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May 2011


Tuesday, May 31, 2011


WILD WINDS: CHANGES IN WEATHER PATTERNS CREATING MORE SEVERE STORMS: A Kansas State University climate expert attributes the increase in the number and severity of tornadoes and severe storms in 2011 to a change in weather patterns.

SPIRIT OF GIVING: DESIRE TO SUPPORT DISASTER RELIEF DRIVEN BY MULTIPLE FACTORS: The scenario has been repeated countless times. A domestic or international disaster afflicts a significant amount of people. As images of the damage reach a broader audience, charitable giving increases. Many people donate money or time to help those affected regain their lives.

NEW BEACH MUSEUM DIRECTOR SELECTED FOLLOWING NATIONAL SEARCH: Linda Duke, an experienced leader with a focus on bringing people into museums for discussions, performances, and other interaction, has been named director of the Beach Museum of Art at Kansas State University. She succeeds Lorne Render, who is retiring after 12 years at K-State. Duke's appointment is effective July 1.

A GOOD FIT: FLIGHTSAFETY, K-STATE CONNECTION HELPS STUDENTS GAIN EXPERIENCE AND JOBS: During the last decade, FlightSafety International and Kansas State University Salina have built a strong relationship. "FlightSafety's Wichita Learning Center currently employs six K-State Salina alumni -- two full-time employees, one part-time employee and three interns," said Rich High, manager of FlightSafety's Cessna Learning Center in Wichita.


Friday, May 27, 2011


DESIGN EXCELLENCE: K-STATE OLATHE, DESIGN-BUILD PARTNERS EARN CIVIC RECOGNITION FOR ACCESSIBLE DESIGN OF NEW CAMPUS BUILDING: Kansas State University Olathe's Chief Executive Officer Dan Richardson and K-State Olathe's design-build partners are being honored for the accessible design of the first building on the campus, the International Animal Health and Food Safety Institute.

K-STATE FLIGHT TEAM LANDS IN EIGHTH AT NATIONAL COMPETITION: Kansas State University Salina's Flight Team came in eighth at the National Intercollegiate Flying Association's National Safety And Flight Evaluation Conference and competition, May 16-21 in Dublin, Ohio. Host of the event was Ohio State University.

RESEARCHERS FIND POLICYMAKERS NEED BETTER KNOWLEDGE OF OBESITY-RELATED FACTORS: Policymakers have an important role in limiting obesity because the policies and laws they set can be catalysts for significant change, according to Kansas State University researchers.

ADVOCATE FOR CHANGE: MARIA BEEBE TAKES PART IN NEW PROGRAM PROMOTING GLOBAL LEARNING AND ENGAGEMENT: An international education expert at Kansas State University is among the inaugural trainees of a new grassroots program promoting the importance of global learning and engagement.


Thursday, May 26, 2011


CORRECTIONS CONNECTIONS: CRIMINOLOGY CLASS CORRESPONDS, VISITS WITH INMATES: Criminology students at Kansas State University are not only learning about crime in the classroom -- they are witnessing its effects firsthand.


Wednesday, May 25, 2011


PICKING UP THE PIECES: FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PLAYS KEY ROLE IN DISASTER RELIEF: The images are unmistakable. Cities decimated by Mother Nature, largely devoid of businesses and infrastructure. In recent months, Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Joplin, Mo., have provided stark examples of how drastically life changes as a result of serious natural disasters.

SMALL START, BIG RESULTS: PHYSICIST'S ATOMIC PURSUIT CREDITED TO PROGRAM'S PROGRESSION, INTERNATIONAL ACCLAIM: For 40 years C. Lewis "Lew" Cocke has been blowing apart atoms inside the James R. Macdonald Laboratory at Kansas State University. Cocke, who this week trades his title of K-State university distinguished professor in physics for that of professor emeritus, has been researching destruction on a molecular level in an effort to better understand matter.

