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March 2012

Friday, March 30, 2012

Excellence in research: Geography group selects Harrington for John Fraser Hart Award

Excellence in rural geography research has earned a Kansas State University geographer national recognition.

Experience is the best teacher: Continuing education professional in South Dakota pursues master's degree through K-State distance education

Carey Kilmer is all about learning. She works in an office at South Dakota State University that provides services to adult learners, is an adult learner herself, and is completing a degree through Kansas State University that will help her better meet the needs of the adult learners she serves.


Thursday, March 29, 2012

Graduation honors: Police captain graduates from FBI national academy

Kansas State University Police Capt. Don Stubbings, along with 256 other law enforcement executives, recently graduated from the FBI National Academy at Quantico, Va. 

Sophomore leadership honorary selects 2012-2013 members

Kansas State University's sophomore leadership honorary, Silver Key, has new members for the 2012-2013 school year.

Media advisory: Hundreds of fourth- and fifth-graders taking part in K-State Olathe's King Arthur Flour Life Skills program April 2 and 3

Hundreds of fourth- and fifth-graders from Johnson County public and private elementary schools will descend upon Kansas State University Olathe to take part in the King Arthur Flour Life Skills program, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, April 2, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 3.


Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The hot seat: Career expert says questions about behavior can be toughest to answer in job interviews

Many soon-to-be college graduates are in the thick of the job hunt and a Kansas State University career expert has advice for them and other job seekers: When interviewing for a job, beware of behavioral interview questions.

Media advisory: Military training exercise Friday at Bramlage Coliseum

On Friday, March 30, Kansas State University's sports complex will be the location of a decontamination training exercise by soldiers with the 172nd Chemical Company at Fort Riley.

Experienced elementary educator and professor named dean of College of Education

An educator who has taught both kindergarteners and college students during her career will be Kansas State University's next dean of the College of Education.


Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Alternative voices: New university archives exhibit showcases recent finding of African-American newspapers, magazines

African-American media have a rich history in the U.S. with specific coverage and a large readership. While the number of such media sources has declined considerably over the years, a recent discovery and an upcoming exhibit at Kansas State University will help demonstrate the important role played by African-American media.

French connection: National scholarship provides summer of study in Paris for student from Overland Park

A summer in France is a dream come true for Kansas State University student Andrew Sweeney, Overland Park.

Infinite fun: Fifth through 12th grade students invited to compete in mathematical Olympiad

Grade school and high school students will be adding, subtracting, multiplying and more at Kansas State University's 16th annual Math Olympiad from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 21, in 101 Cardwell Hall.


Monday, March 26, 2012

Folklore and more: April English events feature Irish storyteller, lectures and student presentations

Kansas State University's department of English will host a variety of lectures, graduate student presentations and even an Irish storyteller as part of its April activities.

Dodgeball tournament April 14 to support K-State cancer research

If you can dodge a ball, you can help dodge cancer

Futures by design: Expo helps students make career connections

Future employment plans are the latest projects being created by Kansas State University design students.


Thursday, March 22, 2012

Culture is in full bloom: K-State offers several art, theater, dance events in April

From art exhibitions to dance, theater and musical performances, Kansas State University has several cultural events to offer throughout April.

Building excellence: Construction science students earn scholarships from regional organization

Two Kansas State University construction science students have received scholarships from the Builders' Association, a trade organization that serves the commercial construction industry in Kansas and Missouri.

Human Ecology scholars: Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society selects new members

Excellence in research, leadership and scholarship has earned 50 students from Kansas State University's College of Human Ecology membership in Kappa Omicron Nu, the human ecology honor society.


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Working together: New partnership recognizes university's efforts to empower hispanic students

Kansas State University's efforts to empower students and help them with their college experience are getting a boost through a new partnership with the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute, or USHLI.

Landing soon: Former astronaut Hawley to deliver university's Neff lectureship in physics

The countdown has begun for a lecture at Kansas State University by former astronaut Steven Hawley, the next speaker in the department of physics' James R. Neff Lectureship in Physics series. 

Wichita company, Advanced Manufacturing Institute team up for project to make better electronic products

Consumers stand to benefit from a project by Wichita company Nitride Solutions Inc. and Kansas State University's Advanced Manufacturing Institute.

A group effort: Teaching partners of SVS Spanish program learn Spanish with students

What happens in a classroom where, rather than teaching students, a teacher learns right alongside them? The answer can be success for everyone. 

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Great minds thinking together: Project allows citizens to create policy possibilities for higher education

Every day, individual freedoms are entrusted to juries made up of citizens who are randomly chosen to critically evaluate information and make informed decisions. One Kansas State University researcher is using this principle to improve higher education.

Spotlight on students: Board of Regents to hear student research presentations at campus visit April 9-11

Several Kansas State University undergraduate and graduate students will share their research posters with Kansas Board of Regents members during the group's visit to campus April 9-11.

Opening doors: Developing Scholars program helps student from Kansas City find success through undergraduate research

Caleb Wurth is only a junior at Kansas State University, but his resume already reads like one even a graduate student would covet: multiple internships, extensive international travel and a diverse research record.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Forum for success: Students earn honors for research

Posters and oral presentations have earned Kansas State University undergraduate and graduate student researchers honors at the 17th annual university Research Forum.

