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Tuesday, March 31, 2009


K-STATE'S NEWEST GOLDWATER SCHOLAR IS EXTENSIVE UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCHER IN IMMUNOLOGY: Kansas State University's newest Barry M. Goldwater scholar is planning an extensive career in immunology research, and he jump-started his goal when he sought a lab assistant job as a freshman at K-State.

OLATHE SCHOOL DISTRICT AND K-STATE COLLABORATE ON NEW ANIMAL SCIENCES PROGRAM: A new program in the Olathe School District will connect students to both Kansas State University research and the $16.8 billion global animal health market, said Dan Richardson, chief executive officer of the K-State Olathe Innovation Campus.

K-STATE FOOD SAFETY EXPERT TO DISCUSS COMMUNICATING RISK WHEN IT COMES TO THE USE OF ANTIMICROBIALS IN CATTLE PRODUCTION: The use of antimicrobials in cattle, which includes antibiotics, is an important issue for all involved in food production from the farm to the fork, according to a Kansas State University food safety expert who will be among the speakers at K-State's upcoming International Conference on the Use of Antimicrobials in Cattle Production.

THE MONTH OF APRIL BRINGS A SHOWER OF K-STATE MUSIC PERFORMANCES: Kansas State University's department of music is offering a variety of performances during April. Events include solo concerts, student recitals, and instrumental and vocal concerts.

K-STATE HONORABLE MENTION RECIPIENT IN GOLDWATER COMPETITION IS RESEARCHING THE PHYSICS OF SPECIAL LIQUIDS: A Kansas State University student is researching the physics of a special liquid that could prove to be multifunctional and sustainable.


Monday, March 30, 2009


K-STATE STUDENT FROM OLATHE IS UNIVERSITY'S 64TH GOLDWATER SCHOLAR; WELLINGTON STUDENT RECEIVES HONORABLE MENTION: Ryan Gallagher, senior in microbiology and premedicine, Olathe, is Kansas State University's 64th Barry M. Goldwater scholar, while a second K-State student, Erik Stalcup, junior in physics, Wellington, received honorable mention in the scholarship competition.

HOW STUDENTS TAKE PART IN A DIVERSE DEMOCRACY WILL BE FOCUS OF K-STATE'S CHESTER E. PETERS LECTURE APRIL 10: Sylvia Hurtado, professor and director of the Higher Education Research Institute at the University of California at Los Angeles, will present Kansas State University's Chester E. Peters Lecture in Student Development.

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION'S HISTORY AND FUTURE TO BE TOPIC OF K-STATE'S DOROTHY L. THOMPSON CIVIL RIGHTS LECTURE APRIL 2: The life of Arthur Fletcher, assistant secretary of labor in the Nixon administration and known as the father of affirmative action, will be explored at Kansas State University's Dorothy L. Thompson Civil Rights Lecture.

THREE TO INTERVIEW FOR DEAN OF K-STATE'S COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE, PLANNING AND DESIGN: Duane Nellis, Kansas State University provost and senior vice president, has announced the names and dates of campus visits for three individuals who have been selected as finalists to become K-State's next dean of the College of Architecture, Planning and Design.

K-STATE DISTANCE EDUCATION SUMMER AND FALL ENROLLMENT UNDER WAY: Kansas State University distance education enrollment is now under way for the summer and fall terms.


Sunday, March 29, 2009


Leaving a legacy: K-STATE PRESIDENT JON WEFALD'S IMPRINT ON THE UNIVERSITY TO BE EVIDENT FOR YEARS TO COME: Inspirational. Optimistic. Dedicated. And, above all, passionate. After 23 years as Kansas State University's president these are only a few ways K-Staters will remember Jon Wefald.

K-STATE'S FIRST LADY RUTH ANN WEFALD LEAVES LASTING LEGACY TO UNIVERSITY ARTS, COMMUNITY SERVICE AND MORE: Twenty-three years ago when the Kansas Board of Regents chose Jon Wefald as Kansas State University's 12th president, little did they know they were getting quite the package deal.

