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June 2010


Wednesday, June 30, 2010


CONSULTATION WORK IN STATISTICS ADDS UP TO SPECIAL HONOR FOR K-STATE'S DALLAS JOHNSON: The American Statistical Association is honoring a Kansas State University professor emeritus of statistics for his work.

K-STATE OFFERING FREE CONSTITUTION WORKSHOP IN TOPEKA FOR SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHERS: Kansas State University's Division of Continuing Education is offering a free workshop in Topeka on the U.S. Constitution for social studies teachers.


Tuesday, June 29, 2010


BTW, K-STATE GRAD HELPS PUT AN END TO TXTING WHILE DRVN: When Brian Bookwalter was preparing his thesis project for his master's from Kansas State University he had no idea it would turn into a major campaign in the state of Kansas -- and possibly elsewhere.

K-STATE, TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY IN TURKEY TO WORK ON COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS: Faculty from Kansas State University and Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey, will soon have opportunities to work collaboratively. K-State President Kirk Schulz has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Turkish technical university that creates opportunities for cross-cultural research between both institutions.

K-STATE STUDENTS EARN $5,000 SCHOLARSHIPS FROM NATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS: Dedication to their fields of study is earning two students from Kansas State University's department of hospitality management and dietetics $5,000 scholarships from national professional associations.


Monday, June 28, 2010


DIRECTOR OF FOREIGN ANIMAL DISEASE DIAGNOSTIC LAB AT PLUM ISLAND OUTLINES HOPES FOR NBAF IN PRESENTATION AT K-STATE'S CEEZAD KICK-OFF MEETING: William "Bill" White, director of the Foreign Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory at the Plum Island Animal Disease Center, New York, said he hopes one of the outcomes from the National Bio- and Agro-defense Facility at Kansas State University will be to perfect pen-side tests that would allow medical professionals to determine if farm animals are susceptible to foot-and-mouth disease.

K-STATE RESEARCH TEAM USING NANOSCALE PARTICLES TO BATTLE CANCER: Forget surgery. One team of Kansas State University researchers is exploring nanoparticle-induced hyperthermia in the battle against cancer.

DORINDA LAMBERT NEW DIRECTOR OF K-STATE'S COUNSELING SERVICES: Dorinda Lambert has been named the new director of counseling services at Kansas State University. Lambert previously served as associate director.


Friday, June 25, 2010


K-STATE'S RAY WEISENBURGER RECEIVES LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FROM KANSAS PRESERVATION ALLIANCE: A Kansas State University professor of landscape architecture and regional and community planning is the recipient of the 2010 lifetime achievement award from the Kansas Preservation Alliance.

FORT RILEY RECOGNIZES K-STATE'S ART DEGROAT WITH HIGH CIVILIAN HONOR: A commitment to building and strengthening the relationship between Fort Riley and Kansas State University has earned K-State's Art DeGroat a special honor.


Thursday, June 24, 2010


KICK-OFF MEETING FOR CENTER OF EXCELLENCE FOR EMERGING AND ZOONOTIC ANIMAL DISEASES JUNE 28 AT K-STATE: Several of the world's top experts in diseases that can spread from animals to humans -- and vice versa -- will be among the presenters at the kick-off meeting for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence for Emerging and Zoonotic Animal Diseases, also known as CEEZAD, at Kansas State University.

K-STATE EXPERT DISCUSSES THE HISTORY OF ALL-AMERICAN FOODS FOR THE FOURTH OF JULY: Today's ideas of a traditional Fourth of July menu are probably more associated with patriotic picnics than with original American food, according to a Kansas State University expert on American cuisine.


Wednesday, June 23, 2010


COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AT K-STATE HAS TWO NEW DEPARTMENT HEADS: Kansas State University's College of Engineering has two new department heads. Joseph P. Harner III has been named head of the department of biological and agricultural engineering, effective June 13. Alok Bhandari will head the department of civil engineering and be K-State's inaugural Dr. Robert Snell Professor of Civil Engineering. His appointment is effective Aug. 8.

K-STATE GEOGRAPHY PROFESSOR AND GRADUATE STUDENT RECEIVE GRANT TO CONDUCT RESEARCH IN GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK: A Kansas State University geography professor and graduate student will study mass movement of rock and cross-valley profiles in Grand Teton National Park. Their work could enhance park safety.


