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November 2015

Monday, Nov. 30, 2015

Research director joins Kansas State University Bulk Solids Innovation Center as its first hire
Agricultural engineer John Lawrence has joined the Kansas State University Bulk Solids Center as its first research director. Lawrence was selected for the position following an international search.

Grammy winner Aaron Neville brings iconic sound to McCain Auditorium for the holiday season
Aaron Neville, the Grammy winner and soul singer, will bring present a holiday show at Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9. 

Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015

Kansas State University the place for holiday music, fun and more
Music, art, dance and more help mark the holiday season at Kansas State University.

Kansas State University's WinterDance 2015 Dec. 3-5 at Mark A. Chapman Theatre
Kansas State University's School of Music, Theatre, and Dance presents WinterDance 2015, Dec. 3-5, featuring original choreography by Kansas State University faculty and performed by student dancers.


Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015

Kansas State University anthropology student receives Marshall Scholarship to study food systems, social sustainability
Kansas State University student Jordan Thomas, senior in anthropology, Atchison, has received a Marshall Scholarship for graduate study in the United Kingdom.

Kansas State University researchers develop cell line to study obesity, other diseases
A Kansas State University research team has created a cell line that can be used in studies aimed at understanding obesity and other disease in humans.


Monday, Nov. 23, 2015

Kansas State University's polytechnic campus receives nation's first approval for unmanned commercial flight training
Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus is the first entity in the United States to receive approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to provide UAS commercial flight training to both students and outside companies.

Television classic 'Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer' brought to life on McCain Auditorium stage
Kansas State University's McCain Performance Series presents"Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, in McCain Auditorium.

Friday, Nov. 20, 2015

Canadian Brass begins the McCain Performance Series holiday season on Dec. 1
The award-winning quintet Canadian Brass opens the holiday season for Kansas State University's McCain Performance Series with a show at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, in McCain Auditorium.


Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015

Date change for McCain Performance Series shows by Ana Gasteyer
The date of the Kansas State University McCain Performance Series shows by Ana Gasteyer at Manhattan's Wareham Opera House has been changed to Feb. 19, 2016.


Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015

$2.5 million grant funds study of how infectious diseases become epidemics
Kansas State University researchers are part of a team funded by U.S. and U.K. agencies to identify and control infectious human, animal, and plant diseases.

Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine announces 2015 class of Early Admission Scholars
Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine has named 27 students to its 2015 class of Early Admit Scholars.


Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015

Food safety expert offers tips for safely reheating and storing Thanksgiving leftovers
Wondering what to do will Thanksgiving leftovers? A Kansas State University Olathe food safety expert offers several storing and safety tips that are designed to keep Thanksgiving leftovers filled with flavor rather than a foodborne illness.

Kansas State University Global Campus students receive scholarships from Pete Henry Foundation
Pete Henry, Brewster, dreamed of helping local students from around his hometown attain their educational goals. After establishing a successful career with only an eighth-grade formal education, Henry established the Pete Henry Foundation, which offers financial assistance to Kansas college students from Cheyenne, Decatur, Gove, Logan, Rawlins, Sheridan, Sherman, Thomas and Wallace counties.

Phillips 66 Business Ethics Case Competition awards $2,750 to Kansas State University students
Five teams of Kansas State University students were awarded $2,750 in cash prizes as part of the recent Phillips 66 Business Ethics Case Competition, a collaboration between the university's College of Business Administration and Phillips 66.

Monday, Nov. 16, 2015

Study finds High Plains Aquifer peak use by state, overall usage decline
A new Kansas State University study finds that the over-tapping of the High Plains Aquifer's groundwater beyond the aquifer's recharge rate peaked in 2006. Its use is projected to decrease by roughly 50 percent in the next 100 years.

Kansas State University pet health expert contributes to USDA's new best-practice recommendations for canine brucellosis
Diagnosis of canine brucellosis has been very problematic, but with help from a pet health expert at the Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has issued a new set of best practices for veterinarians and kennel operators.

