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October 2014  

Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 

Annual high school programming contest Nov. 5 at Kansas State University
Kansas State University's computing and information sciences department is sponsoring the 23rd annual High School Programming Contest on Nov. 5 at the K-State Student Union. *

Randall Stuewe 18th inductee of College of Business Administration's Business Leaders Hall of Fame
The College of Business Administration at Kansas State University has named Randall Stuewe, the chairman and CEO of Darling International Inc., as the recipient of its Distinguished Business Leader Award.


Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 

Research and the state: Ten graduate students selected as winners at annual forum
Ten Kansas State University graduate students who are researching Kansas-related topics have been chosen to represent the university at the 12th Capitol Graduate Research Summit in early 2015.

University researchers find bat influenza viruses unlikely to pose a threat to human health
Bats seen at Halloween this year may not be quite as scary as they appear – at least when it comes to the spread of specific viruses. A research project conducted in part by a team of researchers in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University suggests that influenza viruses carried by bats pose a low risk to humans.

Let kids enjoy the fruits of their labor, says dietitian
It's OK to let your kids indulge in the candy they get from trick-or-treating, says a Kansas State University registered dietitian.

Sugar-free candy not a sweet treat for dogs, veterinarian warns
When taking home a stash of candy, keep an eye on the sugar-free kind. While it may be a good alternative for humans, just a small amount can be life-threatening for pets, says a Kansas State University veterinarian.

Native American culture celebrated in McCain performance by Lakota Sioux Dance Theatre
The Lakota Sioux Dance Theatre will bring traditional dance and historic narratives to its upcoming McCain Performance Series presentation that tells the story of the birth, death and rebirth of a nation. "Cokata Upo!" (Come to the Center) will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, at Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium.


Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 

'The Haunted Masque' features tours of Purple Masque Theatre Oct. 29-31
The K-State Theatre Organization at Kansas State University is celebrating Halloween with "The Haunted Masque" at the Purple Masque Theatre from 8 p.m. to midnight Oct. 29-31.

Five third-year architecture students earn honors at Bowman Design Forum
Five architecture students earned honors at Kansas State University's 16th annual Bowman Design Forum.


Monday, Oct. 27, 2014 

Kansas State University students selected to promote libraries, educate peers
Thousands of students spend time studying in Kansas State University Libraries, and about 60 students find part-time work there every year. But a select group is going above and beyond to promote K-State Libraries as volunteers.

Greater prairie chicken research leads to great award
A Kansas State University professor is part of a group of researchers receiving a national award for the best journal article from The Wildlife Society for research on greater prairie chicken population declines that may change conservation practices.

Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 

Career Coach program to enhance student career success in College of Business Administration
Kansas State University's College of Business Administration will start a new career preparation program for students called the Career Coach program.

Faculty experts discuss immigration from multiple perspectives in Oct. 28 open forum
"Viewpoint 360: Immigration" is an open forum to be presented at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union. It is sponsored by the Dow Center for Multicultural and Community Studies at the Kansas State Universities Libraries.

Moscow State Symphony Orchestra performs Nov. 5 at McCain
The McCain Performance Series will feature the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, in Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium.

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 

Beetroot beneficial for athletes and heart failure patients, Kansas State University research finds
Football teams are claiming it improves their athletic performance, and according to new research from Kansas State University, it also benefits heart failure patients. The special ingredient: beetroot.

Matching gift challenge benefits Kansas State University's College of Business Administration
Paul and Sandra Edgerley, Brookline, Massachusetts, have made a challenge-matching gift of $5 million to the College of Business Administration at Kansas State University.

Interior architecture & product design students win honors at annual Color and Couture in Kansas City
A team of interior architecture & product design students from Kansas State University earned two top honors — the Judge's Pick and People's Choice awards — by turning carpet into couture for a premier design event.

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 

Veterinarian cautions against using unnecessary over-the-counter drugs
A Kansas State University veterinarian cautions pet owners against using over-the-counter antibiotics to treat tear stains, which are often only a cosmetic issue.

Fall brings Native American cultural events to campus
Kansas State University is celebrating Native American heritage with a variety of events tis fall featuring Native American artists, performers and more.

White House weighs in on documentary about Kansas State University's first-generation college students
The Kansas State University College of Education documentary"A Walk in My Shoes: First Generation College Students" will make its campus premiere at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union. The documentary has drawn the attention of first lady Michelle Obama.


Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 

Kansas State University ready to help applicants with new freshmen admission standards
Kansas State University is ready to help members of the class of 2015 with new admission standards to the six public universities governed by the Kansas Board of Regents.

'Making: Progress' exhibition at Beach Museum features work by university's art students
"Making: Progress" opens Nov. 4 at the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art and features work by undergraduate and graduate art students at Kansas State University.


Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 

Partnership with national laboratory brings latest diagnostic tests, knowledge to university
A Kansas State University veterinary medicine team is partnering with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to bring the latest diagnostic tools to the university and provide opportunities for students.

Physics, entomology professors earn Commerce Bank Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award
Uwe Thumm, professor of physics, and Kun Yan Zhu, professor of entomology, are Kansas State University's newest Commerce Bank Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award recipients.

Set sail for 'Anything Goes' Oct. 30 at McCain Auditorium
Cole Porter's classic musical comedy "Anything Goes" will be presented as part of the McCain Performance Series at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, in Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium.


Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 

K-State Salina social work program offers educational conference on Kansas death penalty
A conference looking at both sides of the capital punishment issue will be presented from 3:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, at Kansas State University Salina. The public is welcome to attend.

Purple Masque Theatre to present classic drama 'Miss Julie' Oct. 23-25
"Miss Julie" will be presented at Kansas State University's Purple Masque Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23-25.

Workshop helps students learn how to impress future bosses with manners at dining table
The university's annual fall Dining Etiquette Workshop, at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, in the Derby Dining Center's Gold Room, teaches students business etiquette when interviewing during a meal.

University's Multicultural Student Honor Society gains new members
The Multicultural Student Honor Society at Kansas State University has inducted new members.


Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 

Renewing health insurance should take more than 15 minutes, specialist says
Renewing health insurance is more complicated than simply choosing the same plan year after year because plans change annually, a Kansas State University community health specialist says.

Chemistry magic shows, hands-on experiments part of local National Chemistry Week events
National Chemistry Week events at Kansas State University will include a day of fun activities from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Manhattan Town Center.

College of Human Ecology honors six professionals for 'focusing first on people'
The College of Human Ecology at Kansas State University is recognizing six individuals for their outstanding contributions to their professions.

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 

Forest service says buy local firewood to prevent spread of invasive beetle
An invasive beetle has spread to 22 states and could kill millions of Ash trees. A forest health specialist from the Kansas Forest Service encourages the use of local firewood to prevent the spread of Emerald Ash Borer.

Architectural engineering team wins at international competition for second year in a row
Kansas State University's architectural engineering team continues its success in the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning selection category of ASHRAE's international competition. The team won the category for the second year in a row — the fifth time the team has placed first in the event since 2005.

Storyteller, 'Prairie Home Companion' host Garrison Keillor coming to McCain on Oct. 27
The McCain Performance Series will feature noted storyteller Garrison Keillor at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, in McCain Auditorium at Kansas State University.

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014 

Protein found in insect blood that helps power pests' immune responses
By studying a protein called beta-1,3-glucan recognition protein in the blood of a caterpillar, Kansas State University researchers have found a genetic mechanism that may help trigger an insect's immune system into killing pathogens in the insect's blood.

College of Veterinary Medicine hosts reunion program with Chinese veterinary students and China Scholarship Council
An inaugural reunion for students in the Chinese Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program was conducted recently at Kansas State University.

Hale Library Concert Series presenting four concerts for 2014-15
Tickets are available now for the Hale Library Concert Series, sponsored by the Friends of the K-State Libraries.

'Earth and Loom' opens Oct. 28 at Beach Museum of Art
"Earth and Loom: A Century of Native American Art from the Collection of Dennis and Carola Deschner" opens Oct. 28 at Kansas State University's Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art. It features objects that are part of a promised gift to Beach Museum of Art from the Deschners, of Phillipsburg.


Monday, Oct. 13, 2014 

K-State Salina, Johnson County Community College and Air Associates bring professional pilot degree to Kansas City; learn more at Oct. 18 event
Beginning in fall 2015, Kansas State University, Johnson County Community College and Air Associates of Kansas will offer a professional pilot degree in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 

Kinesiology researcher finds dads — not just moms — battle balancing work, family, exercise
A study by a Kansas State University kinesiology researcher finds fathers experience the same exercise barriers as mothers: family responsibilities, guilt, lack of support, lack of time, scheduling constraints and work.

