Monday, March 2, 2015

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From the administration

Reminder: Higher Learning Commission speaker March 5
The Office of the Provost announces Jeff Rosen, vice president for accreditation relations at the Higher Learning Commission, will speak at an open session from 2:30-4 p.m. March 5 in the Hemisphere Room at Hale Library.
Letter from A.D. John Currie
Needless to say it has been an interesting week in Manhattan, and I am glad we are back in competition today as both of our track and field teams are competing in the Big 12 Indoor Championships in Ames!

News

Kansas State University seeks innovative startup ideas for Launch a Business program
Kansas State University is seeking applications from Kansas-based startups to participate in its second Launch a Business program, powered by KS State Bank.

Events

K-State Book Network 2015 book to launch Tuesday, March 3
On Tuesday, March 3, the K-State Book Network will sponsor a book launch in honor of the 2015 book selection: Wes Moore’s “The Other Wes Moore.” The launch will begin at 11 a.m. in the K-State Student Union courtyard and conclude by 11:30 a.m.
Attend 'Using Zotero,' a K-State Libraries workshop for grad students
Join Librarian Jason Reed at 1:30 p.m. today in 407 Hale Library for "Using Zotero," the third workshop in "The Library and Your Research" series.
SafeZone introductory training session
SafeZone will offer an introductory training session from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 4 in 113 Leadership Studies Building.
Faculty Senate to host spring open forum
The Faculty Senate of Kansas State University invites you to the spring 2015 open forum from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5, in the K-State Student Union's Little Theatre.
Art science talks continue in Willard Hall
The next Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous, a national program of evening gatherings that bring artists and scientists together for informal presentations and conversation with an audience, will be from 6-9 p.m. March 5 in 114 Willard Hall.

Kudos

Dan Thomson receives 2015 National Beef Quality Assurance Educator of the Year Award
Dan Thomson, Jones professor of veterinary medicine, director of the Beef Cattle Institute and assistant dean of outreach for the College of Veterinary Medicine, has been honored as the 2015 National Beef Quality Assurance Educator of the Year.
Christine Wilson honored at Association of Public and Land-grant Universities annual meeting
Christine Wilson, professor of agricultural economics, recently completed the Food Systems Leadership Institute's executive leadership development program.

Publications and presentations

Linder to deliver keynote address at Australian celebration of Anzac Day, April 24, in Brisbane, Australia
Robert D. Linder, history, was invited to give keynote address at the University of Queensland, Australia, in celebration of Anzac Day, 2015.
K-State history professor publishes new book on World War I
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David Stone, Pickett professor of history, has published "The Russian Army in the Great War: The Eastern Front, 1914-1917."