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June 2015    

Monday, June 29, 2015

Launch a Business Program concludes with Liquid Art Winery & Estate and Vigilias Telemedicine taking grand prize honors
After a night that saw 14 entrepreneurs pitching their companies to the public at the Launch Party for the Kansas State University Launch a Business, or LAB, program, two companies have walked away victorious as grand prizewinners for 2015.

Nearly 460 Kansas State University students receive graduation honors
Nearly 460 Kansas State University students have earned graduation honors with their May 2015 degrees.


Friday, June 26, 2015

NBAF summit convenes, focuses on serving animal health and food safety
On June 23-24, 150 key leaders met in Manhattan, Kansas, to discuss the future research activities and operations of the National Bio and Agro-defense Facility, or NBAF.

Kansas State University, Pepsi continue longtime relationship
A new multiyear agreement among Kansas State University, K-State Sports Properties and Pepsi-Cola of Manhattan, KS will keep Pepsi as the official beverage provider to the university and K-State Athletics.

Distance students use summer scholarships, courses to progress toward graduation
Kansas State University Global Campus has awarded $15,000 in scholarships to degree-seeking distance students enrolled in the summer 2015 term.


Thursday, June 25, 2015

Students' designs give prosthetics a new look
A project by Kansas State University interior architecture & product design students is giving individuals with prosthetic limbs a chance to add some personality to their prosthetic and show the students that their discipline goes beyond creating products or designing spaces.

K-State Salina expands unmanned aircraft systems program with new bachelor's degree and minor
With the unmanned aircraft systems, or UAS, industry growing at a rapid pace, Kansas State University Salina is meeting career demands with the addition of a new bachelor's degree and minor beginning this fall.


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Phi Beta Kappa selects 40 new members
Forty Kansas State University students are the newest members of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most prestigious academic honor society.


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Biosecurity Research Institute offers biocontainment research basics
Training is not a quick undertaking at Kansas State University's Biosecurity Research Institute — by design.

Experts offer little tips to make big changes in work health
Research shows sitting too long at work can lead to chronic health problems in the long term. Kansas State University kinesiology and human nutrition experts give simple tips to incorporating activity into your daily work routine.

Nutritionist comments on new FDA trans fat regulations
Mary Meck Higgins, a Kansas State University associate professor of human nutrition and an expert in food and nutrition, offers insight on the new FDA trans fat regulations.

University to host 10th Dialog on Sustainability July 18
"Educating Leaders for Sustainable Development" is the title of the 10th annual Dialog on Sustainability set for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 18, in the Fiedler Hall auditorium and atrium in the engineering complex at Kansas State University.


Friday, June 19, 2015

Launch a Business Program gives public a chance to vote on its favorite startups
Fourteen Kansas entrepreneurs will compete for more than $90,000 in cash and in-kind prizes at the culminating Launch Party for Kansas State University's Launch a Business program from 5-7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 25, at the K-State Alumni Center.

Kansas State University, Texas Tech University begin collaborative agreement in beef industry
Kansas State University and Texas Tech University have entered an agreement to bring Texas Tech into the Beef Cattle Institute, which fosters collaboration to deal with issues relating to the beef industry.


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Veterinarian explains how to reduce risk of pets getting West Nile virus
Mosquito season has arrived early, which means it's time to start precautionary measures against West Nile virus. A Kansas State University veterinarian explains how to reduce the risk for yourself and your pets.


Monday, June 15, 2015

Patent awarded to Kansas State University preclinical cancer detection test platform
A U.S. patent has been awarded to a Kansas State University technology that quickly detects the early stages of cancer before physical symptoms ever appear. Results are produced in about 30 minutes and the technology has a 95 percent success rate at detecting cancer at stage 1 and beyond.

Kansas State University receives CASE award for video news service
The Council for Advancement and Support of Education has awarded Kansas State University's Division of Communications and Marketing a Silver Circle of Excellence Award.


Friday, June 12, 2015

Gas leak found during Vanier Football Complex construction
The Manhattan Fire Department and safety officials responded to a gas leak at Kansas State University's Vanier Football Complex at 3:59 p.m. Friday, June 12. 

