Women in the News
- Industrial engineering professor receives national dissertation award
- Jessica Heier Stamm, assistant professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering,
is the recipient of the 2011 INFORMS Transportation and Logistics Society Dissertation
- Stacy Kovar appointed as associate dean for academic programs of the College of Business
- Stacy Kovar, accounting professor and PricewaterhouseCoopers faculty fellow, has been
named associate dean for academic programs for the College of Business Administration.
- Equine health work earns professor place among state's top scientists
- The Ad Astra Kansas Initiative named Elizabeth Davis as one of the top 150 scientists
to operate in Kansas within the past 150 years.
- Distinguished professor's work a patented success
- In the 16 years Xiuzhi "Susan" Sun has been at Kansas State University, she's made
a patent-worthy discovery nearly every year.
- A multiple benefit: Award helps researcher establish retreats for military couples,
expand work with military families
- Briana Nelson Goff, professor and director of the Institute for the Health and Security
of Military Families at Kansas State University's College of Human Ecology, has been
awarded the Dean Barbara S. Stowe Faculty Development Award for 2011.
- Author of note: Drama therapist earns award for book about barrier-free theater
- Sally Bailey, Kansas State University professor of theater and director of the drama
therapy program has received the 2011 Distinguished Book Award from the American Alliance
for Theatre in Education
- Freeland receives national award from National Federation of Press Women
- Gloria Freeland, director of the Huck Boyd National Center for Community Media and
assistant professor in the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications,
recently won a national first-place award in Community or Institutional Relations
from the National Federation of Press Women.
- New provost-level initiative continues work on increasing participation of girls and
women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics
- Kansas State University is establishing the K-State Office for the Advancement of
Women in Science and Engineering, or KAWSE.
- Lynn-Sherow graduates from prestigious summer leadership institute
- Bonnie Lynn-Sherow, associate professor of history and director of the Chapman Center
for Rural Studies, attended and graduated from the Higher Education Resource Services'
Denver Summer Institute, conducted July 24-Aug. 7, at the University of Denver.
- Women's studies instructor conducts research as National Endowment for Humanities
Summer Institute scholar
- Valerie Carroll, instructor of women's studies, recently spent four weeks as a National
Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute scholar in Flagstaff, Ariz. Carroll
was among only 25 scholars chosen from universities across the United States to participate
in investigating the important role the humanities play in helping us understand sustainability,
a topic that is all too often framed in technical terms only.
- Japan Concrete Institute extends committee invite to Kramer
- Kimberly Kramer, associate professor of architectural engineering and construction
science, has been invited to serve on a Japan Concrete Institute scientific committee
performing a technical review of papers for the first International Conference on
- Roberta Maldonado-Franzen named interim director of affirmative action
- Franzen succeeds Clyde Howard, previous director of affirmative action. She started
her new position Aug. 1.
- An artist's touch: College of Veterinary Medicine medical illustrator earns national
- The process to get certified can take many years to complete and is very difficult.
There are only 250 certified medical illustrators in the world, and Hoover is the
only one in Kansas.
- National Science Foundation honors Thurston
- Linda P. Thurston, assistant dean of the College of Education and professor of special
education, counseling and student affairs, has received a Director's Award of Excellence
for her work as a program officer with the National Science Foundation, Arlington,
- University biologist Susan J. Brown named fellow of the Entomological Society of America
- Brown is one of 10 professors chosen for the honor. She will be formally recognized
at Entomology 2011, the society's 59th annual meeting, Nov. 13-16 in Reno, Nev.
- Education professor receives distinguished service award from national organization
- Janice Wissman, professor of curriculum and instruction, was honored with the American
Association of Family and Consumer Sciences' most prestigious national award, the
AAFCS' Distinguished Service Award, at its recent 102nd Annual Conference and Expo
in Phoenix, Ariz.
- Management professor to serve second term on editorial board of journal
- Marne Arthaud-Day, associate professor of management, has been invited to serve a
second, three-year term on the editorial board of the Academy of Management Review.
- College of Engineering introduces new assistant dean
- The College of Engineering announces the appointment of Bette Grauer to the newly
created position of assistant dean for retention, diversity and inclusion.
- Electronic dissertation earns K-State plant pathologist elite award
- Martha Giraldo has been selected as one of three recipients worldwide of the Innovative
ETD Award from the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
- Fulbright Award takes Thurston-Gonzalez to Korea for cultural, educational exchange
- A Fulbright award will help a Kansas State University international services administrator
learn more about the higher education system in South Korea.