PHI KAPPA PHI INITIATES MORE THAN 120 IN NATION'S OLDEST HONOR SOCIETY: More than 120 Kansas State University students are new members of the nation's oldest, largest and most selective all-discipline honor society.


Tuesday, May 24, 2011


THE TIES THAT BIND: MAKING HIGH-SPEED RAIL TRACKS SAFER FOCUS OF RESEARCH: High-speed rail is poised to rapidly expand across the U.S. and a trio of Kansas State University engineering professors intend to help riders arrive safely.

A NATURAL EXPERIENCE: STUDENT TO CONDUCT RESEARCH DURING INTERNSHIP IN GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK: Jasmine Sharp's summer internship is for the birds -- and maybe other critters, too.

LIKE FATHER, LIKE DAUGHTER: K-STATE ALUMNA AND HER DAD SHARE RESEARCH INTERESTS BETWEEN K-STATE AND PLUM ISLAND: Call it family destiny, but Jessica Rowland says following in the research steps of her father fulfills a dream. Rowland, a 2006 Kansas State University graduate, is a microbiologist at Plum Island Animal Disease Center, an East Coast federal research and diagnostic facility that will relocate to Kansas.

A POSITIVE REACTION: ENGLISH AND CHEMISTRY ALUMNI SHOW SUPPORT FOR K-STATE WITH $250,000 BEQUEST: Charley and Kay Smith, Fountain Valley, Calif., first met in the chemistry library at Kansas State University more than 40 years ago.


Monday, May 23, 2011


K-State. Our State: RESEARCH TACKLES EFFECTS OF DREDGING ON KANSAS FISH AND RIVER HABITATS: Two Kansas State University professors are fishing for answers on how Kansas River dredging influences native wildlife and water resources.

FROM ALL ANGLES: SPECIAL CAMERA, AVIATION COLLABORATION ALLOW FOR UNPRECEDENTED MAPPING OF KANSAS RIVER: The Kansas River has countless habitats within its banks, but examining them has been problematic because of the river's size, which stretches 170 miles from Geary County to Wyandotte County.

TIME TO GROW: K-STATE GARDENS OFFERS LUNCH, SEMINAR ON FORMAL COLONIAL GARDENING: Tour a private formal garden constructed like the 18th century English colonial gardens of Williamsburg, Va., at the next Friends of the Kansas State University Gardens Luncheon Series, Thursday, June 16, at 500 Denison Ave.

EXCELLENCE REWARDED: COLLEGE OF EDUCATION RECOGNIZES STUDENTS FOR OUTSTANDING WORK, POTENTIAL: Kansas State University's College of Education is recognizing seven of its new graduates for outstanding undergraduate work or their potential as future teachers.

FOR THE COMMON GOOD: FIVE AMERICORPS STUDENTS EARN NATIONAL AWARD FOR VOLUNTEER SERVICE: Volunteer service to communities in need has earned five Kansas State University students a prestigious honor from the Corporation for National and Community Service.


Friday, May 20, 2011


WILDFLOWERS GALORE: KONZA PRAIRIE WILDFLOWER WALK IS JUNE 5: The Kansas Flint Hills in the tallgrass prairie are home to hundreds of species of native flowers, and now is the perfect time to get outdoors and enjoy the show.

PASSPORT TO DISCOVERY: STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS TAKE STUDENTS AROUND THE WORLD: China, Turkey, Germany and Peru are just some of the destinations of Kansas State University students who will study abroad during summer or fall 2011 with the help of university scholarships to support international studies.

PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT RECOGNIZES OUTSTANDING STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL AWARDS: Three new Kansas State University psychology graduates have received scholastic awards from the department of psychology.

DAN AND CHERYL YUNK EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION AWARD GIVEN TO KANSAS ADMINISTRATOR MAX O. HEIM: Research and experience have demonstrated the key role school leaders play in the achievement of children. That's why a Manhattan couple who served as teachers and administrators throughout their careers in the Manhattan school system have created an award to recognize other outstanding educators.


