Bat Cats Roll into Norman, Oklahoma for Weekend Series

Coach Brad Hill and the Wildcats are looking to continue the recent success as they head to Norman, Oklahoma for a three-game series with the Sooners. K-State hasn’t won a series in Norman since 1971.

As of late, the Cats have found success on the diamond, winning seven of their last nine games. Earlier this week, K-State completed a sweep of the Wichita State Shockers in a home-and-home series.

Heading into the series against the Sooners, the Wildcats sit at 23-23 on the season. The Cats also rank third in the Big 12 in team batting with a .290 average through 46 games.

Left-handed pitcher Parker Rigler will be on the mound tonight for K-State and will be matched up against Chris Andritsos of OU. Rigler enters the series with a 3-6 record on the season to go along with a 4.45 ERA. Andritsos is 4-4 on the season with a 3.27 ERA.

Tonights game is set to begin at 6:00 p.m. from Dale Mitchell Park. The Sooners hold the all-time series advantage against K-State with a record of 191-77-1.

Last Day Life Lessons

Today during the last day of ASI 533, Anatomy and Physiology, professor Dr. Timothy Rozell shared more than just class material with his students. He shared his voyage through college and the beginning of his adult life. Through this he hoped to help us learn from his journey.

He made a point to say it had always bothered him that his professors throughout college never shared their life lesson stories. He said that if he ever became a professor he vowed to take at least one class time to share his story with his students. Rozell walked us through his college career, in a very entertaining and elaborate way (Those of you who have had classes with him know what I’m talking about.) He was able to relate his college experiences with some of the students who have came to him over the years. Rozell related to every student in the room. He talked about his freshman year and about making the Dean’s list, in a not so good way. During his sophomore year he was able to gather his thoughts a bit more and signed up for a physiology class. Which sparked an interest he would have the rest of his life. “Physiology literally changed my life.” Rozell said. He then brought his grades back up and finished out his undergrad achieving almost a 4.0.

“You don’t have to act educated, you just have to be educated.”  – Dr. Timothy Rozell

After his undergraduate career, Rozell decided to get his masters in animal science, then go on to get his PhD at Washington state.

Rozell said he learned two important things college.

  1. Go to class
  2. If he sat there and really listened during class, he didn’t have to study as much.

Rozell left us with some final thoughts…

His first:  Write stuff down. Write down your goals and show someone you trust so they can hold you accountable.

His second:  Vision. Vision yourself and think about what you will be doing in 5-10 years. Don’t leave any detail out, think about what you will be wearing, where you will be living, what job you will have, what you will have for breakfast. How do you see yourself?

His third:  A quote from his favorite person, Winston Churchill, “Success consists of going form failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.”

“I don’t want to be famous, I want to help students”                              -Dr. Timothy Rozell


Union Hosts 60th Anniversary Celebration

On Wednesday, Kansas State University students struggling with the stress of dead week and upcoming finals were able to escape their difficulties to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the union. Throughout the day, students received perks and special offers as part of the celebration. Some of these included:

  • Special menu items at the food trucks
  • Free ice cream
  • T-shirts
  • Music
  • Camel Rides, and more.
On Wednesday, students lined up for free camel rides at the Union’s Bosco Plaza.

From 4 pm- 8 pm a long line of students wrapped around Bosco Plaza to enjoy the camel rides.

“I have never rode a camel before, so I thought this would be a good time to do it,” said Amanda Boeding, a junior in elementary education.

To view other events the union may hold, you can access their website to check out the offers.

Wildcats Finish Up The Year

The 2015-16 school year at K-State is wrapping up. For some they will use the summer to relax or pursue an internship before coming back in the fall. For others, this will be their last time in Manhattan for awhile as they head to Bramlage May 13th and 14th to receive their diploma.

As this school year wraps up, here is a quiz for all Wildcats, current, graduating, former, and future, to test their knowledge on a spot that they love full well.

College Of Education Hosts Underground Railroad Documentary

On Thursday, May 5 the College of Education at Kansas State University is hosting the documentary, “Dawn of Day: Stories from the Underground Railroad”.

The documentary will be shown at 1 p.m. at Forum Hall in the K-State Student Union.

