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October 2015     

Friday, Oct. 30, 2015 

Veterinarian offers tips to keep Halloween safe, less stressful for pets
Halloween is a time to dress up in costumes and indulge in sweet treats, but a Kansas State University veterinarian says some of these holiday traditions can be dangerous to our four-legged friends. 

Kansas State University graduate receives Rotary scholarship to research drama therapy for women with post-traumatic stress disorder
A Kansas State University graduate will use drama therapy to help internally displaced women in Colombia with post-traumatic stress disorder. 

November offers music, theatre and more at Kansas State University
November brings theatre, music and many other cultural activities for all ages at Kansas State University. Events listed below are from the School Music, Theatre, and Dance, and the McCain Performance Series. Admission is free and open to the public unless otherwise stated.


Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 

Kansas State University team places second at regional construction competition
A student competition team from Kansas State University's architectural engineering and construction science department brought home the second place award in the design-build division from the Region IV Associated Schools of Construction 2015 Student Competition, Oct. 21-24, in Nebraska City, Nebraska.

Holiday decorating focus of Nov. 12 Kansas State University Luncheon Lecture Series presentation
Decorations for a festive dinner table and home this holiday is the next program Thursday, Nov. 12, in the 2015-2016 Friends of the Kansas State University Gardens Luncheon Series.

Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015 

Like a good scare? You're not alone, according to a Kansas State University psychological sciences professor
For many, Halloween is a night filled with treats, costumes, ghosts, ghouls and some fear — which can be a good thing, according to a Kansas State University expert.


Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015

University co-founded TechAccel wins award for innovative approach to food solutions
A research and development company co-founded by Kansas State University is being recognized as one of the most promising in the nation.

Kansas State University researchers studying ways to combat deadly swine virus
Kansas State University is flexing its research muscle in swine nutrition and grain science in hopes of taking out a deadly virus that is said to have a 100 percent mortality rate in piglets less than 7 days old.


Monday, Oct. 26, 2015

KSU Foundation relocates to K-State Office Park at 1800 Kimball Ave.
On Monday, Oct. 26, the Kansas State University Foundation relocated to the K-State Office Park, a 14-acre tract of land at the corner of Kimball and Denison avenues, Manhattan, which is adjacent to the National Bio and Agro-defense Facility site and the Grain Science and Industry Complex.

Kansas State University pathobiology graduate student receives prestigious Chinese scholarship
One-tenth of 1 percent: This is the percentage of students who receive a special scholarship each year from the China Scholarship Council. This percentage now includes Kansas State University's Jingjiao Ma, who is the recipient of the 2014 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad.

Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015

Purple pride: K-State earning several national recognitions
A best value. A place where students thrive. A university that can make a difference in starting salaries.

Kansas Entrepreneurship Challenge seeks Kansas high school students with business ideas
The Kansas Entrepreneurship Challenge is currently seeking high schoolers from around the state with innovative business ideas to compete for a prize pool totaling $10,000.


Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015

Central States Marching Festival Oct. 24 at Kansas State University
Kansas State University's Central States Marching Festival will be Saturday, Oct. 24. Nearly 40 high school bands will participate.

Kansas State University students earn summer degrees, graduation honors
More than 540 students completed degree requirements from Kansas State University this summer. The graduates hail from 60 Kansas counties, 37 states and 28 countries.

College of Veterinary Medicine tabs Brad White as interim director for Beef Cattle Institute
The College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University has announced the appointment of Brad White as the interim director for its Beef Cattle Institute, which was founded in 2007 to create an important connection with the beef cattle industry.


Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015

Lineup set for 10th annual Friends of the K-State Libraries' Hale Library Concert Series
The Friends of the K-State Libraries at Kansas State University will celebrate a decade of the Hale Library Concert Series with a lineup of new artists and special return appearances. All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. on Hale Library's fifth floor and include wine, dessert and chocolate.

Timely notification about a sexual assault
The Riley County Police Department filed a report for a rape that occurred Oct. 16, 2015. This crime took place at a party in a house with college students in attendance and involved a 19-year-old female and a suspect who is unknown at the time of this report. The suspect met the victim while at the party and is reported to have had inappropriate and unwanted sexual relations with her. The Riley County Police Department continue to investigate the matter and at the time of this report no further information was released. Due to the nature of this crime, no further information has been included.