Put a spring in your step: Springdance 2012 March 30-31 in McCain

From guest artists, student performances and faculty choreography, Kansas State University's SpringDance 2012 has something for everyone to enjoy.

Anatomy of success: Genetic research develops tools for studying diseases, improving regenerative treatment

Research from a Kansas State University professor may make it easier to recover after spinal cord injury or to study neurological disorders.

Deep roots: Kansas Forest Service celebrating 125 years of tree-mendous work promoting forestry practices

Like Dr. Seuss' "The Lorax," the Kansas Forest Service at Kansas State University has been speaking for the trees for the past 125 years.

Unchartered territory: Political science professor first Westerner to publish in Russian military journal

A Kansas State University professor has gotten to do what no other Westerner has: publish an article in Russia's leading military journal that is critical of current efforts to reform the Russian military.


Friday, March 16, 2012

Public health officials look into fraternity members reporting similar illness

Kansas State University has notified public health officials about 25 fraternity members reporting a similar illness so that officials may investigate the cause.

Teaching teachers: College of Education recognized for best practices in preparing ethical, moral teachers

Ethics and morals are award-winning priorities and practices at Kansas State University's College of Education, which has been recognized with the 2012 Best Practice Award for Professional Ethics and Moral Dispositions in Teacher Education from The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.

On board: New officers for Kansas State University Foundation begin two-year terms

Kansas State University alumni from Beloit, Kan., and Arlington, Va., are the new chair and vice chair, respectively, of the Kansas State University Foundation's board of directors.

Steve Logback new assistant vice president for communications and marketing

A nationally recognized marketing and communications director with experience in public higher education has been selected to help lead those efforts at Kansas State University.

Dodge City Community College student earns university's first Sarachek Transfer Scholarship

A Dodge City Community College student is the first recipient of a $10,000 scholarship for students who transfer from a Kansas community college to Kansas State University.


Thursday, March 15, 2012

Animal health breakthrough: Research uncovers genetic marker that could help control, eliminate PRRS virus

A collaborative discovery involving Kansas State University researchers may improve animal health and save the U.S. pork industry millions of dollars each year.

Ambassadors for philanthropy: Kansas State University Student Foundation selects new members

A student-led foundation that cultivates philanthropy across Kansas State University has 15 new members.

Engineering success: Two join university's Engineering Hall of Fame for career, service accomplishments

The Kansas State University College of Engineering Hall of Fame is gaining two new members: the president of an engineering and architecture services firm and a longtime NASA engineer.

Career kudos: College of Engineering recognizes 10 alumni for professional progress

Professional career accomplishments during the first 20 years following their graduation is earning 10 alumni the Professional Progress Award from Kansas State University's College of Engineering.


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Two internationally-recognized scientists -- including the university's first national academies member -- accept appointments in veterinary medicine

Renowned researchers Jim E. Riviere and Nancy Monteiro-Riviere will be joining the Kansas State University faculty in August, he as McDonald Chair of Veterinary Medicine and she as Regents Distinguished Research Scholar. Both will be University Distinguished Professors in the department of anatomy and physiology in the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Battle on the big screen: The odds for a winning movie may be in 'The Hunger Games' favor

The opening of "The Hunger Games" movie is fast approaching and several Kansas State University English professors agree: The film adaptation appears to have the right ingredients to satisfy fans' appetites.

Taxing times: Experts say avoid getting a refund -- but if you do, save it or use to pay down debt

When it comes to a tax refund this year, think zero. It may seem nice to get a check from the government every year, but two Kansas State University financial management experts say that a person's tax liability should be as close to zero as possible.

March Madness or March badness: Policies can help employees know limits on tracking scores online or with phone, ethics expert says

It's NCAA Tournament time and that means finding a game or score online during the workday can be just a click away.

Planners, promoters, recruiters: Student alumni board gains 17 new members

Seventeen Kansas State University students are joining a select organization that promotes and serves the university and K-State Alumni Association.


Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Silver sexuality: Aging expert's new book explores the need for intimacy by older adults

When a Kansas State University professor asked members of her intergenerational class what they would have done differently had they thought they might live to be 150 years old, an 85-year-old in the front row answered, "I'd have had more lovers."

Make a connection, expand your social network at All-University Open House

There are few places where you can find mutant beetles and student-designed furniture while enjoying popcorn or pancakes, and Kansas State University's open house is one of them. The All-University Open House gives the public and future students a chance to experience the university firsthand.


Monday, March 12, 2012

J.R. Macdonald Laboratory physicists help capture first image of atomic motions in a chemical reaction

Physicists at Kansas State University have collaborated to formulate a technique that records the first image of two atoms bonding together to form a molecule.

Heavy reading: Alumni give K-State literary gift to inspire discussion and study

Students often cram their books into a backpack and haul them from class to class or they stuff a worn text into a back pocket. However, the latest addition to Kansas State University's Hale Library has no chance of squeezing into either.

