Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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News

K-State to provide marketing, e-commerce assistance to small private businesses
Kansas State University's Center for Engagement and Community Development has received a $99,000 grant from the USDA Rural Development to provide technical assistance to small and emerging private businesses.
Veterinary pharmacologist warns that eggs from backyard chickens pose potential consumption problems
Whether raising chickens in your backyard as pets or as a source of fresh eggs, a Kansas State University pharmacologist says what you don't know about your chickens could hurt you or others.
Entomologist says expect more spiders inside as weather turns cooler
This is the time of year when the Kansas State University entomology department receives a lot of calls. The question most asked: Why am I getting so many spiders in my house?

Events

Community dialogue about sexual violence rescheduled, developed into monthly event
The community dialogue about sexual violence, sponsored by the Office of Student Life and the Center for Advocacy Response and Education, is rescheduled from Sept. 16 to 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 6 due to changes in the facilitator availability.
Going fast: Tickets still available for Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson at McCain
Don't miss your chance to see two of television's brightest comedy stars, K-State alumnus and two-time Emmy winner Eric Stonestreet and five-time Emmy nominee Jesse Tyler Ferguson, at Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium.
Coach Weber to host Hoop Scoop for Women clinic
Kansas State head coach Bruce Weber and his coaching staff will host an inaugural Hoop Scoop for Women clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Basketball Training Facility.
Jorge Gattini, Paraguay minister of agriculture, to receive K-State alumni honor
Jorge Gattini, Paraguay minister of agriculture and 2014 Distinguished Alumni Awardee, will give a lecture about "Agriculture, Agribusiness and Rural Development in Paraguay" at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union.
Pink Lady portrait to honor 1918 graduate
Pink Lady, a portrait of 1918 graduate Bella Nelson Baldwin, will be hung in ceremonies Tuesday in Justin Hall.
Change in game time cancels K-State Band Day parade on Sept. 27
Because the start time of the football game between Kansas State University and the University of Texas, El Paso has been changed to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, the planned K-State Band Day parade in Manhattan has been canceled.
Jim McLean presenting 15th annual Huck Boyd Lecture in Community Media
Jim McLean, the executive editor of the Kansas Health Institute News Service, will be the speaker for Kansas State University's 15th annual Huck Boyd Lecture in Community Media at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union.
ADVANCE Distinguished Lecture Series presents Doug Sammons
Flyer for Lecture
Doug Sammons, senior fellow at Monsanto, will present "Summary of Glyphosate Resistance Mechanisms and a New Tool; BioDirect" at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, in 1014 Throckmorton Hall Plant Sciences Center.
Read full announcement | From Tawny Ochs | September 16, 2014
K-State Online: Mediasite instructional sessions canceled
Mediasite
The Mediasite instructional sessions that were scheduled for Sept. 16 and 19 have been canceled. The sessions will be rescheduled in the coming weeks.
'NVivo 10 Basics' workshop Sept. 26 afternoon
NVivo 10 screenshot
An "NVivo 10 Basics" training will be offered 1:30–3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, at 301 Hale Library for all faculty, graduate students and staff who may be using this qualitative and mixed methods data analysis tool.

Kudos

Two from K-State receive Love of Learning awards from Phi Kappa Phi
A Kansas State University faculty member and a graduate student are each receiving $500 Love of Learning awards from Phi Kappa Phi honor society.
Swanson joins award-winnning editorial board
A photo of Diane Swanson
Diane Swanson, professor of management and Edgerley family chair in business administration, has joined the editorial board for the second edition of the Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society, which will be published as six volumes in 2016.

Publications and presentations

K-State faculty to participate in the Kansas Alliance for the Arts in Educations Conference
The Kansas Alliance for the Arts in Educations, KSAAE, is hosting the third annual professionals development conference and business meeting from 7:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center.
Ritterbush publishes 'Kanza Language and Landscape-Kansas River' virtual tour
Lauren W. Ritterbush, anthropology, has published "Kanza Language and Landscape-The Kansas River," a virtual exploration of the Kansas River and its tributaries through the language and stories of the Kanza, or Kaw, Indians.

New hires/exits

Lenndy Batista joins Pilots Program staff
Lenndy Batista
The Pilots Program announces the addition of Lenndy Batista as an advisor/counselor.
Read full announcement | From Rebeca Paz | September 16, 2014

Gifts

All-University Campaign packets arrive this week
2014 All-University Campaign packet
Your 2014 All-University Campaign packet is on the way — in fact, you may have already received it. This year's packet includes a quiz to help you determine your giving personality and a door sign you can personalize.

Human resources/benefits/training

First Aid, CPR sessions offered on Oct. 1, 3
Lafene Health Center will offer First Aid and CPR sessions for any K-State employee. These sessions require online training prior to the skills and testing session that is attended in person. Sessions are scheduled for Oct. 1 and 3.

Maintenance

Service interruption: Waters Hall elevator
The elevator company has indicated the parts should be in this week. The repair work will begin Monday, Sept. 22, and will take approximately one week. Projected date that the elevator will be operational is Monday, Sept. 29.

Volunteer opportunities

Volunteer to serve as faculty mentor for the 2015 Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program
The Graduate School is searching for potential faculty mentors for the 2015 Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program, or SUROP.

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