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July 2010


Friday, July 30, 2010


K-STATE PROFESSOR 'WRIGHT' AS NEW FELLOW OF WESTERN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION: Thomas A. Wright, Kansas State University's Jon Wefald Leadership Chair in Business Administration, has been named a Fellow by the Western Psychological Association.

KANSAS PRIMARY A RACE BETWEEN REPUBLICANS, SAYS K-STATE PROFESSOR: Some races on the Republican side in the Aug. 3 Kansas primary will determine the results of the November election, according to Kansas State University political science expert Joe Aistrup.

K-STATE OLATHE TAKING SHAPE: The first building on Kansas State University's Olathe campus is well under way and construction can be watched online.


Thursday, July 29, 2010


K-STATE STUDY FINDS VACCINATION STRATEGIES COULD HELP SLOW SPREAD OF INFECTIOUS DISEASE IN RURAL AREAS: The best way to prevent the spread of disease in rural areas may be by targeting select popular hangouts, according to a new study by the Kansas State University EpiCenter research team.

DAWNE MARTIN NEW ASSISTANT DEAN FOR DIVERSITY AT K-STATE'S COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION: Yar M. Ebadi, dean of the College of Business Administration at Kansas State University, has promoted Dawne Martin to assistant dean for diversity.

POLITICS, PUBLIC SERVICE PUT K-STATE STUDENT FROM WICHITA ON CAREER PATH: Rachel King is using her involvement in student government at Kansas State University to help with her career plans.


Wednesday, July 28, 2010


K-STATE SALINA AVIATION LANDS SECOND GRANT FROM AIR FORCE FOR UMANNED AERIAL SYSTEMS PROGRAM: A second grant from the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research in Arlington, Va., will help the department of aviation at Kansas State University Salina continue developing mission planning, operations and a disaster training center for its unmanned aerial systems program.

K-STATE CANCER RESEARCH CENTER'S ANNUAL REGIER GOLF TOURNAMENT SEPT. 3: Golfers can help Kansas State University's fight against cancer at the 13th annual Rob Regier Memorial Golf Tournament Friday, Sept. 3. Proceeds will support K-State's Terry C. Johnson Center for Basic Cancer Research.

STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS HELP K-STATE STUDENTS TRAVEL THE WORLD: Scholarships are helping nearly 70 Kansas State University students with their study abroad experiences this summer and fall.


Monday, July 26, 2010


K-STATE CHEMISTRY PROFESSOR LENDS HAND AND LAB TO SOLDIERS FOR TRAINING EXERCISE: What is typically a sea of T-shirts and blue jeans was replaced by green-and-brown military fatigues in the classroom of Stefan Bossmann, professor of chemistry at Kansas State University.

UNIVERSITY HOUSING AT CAPACITY; K-STATE STAFF WORKING WITH COMMUNITY TO FIND SPACE FOR NEW STUDENTS: The popularity of on-campus student housing at Kansas State University's Manhattan campus has resulted in exceptionally high demand. This is in spite of K-State adding more than 700 student spaces in the past three years.

K-STATE ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE PROMOTES THREE: Kansas State University's Bruce Shubert, vice president for administration and finance, is promoting three staff members and eliminating one unfilled position.


Friday, July 23, 2010


K-STATE STUDENT FROM MANHATTAN RECEIVES GILMAN SCHOLARSHIP TO STUDY IN CHINA: Johnathan Bostrom, Manhattan, has received a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, which provides up to $5,000 for undergraduate study abroad. K-State has now had 25 Gilman scholars since the first scholarships were awarded in 2002.


Thursday, July 22, 2010


KIRK SCHULZ GETTING INPUT FROM K-STATE CONSTITUENTS ON REACHING LOFTY GOALS BY 2025: The more input, the better. That's the idea behind Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz's efforts to encourage participation in deciding how to reach major new goals by 2025.

FROM KENYA TO THE KONZA, K-STATE BIOLOGY STUDENT FROM SPRING HILL STUDIES ELEPHANTS AND BISON: What do bison and elephants have in common? Ask Mark Sowers, a Kansas State University junior in biology from Spring Hill.


Wednesday, July 21, 2010


STUDY FINDS MEDIA MAY BE OVERHYPING BENEFITS OF ORGANIC FOOD, AGRICULTURE: News accounts of organic agriculture and organic food are more likely to be positive than negative and inaccurately claim organic food is safer, according to Kansas State University's Doug Powell.

