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September 2010

 

Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010
 

RESEARCH FINDS THAT PARENTS AND EDUCATORS SHOULD ENCOURAGE COLLEGE STUDENTS TO SHOOT FOR THE STARS: Less academically promising students should not be discouraged from setting high educational goals, according to one Kansas State University professor's research.

FOLK ICON JANIS IAN AT MCCAIN AUDITORIUM OCT. 8: Award-winning vocal artist Janis Ian brings her talent to Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, as part of the 2010-2011 McCain Performance Series.

AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY SPEAKER GIVING PRESENTATION AT K-STATE SALINA: Donald M. Burland, former executive officer and acting director of the National Science Foundation's Division of Chemistry, will present "What Happened in That 'Warm Little Pond': The Search for the Molecular Origins of Life" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, in the College Center Conference Room at Kansas State University at Salina.

'SMOKE ALARMS SAVE LIVES' THEME OF FIRE PREVENTION WEEK, OCT. 3-9: The focus of Kansas State University's Fire Prevention Week is to remind all that smoke alarms save lives, according to Randy Slover, K-State fire marshal. He says it is important to install and maintain smoke alarms.

LAUNCH OF WILDCAT SUCCESS ROAD MAP PAVES THE WAY FOR DIVISION OF CONTINUING EDUCATION STUDENTS: Kansas State University' s Division of Continuing Education has a new way to help distance students succeed in their programs.

DAVE LEWIS' PINK AND PURPLE POLYESTER PARTY TO CELEBRATE, SUPPORT K-STATE CANCER RESEARCH: Dave Lewis, public address announcer for K-State football and men's basketball, will speak up for cancer research when he throws a 30th birthday party for Kansas State University's Johnson Center for Basic Cancer Research.

 

Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010
 

RESEARCH REACTOR OPERATING PROCEDURES UNDER REVIEW: Kansas State University is reviewing operating procedures with its TRIGA Mark II research reactor. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is also on campus conducting its own inspection.

RESEARCHERS HONORED FOR INFLUENTIAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO SOFTWARE ENGINEERING FIELD: For two Kansas State University professors, receiving one of software engineering's most prestigious awards was more than 10 years in the making.

VISIONARY HOUSING LEADER ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT: Charles J. "Chuck" Werring, Kansas State University's assistant vice president for student life and director of housing and dining services, has announced his retirement effective December 2011.

K-STATE SALINA'S UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS PROGRAM BUILDING MOMENTUM: Kansas State University at Salina's unmanned aerial system program office is rapidly developing expertise in a number of critical areas for integrating pilotless flight into the controlled national air space.

AMERICAN LEGION BOYS STATE OF KANSAS RENEWS AGREEMENT WITH UNIVERSITY: The American Legion Boys State of Kansas and Kansas State University have extended their partnership to keep the Boys State annual summer conference on the K-State campus for five more years, through 2015.

K-STATE'S ROTC PROGRAMS CONTINUE TO SHOW STRENGTH: ROTC programs at Kansas State University remain strong and popular options, according to the programs' commanders.

 

Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010
 

WEBSITE EXPLORES FOOD HERITAGE OF KANSAS, GREAT PLAINS: The Great Plains Foodways Connection, a website just launched at Kansas State University, explores the food heritage of Kansas and other Great Plains states and celebrates their contributions to the American culinary tapestry.

NUTRITIOUS MEALS AT K-STATE DINING CENTERS EARN NATIONAL HONOR: Kansas State University's dining services served up the first-place entry in the 2010 Most Innovative Nutrition Program contest, sponsored by the National Association of College and University Food Services, also known as NACUFS.

BEACH MUSEUM OF ART OFFERS FULL SLATE OF OCTOBER EVENTS: As the autumn air starts to get chillier, Kansas State University's Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art is the place to be. The museum will have a variety of workshops and events for all ages during October.

 

Monday, Sept. 27, 2010
 

K-STATE'S INTERNATIONAL ENROLLMENT SETS NEW RECORD: International student enrollment at Kansas State University has climbed to a new high. This fall's enrollment of 1,812 international students tops last year's record of 1,717, according to Kristine Young, assistant provost, K-State office of international programs.

GRANT AWARDED FOR CHEMICAL ENGINEERING LABORATORY RENOVATIONS: A trio of Kansas State University chemical engineering professors have been awarded a grant for renovating research facilities.

