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September 2015    

Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015

Personal financial planning student team wins 2015 Financial Planning Challenge finals
When it comes for planning for success, the Kansas State University personal financial planning student team can't be beat. The team won the national 2015 Financial Planning Challenge finals, Sept. 26-28, in Boston.

Curtain rises on K-State Theatre's second stage productions with two one-act comedies Oct. 1-3
K-State Theatre will begin its second stage performances with an evening of one-act comedies. "Laundry and Bourbon" and "Lone Star" will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1-3 in the new Purple Masque Theatre at Kansas State University's West Stadium.

Royal Entomological Society of London names Kansas State University's Dana Vanlandingham a fellow
Dana Vanlandingham, assistant professor of virology in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University, has been named a fellow of the Royal Entomological Society of London.


Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015

Police identify suspects in graffiti case
The three persons of interest in the graffiti case turned themselves in to the Kansas State University Police Department at approximately 8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 28. 

Freshmen honorary Quest selects members for 2015-2016
A Kansas State University honorary that helps outstanding freshmen become future campus leaders has selected new members for the 2015-2016 new year.

Award-winning Broadway, TV star Kristin Chenoweth appearing Oct. 2 at McCain Auditorium
Spend an evening with Emmy Award- and Tony Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth as part of Kansas State University's McCain Performance Series. Chenoweth will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, in McCain Auditorium.


Monday, Sept. 28, 2015

Nuclear engineering program uses $1.5 million grant to upgrade reactor equipment
Kansas State University's nuclear reactor control console in Ward Hall will be getting a much-needed upgrade, funded by a $1.5 million Nuclear Engineering University Partnerships grant from the U.S. Department of Energy.

Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry grants help students advance undergraduate research work
Seventeen Kansas State University students are receiving research and travel grants for their undergraduate research from the university's Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry.


Friday, Sept. 25, 2015

Kansas State University enrollment statistics show advancement in K-State 2025 goals, University Engineering Initiative Act
Kansas State University's fall 2015 enrollment numbers indicate that the university is making strides toward becoming a Top 50 public research institution with increased retention rates, greater diversity among students and growth in engineering enrollment.

Fall for the arts: October offers month of art, drama, music and more at Kansas State University
Music, exhibitions, documentaries and more highlight October at Kansas State University. Events listed below, presented by the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, the School Music, Theatre, and Dance, and the McCain Performance Series, are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.


Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015

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.

Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015

College of Architecture, Planning & Design naming expansion Regnier Hall
Kansas State University's College of Architecture, Planning & Design, or APDesign, facility expansion project will include Regnier Hall, newly named in honor of a gift from the Regnier family. The Kansas Board of Regents approved the name at its Sept. 16 meeting.

K·Coe Isom, Kansas State University's Beef Cattle Institute launch strategic partnership to support US beef industry
K·Coe Isom and the Beef Cattle Institute at Kansas State University will work together and with the beef industry to provide educational and communication resources on sustainability topics under an agreement unveiled Tuesday, Sept. 22, at the university.

Kansas budget, political parties topics of the 2015 Lou Douglas Lecture Series
Two individuals known for influencing public policy will be the speakers for the fall 2015 Lou Douglas Lecture Series on Public Issues at Kansas State University. 


 Monday, Sept. 21, 2015

Kansas State University students, faculty observe Banned Books Week
K-State LibrariesSigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society and the English department are co-sponsoring a series of events Sept. 27-Oct. 3 to recognize Banned Books Week at Kansas State University.

Dorothy L. Thompson Lecture Series to host discussion on civil rights leadership
A civil rights advocate will discuss modern-day civil rights and share how the movement must differ from our historical understanding of civil rights as part of Kansas State University's fall 2015 Dorothy L. Thompson Civil Rights Lecture Series.

Family musical 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' coming to McCain Auditorium
The biblical tale of Joseph and the coat of many colors is coming to Kansas State University's McCain Performance Series with the production of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, in McCain Auditorium.


Friday, Sept. 18, 2015

Beezley family to be honored as Kansas State University's 2015 Family of the Year
Members of the Beezley family travel four hours to Manhattan to attend every Kansas State University home football game, but Saturday, Sept. 19, the family's trip will be extra special. They will be cheering on the Wildcats as the university's the 2015 Family of the Year.

