Spring 2014

Alumni is life-long learner

Emery Castle

As the May 2012 College of Agriculture commencement speaker, Emery Castle told graduates to remember that “a well-educated person knows much and is to be admired; a wise person recognizes also there is much he or she does not know.”

Castle has followed his own advice by being a lifelong learner; maintaining professional relationships with teachers, colleagues and students; and responding positively to personal and professional challenges and opportunities. Continue reading

Partnership benefits U.S. soldiers

For more than four decades, K-State has offered courses and degree programs to soldiers stationed at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. Currently on-post master’s and doctoral degrees are offered in adult education, history and security studies.

“Our history spans from offering cooperative degree programs, to fulfilling professional development needs of faculty teaching at the Command and General Staff College, to providing research fellows for the Army Research Institute, among other things,” said Cheryl Polson, director of K-State-Ft. Leavenworth graduate programs and outreach. Continue reading

Career Services help alumni land job

After graduating from K-State with a master’s degree in exercise physiology, Kyle Miles was more than prepared to enter the workforce. He had good experience—in addition to working as a graduate teaching assistant within the kinesiology department, Miles worked as a graduate intern within the K-State Athletics fan experience and sales department and was also a member of various organizations such as Phi Kappa Phi, Rotaract Club and Golden Key Honor Society—he just wasn’t sure where to start. Continue reading

Student successes

Capitol Graduate Research Summit

Megan Brown, master’s student in agronomy, discuss her research with Kansas governor Sam Brownback. Brown’s poster was “Greenhouse gas footprints of two non-legume cover crops following winter wheat.” Photo credit: Kansas State University Division of Communications and Marketing David Mayes

Two Kansas State University graduate students have received statewide recognition for their research that benefits Kansas. Continue reading

Alumni and friends event in Taiwan

Join fellow K-Staters in Taiwan for a K-State alumni and friends reception this summer.

The first event will be held in Taipai, Taiwan at 5:30 p.m. Sat., June 7, 2014.  For additional information, please contact Emily Wu, 058010@mail.fju.edu.tw.

The second event will be held in Kaohsiung, Taiwan beginning at noon Sun., June 8, 2014. For additional information, please contact Allan Su, suallan51@gmail.com.

We hope to see you there! Continue reading