Centers, institutes and rooms

Cat’s Pause

This lounge area is on the second floor of the K-State Student Union.

Cat’s Pause East (Olathe campus)

Located in the International Animal Health and Food Safety Institute on the K-State Olathe campus.

Centers associated with the College of Agriculture and K-State Research and Extension
Arthropod-Borne Animal Diseases Research Unit

Second reference: the unit. It is often abbreviated as ABADRU, but avoid using that in writing. The unit relocated from Wyoming to Manhattan, Kan., in July 2010 and is part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service. It is at the Center for Grain and Animal Health Research at 1515 College Ave. in Manhattan. The unit partners with the Biosecurity Research Institute and many university researchers. The unit involves studies of animal diseases transmitted by arthropods, and develops diagnostic tools, vaccines and other technologies to protect animal health.

Bioprocessing and Industrial Value-Added Program

Second reference: the program or BIVAP. The program's 33,000-square-foot facility was dedicated in 2005 and is part of the Grain Science and Industry Complex at 1980 Kimball Ave. The program includes labs for research in extrusion, fermentation and biomaterials processing for food, feed and industrial uses. It also leases space to industry for researching techniques and products. The program is associated with the College of Agriculture and K-State Research and Extension. 

Center for Animal Identification

Second reference: the center. Based in the Department of Animal Sciences and Industry, the center’s mission is to research and evaluate animal identification technologies and their uses in modern livestock practices. The center is associated with the College of Agriculture and K-State Research and Extension. 

Center for Biobased Polymers by Design

Second reference: the center. The center was created in 2007 as an interdisciplinary research effort and includes faculty contributions from departments including chemistry, grain science and industry and physics. Research focuses on developing polymers from renewable resources for applications such as adhesives, resins and composites. The center is associated with the College of Agriculture and K-State Research and Extension. 

Center for Engagement and Community Development

Second reference: the center. The mission of the Center for Engagement and Community Development is to promote engagement across the breadth of the campus — in teaching, research and outreach — and to connect the vast resources of K-State to the significant issues of public need facing Kansas and communities worldwide. The center is associated with the College of Agriculture and K-State Research and Extension. 

Center for Grain and Animal Health Research

Second reference: the center. The center is operated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service and is based in Manhattan at 1515 College Ave. The center includes five research units: the Arthropod-Borne Animal Diseases Research Unit; the Engineering and Wind Erosion Research Unit; the Grain Quality and Structure Research Unit; the Hard Winter Wheat Genetics Research Unit; and the Stored Product Insect Research Unit. Scientists at the center hold adjunct positions in several departments at Kansas State University. 

Center for Risk Management Education and Research

Second reference: the center. The center enhances the understanding of economic risks inherent in our global society through world-class experiential education and research. It is a university-wide endeavor with participating departments in the College of Agriculture, College of Business Administration and College of Engineering.

Center for Sustainable Energy

Second reference: the center. The interdisciplinary center, through research and educational efforts, seeks to provide sustainable, renewable energy while maintaining the environment and providing an adequate food supply. It is housed in Ward Hall and faculty researchers represent departments from the colleges of agriculture, engineering, arts and sciences, and veterinary medicine.

Engineering and Wind Erosion Research Unit

Second reference: the unit. The unit develops technology to measure and preserve grain quality and to reduce wind erosion. It replaces the Wind Erosion Lab near Weber Hall that was damaged in the 2008 tornado. The unit is at the Center for Grain and Animal Health Research at 1515 College Ave. in Manhattan. 

Food Science Institute

Second reference: the institute. The institute facilitates training of traditional and non-traditional undergraduate and graduate students; supports basic and applied research initiatives; and provides technical and scientific information to consumers, the food industry, and governmental agencies. The institute includes faculty from departments in the colleges of Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine, Engineering, Human Ecology, and Arts and Sciences.

Grain Quality and Structure Research Unit

Second reference: the unit. The unit investigates relationships between physical and chemical attributes and end-use quality for various products, and develops rapid and precise predictive tests. The unit is at the Center for Grain and Animal Health Research at 1515 College Ave. in Manhattan.

Great Plains Sorghum Improvement and Utilization Center

Second reference: the center. Housed in the Department of Agronomy, the center focuses on improved crop characteristics, developing new uses for grain sorghum, and environmentally sustainable production practices for this crop.