Sidebar: New arrival at K-State is a gift of art and history

A Heritage Edition of the Saint John's Bible recently arrived at Kansas State University, thanks to a generous gift from alumni Warren and Mary Lynn Staley, Edina, Minn.

Claiming their terrain: Geography students part of champion World Geography Bowl team

Knowledge of Broadway plays, the Middle East and even monsters helped three Kansas State University geography students and their team win the 2012 World Geography Bowl.

In-service invitation: K-State Olathe offering summer educational opportunity for 20 Kansas teachers

Kansas State University Olathe, in partnership with One Health Kansas, is offering a hands-on professional development in-service program on the awareness and understanding of the interconnections among human, animal and environmental health. The in-service program will be June 11-14 at the Olathe campus.

Cultures uniting: Events celebrate creativity and discovery through music, literature and writing

The Kansas State University community will have the opportunity to explore art and history through books, music and culture during Creativity Illuminated, a celebration of cultural awareness.


Friday, March 9, 2012

Wildcat victory: Spriggs to serve second term as student body president

Kansas State University students have re-elected Nate Spriggs, senior in agricultural economics, Riverton, as student body president.

K-State, Johnson County Community College team up to provide new educational option with reverse transfer agreement

Kansas State University and Johnson County Community College are making it easier for students to transfer credit hours earned at the university toward completion of their community college degree.

Making Wildcats feel at home: Wildcat Warm-up program back for ninth year

Counselors and directors have been selected for a Kansas State University program that helps new students get a head start in their K-State careers.


Thursday, March 8, 2012

Campus know-it-alls: Orientation leaders get ready to welcome new students to university

Twenty Kansas State University students will spend their summer helping new students and their families feel at home.

Tax tip: Tax software can be good option for many, including college students

Taxes are at the top of many Americans' to-do lists at this time of year. This can bring up an important decision: Should you hire a professional to prepare your taxes or use one of the many available brands of tax software to do it yourself?

Environmental champions: Six students nominated for Udall Scholarship

Kansas State University has nominated six students for the Morris K. Udall Undergraduate Scholarship: Lauren Harness, Garden City; Graciela Orozco, Kanopolis; DeeAnn-Rose Turpin, Leavenworth; Joshua Klarmann, Peabody; Rachel Hoppins, Wichita; and Sophia Ford, Wilson.


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Positioned for success: Garmin internship program gives students hands-on research experience

A new engineering internship program for Kansas State University students offered by Garmin International Inc. is up and running at the Manhattan/K-State Innovation Center.

Research finds manganese concentrations higher in residential neighborhoods than industrial sites, levels vary by region

In residential neighborhoods near manufacturing industries, a breath of air may be more hazardous than refreshing depending on the location, finds a recent study involving a Kansas State University geologist.


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The future of fuel: Roadblocks facing biofuels focus of 2012 L.T. Fan Lecture

Renewable fuels and the challenges facing their use will be the topic of the spring presentation in Kansas State University's L.T. Fan Lecture Series.


Monday, March 5, 2012

From the lunchroom to the dining hall: Shugart lecturer to look at future trends in onsite food service industry

What does the future hold for the school cafeteria, college food services, the executive dining room and other segments of the noncommercial food service industry?

Media advisory: Students presenting research related to Kansas, nation

On Thursday, March 8, Kansas State University undergraduate and graduate students across academic disciplines will present their scholarly research at the 17th annual K-State Research Forum. 


Friday, March 2, 2012

Simply the best: Black Student Union reclaims title as most outstanding in the Big 12

For the fifth time in the last seven years, Kansas State University's Black Student Union has been named the most outstanding black student government council in the Big 12 Conference.

Learning from the best: Online education program rates among top 10 in nation

A Kansas State University online degree program is being rated as one of the best in the nation for students to master education technology.

Religious martyr or feminist hero: Author to discuss upcoming book on Anne Boleyn

The author of an upcoming book about Anne Boleyn will discuss how views of the 16th-century English queen have been shaped by history and popular culture for a Women's History Month presentation at Kansas State University.

Meaningful music: Benefit concert March 10 features music inspired by literary works

Literary themes and characters will be put to music at the Hallows and Horcruxes Ball 5: A Wizard Rock Concert for Literacy at Kansas State University.

Police seek help with on-campus armed robbery case

Kansas State University police are asking the public's help with their investigation of a Feb. 15 armed robbery at 1610 Hillcrest, Building 10, in the Jardine Apartment Complex.


Thursday, March 1, 2012

The poetry of the Irish: New book by K-State expert examines poetic traditions of Ireland

As St. Patrick's Day approaches, a Kansas State University English professor is providing a poetic way to celebrate the Irish culture.

Fort Riley partners with university men's rugby team, first match Saturday

It's game on between several Kansas State University club sports and Fort Riley.

Generation next: 47 undergraduates selected to work on cancer research projects

The Johnson Cancer Research Center at Kansas State University is giving 47 undergraduate students the chance to conduct cancer research projects.

An international celebration: Asian-American Awareness Month highlights Asian cultures and more

Fostering unity and support for Asian-American and international students, the Asian-American Student Union is celebrating Asian-American Awareness Month at Kansas State University with a week of events from March 12-16.