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K-Staters in the news — March 2017

Some of the top stories mentioning Kansas State University are posted below. Download an Excel file (xls) with all of this month's news stories.


Friday, March 31, 2017 

Ask Brianna: Is financial therapy right for me?
03/30/17 Houston Chronicle
Financial therapy can help you understand why you're stuck in the same patterns, such as overspending, even if you've tried to change. It also can help you explore the feelings that bubble up when you think about money. Gresham and Derek Lawson, a doctoral student in personal financial planning with a focus on financial therapy at Kansas State University,
say financial therapy might be the right call if:
—Your finances make you feel depressed or anxious.
—You're consistently spending more than you earn or aren't saving any money.
—You've tried to change those behaviors, with no luck.
—You want to understand the root of your money troubles. 
 
Engineer patents waterlike polymer to create high-temperature ceramics
03/30/17 Phys.org
Ceramic textiles, improved jet engine blades, 3-D printed ceramics and better batteries may soon become a reality, thanks to a recently patented polymer from a Kansas State University engineer. 
 
10 Relationship Facts Everyone Should Know Before Getting Married
03/30/17 Huffington Post
In 2013 study, researchers at Kansas State University found that early finance-related arguments are the top predictor of divorce. What's more, this was true across income and wealth levels. That's your cue to pour a glass of wine and start talking financial histories and money expectations.

Thursday, March 30, 2017 

Ask Brianna: Is Financial Therapy Right for Me?
3/27/17 The San Francisco Gate
Financial therapy can help you understand why you’re stuck in the same patterns, such as overspending, even if you’ve tried to change. It also can help you explore the feelings that bubble up when you think about money. Gresham and Derek Lawson, a doctoral student in personal financial planning with a focus on financial therapy at Kansas State University, say financial therapy might be the right call if:

  • Your finances make you feel depressed or anxious
  • You’re consistently spending more than you earn or aren’t saving any money
  • You’ve tried to change those behaviors, with no luck
  • You want to understand the root of your money troubles

*New moms need less rigid exercise programs: Study
3/27/17 Al Bawaba
When it comes to new moms' workout programs, less is more and so, according to a Kansas State University researcher, new moms may need a bit more flexibility and support to ease back into exercise after giving birth.

*Kansas State researchers look for strategies to reduce wheat yield gap
3/27/17 Midwest Producer
Farmers aim to increase yield and profitability while maintaining stewardship of the land. With farming comes preserving the soil and being cautious in management practices to keep the ground functioning to its full potential. This may mean farmers change the way they apply certain fertilizers to the soil, as well as other crop production components. Researchers at Kansas State University are coming together to help farmers get a bigger bang for their buck by finding management practices that can increase yields and profitability while still preserving the land.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 

*10 relationship facts everyone should know before getting married
3/27/17 The Huffington Post
In 2013 study, researchers at Kansas State University found that early finance-related arguments are the top predictor of divorce. What’s more, this was true across income and wealth levels. That’s your cue to pour a glass of wine and start talking financial histories and money expectations.

*50 fitness myths that really need to die: Part 1 of 5
3/27/17 The Mission
A study conducted by Kansas State University Professor Mark Haub showed that when it comes to weight loss, a calorie really is a calorie and that regardless of its source, the energy balance equation rules supreme.

*Aviation maintenance professor receives national award
3/27/17 The Wichita Eagle
Kansas State University Polytechnic in Salina said Monday one of its aviation faculty members will receive national recognition next month. Andrew Smith, professor of aviation maintenance management, was named the 2017 Ivan D. Livi Aviation Maintenance Educator of the Year by the Aviation Technician Education Council. 


Monday, March 27, 2017 

*New moms need 'less structured, more flexible' workout programs
3/26/17 Business Standard
When it comes to new moms' workout programs, less is more and so, according to a Kansas State University researcher, new moms may need a bit more flexibility and support to ease back into exercise after giving birth.

Editoral: Restore funding for KU and K-State
3/27/17 Topeka Capital Journal
When Gov. Sam Brownback signed $97 million in cuts last May, the state’s public higher education institutions lost millions of dollars. Although state aid was reduced by 4 percent overall, the cuts were imposed unevenly — Wichita State University received a 3.8 percent cut, Fort Hays State University was cut by 3.1 percent, Pittsburgh State University saw a reduction of 2.8 percent and Emporia State University was cut by 2.7 percent. However, the University of Kansas and Kansas State University each absorbed disproportionate cuts of 5.1 percent.

