K-STATE OLATHE GRAND OPENING SET FOR APRIL 26
Kansas State University will have a grand opening celebration for its new K-State Olathe campus April 26, 2011.
K-State Olathe, just east of Kansas Highway 7 on College Boulevard, will bring together the university's expertise in animal health and food safety and security. The first building is the International Animal Health and Food Safety Institute, a $28-million, 108,000-square-foot facility that will house research, education and commercialization programs in its laboratories and classrooms.
The grand opening will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony and an afternoon open house for the public.
Geraldine Craig, associate professor of art, presented "Nature as Axis: Hmong Green is Blue," 24th annual national conference on Liberal Arts and the Education of Artists, Oct. 27-29, School of Visual Arts, New York, N.Y.
'BIG SHOTS: THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF ANDY WARHOL'
GIFTS FROM CAMPUS SPREAD WILDCAT HOLIDAY CHEER
Trying to fit holiday shopping into your schedule can be harder than fitting Santa down a chimney. But Kansas State University makes shopping easy with a variety of gift ideas.
MANAGEMENT PROFESSOR AWARDED CONOCOPHILLIPS FACULTY SPONSORSHIP
Michael A. Chilton, associate professor of management, has received $25,000 from the ConocoPhillips faculty sponsorship program.
The award will go toward supporting Chilton's efforts to expand his existing curriculum and incorporate new, advanced technologies to enhance the management information systems program at K-State. Read more
BALTRIP RECEIVES BUSINESS JOURNALISM FELLOWSHIP
Kimetris Baltrip, assistant professor of journalism and mass communications at Kansas State University, has been named a Business Journalism Professors Seminar Fellow by the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism.
Baltrip was one of 15 professors chosen for the fellowship. She will attend the Business Journalism Professors Seminar, Jan. 4-7, in Phoenix, Ariz. Read more
OH, BY THE WAY
URBAN GARDENING SEMINAR JAN. 10-12
The seminar "Brownfields and Urban Gardening" will be offered Jan. 10-12 in 1052 Rathbone Hall.
The seminar will focus on urban soils and safe gardening practices. Participants will hear from experts on contaminants in urban soils and progress in urban agriculture. Read more
NEW BOOK COMMEMORATES 150 YEARS OF KANSAS BEEF
The College of Veterinary Medicine, Beef Cattle Institute and Frontier program are commemorating the upcoming 150th anniversary of the state of Kansas with the release of the coffee table-style book "150 Years of Kansas Beef." Read more
FORGET WHISTLING -- THIS PROFESSOR WALKS WHILE WORKING
Eight hours hunkered over her work in Justin Hall. Two hours commuting from her home outside Council Grove. Deb Sellers had become a master at sitting, and she did not like it one bit.
Sellers is an assistant professor of family studies and human services and extension specialist in adult development and aging at Kansas State University. She knows the problem of too much sitting. She also knows one solution.
If you pass her office today, you may hear light footsteps. Sellers is hard at work…and walking. Read more
ON-SITE AND ONLINE TRAINING AVAILABLE FOR HAZARDOUS WASTE EMERGENCY RESPONSE
K-State is offering Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response training Jan. 3-5.
The sessions include a 40-hour training course and an eight-hour refresher course, both to keep first responders of hazardous materials safe, effective and certified to handle hazardous waste emergencies. Read more
PROGRAM HELPING LATINA, LATINO STUDENTS EARN TEACHING DEGREES IS HONORED
A K-State 2+2 program created for nontraditional Latino and Latina students who want to teach in southwest Kansas has received the 2010 Outstanding Service to Underserved Populations Award from the Association for Continuing Higher Education.
The award was presented at the association's recent annual conference in Albuquerque, N.M. Read more
LARGE ANIMAL RESEARCH CENTER RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY
Faculty and staff are invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception for the Large Animal Research Center
The ceremony will be at 2 p.m., Friday, Dec. 17, at 2705 Denison Ave., near the intersection of Denison and Marlatt Avenues.
Tours of the new facilities will be given to interested parties.
DISCOUNT PROGRAMS FOR STATE EMPLOYEES
State of Kansas employees -- including K-State employees -- are eligible for many discounts from cell phones and computers to restaurants and more. Read more
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