Monday, June 29, 2015

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From the president

A letter from President Kirk Schulz
President Kirk Schulz
President Schulz writes about last month's challenges regarding the budget.

From the vice president for research

Upgraded research training program available in July
The University Research Compliance Office will release an upgraded research training platform in the next few weeks. The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative, or CITI, program will provide high-quality, current and peer-reviewed training.

News

University reviewing benefits following Supreme Court ruling
University reviewing all benefits that will be affected by the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on Friday, June 26.
Develop an international course and study tour with the Study Abroad Office
Interested in building a short-term program abroad next year? Propose a faculty-led study abroad program. Deadlines are approaching for the summer 2016 term.
The International Year of Soils: Soils support recreation
Whether a person enjoys playing sports on athletic fields or golf courses, walking in parks or boating on lakes, the health of those areas depends on the health of surrounding soils. This fits the June theme for the 2015 International Year of Soils.
K-State Alumni Association names inaugural International Student Scholars
The K-State Alumni Association has recognized 20 Kansas State University international students with a new scholarship totaling $10,000.

Kudos

Launch a Business Program concludes with Liquid Art Winery & Estate and Vigilias Telemedicine taking grand prize honors
After a night that saw 14 entrepreneurs pitching their companies to the public at the Launch Party for the Kansas State University Launch a Business, or LAB, program, two companies have walked away victorious as grand prizewinners for 2015.