Women in the News

December 2010

Drama Therapist's New Book Promotes Barrier-Free Theater
Sally Bailey, associate professor and director of the drama therapy program at Kansas State University, recently had her third book, "Barrier-Free Theatre," published by Idyll Arbor.
K-State Professor Is State Social Worker Of The Year
Kansas State University's Jacque Gibbons has been named the social worker of the year in Kansas.
Grad Student, Russian Botanist Enhancing Biology Lessons At Junction City High School
Research by Susan Rolfsmeier, a Kansas State University graduate student in biology, and Svetlana Ovchinnikova, a Russian botanist, is finding its way into Rebecca Steiger's class at Junction City High School.
Baltrip Receives Business Journalism Fellowship
Kimetris Baltrip, assistant professor of journalism and mass communications at Kansas State University, has been named a Business Journalism Professors Seminar Fellow by the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism.
Forget Whistling -- This Professor Walks While Working
Eight hours hunkered over her work in Justin Hall. Two hours commuting from her home outside Council Grove. Deb Sellers had become a master at sitting, and she did not like it one bit.

November 2010

Rotary International Names Lewis A World Peace Fellow
Kansas State University's Summer Lewis has been named a Rotary World Peace Fellow by Rotary International.
Maes Receives WCET's Highest Award For Adult And Rural Education Leadership
The WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies, known as WCET, is honoring Sue Maes, dean of continuing education and co-director of the Institute for Academic Alliances at Kansas State University, with the Richard Jonsen Award.
Undergraduate Research Mentoring Efforts Earn Goff National Recognition
Briana Nelson Goff, associate dean for academic affairs in Kansas State University's College of Human Ecology, has received national recognition for her work developing the next generation of scholars.
Senior From Olathe Researches Human Trafficking
Ariel Anib, a Kansas State University senior in pre-law and criminology, Olathe, was interested in international issues and law as a senior in high school.
Young To Serve As President Of Mid-America Universities International
Kristine Young, assistant provost with Kansas State University's office of international programs, has been elected president of Mid-America Universities International.
American Dietetic Association Honoring K-State Dietitian
Melissa "Missy" Schrader, a dietitian with Kansas State University's housing and dining services and an instructor of hospitality management and dietetics, is being recognized for creating the annual on-campus Culinary Enhancement Workshop.

October 2010

College Of Arts And Sciences Honors Alumni At Inaugural Celebration
Dean Brian Spooner will recognize Lanell Kemp-Finneran, '74 B.A., theater and psychology, and '77 M.S., special education, as the recipient of the Alumni Merit Award. The Young Alumni Award will go to Lisa Casey, '93 B.M., applied music '94 M.M., University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho, and '00 D.M.A. University of Missouri-Kansas City.
K-State Alum Leads Team To National Physics Apparatus Competition Win
A Kansas State University alum, a physics professor and a research associate are the winners of the American Association of Physics Teachers 2010 Apparatus Competition.
Susan Brown, Professor of Biology Recipient of a 2010 Commerce Bank Distinguished Graduate Faculty Awards
Dr. Brown will be recognized at the K-State Graduate School commencement ceremony at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, in Bramlage Coliseum.

September 2010

Be Stoney Is University's New Faculty Athletics Representative September 2010
BeEtta "Be" Stoney, associate professor of curriculum and instruction, has been appointed to the position by Kirk Schulz, K-State president. Stoney will work closely with the K-State athletics department and Big 12 Conference on issues related to academic integrity, rules compliance and student-athlete welfare.
Civil Engineering Professor Named Fulbright Scholar September 2010
Sunanda Dissanayake, associate professor of civil engineering, was named a Fulbright scholar will spend seven months in Sri Lanka.
K-State Salina Aviation Professor Likes Being First September 2010
Achieving firsts is nothing new for Raylene Alexander. The assistant professor of aviation at Kansas State University at Salina was hired in 2006 to develop the university's first program in avionics. She's accomplished much more since then.

August 2010

Professor's Book Is First To Explore Two-Spirit Literature In Northwest Native Groups August 2010
Lisa Tatonetti, associate professor of English and American ethnic studies, received a fellowship to "Native Cultures of Western Alaska and the Pacific Northwest Coast," a National Endowment for the Humanities' summer institute.
Gail Shroyer Chair Of New Department At K-State's College Of Education August 2010
M. Gail Shroyer has been appointed chair of the college's new department of curriculum and instruction, which combines the former departments of elementary education and secondary education.
K-State Professor's Cancer Research Gets Boost From National Institutes Of Health August 2010
Annelise Nguyen, assistant professor of toxicology in the department of diagnostic medicine and pathobiology at K-State's College of Veterinary Medicine, recently received a $370,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue her cancer research.

