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May 2015    

Friday, May 29, 2015

University's Kevin Gwinner named interim dean of the College of Business Administration
Kevin Gwinner, professor and head of the department of marketing and Jon Wefald chair of business leadership, has been named interim dean of the College of Business Administration. He will begin this appointment effective June 15.


Thursday, May 28, 2015

College of Veterinary Medicine alumnus gives gift of lab space to Center of Excellence for Vector-Borne Diseases
A Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine alumnushas provided a sustaining annual gift of biosecurity level-2 laboratory space for use by the college's new Center of Excellence for Vector-Borne Diseases.


Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Test for new canine influenza strain available at university
The Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory has a new test that can identify the new strain of canine influenza and will help determine if the virus is mutating.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

K-State Salina expands Discover Programs to include high school students
Summer is learning time for kids at Kansas State University Salina, where its Discover Programs have been expanded to include high school students.

Senior leaders: Blue Key selects members for 2015-2016
Kansas State University's senior leadership honor society, Blue Key, has selected new members for the coming school year.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Kansas State University student from Lenexa receives national fellowship to become US foreign service officer
Shai Washington, junior in political science and international studies, Lenexa, has received a 2015 Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship with the U.S. State Department.

College of Education recognizes six new graduates for excellence, potential
The College of Education has recognized six of its new graduates with awards for excellence and potential.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Plant biosecurity course at BRI combats wheat blast
An innovative course May 18-22 at Kansas State University's Biosecurity Research Institute, or BRI, is offering an overview of the theory and practice of plant biosecurity for participants from 14 countries. Wheat blast, an emerging disease that threatens worldwide food security, is the focus.


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Vaccines developed for H5N1, H7N9 avian influenza strains
Researchers have developed vaccines for H5N1 and H7N9, two new strains of avian influenza that can be transmitted from poultry to humans. The strains have led to the culling of millions of commercial chickens and turkeys as well as the death of hundreds of people.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Genes may influence leadership in the workplace, research finds
A Kansas State University researcher has found that the dopamine transporter gene DAT1 can have both positive and negative effects on leadership in the workplace.

Auburn, Kansas State University to host animal health and nutrition forum
Kansas State and Auburn have formed a partnership to host more than 20 universities and 30 companies for an animal health and nutrition forum in Kansas City.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Memorial Day ceremony on campus to honor Vietnam War's 50th anniversary
Kansas State University will host a May 25 ceremony to commemorate Memorial Day and the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.

Students earn degrees from Kansas State University
Nearly 3,000 students completed degree requirements from Kansas State University this spring.

Friday, May 15, 2015

US Gen. Dempsey assists with Kansas State University's ROTC commissioning ceremony
U.S. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, served as commissioning speaker for Kansas State University's ROTC commissioning ceremony at 10 a.m. Friday, May 15, in Forum Hall in the K-State Student Union.

Garmin executive gives $1 million to Kansas State University engineering expansion
The Kansas State University College of Engineering has received $1 million for the Phase IV building addition to the engineering complex from Dr. Min Kao, co-founder and executive chairman of Garmin Ltd.

Distance graduate uses 2+2 partnership as pathway to Kansas State University degree
Nathan Legleiter is earning his bachelor's degree in general business from Kansas State University by using distance education options offered through K-State Global Campus.

Wichita student earns College of Business Administration's Outstanding Senior Award
A graduating senior in finance is the Kansas State University College of Business Administration's Outstanding Senior in Business for spring 2015.

Kansas universities awarded new FAA Center of Excellence designation
Kansas State University, Wichita State University and the University of Kansas are members of the new Federal Aviation Administration Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems.

Kirmser Awards recognize exceptional undergraduate scholarship at Kansas State University
The Kirmser Undergraduate Research Award has been presented to several Kansas State University students for individual and group research projects.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Media advisory for May 27 Landon Lecture by US Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson
Information for media attending the upcoming lecture.

Launch a Business program selects 14 Kansas startup ventures to receive resources for success
The Center for the Advancement of Entrepreneurship at Kansas State University has selected 14 high-potential startup ventures for participation in the university's second Launch a Business program, powered by KS State Bank.

Study finds those who believe in pure evil support more harsh criminal punishments
Our belief in pure evil influences our feelings about capital punishment, finds a Kansas State University psychology study.


Wednesday, May 13, 2015 

Kansas State University students part of first-place team in ConocoPhillips Innovation Challenge
Members of the first-place team in the 2015 ConocoPhillips Innovation Challenge include Kansas State University students Ashley Coleman and Miriam Cox.
Blue Key awards scholarships to Kansas State University students
Blue Key, a senior honorary at Kansas State University, has awarded scholarships to students for the next school year.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 

Kansas State University student to study in Scotland as part of Fulbright Summer Institute
Jael Whitney, freshman in marketing at Kansas State University, has been selected to study at the Fulbright Summer Institute in Scotland.
Undergraduate poster forum highlights engineering research
Prizes have been awarded to three students presenting their posters at the spring 2015 Engineering Undergraduate Research Poster Forum.

