2022 K-State Current Archive

2022 K-State Current Archive

K-State Current is a weekly news update for the Kansas Board of Regents to apprise the Regents on a few of the many successes and achievements made by K-State faculty, staff and students.


August 10, 2022

  • K-State Salina-led community fundraiser helps Salina Area United Way
  • Marty Draper earns Distinguished Service Award
  • Ornelas awarded NCARB President's Medal for Distinguished Service
  • Leadership communication students win national awards
  • Recent Kansas State University graduate receives Phi Kappa Phi, Mortar Board fellowships

July 27, 2022

  • NIH continues supporting K-State neuroscience research center with $11.2 million grant
  • Researchers successfully test first vaccine to prevent bovine anaplasmosis
  • K-State Salina-led innovation competition rewards drone enthusiasts for their innovative ideas
  • College of Business hosts Summer Institute for high school students

July 20, 2022

  • K-State accreditation continued, confirming university strengths, quality
  • K-State College of Veterinary Medicine hosts veterinary educators conference
  • K-State Salina selected as new home for community mural
  • Emergent Method to support comprehensive strategic planning effort

July 13, 2022

  • Economists study impact of international agricultural research at U.S. universities
  • K-State Salina Applied Aviation Research Center team leads drone education at law enforcement conference
  • Shanna Legleiter new chair of the CUPA-HR Midwest Region board
  • K-State engineering faculty member receives American Nuclear Society Presidential Citation
  • The write stuff: Veterinary students win cash prizes in national essay contest

June 29, 2022

  • A letter from President Richard Linton
  • New name for Staley School of Leadership Studies, Tolar named dean
  • College of Education documentary to be distributed nationally
  • Chris Culbertson named interim dean for College of Arts and Sciences
  • Powercat Motorsports competes at national Formula SAE event

June 8, 2022

  • K-State Legend, Trailblazer Veryl Switzer Passes Away
  • Management professor to be Fulbright U.S. scholar to Nigeria
  • ASCE Concrete Canoe team to represent K-State at national competition
  • K-State Crops and Soils Judging teams complete successful spring season

June 1, 2022

  • K-State Salina again selected to support national UAS prize competition
  • Im receives NSF CAREER award for quantifying nitrous oxide emissions in forage conservations
  • Wildcat Wind Power notches first-ever win at DOE's Collegiate Wind Competition
  • Steel Bridge team earns trip to national competition

May 25, 2022

  • A letter from President Richard Linton
  • Terry and Tara Cupps awarded Kansas State University Medal of Excellence
  • Natarajan leads K-State portion of $24 million NSF investment in resilient, socially equitable infrastructure
  • K-State to compete at nationals after sweeping top spots at regional collegiate robotics competition
  • K-State Business Innovation Challenge awards more than $10,000 in scholarships to competition winners

May 18, 2022

  • K-State receives $1.5 million grant for food, agriculture and veterinary defense project
  • Veterinary research finds destressing benefit from feeding cattle industrial hemp
  • Vardiman named most distinguished athletic trainer from regional organization
  • K-State’s John Leslie to serve as Jefferson Science Fellow
  • Alumna, student each receive Fulbright US program recognition

April 27, 2022

  • Veterinary team eyes the road to provide vision exams for working dogs
  • A big bang: K-State graphene, hydrogen research leads to new company HydroGraph
  • Four internationally recognized faculty members join ranks of university distinguished professors
  • Engineering Extension's Kansas KidWind Challenge advances six student teams to national event
  • Second-year veterinary student receives USDA-Boehringer Ingelheim summer research opportunity

April 20, 2022

  • K-State community mourns loss of former President Jon Wefald
  • K-State leads state universities in retention, graduation rates
  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission funds data-driven analysis framework for advanced nuclear reactors
  • Newest Truman scholar aspires to advance international cooperation
  • Collegian Media Group sweeps gold at Kansas Collegiate Media Conference; students earn 63 awards

April 13, 2022

  • Technology Development Institute's Innovation Stimulus Program assists Kansas chiropractic table manufacturer
  • Leadership communication team contributes to book on empathy, equity in higher education
  • K-State research suggests probiotics may pose risks to animal, human health
  • Classy Cats earn national championship title at the College Classic National Invitational
  • K-State biochemistry student presents cancer research at national meeting

April 6, 2022

  • K-State lands $12M grant to lead agricultural growth in Haiti
  • Groundbreaking: 104-bed residence hall at Kansas State University’s Aerospace and Technology Campus to meet demand of rising enrollments
  • Sharda receives grant to innovate planting systems
  • Agronomy professors receive the highest distinction from professional societies
  • K-State MANRRS students earn national awards

