Archive for December 3rd, 2010

Topeka Civic Theatre & Academy adds “White Christmas”

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

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Topeka – United Way projects a deficit

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

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Op-Ed Cartoon, Diversity Lane: It’s now available on Facebook

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

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Coroner – The 17-year-old Kansas high school football player who died recently had a previous head injury that had not healed

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

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CJ Online – Wagnon announces retirement

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

She has been mayor of Topeka, a Kansas House member, a community activist and a Cabinet secretary.

But when Jan. 10 arrives, Joan Wagnon, secretary of the Kansas Department of Revenue since 2003, says she will retire, for the most part.

Club for Growth – Leftover Turkey, Lame Duck

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Whether we’re still indulging in a turkey-gravy-pie induced semi-coma, or alert in a feral hunt for holiday shopping deals, five words can still terrify any Club for Growth member back to reality: “Congress is back in session.” (more…)

University’s Tech Transfer Group To Help Commercialize Intellectual Property Portfolio

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Source: Kent Glasscock, 785-532-3900, kentglas@k-state.edu

UNIVERSITY’S TECH TRANSFER GROUP TO HELP COMMERCIALIZE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PORTFOLIO

MANHATTAN — Kansas State University’s goal of being recognized nationally as a top 50 public research university by 2025 is getting a boost.

A recently formed partnership between the National Institute for Strategic Technology Acquisition and Commercialization, or NISTAC, and the Midwest Research Institute, or MRI, will use many of the processes in the marketing and commercialization of K-State technologies to help deliver technologies to the market on behalf of MRI.

“This partnership with MRI is key to achieving the K-State 2025 plan,” said Kirk Schulz, K-State president. “Since NISTAC works closely with research generated though K-State, we consider the organization to be an extension of the university.”

NISTAC was created to help grow the economy of the city of Manhattan, the state of Kansas and the region through the commercialization of K-State intellectual property, either by licensing or facilitation of technology-based business start-ups.

“MRI is one of the premier research institutes in the country,” said Kent Glasscock, president of NISTAC. “It’s well-positioned for growth on a national and international basis in the coming years. We’re thrilled to be associated with it, and very optimistic about the prospect of a partnership with us, MRI and the private sector.”

“MRI is excited to work with NISTAC to commercialize more of our technologies. NISTAC’s knowledgeable and dedicated team complements MRI’s innovative environment. We are confident that the results of our relationship will be valued by the marketplace,” said Tom Fleener, MRI chief financial officer.

Glasscock said he expects the MRI portfolio’s high-profile nature to help broaden K-State’s potential audience.

“Our prime goal is to help convert research into viable commercial opportunities that truly impact the financial landscape of the country,” Glasscock said. “We feel that we have been able to achieve this for K-State, one of our founding members, and in our partnership with MRI we look forward to replicating the success that we continue to experience with K-State. It is truly an honor to have the opportunity to serve these great research institutions,” Glasscock said.

Since its inception in 1994 the National Institute for Strategic Technology Acquisition and Commercialization has also embarked on several initiatives to help provide greater access to intellectual property, such as a corporate donated patent program, and partnerships with individual investors, with small companies, and more recently with other regional research institutions, such as Wichita State University.

The NISTAC board includes members from the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, city of Manhattan and Kansas Technology Enterprise Corporation, as well as K-State employees, former state legislators, senior executives of regional companies and other Manhattan residents.

The Midwest Research Institute is a not-for-profit scientific/engineering organization with nearly 2,800 employees under management nationwide. It performs scientific research and engineering technical services for clients in government, industry and academia. Established in 1944, MRI conducts technical services in the areas of national security and defense, energy and environment, life sciences, food and agriculture, and transportation safety.

MRI is one of two partners in the Alliance for Sustainable Energy LLC, which manages and operates the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colo., for the U.S. Department of Energy.

MRI is headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., but also has operations in Colorado, Florida, Kansas, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and West Virginia.

Brigade Command Program Honored For Contributions To Adult Education

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Source: Cheryl Polson, 785-532-5772, cpolson@k-state.edu News release prepared by: Jennifer Torline, 785-532-0847, jtorline@k-state.edu

BRIGADE COMMAND PROGRAM HONORED FOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO ADULT EDUCATION

MANHATTAN — Kansas State University’s Brigade Command Team Spouse Development Program has received a prestigious national award for its outstanding leadership and success as an adult education program. (more…)

Climate Alarmists – K-State Professor To Participate In U.N. Climate Change Conference

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Source: Chuck Rice, 785-532-2712, cwrice@k-state.edu http://www.k-state.edu/media/mediaguide/bios/ricebio.html
News release prepared by: Jennifer Torline, 785-532-0847, jtorline@k-state.edu

PROFESSOR TO PARTICIPATE IN U.N. CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE

MANHATTAN — A Kansas State University professor will be in the company of international agricultural and environmental leaders when he attends the 2010 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Cancun, Mexico. (more…)

Video, Tom Coburn – The problem in US is too much government

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

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Video, Barney Frank – Tax increases are a contribution to US government

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

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Video, Rush Limbaugh – Democrats want Americans unemployed

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Politico – SC Governor Nikki Haley will make presidential endorsement

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

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Obama sends millions into faith-based groups through “stimulus”

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

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George Will – Obama’s time-warp focus on START treaty

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

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Charles Krauthammer – WikiLeaks leaders should be in hiding

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

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Mitt Romney in Boston Globe – Stop the START treaty. It limits America’s defense options

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

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The Economist – Dangers of a rising China

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

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Government by Executive Order – WSJ’s John Fund on anti-business agenda by Obama

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

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Investor’s Business Daily editorial – America bails out a thankless world

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

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