Sunday, October 4, 2015

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K-State student-athletes featured in Big 12 Champions for Life campaign
The Big 12 Conference is recognizing some of the conference's most remarkable student-athletes during conference football games Oct. 3. K-State track student-athlete Sara Savatovic will be recognized as part of the conference's Champions for Life campaign
Results are in: Week two of the Movement Challenge
The movement challenge is having a positive influence on our K-State community. K-State has moved an average of 10,163 steps per day during week two! That is an increase of 668 steps from last week.
Psychology is Emily Jorgensen's 'spark' for undergraduate research
Emily Jorgensen
K-State will observe SPARK Week Oct. 5-9. Here's a look at research being conducted by Emily Jorgensen, a senior in psychology and biology.
Enrollment Management Task Force members announced
President Kirk Schulz, Provost and Senior Vice President April Mason, and Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students Pat Bosco have assembled an Enrollment Management Task Force to set enrollment goals and objectives for K-State.


Academy Award-winning actress Shirley MacLaine to share stories of career, life Oct. 11 at McCain
Spend an evening with award-winning actress and author Shirley MacLaine at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11, in Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium.
Amateur Radio License examinations
A testing session for individuals interested in obtaining their Federal Communications Commission amateur radio license will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, in Nichols Hall.
K-State Women's Rugby Club match
Team Photo
The K-State Women's Rugby Club will host a match against the women of Boulder, Colorado, at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at Fairmont Park, 125 Messenger Road. Come show your local ruggers some support.
College of Education holds drumming session today
Join your friends at the College of Education for a fun and educational African drumming session led by Richard Pitts, Wonder Workshop director, at 4 p.m. today in the Holen Courtyard in front of Bluemont Hall. No drum, no problem. We'll have extras.
Mediasite downtime Saturday, Oct. 3
Planned hardware maintenance is scheduled for Mediasite from 12:01 a.m. to 4 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3. Access to Mediasite will be unavailable during the maintenance window.

Kudos/ publications/ presentations

Agronomy, chemical engineering professors earn Commerce Bank and W.T. Kemper Foundation Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award
P.V. Vara Prasad, professor of agronomy, and Mary Rezac, interim associate vice president for research and Tim Taylor chair in chemical engineering, are K-State's newest Commerce Bank and W.T. Kemper Foundation Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award winners
Marriage and family therapy doctoral student earns inaugural Marie R. Bonebrake Graduate Award
A doctoral student in marriage and family therapy is the inaugural recipient of Kansas State University's Marie R. Bonebrake Graduate Award.
Kansas State University veterinary students earn scholarships from national bovine association
Four Kansas State University veterinary students received scholarship awards at the recent annual conference of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners in New Orleans.
Researchers showcase university invention at Smithsonian Innovation Festival
The spark of invention burned brightly for two Kansas State University researchers at the annual Smithsonian Innovation Festival in Washington, D.C.
Heckman receives top research award at financial planning conference
Stu Heckman, assistant professor in the College of Human Ecology, received the Best Applied Research Award at the Financial Planning Association national conference. Several others in the personal financial planning program presented their research.
Communication sciences and disorders faculty, students present at state conference
Faculty and students in the School of Family Studies and Human Services' program in communication sciences and disorders presented at the annual conference of the Kansas Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

New hires/exits

Josh Hobbs joins Kansas Forest Service
Josh Hobbs
Kansas Forest Service welcomes Josh Hobbs, rangeland fire and wildlife ecologist, to its team.


TrendMicro antivirus updated to support Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan)
TrendMicro antivirus for the Mac has been updated to support Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan). If your Mac has been using the K-State provided version of TrendMicro, the update has been delivered automatically.