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March 2014

Monday, March 31, 2014

Music, drama, art and dance in bloom across campus during April
April brings puppetry, Shakespeare, intriguing films, philosophical discussions about art, student and faculty musical performances and more to the Kansas State University campus.

Beach Museum invites visitors to slow down, enjoy the art on April 12
The Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art is inviting everyone to slow down and enjoy a special day appreciating some special art.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Students help organize All-University Open House focused on K-State stories
A group of Kansas State University students is weaving together a tale of fun and exploration at this year's All-University Open House. On Saturday, April 5, the yearlong work of the event's core coordinating committee will pay off with a celebration to remember.

Kansas State veterinary students receive scholarship awards from Zoetis and American Veterinary Medical Foundation
Eighteen students at Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine are recipients of scholarships from global animal health company Zoetis in partnership with the American Veterinary Medical Foundation.

Starting in fall 2014, A.Q. Miller School requiring students have own laptop computers
Adopting a trend growing at journalism schools across the country, new journalism and mass communications majors at Kansas State University will now need a personal laptop computer — and they must bring it to class.

McCain Performance Series brings world's largest stringed instrument to stage for 'Earth Harp Meets Oud'
The world's largest stringed instrument is coming to Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium stage — and beyond — for "Earth Harp Meets Oud" at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 6, as part of the McCain Performance Series.

'Anton in Show Business' comes to Purple Masque Theatre April 3-5
Kansas State University's K-State Theatre will present the madcap comedy "Anton in Show Business" by Jane Martin at 7:30 p.m. April 3-5 in East Stadium's Purple Masque Theatre.




Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Electrical engineer earns NSF CAREER Award to improve renewable energy conversion process
A Kansas State University electrical engineer is leading the charge to improve renewable energy.

Mosquito season unpredictable; year-round heartworm prevention is best
Although it may not feel like spring yet, it's time to start thinking about protecting your pets from spring pests, particularly mosquitoes, according to a Kansas State University veterinarian.

Kansas State University student a Harry S. Truman Scholarship finalist
Kansas State University student Ross Allen, a junior in economics and philosophy and minoring in nonprofit leadership studies, has advanced to the final round of the 2014 Harry S. Truman Scholarship competition.

Sustainable supplies of water and energy focus of chemical engineering lecture
Providing sustainable supplies of water and energy will be the focus of the spring 2014 Kansas State University L.T. Fan Lectureship in Chemical Engineering.



Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Veterinary dean Richardson announces plans to step down
Ralph C. Richardson has announced his plans to step down as dean of the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine no later than July 2015. He will then assume a faculty position.

Student-run theatre commemorates relocation with celebration for the public
A Kansas State University tradition is joining the modern world. The Purple Masque Theatre's update and relocation will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 5, at the K-State Alumni Center's Johnson Terrace as part of the All-University Open House.

Broadway classic 'West Side Story' comes to McCain Auditorium on April 3
Kansas State University's McCain Performance Series will feature the timeless love story "West Side Story" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 3.



Monday, March 24, 2014

All-University Open House celebrates K-State stories through food, fun and learning
Kansas State University invites students, visitors and community members to write a new chapter of K-State's story — yours. On Saturday, April 5, all three campuses will offer activities, learning, fun and food as part of the annual All-University Open House.

High demand for educated agriculturalists
Tuesday, March 25, is National Agriculture Day, a time for to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture. John Floros, dean of the Kansas State University College of Agriculture and director of K-State Research and Extension, says agriculture today is not what it used to be.

Student Foundation gains 18 new members for philanthropic efforts that help students, university
Eighteen Kansas State University students were recently selected to the Student Foundation, which focuses on raising awareness among current and future alumni about the importance of giving back to the university and cultivating philanthropy across the university.

Promotions for 63, tenure for 40 Kansas State University faculty members
Sixty-three Kansas State University faculty members are receiving promotions in rank, while 40 faculty members are earning tenure.

