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K-Staters in the news — July 2018

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.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 

National/international  

*Regenerative Medicine Therapy Now Available for Horses at Veterinary Health Center
7/30/18 The Horse
The Veterinary Health Center at Kansas State University is now offering regenerative medicine therapy, including platelet-rich plasma and animal stem cell therapies, for equine patients.

State/Regional

K-State professor to talk about immigration in Kansas
7/30/18 Salina Journal
Matthew Sanderson, associate professor of sociology at Kansas State University, will explore the history of Kansas immigration in "Immigration in Kansas," a free presentation from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Smoky Hill Museum.

Local

In Focus – 7/30/18
7/30/18 KMAN
Monday’s guest was Dr. Timothy Shaffer, assistant professor of communication studies at Kansas State University and assistant director of the K-State Institute for Civil Discourse and Democracy.

Monday, July 30, 2018 

National/international  

Farmers fear $12 billion aid package a sign of extended trade war
7/27/18 UPI International
"The Chinese are very smart," said Art Barnaby, a professor of agricultural economics at Kansas State University. "They returned with tariffs that impact the very people who voted for Trump, people in the rural Midwest."

Weekly book list
7/30/18 Chronicle of Higher Education
Child Labor in America: The Epic Legal Struggle to Protect Children by John A. Fliter (University Press of Kansas; 320 pages; $45 hardcover, $24.95 paperback). Traces the history of child-labor law since individual states' measures in the 1840s. Fliter is an associate professor of political science at Kansas State University.

State/Regional

Clay County (Mo.) Sheriff's Office asking for donations to help sick K9
7/27/18 KCTV-5
K9 Officer Ram normally comes to Long Veterinary Clinic for treatment but he was recently transferred to K-State for further care.

Local

*Local fashion designer gets national recognition at just 22-years-old
7/29/18 WIBW-TV
K-State Senior Mason Burns fashion designs are inspired by passion and vision.

Friday, July 27, 2018 

National/international  

Can I give my dog ice cubes to cool down? RSPCA settles debate with top tips
07/26/18 Daily Mirror
Some vets have said they think ice could potentially cause tooth damage for dogs, so it's a good idea to keep a watchful eye on them as they eat. Dr. Susan C. Nelson, a clinical professor at the Veterinary Health Center at Kansas State University said to PetMD : “The larger and harder the cube, the higher the chance of this occurring.”  

*Liberal, Kansas is diversifying so fast, it has a new accent
07/26/18 The Outline
Because of its racial and linguistic diversity, it has even developed its own accent. This June, Kansas State University researcher Mary Kohn found that young Liberal residents, even if they didn’t speak a word of Spanish, have integrated Spanish phonetics into how they speak: Liberal residents tend to use staccato syllables and less nasal-y vowel pronunciations, much more like Spanish than English. That’s not unlike how European immigration in the Midwest helped to create the beloved Minnesota accent a century ago.

State/Regional

30 years of corn research shines light on hybrid improvement
07/27/18 High Plains Journal
A collaboration between Kansas State University and DuPont Pioneer Agronomy analyzing 30 years of corn plant population responses shows that as agronomic optimum plant density increased, the range for maximizing yields also widened.  

Thursday, July 26, 2018 

National/international 

Best Universities To Study Architecture And Interior Design In America, 2018
7/25/18 Ceoworld.biz
College of Architecture, Planning and Design at Kansas State University (seventeenth).

Researchers share water-energy-food nexus work
7/25/18 Morning Ag Clips 
Stacy Hutchinson, professor of biological and agricultural engineering, and Shawn Hutchinson, professor of geography, presented research on July 9-12 at the third Joint European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories and NASA Landuse/Landcover Change Workshop at the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania in Chania, Crete, Greece.

Local 

*Executive Education by Kansas State launching new program for middle managers
7/25/18 Junction City Post
 Following the 2017 launch of The Executive Coach, Executive Education by Kansas State University is expanding its offerings to include a new program aimed at a new audience: The Strategic Leader. 

Catbacker Club Raising Funds for Ahearn Fund Scholarships
7/25/18 Junction City Post
The Catbacker Club in Geary County is conducting an online auction of K-State memorabilia to raise money to support the Ahearn Fund Scholarship Program athletes at Kansas State University.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 

National/international 

Stirring up dust and memories on the long road back home
7/24/18 Chicago Tribune 
That’s why so much of our time was spent in Manhattan, home of Kansas State University, where two small-town farm girls not only earned college degrees but met future husbands, started careers and — in my case — a brood of precious kids.

