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 “Alumnus is life-long learner”→
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 “Partnership benefits U.S. soldiers”→
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 “Career Services help alumni land job”→
Kansas State University alumna Svetlana Cotelea was recently appointed as deputy minister for the ministry of health and chief medical officer of the Republic of Moldova. Cotelea received her master of public health degree with an emphasis in public health nutrition from Kansas State University in 2011.
“Completing the master of public health degree from K-State was a turning point in my career and a decisive step in moving towards my present position,” Cotelea said.
In her new position, Cotelea oversees the Moldovan public health sector, prioritizes policies and interventions related to disease control and directs efforts to address public health risk factors such as tobacco, alcohol consumption, unhealthy nutrition and physical inactivity. Continue reading “Kansas State University ‘perfect match’ for alumna”→
Elizabeth Ploetz, doctoral student in chemistry, participated in the 2013 Nobel Laureate meetings in Lindau, Germany, June 30-July 5. She describes her experience below:
Describe your experience participating in the 2013 Nobel Laureate meetings.
Before traveling to Lindau, Germany, the U.S. delegation met in Washington, D.C., for an orientation meeting. We heard talks from representatives of the various groups funding the trip and then traveled together to Lindau for the week long 63rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting dedicated to chemistry.
During morning sessions, several laureates gave short, formal lectures. In the afternoons, laureates held informal discussion sessions with the young researchers. Concurrently, laureates held “master classes” in which they critiqued a young researcher’s research presentation, led workshops on presentation skills and sat on panel discussions on the topics of scientific communication, chemical energy conversion and storage. Continue reading “Student describes experience as 2013 Nobel Laureate meeting participate”→