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2015 News

News involving our students, faculty, and programs.

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