State/regional

Stop the Bleed training taught tourniquet techniques
7/24/18 WIBW
Faculty at K-State learned how to stop bleeding in a trauma situation--in order to save a life.

Local

K-State begins search for two new diversity positions
7/24/18 Manhattan Mercury
K-State is looking to expand its team focusing on diversity and multicultural student affairs.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 

National/international 

New Research Suggests Dr. Seuss Modeled the Lorax on This Real-Life Monkey
7/23/18 Smithsonian.com
“[The study] is a very thorough look at the origin of the Lorax,” says Philip Nel, a professor of children’s literature at Kansas State University, who did not participate in the research. “It provides a much fuller context than has been provided before in any one place."

Regional

An alternative to fallow: Field peas take root in the Midwest
7/23/18 High Plains Journal
Summer fallow is a common part of the High Plains rotation. In areas of limited rainfall, it helps recharge soil moisture before planting wheat in the fall. However, as farmers search for ways to maximize profit, there is growing interest from farmers like Ziegelmeier to replace fallow with pulse crops like field peas, said Lucas Haag, the Kansas State Research and Extension northwest area agronomist.

Local

Server works to deliver good food, attitude
7/23/18 Manhattan Mercury
Seyfert, a business management student at K-State, moved on to work at TGI Fridays in his hometown of Wichita before coming to school in Manhattan. 

Monday, July 23, 2018 

National/international 

Career briefs
7/21/18 IndiaWest
Nikhil Moro has been appointed the new director of Kansas State University’s A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications. The Indian American professor is the chair of the nationally accredited Department of Mass Communications and Journalism at Norfolk State University, as well as a faculty member teaching media law, emerging technology and international communication. Prior to Norfolk, Moro founded and directed a research collective in South Asian Media, Culture & Arts at the University of North Texas. He has a doctorate in communication law from Ohio State University.

Be Modern Man Enitan Bereola II
7/21/18 Black Enterprise
I’m writing, creating, and producing the stories that tell the truth about what it means to be black in this world. My first book is proof I was doing it for the culture before the cool slogan. Bereolaesque: The Contemporary Gentleman & Etiquette Book for the Urban Sophisticate lent my voice to hundreds of thousands of males at over 50 colleges and universities. The book is a required part of Bermuda College and Kansas State University’s curricula. Gentlewoman: Etiquette for a Lady from a Gentleman reminds us that when women win, society wins. Black women are out here winning—it’s time we join them! The Gray: A Relationship Etiquette Study is a deep dive into real relationships and where we went wrong. It carries the intent to improve our interaction because black male achievement begins with black male relationships. Hill Harper and I are working on something dope for black boys and men.

Regional

*NPR's Science Correspondent Joe Palca
7/22/18 Kansas Public Radio
Week of July 22, 2018: How do you convey complex ideas about science...on the radio? NPR science correspondent Joe Palca, host of NPR's "Joe's Big Idea," spoke at Kansas State University's Science Communication Week on Nov. 9, 2017.

Local

Emergency response crews, USD 383 wrap up active violence training
7/20/18 KMAN
Since Wednesday, the Riley County Police Department and emergency personnel from the Manhattan Fire Department, Riley County EMS, KSU PD and other law enforcement partners have participated in active violence training exercises at Manhattan High School West Campus.

Friday, July 20, 2018 

National/international 

The 20 best college towns in America
07/18/18 Business Insider
8. Manhattan, Kansas — home of Kansas State University
 
*Kansas State Gets FAA Waiver For UAS Line-of-Sight
07/18/18 Aviation Week
Kansas State University’s Polytechnic Campus in Salina has received an FAA waiver to fly unmanned aircraft systems beyond the line-of-sight. According to K-State, it is the first such waiver granted to a university by the FAA.

Local

RCPD, USD 383 to conduct joint active violence training exercises this week
07/17/18 KMAN
The Riley County Police Department and emergency personnel from the Manhattan Fire Department, Riley County EMS, KSU PD and other law enforcement partners will be participating in a joint active violence training exercise taking place over three consecutive days later this week, beginning Wednesday.

Thursday, July 19, 2018 

National/international 

United States Challenges China’s Price Support and Market Access
7/18/18 The Houston Chronicle 
Another author, Bowen Chen from Kansas State University mentions, “The major food exporters such as the U.S. could largely benefit from the ongoing agricultural liberalization in China” including better administration of its import access.

