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College Spotlight - June 2016

With 24 departments in our college, there are always big things happening. Take a look at some of the highlights for June 2016:

Greg Finnigan - Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics

Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics

The Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics department welcomes Dr. Gregory Finnigan as its newest faculty member. Dr. Finnigan's focus at K-State will involve a number of advanced molecular and cellular techniques. Read more.


Division of Biology

A proposal by Dr. Zhilong Yang received significant funding from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. Funding received will be applied to multiple sources, including the Center of Biomedical Research Excellence. Read more

Communication Studies

Communication Studies

Communication Studies faculty and students attended the International Communication Association conference in Fukuoka, Japan. Read more



Professors Steve Cassou and Amanda Gaulke presented papers at the 91st Western Economic Association Annual Conference in Portland Oregon. Read more.


Journalism & Mass Communications

The A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications is proud to announce that Zhang, Xiaochen "Angela"received the Top Faculty Paper Award at the International Communication Association conference. Read more


Music, Theatre, and Dance

K-State's Director of Bands and Professor of Music, Frank Tracz, was honored to be inducted into the Conn-Selmer Institute Hall of Fame on June 14. Read more



A new class of lasers developed by a team that included physics researchers at Kansas State University could help scientists measure distances to faraway targets, identify the presence of certain gases in the atmosphere and send images of the earth from space. Read more

Psychological Sciences

Psychological Sciences

Dr. Kimberly Kirkpatrick, Professor of Psychological Sciences and Director of the Reward, Timing and Decision Laboratory, received a four-year $1.35M renewal of her NIMH R01 award to study interventions to mitigate impulsive choice in a rat pre-clinical model. Read more

sociology index

Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work

Associate Professor of Sociology, Alisa Garni, and a team of K-State graduates and students are studying how immigrant workers from Central America are influencing rural Kansas' society and economy. Read more.