Kansas State University working with state, industry to turn area into pet food industry hub
U.S. consumers spend $23 billion on pet food each year. Kansas currently garners $7 billion of the national total, and an integrated program and industry engagement approach at Kansas State University is aiming to bring much more of it to the state and region.


Friday, Nov. 13, 2015

Avoid a recipe for disaster with properly cooked food this Thanksgiving, expert says
A Kansas State University food safety expert shares some food preparation tips for home cooks that will ensure guests pile their plates with safe food dishes and forgo a side of food poisoning.

Springboard for success: K-State Launch awards $20,000 to student entrepreneurs
A mobile app to get help for moving heavy items and an alternative to plastic were the big winners in Kansas State University's entrepreneurial competition for students, K-State Launch.


Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015

$4.2 million NSF grant helps biologist gather large-scale river measurements
A Kansas State University researcher is creating a better biological picture of river systems across North America and Asia.

Kick off the holiday season with the Vienna Boys Choir Nov. 18 at McCain
Tickets for "Christmas in Vienna," presented by the Vienna Boys Choir at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, in McCain Auditorium, are available now.

Honeywell, Kansas State University collaborating on science and innovation to enhance engineering education and national security
An agreement between Kansas State University and Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies facilitates closer collaboration on research and development to meet national security needs.

Master's and doctoral GTAs selected for university's Graduate Student Teaching Excellence awards
Two Kansas State University graduate students are recipients of the Graduate Student Council Award for Graduate Student Teaching Excellence.


Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015

University hosts first TEDxMHK event; invites video challenge participants
Kansas State University will fuel human existence at the firstTEDxMHK, an independently organized TED event. 

National magazine lists Kansas State University's College of Education among its great teaching schools
Kansas State University's College of Education is getting national attention for doing what it does best: preparing educators, both current and future.

Classic Dickens' holiday tale gets musical twist in Kansas State University performance of 'A Christmas Carol — The Musical'
Just in time for the holiday season, Kansas State University's theatre program will present "A Christmas Carol — The Musical" at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12-14 and at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 15 in McCain Auditorium.


Monday, Nov. 9, 2015

Swine researchers say amino acids will cut feed costs, benefit environment
In human nutrition, amino acids are considered the good guys. As the building blocks for protein, they are a key ingredient in improving muscle.

Kansas State University anthropology student finalist for Rhodes, Marshall national scholarships
An active traveler and scholar of humanity, Jordan Thomas, Kansas State University senior in anthropology, Atchison, will interview as a finalist for two national scholarship competitions, Rhodes and Marshall. 

Multicultural Student Honor Society gains new members

Academic success has earned several Kansas State University multicultural students membership in the university's Multicultural Student Honor Society.


Friday, Nov. 6, 2015

Kansas State University first campus in Kansas to earn bicycle friendly designation
Kansas State University in Manhattan has been designated the first bicycle friendly university in Kansas by the League of American Bicyclists.

Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015
Kansas State Polytechnic and Wichita Area Technical College partner on bachelor's degree in technology management
College students living in the Wichita area have a new opportunity to advance their education through a bachelor's degree program to be offered by Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus and Wichita Area Technical College.


Monday, Nov. 2, 2015

Kansas State, Iowa State improving feed efficiency in swine herds
Researchers at Kansas State University are making steady progress in developing improved diets for pigs, a science so exact that even a 1 percent improvement in feeding efficiency can translate into $100 million of added profit to the U.S. swine industry. 


10 Kansas State University graduate students earn honors at Research and the State
Ten Kansas State University graduate students have been chosen to represent the university at the 13th Capitol Graduate Research Summit, Feb. 2, 2016, at the State Capitol in Topeka.


Holiday poinsettia sale to benefit Kansas State University Gardens
The annual Kansas State University Gardens holiday poinsettia and amaryllis sale in November and December will not only brighten homes and dinner tables this season, but also support student worker assistants and other garden operations.


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