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  • Local |Kansas State University | June 16, 2013

    KSU microbiology workshop focuses on new technologies

    A new workshop at Kansas State University Olathe, Emerging and Rapid Methods in Microbiology, will introduce participants to the application of new technologies and rapid methods in microbiology and the benefits they provide in the real world. The workshop will be Aug. 19-23 on the

  • Local | June 14, 2013

    Discovery Center’s new director looks to keep improving

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    Fred Goss has been working as the new director of the Flint Hills Discovery Center since the beginning of May, but he hasn’t been resting on his laurels. In the last month and a half, he’s been taking feedback on the center and

  • Local | June 14, 2013

    Attendance expected to meet estimates in center’s second year

    As the Flint Hills Discovery Center transitions to new leadership, officials say attendance is on track with projections and on par with that of last year. “We are heading into our busy season,” said Pamela Kulokas, outreach coordinator for the center. “I’m real optimistic.”

  • Local |Education |Government, Politics | June 14, 2013

    USD 378 looks ahead following defeat of $12.3 M bond vote

    Though the Riley schools’ $12.3 million bond proposal for was defeated by a vote of 764 to 358 on Tuesday, Supt. Brad Starnes said he is confident the district will start to see some necessary changes to its facilities within the next year. “We will prioritize plans and

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 14, 2013

    K-State team wins for tiny tractors

    A K-State delegation had the top tractors in a recent international competition. Kansas State University’s quarter-scale tractor design teams won the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers’ 16th annual International Quarter-Scale Tractor Student Design Competition, earlier this month in Peoria, Ill. The teams

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 14, 2013

    K-State Olathe to host steak competition

    The American Royal Association is looking for America’s best-tasting steak, and Kansas State University Olathe will help. The association’s second annual second annual American Royal Steak Competition will be at the K-State Olathe campus in September, with the winner announced at the 2013 Grapes &

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 14, 2013

    Phi Beta Kappa selects 50 new members

    Fifty students at Kansas State University are among the newest members of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious academic honor society. To be eligible for membership consideration to Phi Beta Kappa, a student must be a junior or a senior with

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | June 14, 2013

    Kansas Ag. dept. to break ground today

    Groundbreaking on the Kansas Department of Agriculture building in Manhattan is slated for this afternoon. It is scheduled for 4 p.m. at the Kansas State University Research Park on North Manhattan Avenue. State Secretary of Agriculture Dale Rodman said earlier this spring the agency would

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | June 13, 2013

    Phillips 66 donates $500,000 to K-State

    A gift of $500,000 from Phillips 66 is supporting programs across Kansas State University and in the College of Engineering and College of Business Administration. The company also has selected the university as one of 10 in the nation to participate in the SHIELD Scholar program. SHIELD stands

  • Local |Government, Politics | June 13, 2013

    Vargo requests more funds for elections

    County Clerk Rich Vargo discussed the future of voting in the county and the nation while requesting an election budget increase during Thursday’s meeting of the Riley County Commission. Vargo’s total election budget request was $420,096 — an increase of about $56,000 from last year. Most

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