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April 2010


Friday, April 30, 2010


K-STATE SENIOR FROM HAYS RECEIVES GRADUATE STUDY FELLOWSHIP FROM PHI KAPPA PHI: Kelsey Moran, Kansas State University senior in political science and pre-law, Hays, has been awarded a Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship.

FOUR K-STATE STUDENT TEAMS PLACE IN A NATIONAL ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING INSTITUTE COMPETITION: Four Kansas State University student teams recently achieved national success in an Architectural Engineering Institute competition. K-State teams placed in the top three in multiple categories of the institute's annual Charles Pankow Foundation Architectural Engineering Student Design Competition.

K-STATE SOIL JUDGING TEAM TAKES THIRD PLACE IN NATIONAL CONTEST: A Kansas State University Soil Judging Team is the third-place winner in the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture national soil judging contest.

K-STATE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE'S ADVISORY BOARD SELECTS TYSON FOOD EXECUTIVE AS OUTSTANDING FINANCIAL EXECUTIVE FOR 2010-2011: An executive with Tyson Foods Inc. is the Kansas State University Finance Advisory Board's outstanding financial executive for 2010-2011. Dennis Leatherby, executive vice president and chief financial officer for Tyson Foods, was honored April 23 at the advisory board's annual banquet.


Thursday, April 29, 2010


K-STATE BECOMING MORE GREEN AS SUSTAINABILITY MEASURES TAKE HOLD: At Kansas State University, sustainability is more than just the latest buzzword. Several projects are now under way to make the university a greener place.

KEITH RUTLIN JOINING K-STATE'S CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE ENERGY AS EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS ADMINISTRATOR: Keith Rutlin is joining Kansas State University as educational programs administrator of K-State's Center for Sustainable Energy.

K-STATE'S MUSIC DEPARTMENT HONORS OUTSTANDING STUDENTS: The department of music at Kansas State University has honored several students for excellence. The students were recognized at the department's recent annual Honors Recital.


Wednesday, April 28, 2010


POLICE INVESTIGATING INCIDENT ON K-STATE CAMPUS: Kansas State University police are investigating an incident of aggravated robbery which was reported to the Kansas State University police department last night.

BNSF FOUNDATION MAKES $230,000 GIFT TO K-STATE: The BNSF Foundation, Fort Worth, Texas, has made a gift of $230,000 to establish an outreach partnership with the College of Engineering at Kansas State University.

K-STATE AT SALINA STUDENT TO SERVE PRESTIGIOUS INTERNATIONAL AVIATION INTERNSHIP: A student at Kansas State University at Salina will spend part of her summer learning about international flight operations and air traffic control.

K-STATE CENTER FOR CHILD DEVELOPMENT SEEKS COMMUNITY HELP IN TEACHING CHILDREN TO GO GREEN: With a little help from at least 1,000 friends, the Kansas State University Center for Child Development could win an organic garden to help teach children about gardening and sustainability.

K-STATE COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE HONORS EXCELLENCE BY STUDENTS: Students from Kansas State University's College of Agriculture were recognized at the college's annual Ag Awards Assembly, April 23.


Tuesday, April 27, 2010


FORMER K-STATE WILDCAT READY TO TACKLE HIS DEGREE AFTER EARNING SUPER BOWL RING: It seems like life couldn't get much sweeter for former Kansas State University football player Nick Leckey. He recently wrapped up his sixth year in the NFL. He's playing in New Orleans, La., a city he has come to love. And he just added "Super Bowl champion" to his resume in Super Bowl 44. With all that, there's still one thing missing for Leckey: his college diploma from K-State.

K-STATE'S CHAPTER OF MORTAR BOARD SELECTS NEW MEMBERS FOR 2010-2011: Kansas State University's chapter of Mortar Board National Senior College Honor Society recently selected new members for the 2010-2011 school year.


Monday, April 26, 2010


K-STATE IMPLEMENTING NEW ALCOHOL EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS IN FALL 2010; PARENTS CAN PARTICIPATE, TOO: Beginning with the fall 2010 semester, Kansas State University will require most newly enrolled students to complete an online alcohol education program.

GAMMA SIGMA DELTA AGRICULTURE HONOR SOCIETY RECOGNIZES K-STATE STUDENTS FOR EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH, TEACHING AND ACADEMICS: Kansas State University's chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta, the honor society of agriculture, has recognized several K-State students for excellence in research, teaching and academics.

