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April 2009

Thursday, April 30, 2009


K-STATE RESEARCHER FINDS THAT THE 1918 SPANISH FLU VIRUS CAN INFECT SWINE AND RESULTED IN CURRENT LINEAGE OF H1N1 SWINE INFLUENZA VIRUSES: In 1918 a human influenza virus known as the Spanish flu spread through the central United States while a swine respiratory disease occurred concurrently. A Kansas State University researcher has found that the virus causing the pandemic was able to infect and replicate in pigs, but did not kill them, unlike in other mammalian hosts like monkeys, mice and ferrets where the infection has been lethal.

TIP SHEET: K-STATE EXPERTS SAY QUALITY OF PERSONAL HYGIENE, LEVEL OF CONTACT WITH OTHERS KEY TO PREVENTING THE SPREAD OF ILLNESS LIKE SWINE FLU: Whether it's the seasonal flu or swine flu, the rules for keeping disease from spreading are the same and come down to personal hygiene, according to experts at Kansas State University.

K-STATE SENIOR FROM TOPEKA RECEIVES U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE SCHOLARSHIP AND UNIVERSITY'S PRESIDENTIAL AWARD FOR UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH: A Kansas State University senior has received a Science and Mathematics Research for Transformation scholarship through the U.S. Department of Defense for graduate studies in geography, and is the recipient of K-State's 2009 Presidential Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Student in Research for her work to predict disease outbreaks.

WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST RECEIVES K-STATE'S PRESIDENTIAL AWARD FOR UNDERGRADUATE MENTORING: A Kansas State University biologist with expertise in wildlife ecology is the recipient of the 2009 Presidential Distinguished Faculty Award for the Mentoring of Undergraduate Students in Research.

COLLEGE OF HUMAN ECOLOGY AT K-STATE SELECTS OUTSTANDING GRADUATING SENIORS: Kansas State University's College of Human Ecology is recognizing 17 of its graduating seniors with Outstanding Senior Awards.


Wednesday, April 29, 2009


NEWS TIP: K-STATE ENGINEERING PROFESSOR, AIR QUALITY EXPERT AVAILABLE TO DISCUSS AIRPLANE AIR QUALITY IN RELATIONSHIP TO SWINE FLU OUTBREAK: Byron Jones is an expert in aircraft air quality at Kansas State University, where he is director of the Engineering Experiment Station.

K-STATE STUDENTS EARN HONORS FOR ENTREPRENEURIAL IDEAS IN THE NEXT BIG THING COMPETITION: Entrepreneurial plans for a company that makes edible bouquets from baked goods and an organization that donates used children's books to charter schools are the top winners in Kansas State University's first Next Big Thing competition for undergraduate students.

K-STATE CENTER ON AGING OPENING CLASSROOM AT MEADOWLARK HILLS RETIREMENT COMMUNITY THAT CONNECTS STUDENTS AND FACULTY WITH RESIDENTS AND STAFF: Kansas State University students who are learning about aging have been taking classes and doing research in a most appropriate place -- a local retirement community.

K-STATE OFFERS NEW HONORS PROGRAM CLUSTER FLOOR AT MARLATT RESIDENCE HALL: A renovated lobby, updated bathrooms, new beds and new carpet are not the only changes happening at Marlatt Residence Hall on the Kansas State University campus. A new K-State Honors Program cluster floor also is being introduced in the hall for the 2009-2010 school year.

KAPPA OMICRON NU SELECTS NEW MEMBERS AT K-STATE: A national human ecology honor society that recognizes leadership, research and scholarship has new student members at Kansas State University.

K-STATE'S CENTER FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP RECOGNIZES K-STATE FACULTY AND STAFF, LOCAL ENTREPRENEURS: Several local entrepreneurs and Kansas State University faculty and staff members have earned honors from K-State's Center for the Advancement of Entrepreneurship.


Tuesday, April 28, 2009


K-STATE HAS SWINE FLU HOTLINE, PLAN IN PLACE TO MINIMIZE THE IMPACT OF A FLU OUTBREAK: Since the weekend news that swine flu has come to Kansas, officials at Kansas State University have been monitoring the situation and putting programs in place to minimize the impact of the virus.

LEADER OF UNIVERSE MAPPING PROJECT TO PRESENT LECTURE AT K-STATE: The principal investigator of major mapping project of the universe will deliver a James N. Neff Lecture in Physics at Kansas State University.

TWO SELECTED AS K-STATE UNIVERSITY DISTINGUISHED PROFESSORS: An agronomist and a biologist are Kansas State University's newest university distinguished professors, a lifetime title that represents the highest honor K-State can bestow on its faculty.

K-STATE HONORS FOUR FACULTY MEMBERS WITH COMMERCE BANK OUTSTANDING UNDERGRADUATE TEACHING AWARDS: A good teacher can make all the difference, which is why four of Kansas State University's top teachers are being honored with the 2009 Commerce Bank Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award.