Veterinarian warns of parvo risk for puppies at parks
The Kansas State University Veterinary Health Center is seeing more cases of parvovirus and cautions pet owners to keep puppies from crowded areas like dog parks until fully vaccinated.

McCain Performance Series offers Leno, MacLaine, Dracula, Shakespeare and more in 2015-2016
Season tickets for the 2015-2016 McCain Performance Series at Kansas State University go on sale June 17. This year's series features shows by Jay Leno, Kristin Chenoweth, The Beach Boys and more.


Thursday, June 11, 2015

Study: With proper care, contaminated urban soils are safe for gardening
A six-year study by Kansas State University researchers indicates that crops grown in contaminated urban soils present little to no risk for people eating those crops when gardeners have followed best practices.

Heintzelman, Kremer prizes awarded to Master of Architecture graduates for outstanding work
Outstanding design work by fifth-year students in the architecture program at Kansas State University's College of Architecture, Planning & Design, or APDesign, has been recognized with the Heintzelman and Kremer prizes.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Kansas State University awards semester honors to more than 3,500 students
More than 3,500 Kansas State University students have earned semester honors for their academic performance during the spring 2015 semester.


Monday, June 8, 2015

Collaboration of citrus greening researchers begins 5-year plan to save citrus
A Kansas State University-led group of researchers has teamed up to develop a therapeutic treatment for citrus greening disease, a bacterial infection that threatens the future of the U.S. citrus industry. The team is taking a multifaceted approach to stopping the disease.


Saturday, June 6, 2015

No furloughs for Kansas State University
The state of Kansas approved a stopgap bill Saturday, June 6, to make all state of Kansas employees essential. Kansas State University employees are no longer furloughed and should report to work for their normal schedules. 


Friday, June 5, 2015

Launch a Business program gets underway with kickoff event
Participants in this year's Launch a Business program at Kansas State University took part in the program's recent kickoff event.

University's quarter-scale tractor team places second at international competition
For the 17th time in the last 18 years, a Kansas State University's quarter-scale tractor team placed in the top 3 at the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers' annual International Quarter-Scale Tractor Student Design Competition. K-State's A team won second place at the event.

Kansas State University veterinary medical students place in national essay contest
Kansas State University veterinary medical students placed in the 2015 Smithcors Student Veterinary History Essay Contest sponsored by the American Veterinary Medical History Society.


Thursday, June 4, 2015

Nutritionist looks at proposed changes to child care meal guidelines
A Kansas State University nutritionist explains the proposed changes to meal guidelines in child care and adult care settings and why this is positive for both the health of those being served and the health of the care providers' business.

Kansas State University Salina's Blanks joins representatives from Google and Amazon on international unmanned vehicle systems board
The manager of Kansas State University Salina's unmanned aircraft systems program has been elected to the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International's board of directors.

Kansas State University chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda inducts first members
The first members of Kansas State University's chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda were inducted recently.


Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Kansas State University veterinary medicine graduate from Wichita wins scholarship from Bayer
Anna Champagne, a May 2015 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine graduate of Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, has received a Bayer Excellence in Communication Award.

Friends of K-State Libraries to present 'Jazz in June: The Colors of Jazz' on June 12
Tickets are available now for "Jazz in June: The Colors of Jazz," featuring the Kansas State University Faculty Jazztet." The event, sponsored by the Friends of the K-State Libraries, will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 12, in Hale Library's Hemisphere Room.


Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Shanklin receives Excellence in Practice for Dietetic Research Award
Kansas State University's Carol Shanklin, dean of the Graduate School and professor of hospitality management and dietetics, will receive the 2015 Excellence in Practice Dietetic Research Award from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 

Center for Outcomes Research and Education receives USDA grant to study risk management strategies for reducing effects of bovine respiratory disease complex
A multidisciplinary Kansas State University research team will use a nearly $500,000 Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture to study risk strategies to reduce the health and economic effects of bovine respiratory disease complex in commercial feeder cattle.