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K-State Today

Friday, August 17, 2018

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

Focused in Friday

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News and research

Wheat code finally cracked; wheat genome sequence will bring stronger wheat varieties to farmers
Kansas State University scientists, in collaboration with the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium, published Aug. 16 in the international journal Science a detailed description of the complete genome of bread wheat.
Hale Library and IT services continue availability
As a new semester starts, faculty and staff are reminded Hale Library and IT services are still available after a fire on May 22 caused significant smoke and water damage to Hale Library.
Emergency drills scheduled at BRI for Aug. 20-22
The Biosecurity Research Institute will conduct emergency drills with the Manhattan Fire Department, Riley County EMS and the K-State Police Department Aug. 20-22. The BRI routinely works with local first responders to practice and update emergency plans.

Events

Residence hall move-in routes determined
Housing and Dining Services welcomes students to their on-campus living spaces Saturday, Aug. 18. Due to the influx in traffic, the department has created a plan in partnership with the city of Manhattan to make traffic flow efficiently on this day.
Welcome back Wildcats: 2018 Week of Welcome offers events for new, returning students
Week of Welcome Logo
A variety of events will welcome new and returning students to campus during Week of Welcome. A K-State 360 badge has been set up and the first 50 students to complete the badge can pick up a free T-shirt at the K-State Student Union welcome desk.
Retirement reception for Union executive director Bill Smriga
Union logo
The K-State Student Union will host a retirement reception in honor of Bill Smriga, Union executive director, from 3:30-5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27, on the Union second floor concourse.
Visiting artist exhibition 'wading in without' by Brian Caponi
The K-State art department will present the exhibition "wading in without" by internationally recognized artist Brian Caponi Aug. 20-31 in the Mark A. Chapman Gallery in Willard Hall.
Poet Mary Pinard to visit K-State
Mary Pinard
Mary Pinard, poet and professor of English at Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, will come to K-State for three days of student-centered activities Aug. 21-23.
Postdoctoral Association and Graduate Student Council to host CV/Resume Workshop
CV Workshop Flyer
Different jobs require different types of CVs. Attend this workshop to hear brief presentations from K-State and outside experts on how to formulate successful CVs for industry, government and teaching/research positions, plus general formatting advice.

Personnel changes

Erin Good joins Kansas State University's legal team
Erin Good
Erin Good, a civil litigation attorney with experience representing governmental entities, has joined the Office of General Counsel as associate general counsel.

Kudos, publications and presentations

Ulmer to receive Honorary American FFA Degree
Jonathan Ulmer
Jonathan Ulmer, associate professor of agricultural education, was recently selected to receive the Honorary American FFA Degree on Oct. 26 in Indianapolis.
JMC faculty present at journalism and mass communication educators conference
JMC Wordmark
Nine A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications faculty members presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference Aug. 5-9 in Washington, D.C.
Jessyca Waddell merits Student Excellence Award from online education alliance
Jessyca Waddell, master's student in youth development, earned a $1,000 Student Excellence Award for use toward her master's degree from the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance, or Great Plains IDEA.
Porath conducts workshop on digital tools at conference for educators
Suzanne Porath recently presented a Bring Your Own Device, or BYODex, workshop and participated in a research roundtable at the International Society for Technology in Education conference earlier this summer.
Recent K-State pre-optometry graduates accepted into programs across the country
Six recent Kansas State University pre-optometry graduates are among those accepted into optometry programs across the country.

Technology

K-State Online: Updates from the summer
Several updates have been made to K-State Online during the summer months. As a result of the Hale Library fire, library and IT services have been relocated across campus. A new Scantron machine is located just outside the Cat's Pause Lounge.

University life

Embracing religious, nonreligious and spiritual diversity on campus
The President's Committee on Religion exists to help support religious, nonreligious and spiritual diversity on campus and invites all on campus to share ideas about how to embrace this dimension of diversity in a way that enriches the campus community.