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March 2011


Wednesday, March 30, 2011


DEDUCTING THE AMERICAN DREAM: STUDY FINDS KEY TAX BREAK HAS ADVERSE EFFECT ON HOMEOWNERSHIP, SOCIAL WELFARE: The American dream of owning a home with a white picket fence may stay a dream for many, according to a recent study by a Kansas State University economist.

DIETITIAN, ENTREPRENEUR TO DISCUSS HER TRIP DOWN A ROAD LESS TRAVELED: Ellyn Elson has been called a hospitality industry dynamo. Add monikers such as creator of a multimillion-dollar food and nutrition software systems company, registered dietitian, passionate promoter of sustainability and author.

GETTING DOWN TO BUSINESS: STUDENTS TO MEET WITH WARREN BUFFETT: When it comes to finding out what it takes to succeed in business, Kansas State University students are getting the chance to learn from one of the best: Warren Buffett.

CELEBRATING SUCCESS: SPOTLIGHT ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LUNCHEON APRIL 15: Patents, inventions and other innovations made possible by Kansas State University researchers in the last year will be recognized at the eighth annual Spotlight on Intellectual Property celebration, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, April 15, in the K-State Alumni Center Ballroom.

FROM GEOGRAPHY TO FOREIGN POLICY: MARSTON TO SERVE AS JEFFERSON SCIENCE FELLOW: A Kansas State University geographer will spend the 2011-2012 school year as a Jefferson Science fellow assisting the U.S. government with foreign policy.

POETRY IN MOTION: IRELAND'S MOYA CANNON TO READ, DISCUSS WORK: Moya Cannon, an Irish poet whose work has been inspired by music and who has inspired musical compositions, will read and discuss her poetry at 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 8, at Kansas State University.


Tuesday, March 29, 2011


CHEMISTS' BIOSENSOR MAY IMPROVE FOOD, WATER SAFETY AND CANCER DETECTION: A nanotechnology-based biosensor being developed by Kansas State University researchers may allow early detection of both cancer cells and pathogens, leading to increased food safety and reduced health risks.

BIOSECURITY RESEARCH INSTITUTE OPENS ITS DOORS TO THE PUBLIC FOR OPEN HOUSE; NBAF PROGRAM MANAGER TO PARTICIPATE: A behind-the-scenes look at the Biosecurity Research Institute and firsthand information about the National Bio and Agro-defense Facility are part of this year's All-University Open House at Kansas State University.

CHOOSE YOUR DESTINATION AT K-STATE ALL-UNIVERSITY OPEN HOUSE: Edible insects, tightrope-walking rats and all-you-can-eat pancakes? It's that time of year again. K-State's All-University Open House will be open to the public on the Manhattan and Salina campuses from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 16. K-State's All-University Open House is free, and gives the public and prospective students an opportunity to experience K-State firsthand.

SIDEBAR: SEE, DO, EAT, LEARN, HAVE FUN: ALL-UNIVERSITY OPEN HOUSE APRIL 16 OFFERS IT ALL: Kansas State University's All-University Open House -- 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 16 -- gives Wildcats of all ages an opportunity to choose their destination with a multitude of activities, food and more. Exhibits, entertainment and tours will be available to show future students and the public what current K-Staters are already doing.

CELEBRATE, EMPOWER AND UPLIFT WOMEN AT EIGHTH ANNUAL DIVERSITY SUMMIT: Women's History Month is drawing to a close, but the office of diversity and dual career development at Kansas State University is making sure to give it a proper send-off.


Friday, March 25, 2011


NEW ANTI-BULLYING CAMPAIGN FOCUS OF LECTURE BY AUTHOR JASBIR PUAR: The work of award-winning author Jasbir Puar will be featured at the 20th annual Cultural Studies Symposium on Friday, April 1, at Kansas State University. The symposium is the longest-running cultural studies conference in the United States.

ENGINEERING CHANGE: BERKELEY EXPERT TO DISCUSS CATALYSTS, CHEMICAL REACTIONS IN L.T. FAN LECTURE: A chemical engineer who is internationally recognized for devising new catalysts to protect the environment will discuss his work as part of Kansas State University's L.T. Fan Lecture Series.

