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K-Staters in the news - May 2014


Friday, May 30, 2014

*Q5: Achieving 'affordance'
5/29/14 Leavenworth Times
Elizabeth Decker, a 2009 Lansing High School graduate, is a graduate student at Kansas State University, in the Department of Landscape Architecture, Regional and Community Planning. She chose autism as a basis for her thesis.

*Many pets are too plump
5/29/14 Health Day
"Overweight animals also have certain health issues," said Dr. Susan Nelson, clinical associate professor in the department of clinical sciences and veterinarian at the Kansas State University Veterinary Health Center, in a university news release.

*Vanier gives $550,00 to K-State
5/29/14 KSAL
A gift of $550,000 from Kansas State University alumna Mary Vanier will benefit the K-State Proud Student Opportunity Awards fund.

*College of Human Ecology offers nation's first graduate certificate in financial therapy
5/29/14 Little Apple Post
The personal financial planning program at Kansas State University will offer the nation’s first graduate certificate in financial therapy this fall. 

*Just for kids: K-State Salina offers summer programs for kindergartners to eighth-graders
5/29/14 KSAL
College students won’t be the only ones learning on the Kansas State University Salina campus this summer.

FFA Members Gather at K-State
5/29/14 KMAN
K-State’s McCain Auditorium was visited Thursday by about 1,500 FFA members from all over the state, accounting for a large part of the 8,800 member organization.

Don't never give up
5/20/14 Salina Journal
Now that she's earned her GED, Bonnecarrere said, she plans to enroll at Kansas State University at Salina this fall and pursue a major in family studies and human services, eventually becoming an advocate for disabled victims of abuse.

Teague's experience will benefit red angus membership
5/29/14 40 Under 40 Ag
Teague was raised in Shelbyville, Tenn., where she showed and judged all species of livestock. She earned her bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics and business from the University of Tennessee and her master’s degree from Kansas State University in agricultural economics.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

K-State lab offers free insect identification
5/28/14 Osawatomie Graphic
Tucked away in a space filled with microscopes and other equipment in Kansas State University’s Waters Hall, Eva Zurek is looking for clues as she tries to identify a perpetrator.

Ag lenders less optimistic in survey
5/28/14 KTIC
Allen Featherstone, interim department head and professor of agricultural economics at Kansas State University, said the survey gives farmers an idea of the current and future state of agricultural credit conditions. As with the survey conducted in the fall of 2013, the purpose of the spring 2014 K-State Agricultural Lender Survey is to not only answer questions about the evolution of agricultural credit conditions, but also to provide a broader overview of all agricultural lenders.

Jenkins makes re-election run official with filing
5/27/14 Topeka Capital-Journal
Jenkins, 50, was raised in Holton and graduated from Kansas State University and Weber State College. She worked as a certified public accountant.

Letters from the past surprise students at graduation
5/27/14 Topeka Capital-Journal
Today, the aspiring police officer has his sights set on a bachelor’s degree in criminology at Kansas State University.

KSU-Salina offers summer programs for children
5/29/14 Salina Journal
Kansas State University at Salina is offering a variety of summer programs for children in kindergarten through eighth grade.

KSU-Salina students win national poster contest
5/28/14 Salina Journal
Two students at Kansas State University at Salina have won a nationwide contest to design posters related to engineering education.

Rainfall didn't live up to forecast
5/28/14 Hutchinson News
At the Kansas State University Agricultural Research Center at the south edge of Hays, the rainfall total was a paltry 0.39 of an inch.


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

K-State grants women’s hoops player Romero release
5/27/14 Washington Post
Kansas State granted a release to women’s basketball player Leticia Romero on Tuesday after amending its transfer policy, ending an embarrassing spat that had generated national attention.

*KSU-Salina students win national poster contest
5/28/14 Salina Journal
Two students at Kansas State University at Salina have won a nationwide contest to design posters related to engineering education.

Millennials are finding Kansas City an easy place to be
5/28/14 Kansas City Star/The State
For example, in 2012 design students from Kansas State University used inexpensive materials to temporarily transform two blocks of Grand Boulevard into a narrower, more attractive street with wide sidewalks, landscaping and sidewalk cafes. The idea was to offer a glimpse at how a more livable street could be created.

Kevin Haskin: Good move by K-State to finally free Leti
5/27/14 Topeka Capital-Journal
Leti is free! Good job, Kansas State.

Want to get depressed?
5/28/14 Hutchinson News
A recent conference in Manhattan allowed me to survey improvements in their retail shopping, entertainment and meeting facilities. That caused me to come away depressed about how Hutchinson has not only slipped but nosedived in those areas. It’s worth a trip to the home of Kansas State University to see what a difference they have in quality hotel rooms, convention attractions and shopping, mostly in easy walking distance and offering serious competition to Hutchinson and other communities.

RAC Announces Summer Concert Series Young Artists
5/27/14 KSAL
Manhattan's Rachel Hunt, soprano, will be a junior Vocal Performance major at Kansas State University this fall. Her most recent role was Angelina in K-State's opera Trial By Jury. She has also participated in K-State's Musical productions of The Music Man and The Wedding Singer. She was raised singing jazz with her father but has been singing in church, community and school choirs all her life. She is very excited to start performing again and would like to thank Dr. Julie Yu for introducing her to this wonderful new choral experience.

10 trees to beat extreme summer heat
5/27/14 KTIC
Prolonged and record-setting heat has created a historical drought in many areas of the United States. This has affected different facets of the horticulture industry, but not all the effects have been negative. Jason Griffin is director of the John C. Pair Horticultural Center of Kansas State University, a K-State Research and Extension facility near Wichita. The center works to introduce and evaluate woody landscape plant material for the region.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Dave Auckly’s Crunched Charms
5/26/14 New York Times
Our challenge this week was suggested by Kansas State professor of mathematics Dave Auckly. Dr. Auckly was inspired to create this puzzle while writing his recent paper Two-Fold Branch Covers, which appears in the current issue of the Journal of Knot Theory and its Ramifications.

One-quarter of Kansas jobs supported by global trade
5/24/14 Topeka Capital Journal
The State Department’s Office of Global Food Security and Kansas State University also have partnered on the Feed the Future program, which attempts to improve agricultural production in developing countries, including 11 in Africa, four in Asia, and Haiti, Guatemala and Honduras. The goal is to use better agricultural yields to boost income in rural areas while improving nutrition in vulnerable populations, especially children and women.


*Gen. Wojciech Jaruzelski, Solidarity’s Foil, Dies at 90
5/26/14 New York Times
In 1996 he told an audience at Kansas State University, “The structures of the state were paralyzed” and a general strike was imminent. “We were staring hunger, cold, and blackout in the face,” he said, adding. “I spent the weeks prior to taking the decision on martial law as in some horrible nightmare. I entertained thoughts of suicide. So what held me back? The sense of responsibility for my family, friends and country.”


*Kansas State researchers study composting coffee grounds
5/23/14 Wichita Eagle
Coffee grounds make good compost for some gourmet foods, Kansas State University researchers say.


Human Resources Expert Named to New K-State Position
5/23/14 KMAN
Following a national search, Kansas State University has named Cheryl Johnson, a highly experienced global human resources expert, as its first ever vice president for human capital.