14TH ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP EXPO AND WORKSHOP SEPT. 30: The 14th annual Kansas State University Scholarship Expo and Workshop will be 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, in the K-State Student Union Ballroom.

DIETETICS STUDENT RECEIVES NATIONAL NUTRITION SCHOLARSHIP: Laura Romig, a Kansas State University senior in dietetics, Leavenworth, has been awarded the Mead Johnson Nutrition Scholarship from the American Dietetic Association Foundation.

TOUGH ENOUGH TO WEAR PINK CAMPAIGN OCT. 4-8 ON CAMPUS: The fifth annual K-State Tough Enough to Wear Pink Campaign will be Oct. 4-8 at Kansas State University.

DISTANCE EDUCATION AIDS MILITARY SPOUSE IN DEGREE COMPLETION: After moving four times and attending four different universities, Brianne Hancock, Honolulu, Hawaii, found herself wondering how she would ever finish her bachelor's degree.

 

Friday, Sept. 24, 2010
 

K-STATE TEAM HAS PLAN TO MAKE FOOD HANDLING SAFER: Think you know safe food-handling practices? Take this quiz to see. Wrong answers can make you sick, according to a team of researchers at Kansas State University.

SIDEBAR: CHILDREN CAN SING WAY TO CLEAN HANDS: After playtime, before snacks and throughout the day, tiny voices warbling "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" shower the air around Hoeflin Stone House Early Childhood Education Center on the Kansas State University campus.

K-STATE THEATER PRESENTING GREEK TRAGEDY 'ANTIGONE': Kansas State University Theater will present the Greek tragedy "Antigone" at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7-9 and Oct. 13-16 in Nichols Theater.

UNIVERSITY NEW HOME TO PRESTIGIOUS DEMOCRACY JOURNAL: Kansas State University has become the new home of the Journal of Public Deliberation, with K-State's David Procter and Timothy Steffensmeier serving as co-editors.

FOUR STUDENTS RECEIVE FELLOWSHIPS FOR UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH PROJECTS IN PSYCHOLOGY: Four Kansas State University psychology students are receiving the Doreen Shanteau Undergraduate Research Fellowships.

K-STATE SALINA'S SIFE TEAM GRAND CHAMPIONS AGAIN: Kansas State University at Salina's Students In Free Enterprise team remains the Walgreen's Wrangle grand champions for the second year running. The annual business case competition was held at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, Ark., Sept. 16-18.

 

Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010

 

K-STATE SETS RECORD FOR TOTAL ENROLLMENT, INCLUDING LARGEST ENROLLMENT EVER BY STUDENTS OF COLOR : Kansas State University is bigger and more diverse than ever, according to 20th day enrollment figures announced today.

RESEARCH EXPLAINS BRAND REPUTATION'S KEY ROLE IN A STORE-WITHIN-A-STORE: With the concept of a store-within-a-store growing across the country, a Kansas State University researcher's work shows the increasing importance of brand reputation and its strong role in governing decisions.

AMERICA'S FAVORITE ZOOKEEPER JACK HANNA BRINGING 'WILD' SHOW TO MCCAIN: Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium will kick off its 2010-2011 Performance Series with a live show by zookeeper "Jungle" Jack Hanna.

PRESIDENT KIRK SCHULZ TO DELIVER STATE OF THE UNIVERSITY ADDRESS FRIDAY: Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz will deliver the annual State of the University address at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, in the K-State Alumni Center Ballroom.

UNIVERSITY'S HONORARY FAMILY OF THE YEAR FROM CHAPMANUNIVERSITY'S HONORARY FAMILY OF THE YEAR FROM CHAPMAN : Four generations and more than eight decades of involvement with Kansas State University have earned the Andy J. Schuler Jr. family, Chapman, the honor of being K-State's 2010 Family of the Year.

STUDENTS FROM OLATHE, OVERLAND PARK RECEIVE FIRST WILDCAT PEACE AWARDS: Two Kansas State University students will receive the first Wildcat Peace Awards at the Community Cultural Harmony Week banquet, Friday, Sept. 24.

ON-CAMPUS INTERVIEWS START IN OCTOBER FOR STUDENT JOB HUNTERS: Kansas State University students preparing to graduate or seek an internship can get a head start on their search by participating in on-campus interviews.