WRAY TO BE INDUCTED INTO K-STATE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING HALL OF FAME: Warren Kent Wray, the provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs and professor of civil engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology at Rolla, Mo., will be the newest member of the Kansas State University College of Engineering Hall of Fame.

K-STATE STUDENTS RECOGNIZED FOR CREATIVE INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY: Twelve Kansas State University students were recently recognized by K-State's Friends of International Programs for capturing the essence of international and American experiences through photography.

THE K-STATE DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC OFFERING SOME SPECIAL MUSIC PERFORMANCES TO ROUND OUT THE SCHOOL YEAR: The Kansas State University department of music will present four performances during the first week of May as the 2008-2009 academic year comes to a close.

K-STATE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING ALUMNI TO BE RECOGNIZED FOR PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS: The Kansas State University College of Engineering will honor 10 alumni for their professional career accomplishments in the first 20 years following their graduation. The honorees will be recognized at ceremonies Saturday, May 2, at K-State.


Monday, April 27, 2009


K-STATE ENGINEERING STUDENTS TRAVEL TO INDIA TO HELP WITH THREE PROJECTS: Four Kansas State University engineering students and an engineering professor recently helped with three projects in India to improve living conditions in the villages of Purkal and Jaspur.


BOVINE VIRAL DIARRHEA VIRUS WEB SITE AVAILABLE TO ASSIST CATTLE PRODUCERS: A new Web site with information about Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus is now available with information regarding the disease, its diagnosis, prevention and control methods. The new site can be found at http://www.bvdinfo.org.

K-STATE STUDENTS EARN HONORS AT ANNUAL RENDERING COMPETITION: Several students from Kansas State University's College of Architecture, Planning and Design were recognized for their artistic abilities at the 16th annual Student Rendering Competition.

K-STATE POLLUTION PREVENTION INSTITUTE INTERN PROGRAM SELECTS INTERNS FOR SUMMER 2009: The Kansas State University Pollution Prevention Institute Intern Program has selected interns for summer 2009. Now in its fourth year, the program links top-level engineering and environmental sciences students with businesses and industries, mainly in Kansas, to research projects that reduce industrial emissions and wastes and conserve energy and natural resources.


Friday, April 24, 2009


WICHITA FAMILY PROVIDES FELLOWSHIP, TRAVEL AWARDS TO K-STATE GRADUATE STUDENTS: Three doctoral students at Kansas State University are receiving Sarachek awards to help further their research.

K-STATE VOLUNTEER CENTER OF MANHATTAN, COMMUNITY FIRST BANK TO PRESENT INSPIRE BY EXAMPLE AWARDS: Kansas State University's K-State Volunteer Center of Manhattan has partnered with Community First National Bank to present the Inspire by Example awards for service in the community.

STUDENTS WIN HONORS AT K-STATE'S LITTLE AMERICAN ROYAL: Several Kansas State University students earned honors for their livestock fitting and showmanship skills at K-State's 81st annual Little American Royal. The event was part of the All-University Open House April 18 at K-State.

TWO K-STATE STUDENTS RECEIVE MUIR ALPHA TAU OMEGA BLUE KEY SCHOLARSHIPS: Erin Gettler, a senior in biology and gerontology, Louisburg, and John Lantz, a senior in finance, Town and Country, Mo., are the recipients of the 11th annual William L. Muir II and John T. Muir Alpha Tau Omega Blue Key Leadership Scholarships.

WHEN IT COMES TO EVENTS, K-STATE'S LOLETA SUMP IS ALL ABOUT THE DETAILS: While various groups across campus are planning interactive displays for open house, Loleta Sump starts counting yard-sign stakes, lining up helium tanks and making sure there are enough tables and chairs to accommodate each and every group involved.

LANDON LECTURE BY GEN. DAVID PETRAEUS AT K-STATE APRIL 27 TO BE CARRIED LIVE ON K-STATE TV: The Landon Lecture by Gen. David Petraeus at Kansas State University, Monday, April 27, will be carried live by K-State TV. The lecture starts at 3:30 p.m.

K-STATE DEVELOPS NEW 2+2 PARTNERSHIP WITH FORT SCOTT COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Kansas State University and Fort Scott Community College recently formed a 2+2 partnership and developed their first 2+2 agreement.


Thursday, April 23, 2009


K-STATE, KANSAS DEPT. OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT AND EPA OFFERING FREE WORKSHOPS IN TOPEKA, WICHITA AND DODGE CITY ON GRANTS FOR COMMUNITY REVITALIZATION: The Technical Assistance for Brownfields communities program at Kansas State University is co-sponsoring three one-day workshops with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Region 7 and Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

K-STATE'S BEACH MUSEUM OF ART HONORING AMERICAN SOLDIERS AT OPEN HOUSE MAY 3: Civil War re-enactors, art by American children affected by the Iraq war and a chance to thank a soldier for their service are part of an open house from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, May 3, at Kansas State University's Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art.