Thursday, May 19, 2011


REFLECTING ON SERVICE, NEW WORLD WAR II MEMORIAL HAS VISITORS FACING SOLDIERS' SACRIFICES: When Kansas State University students and others look at a new World War II memorial on campus, they'll be reflecting on more than soldiers' sacrifices. They'll also be faced with self-reflection.

'SUN'SATIONAL WIN: SOLAR HOUSE PROJECT EARNS INTERIOR DESIGN TEAM HONORS: A passive solar house project designed by a team of Kansas State University interior design students is the winner of the Outstanding Student Achievement Award in the student division competition at the fourth annual Mid-America Design Awards, sponsored by the International Interior Design Association's Mid-America chapter.

CAREER EXCELLENCE: CONSUMER AFFAIRS GROUP RECOGNIZES JOHN GRABLE FOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE FIELD: John Grable, professor in the School of Family Studies and Human Services in K-State's College of Human Ecology, received the Mid-career Award from the American Council on Consumer Interests at its recent annual conference in Washington, D.C. The award honors significant contributions to the field of consumer economics and consumer affairs.

STORM SCHOLAR: NATIONAL HOLLINGS SCHOLARSHIP HELPS K-STATE STUDENT STUDY GEOGRAPHY AND WEATHER: Kansas State University student Nathan Owens' interest in climate and meteorology started at a young age. His family lived near the top of a high ridge just outside of Manhattan, and he was able to watch thunderstorms develop miles away and roll across the plains.

EXTRAORDINARY EFFORT: AWARD RECOGNIZES STUDENT'S STRUGGLES TO KEEP FAMILY TOGETHER AFTER DAD'S DEPORTATION: The fight for immigration reform is more than just a cause to Ronnie Hernandez. He hopes it will be his career. A Kansas State University senior in pre-law from Manhattan, Hernandez was born in El Paso, Texas, and has seen firsthand the issues facing America's border with Mexico.

COMMITMENT TO SERVICE EARNS PHI ETA SIGMA HONOR SOCIETY MEMBERS NATIONAL, LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS: Several members of the Kansas State University chapter of Phi Eta Sigma, the national freshman honor society, are receiving national and local scholarship awards for the 2011-2012 academic year.


Wednesday, May 18, 2011


TEST MISSION: SAUER HEADING NATIONAL REGISTERED DIETITIANS EXAM PANEL: A Kansas State University professor will head a panel that makes sure the registered dietitian and registered dietetic technician exams are administered, processed and analyzed professionally.

HEAD OF THE CLASS: COLLEGE OF HUMAN ECOLOGY SELECTS THREE FOR ELITE LEADERSHIP CAMP: Three College of Human Ecology students at Kansas State University have been selected to attend Leadership Honors Bootcamp, May 21-26, in Washington, D.C.

SUPER STUDENTS: COLLEGE OF HUMAN ECOLOGY NAMES 19 OUTSTANDING SENIORS: Nineteen students, selected for their academic achievement, professional potential leadership, participation and service, are the 2011 Outstanding Seniors in the College of Human Ecology.

SUMMER OF DISCOVERY: WORKSHOPS LET GIRLS IN GRADES 7-10 EXPLORE SCIENCE, ENGINEERING: Three days of engineering, math and science exploration is the agenda planned for seventh- and eighth-grade girls at Kansas State University, June 8-10; and for ninth- and 10th-grade girls, June 22-24.


Tuesday, May 17, 2011


VALVE-UABLE ADDITION: ELLSWORTH COMPANY ADDS TO PRODUCT LINE WITH HELP OF ADVANCED MANUFACTURING INSTITUTE: An Ellsworth company is offering new actuators for industry use, thanks to the assistance of Kansas State University's Advanced Manufacturing Institute.