TEN STUDENTS FROM MILITARY FAMILIES RECEIVING SCHOLARSHIPS AS PART OF K-STATE PARTNERSHIP WITH FORT RILEY: Fort Riley has a community-based, combined scholarship program where local civic and corporate sponsors donate money and award scholarships to local students and spouses of Fort Riley military families. Kansas State University is now in its second year of partnering with Fort Riley on this effort, allowing students the opportunity to pursue college.

THIRTEEN K-STATE STUDENTS EARN PRIZES AT ANNUAL RENDERING COMPETITION: Thirteen Kansas State University students received prizes in the College of Architecture, Planning and Design's 17th annual Student Rendering Competition.

K-STATE'S SOPHOMORE LEADERSHIP HONORARY, SILVER KEY, SELECTS MEMBERS FOR 2010-2011: Kansas State University's sophomore leadership honorary, Silver Key, has news members for the 2010-2011 school year.


Friday, April 23, 2010


K-STATE ONLY SCHOOL IN KANSAS TO BE INCLUDED IN NEW GUIDEBOOK ABOUT THE NATION'S MOST GREEN CAMPUSES: Move over, purple. Kansas State University is going green. That's the view of new guidebook about institutions of higher education that have demonstrated an above-average commitment to sustainability in terms of campus infrastructure, activities and initiatives.

K-STATE MUSHROOM EXPERT AND MUSHROOM HUNTER SHARE TIPS ON FINDING THE MYSTERIOUS MOREL: The great outdoors, pleasant weather, the thrill of the hunt and the delectable taste are just some of the many reasons hunters take to the woodlands in the spring in search of the mysterious morel mushroom.

K-STATE CROPS TEAM TAKES FIRST PLACE IN NATIONAL CONTEST: The Kansas State University Crops Team took first place in the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture national crops contest April 16 at Redlands Community College in El Reno, Okla.

K-STATE HONORS 14 GRADUATING SENIORS FOR LEADERSHIP, IMPROVING CAMPUS LIFE: Kansas State University students from fields as diverse as aeronautics and political science have been named outstanding graduating seniors.

SERVICE, LEADERSHIP EARN STUDENTS SCHOLARSHIPS FROM K-STATE'S BLUE KEY: Several Kansas State University students are receiving $500 scholarships from Blue Key, the senior leadership honor society at K-State.


Thursday, April 22, 2010


K-STATE'S PROGRAM IN COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS EARNS REACCREDITATION, HIGH PRAISE FROM KEY AUDIOLOGY AND SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY COUNCIL: Kansas State University's master's program in communication sciences and disorders has been accredited for another eight years by the Council on Academic Accreditation for Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology.

K-STATE'S STUDENT KNEA CHAPTER RECEIVES SEVERAL AWARDS AT LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE: Kansas State University's student chapter of the Kansas National Educational Association received several honors at the recent KNEA Student Program Leadership Conference. In addition, a K-State faculty member was selected as the outstanding KNEA student program adviser.

K-STATE'S JUNIOR HONORARY, CHIMES, SELECTS NEW MEMBERS FOR 2010-2011: Kansas State University's junior honorary, Chimes, has selected 25 new members for the 2010-2011 school year.


Wednesday, April 21, 2010


BINGE DRINKING STUDY FINDS PERSONALIZED MESSAGES MOST BENEFICIAL IN PREVENTING RISKY DRINKING BEHAVIOR: With binge drinking among college students a concern for many, two Kansas State Unversity researchers may have found a way to combat it through messages tailored to a student's psyche.

K-STATE AND CONOCOPHILLIPS SELECT 2010-2011 SPIRIT SCHOLARS: The newest additions to the ConocoPhillips SPIRIT Scholars Program at Kansas State University were announced April 15 in Manhattan. Representatives of ConocoPhillips, an international, integrated energy company with interests around the world, were on hand for the announcement.

K-STATE STUDENTS EARN CASH AWARDS IN S. THOMAS PARKER MATHEMATICS COMPETITION: Two Kansas State University students are sharing top honors in the 12th annual S. Thomas Parker Mathematics Competition.

K-STATE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING HONORING NINE ALUMS FOR CAREER SUCCESS: The Kansas State University College of Engineering will honor nine alumni for professional career accomplishment during the first 20 years following their graduation from K-State. The honorees will be recognized at ceremonies on the K-State campus Friday, April 23.