Bulk Solids Innovation Center project progressing, amasses $2.4 million in equipment donations
Construction of the Kansas State University Bulk Solids Innovation Center is progressing. The center also has received $2.4 million in equipment donations.

University nominates four students for Rhodes, Marshall scholarships
Kansas State University's nominees for the Rhodes and Marshall national scholarship competitions are Robert Breeden, senior in biology and premedicine, Overland Park; Ross Allen, senior in economics and philosophy, Soldier; Carly Dickter, senior in public relations, Wichita; and Fernando Roman-Garcia, senior in mathematics, Toa Alta,Puerto Rico.

Visual arts programming for children earns Beach Museum a notable honor
The Mountain-Plains Museum Association Education Committee has awarded its 2014 Excellence in Programming Award to Kansas State University's Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art. The award is for the museum's Young Artists and Young Curators programs.

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 

Tick-borne disease research aims to develop new vaccines
Roman Ganta, professor of diagnostic medicine and pathobiology, has received a four-year $1.8 million National Institutes of Health grant to continue studying the tick-borne bacterium Ehrlichia chaffeensis.

College of Business Administration students take home top prizes at collegiate Sales Decathlon
Kansas State University's Austin Robisch, center, holds the first-place honors he earned at the North Illinois Sales Decathlon. With Robisch are David Lehman, left, instructor of marketing at the university; and Armani Williams, right, a Kansas State University student with the awards he won at the event.

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014 

University employment expert says demand high for college graduates
National college enrollment may be down, but employers are snapping up college graduates at increasing levels, according to the director of Kansas State University's career and employment services.

K-State Salina Civic Luncheon to focus on building a better understanding of the LGBTQ community
Kansas State University Salina's second Civic Luncheon Lecture of the semester will be at noon Thursday, Oct. 9, in the College Center conference room.

More than 40 high school bands taking part in university's Central States Marching Festival Oct. 18
More than 40 high school bands from across Kansas will take part in the Central States Marching Festival at Kansas State University. The event will be Saturday, Oct. 18, at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. Admission is $5.

Monday, Oct. 6, 2014 

K-State's School of Music, Theatre, and Dance named All-Steinway School
A generous donation has helped the Kansas State University School of Music, Theatre, and Dance to be named an All-Steinway School.

Inaugural Jefferson Science Fellow Distinguished Lecture features expert on environmental exposure and epigenetic change
"Mitchell Turker, a professor of molecular and medical genetics at Oregon Health and Science University's Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences, will give the inaugural Jefferson Science Fellow Distinguished Lecture at Kansas State University. His lecture will be at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, in 221 Ackert Hall.

Discovery Center exhibit features College of Human Ecology costume museum garments, textiles
Items from the Historic Costume and Textile Museum at Kansas State University's College of Human Ecology are part of the new exhibit "Flint Hills Forces II: Our Town, Our Fort, Our University 1917-1963" on display at the Flint Hills Discovery Center in Manhattan.

Interactive art exhibit documents the experience of war
Folleh Tamba's "A Grunt's War Diary" recently opened at the William T. Kemper Art Gallery in the K-State Student Union. The exhibit features immersive artifacts documenting Tamba's war experience. Drawings, sculpture, poetry, photography and entries from Tamba's war diaries are embedded with visual and audio to document and replicate the viscera of combat for viewers. The exhibit is open until Tuesday, Oct. 14.

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 

Two veterinary students earn scholarships from bovine practitioner association
American Association of Bovine Practitioners Foundation-Zoetis Veterinary Student Scholarships worth $5,000 each will help two Kansas State University veterinary medicine students with their careers in large-animal veterinary medicine.

Art Beyond Sight open house a chance to use more than eyes at Beach Museum of Art
The Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art is inviting visitors to use all of their senses to experience art at a special open house from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5.

University, Gordon recognized nationally for diversity commitment
Kansas State University and its faculty are being honored with three national awards for their commitment to diversity and inclusion. 

College of Business Administration's Edward Jones Sales Competition awards $2,500 to students
The Edward Jones Sales Competition at Kansas State University, a collaboration between the National Strategic Selling Institute in the College of Business Administration and Edward Jones, earns six students cash prizes.

Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

World premiere tour performance of 'Basetrack' comes to McCain on Oct. 14
World premiere tour performance of 'Basetrack' comes to McCain on Oct. 14 | Kansas State University | News and Editorial Services