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January 2015

Friday, Jan. 30, 2015

University nominates four students for Goldwater Scholarship
Kansas State University has nominated four students for the 2015 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. The nominees are Aaron Messerla, Manhattan; Katherine Johnson, McPherson; Joshua Nelson, Salina; and Lauren Komer, Shawnee.

 

Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015

Food safety fumble: Research finds 90 percent of home chefs contaminate food
If you're gearing up for a big Super Bowl bash, you might want to consult the best food-handling practices before preparing that feast. New research from Kansas State University finds that most home chefs drop the ball on food safety.

All aboard: K-State Theatre rolling out comedy 'Bustown' 
K-State Theatre will present the comedy "Bustown" at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 5-7 and 12-14 p.m. and at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 15 in the Mark A. Chapman Theatre in Kansas State University's Nichols Hall.

University selects 11 Civic Leadership Scholarship finalists from high schools across Kansas, region 
Kansas State University recently selected 11 high school seniors as finalists for the university's Civic Leadership Scholarship. 

 

Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

Graduate student's original play, 'Dunia, an Ex-Muslin Woman's Story,' Jan. 29-31 at Purple Masque Theatre
"Dunia, an Ex-Muslim Woman's Story" will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29-31 in Kansas State University's Purple Masque Theatre in East Stadium. Admission is free and a talk back will be conducted after each performance.

Scholarships help Kansas State University students study around the globe
Kansas State University students are studying around the world with help from scholarships awarded by the university's Office of International Programs for the 2014-2015 school year. The study abroad experiences vary in length, from short-term faculty-led trips to programs lasting up to a year.

Kansas State University nominates four students for Truman Scholarship
Kansas State University has nominated four students — Ciara Chambers, Derby; Eleanor Dickens, Overland Park; Kenneth "Garrett" Kays, Weir; and Roxanne Bunnell, Lake Station, Indiana — for the 2015 Harry S. Truman Scholarship.

How to make your New Year's resolution last one year, not one month
Chances are that if you made a New Year's resolution, you've already failed. Only about 8 percent of Americans achieve their goal, according to research from the Journal of Clinical Psychology. But there is still hope — a few simple steps can get you through the year, says a Kansas State University kinesiologist.

 

Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015

Engineer receives NSF CAREER award for nanotechnology research, educational outreach
Gurpreet Singh, assistant professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering, has received a $500,000 National Science Foundation CAREER award for his nanotechnology research.

Counting calories: Where you can find new labels and why it's not all about the numbers
A Kansas State University nutritionist explains a new regulation requiring calorie labeling at restaurants and why it's not just the numbers that put weight on your waistline..

Culinary workshop to bring taste of Ireland to Kansas State University
Chef Paula McIntyre, Ireland,will demonstrate several traditional Irish dishes on Thursday, Feb. 26, and Friday, Feb. 27, in the Gold Room at Derby Dining Center. The Culinary Enhancement Workshops are sponsored by the hospitality and management department in the College of Human Ecology. 

 

Monday, Jan. 26, 2015

Study finds rabies booster defends pets with out-of-date vaccination against the disease
A new study by Kansas State University veterinary diagnosticians finds that pets with out-of-date rabies vaccinations are very unlikely to develop the fatal disease if given a rabies booster immediately after exposure to the virus. The finding gives pet owners, veterinarians and public health officials new options when faced with the difficult situation of quarantining or even euthanizing a pet that has been exposed to the rabies virus. 

McCain Performance Series features Broadway hit 'Sister Act' on Feb. 6
Catch the Broadway musical comedy "Sister Act" at Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium. The performance will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6.

 

Friday, Jan. 23, 2015

Warm up February with art, music, dance and more at Kansas State University
Events are sponsored by the university's McCain Performance Series, Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art and the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance. Unless otherwise indicated, most are free and open to the public.

 

Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015

Researchers introduce macrosystems approach to study stream ecology
Walter Dodds, Kansas State University distinguished professor of biology, has led researchers in creating the Stream Biome Gradient Concept, which is a way to compare streams in different climates and different continents. The concept can improve how researchers study streams worldwide.

President Schulz named leader of NCAA board of governors
Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz is the new chair of the NCAA board of governors, which is the organization's highest-ranking committee. 

 

Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015

Hungry for art? Newest exhibition at Beach Museum of Art feeds the need
The newest exhibition at Kansas State University's Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art is designed — and named — to feed one's hunger for art. 

College of Architecture, Planning & Design selects winners of annual photo competition 
Students in Kansas State University's College of Architecture, Planning & Design have been awarded for their achievement in photography through the Thomas A. Tyler/Answers Inc. Architectural & Environmental Photography Competition.

 

Friday, Jan. 16, 2015

Interior architecture & product design student from Sabetha wins national design competition 
Interior architecture & product design students at Kansas State University's College of Architecture, Planning & Design push their designs to adapt to current needs of today's society. Fourth-year student Emma Montgomery, Sabetha, applied this knowledge to claim the grand prize in a recent national design competition.

 

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015

Hale Library Concert Series celebrates Gail Kubik
Though he lived much of his professional life in Italy and France, famed composer Gail Kubik never lost touch with his Kansas roots. Born just over 100 years ago in 1914, he spent his youth in Coffeyville, Kansas, and went on to be one of the leading voices in mid-to-late 20th-century music, especially in the realm of radio, films and television.

 

Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015

Kansas State University honors Martin Luther King Jr. with week of observance
Kansas State University will host several events for its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Observance Week, Jan. 26-30.

 

Monday, Jan. 12, 2015

Cultural icon William Shatner performing at McCain Auditorium Jan. 22
William Shatner will present his one-man show "Shatner's World: We Just Live in It" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, as part of Kansas State University's McCain Performance Series.

K-State Salina to host Kansas Science Olympiad regional competition
Kansas State University Salina will help bring science to life on Wednesday, Jan. 14, when it hosts the Kansas Science Olympiad regional competition for area junior high and high school students. For almost 20 years K-State Salina has welcomed the nationally recognized competition to its campus, acting as one of five regional locations in Kansas.

New exhibit by English students showcases history, culture behind everyday items used by ordinary people 
A student exhibit opening Jan. 21 at Kansas State University explores the cultural significance of everyday items used by ordinary people. The items were selected from regional archives, including the university's Historic Costume and Textile Museum.

 

Friday, Jan. 9, 2015

U.S. News & World Report ranks two Kansas State University online programs among the best
U.S. News & World Report rank K-State No. 20 for the best online graduate engineering programs and No. 86 for the best online graduate education programs.

Grant extends research of Kansas State University's child food safety center
The Center of Excellence for Food Safety Research in Child Nutrition Programs at Kansas State University has received an $800,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Services.

Kansas State University students earn degrees 
Nearly 1,500 students have completed degree requirements from Kansas State University. The graduates hail from 86 Kansas counties, 45 states and 27 countries.

 

Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015

Research finds mandatory meat labels economically not worth the fight
A little label is causing a big stir among the U.S., Canada and Mexico, but research from Kansas State University finds the majority of consumers don't even know it exists.

Center for the Advancement of Entrepreneurship launches Kansas Business Climate Index initiative
What will the economic climate in the state of Kansas look like next month? That's what the new Kansas Business Climate Index is all about. The index is the initiative of the Center for the Advancement of Entrepreneurship at the Kansas State University College of Business Administration.

 

Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015

Greg Willems to lead KSU Foundation as president and CEO
Effective Friday, Feb. 27, Greg Willems will become president and chief executive officer of the Kansas State University Foundation, Manhattan.