The Jon Wefald Legacy: K-STATE'S RESEARCH ENTERPRISE GROWS TO SUBSTANTIAL NEW HEIGHTS: Since Jon Wefald took the reigns at Kansas State University more than two decades ago, research has grown into a campuswide enterprise.


Friday, March 27, 2009


K-STATE SENIOR FROM WELDA IS UNIVERSITY'S 31st TRUMAN SCHOLAR: Kansas State University student Dena Bunnel is K-State's 31st Harry S. Truman Scholarship winner. She is a senior in political science and agricultural communications and journalism. As a 2009 Truman scholar, she will receive up to $30,000 for graduate studies toward a career in public service.

From K-State and KU: STUDENT BODY PRESIDENTS ISSUE JOINT STATEMENT ON BUDGET CUTS: Adam McGonigle, student body president at the University of Kansas, Lydia Peele, student body president at Kansas State University, and Dalton Henry, student body president-elect at Kansas State University have issued the following joint statement regarding proposed budget cuts for Kansas universities.

K-STATE TEAM WINS AVIATION DESIGN COMPETITION FOR SECOND TIME IN LAST THREE YEARS: For the second time in the last three years, Kansas State University's Aero Design Team has won first place overall in the regular class event at the annual SAE Aero Design Competition West.

THE CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER COMING TO K-STATE'S MCCAIN AUDITORIUM: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, which performs a repertoire of music from three centuries, will bring the sound of America to Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 5.

K-STATE'S VISITING WRITERS SERIES TO FEATURE ALUMNUS KEVIN RABAS: Kevin Rabas, a poet and Kansas State University alumnus, will present a reading for K-State's Visiting Writers Series at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 3, in the auditorium at the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art. The reading is free and the public is welcome.

K-STATE'S JUNIOR HONORARY, CHIMES, NAMES NEW MEMBERS FOR 2009-2010: A special honorary at Kansas State University for juniors that promotes scholarship, leadership and service, has selected its members for the 2009-2010 school year.


Thursday, March 26, 2009


AT K-STATE'S AFRICAN ISSUES SYMPOSIUM: RESEARCHERS COMBINE VETERINARY MEDICINE, CONSERVATION AND ANTHROPOLOGY TO EXAMINE USE OF NATIVE PLANTS IN ANIMAL HEALTH: When animals in southern Africa are sick, often the first place their caretakers look for help is from native plants. That's what makes understanding and conserving these plants so important, according to a group of Kansas State University researchers who are learning more about the uses of such plants in veterinary medicine.

K-STATE SPOTLIGHT ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LUNCHEON TO BE APRIL 10: The Kansas State University Research Foundation, the Kansas State University Foundation, the K-State Alumni Association and the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce are sponsors of an annual event to recognize K-State inventors, patent holders and other creators of intellectual property.

EDUCATOR, REFORMER AND K-STATE ALUM TO DELIVER LOU DOUGLAS LECTURE APRIL 7: David Hursh, a Kansas State University alumnus and author of books calling for educational reform, will deliver this year's first Lou Douglas Lecture on Public Issues at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, in the K-State Student Union's Forum Hall.

LAFENE HEALTH CENTER OFFERING CPR TRAINING TO K-STATE STUDENTS: Under a new agreement with Manhattan's Mercy Regional Health Center and the American Heart Association, Kansas State University's Lafene Health Center will now offer CPR certification to K-State students.


Wednesday, March 25, 2009


K-STATE URGING ALUMNI AND FRIENDS TO CONTACT KANSAS LEGISLATORS ABOUT 'POTENTIALLY DEVASTATING' BUDGET CUTS: Key Kansas State University administrators are urging alumni and friends of the university to contact their Kansas legislators to encourage them not to make devastating cuts to university budgets. The university is contacting about 27,000 alums and households.

K-STATE'S CENTER FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP SPONSORING PRESENTATIONS BY ENTREPRENEURSHIP SCHOLAR, LEADER DONALD KURATKO: Kansas State University's Center for the Advancement of Entrepreneurship is sponsoring two presentations by Donald F. Kuratko, a prominent scholar and leader in the field of entrepreneurship.