A FEATHER IN THEIR CAP: RESEARCH THAT LED TO REINTRODUCTION OF RARE BIRD SPECIES EARNS BEST PAPER AWARD: Research on a rare bird has earned a Kansas State University professor and one of his former graduate students a best paper award. The paper is based on a project that was successful in reintroducing a rare bird species to an Alaskan island.


Thursday, March 24, 2011


NATIONAL CHAMPS: K-STATE DEBATE TEAM TAKES TITLE: Mendenhall and Ziegler won the national championship at the 2011 Cross-Examination Debate Association's national tournament, March 18-22, at Binghamton University, State University of New York, Binghamton, N.Y. The pair defeated a team from Towson University to claim K-State's third national debate championship since 1991. The competition featured 139 teams from 50 schools.

A HITCH IN TIME: ADVANCED MANUFACTURING INSTITUTE HELPS HUMBOLDT COMPANY WITH NEW PRODUCT: Having a project end up with a hitch was just what a Kansas company and Kansas State University's Advanced Manufacturing Institute wanted. B&W Trailer Hitches, Humboldt, sought the institute's help with developing a new hitch, testing its functionality and durability, and ensuring it met customer needs and industry standards. B&W manufactures high quality truck beds and trailer hitches.

TIME FOR A REVOLUTION: FIRST GRADUATE STUDENT LITERATURE CONFERENCE APRIL 2: Revolution! is the title of the inaugural Regional Graduate Student Literature Conference, Saturday, April 2, at Kansas State University. A pre-conference talk is Friday, April 1.

DANCING THE NIGHT AWAY: SPRINGDANCE 2011 APRIL 1-2 IN MCCAIN: The talents of Kansas State University dance students and faculty take center stage for SpringDance 2011 at 7:30 p.m. April 1-2 in McCain Auditorium.

LIFELONG LOVE BEGUN AT K-STATE REMEMBERED THROUGH $500,000 GIFT TO ENGINEERING: Just about everyone who visits Kansas State University's Call Hall falls in love -- with the ice cream at the hall's dairy bar, that is. But when Harold Neff walked into Call Hall as a student in the 1940s, he fell in love for a completely different reason: the beautiful girl working behind the counter.

BEACH WORKSHOP BRINGS 3-D ART TO LIFE: Experience 3-D art; no funky glasses required. Kathrine Schlageck, senior educator at the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum at Kansas State University, will lead a free workshop for adults on children and 3-D art at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7.


Wednesday, March 23, 2011


TEE OFF TO SUPPORT K-STATE CANCER RESEARCH APRIL 2: Golfers can help Kansas State University conquer cancer at the Tee Off Against Cancer golf tournament Saturday, April 2. Proceeds will support K-State's Terry C. Johnson Center for Basic Cancer Research. The four-person scramble, at Rolling Meadows Golf Course in Milford, will have a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Registration is requested by Monday, March 28.

MEMORY AND INVENTION FOUNDATION FOR SPANISH ARCHITECT'S EKDAHL LECTURE: Enrique Sobejano, founding partner of an award-winning architecture firm in Europe, will deliver the spring 2011 Oscar Ekdahl Memorial Lecture at Kansas State University. Sobejano's lecture, "Memory and Invention," will be 3:30 to 5 p.m. Monday, March 28, in Town Hall at the Leadership Studies Building. His presentation, in English, is free and open to the public.


Tuesday, March 22, 2011


STICKING POWER: NEW ADHESIVE EARNS PATENT, COULD FIND PLACE IN SPACE: A recently patented adhesive made by Kansas State University researchers could become a staple in every astronaut's toolbox. The patent, "pH dependent adhesive peptides," was issued to the Kansas State University Research Foundation, a nonprofit corporation responsible for managing technology transfer activities of K-State.

GOOD NEWS FOR MEAT LOVERS: MOST READY-TO-EAT MEAT PRODUCTS CONTAIN VERY FEW CANCEROUS COMPOUNDS: If given the choice between eating a hot dog or enjoying some rotisserie chicken, consider the hot dog. That's because hot dogs, as well as pepperoni and deli meats, are relatively free of carcinogenic compounds, according to Kansas State University research.

COURT DISMISSES PROFESSOR'S CLAIMS AGAINST UNIVERSITY: The U.S. District Court for Kansas dismissed claims against Kansas State University and several of its employees by a professor who was disciplined for his uncivil treatment of others. John Heublein, a professor of mathematics at K-State Salina, sued the university and 12 employees after he was disciplined in response to complaints about his behavior.