Hail storms hurt Kansas wheat crop
7/18/18 World-Grain.com
“Truly it was hail that was the name of the game,” said Jeanne Falk Jones, multi-county specialist in agronomy at Kansas State University Research and Extension.

State/regional

Rodeo raises funds for cancer patients in Phillips Co., surrounding area
7/18/18 Hays Post
Boyington worked at Crossroads Veterinary Clinic full time but during treatment did a lot of the paperwork from home. She and John’s daughter Brooke, the 2014 Phillipsburg Rodeo Queen, returned home to help her parents after graduating from Kansas State University last spring. “She has been a true blessing,” Donna said. “We’re so thankful, because she’s so helpful. She’s helped (John) as much if not more than me.”

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 

National/international 

Elite Group of College Football Players Honored for Inspiring 'Good Works' by Allstate, American Football Coaches Association
7/17/18 Cleveland 19 News  
Kansas State University – Dalton Risner 

State/regional

College boards discuss potential affiliation
7/17/18 Salina Journal 
Discussion of potential affiliation dominated a joint meeting Tuesday between community leaders and members of the Salina Area Technical College Board of Trustees and Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus dean’s advisory council.

Local

Grape expectations: Hospitality class teaches intricacies of wine tasting
7/17/18 The Collegian 
If you think the phrase “fruit-forward, foxy, buttery, burnt and chewy with a barnyard odor” sounds like something from a random wine review generator, you wouldn’t be alone. But, Kansas State’s Introduction to Wines course, HM 442, offers a light at the end of a dark tunnel of pretentious wine tasting phrases.

 

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 

National/international

Are smart assistants good for users? An honest look at the pros and cons
7/16/18 Fast Company 
Amazon has Echo. Google has Home. Apple has HomePod. Professor Heather Woods considers the benefits and risks of a digital assistant that is listening all the time.

State/regional

Extension course helps youth understand farm dangers message
7/16/18 High Plains Journal
A program by the Kansas State University Extension service was conducted before 40 youth from multiple counties during an all-day tractor safety operator’s course recently on the campus of Dodge City Community College.

Local

RCPD Law Board holds public meetings for new director search
7/16/18 1350 KMAN
Community members also spoke up about the way in which the new director would approach handling the unique demographics the RCPD serve — specifically, K-State and Fort Riley populations.

Monday, July 16, 2018 

National/international

*Alligator vs. shark: Rare fight between predators seen in viral video
7/13/18 International Business Times
A study conducted by James Nifong, an ecologist at Kansas State University, revealed American alligators gobble up anything they can get their jaws around. In the study, Nifong confirmed four separate instances in which an American alligator ate a lemon shark, a nurse shark, a bonnethead shark, and an Atlantic stingray.

Ceramist Suh unveils new works
7/15/18 The Korea Times
Kansas State University professor Glen Brown wrote that art acts similarly as a vehicle of spirit for Suh, verified through the effects of feeling rather than empirical data.

State/regional

*Former K-State Polytechnic dean donates sculpture to campus
7/13/18 Salina Journal
Verna Fitzsimmons, former dean and chief executive officer at Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus, has given the campus a sculpture she hopes will capture some campus memories.

Local

*World leaders: For third year, Mandela fellows learn leadership skills at K-State
7/15/18 Manhattan Mercury
K-State’s Staley School of Leadership has welcomed 25 fellows to campus for the third year in a row through the program. The fellows arrived in Manhattan in June and will participate in several classes, activities and field trips until the end of July.

Friday, July 13, 2018 

National/international

When she earns more: Old ideas about gender roles still cause stress
7/12/18 San Francisco Gate
“Make a list of whose responsibility it is to take out the trash, make sure the car insurance gets paid, decide how much to spend on groceries, etc.,” said Sonya Britt-Lutter, an associate professor of financial planning at Kansas State University, who recently developed a program to guide couples through financial conversations.

State/regional

KC-area scientists transform research into artwork (PHOTOS)
7/12/18 Kansas City Business Journal
Cancer research is personal to Bossman, a professor at Kansas State University. Bossman and his wife, an artist, are cancer survivors.

Local

RCPD to host active violence training at MHS
7/12/18 The Mercury
The Riley County Police Department, Manhattan Fire Department, Riley County EMS and K-State Police Department work to streamline interagency cooperating during the exercise July 18-20 at West Campus.