SCOTTISH ARCHITECT TO DELIVER EKDAHL MEMORIAL LECTURE AT K-STATE APRIL 6: Distinguished Scottish architect Alan Dunlop will deliver Kansas State University's spring 2009 Oscar Ekdahl Memorial Lecture, "Big Ideas from a Small Place," at 4 p.m. Monday, April 6, in the K-State Student Union's Forum Hall.

STUDENT DIRECTORS AND COUNSELORS SELECTED FOR K-STATE'S WILDCAT WARM-UP: Student counselors and directors for Kansas State University's Wildcat Warm-up, June 12-14 and June 19-21, have been selected.


Tuesday, March 24, 2009


PLANNING AN EVENT IN SECOND LIFE NOT ALL THAT DIFFERENT FROM REAL LIFE, SAY STUDENTS, K-STATE PROFESSOR WHO USED SECOND LIFE FOR COURSE: Students in Elizabeth Barrett's convention and event management course put together a launch party for Kansas State University's recently renamed department of hospitality management and dietetics.


Monday, March 23, 2009


SPEAKERS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE COMING TO K-STATE FOR AFRICAN ISSUES SYMPOSIUM ADDRESSING FOOD SECURITY, ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY AND HUMAN HEALTH: Ecological sustainability doesn't exist in a vacuum, especially in African nations, according to a Kansas State University professor who is organizing a symposium on issues facing the African continent.

GRANTS FROM NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES TO HELP K-STATE PROFESSORS WITH SPECIAL FREE SPEECH, KANSAS HISTORY PRESERVATION PROJECTS: Two Kansas State University faculty members are receiving grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities for projects to help students understand the importance of free speech and to create an online home for stories about the "lost" communities of Kansas.

K-STATE'S DIVISION OF CONTINUING EDUCATION EARNS FOUR AWARDS IN NATIONAL MARKETING AND PUBLICATIONS COMPETITION: The University Continuing Education Association has selected Kansas State University's Division of Continuing Education as the recipient of four marketing and publication awards for 2009.

BOOKS AT THE BEACH SESSIONS TO BE MARCH 26 AT K-STATE'S BEACH MUSEUM OF ART: The Books at the Beach book club sessions for March at Kansas State University's Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art will feature Arturo Perez-Reverte's novel "The Painter of Battles." The selection was inspired by the museum's "The American Soldier" exhibition, on display through May 31.


Thursday, March 19, 2009


AT THE AFRICAN ISSUES SYMPOSIUM: K-STATE RESEARCHER TO DISCUSS WORK WITH UNIVERSITY IN GHANA TO CREATE BIOFUELS FROM SEEDS OF TREES NATIVE TO GHANA: A short rainy season and desertification make growing food in northern Ghana difficult enough. It doesn't help that in this western African country there is little fuel available to power tractors for planting crops or to power grain milling.

ANTIMICROBIAL SUSCEPTIBILITY TESTING AND EFFECTIVENESS TOPIC OF PRESENTATIONS BY K-STATE VETERINARIANS FOR UPCOMING INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE AT K-STATE: Antimicrobial susceptibility testing and the uses of antimicrobials in cattle will be the topic of presentations by the director of Kansas State University's PharmCATS Bioanalytical Laboratory and a K-State graduate student at the upcoming International Conference on the Use of Antimicrobials in Cattle Production.

GEOGRAPHER BLAKE GUMPRECHT, AUTHOR OF 'THE AMERICAN COLLEGE TOWN,' TO PRESENT LECTURE ABOUT EVOLUTION OF AGGIEVILLE: Blake Gumprecht, associate professor of geography at the University of New Hampshire and the author of "The American College Town," will examine the evolution of Manhattan's Aggieville business district in a lecture at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 28, in the auditorium of the Manhattan Public Library, 629 Poyntz Ave.

K-STATE WOMEN'S STUDIES TO PRESENT WOMEN OF COLOR FILM SCREENINGS: The women's studies program at Kansas State University is sponsoring screenings of films about women of color in March and April.