TWO TO BE INDUCTED INTO K-STATE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING HALL OF FAME: The Kansas State University College of Engineering Hall of Fame will induct two new members Friday, April 23.

K-STATE OFFERING ONLINE MASTER'S DEGREE IN ADULT AND CONTINUING EDUCATION: Kansas State University's College of Education and Division of Continuing Education will offer a new online master's degree program in adult and continuing education starting this summer.


Tuesday, April 20, 2010


TO BUILD BRAND LOYALTY, COMPANY MONEY BETTER SPENT ON ADVERTISEMENTS THAT GO BEYOND A PRODUCT'S SURFACE-LEVEL APPEAL, K-STATE MARKETING PROFESSOR FINDS: All advertising dollars are not created equal, according to marketing research at Kansas State University. Swinder Janda, the Paul Edgerley Distinguished Chair in Global Business at K-State, and his colleagues suggest that businesses wanting to build brand loyalty will get more bang for their buck with advertising that focuses on the deeper meanings of a brand rather than surface-level traits.

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE GRANTS $465,000 TO K-STATE RESEARCH TEAM TO STUDY E. COLI O157:H7 IN BEEF COW-CALF OPERATIONS IN KANSAS AND NEBRASKA: The smallest bacterium that is harmless to cattle can be deadly once the food supply is contaminated. That's why Kansas State University's T.G. Nagaraja, a university distinguished professor of diagnostic medicine and pathobiology, finds it's important to learn as much as possible about E. coli O157:H7.

K-STATE STUDENT FROM KANSAS CITY, KAN., EARNS GRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP FROM NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION; TWO STUDENTS EARN HONORABLE MENTIONS: A Kansas State University student has received a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, and one student and one recent graduate have received honorable mentions.

THREE K-STATE ENTOMOLOGY PROFESSORS RECEIVE HONORS FROM THE NORTH CENTRAL BRANCH OF THE ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA: Three Kansas State University entomology faculty members are recipients of honors from the North Central Branch of the Entomological Society of America.

K-STATE GREEK AFFAIRS DIRECTOR TO RETURN TO POST AS ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF STUDENT LIFE OFFICE: After leading Kansas State University's Greek affairs office for nearly six years, Scott Jones will be returning to familiar territory. Jones is heading back to K-State's office of student life as a full-time assistant dean of student life and assistant director of the office of student life.


Monday, April 19, 2010


K-STATE TO CELEBRATE EARTH DAY APRIL 22: Earth Day is Thursday, April 22, and Kansas State University will join in the environmental celebration with two on-campus events that are both free and open to the public.

FROM BEAN TO BREW: COFFEE STUDY EXAMINES EVOLUTION OF AROMATIC ATTRIBUTES: As any caffeine connoisseur will attest, if a coffee bean is prepared correctly, its aromatics can delight the senses and tickle the taste buds. However, if the beans are too burned, they can impact the taste of the coffee. A team of researchers at Kansas State University is hoping to put an end to the hit-and-miss roasting of coffee beans by introducing the coffee industry to the best preparation of three major beans.

K-STATE'S SAJID ALAVI RECOGNIZED FOR EARLY CAREER ACCOMPLISHMENTS BY ASSOCIATION OF CEREAL CHEMISTS: Sajid Alavi, associate professor of grain science and industry at Kansas State University, has received the 2010 Young Research Scientist Award from AACC International, formerly the American Association of Cereal Chemists.

K-STATE STUDENTS EARN MOST HONORS IN 2010 KANSAS ASSOCIATION OF BROADCASTERS' STUDENT COMPETITION: Students from Kansas State University earned 53 awards -- the most by any school at the collegiate level -- in the Kansas Association of Broadcasters' 2010 Student Broadcast Awards competition. In addition, three K-State mass communications students received scholarships from the broadcasting association.

K-STATE SUSTAINABILITY CONFERENCE EARNS NATIONAL RECOGNITION: Kansas State University's Sustainability Conference is being recognized nationally for providing the people of Kansas with information about how the higher education community can support statewide sustainability efforts.


Friday, April 16, 2010


K-STATE PROFESSOR USING THE KINDLE E-READER TO BROADEN AND ENHANCE STUDENTS' READING EXPERIENCES; TECHY DEVICE MOTIVATES LESS-ENTHUSIASTIC READERS: To help children become better readers, a Kansas State University professor thinks they may 'need to spend less time with their noses stuck in books. Lotta Larson, a K-State assistant professor of elementary education, is finding that electronic readers allow children to interact with texts in ways they don't interact with the printed word.