March 30, 2022

  • Feed the Future Innovation Lab for the Reduction of Post-Harvest Loss kicks off $1 million costed extension
  • Twelve Kansas State University alumni selected as 2022 Alumni Fellows
  • Marla Day selected as speaker for Humanities Kansas
  • K-State physicists publish on X-ray lasers taking pictures of complex molecules
  • K-State Sales Team takes home sixth place at National Collegiate Sales Competition

March 23, 2022

  • Summer programs encourage Native, Indigenous, tribal and rural Kansas students to experience veterinary medicine
  • Stu Duncan recognized as 2022 Cotton Specialist of the Year
  • K-State researcher aims to reduce risk of lead exposure in Kansas City area
  • Flinchbaugh remembered for service to agriculture, U.S. land-grant system
  • Royal Purple Yearbook wins national Pacemaker Award

March 9, 2022

  • Kansas State University named 2022 Top Employer by DiversityJobs.com
  • Richard Myers named the 2022 Flinchbaugh Family Wildcat Pride Award recipient
  • Jerry Jay Cranford recognized as Professor of the Week
  • Haddock receives Distinguished Service Award from Kansas Geographic Alliance
  • Kansas State University ASC Team takes second

March 2, 2022

  • College of Education produces documentary about child trauma and resiliency
  • Study: New variety will help farmers increase sorghum yields
  • Megan Ronnebaum and AJ Tarpoff recognized as Professional Staff and Professor of the Week
  • Leadership communication team assists in $17 million planning project for Reno County
  • K-State Sales Team finishes second at intercollegiate sales competition in Florida

February 23, 2022

  • Benjamin Wolfe to lead K-State Olathe as CEO and dean
  • Feed the Future Innovation Lab for the Reduction of Post-Harvest Loss kicks off $1 million costed extension
  • Eric Shappee and Amy Elswick recognized as Professor and Professional Staff of the Week
  • Sharda to receive $6 million NSF grant to develop spray-on bioplastics for use in farming
  • Five K-State students taking part in Kansas Undergraduate Research Days

February 16, 2022

  • All In for K-State: Kansas State University to host 3rd day of giving in support of mental health services for students
  • K-State, John Deere team on remote sensing study
  • Kyle Bradley recognized as Professor of the Week
  • Wu receives NSF CAREER award for power grid defense project
  • College of Business students receive scholarships from Kansas City supply chain organization

February 9, 2022

  • Carl R. Ice College of Engineering remains top choice for engineers in Kansas in 2021
  • Kansas State University to host 2022 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders
  • Chad Miller recognized as Professor of the Week
  • Faculty work included in School of the Art Institute of Chicago exhibit
  • Gilman scholarship helps K-State students with education abroad experiences

February 2, 2022

  • K-State's online degree programs recognized for excellence in U.S. News & World Report rankings
  • Study: New variety will help farmers increase sorghum yields
  • Kirkpatrick receives five-year NIMH grant to continue studies on impulsive choices
  • World's largest general scientific society selects Marcellus Caldas as AAAS fellow
  • Trio of veterinary students among scholarship winners at Kansas Livestock Association Convention

January 26, 2022

  • Degrees of success: 2020-2021 K-State graduates finding jobs, educational opportunities
  • K-State’s interior design program earns #4 spot in national ranking
  • Raymond Deiser recognized as Professional Staff of the Week
  • K-State researcher continues efforts to halt spread of African swine fever
  • APDesign's Juliana Schwartz selected as semifinalist for 2021 Steelcase Student Design Competition — NEXT

January 19, 2022

  • Post-Harvest Loss Innovation Lab kicks off $1M Food for Education project in Malawi
  • Laura Hohenbary and Sim Jun recognized as Professional Staff and Professor of the Week
  • Nutrition educator receives USDA award recognizing teaching in food and agricultural sciences
  • Architecture students win scholarships in 10th annual MANKO Design Competition
  • Fourth-year veterinary student receives Lowrie Diversity Scholarship from national association

January 12, 2022

  • Health and Human Sciences researchers receive renewable $300,000 grant to launch online program assisting youth with transitioning into adulthood
  • Megan McCoy recognized as Professor of the Week
  • Kramer elected chair of Kansas State Board of Technical Professions committee
  • APDesign associate professor LaBarbara James Wigfall honored by NOMA
  • All female financial planning team takes second place in national competition

January 5, 2022

  • Kevin Nalette appointed interim chief of staff, director of community relations
  • Ashley Martin named interim vice president for communications and marketing
  • Tonnie Martinez and Michael Raine recognized as Professor and Professional Staff of the Week
  • University announces research collaboration to improve COVID-19 vaccine stability
  • Phillips 66 Business Ethics Case Competition awards $7,000 to K-State students