GARDEN CITY SENIOR, MCNAIR SCHOLAR MAKES RESEARCH COUNT WITH PAPER PRESENTATION TO ACCOUNTING ASSOCIATION: Research on the career of accounting has given a Kansas State University College of Business Administration student a special opportunity.

PARTNERS IN EDUCATION: 2+2 AGREEMENTS LINK K-STATE, DODGE CITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Students at Dodge City Community College now have some new options for earning a bachelor's degree through Kansas State University. K-State and the community college have developed and signed two new 2+2 agreements that allow students in the Dodge City area to remain in their community while completing a K-State bachelor's degree via distance education.


Monday, March 21, 2011


RESEARCH CHANNELS POWERFUL KANSAS WIND TO KEEP ELECTRICITY RUNNING: One of Kansas' most abundant natural resources may hold the key to preventing major power outages. A team of Kansas State University engineers is researching ways to use Kansas wind and other distributed energy sources to avoid cascading failures.

K-STATE SALINA TO OFFER FIRST MASTER'S DEGREE, PROFESSIONAL MASTER OF TECHNOLOGY: Kansas State University Salina is now offering a master's degree. The Kansas Board of Regents approved the professional master of technology degree Thursday.

PSYCHOLOGY PROFESSOR SAYS UNIONS BATTLING AT THE BARGAINING TABLE ENHANCES AMERICAN WORKPLACE: Challenges to labor organizations are energizing workers to fight for unions, according to a Kansas State University researcher. All workers have benefited from labor organizations, which have transformed the American workplace, said Clive Fullagar, a psychology professor who has researched the psychological aspects of unions and the collective bargaining process in the United States and South Africa.

PERSHING RIFLES COMPANY G-7 COMPETES IN NATIONAL DRILL CHAMPIONSHIPS: It's an award-winning return for Kansas State University's chapter of the National Society of Pershing Rifles. The military drill company, known as Company G-7, has been unanimously voted the best in the nation for the 2010-2011 school year. The award was announced at the annual convention and drill championship of the National Society of Pershing Rifles, March 10-13 at Ohio State University.

SOUNDS OF SPRING: APRIL SHOWERS MUSIC ACROSS CAMPUS: Guest artists, faculty, students and more put April in tune at Kansas State University with a month of solos, recitals, concerts and more. The K-State department of music sponsors the performances.


Friday, March 18, 2011


LEARNING EUROPEAN BUSINESS FIRSTHAND AMONG TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES FOR BUSINESS STUDENTS: Kansas State University students are getting ready to spend spring break learning about European business on a trip to London and Birmingham in the United Kingdom and Munich, Germany. The trip is being led by Swinder Janda, professor of marketing in K-State's College of Business Administration.

K-STATE SALINA TO OFFER SUMMER PILOT CERTIFICATION CLASSES: Kansas State University Salina's aviation program will offer pilot certification classes for the public again this summer. The classes provide an opportunity for anyone 16 or older to receive pilot training for college credit. Summer students can earn private, instrument, commercial or certified flight instructor ratings in airplane or helicopter, or a multiengine airplane rating. K-State Salina's flight training program is approved under Federal Aviation Regulations Part 141.

ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAK: STUDENTS LEND HELPING HANDS TO NATIONAL SERVICE PROJECTS: More than 75 Kansas State University students are bypassing typical spring break activities like going to the beach and partying to spend their week off in service to others. Alternative spring break 2011, March 20-25, is an opportunity for students to participate in service learning projects coordinated by the K-State School of Leadership Studies. The experience lets students serve and connect with people around the nation.

NEW EXHIBITIONS BRING FUN, EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES TO THE BEACH: In support of the new exhibitions, "Ancient Bronzes of the Asian Grasslands" and "Dragons and Dragonflies," the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art at Kansas State University has a full slate of related activities planned. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

GETTING TO KNOW YOU: ORIENTATION LEADERS INTRODUCE INCOMING STUDENTS TO CAMPUS: Twenty Kansas State University students have earned the job of helping incoming students learn all about K-State. As orientation leaders, the students assistant new students and their families during K-State's summer orientation and enrollment programs. One of the students selected serves as a parent host for the program.

