EXTENSIVE PROCESS REQUIRED TO SAFELY STUDY SELECT AGENTS AT K-STATE'S BRI
Through stacks of documentation and months of preparation, the Biosecurity Research Institute is undergoing the extensive, multilayered process of gaining approval to study federally regulated select agent pathogens that threaten human and animal health as well as the food supply.
David Wetzel, grain science and industry, and colleagues presented "Production Solid Mixing Uniformity Traced via InSb Focal Plane Array Chemical Imaging," in addition to three other papers, at the 61st Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, Feb. 8 through March 4, Orlando, Fla.
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Inspired by Gov. Mark Parkinson's challenge for a Kansas university to be among the top 50 in the nation, K-State President Kirk Schulz and Provost and Senior Vice President April Mason have proposed an ambitious plan to take the university to greater heights within the next 15 years.
"The ranking and prestige of Kansas State University is of critical importance to our graduates as they seek jobs, our students as they apply to top tier graduate programs, our doctoral students as they look for career opportunities in the research world, and our faculty members as they compete with better funded and ranked universities on a daily basis," Schulz said. "People want to invest in a winner -- and the different constituent groups who support K-State want to invest in a university they perceive as moving upward to new heights of achievement."
K-State's bachelor's degree program in elementary education is being honored with the 2010 Distinguished Program in Teacher Education Award from the Association of Teacher Educators.
The honor recognizes high-quality teacher education programs featuring exemplary collaboration between local education agencies and institutions of higher education in program development and administration.
Three K-State faculty members have been named founding members of the Financial Therapy Association's board of directors.
K-State’s Wenqiao "Wayne" Yuan, assistant professor of biological and agricultural engineering, recently received a $400,000 grant from the National Science Foundation's CAREER program to study how to make algae oil production more economical.
**Walk-in portraits for faculty and staff are from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 16. Photo Services is at 102 Power Plant.**
For creative professional images contact university photographer David Mayes at 785-532-6304 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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K-State's Volunteer Center of Manhattan and the Community First National Bank are currently seeking nominations for the sixth annual Community Service Awards.
The Manhattan community and the K-State campus have a strong tradition of volunteerism and each year many selfless individuals and organizations give of their time and talents to address critical needs in Manhattan.
To help K-Staters sift through the volumes of information technology security information produced daily, K-State’s information technology security team maintains a security threats blog with information gleaned from a variety of sources.
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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