Thursday, July 12, 2018 

State/regional

Homeowners concerned over increase in bagworms
7/11/18 KWCH 12
K-State has more information on bagworms here: K-State Bagworms Information Sheet

Shawnee college student travels to Thailand to work with elephants
7/11/18 Shawnee Dispatch
Traveling with study-abroad organization Loop Abroad, the Kansas State University junior was selected as part of a small team that volunteered giving care at a dog shelter and spent a week working directly with rescued elephants at an elephant sanctuary.

Local

High school students learn leadership, marching band skills at K-State camp
7/10/18 The Collegian
Over one hundred high school students arrived on Kansas State’s campus Sunday afternoon to attend the 2018 Leadership and Auxiliary Camp, hosted by K-State Bands. 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 

National/international

New Kansas Initiative Looks To Track Cattle Diseases
7/10/18 KUNC
According to the Kansas Department of Agriculture, tracing cattle disease is key for biosecurity of the U.S. beef cattle industry, which has about 94 million head and tens of billions of dollars. Plus, Kansas is the site of the National Bio-and Agro-defense Facility, which is being constructed on the Kansas State University campus and is expected to open by 2022.

State/regional

Bat tests positive for rabies in Johnson County, Kansas
7/9/18 41 Action News
When it comes to bats, there are 900 different species around the world. 15 of those are in Kansas, according to Kansas State University. 

Local

*Beef Cattle Institute podcast now available to download
7/10/18 Junction City Post
Because veterinarians and beef producers are often on the road, the Beef Cattle Institute at Kansas State University has launched “BCI Cattle Chat,” a weekly podcast to provide current industry information to its on-the-go audience.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 

National/international

BASi Announces Appointment of John E. Sagartz to Board of Directors
7/9/18 CNBC
Dr. Sagartz is an adjunct associate professor of Comparative Medicine at St. Louis University’s College of Medicine and currently serves on the board of directors of the Missouri Biotechnology Association. He received his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees from Kansas State University and, after completing residency training in anatomic pathology, earned his Doctor of Philosophy from The Ohio State University.

CHANTAL BILODEAU BRINGS CLIMATE CHANGE TO THE THEATER
7/9/18 Pacific Standard
Forward was performed at Kansas State University in 2016.

Kansas State Cuts May Lead to Horticulture Center's Closing
7/9/18 U.S. News & World Report
Staff members are trying to find a way to keep one of KansasState University's research centers open after the school announced it would close the center south of Wichita.

Monday, July 9, 2018 

National/international

When she earns more: As roles shift, old ideas on who pays the bills persist
7/6/18 New York Times
“Make a list of whose responsibility it is to take out the trash, make sure the car insurance gets paid, decide how much to spend on groceries, etc.,” said Sonya Britt-Lutter, an associate professor of financial planning at Kansas State University, who recently developed a program to guide couples through financial conversations.

This Army colonel is showing large enterprises how to innovate like lean startups
7/8/18 Inc.
Like a lot of kids who came of age in the 1970s, Pete Newell was unsure of what he wanted to do with his life. Lacking any better ideas, he entered Kansas State university and joined the National Guard to pay for it. Upon graduation, he went to fulfill his four-year commitment to Uncle Sam and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the US Army.

State/regional 

Drought conditions impacting Kansas
7/6/18 KSHB-TV
The K-State Research and Extension Office said those contributing factors can impact yield.

Soybean farmers expect to be impacted by new China tariffs
7/6/18 WIBW-TV
K-State Agricultural Economist Daniel O'Brien says he expects this trade dispute will eventually be settled - possibly by Fall 2018 as China will need U.S. soybean supplies.

Friday, July 6, 2018 

National/international

Syrian seeds could save US wheat from climate menace
7/6/18 The Guardian
Even as forces supporting the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, were bombing Aleppo in spring 2016, researchers at Kansas State University (KSU) were receiving increasingly urgent reports from US wheat farmers of devastating attacks by the Hessian fly, leading to an average 10% yield loss per year, according to the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Applied Wheat Genomics at KSU. That’s a significant bite out of the earnings of farms already operating on shaky margins. 

State/regional 

For Stars Of This Kansas City Production, 'Newsies' Feels Ripped From Today's Headlines
7/6/18 KCUR
Director and choreographer Jerry Jay Cranford, a theater professor at Kansas State University who is working on four other productions this summer, said "Newsies" is a politically significant show.