Kansas State University graduate receives Fulbright teaching assistantship to Germany
A May 2015 Kansas State University bachelor's graduate received a timely learning opportunity in August to explore Germany as the country plays an important role in hosting refugees from the Middle East and Eastern Europe.

Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015 

Alarms cause evacuation at K-State Student Union
Fire alarms have been triggered at the K-State Student Union on Thursday, Sept. 17.

Cargill executive to speak at Kansas State University about climate change
Greg Page, the executive chairman of Cargill Inc., will speak at Kansas State University on Oct. 12 about the economic impact of climate change on the world's food production.

College of Veterinary Medicine's Stockham being honored by American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology
Steve Stockham, professor of veterinary clinical pathology in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University, will receive the 2015 American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology Educator Award.

Constitution Observance Day includes police protocol and sentences for plea agreements as two of the real appeals cases argued on campus
Court is back session Tuesday, Sep. 22, as the Kansas State University Manhattan campus celebrates U.S. Constitution Observance Day with a series of real court cases being argued by Kansas attorneys on campus. 


Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015

Kansas State University and PrecisionHawk developing UAS app that predicts corn production
A research and technology development partnership between two of the nation's leaders in the unmanned aerial vehicles industry is taking flight. 

Robert Cray Band and Shemekia Copeland performing Sept. 22 at McCain
Five-time Grammy Award winner the Robert Cray Band, with special guest Shemekia Copeland, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, in the McCain Auditorium as part of Kansas State University's McCain Performance Series.

Fall 2015 National Academy of Engineering Seminar Series: Trends and innovations in electrical grid operations
With a reliable and efficient electrical grid operation critical to society, the electrical utility industry has undergone significant changes in the last decade due to technology trends, environmental drivers and weather patterns, changing public needs and regulatory requirements.

Coverage of sexual assault, trauma focus of presentations by University of Tulsa's Elana Newman
How the news media covers sexual assault and trauma will be the focus of two upcoming presentations in Manhattan by traumatic stress studies expert Elana Newman.

Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015

Research excellence earns three students 2015 University Distinguished Professors Graduate Student Awards
Three Kansas State University doctoral students are being recognized with the 2015 University Distinguished Professors Graduate Student Awards.

Kansas State University Marching Band to be recognized with Sudler Trophy
The Kansas State University Marching Band will be officially presented the 2015 Sudler Trophy at a ceremony at halftime of the Sept. 19 football game at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.

Beach Museum of Art hosts 'Art for Every Home' opening reception Sept. 17 and scholarly speaker series this fall
The opening reception forthe "Art for Every Home: Associated American Artists" exhibition, organized by the Mariana Kistler Beach Museum of Art, will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, at the museum.

18th annual golf tournament for Kansas State University cancer research Oct. 16
Tee off against cancer and benefit Kansas State University's Johnson Cancer Research Center at the 18th annual Rob Regier Memorial Golf Tournament. This year's event will be Oct. 16 at Manhattan's Colbert Hills Golf Course.


Monday, Sept. 14, 2015

Video, English students to promote NSF-funded university research through several platforms
The National Science Foundation has partnered with a university video production class for the first time to produce and distribute videos communicating science to the public.

Rezac named first recipient of the Tim Taylor Chair in Chemical Engineering
Mary Rezac, professor of chemical engineering and co-founding director of the Center for Sustainable Energy at Kansas State University, has been named the first recipient of the Tim Taylor Chair in Chemical Engineering.

Fall scholarships awarded to distance students through Kansas State University Global Campus
Kansas State University Global Campus has awarded $34,650 in scholarships to distance students across North America for the fall 2015 semester.


Friday, Sept. 11, 2015

17 school bands participating in university's annual Band Day
Bill Snyder Family Stadium will be filled with the sound of music from Kansas State University's annual Band Day performance Saturday, Sept. 19, at halftime of the Wildcats' football game against Louisiana Tech.


Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015

Viewpoint Lecture Series hosts national activist and leader
Kansas State University's Dow Center for Multicultural and Community Studies at K-State Libraries will present a keynote lecture by Lourdes Ashley Hunter, co-founder and national director of the Trans Women of Color Collective, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union.

Kansas State University study uncovers new approaches for sorghum breeders
A study on a sorghum population at Kansas State University has helped researchers better understand why a crop hybrid often performs better than either of its parent lines, known as heterosis.

