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K-Staters in the news — June 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.

Friday, June 29, 2018 

National/International 

If This Is How You're Doing Workplace Engagement, You're Doing It All Wrong
06/28/18 San Francisco Gate
But let’s say you do design a clear survey and people respond and they answer honestly: Most surveys still don’t provide a clear sense of “what’s next.” For example, while Kansas State University research shows the benefits of having a friend at work, if your survey came back saying that many of your employees didn’t have friends in the office, would you know how to help them make a change? Probably not.

State/Regional

Minton Named Interim Ag College Dean, Extension Director
06/28/18 Kansas Ag Connection
Kansas State University has named Ernie Minton as College of Agriculture interim dean and interim director of K-State Research and Extension. 

Thursday, June 28, 2018 

National/International 

25 Programs Bringing Veterans Into the New Food Movement
6/27/18 Food Tank
19. Servicemember Agricultural Vocation Education (SAVE) Farm will be a teaching farm with an adjacent healing center that assists veterans in transitioning to a career in agriculture. In partnership with the Kansas State University Colleges of Architecture and of Agriculture, SAVE staff has created both business and architectural plans for the new center, and is now working on funding. In the meantime, they have trained 184 transitioning soldiers and 24 veterans in beekeeping and other small-scale agriculture skills. The organization’s objective is to eventually open a SAVE Farm at every land-grant college in the United States.

State/Regional

Phi Kappa Phi selects new Shawnee members for academic excellence
6/27/28 Shawnee Dispatch
A few Shawnee students made the list. They include Samantha Goetting, Eric Racki and Maridee Weber, of Kansas State University; and Kalyn Meseke, of Emporia State University.

Local 

K-State names Ernie Minton as interim leader of College of Agriculture
6/27/18 The Mercury
K-State named a new leader for the College of Agriculture on Wednesday.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 

National/International 

Millennials who cohabit tend to accrue less wealth
6/26/18 Futurity.org 
Sonya Britt-Lutter, lead author and associate professor of personal financial planning at Kansas State University, recommends financial planners ask clients if they are cohabiting in order to advise them on long-term savings and wealth. Britt-Lutter says new client forms only give the option of married, single, divorced, or widowed, without recognizing cohabitation.

*Veterinary toxicologist warns of blue-green algae dangers to livestock, pets
6/26/18 Phys.org
Summertime is known for its heat. Add some rainy days to the mix, and this combination can be the recipe for the development of blue-green algae, according to a toxicologist at the Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, a part of Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine.

State/Regional

K-STATE STUDY LOOKS AT THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF USING ANTIMICROBIALS
6/26/28 KNEB — 960 AM
Kansas State University agricultural economists and veterinary medicine faculty members have completed an analysis of the economic impact of treating groups of high health-risk animals with antimicrobials, and they think their findings will help to inform public debate on the topic.

*NW Kan. students earn degrees, graduation honors from K-State
6/26/18 Hays Post
Nearly 3,390 students completed degree requirements from Kansas State University in spring 2018. The graduates are from 102 Kansas counties, 47 states and 38 countries.

Local 

Relocated library, IT services continue operations after fire, prep for fall semester
6/26/18 The Collegian
After the Hale Library fire that occurred on May 22, Kansas State’s library and information technology services were disrupted, most notably marked by the lack of internet access in campus buildings and the inaccessibility of websites like KSIS lasting a few days after the fire. Now, the university’s library and IT services are operating all over campus.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 

National/International

*KANSAS STATE POLYTECHNIC BECOMES FIRST UNIVERSITY TO RECEIVE WAIVER TO FLY UAS BLOS
6/25/18 AUVSI News 
Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus has become the first university to receive a waiver from the FAA to fly UAS beyond the line of sight (BLOS).

State/Regional

*Post Secondary Graduations: Kansas State University
6/25/18 Sabetha Herald
Nearly 3,390 students completed degree requirements from Kansas State University in spring 2018. The graduates are from 102 Kansas counties, 47 states and 38 countries.

Local 

*Veterinary toxicologist warns of blue-green algae dangers to livestock, pets
6/25/18 Salina Post 
Summertime is known for its heat. Add some rainy days to the mix, and this combination can be the recipe for the development of blue-green algae, according to a toxicologist at the Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, a part of Kansas State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

Monday, June 25, 2018 

National/International

*K-State Adds UAS Information Assurance Program
6/25/18 Aviation Week
Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus in Salina, Kansas, has added a graduate certificate in unmanned aircraft systems information assurance for those interested in cybersecurity of unmanned aircraft systems. The program will begin in fall 2018.