KSU-Salina flight team wins prestigious trophy
5/24/14 Salina Journal
Kansas State University at Salina's Flight Team won a prestigious trophy at the national SAFECON championship in Columbus this past week. 


Sampling to begin at former Air Force base
5/26/14 Hutchinson News
The city of Salina, the airport authority, Salina School District and Kansas State University at Salina hired Dragun in August to investigate the contamination from TCE, or trichloroethylene, which can affect human health at high levels.


College Notes: Kansas State University
5/25/14 Hutchinson News
Service and leadership to a peer education health program at Kansas State University’s Lafene Health Center is earning Megan Norman, Scott City, a special honor: She was presented with Lafene’s 2014 Outstanding Student Leadership Award for her work with SNAC, or the Sensible Nutrition and body-image Choices group coordinated by the health center.


Memorial Day weekend a balance of active, restful gardening
5-23-14 The Wichita Eagle
It’s also a good weekend to take stock of plant damage. By mid-May, for example, new growth should have developed on blue spruces, according to K-State’s Horticulture 2014 newsletter. Happily, the blue spruce that I potted up last fall not only survived winter’s north gales but has thick new growth.


At school -- Chimes
5/26/14 Salina Journal
Kansas State University's Chimes Junior Honorary has announced that Michelle George, of Clyde, and Grace Heidebrecht, of McPherson, are among its new members for the 2014-15 school year. 


Kansas State University study finds herb marinade reduce hca levels
5/25/14; The Nature of Things, Canada National


Level of pollution?
5/24/14 Salina Journal
The Salina Public Entities -- the city, airport authority, Salina School District and Kansas State University at Salina -- hired Dragun in August to investigate contamination at the former Air Force base, where contaminants were released and are threatening the city's water supply. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is overseeing the work. 


Community garden conference set for July 7-8 in Manhattan
5/24/14 Topeka Capital-Journal
A Kansas Community Garden Conference is slated for July 7-8 in the Kansas State University Union in Manhattan.


Kansas Wheat Day May 30 in Hays
5/24/14 Salina Journal
Kansas State University agricultural experts will present programs on wheat genetics, winter durum wheat, wheat stem sawfly problems, white wheat development and mosaic viruses. 


Former K-State football player opens Chick-fil-A in Manhattan
5/24/14; WIBW


Business people briefs for May 25
5/25/14 Hutchinson News
Venters has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Kansas State University.


Salina woman earns GED
5/27/14 Salina Journal
This fall, she plans to continue her education at Kansas State University at Salina. She wants to eventually become an advocate for victims of domestic violence. 



Friday, May 23, 2014

*Grilling Tips So You Don't Get E. Coli
5/22/14 Health News Digest
The recall of 1.8 million pounds of beef for possible E. coli contamination may now be extended to grocery stores. A Kansas State University food safety specialist warns consumers to be extra careful when grilling out this holiday weekend.
K-State’s Advanced Manufacturing Institute Brings Innovation to Rural Kansas
5/21/14 emsi
Kansas State University’s Advanced Manufacturing Institute (AMI) helps Kansas businesses and communities innovate and grow — businesses and communities that are often in rural parts of the state. Because of this, AMI realized it needed to step back to help its clients understand their regional economies. This is why EMSI’s unsuppressed county-level data was a “no-brainer” for AMI.
*Green caffeine: Researchers develop composting program with used coffee grounds
5/22/14 Olathe Edge
An interdisciplinary Kansas State University research group is turning garbage into gourmet food.
*Tick expert explains how to protect yourself from the disease-carrying critters
Michael Dryden
5/23/14; KSNT, KJTV, KTKA
National black walnut group to meet in Manhattan
5-22-14 The Wichita Eagle
The National Black Walnut Council will meet in Manhattan June 8-11, according to a news release from the council and Kansas State University. The three-day event will feature both national speakers and local experts, and topics will range from growing black walnut as a fine-quality hardwood lumber to marketing strategies.
Use of food stamps rises in McDowell County
5/22/14 McDowell News
“Without SNAP and WIC, we wouldn’t be able to make it,” wrote the owner of the Mill City Market in the small town of Mill City, Ore., in a survey of rural grocers conducted by the Oregon Food Bank and Kansas State University Rural Grocery Initiative.
Students pledge to go to Kansas State University on college decision day
5/22/14; KIII
Hog farm expansion
5/22/14 The Hays Daily News
We would have to agree wholeheartedly. Water levels in the aquifer are dropping 2, 3 and 4 feet a year now. The natural recharge rate of this underground water source is less than one-half inch per year. That is not a sustainable situation. Kansas State University researchers predict current water usage will deplete 70 percent of the Ogallala within 50 years.


Thursday, May 22, 2014

*Equine nasal strips do work
5/21/14 Vet Practice News
Researchers at the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine reported today that the nostril-opening product, manufactured by Flair LLC of Delano, Minn., is more than a cosmetic device. Howard Erickson, DVM, Ph.D., and David Poole, Ph.D., DSc, say it has proven health benefits and possible performance advantages.

*Researchers find a new gene expression mechanism of PRRS virus
5/21/14 Farm and Ranch Guide
A collaborative study involving Kansas State University researchers has discovered a new gene expression mechanism in porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) virus, an important swine pathogen that costs the U.S. pork industry more than $600 million a year.

*Racehorses: Equine nasal strips reduces lung damage, may improve performance
5/21/14 Science Daily
As debate continues on the decision to allow California Chrome to wear a nasal strip in the Belmont Stakes, Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine researchers who tested the product say the focus should be on the nasal strip's health benefits and not on possible performance enhancement.

*K-State releases statement regarding Leticia Romero
5/21/14 Kansas First News
Recent media reports may have created the impression that the university is reconsidering student athlete Leticia Romero’s request for a transfer. The news reports are based on an apparent photo of a confidential letter from Athletic Director John Currie to Pat Bosco, vice president for student life at Kansas State University.

K-State ag dean discusses how past trends dictate positive future
5/21/14 Midwest Producer
The College of Agriculture at Kansas State University has experienced significant growth in the number of undergraduate and graduate students, dollars invested in research and private fundraising compared to 10 years ago, and this growth has happened with fewer resources, faculty, staff, and K-State Research and Extension personnel, according to John Floros, dean of the College of Agriculture and director of K-State Research and Extension.

Kansas St sticking by Romero transfer decision
5/21/14 Kansas City Star
Kansas State is standing by its controversial decision to deny a transfer request for talented guard Leticia Romero in a case that has drawn national interest.

Democrat files for Kansas 1st District seat
5/21/14 Fort Worth Star-Telegram
A Kansas State University history professor and former Manhattan mayor has filed for the Democratic primary in the state's 1st Congressional District.

Hutchinson names man with Kansas roots as new parks and facilities director
5/21/14 Hutchinson News
Combs has a bachelor’s degree in park management and conservation from Kansas State University and a master’s in public administration from Wichita State University.

*Anil Pahwa Selected as 2014-15 Jefferson Science Fellow
5/21/14 India West
Anil Pahwa, a Kansas State University engineering professor, is one of 13 individuals chosen nationwide as a prestigious Jefferson Science Fellow.

