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2017 Fall - Seek - Full Issue (Pdf), News And Communications Services Oct 2017

2017 Fall - Seek - Full Issue (Pdf), News And Communications Services

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Fall 2017 issue of Seek


Explain It: Path Of Totality, Chris Sorensen Oct 2017

Explain It: Path Of Totality, Chris Sorensen

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Chris Sorensen, university distinguished professor of physics, explains, in under 100 words, what a path of totality is and what happened during the Aug. 21 Great American Eclipse.


The Curiosity Of Collections: A Behind-The-Scenes Look At What’S In The Drawers, Cabinets And Refrigerators Of K-State Collections And Why It’S Important, Jennifer Tidball Oct 2017

The Curiosity Of Collections: A Behind-The-Scenes Look At What’S In The Drawers, Cabinets And Refrigerators Of K-State Collections And Why It’S Important, Jennifer Tidball

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Collective treasures abound across Kansas State University’s Manhattan campus. From wheat seeds to colorful butterflies, to refrigerated fungi to wardrobes containing regal textiles from China's Ming dynasty; these are the collections at Kansas State University.


Communicating Science For Everyday Use, Jason Hackett Oct 2017

Communicating Science For Everyday Use, Jason Hackett

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For decades, farmers and ranchers learned best practices and better ways to raise their crops and livestock through printed publications and in-person gatherings called field days. Both methods were spearheaded by scientific experts from the university and delivered by extension agents. They were — and are — efficient and successful means of sharing knowledge. Whatever their individual choices, person-to-person contact remains at the center of their communication. The difference is in the delivery.


Table Of Contents And Introduction, Peter Dorhout Oct 2017

Table Of Contents And Introduction, Peter Dorhout

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Table of Contents and an Introductory message from Vice President for Research Peter Dorhout for the Seek Magazine Fall 2017 issue.


Above & Beyond: Celebrating Outstanding Employees And Undergraduate Research, Kansas State University Libraries Jul 2017

Above & Beyond: Celebrating Outstanding Employees And Undergraduate Research, Kansas State University Libraries

Kansas State University Libraries

K-State Libraries recognizes outstanding employee contributions and undergraduate scholarship.


Loyal Friends: Insights From A Few Of The Libraries’ Two-Decade Donors, Kansas State University Libraries Jul 2017

Loyal Friends: Insights From A Few Of The Libraries’ Two-Decade Donors, Kansas State University Libraries

Kansas State University Libraries

In honor of Hale’s 20th anniversary, we’d like to recognize a few generous friends who have given every year for the last two decades—or more! We are deeply grateful for their unwavering, steadfast support. Meet some of our devoted donors: Jolene Hill, Verlyn Richards and Eugene Laughlin.


Then & Now: A Look At K-State Libraries’ Evolution, 1863-2017, Kansas State University Libraries Jul 2017

Then & Now: A Look At K-State Libraries’ Evolution, 1863-2017, Kansas State University Libraries

Kansas State University Libraries

Happy birthday! In 2017, Farrell Library turns 90 and Hale Library turns 20— along with about 3,000 K-State sophomores. Over the decades, when students, faculty and researchers have a need, the K-State Libraries respond. We adapt and improve our spaces and services, just as we have for more than a century. So in honor of nine decades of Farrell Library and two decades of Hale Library, we present a look at the evolution of K-State Libraries’ flagship building, past and present.


Chisholm Trail: History & Legacy Exhibit, Kansas State University Libraries Jul 2017

Chisholm Trail: History & Legacy Exhibit, Kansas State University Libraries

Kansas State University Libraries

In 2017, K-State Libraries joins organizations across the region in celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Chisholm Trail. “Chisholm Trail: History & Legacy,” which features items from the Richard L.D. & Marjorie J. Morse Department of Special Collections and other regional history organizations, is on view through mid-October.


Textbook Affordability Project: Chipping Away At The Cost Of A University Education, Kansas State University Libraries Jul 2017

Textbook Affordability Project: Chipping Away At The Cost Of A University Education, Kansas State University Libraries

Kansas State University Libraries

Seven out of ten students say that they have not purchased a required text because of its price tag. In fact, The College Board, an organization that works to expand access to higher education, estimates a full-time undergraduate student at a public four-year university will pay $1,298 per year for books and supplies. So in order to fill students’ backpacks without emptying their wallets, K-State Libraries launched the Textbook Affordability Project.


