K-STATE REPORTS RECORD SPRING ENROLLMENT
K-State has its largest spring enrollment ever with 21,570 students.
The 20th day enrollment figures show that the record extends beyond the Manhattan campus and includes Salina and off-campus students. The K-State student population also is increasingly diverse, now with 2,315 students of color and 1,645 international students -- the largest numbers of both groups for a spring semester.
PIERZYNSKI NAMED INTERIM DEAN OF THE COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND INTERIM DIRECTOR OF K-STATE RESEARCH AND EXTENSION
K-State's Gary Pierzynski has been named dean of the College of Agriculture and director of K-State Research and Extension, both on an interim basis. The appointment is effective Monday, March 1.
Pierzynski replaces Fred Cholick, who became president of the Kansas State University Foundation in February.
Uwe Thumm, physics, and colleagues published "A New Method of Using Quantum-Mechanical Interferences To Image The Motion of Nuclei in Small Molecules," New Journal of Physics, Vol. 10.
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Financial times are tough at Kansas State University and cuts are going to hurt, said President Kirk Schulz during an open budget forum Tuesday.
K-State's national leadership in animal disease research has been recognized with a $12 million U.S. Department of Homeland Security award to create a center of excellence.
The Center of Excellence for Emerging and Zoonotic Animal Diseases will be headed by Juergen Richt, Regents Distinguished Professor in K-State's College of Veterinary Medicine.
Watch the next edition of K-Statement for more details.
K-State's Yoshiro Ikeda, university distinguished professor of art, will be presented with the Excellence in Teaching Award at the 44th annual conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts. The conference will be March 31-April 3 in Philadelphia, Pa.
Dennis C. Blair, director of national intelligence, delivered a Landon Lecture at K-State Feb. 22.
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K-State Alerts, the university's emergency notification system, will be tested at approximately 10 a.m. Monday, March 1.
Emergency notification channels to be tested are text messaging, automated phone calls, e-mail to all K-State accounts and the new alert beacons installed in several locations, including Eisenhower, all residence halls, Jardine, Throckmorton, Seaton Hall and court, the new Leadership Studies Building and engineering complex.
K-State's women's studies program is bringing author, speaker and electrical engineer Jill Tietjen to campus for a series of events as part of the university's observance of National Women's History Month in March.
The 2010 K-State Gardens Luncheon Series, which begins March 5, will include speakers throughout the year on cultivation of annuals from seed, carefree maintenance of the hardy daylily and home holiday decorating with plants.
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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