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November 2013

Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 

Timely notification: Bank robbery Wednesday afternoon near campus
At approximately 2:45 PM on November 27, 2013, the Riley County Police Department responded to a robbery at 1101 Bluemont Avenue; K-State Bank.

Four university researchers named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
The world's largest scientific society has named four Kansas State University faculty members among its 2013 fellows, a prestigious recognition given by their peers.


Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 

Companies turning to customer relationship management to make the sale
Excited, surprised or annoyed when those holiday catalogs or promotional offers start coming in the mail or via email? According to a Kansas State University expert in customer relationship management, your shopping habits play a big role in determining when and if you receive retailers' promotional information. Your habits can also influence whether you receive the information through the mail and electronically.


Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 

Engineers design spacesuit tools, biomedical sensors to keep astronauts healthy
Kansas State University researchers are improving astronauts' outerwear for outer space.

'Tis the season: December brings plenty of holiday-related cultural events to campus
Holiday-themed music, dance art events abound on the Kansas State University campus in the month of December.

'The Sound of Christmas': Elisabeth von Trapp performing holiday favorites at McCain Auditorium
Elisabeth von Trapp and the Carolian Brass will present "The Sound of Christmas" at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, in McCain Auditorium as part of Kansas State University's McCain Performance Series.



Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 

Campus police release name of student found dead in residence hall parking lot
Kansas State University police have identified the student found dead in a residence hall parking lot on the Manhattan campus Wednesday night as Jordan Blayne Forbit, 18, Elkhart.

University's newly endowed chair in wheat research awarded to its namesake
Bikram Gill, university distinguished professor of plant pathology and director of the Wheat Genetics Research Center at Kansas State University, has been awarded the endowed chair established in his honor.

Notre Dame chemical engineering professor to speak at Kansas State University's National Academy of Engineering Seminar Series
Joan Brennecke, Keating-Crawford professor of chemical engineering at the University of Notre Dame and 2012 National Academy of Engineering inductee, will speak at Kansas State University's College of Engineering National Academy of Engineering Seminar Series at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, in Fiedler Hall Auditorium. The seminar is free and the public is invited.

All about dance: WinterDance 2013 Dec. 5-7 at Mark A. Chapman Theatre
Kansas State University's WinterDance 2013 will feature ballet, modern, jazz, tap, a new West African social dance and more.



Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013 

New student group helps promote university's libraries
Twenty-three Kansas State University students form the inaugural group of K-State Libraries ambassadors.

Timely notification: Aggravated robbery Wednesday morning near campus

On Nov. 20 at approximately 2:40 a.m. a male entered the Dara’s Convenience Store at 1816 Claflin Road, Manhattan, armed with a weapon. 


Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013 

APDesign professor earns $25,000 award for project promoting student-professional-industry collaboration
A Kansas State University College of Architecture, Planning & Design faculty member's proposal for a student-professional-industry collaboration on making buildings more energy efficient is one of three winners of a $25,000 award from the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. Recipients were selected for developing innovative curricula that merge practice and education.

Amaryllis plants added to university's 2013 poinsettia sale
Regal amaryllis plants have been added to the annual Kansas State University poinsettia sale to brighten homes and dinner tables this holiday season.

Monday, Nov. 18, 2013 

K-State Salina students earn key aviation industry certifications
Kansas State University Salina students earned several aviation certifications and endorsements at the recent Aircraft Electronics Association's Central Regional Meeting in Kansas City, Mo.

New College of Architecture, Planning & Design exhibit explores South Asian architecture
"Spatial Synergy: Evoking Ethos of South Asian Architecture" is appearing in Seaton Hall's Chang Gallery at Kansas State University's College of Architecture, Planning & Design. 

Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 

Kansas State University, Merck Animal Health partner to open diagnostic lab at Olathe campus
Kansas State University Olathe is the site of the new Microbial Surveillance Lab, a partnership with Merck Animal Health. The lab will be a second site for the K-State Veterinary Diagnostic Lab, which is based on the Manhattan campus.

Classroom experiences help K-State Salina student soar with airline internship
An internship with Southwest Airlines is helping a Kansas State University aviation student put what she learned in the classroom to good use.


Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 

Greg Eiselein named Carnegie/CASE Kansas Professor of the Year
Students in Gregory Eiselein's courses rate him as one of the best. Now, a leading education academy is doing the same.