K-State Keepsakes: The 150th Anniversary Of Ksac’S First Graduating Class Jul 2017

K-State Keepsakes: The 150th Anniversary Of Ksac’S First Graduating Class

Kansas State University Libraries

On June 26, 1867, Kansas State Agricultural College held commencement ceremonies for its first five graduates: Henry L. Denison, Belle M. Haines, L. Emma Haines, John J. Points, and Martha A. White. This year is the sesquicentennial of that inaugural graduating class. Their journey began when K-State’s doors first opened in September 1863 to 52 students, equally divided between men and women.


Driven By Teamwork Prof. Greg Spaulding’S Students Take On A Prodigious Group Project, Kansas State University Libraries Jul 2017

Driven By Teamwork Prof. Greg Spaulding’S Students Take On A Prodigious Group Project, Kansas State University Libraries

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For six years, Greg Spaulding, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, has assigned a unique challenge to teams of Intro to Mechanical Engineering students: They must design and build a working vehicle that one person can drive and ride. In addition, it must be powered solely by a cordless drill. A lot has to happen between the day the students receive their assignment and the end of the semester when they present their final project in an Olympic-style competition. The groups meet over and over again, fueled by a common goal and the power of teamwork. That's where the K-State Libraries …


Kansas State University Libraries, Issue 5 (Summer 2017), Kansas State University Libraries Jul 2017

Kansas State University Libraries, Issue 5 (Summer 2017), Kansas State University Libraries

Kansas State University Libraries

Kansas State University Libraries Magazine gives friends, funders, students, and alumni an inside look at library successes, stories, and collections. In this issue, learn about K-State Libraries history, the 150th anniversary of KSAC’s first graduating class, the Textbook Affordability Project, and more.


2017 Spring - Seek - Full Issue (Pdf), News And Communications Services Apr 2017

2017 Spring - Seek - Full Issue (Pdf), News And Communications Services

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Spring 2017 issue of Seek


Earth Tones, News And Communications Services Apr 2017

Earth Tones, News And Communications Services

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Inspired by the Flint Hills eco-region of Kansas, “Mineral Strata” is a naturally dyed ahimsa — or peace — silk by Sherry Haar, professor of apparel and textiles at Kansas State University.


Explain It: B Cell, Stephen K. Chapes Apr 2017

Explain It: B Cell, Stephen K. Chapes

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Stephen K. Chapes, professor of biology and interim director of the Johnson Cancer Research Center at Kansas State University, explains, in around 100 words, what a B cell is and its role in immune systems. Chapes’ lab wants to know how the genes and gene combinations used by a B cell to make antibodies change after vaccine administration.


Engagement: Center For The Advancement Of Entrepreneurship Helps Turn Ideas Into Business, Tiffany Roney Apr 2017

Engagement: Center For The Advancement Of Entrepreneurship Helps Turn Ideas Into Business, Tiffany Roney

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New businesses are popping up across Kansas with the help of Kansas State University’s Center for the Advancement of Entrepreneurship.


Udp Focus: Prasad's Work All About Feeding The Future, Beth Bohn Apr 2017

Udp Focus: Prasad's Work All About Feeding The Future, Beth Bohn

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P.V. Vara Prasad believes research goes beyond finding solutions to problems; it’s also about preparing the next generation of scholars and practitioners.


Research Scholar: 'Chocolate Pie Guy' Shows How Exercise Affects The Way Our Bodies Process High-Fat Meals, Tiffany Roney Apr 2017

Research Scholar: 'Chocolate Pie Guy' Shows How Exercise Affects The Way Our Bodies Process High-Fat Meals, Tiffany Roney

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Nutrition researcher Sam Emerson is gaining a slice of research fame by asking people to eat pie.


Undergraduate Research: Hands-On History, Taylor Manges Apr 2017

Undergraduate Research: Hands-On History, Taylor Manges

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The discoveries by undergraduate students at Kansas State University’s Chapman Center for Rural Studies keep coming.


