Sunday, November 23, 2014

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From the administration

Save the Date: K-State/NACADA Winter Institute Jan. 15
Dr. Phil D. Gardner
The second Kansas State University/National Academic Advising Association Winter Undergraduate Advising Mini-Institute will be from 1-5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, in the K-State Student Union's Little Theater. The keynote speaker is Phil D. Gardner.

News

Proposals for open/alternative textbook funding due Dec. 3
Open Access logo
Proposals for the Open/Alternative Textbook Initiative are due at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3. Multiple awards of $1,000-$5,000 will be given to K-State faculty who develop open or alternative textbooks for their courses.
Building hours at K-State Libraries' six locations vary over break
Wondering if your favorite K-State Libraries' branch will be open over Thanksgiving break? Here's a complete list of the hours for each location from Nov. 22-30.

Kudos

Civil engineering doctoral candidate receives student of the year honor
Nassim Sabhafar, doctoral student in civil engineering, has been named the 2014 Mid-America Transportation Center Student of the Year and will be honored at the Council of University Transportation Center Awards Banquet in January 2015 in Washington, D.C.
Engineering assistant professor selected for National Science Foundation-funded fellowship program
Jessica Heier Stamm, K-State assistant professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, has been selected for the National Science Foundation-funded fellowship program Enabling the Next Generation of Hazards and Disasters Researchers.
Chapes presented with American Society for Gravitational and Space Research Founder's Award
Stephen Keith Chapes, professor of biology, received the Founder's Award at the 30th annual meeting of the American Society for Gravitational and Space Research.
K-State Mock Trial Team scores high at invitational tournament
On Nov. 8-9, the K-State Mock Trial team traveled to Colorado Springs for the fifth annual U.S. Air Force Academy Thunderbird Invitational Tournament.

Publications and presentations

Russell to present at 2014 Museum Computer Network Conference
Adrianne Russell Photo
Adrianne Russell, public programs coordinator at the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, will present at the 2014 Museum Computer Network conference in Dallas, Texas.