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April 2014

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 

Men and women bothered by different types of cheating
You've probably heard the saying men are from Mars, women are from Venus. New research from Kansas State University shows this saying even applies to views on cheating.

College of Business Administration selects new ambassadors
The Kansas State University College of Business Administration has selected 25 students to join its College of Business Ambassadors program.

Recreational credit courses offered during university's May intersession
One-credit-hour recreational classes will be offered for the first time during Kansas State University's May intersession, the short time between standard university semesters when students can complete a class in an accelerated time frame. UFM Community Learning Center coordinates these recreational credit classes as part of Kansas State University Global Campus.

Interior architecture & product design department head has new role: president of national council
The head of Kansas State University's interior architecture & product design department in the College of Architecture, Planning & Design has become the first person from the university to be elected president of the Interior Design Educators Council Inc.

May blooms with classic comedy, bluegrass-jazz performance, recitals and more on campus
Before the spring semester ends at Kansas State University, there's still time to take in some drama, get in rhythm and explore your artistic side.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 

Harms to head College of Human Ecology's kinesiology department
Beginning June 8, Craig Harms, professor, will head Kansas State University's kinesiology department.

Externships give veterinary students opportunity to experience shelter medicine across the US
Thanks to Maddie's Fund, four Kansas State University veterinary medicine students are getting the opportunity to serve externships at high-quality, large-scale, adoption-guarantee shelter environments.

Authority on sustainability in higher education to speak at annual apparel, textiles, and interior design student symposium
The 10th annual student symposium sponsored by Kansas State University's apparel, textiles, and interior design department will feature a keynote lecture by Debra Rowe, a leading advocate in sustainability and education for sustainable development, at 10 a.m. Friday, May 2, in the K-State Alumni Center banquet room. It is free and open to the public.


Monday, April 28, 2014 

ConocoPhillips contributes $278,000 to provide ongoing support to Kansas State University programs
ConocoPhillips recently donated $278,000 to Kansas State University for the College of Engineering, College of Business Administration and a variety of programs across campus.

Leading the way: Senior leadership honor society selects members for 2014-2015 school year
Kansas State University's Blue Key, a senior leadership honor society, has selected its new members for the 2014-2015 school year.


Friday, April 25, 2014 

Army veteran establishes military sciences fund at Kansas State University
The military science department at Kansas State University has received a gift of more than $629,000 from the estate of Lt. Col. Albert E. Hylton III to establish the Albert E. Hylton Jr. Excellence Fund.

Athletic trainers society honors athletic training students for outstanding academic work
Outstanding academic work has earned several athletic training students at Kansas State University honors from the Kansas Athletic Trainers Society.



Thursday, April 24, 2014 

Kansas State University honoring alumnus John Hofmeister with honorary doctorate
Kansas State University will honor alumnus John Hofmeister with an honorary doctorate at commencement for the Graduate School on May 16. Hofmeister also will serve as commencement speaker for the Graduate School and at commencement for the College of Arts and Sciences on May 17.

Landscape architecture students win five awards at regional conference
Kansas State University landscape architecture students received five awards at the recentAmerican Society of Landscape Architects Central States Conference.



Wednesday, April 23, 2014 

Late freeze kills fruit buds
Horticulturist explains how to check if your fruit buds survived the late burst of cold weather.

Ted and Sue Knapp Delineation Competition awards eight APDesign students
Eight students from Kansas State University's College of Architecture, Planning & Design, or APDesign, have earned honors in the Ted and Sue Knapp Delineation Competition.

Last Lecture Series at K-State Salina focuses on a professor's would-be parting words of wisdom

Les Kinsler, professor of engineering technology at Kansas State University, will be the inaugural speaker for K-State Salina's Last Lecture Series. His lecture will be at 3 p.m. Monday, April 28, in the College Center conference room.



Tuesday, April 22, 2014 

Kansas State University student is university's 34th Truman scholar
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.

