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March 2013

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Little damage from transformer fire at university dairy unit
A small transformer caught fire at the Kansas State University dairy unit Saturday morning, causing little damage but leading to a small oil spill.



Friday, March 29, 2013

April showers cultural events across campus
April brings a host of musical, theatrical and artistic events to the Kansas State University campus -- just in time for spring.

Interior architecture and product design faculty head award-winning curriculum design team

Two Kansas State University interior architecture and product design faculty members are part of an award-winning curriculum website team.

College of Engineering recognizes 11 alumni for career success
The Kansas State University College of Engineering will honor 11 alumni for professional career accomplishment during the first 20 years following their graduation. The honorees will be recognized at ceremonies on campus Saturday, April 6.

Three earn induction to College of Engineering's Hall of Fame
The Kansas State University College of Engineering Hall of Fame will induct three new members Saturday, April 6: Mark Hutton, Wichita; Dr. James Duncan, Bethesda, Md.; and Thomas Paulson, Katy, Texas.

International Fashion Show features culture from around the world
The community is invited to enjoy an evening of dance, music, fashion and fun from around the world -- all at Kansas State University. 

McCain Performance Series features trumpeter Alison Balsom on April 9
Trumpet superstar Alison Balsom and the internationally acclaimed Scottish Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, at Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium as part of the McCain Performance Series.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

National Science Foundation features artwork inspired by Konza Prairie
The artistry of spring burning at Kansas State University's Konza Prairie Biological Station is blazing a path in the Washington, D.C., area.

Ankerson receives 2013 Book Award from prestigious interior design council
For the second year in a row, a book by a Kansas State University faculty member is being named the best in the interior design field.

Wizard rock, poetry and more among English department's April events
A wizard rock concert, fiction reading and lecture by an award-winning author are among the events being offered in April by Kansas State University's department of English.

Symposium focuses on strategic positioning of design, business
A conversation about "The Business of Design," featuring two leaders in the field, will kick off the student symposium sponsored by Kansas State University's department of apparel, textiles and interior design on Friday, April 5.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Physiological society names Musch educator of the year

The American Physiological Society has named a Kansas State University professor as its top educator.

University's second e-waste collection event April 27
If electronic waste like old computers, TVs, cellphones and more are gathering dust in the basement or garage, then it's time for some "green cleaning" with the help of Manhattan's second electronic waste collection event.

K-State Theatre presenting reading of the play '8'
Kansas State University's K-State Theatre, with license from the American Foundation for Equal Rights and Broadway Impact, will present a reading of the play "8," which is based on the federal appeals court case challenging California's Proposition 8, an anti-gay marriage amendment to the state's constitution.

Physics lecturer to talk about microfluids
The process of encapsulating drugs, cosmetics or food additives in microfluids is the topic of the next presentation in Kansas State University's James R. Neff Lectureship in Physics.

Register service dogs for sight-saving eye exams at Veterinary Health Center in May
Guide dogs, handicap assistance dogs, detection dogs and search-and-rescue dogs selflessly serve the public. To honor these animals and their work, the Veterinary Health Center at Kansas State University is participating in the sixth annual American College of Veterinary Opthalmologists/Merial National Service Dog Eye Exam Event to screen service animals that dedicate their lives to serving the public.

Edgerley-Franklin scholarships to five high school seniors
Five high school seniors are receiving the Edgerley-Franklin Urban Leadership Scholarship from Kansas State University for their outstanding contributions to the urban communities in which they live.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Leading bank executives visit College of Business Administration for Commerce Bank Days

Students in the College of Business Administration will learn from Commerce Bancshares Inc. executives through the Corporate Days program, which features lectures, networking opportunities and workshops.

K-State's annual All-University Open House celebrates 150 years of tradition and excellence
This year's All-University Open House pays tribute to 150 years of K-State history.

Kansas State University students earn state athletic training society honors
The Kansas Athletic Training Society is recognizing several students in Kansas State University's athletic training program for outstanding academic achievement.


Monday, March 25, 2013 

Researchers developing antiviral drug to combat contagious norovirus
A Kansas State University-led team is researching ways to stop the spread of norovirus, a contagious stomach illness that infects one in 15 Americans each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

K-State Olathe's open house offers fun and learning for everyone
There are few places where lava, tomato plants, Cajun food and face painting come together for a fun-filled day, but Kansas State University Olathe's open house is precisely that place. The event gives the public and future students a chance to experience the campus firsthand.