K-STATE ARCHAEOLOGY STUDENTS DIRTY THEIR HANDS IN THE FIELD (SCHOOL): To Brad Logan there's just something fulfilling about digging in the soil and getting his hands dirty -- something that can't be experienced in magazines and textbooks.


Tuesday, July 20, 2010


K-STATE'S DANIEL MARCUS TO SERVE ON NATIONAL BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH COMMITTEE: A Kansas State University professor has been elected to serve on a national committee that seeks to elevate biomedical research resources in Kansas and other states.


Monday, July 19, 2010


K-STATE RESEARCHERS FIND GENE-SILENCING NANOPARTICLES MAY PUT END TO PESKY SUMMER PEST: Summer just wouldn't be complete without mosquitoes nipping at exposed skin. Or would it? Research conducted by a Kansas State University team may help solve a problem that scientists and pest controllers have been itching to for years.

RURAL GROCERY INITIATIVE EARNS K-STATE CENTER NATIONAL RECOGNITION: Kansas State University's Center for Engagement and Community Development is being honored for its Rural Grocery Initiative with the Outstanding Community Development Program award from the International Community Development Society.


Thursday, July 15, 2010


K-STATE OFFERING ONLINE READING SPECIALIST ENDORSEMENT PROGRAM FOR KANSAS TEACHERS: Kansas State University's College of Education and the Division of Continuing Education are offering an online reading specialist endorsement program for K-12 educators interested in building experience in teaching reading, and in providing support and intervention for struggling readers in Kansas.

K-STATE FRESHMAN FROM KANSAS CITY HELPS BRING LEAGUE OF LATIN AMERICAN CITIZENS COUNCIL TO K-STATE: Being the first member of her family to attend college wasn't forward-looking enough for Ivette Martinez, a Kansas State University sophomore from Kansas City, Kan.


Wednesday, July 14, 2010


AMERICAN ANTHROPOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION NAMES K-STATE'S HARALD PRINS TOP UNDERGRADUATE TEACHER IN ANTHROPOLOGY: Teaching and mentoring future anthropologists is something Harald E.L. Prins has been doing -- and doing well -- since joining Kansas State University 20 years ago.

CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION FOR K-STATE'S JOURNALISM AND MASS COMMUNICATIONS PROGRAM SEPT. 2-4: The A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Kansas State University is having its centennial celebration Sept. 2-4.

K-STATE ARMY ROTC STUDENT FINISHES IN TOP 2 PERCENT ON ARMY PHYSICAL FITNESS TEST: When it comes to doing push-ups, sit-ups, endurance running and other skills required in the U.S. Army's physical fitness test, few can top Kansas State University's Christopher Robinette.

K-STATE LIBRARIES NAMES NEW ASSISTANT DEANS, DEPARTMENT HEADS: Several faculty members with Kansas State University's K-State Libraries have been appointed to leadership positions as part of an internal reorganization process.


Tuesday, July 13, 2010


WHEN GOOD CELLS GO BAD: K-STATE SCIENTIST RESEARCHES CELLULAR STRUCTURE: While some biological research may not directly provide cures for major diseases, it can provide the scientific basis for research that might.

K-STATE WORKING TO ENSURE FIRST-YEAR STUDENT SUCCESS WITH K-STATE FIRST: How do college students have a great college experience? The answer at Kansas State University is with a great first year.


Monday, July 12, 2010


HP LABS SELECTS K-STATE CYBERSECURITY RESEARCHER FOR INNOVATION RESEARCH PROGRAM: Kansas State University's Xinming "Simon" Ou, assistant professor of computing and information sciences, is among a select group of professors chosen worldwide to participate in the Hewlett-Packard Co. Labs Innovation Research Program.

COURSE AUDITING BRINGS A DIFFERENT TYPE OF STUDENT TO K-STATE CLASSROOMS: Cam Beatty is not your traditional Kansas State University student. He doesn't worry about his grade on the next big exam, he's not declaring a major anytime soon, and he's 68 years old.


Friday, July 9, 2010


ORIENTATION SESSIONS SET RECORD AT K-STATE: The number of new students and their parents participating in Kansas State University's recently completed orientation and enrollment sessions for the fall 2010 semester set a record, according to figures from the university's new student services office.

GOLF TO HELP TEENS FROM ACROSS THE NATION ENHANCE LIFE SKILLS, LEADERSHIP ABILITIES AS PART OF SPECIAL ACADEMY AT K-STATE'S COLBERT HILLS GOLF COURSE: Nearly 100 teen golfers from across the country will attend The First Tee Life Skills and Leadership Academy, July 13-20, at Kansas State University and Colbert Hills Golf Course.