Wednesday, March 18, 2009


K-STATE RESEARCHER SUGGESTS DIFFERENT APPROACH FOR MEASURING EMPLOYEES' CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH THAT INCLUDES LINK TO PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL-BEING: A Kansas State University researcher has found a link between physical and mental well-being that employees and employers may be able to capitalize on to improve both the health, and potentially the wealth, of their organization in these turbulent economic times.

K-STATE AT SALINA TO HAVE DIVERSITY POWWOW APRIL 4: Authentic American Indian food, dancing and drums, as well as arts and crafts and a stickball demonstration are among the activities scheduled at Kansas State University at Salina's Diversity Powwow.


Tuesday, March 17, 2009


K-STATE JUNIOR FROM OMAHA RESEARCHES POSSIBILITY OF POTENTIALLY HARMFUL DNA ESCAPING LABS AND ENTERING THE ENVIRONMENT: DNA regions that make bacterial pathogens like salmonella and E. coli dangerous could be escaping laboratories and contaminating the environment. One Kansas State University undergraduate is researching this hazard -- and his investigation begins by collecting soil, water and cattle manure.

K-STATE CONSTRUCTION SCIENCE STUDENTS TIE FOR FIRST PLACE IN INTERNATIONAL CONSTRUCTION COMPETITION: Four Kansas State University students in construction science and management tied for first place in a recent international concrete construction competition sponsored by the American Concrete Institute.

K-STATE STUDENT FROM WAMEGO RECEIVES INDUCTION RECOGNITION AWARD FROM THE NATIONAL SOCIETY OF COLLEGIATE SCHOLARS: A Kansas State University student from Wamego has received a $500 scholarship from the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.


Monday, March 16, 2009


NEWS TIP: K-STATE BUSINESS ETHICS EXPERT AVAILABLE TO DISCUSS MARCH MADNESS BETTING POOLS IN THE OFFICE: Diane Swanson, the von Waaden Business Administration professor at Kansas State University, is a business ethics expert who can discuss employees participating in March Madness betting pools.

K-STATE RECEIVES GRANT FROM BNSF RAILWAY TO FUND WORKSHOPS FOR KANSAS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: BNSF Railway is partnering with Kansas State University to promote hands-on learning experiences for Kansas high school students.

KANSAS ARTS COMMISSION AWARDS THREE K-STATE FACULTY MID-CAREER FELLOWSHIPS: Three Kansas State University professors have received Mid-Career Fellowships from the Kansas Arts Commission. Jonathan Holden, university distinguished professor of English, Nancy Morrow, associate professor of art, and Julie Pentz, assistant professor of dance, were honored at a Topeka reception March 4.

K-STATE'S ALL-UNIVERSITY OPEN HOUSE, APRIL 18, TO FEATURE 13TH ANNUAL MANHATTAN MATHEMATICAL OLYMPIAD FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES 5-12: A challenging and fun mathematical competition for students in grades 5-12 again will be part of the All-University Open House, Saturday, April 18, at Kansas State University.


Friday, March 13, 2009


K-STATE'S PHI BETA KAPPA CHAPTER IS AMONG THE BEST IN THE NATION: Kansas State University's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa has been named one of the top 15 chapters in the nation. The chapter is now being considered for the Exemplary Chapter Award, which goes to three chapters in the U.S. each year.

K-STATE'S EMILY LEHNING RECRUITS INTEREST IN ALPACAS: She keeps a scrapbook detailing their every milestone. When there's a chill in the air, she wrestles them into homemade fleece jackets. Each has its own personality and they're so adorable that Emily Lehning now has seven of them -- and counting.

K-STATE RESEARCHERS HELP EPITOPIX LICENSE THE UNITED STATES' FIRST E. COLI O157 VACCINE FOR CATTLE: Studies by veterinary researchers at Kansas State University, with collaboration from Epitopix LLC, have resulted in the United States' first vaccine against E. coli O157 in beef cattle.

