WORK TOWARD UNDERSTANDING ATOMIC COLLISIONS THAT ARE IMPORTANT TO EXPERIMENTS ON ULTRACOLD QUANTUM GASSES: A Kansas State University physicist is continuing his study of atomic collisions with the help of a National Science Foundation grant awarded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

 

Tuesday, September 29, 2009
 

K-STATE'S NEW CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER OFFICIALLY BREAKING GROUND OCT. 2: Kansas State University will officially break ground on its new Child Development Center at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 2, at the building site on the east end of Jardine Drive.

K-STATE STUDENT FROM COLORADO RECEIVES HOLSTROM ALPHA TAU OMEGA ARCHITECTURAL SCHOLARSHIP: Stephanie Pile, a fifth-year student in architecture at Kansas State University, is receiving the John E. Holstrom Alpha Tau Omega Architectural Scholarship.

 

Monday, September 28, 2009
 

K-STATE SOLAR CAR TO BE ON DISPLAY AT KANSAS SPEEDWAY: The football team won't be the only Kansas State University attraction in Kansas City this weekend. Members of K-State's solar car team will be displaying their car, Paragon, at the Kansas Speedway Friday, Oct. 2.

'STAY FIRE SMART' DURING FIRE PREVENTION WEEK AT K-STATE, OCT. 4-10: Free fire extinguisher training and other hands-on activities will help K-Staters "Stay Fire Smart" during Fire Prevention Week at Kansas State University, Oct. 4-10.

K-STATE GRADUATES RANK HIGH NATIONALLY ON PASSING CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING EXAM: When it comes to the certified public accounting examination, Kansas State University ranks high nationally in passing rates for some first-time candidates taking the rigorous test.

 

Friday, September 25, 2009
 

PAPER BY K-STATE MANAGEMENT PROFESSOR WINS INTERNATIONAL HONORS: An article co-written by Chwen Sheu, professor of management at Kansas State University, has received the Indiana University CIBER Best International Collaboration Paper Award.

SHADOW DAY AT K-STATE DESIGNED TO SPUR YOUNG WOMEN'S INTEREST IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING: Girls in the 10th-12th grades from across the state will pair up with Kansas State University female science, technology, engineering or mathematics students for Shadow Day, Tuesday, Oct. 13.

CONOCOPHILLIPS SUPPORTS K-STATE SCHOLARSHIPS AND PROGRAMS: ConocoPhillips, Houston, has made a philanthropic commitment to Kansas State University, which will be recognized in a ceremony at the Sept. 26 K-State football game in Bill Snyder Family Stadium. A five-year commitment is designed to support four areas at K-State, and a 2009 gift is designated for scholarships and initiatives in the Colleges of Business Administration and Engineering, as well as the ConocoPhillips SPIRIT Scholars program.

K-STATE AT SALINA, FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION SPONSORING FREE SAFETY PRESENTATION OCT. 1: Kansas State University is partnering with the Federal Aviation Administration Safety Team, known as FAASTeam, to sponsor a presentation about the aviation safety program at K-State at Salina.

K-STATE, KU SPONSOR NINTH ANNUAL PRAIRIE ANALYSIS SEMINAR: Several international experts on differential equations will be the featured speakers at the ninth annual Prairie Analysis Seminar at Kansas State University.

 

Thursday, September 24, 2009
 

K-STATE REPORTS RECORD ENROLLMENT INCLUDING LARGEST MANHATTAN CAMPUS ENROLLMENT IN FIVE YEARS AND MORE STUDENTS OF COLOR THAN EVER BEFORE: With residence halls filled to capacity, Kansas State University officials knew in August that enrollments would be stable for the fall semester. The 20th day enrollment figures, announced today, show record numbers of students with 23,581; students of color with 2,488 and on-campus enrollment in Manhattan of 20,206.

SIDEBAR: ENROLLMENT NOT THE ONLY THING LOOKING UP AT K-STATE: ALUMNI, FOUNDATION AND ATHLETICS ALSO REPORT GOOD NEWS: In addition to reporting a record enrollment, record number of students of color, and record number of on campus students in Manhattan, Kansas State University's Alumni Association, Foundation and athletics department also reported significant successes in the past year.

