Friday, December 19, 2014

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

From the administration

K-State 2025 Snapshots of Success: Athletics — Theme 7
President Kirk Schulz and Provost and Senior Vice President April Mason
President Kirk Schulz and Provost and Senior Vice President April Mason discuss K-State 2025 Theme 7: Athletics progress.

From the vice president for research

RSCAD Momentum
This week, the National Endowment for the Arts requests proposals under its Art Works, Performing Arts Discovery and Challenge America Programs. Learn about these opportunities and more.
Read full announcement | From Karen Burg | December 18, 2014

From the Kansas Board of Regents

Kansas Board of Regents Dec. 17 meeting university updates
Photo courtesy Kansas Board of Regents
The monthly Kansas Board of Regents meeting on Dec. 17 included several items related to Kansas State University including the president's annual 2025 report.


Researchers hope patent can pave way to future treatments of heart, lung disease
A Kansas State University research team has received a patent for its use of a peptide that has been shown to prevent or reduce damage to intestinal tissue.
Research aims to improve rechargeable batteries by focusing on graphene oxide paper
This graphic shows graphene oxide produced at 900 degrees C (left) and 500 degrees C (right).
A Kansas State University engineering team has discovered some of graphene oxide's important properties that can improve sodium- and lithium-ion flexible batteries.


Study abroad opportunity gives students in the College of Business Administration a global outlook on business
Study abroad group in Rome
A faculty-led study abroad program over the Thanksgiving break saw 18 students in the Kansas State University College of Business Administration traveling to Barcelona and Rome to gain a better understanding of the international business world.
Staley School of Leadership Studies is seeking students to serve as class leaders for LEAD 212: Introduction to Leadership Concepts
The Staley School of Leadership Studies is looking for students interested in serving as class leaders for the first leadership studies course, LEAD 212: Introduction to Leadership Concepts.
KSDB-FM's busy break schedule
The Kansas State University student-managed and operated radio station KSDB-FM has a busy broadcast schedule during the holiday break. KSDB-FM continues to serve the campus and surrounding communities with news, sports, weather and entertainment feature
Read full announcement | From Vern Wirka | December 18, 2014
Central Mail Services year in review
K-State Central Mail Services and the contract postal unit share with you the successes and challenges of the year, as well as some changes going to happen in the future. Please read a letter from Jay M. Henning.


Australia's Circus Oz brings brand-new show to McCain Auditorium in February
Circus Oz has performed for more than 3.6 million people in more than 27 countries across five continents and is considered the gold standard for contemporary circus all over the world. Now these awe-inspiring Aussies will perform a new show.
K-State basketball holiday mini-plan only $30
Looking for a way to entertain the members of your K-State family and get out of the house this holiday season? Purchase a K-State basketball holiday mini-plan and receive a ticket to two games for only $30.


Staley School of Leadership Studies selects International Service Teams for summer 2015
The Staley School of Leadership Studies has selected International Service Teams for summer 2015. These interdisciplinary teams of K-State students take part in a service-learning program by serving in communities around the world.

Publications and presentations

Zelia Wiley, Anita Dille receive success award in Alabama
At the 72nd Annual Professional Agricultural Workers Conference Dec. 7-10, Zelia Wiley and Anita Dille were awarded the L.A. Potts Success Stories Award for their work and presentation with the Transfer Student BRIDGE Program.


The Grazier, the Beef Cattle Institute's December 2014 newsletter, available
The Grazier newsletter includes news and events from Beef Cattle Institute activities in addition to highlighting Kansas beef producers, rural practitioners and K-State College of Veterinary Medicine students, faculty, staff and activities.