LAWRENCE KENDALL, K-STATE ALUMNUS AND AUTHOR OF 'NINJA SELLING,' TO DELIVER DISTINGUISHED BUSINESS LECTURE MARCH 24: Lawrence Kendall, a Kansas State University graduate and author of "Ninja Selling," will deliver the College of Business Administration's Distinguished Lecture at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 24, in the K-State Student Union's Forum Hall.

COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE, PLANNING AND DESIGN FACULTY EXHIBIT WORK THROUGH MARCH 27 IN K-STATE'S CHANG GALLERY: An exhibit of work by faculty in Kansas State University's College of Architecture, Planning, and Design will be on display in the Chang Gallery of Seaton Hall through Friday, March 27.


Thursday, March 12, 2009


REGENTS PROPOSAL WOULD MEAN ZERO TUITION INCREASE AT K-STATE THIS FALL: Today's recommendation by the Kansas Board of Regents to provide a one-year tuition freeze for in-state students at Kansas regents universities recognizes the challenges Kansas families are facing in these difficult economic times, said Pat Bosco, Kansas State University's vice president of student life.

K-STATE'S NELLIS DECLINES IDAHO OPPORTUNITY: Kansas State University Provost and Senior Vice President M. Duane Nellis has decided against moving to the University of Idaho.

K-STATE BIOLOGIST COLLABORATING WITH RESEARCHERS IN BOTSWANA, SOUTH AFRICA ON GRASSLAND SUSTAINABILITY AND BIODIVERSITY: With a campus situated in the Kansas Flint Hills and access to the Konza Prairie Biological Station, Kansas State University researchers certainly know grasslands. They're using that expertise to collaborate with researchers in Botswana and South Africa on studies of African grasslands.

K-STATE JUVENILE JUSTICE STUDY FINDS THAT IN DECISION TO DETAIN YOUTHS, FAMILY'S CRIMINAL HISTORY, SINGLE-PARENT HOUSEHOLD MATTER MORE FOR MINORITIES THAN WHITES: As a teenager in the juvenile justice system, living in a single-parent household or having a family with criminal history doesn't help your case -- at least if you're a minority.

BIG 12 COUNCIL ON BLACK STUDENT GOVERNMENT NAMES K-STATE'S BLACK STUDENT UNION BEST IN BIG 12 AND CAREEM GLADNEY AS OUTSTANDING SENIOR: For the third time in the last four years, the Big 12 Council on Black Student Government has named Kansas State University's Black Student Union as the best in the Big 12. The council also has named a K-State student leader as the most outstanding senior.


Wednesday, March 11, 2009


TWO K-STATE AT SALINA STUDENTS EARN SCHOLARSHIPS FROM ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN IN AVIATION MAINTENANCE, WHILE SCHOOL RECEIVES TEXTBOOK SCHOLARSHIP: The Association for Women in Aviation Maintenance is recognizing two Kansas State University at Salina students with scholarships and giving the school a $200 textbook scholarship to be used by an incoming freshman in fall 2009.

K-STATE STUDENT FINDS THAT MANY PRACTICING HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS WOULD BENEFIT FROM TRAINING TO BE CULTURALLY COMPETENT WHEN COUNSELING PATIENTS: Research by a Kansas State University student shows that health care providers could benefit by learning how to adjust patient counseling for people of different cultural backgrounds.

K-STATE'S COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE SELECTS NEW STUDENT AMBASSADORS: The College of Agriculture at Kansas State University has 23 students as its new ambassadors. As College of Agriculture Ambassadors, the students will facilitate visits with prospective high school students and represent the college at various events.

K-STATE OFFERS FREE JOB SEARCH SERVICE TO ALUMNI: Kansas State University's Alumni Association and Career and Employment Services are launching a free service during the economic downturn to help members and all graduates of the university locate jobs that require advanced work experience.

NEW CAMPUS EMERGENCY WARNING SYSTEM TO BE INSTALLED AND TESTED NEXT WEEK: If you are walking on the campus of Kansas State University next week and hear voices, it's not in your head. Emergency warning systems being installed on and adjacent to campus have verbal warning capabilities and will be tested during the week. People walking outside will be able to hear the message.