K-STATE'S 2009-2010 MCCAIN PERFORMANCE SERIES FINALE TO FEATURE 'CINDERELLA' BY THE MOSCOW FESTIVAL BALLET: The Moscow Festival Ballet will perform the classic "Cinderella" at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 25, at Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium in the final event of the 2009-2010 McCain Performance Series.

JACKIE HARTMAN NAMED K-STATE'S DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY RELATIONS AND ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT: Kansas State University's first director of community relations and assistant to the president brings a lifelong familiarity with K-State, leadership, consulting, entrepreneurial activities and teaching experience; and a background working with faculty, staff and students ... plus a wardrobe containing plenty of purple.

K-STATE UNDERGRADUATES PRESENT RESEARCH PROJECTS AT DEVELOPING SCHOLARS PROGRAM RESEARCH POSTER SYMPOSIUM APRIL 18: Kansas State University undergraduate researchers will showcase their projects at the Developing Scholars Program Research Poster Symposium, Sunday, April 18.

K-STATE CHAPTER OF KAPPA OMICRON NU HUMAN ECOLOGY HONOR SOCIETY GAINS NEW MEMBERS: Excellence in research, leadership and scholarship has earned nearly 40 Kansas State University human ecology students membership in Kappa Omicron Nu, the human ecology honor society.


Thursday, April 15, 2010


K-STATE STUDY FINDS OLDER DRIVERS OFTEN INVOLVED IN DAYTIME CRASHES MORE SEVERE THAN YOUNGER DRIVERS' CRASHES; LARGER SIGN FONTS, LEFT-TURN ARROWS COULD HELP: Kansas State University researchers are discovering the challenges aging creates for drivers. To help improve traffic safety, K-State engineers identified the characteristics of older drivers in Kansas and the types of crashes they are involved in.

INTERNATIONALLY KNOWN MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS EXPERT CARL BENDER TO GIVE PRESENTATION IN K-STATE'S PETERSON PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES IN PHYSICS: Carl Bender, an internationally known leader in mathematical physics, will be the speaker for the spring 2010 presentation in Kansas State University's Peterson Public Lecture Series in Physics.

K-STATE'S WOMEN IN ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE PROGRAM RECOGNIZED AS BEST IN THE NATION: 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'S PRESIDENTIAL AWARDS RECOGNIZE SIX FACULTY MEMBERS FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING, ADVISING OR ADMINISTRATION: Six Kansas State University faculty members are receiving a 2010 Presidential Award for their commitment and compassion as teachers, advisers or administrators.

K-STATE'S GREEK WEEK, APRIL 18-25, FEATURES GREEK OLYMPICS, SPECIAL RAPE PREVENTION PRESENTATION AND A COMMUNITY CLEANUP DAY: Kansas State University's ninth annual Greek Week, April 18-25, will feature a variety of events, including the Greek Olympics, a special presentation by the mother of a rape victim and the "Greeks for Clean Streets" project.


Wednesday, April 14, 2010


K-STATE SOCIOLOGY PROFESSOR RECEIVES APPOINTMENT TO NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL COMMITTEE ON THE ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF BIOFUELS: A Kansas State University expert will serve on a National Research Council committee studying the economic and environmental impacts of increasing biofuels production.

K-STATE ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING STUDENT TAKES SECOND PLACE IN AN AMERICAN CONCRETE INSTITUTE INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: A Kansas State University architectural engineering student recently took second place in the American Concrete Institute's international pervious concrete competition.

K-STATE THEATER TO PRESENT 'OUR TOWN' APRIL 22-24 AND APRIL 28-MAY 1: Kansas State University Theater will present the play "Our Town" at 7:30 p.m. April 22-24 and April 28-May 1 in Nichols Theater.


Tuesday, April 13, 2010


PSYCHOLOGY RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS EARN K-STATE UNDERGRADUATES CONFERENCE HONORS: Several Kansas State University undergraduate students in psychology earned honors for their research presentations at the recent Great Plains Student Psychology Conference in St. Joseph, Mo.

THIRD ANNUAL HARRY POTTER-INSPIRED BENEFIT CONCERT COMING TO K-STATE APRIL 17: A love of all things Harry Potter and commitment to literacy will unite wizards and muggles at Kansas State University's third annual Hallows and Horcruxes Ball.