Professionals rank College of Architecture, Planning & Design programs among nation's best
With three design programs ranked among the nation's Top 10, Kansas State University's College of Architecture, Planning & Design is among the nation's highest ranked.

Gold Orchestra celebrates 25th anniversary with special recognition from Gov. Brownback
David Littrell's creation has been striking the right note for 25 years -- and that's something worth celebrating, according to the state's highest elected leader.


Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 

K-State Salina Flight Team lands first-place finish at regional SAFECON competition
Kansas State University Salina's 2013-2014 Flight Team has become the first in university history to win the SAFECON VI regional. This year's event was Oct. 28-Nov. 1 in Stillwater, Okla.

Social Entrepreneurship Symposium for Kansas City-area professionals features area entrepreneurs
Professionals in the Kansas City area are invited to attend Kansas State University's Social Entrepreneurship Interactive Symposium.



Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 

Animal, human health benefits anticipated from university's premier biomedical instrument
A Kansas State University team recently received a nearly $1.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation's Major Research Institute for a biomedical instrument that is anticipated to help with breakthroughs in animal and human health as well as cancer treatment.

Students receive Chapman Scholarships, benefit from summer opportunities
Kansas State University awarded five undergraduate students $5,000 Mark Chapman Scholarships.



Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 

College of Veterinary Medicine's Anderson receives E.P Pope Award from American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians
Gary Anderson, director of the Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University, is the 2013 recipient of the prestigious E.P. Pope Award presented by the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians. 

University celebrates National Distance Learning Week with campus, online events Nov. 11-15 
Kansas State University's celebration of National Distance Learning Week, Nov. 11-15, is more than an annual event. It's an opportunity for K-State distance education students -- 2,300 and counting -- to participate in a campus celebration from anywhere in the world. 

Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 

Hit Broadway musical 'Memphis' comes to McCain Auditorium
The hit Broadway musical "Memphis" will be performed at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium.



Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 

New test can diagnose emerging strains of canine parvovirus
A new test developed at the Kansas State University Diagnostic Laboratory is leading to earlier detection of a severe --- and potentially fatal -- virus that affects dogs, especially puppies.

Cybersecurity algorithms, techniques being developed through anthropology methods
Experts in anthropology and cybersecurity at Kansas State University are examining the unspoken knowledge shared by cybersecurity analysts as a way to develop new automated tools that help analysts strengthen their cyberdefenses.

'Beyond Glory': Play brings soldiers' acts of valor to life at McCain, honors veterans
"Beyond Glory," starring Stephen Lang, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, in McCain Auditorium as part of Kansas State University's McCain Performance Series. 

Civic Luncheon Lecture at K-State Salina focuses on hydraulic fracturing in Kansas
Hydraulic fracturing in Kansas will be the topic of Kansas State University Salina's Civic Luncheon Lecture at noon Thursday, Nov. 14, in the College Center Conference Room.



Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 

A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications recommended for reaccreditation
The A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications in the College of Arts and Sciences at Kansas State University has been recommended for reaccreditation by a site team from the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications.

University's GROW program sponsors 'All 4 Animal Health' on Nov. 9
Eighty middle school-age girls will participate in "All 4 Animal Health" from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Kansas State University. 



Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 

Ten graduate students selected to present research at annual statewide summit
Ten Kansas State University graduate students who are researching Kansas-related topics have been chosen to represent the university at the 11th Capitol Graduate Research Summit in early 2014.

Safety officials respond to fire alarm in Weber Hall
Kansas State University's public safety team and the Manhattan Fire Department responded to a fire alarm in Weber Hall that began around 9 a.m. this morning. 


Monday, Nov. 4, 2013 

College of Veterinary Medicine researcher doubles down on deadly, infectious cat diseases
If cats really had nine lives, one reason might be to help deal with the wide variety of diseases that threaten feline health.

Dolese Bros. Co. announces significant multiyear gift for Kansas State University

A gift valued at $70 million -- the largest gift in Kansas State University history -- will benefit students in the College of Engineering for decades to come.

Brian Regan: Comedian brings family-friendly humor to McCain Auditorium
Brian Regan, one of the premier comedians in the country, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, in Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium. 

Recognizing excellence: Multicultural Honor Society inducts new members

An organization that recognizes the academic achievements of multicultural students at Kansas State University has new members.

Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 

College of Business Administration hosts GTM Week for networking and interacting with students
Executives from GTM Sportswear will be at Kansas State University's College of Business Administration to interact and recruit students during the college's GTM Week, Nov. 4-8.