Shorts, News And Communications Services Apr 2017

Shorts, News And Communications Services

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Shorts

  • 2017 Research Showcase in Kansas City
  • Patented success: Easier way to make graphene
  • 'Shrew'-d finding on climate change
  • Worst cooks in America? Researcher finds celebrity chefs may be in running
  • Up-and-coming researchers: Placidus Amama, Melanie Derby, Emily McLaurin
  • A new look at the work of John Steuart Curry
  • Federal fellowships boost global food systems research
  • We've got your goat cheese better defined

  • Resisting Resistance, Pat Melgares Apr 2017

    Resisting Resistance, Pat Melgares

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    Scientists race to stay ahead of disease-causing microbes


    The Buzz Behind The Bite, Jennifer Tidball Apr 2017

    The Buzz Behind The Bite, Jennifer Tidball

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    How scientists tackle infectious diseases and the mosquitoes that spread them


    Home Of The Range, Stephanie Jacques Apr 2017

    Home Of The Range, Stephanie Jacques

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    Konza Prairie Biological Station works to conserve one of the most diminished ecosystems in North America.


    The Silicon Valley Of Biodefense, Jennifer Tidball, Beth Bohn Apr 2017

    The Silicon Valley Of Biodefense, Jennifer Tidball, Beth Bohn

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    K-State cements status at the forefront of biodefense


    Table Of Contents And Introduction, Peter Dorhout Apr 2017

    Table Of Contents And Introduction, Peter Dorhout

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    Table of Contents and an Introductory message from Vice President for Research Peter Dorhout for the Seek Magazine Spring 2017 issue.


    Kirmser Undergraduate Research Award: Libraries’ Scholarship Rewards Superior Undergraduate Research, Kansas State University Libraries Jan 2017

    Kirmser Undergraduate Research Award: Libraries’ Scholarship Rewards Superior Undergraduate Research, Kansas State University Libraries

    Kansas State University Libraries

    K-State Libraries’ services, materials and faculty help students in their academic pursuits year-round. The Libraries are also proud to recognize outstanding original research once it’s completed. In 2013, the Libraries established the Kirmser Undergraduate Research Award. Sometimes winning research projects come from unexpected sources. Like a hay bale. David Leiszler (Clifton), Peter Masters (Troy) and Austin Schmitz (Axtell) created an attachment for a skid-steer loader that could lift a bale and safely remove the net wrap while the farmer remains in the vehicle.


    Morse Family And Community Public Policy Scholarship: Award Allows Student To Complete Internship In Ghana, Kansas State University Libraries Jan 2017

    Morse Family And Community Public Policy Scholarship: Award Allows Student To Complete Internship In Ghana, Kansas State University Libraries

    Kansas State University Libraries

    Last summer, Madison May, senior in political science and international studies, worked with Ghana’s National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) to empower young girls and women of all ages. May’s internship was made possible through the Marjorie J. and Richard L.D. Morse Family and Community Public Policy Scholarship administered by K-State Libraries.


    Prairie Librarian: Associate Dean's Work Selected As 2016 Kansas Notable Book, Kansas State University Libraries Jan 2017

    Prairie Librarian: Associate Dean's Work Selected As 2016 Kansas Notable Book, Kansas State University Libraries

    Kansas State University Libraries

    Mike Haddock, associate dean for research, education and engagement for K-State Libraries, has two offices: One is on the fifth floor of Hale Library. The other is on the prairie. Haddock combs the state to identify and photograph the state’s native wildflowers and grasses. Now, the Kansas Center for the Book has selected his most recent publication, “Kansas Wildflowers and Weeds,” as a 2016 Kansas Notable Book.


    A Spot Well Loved: Donations To K-State Libraries Support Student Success, Marisa Larson Jan 2017

    A Spot Well Loved: Donations To K-State Libraries Support Student Success, Marisa Larson

    Kansas State University Libraries

    What is the one thing at Kansas State University that all students have in common? Using the K-State Libraries! But K-State Libraries wouldn’t be able to help students to the level that it does without philanthropic support.