Hard Winter Wheat Genetics Research Unit

Second reference: the unit. The unit finds and provides new genetic material to address hard winter wheat problems including insect pests, diseases and abiotic stresses. The unit is at the Center for Grain and Animal Health Research at 1515 College Ave. in Manhattan.

Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development

Second reference: the institute. The institute’s mission is to enhance rural development by helping rural people help themselves. The institute focuses on leadership development, rural outreach, and highlighting the efforts of other rural leaders and entrepreneurs throughout the state by means of a weekly newspaper column and radio program. The institute is named for McDill “Huck” Boyd, longtime publisher of the Phillips County Review in Phillipsburg and an energetic promoter of rural economic development, who died in 1987. The institute is in Umberger Hall.

International Grains Program

Second reference: the program. Part of the Grain Science and Industry Complex at 1980 Kimball Ave., it houses the Kansas State University International Grains Program, which is designed to educate foreign business leaders and government officials about U.S. grains and oilseeds through technical-training and assistance programs in grain storage and handling, milling, marketing and processing. The program is a partner with the Foreign Agricultural Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

International Meat and Livestock Program

Second reference: the program. The program provides training, education, technology transfer and promotion of animal agriculture to the international community. The ultimate goal is to expose international clientele to Kansas expertise and to promote Kansas livestock and livestock products. It is in the Department of Animal Sciences and Industry.

Kansas Agriculture and Rural Leadership Program

Second reference: the program or KARL. The program is a nonprofit, educational organization dedicated to developing leaders for agriculture, business and rural communities. All funds for the program come from private and corporate support, donations and private grants. Program offices are housed in Umberger Hall under an agreement with the K-State Research and Extension. 

Kansas Agricultural Mediation Services

Second reference: the service. The service, in Edwards Hall, is the U.S. Department of Agriculture-certified state agricultural mediation provider for Kansas. The service helps Kansas residents resolve all types of agriculture-related issues, such as agricultural credit issues, farm foreclosures, farm program and farm loan program decisions, rural housing loan issues, risk management issues, and natural resources and conservation service decisions.

Kansas Center for Agricultural Resources and the Environment

Second reference: the center or KCARE. The center was established to coordinate and enhance research, extension and teaching activities pertaining to environmental issues related to agriculture. A number of research areas and programs fall under the umbrella of the center, including the Kansas Water Resources Institute, Conservation Effects Assessment Project, Flint Hills Burning/Kansas Smoke Management, Ogallala Aquifer Project, Survey of Kansas Tillage and Conservation Practices, and Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategies. The center is in Waters Hall.

Kansas Center for Sustainable Agriculture and Alternative Crops

Second reference: the center. The center is part of the biological and agricultural engineering department and was established in 2000 to help small farms in Kansas survive. The center works with state and federal agencies, nonprofit organizations, environmental groups and producer organizations to assist family farmers and ranchers to boost farm profitability, protect natural resources and enhance rural communities. The center is part of the Kansas Center for Agricultural Resources and the Environment.

Kansas Environmental Leadership Program

Second reference: the program. The program, in Umberger Hall, was designed to assist participants in enhancing their knowledge of water resources and water quality concerns, regulations and treatment while becoming more effective leaders. K-State Research and Extension, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Kansas Center for Sustainable Agriculture were partners in the program. It was discontinued in January 2013 when funding from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment ceased.

Kansas Farm Management Association

Second reference: the association. The association, housed in Waters Hall, provides information and services related to production and financial information. The economists with the association are faculty members of the Department of Agricultural Economics.

Kansas Forest Service

Second reference: the service. The service, on Claflin Road west of the main campus, has been part of Kansas State University since 1909 and provides for the development, promotion, protection and conservation of forest resources in Kansas.

Kansas PRIDE Program

Second reference: the program. The program is a partnership of K-State Research and Extension, the Kansas Department of Commerce, and Kansas PRIDE, Inc. The program is dedicated to serving communities across the state to encourage and assist local government and volunteers in making their community a better place to live and work. It is in Umberger Hall.

Office of Local Government

Second reference: the office. The office provides educational outreach, technical assistance, applied research, and information and referral services to city and county governments, local organizations, the county extension network and Kansas citizens. These services relate to three broad and interconnected program areas: local and regional economic development practice and policy, local public service organization and finance, and natural resource management and land use planning. The office is housed in Umberger Hall and is a partnership between Kansas State Univeristy, K-State Research and Extension, and the Department of Agricultural Economics.

