K-State, Manhattan area briefs for 1/21/14


Manhattan “pill mill” doctor pleads guilty
Dr. Michael Schuster pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances on Thursday. Schuster was arrested last year after an investigation by the Riley County Police Department. Allegedly, patients at Manhattan Pain and Spine, 1135 Westport Drive, received prescriptions for painkillers by unlicensed staff members who were provided with blank, signed prescription pads by Schuster. He is due to be sentenced on April 7.

Graduate School announces two upcoming dissertations
The final doctoral dissertation of Lover Chancler, titled, “Role of Black Grandmothers in the Racial Socialization of Their Biracial Grandchildren,” will be held Jan. 23 at 1 p.m. in 115 Justin Hall.

The final doctoral dissertation of Daming Wei, titled, “Study of High Dielectric Constant Oxides on GaN for Metal Oxide Semiconductor Devices.” It will be held Jan. 27 at 1 p.m. in 2064 Rathbone Hall.

Quilts celebrating K-State on display in Justin Hall
Fifteen quilts and a quilted apron are on display throughout Justin Hall, as part of a project with the Konza Prairie Quilters’ Guild and the Department of Apparel, Textiles and Interior Design. The display, “150 Shades of Purple,” celebrates K-State’s 150th anniversary. The pieces were chosen by the College of Human Ecology out of 29 completed quilting projects submitted by Manhattan area participants. The display will be available for public view until March 28.