TWO K-STATE DEPARTMENT HEADS INVITED TO PRESTIGIOUS OXFORD ROUND TABLE: Two department heads at Kansas State University were recently tapped to take part in the Oxford University Round Table on women in academia.

K-STATE'S CHAD MAULSBY NAMED ONE OF THE NATION'S TOP ARMY ROTC CADETS: Chad Maulsby, a Kansas State University senior in social sciences, Clay Center, is receiving the George C. Marshall Leadership Award, which is presented to only the top Army ROTC cadets in the nation.

SHADOW DAY AT K-STATE DESIGNED TO SPUR YOUNG WOMEN'S INTEREST IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING: Tenth- to 12th-grade girls from across the state will pair up with Kansas State University female science, technology, engineering or mathematics students for Shadow Day, Wednesday, April 28.

K-STATE SENIOR FROM SHAWNEE RECEIVES FIRST MICHAEL E. BROWN ALPHA TAU OMEGA MORTAR BOARD LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP: Kansas State University's Robert Gomez, senior in elementary education, Shawnee, is the first recipient of the new Michael E. Brown Alpha Tau Omega Mortar Board Leadership Scholarship.


Monday, April 12, 2010


FAMED BROADWAY PRODUCTION 'JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR' TO TAKE THE STAGE AT K-STATE'S MCCAIN AUDITORIUM: "Jesus Christ Superstar," starring Ted Neeley, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 19 at Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium.

NASA CHIEF SCIENTIST TO MAKE PRESENTATIONS APRIL 20 AND 21 AT K-STATE AT SALINA AS PART OF UNIVERSITY DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES: Dennis M. Bushnell, chief scientist at NASA Langley Research Center, will give two presentations at Kansas State University at Salina as part of the University Distinguished Lecture Series.

K-STATE'S INTERIOR DESIGN PROGRAM EARNS REACCREDITATION: The Council for Interior Design Accreditation has reaccredited Kansas State University's bachelor's degree program in interior design.

K-STATE'S ONLINE INTERSESSION CLASSES GAINING GROUND WITH ON-CAMPUS STUDENTS: While Kansas State University's distance student population has enjoyed the accessibility of online classes offered through K-State intersession, on-campus student enrollments in these classes are also on the rise.


Friday, April 9, 2010


K-STATE MARKETING PROFESSOR EXPLAINS HOW SHOPPING EXPERIENCES WOULD DIFFER IF BUSINESSES PUT CUSTOMER LOYALTY RESEARCH FINDINGS INTO PRACTICE: Imagine a car dealership where telling a salesperson "I'm just looking" would allow you to do just that. Or an online retailer offering you price cuts or free shipping to improve its relationship with you.

THREE K-STATE ENGINEERING STUDENTS RECEIVE SCHOLARSHIPS FROM THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF HEATING, REFRIGERATING AND AIR-CONDITIONING ENGINEERS: Three Kansas State University engineering students are recipients of prestigious scholarships from the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers.

DEDICATION CEREMONY FOR K-STATE'S NEW SCHOOL OF LEADERSHIP STUDIES BUILDING APRIL 16: A dedication ceremony for Kansas State University's new School of Leadership Studies building will be 1 p.m. Friday, April 16. The new building is on the corner of Petticoat Lane and Mid-Campus Drive.

K-STATE LECTURE ON WOMEN LEADERS IN ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN APRIL 14: The increasingly important role of female leaders in the field of architecture will be the topic of an upcoming lecture at Kansas State University.

THE NATIONAL SOCIETY OF PERSHING RIFLES RETURNS TO K-STATE: After more than 30 years, the championship company of the National Society of Pershing Rifles has returned to Kansas State University.

K-STATE'S MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAM RECOGNIZES OUTSTANDING STUDENT AND FACULTY MEMBER: Outstanding accomplishments in public health and contributions to Kansas State University's Master of Public Health program have earned a recent graduate of the program and a K-State faculty member honors.


Thursday, April 8, 2010


ALL-UNIVERSITY OPEN HOUSE APRIL 24 A FUN WAY TO LEARN MORE ABOUT K-STATE: Kansas State University is inviting everyone to experience university life firsthand at the All-University Open House 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 24.

