Sunday, March 29, 2015

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News

K-State students learned the 'NASHvantage' of Public Relations Student Society of America at the regional conference at Belmont University
From left to right: Alex Lessard, Rafael Ramos, Mattie Sharp, John Seitz, Som Kandlur, Kylie Fairman, Jeremy Davis, Katie Good, Gary Hadachek
Nine K-State Public Relations Student Society of America students went to Nashville, Tennessee, over spring break for a regional conference hosted by the Public Relations Student Society of America chapter at Belmont University.
The International Year of Soils: Soils support agriculture
From field crops to garden vegetables, various types of foods rely on soil for growth. The International Year of Soils is taking place in 2015, and March’s theme is "Soils Support Agriculture."
College of Business Dean Ali Malekzadeh to become president at Roosevelt University
College of Business Dean Ali Malekzadeh has accepted the position of president at Roosevelt University. He will start his new position July 1.
Huck Boyd Institute to present Leader of the Year Awards for entrepreneurship, diversity, service
For their work in outreach, innovation and service, K-State's Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development will honor five as its Leaders of the Year for 2015.

Events

Journey to Neverland with 'Peter and the Starcatcher' April 6 at McCain Auditorium
The winner of five Tony Awards, "Peter and the Starcatcher" will be performed at Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 6. The show is part of the McCain Performance Series.
SpringDance 2015 to show in McCain Auditorium March 27-28
K-State Dance presents SpringDance 2015 in McCain Auditorium March 27-28. Students will perform faculty and guest artist dance choreography, featuring ballet, modern, tap, and world dance forms. Tickets are $10-$15 at the McCain Box Office.
ADVANCE Distinguished Lecture Series presents Gabriel Radvansky
The ADVANCE Distinguished Lecture Series and Heather Bailey, assistant professor in the department of psychological sciences, will host Gabriel Radvansky at 3:30 p.m. Monday, March 30, in 5102 Bluemont Hall.
Veterinary Health Center to host 20th annual Dog-N-Jog
The Veterinary Health Center and the College of Veterinary Medicine's class of 2016 are hosts of the 20th annual Dog-N-Jog on Saturday April 25. This 5K/10K/1.5K road race benefits KSDS Inc. Registration is now open.
2015 Faculty and Professional Staff Retiree Ceremony and Reception
Faculty Senate invites you to attend the 2015 Faculty and Professional Staff Retiree Ceremony at 4 p.m. Friday, April 24, at the K-State Alumni Center.
Lecture series to feature expert in heterogeneous catalysis
Manos Mavrikakis, the Paul A. Elfers professor of chemical engineering at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, will present "Heterogeneous catalysis: from the nature of the active site to catalyst design" at the L.T. Fan Lecture Series, Monday, March 30.
Lesbian and Gay Veterinary Medical Association hosts filmmaker, showing of 'Bridegroom' documentary film
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At the invitation of the K-State Lesbian and Gay Veterinary Medical Association, Shane Bitney Crone from the documentary "Bridegroom" will visit the university. His visit will include a showing of the film at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 29, in Forum Hall.
Author, filmmaker to guide discussion of local homelessness experts
The founder and president of HEAR US Inc., Diane Nilan, will be the moderator for a panel discussion of local experts on homelessness directly after the Community Cinema film "The Homestretch" at 6 p.m. March 30 in the Leadership Studies Building.
Retirement reception set for Canter, Barrett, Pesci
When Deb Canter, Pat Pesci and Betsy Barrett retire from the hospitality management and dietetics department this year, they take 100 years of experience at K-State with them. A retirement celebration will be from 6-8 p.m. May 2 in Justin Hall.
Tornado expert to speak on April 10
Mark your calendar; a tornado expert will speak at 3:30 p.m. April 10 in the Little Theater at the K-State Student Union.
Open forum for candidate for director of institutional equity
Candidate for director of institutional equity in Human Capital Services, Herbertia Gilmore, will present an open forum from 11-11:30 a.m. March 27 in 123 Leadership Studies.
Kansas State Postdoctoral Association networking event tonight
It's the last week in March and that means the Kansas State Postdoctoral Association will have a social and networking event at 7 p.m. Friday, March 27, at the HyVee Market Cafe, 601 N. Third Place, Manhattan.
UPC presents 12th season of K-State Idol featuring former American Idol contestant
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The Union Program Council will host K-State Idol for the 12th consecutive year. Don't miss a night of peer talent, guest performers and news on upcoming Union Program Council events at 7 p.m. Friday, March 27, in the K-State Student Union's Forum Hall.

Kudos

Students earn certification from American Concrete Institute
Nine students from the department of architectural engineering and construction science have received Tilt-Up Concrete Technician Certification.
University Experience peer instructors selected for fall 2015
Congratulations to 17 students selected to be University Experience peer instructors.
K-State journalism student wins prestigious Telly Award
Maile Widman, senior in mass communications from Lenexa, has won a Bronze Telly Award from the Silver Telly Council for her 30-second public service announcement, "Wildcat Watch PSA."
Agronomy faculty, students receive 2015 Gamma Sigma Delta awards
Agronomy department faculty and students have received several 2015 Gamma Sigma Delta awards.

Publications and presentations

Terlazzo to present in Vancouver
Professor Rosa Terlazzo will present a paper at the Pacific Division meetings of the American Philosophical Association April 2-4 in Vancouver.
Padilla Carroll presents paper at American Society for Environmental History Conference
Valerie Padilla Carroll, women's studies, presented her paper, "Selling Self-Sufficiency and Eliminating the Unwanted: The Contradictory Raced and Classed Redefinition of Back-to-the-Land during the Great Depression."

Technology

K-State Online: Canvas walk-in workshop today
Upgrade to Canvas
Need help upgrading your courses to K-State Online powered by Canvas? Bring your laptop and come to the Canvas walk-in workshop today. The walk-in help session is 1:30-3:30 p.m. in the K-State Student Union, Staterooms 1 and 2.
Classroom and conference room technology showcase tour
On Tuesday, March 31, Information Technology Services will host a technology showcase at the Bosco Student Plaza featuring the latest in classroom and conference room technologies. K-State faculty, staff and students should stop by and take a tour.