Tuesday, March 10, 2009


K-STATE COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE EPIDEMIOLOGIST TO ADDRESS CONCERNS, SOLUTIONS TO EVALUATING DRUG RESISTANCE IN CATTLE, WHICH IS KEY TO FOOD SAFETY: The problem of germ or bacteria resistance to drugs -- or antimicrobials -- used to treat infections not only affects humans, but also animals.

BUTTON RENZ RECEIVES K-STATE LEADERSHIP AWARD: Amy Button Renz, president and chief executive officer of the Kansas State University Alumni Association, is the 2009 recipient of the Michael C. Holen Outstanding Leadership Award from the School of Leadership Studies at K-State. The award will be presented at the School of Leadership Studies Recognition Celebration at 7 p.m. Monday, April 20, in the K-State Student Union Ballroom.

K-STATE'S GROW PROGRAM TO SPONSOR 'ALL FOR ANIMAL HEALTH: The event is sponsored by K-State's GROW, or Girls Researching Our World, program in partnership with the K-State College of Veterinary Medicine and the One Health Kansas initiative. GROW is offered through K-State's Women in Engineering and Science Program and introduces middle-school girls to science, technology, engineering and mathematical fields.

K-STATE'S THOMAS WRIGHT NAMED A FELLOW OF THE SOCIETY FOR INDUSTRIAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY: This makes Wright the first K-State faculty member to have been named a Fellow of both the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and the Association for Psychological Science. He received the latter honor in 2007.

Monday, March 9, 2009


MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY STUDENTS AT K-STATE AT SALINA GAIN REAL-WORLD INDUSTRY ANALYSIS EXPERIENCE: Engineering technology students at Kansas State University at Salina have been working with Salina area companies to design devices that solve various problems

SHADOW DAY AT K-STATE DESIGNED TO SPUR YOUNG WOMEN'S INTEREST IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING: Girls in the 10th to 12th grades from across the state will pair up with Kansas State University female science, technology, engineering or mathematics students for Shadow Day, Tuesday, March 31


Friday, March 6, 2009


K-STATE'S TWO NEWEST GILMAN SCHOLARS BRING UNIVERSITY'S TOTAL TO 24:Two Kansas State University students are recipients of the 2009 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship that provides up to $5,000 for undergraduate study abroad.Scholarship winners Laura Carlson, Lindsborg, and Manuel Garcia, Ulysses, are both studying in Prague, Czech Republic, in the spring 2009 semester.

K-STATE'S ADVANCED MANUFACTURING INSTITUTE PROVIDES KANSAS COMPANY A COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE:Kansas State University's Advanced Manufacturing Institute has assisted a Kansas company with the development of a new machine that helps reduce its costs and improve its product.

KANSAS RURAL CENTER AND K-STATE'S KANSAS WIND APPLICATIONS CENTER TAKING PROPOSALS TO PARTICIPATE IN WIND FOR SCHOOLS PROGRAM:Five rural schools will be selected to install 1.9 kilowatt wind turbines in order to encourage integration of renewable energy education in their K-12 science curriculum. The Wind for Schools program aims to train young engineers for jobs in the rapidly growing wind industry and to increase public awareness and understanding of wind power.


Thursday, March 5, 2009


K-STATE STUDENT FROM SYLVAN GROVE RESEARCHES, RAISES AWARENESS ABOUT HEARING LOSS IN AGRICULTURAL WORKERS: Janna Sorensen noticed that a disability was becoming a trend in her family of farmers. The Kansas State University senior in communication sciences and disorders turned her curiosity into a research project that would not only benefit her family, but other agricultural workers also affected. Read about more undergraduate research at K-State

K-STATE NOMINATES FOUR STUDENTS FOR 2009 UDALL SCHOLARSHIPS: Kansas State University has nominated four students for the $5,000 Morris K. Udall Scholarship Competition: Zack Pistora, Lawrence; Caitlin Brown and Andrew McGowan, both of Prairie Village; and Mary K. Herzog, Wichita.

