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K-State Today

Thursday, June 30, 2016

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

From the administration

From the VP for research: RSCAD Momentum
This week's featured funding opportunity from the Russell Sage Foundation seeks research on the effects of rising economic inequality on institutions. Find the details, plus see where K-State RSCAD made news and read trending topics and announcements.

News and research

Summer construction heats up at Kansas State University
Summer heat brings new concrete and many more improvements at Kansas State University.
How researchers use genomics to predict bread quality and accelerate wheat variety development
Researchers from Kansas State University were part of a team that used wheat quality data generated in the test baking lab and built prediction algorithms for determining quality traits in new generations of candidate wheat varieties using DNA markers.
Engineering team earns National Science Foundation award for biofuel manufacturing project
With today's economy and society highly dependent on liquid transportation fuels, development of domestically produced and environmentally safe alternatives is increasingly important.
Thankful Thursdays: K-State alumni honor family, pay it forward with scholarship
When Bernie Hintz turned 95 last November, her children decided to thank and honor her by creating the Hintz Family Scholarship for finance and accounting students in the College of Business Administration at Kansas State University.
Help the K-State Book Network explore 'Spare Parts' during 2016-2017
Spare Parts by Joshua Davis
Have you already read the 2016 common reading selection "Spare Parts"? The K-State Book Network is assembling a roster of faculty, staff and students who would like to present during the 2016-2017 academic year.
Court grants Kansas State University's request to dismiss retaliation claim
On June 28, the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas granted Kansas State University's motion to dismiss discrimination and retaliation claims by Pourya Shahmaleki, a former graduate student who was expelled by the university in May 2013.

Events

Retirement reception for Judy Larson July 8
The campus community is invited to an open house reception in honor of Judy Larson from 2-4 p.m. Friday, July 8, in the K-State Alumni Center's Purple Pride Room.
K-State Online: Walk-in help sessions scheduled for July and August
Do you have questions about your K-State Online Canvas courses? We have your answers. Bring your laptop and come to the K-State Online walk-in help sessions scheduled for July and August.

Campus construction and maintenance

Weber Hall access driveway closed July 5-12
Vehicle access to the overhead door leading to Weber Arena will be closed at 8 a.m. Tuesday, July 5, through Tuesday, July 12.