State/Regional

It takes five minutes, or less.’ Court ruling means new Kansas voters sign up easily
6/25/18 Kansas City Star
Novas-Garcia, who emigrated from Spain to attend Kansas State University, says he won’t miss an election now that he’s a voter.

Making moves: McVey uses mobile food trailer to gain experience for college
6/25/18 Hutchinson News
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.

Local 

*K-State freezes books at Hale Library to prevent further damage
6/22/18 WIBW-TV
K-State’s Associate Professor of Libraries Michelle Turvey-Welch said they had to act quickly and move the materials to a different location.

Friday, June 22, 2018 

National/International 

These Are the 8 Germiest Things in Your Kitchen
06/21/18 Health.com
“The traffic that goes through a typical kitchen, with people coming and going—in addition to the food preparation and food storage that takes place there—really opens it up to all sorts of contamination,” says Randall Phebus, PhD, professor of food safety and defense at Kansas State University.

State/Regional

Regents approves tuition hikes for the 6 state universities
06/21/18 Hays Post/Associated Press
According to a media release, tuition increases for resident and non-resident undergraduates ranged from 1.1 percent to 2.8 percent, apart from Kansas State University Polytechnic, which had no tuition increase. Tuition increases for resident and non-resident graduate students also ranged from 1.1 percent to 2.8 percent, excluding Kansas State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, which had no tuition increase.

Local 

K-State receives initial $12 million for Hale Library repair
06/21/18 The Manhattan Mercury
K-State’s insurance company has sent the university an initial $12 million payment for fire damage to Hale Library.

Thursday, June 21, 2018 

National/International 

*The importance of disconnect day
6/20/18 Bristol247
Constant multitasking can decrease work quality, and researchers at Kansas State University have found that we need downtime after work to mentally recharge for the next day.

State/Regional

Regents approve tuition and fee increases for state universities in Kansas
6/20/18 Lawrence Journal World
Other universities in the Regents system will impose tuition and fee increases ranging from 1.2 percent at Kansas State University to 2.8 percent at Pittsburg State University.

*Shawnee students receive K-State honors
6/20/18 Shawnee Dispatch
Nearly 3,920 Kansas State University students have earned semester honors for their academic performance in the spring 2018 semester.

Local 

*David Littrell retiring from conducting K-State Orchestra after 28 years
6/20/18 Manhattan Mercury
After 28 years at the helm of K-State’s orchestra, David Littrell is ready to step aside.

 

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 

National/International

West Point superintendent retiring after 43-year Army career
6/19/18 Miami Herald
Caslen, a 1975 West Point graduate, is retiring after a 43-year military career that included numerous command assignments, including in Iraq. He earned masters' degrees from Long Island University and Kansas State University.

Brown recluse spiders: 4 things to know as the dangerous pests become more active
6/19/18 WSB-TV Atlanta
hey like "dark, secluded places," such as in closets or under garbage cans, Live Science reports. They might be lurking in boxes, shoes or clothes in your garage or basement, Holly Schwarting, who works for Kansas State University's Department of Entomology, told KFVS in 2016.

State/Regional 

Kansas Board of Regents to vote on proposed tuition increases
6/19/18 KSN
Emporia State is asking the regents for a $63 per semester increase, and K-State is proposing an increase of $51.

Local 

*K-State conducts first U.S. livestock study with Japanese encephalitis virus
6/18/18 Manhattan Mercury
North American domestic pigs could be susceptible to Japanese encephalitis virus infections according to a study by Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine researchers. The study is believed to be the first of its kind in the U.S.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 

National/International

*This Town In Kansas Has Its Own Unique Accent
6/18/18 Smithsonian.com 
The research is part of Kansas State University’s Kansas Speaks Project, an investigation of how language is used and is changing over time in the Great Plains. According to a press release, as part of the project, linguist Mary Kohn and her students recorded audio samples of 90 people of all ages across the state, including Liberal, then compared them to archival recordings of Kansans recorded in 1968 for the Dictionary of American Regional English.

K-State studies the role of pigs and mosquito in spreading Japanese encephalitis virus
6/18/18 National Hog Farmer
North American domestic pigs could be susceptible to Japanese encephalitis virus infections according to a study by Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine researchers. The study is believed to be the first of its kind in the United States.

