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Category: Summer 2013

Former CEO and university alumnus receives honorary doctorate

April Mason, provost and senior vice president, hoods Warren Staley during the Graduate School commencement ceremony.

As a former CEO of one of the world’s most well-known companies, Warren Staley is no stranger to leadership.

“It is leaders,” he said, “who create change that improves the lives of others.”

As an alumnus devoted to increasing educational opportunities, student success and philanthropic ventures, Staley has certainly been a leader in improving the lives of many at K-State. Continue reading “Former CEO and university alumnus receives honorary doctorate”

Student successes

K-State Research Forum

Graduate and undergraduate students at Kansas State University presented their research to campus and the community at the 18th annual K-State Research Forum March 27.

The forum included oral presentations and poster presentation from more than 101 graduate students and 18 undergraduate students from a variety of disciplines. Research topics included engineering, math, physical sciences, agricultural sciences, biological sciences, social sciences, humanities and education, among other topics. Continue reading “Student successes”

Alumna highlights importance of international experience

Dr. Patricia Solís

As a child, Dr. Patricia Solís was curious about the world. Even growing up in a small Kansas town, she found herself fascinated with the stories church missionaries and foreign exchange students told about faraway places. She and her sister even pretended they were in other countries using made up languages. Continue reading “Alumna highlights importance of international experience”

Graduate school deans reflect; look ahead

Dr. Robert Kruh, dean of the Graduate School from 1967-1990, and Dr. Carol Shanklin, current dean of the Graduate School, discussed the “Past, Present & Future of Graduate Education at K-State” as part of the 150th Brown Bag Lunch and Lecture Series.

Planned as part of the K-State sesquicentennial celebration, the series of historical lectures features various speakers and historical topics during the spring and fall 2013 semesters. Continue reading “Graduate school deans reflect; look ahead”