GETTING DOWN TO BUSINESS: K-STATE SALINA STUDENTS IN FREE ENTERPRISE TEAM TAKES PART IN NATIONAL COMPETITION: For the fourth time in seven years, Kansas State University Salina's Students In Free Enterprise team competed against 175 other teams from around the country in the Students in Free Enterprise USA National Exposition in Minneapolis, Minn., May 10-12.

GREEN SUCCESS: EVENT COLLECTS TONS OF E-WASTE FOR RECYCLING: More than 17,000 pounds of electronic waste -- or e-waste -- was collected April 30 at the electronics waste recycle event sponsored by K-State, PSC Environmental Services and the city of Manhattan.


Monday, May 16, 2011


BITING BACK: RESEARCH COULD LEAD TO MOSQUITOES BEING SUSCEPTIBLE TO DISEASES THEY TRANSMIT: Mosquitoes are becoming more resistant to current pesticides. That's troubling to Kansas State University biologist Kristin Michel, as it means malaria and other mosquito-borne diseases will continue spreading. A recent grant from the National Institutes of Health may change all that.

BEST OF THE BEST: ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS VIE FOR HEINTZELMAN, KREMER HONORS: For fifth-year architecture students in the College of Architecture, Planning and Design at Kansas State University, the Heintzelman and Kremer prizes determine the best of the best.

AVIONICS PROGRAM LANDS KEY EQUIPMENT DONATION BY MID-CONTINENT INSTRUMENTS: Mid-Continent Instruments recently donated numerous attitude indicators, altimeters, vertical speed indicators, directional gyros and air speed indicators to Kansas State University Salina's avionics program.

ARTFUL JOURNEY: SUMMER BEACH EXHIBITION TAKES VISITORS 'AROUND THE WORLD IN 88 DAYS': Summer is vacation time, and Kansas State University's Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art is ready to take visitors on a journey around the world through art.

DATE CHANGE: MCCAIN HOLIDAY HOME TOUR MOVES TO DEC. 4 TO ACCOMMODATE K-STATE FOOTBALL GAME: The McCain Holiday Home Tour is making it easy to catch some holiday spirit and a Kansas State University football game, too.


Friday, May 13, 2011


STUDENT PUBLIC RELATIONS TEAM CAMPAIGNS WAY TO TOP IN NATIONAL COMPETITION: Just call it a slam dunk for a Kansas State University student public relations team. K-State's PowercatPR chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America recently won the Fleishman-Hillard national Home Court Advantage campaign.

A STITCH IN TIME: BRING VINTAGE CLOTHING, TEXTILES TO ART MUSEUM FOR EVALUATION: Would you like to know more about that vintage article of clothing or textile you have, such as what it is, when it was made and how to care for it? Wonder no more.

LEADING THE WAY: SALINA STUDENTS HONORED FOR ACADEMICS, EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Outstanding students and leaders at Kansas State University Salina were recognized with a variety of honors at the recent 25th annual Awards and Recognition Banquet at K-State Salina.

MIDWEST IN THE MIDDLE EAST: DISTANCE STUDENT COMPLETES DIETETICS DEGREE WHILE IN SAUDI ARABIA: Kansas State University dietetics student Mariem Boughoula, Taif, Saudi Arabia, is no stranger to learning at a distance.

SCHOLARSHIP, FELLOWSHIP AND CHARACTER EARN FOUR STUDENTS WINTER SCHOLARSHIPS: Four Kansas State University have earned $1,000 scholarships for their outstanding service to the K-State Student Union.

FINANCE MAJOR FROM LEE'S SUMMIT, MO., RECEIVES ATO MORTAR BOARD SCHOLARSHIP: Kansas State University's Robert J. "Jack" Mosimann, a graduating senior from Lee's Summit, Mo., has received the second annual Michael E. Brown Alpha Tau Omega Mortar Board Leadership Scholarship.

LEADING THE WAY: SENIORS AWARDED SCHOLARSHIPS FOR LEADERSHIP: Outstanding leadership has earned two members of Kansas State University's Blue Key senior honor society $1,000 scholarships.