 
Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010

 

CLEAN-UP WORK TO BEGIN AT FORMER UNIVERSITY RESEARCH WASTE LANDFILL: Work cleaning up an old research waste landfill on the Kansas State University campus will begin soon. The site was a burying ground for low-level radioactive waste and chemicals.

HERNDON TO GUIDE UNIVERSITY'S WEB PRESENCE: An individual who successfully managed Web teams at four colleges and universities has accepted the position of university web director in Kansas State University's Division of Communications and Marketing.

CAMPUS CHAPTER OF MORTAR BOARD ONE OF BEST IN NATION; MASTER'S STUDENT TO SERVE ON GROUP'S NATIONAL COUNCIL: Kansas State University's chapter of Mortar Board, the national senior honor society, is among the best chapters in the nation. The organization also has appointed a K-Stater to its national council.

PROFESSORS MAKE RED STATE BLUES BAND ROCK: Kansas State University students may be used to seeing their professors rock complex material in the classroom, but probably not rock a crowd in Aggieville.

UNIVERSITY'S EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM TO UNDERGO ROUTINE TEST OCT. 4: At about 10:15 a.m. Monday, Oct. 4, Kansas State University will conduct a test of K-State Alerts, the university's emergency notification system.

 

Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010

 

BIG QUESTIONS ABOUT IMMIGRANT INTEGRATION IN KANSAS GO UNANSWERED, RESEARCHER FINDS: An exploration into the public discourse surrounding the integration process of immigrant workers in Kansas ultimately raised more questions than it answered, found one Kansas State University researcher.

BE STONEY IS UNIVERSITY'S NEW FACULTY ATHLETICS REPRESENTATIVE: A Kansas State University professor who was a standout student-athlete in college and a coach at the collegiate level is K-State's new faculty athletics representative.

BANNED BOOKS FEATURED IN ON-CAMPUS READINGS SEPT. 27-OCT. 1: K-State Libraries, the department of English, and English honorary Sigma Tau Delta have collaborated to showcase banned or challenged books Sept. 27-Oct. 1 on the Kansas State University campus.

HEARING LOSS RESEARCHER GIVES 2010 RUDOLPH CLARENBURG LECTURE: Jochen Schacht, director of the Kresge Hearing Research Institute at the University of Michigan, will deliver the 2010 Rudolph Clarenburg Lecture at Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine.

DISNEY IMAGINEER KICKS OFF COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE, PLANNING AND DESIGN LECTURE SERIES: The College of Architecture, Planning and Design at Kansas State University is launching its 2010-2011 lecture series with a magical excursion into the world of Disney Imagineering.

SIDEBAR: DISNEY IMAGINEER'S LECTURE AND PROFESSOR'S RESEARCH SHARE CONNECTIONS: When Walt Disney imagineer William Hanus gives a Sept. 29 lecture about his work in the world of Disney, it will mark an enchanting evening at Kansas State University for both the attendees and Mick Charney, K-State associate professor of architecture.

 

Monday, Sept. 20, 2010

 

EXPERTS OFFER INSIGHT INTO WHY ADULTS READ YOUNG ADULT AND CHILDREN'S LITERATURE: It should come as no surprise that more recent young adult and children's literature -- such as Suzanne Collins' "The Hunger Games" and Neil Gaiman's "Coraline" -- are also popular with adults, said Philip Nel, Kansas State University professor of English and director of the children's literature graduate program.

SIDEBAR: CHILDREN'S, YOUNG ADULT BOOKS ADULTS MAY ENJOY, TOO: Some books for children and young adults are published and marketed toward both young adult and adult readers, according to Nel and Westman. Nel is a professor of English and director of K-State's children's literature graduate program; Westman is an associate professor and head of K-State's department of English.

TAP DANCE ENSEMBLE HOSTS IMPROVISATION NIGHT SEPT. 24: Bring your tap shoes and a friend to the Kansas State University Tap Dance Ensemble' s first-ever improvisation night, 5-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, at Salsarita's in the K-State Student Union.

BLUES LECTURE AND PERFORMANCE TO CAP OFF COMMUNITY CULTURAL HARMONY WEEK: Adam Gussow, an associate professor of English and Southern studies at the University of Mississippi, will give a lecture to cap off Community Cultural Harmony Week at Kansas State University.

