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K-Statement

 

NOVEMBER ISSUE OF K-STATEMENT TO BE DELAYED

A special edition of K-Statement will be released Nov. 15.

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE HAS K-STATE CONNECTION

The Nobel Peace Prize won by Al Gore and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has a Kansas connection.

Chuck Rice, K-State professor of agronomy, served with more than 100 other climate change experts from across the world to prepare the full report on mitigation.

The Nobel Prize Committee recognized the United Nations panel for its efforts to spread awareness of man-made climate change and to lay the foundations for counteracting it.

"This was a tremendous responsibility and honor," Rice said. "Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change assessment reports are often used to establish far-reaching policies and programs on climate change, and it’s critical to make sure that the reports are accurate, thorough and completely objective."

"It is a confirmation of the quality of our professors that Chuck Rice was one of the scientists responsible for this Nobel Prize-winning work," said K-State President Jon Wefald. "Chuck was one of the lead authors of a chapter in the fourth assessment report. He worked on the chapter on agriculture, including carbon sequestration and land use, and was the only scientist from the U.S. in that section. Chuck is one of the world’s top experts on this topic."

 

OH, BY THE WAY

 

RETIREMENT COMPARISON CHART AVAILABLE

The Division of Human Resources publishes a quarterly comparison of the fixed and variable annuities and mutual funds available from the Kansas Board of Regents mandatory retirement plan. The chart is online at http://www.k-state.edu/hr/benefits/compar1.pdf For those unable to access the comparison chart via the Web, contact benefits administration at 532-6277 or send e-mail to
benadmin@k-state.edu

 

ON CAMPUS Oct. - Nov.

Oct. 25
David Crowder Band performance

"Remedy Club Tour," performance, 7 p.m., McCain Auditorium. For tickets call 532-6428.

Oct. 28
Blues performance

Solid Blues, which brings together four blues masters, will be at 7:30 p.m., McCain Auditorium. For tickets call 532-6428.

Oct. 29
Food science cafe
Douglas Powell, associate professor of diagnostic medicine and pathobiology and scientific director of International Food Safety Week, will host the first monthly food science cafe from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 29 at Bluestem Bistro, 1219 Moro St., in Aggieville. This is a public conversation about food safety.

Oct. 30
Lou Douglas Lecture

Robert Egger, founder and president of the DC Central Kitchen, will present "Our 40-Year Journey From Charity to Change," 7 p.m., Forum Hall, K-State Student Union.

Nov. 2
Civics and civility summit
The summit will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., K-State Alumni Center. For more information, call 532-5569.

Nov. 3
Peter Pan performance

The musical will be at 7:30 p.m. in McCain Auditorium. For tickets call 532-6428.

Nov. 7
Classified Senate meeting

The meeting will be at 12:45 p.m., K-State Student Union Staterooms 1 and 2.

Nov. 9
Hale Library concert series
Mia Vassilev, pianist, will perform selections from Liszt, Ravel and Rachmaninoff at 7:30 p.m., Hale Library. Tickets are $20. Season tickets for the series of three concerts are $55. For more information, contact Karen McCulloh, 532-5671.

Nov. 13
Faculty Senate meeting

The meeting will be at 3:45 p.m., K-State Student Union, Big 12 Room.

Van operator training
Training will be from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., 213 K-State Student Union. National Safety Council training will be conducted for all operators and potential operators of motor pool vans operated by K-State faculty, staff and students. The training is mandatory for all operators.

Nov. 14
Vernon Larson Lecture

David Norman will present "Living and Working Around the World" from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Holiday Inn Ballroom (reservations required). The luncheon starts at 11:45 a.m. and the cost is $12. For reservations call 532-5990.

Ongoing
Exhibit:
"Not of This World! The David J. Williams III Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Collection." 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, Oct. 12-Dec. 31. Fifth-floor gallery, Hale Library. The exhibit features more than 100 items by writers such as H.P. Lovecraft, Isaac Asimov, Anne Rice, Stephen King, Clark Ashton Smith, Jack Vance and L. Sprague de Camp.

Exhibit: "Nelly Don: Dresses that worked for women." 1:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 9 - Nov. 11, ATID Gallery, 328 Justin Hall. Experience her captivating story, observe her sense of style, and learn what made women loyal to her label.