FFA Convention Coming to Kansas State University
5/22/14 Little Apple Post
One of the largest annual gatherings of Kansas high school students is set to begin next week as more than 2,000 FFA members, agricultural educators and supporters converge at Kansas State University for the 86th Kansas FFA Convention.  It will open Wednesday, may 28 and run through Friday May 30.

Worth the weight
5/21/14 Tri-State Neighbor
The current environment for the beef industry includes a limited supply of feeder cattle and stable consumer demand for beef, said Glynn Tonsor, livestock economist for Kansas State University. The environment is driving record high prices for cattle.

Former Journal publisher running for Legislature
5/21/14 Salina Journal
Some of Bell’s other activities include: member of the Kansas State University Journalism Advisory Council; trustee of the William Allen White Foundation at the University of Kansas; and membership in Salina Rotary and the Salina AMBUCS Breakfast Bandits. He and his wife, Roxanne, are lay ministers at St. Mary Queen of the Universe Catholic Church and previously served as coordinators of Genesis, a church youth group. They are former state licensed foster parents.

City to bid good luck to pageant contestants
5/21/14 Great Bend Tribune
Page, a student at Kansas State University, was crowned Miss Golden Belt and Boultinghouse, also a student at KSU, was crowned Miss Barton County during the second-annual Miss Barton County and Miss Golden Belt Scholarship Pageant Saturday, Jan. 11, at Great Bend High School. The winners earned $1,000 scholarships and qualification for the 2014 state competition. 

Also in:

Democrat files for Kansas 1st District seat
Hutchinson News, Kansas City Star, Topeka Capital Journal

Holly seniors earn big scholarship awards
Lamar (Colo.) Ledger

Former Journal publisher running for legislature
Salina Journal

*KSU researchers say Flair nasal strip used on horses is more about health benefits than performance enhancement
Howard Erickson, David Poole

Kansas St sticking by Romero transfer decision
5/21/14 Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Kansas State is standing by its controversial decision to deny a transfer request for talented guard Leticia Romero in a case that has drawn national interest.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Are You Peppering Your Salad With Freshly Ground Salmonella?
5/20/14 Prevention magazine
The research: Scientists tested spices sold in bulk bins at local (Kansas city metro areas) farmers' markets for pathogens and found four out of 10 showed contamination by one or more combination of three items: bacteria, heavy metals, and mycotoxins (an indicator of fungal contamination). “Some of the spices we purchased tested positive for salmonella,” said Patrick Williams, a research assistant professor at K-State Olathe who works in bio-molecular testing. Four spices most often linked with salmonella contamination include black pepper, thyme, oregano, and turmeric.
S. Russia wheat forecast to face heatwave by end of week
5/20/14 Bloomberg BusinessWeek
High temperatures are a “major determinant” for wheat development, cutting yields by 3 percent to 5 percent for every degree of increase above 15 degrees Celsius, according to research by Iowa State University and Kansas State University.
*University agricultural economist breaks down record high meat prices
5/20/14 Olathe EDGE
If you're cooking out this Memorial Weekend, plan on spending some extra money for your food, says a Kansas State University agricultural economist.
Kansas weather data
5/20/14 Topeka Capital Journal
The WDL, based at Kansas State University, is adding weather stations at those locations as part of its growing Kansas Mesonet, an online network  at http://mesonet.k-state.edu that detects and records precipitation, air temperature, soil temperature, relative humidity, wind direction and speed, and solar radiation.
Drones Part 2
5/21/14 Ag Info Net
Only a few years ago the word drone meant a worker bee. But today we hear about drones everywhere and the sky seems to be the limit on what they can do. Agriculture has embraced the technology. Dr. Deon van der Merwe is a Kansas State University professor.
Emergency crews practice for disaster on K-State campus
5/20/14; KSNT, KTKA
Legislature shares blame for tuition hikes
5/20/14 Leader and Times
The proposed hikes include Wichita State University’s 4.9 percent, the University of Kansas’ 4.3 percent and Kansas State University’s 5.2 percent.
NTSB releases report on Bramlage family plane crash
5/20/14; KCWE/KMBC
Nex-Tech awards scholarships to area students
5/20/14 The Hays Daily News
Bethany Eckols and Chantelle Simon are students at Hill City High School. Eckols lives in Hill City and is the daughter of Brad and Barb Eckols. She is enrolled at Pittsburg State University this fall, where she will begin her studies in Spanish and English education, leaning toward a future library science degree. Simon is the daughter of Tim and Desiree Simon, Morland. She will major in agricultural communications and minor in leadership this fall at Kansas State University.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Water Quality Gets Big Improvement in Little Arkansas River Watershed
5/19/14 KTIC Radio
Kansas State University studies have shown atrazine to be one of the most effective and economical soil-applied herbicides for season-long weed control. But research also has shown that because atrazine is water soluble, atrazine can run off fields during rainfall, sometimes creating a surface water quality issue in the Little Arkansas River watershed and other heavily farmed watersheds.
Researchers assess internal eye pressure in endurance horses
5/19/14 Horsetalk
Rachel Albaugh, from Kansas State University, and fellow researchers Susan Kell, Zhining Ou and Nora Bello set out to assess intraocular pressure – that’s pressure inside the eye – of conditioned equine athletes in endurance rides and document any changes with exercise.
*Researchers find a new gene expression mechanism of PRRS virus
5/19/14 Agri-View
A collaborative study involving Kansas State University researchers has discovered a new gene expression mechanism in porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) virus, an important swine pathogen that costs the U.S. pork industry more than $600 million a year.
*University develops new curriculum around jet engine sim
5/19/14 General Aviation News
The aviation program at Kansas State University Salina is entering a new collaboration to develop curriculum for a jet engine simulator.
Demand for Certified Angus Beef Doubles Since 2002
5/20/14 U.S. Ag Net
A consumer demand model for high-quality beef shows the market power behind a leading premium brand. The Kansas State University model uses 2002 as an index base and charted demand for commodity USDA Choice beef near the 110 level for most of the following years. It jumped to 120 in 2010 before eroding for the past three years and last year falling below 100 for the first time since 2004.
Will horse racing really lose this one by a nose? 
5/19/14 John Clay blog
It isn’t as if the nasal strip is a new wrinkle in the sport. It was designed by two veterinarians, Jim Chiapetta and Ed Blach, and it came to the forefront at the 1999 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Gulfstream Park in South Florida. It was tested on seven geldings at Kansas State University in a study conducted by a veterinarian, H. H. Erickson, which found that the strips improved oxygen intake.
New KU Foundation Professor will help launch vaccine center
5/20/14 Lawrence Journal-World
That will be one of Picking's priorities for the new vaccine center, dubbed the Kansas Vaccine Development Center. The center will make use of the existing Macromolecular and Vaccine Stabilization Center, headed by distinguished professor of pharmaceutical chemistry David Volkin, and involve partnerships across KU's campuses and with Kansas State University.
KCKCC Offers New Exercise Science Articulation Agreement with KU-Edwards
5/19/14 Kansas City Kansan
They can then start work immediately on their bachelor’s degree. The program starts in fall 2014. The 2+2 Program is similar to agreements KCKCC has with other major universities including Kansas State University, Park University, Pittsburg State University and the University of Missouri-Kansas City, among others.
The Arc Carroll County adult autism assistant director uses theater creatively
5/19/14 Carroll County Times
And last month, Burr began her job as The Arc’s assistant director of autism services. She grew up in Westminster, received a bachelor’s in psychology and theater from McDaniel College and a master’s in drama therapy from Kansas State University. Since April, she’s worked on creating the new service, which consists of a theater program, job hunters class and Relationships 101 class to begin in September.