ARMY ROTC CADETS GRADUATE WITH HONORS FROM LEADERSHIP, ASSESSMENT COURSE: 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.

COLLEGE OF HUMAN ECOLOGY HONORS OUTSTANDING ALUMNI: A dietitian in Thailand, a philanthropic hotel manager and an advocate to end child hunger are among the alumni being honored Friday, Oct. 8, at the Kansas State University College of Human Ecology's Celebration of Excellence.

 
Friday, Sept. 17, 2010

 

CENTER FOR CHILD DEVELOPMENT EARNS NATIONAL ACCREDITATION: Kansas State University's Center for Child Development has earned accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children, or NAEYC -- the nation's leading organization of early childhood professionals. Only 8 percent of all programs in the nation achieve the association's accreditation.

AUTHORS TO DISCUSS 'THEY WERE JUST PEOPLE: STORIES OF RESCUE IN POLAND DURING THE HOLOCAUST': Bill Tammeus, the Faith Matters blogger for the Kansas City Star, and Rabbi Jacques Cukierkorn, spiritual leader of the New Reform Temple in Kansas City, will deliver a lecture at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, in the Big 12 Room of the K-State Student Union.

WINE AND CHEESE TASTING TO BENEFIT STUDENT CHAPTER OF PROFESSIONAL CONVENTION MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION: "The best wines you've never tasted" will be featured at a wine and cheese tasting, Friday, Sept. 24, sponsored by the Kansas State University student chapter of the Professional Convention Management Association.

STUDY ABROAD EXHIBIT ON DISPLAY AT COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE, PLANNING AND DESIGN: Projects by College of Architecture, Planning and Design students in spring and summer 2010 study abroad programs offered by Kansas State University are on display through Oct. 8 in the Chang Gallery and the first floor hallway of the east wing of Seaton Hall.

JOHNSON CANCER RESEARCH CENTER INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR UNDERGRADUATE CANCER RESEARCH AWARDS: The Terry C. Johnson Center for Basic Cancer Research at Kansas State University is now accepting applications for its 2010-2011 undergraduate student cancer research awards.

 

Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010

 

VETERINARIAN SAYS NATURAL FOODS NOT ALWAYS BEST FOR PETS: While natural food is a rising trend among humans, pet owners should be careful before feeding similar types of food to their pets, according to a Kansas State University veterinarian.

MASSACHUSETTS COUPLE ESTABLISHES FIRST ENDOWED DEANSHIP AT K-STATE: Paul and Sandra Edgerley, Brookline, Mass., have made a commitment of $5 million to the College of Business Administration at Kansas State University to establish the Edgerley Family Endowed Deanship in the College of Business Administration.

CIVIL ENGINEERING PROFESSOR NAMED FULBRIGHT SCHOLAR: A Kansas State University professor who was named a Fulbright scholar will spend seven months in Sri Lanka.

COMMUNITY CULTURAL HARMONY WEEK FEATURES DIVERSITY EDUCATION: Kansas State University and the Manhattan community will celebrate Community Cultural Harmony Week Sept. 19-24.

POSTER PRESENTATION TO PROMOTE ONE HEALTH: Two U.S. Department of Homeland Security Centers of Excellence are teaming up for a special poster presentation in the nation's capital.

ATTORNEY TRADES PROFESSION TO HELP OTHERS NAVIGATE HIGHER EDUCATION: Stephanie Sheffield had long set her sights set on a career in law. Growing up in Okinawa, Japan, she moved to the United States at 17 to go to college at Washington State University, majoring in criminal justice with a minor in sociology.

 

Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010

 

PARTNERSHIP ADDRESSING FUTURE AGRICULTURAL NEEDS RELATED TO CLIMATE VARIABILITY: A newly formed partnership will enable Kansas State University to help rural communities identify ways to adjust to future climate scenarios that may affect their families and livelihoods.

NEARLY 200 EMPLOYERS PLAN TO ATTEND ALL-UNIVERSITY CAREER FAIR: Kansas State University students are drawing the attention of prospective employers. Representatives from nearly 200 companies, industries, agencies and more are registered for K-State's All-University Career Fair, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, and Wednesday, Sept. 22, at Bramlage Coliseum.