The film focuses on unsung heroes from Wabaunsee County during the Underground Railroad. It is narrated by Richard Pitts the director of the Wonder Workshop Children’s Museum in Manhattan.

Pitts also interviews historians, educators and descendants of abolitionists involved in the effort to keep Kansas a free state during the Civil War.

For more information on the film and a chance to view the trailer, visit K-State’s website.


Support the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communication’s annual Kedziepolooza by buying tacos!

Kedziepalooza is the beginning of the school year kick off event for the students of the journalism school. At the event there’s food, prizes, opportunities to sign up for jobs, and clubs. Last year they even had a dunk tank!

Come into Fuzzy’s, located in Aggieville, May 3rd between 5-10 p.m. and mention JMC ambassadors at the register. All proceeds for the fundraiser will be going towards Kedziepalooza. Whether you’re a student, alumni, local or hungry civilian any donations help K-State’s JMC school.

On behalf of the JMC ambassadors they would like to thank you for your donations and hungry appetites. “Eating tacos never felt so good!”


Spotlight: Elizabeth Clark, Food Scientist

Six years, two degrees and through much trial and error later, Elizabeth Clark is officially a Food Scientist with a Masters degree from Kansas State University. Clark defended her thesis in early April, after two years of exploring the inner workings of a possible bread alternative.

With the world population projected by the United Nations to reach 9.7 billion by 2050, Clark views her job as more important than ever.

Clark studied the Breadfruit native to Hawaii over the last two years.
Clark studied the Breadfruit native to Hawaii over the last two years.

“We have to have a way to feed all these people, and that’s where food scientists come in. Because we have to find a way to feed people with less farmers, less land and a lot of emerging things like diseases, allergies, and other deficiencies and eradicate world hunger and still doing it to make a safe, nutritious food.”

After her undergraduate degree, Clark got an offer from Nestle to work with their Dejourno Pizzas in pizza division. Instead, she stayed and studied under Dr. Fadi Aramouni to explore the inner workings of Breadfruit. The Hawaiian, cantaloupe sized “starchy tree potato” has a short shelf life. Clark got the job of learning how the fruit could be used as a gluten-free, bread alternative similar to rice flour. Others, like the Wall Street Journal, have claimed in the past that Breadfruit is a new food of the future.

Clark’s adventure was to 1) put the Breadfruit flour into bread and 2) see what it did to quality.

“As food scientists our job is to find the ideal processing time, temperature – anything related to make the final end product uniform and high quality – we have to experiment to see how that works,” said Clark.

Dozens of loaves later, Clark had some answers: the Breadfruit did not hold as well as a gluten-free substitute. Instead, she found the Breadfruit was a good flour extender, giving an extension to a traditional loaf. In addition, the fruit was full of fiber, making it an economical ideal to add in for dietary needs.

“Sometimes in science when you find what you were looking for wasn’t there, you find something else. That’s kinda what happened here.”

On top of that, Clark runs the daily operations of the thermal processing lab. In Call Hall over 300 clients ship their food products to be tested for the green light to sell from local farmer’s markets to larger retail.

The continuous media attention toward issues like feeding the world and GMOs gives Clark perspectives of a variety of issues.

“(Being a food scientist) I always have talking points with people. In case there is an awkward null in conversation.”

From her lab experience, thesis work, contributor to the blog Science Meets Food, and nominee for Student Employee of the year, Clark has now accepted a position in Virginia Tech’s graduate school doing sensory science dealing with food and emotions. “It’s a huge umbrella topic – a very unexplored area of research.”

“In the future I’d like to be a professor at a university.” This position gives her a step in new advancements of food.

“It’s kinda exciting to be a Food Scientist right now. There’s a lot of technology that’s now available since it’s advanced so much.”

5 reasons the Little Apple rules


Nature: Great fishing, boating and scenery just a short drive away from anywhere you stay in the MHK.


Kansas State University: Enjoy a stroll or bike ride through the K-State campus. Its beautiful landscaping and 100 year old  limestone brick buildings bring out the romance in anyone.


The Konza Prairie: Need we say more…


Varsity Donuts: It’s located in an old drugstore from the 1920s and still maintains a bit of that vintage charm.


Kid Friendly: There’s always something  to do for the little ones in the Little Apple.


Manhattan, Kansas, and the Flint Hills