K-STATE'S ALL-UNIVERSITY OPEN HOUSE APRIL 24 OFFERS VARIETY OF ACTIVITIES, FUN: Kansas State University's All-University Open House, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 24, will show Wildcats of all ages what the university has to offer. Exhibits, entertainment and tours will be available to show future students and the public what current K-Staters are already doing.

K-STATE AT SALINA OFFERING FUN FOR ALL AGES AT ALL-UNIVERSITY OPEN HOUSE APRIL 24: Kansas State University at Salina's open house, Saturday, April 24, will be full of board game-related activities for players of all ages. Visitors also will have a chance to learn about K-State's aviation and engineering technology programs, in addition to the new business administration bachelor's degree to be offered at K-State at Salina in fall 2010.

K-STATE LECTURE APRIL 20 FEATURING RETIRED PSYCHOLOGIST WHO WILL SPEAK ABOUT HIS PERSONAL STRUGGLE WITH DEMENTIA: A dementia and Alzheimer's lecturer coming to Kansas State University will give a personal account of his life with the disease.

TWO K-STATE GRADUATE STUDENTS EARN SCHOLARSHIPS FOR RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS AT CAPITOL GRADUATE RESEARCH SUMMIT: Research presentations by two Kansas State University graduate students earned honors at the seventh annual Capitol Graduate Research Summit, March 25, at the Docking State Office Building in Topeka.


Wednesday, April 7, 2010


EXPERTS SAY RESEARCH INTO NIGERIAN 419 SCAM E-MAILS COULD LEAD TO IMPROVED ANTI-PHISHING TECHNOLOGIES, MOST MESSAGES NOT ACTUALLY FROM AFRICA: Chances are you have received one at some point or another: an e-mail from someone in Africa asking for your help or informing you of a large inheritance from a deceased relative. Whatever the scenario, the sender always asks for a financial contribution. Thanks to the research of a former Kansas State University professor and her son, spam e-mails of this type may soon be a thing of the past.

K-STATE'S ADVANCED MANUFACTURING INSTITUTE HELPS HUTCHINSON COMPANY ENHANCE PRODUCT: The Advanced Manufacturing Institute at Kansas State University has helped a Hutchinson company with one of its products. Seed Research Equipment Solutions, also known as SRES, manufactures seed planters. The company worked with the K-State institute to enhance the structural integrity of the frame on its precision planter.

K-STATE'S L.T. FAN LECTURE SERIES TO FEATURE EXPERT IN CONTROLLED FORMATION OF NANOSTRUCTURES: George Stephanopoulos, A.D. Little Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will be the featured speaker for the L.T. Fan Lecture Series at 10:15 a.m. Monday, April 19, in Kansas State University's Fiedler Hall Auditorium.

K-STATE'S BLUE KEY SENIOR LEADERSHIP SOCIETY SELECTS NEW MEMBERS FOR 2010-2011: A senior leadership honor society that recognizes college students for excellence in scholarship, leadership and service has selected new members for the 2010-2011 school year at Kansas State University.

CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY BY 13 K-STATE STUDENTS HONORED IN COLLEGE COMPETITION: Thirteen Kansas State University students have been recognized for outstanding and creative photography in The Answers Inc. and Thomas A. Tyler CAPD Student Architectural and Environmental Photography Competition.


Tuesday, April 6, 2010


K-STATE STUDY FINDS A NEGATIVE SELF-IMAGE STOPS MEN AND WOMEN FROM EXERCISING LONG-TERM; PEOPLE OFTEN DROP OUT OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY PROGRAMS WITHIN SIX MONTHS: Individuals trying to become consistent exercisers might be deterred by a negative self-image, according to a Kansas State University study.

EXPERT ON HELPING STUDENTS SUCCEED IN THE FIRST YEAR OF COLLEGE WILL BE SPEAKER FOR CHESTER E. PETERS LECTURE AT K-STATE APRIL 16: An expert on how colleges and universities can make a student's first year a success will present Kansas State University's 2010 Chester E. Peters Lecture on Student Development.

LINDA TEENER RECEIVING K-STATE'S SUSAN M. SCOTT COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP AWARD: Linda Inlow Teener, executive director of UFM Community Learning Center in Manhattan, is the recipient of the 2010 Susan M. Scott Community Leadership Award from Kansas State University's School of Leadership Studies.


Monday, April 5, 2010


K-STATE AT SALINA TO HAVE POWWOW AS PART OF DIVERSITY SUMMIT EVENTS: Kansas State University at Salina will have its second annual Diversity Powwow Saturday, April 10, as part of the college's Diversity Summit 2010.