Phi Kappa Phi initiates new members at Kansas State University
Phi Kappa Phi at Kansas State University has new members.

Monday, May 11, 2015 

New York architect Jay Siebenmorgen to be visiting Regnier chair for APDesign
The 2015-2015 Victor L. Regnier distinguished visiting chair in Kansas State University's architecture department will be Jay Siebenmorgen.
Kansas State University's Powercat Financial Counseling receives a financial boost
A $20,000 State Farm Good Neighbor Citizenship Grant will benefit Kansas State University's Powercat Financial Counseling.

Kansas State University and community partners set purple ribbon-cutting for Bulk Solids Innovation Center grand opening
The grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for Kansas State University's Bulk Solids Innovation Center in Salina will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 14, at the center in the 600 block of North Front Street.
Kansas State University to host regional entomology meeting
Nearly 300 entomologists from 14 states and three Canadian provinces are coming to Manhattan in early June for the annual meeting of the North Central Branch of the Entomological Society of America.
Three doctorate students rewarded with prestigious Sarachek award
Sarachek awards have been given to three Kansas State University doctorate students for their academic and research achievements.

Friday, May 8, 2015 

Kansas Entrepreneurship Challenge awards $10,000 to student entrepreneurs
College and high school students from across Kansas competed for $10,000 in prize money at theKansas Entrepreneurship Challenge, sponsored by the Kansas State University Center for the Advancement of Entrepreneurship.

Management Information Systems Club awards $6,500 in scholarships
Five Kansas State University students have earned scholarships from the Management Information Systems Club in the College of Business Administration.

Thursday, May 7, 2015 

Kansas State University Salina adding UAS cybersecurity concentration to master's degree program, first online class begins June 8
Kansas State University Salina has added an unmanned aircraft systems cybersecurity concentration to its Professional Master of Technology and is currently enrolling students for the inaugural class beginning Monday, June 8.

Sophomore honorary Silver Key at Kansas State University selects 2015-2016 members
Silver Key, Kansas State University's sophomore honorary, has selected members for the 2015-2016 school year.

Kansas State University UAS experts offer insight on new FAA initiatives
The Federal Aviation Administration announced two new unmanned aircraft systems initiatives on Wednesday, May 6, at the Unmanned Systems 2015 conference in Atlanta. Two Kansas State University Salina faculty members are attending the conference and have shared their comments on the announcement.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 

Students lend talents to university commencement ceremonies
Several Kansas State University students will be part of the university's upcoming commencement ceremonies — May 9, 15 and 16 — as performers, musicians and speakers.

College of Engineering Ambassadors named for 2015
The College of Engineering at Kansas State University has new members of the Engineering Ambassadors organization.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 

Food science expert explains why listeria is showing up more often in food recalls
Listeria has been the reason for 16 recalls in two months, in products not typically associated with the bacteria. A Kansas State University food science expert explains why the foodborne pathogen is appearing in different products.

Kansas State University student receives Boren Scholarship to study Russian in Kyrgyzstan
Kansas State University student Joel Blankenship is the newest David L. Boren Scholarship recipient.

Architectural engineering students win national scholarships
Two Kansas State University architectural engineering students have earned national scholarships from the Committee of Fellows of the American Council of Engineering Companies.

Wrap up the semester with Sinatra, university choirs in Kansas City and more
Kansas State University is ending the spring semester with Sinatra, dance and more.


Monday, May 4, 2015 

Secretary of Homeland Security to deliver Landon Lecture
Jeh Johnson, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, or DHS, will deliver a Landon Lecture at Kansas State University at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 27, at in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union.

Commencement ceremonies May 9, 15 and 16
Nearly 3,400 Kansas State University students will celebrate the completion of their degrees at commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 9, at K-State Salina, and Friday, May 15, and Saturday, May 16, on the university's campus in Manhattan.

Moderate exercise may make cancer treatments more effective, kinesiologist finds
Kansas State University kinesiology research offers encouraging information for cancer patients: A brisk walk or a slow jog on a regular basis may be the key to improved cancer treatments.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Manhattan student takes second place in international competition
John Dempster, a Kansas State University senior in accounting and economics from Manhattan, placed second in the 2015 Capsim Foundation Business Simulation Challenge, an international competition that featured 788 students from business schools in 34 countries.

Australian Fulbright senior scholar visits university for Oz to Oz program
Peter Kell, a 2014-2015 Fulbright senior scholar, will visit Kansas State University on May 7-8 as part of the Oz to Oz program.

College of Human Ecology names 17 outstanding graduating seniors
The College of Human Ecology at Kansas State University is honoring 17 graduating seniors for excellence.

College of Veterinary Medicine collaboration selects four Chinese students for veterinary medical degree
Four Chinese students have been selected to take their pre-veterinary studies at Kansas State University in the fall through the U.S.-China Joint DVM Program, a collaboration involving the U.S.-China Center for Animal Health in the university's College of Veterinary Medicine.