Monday, May 19, 2014

Horse Racing Holds Its Breath Over a Nasal Strip
5/19/14 New York Times
It isn’t as if the nasal strip is a new wrinkle in the sport. It was designed by two veterinarians, Jim Chiapetta and Ed Blach, and it came to the forefront at the 1999 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Gulfstream Park in South Florida. It was tested on seven geldings at Kansas State University in a study conducted by a veterinarian, H.H. Erickson, which found that the strips improved oxygen intake.

*Researcher finds some spices may be contaminated
Pat Williams

*Holyrood Woman's Estate Donates to KSU
5-18-14 WIBW
The estate of central Kansas woman has donated $1.67 million to Kansas State University. The money from the estate of Elnita Jezek will establish a scholarship for business students at Kansas State University.

K-State Grads Bid Campus Farewell
5/17/14 KMAN
Commencement services began on Friday, and took up a large portion of the day Saturday. Kansas State University students accepted diplomas during graduation ceremonies on Saturday.

Iowa farmer uses K-State research to help develop beef stick
5/19/14 WOI

Jon Hamm, Paul Rudd among celebs with roots in St. Louis, KC
5/18/14 Kansas City Star
Eric Stonestreet: The “Modern Family” star was born in Kansas City, Kan., where as a boy he dreamed of becoming a clown. The clown character he created named Fizbo has made three appearances on the ABC hit comedy series. Stonestreet graduated from Piper High and Kansas State University and, like Sudeikis, gives public shout-outs to his college alma mater and home state.

17-year cicadas to emerge with loud, shrill mating call
5/17/14 Des Moines Register
(Photo: Ward Upham, Kansas State University/Bugwood.org

Some dry options
5/17/14 Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan
Agricultural producers are constantly looking for better ways to manage their crops and livestock during drought. So is Joseph Craine, a biologist with Kansas State University in Manhattan, who has been traveling the world comparing how plants react to various climates in an effort to determine how cattle and bison might be affected by climate change.

Summer a time to get on the road again and discover Kansas’ treasures
5-17-14 The Wichita Eagle 
One of the more popular tours is the Konza Prairie Annual Wildflower Walk on June 1 at Kansas State University’s biological research station near Manhattan. Naturalists lead evening tours on Butterfly Hill Trail, which is normally closed to the public. The cost is $10. While in Manhattan, stop by the Flint Hills Discovery Center, 315 S. Third (admission is $4-$9), which tells the story of the prairie.

Governor nixes tobacco fund 'sweep'
5/17/14 KHI News
NBAF refers to the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility planned at Kansas State University.

*Olathe student earns SHIELD Scholarship from Kansas State University
5/17/14 Olathe Edge
Olathe, Kan., native Kayla Rowton was honored with a SHIELD Scholarship by Kansas State University.

Bronze beauties
5/18/14 Salina Journal
The juror for the awards was Daniel Hunt, an associate professor of sculpture at Kansas State University. Hunt said he was impressed by the overall quality of this year's sculpture selections. 

Meeting to give tips on management of ponds
5/16/14 Topeka Capital-Journal
Richard Sanders, fishery biologist at Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, will shock the pond to determine its size and populations of fish. He then will talk about how to manage a pond for all-around or trophy fishing. Charlie Lee, a wildlife specialist at Kansas State University, will discuss control options for aquatic weeds. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentations.

*At school
5/19/14 Salina Journal

Friday, May 16, 2014

*Researchers find certain types of spices may be contaminated with foodborne illness and other hazardous pathogens
Pat Williams
K-State proposes 5.2 percent tuition increase
5/15/14; KAKE, KSNW, KSAS
Specialized fields for veterinarians, like Kansas State University pet cardiologists
Justin Thomason
5/15/14; KMTV
Kansas regents adopt revised social media policy
5-15-14 Kansas First News
Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz said its administrators and staff are likely to have more discussions about how the policy will be enforced. “At the end of the day, somebody’s got to make a judgment call on whatever somebody does,” Schulz said.
Nearly 50 CCCHS seniors honored Wednesday night
5/15/14 Clay Center Dispatch
EVAN PENNER will study journalism and mass communications at Kansas State University, received a foundation scholarship and first-in-class award from the university, the Renaissance Scholarship and the Lincoln Creek 4-H Club Scholarship. He was named CCCHS student of the month, an NCKL academic athlete and lettered in academics for four years.
Students awarded Wheels for Bucks Scholarship by Merck, KLF
5/15/14 40under40ag.com
Five students from across the state each will receive a $1,000 Ralgro Wheels for Bucks Scholarship from Merck Animal Health through the Kansas Livestock Foundation (KLF) for the 2014-15 school year. Funding for these awards was generated from empty Ralgro wheels turned in by KLA members. For every empty wheel collected, Merck donated $1 to KLF to help fund scholarships.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Kansas university board revises its free speech guidelines
5/14/14 NPR
It's not the specific language but the rules allowing for professors to be fired over social media posts that are the problem, argues Stephen Wolgast, a professor of journalism and digital media at Kansas State University.

Tips to prevent food poisoning in older adults
5/15/14 THV-11
Kansas State University Food Safety Specialist Londa Nwadike said, "Older adults sometimes don't have the same sense of smell, sense of sight even or sense of taste that they used to so a food might taste bad or smell bad or even visibly be able to see that there's mold on there and they don't realize that."

Kansas universities propose tuition increases
5/14/14 Kansas City Star
The proposals range from a 5 percent increase for undergraduate Kansans at Kansas State and Wichita State universities to 2.7 percent for in-state undergraduates at Fort Hays University. 

University professors speak out about social media police
5/14/14; KSNT, KTKA, KTMJ

*Food safety specialist offers tips for older adults
Londa Nwadike
5/15/14; KSNT, KTKA