Tuesday, June 22, 2010


K-STATE CHEMICAL ENGINEER PATENTS ENZYMATIC PREPARATION TO MAKE ALL-NATURAL INGREDIENTS IN THE LAB: A Kansas State University chemical engineer has developed and patented a chemical structure to make all-natural personal care products and purer pharmaceuticals in the laboratory.

TOUR OF DAYLILY DISPLAY GARDEN NEXT IN K-STATE GARDENS LUNCHEON SERIES: The 2010 Kansas State University Gardens Luncheon Series continues Thursday, July 8, with a tour of Mateo Tipi Gardens, the more-than-600 daylily collection of Steve and Maureen Thien, Manhattan. Their home has been honored nationally as an American Hemerocallis Society Display Garden.


Monday, June 21, 2010


K-STATE VETERINARIAN SAYS HOT WEATHER, DOGS AND OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES MAY NOT MIX: Hot weather is here, and that means both dogs and their owners can enjoy more outdoor activities. But a Kansas State University veterinarian says hot weather can be dangerous for dogs.

K-STATE STUDENT RECEIVES SCHOLARSHIP THROUGH AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF EQUINE PRACTITIONERS: A longtime desire to work with horses has helped a Kansas State University veterinary medicine student earn a national scholarship.


Friday, June 18, 2010


K-STATE OFFERING ASSISTANCE TO STUDENTS DISPLACED BY RECENT FLOODING: Kansas State University is offering assistance to students who have been displaced by recent flooding in the Manhattan area.

MILITARY AFFAIRS DIRECTOR AT K-STATE RECEIVES HONOR FROM THE ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY: Retired Army Lt. Col. Art DeGroat, director of military affairs at Kansas State University, has received the Lt. Gen. Robert H. Forman Award for Distinguished Service from the Association of the United States Army.


Thursday, June 17, 2010


U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT SELECTS K-STATE PHYSICS PROFESSOR AS 2010-2011 JEFFERSON SCIENCE FELLOW: A Kansas State University physics professor will spend the next school year serving as a scientific adviser to the U.S. Department of State as a Jefferson Science Fellow. Brett DePaola says he was inspired to seek the elite fellowship by President Obama.


Wednesday, June 16, 2010


HEAVY RAINS CAUSING SOME FLOODING ON CAMPUS STREETS; USE CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING: The Kansas State University Police Department is asking motorists to use caution when traveling on campus streets. Because of heavy rains, portions of some streets, such as in the Campus Creek area, are covered with water.

K-STATE GRADUATE STUDENT EXAMINES IDENTITY PERFORMANCE THROUGH FACEBOOK PICS: If a picture is really worth a thousand words, what do pictures say about us, and more important, what can we make them say about us? Those are the questions one Kansas State University graduate student explored when it came to students and their pictures on Facebook, the social networking site.

K-STATE LIBRARIES AWARD MORSE SCHOLARSHIP TO STUDENT FROM OVERLAND PARK: Erin White, Kansas State University junior in family studies and human services, Overland Park, has been awarded the Marjorie J. and Richard L. D. Morse Family and Community Public Policy Scholarship for 2010 from K-State Libraries.


Tuesday, June 15, 2010


GOVERNOR, REGENTS, K-STATE AND KU ISSUE JOINT BIG 12 STATEMENTS: Today Gov. Parkinson, the Kansas Board of Regents, Kansas State University, and the University of Kansas issued regarding this morning's announcement that the Big 12 Conference will remain intact.

K-STATE PROFESSOR TO SERVE ON PRESTIGIOUS UNITED NATIONS CLIMATE PANEL: Kansas State University's Chuck Rice, university distinguished professor of agronomy, has been selected again to join other leading international scientists as part of the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

K-STATE PATCH BURNING-GRAZING STUDY AT KONZA PRAIRIE MAY BENEFIT RANCHERS: Although the majority of the grasslands in Kansas are managed for livestock production and have been evenly grazed for generations, new research by Kansas State University may give rise to an alternate land management practice that could provide ecological benefits and lead to additional income sources for ranchers.


Monday, June 14, 2010


K-STATE GRADUATE STUDENT PLACES THIRD IN POWER AND ENERGY COMPETITION: A Kansas State University graduate engineering student took third place in a recent Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers competition.

FIVE K-STATERS ARE FIRST GRADUATES OF STATE RURAL VETERINARY PROGRAM: Several rural Kansas communities are getting a new veterinarian this year through a state program created to help ease the shortage of veterinarians who work in rural Kansas.

