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K-State Today

Friday, April 28, 2017

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

Focused in Friday

Focused in Friday: Dedicated in 1975, the Grover C. Cobb Memorial near Calvin Hall stands where two towers, typical of early day radio, supported the horizontal wire antenna of KSAC from 1942 to 1947.

News and research

Presidential planting: Tree honors K-State president
Arboriculture students dig a hole in preparation for one of Thursday's plantings.
Horticulture students are planting a series of trees this week in honor of Arbor Day and Kansas State University President Richard B. Myers.
Yelich Biniecki receives College of Education's first ERASMUS+ grant
Susan Yelich Biniecki (left) and Marzanna Pogorzelska (right) pose for a photo after a presentation.
Susan Yelich Biniecki is the first faculty member in the College of Education to receive an ERASMUS+ grant from the European Commission. She and University of Opole colleague Marzanna Pogorzelska each presented workshops at each other's institutions.
Court sides with National Science Foundation, Kansas State University in alleged whistleblower claim
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit has affirmed a previous National Science Foundation decision, ruling that former Kansas State University researcher Joseph Craine is not a whistleblower under federal law.

Events

Communication studies student to perform at presidential inauguration
Today, Logan Stacer, junior in communication studies, will perform his original poem "What Makes Family" at the inauguration of Richard B. Myers as Kansas State University's 14th president.
Celebrate Arbor Day with K-State Green Week
K-State Green Week is celebrating Arbor Day with free tree seedlings, flowers and other giveaways at noon today in Bosco Student Plaza.
Week of the Young Child open house April 29
Bring the whole family to the Beach Museum of Art for an afternoon of gallery activities and art projects from 1:30-3 p.m. Saturday, April 29.
Student work featured in dance concert
Student Spotlight is an informal dance concert for student work, works in progress, and class projects. The dance concert will be at 6 p.m. Monday, May 1, in the Chapman Theatre in Nichols Hall. Admission is free.
K-State bands to perform two concerts Sunday, April 30
The K-State Bands will present concerts at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 30, at All Faiths Chapel. Admission is free for both performances.
Participate in housing market study focus groups
Housing and Dining Services has teamed up with the KSU Foundation to conduct a housing market study for Kansas State University.
K-State to host Central Region drama therapy conference April 29-30
K-State will host the North American Drama Therapy Association's Central Region conference April 29-30 in the Purple Masque Theatre.
Internationally noted ecophysiologist to present Elmer G. Heyne Crop Science Lecture May 2
Victor Sadras
Victor Sadras, noted ecophysiologist with the Australian Research and Development Institute and Government of South Australia, will present at the 33rd annual Elmer G. Heyne Crop Science Lecture at 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, in 1018 Throckmorton Hall.

Kudos, publications and presentations

Political science department honors students at recognition reception
The political science department hosted its annual recognition reception April 21. Family members, guests, donors and faculty members attended the event and celebrated our students' academic achievements.

Human resources, benefits and training

The Teachers and Employees Association open enrollment period ends today
Enroll in voluntary benefits today. The open enrollment period for the Teachers and Employees Association benefits through The Hartford ends today.

University life

On the global road with the K-State international recruiting staff
Anna McCullough, International Admissions recruiter at a recent Recruiting Fair in India
Learn how K-State international recruiters travel worldwide for weeks at a time, sharing information about the benefits of K-State to thousands of potential students and family members.