Tuesday, October 6, 2015

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Kansas State University researchers uncover new genetic markers for wheat improvement
Kansas State University wheat scientists have completed the first study of a chromosome in a tertiary gene pool and have called it a breakthrough in exploring wheat wild relatives for future crop improvement.


K-State Police investigating animal cruelty incident
On Sunday, Oct. 4, the Kansas State University Police were called to a report of a deceased cow at the Purebred Beef Unit. Further investigation found the deceased cow had been shot. K-State Police are investigating the incident.
K-State Salina builds one of the largest enclosed flight facilities for unmanned aircraft systems in the nation
The UAS Pavilion was constructed in three weeks in September and measures 300-feet-long by 200-feet-wide and is 50-feet-tall.
K-State Salina's unmanned aircraft systems, or UAS, program is getting a significant addition with the recent completion of one of the largest enclosed unmanned flight facilities in the nation.


H&R Block chief marketing officer to speak at College of Business Administration's Distinguished Lecture Series
K-State alumnus and H&R Block Chief Marketing Officer Kathy Collins will be the fall 2015 speaker for the College of Business Administration's Distinguished Lecture Series.
Kathy Collins, chief marketing officer for H&R Block, will be the fall 2015 speaker for the Kansas State University College of Business Administration’s Distinguished Lecture Series at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 14 in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union.
Cargill executive Greg Page to speak Oct. 12 about climate change, food production
Greg Page
Greg Page, the executive chairman of Cargill, Inc., will present "Climate Change and the Future of Food Production" at 7 p.m. Oct. 12 in McCain Auditorium. Admission is free and open to all.
'The Other Wes Moore' author to give Oct. 14 presentation connected with university common book
When author Wes Moore visits Kansas State University, he will give readers a closer look at the alternating histories of "The Other Wes Moore" — his best-selling book and the university's 2015 common book.
K-State Salina's Civic Luncheon Lecture to highlight community improvement, future of city planning
The strategy behind how cities across the U.S. will develop in the next 20 years and the role citizens will play in those changes is the latest topic to be discussed at Kansas State University Salina's Civic Luncheon Lecture.
Intersections of art, science and technology at the Beach Museum
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, is coming to the Beach Museum from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 8.
Find your undergraduate research spark: Panel to discuss research not taking place in the lab
Find out how research doesn't just apply to the sciences. Attend the "Undergraduate NOT in the Lab" panel discussion at 3:30 p.m. today in the K-State Student Union's Little Theatre.
Community invited to participate in K-State Homecoming events
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The K-State Alumni Association and Student Homecoming Committee invite Kansas State University students, alumni, families and friends to join them for events and activities during K-State's 2015 All-University Homecoming week Oct. 11-17.
Internship hunting? Create an awesome resume
The Society of Professional Journalists is hosting a resume and portfolio workshop by Sara Quinn, instructor in journalism and mass communications, from 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, in 208 Kedzie Hall.
Bakery Science Club meeting
Come out and have a good time baking cookies, bread and more with the Bakery Science Club starting at 5 p.m. today in Shellenberger Hall. A free dinner will be provided. The club welcomes all majors and no baking experience is required.
Celebrate News Engagement Day 2015
News Engagement Day
The A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications is celebrating National News Engagement Day Oct. 6 by offering a prize drawing for top scorers in a news quiz inspired by National Public Radio's "Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me!" program.
K-State Online brown bag lunch series: Personal settings, profiles and ePortfolios Oct. 8
Join Ben Ward from the Information Technology Assistance Center for the Canvas brown bag lunch series from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, in 401 Hale Library. This week we will discuss how to use personal settings, profiles and ePortfolios.
National 4-H Week student feature: Anna Setter
Anna Setter, junior in food science and industry, accredits 4-H for allowing her to explore many different career paths.

Kudos/ publications/ presentations

Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry announces six student ambassadors
The Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry has selected six undergraduate students to serve as the office’s research ambassadors for the fall 2015 semester.
DePaoli publishes article on Mexican women screenwriters
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María-Teresa DePaoli, associate professor in modern languages, published an article in "Mexico and its Movement into Narrative Film: Mexican Women Writers" in Women Screenwriters an International Guide.
APDesign students Lanting Su and Jacob Kelly-Salo win American Institute of Architects Kansas Student Design Competition
College of Architecture, Planning and Design fifth year architecture students Lanting Su and Jacob Kelly-Salo took first and second place at the American Institute of Architects Kansas Student Design Competition.
Heckman earns top research award at financial planning conference
Stu Heckman, assistant professor in the College of Human Ecology, received the Best Applied Research Award last week at the Financial Planning Association national conference in Boston.

Human resources/benefits/training

Movement Challenge eReport is open
The K-State community has completed another week of the Movement Challenge. Don't forget to report your activity in the Movement Challenge eReport.
In case you missed it: Human Capital Services Benefits Fair
On Oct. 1, Human Capital Services hosted the annual benefits fair. If you weren't able to attend, our Human Capital Services website has information on all benefits offered to K-State employees.


Recent news from the Division of Facilities
Recent news from the Division of Facilities includes the 2015 space migration planning project outcomes.
Ecological Genomics Institute Summer 2015 Newsletter
Read the Summer 2015 edition of the Ecological Genomics Institute newsletter to discover all the latest institute news, including student awards, new members and information regarding the upcoming symposium.