MORE THAN SEVEN DECADES OF PURPLE PRIDE NETS IUKA FAMILY K-STATE'S 2009 FAMILY OF THE YEAR TITLE: Twenty Wildcats from four generations have earned the Bob and Janis Moore family the distinction of being Kansas State University's 2009 Family of the Year.

K-STATE STUDENTS PRACTICE SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE TECHNIQUES AT STUDENT FARM BY GROWING AND SELLING PRODUCE, CONDUCTING INDEPENDENT RESEARCH PROJECTS: Growing oyster mushrooms in recycled dorm lofts is one way that Kansas State University students are learning about sustainable farming practices through hands-on work and research projects at a K-State student farm.

RADIO THEATRE GROUP PRESENTS TWO SCIENCE-FICTION MASTERPIECES AT K-STATE'S MCCAIN AUDITORIUM: L.A. Theatre Works, a premiere radio theatre company, will make a stop at Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, for a special double bill of two of the greatest masterpieces of science fiction and adventure: "War of the Worlds" and "The Lost World."

K-STATE'S JEFFREY HORNSBY NAMED TO THE BOARD OF GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP GROUP: Jeffrey Hornsby, director of Kansas State University's Center for the Advancement of Entrepreneurship, has been named to the board of directors of the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers, a group representing nearly 300 university-based entrepreneurship centers and programs.

THE CRITICAL ROLE OF MILITARY FAMILIES IN WARTIME TO BE FOCUS OF K-STATE COLLEGE OF HUMAN ECOLOGY'S CELEBRATION OF EXCELLENCE OCT. 1-2: Former Fort Riley Commander Lt. Gen. Robert E. Durbin and his wife, Diana, will address the importance of military families in a lecture marking the official opening of Kansas State University's new Institute for the Health and Security of Military Families.

K-STATE THEATER PROGRAM PRESENTING 'AS BEES IN HONEY DROWN' OCT. 1-3 IN PURPLE MASQUE THEATER: The theater program at Kansas State University will present the play "As Bees in Honey Drown" at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1-3 in East Stadium's Purple Masque Theater.

 

Wednesday, September 23, 2009
 

K-STATE INVESTING FEDERAL STIMULUS FUNDING IN LONG-DEFERRED INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS: They're leaky and 80 years old, but they are depended on to provide hot water throughout the year and steam for heat in the winter at Kansas State University.

ARTWORK BY RECENT K-STATE GRADUATE WINS UNDERGRADUATE AWARD FOR STUDENT EXCELLENCE AND IS FEATURED IN ART MAGAZINE: Artwork by Jason Harper, who earned his bachelor's in fine arts with an emphasis in ceramics from Kansas State University in May 2009, is being featured in the September issue of Ceramics Monthly magazine.

STONE SCULPTURE TO BE BUILT ON THE GROUNDS OF K-STATE'S BEACH MUSEUM OF ART BY DAN SNOW, AN ARTIST IN RESIDENCE: Dan Snow, a master waller, will share his skills and dry stone artistry in a brief residency at Kansas State University, Sept. 24 to Oct. 5.

K-STATE'S BEACH MUSUEM OFFERS FREE WORKSHOP ON TEACHING CHILDREN ABOUT ART: As a part of an ongoing series, Kansas State University's Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art is offering a free workshop on the best ways to teach children about art.

 

Tuesday, September 22, 2009
 

K-STATE GEOGRAPHER WORKING TO CLARIFY WHAT SUSTAINABILITY REALLY MEANS TO RURAL DECISION-MAKERS: From book titles to real estate developments, it's easier to find things claiming to be sustainable than it is to define it. That's why a Kansas State University geographer is trying to pin down exactly what sustainability means to those who might be trying to work toward it.

TRAINING THE NEXT GENERATION OF SCIENTISTS FOR TURNING CROPS INTO SUSTAINABLE ENERGY FOCUS OF NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION-SUPPORTED PROGRAM AT K-STATE: A multimillion-dollar grant from the National Science Foundation will help Kansas State University train new Ph.D. students in developing the technology and policies needed for sustainable biorefining.

EXPERT ON LATEST LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES TO SPEAK AT K-STATE: New learning technologies will be the topic of the first presentation in the 2009-2010 Provost's Lecture Series at Kansas State University.