Rand Berney new executive in residence at College of Business Administration
Rand Berney has been appointed executive in residence at Kansas State University's College of Business Administration. Berney is retired from ConocoPhillips, where his last position was senior vice president, corporate shared services from 2009 until his retirement in May 2012.



Friday, March 22, 2013 

Fulbright experience fulfilling for university distinguished professor
Kansas State University's John Leslie, a university distinguished professor and head of the department of plant pathology, knows what a life-changing experience it is to become a Fulbright scholar.

Inaugural international event aims to bring the world together on campus
A new event at Kansas State University will help promote diversity and enhance internationalization on campus and in the community.

Thursday, March 21, 2013 

Kansas State University creates Fulbright collaboration with Australia
A new partnership between the Australian-American Fulbright Commission in Australia and Kansas State University is making history.

Global nitrogen availability consistent for past 500 years, linked to carbon levels
A Kansas State University research team has found that despite humans increasing nitrogen production through industrialization, nitrogen availability in many ecosystems has remained steady for the past 500 years. Their work appears in the journal Nature.

Future teachers recognized for excellence
Kansas State University's College of Education recognized seven outstanding undergraduates with awards at the college's May 2012 commencement ceremony.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 

Students to showcase research at annual campus forum
Graduate and undergraduate students at Kansas State University will present their research to campus and the community at the 18th annual K-State Research Forum.

Monday, March 18, 2013 

K-State's annual open house offers fun and learning for everyone

There are few places where pancakes, a pet talent show and tightrope-walking rats come together for a fun-filled day, but Kansas State University's All-University Open House is precisely that place.

University physicist invited as speaker on South American cruise
A Kansas State University physicist recently said "bon voyage" to the traditional classroom environment in favor of one on the high seas.

College of Human Ecology experts among speakers at Parkinson's conference
A neurologist who specializes in movement disorders and two Kansas State University College of Human Ecology faculty members will be among the speakers at the 2013 Parkinson's Education Conference at the university on Saturday, April 13.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Students use their spring break to help others
For several Kansas State University students, spring break is for taking the time to do good for others.

Concrete institute honors College of Engineering for student activities
Kansas State University's College of Engineering is being named an American Concrete Institute "Excellent University" for its accomplishments in 2012. The university is one of just 16 to receive the institute's Award for University Student Activities. The honor recognizes universities that participated in institute-related activities.


Thursday, March 14, 2013

Researchers building stronger, greener concrete with biofuel byproducts 
Kansas State University civil engineers are developing the right mix to reduce concrete's carbon footprint and make it stronger. Their innovative ingredient: biofuel byproducts.

School of Leadership Studies team wins Washburn leadership competition
A team of Kansas State University students led the way at the 2013 Washburn Leadership Challenge Event, March 7-8, at Washburn University in Topeka.

Sabbatical leave granted to 34 Kansas State University faculty members
Kansas State University is granting sabbatical leave to 34 faculty members during the 2013-2014 school year. The purpose and length of each leave varies, with some faculty members using the time for research projects in the U.S. or internationally, to teach at other institutions or for other academic pursuits.


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

University poised to boost Kansas economy with remotely piloted aircraft industry
The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International predicts that Kansas will be among the Top 10 states in the country to see significant economic growth once unmanned aircraft systems are integrated into the national airspace system in 2015, based on anticipated sales, manufacturing and employment. Kansas State University will play a vital role in the growth.

Biomass research collaboration seeks to improve biofuel efficiency, bio-products quality

A Kansas State University biochemical engineer is part of a national collaboration working to advance biomass as a leading source for more efficient drop-in biofuels, bio-power and animal feed.

Colleges of Engineering, Education named among the nation's best graduate programs
Two Kansas State University graduate programs are being recognized as the best in the nation.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Authorities determine no safety concern during search in residence hall

Riley County Police executing a search warrant at Kansas State University's Haymaker Hall on Monday, March 11, determined there was not a safety concern.

Kansas State University Eyestone Lecture features Georgia Tech president
G.P. "Bud" Peterson, president of the Georgia Institute of Technology, will present "Changing Expectations for Higher Education -- Staying Ahead of the Curve" at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 26, in Fiedler Hall Auditorium. 

