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  • Local |Kansas State University | July 25, 2014

    Philosopher strives to understand how words acquire meaning

    Why does the word “dog” have meaning? If you say “dog” to a friend, why does your friend understand you? Kansas State University philosopher Elliott Wagner aims to address these types of questions in his latest research, which focuses on long-standing philosophical questions about semantic

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 25, 2014

    Student Cargill Global Scholar

    Kylie Hardman, a sophomore in human resource management at Kansas State University’s College of Business Administration, has been selected as a Cargill Global Scholar for the 2014 academic year. “This is a really fantastic opportunity that I hope to gain a lot from,” Hardman said. “

  • Local |Business | July 24, 2014

    AIB looks to be $100M company

    Associates from the Manhattan-headquartered food safety company AIB International announced this week that its goal is to become a $100 million company by its 100th year. The deadline would be 2019, since AIB, formerly the American Institute of Baking, has been in business since 1919. The announcement was

  • Local |Government & Politics | July 24, 2014

    Commission plans work session in response to insurance concerns

    Heavy rains earlier this summer have put flood insurance in the spotlight in Riley County, and county commissioners are looking for assistance from elected officials. On Thursday morning, County Counselor Clancy Holeman announced the commission is in the process of planning a flood insurance work

  • Local |Business | July 24, 2014

    Little impact seen on local airport

    Manhattan Regional Airport officials aren’t expecting a significant increase in customers after the cancellation of Chicago flights from Topeka. United Airlines’ twice-daily flights between Topeka and Chicago, which started Jan. 7, will end on Sept. 2 due to a lack of sales, airport officials announced Wednesday (

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 24, 2014

    Professor challenges current corporate culture

    Society often benefits when tattling overcomes turning a blind eye, according to a Kansas State University business ethics professor. Diane Swanson, Edgerley family chair of distinction in business administration and professor of management, said although whistleblowers may be shunned and discredited, they can help corporations

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 24, 2014

    Hot dog: Rising temps can be dangerous to canine’s life

    The “dog days of summer” are here, but don’t let the phrase fool you. This hot time of year can be dangerous for your pup, says a Kansas State University veterinarian. “As it starts to get hot, the risk of heat exhaustion or death

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 24, 2014

    Single tickets for McCain season go on sale July 27

    What’s better than seeing great entertainers like Straight No Chaser, Wynton Marsalis, William Shatner, Garrison Keillor and more perform live? Pocketing some savings for doing so, which happens Sunday, July 27, at the McCain Performance Series’ Super Saver Sunday Single Ticket Sale at 2 p.m.

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 23, 2014

    Schulz proposes $150M facility

    TOPEKA — Kansas State University could be getting a $150 million food-focused research facility by 2020. K-State president Kirk Schulz made the proposal for the Food Systems Research and Education Facility to the Kansas Board of Regents Tuesday during a budget meeting. No decisions were made at the

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University |Government & Politics | July 23, 2014

    Students share visions for future of Aggieville

    Kansas State University students made presentations to the city commission Tuesday about the future of Aggieville. Contrary to a certain stereotype, these students weren’t concerned about adding bars and restaurants but finding ways to better diversify the district. According to the students’ gathered data, 53

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