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June 2014

Monday, June 30, 2014

Annual Dialog on Sustainability July 19 at engineering complex
The title of the annual Dialog on Sustainability at Kansas State University will be "Communication and Sustainability: How to Communicate Effectively to Advance Sustainability Initiatives." The event will be Saturday, July 19, at the university's engineering complex.

Distance students earn summer-term scholarships from university's Global Campus
For the first time, Kansas State University Global Campus has awarded scholarships to distance students taking courses in the summer.


Friday, June 27, 2014

Incoming vice president for research selected as AAAS-Lemelson Invention Ambassador
Karen Burg, who will join Kansas State University on Aug. 3 as vice president for research and a professor of chemical engineering, has been named an American Association for the Advancement of Science-Lemelson Invention Ambassador.

Kansas City artist Calder Kamin first to take part in Beach Museum's new Open A.I.R. program
A new artist-in-residence program at Kansas State University's Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art lets museum visitors interact socially with art.


Thursday, June 26, 2014

KSU Foundation to develop 14-acre site at Kimball and Denison in Manhattan
The corner of Kimball and Denison avenues in Manhattan will be getting a new look with plans by the Kansas State University Foundation to develop the 14-acre site.

New Prairie Press eBooks publishes first volume
Works by a Kansas State University mathematics professor are the subject of the first e-book published by New Prairie Press eBooks. The New Prairie Press is the publishing arm of the K-State Libraries.

University's Young Writers' Workshop chance for teens to write, share and meet guest writers
Fourteen teens will take part in the Young Writers' Workshop, July 7-11, at Kansas State University.


Wednesday, June 25, 2014

William T. Kemper Foundation gives $1 million boost to Kansas State University's plans for Seaton Complex
The Seaton Complex revitalization and renovation project at Kansas State University has received a $1 million gift from the William T. Kemper Foundation.

Monday, June 23, 2014

University's Launch a Business program to help 10 startup ventures in Kansas
Ten high-potential startup ventures in Kansas have been selected for the inaugural class of Kansas State University's Launch a Business program. 

Distinguished honor: Phi Beta Kappa selects new members
The nation's oldest and most prestigious academic honor society, Phi Beta Kappa, has selected new members at Kansas State University.

Sunday, June 22, 2014  

University scientists unraveling nature of Higgs boson
Physics research finds that Higgs bosons decay into fermions, which gives elementary particles mass.  



Friday, June 20, 2014  

New tip: Political science expert can talk about Middle East unrest
Sabri Ciftci, assistant professor of political science, can provide insight on recent events in the Middle East, including Islamic radicals advancing through Iraq.  

Barnhart's new role as associate dean of research at K-State Salina aligns with university's 2025 plan
Kurt Barnhart is the first associate dean for research and outreach at Kansas State University Salina.


Thursday, June 19, 2014  

Cybersecurity center earns DHS, NSA designation
Kansas State University's cybersecurity center is receiving national recognition for its dedication to software security and cyber defense.

Start mosquito protection methods now, says a Kansas State University veterinarian
Kansas State University veterinarian advises to start mosquito prevention methods now in order to protect yourself and your horse from West Nile virus during the heavy infection season in mid to late summer.

Sesquicentennial book about university's food heritage earns special honor
"Teatime to Tailgates: 150 Years at the K-State Table," by Kansas State University's Jane P. Marshall, is a 2014 Notable Book selection of the State Library of Kansas.

Veterinary students earn health professions scholarships in Army Veterinary Corps
Four Kansas State University students have received theF. Edward Hébert Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program from the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014  

University names new residence hall for former president Jon Wefald
Kansas State University's new residence hall on the Manhattan campus will be named Wefald Hall in honor of Jon Wefald, who served as the university's 12th president from July 1986 to June 2009. Construction of Wefald Hall will begin in September. It will open in August 2016.

Food safety specialist says food poisoning cases underreported
A Kansas State University food safety specialist says there are distinct symptoms for food poisoning and reporting it to your doctor is an important step in improving food safety.

University's 2014-2015 Coffman chair values storytelling, technology in lecture classes
Mick Charney, professor of architecture, is Kansas State University's 2014-2015 Coffman chair for distinguished teaching scholars.

Distance student featured on cover of military magazine
A Kansas State University distance student from Lenexa is featured on the cover of a recent issue of G.I. Jobs magazine.