ARCHITECTURAL WORK OF 96 K-STATE STUDENTS ON DISPLAY IN EAST WING OF SEATON HALL: The architectural work of 96 Kansas State University students from the College of Architecture, Planning and Design who recently studied abroad is on display through Oct. 9 in the Chang Gallery and first floor hallway of Seaton Hall's east wing. The exhibition is free and open to the public. The gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

 

Monday, September 21, 2009
 

STUDENT RELEASED FROM HOSPITAL AFTER POSSIBLE ALCOHOL POISONING: Kansas State University officials are investigating an incident of possible hazing involving alcohol consumption.

K-STATE BIOLOGIST RECEIVES STIMULUS FUNDS FOR FURTHER STUDY OF CELLULAR PROCESS THAT CAN PLAY A ROLE IN CHRONIC DISEASE: Federal stimulus funding is helping a Kansas State University biologist continue to collaborate with the Harvard Medical School. Their research is creating a clearer picture of a certain cellular process that can play a role in chronic diseases like cancer.

K-STATE'S CAT CANNON PROVIDES BLASTS OF PURPLE PRIDE: Members of Kansas State University at Salina's Cat Cannon Club know what it takes to raise Wildcat spirit to new heights at home K-State football games: teamwork, nerves of steel and being very precise at folding T-shirts.

FOLLOW THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD TO K-STATE FOR 'RECREATING OZ' CONFERENCE OCT. 3: The International Wizard of Oz Club is bringing its national convention to Kansas, and Kansas State University's department of English is helping with the "Recreating Oz" conference Saturday, Oct. 3.

THE K-STATE MARCHING BAND TO WELCOME 2,000 STUDENTS FROM ACROSS KANSAS FOR BAND DAY 2009: The Kansas State University Marching Band will host 2,000 junior high and high school students from across the state at Band Day, Saturday, Sept. 26.

NATIONAL RADON PROGRAM SERVICES MOVING TO K-STATE: Engineering Extension Services in the College of Engineering at Kansas State University, as a partner in the Midwest Universities Radon Consortium, will assume administration of national radon services and projects, formerly provided by the National Safety Council for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, effective Sept. 26.

 

Friday, September 18, 2009
 

GRANT TO CREATE CYBERNETWORK OF UNIVERSITY RESEARCHERS WILL HELP K-STATE FACULTY, STUDENTS STUDYING KONZA PRAIRIE AND THEIR RESPONSE TO ISSUES LIKE GLOBAL WARMING: Research at the Konza Prairie Biological Station and beyond will benefit from a cyber infrastructure grant to connect Kansas State University with other universities in the region.

K-STATE'S FAMILY DAY OFFERS ARRAY OF ACTIVITIES: Kansas State University's 81st annual Family Day will be Saturday, Sept. 26. The day provides students and their families with the opportunity to spend time together on campus.

K-STATE'S BEACH MUSEUM TO HOST WRIGGLY FUN AND GAMES WITH 'BUGGING OUT IN MANHATTAN' OPEN HOUSE: As part of Kansas State University's Family Day and Robert Lang's "Insect Origami" exhibition, the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art will host the "Bugging Out in Manhattan" open house from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 26. The event is sponsored by the Student Friends of the Beach Museum of Art.

K-STATE ACADEMIC ADVISING GRADUATE PROGRAMS GAINING GROUND WITH STUDENTS IN MULTIPLE DISCIPLINES: For college students, a trusting relationship with an academic adviser can be crucial in helping them succeed academically. That's why Kansas State University has been developing new degree programs that deal strictly with academic advising.

THREE K-STATE STUDENTS RECEIVE SPECIAL $1,000 BIOLOGY SCHOLARSHIPS: Three Kansas State University students have earned $1,000 scholarships for the 2009-2010 school year from K-State's Division of Biology. The scholarships have been made possible through donor contributions.

K-STATE AT SALINA FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR EARNS KEY FLIGHT RATING: Charles Sojka, an instructor of aviation at Kansas State University at Salina, has earned his single engine sea plane rating from the Federal Aviation Administration.

DISC GOLFERS URGED TO AVOID HITTING PEOPLE AND PROPERTY: Though disc golf and its Scottish predecessor may have different dress codes, jargon and professional associations, they share at least one basic rule: You don't want to find yourself in the path of someone's tee shot. That's true for buildings and other property on campus as well.