Kansas farmers face debts and drought
3/24/17 Washington Times
“2016 ended up being better than we expected, so that was a big help,” said Mykel Taylor, an agricultural economist at Kansas State University. “But we see 2017 as possibly the worst year because if we have a normal yield and low prices, that will not be sufficient to cover the cost of production, let alone the debt of the last year.”

Thursday, March 23, 2017 

KU, K-State could see some state funding restored
3/22/17 Kansas City Star
Lawmakers have endorsed a plan that would boost funding for the University of Kansas and Kansas State University next year, and all public universities the year after.

USDA announces $11 million to support antimicrobial resistance research
3/22/17 Phys.org
Among previously funded projects, scientists at Kansas State University are working on finding effective alternatives to antibiotics that are safe for use in modern swine and beef cattle production systems. Colorado State University scientists are using DNA analysis to determine possible links between food animal production and AMR-related illness.

Building a reliable, low-cost device to measure moisture in grain bags
3/21/17 High Plains Journal
Together with Kansas State University colleagues, Armstrong developed a hand-held device that could provide a fast, low-cost way to check the moisture level in grain bags. The meter works by measuring the relative humidity and temperature of the air within the grain, two key parameters that are used to estimate moisture content, explains Armstrong, with the ARS Center for Grain and Animal Health Research.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 

Kansas State University's Selection of Mediasite Leads to Explosive Growth in Campus Video Usage
3/21/17 Yahoo! Finance 
Sonic Foundry, Inc. (SOFO), the trusted global leader for video creation and management solutions, today announces Kansas State University has standardized on Mediasite to create online learning content and serve as the central repository for all academic video files on campus. 

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi Announces 2017 Dissertation Fellows
3/21/17 Houston Chronicle
This year’s class of fellows represents a group of 10 students spanning a number of disciplines from science and engineering to arts and humanities.
Ananda Bandara, Kansas State University 

*Kansas State University ranked most beautiful college in Kansas
3/21/17 WIBW
Kansas State University is officially the most beautiful college in Kansas.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Burying their cattle, ranchers call wildfires ‘our Hurricane Katrina’
3/20/17 New York Times
Aaron Sawyers, an agriculture extension agent with Kansas State University, got so upset with the delays in and strings attached to getting relief, and what he called a lackluster response from Washington, that he wrote a Facebook post on Tuesday urging friends to barrage lawmakers to loosen up government money for ranchers to replace fences and rebuild their devastated herds.


*Amid new anxiety, fewer than half as many foreign students apply to UMKC
3/18/17 Kansas City Star
“When you have, in the news, information about visas not being renewed, or you find yourself not being able to come, it’s concerning to students and potential students,” said Grant Chapman, the interim associate provost for international programs at Kansas State University. It’s too early in the application process in Manhattan for the fall semester to tell whether the international numbers might drop this year.

Was the Trans-Pacific Partnership bad for the U.S.? Experts take sides
3/17/17 Wallet Hub
Nelson B. Villoria, assistant professor of agricultural economics at Kansas State University: it is likely the Trans-Pacific Partnership would have benefited some sectors of the U.S., while harming some others.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Industry Trails Big 4 in Accounting Ethics: Study
03/16/17 CFO Magazine
The other co-authors were Derek Dalton of Clemson, Donna Bobek of the University of South Caroliina, Brian Daugherty of University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, and Amy Hageman of Kansas State University.
 
*Kansas State University Study Counters Common Beliefs About Marbling Texture In Steaks
03/16/17 Farms.com
A Kansas State University study has found that the marbling texture of steak makes no difference to consumers in appearance and taste. Marbling is the amount of white, visible flecks of fat within the meat.
 
Kansas’ NCAA entries ranked as ‘military friendly’ schools
03/16/17 KSN
All three Kansas colleges playing in the 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament have been ranked as “Military Friendly®” universities by a national media organization. Wichita State University, the University of Kansas and and Kansas State University all play Friday in regional NCAA tournaments.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

We Have No Idea How Bad Fashion Actually Is for the Environment
3/15/17 Yahoo! News
Dr. Melody LeHew, professor of apparel and textiles at Kansas State University, has been building a case to educators and students for why they should care about sustainability with a website called Athenas. It’s been a slog. “You’ll notice that we don’t have a lot of facts and data on there because it really is hard to find the numbers to support what we’re saying,” she says.

*Overland Park resident is K-State’s new student body president
3/15/17 Kansas City Star
Jack Ayres, of Overland Park, is the new student body president at Kansas State University.

