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August 2015    

Monday, Aug. 31, 2015

'Tonight Show' great Jay Leno performs Sept. 11 at Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium
Emmy Award-winning talk show host Jay Leno is coming to Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11. Also appearing with Leno will be special guest Emily West.

Groundbreaking for Seaton Hall, AP Design revitalization and expansion Sept. 4
Kansas State University will break ground Friday, Sept. 4, on a $75 million revitalization and expansion of Seaton Hall. The 100-year-old building is home to the College of Architecture, Planning & Design, or APDesign.

Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015

Power of Pink: Johnson Cancer Research Center's breast cancer awareness luncheon Oct. 2
Ladies are invited to enjoy lunch with friends as they learn about breast health and cancer at the sixth annual Pink Power Luncheon for breast cancer awareness from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, at Holiday Inn at the Campus, 1641 Anderson Ave.

Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015

University's NABC animal disease response training course to be included FEMA training catalog
Kansas State University's National Agricultural Biosecurity Center, or NABC, is helping FEMA provide animal disease response training to ensure state and local first responders are adequately prepared for emergency situations.

University, KSU Foundation receive fundraising award
The Council for Advancement and Support of Education, or CASE, as recognized fundraising efforts by Kansas State University and the Kansas State University Foundation with a national honor.

Charlie Daniels Band kicks off McCain Performance Series at Kansas State University
Get ready for a fusion of country and Southern rock when The Charlie Daniels Band visits Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3.


Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015

Kick off the school year with music, dance, Jay Leno, Charlie Daniels and more at Kansas State University
A new school year is underway at Kansas State University and brings opportunities to enjoy performances by students, faculty and noted artists on campus or in the Manhattan community. Events below are offered by theMarianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, the School Music, Theatre, and Dance, and the McCain Performance Series. Events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.

Journal ranks Sensory Analysis Center top in research publications worldwide
When it comes to sensory research influence, Kansas State University's Sensory Analysis Center is tops in the world according to the first-ever ranking of institutions by the Journal of Sensory Studies.


Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015

2015-2016 K-State theatre and dance season includes classic and original works
Tragedy, Shakespeare, Dickens, dance and even climate change will highlight the 2015-2016 theatre and dance productions at Kansas State University.

Going national: First comprehensive overview of Associated American Artists debuts at Beach Museum of Art Sept. 15 before showing on East Coast
A new exhibition organized by the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art at Kansas State University provides the first critical overview of Associated American Artists, or AAA, a company that sought to bring original American art to every home beginning in the 1930s.

Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015

Regier golf tournament for Kansas State University cancer research Oct. 16
Don't just be tee'd off at cancer — tee up to fight it.

Kansas State University student to use Gilman Scholarship to prepare for career helping others
Kansas State University student and community volunteer Marcus Dominguez is looking forward to a semester studying abroad because he believes it will help him better serve others.


Monday, Aug. 17, 2015

Interior architecture student and professor collaborate with veterinarians to design enhanced treatment options for animals using 3-D printing
A research project by an interior architecture & product design student at Kansas State University is one that could get some tails wagging.


Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015

Biochemist studies oilseed plants for biofuel, industrial development
A Kansas State University biochemist is studying Camelina sativa — a nonfood oilseed crop — to see how it can be used for biofuel or even industrial and food-related applications.


Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015

Test offered by Kansas State University Veterinary Diagnostic Lab may help decrease yearly pet vaccines
Scientists at Kansas State University's Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory have modified a test that measures an animal's immune response to the rabies virus, a change that will cost pet owners less money and may help reduce the number of yearly vaccines for pets.

Bartlett & West named the College of Engineering Company of the Year
The engineering and technology firm Bartlett & West Inc. has been named the 2015 Company of the Year for its extensive support of Kansas State University's College of Engineering.


Monday, Aug. 10, 2015

Water wonder: Fountain Wars Design Team takes third at international competition
A team from Kansas State University made a splash at the 2015 Fountain Wars competition by finishing in third place.


Friday, Aug 7, 2015

The tradition continues: Robotics team earns ninth straight championship
The streak continues. The Kansas State University Robotics Design Team is the winner of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers' annual student robotics design competition for the ninth year in a row.

Media advisory: Closing ceremony for sixth graduating Go Teacher class Aug. 13
Media are invited to attend the closing ceremony for the sixth cohort of Kansas State University's Go Teacher program. The event starts at 9 a.m. in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union.


Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015

Kansas State University maintains safe, secure select agent program
A story published Tuesday, Aug. 4, by USA Today contains questions about oversight of federal laboratories. The story includes Kansas State University's select agent program and four consecutive federal inspections conducted at the Biosecurity Research Institute from January 2012 to December 2013.

Economic development partnership between Manhattan, Kansas State University named finalist for national award
A partnership between the city of Manhattan and Kansas State University is again receiving national attention for its efforts to spur economic development by helping innovative companies start or relocate a business in the community.

Kansas State University highlighted in two best colleges publications
Kansas State University is a top college with happy students according to two of the latest educational review publications.


Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015

Kansas State University's leadership in wheat research recognized with $1.6M grant
The National Science Foundation's Plant Genome Program awarded K-State wheat researchers a three-year, $1.6 million grant to fund projects and collaborations to help train new generations to answer challenging plant genomics questions.

Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine researcher helps discover novel fatigue syndrome in feedlot cattle
Researchers at Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, in collaboration with colleagues at Iowa State University and Texas Tech University, have discovered a novel fatigue syndrome affecting feedlot cattle. The syndrome is similar to one affecting the swine industry.


Monday, Aug. 3, 2015

Cattle movement estimation study sheds light on disease risk
A study co-authored by a Kansas State University researcher and one of her former students helps with estimating cattle movement to determine disease risk.

Expert comments on child poverty, well-being of Kansas children
Elaine Johannes, an associate professor and extension specialist in youth development in the School of Family Studies and Human Servicesdiscusses the significance of the Kids Count report and what it means for Kansas youth.