K-STATE STUDENT FROM MCPHERSON SELECTED AS A TAU BETA PI SCHOLAR: Kansas State University's Katerina Voigt, junior in chemical engineering, McPherson, has been named a Tau Beta Pi scholar for the 2009-2010 school year.

K-STATE STUDENT WINS AWARD FOR HER ELECTRONIC THESIS: An electronic thesis submitted by a Kansas State University graduate student has won an Innovative Electronic Theses and Dissertations award from the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.

K-STATE AT SALINA OFFERING VARIETY OF SUMMER CAMPS FOR KIDS 7-18: Kansas State University at Salina is offering Salina area youth a variety of camps this summer. Camp themes include aviation, technology, math and sports.

K-STATE RECOGNIZES JANET AND CHRIS MORRIS AND M2 TECHNOLOGIES: Kansas State University is recognizing Janet and Chris Morris and M2 Technologies, Harrodsburg, Ky., at an awards ceremony at K-State Monday, April 27.

K-STATE ARCHITECT STUDIES ENERGY-EFFICIENT DESIGN OF A CHICAGO BUILDING STYLE FROM THE EARLY 1900S: A Chicago architect who is a visiting assistant professor at Kansas State University is introducing his design students to a concept whose time may have come again in urban architecture: windows that can be opened for passive or neutral ventilation.


Wednesday, April 22, 2009


COMBINING CAMPUS FOOD WASTE WITH EXPERTISE IN AGRICULTURE, K-STATE STUDENTS AND FACULTY UNDERTAKE COMPOSTING EFFORT THAT BRINGS FOOD FULL CIRCLE: Food waste generated at Kansas State University dining centers may end up back on students' plates through composting efforts that are combining K-State's excellence in agriculture with the university's commitment to sustainability.

K-STATE CONSTRUCTION SCIENCE STUDENTS ASSIST RECOVERY EFFORTS IN NEW ORLEANS: Several members of Kansas State University's student chapter of the Associated General Contractors, a group within the College of Engineering, spent their recent spring break in New Orleans, putting their construction skills to work in hurricane recovery efforts.

THROUGH ENTREPRENEURSHIP CLASS, K-STATE GRADUATING SENIOR FROM SHAWNEE CREATES WEB SITE THAT HELPS OTHER DIETETICS STUDENTS FIND NECESSARY INTERNSHIPS: When Kansas State University student Katie Hamm searched online for internships in dietetics, the process was anything but smooth.

K-STATE FORENSICS TEAM PLACES IN TOP 20 AT NATIONAL TOURNAMENT FOR 18TH STRAIGHT YEAR: With a 17th-place finish in the American Forensics Association-National Individual Events Tournament in Akron, Ohio, the Kansas State University forensics team finished in the top 20 for the 18th consecutive year.

K-STATE'S DAVID LITTRELL CELEBRATING 50 YEARS AT THE CELLO WITH APRIL 27 RECITAL: When Kansas State University's David Littrell was 9, he didn't know that picking up the cello would be life changing. Now 50 years later, Littrell will reflect on his mastery of the instrument and role as a teacher for "Celebrating 50 Years of Playing the Cello" at 5:45 p.m. Monday, April 27, in the All Faiths Chapel auditorium.

K-STATE'S BEACH MUSEUM OF ART TO HAVE CIRCUS-RELATED EXHIBITION STARTING APRIL 28: A circus is coming to Kansas State University's Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art April 28.

K-STATE'S CHAPTER OF PHI UPSILON OMICRON INITIATES NEW MEMBERS: Kansas State University's chapter of Phi Upsilon Omicron has initiated new members.


Tuesday, April 21, 2009


K-STATE SENIOR FROM TOPEKA RESEARCHES MORE EFFICIENT LIGHTING SOURCES: Producing electricity for lighting costs U.S. consumers billions every year, and the costs are expected to increase. However, Kansas State University engineering student, Heather Arnold, is researching more efficient lighting sources.

K-STATE ENGINEERING STUDENT NAMED OUTSTANDING STUDENT MEMBER BY NATIONAL ENGINEERING ORGANIZATION: Kansas State University's Susan Nagel, senior in architectural engineering has been named an outstanding student member by the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers.

K-STATE'S STUDENTS IN FREE ENTERPRISE TEAM WINS REGIONAL COMPETITION, WILL COMPETE AT NATIONAL EVENT: The Kansas State University Students in Free Enterprise team has advanced to the 2009 national championship by winning the Students in Free Enterprise USA Regional Competition April 3 in Dallas, Texas.

K-STATE AT SALINA FAMILY STUDIES AND HUMAN SERVICES INTEREST GROUP TO OFFER PROFESSIONAL PANEL: An upcoming panel discussion at Kansas State University at Salina will feature five professionals from the Salina community who will share their experience and expertise in the areas of adolescents and mentoring, early childhood education, personal and family finance, community-based educational programs, and caring for the aging.

