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September 2013

Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 

Attempted aggravated robbery reported on campus
The Kansas State University Police is investigating an attempted aggravated robbery that occurred around 8 a.m. Sept. 28, in the central part of campus.

Study finds tungsten in aquifer groundwater controlled by pH, oxygen
Two Kansas geologists are helping shed new light on how tungsten metal is leached from the sediment surrounding aquifers into the groundwater. The findings may have implications for human health.

Capitol Federal Foundation provides philanthropic support for new home for College of Business Administration

The Capitol Federal Foundation, Topeka, has made a $1 million gift to support the new building for the College of Business Administration at Kansas State University.

Former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman to speak on campus

Retired Air Force Gen. Richard Myers will speak at Kansas State University about military families.

Neighbors, comedy mingle in 'Detroit' at Purple Masque Theatre
Kansas State University's K-State Theatre will open its 2013-2014 "second season" -- or Purple Masque Theatre productions -- with "Detroit" by Lisa D'Amour at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3-5 in East Stadium's Purple Masque Theatre.

Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 

Broken record: University nets best-ever enrollment with 24,581 students
Another enrollment record has fallen at Kansas State University. This fall, 24,581 students make up the largest enrollment in the university's 150-year history.

Kansas State University Bulk Solids Innovation Center to be built in Salina, Kan.
Kansas State University is planning a new facility in Salina, Kan., that will benefit companies that design and utilize systems for bulk solids. Examples of bulk solids are loose, dry commodities or such ingredients as sugar, starch, minerals, chemicals, pigments, fillers, plastic resin and recycled plastics.

Architect team for new College of Business Administration building selected
The architect team of Ebert Mayo/PGAV has been selected for the new College of Business Administration building at Kansas State University. The team was chosen through a national competition conducted this summer.

Eight and counting: Architecture professor releases new book on drawing
When it comes to writing, Kansas State University's Peter Magyar knows how to "draw" on success.

Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 

University to participate in statewide emergency preparedness exercise
Kansas State University will participate in the Kansas Department of Agriculture's emergency preparedness exercise Oct. 9-10.

Internship helps K-State Salina aviation student fly closer to his goals

Bryan Brooks' summer was just "plane" fun. Brooks, a senior in professional pilot at Kansas State University Salina, got to hang out at Los Angeles International Airport, or LAX, and learn about the aviation industry as a summer intern for American Airlines.

GROW workshop for middle school girls focuses on disaster response
When a tornado hits or a hurricane strikes, engineers and scientists are among the first on the scene to help return life to normal. To demonstrate to young women the role they can play in such a response, the GROW, or Girls Researching Our World, program at Kansas State University will host "Engineers and Scientists to the Rescue."

Season opener: K-State Theatre's 'columbinus' explores high school tragedy
Kansas State University's 2013-2014 K-State Theatre season will open with "columbinus," a hard-hitting play by Stephen Karam and PJ Paparelli. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10-12 and 17-19 and 2:30 p.m. Oct. 20 in the newly named Mark A. Chapman Theatre in Nichols Hall.


Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013 

K-State, Wichita Area Technical College sign 2+2 agreement benefiting electronic technology students
Wichita Area Technical College students wanting to earn a bachelor's degree in aeronautical technology have a clearer path to their goals through a new 2+2 agreement signed with Kansas State University Salina.

Doctoral student receives Phi Kappa Phi Love of Learning Award for entomology studies
Barbara Amoah, Kansas State University doctoral student in entomology from Ghana, has received a 2013 Phi Kappa Phi Love of Learning Award.

Architecture Distinguished Lecture Series presents Thomas Phifer

The College of Architecture, Planning and Design at Kansas State University hosts Thomas Phifer at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, in the K-State Student Union's Little Theatre. Phifer will present "Current Work" as part of the Architecture Distinguished Lecture Series, which is free and open to the public.


Monday, Sept. 23, 2013 

New members elected to KSU Foundation board of directors, board of trustees
Officers and members were elected at the Kansas State University Foundation board of trustees annual meeting in Manhattan on Sept. 13. Twenty-one people were elected to serve four-year terms as trustees of the foundation. This election brings the total number of foundation trustees to 337.

Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 

Manhattan couple, university alumni provide philanthropic support for new home for College of Business Administration
Dave and Kristen Dreiling, Manhattan, have made a $500,000 gift to support the new building for the College of Business Administration at Kansas State University.

Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 

More than 200 employers attending 2013 All-University Career Fair
Prospective employers are showing a strong interest in Kansas State University students.

Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013 

University's common book program bringing 'Ready Player One' author and more to campus
When it comes to this year's common book at Kansas State University, "Ready Player One" by Ernest Cline, first-year students are doing more than reading it -- they're playing along and they're getting ready to hear from the author in person.

Blue Man Group brings comedy, music and technology to McCain stage for two performances
Blue Man Group, one of the world's popular theatrical performance groups, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, and Thursday, Sept. 26, at Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium as part of the McCain Performance Series.

Topeka High's Ahrens receives university's Patrick award for excellence
When it comes to teaching chemistry, Topeka High School's Anton Ahrens has the formula for success.

Strategic study: Distance student stays the course
Marci Bunn, Gainesville, Fla., a Kansas State University distance education student pursuing her bachelor's degree in general business, first started college on campus in 1999 as an accounting student. But she discovered she needed a different path to help her complete the degree.

Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 

President Schulz receiving Distinguished Eagle Scout Award
Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz is being honored with the prestigious Distinguished Eagle Scout Award from the National Eagle Scout Association. The award recognizes individuals who, after receiving their Eagle Award at least 25 years ago, have distinguished themselves in their career and have shared their talents with their communities on a voluntary basis

Weisenburger's lifelong commitment to design, planning earns honor from American Institute of Architects Kansas
The American Institute of Architects Kansas has recognized Kansas State University's Ray Weisenburger with one of its highest honors, the Henry W. Schirmer Distinguished Service Award.

