Sunday, February 14, 2016

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

From the administration

Friday First-Gen Focus
Today's film segment is the story of a first-generation K-State student, Helene Nguyen, which is excerpted from "A Walk in My Shoes: First Generation College Students."
Provost names search committee for interim CIO and vice provost for information technology services
April Mason, provost and senior vice president, has appointed the search committee for an interim chief information officer and vice provost for information technology services. This will be an internal search with an anticipated start date of March 28.

Research

Food availability a problem in smaller urban cities, despite dense populations, a Kansas State University study finds
Average neighborhood income may play a role in creating food deserts in cities of all sizes, according to a Kansas State University study.

News

K-State First is looking for learning assistants
K-State First is looking for outstanding students to serve as learning assistants for the fall 2016 semester. It is an opportunity to work closely with faculty, gain leadership/professional skills and mentor first year students.
Noted scientist selected to lead international project on postharvest food losses
Noted international scientist Jagger Harvey has been named the new director of a Kansas State University project to reduce postharvest loss and food waste across the world.

Events

Celebrating 10 years of K-State Proud
K-State Proud’s campaign week begins Saturday, Feb. 13, with the women’s basketball game against the University of Kansas and ends with the men’s basketball game against KU on Saturday, Feb. 20.
K-State women's basketball vs. Kansas
Coach Mittie and the Wildcats host Kansas at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, in Bramlage Coliseum.
Read full announcement | From Katie Bell | February 12, 2016
Visiting artist Daniel Mirer photography exhibition and lecture
"Pink Wall" by visiting artist Daniel Mirer
The art department presents the exhibition "ArchitorSpace_Vacancy" by artist Daniel Mirer, Feb. 15–26, in the Chapman Gallery in Willard Hall. The artist lecture "ArchitorSpace–Works in Conceptual Practice" is at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, in 114 Willard.
FIRE to sell Valentine's Day-themed goodie bags
Feminists Igniting Resistance and Empowerment, or FIRE, will sell Valentine's Day-themed goodie bags from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today in the K-State Student Union. Goodie bags will sell for $2, or individual content for $1.
Read full announcement | From Misty Opat | February 12, 2016
Valentine's Day rose sale today
The K-State Horticulture Club will sell handmade rose arrangements from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today in the Throckmorton Hall lobby as well as carnations from 8 a.m. to noon in the K-State Student Union.
K-State Harry Potter Alliance Chapter hosting craft sale Feb. 15-17
HPA logo
The Burrow, the K-State chapter of the Harry Potter Alliance, is hosting a craft sale Feb. 15-17 to raise money for First Book of Geary County.

New hires/exits

Kansas Forest Service welcomes new district forester
Ashley Stiffarm
Ashley Stiffarm is the new Kansas Forest Service district forester for District 4 in southeast Kansas.

Kudos/ publications/ presentations

University Advising Committee grant recipients announced
The University Advising Committee announces its spring professional development grant recipients.

Newsletters

Johnson Cancer Research Center winter 2015-2016 newsletter
screenshot of The Fight Starts Here video
View the center's winter 2015-2016 newsletter to see how the center supported faculty and student research last fall, the researchers' latest achievements, highlights from the center's fall activities and information about upcoming events.
February 2016 Lifelines — College of Veterinary Medicine newsletter
Lifelines cover
The February issue of Lifelines is now online with stories about veterinary students volunteering in Nicaragua; a K-State research article chosen as debut cover art for an academic journal; researcher of the month video and more.

Volunteer opportunities

Therapeutic interventions for depression study
Marriage and family therapy program researchers are looking for participants with symptoms of depression who are interested in therapy.