FAIR TRADE AWARENESS, AFRICA'S SUSTAINABILITY, TOGETHER EVENT APRIL 26 AT K-STATE: Community service projects in Kenya will benefit from funds raised at Kansas State University's first Fair Trade Awareness, Africa's Sustainability, Together, or FAAST, event Sunday, April 26.


Monday, April 20, 2009


K-STATE AT SALINA STUDENTS FIND CREATIVE USE FOR GAMING SYSTEM CONTROLLERS: Kansas State University at Salina's Mini-Baja Team may have a "Wii" bit of success this year thanks to some members of Greg Spaulding's senior design course.

K-STATE SENIOR FROM MANHATTAN RECEIVES NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP: A Kansas State University student has received a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship for graduate studies in physical chemistry.

K-STATE'S CHAPTER OF PHI BETA KAPPA NAMES RUTH ANN WEFALD AS HONORARY MEMBER: Kansas State University's first lady Ruth Ann Wefald has a new honor. K-State's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa is naming her an honorary member.

K-STATE AWARDS EDGERLEY-FRANKLIN URBAN SCHOLARSHIPS TO FOUR HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS: Kansas State University has awarded Edgerley-Franklin Urban Leadership Scholarships to four high school seniors who have made notable contributions to the urban Kansas communities in which they live.

K-STATE MORTAR BOARD MEMBERS SELECTED FOR 2009-2010: Kansas State University's chapter of Mortar Board Inc. has selected members for the 2009-2010 school year.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS EARN SEVERAL K-STATE STUDENTS HONORS IN S. THOMAS PARKER MATHEMATICS COMPETITION: Seven Kansas State University students have earned honors in K-State's 11th annual S. Thomas Parker Mathematics Competition.

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATOR R. MICHAEL PHILSON TO BE ASSOCIATE PROVOST FOR INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS AT K-STATE: An international educator and administrator with worldwide experience will be Kansas State University's new associate provost for international programs.

K-STATE AT SALINA'S MINI-BAJA TEAM READY TO COMPETE: Members of Kansas State University's Mini-Baja Team are getting ready to put the four-wheel, off-road vehicle they built to a major test.


Friday, April 17, 2009


STUDENTS IN K-STATE ARCHITECTURE STUDIO CREATE STURDY, SUSTAINABLE HOMES TO SUIT GREENSBURG RESIDENTS: Tornado-devastated Greensburg might seem at first to be a blank canvas for design professionals. But not to fifth-year architecture students in professor Gary Coates' studio at Kansas State University, who took on the challenge of designing sturdy, sustainable homes for Greensburg.

K-STATE ENGINEERING STUDENTS EARN NATIONAL TAU BETA PI AWARDS: Tau Beta Pi, the national engineering honor society, is recognizing one Kansas State University engineering student with a $10,000 graduate fellowship, while two other K-State engineering students are each receiving $2,000 scholarships from the organization.

K-STATE HONORS 14 GRADUATING SENIORS FOR LEADERSHIP, IMPROVING CAMPUS LIFE: Fourteen Kansas State University students have been named 2009 outstanding graduating seniors. The awards, first given in 1999, recognize the significant contributions of the seniors to student life at K-State. Students are nominated by directors and staff members involved with the various student life services at K-State. Pat Bosco, vice president for student life and dean of students, makes the final selections.

K-STATE AT SALINA ADDS REGIONAL JET SIMULATOR: Kansas State University at Salina's new Paradigm CRJ 200 flight training simulator will enhance the learning experience for K-State students in the professional pilot and aviation maintenance programs, according to Kurt Barnhart, head of the department of aviation at K-State at Salina.

MODERN DANCE GROUP DIAVOLO TO PERFORM AT K-STATE'S MCCAIN AUDITORIUM: Diavolo, a dance company whose members are not only dancers, but acrobats, gymnasts, actors and athletes as well, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 24, at Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium.

K-STATE'S JANA HAWLEY TO SERVE AS PRESIDENT-ELECT OF INTERNATIONAL TEXTILE AND APPAREL ASSOCIATION: Jana Hawley will begin her term as president-elect of the International Textile and Apparel Association Sept. 1, and assume the presidency in September 2010. Hawley has previously served as vice president of operations for the association.


Thursday, April 16, 2009


K-STATE GEOLOGIST, COLLABORATORS CREATE SECOND LIFE ISLAND TO HELP HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS LEARN ABOUT EARTH SCIENCE THROUGH VIRTUAL TIME TRAVEL, EXPLORATION: Iris Totten, an associate professor of geology at Kansas State University, and Molly Davies, an associate professor of geology at University of Missouri at Kansas City, designed TerraWorld, an island in Second Life, to help students learn geology in an interactive way. It is part of the larger GeoWorlds project.

