Wednesday, May 27, 2015

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News

Test for new canine influenza strain available at university
Veterinarians can now test for the new strain of canine influenza that sickened thousands of dogs in the Midwest and is still popping up across the country. The test is available at the Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory.
The International Year of Soils: Soils support buildings, infrastructure
Soils are a crucial component for agriculture and food production. Soils support all kinds of life. From an engineering perspective, soils are also important, as they provide the groundwork for any type of building or structure.

Kudos

Schulz, DeGroat honored for service, patriotism
The Topeka Military Order of the World Wars has honored two Kansas State University leaders — President Kirk Schulz and retired Army Lt. Col. Art DeGroat — for their service and patriotism.

New hires/exits

Reminder: Retirement reception for Doris Galvan today at 2 p.m.
Join the industrial and manufacturing systems engineering department for Doris Galvan's retirement reception today.

Gifts

Helping others realize their potential inspires couple to create scholarship
Alumnus Doug Nelson credits K-State faculty with instilling a desire for excellence in all his activities. Nelson and his wife, Dana, have established a chemistry scholarship to help others realize their potential.

Human resources/benefits/training

Introduction to Supervision starts June 9
Introduction to Supervision, coordinated by Learning and Development in Human Capital Services, provides new supervisors with practical leadership skills and an increased awareness of university policies and procedures.

Maintenance

Service interruption: Lafene fire suppression system
The Lafene Health Center's fire suppression system will be interrupted from 7:30 a.m. to noon May 27 so workers can replace sprinkler heads.