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K-Staters in the news — September 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, Sept. 28, 2018

National/International   

Core Vaccines Every Horse Needs
09/27/17 The Horse
Elizabeth Davis, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, is an professor and department head of equine medicine and surgery at Kansas State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Her research focuses on immunology and effective vaccination strategies and clinical pharmacology.

State/Regional   

Noonletter: Sept. 27, 2018
09/27/18 KCUR
About 3 percent of students at Kansas State are black. It’s 4 percent at the University of Kansas. The state’s college-age population is 7 percent black.

Local  

GROWing Up: New Leadership Camp at Salina KSU Campus
09/27/18 KSAL
The Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus in Salina wants young women to feel more confident, empowered and aware after attending a new leadership workshop inspired by its social work program.

Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018

National/International   

*Feeding the appetites of education: Cats’ Cupboard brings food insecurity to the forefront
9/27/18 Good NonProfit
In previous years, Kansas State has paired with organizations to combat the issue on campus. HandsOn K-State, a program through the Staley School of Leadership Studies, has helped run a mobile food pantry and a community food drive in partnership with the United Methodist Churches of Manhattan and Harvesters.

State/Regional   

How the push to help struggling readers could change instruction for Kansas kids
9/26/18 Wyandotte Daily
"Phonemic awareness, sound-symbol associations, decoding," said Debbie Mercer, dean of the Kansas State University College of Education. “Our program is very strong there. Our students take more coursework in reading methodology than anything else."

Local  

City sets public hearing on STAR district expansion
9/26/18 The Manhattan Mercury
The city and K-State have discussed dedicating a facility to Bill Snyder’s coaching career at K-State as a means for providing funding the $50 million North Campus Corridor infrastructure project.

 

Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018

National/International   

Tornado aftermath: Tornado researchers keep an eye on changing climate
9/25/18 Ottawa Sun
Mary Knapp is the state climatologist for Kansas, and also teaches at Kansas State University.

State/Regional   

How The Push To Help Struggling Readers Could Change Instruction For All Kansas Kids
9/25/18 KCUR
“Phonemic awareness, sound-symbol associations, decoding,” said Debbie Mercer, dean of the Kansas State University College of Education. “Our program is very strong there. Our students take more coursework in reading methodology than anything else."

Local  

In Focus 9/24/18
9/25/18 KMAN
Monday’s guests were Assistant Director of the Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy at Kansas State University Timothy Shaffer and UFM Community Learning Center Education Coordinator Kayla Savage and Mary Swabb from Manhattan Public Library.

 

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018

National/International   

Studies advance regenerative therapies for equine patients
9/24/18 DVM360
At Kansas State University, regenerative therapy—including platelet-rich plasma and animal stem cell therapies for equine patients—is a new offering, a university release states.

State/Regional  

Lessons Learned From PEDV Could Keep ASF Out of the U.S.
9/24/18 Bovine Veterinarian 
They worked with Dr. Diego Diel from SDSU and Dr. Megan Niederwerder from Kansas State University, to set up trans-Pacific and trans-Atlantic models and run the studies.

Local  

*KSU receives $3 million STEM grant
9/24/18 Manhattan Mercury
The National Science Foundation is funding a five-year, $3 million program that will benefit schools including K-State.

Second KSUnite will be more ‘intentional,’ students on planning committee say
9/24/18 The Collegian 
Almost a year later, K-State is preparing for a second KSUnite, and while Paloma Roman, a student on this year’s event planning committee and senior in athletic training, said the university is no longer in crisis, the work the initial event set into motion is far from over.

Monday, Sept. 24, 2018

National/International   

*Glickman to receive Kansas State honorary doctorate
9/23/18 U.S. News & World Report
Kansas State University plans to give former Kansas congressman and U.S. secretary of agriculture Dan Glickman an honorary doctorate.

State/Regional  

*International artist Zhang Hongtu debuts first solo Midwest show at K-State
9/22/18 Topeka Capital Journal
Zhang Hongtu, an internationally acclaimed artist, will debut his first solo show in the Midwest on Tuesday at Kansas State University.

NIU names its first woman president
9/21/18 Hamilton (Illinois) News-Gazette
Freeman has been at NIU for eight years after spending 16 years on the faculty at Kansas State University, where her jobs included time as an associate dean for Research and Graduate Programs for the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Local  

*Dining center project will be good for K-State, Manhattan
9/21/18 Manhattan Mercury
Perhaps you read earlier this week that the state Board of Regents approved spending $16 million to renovate the Derby Dining Center. That will be a big improvement in the lives of many students at Kansas State University.