STUDENT COUNSELORS, DIRECTORS READY TO HELP NEW WILDCATS WARM UP TO CAMPUS: Kansas State University's Wildcat Warm-up is heating up for another year with the announcement of the 2011 student counselors and directors. Wildcat Warm-up gives new students entering K-State in fall 2011 a head start on meeting other new students, connecting with faculty and staff, learning K-State traditions, getting involved in campus organizations and gaining a sense of the Wildcat spirit.


Thursday, March 17, 2011


REGENTS APPROVE PRESIDENT EMERITUS STATUS FOR DUANE C. ACKER: The Kansas Board of Regents today approved a request from Kansas State University to award emeritus status to the university's 11th president, Duane C. Acker. He led K-State from July 1, 1975, to June 30, 1986. "The title 'President Emeritus' recognizes President Acker's 11 years of service to the university," said K-State President Kirk Schulz. "We are pleased the Board of Regents saw fit to bestow this honor."

COLLABORATION, COORDINATION KEY TO EFFECTIVE DISASTER RELIEF EFFORTS: Effective disaster relief efforts -- like those needed in earthquake- and tsunami-stricken Japan -- depend on coordination and collaboration of supply chain management, according to a Kansas State University logistics expert. Jessica Heier Stamm is a K-State assistant professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering whose research focuses on improving logistics for humanitarian response and public health efforts.

QUENCHING A NEED: STUDENTS USE SPRING BREAK TO GIVE GUATEMALANS CLEANER DRINKING WATER: For most Americans a glass of water quenches thirst. But in many countries a few sips can have far less desirable results. That's why a Kansas State University student engineering group is spending spring break in Guatemala, working to reduce the number of contaminants in the country's drinking water.

FROM PLUM ISLAND TO NBAF: DUAL-DEGREE PROGRAM GIVES STUDENTS RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES AT HIGH-PROFILE LABORATORIES: An East Coast trip has helped a Kansas State University student explore research connections between the university, the Plum Island Animal Disease Center and the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility. Nicholas Crossland is a second-year student in veterinary medicine and a graduate student in biomedical sciences from Overland Park. He recently spent two days touring Plum Island to look at performing a virology graduate project there as part of a dual-degree program with K-State's College of Veterinary Medicine. The trip was rewarding, Crossland said, and helped him understand how a high-profile federal laboratory works.

OLATHE SENIOR TAKES LEGISLATIVE LOOK AT HUMAN TRAFFICKING, ORGANIZES STOP SLAVERY SUMMIT: A Kansas State University senior is taking her research on human trafficking outside the classroom and comparing it to existing Kansas laws. Ariel Anib, senior in pre-law and criminology, Olathe, has been conducting research on human trafficking since her freshman year at K-State. Specifically she's investigating what the government, nonprofit organizations and student initiatives are doing about the issue. More recently her research has focused on laws in Kansas that coincide with human trafficking.

THE POWER OF GREEN: AWARD-WINNING SUSTAINABILITY CONFERENCE MARCH 30-31: Kansas State University's award-winning sustainability conference is poised for another big year in 2011 with an expanded program and the formal commissioning of the School of Leadership Studies building.The third annual conference will be March 30-31 at the K-State Student Union. Online registration is available at http://sustainability.k-state.edu/conferences/2011/; special early registration rates end Friday, March 18.


Wednesday, March 16, 2011


EXERCISING ADVICE: ASSUMPTIONS CAN STEER PHYSICAL ACTIVITY BEHAVIOR: Higher expectations can be the prescription for more physical activity. According to a study by Kansas State University researcher Katie Heinrich, those who think they need more exercise than experts recommend are more physically active, while those who think they need less don't exercise as much.

APRIL BRINGS BRONZES AND DRAGONS TO THE BEACH: When April showers drive you indoors, seek shelter and check out the new exhibitions at the Beach. The Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art on the Kansas State University campus has two exhibitions opening Friday, April 1.

GROWING SUCCESS: MULTICULTURAL ENGINEERING PROGRAM DIRECTOR NAMED THE BEST: LaVerne Bitsie-Baldwin proves good things come in twos and that collaboration can bring multiple benefits. Bitsie-Baldwin, director of Kansas State University's Multicultural Engineering Program, has received the 2010 Outstanding Director Award from the National Association of Multicultural Engineering Program Advocates Inc. The award recognizes her efforts to increase the K-State program's enrollment 160 percent from 2008 to 2010.

