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Recent news involving our students, faculty, and programs.

Fall 2016

September in review: College of Arts and Sciences

August in review: College of Arts & Sciences

Anthropology professor launches new podcast


Summer 2016

July in review: College of Arts & Sciences

June in review: College of Arts & Sciences

ArtSci researchers invent, patent new class of lasers


May 2016

April in review: College of Arts & Sciences

Strayhall Wins Sullivan Poetry Award

College of Arts & Sciences Ambassadors named for 2016

Isabel Millán publishes book chapter on Latina superheroes

Freeland receives Gaston Outstanding Mentor Award at Kansas Press Association convention

Mathematics students score highly in international competition

Violinist Cora Cooper chosen to premiere nationally co-commissioned Sonata in the state of Kansas

Student receives Gilman International Scholarship to study biology in Belize

Student researches Spanish songs in vocal music education

Distinguished Professor Wayne Goins to be Commencement Speaker

Stamey undergraduate teaching and advising awards announced

Physics professor one of two selected for university top honor


April 2016

Two English graduate students win Children's Literature Association awards

Public relations students gain experience through partnership with local company

ArtSci professor, students research culturally relevant music education

Three ArtSci students awarded Goldwater scholarship, honorable mentions

Miller School Public Relations students use service learning to help Kansas conservation organization

Finalists announced for School of Music, Theatre, and Dance Director

ArtSci students earn National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships

Broyles-González delivers keynote at 12th annual César Chávez Conference

Wildcat Watch wins prestigious Telly Award

Philosophy professor wins prestigious fellowship

Social Work program celebrates 42 years of accreditation, retirement of Jacque Gibbons

Geography professor Richard Marston receives Distinguished Career Award

A real Peter Rabbit tale: Kansas State University biologists find key to myxoma virus/rabbit coevolution

A movie of the microworld: Physicists create nanoparticle picture series


March 2016

Choma appointed assistant dean for diversity, recruitment and retention

Arts & Sciences students host diversity summit April 1

Williams and Cook selected as Alumni Fellows

Fifth annual disco party, new bra crawl event to support Kansas State University cancer research in April

Moviegoers may have little control over their eye movements during Hollywood-style films, study finds

Miller School students score big at annual Kansas Association of Broadcasters awards

February in review: College of Arts & Sciences major highlights

Joye Gordon memorial March 26

Biologist to receive Distinguished Landscape Ecologist Award

ArtSci student's work in science journalism wins prestigious Best in Festival award


February 2016

Biology faculty member selected for the National Science Foundation's Rotator program

Psychological sciences professor develops scale to measure masculine honor beliefs

Art professor finds originality in a 20,000-year-old medium

ArtSci grant makes high-definition broadcasting a reality for KKSU-TV

Psychological sciences students receive national recognition

A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications mourns loss of Tom Gould

ArtSci graduate student one of two 3 Minute Thesis winners

Physicist contributes to discovery of gravitational waves, black holes

Gen. Richard Myers co-teaching Political Science American Foreign Policy class

Understanding Einstein: Cosmologist explains discovery of gravitational waves

K-State music professor wins Grammy Award

Students invited to compete for the Sullivan Poetry Award

K-State music student wins area singing competition

Shakespeare’s Heartbeat in the Little Apple

Amit Chakrabarti to serve as interim dean of College of Arts & Sciences


January 2016

Professor of art and associate dean of Graduate School selected for one-month artist residency in Morocco

College of Arts & Sciences to host ArtSci Student Forum on Fees

Second Annual College of Arts & Sciences Civil Rights Teach-In, Jan. 27

ArtSci faculty receive prestigious national arts award



December 2015

Psychological sciences department among best according to SuccessfulStudent

Provost names search committee for interim dean of College of Arts & Sciences

Dance program's Tap to Togetherness focuses on positive family development with tap dance instruction

Music professor nominated for two Grammys

ArtSci alumnae one of two selected to receive 2016 Distinguished Young Alumni award

Choir students perform in Carnegie Hall

Dorhout named Kansas State University’s interim vice president for research

Digital artist, photographer joins Chapman Center for Rural Studies as visiting instructor of digital humanities

Five ArtSci students learn from summer opportunities with Chapman Scholarships


November 2015

Anthropology student receives Marshall Scholarship to study food systems, social sustainability

Anthropology student finalist for Rhodes, Marshall national scholarships

Three Arts & Sciences graduate students earn honors at Research and the State

Two ArtSci faculty receive $5,000 Iman Awards for research and teaching

Nippert selected as distinguished alumnus by ecology program

Vocal music students win top honors at regional competition

Psychological sciences doctoral student receives national research award


October 2015

Former US press secretary Marlin Fitzwater receives honorary doctorate from K-State

College of Arts & Sciences to celebrate Eisenhower Circle Celebration, recognize distinguished alumni and student scholars

Geography alumnus to receive award and present lecture on data sharing


September 2015

College of Arts & Sciences to host Resources for College Success, Oct. 7

Mathematics professor's Math Circles program featured in Scientific American blog

Biology professor receives $1.85M NIH grant funds project to study virus interaction with the immune system and identify poxvirus threats

