August news releases
Friday, August 31, 2012
Sobering intentions: Football season renews efforts to curb underage drinking, keep drunk drivers off the road
Just as football season gets ready to kick off at Bill Snyder Family Stadium, so do efforts by the Kansas State University Police Department to curb underage drinking at home football games.
An industrial consortium within Kansas State University's College of Engineering has recently added three new companies.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Kansas State University will roll out the purple carpet at the 2012 Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson. The first Sunday of the fair, Sept. 9, is designated as K-State Day with the university as the day's official sponsor.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
A Kansas State University professor has received a prestigious award for his research that could lead to faster electronics and affect communication technology.
On-the-job learning: Advanced Manufacturing Institute helps students gain real-world experience through internship program
An internship program offered by Kansas State University's Advanced Manufacturing Institute, or AMI, is giving students the chance to work on challenging client projects with engineering and business professionals.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Sustaining momentum: Two upcoming conferences look at progress on addressing great plains climate change, moving Kansas toward a sustainable future
Climate change will be the topic of two upcoming conferences at Kansas State University. The first conference will deal with how agriculture and rural communities will be affected by climate change, the latest science, adaptation/mitigation options and educational options for preparing the region.
Two men known for inspiring change will be the speakers for the Lou Douglas Lecture Series this fall at Kansas State University. The lecture series is sponsored by UFM Community Learning Center.
K-State Olathe taking a swipe at hunger to help famine victims; Community volunteers needed for food-packaging event
Numana Swipe-Out Hunger, a food-packaging event for the Horn of Africa, will be 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 13 at Kansas State University Olathe, 22201 W. Innovation Drive.
Honoring the best: College of Human Ecology recognizing outstanding alumni at Celebration of Excellence Sept. 6
The College of Human Ecology at Kansas State University will recognize seven alumni and one company at a dinner in their honor on Thursday, Sept. 6, at Justin Hall.
Monday, August 27, 2012
Kansas State University researchers have developed a glue mixture that may reduce risks after laser vision correction surgery.
Friday, August 24, 2012
Recent graduates are giving Kansas State University high marks when it comes to their experience at the university.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Five Kansas State University doctoral graduate students were awarded Kansas State University Research Foundation doctoral research scholarships for projects that could improve industry and human and animal health.
It's a September to remember at Kansas State University as the school year gets under way with plenty of music, art, fun and even a little drama.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
In a repeat performance, Kansas State University is recognized on the Princeton Review's "The Best 377 Colleges."
Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest -- everyone is on, but do these social media work for business? Kansas State University students, faculty and staff will learn the skills to develop a media strategy that makes social media work for business, during a four-hour seminar presented by Susan Young of Get in Front Communications.
YouTube sensation: Acoustic guitarist Andy McKee featured in McCain Performance Series at Forum Hall
A native Topekan known as one of the world's top acoustic guitarists will be the performer when Kansas State University's McCain Performance Series takes a short road trip -- from McCain Auditorium to the K-State Student Union.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Guilt is a major obstacle working mothers face for staying active, according to Emily Mailey. She is a Kansas State University assistant professor of kinesiology who researches and develops interventions to promote physical activity among working mothers.
What it takes to be a veterinarian: New college of veterinary medicine lecture series on Olathe campus will explore career options
The Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine will offer a fall lecture series on the Olathe campus, 22201 W. Innovation Drive, with the first lecture to be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, in Forum Hall at the International Animal Health and Food Safety Institute.
New agreement creates opportunity for military to earn bachelor's degree in food science and industry
Soldiers seeking a bachelor's degree in food science and industry now have an educational road map to direct their way because of a new agreement between Kansas State University and the U.S. Army's Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges program.
Monday, August 20, 2012
Great expectations: Interpretation of positive or negative information is all a matter of anticipation, psychologist says
Each month a new jobs report is issued in the United States. Each month the report is also met with criticism even if jobs are added.
Kansas State University's student robotics team has clinched its sixth consecutive championship in the American Society of Biological and Agricultural Engineers' international student robotics competition.
Seldom seen, library ninjas perform heroic acts to ensure their patrons have access to information. These mythic vigilantes and their escapades are brought to life in "Legends of the Library Ninjas: A Quest for Knowledge," a graphic novel resulting from a partnership between Kansas State University Salina and Kansas Wesleyan University.
Friday, August 17, 2012
Setting the foundation: Fountain wars team finishes second at international competition, builds young leadership
The Kansas State University fountain wars competition team has traditionally finished high in yearly competition at the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers annual international meeting. The team's latest effort was no exception, with a second-place finish at the recent meeting in Dallas.
