Saturday, September 5, 2015

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From the administration

President Kirk Schulz and V.P. Pat Bosco's letter about K-State's emergency notification system
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K-State offers numerous safety resources to the campus community
The Office of Student Life is reminding the K-State community that safety on campus is a shared responsibility. Please report any concerning behavior you may see on campus or near campus. Additionally, K-State offers a multitude of safety services.

News

Energy savings through the seasons
While smart thermostats are among the newest technologies for energy efficiency, a Kansas State University expert said the majority of Americans with programmable and manual thermostats could still witness savings with a little extra effort.
Making better bacon — yes, it's possible
Just when you thought it couldn't get any better, improved bacon could soon be on its way. Bacon is one of the most popular cuts of pork, and finding a way to deliver restaurants and consumers an even better product is a focus at Kansas State University.

Events

K-State Salina's Civic Lecture Series features former Kansas Gov. John Carlin on future of higher education
As the components of higher education, such as state funding, tuition costs and curriculum demands, continue to vary each year in Kansas, questions about the importance of a college degree are growing.
SafeZone advanced training: How to Support Nontraditional Students
The Non-Traditional and Veteran Student Services will host an advanced SafeZone training session from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 10 in 111 Bluemont Hall about strategies to better support nontraditional and veteran students at K-State.
Read full announcement | From Anna Waugh | September 4, 2015

Kudos

Staley School of Leadership Studies announces LEAD 212 class leaders for fall 2015
The Staley School of Leadership Studies has selected 61 students to serve as class leaders for LEAD 212: Introduction to Leadership this semester.
Engineering faculty members cited for teaching and service
Kevin Wanklyn and Kimberly Kramer are recipients of the American Society for Engineering Education Midwest Section Outstanding Teaching Award and Midwest Section Outstanding Service Award, respectively.

Publications and presentations

Assistant professor of political science presents at national conference
Alissandra T. Stoyan, assistant professor of political science, presented the paper "Regional Self-Rule and Voting Participation in Latin America" at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association.
Sociologist presents research at annual meeting of Society for the Study of Social Problems
Nadia Shapkina, assistant professor of sociology, recently presented the paper "Bodies Across Borders: Changing Patterns of Sex Trade Migration in Eurasia" at the annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems in Chicago.