Thursday, May 12, 2011


RESEARCH ON TEXTILES, WIND AND SOLAR POWER LANDS TWO FACULTY MEMBERS AMONG STATE'S TOP SCIENTISTS: An engineer and textile scientist are the latest Kansas State University professors selected to be among the top 150 scientists in Kansas' history.

ENGINEERING ALUM ESTABLISHES NEW FACULTY AWARD WITH A $465,000 GIFT: Donald Gemaehlich was first exposed to computers during a high school summer camp. Shortly after that, he received an opportunity to pursue his budding interest in technology when he was offered a scholarship from Kansas State University.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: STUDENTS PUBLISH FOURTH EDITION OF KANSAS FOOD JOURNAL WEBZINE: The students of Kansas State University's food writing course have published the 2011 edition of the Kansas Food Journal, a webzine that focuses on the history, production and consumption of food in Kansas.

ELLSWORTH NATIVE GETS TASTE FOR FOOD SCIENCE FROM CHANCE ENCOUNTER WITH PROFESSOR: Kathryn Goddard has earned her place in Kansas State University's class of 2011. She's graduating with a degree in food science from the College of Agriculture, with a minor in business, and she's grateful for learning experiences in and out of the classroom -- and a trip to a local tire store.

MAKING A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE: INTERNATIONAL SERVICE TEAMS SPEND SUMMER IN BRAZIL, KENYA AND MEXICO: Several Kansas State University students plan to make a difference by spending their summer break as members of the university's International Service Teams.

CLASS OF 2011: MORE THAN 2,800 STUDENTS ELIGIBLE FOR GRADUATION FROM K-STATE: More than 2,800 students are set to graduate from Kansas State University in ceremonies this spring. Ceremonies on K-State's Manhattan campus are Friday, May 13, and Saturday, May 14. Commencement for K-State at Salina was May 7.


Wednesday, May 11, 2011


NEW GRADUATE? UPDATING YOUR RESUME IS A MUST: As new graduates make the transition from college students to alumni, so should their resumes and their use of social media to find a job, according to a Kansas State University expert.

ENGINEERING SUCCESS: STUDENTS EARN HONORS FOR OUTSTANDING WORK: Academic achievement and involvement have earned students from Kansas State University's department of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering some special honors, including scholarships.


Tuesday, May 10, 2011


CHEMIST, RESEARCH LEADER PETER DORHOUT NAMED DEAN OF COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES: A chemist and academic leader with experience guiding university research will be Kansas State University's new dean for the College of Arts and Sciences.

MORE THAN WORDS: COLLEGES OFFER PLEDGES, OATHS TO REMIND GRADUATES OF ETHICAL, PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Before taking up their professional careers, the soon-to-be graduates of Kansas State University's colleges of Education, Engineering and Veterinary Medicine will receive or recite some words of wisdom to guide them in them future.

AS 2011-2012 COFFMAN CHAIR, WESCH PLANS TO HELP FACULTY UNDERSTAND AND INCORPORATE NEW MEDIA IN TEACHING: Many of the careers that Kansas State University students are now preparing for are in a state of transformation because of new media like blogs, wikis and more, according to Michael Wesch, K-State associate professor of cultural anthropology and an internationally recognized expert on the effects of new media on culture and society.

GOING THE EXTRA MILE: FACULTY, STAFF RECOGNIZED FOR SERVICE AND COMMITMENT TO STUDENTS: Three Kansas State University employees have earned a Putting Students First Award for outstanding work with students. The award recognizes faculty and staff, particularly in the Division of Student Life, who go the extra mile in advising, teaching and service to students. Recipients are nominated by peers, supervisors and students.


Monday, May 9, 2011


NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIP OPENS DOORS FOR BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS ENGINEERING GRADUATE: Making it easier to clean up after disasters like last summer's Gulf oil spill could be the future career of Kansas State University's Emily Tummons, thanks to the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship she has received.