JULIE BRYANT TO BE NEWEST MEMBER OF K-STATE'S ACCOUNTING HALL OF FAME: A Seneca native will be the newest member of the Accounting Hall of Fame at Kansas State University. Julie Bryant, who earned bachelor's degrees in accounting and finance from K-State in 1988, will be inducted Friday, Sept. 25, at the K-State department of accounting's annual scholarship banquet.

 

Thursday, September 17, 2009
 

K-State's presidential inauguration: K-STATE TRADITIONS IN ACADEMIC DRESS DATE BACK TO TURN OF 20TH CENTURY: At official ceremonies in the world of academics, what one wears speaks volumes, according to a Kansas State University expert on academic dress.

K-STATE MECHANICAL AND NUCLEAR ENGINEERS RECEIVE AWARD FOR TOP-100 TECHNOLOGY PRODUCT OF THE YEAR: A neutron detector created at Kansas State University has been named one of the top 100 technologies of the year.

K-STATE'S MCCAIN PERFORMANCE SERIES TO FEATURE PIANIST JON NAKAMATSU: Award-winning pianist Jon Nakamatsu brings his talent to Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, as part of the 2009-2010 McCain Performance Series.

K-STATE SILVER KEY STUDENTS TO RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT HOMELESSNESS: Members of K-State's sophomore honorary, Silver Key, will host the annual Sleepout for the Homeless on the Bosco Plaza beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, and ending at 6 a.m. Friday, Sept. 25. The philanthropic event is to raise awareness about the issue of homelessness.

 

Wednesday, September 16, 2009
 

LECTURE, APPEALS COURT HEARINGS AND WORKSHOP PART OF CONSTITUTION DAY ACTIVITIES AT K-STATE: Kansas State University will mark Constitution Day with activities Sept. 16 and 17, including the hearing of cases by the Kansas Court of Appeals and a workshop by the K-State Mock Trial Team.

K-STATE'S COMMUNITY CULTURAL HARMONY WEEK FEATURES CELEBRATIONS AND LEARNING EXPERIENCES FOR EVERYONE: Kansas State University will celebrate Community Cultural Harmony Week Sept. 20-25.

INFLUENZA VACCINE AVAILABLE AT LAFENE HEALTH CENTER FOR K-STATE STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF AND THEIR SPOUSES AND CHILDREN 18 YEARS AND OLDER: The influenza vaccine is now available at Kansas State University's Lafene Health Center, with influenza vaccine clinics planned for each Thursday from Sept. 17 until semester break or until supplies are depleted.

POLLUTION PREVENTION ROUNDTABLE GROUP RECOGNIZES K-STATE POLLUTION PREVENTION INSTITUTE'S INTERN PROGRAM AS THE BEST: The Pollution Prevention Institute at Kansas State University is being honored for one of its programs by the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable.

GRANT OF $1.1 MILLION TO CONTINUE K-STATE'S KANSAS BRIDGES PROGRAM: Kansas State University has been awarded $1.1 million to renew its successful Kansas Bridges to the Bachelor's program.

GRANT TO HELP K-STATE WITH LATINO STUDENT RETENTION AND SUCCESS: Kansas State University will use a special $50,000 grant to expand university efforts for the retention and academic success of Latino students.

K-STATE AWARDS 2009 SUMMER DEGREES, GRADUATION HONORS: Nearly 500 students completed degree requirements from Kansas State University this summer, with 11 earning graduation honors for their outstanding academic work.

K-STATE ARTS AND SCIENCES STUDENTS WIN SCHOLARSHIPS FOR SUMMER PROJECTS AND ACADEMIC FUNDING: Kansas State University has awarded five undergraduate students $5,000 Chapman scholarships for summer projects and academic funding.

PROFESSOR TIM KEANE K-STATE'S 2009-2010 JARVIS CHAIR OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE: Tim Keane, professor of landscape architecture, has been selected as the 2009-2010 Jarvis Chair of Landscape Architecture in Kansas State University's College of Architecture, Planning and Design.

 

Tuesday, September 15, 2009
 

EVENTS CELEBRATING THE INAUGURATION OF K-STATE PRESIDENT KIRK SCHULZ WILL TAKE PLACE SEPT. 23-25: The last week of September will be an especially busy one for Kansas State University's new President Kirk Schulz and the K-State family. From Sept. 23 through Sept. 25, Schulz will take part in a full slate of events designed to celebrate his new role as K-State's 13th president.

