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  4. Oct. 14, 2009/Vol. 32, No. 14

K-STATE ONE OF FOUR UNIVERSITIES SHARING $20 MILLION FOR CLIMATE CHANGE, RENEWABLE ENERGY RESEARCH

Charles RiceA $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.
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NOTEWORTHY

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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On Campus

speech&debate

Oct. 15
Theater: 'Speech and Debate'
7:30 p.m., Nichols Theater. Salem is in for another witch-hunt when a scandal involving a teacher shakes the halls of a small Oregon high school, linking three students. This play will be on stage from Oct. 15 to 17 and Oct. 21 to 24. For tickets call 532-6428.

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FEDERAL MONEY 'STIMULATING' WORK AT K-STATE

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.
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PLAUDITS

 

TWO K-STATE PROFESSORS AMONG HIGUCHI WINNERS

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.
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SKABELUND RECOGNIZED FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE IN THE CREATION OF LOCAL RAIN AND ROOF GARDENS

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.
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Signs of fallPICTURE PERFECT

Signs of fall on the K-State campus.

For creative professional images contact university photographer David Mayes at 785-532-6304 or photo@k-state.edu

For a gallery of Mayes' photos, go to: http://ksuphoto.zenfolio.com

 

 

OH, BY THE WAY

 

K-STATE'S ANNUAL SECURITY REPORT NOW AVAILABLE

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.
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K-STATE'S NEW CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER OFFICIALLY BREAKS GROUND

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.
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FORMER U.S. POET LAUREATE TO GIVE INAUGURAL LECTURE IN 2009-2010 VISITING WRITERS LECTURE SERIES

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.
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CONOCOPHILLIPS COMMITS $3 MILLION TO K-STATE SCHOLARSHIPS AND PROGRAMS

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.
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ENGAGEMENT INCENTIVE GRANTS AVAILABLE, DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS IS NOV. 2

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.
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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.

 

 

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