- New Beach Museum director selected following national search
- Linda Duke, an experienced leader with a focus on bringing people into museums for
discussions, performances, and other interaction, has been named director of the Beach
Museum of Art.
- Advocate for change: Maria Beebe takes part in new program promoting global learning
- An international education expert at Kansas State University is among the inaugural
trainees of a new grassroots program promoting the importance of global learning and
- Kearns awarded Hobrock Distinguished Faculty Award
- Sara K. Kearns, head of Undergraduate and Community Services Department at K-State
Libraries, was selected as the recipient of the 2011 Brice G. Hobrock Distinguished
- Management professor to teach in business executive education program
- Diane Swanson, professor of management, will teach business ethics in June for the
National Association of Credit Management's two-year Executive Management Education
- Angela Powers appointed a research fellow
- Angela Powers, director of K-State's A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications,
was appointed a research fellow at the Media Management and Transformation Center
at Jonkoping University in Sweden for six weeks.
- Royce Ann Collins receives Research and Scholarship Award
- Royce Ann Collins, assistant professor in educational leadership, received the Research
and Scholarship Award from the University Professional and Continuing Education Association.
- Research On Textiles, Wind And Solar Power Lands Two Faculty Members Among State's
- Ruth Douglas Miller, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, and
Elizabeth McCullough, professor of textiles and co-director of the Institute for Environmental
Research, were added to the Ad Astra Kansas Initiative's list of the state's top 150
scientists for the organization's project, "Science in Kansas: 150 Years and Counting."
- Thurston Speaks at U.N. Session on Status of Women
- Linda P. Thurston, professor of special education and assistant dean of the College
of Education, spoke recently at the United Nations' 55th session of the Commission
on the Status of Women. Her topic was the relevance of STEM -- science, technology,
engineering and math -- careers for women with disabilities and programmatic issues
related to developing and maintaining success in STEM education for girls/women with
- Great Plains Idea honors Virginia Moxley
- Virginia Moxley, dean of the Kansas State University College of Human Ecology, has
been honored with the 2011 Friends of Great Plains Interactive Distance Education
Alliance -- or IDEA -- award, created to recognize individuals who have made a significant
contribution to the development and/or operation of the program.
- Chemistry Research Lands Aikens Among State's Top Scientists
- Christine Aikens was recently named one of the top 150 scientists in Kansas, both
past and present, by the Ad Astra Kansas Initiative's "Science in Kansas: 150 Years
- When It Comes To Persuasive Speaking, K-State's Jenna Surprenant Is Tops In The Nation
- Jenna Surprenant, Marshall, Minn., won the national championship in persuasion at
the American Forensics Association-National Individual Events Tournament, April 2-4,
in Kearney, Neb. The tournament host was the University of Nebraska-Kearney.
- Leading by example: Continuing education dean earns prestigious recognition for extraordinary
- Sue Maes accepted the University Professional and Continuing Education Association's
most prestigious national recognition, the Julius M. Nolte Award for Extraordinary
- Senior From Junction City Is K-State's 33rd Truman Scholar
- Kansas State University student Melanie Hall is a 2011 Harry S. Truman Scholarship
- K-State Sophomore Wins 2011 Udall Scholarship
- Rachel Hoppins, a sophomore in wildlife biology, Wichita, is Kansas State University's
22nd Morris K. Udall scholar.
- Growing success: Multicultural engineering program director named the best
- LaVerne Bitsie-Baldwin proves good things come in twos and that collaboration can
bring multiple benefits.
- Chemist's Work Brings more National Recognition as Promising Early-career Scientist
- Christine Aikens, assistant professor of chemistry, has been selected as a Sloan Research
Fellow for her success as a promising young scholar, particularly in the research
areas of sustainable energy and gold nanoparticles.
- 'History's Quiet Keepers': Documentary To Recognize Contributions Of Volunteer MemoryKeepers
- A Kansas State University documentary project is recognizing the contributions of
volunteers in five Kansas communities that help preserve historical memories.
- The Ecosystem Engineer: Research Looks At Beavers' Role In River Restoration
- Beavers are often called ecosystem engineers because they can radically alter stream
or valley bottom ecosystems, said Melinda Daniels, an associate professor of geography
who recently studied the connection between beavers and river restoration. Beaver
dams create diverse river landscapes, she said, and can turn a single-thread channel
stream into a meadow, pond or multichannel, free-flowing stream.