State/Regional

Kansas Board of Regents to vote on proposed tuition increases
6/16/18 Fourstateshomepage.com 
K-State is proposing an increase of $51 dollars. 

Local

*Alpha Sigma Lambda nontraditional honor society inducts new members
6/18/18 Junction City Post
Kansas State University inducted 38 students into the university’s chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda for 2018.

Monday, June 18, 2018 

National/International

*A New Accent Is Developing in Southwest Kansas
6/15/18 Atlas Obscura
Say you’re a young person living in Liberal, Kansas—a small town in the southwestern part of the state, home to about 20,000 people—and someone you know does something fun without you. “I told my friends from Liberal that I had gone to Vancouver to present some research,” says Trevin Garcia, who just graduated from Kansas State University. “As soon as I said that, they were like, ‘Oh yeah, TFTI.’”

State/Regional

Budget cuts lead to closing of Kansas State research center
6/16/18 KCTV5
Kansas State University says it will close its 120-acre horticultural research center in Haysville.

Local

Manhattanites keep Cowboy Poetry alive
6/15/18 WIBW TV
“Rules are for other people, at least that would seem the case,” recited Kansas Cowboy Poetry State Champion Tim Keane-- who took first place at this year’s competition, in the humor category. The K-State professor draws his inspiration from his life’s experiences.

Friday, June 15, 2018 

National/International

*'Liberal accent' discovered in Kansas town with rising Latino population
6/15/18 Fox News
Kansas State University researchers said in a news release that as demographics in the town of Liberal in Seward County changed, the ways that some residents speak English has changed as well.

What’s anaplasmosis? What you need to know about this costly cowherd disease
6/14/18 Beef
A.J. Tarpoff is Extension beef veterinarian with Kansas State University

State/Regional

*Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus adds graduate certificate in UAS information
6/14/18 Salina Journal 
Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus is expanding its program options with a new offering for individuals interested in cybersecurity of unmanned aircraft systems.

 

Thursday, June 14, 2018 

National/International

*As the Latino population grows in this rural area, youths are developing a new accent
6/13/18 The Miami Herald
A research team at Kansas State University has found that as demographics change in the region, the way people speak English also changes.

State/Regional

Expert: Ticks can latch on anytime you brush up against vegetation
6/13/18 KMBC Channel 9 News 
It's not just tall grass you need to worry about. Jessica Barnett with K-State Extension said it's important to remember you can pick up a tick anytime you brush against vegetation.

Local

Summer STEM program lets USD 383 students explore outside the classroom
6/13/18 13 WIBW
The Manhattan-Ogden School District collaborated with Kansas State University to give middle school students a hands-on experience in science, technology, engineering, and math -- or STEM.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 

National/International

Michael Kitces' #FASuccess Podcast: How to Change Client Behavior with Kristy Archuleta
6/12/18 WealthManagement.com
Kanasa State University Associate Professor Kristy Archuleta tells Michael Kitces why what advisors typically do -- give advice with a long list of recommendations -- is not a good way to get clients to change their financial behaviors for the better.

State/Regional  

*Immigration To Southwest Kansas Is Creating A New Accent
6/12/18 KCUR 
New research from Kansas State University and its Kansas Speaks Project, which documents language shifts in Kansas, shows younger people in the region have started to take on the characteristics of Spanish speakers, even if they don’t speak Spanish themselves.

Local  

Kansas State University Johnson Cancer Research Center provides $362,400 for research and education
6/12/18 1350 Junction City Post
Cancer research at Kansas State University has gotten a large boost from donations made to the university’s Johnson Cancer Research Center.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 

National/International

*A Liberal accent: Linguistics team documents language changes in southwest Kansas
6/11/18 ScienceDaily 
Language changes are happening in southwest Kansas, a Kansas State University linguistics team has found. People in Liberal, Kansas, and other communities are developing a distinct accent, and the language change is a sign of a vibrant and growing community, researchers say.

Kitchen Towels Laden With Bacteria
6/11/18 Drugs.com
Kevin Sauer is an associate professor of dietetics at Kansas State University College of Human Ecology in Manhattan, Kansas. He said, "The key advice is to remain attentive to food safety when preparing food in the home, which includes proper hand-washing, avoiding cross-contamination, and cooking and storing foods at the right temperatures."

