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  • Local |Kansas State University | April 17, 2015

    Expert suggests strategies to build empathy, tolerance

    Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series celebrating the Week of the Young Child, April 12-18. When a child feels valued, he sees values in others. When he realizes he has his own thoughts and emotions, he understands that others do, too.

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 17, 2015

    Nano ‘sandwich’ improves batteries

    The key to better cellphones and other rechargeable electronics may be in tiny “sandwiches” made of nanosheets, according to mechanical engineering research from Kansas State University. Gurpreet Singh, assistant professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering, and his research team are improving rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. The

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 17, 2015

    K-State students earn NSF honors

    Two Kansas State University students have received awards and recognition from the National Science Foundation. Matthew Galliart, master’s student in biology, Hutchinson, received a 2015 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Ryan Greenway, master’s student in biology, Amarillo, Texas, received an honorable mention from

  • Local |Fort Riley | April 16, 2015

    Armbrust expects small cut at fort

    Potential cuts to Fort Riley are more likely to be “nicks,” said John Armbrust, director of the Governor’s Military Council, after a meeting with top Army officials Wednesday. As part of the continuing effort to prevent troop cuts at Fort Riley, U.S. Sen.

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government & Politics | April 16, 2015

    Regents’ new president, CEO has ties to K-State, MATC

    The new leader of the Kansas Board of Regents is a man with connections to K-State and Manhattan Area Technical College. Kansas Board of Regents president and CEO Andy Tompkins announced Wednesday he plans to retire at the end of June. Following the announcement at

  • Local |Education | April 16, 2015

    Board leery of cutting days

    Each day cut from USD 383’s school calendar could save the district $10,000, but some opposed the measure over the potential academic costs. The Manhattan-Ogden school board at a Wednesday work session discussed cutting class days to save money. The board did not make any decisions

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | April 16, 2015

    RCPD learned of Fort Riley bomb plot day before man’s arrest

    The Riley County Police Department received word on Thursday afternoon about Friday’s arrest of a Topeka man attempting to bomb Fort Riley. RCPD director Brad Schoen spoke Thursday during the Riley County Commission meeting about what the department knew. John T. Booker Jr., 20, of

  • Local |Education | April 16, 2015

    USD 383 names new assistant superintendent

    Superintendent Robert Shannon named a new assistant superintendent on Wednesday. Eric Reid, the current superintendent of USD 327 Ellsworth-Kanopolis-Genesco in Ellsworth, will assume his duties on July 1. Outgoing associate superintendent Robert Seymour will retire on June 30. Seymour has been in his position since 2000 and has been

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 16, 2015

    Family therapist suggests parents relearn to play

    A Kansas State University family therapist has one word for parents who want to raise a healthy, happy child: Play. “We find that parents lose the ability to play,” Nancy O’Conner said. O’Conner is director of the Kansas State University Family Center, which

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 16, 2015

    KSU, St. John’s Military School sign partnership

    Kansas State University will enhance its support of St. John’s Military School after signing a partnership agreement with the institution on Tuesday to assist the school’s students in preparing for higher education. At a ceremony on the St. John’s campus, Kansas State

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