HEADING TO THE LAB: SIX STUDENTS SELECTED FOR UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH PROGRAM IN ECOLOGICAL GENOMICS: The first class of undergraduate scholars at Kansas State University's Ecological Genomics Institute will start their yearlong research in June.

INTERNS READY TO HELP KANSAS COMPANIES REDUCE WASTE, SAVE ENERGY AND MORE: Eleven engineering and environmental sciences students will work on research projects with Kansas companies this summer on ways to reduce their industrial emissions and wastes and conserve energy. The work is through Kansas State University's Pollution Prevention Institute intern program.


Friday, May 6, 2011


A POWERFUL CONNECTION: MOTHER-CHILD BOND PLAYS ROLE IN CHILD'S GROWTH, DEVELOPMENT: It's little wonder that a child gravitates toward the mother, says Chuck Smith, a Kansas State University child development expert. After all, mothers represent a child's bond to the world and the understanding of it.

NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP HELPING ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING STUDENT BUILD FUTURE CAREER: Reid Lundin remembers spending most of the sixth grade drawing floor plans. His school yearbook even predicted he would go on to study architectural engineering at Kansas State University -- a prediction that is true today.

REWARDING EXCELLENCE: COLLEGES RECOGNIZE FACULTY FOR OUTSTANDING TEACHING, RESEARCH AND MORE: Several Kansas State University faculty members are being recognized by their colleges for excellence in teaching, research, service and advising.

K-STATE SALINA STUDENTS SWEEP STATE SKILLSUSA COMPETITION, HEADED TO NATIONALS: Allan Richardson, senior in aviation maintenance, Adams, Neb., will attend the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Championship Conference in Kansas City, Mo., June 23-27, after placing first at the state competition.

K-STATE SETTLES LAWSUIT WITH FORMER HEAD FOOTBALL COACH: Kansas State University and K-State Athletics, Inc., have reached an agreement totaling $1.65 million to settle a lawsuit with former head football coach Ron Prince, both parties announced Friday.


Thursday, May 5, 2011


FAMILY INSPIRES WICHITA STUDENT'S RESEARCH FOR MORE CANCER-FIGHTING DRUGS: Chloe Callahan has lost family members and a friend to cancer. The Kansas State University sophomore doesn't want to lose more, so she's taking on the disease in the laboratory.

ALI MALEKZADEH NAMED EDGERLEY FAMILY DEAN OF COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION: Having boosted the reputation and ranking of several business schools, Ali Malekzadeh is bringing his talents to Kansas State University.

PEACEFUL FINISH: NONVIOLENCE STUDIES CERTIFICATE PROGRAM HAS FIRST GRADUATES: Mariana Mancera and Andrea Conrad will be getting something extra with the bachelor's degrees they're earning soon from Kansas State University. They also will be the first recipients of K-State's nonviolence studies certificate.

FITTING TRIBUTE: COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION SCHOLARSHIP NAMED FOR LONGTIME DEAN YAR EBADI: The Dean's Advisory Council at the Kansas State University College of Business Administration has established an endowed scholarship fund in honor of Yar M. Ebadi, the dean of the college who is stepping down after 15 years in the post.

READY TO SERVE: ROTC UNITS HAVE COMMISSIONING CEREMONIES: Kansas State University's Army and Air Force ROTC units will commission 30 cadets as second lieutenants at ceremonies Friday, May 13, in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union. The Army ROTC ceremony will be at 10:30 a.m. and the Air Force ROTC ceremony will be at 2 p.m.

AIR FORCE, ARMY ROTC CADETS EARN HONORS FOR ACHIEVEMENTS: The Air Force and Army ROTC programs at Kansas State University honored achievements earned by cadets during the 2010-2011 school year at the recent spring semester Joint Awards Ceremony.


