Andy Badeker, Alma, has joined Kansas State University's media relations and marketing as campus news coordinator. He succeeds Erinn Barcomb-Peterson, who was promoted to research news and features coordinator.
As campus news coordinator, Badeker will write news releases about K-State's colleges, offices and centers, including news about lectures and special events. Badeker also is responsible for news releases about commencement, semester and graduation honors, and the All-University Open House.
Barcomb-Peterson will write news releases about scientific research and other research projects going on at K-State, in addition to features about K-State people and places.
Barcomb-Peterson joined the media relations and marketing staff in 2005, becoming campus news coordinator in 2006. Previously, she worked as a reporter for The Eudora News and a designer for the Ottawa Herald. She is a 2001 Kansas University graduate and a 1997 Maize High School graduate. She is originally from Wichita.