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article138626713.html#storylink=cp

*'This Was The Biggest Mistake I Made When I Moved In With My Boyfriend’
3/15/17 Women's Health
Why it happens: About 10 percent of unmarried men and women—or more than 7 million people—are cohabiting with their partners, and though they're less likely than married couples to pool all their money, many roomies-with-benefits do share major expenses. That's partly a matter of convenience, says Sonya Britt, Ph.D., an associate professor of personal financial planning at Kansas State University, but there can also be a wishful-thinking element: the idea that merging your finances makes you more of a couple.

*K-State study: All those steak snobs talking about marbling are full of malarkey
3/14/17 Wichita Eagle 
A Kansas State University study has found that the marbling of a steak makes no difference to the consumer in regards to the appearance and the flavor of the steak.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Industry accounting perceived as less ethical by CPAs
3/14/17 Accounting Today
The study, by Robin R. Radtke and Derek W. Dalton of Clemson University, Donna D. Bobek of the University of South Carolina, Brian E. Daugherty of the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, and Amy H. Hageman of Kansas State University, appears in the journal Behavioral Research in Accounting, published by the American Accounting Association. 

10 Colleges That Offer a Class on Harry Potter
3/14/17 Teen Vogue
Kansas State offers a class called "Harry Potter's Library." Students take a critical look at the Harry Potter series and compare them to other fantasy novels by authors such as Roald Dahl and C.S. Lewis. 

*Kansas State Polytechnic plans aviation safety stand down
3/14/17 Wichita Eagle 
Aviation safety practices will be the focus of an event at Kansas State University Polytechnic in Salina later this month. 

Tuesday, March 13, 2017

Washington State researcher cultivates bump drone crop
3/13/17 Drone Life
In January, researchers at Kansas State University created a research program to analyze in-field conditions and improve wheat-breeding programs.

High pressure processing: more raw pet food research needed
3/13/17 Petfood Industry
Although dogs have been wolfing down raw meat since they literally were wolves, store-bought raw pet food appeared only with the past few decades, said Greg Aldrich, research associate professor at Kansas State University and Petfood Industry columnist. 

Fleas, ticks already becoming a problem
3/13/17 The Mercury
A mild winter and early spring in many parts of the country mean ticks and fleas are beginning to emerge, according to a Kansas State University veterinarian. “The season for itching and scratching is here, and your pets will need your help to ensure they stay healthy and free of infestation,” said Susan Nelson, clinical professor at the university’s Veterinary Health Center’s Pet Health Center.

Monday, March 12, 2017

Ensuring safety on college campuses – Becoming more difficult each day
3/11/17 San Marcos Corridor News
Kansas State University is installing upgrades to security systems. The additional investment in security is in response to a new Kansas law allowing for concealed handguns on university campuses.

Bulk solids research center aims to help solve industry problems
3/11/17 Salina Journal
Those answers may come from research conducted at the Bulk Solids Innovation Center, 607 N. Front. The center, which is affiliated with Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus, is the only publicly funded facility of its kind in the country designed to help solve production problems experienced by the manufacturers of a huge variety of products — everything from face powder to brownie mix, from painkillers to cement.

K-State’s experiment field offers real, variable lessons
3/11/17 Kansas Agland
Kansas State University, established in 1863, became the nation’s first land-grant university. The land-grant concept was a success, but it was determined that it was incomplete, according to K-State. While agricultural could be taught in the classroom; in real life, farming, ranching and other research was conducted in highly variable and localized outdoor environments, according to the college. To expand the land-grant mission, the Hatch Act of 1887 was passed which provided federal funds to states to establish a series of agricultural experiment stations under the direction of each land-grant university.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Clients, Not Their Financial Advisors, Should Set Their Own Financial Goals
03/09/17 The Street
According to Dr. Kristy Archuleta, an associate professor at Kansas State University, who led a recent report entitled "Financial Goal Setting, Financial Anxiety, and Solution-Focused Financial Therapy: A Quasi-Experimental Outcome Study," it's perfectly acceptable - even preferable - for clients to create their own "financial goals" plan.
 
In wildfire-scorched Kansas, ‘there’s still lots and lots of fuel on the ground’
03/09/17 Kansas City Star
“That’s a big if,” said Glynn Tonsor, a livestock economist at Kansas State University. “But if it became regular, then at some point (ranchers) would stop their current practices. It’s pretty hard to make money if you’re only getting it through insurance payments.”
 