APPLIED AVIATION RESEARCH CENTER AT K-STATE AT SALINA PLAYS SIGNIFICANT ROLE IN CREATING NEW CLASS OF AIRCRAFT: Kansas State University at Salina's Applied Aviation Research Center has spent the last several months working with Heliplane LLC, based in Milford. The result of their efforts is the AirTrailer, which is also known as an unmanned cargo autogyro glider -- a new class of aircraft.


Friday, June 11, 2010


K-STATE MESSAGE BOARD NOW IN OPERATION: Kansas State University's dual-sided LED screen message board, located south of the K-State parking garage, is now in operation.

PROFESSOR PUMPING UP K-STATE'S ACCOUNTING PROGRAM AND THE PROFESSION BY PROMOTING BETTER HIGH SCHOOL COURSES: Accounting is a dynamic profession that many believe is boring, rigid and uninteresting, according to Kansas State University accounting professor Dan Deines.


Thursday, June 10, 2010


ELECTRIFYING RESEARCH IN K-STATE'S ART DEPARTMENT PROVES NONTOXIC WAY TO DO ETCHING: As artists, Kansas State University printmakers Jason Scuilla and Michael McMann are particular about detail. But being so committed to the craft of printmaking has meant meticulously etching copper plates and dunking them into toxic, caustic acid baths -- until now.

K-STATE STUDENT WINS NATIONAL LIGHTING COMPETITION: Matthew Johnson, a May 2010 graduate of Kansas State University's College of Architecture, Planning and Design, has won first place in the student category of the 2010 Cooper Lighting SOURCE Awards National Lighting Design Competition.

STUDENTS AT K-STATE AT SALINA EARN HONORS FOR OUTSTANDING WORK: Kansas State University at Salina has recognized several students with awards for outstanding academic achievements, writing skills, dedication, leadership or community service in the 2009-2010 school year.


Wednesday, June 9, 2010


FOOD SAFETY INFORMATION POSTED IN RESTAURANT KITCHENS CAN IMPROVE MEAL SAFETY, ACCORDING TO STUDY CO-AUTHORED BY K-STATE'S DOUG POWELL: Posting graphical, concise food safety information sheets in the kitchens of restaurants can help reduce dangerous food safety practices and create a workplace culture that values safe food, according to a new paper co-authored by Kansas State University's Doug Powell.

K-STATE DESIGNATED A NATIONAL CENTER OF ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE IN INFORMATION ASSURANCE RESEARCH: Kansas State University's Center for Information and Systems Assurance has been named a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research. The designation is made by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and National Security Agency and is effective through 2015.

K-STATE'S RON WILSON NAMED AMBASSADOR FOR NATIONAL MULTICULTURAL WESTERN HERITAGE MUSEUM: Ron Wilson, a Kansas cowboy poet and rural development specialist at Kansas State University, has been named the first outreach ambassador of the National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum in Fort Worth, Texas.


Tuesday, June 8, 2010


BOARD OF REGENTS' STATEMENT REGARDING THE BIG 12 CONFERENCE: Regents Affirm Joint Commitment of K-State & KU to the Big 12 Conference: Recognizing the success of Kansas State University (K-State) and the University of Kansas (KU) within the Big 12 Conference, Board of Regents' Chair Jill Docking, of Wichita, and Board of Regents' Vice Chair Gary Sherrer, of Overland Park.

BARON'S AVIATION CAREER GOING IN CIRCLES: For most people, birthdays are celebrated with cake and balloons. Janelle Baron celebrates hers with check rides. On May 21, Baron, a recent Kansas State University aviation program graduate, celebrated her 23rd birthday by passing her Airline Transport Pilot check rides for both single engine and multiengine airplanes.

K-STATE'S FLIGHT TEAM COMPETES AT NATIONALS: Kansas State University's Flight Team recently returned from the National Intercollegiate Flying Association's SAFECON Competition held in Terre Haute, Ind., May 17-22. K-State's seven competitors faced 317 other pilots from 28 other schools.


Monday, June 7, 2010


K-STATE PROFESSOR USES REMOTE SENSING TO TRACK SPREAD OF HANTAVIRUS: If a picture is worth a thousands words, several pictures may hold the key to combating a deadly disease, one Kansas State University researcher believes.

FOUR K-STATE STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN STUDY ABROAD EXCHANGE PROGRAM IN RENEWABLE RESOURCES: Four Kansas State University students are participating in a student exchange program with European universities through a consortium sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education -- or FIPSE -- program, which continues through 2012.


