K-STATE ONE OF FOUR UNIVERSITIES SHARING $20 MILLION FOR CLIMATE CHANGE, RENEWABLE ENERGY RESEARCH
A $20 million National Science Foundation grant will further establish Kansas as an internationally recognized leader in global climate change and renewable energy research -- and will let a Nobel Prize-winning K-State scientist continue his work on the effects of climate change.
Donald J. Mrozek, professor of history, presented "Athletes, Scholars, and Warriors: Sport, Physical Education, and Institutional Unity at the United States Air Force Academy," Triennial Military History Symposium, Sept. 28-30, United States Air Force Academy, Colo.
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From atomic collisions to steam pipes, millions of dollars disbursed under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 are being well spent at K-State.
Two K-State professors received 2009 Higuchi-KU Endowment Research Achievement Awards.
The awards honor outstanding research by faculty members at the University of Kansas and other Kansas Board of Regents institutions.
K-State's chapter of the American Institute of Architecture Students has presented Lee Skabelund, assistant professor of landscape architecture, with the 2009 Community Service Award.
Signs of fall on the K-State campus.
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Each year, a fall issue of the faculty/staff newsletter is addressed to every person employed by K-State. This is to remind employees that the annual security report is now available.
In compliance with the Higher Education Amendments of 1965, as amended, K-State prepares and distributes an annual security report that contains important information concerning crime on campus, crime prevention and other policy statements as required by law. A copy of the annual security report is available at http://k-state.edu/studentlife/publications.html or by contacting the office of student life at 785-532-6237.
With a little special help, K-State officially broke ground for a new Child Development Center.
The $5 million project will allow for the on-campus care of around 70 more children than is presently possible. The new center will be 32,000 square feet -- more than double the current facility size of 15,500 square feet -- and is slated for completion in summer 2010. It is being built on the east end of Jardine Drive. The K-State Child Development Center began as parent cooperative for child care 24 years ago.
Former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins will kick off the department of English's 2009-2010 Visiting Writers Lecture Series.
Collins will read from his body of work at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, in the ballroom of the K-State Alumni Center. The lecture is free and open; a book signing will follow.
ConocoPhillips, Houston, recently made a five-year philanthropic commitment to support four areas at K-State and a 2009 gift designated for scholarships and initiatives in the colleges of Business Administration and Engineering, as well as the ConocoPhillips SPIRIT Scholars program.
K-State's Center for Engagement and Community Development is soliciting proposals from tenured and tenure-track faculty, full-time instructors and K-State Research and Extension faculty for projects that will lead to enhanced engagement in teaching, research and/or outreach. These grants are intended to provide seed money to faculty who would like to incorporate engagement into their instructional, research and/or outreach programs.
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.
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.
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