Media advisory: University and Fort Riley to renew partnership at signing ceremony; leaders available for interviews
On Thursday, Sep. 17, Kansas State University will renew its seven-years-and-counting university-to-military community partnership with the 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley at the K-State-Fort Riley Partnership Renewal Business Meeting. Media are invited to attend.


Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015

$1.85M NIH grant funds project to study virus interaction with the immune system and identify poxvirus threats
A $1.85 million National Institutes of Health grant is funding a research project that is looking at a family of viruses that have the potential to be the next smallpox as well as an effective weapon against cancer.  

Kansas State University, TechAccel ink agreement for insect-control technology
A Kansas City area company will pursue commercial opportunities for a Kansas State University scientific discovery that makes insect control much safer for humans and other animals.  

Improvisation-based theatre company provides special Community Cultural Harmony Week activities
Drama therapist Randy Mulder will bring his New York-based performance company, Village Playback Theatre, to the Little Apple and Salina for Community Cultural Harmony Week activities, Sept. 14-18.  

K-State Celebrates coming to Wichita area Sept. 21
K-State Celebrates, a showcase to help high school students find about about college life, is coming to Wichita on Sept. 21. The Kansas State University event will be 7:15-8:30 p.m. at the Wichita Hyatt Regency, 400 W. Waterman St.


Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015

Kansas State University announces internal sanctions
Following notification from the Big 12 Conference of potential violations of its sportsmanship and ethical conduct policies, Kansas State University has agreed to sanctions with the conference office. The potential violations occurred during the first home football game Sept. 5 against South Dakota with the band's halftime depiction of a mascot from a team other than the day's opponent.  


Friday, Sept. 4, 2015

Lockdown lifted: Kansas State University at Manhattan now open
The lockdown at Kansas State University's Manhattan campus has been lifted. Classes and activities will resume at 9:30 a.m. Students and employees should report for class and work by that time.

Kansas State University's Manhattan campus is on lockdown until further notice
Kansas State University's Manhattan campus is on lockdown, students and employees should not report to campus until further notice.
Please note: This is NOT current news. It is for archive purposes only. 

K-State Salina's Civic Lecture Series features former Kansas Gov. John Carlin on future of higher education
As the components of higher education, such as state funding, tuition costs and curriculum demands, continue to vary each year in Kansas, questions about the importance of a college degree are growing. Kansas State University Salina's latest installment of the Civic Lecture Series will explore these changes and their affect on the future of education with insight from former Kansas Gov. John Carlin.


Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015

Second K-State Fighting For A Cure Shirt Day Oct. 17
Show your pride in Kansas State University's fight against cancer by participating in the annual K-State Fighting for a Cure Shirt Day Oct. 17.

Pollution Prevention Institute interns present research projects that help Kansas industries
Six interns at Kansas State University's Pollution Prevention Institute will conduct presentations on their research projects for Kansas industries from 1-4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, in Room 206 at the K-State Student Union.


Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015

Newly identified vernalization gene provides insights into the mechanisms of fine-tuning of wheat to diverse environments
A Kansas State University researcher has helped identify the last major vernalization gene in wheat. Vernalization genes define when the plant begins to flower and is critical for adaptation to different environments. The finding will help wheat breeders design wheat varieties that can adapt and thrive in changing environments around the world.

Kansas State University Salina joins Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland for Program on Demand initiative
Kansas State University Salina will create learning experiences tailored to individual Girl Scout Troops' interests and schedule through the Programs on Demand initiative of Girls Scouts of Kansas Heartland.

K-State Celebrates coming to Kansas City area Sept. 9
High school students from the Greater Kansas City area are invited to K-State Celebrates, a showcase for future students by Kansas State University, from 7:15-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, at the Ritz Charles, 9000 W. 137th St., Overland Park.

Artist Stan Herd to give talk Sept. 3 at the Beach Museum of Art
The lead artist behind the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum's "Cairns on the Beach" installation, Stan Herd, will give an Artist's Talk at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, at the Kansas State University museum.


Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015

University-city partnership brings veterinary medicine company to Manhattan
MediVet Biologics, a global animal health company, is opening a laboratory in Manhattan as a result of a partnership between Kansas State University and the city of Manhattan. The lab will focus on testing and commercializing a university-developed technology that has potential for animal and human health applications.