Tuesday, June 17, 2014 

Noel Schulz earns honor from Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Noel Schulz, associate dean for research and graduate programs in the College of Engineering at Kansas State University, will receive the 2014 IEEE Education Society Hewlett-Packard Harriet B. Rigas Award at the Frontiers in Education Conference in Madrid, Spain, in October.


Monday, June 16, 2014 

Researchers create better methods to detect E. coli
Kansas State University diagnosticians are helping the cattle industry save millions of dollars each year by developing earlier and accurate detection of E. coli. 

El Niño expected to benefit U.S. agriculture
A Kansas State University senior agricultural economist says an El Niño would help U.S. crop production, but could negatively impact worldwide production.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 

Nutritionist offers advice on vitamins, dietary supplements
A Kansas State University assistant professor of human nutrition explains why you should be cautious when choosing a supplement and what to look for to get the most accurate product.


Tuesday, June 10, 2014 

Nontraditional students inducted into Pinnacle Honor Society
Pinnacle Honor Society, which recognizes academic excellence by nontraditional students, has 84 new members at Kansas State University.

Scholarship a boost for students in dual D.V.M.-Ph.D. program offered by College of Veterinary Medicine
A scholarship program offered by Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine is helping select students earn both a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree and doctorate, enhancing their career options.



Monday, June 9, 2014

University engineers design systems to help children with special needs
A group of Kansas State University engineers are collaborating with Wichita-based Heartspring Inc. to develop technology that helps children with severe developmental disabilities. 

Agricultural exports reach record high; K-State agricultural economist explains pros and cons
A Kansas State University agricultural economist explains why agricultural exports are projected to be so high this year and what that means for U.S. consumers.

Media advisory: University police joining area law enforcement for active violence training at Fort Riley
On June 10 and 12 the Kansas State University Police Department will join the Kansas Highway Patrol and Riley County EMS in active violence training at Fort Riley's Victory Village. 

2014-2015 McCain Performance Series offers top acts, Broadway hits and more
Drama, comedy, Broadway hits and more are part of the 2014-2015 McCain Performance Series at Kansas State University.

Friday, June 6, 2014

University hosts national summit June 9-10 to improve rural access to healthy food
The fourth National Rural Grocery Summit will be June 9-10 at Manhattan's Hilton Garden Inn, 410 St. Third St. The summit explores the triple bottom line of rural grocery benefits: nutritional health, economic development and community sustainability.

Wind turbine competition offers students chance to compete, network
The Kansas State University team enjoyed competing at the U.S. Department of Energy's Collegiate Wind Competition and is looking forward to competing in the event in the future.

K-State Libraries heat up summer with Jazz in June
The annual Jazz in June, a concert sponsored by the Friends of the K-State Libraries, will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 13, in Hale Library's Hemisphere Room. The deadline for tickets is June 9.

Veterinary medicine students build doghouses to benefit Manhattan, Topeka humane societies
Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine students team up to paint doghouses for humane societies in Manhattan and Topeka.


Thursday, June 5, 2014

Student's research project looks at how de-roling may help actors shed intense roles
For her Developing Scholars Program research project, Kansas State University's Daijah Porchia, freshman in theatre, is studying how de-roling can help actors who take on intense roles. Her faculty mentor for the project is Sally Bailey, professor of drama therapy.

Veterinary researchers find paperless classrooms, use of tablet computers benefit students, faculty
An article in the new issue of the Journal of Veterinary Medical Education by researchers in the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine looks at the impact of tablet computers in the classroom. The college has been using paperless classrooms since 2007.

Quarter-scale tractor teams score high at international competition
For the 16th time in the last 17 years, Kansas State University's quarter-scale tractor team has won or finished in the top three at the International Quarter-Scale Tractor Student Design Competition.

Landscape architecture student wins award for work at Danish Institute for Study Abroad
A Master of Landscape Architecture student from Kansas State University is the winner of a prestigious award from the Danish Institute for Study Abroad for his work at the Copenhagen institute during the spring 2014 semester.


Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Exhibition by noted photographer Dawoud Bey opens June 17 at Beach Museum of Art
"Dawoud Bey: Picturing People," an exhibition of portraiture by the noted photographer and artist, opens June 17 and runs through Oct. 5 at Kansas State University's Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Physicist builds useful light source from harmonic generation
A Kansas State University physicist's proposal may lead to a new way of creating tabletop light sources in the laboratory.

Kansas State University horticulturist explains how to avoid poison ivy
Kansas State University horticulturists explain how to identify poison ivy and how to get rid of it.