Friday, Oct. 16, 2015

Former US press secretary Marlin Fitzwater receives honorary doctorate from Kansas State University
A Kansas State University alumnus and one of the longest-serving presidential press secretaries in history is receiving an honorary doctorate from Kansas State University.

Kansas State Polytechnic's Alexander uses sabbatical to improve aviation safety standards in Belize
With aviation safety standards in Belize trailing behind many other countries across the globe, a professor at the Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus devoted her yearlong sabbatical to assisting the country in advancing its aviation safety process.

First Hot Sardines show a sellout, but tickets remain for second show
New Orleans jazz is coming to Manhattan's Wareham Opera House, 410 Poyntz Ave., thanks to the Kansas State University's McCain Performance Series' presentation of The Hot Sardines — Speakeasy Nights on Friday, Oct. 23.


Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015

Week of events shows how chemistry offers formula for fun
National Chemistry Week will be celebrated Oct. 18-24 in Manhattan with help from Kansas State University's local section of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society.

Military family and struggles with war focus of 'American Tet' at Purple Masque Theatre Nov. 5-7
The drama "American Tet" will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5-7 at Kansas State University's Purple Masque Theatre in West Stadium. The K-State Theatre second stage production is directed by Samantha Hindle, a master's student in drama therapy, Hyannis, Massachusetts.


Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015

Kansas State University introduces polytechnic campus
With a focus on national growth and an aim to meet the needs of tomorrow's careers, Kansas State University Salina is changing its name to Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus. 

Kansas State University researchers target inflammation to help dairy cows
Kansas State University animal scientists have discovered that reducing the inflammation caused during birth of a calf may be the key to helping a dairy cow recover more quickly and go on to a more productive life.

Partners K-State Salina and Westar Energy build one of the largest enclosed flight facilities for UAS in the nation
Kansas State University Salina and industry partner Westar Energy are advancing unmanned aircraft systems, or UAS, education, training and research with the creation of a new flight facility.


Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015

Homeland Security offers $100K to support Think and Do competition for NBAF
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has launched a $100,000 prize competition to reward innovative ideas that help to protect the nation's animal agriculture industry by leveraging resources at the National Bio and Agro-defense Facility, or NBAF.

Pair of Kansas State University faculty members cover the topic of CLC transport proteins in latest physiology journal
A chloride channel may sound like the latest addition to the cable television lineup, but two Kansas State University researchers are helping to show — including in 3-D — why knowing more about this family of transport proteins may unlock mysteries behind some genetic diseases.

Historian of U.S. law, culture and dress looks at lost art of dressing in Manhattan presentations
Author, historian and dressmaker Linda Przybyszewski will visit Manhattan Oct. 22 and 23 to discuss women's fashion and the changing culture for women in the early 20th century. She will make public appearances at the Manhattan Public Library, Meadowlark Hills Community Room and Kansas State University.

Monday, Oct. 12, 2015

College of Business Administration's Edward Jones Sales Competition awards $2,500 to students
Six students took home $2,500 in cash prizes as part of the recent Edward Jones Sales Competition, a collaboration between the National Strategic Selling Institute in Kansas State University's College of Business Administration and Edward Jones. 


Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015

Kansas State University launches $1 billion Innovation and Inspiration Campaign; $766 million raised to date
Before hundreds of purple-clad supporters, Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz announced the most ambitious fundraising campaign in university history Oct. 9.


Friday, Oct. 9, 2015

Registered veterinary technician at Kansas State University discovers, publishes about tapeworm parasite in maned wolf at local zoo
Christina Hackworth, registered veterinary technician at Kansas State University's Veterinary Health Care, discovered and published about the first-known case of a tapeworm parasite in a maned wolf at a zoo.


Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015

Prestigious accreditation places Center for Child Development among the best in the nation
The nation's leading organization of early childhood professionals has once again recognized Kansas State University's Center for Child Development with its prestigious accreditation. 

