Friday, October 9, 2015

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From the vice president for research

Steering committee investigates research administration systems
A diverse group of users and information technology staff is testing options to streamline and improve research administration processes and systems.
RSCAD Momentum
What is that mysterious itch, and is your food prepared safely? K-State research helped answer these questions and more. Funding opportunities include a call for proposals in four areas from the Kansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence.


Prestigious accreditation places Center for Child Development among the best in the nation
The nation's leading organization of early childhood professionals has once again recognized Kansas State University's Center for Child Development with its prestigious accreditation.
Lafene Health Center will open late Friday morning
Lafene Health Center will open late at 9:15 a.m. Friday, Oct. 9, because of an all-staff meeting.


K-State Theatre opens season with love story 'Eurydice' based on Greek mythology
Kansas State University's K-State Theatre will open the 2015-2016 season with Sarah Ruhl's "Eurydice," based on the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice.
K-State alum to discuss benefits of undergraduate research
K-State alum Jorge Mendoza to discuss his research journey today at the SPARKx Talk at 3:30 p.m. in the Amphitheater at the Leadership Studies Building.
Vernon Larson Lecture today featuring Valentina Pidlisnyuk
The Vernon Larson Lecture Series will host Valentina Pidlisnyuk, who will present "Sustainable Development in the Ukraine and Slovakia" at 1:30 p.m. today in the Fiedler Hall Auditorium. The presentation is free and open to the public.
Climate change meeting Friday open to all
Chuck Rice, university distinguished professor, will speak about current initiatives and federal directions with respect to climate change at the K-State Climate Change Interest Group meeting 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 9, in 227 K-State Student Union.
Register for the Institute for Student Learning Assessment/Diversity Summit
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Attend this year's Institute for Student Learning Assessment/Diversity Summit Nov. 12-13 in the K-State Student Union Ballroom to explore teaching and assessment practices that promote diversity learning and advance inclusive excellence.
Social Media Roundtable meets today
Join us for Social Media Roundtable meeting from 11 a.m. to noon today in 401 Hale Library.
National 4-H Week student feature: Garrett Kays
Garrett Kays
Garrett Kays was a 12-year member of the Win-or-Bust 4-H Club, but the skills he learned have followed him much farther than the Crawford County line.

Kudos/ publications/ presentations

Engineering associate dean to present in China
Gary Clark, senior associate dean for the College of Engineering and professor of biological and agricultural engineering, will be an invited speaker and session moderator for the Irrigation in Action Symposium at China Agricultural University in Beijing.
Entrepreneurship professor Saurav Pathak’s paper published in Human Relations
Assistant professor of entrepreneurship Saurav Pathak recently had research published in the journal Human Relations.
Erickson cited for distinguished service
Larry Erickson, chemical engineering professor and director of the Center for Hazardous Substance Research in the College of Engineering, has received a Distinguished Service Award from the International Phytotechnology Society.


K-State Online: Grade on the go with SpeedGrader
Instructors using K-State Online Canvas can grade assignments and provide feedback easily on the go with the SpeedGrader app.


University Support Staff Senate ROAR Newsletter
The latest ROAR is now available. The ROAR is a newsletter put together by University Support Staff Senate to help keep University Support Staff updated with the latest information.