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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Dorhout named Kansas State University’s vice president for research
Following a national search, Kansas State University has named Peter K. Dorhout as vice president for research.

Kansas State University launches data analytics online graduate certificate to meet high-demand job market
Starting in fall 2016, Kansas State University will offer a new online graduate certificate in data analytics.

Media advisory: Media arrangements for April 7 Landon Lecture by H.W. Brands
Kansas State University's Landon Lecture Series will kick off the spring semester with a presentation by H.W. Brands, the noted historian and author.

Healthy pet foods: Kansas State University aims to be the cat's meow
Much of the public research that is leading to healthier food for pets is being done at Kansas State University. Globally, pet food is a $23 billon industry.

Mechanical engineer builds 'ready-to-go' battery electrode with glass-ceramic
A Kansas State University mechanical engineer has developed a paperlike battery electrode that may improve tools for space exploration or unmanned aerial vehicles.

Culture blooms across campus in April
April brings music, drama, dance, art and more to campus.

Award-winning musician Branford Marsalis brings acclaimed quartet to McCain
The McCain Performance Series will present "An Evening With Branford Marsalis" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, in McCain Auditorium.

Wednesday, March, 30, 2016

K-State awards Edgerley-Franklin Urban Leadership Scholarship to five high school seniors
Winners of the 2016-2017 Edgerley-Franklin Urban Leadership Scholarship are selected.

Kansas State University's Frontier program equips students to meet food system challenges
Field trips across the country help expose Kansas State University Frontier program students to the challenges and complexities of the global food system.

Kansas State University student receives leadership award at national veterinary conference
A third-year veterinary student from Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine is being nationally recognized for leadership.


Monday, March 28, 2016

Regents name search committee chair, thank K-State president for years of service
The Kansas Board of Regents has selected Regent Dennis Mullin of Manhattan as chair of the Kansas State University Presidential Search Committee. 

Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory researchers evaluate space-time pattern and environmental drivers of bovine anaplasmosis

Set of models to evaluate the space-time pattern and environmental drivers of a devastating cattle disease, bovine anaplasmosis, in Kansas have been developed by researchers at Kansas State University. 

A celebration of dance: SpringDance 2016 features variety of dance styles
Tickets for SpringDance 2016 are on sale now at Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium box office. The annual celebration of dance will be at 7:30 p.m. April 1-2 in McCain Auditorium.

Students given chance to expand and show off skills at 20th annual Mathematical Olympiad
The 20th annual Manhattan Mathematical Olympiad, a part of Kansas State University's All-University Open House, will be 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 16, in 101 Cardwell Hall.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Six Kansas State University educators receive Presidential Awards for outstanding work
Six Kansas State University faculty members and a graduate teaching assistant are receiving 2016 Presidential Awards for going above and beyond in providing education, development and vision to students and professors. The awards include a $5,000 honorarium and a plaque sponsored by the president's office and Curtin Property Company, a real estate development firm with offices in Manhattan and Kansas City.


Thursday, March 24, 2016 

Global health leader will receive honorary doctorate from Kansas State University
Kansas State University is honoring alumnus and global health leader Guy Palmer with an honorary doctorate.


Wednesday, March 23, 2016

K-State Open House gets back to its 'roots'
Get "rooted in purple" at Kansas State University's All-University Open House, Saturday, April 16, on the university's campuses in Manhattan, Olathe and Salina.

Kansas State University design team ties for first place in regional competition
A team of five Kansas State University students tied for first place in the 2016 Great Plains Low Impact Development Student Design Competition in Omaha, Nebraska, March 7-9.


Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Kansas State University team part of $10 million grant to study the Ogallala Aquifer
Kansas State University researchers will play an important role within a U.S. Department of Agriculture-National Institute of Food and Agriculture-funded university consortium to address agricultural sustainability on the Ogallala Aquifer.

Moviegoers may have little control over their eye movements during Hollywood-style films, study finds
Lester Loschky, associate professor of psychological sciences, recently published a study in PLOS ONE, which suggests viewers may have limited cognitive control of their eye movements while trying to understand films.

Fifth annual disco party, new bra crawl event to support Kansas State University cancer research in April
The fifth annual Pink and Purple Polyester Party will be at 7 p.m. Friday, April 22, at the K-State Alumni Center. The event is a fundraiser for Kansas State University's Johnson Cancer Research Center.

Kansas State University offers electronics recycling event March 26
At Kansas State University's electronic waste recycling event, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 26, a variety of electronics will be accepted for proper recycling. The event will be in the university's parking lot D1, which is across from West Stadium and next to St. Isidore's Catholic Student Center on Denison Avenue.


Monday, March 21, 2016

Opening of Engineering Hall to be marked by ribbon-cutting ceremony
A ribbon-cutting ceremony at 3 p.m. Friday, April 1, will mark the official opening of Engineering Hall, the 108,000-square-foot addition to the engineering complex at Kansas State University.

Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry awards summer research and travel grants 
Kansas State University's Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry has selected eight students for summer research and travel grants.

Friday, March, 18, 2016

Kansas Masons give $2.5 million to Kansas State University programs
The Kansas PRIDE program, Center for the Advancement of Entrepreneurship and the Office of Military and Veterans Affairs at Kansas State University will benefit from a $2.5 million gift from the Kansas Masonic Foundation.