Friday, Sept. 21, 2018

National/International   

*Kansas State University College of Engineering Names Netsmart Company of the Year
09/20/18 Morningstar
Kansas State University College of Engineering named Netsmart the 2018 Company of the Year at its 35th annual Career Fair Recognition. The award winner is chosen based on a company’s commitment to engineering education, quality performance and ambitious standards in the engineering field.

State/Regional  

KSU to honor former Kan. congressman with honorary doctorate
09/20/18 Hays Post
Dan Glickman, the former U.S. secretary of agriculture and longtime congressman from Kansas, will receive an honorary doctorate from Kansas State University.

Local  

Using drones to improve smoke management is smart
09/20/18 The Manhattan Mercury
We applaud a new project that is using technology to research the effects of prescribed burning in the Flint Hills and use that information to update a regional smoke management plan. A piece from K-State published in Tuesday’s edition said university researchers are part of a large project seeking to improve the Kansas Flint Hills Smoke Management Plan.

Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018

National/International   

New research identifies abundant endangered fish below waterfall in San Juan River
9/19/18 ScienceDaily
"We know connectivity is important to fishes but these emergent river-reservoir processes could be further stressing populations," commented Casey Pennock, coauthor and graduate student at Kansas State University, "and its challenging researchers to better understand the resiliency of populations in systems that may never return to their historical conditions."

State/Regional  

Researchers work to develop soil sensor
9/19/19 Morning Ag Clips
The need exists for a sustainable method of attaining real-time data on soil health to aid farmers in making better decisions related to food production. In response, the combined efforts of a group of scientists and engineers at Kansas State University are expected to produce a sensor that will provide the agricultural community with continuous measurements of needed data such as soil moisture content, available nutrients and microbial activity.

Local  

Career Center prepares students to succeed in future internships, careers
9/19/18 The Collegian
Tucked into the Berney Family Welcome Center is the Kansas State Career Center.

 

Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018

National/International   

*Before the fire: Large-scale study aims to improve burning management of Flint Hills
9/18/18 Phys.org
Kansas State University researchers are part of a large collaborative project that is using unmanned aircraft to improve the Kansas Flint Hills Smoke Management Plan.

4 Reasons Why Big Dogs Are The Best For Kids, According To Science
9/18/19 Romper
"In general, larger and working dogs have higher energy needs, and smaller/toy breeds need less exercise," according to Dr. Susan Nelson, K-State veterinarian and assistant professor of clinical sciences, in an interview with Science Daily.

State/Regional  

K-STATE BOOSTS EFFORTS TO ADDRESS QUESTIONS ON AFRICAN SWINE FEVER VIRUS
9/18/18 KTIC Radio
Cassie Jones, an associate professor in Kansas State University’s Department of Animal Sciences and Industry, says that while feed and ingredients are not the most likely sources of introduction and transmission, they are a documented vector for disease. Thus, the extension of on-farm biosecurity practices to the feed mill is important.

Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018

National/International  

8 Silent Ways That Horrible Job Is Hurting Your Health
9/17/18 Reader's Digest
Additionally, a 2013 study from Kansas State University found that “workaholism,” defined as working over 50 hours each week, “was associated with reduced mental well-being,” doctoral researcher Sarah Asebdo said in a release.

State/Regional 

*New trustees, directors elected for KSU Foundation
9/17/18 Hays Post
Following an election Sept. 7 at the semiannual meeting of Kansas State University Foundation’s board of trustees in Manhattan, three members were re-elected to three-year terms on the foundation’s board of directors, and 49 members were elected to four-year terms on its board of trustees.

Local  

*K-State sets record for grant funding
9/17/18 Manhattan Mercury
K-State researchers set a record for outside funding last year.

Monday, Sept. 17, 2018

National/International  

A Definitive List of the Best U.S. Architecture Schools 2019
9/17/18 ArchDaily
Practice management, graduate: No. 5, Kansas State University.

We dare to ask you the question, once and for all: is Pluto a planet according to you?
9/16/18 Archy Worldys
The one who discovered it, Clyde Tombaugh (1906-1997), was not then a great teacher working in an institutional observatory. Born in 1906, he was a farmer's son. Tombaugh later earned a Master of Astronomy degree from Kansas State University in 1938 and a small portion of his ashes flew over Pluto aboard the NASA New Horizons spacecraft on July 14, 2015.

Local  

*Locals elected to KSU Foundation leadership
9/16/18 Manhattan Mercury
Several area people were elected to the KSU Foundation's board of trustees at its meeting Sept. 7.

