Tuesday, October 13, 2015

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From the provost

Nominations for Provost's Lecture on Excellence in Scholarship
Provost April Mason and the Kansas State University Distinguished Professors Group are inviting nominations for speakers for the all-university lecture series, The Provost’s Lecture on Excellence in Scholarship.

From the administration

Supporting the fabric of the community
Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz writes about how United Way serves a unique purpose in the community and how K-Staters can easily support the organization and the many agencies under the United Way net.


Movement Challenge complete: Enter your activity today
Winners for the Movement Challenge are being determined. Please complete the week four eReport to record your activity for the final week. Your activity will be aligned with your department and the winning department will be announced soon.
Homeland Security offers $100K to support Think and Do competition for NBAF
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has launched a $100,000 prize competition to reward innovative ideas that help to protect the nation's animal agriculture industry by leveraging resources at the National Bio and Agro-defense Facility, or NBAF.
Pair of Kansas State University faculty members cover the topic of CLC transport proteins in latest physiology journal
A scientific journal highlights the contributions from two researchers of the College of Veterinary Medicine about the topic of CLC — or chloride channel — transport proteins.


Geography alumnus to receive award and present lecture on data sharing
Jason Sweet, project manager for GIS development and analysis projects at Stantec, will receive the Outstanding Alumnus Award from the geography department and present the speech, "True Data Sharing: National Levee Data," at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16.
L.I.F.E. Program Water Aerobics Session 2
Session 2 of Water Aerobics through the kinesiology department's L.I.F.E. Program starts Monday, Oct. 19. Stop by 4 Natatorium from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or 1A Natatorium from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. to sign up and reserve your spot today.
Meetings of Adolescents and Adults with Autism Support Group
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The next meeting of the Adolescents and Adults with Autism Support Group, or A3SG, will be from 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, at the First Lutheran Church. Our guest speaker will be a representative from the Manhattan area Vocational Rehabilitation office.
NVivo 10/11 Advanced presentation slated for Oct. 23
NVivo 10/11 Advanced is a follow-up presentation from the Introduction to NVivo 10 and 11 offered in September. This training is 1:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, in 401B Hale Library. It is open to all faculty, staff and students engaged in research.
K-State biologist to discuss wetlands conservation
David Haukos, associate professor of biology and unit leader of the Kansas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, will give a public lecture at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, in 231 Ackert Hall.
K-State Online brown-bag lunch series: Building simple quizzes Oct. 15
Join Ben Ward from the Information Technology Assistance Center for the Canvas brown-bag lunch series from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, in 401 Hale Library. This week we will discuss how to build simple quizzes.
Kat Chats: Finding the Balance at K-State
Want to learn effective strategies in managing stress and balancing all that K-State has to offer? This presentation will introduce you to topics of biofeedback, relaxation and coping strategies, and other tools that can enrich your K-State experience.
Historian of U.S. law, culture and dress looks at lost art of dressing in Manhattan presentations
Author, historian and dressmaker Linda Przybyszewski will visit Manhattan Oct. 22 and 23 to discuss women's fashion and the changing culture for women in the early 20th century. She will make public appearances at the Manhattan Public Library, Meadowlark
Learn to make Pain au Chocoloate for free
Pain au Chocoloate
La Societe Francaise presents the third annual PaC event Wednesday, Oct. 14, in 109 Shellenberger Hall. Participants will learn to make and taste a French favorites from experienced bakers. This is a free event, though donations are appreciated.

Kudos/ publications/ presentations

Research from marketing professor Doug Walker looks at parents' influence on children's play of violent video games
According to a new study from Kansas State University assistant professor of marketing Doug Walker, parents who are more anxious and emotional can impact the amount of violent video games their children play.


Walk-in flu clinic at Lafene Health Center
Lafene Health Center is offering a flu vaccine walk-in clinic Thursday, Oct. 15. Protect yourself and others by getting vaccinated.
Emergency light testing at Fairchild Hall
Emergency light testing will take place from 4-7 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, at Fairchild Hall.


Service interruption: Chalmers Hall steam
Chalmers Hall steam, which affects hot water and building heat, will be shut off from 7 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, so workers can replace steam valves in the mechanical room.