Two alumni join Kansas State University College of Engineering Hall of Fame
Two distinguished alumni of Kansas State University's College of Engineering, Glen Fountain and Fred Steiers, will join the college's Hall of Fame in an April 2 ceremony.

Kansas State University College of Engineering alumni honored for career success
Professional career accomplishments during their first 20 years following graduation from Kansas State University has earned 11 College of Engineering alumni the college's Professional Progress Award.


Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Kansas State University's sophomore leadership honorary selects members for 2016-2017
Kansas State University's chapter of Silver Key, the sophomore honorary, has selected members for the 2016-2017 school year.


Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Mortar Board senior honorary selects members for 2016-2017
Mortar Board, a senior honor society at Kansas State University, has selected new members for the 2016-2017 school year.

Kansas State University, Texas Tech University to conduct beef cattle production medicine research
Kansas State University and Texas Tech University beef cattle researchers are collaborating on a feedlot cattle production and health research study.


Monday, March 14, 2016

New members selected for Kansas State University's junior honorary Chimes
Kansas State University's junior honorary, Chimes, has selected members for the 2016-2017 school year.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Human ecology honor society Kappa Omicron Nu selects new members
Kansas State University's chapter of Kappa Omicon Nu, the human ecology honor society, has inducted new members for spring 2016. 

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Women's Studies Advisory Board Lecture Series to feature Nancy Kassebaum Baker
Nancy Kassebaum Baker will be the speaker for the Kansas State University Women's Studies Advisory Board Lecture Series. 

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

University honors four with Commerce Bank and W.T. Kemper Foundation Outstanding Teaching Award
Four Kansas State University faculty members are being recognized with the 2016 Commerce Bank and W.T. Kemper Foundation Outstanding Teaching Award for making a difference in the classroom.

Kansas State University graduate researcher finds integrated approach critical to teen health
Bryant Miller, master's student in marriage and family therapy, is studying how an integrative approach is critical in addressing hot topics for teens, including substance use, obesity, teen pregnancy and parenting, depression, anxiety, ADHD, self-harm, harm to others and suicide.


Tuesday, March 8, 2016

National Agricultural Biosecurity Center project aims to help states improve disaster preparedness
Identifying Corrective Actions from Agricultural Response, or ICAAR, is a new tool being developed by Kansas State University's National Agricultural Biosecurity Center to help with agricultural emergency management. 


Monday, March 7, 2016

Kansas State University seeks innovative startup ideas for Launch a Business program
The third annual Launch a Business program at Kansas State University is now accepting applications from Kansas-based startups. The program runs May 26-June 23. 

Researchers develop coatings to reduce ham mites, protect ozone layer
A Kansas State University entomologist has helped develop coatings that protect age-cured hams from mites, reducing the need for a previous treatment that is harmful to the ozone layer.

Kansas State University student's work in science journalism wins prestigious Best in Festival award
Anthony Williams, senior in physics and digital media journalism at Kansas State University, has won a Best in Festival award from the international Festival of Media Arts for his science video "Maize Mosaic Virus."

Friday, March, 4, 2016

Student from Lindsborg new student body president of Kansas State University; Frankfort student to serve as vice president
Jessica Van Ranken, junior in political science, Lindsborg, and Trenton Kennedy, junior in entrepreneurship, Frankfort, will take office April 7 as the president and vice president, respectively, of Kansas State University's Student Governing Association.

Two Kansas State University students among Truman Scholarship finalists
Two Kansas State University students, Ronald Sullivan, senior in international agribusiness, Paola, and Jill Applegate, senior in political science and Spanish, Shawnee, are finalists for the 2016 Harry S. Truman Scholarship.

37 undergraduate students selected to join K-State cancer research teams
Kansas State University's Johnson Cancer Research Center has selected 37 students to receive its Cancer Research Awards.

Kansas State University's Summer Institute in Conflict Resolution for students, professionals
Kansas State University is offering its first Summer Institute in Conflict Resolution, June 6-July 29. Successful participants will earn a certificate in conflict resolution. 


Thursday, March 3, 2016

Kansas State University's Black Student Union again best in Big 12
The Black Student Union, or BSU, received three awards at the 39th annual Big 12 Conference on Black Student Government: the Clarence Wine Award for Outstanding Big 12 Council of the Year, Most Outstanding Black Student Union Adviser in the Big 12 and the Mordean Taylor Archer Most Outstanding Executive Board Member Award.


Wednesday, March, 2, 2016

Digging deep: Students help visitors discover purple roots at K-State's All-University Open House
Student volunteers help make Kansas State University's All-University Open House possible.

Students helping students: K-State Proud surpasses $1 million
Now in its 10th year, Kansas State University's K-State Proud, a student-led philanthropy campaign, has raised more than $1 million to help students in need.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Gov. Brownback issues 3 percent callback in state general funds
Gov. Sam Brownback issued a 3 percent callback in state general funds for all state universities totaling $17 million. The callback will be about $4.9 million for Kansas State University.

Kansas State University researchers uncover expansion of lone star ticks in Kansas; model identifies climate change as significant factor
Kansas State University researchers have found habitats suitable for lone star tick populations in Kansas are growing.

NSF grant to help researcher with work improving manufacture of ultra-thin precision parts
Kansas State University's Shuting Lei has received a National Science Foundation Manufacturing Machines and Equipment grant for his work on machining precision parts.


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