K-STATE CHEMICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN TEAM QUALIFIES FOR NATIONAL COMPETITION: A chemical engineering design team from Kansas State University has advanced to the American Institute of Chemical Engineers' National ChemE-Car Competition by earning several honors at a recent regional competition.

K-STATE'S BEACH MUSEUM OF ART TO HIGHLIGHT THE DRAMA PROVIDED BY HISTORY WITH WORKSHOP, THEATRICAL PRODUCTION APRIL 30: Kansas State University's Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art will host a drama in history workshop and a theatrical production about the role of women in war Thursday, April 30. The events are in conjunction with the museum's exhibition "The American Soldier: A Photographic Tribute," on display through May 31.

GURDIP SINGH TO HEAD DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTING AND INFORMATION SCIENCES IN K-STATE'S COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING: Gurdip Singh, professor, has been named head of the department of computing and information sciences at Kansas State University. He will begin his duties July 1.


Wednesday, April 15, 2009


RESEARCH EARNS K-STATE STUDENTS HONORS AT TWO SPECIAL FORUMS: Research presentations and posters earned several Kansas State University students honors at the recent K-State Research Forum and at the annual Capitol Graduate Research Forum in Topeka.

K-STATE'S PRESIDENTIAL AWARD RECOGNIZES SIX FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING, ADVISING AND ADMINSTRATION: Six Kansas State University faculty members are receiving a 2009 Presidential Award for their compassion, dedication and creativity as teachers, advisers or administrators.

K-STATE'S ACADEMIC QUADRATHLON TEAM WINS REGIONAL COMPETITION; QUALIFIES FOR NATIONAL COLLEGIATE BEEF QUIZ BOWL: Kansas State University's Academic Quadrathlon Team will be seeking a national title after winning first place at the regional Academic Quadrathlon competition at the Midwestern Section of the American Society of Animal Science meetings in Des Moines, Iowa, March 15-16. The team also won an on-campus quadrathlon competition against other teams from K-State earlier this year.

SECOND WIND PROGRAM BREATHES NEW LIFE INTO FORMER K-STATE ATHLETE'S EDUCATION: Cephus Scott only spent a year at Kansas State University -- but it was a year he'll never forget. It was 1997 and he was a defensive back on the K-State football team, the year the Wildcats won the Fiesta Bowl.


Tuesday, April 14, 2009


K-STATE SENIOR FROM EUDORA RESEARCHES PHYSICS OF LIQUID SURFACES: The physics of liquid surfaces plays an important role in many biological processes -- though it is not well understood. One Kansas State University student's research is increasing this subject knowledge.

SYMPOSIUM ON ENGAGING, ENERGIZING AND EMPOWERING COMMUNITIES THROUGH LEADERSHIP IN ACTION TO BE APRIL 20 AT K-STATE: Kansas State University's Center for Community Engagement and Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development will host the symposium E3: Engaging, Energizing and Empowering Communities Through Leadership in Action from 1-4:30 p.m. Monday, April 20.

NASA TRAVELING EXHIBIT TO BE PART OF K-STATE AT SALINA'S OPEN HOUSE: As part of All-University Open House activities at Kansas State University at Salina, visitors will be able to touch a 3-billion-year-old moon rock, see the progress of the International Space Station, learn about NASA's next major program, Constellation, and discover why NASA is going back to the moon.

MORE THAN 40 UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS RECEIVE K-STATE CANCER RESEARCH AWARDS: More than 40 undergraduate students at Kansas State University will receive funding for cancer research from K-State's Terry C. Johnson Center for Basic Cancer Research.

K-STATE AT SALINA RECEIVES GLASS COCKPIT LEARNING EQUIPMENT FROM GARMIN LTD.: Kansas State University at Salina's department of aviation has received advanced glass cockpit avionics equipment from Garmin Ltd. that will help avionics maintenance students learn to work on modern electronic navigation and communication radios.


Monday, April 13, 2009


CONNECTING MATERIALS SCIENCE WITH BIOLOGY, K-STATE ENGINEERS CREATE DNA SENSORS THAT COULD IDENTIFY CANCER USING MATERIAL ONLY ONE ATOM THICK: Vikas Berry, assistant professor of chemical engineering, is leading research combining biological materials with graphene, a recently developed carbon material that is only a single atom thick.

U.S. ARMY STRENGTH DISPLAY PART OF K-STATE'S ALL-UNIVERSITY OPEN HOUSE APRIL 18: Kansas State University will have a variety of activities related to the military at the All-University Open House, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 18, on the K-State campus.

MEMBERS OF K-STATE'S DIVERSE MASS COMMUNICATORS PLAN WEEK OF SPECIAL EVENTS: Television and radio personality Free will be the guest speaker for the first Diverse Mass Communicators Week, April 12-19, at Kansas State University.

