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July 2014

Thursday, July 31, 2014 

Study finds benefits to burning Flint Hills prairie in fall and winter
A new study looks at 20 years of data concerning the consequences of burning Flint Hills prairie at different times of the year. It finds that burning outside of the current late spring time frame has no measurable negative consequences for the prairie, and in fact, may have multiple benefits.

Kansas State University expert looks at changes to student loan programs

The director of Kansas State University's Powercat Financial Counseling explains important new changes to loans and gives tips on repaying loans, as well as what types of loans are best for incoming college students.


Wednesday, July 30, 2014 

Psychology research about vision and pigeons may improve driver safety, earns honors
Kansas State University psychology professors receive recognition for research on scene gist and how human perception compares to that of pigeons.

Student from Lenexa named 2014 Cargill Global Scholar
A Kansas State University sophomore majoring in economics and political science has been named a 2014 Cargill Global Scholar. Sierra Lekie, Lenexa, is one of two K-State students earning the prestigious scholarship this year.

Media advisory: Ecuadorian ambassador, vice minister to visit Kansas State University; available for interviews
Ecuadorian Ambassador Nathalie Cely will visit Kansas State University as part of the Day of Ecuador on Wednesday, Aug. 6.


Monday, July 28, 2014 

Researcher using next-generation sequencing, other new methods to rapidly identify pathogens
Benjamin Hause, an assistant research professor at the Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at Kansas State University, recently published an article about one of his discoveries, porcine enterovirus G, which is an important find in the United States.


Friday, July 25, 2014 

National website ranks Kansas State University as great value
A national website is recognizing Kansas State University as a Great Value College in the Midwest. The university is the highest rated college in Kansas to make the list.

Kansas State University graduate earns Phi Kappa Phi fellowship to continue cancer research
Jenny Barriga, a May 2014 magna cum laude graduate in chemistry and biochemistry from Kansas State University, is the recipient of a Phi Kappa Phi fellowship.



Thursday, July 24, 2014 

Rising temperatures can be hard on a dog's life
Kansas State University veterinarian says to know the signs of heat exhaustion to make sure your pet isn't overdoing it this summer.

College of Business Administration student from Topeka a new Cargill Global Scholar
As a Cargill Global Scholar, Kansas State University's Kylie Hardman, a sophomore in human resource management, joins a global network of high performing undergraduate students who are given the opportunity to develop leadership competencies through training modules, mentoring and coaching by Cargill employees and more.

Single tickets go on sale July 27 for McCain's 2014-2015 season; discount offered
McCain Auditorium's Super Saver Sunday Single Ticket Sale for the 2014-2015 McCain Performance Series will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 27, in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union. The event offers fun for all and the chance to win free tickets.


Wednesday, July 23, 2014 

Number of people susceptible to painful mosquito-borne virus increasing, says leading researcher
Kansas State University leading researcher in chikungunya virus says many more people are at risk of getting infected now that mosquitoes in the U.S. are carrying the virus.

Barclay receives 2014 Kansas State University Global Campus Extraordinary Student Award
Kansas State University Global Campus selects a recent distance education graduate from Pomona for its 2014 Extraordinary Student Award.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 

Business ethics professor challenges current corporate culture
Diane Swanson's challenges the current corporate culture in a new book "Embedding CSR into Corporate Culture: Challenging the Executive Mind."


Monday, July 21, 2014 

Philosopher uses game theory to understand how words, actions acquire meaning
The latest work from a Kansas State University philosopher appears in the scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, which is a rarity for philosophy research.

Robotics Team wins eighth straight championship
For the eighth consecutive year, Kansas State University's Robotics Team is the winner of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers' annual student robotics design.

Friday, July 18, 2014  

Study looks at value of AP courses to accounting students
The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy has awarded an $18,000 grant to three Kansas State University accounting professors for a study dealing with Advanced Placement courses and whether they should be accepted toward the 150 credit hours needed to sit for the certified public accountant exam.


Thursday, July 17, 2014  

Scientists complete chromosome-based draft of the wheat genome
University entomologist finds insecticide company can use smaller amount of chemical to treat bedbug infestations, which have been increasing in the United States. 

Ultrafast X-ray laser sheds new light on fundamental ultrafast dynamics
Kansas State University's Launch a Business program, which is providing a variety of assistance to 10 high-potential startups, recently conducted a kickoff ceremony for the inaugural program class.

Don't let the bedbugs bite: Research finds parasites can be killed with lower dosage of chemical
University entomologist finds insecticide company can use smaller amount of chemical to treat bedbug infestations, which have been increasing in the United States.

Launch a Business program gets underway with kickoff event
Kansas State University's Launch a Business program, which is providing a variety of assistance to 10 high-potential startups, recently conducted a kickoff ceremony for the inaugural program class.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 

Protein's "hands" enable bacteria to establish infection, research finds
Kansas State University biochemists have discovered how protein's "hands" enable bacteria to establish infection. The research may help scientists develop targeted treatment and intervention methods.