New wing takes flight

After a two-year expansion project, Beach Museum staff recently unveiled the Mary and Morgan Jarvis Wing. Read more

 

Ganging up on pathoens

Understanding the ecology of two dangerous foodborne pathogens and devising ways to combat them is a big job. That’s why K-State has a team of seven researchers and six collaborators taking on E. coli 0157 and salmonella. Read more

 

UP CLOSE

 

A habit of giving

Phillip Gerdes has made several charitable gifts to worthy causes such as the American Cancer Society and United Way. But the K-State network control technician’s gift to the K-State All-University Campaign is special to him. Read more

 

PLAUDITS

 

K-STATE POLITICAL SCIENCE PROFESSOR JOINS JOURNAL'S EDITORIAL TEAM

Jeff Pickering, associate professor of political science, has been selected for the editorial team of Foreign Policy Analysis. The journal is published by the International Studies Association, the largest multidisciplinary group that studies international issues. It has a wide circulation, and the members of its editorial team are an exclusive group, representing top scholars in this area. Pickering has taught classes in world politics, international conflict and international security, among others, in the last 11 years at K-State.

ARCHITECTURE PROFESSOR'S WORK APPEARS ON HGTV

Larry BowneWork by Larry Bowne, assistant professor of architecture in the College of Architecture, Planning and Design, was featured in an episode of "Small Space Big Style" on Home & Garden Television. Bowne’s project is a New York City apartment for David Depoalo, a consultant for the food-service industry. The apartment features an elaborate series of built-in cabinets and furniture that open to reveal all the conveniences of contemporary living in a compressed space.

Bowne and the design team collaborated extensively with local artisans in creating the customized apartment. Closets, appliances and cabinetry appear mysteriously abstract. The aesthetics are enhanced by design innovations, including lighting recessed throughout the apartment, matte surfaces that refract light, and translucent panels that veil objects and seem to glow from within.

CEREAL CHEMIST RECEIVES KU RESEARCH AWARD

Paul Seib, professor emeritus of grain science and industry, has received the Irvin Youngberg Award for Applied Sciences from the University of Kansas. The honor includes a $10,000 award, which must be used for research materials, summer salaries, fellowship matching funds, research assistance or other research-related
support.

A cereal chemist, Seib has expertise in cereal carbohydrates, wheat-based foods and stable forms of vitamin C. He has written more than 200 journal articles, several book chapters and a monograph. He also holds 18 U.S. patents, including two involving a stabilized form of vitamin C used in animal feeds, particularly aquaculture feed.

Seib’s work has earned numerous honors, including the Melville L. Wolfrom Award from the Division of Carbohydrate Chemistry of the American Chemical Society; award of merit from the Japanese Society of Applied Glycoscience; and the excellence in teaching award and the Alsberg-Schoch Memorial Lectureship Award, both from the American Association of Cereal Chemists.

 

 

POINTS OF PRIDE

Four students nominated for Rhodes and Marshall scholarships

Four K-State students have been selected to represent the university in competition for Rhodes and Marshall scholarships.

The nominees for both Rhodes and Marshall scholarships are Clemente Jaquez-Hererra, fifth year of the master of architecture program, and Jenna Kennedy, senior in microbiology, natural resources and environmental science, and pre medicine. Also, Amy Twite, senior in chemistry, biochemistry and microbiology, is nominated for the Marshall and Janie Anthony, senior in music education with a vocal emphasis and secondary education-mathematics, is nominated for the Rhodes.

 

 

NOTEWORTHY

 

James CarpenterJames Carpenter, pictured at left, professor of clinical sciences, lectured at the Zoological/Wildlife Medicine international conference Sept. 6-8 in Colombia.

John Harrington Jr., professor of geography, presented opening comments at the Kansas Association of Mappers meeting, Sept. 24, Manhattan.

Diane Swanson, management, published "A Historical Viewpoint," in Shaping Tomorrow’s Business Leaders: Principles and Practices for a Model Business Ethics Program, Business Roundtable Institute for Corporate Ethics, Oct. 3.

More Noteworthy

 

 

OPPORTUNITIES

CLASSIFIED

• A recording of classified job opportunities is available 24 hours a day on the Employment Information Line, 785-532-6271.

• A list of employment opportunities is posted at www.k-state.edu/hr/

• For additional information, call 785-532-6277 or come to the Division of Human Resources in 103 Edwards Hall. Applications are accepted 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. weekdays.

UNCLASSIFIED

• A complete listing of vacancies can be seen at www.k-state.edu/affact/

• For additional information, call the office of affirmative action at 785-532-6220 or come by 214 Anderson Hall.