Michael Kanost elected 2015 Entomological Society of America fellow

French group to visit campus, Manhattan and Morganville

Visual Journalist joins A.Q. Miller School Faculty

Dave Kendall joins A.Q. Miller School as Interim News Director


Summer 2015

Geography professor receives NSF Rapid Response Research Grant

Journalism professor receives top teaching honor

Two Biology faculty named National Academies education fellows in life sciences

Biochemist studies oilseed plants for biofuel, industrial development

Biology graduate student wins award at national meeting

Postdoctoral research associate in Biology receives Best Young Investigator award

Eiselein named first recipient of the Michael Donnelly Faculty Award in English

Several ArtSci faculty featured in recent international scientific journal

Sherow selected to receive Kansas Notable Book Award

College of Arts & Sciences announces five new department heads

Physics faculty member granted membership in European Space Agency Consortium


May 2015

ArtSci major & student ambassador president receives national fellowship to become US foreign service officer

Sociology professor brings his research to the screen

Enhancing student experience through the Arts & Sciences instructional fee

Geography honors students with departmental awards

ArtSci student receives Boren Scholarship to study Russian in Kyrgyzstan

Psychological sciences honors students with departmental awards

ArtSci alumnus Tom Milbourn speaks at Journalism and Mass Communications Honors Banquet


April 2015

Blair named Ecological Society of America Fellow

Strayhall wins Sullivan Poetry Award

ArtSci alumnus named Big 12 Conference Video Coordinator of the Year

Biology professor receives Tinkle Research Excellence Award

Undergraduate research in ecology and evolutionary biology continues with NSF grant renewal

Goldwater scholarship honors for two ArtSci students

Two ArtSci students earn National Science Foundation honors

Matthew S. Gaynor named art department head

2015-2016 Student Ambassadors selected

Eight Math students achieve high results in Putnam Mathematical Competition

Kinders, Bilbrey among 2015 Alumni Fellows selection

No problem: Students show off mathematics skills at annual competition


March 2015

Mortenson to become Dean at Baylor University

Theatre students expand their own 'modern family' with trip to Los Angeles

Arts & Sciences Diversity Lecture Series Grant applications due April 15

Political Science graduate program ranked number one

Pink and Purple Polyester Party Supports Johnson Cancer Research Center

New album featuring Music Assistant Professor tops Billboard charts

Weekend of Performing Arts Brings Purple to Kansas City


February 2015

American ethnic studies faculty testify at ethnic studies House Bill 2207 hearing

History Doctoral Students Enjoy Work at Eisenhower Museum

Exploring the Digital Humanities at K-State

Criminologist 'hacks' the hacker, explores meaning of hacking

Uwe Thumm, Physics, receives Humboldt award for lifetime research achievements

A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications students visit Costa Rica in joint tourism class in January

Five ArtSci students earn honors for presentations at annual K-INBRE bioscience symposium


January 2015

K-State nominates four ArtSci students for Goldwater Scholarship

ArtSci researchers introduce macrosystems approach to study stream ecology

Four ArtSci students nominated for Truman Scholarship

New exhibit by English students showcases history, culture behind everyday items used by ordinary people



December 2014

Air Force ROTC Cadets stand guard on Veterans Day

Kansas State University Marching Band named best in the land


November 2014

College of Arts & Sciences student a finalist in Rhodes Scholarship competition


October 2014

Geography alumnus to receive award, present lecture on marine conservation

College of Arts & Sciences hosts Eisenhower Circle Celebration fifth anniversary, honor distinguished alumni

Matthew Sanderson appointed visiting research fellow

Paul selected as delegate to UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

Air Force ROTC members attend annual marathon in Dayton

K-State's School of Music, Theatre, and Dance named All-Steinway School


August 2014

Mathematics students invited to present at prestigious undergraduate research conference


July 2014

Lt. Col. Snowden retires as K-State Air Force ROTC Commander


June 2014

Montelone reappointed as Associate Dean for Research

Eric Maatta reappointed as chemistry department head

Derek Hillard named interim modern languages department head

Bruce Glymour selected as philosophy department head


May 2014

Choma selected as interim assistant dean for diversity, recruitment and retention

Reaccreditation approved for A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications

Psychological Sciences Video Promotes Undergraduate Research

K-State track athlete continues his dream in AFROTC

Student’s poem ‘Leaf Passing’ sticks in contest


April 2014

School of Music, Theatre, and Dance Creates ‘Magic Everyday’ promotional video

Partnership between Sociology and RCPD leads to international award

University honoring alumnus, commencement speaker John Hofmeister with honorary doctorate


March 2014

Historian Ranin Kazemi wins prestigious fellowship

Arts & Sciences student a Harry S. Truman Scholarship finalist

A.Q. Miller School adopts student computer policy

Purple Masque theatre commemorates relocation with celebration for the public

Air Force ROTC beats national selection average of rated positions


February 2014

New women's study scholarship honors feminist activism

Bello earns Best Paper award

ArtSci student named Miss Kansas USA 2014

Harry Belafonte delivers keynote address for Black History Month

Chemistry professor targets brain cancer


January 2014

Three ArtSci students earn research honors at biomedical research symposium

Graduate programs ranked among nation's top-25