Stored Product Insect Research Unit

Second reference: the unit. The unit develops new knowledge and methods for controlling insect pests in grain and food products. The unit is at the Center for Grain and Animal Health Research at 1515 College Ave. in Manhattan.

Weather Data Library

Second reference: the library. The library, housed in the Department of Agronomy, is a source of historical weather information for Kansas, as well as current information about climate and weather in the state. It also includes links to National Weather Service information.

Wheat Genetic and Genomic Resources Center

Second reference: the center. The center, in the Department of Plant Pathology, maintains a database of wheat genetic information and conducts genetic studies of wheat.

Centers/institutes associated with the College of Arts and Sciences
Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics
Biomolecular NMR Facility

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Second reference: the facility. The facility uses more than $1 million in research equipment to solve structural and dynamics problems in molecular pharmacology, rational drug designing, protein folding and solution phase biostructure.

Biotechnology Core/Proteomics Facility

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Second reference: the facility. The facility was established in 1993 to provide a number of centralized services to plant and animal researchers at K-State and elsewhere. It gives researchers the tools they need to identify new proteins, protein modifications, protein-protein interactions and enzyme substrates.

Division of Biology
Arthropod Genomics Center

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Second reference: the center. The center brings together resources and expertise in bioinformatics and functional genomics to support K-State scientists in the application of genomic approaches to solving problems in arthropod biology related to human, animal and plant health.

Biodiversity Information System

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Second reference: BiodIS. BiodIS is a collaborative project to expose information associated with the university’s natural history collections to a diverse group of users. Based largely on the Herbarium and Museum of Entomological and Prairie Arthropod Research, BiodIS is a portal for users of all ages and fields who have an interest in or need for biodiversity data, including taxonomic, geographic and ecological information, accompanied by a variety of digital resources.

Ecological Genomics Institute

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Second reference: the institute. Ecological genomics is the way in which organisms react to their environments, involving both short-term ecological and long-term evolutionary responses. The institute aims to provide an intellectual environment as well as resources to enable integrated research related to this field.

Ecology Evolution and Genomics in Changing Environments (Graduate Fellowships)

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Second reference: the program. Multiple interdisciplinary graduate training fellowships are available to individuals seeking education and research training at the doctoral level that links the complementary disciplines of ecology, evolution and genomics.

Functional Genomics Consortium

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Second reference: the consortium. The consortium helps K-State researchers study gene function at the protein and metabolite levels.

Johnson Cancer Research Center

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Second reference: the center. The center, formerly the Johnson Center for Basic Cancer Research, funds basic cancer research and supports higher education, training and public outreach. The center, in Chalmers Hall, was established in 1980 and renamed for its founding director, Terry C. Johnson, before he died of cancer in 2002. 

Kansas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

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Second reference: the unit. Research performed at the unit, established in 1991, contributes to understanding ecological systems within the Great Plains. Unit staff, collaborators, and graduate students conduct research with both natural and altered systems, particularly those affected by agriculture. Unit professionals work with state and federal agencies, private industry, nongovernmental organizations and interest groups to develop and conduct projects.

Kansas Lipidomics Research Center

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Second reference: the center. Kansas lipid researchers have established the center with funding from the National Science Foundation Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, or NSF EPSCoR, in Kansas and the Kansas Technology Enterprise Corporation. The center’s analytical laboratory opened in 2003. Lipidomics is the branch of metabolomics in which nonwater-soluble metabolites are studied.

Kansas State University Bioinformatics Center

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Second reference: the center. The center was established in 2001. Its primary goal is to provide state-of-the-art bioinformatics support to K-State biological researchers. It also serves as an active site for bioinformatics research and development in Kansas. The Center is funded by the National Institutes of Health through the Kansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence.

Kansas State University Herbarium

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Second reference: the herbarium. The herbarium is a research natural history museum of dried plant specimens numbering approximately 200,000. The collection has a regional focus on the Great Plains of central North America and is particularly significant for its historical holdings from the late 1800s.

Kansas State University Microscopy Facility

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Second reference: the facility. The facility offers complete individual or small group training and familiarization with equipment and techniques for transmission electron, fluorescence and confocal microscopies.

