Friday, February 12, 2016
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From the administration
Today's film segment is the story of a first-generation K-State student, Helene Nguyen, which is excerpted from "A Walk in My Shoes: First Generation College Students."
April Mason, provost and senior vice president, has appointed the search committee for an interim chief information officer and vice provost for information technology services. This will be an internal search with an anticipated start date of March 28.
Food availability a problem in smaller urban cities, despite dense populations, a Kansas State University study finds
Average neighborhood income may play a role in creating food deserts in cities of all sizes, according to a Kansas State University study.
K-State First is looking for outstanding students to serve as learning assistants for the fall 2016 semester. It is an opportunity to work closely with faculty, gain leadership/professional skills and mentor first year students.
Noted international scientist Jagger Harvey has been named the new director of a Kansas State University project to reduce postharvest loss and food waste across the world.
K-State Proud’s campaign week begins Saturday, Feb. 13, with the women’s basketball game against the University of Kansas and ends with the men’s basketball game against KU on Saturday, Feb. 20.
Coach Mittie and the Wildcats host Kansas at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, in Bramlage Coliseum.
The art department presents the exhibition "ArchitorSpace_Vacancy" by artist Daniel Mirer, Feb. 15–26, in the Chapman Gallery in Willard Hall. The artist lecture "ArchitorSpace–Works in Conceptual Practice" is at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, in 114 Willard.
Feminists Igniting Resistance and Empowerment, or FIRE, will sell Valentine's Day-themed goodie bags from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today in the K-State Student Union. Goodie bags will sell for $2, or individual content for $1.
The K-State Horticulture Club will sell handmade rose arrangements from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today in the Throckmorton Hall lobby as well as carnations from 8 a.m. to noon in the K-State Student Union.
The Burrow, the K-State chapter of the Harry Potter Alliance, is hosting a craft sale Feb. 15-17 to raise money for First Book of Geary County.
Ashley Stiffarm is the new Kansas Forest Service district forester for District 4 in southeast Kansas.
Kudos/ publications/ presentations
The University Advising Committee announces its spring professional development grant recipients.
View the center's winter 2015-2016 newsletter to see how the center supported faculty and student research last fall, the researchers' latest achievements, highlights from the center's fall activities and information about upcoming events.
The February issue of Lifelines is now online with stories about veterinary students volunteering in Nicaragua; a K-State research article chosen as debut cover art for an academic journal; researcher of the month video and more.
Marriage and family therapy program researchers are looking for participants with symptoms of depression who are interested in therapy.