U.S. ARMY CHIEF DIETITIAN TO SPEAK AT K-STATE LIBRARIES: A keynote lecture by the U.S. Army's chief dietitian, a special exhibit, displays and a presentation by a military historian are part of a one-day event highlighting the military foodways and cookery items in K-State Libraries' Richard L. D. and Marjorie J. Morse department of special collections at Kansas State University.

DAVID HODGSON RECEIVES K-STATE'S E.R. FRANK AWARD: Dr. David S. Hodgson, professor of clinical sciences at Kansas State University, has been selected as the 2009 recipient of the E.R. Frank Award by K-State's College of Veterinary Medicine and its Veterinary Medical Alumni Association.

K-STATE SURVEY RESEARCH LOOKS AT ATTITUDES, OBSTACLES TO WALKING AND BIKING TO WORK: According to researchers with Kansas State University's Physical Activity and Public Health Laboratory, active commuting -- walking or biking to school or work -- can be an easy, effective and efficient way to integrate physical activity into the daily routine.


Friday, April 10, 2009


PEOPLE DRIVE THE SPEED THEY ARE COMFORTABLE WITH ON GRAVEL ROADS REGARDLESS OF SPEED LIMIT, K-STATE RESEARCHERS SAY: Kansas gravel roads have varying speed limits, but a study by Kansas State University researchers shows that instead of abiding by those limits, people are more likely to use their own judgment to gauge how fast they should drive on the roads.

CENTRAL KANSAS JAPANESE FESTIVAL APRIL 25 AT K-STATE AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN ABOUT JAPANESE CULTURE: The culture of Japan will be celebrated at the Central Kansas Japanese Festival, Saturday, April 25, at Kansas State University.

K-STATE STUDENT TO SERVE AS VICE CHAIR OF AMERICAN DIETETIC ASSOCIATION STUDENT COMMITTEE: Laura Romig, a Kansas State University senior in dietetics, Leavenworth, has been selected to serve as vice chair of the American Dietetic Association's student committee.

SINGLE NAME ISN'T ONLY REASON K-STATE PROFESSOR STANDS OUT: Most people know Cher, Liberace, Prince, Bono and Madonna. They're noted not only for their talents, but their singular names. And so is Kansas State University's Robby -- though instead of being a pop culture icon, he's known in the arena of software engineering research.

NEW YORK CABARET STAR AND K-STATE ALUM MILES PHILLIPS TO GIVE CONCERT IN HONOR OF JON AND RUTH ANN WEFALD: The Kansas State University Theater Guild will be host to an evening of cabaret to honor the dedication of K-State's first couple, President Jon Wefald and Ruth Ann Wefald, to the theater arts at the university.

K-STATE DEAN ELECTED TO MIDWESTERN ASSOCIATION OF GRADUATE SCHOOLS POST: Carol Shanklin, dean of the Graduate School at Kansas State University, has been elected as member-at-large of the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools. The member-at-large serves a four-year term on the executive committee in the roles of member-at-large, chair-elect, chair and past chair.


Thursday, April 9, 2009


TICKET INFORMATION SET FOR K-STATE LANDON LECTURE BY GEN. DAVID PETRAEUS: Tickets will be required for the Landon Lecture by Gen. David Petraeus at Kansas State University. The lecture will be at 3:30 p.m. Monday, April 27, in Bramlage Coliseum.

MEDIA ARRANGEMENTS FOR LANDON LECTURE BY GEN. DAVID PETRAEUS AT K-STATE: Gen. David Petraeus, commander of the U.S. Central Command, will present Kansas State University's 153rd Landon Lecture at 3:30 p.m. Monday, April 27, in Bramlage Coliseum. Apply for credentials by 5 p.m. Friday, April 24.

K-STATE STUDENT EARNS FOOD SCIENCE BACHELOR'S DEGREE ONLINE, CARVES OUT NICHE IN FOOD SCIENCE INDUSTRY: The food science industry can be demanding. For young professionals, getting ahead may mean going back to school, and that's just what Nathan Smit did through Kansas State University's online bachelor's degree in food science.

K-STATE SOIL JUDGING TEAM TAKES FIRST AT NATIONAL COMPETITION: The Kansas State University Soil Judging Team won the National Soil Judging Contest for the second year in a row, taking first place overall and first in group judging.

K-STATE RESEARCHER RECEIVES NATIONAL DEFENSE SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP, USES COMPUTER PROGRAMS TO MAKE SENSE OF INFORMATION OVERLOAD: A Kansas State University researcher from Hutchinson has received a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship to pursue his doctoral studies in computer science.

FOOD-SERVICE PIONEER TO DELIVER K-STATE'S 35TH ANNUAL SHUGART LECTURE APRIL 23: Don Miller, one of the first food-service professionals to bring culinary arts into the health care arena, will present Kansas State University's 35th annual Grace M. Shugart Lecture.


Wednesday, April 8, 2009


K-STATE SENIOR FROM PRAIRIE VILLAGE IS 2009 UDALL SCHOLAR:Andrew McGowan, senior in agronomy with a soil and environmental science option, Prairie Village, is Kansas State University's 21st Morris K. Udall scholar.

RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY SET AT NEW HOME OF K-STATE'S RABIES LABORATORY:Kansas State University's Rabies Laboratory has a new home in the Manhattan/K-State Innovation Center at the K-State Research Park.

K-STATE GRADUATE STUDENT IN GEOGRAPHY EARNS BEST PAPER AWARD FROM AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF GEOGRAPHERS:A Kansas State University master's student and graduate teaching assistant in geography has earned the Graduate Student Paper Award from the American Association of Geographers' Geomorphology Specialty Group.

GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA TO PERFORM AT K-STATE'S MCCAIN AUDITORIUM :The Glenn Miller Orchestra, one of the most popular big bands in the world, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium.

K-STATE STUDENTS LEARN ABOUT THE EUROPEAN BUSINESS MARKET DURING A SPRING BREAK TRIP AS PART OF AN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COURSE: Kansas State University students traveled to Europe over spring break as part of an international business course taught by Swinder Janda, professor of marketing and the Paul Edgerley Chair in Global Business in K-State's College of Business Administration.

K-STATE STUDENT EARNS FIRST PLACE IN JAPANESE SPEECH LANGUAGE CONTEST :A Kansas State University student has won first-place honors at the recent 23rd annual Japanese Language Speech Contest at the Consulate General of Japan in Chicago.


Tuesday, April 7, 2009


K-STATE SOPHOMORE FROM QUINTER RESEARCHES CHEMICAL REACTIONS AND WORK HAS POSSIBILITIES THAT EXTEND BEYOND THE LAB: The research of one Kansas State University student involves numerous chemical reactions and her experimental work has extensive possibilities beyond the laboratory.

K-STATE BEACH MUSEUM OF ART'S 2009 GIFT PRINT ARTIST MIKE LYON TO DISCUSS HIS WORK IN APRIL 16 PRESENTATION: Mike Lyon, the 2009 gift print artist at Kansas State University's Marianna Kistler Beach Museum, will have an exhibition and present at talk at the museum.

K-STATE THEATER PRESENTS ANTON CHEKHOV'S 'THE CHERRY ORCHARD': The theater program at Kansas State University will present "The Cherry Orchard" by renowned Russian playwright Anton Chekhov at 7:30 p.m. April 23-25 and April 29-May 2 in Nichols Theater.

NATIONAL AND STATE ADVOCATES TO DISCUSS WOMEN'S HEALTH CARE CHALLENGES AS PART OF K-STATE PANEL DISCUSSION: Kansas State University's Students for Choice will host the panel discussion "Sex, Pregnancy and Politics" at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 16, in 106 Kedzie Hall.

K-STATE JUNIOR VARSITY DEBATERS EARN HIGH FINISHES AT JUNIOR VARSITY NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS: A Kansas State University Debate Team member has won top individual honors at two different junior varsity national championships.


Monday, April 6, 2009


K-STATE'S 30TH ANNUAL ALL-UNIVERSITY OPEN HOUSE APRIL 18: Kansas State University is inviting everyone to campus to experience university life firsthand, just as it has for the last three decades.

HANDS-ON DISPLAYS, FREE PURPLE PRIDE ICE CREAM PART OF K-STATE AT SALINA'S OPEN HOUSE APRIL 18: A Wildcat flyover, Purple Pride ice cream and the chance to use a student-built cannon for target practice are just a few of the interactive displays available at Kansas State University at Salina's Open House from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 18.

K-STATE STRUTS ITS STUFF WITH A VARIETY OF EVENTS, DEMONSTRATIONS AND TREATS AT THE ALL-UNIVERSITY OPEN HOUSE APRIL 18: Kansas State University's All-University Open House, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 18, will show families, prospective students and Wildcats of all ages what the university is all about.

SENIOR-TO-SENIOR RECEPTION AT ALL-UNIVERSITY OPEN HOUSE TO PROVIDE INCOMING K-STATERS WITH FIRSTHAND ADVICE: Incoming students and their families can visit with Kansas State University seniors who have been through it all at the Senior-to-Senior reception from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 18. The event is part of K-State's All-University Open House.

K-STATE TO HOST NATIONAL CULTURAL STUDIES ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE APRIL 16-18 IN KANSAS CITY, MO.: Faculty with Kansas State University's cultural studies program are using their expertise in arranging K-State's annual Cultural Studies Conference to organize and host the annual conference of the Cultural Studies Association of the U.S.

K-STATE'S BEEF CATTLE INSTITUTE HOSTS BEEF ADVOCACY TRAINING: Kansas State University's Beef Cattle Institute and the Kansas Beef Council have partnered to bring the National Cattlemen's Beef Association's Masters of Beef Advocacy program to K-State. The program provides agriculture students, professionals and producers the tools to better inform consumers about the beef they eat.