*150 years of 'Little Women'
9/16/18 KSAL
The classic children’s book “Little Women” was released 150 years ago and Kansas State University’s English department is celebrating author Louisa May Alcott’s most noted work with a lecture series, events, a special course and more throughout the 2018-2019 school year.

Friday, Sept. 14, 2018

National/International  

A Deadly Virus Threatens Millions Of Pigs In China
09/13/18 NPR
Scientists are worried, too. Jurgen Richt, a professor of veterinary medicine at Kansas State University, is an expert on African swine fever. He says although the virus does not affect humans, it has shown a capacity to kill herds of pigs quickly. It's highly contagious, and infected pigs die within five to 10 days.

Academic careers: 8 steps for hiring the faculty of your dreams
09/13/18 American Psychological Association
A job ad that's too broad may leave the search committee swamped with applications. An overly narrow description discourages qualified candidates from applying. "Narrow ads are much more likely to fail, and they are often a reflection of what we think we need rather than the skill set that is actually available and being produced by PhD programs," says Michael Young, PhD, head of the department of psychological sciences at Kansas State University.

State/Regional   

Kansas State University wheat varieties are top performers
09/13/18 High Plains Journal
Kansas Wheat Alliance offers several K-State wheat varieties that can perform in any environment, for any type of producer. Great disease packages, drought resistance, acid soil tolerance and high yields are various aspects delivered in KWA varieties.

Local  

Chamber of commerce pushing for USDA office in Manhattan
09/13/18 The Manhattan Mercury
Trent Armbrust, director of economic development at the chamber, told Riley County commissioners during their Thursday meeting that the USDA is looking to relocate two of its offices from Washington, D.C., to a new home near a land-grant university. Armbrust said K-State provides an opportunity for Manhattan to be considered.

Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018

National/International  

Differing opinions among practicing Muslims in Middle East on role religion should play in government
9/12/18 Phys.org
The journal Political Research Quarterly recently published the findings of the group that includes Wuthrich, corresponding author Sabri Ciftci of Kansas State University and Ammar Shamaileh of Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

State/Regional   

*Kansas Wheat Commission to fund gene editing research at Kansas State University
9/12/18 The High Plains Journal
The Kansas Wheat Commission has announced that it is putting its support behind a technology being advanced at Kansas State University and that one researcher says will bring “many new discoveries” in improving wheat.

Commissioners reach consensus on mosquito spraying program
9/12/18 The Leavenworth Times 
Jeff Whitworth, an entomologist with Kansas State University, told commissioners that the spraying may provide relief from mosquitoes for a couple of hours, but the program will not put a big dent in the city’s mosquito population.

Local  

*Children's classic 'Little Women' still relevant at 150, Alcott experts say
9/12/18 Manhattan Mercury
At 150, Louisa May Alcott’s classic book for girls, “Little Women,” is not getting older — it just keeps getting better, according to two Kansas State University experts on the author and her most famous work.

Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018

State/Regional  

Jerry Moran in Landon Lecture urges nation to rediscover power of unity on 9/11 anniversary
9/10/18 Topeka Capital Journal
U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran marked a somber anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks Tuesday by pleading for national cohesion so easily frayed by partisan rivalry over the years and urging Americans to commit themselves to answering the country’s most divisive challenges.

*Kansas State Polytechnic Receives First Patent
9/11/18 KSAL.com
A professor at the Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus  in Salina has developed a way to improve wireless power transfer, an invention that is giving the campus its first patent. 

Local  

Veterans, civilians participate in K-State’s first moving-flag memorial
9/10/18 The Collegian
In an act of honor and remembrance, members of the Kansas State community worked together to keep the American flag moving throughout the day on Sept. 11.

DHS Secretary Nielsen: NBAF on time, budget
9/11/18 Manhattan Mercury
The National Bio- and Agro-defense Facility is on budget and on track, and may even be finished early, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Monday at the Biosecurity Research Institute.

Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018

National/International 

*Moran to speak about global security on 9/11 anniversary
9/10/18 Star-Telegram
U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran is speaking at Kansas State University about global security on the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

State/Regional  

Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen tours NBAF, says construction is on schedule
9/10/18 Topeka Capital Journal
Members of the Kansas congressional delegation, along with Gov. Jeff Colyer and Kansas State University President Richard Myers, joined Nielsen in her inaugural tour of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility. 

Local 

*KSU water research team awarded $2.9 million
9/10/18 Manhattan Mercury
Several Kansas State University professors will be involved in a research team — recently awarded $2.9 million — to help protect rural communities.