Konza Prairie Biological Station

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Second Reference: Konza Prairie. The Konza Prairie Biological Station is a tallgrass prairie ecological research site jointly owned by the university and The Nature Conservancy. It is managed by the Division of Biology. The Konza Prairie, founded in 1971, spans about 8,600 acres and is 10 miles south of campus, just off Interstate 70. The Konza Prairie hosts about 130 registered research projects from nearly 150 scientists, and it has been one of the National Science Foundation’s Long-Term Ecological Research, or LTER, sites since 1980.

Konza Prairie Long-Term Ecological Research

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Second reference: the program. The program is a comprehensive ecological research, education and outreach program centered on one of the most productive grasslands in North America – the tallgrass prairie. The program was one of the first six site-based LTER programs funded by the National Science Foundation in 1980 to support research on long-term ecological phenomena. The program focuses on fire, grazing and climatic variability as three critical and interactive drivers that affect ecological pattern and process in grasslands worldwide.

Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology

Second reference: the program. The program offers graduate training and research opportunities in a variety of life science specializations. Researchers in developmental biology, genetics, microbiology, immunology, virology, plant biology, vector biology, cell biology and cancer research are joined by the program.

NSF – GK-12 (Graduate Fellowships)

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Second reference: the program. The program is collaboration among the K-State Center for the Understanding of Origins, the Center for Science Education and USD 475 (Geary County, Kansas). The program provides funding for graduate students in National Science Foundation-supported science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Stable Isotope Mass Spectrometry Laboratory

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Second reference: the laboratory. The laboratory is dedicated to the stable isotopic and elemental analysis of carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and hydrogen in organic and inorganic phases. The laboratory is intended to be a hands-on teaching facility for K-State students and a regional research facility for stable isotope users. The lab supports research in a multitude of natural science disciplines, including ecology, soil science, agronomy and geology.

Chemistry
Johnson Cancer Research Center

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Second reference: the center. The center, formerly the Johnson Center for Basic Cancer Research, funds basic cancer research and supports higher education, training and public outreach. The center, in Chalmers Hall, was established in 1980 and renamed for its founding director, Terry C. Johnson, before he died of cancer in 2002.

History
Chapman Center for Rural Studies

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Second reference: the center. The center is an undergraduate-research-based center designed to provide hands-on experience in doing the real work of historians. The center moved into its renovated, five-room facility in Leasure Hall in January 2011. One of the objectives of the center is the Lost Town Digital Archive, which is an ongoing project that is updated regularly with the goal of identifying all of Kansas’ lost towns.

Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum

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Second reference: the library or the museum. The library, museum and boyhood home of President Dwight D. Eisenhower are at 200 S.E. Fourth St., Abilene, Kan. The library provides a place for scholars to work in the historical materials housed there. There is no general admittance to the research areas of the building. The museum, made of Kansas limestone, was built by the Eisenhower Foundation with funds raised through public gifts. Originally dedicated on Veterans Day in 1954, the museum was built to house the materials and objects related to Eisenhower’s life. It contains more than 30,000 square feet of gallery space. Eisenhower’s boyhood home is a typical 19th-century home. The Eisenhower family occupied this house from 1898 until Ida Eisenhower, President Eisenhower’s mother, died in 1946. Ida Eisenhower’s sons gave the house, on its original site, to the Eisenhower Foundation, which maintained it until it was given to the federal government in 1966.

Institute for Military History and 20th Century Studies

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Second reference: the institute. The institute is a national center devoted to the historical study of public policies concerning national security, international affairs and government institutions. A major objective of the institute is to foster scholarly and educational alliances among K-State, the Eisenhower Foundation in Abilene, Kan., and the United States Army Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, Kan.

Security Studies Program

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Second reference: the program: This interdisciplinary program offers master’s and doctoral degrees for students interested in national security, international affairs, world politics and transnational problems.

A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications
Huck Boyd National Center for Community Media

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Second reference: the center. Since 1999, the center has sponsored the Huck Boyd Lecture in Community Media. The lecture celebrates the role community journalists play in keeping their communities strong.

Journalism Education Association

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Second reference: the association. The association, established in 1924, is the largest scholastic journalism organization for teachers and advisers. The association organizes national conventions and institutes, offers national certification for teaching high school journalism and publishes print and online resources on the latest trends in journalism education.

