Thursday, April 24, 2014

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News

University honoring alumnus John Hofmeister with honorary doctorate
Hofmeister
A Kansas State University alumnus who has led one of the nation's largest oil companies and is now involved in energy security efforts will receive an honorary doctorate from Kansas State University.
Faculty-led study abroad proposals for spring 2015 due May 1
reminder about the upcoming deadline and where to find resources
K-State Rotaract Club posts video of service learning trip to Guatemala
Students from the K-State Rotaract Club have posted a video they made documenting their service learning activities in the rural community of Patanatic, Guatemala.
Still time to apply for paid Summer Institute on Environmental Stewardship student mentor position
SIES 2013
Engineering extension is looking for outgoing undergraduate student leaders to participate in a paid position for the Summer Institute on Environmental Stewardship in June and July. Apply to be a student mentor today. The deadline is April 28.

Events

K-State EcoReps award ceremony today
The sustainability office is hosting a ceremony today at 11:30 a.m. in Hoffman Lounge at Justin Hall to celebrate K-State's sustainability efforts and deliver this year's EcoReps awards.
Activitists Angela Davis and Yuri Kochiyama subject of 'Mountains That Take Wing'; film screening tonight
mountains that take wing
The film "Mountains that Take Wing: Angela Davis & Yuri Kochiyama, A Conversation on Life, Struggles & Liberation" will be shown tonight at 7 p.m. in Room 227 at the K-State Student Union.
Professor emeritus of music presents 'An Evening of Chamber Music' at All Faiths Chapel tonight
Robert Edwards, K-State professor emeritus of music, will present "An Evening of Chamber Music" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24, in All Faiths Chapel auditorium.
Plant pathology's Karen Garrett to discuss impact network analysis in presentation today
Karen Garrett, professor of plant pathology at K-State, will present "Impact network analysis: A framework for optimizing research impact to support food security" at 3:45 p.m. today in 4031 Throckmorton Hall.
'Academic Freedom and Responsibility in the Era of Social Media' event April 27 at KU
The Joint Council of Kansas Distinguished Professors — from K-State, KU and Wichita State — and KU's provost's office invite you to participate in an afternoon of presentations and discussion on the topic of academic freedom and responsibility.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology physicist to present general public lecture in physics
Dr. Edward Farhi
Edward Farhi, director of the Center for Theoretical Physics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will present the 2014 James R. Neff Lecture in Physics at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, in Town Hall at the Leadership Studies Building.
Meet the music: Vocal performance at Beach Museum
The Beach Museum and the music program at the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance present a performance featuring students from the vocal division at 5:30 p.m. today at the Beach Museum of Art.

Kudos

Landscape architecture students win five awards at regional conference
Landscape architecture students from Kansas State University were recognized for outstanding contributions to landscape architecture at the American Society of Landscape Architects Central States Conference, April 11, in Omaha.

Human resources/benefits/training

Hazardous waste awareness training available in May, June and July
Environmental health and safety is continuing to offer sessions on Hazardous Waste Awareness Training, WTD080. The intended audience is individuals responsible for hazardous waste management.

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