K-STATE STUDENTS ELECT A NEW STUDENT BODY PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT: In a general election March 3 and 4, students at Kansas State University's Manhattan campus elected Dalton Henry, of Randolph, as student body president. Henry's running mate Wayne Stoskopf, of Hoisington, will serve as vice president.

HIT MUSICAL 'HAIRSPRAY' COMING TO K-STATE'S MCCAIN AUDITORIUM: The hit musical "Hairspray" will be presented at Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, as part of the McCain Performance Series. The public is invited to attend the McCain Conversations prior to the performance, at 6:30 p.m. in 204 McCain Auditorium. The free lecture is designed to inform, educate and engage audience members, and to enhance their enjoyment of the performance.

K-STATE CO-SPONSOR OF WATER AND THE FUTURE OF KANSAS CONFERENCE MARCH 26 IN TOPEKA: The conference will be in the Maner Conference Center at the Capitol Plaza Hotel. Sponsors are K-State's Kansas Water Resources Institute and Kansas Center for Agricultural Resources and the Environment, K-State Research and Extension, and the U.S. Geological Survey.


Wednesday, March 4, 2009


STRATEGIES FOR HIV/AIDS PREVENTION TO BE TOPIC OF K-STATE'S ADAMCHAK DISTINGUISHED LECTURE MARCH 9: An international expert on family planning will speak at Kansas State University as part of the Donald J. Adamchak Distinguished Lecture Series in Sociology

EVENTS, EXHIBIT AT K-STATE LIBRARIES HONOR UNIVERSITY'S FIRST LADIES:The history of Kansas State University's first ladies is being celebrated with an exhibit, program and reception at K-State Libraries' Hale Library

K-STATE CONCERT CHOIR TO TOUR EUROPE DURING SPRING BREAK 2009:The Kansas State University Concert Choir has been invited to represent the state of Kansas at the 2009 American Celebration of Music in Vienna and Prague. The choir's trip to Europe will be March 13-20.

K-STATE AT SALINA TO OFFER PROFESSIONAL AVIATION MAINTENANCE OVERVIEW:Kansas State University at Salina is offering a professional aviation maintenance overview course to prepare individuals interested in getting their Federal Aviation Administration mechanic certificate with airframe and/or power plant ratings.


Tuesday, March 3, 2009


GRASSLAND BIRDS IN FLINT HILLS REGION OF KANSAS, OKLAHOMA FACE POPULATION DECLINE IN SPITE OF LARGE HABITAT AREA, ACCORDING TO FINDINGS BY K-STATE ECOLOGIST: The wide-open spaces of the Flint Hills may no longer provide a secure home on the range for several familiar grassland birds, according to research by a Kansas State University ecologist and her colleagues.

K-STATE EXPERT SAYS PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY THE BEST WEAPON AGAINST SPRING BREAK DANGERS: For college students, spring break can be a time to unwind and let go. But doing so in an unsafe manner can spoil a fun vacation time, according to a Kansas State University expert. Sarah Tedford, coordinator of K-State's Healthy Decisions, a program aimed at improving the overall health and success of K-State students, said a little bit of personal responsibility can go a long way.


Monday, March 2, 2009


K-STATE TO OBSERVE ASIAN-AMERICAN AWARENESS MONTH IN MARCH: Manhattan to observe Asian-American Awareness Month, Kansas State University's Asian American Student Union and Union Program Council's Multicultural Committee have teamed up to bring several events to K-State that promote cultural awareness of Asian-Americans.

PRESIDENT OF K-STATE'S ASIAN AMERICAN STUDENT UNION SUCCESSFULLY TRANSITIONS FROM THE WORK FORCE BACK TO COLLEGE: Christina Patch, president of Kansas State University's Asian American Student Union, embraces coming back to college after five years in the work force.

K-STATE'S BEACH MUSEUM OF ART TO HAVE RESOURCE CENTER OPEN HOUSE FOR TEACHERS: There are treasures for teachers to be discovered under the arch at Kansas State University's Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art.



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