Media advisory: Kansas State University launching $1 billion Innovation and Inspiration Campaign
On the evening of Friday, Oct. 9, Kansas State University will launch the most ambitious fundraising campaign in its history. The $1 billion Innovation and Inspiration Campaign will grow the university's endowment and help position K-State as a Top 50 public research university by 2025.

K-State Theatre opens season with love story 'Eurydice' based on Greek mythology
Kansas State University's K-State Theatre will open the 2015-2016 season with Sarah Ruhl's "Eurydice," based on the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice.


Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015

Biochemistry student from Leawood recognized with Women in STEMM award
A Kansas State University biochemistry student has been recognized for her contributions to the science field and her chemistry magic shows for the community.


Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015

'The Other Wes Moore' author to give Oct. 14 presentation connected with university common book
When author Wes Moore visits Kansas State University, he will give readers a closer look at the alternating histories of "The Other Wes Moore" — his best-selling book and the university's 2015 common book. 

K-State Salina's Civic Luncheon Lecture to highlight community improvement, future of city planning
The strategy behind how cities across the U.S. will develop in the next 20 years and the role citizens will play in those changes is the latest topic to be discussed at Kansas State University Salina's Civic Luncheon Lecture.

Kansas State University researchers uncover new genetic markers for wheat improvement
Kansas State University wheat scientists have completed the first study of a chromosome in a tertiary gene pool and have called it a breakthrough in exploring wheat wild relatives for future crop improvement.

Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry announces six student ambassadors
The Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry has selected six undergraduate students to serve as the office's research ambassadors for the fall 2015 semester.


Monday, Oct. 5, 2015

College of Human Ecology honors six for professional accomplishments
A New York catering director, an innovative physician and an international hotel owner are among the individuals who will receive awards at the annual College of Human Ecology Celebration of Excellence at Kansas State University.

McCain Performance Series to feature 'Dracula," the classic gothic horror story by Bram Stoker

One of the most infamous creatures of the night is coming to Kansas State University's McCain Performance Series. Bram Stoker's "Dracula" will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, in McCain Auditorium.

Correction: K-State Police investigating bull shot at Purebred Beef Unit
On Sunday, Oct. 4, the Kansas State University Police were called to the Purebred Beef Unit by the unit manager for a report of a deceased bull. Further investigation found the deceased bull had been shot. K-State Police are investigating the incident.


Friday, Oct. 2, 2015

Agronomy, chemical engineering professors earn Commerce Bank and W.T. Kemper Foundation Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award
P.V. Vara Prasad, professor of agronomy, and Mary Rezac, interim associate vice president for research and Tim Taylor chair in chemical engineering, are Kansas State University's newest Commerce Bank and W.T. Kemper Foundation Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award winners.

Researchers showcase university invention at Smithsonian Innovation Festival
Kansas State University's Xiuzhi "Susan" Sun showed her patented PepGel, a biomaterial with special properties, to more than 22,500 visitors at the recent Smithsonian Innovation Festival. T. Annelise Nguyen, associate professor of toxicology in the College of Veterinary Medicine, also attended the festival to share applications of the groundbreaking biomaterial.

Marriage and family therapy doctoral student earns inaugural Marie R. Bonebrake Graduate Award
Kansas State University's inaugural Marie R. Bonebrake Graduate Award has been presented to Zenova Williams, a doctoral student in marriage and family therapy.

Kansas State University veterinary students earn scholarships from national bovine association
Four Kansas State University veterinary students who recently attended the annual conference of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners in New Orleans, came home with scholarship awards.

Academy Award-winning actress Shirley MacLaine to share stories of career, life Oct. 11 at McCain
The McCain Performance Series at Kansas State University presents "An Evening with Shirley MacLaine" at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11, at McCain Auditorium.


Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015

National award honors university's commitment to diversity
For the second consecutive year, Kansas State University is being recognized for its dedication to diversity and its successful diversity initiatives.

SPARK Week showcases undergraduate research at Kansas State University
Undergraduate research at Kansas State University will be in the spotlight during SPARK Week, Oct. 5-9.