University, Center for Legal Studies classes meet needs in multiple industries
Through a partnership with the Center for Legal Studies, Kansas State University is making it easy and affordable for students and professionals who are seeking classes in legal training to receive their education online.

24 business execs serving as professors for a day in the College of Business Administration
The week of April 21-25 will see 24 industry professionals taking on the role of College of Business Administration professor as part of the second Executive Professor-for-a-Day program.

University alumna and technology CEO Michelle Munson to share her story with campus, community May 8-9
Kansas State University alumna Michelle Munson is returning to her alma mater and native state to trace the journey that began on her family's farm near Junction City and led her to become a computer industry entrepreneur.



Monday, April 21, 2014 

Kansas State University unveils the Global Campus
To more accurately reflect Kansas State University's international ties and global reach, the Division of Continuing Education has been renamed Kansas State University Global Campus.

College of Business Administration's K-State Launch awards more than $20,000 to student entrepreneurs
Kansas City Spaces, Concordia Cattle Health and Juedo Social were the top winners in the K-State Launch competition, which gives students experience in the process of making a business proposal.

Longtime university supporters establish chair for director of the School of Leadership Studies
Kansas State University alumni Warren and Mary Lynn Staley have established an endowed chair, the Mary Lynn and Warren Staley Chair for Leadership, for the director of the School of Leadership Studies at Kansas State University.

Kansas State University's student financial counseling program receives State Farm grant
Kansas State University's Powercat Financial Counseling receives a $15,000 State Farm Good Neighbor Citizenship Grant. 

Media advisory: Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz available to media at JCERT event April 23
Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz will be available to meet with members of the media at about 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 23, following the Johnson County Education and Research Triangle anniversary celebration at the Ritz Charles, 9000 W. 137th St., Overland Park.



Friday, April 18, 2014

Aviation training icons John and Martha King visit Kansas State University Salina
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 April 11.

Award to College of Veterinary Medicine alumnus helps two students earn scholarships
An award to a Kansas State University veterinary medicine alumnus is helping two current veterinary students.

Political science department awards undergraduate scholarships
Thirteen Kansas State University students are recipients of scholarships from Kansas State University's political science department.



Thursday, April 17, 2014

Patented research remotely detects nitrogen-rich explosives
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.

Be egg-stra careful when preparing Easter feast
If you plan on munching on those Easter eggs after you've dyed them, pay egg-stra attention to how you cook them, says a Kansas State University Food Safety Specialist.

University team designs, builds wind turbine for Collegiate Wind Competition
A team from Kansas State University looks to blow away the field at the upcoming U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition.



Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Discovery Center Foundation honors university as a Friend of the Flint Hills
Kansas State University is being recognized for its contributions to the last remaining tallgrass prairie in North America. The Flint Hills Discovery Center Foundation in Manhattan is honoring the university as a Friend of the Flint Hills.

Program to help first-generation college students selects inaugural scholars at Kansas State University
The First Scholars, a new program at Kansas State University for first-generation college students, has selected its inaugural scholars. These students will be incoming freshmen at the university in fall 2014.

Author, percussionist to lead personhood and dementia workshop April 24
In the book "Dancing with Rose: Finding Life in the Land of Alzheimer's," Lauren Kessler wrote about the month she spent as a caregiver at a residential Alzheimer's facility.

Mortar Board Senior Honor Society names new members of 2014-2015
Kansas State University's chapter of Mortar Board has selected its new members for the 2014-2015 school year.

Moscow Festival Ballet presents 'Romeo and Juliet' April 27 at McCain
"Romeo and Juliet," the classic Shakespeare tale of star-crossed lovers, will be performed by the Moscow Festival Ballet as part of Kansas State University's McCain Performance Series at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 27, in McCain Auditorium.

National Strategic Selling Institute offers benefit auction April 25
Students in the Advanced Sales class of the National Strategic Selling Institute, or NSSI, a part of the Kansas State University College of Business Administration, will host a benefit auction beginning at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 25, at the Wareham Opera House, 410 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan.



Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Students earn honors at annual university research forum
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.