K-STATE'S MICHAEL CATES NAMED TO EXECUTIVE POSITION ON THE ONE HEALTH COMMISSION: Michael Cates, director of Kansas State University's master of public health program, has been named secretary and treasurer of the One Health Commission, a national group established to spotlight the connections between human, animal and environmental health and the benefits of a collaborative approach to better health for all.

MORE THAN 200 EMPLOYERS COMING TO K-STATE'S ALL-UNIVERSITY CAREER FAIR SEPT. 22-23: Despite a struggling economy, more than 200 employers are registered to participate in the All-University Career Fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, and Wednesday, Sept. 23, at Kansas State University's Bramlage Coliseum.

K-STATE ARTISTS TO DISCUSS THEIR WORK AS PART OF REVIVED BIENNIAL SHOW AT THE MARIANNA KISTLER BEACH MUSEUM OF ART: Faculty members from Kansas State University's department of art will discuss the process and passion behind their works in several lectures at the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art beginning in October. The lectures are in conjunction with the exhibition "Renewal: K-State Art Department Faculty Biennial," now on display through Dec. 24.

K-STATE'S 2009 RALLY FOR NONVIOLENCE TO CELEBRATE A DECADE OF NONVIOLENCE EDUCATION AND FEATURE DEDICATION OF THE K-STATE PEACE POLE: The 2009 Campaign for Nonviolence Rally at Kansas State University will include two special events: a dedication ceremony for the K-State Peace Pole and the celebration of a decade of nonviolence education in the community.

K-STATE'S ROBERT WOLF A NEW FELLOW OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PESTICIDE SAFETY EDUCATORS: Robert Wolf, an associate professor of biological and agricultural engineering at Kansas State University, has been named a 2009 Fellow of the American Association of Pesticide Safety Educators.

 

Monday, September 14, 2009
 

K-STATE CELEBRATING HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH WITH SEVERAL SPECIAL EVENTS, INCLUDING ENCUENTRO 2009: In conjunction with National Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, Kansas State University has several special cultural events planned, including Encuentro 2009.

STUDENT FROM OLATHE LEADS K-STATE'S HISPANIC AMERICAN LEADERSHIP ORGANIZATION: Liz Renteria, a sophomore in social work from Olathe, continues to stay close to her Hispanic roots by serving as president of the Hispanic American Leadership Organization at Kansas State University.

K-STATE'S ARMY ROTC PROGRAM SEES ANOTHER RECORD YEAR OF ENROLLMENT: Fall enrollment in Kansas State University's Army ROTC program is at an all-time high of 165 cadets. Since 2006, the program has grown around 40 percent in cadet numbers.

HEAD OF K-STATE'S PLANT PATHOLOGY DEPARTMENT NAMED FELLOW OF PHYTOPATHOLOGY SOCIETY AND AN ADJUNCT PROFESSOR AT A LEADING UNIVERSITY IN SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: John Leslie, professor of plant pathology, has been named a Fellow of the American Phytopathological Society. The designation is awarded in recognition of distinguished contributions to plant pathology or the society. It is limited to no more than 0.25 percent of the society's membership in any one year.

K-STATE BICYCLISTS AND PEDESTRIANS REMINDED TO KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR EACH OTHER TO PREVENT ACCIDENTS: On a busy campus like Kansas State University, it's not uncommon to see students on foot or bike rushing across campus to class or some other important destination.

SEX EDUCATOR JAY FRIEDMAN TO SPEAK AT K-STATE: Kansas State University's Sexual Health Awareness Peer Educators and Lafene Health Center are sponsoring a lecture by Jay Friedman, an internationally known sex educator.

 

Friday, September 11, 2009
 

NATIONAL SOCIETY OF COLLEGIATE SCHOLARS NAMES K-STATE'S ANDREA VONFELDT SCHOLAR OF THE WEEK: Kansas State University's Andrea VonFeldt, a senior in communication sciences and disorders, Wamego, is the National Society of Collegiate Scholars' Scholar of the Week for Sept. 7-11.

DISCUSSION ABOUT GUN RIGHTS ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES TO KICK OFF K-STATE'S 2009-2010 DOROTHY L. THOMPSON CIVIL RIGHTS LECTURE SERIES: Two legal experts on the constitutional right to bear arms will discuss the right to carry guns on places like college campuses in the first lecture of the 2009-2010 Dorothy L. Thompson Civil Rights Lecture Series at Kansas State University.

