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K-State Today

Friday, December 2, 2016

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


The clock north of Holtz Hall was provided by donations from the classes of 1968, 1971, 1973 and 1974. Each face of the four-sided clock is inscribed with one of these class years.

News and research

Hale Library open 24/7 during dead week and finals week
The library will open at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, and will not close again until 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16.
Fall 2016 Faculty Development Awards and University Small Research Grants announced
Awards totaling $67,609.64 will catalyze faculty RSCAD success. Congratulations to this fall's awardees.
Umscheid named director of professional mentoring program in the College of Human Ecology
Megan Umscheid
The College of Human Ecology welcomes Megan Umscheid as the new director of the professional mentoring program. She has experience with mentoring programs in educational settings and looks forward to further developing the program in the college.


President's annual Holiday Reception
President Richard and Mary Jo Myers cordially invite you to a Holiday Reception for all faculty and staff from noon to 1:30 p.m. or 3:30-5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, at the president's home, 100 Wilson Court. Appetizers will be served.
Volleyball hosts NCAA Tournament
K-State volleyball is hosting the first and second rounds of the NCAA Tournament in Bramlage Coliseum. The Wildcats host Ohio State, Lipscomb and Missouri State. K-State faces Lipscomb at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2. Saturday's second round match is set for 7 p.m.
Friends of the Gardens annual poinsettia sale sold out, today's sale canceled
All poinsettias and amaryllis have sold out at the annual Friends of the Gardens fundraiser. Today's sale has been canceled.
Office of Diversity hosting next IMHOTEP black male initiative meeting Dec. 5
Join the Office of Diversity for the next meeting of IMHOTEP, the initiative to increase black male student success and retention, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, in the K-State Student Union's Cottonwood Room.

Kudos, publications and presentations

Kansas State University student to use Endeavour Research Fellowship to study swine in Australia
Roger Cochrane, doctoral student in animal science, earned the 2017 Endeavour Research Fellowship, which is a competitive, merit-based opportunity for students and scholars to undertake study, research or professional development in Australia.
K-State Crops Team shares 2016 national championship title
The Kansas State University Crops Team completed the fall season on Nov. 19 by taking the top three individual placings to win the Chicago Collegiate Crops Contest by 104 points over Iowa State University.
Yong-Cheng Shi receives Phil Williams Applied Research Award from American Association of Cereal Chemists International
Yong-Cheng Shi, professor of grain science and industry, received the Phil Williams Applied Research Award from American Association of Cereal Chemists International.
Students' creative works featured in printmaking publication
Williams etching
Southern Graphics International Printmaking Society newsletter highlights article and etchings by Marcus Gilbert and Brandon Williams.
Associated General Contractors Student Chapter gives back to Manhattan community
Associated General Contractors Student Chapter built the Story Store
The K-State Associated General Contractors Student Chapter assisted the Chapman Center for Rural Studies with the design and construction of a Story Store recording booth for "Going Home: Hidden Histories of the Flint Hills."
Greeks going green
Members of Delta Chi
The K-State recycling staff thanks the nine members of Delta Chi for sorting 1,308 pounds of recyclable material in less than one hour on Nov. 27.

Campus construction and maintenance

Service interruption: Anderson Hall
Chilled water will be shut off beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, Dec. 5, through Friday, Dec. 16, in Anderson Hall.