Friday, June 4, 2010


K-STATE'S UNIVERSITYLIFECAFE.ORG NAMED ONE OF THE TOP 10 INNOVATIONS IN COLLEGE COUNSELING: Kansas State University's UniversityLifeCafe.org -- a Web 2.0 site -- was recently named by the American College Personnel Association as one of the top 10 innovations in college counseling for the 2009-2010 academic year.

KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY TO HOST DIALOG ON SUSTAINABILITY: The Consortium for Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability and its partners will host the Fifth Annual Dialog on Sustainability: Green Jobs -- Finding the Right Path Forward, Thursday, July 22, at the Leadership Studies Building at Kansas State University. The consortium is headquartered at K-State, where administrative leadership is provided by the Center for Hazardous Substance Research in the College of Engineering.

ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE ACTIVITIES PLANNED FOR K-STATE GROW WORKSHOP: Three days of science, technology, engineering and math exploration are planned for more than 100 6th and 7th grade girls at Kansas State University, June 9-11.

RENT-A-TEXT PROGRAM COMING TO K-STATE AT SALINA: Kansas State University at Salina's bookstore will begin offering textbook rental services this fall. The Rent-A-Text program will offer students upwards of 50 percent off the price of new textbooks and will provide students with an affordable alternative to rising education costs, according to Follett Higher Education Group, the bookstore's parent company.


Thursday, June 3, 2010


K-STATE HUMAN NUTRITION PROFESSOR HAS TIPS ON HEALTHY SUMMER FOODS, DIET: Trying to look slim and trim for swimsuit season or just want to eat healthier this summer? A Kansas State University professor of human nutrition says there are some seasonal fruits and vegetables you should include in your diet to help.

K-STATE COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE, PLANNING AND DESIGN RECOGNIZES STUDENT EXCELLENCE: Kansas State University's College of Architecture, Planning and Design has recognized several students for excellence during the 2009-2010 academic year. The students were honored at the college's commencement ceremony May 15.

STUDENT COMMITTEE TO ASSIST K-STATE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION WITH 2010 HOMECOMING ACTIVITIES: Eighteen Kansas State University students have been selected to serve on the 2010 Student Homecoming Committee. They join six returning and eight appointed students who will be organizing Homecoming Week, Oct. 24-30, which ends with the football game against Oklahoma State University Oct. 30.

LADIES' NIGHT AT K-STATE'S BEACH MUSEUM OF ART JUNE 24 TO FEATURE COLLAGE GREETING CARD ART PROJECT: The next Ladies' Night at Kansas State University's Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art will feature an art project related to the museum's "Pieces of Time: Quilts from the K-State Historic Costume and Textile Museum" exhibition.


Wednesday, June 2, 2010


K-STATE COMMUNICATION STUDIES EXPERT HAS TIPS FOR CIVIL DISCOURSE IN AN ELECTION YEAR: People recognize that there is almost a total lack of civility in American politics right now, according to David Procter, director of Kansas State University's Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy.

K-STATE'S ADVANCED MANUFACTURING INSTITUTE HELPS TO PREVENT BRAIN DRAIN IN KANSAS: The Advanced Manufacturing Institute at Kansas State University is doing its part to prevent brain drain. According to Brad Kramer, director of the institute and head of K-State's department of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, a majority of the institute's intern program graduates take their first professional job with a Kansas company.

FOUR K-STATERS ARE 2010 FULBRIGHT SCHOLARS: A Kansas State University graduate student and three recent K-State graduates are 2010 Fulbright Scholars.

K-STATE'S CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS HELPS SPRUCE UP WAMEGO'S RIVERFRONT PARK: For the third year in a row, students from Kansas State University's chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers helped spruce up Riverfront Park near the Kaw River Bridge in Wamego.


Tuesday, June 1, 2010


K-STATE RESEARCHERS FIND A SCREENING TEST TO BE USEFUL IN DETECTING THORACIC DISEASES IN OLDER PETS: Pets need regular veterinary check-ups as they age, and Kansas State University researchers have studied a certain test that proves to be useful in these visits in order to maintain health in older cats and dogs.

K-STATE JUNIOR TO ATTEND FULBRIGHT COMMISSION SUMMER INSTITUTE IN LONDON: A Kansas State University student has been selected to attend the Fulbright Commission Roehampton University London Summer Institute.

PHI BETA KAPPA INDUCTS NEW MEMBERS AT K-STATE: More than 50 students recently were initiated into Kansas State University's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.



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