Wednesday, December 4, 2013
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K-State faculty and staff participation in the All-University Campaign reached an all-time high this year, with 43 percent participating. Thank you to all faculty and staff who made a difference by participating this year.
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded a Child Care Access Means Parents In School, or CCAMPIS, grant of $420,000 -- $105,000 per year for four years -- to the university's Center for Child Development.
A new Kansas State University class sheds light on where our nation's food comes from, our own individual food heritage and why we choose to eat what we eat.
The University Life Cafe and the Union Program Council are now accepting entries until Dec. 20 for their sixth annual University Life Cafe Art Contest.
Recreational services is sponsoring a holiday coat drive. Drop off used coats and jackets at the Peters Recreation Complex by Dec. 8. The Salvation Army will distribute them to those in need.
The K-State Horticulture Club's annual Christmas wreath sale is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, in the Throckmorton Hall entrance and at the K-State Student Union.
The Brian Setzer Orchestra's Christmas Rocks! 10th Anniversary Tour!! comes to Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, as part of the McCain Performance Series.
K-State alumnus and the president of Delta Upsilon International Fraternity, Bernard Franklin, will speak about leadership and self-development to the K-State chapter at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4.
Information technology services is offering Introduction to Office 356 sessions throughout December.
The K-State Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony will present a special performance at 7:30 p.m. tonight in McCain Auditorium.
Joan Brennecke, Keating-Crawford professor of chemical engineering at Notre Dame and 2012 National Academy of Engineering inductee, will speak at the College of Engineering National Academy of Engineering Seminar Series at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5.
Make your own holiday cards at our linoleum block printmaking workshop from 2-3:30 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Beach Museum of Art. The cost is $5 per participant, $3 for members. Preregistration is required; call 785-532-7718.
The Bakery Science Club's second to last bake sale of the year is from 3-5 p.m. today in Shellenberger Hall. The specialty item this week is beer bread.
Micah D. Wilcher, senior in history, Salina, is one of more than 700 students selected to study abroad in the spring 2014 semester through the Gilman Scholarship Program.
Publications and presentations
Slawomir Dobrzanski, associate professor of music, conducted piano master classes and taught individual piano lessons at the Universidad de Cuenca, in Cuenca, Ecuador.
An interactive presentation, "Alternative Language(s) of Attraction and Gender," will be presented at Emporia State University on Thursday, Dec. 5.
Karen Garrett, professor of plant pathology, was invited by Nature Climate Change, a physical and social sciences journal, to provide commentary on evidence for the global movement of agricultural pathogens and insect pests under climate change.
Dwanna L. Robertson, assistant professor of American Ethnic Studies, recently published "A Necessary Evil: Framing an American Indian Legal Identity" in the American Indian Culture and Research Journal, vol. 37, no. 4, pages 115-139.
Help us celebrate Dorothy Smith's 42 years of dedication and service to Kansas State University.
New K-State gift option: Honor K-State friends, family with an online gift and create a PDF card to share
Looking for a way to honor a friend, co-worker or loved one this holiday season? Give the gift of philanthropy.