Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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From the administration

Four finalists to be interviewed for vice president for human capital
The search committee for the vice president for human capital has invited four candidates for on-campus interviews. Our first candidate is Loretta "Lori" Lamb who will be on campus Thursday, April 24, and Friday, April 25.

News

Big 12 safety directors meet to improve campus safety
Improving the safety on college campuses is an important concern for the Big 12 Conference.
Military honors four university members with public service awards
Four Kansas State University members received top military honors for their public service to Fort Riley and its soldiers at an awards ceremony April 14 at the K-State Alumni Center.
Late freeze kills fruit buds
The recent late cold snap could mean less fruit this year.

Senate notes

Reminder from Faculty Senate: Professional Staff Affairs Committee
Reminder of the creation of the Faculty Senate Professional Staff Affairs Committee.

Events

Tree Campus USA and Arbor Day activities
At Higginbotham Gate, a new flag waves proudly under the American flag, acknowledging that Kansas State University is now a recognized Tree Campus USA.
Invested Faculty meets Ward Morgan, CEO of CivicPlus
The Invested Faculty group will meet at 3 p.m. Monday, April 28, in the Hemisphere Room of Hale Library. Ward Morgan, CEO of CivicPlus, will discuss his company and the downtown Manhattan development.
Using Word to Write session today
The second Using Word to Write open session is from 3-6 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, at the west end of the K-State InfoCommons. Graduate students, faculty and other K-State writers who want to learn more about Microsoft Word are welcome to drop by any time.
Geography Colloquium on Friday examines climate change in Bangladesh
Md. Abdus Salam, principal scientific officer of the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council, will give a public lecture at 3:30 p.m. Friday April 25, in 132 Seaton Hall.
KSU Social Club sponsors event at Sunset Zoo
The KSU Social Club is sponsoring an event at the Manhattan Sunset Zoo from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, April 27.
Bakery Science Club bake sale today
Club logo
The Bakery Science Club bake sale is from 3-5 p.m. today in Shellenberger Hall. Pick up fresh-baked monster or chocolate chip cookies, artisan breads and our specialty of the week, banana bread.
Last Lecture Series at K-State Salina focuses on a professor's would-be parting words of wisdom
Inspired by the highly successful Last Lecture given by a Carnegie Mellon professor in 2007, Kansas State University Salina will present its own lecture series by the same name debuting on Monday, April 28.
Grading in iSIS sessions available in April, May
Grading in iSIS training sessions are now available for K-State employees who enter student grades. You can register for a session is HRIS self service. Two training sessions are offered April 30 and May 1. Both sessions are in 9 Fairchild Hall.
Horticulture Club hosts bedding plant sale
The Hort Club's annual Bedding Plant Sale is still underway and a wide variety of plants are still available to liven up your landscapes.

Kudos

Entomology doctoral student earns top honors at international conference
Shelly Wiggam
Entomology doctoral student Shelly Wiggam, co-advised by Greg Zolnerowich and Brian McCornack, was awarded first place in the doctoral oral presentation category at the 67th Annual International Meeting of the Society for Range Management in Orlando.
K-State Alumni Association recognizes eight students
Eight graduating Kansas State University students will be recognized by the K-State Alumni Association for their outstanding academics, leadership, inspiration and service at an awards luncheon today at the K-State Alumni Center.
Ted and Sue Knapp Delineation Competition awards eight APDesign students
Work by students from Kansas State University's College of Architecture, Planning & Design, or APDesign, for the annual Ted and Sue Knapp Delineation Competition is on display in the Chang Gallery at Seaton Hall through Friday, May 2.

Publications and presentations

Engineering professor emeritus presents at international conference
Eugene "Gene" Russell, professor emeritus of civil engineering, presented the opening key note address at the fourth International Conference on roundabouts April 15-18 in Seattle.

Newsletters

Johnson Cancer Research Center spring 2014 newsletter now available
The spring 2014 issue of the Johnson Cancer Research Center Newsletter is now available. Featured are faculty and student achievements, winners of center awards, photos of the undergraduate Cancer Research Awards Banquet, and upcoming activities.

Calendar of Events