Mathematics

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I-Center: Center for the Integration of Undergraduate, Graduate and Postdoctoral Research

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Second reference: I-Center. The I-Center was established in the fall of 2006 to promote and advance an integrated approach to undergraduate and graduate research in K-State’s mathematics department.

M-Center: Mirror Symmetry and Tropical Geometry Research Center

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Second reference: M-Center. The M-Center supports and promotes research in mathematical questions arising from string theory, in which mirror symmetry and tropical geometry play a central role.

Q-Center: Center for Quantitative Education

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Second reference: Q-Center. The Q-Center was established to make college algebra a modern, technologically rich course; continue its research program on undergraduate education in quantitative disciplines; and maintain an outreach program to share its work with K-12 schools to help them better prepare students.

School of Music, Theatre, and Dance

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Department of Music

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Second reference: the department. The department offers a variety of musical ensembles for music majors and non-music majors. The department offers degrees with specializations in the following areas: performance, performance with pedagogy emphasis, theory-composition, music education, music theater and music history. A music minor is also offered.

K-State Dance

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Same in all references. K-State Dance offers faculty concerts, student concerts and community outreach and regional touring opportunities. K-State Dance presents two faculty concerts each academic year: WinterDance in the fall and SpringDance in the spring.

K-State Theatre

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Same in all references. K-State Theatre trains future artists, scholars and teachers of theater, and to inform the nonmajor, the university at large and the community of the value of theater to individuals and society.

Statistics

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Statistical Consulting Lab

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Second reference: the lab. The lab, in Dickens Hall, was founded in 1946 to help K-State researchers who need statistical expertise.

Centers associated with the College of Education
Center for Intercultural and Multilingual Advocacy

Second reference: the center. It is often abbreviated as CIMA, but avoid using that in writing. The center offers in-service and pre-service programs focused on teaching culturally and linguistically diverse students, including undergraduate and graduate programs in English as a second language.

Center for Rural Education and Small Schools

Second reference: the center. It focuses on improving education of children and youth in rural and small schools of Kansas and regional areas served by Kansas State University. The center was approved by the Kansas Board of Regents and established as a part of the College of Education at K-State in 1978.

Center for Science Education

Second reference: the center. Its mission is to improve the quality of science, mathematics and technology teaching and learning throughout Kansas, the prairie states and the nation through collaboration among individuals and units on and off campus.

Center for Social Studies Education

Second reference: the center. It is often abbreviated as CSSE, but avoid using that in writing. The center was created in 2008 and serves K-12 social studies education communities worldwide. It provides high quality professional development, conducts rigorous research and evaluation, and disseminates curricular and scholarly resources.

Midwest Equity Assistance Center

Second reference: the center. It is often abbreviated as MEAC, but avoid using that in writing. The center provides technical assistance, professional development and information dissemination in race equity, gender equity and national origin equity to state and local educational agencies in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska.

Centers associated with the College of Human Ecology
Center of Excellence for Food Safety Research in Child Nutrition Programs

Second reference: the center. The center was established to provide science-based solutions to problems affecting food safety in child nutrition programs across the United States. The center resides within the College of Human Ecology under the administration of the Department of Hospitality Management and Dietetics.

Hoeflin Stone House Early Childhood Education Center

Second reference: Stone House. Stone House is near North Manhattan Avenue and is one of two full-day child care centers on campus. It is accredited and provides child care services for infants, toddlers and preschool children. Stone House is a 100-year-old stone building that was remodeled in May 1977 and named in May 1983 to honor Ruth Hoeflin, who served as dean of the College of Home Economics from 1975 to 1983. The center serves as the clinical training site for students enrolled in the state-approved and nationally accredited preservice teacher education program in early childhood education.

Institute for Academic Alliances

Second reference: the institute. The institute is in Justin Hall and provides tested strategies and tools for establishing and managing collaborative distance education programs. 

Institute for Health and Security of Military Families

Second reference: the institute. The institute addresses the health and resiliency of national and international military personnel, veterans, and their families after deployment. The institute’s focus includes research, counseling services, and other programs designed to train those working with military families as well as military families themselves.

Institute of Personal Financial Planning

Second reference: the institute. The institute offers undergraduate, graduate and graduate certificate programs that are registered with the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc.

K-State Center on Aging

Second reference: the center. The center coordinates and develops educational and training programs in aging, stimulates aging research, coordinates outreach activities, and serves as a referral center for information on aging resources in Kansas.