Friday, April 3, 2009


K-STATE AT SALINA'S UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEMS CAPABILITY GROWING TO MEET MILITARY, INDUSTRY DEMAND: In only its first year, Kansas State University at Salina's Unmanned Aerial Systems Program office is making significant strides in serving the growing aviation needs of military and civilian organizations, according to Kurt Barnhart, head of the department of aviation at K-State at Salina.

K-STATE STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAK PROJECTS THROUGH THE SCHOOL OF LEADERSHIP STUDIES: Spring break 2009 was a time for several Kansas State University students to take part in alternative spring break community service projects coordinated by K-State's School of Leadership Studies.

K-STATE COMMERCIALIZATION LEADERSHIP COUNCIL TO RECOGNIZE ENTREPRENEURIAL EFFORTS AND HOST ENTREPRENEURSHIP WORKSHOP: As a part of Kansas State University's Celebration of Entrepreneurship in April, the K-State Commercialization Leadership Council will be awarding its first ever Emerging Entrepreneur Awards. The council also will host an Entrepreneurship Workshop Friday, April 10.


Thursday, April 2, 2009


POP CULTURE IN ACADEME: K-STATE GRADUATE STUDENT, 'SEX AND THE CITY' FAN, EXPLORES INTERSECTION OF FEMINISM, FEMALE FRIENDSHIPS IN POPULAR ENTERTAINMENT FRANCHISE: Revisiting favorite episodes of "Sex and the City" would be fun for any fan. For one Kansas State University graduate student, it is all done in the name of scholarship.

DISTINGUISHED PHYSICS PROFESSOR FROM PURDUE UNIVERSITY TO DISCUSS COCHLEAR IMPLANTS IN K-STATE PRESENTATION: The science behind a cochlear implant and how it has changed a deaf physicist's life will be the topic of the upcoming James R. Neff Lecture in Physics for Kansas State University's department of physics.

AVIATION EXPERT JOHN GOGLIA TO PRESENT ADVANCE DISTINGUISHED LECTURE AT K-STATE AT SALINA: Aviation expert John Goglia will discuss aviation safety issues in his ADVANCE Distinguished Lecture at Kansas State University at Salina.

CARY NELSON, POET AND PRESIDENT OF AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS, TO SPEAK AT K-STATE: Cary Nelson, president of the American Association of University Professors and the Jubilee Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will make two presentations Wednesday, April 15, at Kansas State University.

NOTED INDIAN MUSICIAN TO PRESENT FREE CONCERT AT K-STATE APRIL 8: Progressive tabla artist Sandip Burman will present a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, at Kansas State University. The performance will be in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union.

THREE IN RUNNING TO BECOME K-STATE'S NEWEST SORORITY: Kansas State University's Panhellenic sorority community is inviting three national sororities to campus to be considered as the newest K-State sorority.


Wednesday, April 1, 2009


K-STATE'S KYEONG-OK CHANG RECEIVES $5.1 MILLION GRANT FROM NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH FOR NOROVIRUS RESEARCH: Noroviruses make most people sick to the stomach, but not Kansas State University's Kyeong-Ok Chang. Instead, the study of noroviruses has become his career focus and has now resulted in a $5.1 million cooperative research grant from the National Institutes of Health for his project.

K-STATE'S SIXTH DIVERSITY SUMMIT APRIL 3 TO FEATURE ADDRESS BY FIRST FEMALE CHIEF OF THE CHEROKEE NATION: Wilma Mankiller, the first female chief of the Cherokee Nation, will be the keynote speaker for Kansas State University's sixth Diversity Summit from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 3, in the Ballroom of the K-State Student Union. Her address, "It's Hard to See the Future with Tears in Your Eyes: The Way Forward for Indigenous People," will be at 10 a.m.

TWO FACULTY MEMBERS FROM K-STATE'S COLLEGE OF EDUCATION RECEIVE AWARDS: Two faculty members from Kansas State University's College of Education have earned recognition for their teaching and research.

FEATURE FICTION WRITER HELENA MARIA VIRAMONTES TO PRESENT READING AT K-STATE: Kansas State University's Visiting Writers Series will present a reading by feature fiction writer Helena Maria Viramontes at 4 p.m. Friday, April 10, in the Little Theater at the K-State Student Union.

K-STATE DANCE PROGRAM TO PRESENT ANNUAL SPRINGDANCE PERFORMANCES APRIL 3-4: The dance program at Kansas State University will present SpringDance 2009 at 7:30 p.m. April 3-4 in McCain Auditorium.

K-STATE'S SOPHOMORE LEADERSHIP HONORARY, SILVER KEY, SELECTS MEMBERS FOR 2009-2010: Kansas State University's Silver Key, a sophomore leadership honorary emphasizing community service, has selected its new members for 2009-2010.

K-STATE SELECTS STUDENT ORIENTATION AND ENROLLMENT LEADERS: Several Kansas State University students have been chosen to show incoming K-Staters what university life is all about.



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