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August 2014

Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014   

Where you live may be putting you at risk for foodborne illness, researcher finds
Research from one of the only studies to use the same questionnaire in multiple countries finds that food safety education is lacking. Kansas State University researcher says improving education about food-handling practices may decrease foodborne illness, thus improving food security.

Kansas State University Global Campus offering its first massive open online course: Health and Wellness 101
The first massive open online course, or MOOC, being offered by Kansas State University Global Campus isHealth and Wellness 101: Everyday Small Changes.

Music, art, comedy and more highlight September at Kansas State University
September brings music, art, comedy and more to Kansas State University's Manhattan campus.

Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014   

Student debt growing, number of university financial education programs still deficient
Kansas State University financial planner finds most universities are lacking a financial education program. She outlines the different types of successful programs and how to get started.

Patent issued for research that alleviates pain in cattle suffering from lameness and following castration, dehorning
Researchers found that combinations of meloxicam and gabapentin improved the welfare of cattle by reducing the severity of lameness. Meloxicam alone improved weight gain after dehorning and reduce the incidence of bovine respiratory disease after castration. 

Free exhibit opening at K-State Libraries features live blues, biography and music history memorabilia
The personal collection of blues legend Jimmy Rogers is now at home at Kansas State University's K-State Libraries, with a free exhibit featuring items from the collection opening Sept. 11 at Hale Library.

Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014   

Study finds young driver's gender linked to crash type, injury severity
A recent study from Kansas State University civil engineers finds that gender differences do exist in young drivers when it comes to safety. Gender is often related to what type of severe or fatal crash a young male or young female driver will be involved in.

Guitar legend Buddy Guy kicks off 2014-2015 McCain Performance Series on Sept. 5
Buddy Guy, the blues icon and member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, will kick off the 2014-2015 McCain Performance Series at Kansas State University on Sept. 5. 

Monday, Aug. 25, 2014   

Physics research removes outcome unpredictability of three atoms binding at ultracold temperatures
A Kansas State University physics researcher developed a model that helps scientists accurately predict the once unpredictable. The model helps explain the likely outcome of a chemical reaction as well as sheds new light on mysterious quantum states, including the Efimov effect.

New gluten-free ingredient may cause allergic reaction
A popular legume used in other countries is showing up in more U.S. gluten-free products. A Kansas State University food safety specialist explains why people with peanut and soybean allergies need to be cautious.

K-State Day at the Kansas State Fair set for Sept. 7
Join Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz, Willie the Wildcat, the K-State Marching Band and more at K-State Day at the Kansas State Fair on Sunday, Sept. 7, in Hutchinson.

Kansas agricultural history goes online thanks to K-State Libraries and Project Ceres
A Project Ceres contract worth more than $7,000 is letting a team of Kansas State University librarians to digitize and preserve important Kansas youth-in-agriculture, agricultural education and rural life publications. It's the second contract from Project Ceres received by the university to digitize agricultural publications.

K-State Celebrates coming to Kansas City area Sept. 10
High school students — and their parents and friends — from the Greater Kansas City area are invited to K-State Celebrates, a showcase for future students, from 7:15-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, at the Ritz Charles, 9000 W. 137th St., Overland Park.



Friday, Aug. 22, 2014   

University offering Series 7 prep course for financial planners
Kansas State University's personal financial planning program will offer a credit course that prepares students to takethe general securities licensing exam. 

Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 

Olympic ceremony, university music professor honored at Primetime Emmys
Bryan Pinkall, Kansas State University assistant professor of music, was part of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony team that won a Primetime Emmy for Best Lighting Direction at the 66th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards.


Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 

Faculty members develop free alternative textbooks to save students money
Through an alternative textbook initiative, Kansas State University faculty members are helping students save an estimated $423,000 a year in textbook costs.

College of Human Ecology's Speech and Hearing Center partners with Scottish Rite Masons
The Kansas State University Speech and Hearing Center has been designated a Kansas RiteCare Clinic. The induction ceremony will be at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 27.

K-State College of Education wins national award for work with local school districts
Kansas State University's College of Education received a 2014 LTG (Ret) H.G. "Pete" Taylor Partnership of Excellence Award for higher education from the Military Child Education Coalition at the coalition's recent 16th National Training Seminar in Washington, D.C.

Beach Museum exhibition honors legacy, talent of longtime student affairs administrator Chet Peters
The wooden sculptures of Chet Peters, who was Kansas State University's first vice president for student affairs, are featured in a new Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art exhibition, "Life Forms: Chet Peters," which opens Sept. 12 and runs through March 22, 2015.

Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 

Fruit and vegetable intake still too low; human nutritionist says to focus on lunch
Recent changes to the WIC program have improved fruit intake in children, says a Kansas State University human nutritionist.

Sculptor Bello's redwood creations showcased in new Beach Museum exhibition
"Tree of Life: The Art of Charles Bello," opens Sept. 12 and runs through Dec. 14, at Kansas State University's Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art.


Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 

Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson at McCain Auditorium on Sept. 19
"An Evening with Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson" will be at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, in McCain Auditorium as an addition to the already star-studded 2014-2015 McCain Performance Series.

Multimillion-dollar grant helps researchers shed light on ultrafast dynamics
Kansas State University physicists and computer scientists are involved in a multi-university project that has been funded with a $6 million grant from the National Science Foundation's Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, or EPSCoR.

Johannes receives Stowe Award for adolescent health plan work
Elaine Johannes, recipient of the 2014 Dean Barbara S. Stowe Faculty Development Award from the College of Human Ecology, will use the grant to work with the Kansas Adolescent Health State Plan. Johannes is an associate professor and Extension specialist in family studies and human services at Kansas State University.


Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 

Tuskegee University students spend summer term enhancing their education at K-State Salina
Two students from Tuskegee University in Alabama are studying unmanned aircraft systems this summer at Kansas State University Salina.

Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 

Equine expert warns traveling livestock owners of vesicular stomatitis
Two states have confirmed an outbreak of vesicular stomatitis, a very contagious disease for animals, livestock and potentially humans. A Kansas State University veterinarian explains the disease and why travel restrictions are imperative.

Caldwell company takes top honors in College of Business Administration program
Caldwell startup companyMeltPoint Environmental is the winner of the grandprize in Kansas State University's Launch a Business program.

Week of Welcome activities engage students
Week of Welcome is a week of activities to make new students feel at home and welcome back returning students.

Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014 

University-developed neutron detector named among Top 100 technologies of the year
Kansas State University engineers have developed a lithium-based neutron detector that is being recognized as one of the year's Top 100 newly developed technologies.

Kansas State University professor circumvents Middle East conflict to study Mediterranean chameleons
A Kansas State University veterinary medicine researcher circumvents a Middle East trouble spot to conduct his project.

National accounting group honors College of Business Administration's Dan Deines
A Kansas State University accounting professor has been recognized by an national accounting society for his efforts to improve high school accounting education.


Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 

Kansas State University veterinary student has a 'Plum' of an internship experience
A Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine student spent the summer at the Plum Island Animal Disease Center in New York as an intern.

Beach Museum conversation on Sept. 4 features Dawoud Bey and Hamza Walker in All Faiths Chapel
Dawoud Bey, photographer, artist, essayist and professor at Columbia College Chicago, will be joined by Hamza Walker, associate curator and director of education at The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, in a conversation sponsored by Kansas State University's Beach Museum of Art at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, in All Faiths Chapel.

Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 

Launch a Business Program gives public a chance to choose its $50,000 grand prizewinning startup
A grand prize valued at $50,000 will be on the line for the 10 business startups of Kansas State University's Launch a Business, or LAB, program. The winner will be selected at the LAB Launch Party from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, at the K-State Alumni Center.

University trumpet instructor wins national contest, lands spot in music video
Just say it's another "trumpet call" to success for Kansas State University's Becki Walenz.


Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014 

Kansas State University featured in Princeton Review's best colleges national rankings
Kansas State University students have an excellent quality of life, according to the 2015 edition of The Princeton Review's "The Best 379 Colleges."


 Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014 

College of Human Ecology hires Pamela Erickson to lead professional mentoring initiative
Kansas State University's College of Human Ecology is launching a new mentoring initiative and Pamela S. Erickson has been hired to direct the program.

Beach Museum gala a showcase of the arts, artists and more
"Celebrating Art: Transformations" is the theme of this year's annual gala for the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art at Kansas State University. This year's event will be at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, at the museum and features an evening of art, entertainment, fine dining and more.

Monday, Aug. 4, 2014 

Collaborative research uses camelina to build better biofuel
A Kansas State University biochemist is improving biofuels with a promising crop: Camelina sativa. The research may help boost rural economies and provide farmers with a value-added product.

Tips for working with a first-time teacher in classroom
For parents worried about a teacher's lack of experience in the classroom, a Kansas State University education professor says communication is key.

Food label expert expects most businesses to comply with new voluntary regulation
Kansas State University is helping small businesses comply with a new voluntary regulation defining gluten-free. A University food label expert believes most businesses will add the label information.

Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 

Kansas State University makes significant infrastructure improvements as part of K-State 2025 plan
Revitalizing Kansas State University's building infrastructure will continue to be a common theme during the 2014-2015 academic year.