Designer's touch: Interior architecture and product design students lead the way as finalists in prestigious furniture design competition
Nine students in Kansas State University's interior architecture and product design program have designed their way to the finals in the Design Emphasis Student Furniture awards at the International Woodworking Fair 2012.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
It's the common experiences like routine doctor visits that Kansas State University student Allegra Gigstad, Nortonville, used to take for granted. However, an 11-day trip to Africa this summer changed her perception.
It's been a summer of discovery for 14 Kansas State University students taking part in research internships offered by the university's McNair Scholars program.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
A 'game-changer': By studying animal health, researchers find improved ways for developing, testing cancer therapies
A group of Kansas State University researchers has made valuable findings in the search for cancer's cure.
Prestigious posting: Engineering professor to serve as program director with National Science Foundation
A Kansas State University professor with a successful track record of securing research grants will soon find himself on the opposite side of the proverbial table.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Kansas State University practiced an emergency exercise on campus on Tuesday, Aug. 14.
Homework may be the last thing your child wants to do, but a Kansas State University education expert says encouraging the habit of homework is important.
Schools will resume for many of the nation's youth over the coming weeks and one change parents may notice is healthier meals offered in their children's school meals program.
Monday, August 13, 2012
A Kansas State University professor is gaining attention for creating a textbook replacement that saves students money and provides instructors with teaching flexibility.
Kansas State University will get students off on the right foot with a variety of activities and events to engage them in the university community during Week of Welcome from Aug. 20-24.
Friday, August 10, 2012
Student ambassadors for Kansas State University Salina have been selected for the 2012-2013 academic year.
Many traveling pet owners board their animals at a kennel while they are gone. But some pet owners are now opting for pet-sitting, an alternative that appears to be growing, according to a Kansas State University veterinarian.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
The type of relationship a woman has with her ex-partner is a factor in how the couple shares custody of children, according to a Kansas State University expert on postdivorce and co-parenting relationships.
The health of animals, people and the environment are inextricably linked. A new online course at Kansas State University shows just how interrelated this health triad is -- and why the concept of "one health" is gaining ground among health professionals.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
For much of the year drought has been plaguing American grasslands. But a recent study found that grasses do not appear to be losing the turf war against climate when it comes to surviving with little precipitation.
Sounding the warning: Researchers advocate for importance of music education as schools cut music programs across Kansas
There's a little less harmony inside Kansas school walls these days. Two Kansas State University researchers say programs are facing cuts that could put the future of music education in Kansas in danger.
Get in the swing, Texas-style: Country great Lyle Lovett kicks off McCain Performance Series on Aug. 26
A Grammy-winning singer and songwriter who has been called "a star as big as Texas itself" will open Kansas State University's 2012-2013 McCain Performance Series.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Time to get moving: Researcher recommends physical activity be part of school day, after-school programs
Along with reading, writing and arithmetic, do you know if physical activity will be a big part of your child's school day? What about after school and on weekends -- is your child getting enough physical activity?
Monday, August 6, 2012
A new line of defense: Researchers find cattle vaccine works to reduce E. coli O157:H7 in a large-scale feedlot setting
A commercial vaccine for cattle can effectively reduce levels of E. coli by more than 50 percent, a Kansas State University study has found. The vaccine is also effective using two doses instead of the recommended three doses, which can help cut costs for the beef industry.
Friday, August 3, 2012
Feeding a stray dog is a kind gesture -- and one that may generate a new best friend. Adding a dog to your home should not, however, be a spur-of-the-moment decision, said Susan Nelson, a veterinarian and clinical associate professor in the Pet Health Center at Kansas State University's Veterinary Health Center.
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Smooth transition: Researchers helping freshmen with ADHD succeed in college find it helps to plan management strategies before coming to campus
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, affects 1 to 4 percent of college students, according to national studies. For freshmen with ADHD, the transition to college can be especially difficult.
Going the distance: Frontier program uses field trip to Mexican border to inspire students studying food security
At the Santa Teresa, N.M., port of entry, about 300,000 cattle a year imported from Mexico pass through the national security checkpoint.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
A study by a Kansas State University researcher could help farmers better serve a niche market.
Exercise restraint: University pet health center veterinarian says starting slow is way to go when introducing dog to physical activity
New dog owners anxious to take their dog for a walk or run are encouraged to introduce exercise gradually.
The Manhattan Fire Department extinguished a fire at a boiler shed near the university's power plant around 11 a.m. Aug. 1.
With India's power grid collapse affecting hundreds of millions of people, a Kansas State University expert who studies power systems engineering can provide insight into the infrastructure issues behind the collapse.