Manhattan trails offer inexpensive way to exercise
7/6/18 Manhattan Mercury and Emporia Gazette
The trailhead begins 9 miles away from K-State's campus. The entry point is shaded, going over a stream and a creek with two bridges. The path continues from there with three options.

Thursday, July 5, 2018 

International 

Robots under the care of the psychologist
7/3/18 Il Giornale in Italy
According to some experts quoted by the Axios website, if robots learn to think like human beings, one day they could be subject to disorders similar to stress, depression and other mental problems, and need an ad hoc therapist. Vahid Behzadan, a Ph.D. student at Kansas State University and co-author of the study, explains that even the current generation of machine learning algorithms can show behavior comparable to that of a human being with cognitive problems. Artificial intelligence (AI) can, in short, learn to behave in a distorted way and with apparently obsessive or compulsive actions. 

National 

5 Easy & Unexpected Ways to Give Your Family a Sense of Wonder
7/3/18 CafeMom
Aside from being stunning to look at and exciting to be around, fireworks are innately novel. Researchers at Kansas State University studied fascination with the Fourth of July tradition. Mary Cain, associate professor of psychology at K-State, concluded, "If people had daily access to them, most would begin to find them boring, but given that our access is restricted, we find we may enjoy them more." 

Tuesday, July 3, 2018  

National/international 

High Schoolers Learn to Lead Animal Science Industry
7/2/18 USAgNet
Students gathered on the Kansas State University campus to gain livestock industry knowledge and develop leadership skills as part of the annual K-State Animal Sciences Leadership Academy (KASLA).

State/regional

Cattle Trace pilot program for disease traceability announced in Ellinwood
7/2/18 Hays Post
"We know for a traceability system to be effective, it needs to be simple, fast, and affordable to make its adoption within the industry as seamless as possible,” said Brad White, director of the Beef Cattle Institute at Kansas State University. “We are working to build a system to test today and one that will serve the U.S. beef cattle industry in the future."

Local

Campus concealed carry law passes first year in effect, policy violations recorded at K-State
7/2/18 The Collegian
After concealed carry of handguns on Kansas college campuses became legal on July 1, 2017, the Kansas State Police Department has filed no criminal cases regarding the presence of handguns on campus. However, there have been two policy violations.

Monday, July 2, 2018 

National/international 

One reason you should actually consider getting married
6/29/18 New York Post
The study also outlines how cohabiting and married couples spend their money differently: While married couples are more likely to invest in real estate and retirement, cohabiters tend to spend on things like furniture, cars and boats. “We tend to spend money on things that bring joint utility, like vacations, boats, furniture and artwork,” Sonya Britt-Lutter, an associate professor of personal financial planning at Kansas State University who co-authored the study, told Moneyish. “When we leave the relationship, it’s normal to purge and start fresh, so it’s hard to come out ahead financially from a cohabitation that’s ended.”

Kansas Student Prepares for College With Mobile Food Trailer
6/29/18 U.S. News & World Report
She graduated from St. John High School in May, but selling sno-cones and other treats out of her mobile food trailer — Ramsey Roo's — is not just a gig to make a few bucks this summer. In the fall, McVey will attend Kansas State University majoring in bakery science and management.

State/regional

*Former Malawi president Joyce Banda
7/1/18 Kansas Public Radio
What can the United States learn from the small, impoverished African country of Malawi? Dr. Joyce Banda gave the 177th Landon Lecture on Public Affairs at Kansas State University, shortly before her return to Malawi after four years of self-imposed exile.

Kansas City residents join national rally against immigration policies
6/30/18 Fox4 KC
“For the last five decades since I crossed the border as an immigrant, as a child, the walls have been there. Way back then they were invisible and there was a lot of support systems that came to your rescue, right now the voices are loud and angry and hateful and overt,” Socorro Herrera, Kansas State University Professor and Executive Director of the schools Center for Intercultural and Multilingual Advocacy.

Local

*Take care of your pet
6/29/18 Junction City Post
With excessive heat warnings for many parts of the region through Saturday, Tom Schwartz, director of the Veterinary Health Center at Kansas State University, says pet owners need to take precautions.

City asking for community participation in survey about Aggieville’s future
6/29/18 KMAN
Along with this survey, the team will be conducting focus groups throughout July and August with key stakeholders including Aggieville business and property owners, neighborhood residents, and Kansas State University faculty, staff, students and alumni. They will also hold a “design-a-thon” over three days in September followed by a public meeting to present the designs — dates, time and location to be announced.