Weird news this week from around the world
03/09/17 Idaho Statesman
Luckiest (Bewildered) Animals: (1) In December, a 400-pound black bear at the Palm Beach, Florida, zoo (“Clark”) got a root canal from dentist Jan Bellows, to fix a painful fractured tooth. (2) In January, a pet ferret (“Zelda”) in Olathe, Kansas, received a pacemaker from Kansas State University doctors, who said Zelda should thus be able to live the ferret’s normal life span.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

*Washington Post editor to give lecture at K-State
3/7/17 Topeka Capital Journal
Washington Post executive editor Martin Baron, formerly of the Boston Globe and New York Times, will speak at Kansas State University next month.

Kansas looks to ‘outer space’ for jobs with new initiative
3/7/17 Wichita Eagle
Soave pointed to Wichita’s aviation industry and Kansas State University’s Polytechnic campus in Salina as reasons why Kansas is poised to be a manufacturing center for both satellites and the burgeoning business of commercial spacecraft.

Kansas State makes $6 million budget reduction
3/4/17 Washington Times
Kansas State officials say the university will reduce its budget by $6 million. 

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Nanomaterial-based bone regeneration technology could help people suffering from severe injuries
3/7/17 News Medical Life Sciences
Anderson has conducted biomaterials and bone trauma research since 1991 through his work at Kansas State and Ohio State universities.

K-State vets restore sight in 2-year-old gibbon
3/6/17 The Mercury
Veterinary specialists at K-State recently performed what is believed to be the first cataract surgery on a youthful member of the ape family: a 2-year-old gibbon named Booger.

Net return prospects for cattle finishing in 2017
3/6/17 Feed Stuffs
Average daily gain, feed conversion, days on feed, in weight, out weight and feeding cost of gain were obtained from monthly issues of Kansas State University’s “Focus on Feedlots” newsletter.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Pigs could give early warning of Zika virus
3/6/17 Pig Progress
In a recent publication in Vector-borne and Zoonotic Diseases, scientists from Kansas State University and Colorado State University describe how they did a series of experimental infections. They did so, to investigate whether animals within certain taxonomic groups in North America have the potential to serve as Zika virus amplifying or maintenance hosts.

The 25 best student unions
3/6/17 College Rank
Located at the Manhattan, Kansas campus of Kansas State University, this student union is actually in the midst of a major renovation. Originally built in 1956, the K-State Union has managed to look great in the 60 years since its initial construction. It has a walkway that students can use to travel from the two connected buildings and it has a very modern-looking stone façade and stone walkways that have hosted millions of traveling students.

Kansas State makes $6 million budget reduction
3/4/17 Washington Times
Kansas State officials say the university will reduce its budget by $6 million.


Friday, March 3, 2017

The case against a farm bill boost
03/02/17 Politico
MAKE AMERICAN AG RESEARCH GREAT AGAIN: That’s the message a group of agricultural scientists will deliver to lawmakers today. Researchers from Texas A&M, Virginia Tech, Kansas State University and Penn State, among others, will be showing off their USDA-funded research to members of their respective state delegations, and making the case that appropriators need to put aside more money for research in the next farm bill. The Hill visits will also feature a new report from the Supporters of Agricultural Research Foundation pointing to declines in funding for agricultural research even as the government has invested in science elsewhere. Researchers will also make their pitches at a pair of briefings.
 
Trump as the Cat in the Hat? Dr. Seuss’s stories find new political meaning.
03/02/17 Washington Post
“There are many parallels between Seuss’s characters and Trump,” says Nel, an English professor at Kansas State University who wrote “Dr. Seuss: American Icon.” “Indeed, Trump is in many respects a caricature straight out of a Dr. Seuss book.” 
 
What colleagues are saying about new Tennessee AD John Currie
03/02/17 USA Today
Kansas State University President Richard Myers
“John provided tremendous leadership for Kansas State University and worked tirelessly to create a world-class experience for our student-athletes and fans. Our athletics program has become one of the most financially solvent in the country during John’s tenure. He initiated $210 million in comprehensive facility improvements, including a new basketball training facility, expansion and renovation of the football stadium and more. All this was privately funded with no state tax or university tuition dollars.”

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Classes, Communities Across US Celebrate Dr. Seuss' Influence On Literacy
3/1/17 Wisconsin Public Radio
Twenty years ago, this nationwide initiative was chosen to be celebrated on Dr. Seuss’ birthday because of his role in children’s literacy and in inspiring children to read, said Philip Nel, an English professor at Kansas State University.

First farm bill hearing held at K-State
3/1/17 Today's Producer
The Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee held its first field hearing at Kansas State University in Manhattan. The hearing was conducted by Chairman Pat Roberts and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow.

Farmers take advantage of warm, dry February
3/1/17 The Marysville Advocate
Mary Knapp, Kansas State University climatologist, said some record high temperatures were set in February in Kansas.

 

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