State 

*Tractor team once again make its mark in international competition
6/11/18 Sabetha Herald 
The Kansas State University Helwig Farms Quarter-Scale Tractor Team came home with two top finishes at the 21st annual American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers’ International Quarter-Scale Tractor Student Design Competition. The team competed May 31 through June 3 in Peoria, Ill., against 28 teams from universities in the U.S., Canada and Israel.

Pizza chain donating sales to help pay bills for K-State student injured in boat crash
6/11/18 41 Action News
Lamb worked at SPIN!’s Olathe location from 2013-2017 while attending Olathe East High School and during breaks from Kansas State University where she will be a senior studying marketing.

Local 

In Focus 6/11/18
6/11/18 1350 KMAN 
Monday’s guests were Daryn Solden of the Wamego Chamber of Commerce as well as Julia Slane and Chris Shearer with Caterpillar Wamego, Dr. Sue Nelson of K-State Veterinary Medicine, and lastly Deb Nuss and Dave Baker of the Manhattan Juneteenth committee.

Monday, June 11, 2018 

National/International

Baby fever in your 20s? Here's what experts say that means
6-9-18 Romper
Baby fever isn't just a "female" thing, either. Gary Brase, associate professor of psychology at Kansas State University, and his wife, Sandra, conducted a formal survey to gauge whether or not baby fever is a real thing, and if so, how it manifests over time and across the sexes. They found that both genders are capable of feeling this pull toward parenthood, with intensity varying. Part of the survey looked at how often gender roles were affiliated with baby fever, because women are often societally conditioned to want to have children (even if they personally don't).

No sweat OK: Stretching can improve blood flow, walking
6/9/18 McKnight's Long-term Care News
Muller-Delp teamed with fellow researchers at Kansas State University and the University of Electro-Communications in Tokyo to test a program that included stretching five times per week for four weeks. They found that the routine can improve the function of arteries in the muscles of the lower legs and increase the number of capillaries within stretched muscles.

State 

*Airlines are clamoring to hire K-State graduates and reverse pilot shortage
6/10/18 Kansas City Star
In May, the 21-year-old from Foxfield, Colo., graduated from Kansas State University's aviation program and landed a job as a pilot with Republic Airline. This summer, Mitchell is working on K-State's Polytechnic Campus in Salina as a senior flight instructor and ambassador. He's recruiting students to flight school for his new employer, which, like other regional airlines these days, is desperately looking to hire new pilots.

*K-State tractor team competes
6/10/18 Hutchinson News
The Kansas State University Helwig Farms Quarter-Scale Tractor Team came home with two top finishes at the 21st annual American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers’ International Quarter-Scale Tractor Student Design Competition.

Friday, June 8, 2018 

National/International

AAEA Members Represent in D.C. Exhibition
06/07/18 WBTV
Shannon Ferrell from Oklahoma State University and Terry Griffin from Kansas State University are representing a project funded by USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture via the Southern Risk Management Education Center, as well as support through state Cooperative Extension agencies and the National Agricultural Law Center. The project provides outreach to agricultural producers to help them understand the opportunities and challenges of agricultural data.
 
Limit-fed, high-energy stocker receiving diets require fasts starts, quick steps
06/07/18 Beef Magazine
That’s the bottom line of four progressive, nonsponsored research trials conducted at Kansas State University’s (KSU) Beef Stocker Unit (BSU).

State 

New York educator named new provost at K-State
06/07/18 Hays Post, Salina Post
Charles Taber, the vice provost for graduate and professional education and dean of the Graduate School at Stony Brook University, New York, has been named the new provost and executive vice president of Kansas State University.

Local 

‘The heart is broken’: Community members gather, read in solidarity for Hale
06/07/18 The Collegian
Students, faculty and community members gathered in solidarity to read together on the north lawn of Hale Library on Wednesday. Reverends Christian Watkins of ECM and Caela Simmons Wood of the First Congregational UCC hosted the event to support Hale and the community in the aftermath of the May 22 roof fire.

Thursday, June 7, 2018 

State 

*Kansas State names new provost and executive vice president
06/06/18 Topeka Capital Journal
Kansas State University has a new provost and executive vice president, officials announced Wednesday.

*KSU Polytech names interim CEO
06/06/18 Salina Journal
Alysia Starkey has been named interim CEO and dean of Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus, replacing Verna Fitzsimmons, who will retire at the end of this month.

Restoring K-State's fire-damaged Hale Library will take a long time
06/06/18 Kansas City Star 
Kansas State University's Hale Library is a long way from getting back to normal after a fire there last month extensively damaged the structure and its contents. 

