K-State alumnus and donor Carl Ice to retire from BNSF Railway

Kansas State University alumnus and donor Carl Ice will retire from BNSF Railway at the end of 2020 after serving as the company’s CEO for about seven years. Ice graduated from K-State in 1979 and has spent his career helping to make BNSF Railway into one of North America’s top railroad operators. Carl and his [...]

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By |2020-09-18T15:12:20-05:00September 18th, 2020|K-State Activity, Local News|Comments Off on K-State alumnus and donor Carl Ice to retire from BNSF Railway

K-State livestock economist: CARES Act stimulus had a direct effect on beef demand

Beef consumption has changed significantly during the pandemic. Kansas State University livestock economist Glynn Tosnor monitors consumer demand on a month-to-month basis and says the June report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture showed some interesting trends. “The USDA domestically through June — beef demand was up 34 percent from the prior year. We should [...]

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By |2020-09-14T13:52:10-05:00September 14th, 2020|K-State Activity, Local News|Comments Off on K-State livestock economist: CARES Act stimulus had a direct effect on beef demand

USDA grant supports K-State researchers looking to mitigate COVID-19 spread in meat and poultry processing plants

A Kansas State University research team is using a $1 million USDA grant and an additional state grant to study how to effectively control the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in the nation’s meat and poultry processing facilities. Researchers include those from the College of Veterinary Medicine and College of Agriculture. The [...]

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By |2020-09-14T08:21:27-05:00September 14th, 2020|K-State Activity, Local News|Comments Off on USDA grant supports K-State researchers looking to mitigate COVID-19 spread in meat and poultry processing plants

K-State cancels Spring Break for 2021

There will be no Spring Break for Kansas State University students in 2021. Earlier this week, the Faculty Senate presented an adjusted spring 2021 calendar that sees the semester starting one week later on Jan. 25. Due to the late start and to keep finals and commencement on schedule for mid-May, the decision was made to eliminate [...]

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By |2020-09-11T08:04:56-05:00September 11th, 2020|K-State Activity, Local News|Comments Off on K-State cancels Spring Break for 2021

Helping to fight hunger, Konza Student Table feeds those in need

The weather was “terrible” but cause “worthy” on Wednesday, as student volunteers of the inaugural Konza Student Table event, served food to the community in high spirits as they set out to provide 300 free meals for students in a contact-less drive-through located at St. Isidore’s Catholic Student Center. St. Isidore’s holds “Dollar Dinner” events [...]

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By |2020-09-10T23:41:42-05:00September 10th, 2020|K-State Activity, Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Helping to fight hunger, Konza Student Table feeds those in need

Konza Student Table: Local organizations team up to fight food insecurity among college students

St. Isidore’s Catholic Church and the Food and Farm Council of Riley County and the City of Manhattan are teaming up to fight food insecurity among K-State students. The two organizations will host the Konza Student Table in front of Saint Isidore’s every Wednesday beginning at 5:30 p.m. starting Sept. 9 as a way of [...]

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By |2020-09-05T10:34:41-05:00September 5th, 2020|K-State Activity, Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Comments Off on Konza Student Table: Local organizations team up to fight food insecurity among college students

K-State urging students, staff and faculty to stay close to campus during Labor Day weekend

Kansas State University is urging students, staff and faculty to stay close to their respective campuses over Labor Day weekend. The message, which went out to students, staff and faculty at K-State campuses in Manhattan, Salina and Johnson County, is in response to rising COVID-19 case numbers across the state of Kansas. While most young [...]

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By |2020-09-04T11:37:56-05:00September 4th, 2020|K-State Activity, Local News|Comments Off on K-State urging students, staff and faculty to stay close to campus during Labor Day weekend

Riley County reports sixth COVID-19-related death, 123 new positive cases

The Riley County Health Department has reported 123 new positive COVID-19 cases, one COVID-19-related death and 53 recoveries since Monday’s report. This brings the total number of active cases in Riley County to 592 and recoveries to 447. The death involved a 91-year-old male resident of the Homestead of Manhattan Assisted Living Facility who died [...]

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By |2020-09-02T17:55:10-05:00September 2nd, 2020|K-State Activity, Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on Riley County reports sixth COVID-19-related death, 123 new positive cases

K-State and Stormont Vail Health partner up to help meet need for more physician assistants

Kansas State University and Stormont Vail Health have entered into partnership with each other through the Physician Assistant program within the College of Health and Human Sciences (formerly known as the College of Human Ecology). Through this partnership, Stormont Vail will help conduct and develop the program’s curriculum through training and real-world examples. The two [...]

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By |2020-09-02T15:17:18-05:00September 2nd, 2020|K-State Activity, Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on K-State and Stormont Vail Health partner up to help meet need for more physician assistants

Number of K-State students in quarantine triples as positive cases rise

Kansas State University is reporting the number of students in quarantine in Manhattan tripled in one week after a spike in COVID-19 cases in Riley County. The latest information in K-State’s online dashboard shows the number of students in quarantine as of Aug. 28 was 477, up from 159 a week earlier. The total number [...]

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By |2020-09-02T08:55:48-05:00September 2nd, 2020|K-State Activity, Local News|Comments Off on Number of K-State students in quarantine triples as positive cases rise
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