Doctoral student goes to Australia to train in infectious disease research
Michelle Mazur, who is working on a doctorate in pathobiology from Kansas State University, has been training at a key animal health laboratory in Australia as part of her Ph.D. program.

New research journal features undergraduate students' multidisciplinary research
A new undergraduate journal will encourage multidisciplinary research and enable students to share their discoveries with a wider community of scholars.

Mother of teen shooting victim Trayvon Martin to speak at Kansas State University
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
Kansas State University is celebrating Earth Day with a week of eco-friendly activities April 22-26.



Monday, April 14, 2014

Researchers hope new tests will prevent an endemic in pork industry
Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory develops tests to identify pig viruses, hoping to prevent the further spread of diseases that have already killed almost 6 million pigs.

University's sophomore leadership honorary selects members for 2014-2015
Silver Key, the sophomore leadership honorary at Kansas State University, has new members for the 2014-2015 school year.

Three earn honors at annual campus mathematics competition
Three Kansas State University students are showing how skills in mathematics can add up to success.


Thursday, April 10, 2014

Expect to see spring pests despite extreme cold winter
Extreme cold winter weather will not kill off insects, says an associate professor in entomology.

Koch Industries' Steve Feilmeier to speak at College of Business Administration's Distinguished Lecture Series
The executive vice president and chief financial officer of Koch Industries will be the speaker for the Kansas State University College of Business Administration's Distinguished Lecture Series. Steve Feilmeier's lecture will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union.

Students earn honors from Kansas Association of Broadcasters
The Kansas Association of Broadcasters has recognized the excellence of 20 Kansas State University students in its annual student broadcast awards competition.

Register service animals for sight-saving eye exams at Veterinary Health Center in May
The Veterinary Health Center at Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine will provide free eye exams to certified service dogs in May through the American College of Veterinary Opthalmologists/StokesRx National Service Dog Eye Exam Event.

K-State Theatre ends year with Oscar Wilde's 'The Importance Of Being Earnest'
Oscar Wilde's classic comedy "The Importance of Being Earnest" wraps up the 2013-2014 K-State Theatre season. The play will be presented at 7:30 p.m. April 24-26 and May 1-3 and 2:30 p.m. May 4 in the Chapman Theatre in Kansas State University's Nichols Hall.

Success adds up for mathematics students in international competition

A student team from Kansas State University has placed highly in thePutnam Mathematical Competition, the most prestigious mathematics contest for undergraduates at colleges and universities in the United States and Canada.



Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Study finds restaurants in public housing developments serve fewer healthy meals, nearly 75 percent of entrées unhealthy
A new study finds that when it comes to making healthy food choices at restaurants, location plays as much of a role in calories as what you eat.

Pahwa selected as 2014-2015 Jefferson Science Fellow
A Kansas State University engineering professor is one of 13 individuals chosen nationwide as a prestigious Jefferson Science Fellow.

Exercise and health sciences leader in United Kingdom is College of Human Ecology's alumni fellow
Ken Fox, professor emeritus of exercise and health sciences at the University of Bristol, United Kingdom, has been chosen as the College of Human Ecology's alumni fellow for 2014 at Kansas State University.

Developing Scholars to present research at annual symposium on April 13
Undergraduate researchers at Kansas State University involved in the Developing Scholars Program will display their work at the 14th annual Research Poster Symposium from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 13, in the K-State Student Union Ballroom. The event is free and the public is welcome.

Grammy-nominated organist Cameron Carpenter to perform at McCain on April 19
The first organist ever nominated for a Grammy Award for a solo album will present a concert at Kansas State University.

Media advisory: Arrangements for April 15 Landon Lecture with Thomas Donilon
Media information about the April 15 Landon Lecture.


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Tucson's Levins give $1.5 million boost to College of Engineering expansion
Alan and Jan Levin, Tucson, Ariz., have made a commitment of $1.5 million to the College of Engineering at Kansas State University to support the phase IV building addition currently underway.

