News Clips

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Friday, April 18, 2014 
*How to handle eggs safely this upcoming Easter
4/18/14 KMBZ
Londa Nwadike, consumer food safety specialist with Kansas State University and the University of Missouri, has one important safeguard.
*Patented research remotely detects nitrogen-rich explosives
4/17/14 Science Daily
A Kansas State University engineer has developed a patented technique that improves military security and remotely detects improvised explosive devices. The same technique could help police during drug searches.
Topeka nursing homes pursue culture change
4/18/14 The Washington Times
There are five levels, depending on how many of the goals a facility has met, Sullivan said, and financial incentives to go with them. Level 1 facilities get an extra 50 cents added to each resident’s daily rate, while level 5 ones get an extra $4. Kansas State University’s Center on Aging does training related to the program and evaluates how well facilities have met their goals, he said.
Landowner effects expected from lesser prairie chicken listing
4/17/14 Progressive Farmer
A Kansas State University extension wildlife expert said in a news release Thursday that the designation likely would change nothing for row crop farmers, but likely would require ranchers and others enrolled in the conservation reserve program, or CRP, to take additional conservation steps to secure wildlife habitats for the lesser prairie chicken.
Opinion:The joy of local retail
4/17/14 Hutchinson News
Henry and I have also spent more time than usual at our local veterinary clinic recently. A couple months ago he started showing signs of knee trouble. It’s been quite distressing for me and I opted to take Henry to the Kansas State University Veterinary Clinic for a second opinion. Having a research hospital in our state is a wonderful advantage and they’ve helped many animals live better lives as a result of the advanced treatments they can provide and the research they’ve been able to conduct.
Colleges at the MOACAC St. Louis Spring College Fair
4/18/14 St. Louis Post Dispatch
Kansas State University
Distinguished professors to host forum on social media and academic freedom
4/17/14 Lawrence Journal World
The event, titled "Academic Freedom and Responsibility in the Era of Social Media," will run from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Alderson Auditorium on the 27th. It is sponsored by the Join Council of Kansas Distinguished Professors, made up of endowed faculty from KU and the KU Medical Center, K-State, and Wichita State University.

Thursday, April 17, 2014 

Art In A Jar: A Puzzle In Blue, Yellow And Shred
4/17/14 NPR
"Works of art are complex and layered," says Linda Duke, director of the Beach Museum of Art at Kansas State University, after receiving our puzzle. "We apprehend them in various ways."

NCSU to lead $25M nuclear security program
4/16/14 WRAL (North Carolina)
Other institutions involved in the project include North Carolina A&T State University, the University of Michigan, Purdue University, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Kansas State University, Georgia Tech, Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee and Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico.

Films step into the Middle of the Map spotlight
4/16/14 Kansas City Star
KC-based production company Element 35 self-financed the effort, with Bret Palmer and Ryan Bruce sharing directing duties on the black-and-white feature. New York-based actor and frequent collaborator Stavropoulos co-wrote the movie with Bruce. The three met in 2003 while attending Kansas State University.

Dry fields: Conditions delay alfalfa green-up, first cutting
4/16/14 Midwest Producer
In Kansas the extreme drought in the far western two tiers of counties will definitely have an impact on supplies, said Walter Fick, forage specialist at Kansas State University. "We haven't had that severe of a winter, but it's dry. Here in Manhattan we've had only 60 percent of our normal rainfall this month."

Freeze could hit hard red winter wheat
Kansas State University research indicates that at the boot stage, severe damage can occur to wheat when it is below 30 degrees for more than two hours. In the jointing stage, wheat will exhibit moderate to severe damage when temperatures drop below 24 degrees for more than two hours. 

Girls learn about science, technology through hands-on experiences
4/16/14 Topeka Capital-Journal
On Wednesday afternoon, the girls were working with Rhonda Janke, a Kansas State University professor who teaches horticulture classes. Janke also has a master’s of fine arts in art.

Grad student from Ute presents at Oral Competition in Des Moines
4/16/14 Mapelton (Iowa) Press
Bethany Mordhorst (right) shakes hands with the Dr. Kenneth Odde, chair of the Midwestern Section of the American Society of Animal Science and American Dairy Science Association Conference. Odde is department head of the Animal Science and Industry program at Kansas State University.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Merger of Meat Industry Groups Aims to Achieve ‘One Voice’
4/16/14 Food Safety News
James Marsden, Regent’s Distinguished Professor of Food Safety at Kansas State University, answered that question Monday in his regular Meatingplace column.
*9 Facts That Prove Traditional Definitions Of Gender Roles Are Bullsh*t
4/16/14 The Huffington Post  
Research by two Kansas State University psychologists in 2011 found that the urge to procreate -- often known as "baby fever" -- is strongest in women at younger ages, and decreases as they age. For men, however, likelihood of baby fever increases with age.
*K-State starts new program to launch Kansas businesses
4/15/14 Topeka Capital Journal
Kansas State University is starting a program this summer to help new businesses get off the ground, with one winning a cash prize to help make that happen.
*Landon Lecture Hosts National Security Advisor
4/15/14 KMAN
Former National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama, Thomas Donilon first visited Manhattan 33 years ago, and Tuesday afternoon he returned to give the second Landon Lecture of the year.
*Mother of teen shooting victim to speak at Kansas State University
4/15/14 Kansas First News
The mother of Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old whose fatal shooting by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida provoked a national race and justice debate, will speak at Kansas State University at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union
*Kansas State University celebrates Earth Day with week of activities
4/15/14 Little Apple Post
Kansas State University is celebrating Earth Day with a week of eco-friendly activities April 22-26. 
*Couple gives $1.5M to K-State project
4/15/14 The Legal Record
An Arizona couple has given Kansas State University $1.5 million toward the expansion of the College of Engineering.  
*K-State students explore disaster preparedness
4/15/14 WIBW
Kansas State students learned about disaster preparedness on Tuesday during the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s ReadyCampus event.
AIB, KSU Explore Partnership of Shared Grain-Based Foods Center
4/15/14 Quality Assurance magazine
A proposed $60 million partnership between AIB International and Kansas State University could harness the technical and educational expertise of both entities and provide state-of-the-art facilities for research, training, and educational activities.
Former KSU-Salina student named Alumni Fellow
4/16/14 Salina Journal
Weston Thompson, who earned degrees from Kansas State University at Salina in 2004 and 2006, has been named an Alumni Fellow of the College of Technology and Aviation and will be on campus Wednesday through Friday.