Monday, Sept. 10, 2018

National/International 

*Kansas State researchers to study declining grassland birds
9/9/18 U.S. News & World Report
Two Kansas State University researchers have been awarded more than $540,000 to study why several grassland bird species are in steep decline.

Steve Dale's Pet World
9/9/18 WGN Radio (Chicago)
Steve Dale speaks with veterinary parasitologist and distinguished professor at the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Michael Dryden, about the expansion of ticks and the epidemic that is currently growing.

State/Regional  

Editorial: College food pantries both welcome, cause for alarm
9/9/18 Topeka Capital Journal
But as a story in The Capital-Journal earlier this month showed, college students are hungry and food insecure. What’s more, an infrastructure has sprung up to help feed them. The story, by veteran reporter Phil Anderson, looks at Topeka’s Washburn University, the University of Kansas in Lawrence and Manhattan’s Kansas State University.

Local 

Why, and what's next? In flood aftermath, officials look toward future solutions
9/9/18 Manhattan Mercury
Tim Keane, professor of landscape architecture at Kansas State University for 34 years, said houses, sidewalks and parking lots have contributed to flooding.

Editorial: New Ed Dept. rules eye off-campus sex assaults
9/7/18 Manhattan Mercury
Should Kansas State University be held responsible for alleged cases of sexual assault committed by students when they’re off campus?

Friday, Sept. 7, 2018

National/International  

17-year-old cadet had never been a passenger. Now she's a pilot
09/06/18 MSN
The Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadet had been flying for the Civilian Air Patrol in Fresno before she got on the plane to Kansas State University to attend pilot school, made possible by a new Flight Academy scholarship.

GroGuru Conducts Field Demonstration at the Irrigation Innovation Consortium Event
09/06/18 San Francisco Gate
The universities included in the partnership are California State University, Fresno; Colorado State University; Kansas State University; University of Nebraska and Texas A&M University. The five industry partners include Jain Irrigation, Rubicon Water, the Irrigation Association, Lindsay Corporation and the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District.

State/Regional  

Kansas drought, then rain brings weather challenges
09/06/18 The Hays Daily News
Chip Redmond, assistant scientist for the weather data library at Kansas State University, said most of the summer was really dry and toward late August, weather storms came through and dropped above normal precipitation.

Local 

K-State police warn campus of "lewd" conduct
09/06/18 The Manhattan Mercury
K-State police advised the Manhattan campus of “lewd and lascivious” conduct reported Wednesday in the D-1 parking lot on the west side of campus.

Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018

National/International  

Cargill hedge fund CarVal says rejected approach by Schroders
9/5/18 Daily Mail
"I see the Cargills, Bunges and others starting to take action and going back to basics to what they traditionally have done and not get too fancy," said Jay O'Neil, senior agricultural economist with Kansas State University.

State/Regional  

Wait five minutes: Kansas drought, then rain brings weather challenges
9/5/18 Topeka Capital-Journal
Chip Redmond, assistant scientist for the weather data library at Kansas State University, said most of the summer was really dry and toward late August, weather storms came through and dropped above normal precipitation.

Local 

*Biologist awarded grant to study population changes in Kansas birds
9/5/18 The Manhattan Mercury
Iconic grassland bird species are in steep decline, and Kansas State University’s Alice Boyle wants to know why.

Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018

National/International  

Over 300 people evacuated from flooded Kansas college town
9/4/18 The Washington Post
Nearly 9 inches (23 centimeters) of rain fell from Sunday night into Monday. Kansas State University’s main campus in Manhattan wasn’t flooded, but a help center has been set up for displaced students. 

State/Regional  

This couple barely had time to escape Manhattan flooding
9/4/18 Topeka Capital-Journal
Ryan Emmitt is a full-time student at Kansas State University and also works there.

Local 

*KSU, Schlumberger reach $54M software agreement
9/4/18 The Manhattan Mercury
Some K-State students will have access to research technology worth an estimated $54 million.

Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018

National/International  

Kansas State University Weed Science teams place well at collegiate contest
9/1/18 High Plains Journal
The Kansas State University Weed Science teams recently had a successful showing, placing first in numerous categories at the regional North Central Weed Science Society/Western Society of Weed Science Collegiate Contest. 

State/Regional 

*College students get more than Ramen noodles at these food pantries
9/3/18 Topeka Capital Journal
In Manhattan, a food pantry at Kansas State University started in October 2017.

Local

Officials: 300 displaced by flooding
9/3/18 The Manhattan Mercury
An emergency displaced student help center has been set up in the K-State Student Union today.