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December 2013

Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013

Architect selected for Kansas State University Bulk Solids Innovation Center
Salina-based Jones Gillam Renz Architects Inc. has been selected to design the new Kansas State University Bulk Solids Innovation Center in Salina.

Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013

Beyond the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, alumni building businesses and giving back to Phoenix
Thousands of Kansas State University fans will paint the Valley of the Sun purple again this year, as the Wildcats return to the Phoenix area, this year for the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl on Saturday. Some of those fans and alumni call the Phoenix area home and are building businesses and giving back to their community at the same time.



Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 

College of Business Administration accreditation extended
The College of Business Administration at Kansas State University has earned an extension to its Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business International accreditation for both its business and accounting programs.

Ready for a new year: Art, music, theatrical performances highlight January at university
A new year brings new performances, exhibitions and more to the Kansas State University campus.

Project to revitalize northeast Kansas City area earns students honor from American Institute of Architects chapter
A design study project to revitalize the Independence Avenue area of northeast Kansas City, Mo., has earned several Kansas State University students a distinguished recognition from the Kansas City chapter of the American Institutes of Architects.



Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 

Architecture students earn Bowman Design Forum honors
Five architecture students earned honors at Kansas State University's 15th annual Bowman Design Forum.

College of Education honors seven new graduates for excellence, promise as future teachers
Outstanding work as undergraduates or their potential as future teachers has earned seven new graduates awards from Kansas State University's College of Education.


Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013 

Phi Kappa Phi honors sophomores for academic excellence, awards chapter scholarships
Kansas State University's chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, the multidisciplinary collegiate honor society, is recognizing several undergraduate scholars at the university.

Student from Satanta earns College of Business Administration's Outstanding Senior Award
When it comes to dedication and involvement at the Kansas State University College of Business Administration, Kendal Clawson is at the head of his class.




Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013 

University's Phi Kappa Phi chapter recognized as among the best, initiates new members
More than 100 Kansas State University students and one professor are new members of one of the best chapters of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all disciplines.


Monday, Dec. 16, 2013 

APDesign professor earns Educator of Year honor
Nathan Howe, assistant professor of architecture in Kansas State University's College of Architecture, Planning & Design, received the Educator of the Year Award from the Kansas City chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The award is presented for outstanding dedication and support of excellence in architecture education.

New country dance team is all about country two-step, swing dancing
The Swinging Spurs, the country dance performance team of Kansas State University's Country Two-Step and Swing Dance Club, perform country two-step, swing dance and more at local, state and national events.

Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 

Pathogen study in College of Veterinary Medicine explores blocking effect of E. coli O157:H7 protein on immune system
Often the key to any victory is to fully understand your opponent. This is especially true when that opponent is a significant foodborne bacterial pathogen such as E. coli O157:H7.

Kansas State University receives CASE awards for creative works
Kansas State University is receiving 24 awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, or CASE, Mid-America District XI.

First-generation Latina student from Dodge City overcomes obstacles to earn college degree
Graduating from Kansas State University on Saturday, Dec. 14, will be a day of triumph for Pamela Maynez.


Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 

University journalism class helps reconnect towns in Kansas and France
A small town in Kansas and one in France are reconnecting thanks, in part, to a Kansas State University journalism and mass communications class assignment.

Retired U.S. Air Force colonel leaves $5 million gift to Kansas State University
A retired U.S. Air Force colonel who died in 2012 has provided a $5 million gift to Kansas State University through his trust.

Enhancing university's diversity earn student from Kansas City, Kan., engineering faculty member Commerce Bank Presidential awards
Kansas State University and Commerce Bank are recognizing two individuals for their diversity enhancement efforts.


Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 


University establishes multimillion-dollar global food security program on reducing postharvest loss
Kansas State University is receiving an initial five-year, $8.5 million award from the U.S. Agency for International Development, or USAID, to establish the federal government's new Feed the Future Innovation Lab for the Reduction of Post-Harvest Loss.


Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 


Literary experts look at why the classic Dickens' story 'A Christmas Carol' still draws us today
Written 170 years ago, Charles Dickens' classic novella "A Christmas Story" still resonates with people today, according to two literature experts at Kansas State University.


Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 

College of Veterinary Medicine promotes Kenney to head of anatomy and physiology department
After concluding a national search, the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University is promoting Michael J. Kenney to the position of head of the anatomy and physiology department.

K-State students participate in fall commencement with talents, speeches
Several students will speak, sing or play musical instruments for their classmates, families and administrators as part of Kansas State University's fall commencement ceremonies Friday, Dec. 13, and Saturday, Dec. 14.

Global purple: Students take studies overseas with study abroad scholarships
Kansas State University students are packing their bags for classrooms around the globe with the help of scholarships especially for study abroad.

APDesign students show off photography skills, earn honors
Students in Kansas State University's College of Architecture, Planning & Design have been recognized for their skills as photographers through the college's annual photography competition.



Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 

More than 1,800 students graduating Dec. 13 and 14
Kansas State University commencement ceremonies will be Friday, Dec. 13, on the Salina and Manhattan campuses, and Saturday, Dec. 14, on the Manhattan campus.

Kansas State University Olathe, Aerotek partner to offer workforce development series
Kansas State University Olathe and Aerotek Scientific have developed a workforce development series for individuals interested in careers in the animal health and food industries. The series will be offered from 5:45 to 8 p.m. beginning Jan. 8, 2014, at K-State Olathe, 22201 W. Innovation Drive.

Interior architecture and product design students develop biodiversity exhibition proposals for Flint Hills Discovery Center
Third-year interior architecture and product design students at Kansas State University's College of Architecture, Planning & Design have put their design skills on exhibition.


Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 

Wilcher receives Gilman International Scholarship to study in Ghana
A Kansas State University student will study in West Africa with the help of a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship.

Eating it up: University class explores the history of food in America

Food has a history, and we have a history with food. A new Kansas State University class sheds light on where our nation's food comes from, our own individual food heritage and why we choose to eat what we eat.

Department of Education grant helps student parents with child care costs
Thanks to a federal grant, student parents at Kansas State University will get some more help with child care expenses.

Legendary guitarist Brian Setzer brings holiday show to McCain Auditorium
The Brian Setzer Orchestra's Christmas Rocks! 10th Anniversary Tour!! comes to Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, as part of the McCain Performance Series.



Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 

Newly funded program offers university students additional opportunities for financial counseling
Kansas State University is helping students become better money savers, spenders and borrowers.

College of Veterinary Medicine's Stockham receives high honor from European Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology
Steve Stockham, professor of veterinary clinical pathology in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University, is the 2013 recipient of the prestigious Veterinary Clinical Pathology Hall of Fame Award from the European Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology.


Monday, Dec. 2, 2013 

Sports bras don't hold up, says researcher developing a better supportive undergarment
One of the most important articles of clothing in women's wardrobes and its contents are receiving a Kansas State University researcher's undivided attention.

Toy story: Season's got-to-have favorites may be best not to have

When it comes to Christmas gifts for young children, Anna Nippert, instructor of early childhood education at Kansas State University's College of Human Ecology, recommends parents be more focused on fostering imagination in their children than simply buying what is on their list.

51 undergraduate students selected to join university's cancer research teams
The Johnson Cancer Research Center at Kansas State University is giving 51 undergraduate students the chance to conduct cancer research projects.