News Clips

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 
*U.S. Supreme Court upholds Michigan's ban on affirmative action
4/22/14 Kansas City Star
“K-State will not change its aggressive commitment to attracting students of color. We just won’t,” said Pat Bosco, vice president for student life at Kansas State.
*K-State Professor Adds To Evidence That Sitting Leads To Chronic Illness
4/22/14 KCUR
A growing body of research says while it's important to exercise, most of us also need to simply spend less time sitting. One of the researchers looking into the health hazards of sitting is Ric Rosenkranz, a professor at Kansas State University.
Kansas State University Student and Faculty Team Honored by EPA
EPA today announced that Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kan., was awarded first place in the site design category in EPA’s second annual Campus RainWorks Challenge competition. The university team was comprised of eight students from the departments of Landscape Architecture, Civil Engineering, Biology, Agronomy and Environmental Planning and Design.
Aqueduct idea finding favor in state
4/22/14 Kansas Agland
Golden didn't bat an eye recently at the possibility it might cost as much as $23 billion, and as an agricultural economist at Kansas State University, he understands a few things about the economics of water.
*Mother of Trayvon Martin speaks at K-State
4/23/14 WIBW
The mother of Trayvon Martin spoke Tuesday evening at Kansas State University.
*K-State Student Selected as Truman Scholar
4/22/14 KMAN
A passion for changing the world is deeply rooted in Kansas State University student Ross Allen, junior in economics and philosophy, Soldier, which has earned him a 2014 Harry S. Truman Scholarship.
K-State Crops Team Edges Iowa State To Win National Contest
4/22/14 Gardner Edge
The Kansas State University Crops Team took first place in the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) national crops contest held April 12, 2014, at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Mo. K-State students also took home three of the top five individual placings.
FoodHandler, Inc., Announces Debut of SafeBites (TM) Webinar Series
4-22-14 San Antonio Express-News
Tuesday, Aug. 12 - “Temperature Management in Foodservice” 
Presented by Dr. Jeannie Sneed, professor and department head, Department of Hospitality Management and Dietetics, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kan.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 

*Study affirms poor neighborhoods most at risk for unhealthy food options
4/21/14 All Voices (Raleigh, N.C.)
Racial and socioeconomic health disparities are real, but the reasons for them are complex. A new study from Kansas State University has identified one likely contributor: restaurant options in poor communities.

Top Colleges Pay Fund Raisers Top Dollar
4/22/14 Chronicle of Higher Education
Michael Smith, Vice President, Development, Kansas State University Foundation, $437,801

*Kansas State veterinary school develops tests to identify circovirus in dogs?
4/21/14 DVM 360
The Kansas State Diagnostic Laboratory at the College of Veterinary Medicine has recently developed tests to identify circovirus, a virus that has been known to cause vomiting, diarrhea and even death in infected dogs.

*Kansas State University
4/22/14 Kansas City Star
Student journalists: Two Northland students at Kansas State University were among winners in the 2014 Kansas Association of Broadcasters awards competition for scholastic radio and television programming events.

*Community News
4/21/14 Emporia Gazette
Forty-two Kansas State University undergraduate and graduate students have been honored for their research presentations and posters at the 19th annual K-State Research Forum, including Kelsie Doty, a master's student in apparel and textiles from Council Grove. She took third place in graduate student social sciences, humanities and education poster session one.

Emporia State entrepreneurs take honors for ostrich farm
4-21-14 WIBW
The top three Emporia teams will now compete against teams from Kansas State University in the Kansas Entreprenuership Challenge in Manhattan on April 30th.

K-State Unveils ‘Global Campus’ Title
4/21/14 KMAN
Kansas State University has used distance education learning for more than four decades, but the Division of Continuing Education has recently been renamed Kansas State University’s Global Campus. This change was originally approved in a Kansas Board of Regents meeting back in March, but K-State released the details Monday afternoon.

Large Gift to Kansas State
4/21/14 KMAN
Mary Lynn and Warren Staley, Avon, Colo., have made a gift of more than $2.5 million to establish an endowed chair for the director of the School of Leadership Studies at Kansas State University.


Monday, April 21, 2014 
Faculty remain skeptical of Regents' social media policy
4/19/14 Topeka Capital Journal
Julia Keen, an architectural engineering professor at Kansas State University, said she would reserve judgment until she sees the draft. “I’m hopeful they may change some of the language staff found most objectionable and not just add language,” she said. Keen also said, however, the regents should have sought input from university employees before, not after, passing the policy.
Large Gift to K-State’s Military Science Department
4/18/14 KMAN
A gift of more than $629,000 is heading to the Department of Military Science at Kansas State. K-State’s Director of Military Affairs Art DeGroat tells KMAN the gift is from the estate of Lt. Colonel Albert E. Hylton III, to establish a fund in his father’s name, the Albert E. Hylton Jr. Excellence Fund.
*Aviation Training Icons John and Martha King Visit Kansas State University Salina
4/19/14 Insurance News
Known in the aviation world as icons in flight training, John and Martha King brought their education expertise to Kansas State University Salina during a campus visit on Friday, April 11.
*Northeast Kansas happenings
4/19/14 Topeka Capital Journal
EN POINTE — The Moscow Festival Ballet will perform “Romeo and Juliet” at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 27, in McCain Auditorium at Kansas State University in Manhattan. Cost: $48 for general admission; $24 for students. Information and tickets: (785) 532-6428.
Master's student returns to ISU after brain injury to defend thesis
4/19/14 Herald-Review (Illinois)
The accident occurred Nov. 16, 2012, in Manhattan, Kansas, where he was in the doctoral program at Kansas State University. Police said he was running across the street when the accident happened. Wallpe still has more occupational therapy to undergo, but his goal is to return to his doctoral studies at Kansas State this fall – two years after the accident.
Aqueduct idea finding favor in state
4/20/14 Garden City Telegram
Golden didn't bat an eye recently at the possibility it might cost as much as $23 billion, and as an agricultural economist at Kansas State University, he understands a few things about the economics of water.
*College notes
4/20/14 Hutchinson News
Three Kansas State University students were the top winners in the university’s 16th annual S. Thomas Parker Mathematics Competition, on March 29. The competition is part of the annual nationwide Mathematics Awareness Month and is conducted to encourage K-State students to strengthen their mathematical skills as well as promotes math education among students. Winners included Natalie Davis, Hutchinson, in a tie for second place. She is a chemical engineering major.
Agricultural business council honors three
4/18/14 Kansas City Business Journal
Flinchbaugh is a professor emeritus at Kansas State University.