K-State Family Center

Second reference: the center. The center provides individual, couple, family and group therapy for people living in the Manhattan area. Marriage and family therapy faculty, doctoral and master’s students staff the center. It moved to its current location on Campus Creek Road just north of Justin Hall in the early 1980s. In 2005, the Family Center’s building underwent an extensive renovation and expansion. Now named the Campus Creek Complex, the building is also home to the K-State Speech and Hearing Center.

K-State Historic Costume and Textile Museum

Second reference: the museum. The museum is composed of clothing and textile artifacts; dolls; accessories; implements and tools associated with the creation of clothing and/or textiles; and a variety of paper artifacts such as patterns, period magazines and photographs. The collection is in Justin Hall and collection artifacts rotate throughout the Justin Hall display cases.

K-State Research and Extension: Family and Consumer Sciences

Second reference: FCS. The mission of K-State Research and Extension Family and Consumer Sciences is to link education with life experiences to help people improve their lives, their families, and their communities.

K-State Speech and Hearing Center

Second reference: the center. The center was established in 1956 as part of the communication sciences and disorders program. The center's two major goals are to provide high-quality, comprehensive services to individuals with communication impairments and to provide graduate students with professional training in speech-language pathology and audiology. The center is in the Campus Creek Complex.

Powercat Financial Counseling

Same in all references. Powercat Financial Counseling provides free information and education to K-State students who are seeking help with financial issues such as budgeting, credit use, saving, identity theft, investing, managing debt and expenses during and after college. It is in the K-State Student Union.

Sensory Analysis Center

Second reference: the center. The center started in 1983 and has provided confidential, effective solutions for more than 100 domestic and international companies. The center evaluates foods, beverages, cosmetics, fabrics, packaging, paints, health care products and fragrances using consumer testing and descriptive sensory analysis. The center is in Justin Hall as part of the Department of Human Nutrition.

Sensory and Consumer Research Center

Second reference: the center. The center is a branch of the Sensory Analysis Center and was established on the Kansas State University Olathe campus in 2012. The Sensory and Consumer Research Center is a full-service consumer research facility offering both qualitative and quantitative research in addition to consulting and project management. The center has staff experienced in testing a wide range of food and other consumer products and can work with clients to meet all of their objectives.

Center/Institutes associated with the College of Veterinary Medicine
Beef Cattle Institute

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Second reference: the institute. The institute was founded in 2007 at Kansas State University to tackle issues facing the beef industry through education, research and outreach. The institute is associated with the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Center of Biomedical Research Excellence

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Second reference: the center. It is often abbreviated as COBRE, but avoid using that in writing. The center is within the College of Veterinary Medicine and is funded through a National Institutes of Health institutional development award. The center supports researchers at Kansas institutions so they can compete for independent funding. Collaborating institutions include the University of Kansas, the University of Kansas Medical Center and Wichita State University.

Center of Excellence for Emerging Zoonotic Animal Diseases

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Second reference: the center. It is often abbreviated as CEEZAD, but avoid using that in writing. The center formed in June 2010 as a collaboration among Kansas State University, the College of Veterinary Medicine and several federal, state, industry and research partners. The center’s mission is to help the U.S. Department of Homeland Security develop countermeasures for emerging and zoonotic animal diseases.

Comparative Medicine Group

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Second reference: the group. The group facilitates animal use in research and teaching at the College of Veterinary Medicine. It provides high-quality animal care in accordance with both federal and state regulations and guidelines from the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International.

Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

Second reference: the diagnostic laboratory or the laboratory. The diagnostic laboratory offers a complete range of diagnostic services for all species, but primarily focuses on food-producing animals. It is a regional source for animal testing and diagnoses and a national center for rabies testing. It is at the north entrance of Trotter Hall as part of the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Midwest Institute for Comparative Stem Cell Biology

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Second reference: the institute. The institute integrates education and commercialization with research on umbilical cord and related stem cell sources in agricultural, companion and competitive animals. The institute is associated with the College of Veterinary Medicine and involves collaboration among Kansas State University, the University of Kansas, the University of Kansas Medical Center and other institutions.

U.S.-China Center for Animal Health

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Second reference: the center. The center is a Kansas State University-based international partnership that assists with animal health education, research and commercialization in the United States and China. The center involves the College of Veterinary Medicine, the Kansas State University Olathe Campus, the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor and Chinese stakeholders. The center is in Trotter Hall and has an additional laboratory at K-State Olathe.

