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K-State Today

Friday, January 20, 2017

K-State Today is a daily email providing faculty and staff a single source of timely K-State announcements.

Sculpture

"Chandelier" by Dale Chihuly at the Beach Museum of Art.

From the provost

Letter from Provost and Senior Vice President Mason: K-State 2025 Progress Report, 2011-2016
Provost and Senior Vice President April Mason shares information about the K-State 2025 five-year progress report.

News and research

Request for proposals: Spring 2017 Faculty Development Awards and University Small Research Grants
Apply for internal grant programs by March 6 to jump-start your RSCAD.
Science with a side salad: Students at area public schools compete in vegetable growing contest
Willie and the Wacky Salad Bonanza Contest challenges students at more than 158 schools and other organizations in Greater Kansas City to compete at growing leafy salad greens.

Events

RSVP deadline for Kansas City Multicultural Alumni Watch Party is approaching
The K-State Alumni Association invites multicultural alumni, faculty and staff to attend a men’s basketball watch party at the K-State Olathe Campus, 22201 W. Innovation Drive, in Olathe on Saturday, Feb. 11.
K-State men's basketball hosts No. 7 West Virginia Saturday
Black Out Bramlage at 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, as the Wildcats host the Mountaineers. Tickets start at less than $20 with a Wildcat 4 Pack.
Chinese acrobats to perform at K-State
The Confucius Institute will host a Chinese acrobatic show at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union to help ring in the spring semester and celebrate the Chinese New Year. The show is free and open to the public.
Read full announcement | From Max Lu | January 20, 2017
Sustainable agriculture leader to present Rice International Agronomy Lecture Jan. 23
Achim Dobermann
Renowned international sustainable agriculture leader Achim Dobermann will present the third Chuck and Sue Rice International Agronomy Lecture at 4 p.m. Jan. 23 in 1018 Throckmorton Plant Sciences Center on the K-State campus.
Free noontime yoga offered on campus
Noontime yoga is a free program that provides an outlet for students, staff, faculty and community members to practice yoga together in a friendly, noncompetitive environment.

Kudos, publications and presentations

Students and faculty from hospitality management department present at graduate student conference
K-State Department of Hospitality faculty and graduate students at the conference.
Faculty and graduate students from K-State's hospitality management department traveled to Texas in early January to give 12 presentations at the 22nd Graduate Education and Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism.
K-State Homecoming philanthropy raises $5,300 for Fort Riley USO
K-State's 2016 All-University Homecoming Philanthropy 5K Run/Walk raised $5,300 for Fort Riley USO. The donation was presented Jan. 18 at the K-State Alumni Association Alumni Center in Manhattan.
Craig Beardsley elected chair of Riley County Law Board
Beardsley
National Agricultural Biosecurity Center program administrator and K-State facility security officer has served on the board for two years.
Entrepreneurship professor Saurav Pathak's paper published in the journal Business & Society
K-State assistant professor of entrepreneurship Saurav Pathak recently had a paper accepted for publication in the journal Business & Society.
K-State community contributes gifts for 2016 Center for Child Development Giving Tree Project
Gifts shared by the K-State community for the 2016 Giving Tree project.
The K-State Center for Child Development teachers, nearly 200 children and parents extend their appreciation to those in the K-State community who purchased a Giving Tree gift.
Recycling program wins 2016 Big 12 Conference Gameday Challenge
recycle symbol
Thanks to your efforts, K-State's recycling program won the Big 12 Conference Gameday Challenge for the 2016 football season.

Newsletters and magazines

Office of the Registrar's spring 2017 newsletter
The Office of the Registrar's spring 2017 newsletter is now available.

University life

Snyder Leadership Legacy Fellows Program seeking applications until Feb. 24
The Snyder Leadership Legacy Fellows Program
The Snyder Leadership Legacy Fellows Program seeks applications from outstanding undergraduate students for its third class of Snyder Fellows for the 2017-2018 academic year.
Learn French, Mandarin Chinese or sign language this semester
Individuals interested in learning a new language have several opportunities this spring through UFM Community Learning Center. Mandarin Chinese, French and sign language are being offered this semester.
Reminder: Green Action Fund proposals due Jan. 26
The deadline to submit a proposal to the Green Action Fund for the spring 2017 semester is 5 p.m. Jan. 26.