Thursday, July 8, 2010


K-STATE ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING PROGRAM RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD FOR PROMOTING LICENSURE, ETHICS AND PROFESSIONALISM: Kansas State University's architectural engineering program has been selected as the 2010 recipient of the American Society of Civil Engineers' Walter LeFevre Award, which recognizes outstanding actions in the promotion of licensure, ethics and professionalism in the field.

PRE-OPTOMETRY STUDENT FROM ILLINOIS HAS ACTIVE VIEW ON K-STATE: Jamie Weiser came to Kansas State University with an open mind. "I was looking for a big but welcoming university," said Weiser, a junior in life sciences and pre-optometry from Champaign, Ill. "I felt that K-State had a lot of programs to offer me."


Wednesday, July 7, 2010


K-STATE VETERINARIAN SAYS DEADLY FELINE DISEASE TULAREMIA MORE PREVALENT IN SUMMER MONTHS, ZOONOTIC IN NATURE: Summer is a prime time for animals, especially cats, to contract the bacterial disease tularemia, according to a Kansas State University veterinarian.

K-STATE AWARDS SEMESTER, GRADUATION HONORS FOR SPRING 2010: Kansas State University is recognizing more than 2,850 students with spring semester honors and more than 320 students with graduation honors.


Tuesday, July 6, 2010


NEW RESOURCE CENTER TO SUPPORT K-STATE'S LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL AND TRANSGENDERED COMMUNITY: A new resource center opening in the fall semester at Kansas State University will provide support to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered students, faculty and staff.

TOPEKA NATIVE KELLY FURNAS JOINING K-STATE'S A.Q. MILLER SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM AND MASS COMMUNICATIONS: The student media adviser during the Virginia Tech shooting tragedy is joining the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Kansas State University.

KIMBERLY WILLIAMS TO SERVE AS K-STATE'S 2010-2011 COFFMAN CHAIR FOR DISTINGUISHED TEACHING SCHOLARS: Helping her fellow faculty members turn their teaching into scholarship is how Kimberly Williams will spend her year as Kansas State University's Coffman Chair for Distinguished Teaching Scholars.


Friday, July 2, 2010


K-STATE EXTENSION SPECIALIST GIVES THE SCOOP ON ICE CREAM: FROM HEALTHIER OPTIONS TO SAFETY WITH HOMEMADE MIXTURES: A Kansas State University Research and Extension specialist says just because we all scream for ice cream doesn't mean we also have to scream about the fat and calories that come with it.

K-STATE LIBRARIES' NEW KANSAS AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY INITIATIVE PROVIDING A HISTORICAL RECORD OF HOW KANSAS LANDSCAPE EVOLVED: K-State Libraries at Kansas State University have completed the opening round of a project to digitize U.S. Department of Agriculture aerial photographs of Kansas counties for study and research.

TOP FINANCIAL THERAPISTS COMING TO K-STATE FOR ANNUAL MEETING OF FINANCIAL THERAPY ASSOCIATION: Financial therapy experts from across the nation will be among the speakers and presenters at the annual conference of the Financial Therapy Association, Sept. 13-15, at Kansas State University.

RESIDENTS ENCOURAGED TO DONATE PROFESSIONAL ATTIRE FOR K-STATE STUDENT USE: As the old adage goes, "out with the old, in with the new." However, at Kansas State University it should probably include something about "and onto the backs of thankful K-State students" as Career Closet is again accepting donations.


Thursday, July 1, 2010


K-STATE EXPERT CREATING A TOOL TO MEASURE HOW PARKS PROMOTE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY: Having a community park nearby can have an impact on whether neighborhood residents are physically active, according to Andrew Kaczynski, an assistant professor of kinesiology at Kansas State University. But Kaczynski says which park characteristics encourage the most activity is not as clear.

KAW VALLEY RODEO GOING PINK TO BENEFIT K-STATE'S JOHNSON CANCER CENTER: The Kaw Valley Rodeo Association is again offering the opportunity for cowboys and cowgirls to prove that they are tough enough to wear pink.

FORMER CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR PHOTOJOURNALIST JOINING K-STATE'S A.Q. MILLER SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM AND MASS COMMUNICATIONS: A former Christian Science Monitor photojournalist and multimedia producer is joining the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Kansas State University.

K-STATE STUDENT FROM OVERLAND PARK FINDS NICHE IN RAISING MONEY TO HELP OTHER STUDENTS AFFORD AN EDUCATION: Anna Zeiger, junior in nutritional sciences and premedicine from Overland Park, chose Kansas State University over other schools because the campus felt like home.



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