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 

*KSU cancer research aims to reduce side effects of radiation
5/13/14 KAKE
Researchers at Kansas State University have created microscopic capsules that can store and deliver radiation directly to tumors.
As I see it: A dangerous challenge to free speech in Kansas
5/13/14 Kansas City Star
By Stephen Wolgast
Stephen Wolgast is an assistant professor of journalism and digital media at Kansas State University in Manhattan.
*Veterinarian tells how to check if your pet is overweight without using a scale
Susan Nelson
5/12/14; KNOP
Eagle editorial: Regents should revise social media policy
5/14/14 Wichita Eagle
“Lauding academic freedom with one hand and taking it away with the other hand is simply disingenuous,” wrote someone from Kansas State University (among those whose names were redacted).
*Vet warns of disease spread through water to both dogs and humans
Ken Harkin
5/14/14; KSNT, KTKA
*K-State Spring 2014 Commencement Ceremony Schedule
5/13/14 Little Apple Post
These are the times and links for the K-State Spring 2014 Commencement Ceremonies. The Ceremonies will be shown live on the K-State website.
*'Mad Men'-inspired fashion exhibit on display at K-State
5/13/14 Topeka Capital Journal
“Mid Century Moderne: fashion, furnishings and furniture a la Mad Men,” an exhibit with a 1960s theme chosen to coincide with the season finale of the hit television series “Mad Men,” can be seen through May 23 in the William Kemper Gallery at the Kansas State University Student Union in Manhattan.
*K-State Salina teams up with Price Induction to develop new curriculum around jet engine simulator
5/13/14 KSAL
The aviation program at Kansas State University Salina is taking another step in education innovation with a new collaboration to develop curriculum for a jet engine simulator.
Wichita receives two historic preservation grants
5/13/14 Wichita Eagle
• Kansas State University, $15,007 for Phase 3 evaluation of the Dreiling Site and multiple property nomination for Wildcat Creek Valley Archaeological sites in Riley County.
Moody’s cuts credit rating at KU and Emporia State
5/13/14 Kansas City Star
The other schools reviewed by Moody’s were Kansas State University, Wichita State University, Washburn University, and Pittsburg State University.
Grilling tip: Clean your grill as safety measure
Karen Blakeslee, food science extension associate for K-State Research and Extension and coordinator of the Rapid Response Center, said no matter what type of outdoor cooker you have — gas, charcoal or electric — it should be cleaned before using it this grilling season.
US Rep. Huelskamp files for new term in Kansas 1st
5/13/14 Fort Worth Star-Telegram 
The Democratic candidates are Jim Sherow, a Kansas State University history professor and former Manhattan mayor, and Bryan Whitney, a 2013 graduate of Wichita State University from Syracuse.
Border Brewing Co. is opening in the East Crossroads near Grinders
5/13/14 Kansas City Star 
Martens has a chemical engineering degree from Kansas State University and has been in that industry for five years. But he also has been a home brewer for seven years and wanted to make that a career.
Former K-State baseball players throws out first pitch at Royals game
5/12/14; Sportsnet Chicago, WTLH
Former K-State women’s basketball coach has a new job

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 

Graduates with drone skills are going to be in demand soon. Here’s why.
5/13/14 Washington Post
Which might explain why we’re starting to see some very innovative types of academic programs for the drone technology experts of tomorrow. It’s the basic law of supply and demand at work. The Unmanned Vehicle University in Phoenix, for example, can set you up with a variety of career options — piloting a drone, becoming an aerial drone photographer, or starting a career as a UAV systems engineer. The Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University offers a bachelor’s degree in Unmanned Aircraft Systems Science. The University of North Dakota offers a four-year program for future Unmanned Aerial Vehicles pilots, while Kansas State offers an undergraduate degree in Unmanned Aircraft Studies.
*Researchers find a new gene expression mechanism of PRRS virus, new virus prevention strategies now possible
5/12/14 Health Canal
A collaborative study involving Kansas State University researchers has discovered a new gene expression mechanism in porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome, or PRRS, virus — an important swine pathogen that costs the U.S. pork industry more than $600 million a year. The discovery provides a new avenue for scientists to explore strategies to control and prevent the disease.
*K-State Salina Teams up with Price Induction to Develop New Curriculum Around Jet Engine Simulator
5/12/14 Aviation Pros
K-State Salina has agreed to work with Price Induction to create a robust curriculum using the French company's new virtual engine test bench that simulates the DGEN 380 lightweight gas turbine engine.
Winter wheat crop could be smallest since 1996
5/12/14 Food Manufacturing
"There has been nothing that will improve the condition of the crop from the track it has been on," said Lucas Haag, Extension Agronomist at Kansas State University's research center in Colby. The agricultural service forecast Kansas anticipates average yields of 31 bushels-per-acre, down seven bushels-per-acre from last year, and also the lowest average yield since 1996 in Kansas.
*Ratcliff puts research on professionalism to practice
5/12/14 Emporia Gazette
When Tina Ratcliff of Emporia began her Kansas State University honors research project, she was hoping to make connections on the different ways that business executives and college students thought about the concept of professionalism.
Military gets picky in recruiting; only 20 percent of applicants qualify
5/12/14 Kansas City Star
Mauricio Lonza maintained a B average in high school and through a couple of years at Kansas State University. But three times he failed the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery before he got a passing score.
*Community news
5/12/14 Emporia Gazette
Sarah Krueger of Lebo, an animal sciences, industry and microbiology major at Kansas State University, has been named to KSU's Chimes Junior Honorary has announced its new members for the 2014-2015 school year.
*Niceness, stubbornness make good combination
5/11/14 Salina Journal
Todd Smith, general manager of Coperion K-Tron of Salina and vice president of the company's global systems group, told Kansas State University at Salina graduates Saturday morning that they will need a combination of "nice" and "stubborn" to succeed.
Sultan's Crosby receives partial equestrian scholarship at Kansas State
5/13/14 The Washington Herald
Based on her showing last August at the American Quarter Horse Youth Association World Championships in Oklahoma City, Crosby received a partial scholarship to be part of the equestrian team at Kansas State University.


Monday, May 12, 2014 

University reps say 2014 was better session for higher ed
5/9/14 Topeka Capital Journal
It will mean more for Kansas State University, especially the school's Research and Extension programs.
Kansas wheat forecast to be smallest since 1996
5/9/14 Fort Worth Star Telegram
"There has been nothing that will improve the condition of the crop from the track it has been on," said Lucas Haag, Extension Agronomist at Kansas State University's research center in Colby.
*Kansas State Research VP Named
5/9/14 KMAN
Following a national search, Kansas State University has named bioengineering expert Karen Burg as its vice president for research.
*Niceness, stubbornness make good combination
5/11/14 Salina Journal
Todd Smith, general manager of Coperion K-Tron of Salina and vice president of the company's global systems group, told Kansas State University at Salina graduates Saturday morning that they will need a combination of "nice" and "stubborn" to succeed. 
*K-State professor says majority of pets overweight
5/12/14 Little Apple Post
While you’re counting calories and getting in extra exercise, you probably should be doing the same thing for your pets, according to a Kansas State University veterinarian.
K-State panel outlines global food challenges
5/11/14 Tri State News
“It’s a very large amount of food that we will have to produce in a very short time in order to feed everybody,” said John Floros, dean of the Kansas State University College of Agriculture and director of K-State Research and Extension.
Guns on campus drawing nearer
5/9/14 Hutchinson News
Capt. Donald Stubbings of the Kansas State University Police said there are several logistical concerns that go in to putting new security measures in place. Administration must evaluate how each building is used, whether for classes, offices or outbuildings, and determine how installing security measures would affect the flow of traffic for students going to and from classes.
*Northeast Kansas happenings
5/10/14 Topeka Capital Journal
JAZZ AND BLUEGRASS — The Preservation Hall Jazz Band and the Del McCoury Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, at McCain Auditorium at Kansas State University in Manhattan. Cost: $52 for general admission; $26 for students. Information and tickets: (785) 532-6428.
Wichita accounting, finance networking group starts student chapter at K-State
5/9/14 Wichita Business Journal
The Wichita Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants has launched a student chapter at Kansas State University.
At school -- KSU trainers/KSU Launch
5/12/14 Salina Journal
Braden Hynek, Hanover senior, was among several Kansas State University students the Kansas Athletic Trainers Society honored recently for academic achievements in the university's accredited undergraduate athletic training program. http://salina.com/search/SCH-ksu-trainers-4-25-14#sthash.kfvzxyrv.dpuf
A Kansas State University competition has rewarded 38 students and 16 business ideas with more than $20,000 in prize money. Juedo Social, an idea of Hayley Kenner, of Ellsworth, senior in marketing, and three partners, won $2,000 collectively for third place. Their pitch revolved around the creation of a complete digital advertising agency to educate and advocate social media in professional and personal use. 
PATRICK'S PEOPLE: Stephens sisters coordinate K-State Relay for Life
5/9/14 Pittsburg Morning Sun
Both young women, Pittsburg, will graduate in a week from Kansas State University. During their time in Manhattan, both have been involved in the K-State Relay for Life, and for the past two years Mollie Stephens has been chairman with her sister Maggie as co-chair.
GC students makes names for themselves with Miss K-State
5/10/14 Garden City Telegram
It wouldn't be a stretch to say the recent Miss K-State competition at Kansas State University had a strong Garden City flavor. 
Hitting pay dirt: Reap information and inspiration on spring garden tours
5/10/14 Kansas City Star
Ward Upham, a Kansas State University research and Extension associate, agrees.
“Even just a light layer of compost could improve your turf grass naturally. The best weed control for turf grass is a good thick lawn,” Upham says. It puts the focus on strengthening the plants that you want instead of only eradicating weeds.