Center of Excellence for Emerging and Zoonotic Animal Diseases opens doors to federal service academy members
The Center of Excellence for Emerging and Zoonotic Animal Diseases at Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine is participating in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Summer Research Team Program for Federal Service Academies.

University, community partners break ground on Bulk Solids Innovation Center
Construction of Kansas State University's Bulk Solids Innovation Center is expected to open in April 2015. A groundbreaking ceremony for the facility, being built in north Salina, was July 10.

Monday, July 14, 2014 

Kansas State University donors set record with $211 million in philanthropic gifts
Kansas State University donors gave a record $211 million in philanthropic gifts and commitments in the last fiscal year.  

Unmanned aerial systems team takes fourth at international competition
Earning a top five finish at the recent12th annual Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International's student competition was the team from Kansas State University.

Thursday, July 10, 2014 

Drought and poor wheat harvest in Kansas has effects on national economy, says climatologist
The anticipated record low wheat harvest in Kansas will affect food availability and the national economy, says a Kansas State University climatologist.


Wednesday, July 9, 2014 

Kansas State University scientist leading research on Chikungunya virus
Kansas State University leading researcher of Chikungunya virus says travelers need to take precautions to avoid bring the virus back to the United States.


Tuesday, July 8, 2014 

K-Staters earn Fulbright awards to study in Argentina, Scotland
Adam Miller, a May 2012 master's degree graduate in Spanish second language acquisition, Overland Park, is a 2014-2015 Fulbright U.S. Student grant recipient to Argentina, and Jacob Schroeder, sophomore in chemistry, Silver Lake, is a 2014-2015 Fulbright U.S. Summer Institute award winner to Scotland.

University, community partners set groundbreaking ceremony for Bulk Solids Innovation Center
A groundbreaking ceremony for the Kansas State University Bulk Solids Innovation Center will be 9:30 a.m. Thursday, July 10, in the 600 block of North Front Street in Salina. The center will be the first of its kind in North America.

Interior architecture & product design students finalists in national furniture design competition
More than one-fourth of the projects selected as finalists for the International Woodworking Fair's annual Design Emphasis Student Furniture Design Competition were made by recent or upcoming master's graduates of Kansas State University's interior architecture & product design program. The competition will be Aug. 20-23 in Atlanta, Georgia.



Monday, July 7, 2014 

Taking a short smartphone break improves employee well-being, research finds
A Kansas State University researcher has found that short smartphone breaks throughout the workday can improve workplace productivity, make employees happier and benefit businesses.  

Tough Enough to Wear Pink rodeo and dinner benefit university's Johnson Cancer Research Center
The Tough Enough to Wear Pink rodeo and a spaghetti dinner will benefit Kansas State University's Johnson Cancer Research Center.


Thursday, July 3, 2014

Dietitian shares tip to keep the Fourth from adding five to your waistline
Kansas State University dietitian Amber Howells says enjoy your Fourth of July food favorites — in moderation.

Gilman scholar learning new language, enjoying Japanese culture
A Kansas State University senior in anthropology and psychology is the university's newest Gilman scholar. Khiana Harris is the using the scholarship, worth up to $5,000, to study at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University in Beppu, Japan.

College of Business Administration selects Brett Wilkinson as new accounting department head
The new head of Kansas State University's accounting department is Brett Wilkinson, who also will be the first holder of the College of Business Administration's Robert G. Chapman endowed chair.

Interior architecture & product design professor completes book series on design
Donna Fullmer, assistant professor of interior architecture & product design at Kansas State University's College of Architecture, Planning & Design, has completed her four-book Studio Companion Series for Fairchild Books with the recent release of "Presentation Basics."

Graduate student team takes top prizes at national imaging competition
The team of Kansas State University graduate students Devin Mangus and Huan Wang earned the top awards — and $11,000 — at the recent national Student Infrared Imaging Competition.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Culinary historian says Americans have long celebrated Fourth of July with food
Food and the Fourth of July have long been an American tradition, according to Jane Marshall, a culinary historian and food writing instructor at Kansas State University.

Veterinarian says keep your pets indoors for Fourth of July
Whether your pet has a firework phobia or not, a Kansas State University veterinarian says it is best to keep your pets indoors on the holiday.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Virginia Moxley receives national distinguished service award
The American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences has recognized Kansas State University's Virginia Moxley with its 2014 Distinguished Service Award.

Furniture Amnesty Day coming July 25
Manhattan's sixth Furniture Amnesty Day will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 25 in City Park. HandsOn Kansas State, part of the Kansas State University School of Leadership Studies, is seeking volunteers for the event.