Friday, October 31, 2014
K-State Today is a daily email providing faculty and staff a single source of timely K-State announcements.
From the vice president for research
The Environmental Protection Agency released a multidisciplinary opportunity addressing water quality improvement valuation. Learn about this opportunity and more.
From the administration
The "Muscular Midwest" is flexing, and it has been a pretty incredible seven days for sports fans in Kansas.
Bats seen at Halloween this year may not be quite as scary as they appear – at least when it comes to the spread of specific viruses.
It's OK to let your kids indulge in the candy they get from trick-or-treating, says a Kansas State University registered dietitian.
When taking home a stash of candy, keep an eye on the sugar-free kind. While it may be a good alternative for humans, just a small amount can be life-threatening for pets, says a Kansas State University veterinarian.
Ten Kansas State University graduate students who are researching Kansas-related topics have been chosen to represent the university at the 12th Capitol Graduate Research Summit in early 2015.
KTWU's "Sunflower Journeys" celebrates animal companions on this week's new episode premiering at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, on KTWU-HD, digital channel 11.1.
Members of the K-State community are encouraged to participate in the K-State Recreational Services Instagram Contest, Nov. 2-8.
The Great Plains Radio History Symposium will be from 1-5 p.m. today in the Hemisphere Room of Hale Library. The panel discussions are free.
K-State alumnus John Guinotte, a marine biogeographer and the director of the Ocean Acidification Program with the Marine Conservation Institute, will return to his alma mater to receive the Outstanding Alumnus Award on Friday, Oct. 31.
Bruce Vincent will present "With Vision There Is Hope – How NOT to be the career of last choice" at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10, at the K-State Student Union's Forum Hall. The presentation is part of the Food for Thought Upson Lecture Series.
In conjunction with the Beach Museum of Art's exhibition "Earth and Loom: A Century of Native American Art," the museum will screen the film "Skins" at 6 p.m. Oct. 30 at the museum.
The Kansas Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation and the College of Agriculture are hosting a webinar by the Louis Stokes Midwest Center for Excellence from 1-2 p.m. Oct. 30 in 342 Waters Hall. A short discussion will follow.
Housing and dining services invites area children to the residence halls from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, for safe, fun trick-or-treating and indoor Halloween activities.
The Lakota Sioux Dance Theatre will bring traditional dance and historic narratives to its upcoming McCain Performance Series presentation that tells the story of the birth, death and rebirth of a nation.
On Sunday, Nov. 2, from 4-5 p.m., award-winning author and theorist of comics Scott McCloud will speak on "Comics and the Art of Visual Communication."
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will host a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career program information session at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 12.
The recycling staff thanks Alpha Gamma Chi, Beta Sigma Psi and Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity men for sorting more than 2,562 pounds of recyclable material following the Wildcats' victory over the Texas Longhorns.
Student teams from the architectural engineering and construction science department brought home second- and third-place awards competing in three divisions of the Region IV Associated Schools of Construction 2014 Student Competition, Oct. 22-25.
As a continuation of communicating the status of the Division of Human Capital Services restructure, please congratulate Shanna Legleiter as the newly appointed director of learning and development.