Friday, May 9, 2014 

Food producers give marketing campaign high marks
4/8/14 Washington Times
The program has five levels of service. Level 1 is free, and gives the member the right to list contact information, to be featured in one product category on the website, to receive the members-only newsletter and to sell items on the website. The highest level, Level 5, costs $2,000, and includes other benefits, such as the right to participate in the Kansas pavilion in international food shows, to be featured in photos and videos on the website and to get an annual product labeling and shelf life test from Kansas State University.
Kansas State panel outlines global food challenges
5/8/14 Crop Life
“It’s a very large amount of food that we will have to produce in a very short time in order to feed everybody,” said John Floros, dean of the Kansas State University College of Agriculture and director of K-State Research and Extension.
*EPA Honors Interdisciplinary Projects on Stormwater Management
5/9/14 WaterWorld
Two teams of Kansas State University engineers and landscape architects are being recognized nationally for developing ways to sustainably manage stormwater on campus.

*K-State climatologist advises to have a bike helmet and tennis shoes in your emergency preparedness kit
Mary Knapp
New science museum to open on the ‘prairie’
5/8/14 Kansas City Star
The Museum at Prairiefire is built adjacent to a wetlands, which has been preserved and will feature an interpretive walkway with signage written by Kansas State University professor Ted Cable. A patio lunch area looks out over the wetlands
*Wildfires expected to cost more than $1 billion to extinguish
5/9/14 Kansas First News
Rodney Redinger, fire-training specialist with the Kansas Forest Service at Kansas State University, has been fighting fires for 16 years and has noticed that they are becoming more difficult to extinguish. One challenge is the number of homes now located adjacent to wildland.
*K-State celebrates 100 years of extension services
5/8/14; KSNT, KTKA, WIBW
Karen Burg named Kansas State University's vice president for research
5/9/14 Little Apple Post
Following a national search, Kansas State University has named bioengineering expert Karen Burg as its vice president for research.


Thursday, May 8, 2014 

Changes in Kansas Social-Media Policy Only Partially Appease Critics
5/8/14 Chronicle of Higher Education
Among those who submitted their views, Richard J. Harris, a professor psychological sciences at Kansas State University, wrote that "many of my junior colleagues are seriously worried about losing their jobs if they say something unpopular."
*Urban Design Can Change The Lives Of People With Autism
5/7/14 Fast Company Magazine
Cities are not the friendliest of places for people with autism. Landscape architecture student Elizabeth Decker aims to change that. For her master's research at Kansas State University, Decker developed a toolkit to help urban planners design more inclusive communities for adults with autism and other disorders. The project was inspired by her 19-year-old brother, Marc, who has autism.
*UT Southwestern Part of Collaborative Research To Identify New Protein For Treatment Of Dystonia
5/8/14 Bio News Texas
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Kansas State University, and other institutions’ collaborative research may lead to the first universal treatment for dystonia, a neurological disorder that currently has no cure or effective treatment for all patients.
*K-State receives $500K Phillips 66 gift
5/7/14 Wichita Business Journal
Kansas State University has received a $500,000 gift from Phillips 66 to benefit the College of Engineering, College of Business Administration and the Phillips 66 SHIELD Scholar Program.
*Don't get caught in a storm without your helmet and shoes
5/7/14 Pratt Tribune
With severe weather on the way, it's important to have a plan. A Kansas State University climatologist says that plan should include an emergency kit, including a helmet and tennis shoes.
K-State Research and Extension celebrates a system making a difference
5/7/14 KTIC radio
This mission enables Kansas State University through its K-State Research and Extension program to enrich the lives of Kansans. Extension focuses its work on finding solutions for topics important to Kansans, using its statewide network to share information.
Concert raises funds to restore Manhattan auditorium
5/7/14 WIBW
The American Music Spectacular kicked off tonight at 7:30 featuring nearly 100 Kansas State University students performing instrumentals, vocals and dance.
Wichita State remains top transfer destination
5/7/14 KSN
Kansas State followed in 2012 with 23.4 percent, Kansas with 20.5 percent, Fort Hays State with 10.6 percent, Emporia State with 7.5 percent and Pittsburg State with 6.7 percent.
Armenian delegation viewing Kansas biohazard training events
5/7/14 Public Radio of Armenia
The visit has been coordinated by the National Agricultural Biosecurity Center at Kansas State University.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 