SEVEN K-STATE CADETS GRADUATE WITH HONORS FROM ARMY ROTC LEADERSHIP CAMP: Seven Army ROTC cadets with Kansas State University's Wildcat Battalion have graduated from the U.S. Army's Leadership Development and Assessment Course with honors.

EIGHT K-STATE STUDENTS INVITED TO TAKE PART IN KANSAS CITY DESIGN CENTER STUDIO: Eight students from Kansas State University's College of Architecture, Planning and Design are taking part in a prestigious studio sponsored by the Kansas City Design Center during the 2009-2010 school year.

K-STATE DEVELOPS NEW 2+2 PARTNERSHIPS WITH CLOUD COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Kansas State University is continuing the development of 2+2 partnerships with Kansas community colleges so students can complete a K-State bachelor's degree without leaving their home communities or sacrificing their jobs.

 
Thursday, September 10, 2009
 

K-STATE ADDRESSING THE IMPACT OF WAR WITH THE NEW INSTITUTE FOR THE HEALTH AND SECURITY OF MILITARY FAMILIES: Kansas State University has long partnered with Fort Riley to meet the needs of America's soldiers, a tradition that will continue with K-State's Institute for the Health and Security of Military Families.

MEDIA ARRANGEMENTS FOR INAUGURATION OF K-STATE PRESIDENT KIRK SCHULZ: Kirk H. Schulz will be inaugurated as Kansas State University's 13th president at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, in Bramlage Coliseum.

BEACH MUSEUM OF ART TO ENHANCE ARTISTIC EXPERIENCES FOR CHILDREN WITH MORE THAN $20,000 IN GRANTS FROM THE KANSAS ARTS COMMISSION AND TARGET: More than $20,000 in grants from the Kansas Arts Commission and Target will enable Kansas State University's Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art to enhance its programming for children.

CUSTOM-MADE ACADEMIC MACE TO MAKE DEBUT AT UPCOMING K-STATE PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION: The upcoming inauguration of Kirk Schulz as Kansas State University's 13th president will include the debut of a new academic custom at K-State.

OP-ED: NATIONAL BIO AND AGRO-DEFENSE FACILITY COULD BE AMERICA'S CDC FOR ANIMAL HEALTH: Prepared by W. Ron DeHaven, CEO and executive vice president of the American Veterinary Medical Association and a former administrator of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

 

Wednesday, September 9, 2009
 

K-STATE ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROGRAM RECEIVES ACCREDITATION: The English Language Program at Kansas State University has received a four-year accreditation from the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation.

LINDA THURSTON HEADED TO NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION FOR ONE YEAR APPOINTMENT: Linda P. Thurston, professor, assistant dean in Kansas State University's College of Education and director of the Office of Educational Innovation and Evaluation, has been appointed a program director for the National Science Foundation in Washington D.C. Her appointment begins this month.

MAURICE MACDONALD NAMED DIRECTOR OF K-STATE'S SCHOOL OF FAMILY STUDIES AND HUMAN SERVICES AND ELIZABETH CHAPIN BURKE CHAIR IN HUMAN ECOLOGY: Maurice MacDonald, an expert in the economics of family, has been named director of Kansas State University's School of Family Studies and Human Services and Elizabeth Chapin Burke Chair in Human Ecology.

 

Tuesday, September 8, 2009
 

K-STATE SOCIOLOGIST FINDS MANY AGING KANSAS FARMERS DON'T PLAN TO RETIRE AND LACK STRATEGIES TO KEEP FAMILY FARMS GOING IN THE FUTURE; RURAL CULTURE AT STAKE: Farming is less a job than it is a way of life for the Kansas farmers who watch their peers retire from office and factory jobs without intentions of quitting themselves. They also often don't have plans for the farms after they're gone.

K-STATE VETERINARIAN SAYS OWNERS SHOULD DO PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES WITH THEIR DOGS BASED ON SPECIFIC NEEDS, INTERESTS OF PET TO PREVENT OBESITY: People and their dogs both need physical activity to fight obesity, and there are many exercises that owner and pet can do together that can improve their health and their relationship, according to a Kansas State University expert.

MEDIA ADVISORY: K-STATE EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS CENTER ANNOUNCES DIGITAL SATELLITE UPLINK TO IMPROVE NEWS FEEDS OF LANDON LECTURES, OTHER CAMPUS EVENTS: Kansas State University's full-service media production and distribution facility, the Educational Communications Center, has upgraded its satellite uplink capabilities to digital technology.