PRIDE OF WILDCAT LAND MARCHING THROUGHOUT THE FALL SEMESTER: The Pride of Wildcat Land, the Kansas State University Marching Band, will perform at a variety of locations throughout the fall 2010 semester.

HUMAN NUTRITION PROFESSOR LOSES 10 POUNDS IN TWO WEEKS ON SNACK CAKE DIET: A Kansas State University professor of human nutrition says his novel diet of snack foods is having better than expected results.

GROW PROGRAM SPONSORING 'SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING JAM WITH THE ARTS' IN OCTOBER: Middle school-age girls from across Kansas will participate in "Science and Engineering Jam with the Arts" from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, on the Kansas State University campus.

NESS COUNTY NATIVE RECEIVES BEEF CATTLE VETERINARIAN OF THE YEAR AWARD: Randall Norton is the 2010 recipient of the Beef Cattle Veterinarian of the Year award from the Beef Cattle Institute at Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine.

K-STATE AWARDS 2010 SUMMER DEGREES, GRADUATION HONORS: Nearly 550 students completed degree requirements from Kansas State University this summer, with 28 students earning graduation honors for their outstanding academic work.

 

Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010

 

MODIFIED SMART PHONE APPLICATION MAPS OUT K-STATE CAMPUSES FOR NEWCOMERS: Visiting a Kansas State University campus but unfamiliar with the layout? There's an app for that.

CONSTITUTION DAY BRINGS KANSAS COURT OF APPEALS, SPECIAL ACTIVITIES TO CAMPUS: Kansas State University is celebrating the U.S. Constitution with several activities. Highlights include a panel discussion on the diversity of the state judicial system Wednesday, Sept. 15, and Kansas Court of Appeals hearings on campus Thursday, Sept. 16.

K-STATE FIRST, KANSAS STATE BOOK NETWORK HOST LECTURE BY MEDIA CRITIC JENNIFER POZNER SEPT. 21: The Kansas State Book Network and the K-State First program will host a lecture by media critic Jennifer Pozner at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union.

 

Monday, Sept. 13, 2010

 

K-STATE TO CELEBRATE 82 YEARS OF FAMILY DAY WITH A VARIETY OF ACTIVITIES: Kansas State University alumni, students and their families will have the opportunity to participate in the university's 82nd annual Family Day, Saturday, Sept. 25.

JOHNSON CANCER RESEARCH CENTER OFFERS PRESENTATION BY KU'S BARBARA ATKINSON: Cancer research will be the topic of a presentation at Kansas State University by Dr. Barbara Atkinson, executive vice chancellor of the University of Kansas Medical Center and executive dean of the KU School of Medicine.

 

Friday, Sept. 10, 2010

 

K-STATE ENGLISH DEPARTMENT SPONSORING FREE AUTHOR, FACULTY READINGS: The Kansas State University department of English will offer several presentations by acclaimed authors and K-State faculty and students in September and October.

DEAN OF COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION STEPPING DOWN IN 2011: The longtime dean of Kansas State University's College of Business Administration will step down from his post at the end of June 2011.

 

Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010

 

MCCAIN AUDITORIUM CELEBRATING 40TH SEASON WITH ANNIVERSARY GALA: In honor of its 40th anniversary season, Kansas State University' s McCain Auditorium will host a gala-themed birthday bash at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, in the K-State Student Union Ballroom.

K-STATE COLLEGES PULL OUT ALL THE STOPS TO PAINT KC PURPLE AT ARROWHEAD SEPT. 18: Kansas State University's academic groups will help paint Kansas City purple when the Cats play the Iowa State Cyclones at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at Arrowhead Stadium.

 

Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010

 

NEW WIND TURBINE TEST CENTER IN COLBY TO SHOW HOW WIND CAN POWER SAVINGS: A partnership involving Colby Community College, Midwest Energy, Wind Energy Consulting and Contracting, and Kansas State University has received a subcontract award from the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory to establish the High Plains Small-Wind Turbine Test Center at Colby.

CIVIL ENGINEERING PROFESSOR RECEIVES GRANT FOR SUSTAINABLE CONCRETE RESEARCH: A Kansas State University researcher is studying if the amount of cement needed to make concrete can be reduced by including finely crushed glass particles.