Tornado-Stricken Town Rebuilds With Clean Energy
5/6/14 NPR
If Greensburg attracts new industries and catches on with people in their 20s and 30s as a "cool place" to move, then it's possible to revitalize from the bottom up, said Laszlo Kulcsar, director of the Kansas Population Center at Kansas State University.
*Scientists identify new protein in the neurological disorder dystonia, potential for treatments anticipated
5/6/14 Health Canal
A collaborative discovery involving Kansas State University researchers may lead to the first universal treatment for dystonia, a neurological disorder that affects nearly half a million Americans.
*Kansas State planner makes CityHub easily accessible for autism
5/6/14 Autism Daily Newscast
Kansas State University – A city planner from Kansas has designed a City Hub toolkit to make busier cities more accessible for people with autism.
Federal study says climate change is already here
5/6/14 Kansas City Star
It’s not just how much rainfall the prairie gets that matters, said Kansas State University biology professor John Blair, it’s when that rain comes. Less rain in early summer, even if more comes later, means less grassland production.
K-State panel outlines global food challenges
5/6/14 Kansas AgLand
“It’s a very large amount of food that we will have to produce in a very short time in order to feed everybody,” said John Floros, dean of the Kansas State University College of Agriculture and director of K-State Research and Extension.
*Kansas Legislature restores funding to K-State, Research and Extension
5/6/14 Kansas Ag Network
With the recent passage of House Bill 2506 and House Bill 2231, the Kansas Legislature has approved several provisions for Kansas State University that help fund campus operations, research initiatives, outreach and building maintenance and renovations.
*Take steps to keep horses healthy
5/6/14 Gardner Edge
It's springtime and for many horse enthusiasts, that means heading out to horse shows and rodeos. But two recent cases of Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy, after a barrel racing event in Nebraska should serve as a reminder that good biosecurity practices can help prevent illnesses, according to a Kansas State University veterinarian.
Armenians view Kansas training events
5/6/14 Wichita Eagle
The visit has been coordinated by the National Agricultural Biosecurity Center at Kansas State University.
Ultra Electronics coming to Manhattan
5/6/14 KMAN
Additional Information About ICE Corporation:  Construction of a new $500,000 expansion is now underway at its Amherst Ave. location and is expected to be completed late summer/early fall time frame that will almost double active production space.  The company presently employees 53 full-time and 13 part-time employees along with 8 student interns.  Employment totals include 14 full-time engineers, with all but one being a K-State graduate.  ICE was originally founded by a group of K-State students; as it grew ICE Corporation had many local private investors and financial support/investment by K-State University through its commercialization arm, KSU-IC, the City of Manhattan and the Kansas Dept. of Commerce through KTEC
Hunger U Visits K-State Campus
5/6/14 KMAN
Hunger U is an internationally-known effort that strives to end hunger on a local level by raising awareness at college campuses across the nation. Monday and Tuesday, Hunger U crew members set up shop in Bosco Plaza, just outside the K-State Union.
Bill Rexroad was a man of many talents
5/6/14 Hutchinson News
He was a graduate of Kansas State University, with a degree in electrical engineering. He brought his family to Hutchinson from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he worked with Collins Radio. In Hutchinson, he was a plant manager at Carey Salt. He ended his career working for Electrex, a company he and his wife, Virginia, and son Gary began in the basement of their Hutchinson home. They produced electrical wiring harnesses and control boxes for off-road equipment. Though they sold the business, it continues today on North Walnut Street. 

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 

*The city that could help people with AUTISM
5/6/14 Daily Mail
The perfectly adapted accessible city should have jobs, affordable housing, health and vocational training facilities – critically, all linked by public transport, to enable autistic adults to live independently, Elizabeth Decker, of Kansas State University said.
*Equine specialist warns horse owners of dangerous virus
5/6/14 Phys.org
A Kansas State University equine specialist is warning horse owners of a highly contagious virus recently identified in Kansas and Wisconsin.
Kansas MoU discussed at Gujarat Technological University
5/6/14 Times of India
The academic council of the Gujarat Technological University (GTU) discussed essential points of action for this year. In a meeting held on Monday, the university took up the MoU signed in 2013 between the GTU and the Kansas State University for the master of engineering (ME) programme.
*Morning News Roundup: Architecture news and views from around the nation and beyond
5/6/14 Architect Magazine
Kansas State University landscape architecture student Elizabeth Decker created a toolkit for architects and planners to address the needs of adults with autism.
This season, grill away the healthy way
5/6/14 The Roanoke Times
Recently, scientists at the Food Safety Consortium project at Kansas State University discovered that herbs of the lamiaceae family (basil, mint, rosemary, thyme, oregano, and sage) used in marinades reduced HCA formation dramatically. These herbal antioxidants reduce the formation of free radicals (bad stuff) when meat hits heat. Marinating meat for even 30 minutes has a strong protective effect against cancer-causing compounds, possibly because the liquid helps prevent burning. You can use olive oil, vinegar or lemon juice in the marinade with your herbs to create a very flavorful treat.
Crafts fairs, concerts, music shows May 1-8 from Fayetteville to Kansas City, Tulsa to St. Louis
5/6/14 The Monett Times
At the Kauffman Center, 1601 Broadway, organist Nathan Laube gives a recital in Helzberg Hall at 7 p.m. on Thursday. The Kansas State University Grand Chorus presents Brahms' "A German Requiem" at 8 p.m. on Saturday. The Kansas City Symphony Chorus performs on its own with music by Mendelssohn, J.S. Bach, Mozart, Brahms and Britten at 3 p.m. on Sunday.

Monday, May 5, 2014 

House Flies May Carry Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Found in Waste
5/2/14 Nature World News
Pesky flies buzzing around your home may be carrying antibiotic-resistant bacteria that can also be found in waste, according to a recent study by Kansas State University, published in the Applied and Environmental Microbiology journal.

60 years after Brown, achievement gaps remain
5/3/14 Topeka Capital JournalMore bad news — the gaps widened slightly the past two years, though they remain narrower than 2000. That prompted the state education department to convene a task force that is digging through demographic and test data to try to pinpoint what is going on. The effort includes education researchers from The University of Kansas and Kansas State University, along with the Kansas African American Affairs Commission, Kansas Hispanic and Latino American Affairs Commission, and others.

Kansas food producers give marketing campaign high marks
5/3/14 Topeka Capital-JournalThe program has five levels of service. Level 1 is free, and gives the member the right to list contact information, to be featured in one product category on the website, to receive the members-only newsletter and to sell items on the website. The highest level, Level 5, costs $2,000, and includes other benefits, such as the right to participate in the Kansas pavilion in interational food shows, to be featured in photos and videos on the website and to get an annual product labeling and shelf life test from Kansas State University.

*Couple gives $3 million to Kansas State
5/3/14 Emporia Gazette
A couple who graduated from Kansas State has donated $3 million to the university to support a new leadership program and a welcome center.

*Aviation company donates flight simulator to K-State Salina
5/2/14 Wichita Eagle
Yingling Aviation has donated a flight simulator to Kansas State University’s flight program in Salina, the two organizations said.

Ag researchers from Australia visit K-State
5/4/14; WIBW

*Discovery Center Foundation honors university as a Friend of the Flint Hills
5/5/14 High Plains JournalKansas State University is being recognized for its contributions to the last remaining tallgrass prairie in North America. The Flint Hills Discovery Center Foundation in Manhattan, Kan., is honoring the university as a Friend of the Flint Hills.

*At school
5/5/14 Salina Journal
• Forty-two Kansas State University undergraduate and graduate students have been honored for their research presentations and posters at the 19th annual K-State Research Forum on March 26.
• Silver Key, the sophomore leadership honorary at Kansas State University, has new members for the 2014-15 school year.
• The First Scholars, a new program at Kansas State University for first-generation college students, has selected its inaugural scholars
• Thirteen Kansas State University students are recipients of scholarships from Kansas State University's political science department. 
• Kansas State University's chapter of Mortar Board has selected its new members for the 2014-15 school year.

Are production animal jobs improving for 2014 veterinary graduates?
5/5/14 Veterinary Legacy
Tera Rooney Barnhardt, who will be graduating this spring from Kansas State University, also reported that the job market for food animal veterinarians is very good. “You have to be willing to do some small animal work as well, but in rural Kansas, general practitioners are hiring this year.”7 Tera prefers to stay in state, but she observed that as long as she is geographically flexible within Kansas, her job options are what she described as numerous. She will be working in the southwest corner of the state, two hours west of Dodge City. “It is a progressive mixed animal practice with a high potential for gaining more cattle clients because of the strong agriculture industry in the area.