Veterinary Health Center

Second reference: the center. It was formerly called the Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital. Do not refer to the center as the Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital. The center is in Mosier Hall as part of the College of Veterinary Medicine and is a full-service veterinary hospital that provides routine, specialty and emergency care.

Veterinary Medicine Library

Second reference: the library. The library is located on the fourth floor of Trotter Hall and serves faculty, staff and students in the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Center/Institutes associated with the College of Engineering
Urban Water Institute

Second reference: the institute. The institute brings together industry, researchers, policy makers, advocates and educators to identify and develop solutions for complex cross-disciplinary and cross-boundary concerns related to urban water sustainability. The institute facilitates industry- and agency-identified research, development and implementation of water-related projects by engaging teams of practitioners, researchers, educators and students across Kansas and the four-state region. The institute operates two labs at Kansas State University Olathe dedicated to research/development and extension/outreach.

Labs/Centers/Institutes associated with the College of Business Administration
Accenture Networking Technology Lab

Second reference: the lab. The lab is a facility in which students put concepts of computer networking into practice. There are eight computers, two servers, switches and routing equipment, as well as voice-over telephones, routers, firewalls and other software and hardware for students to configure. Accenture gave initial seed money, and ConocoPhillips has since donated funds to Management Information Systems, in the Department of Management, part of which has been used to enhance the lab.

Calvin 209

This room is part of the College of Business Administration and was renovated in summer 2011 with funds donated by Wendell and Pauline Gardner.

Center for the Advancement of Entrepreneurship

Second reference: the center. The center was established in 2008 to promote entrepreneurship within the university's colleges. In fall 2011, the center became part of the College of Business Administration, which offers a major and a minor in entrepreneurship. Programs in the center include a Venture Accelerator; The Next Big Thing, which is an annual universitywide competition that gives monetary awards to students with a viable business idea; and lectures. The center’s programs are open to students in all majors. 

Dennis and Sally von Waaden Student Investment Portfolio

Second reference: the portfolio. Students enrolled in security and portfolio analysis courses have the responsibility to manage the portfolio, which is a real-money fund for students to do real-life trading.

Integrated Investment Management Lab

Second reference: the lab. The lab, on the third floor of Calvin Hall, is a specialized computer lab for the study and practice of finance, investment management and capital markets trading. The lab consists of 13 computers with access to financial software and a 32-foot stock market ticker. Funds for the lab where donated by Dennis and Sally von Waaden, Timothy and Sue Regan, and Kent and Rhonda Gassaway. The lab is part of the Integrated Investment Management Initiative, an academic focus of the College of Business Administration. 

Koch Student Lounge

Second reference: the lounge. It is often referred to as the third floor lounge, but avoid using that in writing. The lounge is on the third floor of Calvin Hall and is used as a meeting place for students, faculty and staff.

National Strategic Selling Institute

Second reference: the institute. The institute is the College of Business Administration's center for sales education. It provides opportunities for students to improve their selling skills through competitions, seminars and practice.

Sales Labs

Second reference: the labs. The labs are two rooms furnished with the equipment and software needed to record sales interactions. The labs on the third floor of Calvin Hall as part of the National Strategic Selling Institute, an academic focus of the College of Business Administration.

Venture Accelerator

Second reference: the accelerator. The accelerator is across campus on Manhattan Avenue and has office space and business resources for emerging student businesses. It is run by the Center for the Advancement of Entrepreneurship in the College of Business Administration.

Labs for the Division of Biology
Rooms in the K-State Alumni Center

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First Floor
Banquet Room

Can be divided into four rooms

Barrett Wildcat Den

Includes the Schuler saltwater reef aquarium

Johnson North Terrace

Includes 7-foot bronze Wildcat statue, designed by Salina artist and 1963 K-State graduate Dick Bergen

Memorabilia Room
Tointon Great Room

Includes the Frasier family limestone fireplace

Second Floor
Bird Conference Room
Hagans Library
Hewson Conference Room
Jordan Conference Room
Katlin Conference Room
Tadtman Board Room

Overlooks Memorial Stadium

Third Floor
Kansas State Bank Conference Room
Lecture Room
PowerCat Conference Room
Purple Pride Room
Truitt Conference Room