Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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News

Ross Allen is university's 34th Truman scholar
A passion for changing the world is deeply rooted in Kansas State University student Ross Allen, junior in economics and philosophy, Soldier, which has earned him a 2014 Harry S. Truman Scholarship.
Faculty Senate accepting applications for 2014-2017 ombudsperson position
Faculty Senate is accepting applications for the 2014-2017 ombudsperson position.
University, Center for Legal Studies classes meet needs in multiple industries
Through a partnership with the Center for Legal Studies, Kansas State University is making it easy and affordable for students and professionals who are seeking classes in legal training to receive their education online.

Events

'Imported From China' documentary, panel showing on campus three times this week
The international programs office, Chinese Student and Scholar Union, and K-State Libraries are showing a 30-minute documentary "Imported from China" three times this week. The documentary is 30 minutes and will be followed with a panel discussion.
Broadway percussionist, K-State graduate presents clinic
Broadway percussionist and K-State graduate Dave Roth will present a clinic at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24, in McCain's Kirmser Hall. The event is free and open to the public. The clinic handout is available on the K-State Percussion Studio website.
International programs office hosts Brazil higher education system speakers April 24
The international programs office invites the campus to attend a presentation by representatives from Sao Paulo State University from 4-5 p.m. Thursday, April 24, in the K-State Student Union's Room 206.
Decrease your stress, hang out with furry animals
Join K-State counseling services and Four Paws Animal Rescue from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m today on the front lawn of the English/Counseling Services Building — west of Hale Library — to pet some animals while you melt away your stress.
University alumna and technology CEO Michelle Munson to share her story with campus, community May 8-9
Kansas State University alumna Michelle Munson is returning to her alma mater and native state to trace the journey that began on her family's farm near Junction City and led her to become a computer industry entrepreneur.
24 business execs serving as professors for a day in the College of Business Administration
The week of April 21-25 will see 24 industry professionals taking on the role of College of Business Administration professor as part of the second Executive Professor-for-a-Day program.

Kudos

More than 3,100 students using SALT online money management program
Powercat Financial Counseling has achieved its spring semester goal of 3,000 SALT activations since our launch in January 2013.

Publications and presentations

Apparel, textiles and interior design brings together climate change, environmental sustainability education round table
Project director Melody LeHew and co-directors Kim Hiller and Barbara Anderson organized and hosted the Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability Education Round Table recently in Dallas.
Junehee Kwon gives three presentations in South Korea
Junehee Kwon, associate professor in hospitality management and dietetics, presented on food allergies and food safety at a conference and three universities in South Korea in April.
Engineering professor presents seminar at University of Michigan
Stacey Tucker, assistant professor of civil engineering at Kansas State University, presented a seminar for the department of civil and environmental engineering's Geotechnical Engineering Seminar Series at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, April 16.

New hires/exits

Save the date for Edward Rice's retirement celebration May 9
Ed Rice photo
A retirement ceremony for Edward Rice, associate vice president for facilities, is scheduled from 1-3 p.m. Friday, May 9, in the K-State Student Union Ballroom.

Human resources/benefits/training

Spaces still available for short-term disability meeting
Spaces are still available for the short-term disability information meetings. Three sessions are offered at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24, in the Leadership Studies Building, Wayne Franklin Conference Room.

Calendar of Events