Urban leadership earns five high school seniors Edgerley-Franklin scholarships
Kansas State University has awarded scholarships to five high school seniors. The Edgerley-Franklin Urban Leadership Scholarship recognizes outstanding high school seniors who have made contributions to the urban communities in which they live.

University offers free electronics recycling event March 29
Do you have a TV taking up closet space? Are the junk drawers filled with cellphones and other gadgets? Kansas State University can help with an electronics recycling event Saturday, March 29.


Friday, March 21, 2014

College of Engineering honoring 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 March 29 on the university's Manhattan campus.

College of Engineering Hall of Fame gains two new members

The Kansas State University College of Engineering Hall of Fame will induct two new members on March 29.



Thursday, March 20, 2014

Unmanned aircraft systems could aid in search for missing Malaysian plane
As the hunt continues for missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, a Kansas State University Salina aviation professor says using unmanned aircraft systems could make the search more efficient.

University expands scholarship opportunities for distance education students

Kansas State University degrees are within closer financial reach for distance education students thanks to new scholarships offered through the Division of Continuing Education in partnership with university colleges and departments. Seven new scholarships for students in degree-seeking online programs are available for summer, fall and spring semesters.



Wednesday, March 19, 2014

K-State Salina students lead residence hall name change request approved by Kansas Board of Regents
After approval from the Kansas Board of Regents on March 12, the building simply known as Residence Hall for the last 20 years on the campus of Kansas State University Salina will now be called Schilling Hall.

Climate change could increase thunderstorm severity

Climatologist predicts that climate change may increase the severity of storms this spring.

Media advisory: Arrangements for April 2 Landon Lecture with John Skipper, officials in collegiate athletics
Media information about the April 2 Landon Lecture. Following the lecture, speakers will be available for five minutes each to answer questions from the media.



Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Conference proceedings show partnerships key to protecting tallgrass prairies
America's iconic prairies continue to be one of the most threatened ecosystems in the world but key opportunities exist to protect and restore them.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Harsh weather conditions increase cost of food
Many of your favorite products at the grocery store are going to cost more, according to Glynn Tonsor, associate professor of agricultural economics at Kansas State University.

All about dance: SpringDance 2014 features students, faculty and more

Kansas State University's SpringDance 2014 will be at 7:30 p.m. March 28 and 29 in McCain Auditorium. Tickets are available at the McCain box office.

McCain Performance Series presents Soweto Gospel Choir on March 30
Kansas State University's McCain Performance Series presents the Soweto Gospel Choir at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 30, in McCain Auditorium.



Friday, March 14, 2014

Former national security adviser to give April 15 Landon Lecture
Thomas Donilon, former national security adviser to President Barack Obama, will present Kansas State University's second Landon Lecture of 2014.

A seat for success: Interior architecture & product design student's chair wins Kansas City competition
A study abroad experience helped a Kansas State University interior architecture & product design student bring home top honors in a "monster" of a design competition.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

University contributes to nationwide goal of doubling study abroad students by end of decade
Kansas State University is joining with the prestigious Institute of International Education to encourage more students to have international academic experiences.

Video: Unhealthy dieting trends could lead to an eating disorder
It's not unusual for students to crash diet before spring break to get that fit bikini body, but what seems like a one-time fix could lead to a lifelong obsession.

College of Veterinary Medicine presents research excellence award to Tim Musch
Researcher Tim Musch has received the Zoetis Animal Health Award for Research Excellence, the highest honor for research presented by Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine.

Inaugural concert at Kauffman Center concert to raise scholarship money for music students
Kansas State University choral students will partner with professional musicians to bring purple to Kansas City's art scene.

Mock trial team competes at championship tournament
Kansas State University's varsity Mock Trial Team will start its case for a championship by competing in the Open Round Championship Series Tournament, March 14-16, at Washington University in St. Louis.


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Video: Research aims to help those ailing from norovirus
Researchers are getting close to developing medicine to treat the dreaded norovirus, often called the stomach bug.



Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Power without flowers: Researcher selected to design garden for international festival
Jessica Canfield is creating a garden half the size of a basketball court without planting a single flower, shrub or seed of grass.