Wednesday, May 4, 2011


ZOONOTIC DISEASE EXPERT ADVISES HOMELAND SECURITY OF THREATS TO AGRICULTURAL SUPPLY CHAIN: It has been estimated that a pound of meat -- whether beef, chicken or pork -- generally travels about 1,000 miles from farm to fork. That's why a Kansas State University zoonotic disease expert cautioned officials at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that the nation's food supply is at risk.

MEDIA ADVISORY: K-STATE EXPERTS AVAILABLE TO TALK ABOUT POST-BIN LADEN WORLD: Four Kansas State University members are available to talk about topics related to the death of Osama bin Laden.

DRAWING A CROWD: TERESA SCHMIDT IS 2011 FRIENDS OF THE BEACH MUSEUM OF ART GIFT PRINT ARTIST: An artist known for her highly expressive drawings in graphite is the 2011 Friends of the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art gift print artist.

FACULTY EARN SABBATICALS TO PURSUE RESEARCH, TEACHING AND MORE: Sabbatical leaves are being granted to 31 Kansas State University faculty members in the 2011-2012 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.

UNIVERSITY SUBMITS SELF-STUDY REPORT TO NCAA; REPORT AVAILABLE ONLINE: Kansas State University is one step closer to renewing its certification through the National Collegiate Athletics Association.


Tuesday, May 3, 2011


STRESS RELIEF: CIVIL ENGINEERING PROFESSOR RECOGNIZED FOR RESEARCH ON MAKING BRIDGES STRONGER: A new bridge's first days are make or break. Different sources of stress can often make the bridge deck or surface susceptible to cracking. These cracks can allow deicer salts into the concrete and start the process of corrosion, ultimately limiting the life of a bridge deck.

CAREER EXCELLENCE: FIVE FACULTY MEMBERS NAMED UNIVERSITY DISTINGUISHED PROFESSORS: Five Kansas State University faculty members whose expertise ranges from fungi to computing are the newest university distinguished professors, a lifetime title that is the highest honor the university can bestow its faculty.

LAFENE HEALTH CENTER PRESENTS OUTSTANDING STUDENT LEADERSHIP AWARDS: Kansas State University's Lafene Health Center is recognizing two students for their volunteer service and leadership to Lafene-sponsored student organizations.


Monday, May 2, 2011


DEGREES OF SUCCESS: COMMENCEMENT CEREMONIES MAY 7, 13 AND 14; SPEAKERS INCLUDE GOV. BROWNBACK, PROVOST MASON: It's pomp and circumstance time at Kansas State University as more than 2,850 students are candidates for graduation. Commencement ceremonies will be Saturday, May 7, at K-State Salina, and Friday, May 13, and Saturday, May 14, on the K-State campus in Manhattan.

COMMENCEMENT PUTS STUDENT TALENTS IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Several Kansas State University students will be part of K-State's upcoming commencement ceremonies -- May 7, 13 and 14 -- as singers, musicians and speakers. A live webcast of the ceremonies will be available at http://www.k-state.edu/graduation/.

FLYING HIGH: PURPLE ALBATROSS LIFTS MODEL AIRCRAFT DESIGN TEAM TO AMONG NATION'S BEST: A Kansas State University engineering design team is again one of the nation's best. The SAE Aero Design Team's model aircraft, the Purple Albatross, placed second overall in the regular class event in the recent SAE Aero West Competition in Fort Worth, Texas.

KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT KIRK SCHULZ RECEIVING GRADUATE ALUMNI ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FROM VIRGINIA TECH: Before he bled purple, Kirk Schulz was a Hokie. President Schulz's being honored by his alma mater with Virginia Tech's Graduate Alumni Achievement Award.

CREATIVITY AND CULTURE: K-STATE ENGLISH STUDENTS PRESENT THEIR RESEARCH, WORK: Several Kansas State University English students will finish the spring semester with presentations of their work in creative writing and cultural studies.

TOPEKA STUDENT IS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION'S 2011 OUTSTANDING SENIOR: Lesley Wichern, senior in accounting at Kansas State University, is the College of Business Administration's spring 2011 outstanding senior.


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