LEADERS OF 12 KANSAS HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS WORK TO STRENGTHEN CIVIC ENGAGEMENT, SERVICE-LEARNING ON THEIR CAMPUSES: The leaders of 12 Kansas colleges and universities are gathering today in Topeka to increase the visibility and quality of service learning and civic engagement on the state's higher education campuses.

HOW TO SPOT AN UPSET: FIVE SEEDS VERSUS 12 SEEDS: The subject of much discussion, even some worry for Wildcat fans, is the match-up between the fifth seeded Kansas State University's men's basketball team and No. 12 seeded Utah State Aggies. The game is Thursday, March 17. According to Shing Chang, associate professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering at K-State, the Wildcats don't much to worry about from their AP-ranked No. 19 foes -- statistically speaking, that is.


Tuesday, March 15, 2011


ALL WRAPPED UP: RESEARCHER'S GRAPHENE CLOAK PROTECTS BACTERIA, LEADING TO BETTER IMAGES: It's a cloak that surpasses all others: a microscopic carbon cloak made of graphene that could change the way bacteria and other cells are imaged. Vikas Berry, assistant professor of chemical engineering at Kansas State University, and his research team are wrapping bacteria with graphene to address current challenges with imaging bacteria under electron microscopes.

METROPOLIS EDITOR TO DELIVER KEYNOTE AT INTERIOR DESIGN STUDENT SYMPOSIUM: The editor-in-chief of Metropolis magazine will present the seventh annual Kansas State University Interior Design Student Symposium keynote Friday, April 29, in the K-State Student Union. Susan S. Szenasy has led the New York City-based magazine of architecture, culture and design since 1986.

ELLSWORTH COMPANY DONATES EQUIPMENT TO K-STATE SALINA'S MECHANICAL ENGINEERING PROGRAM: Kansas State University Salina's mechanical engineering technology program has a new piece of equipment because of the generosity of Cashco and an alumnus of the program who works at the company.


Monday, March 14, 2011


SHOCK AND SHAME: GRAPHIC MESSAGES INCREASE HAND WASHING COMPLIANCE: Graphic messages and reminders that use a shock-and-shame approach may get more people to wash their hands, according to a Kansas State University professor and his colleagues.

GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING GROUP LOS LONELY BOYS TO CALL MCCAIN HOME APRIL 8: The Texican style and sound of Los Lonely Boys will rock the McCain Auditorium stage Friday, April 8, at Kansas State University.

AWARD-WINNING QUEST: FRESHMAN LEADERSHIP PROGRAM RECOGNIZED AS OUTSTANDING: A freshman leadership and development program at Kansas State University has been recognized as one of the best. K-State's Quest Freshman Honor Society received the Outstanding Feature Award at the recent 2011 Blue Key Honor Society national convention.


Friday, March 11, 2011


NEWS TIP: NUCLEAR POWER EXPERT SAYS JAPANESE REACTOR SAFETY PRECAUTIONS PUT TO TEST AFTER EARTHQUAKE: Kansas State University nuclear power expert says Japanese officials are taking proper precautions after the 8.9-magnitude earthquake March 11.

MATHEMATICS STUDENTS EARN MULTIPLE SUCCESSES AT COLLEGIATE COMPETITION: Kansas State University mathematics students came up with multiple victories at the recent 2011 Kansas Collegiate Mathematics Competition.

STUDENT SCHOLARS NAMED TO BLUE KEY HONOR SOCIETY FOR 2011-2012: A senior leadership honor society at Kansas State University has selected members for the 2011-2012 school year.


Thursday, March 10, 2011


NATIONAL CYBERSECURITY PARTNERSHIP WITH INDUSTRY PROTECTS USER DATA, GROWS LOCAL ECONOMY: Computing science experts at Kansas State University are helping lead the way in the country's cybersecurity efforts. A newly formed partnership between K-State and several national technology and marketing companies will ensure that digital information stays a little safer.