July 2010

Dawne Martin New Assistant Dean For Diversity At K-State's College Of Business Administration July 2010
Yar M. Ebadi, dean of the College of Business Administration at Kansas State University, has promoted Dawne Martin to assistant dean for diversity.
Kimberly Williams To Serve As K-State's 2010-2011 Coffman Chair For Distinguished Teaching Scholars July 2010
Helping her fellow faculty members turn their teaching into scholarship is how Kimberly Williams will spend her year as Kansas State University's Coffman Chair for Distinguished Teaching Scholars.

June 2010

Dorinda Lambert New Director Of K-State's Counseling Services June 2010
Dorinda Lambert has been named the new director of counseling services at Kansas State University. Lambert previously served as associate director.

May 2010

K-State Promoting Gayle Spencer; New Duties Include Directing Greek Affairs May 2010
Effective May 24, Gayle Spencer will be promoted to associate dean of student life and director of student activities.
Science And Engineering Summer Workshop For Girls In 8th And 9th Grades Being Offered At K-State May 2010
The eighth annual EXCITE! -- EXploring sCIence, Technology and Engineering -- Workshop will feature hands-on activities led by K-State faculty in tracts of biofuels, computer-gaming design, nanosensors, robotics, green roof design and principles of flight.
K-State Researchers Use Wii Fit To Help Restore Soldier's Balance After Traumatic Brain Injury May 2010
Shawna Jordan, research assistant professor in human nutrition, and Laurie Hildebrand, May graduate in athletic training and pre-physical therapy and 2006 graduate of St. John High School, are studying the effectiveness of Nintendo Wii in rehabilitation.
K-State Graduate Student In Engineering Receives $10,000 Fellowship From The American Association Of University Women May 2010
Lisa Beck, master's student in civil engineering, Leavenworth, was one of 21 students in the nation to receive the fellowship.
K-State's Sue Maes Recognized With National Award For Her Contributions To Distance Education May 2010
The Friends of the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance is recognizing Sue Maes, dean of the Division of Continuing Education at Kansas State University, for her expertise in building new academic programs and fostering institutional collaboration.

April 2010

K-State's Women In Engineering And Science Program Recognized As Best In The Nation, April 2010
A Kansas State University program that cultivates the science and technology interests of women from grade school through postgraduate levels is being nationally recognized for excellence.
K-State Architectural Engineering Student Takes Second Place In An American Concrete Institute International Competition, April 2010
Kimberly Jones recently took second place in the American Concrete Institute's international pervious concrete competition.
K-State Sociology Professor Receives Appointment To National Research Council Committee On The Economic And Environmental Impacts Of Biofuels, April 2010
Theresa Selfa will serve on a National Research Council committee studying the economic and environmental impacts of increasing biofuels production.
Linda Teener Receiving K-State's Susan M. Scott Community Leadership Award, April 2010
This award is named for the founding director of leadership studies at K-State, Susan Scott, and was established to honor those whose leadership is focused on bringing progressive change to communities.

March 2010

K-State Senior From McPherson Is University's 32nd Truman Scholar, March 2010
Kansas State University student Amy Sents is K-State's 32nd Harry S. Truman Scholar.
K-State's Grow Program Sponsoring Event In Support Of Earth Day, March 2010
In recognition of Earth Day, middle school-age girls from across Kansas will have the opportunity to explore such topics as wind energy, recycled concrete and use of plants to clean up pollution by participating in "GROWing Green" Saturday, April 10, on the Kansas State University campus.
K-State Student Finds that Therapeutics Given to Trauma Patients Might not be Effective When Certain Undiagnosed Infection is Present, March 2010
A Kansas State University study aimed at alleviating intestinal damage in trauma patients digressed to an important finding that could affect medication given to the individuals
K-State Journalism Expert Says Internet Changing News, Newspapers, March 2010
News is changing in several ways and innovation is taking place at record-breaking speed, according to Angela Powers, director of the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Kansas State University.
K-State Expert Says Research Shows Treatment for Violence Among Couples Should Consider Both Male and Female Offenders, Substance Abuse and the Choice to Stay Together, March 2010
Effectively treating violence among couples should encompass more than treating men separately for power and control issues, according to a Kansas State University expert.

February 2010

The Leading Edge (pdf), Feburary 2010
A newsletter for K-State distance students featuring women of K-State.