Local 

*K-State names Stony Brook grad school dean as new provost
06/06/18 1350 KMAN
Charles Taber, the vice provost for graduate and professional education and dean of the Graduate School at Stony Brook University, New York, has been named the new provost and executive vice president of Kansas State University

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 

National/International 

Kansas State Library Faces Long Recovery From Fire
06/05/18 U.S. News & World Report
Kansas State University's Hale Library suffered significant damage during a fire, according to school officials.

Is cheese on apple pie just right or just wrong? The 'dessert' is dividing the Midwest
06/05/18 Miami Herald
In Oct. 2017, a Kansas State University student found out "cinnamon rolls and chili" are not just a Kansas thing.

State

Kansas State Polytechnic aviation professor honored with FAA’s prestigious Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award
06/05/18 Salina Post
Bill Gross, aviation professor and chief flight instructor at the Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus, has spent more than half of a century in the cockpit of an airplane and now his dedication to flying is being recognized by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Local

Smoke-free policy settles over K-State campus
06/05/18 The Collegian
Kansas State’s new ‘Cats for Clean Air policy settled over campus like a thin veil of smoke on June 1, and the wind will not be blowing it away anytime soon.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 

National/International 

Maintaining grass waterways
06/04/18 Successful Farming Podcast on Agriculture.com
DeAnn Presley is an extension soil management specialist at Kansas State University. She says using a waterway as a road leaves tracks, and tracks can turn into gullies. If you see gullies forming, don't ignore them. They'll just get worse, and become harder to fix.

Local

In Focus
06/04/18 KMAN
Monday’s guests were K-State Vice President of Communications and Marketing Jeff Morris and K-State Library Dean Lori Goetsch.
 
K-State computer systems largely back online following fire
06/04/18 WIBW
Kansas State University says most of the campus' computer resources are functioning again - two weeks after a fire took them out and did heavy damage to Hale Library.

Monday, June 4, 2018 

National/International 

*4 ways to make grilling healthier this summer
6/1/18 Time magazine
Cooking most meat at temperatures above 300°F can produce potentially cancer-causing chemicals called heterocyclic amines (HCAs), according to the National Cancer Institute. But fruits and vegetables like corn, peaches, peppers, eggplant, pineapple, squash and watermelon hold up well on the barbecue and don’t form HCAs when they’re cooked. And though most types of fish produce HCAs when prepared at high temperatures, certain seafoods—including shrimp, scallops, oysters, crayfish and lobsters—don’t seem to form the compounds, says J. Scott Smith, a professor of food chemistry at Kansas State University.

*You can bid on a war hero's century-old chocolate in an online auction
6/3/18 Mashable
According to Kansas State University professor of food science Fadi Aramouni, quoted in Newswise (and backed by recommended guidelines from the  National Confectioners Association), dark chocolate, if kept in a cool and dark environment, is safe to eat for one or two years; milk chocolate even less.

State/Regional 

Despite need among local families, Fuel Up 4 Summer reports attendance slump at Lawrence meal sites
6/4/18 Lawrence Journal World
Despite this persistent demand, attendance at Lawrence’s Fuel Up 4 Summer meal sites has been in decline over the last three years, says Michelle Heller, a SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) and nutrition educator with the K-State Research and Extension-Douglas County office.

Local

Kansas UAS Joint Task Force Begins Work on FAA Pilot Program
6/3/18 Salina Post
Rep. J.R. Claeys, R-Salina, joined representatives of the Salina Community Economic Development Organization and Kansas State Polytechnic at a Wichita meeting of the Kansas Unmanned Aircraft Systems Joint Task Force Friday. The meeting was the first after Kansas was designated a winner of the Federal Aviation Administration Integration Pilot Program.

Friday, June 1, 2018 

National/International 

213 of the world’s top 1000 colleges & universities are in America (2018-2019)
05/31/18 CEO World Magazine
No. 362 Kansas State University

State/Regional 

Farm bill will get done, Roberts says
05/31/18 The Hutchinson News
Perdue took part in the discussion panel at River Creek Farms near Manhattan, toured the National Bio and Agro-defense Facility and participated in a Q&A session with Gov. Jeff Colyer at Kansas State University’s Stanley Stout Center while in the state.

Local

Westar Energy is 'Powering' next generation
05/31/18 WIBW
Scholarship recipients are:

Caden Churchman
•Graduate of Rock Creek High School
•Attending Kansas State University
•Seeking a degree in computer science