NOTED WICHITA BIOLOGISTS HELP K-STATE DOCTORAL STUDENTS ADVANCE THEIR CAREERS THROUGH THE SARACHEK FELLOWSHIP, TRAVEL AWARDS: Wichita biologists Alvin and RosaLee Sarachek are helping to advance the careers of two Kansas State University doctoral students who use molecular approaches to biological research.

K-STATE MATH FACULTY MEMBERS OFFERING SEMINARS FOR STUDENTS TO SHARPEN THEIR PROBLEM-SOLVING SKILLS IN PREPARATION FOR THE MANHATTAN MATHEMATICAL OLYMPIAD: Faculty members in Kansas State University's department of mathematics are offering Math Circle Seminars for students in grades 2-12 as a way to prepare for the upcoming annual Manhattan Mathematical Olympiad.

K-STATE THEATER PROGRAM TO PRESENT 'ALMOST, MAINE' APRIL 15-17: The Kansas State University theater program will present the play "Almost, Maine" at 7:30 p.m. April 15-17 in East Stadium's Purple Masque Theater.

K-STATE DEVELOPS MORE 2+2 AGREEMENTS WITH JOHNSON COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Kansas State University has established new 2+2 agreements with Johnson County Community College in Overland Park.


Friday, April 2, 2010


HIGH-PROTEIN DIET CAN HELP ATHLETES IN SPORTS LIKE MIXED MARTIAL ARTS MEET WEIGHT CLASS GOALS WITHOUT ENDANGERING HEALTH, K-STATE GRAD STUDENT IS FINDING: From starvation diets to sauna suits, athletes in sports like mixed martial arts, wrestling and boxing often to go unhealthy extremes to meet their weight class goals. A Kansas State University graduate student is showing them that they don't have to.

K-STATE CHAPTER OF ORDER OF OMEGA NAMED ONE OF THE BEST IN NATION: Kansas State University's Order of Omega, the Greek honor society, has been recognized as one of the best chapters in the nation. In addition, two K-State Order of Omega members have received 2010 national Order of Omega scholarships for their leadership and service.

K-STATE'S BEACH MUSEUM TO HOST LADIES' NIGHT FEATURING A STILL LIFE FLORAL PROJECT INSPIRED BY THE MUSEUM'S COVACEVICH EXHIBITION: The next Ladies' Night at Kansas State University's Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art will be inspired by one of the museum's current exhibitions, "Following the Sun: The Art of Sue Jean Covacevich, 1905-1998."

K-STATE TRAVEL AND DINING AUCTION APRIL 9 AT K-STATE ALUMNI CENTER: Kansas State University students in hotel and restaurant management will be hosts to the 14th annual Travel and Dining Auction at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 9, in the K-State Alumni Center Ballroom.

A VARIETY OF K-STATE MUSIC PERFORMANCES BEING OFFERED IN APRIL: The Kansas State University department of music is offering numerous events and performances throughout April.


Thursday, April 1, 2010


K-STATE STUDENTS FROM DODGE CITY, LEAWOOD WIN GOLDWATER SCHOLARSHIPS; OVERLAND PARK STUDENT RECEIVES HONORABLE MENTION: Kansas State University's Shane Scott, Dodge City, and Emily Tummons, Leawood, have won 2010 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships. Andrew Satterlee, Overland Park, has been recognized as an honorable mention.

K-STATE DIETETICS PROGRAMS EARN CONTINUING ACCREDITATION FROM COMMISSION ON ACCREDITATION FOR DIETETICS EDUCATION: The Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education has reaccredited both of Kansas State University's programs in dietetics for another 10 years.

CLASSICAL CROSSOVER GROUP, THE AHN TRIO, TO PERFORM AT K-STATE'S MCCAIN AUDITORIUM: The classical music group The Ahn Trio will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 9, at Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium.

K-STATE TO CELEBRATE NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH IN APRIL: Kansas State University's Native American Student Association has planned several events to help K-Staters embrace the Native American culture as part of the university's observance of Native American Heritage Month in April.

K-STATE STUDENT FROM OKLAHOMA CELEBRATES HIS NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE AS PRESIDENT OF UNIVERSITY'S NATIVE AMERICAN STUDENT ASSOCIATION: Cameron Piercy's passion for his Native American heritage is evident in his position as president of the Kansas State University Native American Student Association.



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