Monday, October 20, 2014

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From the administration

K-State 2025 Snapshots of Success: Research, Scholarly and Creative Activities, and Discovery — Theme 1
We are going to update you on our progress in each of our K-State 2025 themes in letters to campus throughout the fall. We begin with this letter focused on Theme 1: Research, Scholarly and Creative Activities, and Discovery, or RSCAD.
Provost's Lecture Series features John Pluske on Oct. 24
John Pluske, Fulbright distinguished chair in agriculture and life sciences and professor in the School of Veterinary and Life Sciences at Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia, will be the speaker for the Provost's Lecture Series on Oct. 24.
Read full announcement | From Gail Zeak | October 20, 2014


Partnership with national laboratory brings latest diagnostic tests, knowledge to university
A Kansas State University veterinary medicine team is working with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to bring "Star Trek technology" to the university and improve diagnostic tools for infectious diseases.


Former Wildcat athletes Kevin and Aaron Lockett to serve as grand marshals for 2014 homecoming parade
Kansas State University alumni, former Wildcat football standouts and brothers Kevin Lockett and Aaron Lockett are the grand marshals for the Oct. 24 K-State Homecoming Parade.
New Prairie Press publishes 38 years of Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature
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After an extensive digitization project, all volumes of 'Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature' are now available on Kansas State University's online publishing platform, New Prairie Press.
McKeeman's open source text saves students money
Leah McKeeman
A College of Education faculty member developed an open source text, which is saving students money as well as engaging them in course work at a new level.
K-State Olathe open forums for associate dean of research and innovation candidates start Tuesday, Oct. 21
The search committee has announced the candidates for associate dean of research and innovation at K-State Olathe. They will present at open forums on Tuesday, Oct. 21, and Monday, Oct. 27, through Wednesday, Oct. 29, in the K-State Olathe Forum Hall.


Set sail for 'Anything Goes' Oct. 30 at McCain Auditorium
Cole Porter's musical comedy "Anything Goes" is sailing to the McCain Auditorium stage, thanks to Kansas State University's McCain Performance Series, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30.
Urban designer, author to present APDesign lecture Oct. 23
Urban designer and author Julie Campoli will present "Density by the Foot" as part of the College of Architecture, Planning & Design's distinguished lecture series at 4 p.m. Oct. 23 in the K-State Student Union's Little Theater.
Help us celebrate Marlatt Hall's 50th anniversary
Housing and dining services will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Marlatt Hall with a ceremony and light refreshments at 3 p.m. Oct. 24 on the hall's back lawn.
Director general of the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics to present lecture Oct. 20
The international agriculture programs will present a seminar by William Dar, director general of the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics in India, at noon Monday, Oct. 20, in 137 Waters Hall.
Celebrate Italian Heritage Month
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Circolo Italiano, the K-State Italian Club, will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, in Room 226 of the K-State Student Union. Caterina Scoglio, professor of engineering, and Lenore Rosenberg, English language program, will present a panel discussion.
K-State volleyball hosts Oklahoma
The 'Cats host Oklahoma at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, in Ahearn Field House.


Physics, entomology professors earn Commerce Bank Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award
Uwe Thumm, professor of physics, and Kun Yan Zhu, professor of entomology, are Kansas State University's newest Commerce Bank Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award recipients.

Publications and presentations

K-State faculty, graduate students present at international conference
Six Kansas State University faculty members and graduate students recently presented at the 38th annual conference of NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising, Oct. 8-11, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Human resources/benefits/training

Optional group life insurance open enrollment
Minnesota Life and KPERS are offering open enrollment for optional group life insurance through Oct. 31.
Health insurance enrollment: Plan C, health savings account, health reimbursement account information
Health insurance open enrollment is open through Oct. 31. With the beginning of plan year 2015, there have been additional options introduced for those with Plan C.


English language program newsletter
This newsletter highlights some of the exciting programs that the English language program, its students, instructors and staff have accomplished this year.

Calendar of Events