IT uses at K-State are featured in these May-June news releases from Media Relations, with excerpts and links to the full articles. For more information, contact the source listed at the top of each news release.
- Rent-a-text program coming to K-State at Salina —June 4, 2010
Kansas State University at Salina’s bookstore will begin offering textbook rental services this fall. The Rent-A-Text program will offer students upwards of 50 percent off the price of new textbooks.
- K-State professor uses remote sensing to track spread of hantavirus —June 7, 2010
If a picture is worth a thousands words, several pictures may hold the key to combating a deadly disease, one K-State researcher believes.
- K-State’s UniversityLifeCafe.org named one of the Top 10 innovations in college counseling —June 4, 2010
The Web 2.0 site was recently named by the American College Personnel Association as one of the top 10 innovations in college counseling for the 2009-2010 academic year.
- Latest issue of K-State’s Kansas Food Journal webzine now available —May 20, 2010
Students in the Food Writing course have published their newest edition of the Kansas Food Journal, a Webzine devoted to stories on food production, preparation and consumption in the state. This is the third edition of the KansasFoodJournal.com and the largest yet.
- K-State researchers developing new tool to track burning of tallgrass; work could help predict air quality downwind —May 27, 2010
When farmers and ranchers burn grassland each spring, it’s difficult to track just how much grass is burned and the impact of that smoke. A K-State doctoral student is developing a new technique to accurately track the burning of tallgrass prairie in Kansas and Oklahoma.
- K-State researchers use Wii Fit to help restore soldier’s balance after traumatic brain injury —May 18, 2010
Researchers have found that Nintendo’s Wii Fit helped improve balance for a soldier with a traumatic brain injury, a problem many soldiers are facing after serving in Afghanistan and Iraq.
- There’s an “app” for that”: K-State students now have easier way to find out how much textbooks are worth through Varney’s Book Store Facebook application —May 5, 2010
Varney’s Book Store, which also operates the K-State Student Union Bookstore, has created a new Facebook application to help students save time when it comes to finding out how much they can get for their textbooks from the bookstore.