College of Business Administration seeks innovative startup ideas for new Launch a Business program
Kansas State University's College of Business Administration is now accepting applications for its inaugural Launch a Business, or LAB, program, powered by KS State Bank. The program will deliver courses, research and mentorship to new ventures.

Kansas State University helping local adults get back on track to degree completion
Nearly 220,000 Kansans between the ages of 25 to 49 have some college experience but no bachelor's degree, according to the Kansas Board of Regents. A new campaign by Kansas State University can help area residents get back on track to earning their degree.



Monday, April 7, 2014

Equal Pay Day symbolizes salary gap between genders
On average, women are still earning 23 percent less than men annually. A career expert gives advice on negotiating your salary and knowing what your worth.

Dunn named department head of mechanical and nuclear engineering
William L. Dunn has been named department head of mechanical and nuclear engineering at Kansas State University. He had been serving as interim head of the department since August 2013.

Beijing site of K-State Night with the College of Veterinary Medicine
Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine recently organized a special K-State Night in Beijing, where two former Wildcats — or "banmao" in Chinese — were honored.

Kansas State University Gardens offers May 15 bus trip to Overland Park Gardens
The Friends of the Kansas State University Gardens has planned a public bus trip Thursday, May 15, to the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens.

K-State Salina lecture series features news media panel addressing technology and common courtesies
How citizens get their news and information seems to be constantly changing as technology improves and becomes more accessible. But what does the future hold for new media and does anyone care about privacy and courtesy for its audience?

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Swine specialist studying spread of PED in pig feed
The number of pigs and hogs in the United States is the lowest it's been in seven years, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Graduate student regionally recognized for teaching excellence
A Kansas State University doctoral student in family studies is a regional award winner for excelling in teaching and mentoring.

Three faculty members tapped for major College of Human Ecology awards
Three College of Human Ecology faculty members at Kansas State University are receiving the college's top awards, announced Dean John Buckwalter.

Four Kansas State doctorate students receive Sarachek Awards
Four Kansas State University doctoral candidates are being rewarded with Sarachek awards for their exceptional research accomplishments.

Society for Human Resources Management students win regional case competition
For the second straight year, a team from the College of Business Administration's student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management is the first-place winner in the Southwest Regional Conference Case Competition in Phoenix, Ariz.

Cashore Marionettes offer two shows at K-State Student Union
The internationally acclaimed Cashore Marionettes will offer two shows at Kansas State University on Sunday, April 13, as part of the McCain Performance Series.

Ready, set, bid: Student-staged Travel and Dining Auction April 4
Those attending Kansas State University's 18th annual Travel and Dining Auction on Friday, April 4, may bid on auction items ranging from a football autographed by Bill Snyder to a dinner party for eight at President Kirk Schulz's home, then snack at the macaroni and cheese bar and on smoked salmon mousse and pastries.


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Radiation able to be securely stored in nontoxic molecule, study finds
Researchers have discovered that microscopic "bubbles" developed at Kansas State University are safe and effective storage lockers for harmful isotopes that emit ionizing radiation for treating tumors.

Veterinary diagnosticians using test to determine severity of new dog disease
A molecular diagnostician uses newly developed test to determine if a the dog circovirus is deadly.

Kansas State University students receive Goldwater scholarships
Kansas State University students Max Goering, senior in mathematics, McPherson, and Christine Spartz, junior in chemistry, Ellington, Conn.,are the university's newest Barry M. Goldwater scholars.

College of Business Administration hosts John R. Graham Memorial Golf Classic April 26
The College of Business Administration at Kansas State University will celebrate the legacy of John Graham, a dedicated alumnus, longtime colleague and friend of the college, with the inaugural John R. Graham Memorial Golf Classic on Saturday, April 26, at the Manhattan Country Club, 1531 N. 10th St., Manhattan.



Tuesday, April 1, 2014

New business scholarship program helps students live the American dream
Through a new scholarship program, deserving Kansas State University business students are getting the chance to pursue their educational dreams.

Futures by design: Expo helps students make career connections
Future employment plans are being created by Kansas State University design students.