Concert to raise funds to restore Manhattan auditorium
5/4/14 Topeka Capital Journal
More than 100 Kansas State University students and faculty members will be performing Wednesday night during a fundraising concert to support the restoration of Peace Memorial Auditorium in Manhattan.

Family section drives K-State improvements
5/5/14 Sports Business Daily
Kansas State, nestled in the heart of the Wheat Belt, went against the grain to develop the newest expansion to Bill Snyder Family Stadium.

*Upcoming meetings and events
5/3/14 Topeka Capital-Journal
Friends of the Kansas State University Gardens bus trip to the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 15, departing from Manhattan Town Center (east parking lot). Cost: $75 (all inclusive). Information and reservations (required by Thursday, May 1): Anne, 532-1442, spr@ksu.edu or www.ksre.ksu.edu/ksugardens/.

5/4/14 Hutchinson News
Each year, KGFA awards one $500 Dub & Inez Johnson memorial scholarship and seven $1,000 KGFA scholarships. KGFA also awards one $1,000 John Cranor memorial scholarship, whose winner is selected by the Kansas State University Foundation.


Friday, May 2, 2014 

*Student’s Master’s Research Focuses on Developing an Environment for Autism Patients
5/1/14 Science World Report
Elizabeth Decker is graduating this month with a Master of Landscape Architecture degree from Kansas State University. Her master's research report focuses on incorporating those with autism into a more inclusive environment.
Why Big Meat hates ‘Made in the USA’ labels
5/2/14 Washington Post
But after a few years of that, it appears consumers barely notice the labels, and American meats aren't commanding a premium because of them. A 2012 study from Kansas State University found that buyers didn't realize whether something was produced in America or produced in North America, and there was no change in demand either way.
*Couple gives $3 million to Kansas State
5/2/14 Kansas City Star
A couple who graduated from Kansas State has donated $3 million to the university to support a new leadership program and a welcome center.
*Men, women view infidelity differently
5/1/14 Wichita Eagle
Men and women are in general far apart about how they view infidelity, research at Kansas State University shows.
*Insects represent a link for antibiotic resistance traits
5/1/14 Drover's Cattle Network
Those pesky house flies buzzing around your home or invading your springtime picnic could be doing more harm to human health than you realize. According to a recent study by Kansas State University, published in the Applied and Environmental Microbiology journal, insects carry antibiotic-resistant bacteria from one point to another, including from food animal farms and wastewater treatment facilities, for example, to urban areas.
*93 Year Old Skydives for the first time
5/1/14 Kansas First News
According to the Gerontology Club at Kansas State University, the number one thing on people’s bucket lists is skydiving.
K-State students present vision for Downtown
5/2/14 St. Joseph News Press
The K-State student and St. Joseph native also suggested razing the parking garage at Eighth and Felix streets. She said the space could be turned into a park with a historic walk and playground, which would create better sight lines into Downtown from the east.
*Ostrich ranch takes second in Kansas Entrepreneurship Challenge
5/2/14 Emporia Gazette
Two students from Emporia State University took second place in a business-venture competition against students from Kansas State University in the first-ever Kansas Entrepreneurship Challenge.
*Yingling Donates Garmin 1000 equipped simulator to KSU-Salina Flight Training Program
5/1/14 AV Web
Kansas State University Salina aviation students will have a new piece of technology to train on thanks to a generous donation from a Wichita, Kan., aviation company.
Bliss reappointed to State Fair Board
5/1/14 Hutchinson News
Bliss earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from Kansas State University. He currently is an agricultural education instructor at Hodgeman County High School, and a member of the Hodgeman County Foundation Board, according to a news release from Brownback’s office.


Thursday, May 1, 2014 

*Men and women bothered by different types of infidelity
4/30/14 Health Canal
You've probably heard the saying men are from Mars, women are from Venus. New research from Kansas State University shows this saying even applies to views on cheating.

K-State president Kirk Schulz helped craft change coming to college sports
5/1/14 Kansas City Star
Others said a team meeting will soon take place to review the reform that their president, Kirk Schulz, had a hand in crafting that go well beyond additional calories.

Senior Recital coming up at Trinity May 11
4/30/14 Hutchinson News
Spence, a senior at Kansas State University, is double majoring in vocal performance and music education. While at KSU Spence has been chosen as one the top 10 musicians at an Honors Recital in the last two years. He was an Aria contest winner this year and preformed with the KSU orchestra. He has been in four operas and two muscials while at KSU.

Mortenson and GE Johnson Awarded $65 Million Overhaul in Phase Three of the Bill Snyder Stadium Master Plan
4-30-14 Houston Chronicle
Mortenson Construction, a leading builder of sports facilities in the U.S., and joint-venture partner GE Johnson Construction, a full-service construction company headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo., have been selected to continue their work on the Kansas State University campus in Manhattan, Kan. Details of the new privately-funded Vanier Football Complex and North Stadium project were unveiled in a press conference during the Wildcats’ spring football game on Saturday, April 26.

Muddy pens cause decrease in cattle gains
5/1/14 Agri-View
Chris Reinhardt, extension feedlot specialist for Kansas State University, understands that part of raising cattle is dealing with the weather and encourages livestock producers to take precautions that reduce stress from muddy pen conditions.

Schuneman Scholarship fund awards to 14 graduates
4/30/14 Hiawatha World
Receiving grants this year are: Valerie Binns, Kansas State University; Brynn Wright, Kansas State University.

Alumni from Florida support Welcome Center and more through donation
5/1/14 Little Apple Post
David and Ellie Everitt, Marco Island, Florida, have made a gift of $3 million to Kansas State University — $2 million will ksu sealgo to the School of Leadership Studies to establish the David and Ellie Everitt Endowment for the Leading Change Institutes, and $1 million will benefit the new K-StateWelcome Center.

Recreational credit courses offered during KSU's May intersession
5/1/14 KNDY
One-credit-hour recreational classes will be offered for the first time during Kansas State University’s May intersession, the short time between standard university semesters when students can complete a class in an accelerated time frame. UFM Community Learning Center coordinates these recreational credit classes as part of Kansas State University Global Campus.

Drought continues to deepen in western Kansas
5/1/14 The Garden City Telegram
"We are farming better, using less tillage; we are trying to keep more residue in the ground," said John Holman, a southwest Kansas agronomist with Kansas State University Research and Extension. "But the problem is when you have no rain, you have no crop growth. You have no crop growth, you have nothing protecting the soil."

Third HCC presidential candidate to interview Friday
4/30/14 Hutchinson News
Born and reared in Beloit, File graduated from Cloud County Community College, Concordia, with an Associate of Arts degree, the release said. He received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Kansas State University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Baltimore. 

*93-year-old skydives for first time in event hosted by the K-State Gerontology Club

K-State Women’s Center hosts annual Take Back the Night March
4/30/14; KSNT, KTKA

K-State Salina cuts ribbon on new flight simulator donated to school
4/30/14; KWCH

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