College of Business Administration hosts Phillips 66 for week of workshops and seminars
Executives from leading energy company Phillips 66 will be at Kansas State University's College of Business Administration to teach, interact and recruit students during
the college's Phillips 66 Week.

Friday, Sept. 13, 2013 

NSF-funded scholarships help two graduate students with cybersecurity studies
Two Kansas State University graduate students are the first recipients of Scholarship for Service cybersecurity awards made by the university through a National Science Foundation grant.

Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 

Research treats the fungus among us with nontoxic medicinal compound
A Kansas State University microbiologist has found a breakthrough herbal medicine treatment for a common human fungal pathogen that lives in almost 80 percent of people.

Kansas Court of Appeals visits campus to celebrate Constitution Observance Day
The Kansas Court of Appeals will hear a full docket of cases Tuesday, Sept. 17, on Kansas State University's Manhattan campus as part of the U.S. Constitution Observance Day. The court hearings, which start at 9:30 a.m. in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union, are free and open to the public.

Research on literacy in Sudan nets doctoral student the first university distinguished professors award for graduate students
Stephanie Pearson's research is breaking boundaries, and now she's got the award to prove it.


Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013

Two veterinary medicine students earn firsts for their clinical cases
Two Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine students each captured first place in their respective competitions at a recent theriogenology conference.

McCain Performance Series presents two books from 'The Interglactic Nemesis'
Two books of the live-action graphic novel "The Intergalactic Nemesis" are coming to Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium as part of the McCain Performance Series. "Book One: Target Earth" will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, and "Book Two: Robot Planet Rising" will follow at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19.

Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013

New York City alumnus provides philanthropic support for new home of College of Business Administration
Jeff Gates, New York City, has made a $1 million gift to support the new building for the College of Business Administration at Kansas State University.

K-State Celebrates coming to Wichita Sept. 23
Kansas State University is offering a look at campus life for high school students from the Wichita area.

'Best college' ranking climbing
The university ranks 68th in the Top Public Schools category and 135th in the Best National Universities category that includes public and private schools -- up eight spots since the 2012 rankings.


Monday, Sept. 9, 2013

Kansas State University nets record research funding in FY 2013
Researchers at Kansas State University pulled more than $151.3 million into the state through funding on research encompassing all areas of faculty strength -- plant and animal health, cybersecurity, cancer and more -- setting a funding record.

Seven past U.S. secretaries of agriculture to share the stage at Oct. 21 Landon Lecture
Kansas State University's next Landon Lecture will include seven of the nation's chief leaders in the agriculture industry.

Cancer research center's annual Regier Golf Tournament Oct. 11
Golfers can help Kansas State University's fight against cancer at the 16th annual Rob Regier Memorial Golf Tournament on Friday, Oct. 11. Proceeds will support the university's Johnson Cancer Research Center.

K-State Salina's Civic Luncheon Lecture to explore models for community discussion
Models for community involvement on important issues will be the focus of Kansas State University Salina's Civic Luncheon Lecture, which starts at noon Thursday, Sept. 12, in the College Center Conference Room on the Salina campus.

Friday, Sept. 6, 2013

Bryant Lecture features architect Perry Kulper from the University of Michigan
The College of Architecture, Planning and Design at Kansas State University will present Perry Kulper as the speaker for its Bryant Lecture Series at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, in the K-State Student Union Little Theater. The event is free and the public is invited.

Bebermeyer family named Kansas State University's Family of the Year
Three sisters started a family legacy nearly 70 years ago that has resulted in four generations of Kansas State University Wildcats and one outstanding family of the year.

Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013

Engineers make golden breakthrough to improve electronic devices based on molybdenum disulfide
A Kansas State University chemical engineer has discovered that a new member of the ultrathin materials family has great potential to improve electronic and thermal devices.

Dorothy L. Thompson Lecture Series to host Voting Rights Act expert
An expert on the Voting Rights Act will speak as part of Kansas State University's fall 2013 Dorothy L. Thompson Civil Rights Lecture Series.

'Night of Wonder': Friends of Beach Museum of Art fundraiser showcases campus talent
Enjoy a "Night of Wonder" at Kansas State University's Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art and help expand the museum's permanent collection.

Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013

On the march: Parade, halftime performance highlight university's Band Day Sept. 14
High school marching bands from across Kansas -- and even Missouri -- are coming to Manhattan on Saturday, Sept. 14, to participate in Kansas State University's annual Band Day.


Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013

'The Office' inspires professor's economic concepts website
Educators seeking to explain supply and demand to economics students need look no further than fictional Princess Unicorn dolls. Dan Kuester, director of economic undergraduate studies at Kansas State University, says a popular TV show may open the door to understanding numerous economic principles.

Kansas State University celebrating 85th annual Family Day
Family, tradition and sharing a connection are all part of Kansas State University's annual Family Day, which will be Saturday, Sept. 7.

Lou Douglas Lecture Series to feature speakers on health insurance, economic policy
Two individuals known for influencing public policy will be the speakers for the fall 2013 Lou Douglas Lecture Series at Kansas State University. The lecture series is sponsored by UFM Community Learning Center.

Rock band Foreigner partners with Manhattan High Choir for McCain performance
Foreigner, the band responsible for some of rock music's most recognizable hits, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8 in McCain Auditorium. The event is part of Kansas State University's McCain Performance Series.


Monday, Sept. 2, 2013

Red cedar tree study shows that Clean Air Act is reducing pollution, improving forests
A collaborative project involving a Kansas State University ecologist has shown that the Clean Air Act has helped forest systems recover from decades of sulfur pollution and acid rain.