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K-State Today

Friday, October 21, 2016

K-State Today is a daily email providing faculty and staff a single source of timely K-State announcements.

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From the administration

Governmental relations office hosts new brown bag series
The Office of Governmental Relations will host the first in a series of brown bag events on Friday, Oct. 28. Rep. Tom Phillips and Sen. Tom Hawk will discuss the upcoming elections and higher ed issues in the Kansas Legislature.
Letter from AD John Currie
Athletic Director John Currie shares updates on fall sports, the Big 12 Conference meetings, Homecoming activities and the limestone field wall project.

News and research

Physicists use lasers to capture first snapshots of rapid chemical bonds breaking
K-State researchers are part of an international team that has used a molecule's own electrons to scatter the molecule — a process called mid-infrared laser-induced electron diffraction — and capture snapshots of acetylene as it is breaking apart.
Union east entrance closing
union logo
As part of the renovation project, the east entrance of the K-State Student Union will be closed for approximately three weeks beginning Monday, Oct. 24. Class and event attendees should use the outside south entrance to access the Little Theatre.
A community united: K-State United Way campaign kicks off Oct. 23
K-Staters' long-standing tradition of supporting the United Way strengthens our local community, helping friends and neighbors when they need it most. This year's K-State United Way campaign is Oct. 23-Nov. 6.
Increased phishing scams target K-State email accounts
K-State email account holders are reminded to be vigilant about protecting eID passwords and be aware of recent phishing scams.
K-State faculty, future teachers host Rural Arts Day in Pratt
Phil Payne at Skyline Schools in Pratt, Kansas.
A group of K-State educators and future teachers reached for the sky by taking their expertise to Skyline Schools in Pratt, Kansas, Sept. 30 for Rural Arts Day.


Reminder: Landon Lecture featuring Cecil Haney
Commander of the U.S. Strategic Command, Navy Adm. Cecil Haney, will discuss strategic deterrence in the 21st century as part of the Landon Lecture Series at 10:30 a.m. today in McCain Auditorium.
K-State volleyball hosts West Virginia Saturday, Oct. 22
K-State volleyball returns home to host West Virginia at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at Ahearn Field House. Tickets are just $3 with a K-State vs. Texas football game ticket. Parking is free in the D1 campus lot, just west of Ahearn.
Art department hosting Visiting Designer Talk with graphic designer Abbott Miller
The art department will present a Visiting Designer Talk by Abbott Miller at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, in Town Hall at the Leadership Studies Building. Admission is free and open to the public.
Additional Electronic Theses, Dissertations, and Reports walk-in sessions scheduled Nov. 14-18
Graduate students who plan to submit their thesis or dissertation to the Graduate School this semester have one month left before the deadline — 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18. Additional ETDR walk-in help sessions will take place Nov. 14-18 in 213 Hale Library.
Recreational Services to host team building workshop led by K-State alumna Nov. 4
Recreational Services will host a Team Building and Facilitation Workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4. The workshop is open to the public.

Kudos, publications and presentations

Interior architecture & product design graduate wins in national furniture design competition
Zachary Manual, a 2016 graduate from the interior architecture & product design program at K-State, was selected as the winner of the seating division at the 2016 Design Emphasis Student Furniture Design Competition.