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K-State Today

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

K-State Today is a daily email providing faculty and staff a single source of timely K-State announcements.

Fall at K-State

The leaves change colors at Kansas State University.

News and research

Study of reactor behavior focus of new grant from Department of Energy
Using first-of-a-kind data, a joint effort among Jeremy Roberts, assistant professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering, and collaborators will evaluate how well computer models can predict the behavior of nuclear reactors.
Community celebrates 1880 Kimball Avenue grand opening in K-State Office Park
The Kansas State University Foundation, collaborators and partner-tenants celebrated the grand opening of 1880 Kimball Avenue, formerly known as Phase II, at the K-State Office Park Friday, Oct. 12, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and fireworks.
K-State Libraries' Morse Department of Special Collections opens Bluemont Hall reading room
Bluemont Hall
The new reading room in 116 Bluemont Hall includes a limited amount of frequently used materials, research tables, a scanner and more. The public is welcome to visit between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Olathe campus receives highest healthy workplace designation by KC Chamber, wins university movement challenge
K-State Olathe has been named a Platinum Level Healthy KC Certified Organization by the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce. The campus also placed first for participation in the Purple is Progress Movement Challenge.
New video highlights relocated Hale Library services
Willie in front of Hale Library
The K-State Student Governing Association and K-State Libraries Student Ambassadors want to make sure K-Staters have the research and IT assistance they need, so they spearheaded the creation of a helpful video that can be shared in class or online.

Events

Cats' Cupboard to celebrate one-year anniversary
Cats' Cupboard will celebrate its one-year anniversary and World Food Day from 2-4 p.m. today. Stop by, participate in Open Cupboard and have a delicious cookie baked by the K-State Bakery Science Club.
December graduates invited to attend Grad Expo at K-State Alumni Center today
December graduates are invited to attend the Fall Grad Expo at the K-State Alumni Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.
'What Matters to Me and Why' featuring Nadia Oweidat
Nadia Oweidat will share "Jordan to Oxford" as part of the What Matters to Me and Why Lecture Series from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, in Town Hall at the Leadership Studies Building. RSVP requested. Zoom link available.
Fulbright senior scholar to present ecology/evolutionary biology seminar Oct. 18
David Crook, Fulbright senior scholar from Australia, will present "Using Natural Timekeepers to Quantify Material Transport by Migratory Fish," from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, in 324A Ackert Hall.
Science on Tap presentation focuses on cowbirds, predators and baby birds in Kansas grasslands
Science on Tap is held in a relaxed setting and features a brief, informal presentation by a K-State scientist followed by lively conversation. This month, Sarah Winnicki will tell a tale of parasitism, sibling competition, snakes and bird babies.
Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Seminar welcomes chemistry's Ryan J. Rafferty on Oct. 17
Ryan J. Rafferty, assistant professor of chemistry, will present "The role of Natural Products in bioactive agent discovery and unlocking complex barrier transport" at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17, in 120 Ackert Hall.
Oct. 24 New Faculty Institute luncheon focuses on resources
Newly hired faculty are invited to attend a luncheon for the New Faculty Institute at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, in the Flint Hills Room at the K-State Student Union.

Kudos, publications and presentations

Geographer delivers presentation at Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon
Associate Professor Jeffrey Smith delivered a presentation at the Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon in Monterrey, Mexico. The talk focused on ways to improve the quality of our cities through an understanding of peoples' connection to places.

Human resources, benefits and training

ALiCE training offered Oct. 30
The Kansas State University Police Department will offer a training for citizen response to active shooter and critical incidents called ALiCE from 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, in the Big 12 Room of the K-State Student Union.
How to Manage Accommodation Requests training offered Oct. 30
The Americans with Disabilities Act How to Manage Accommodation Requests training will be offered from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30. This session is intended for supervisors and registration is requested to attend the training.

Volunteer opportunities

Learn about your health, earn $20 and enjoy some M&Ms: Research participants needed
K-State researchers are looking for participants, ages 18-35, in Manhattan. Participants who complete the study will learn more about their health, earn $20 and enjoy a small snack of mini-M&Ms during the session.

University life

K-State contract postal unit temporarily reduces hours
The K-State contract postal unit at the west end of Dykstra Hall will have a temporary reduction in hours.