NEXT STOP MCCAIN: PEOPLE, PUPPETS AND QUARTER-LIFE CRISIS FOUND ON 'AVENUE Q': "Avenue Q," a detour into comedy and Broadway music, is the next production in Kansas State University's McCain Performance Series. The show will be performed at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 3, in McCain Auditorium.

STUDENTS ON SALINA CAMPUS MAKE HOTEL MORE ECO-FRIENDLY WITH HELP FROM SAM'S CLUB GRANT: Shamir Bhakta was already using energy-efficient lighting and eco-friendly laundry detergent and reminding his hotel guests to reuse towels and bedding. But he wanted to make operations at the Quality Inn in Salina even more efficient while creating cost savings and improving the bottom line.

LEADING THE WAY: STUDENTS ELECT NATE SPRIGGS AS NEW STUDENT BODY PRESIDENT: In a general election March 8-9, Kansas State University students elected Nate Spriggs, junior in agricultural economics and pre-law, Riverton, as student body president.


Wednesday, March 9, 2011


BEHIND THE NUMBERS: SOCIOLOGIST SAYS KANSAS' POPULATION GROWTH NOT ALL POSITIVE: Kansas will continue to see an increasingly aging population, rural-area population loss and diversity in highly concentrated areas, according to a Kansas State University population expert.

FROM HOME ON THE RANGE TO LIFE ON CAPITOL HILL: THREE RECENT GRADS NOW CONGRESSIONAL STAFF MEMBERS: Electing a congressional delegation with four new members wasn't the only thing Kansas voters did in the November 2010 elections. They also gave a career boost to three recent Kansas State University graduates.

ENROLLMENT IN UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS CLASS TAKING OFF: Interest in Kansas State University Salina's Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems course is soaring, with enrollment up 200 percent since fall 2010.

STUDENTS KEY IN PLANNING SUCCESSFUL ALL-UNVERSITY OPEN HOUSE: It takes a village of students to plan the All-University Open House at Kansas State University. This year's open house will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 16, on both the Manhattan and Salina campuses.

MANHATTAN MATHEMATICAL OLYMPIAD ADDS UP THE FUN APRIL 16 AT ALL-UNIVERSITY OPEN HOUSE: Area students in grades 5-12 can go for the gold -- in the form of some nice prizes -- at the 15th annual Manhattan Mathematical Olympiad.


Tuesday, March 8, 2011


WOMEN'S DAY, K-STATE AND BEYOND: Today is International Women's Day, where women everywhere are being celebrated for their social and political contributions. But at Kansas State University, steps are being taken to empower women every day.

CENSUS CONSENSUS: AS REDISTRICTING LOOMS, KANSAS POLITICAL LANDSCAPE IN FOR CHANGE: Following the release of the 2010 U.S. Census, legislative redistricting will begin across the nation. Though the process isn't slated to occur in Kansas until the 2012 legislative session, a Kansas State University expert says many in the state have already begun thinking about what the redrawn districts may look like.

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM, CIVIL RIGHTS OF MUSLIMS FOCUS OF UPCOMING DOROTHY L. THOMPSON LECTURE: A recent poll conducted by Cornell University researchers concluded that nearly half of all Americans believe that the civil rights of Muslims living in the U.S., whether citizens or not, should be restricted. Ali Khan is hoping to change such beliefs.


Monday, March 7, 2011


FOLLOW-UP INFORMATION ABOUT SUNDAY ACCIDENT: On Sunday, March 6, at approximately 3 p.m. Paul Bender, 67, of Solomon, an experienced skydiver with more than 600 jumps was in the process of landing under a fully-open parachute and attempted to fly over a tree line. He did not have enough altitude to clear the trees. As a result, his parachute struck a tree, and he fell approximately 20 feet, leaving him with fatal internal injuries.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: DIETICIAN SAYS NEW DIETARY GUIDELINES FOCUS ON BARRIERS TO HEALTHIER EATING: The new federal dietary guidelines released recently spotlight the problem of obesity and echo what Kansas State University's Roni Schwartz teaches her students.

AVIATION MAINTENANCE STUDENTS LAND SCHOLARSHIPS FROM NATIONAL ASSOCIATION: Three Kansas State University Salina students have earned scholarships from the Association for Women in Aviation Maintenance. The awards were presented at the association's annual international conference, Feb. 24-26, in Reno, Nev.


