Thursday, April 17, 2014

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From the administration

Big 12 Faculty Fellowship Program accepting applications
Faculty are invited to apply for a Big 12 Faculty Fellowship Award for the 2014-2015 academic year.

News

A friendly recognition: Discovery Center Foundation honors university as a Friend of the Flint Hills
Kansas State University is being recognized for its contributions to the last remaining tallgrass prairie in North America. The Flint Hills Discovery Center Foundation in Manhattan is honoring the university as a Friend of the Flint Hills.

Events

Union Program Council and Active Minds at Kansas State to host suicide awareness event
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Each year 1,100 students die by suicide. Why aren't we talking about it? "Send Silence Packing" with Union Program Council and Active Minds at Kansas State from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 17, in the quad.
Grad students, K-State writers: 'Using Word to write' sessions scheduled April 16, 23
Graduate students, faculty and all K-State writers who want to learn more about the ins and outs of using Microsoft Word are welcome to drop by the "Using Word to write" open help session from 3-6 p.m. today, April 16, in Hale Library.
An evening with Steven Paul Judd: Film screenings, cultural mashups, dialogue
steven paul judd
Steven Paul Judd is a Kiowa/Choctaw visual artist; a film, word and content creator; a piercer of the consciousness of humans; and a collider of cultures. Come and join us for film screenings and discussion about his revolutionary work.
Sticks and Strings features Jeff Crowell
Jeff Crowell
The Percussion Ensembles and String Quartets will present their spring 2014 Sticks and Strings Concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, in All Faiths Chapel Auditorium, featuring Jeff Crowell.
McCornack to present 'Crop Scene Investigators' April 17
Dr. Brian McCornack
What started out as "CSI Manhattan" turned into a global project to help plant doctors in developing countries learn how to diagnose pest problems. Although the "crime scene" is quite a bit different, most of the rules are the same.
Open forum for university cluster hire candidate today
Victoriya Volkova, the third candidate to interview for the position of assistant professor as part of the ICCM/NICKS university cluster hire, is scheduled to present: "Modeling Dynamics and Drivers of Antimicrobial Resistance in Animal Enteric Bacteria."
Registration open for 2014 Conference on Applied Statistics in Agriculture featuring workshop on genome enabled selection
The 26th Aannual Kansas State University Conference on Applied Statistics in Agriculture will be April 27-29 at the Hilton Garden Inn and Convention Center.
Classified Employee Recognition Ceremony on April 30
The Kansas State University Classified Employee Recognition ceremony, with host K-State Classified Senate, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, in the K-State Student Union Ballroom.
African Cultural Evening April 19
African Cultural Evening
Get ready for African Cultural Evening 2014. Come and enjoy dance, music, drama, great food and much more at 4 p.m. April 19 at the Manhattan City Auditorium, 1101 E. Poyntz Ave.
Alumni Fellow Ray Willis to speak at APDesign
Ray Willis
Alumni Fellow Ray Willis, Master of Regional and Community Planning, 1971, will speak from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17, in 106c Seaton Hall.
National Strategic Selling Institute offers benefit auction April 25
Students in the Advanced Sales class of the National Strategic Selling Institute, or NSSI, a part of the Kansas State University College of Business Administration, will host a benefit auction beginning at 5:30 p.m. April 25, at the Wareham Opera House.
Moscow Festival Ballet presents 'Romeo and Juliet' April 27 at McCain
"Romeo and Juliet," the classic Shakespeare tale of star-crossed lovers, will be performed by the Moscow Festival Ballet as part of Kansas State University's McCain Performance Series at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 27, in McCain Auditorium.
Author, percussionist to lead personhood and dementia workshop April 24
In the book "Dancing with Rose: Finding Life in the Land of Alzheimer's," Lauren Kessler wrote about the month she spent as a caregiver at a residential Alzheimer's facility.
Bakery Science Club's bake sale today
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You can pick up freshly baked monster, chocolate chip and oatmeal raisin cookies from 3-5 p.m. today in Shellenberger Hall. Artisan bread right from the oven also will be available for purchase.

Kudos

Mortar Board Senior Honor Society names new members of 2014-2015
Kansas State University's chapter of Mortar Board has selected its new members for the 2014-2015 school year.
Program to help first-generation college students selects inaugural scholars at Kansas State University
The First Scholars, a new program at Kansas State University for first-generation college students, has selected its inaugural scholars. These students will be incoming freshmen at the university in fall 2014.

Publications and presentations

Diaz de Sabates, Sabates present at a philosophy conference in Morelia, Mexico
On April 11, Gabriela Díaz de Sabatés in women's studies, and Marcelo Sabatés, in the international programs office, presented "Is it possible to justify that female genital mutilation is morally wrong?" at the XVII International Philosophy Congress.