K-State Gardens organizes bus trip
Knowing spring in Kansas is one of the most colorful seasons, the Friends of the Kansas State University Gardens has planned a bus tour Thursday, April 11, to the Bartlett Arboretum in Belle Plaine and the Dyck Arboretum of the Plains in Hesston.

Monday, March 11, 2013

John English to lead College of Engineering at the University of Arkansas

John English, dean of Kansas State University's College of Engineering, has accepted an offer to head the College of Engineering at the University of Arkansas beginning July 1. 

Catering, restaurant showcase at K-State Olathe
Area businesses are invited to attend the 2013 Catering/Restaurant Showcase to sample menu items and interact with caterers and restaurants. The showcase will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, at Kansas State University Olathe, 22201 W. Innovation Drive. The event host is the Kansas City chapter of Meeting Professionals International.

Developing leaders at Kansas State University challenged their skills this month with a retreat at Rock Springs 4-H camp near Junction City.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Schooley, Unruh new Kansas State University student leaders
Kansas State University students have elected Eli Schooley, senior in political science and pre-law, Clay Center, as student body president. His running mate, Jacob Unruh, junior in finance, Manhattan, will serve as student body vice president.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Air Force aviation board selects six Detachment 270 cadets for pilot training
Six Kansas State University Air Force ROTC cadets have landed a key training assignment after their graduation and commissioning.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Black Student Union receives Big 12 most outstanding award for sixth year
Kansas State University's Black Student Union has done it again. For the sixth time in the last eight years the student organization has been awarded the Clarence Wine Award for Outstanding Big 12 Council of the Year.

Be our guest: Orientation leaders ready to welcome new students to campus

Making new students feel welcome and at home on the Kansas State University campus right away will be the job of 20 students selected to serve as 2013-2014 orientation leaders.

Interior design team wins national competition

For the third time in the last six years, a Kansas State University interior design student team has won the annual Interior Design Educators Council Student Design Competition.

Students receive academic support via new scholarships
Students from across the country are reaping the rewards of financial assistance provided by Kansas State University's Division of Continuing Education.

University presents Asian-American Heritage Month events
Asian-American Heritage Month, observed at Kansas State University during March, celebrates the culture, history, traditions and contributions of Asian-Americans.

Irish group visits McCain just in time for St. Patrick's Day
St. Patrick's Day at Kansas State University will feature a true taste of Ireland when the Celtic Tenors perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 15, in McCain Auditorium. The Celtic Tenors, composed of Daryl Simpson, James Nelson and Matthew Gilsenan, blend classical, folk, Irish and pop music.


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Intrusive advising boosts student persistence, class performance
Getting intrusive could increase student support at universities.

Kansas State University's LGBT Resource Center has been open for less than three years, but it's already having an award-winning impact.

A team of graduate students from Kansas, which includes three students from the Kansas State University department of landscape architecture and regional and community planning, is one of four finalists for the Urban Land Institute's Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition.

Kansas State University Olathe and the Kansas Enrichment Network at the University of Kansas are partnering to bring an informal science education professional development opportunity to elementary and middle school teachers, March 14 and 15, at K-State Olathe, 22201 W. Innovation Drive.

Helping students new to Kansas State University feel right at home will be the job of 27 current students who have been selected to serve with the university's Wildcat Warm-up program.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Two faculty earn prestigious honor from architecture education association 
Kansas State University has become the first university in the nation to have two faculty members earn the prestigious Distinguished Professor award from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, or ACSA, in the same year.

The Urban Water Institute at Kansas State University Olathe has a new program coordinator. Campus CEO Dan Richardson has named Joan Leavens to the position. She begins Monday, March 4.

When Desiree Harpel first started her major in fisheries, wildlife and conservation biology, she thought being a wildlife ranger might be her only career option. But thanks to a National Science Foundation-funded undergraduate research mentoring program at Kansas State University, Harpel has discovered how the research side of her major can lead to her dream career.

The exhibit "Righteous Among the Nations: Help of Polish people for the Jewish population in southern Poland in the years 1939-1945" opens today at Kansas State University Olathe, 22201 W. Innovation Drive. The exhibit, which runs through March 22, is free and open to the public.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Spring enrollment, diversity set records at Kansas State University
Kansas State University can add another point of pride to its successes throughout the past 150 years: a record spring enrollment and a more multinational student body than ever before.

The celebrated Switzerland-based theater company Mummenschanz is returning to Manhattan with its 40th anniversary show at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, in McCain Auditorium.