ART ACTIVITIES HIGHLIGHT SEPTEMBER AT BEACH MUSEUM: Kansas State University's Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art hosts a variety of events throughout the year and begins the fall semester with events in September.

BLANKENAU NAMED HEAD OF DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS: William Blankenau, professor of economics, has been promoted to head of the department of economics at Kansas State University. Blankenau had been serving as interim head of the department since fall 2009.

ROBERT G. CHAPMAN TO BE INDUCTED INTO ACCOUNTING HALL OF FAME: A Manhattan native and Kansas State University alum who went on to head a California manufacturing company is being inducted posthumously into K-State's Accounting Hall of Fame.

 

Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010

 

K-STATE RECEIVES PATENT FOR NONCONTROVERSIAL SOURCE OF STEM CELLS: Kansas State University has been a issued a patent for a plentiful and noncontroversial source of stem cells from a substance in the umbilical cord.

CHANGE ADVOCATE LIBUSE BINDER TO OPEN 2010-2011 LOU DOUGLAS LECTURE SERIES: The author of a book on how young adults can change the world will be the first speaker in Kansas State University's 2010-1011 Lou Douglas Lecture Series on Public Issues.

KONZA PRAIRIE BIOLOGICAL STATION HOSTS VISITORS' DAY SEPT. 25: The public will get an up-close look at the tallgrass prairie ecosystem during the 17th biennial Konza Prairie Biological Station Visitors' Day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25.

 

Friday, Sept. 3, 2010

 

K-STATE HOSTS BAND DAY FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS FROM ACROSS THE STATE: Almost 2,000 students from high schools around the state will join the Kansas State University Marching Band on the football field as part of K-State's annual Band Day Saturday, Sept. 11.

AMERICAN HUMANICS NAMES TWO K-STATERS NEXT GENERATION NONPROFIT LEADERS: Two Kansas State University students interested in careers with nonprofit or philanthropic organizations have been selected as fall 2010 Next Generation Nonprofit Leaders by American Humanics.

K-STATE SALINA NAMES AVIATION SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS: Kansas State University's aviation program has picked seven winners from a daily scholarship drawing conducted at AirVenture 2010, the annual aviation show sponsored each year by the Experimental Aircraft Association in Oshkosh, Wis.

MICHELE JANETTE NEW DIRECTOR OF WOMEN'S STUDIES PROGRAM: Kansas State University's women's studies program has a new director. Michele Janette, associate professor of English, was named to the post in June by Brian Spooner, interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

 

Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010

 

FINALISTS NAMED FOR COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE DEAN AND DIRECTOR OF K-STATE RESEARCH AND EXTENSION: Three finalists will be interviewed for the position of dean of Kansas State University's College of Agriculture and director of K-State Research and Extension.

RESEARCH PROJECT OFFERS INSIGHT INTO SUPERSTITIOUS BEHAVIOR: People who believe that fate and chance control their lives are more likely to be superstitious -- but when faced with death they are likely to abandon superstition altogether, according to a recent Kansas State University undergraduate research project.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC DONATES TO REMODEL SEMINAR ROOM IN WATERS HALL: A newly remodeled seminar room in Kansas State University's Waters Hall will be dedicated at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3.

MUSIC DEPARTMENT TUNES UP FOR SEPTEMBER: The Kansas State University department of music will kick off its fall season of performances with a variety of musical events throughout the month of September.

 

Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010

 

PROFESSOR USING SNACK CAKE DIET TO COUNTER POPULAR HEALTH BELIEFS: A monthlong diet of entirely snack cakes and fatty foods may sound like a fantasy, but for one Kansas State University professor it's serious business. In 30 days Mark Haub is attempting to prove some common beliefs about nutrition are untrue.

SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES PROGRAM GROWS WITH NEW PARTNERSHIP AND COURSES: The new school year marks big steps in Kansas State University's efforts to revitalize its South Asian studies program and increase its international presence.

CASEY LAUER JOINS K-STATE AS FIRST DIRECTOR OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT: As the first director of Kansas State University's energy and environment program, Casey Lauer is a man with a plan for campus energy efficiency.

STUDENT ARCHITECTURE TEAM QUALIFIES FOR NATIONAL GREEN BUILDING COMPETITION: A team of seven Kansas State University architecture students competed in the U.S. Green Building Council's Natural Talent Design Competition: Small, Green, Affordable