 

Friday, September 4, 2009
 

GETTING COLLEGE STUDENTS TO WASH HANDS, HALT DISEASE, REQUIRES GIVING THEM PROPER TOOLS AND SPREADING THE WORD IN WAYS THAT GET ATTENTION, SAY K-STATE EXPERT AND COLLEAGUE: The path to poor hand sanitation is paved with good intentions, according to researchers from Kansas State and North Carolina State Universities.

SWAHILI LANGUAGE COURSES EXPANDING AT K-STATE: Swahili is expanding across Africa as a major language -- and at Kansas State University, too. K-State is now offering four semesters of Swahili instruction: Swahili I and II, both offered since fall 2007, and the new Swahili III and IV.

 

Thursday, September 3, 2009
 

GOV. MARK PARKINSON'S CALL TO IMPROVE KANSAS ENGINEERING COLLEGES REFLECTS EFFORTS ALREADY UNDER WAY AT K-STATE'S COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING: Leaders at Kansas State University's College of Engineering are pleased to hear that Kansas Gov. Mark Parkinson's goals for the state's engineering schools echo their own.

K-STATE HOST TO WORLD RABIES DAY SYMPOSIUM THAT EMPHASIZES ONE HEALTH STRATEGY TO COMBAT ZOONOTIC DISEASE; RABIES DAY EVENTS PLANNED FOR THE PUBLIC SEPT. 18: Kansas State University's commitment to the intersection of animal and human health is guiding the World Rabies Day National Symposium, taking place Saturday, Sept. 19, at the K-State Alumni Center.

THE SECOND CITY COMEDY TROUPE KICKS OFF K-STATE'S 2009-2010 MCCAIN PERFORMANCE SERIES: Chicago's legendary comedy theater The Second City will open Kansas State University's 2009-2010 McCain Performance Series at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, in McCain Auditorium.

ARTIST TALK ON THE INTERACTION BETWEEN INDOOR AND OUTDOOR SPACES AT K-STATE'S BEACH MUSEUM OF ART: On the rooftop of Kansas State University's Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art is artist Marc Berghaus' depiction of the all-American living room: a 1950s-era sofa, chair and large console TV, all rendered in wood.

 

Wednesday, September 2, 2009
 

ALERT CANCELLED: POLICE CONFIRM THAT BORONG LIU NO LONGER IN THE MANHATTAN COMMUNITY: Kansas State University campus police have confirmed that Borong Liu, a former English Language Program student, has left the community.

K-STATE GOES LIVE WITH SUSTAINABILITY WEB SITE TO CONNECT K-STATERS WITH DIVERSE OPPORTUNITIES; SITE INCLUDES INFO ABOUT COMING SUSTAINABILITY CONFERENCE: As Kansas State University strives toward a more sustainable campus, a new Web site is connecting the K-Staters making that happen with one another and with the wider community.

NEW UNIFORMS, SPECIAL PERFORMANCES HIGHLIGHT SEASON FOR THE K-STATE MARCHING BAND, THE PRIDE OF WILDCAT LAND: The Kansas State University Marching Band, the Pride of Wildcat Land, is preparing to take the to the field and beyond for another season with a new look and some special performances planned.

KANSAS CITY DESIGN WORK ON DISPLAY IN K-STATE'S CHANG GALLERY THROUGH SEPT. 11: Designs by Kansas State University students who took part in a Kansas City Design Center studio, are on display in Seaton Hall's Chang Gallery at K-State.

 

Tuesday, September 1, 2009
 

CAMPUS ALERT: IF YOU SEE BORONG LIU ON CAMPUS, CALL POLICE: Borong Liu, a former Kansas State University English Language Program student, has been released from the Riley County Jail where he had been confined on $10,000 bond. His arrest was the result of an ongoing investigation of criminal threats to individuals.

K-STATE UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS STUDY THE EFFECTS OF ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS ON PLANT METABOLISM AND HEALTH: Environmental changes causing stress to plants have students at Kansas State University studying plant metabolism so that plant and food production can be maintained or increased in the future.

K-STATE DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC OFFERS A VARIETY OF PERFORMANCES IN SEPTEMBER: Kansas State University's department of music is offering several performances in September for the community to enjoy.