Phi Zeta Research Day awards showcase work by students in College of Veterinary Medicine
Kansas State University's annual Phi Zeta Research Day shines a spotlight on the research efforts of graduate students working toward Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Master of Science, Master of Public Health and/or doctoral degrees at the university's College of Veterinary Medicine.



Monday, March 10, 2014

Video: Don't choose a diet based on what' s trending
A new study is causing a lot of confusion and showing that social media and science might not mix.

Creativity Illuminated, April 3-6, a convergence of arts, music, film and more
Kansas State University's celebration of cultural awareness, Creativity Illuminated, returns April 3-6 with special musical performances, discussions, film screenings and more presented by artists-in-residence.

K-State Salina to highlight Kansas' growing digital media industry during luncheon series
An industry that normally shines in New York or Los Angeles, digital media is now garnering attention and buzz in the state of Kansas. "3D Animation, Gaming and Digital Filmmaking: A Growing Creative Arts Industry in Kansas" will be presented at noon Thursday, March 13, at Kansas State University Salina in the College Center conference room to help showcase the burgeoning opportunities.



Friday, March 7, 2014

Partnership with Australia bringing first Fulbright scholars as guests to Kansas State University
Kansas State University will host its first two Fulbright scholars, from Perth, Australia, beginning this summer.

Human ecology leader from Paraguay to keynote celebration
Clotilde Benitez, professor and head of the human ecology department at the National University of Asuncion in Paraguay, will give the keynote address Saturday at the meeting of Kansas Paraguay Partners at Kansas State University.

Kays, Kennedy new Kansas State University Student Governing Association leaders
Kansas State University students have elected Charles "Reagan" Kays, senior in agribusiness, Weir, as student body president.




Thursday, March 6, 2014

Black Student Union receives Big 12 most outstanding council award for seventh year
Kansas State University's Black Student Union has been awarded the Clarence Wine Award for Outstanding Big 12 Council of the Year for the seventh time in the past nine years.

Four students earn Goldwater Scholarship nominations
Kansas State University has nominated four students for the 2014 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. The nominees are Thuy Cao, Garden City; Max Goering, McPherson; Brendan Heffernan, Olathe; and Christine Spartz, Ellington, Conn.

Sabbatical leave granted to 47 Kansas State University faculty members
Kansas State University is granting sabbatical leave to 47 faculty members during the 2014-2015 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.



Tuesday, March 4, 2014

ESPN Inc. president and three leaders in collegiate athletics to give Landon Lecture on April 2
Kansas State University's first Landon Lecture of 2014 will feature John Skipper, president of ESPN Inc. and co-chairman of Disney Media Networks, as well as three prominent figures in collegiate athletics.

A cultural March: Month of music, art, ensembles, opera and more
March is a month filled with art, music, opera and more at Kansas State University.

Operas 'The Old Maid and the Thief' and 'Trial by Jury' at Chapman Theatre March 6-9
Kansas State University Opera presents the one-act operas "The Old Maid and the Thief" by Gian Carlo Menotti and "Trial by Jury" by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan at 7:30 p.m. March 6-8 and 2:30 p.m. March 9 in the Mark A. Chapman Theatre in Nichols Hall.


Monday, March 3, 2014

Collegian's Jena Sauber named to 2014 National Newspaper Association Foundation News Fellow program
A Kansas State University senior is among a group of eight collegiate journalists selected to participate in the 2014 class of the National Newspaper Association Foundation News Fellows program in Washington, D.C.

Overland Park firm establishes new scholarship for APDesign architecture students
A recently established scholarship by Momenta, an Overland Park architecture, planning and design firm, will provide financial assistance to a fourth-year student in the department of architecture at Kansas State University's College of Architecture, Planning & Design, or APDesign.

Fiction meets art in new Beach Museum of Art exhibition showcasing works inspired by writer Jorge Luis Borges
The short stories of one of Latin America's most celebrated writers are the inspiration for a new exhibition at Kansas State University's Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art that explores the visual interpretation of fiction from a philosophical perspective.