Friday, March 4, 2011


COLLEGE SPRING BREAK: GOING ON VACATION? STAY HEALTHY WITH THESE TIPS: When it comes to spring break safety, a Kansas State University expert says college students should make staying healthy a priority.

COLLEGE SPRING BREAK: SAFEGUARD VALUABLES AT HOME AND AWAY: While college students muse over the fun and excitement awaiting them this spring break, some may ignore the importance of safeguarding their valuables.

MAKING THIN NOT IN: PROGRAM PROMOTES HEALTHY BODY IMAGE AMONG FEMALE COLLEGE STUDENTS: Getting coeds to think healthy -- not thin -- is the ideal when it comes to body image. That concept is the focus of a national program being implemented at Kansas State University.

SIX STUDENTS COMPETE FOR 2011 UDALL SCHOLARSHIP: Kansas State University is nominating six students for this year's Morris K. Udall Scholarship. The nominees include: DeeAnn-Rose Turpin, Leavenworth; Ellen Welti, Manhattan; Emily Patton, Prairie Village; Mark Sowers, Spring Hill; and Rachel Hoppins and Chloe Lewis, both from Wichita.


Thursday, March 3, 2011


PARTNERING FOR SUCCESS: COLLABORATION BETWEEN K-STATE, VETERINARY LABORATORY WILL ENHANCE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: The leaders who helped forge a new partnership between Kansas State University and animal health company Abaxis Inc. often describe the joint effort as a four-legged stool.

K-STATE SALINA TOTAL ENROLLMENT UP NEARLY 30 PERCENT: Total enrollment at Kansas State University Salina for the spring 2011 semester has increased nearly 30 percent from this time last year. The school also has seen almost a 20-percent increase in full-time enrollment.

RAVE REVIEWS: RESIDENCE HALLS, ENGINEERING COMPUTER LAB MAKE BEST-IN-NATION LISTS: Kansas State University is getting national recognition for making students feel at home and giving them one of the most technologically advanced places in the nation to do homework.

TAX RETURN TIME: FIVE TIPS TO HELP SINGLES NOW AND LATER: As the tax filing deadline approaches, a Kansas State University expert has some tips for single adult taxpayers that could provide benefits now and in the future.

TAX RETURN TIME: FIVE TIPS THAT CAN BENEFIT MARRIED COUPLES: Couples face many options when filing their taxes, and some can bring large benefits, according to a Kansas State University tax expert.

TAX RETURN TIME: FIVE TIPS TO MAKE FILING EASIER FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS: Filing a tax return may be the last thing on the minds of college students already swamped with schoolwork. But a Kansas State University expert says the tax preparation process doesn't have to be an overwhelming task.

OLATHE SCHOOL DISTRICT RECOGNIZES EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP WITH K-STATE: Long before they had a permanent building in Olathe to work from, Kansas State University staff members were working with Olathe schools. Now, K-State has been recognized by the Olathe School District for helping educate high school students about careers in animal health and the biosciences.


Wednesday, March 2, 2011


GRAD STUDENT EARNS TOP PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION FELLOWSHIP: A Kansas State University graduate student has been named the recipient of a prestigious fellowship for his interest in international public administration.

SLAM JAM: POET BUDDY WAKEFIELD PERFORMING SOLO MARCH 16 AT NICHOLS THEATER: Three-time individual world poetry slam champion Buddy Wakefield is making a stop at Kansas State University as part of his 2011 Gentleman Practice National Tour, his last such tour for awhile.

K-STATE SALINA STUDENTS HELP WICHITA FAMILY WITH 'EXTREME MAKEOVER': They won't be the stars of the show, but several students from Kansas State University at Salina helped with the recent "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" build in Wichita.


Tuesday, March 1, 2011


TWO STUDENTS NAMED TRUMAN SCHOLARSHIP FINALISTS: Kansas State University students Melanie Hall, Junction City, and McKenzie Snow, Wichita, have advanced to the final round of the 2011 Harry S. Truman Scholarship competition.

URBAN LEADERSHIP EARNS SIX HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS EDGERLEY-FRANKLIN SCHOLARSHIPS: Exemplary urban leadership has earned six Kansas high school seniors scholarships from Kansas State University. K-State's Edgerley-Franklin Urban Leadership Scholarship recognizes outstanding high school seniors who have made contributions to their urban communities.


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