Thursday, October 30, 2014

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

From the vice president for research

RSCAD Momentum
The Environmental Protection Agency released a multidisciplinary opportunity addressing water quality improvement valuation. Learn about this opportunity and more.

From the administration

Letter from A.D. John Currie
The "Muscular Midwest" is flexing, and it has been a pretty incredible seven days for sports fans in Kansas.

Research

University researchers find bat influenza viruses unlikely to pose a threat to human health
Bats seen at Halloween this year may not be quite as scary as they appear – at least when it comes to the spread of specific viruses.

News

Trick or treat: Let kids enjoy the fruits of their labor, says dietitian
It's OK to let your kids indulge in the candy they get from trick-or-treating, says a Kansas State University registered dietitian.
Sugar-free candy not a sweet treat for dogs, veterinarian warns
When taking home a stash of candy, keep an eye on the sugar-free kind. While it may be a good alternative for humans, just a small amount can be life-threatening for pets, says a Kansas State University veterinarian.
Ten graduate students selected as winners at annual research forum
Ten Kansas State University graduate students who are researching Kansas-related topics have been chosen to represent the university at the 12th Capitol Graduate Research Summit in early 2015.
'Sunflower Journeys' features K-State's Veterinary Health Center
Dave Kendall, host of Sunflower Journeys
KTWU's "Sunflower Journeys" celebrates animal companions on this week's new episode premiering at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, on KTWU-HD, digital channel 11.1.

Events

K-State Recreational Services Instagram photo contest
Contest
Members of the K-State community are encouraged to participate in the K-State Recreational Services Instagram Contest, Nov. 2-8.
Top 40 radio history, streaming to be discussed at today's Great Plains Radio History Symposium
The Great Plains Radio History Symposium will be from 1-5 p.m. today in the Hemisphere Room of Hale Library. The panel discussions are free.
Geography alumnus to receive award, present lecture on marine conservation Oct. 31
John Guinotte
K-State alumnus John Guinotte, a marine biogeographer and the director of the Ocean Acidification Program with the Marine Conservation Institute, will return to his alma mater to receive the Outstanding Alumnus Award on Friday, Oct. 31.
Food for Thought Upson Lecture Series presents Bruce Vincent Nov. 10
Bruce Vincent
Bruce Vincent will present "With Vision There Is Hope – How NOT to be the career of last choice" at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10, at the K-State Student Union's Forum Hall. The presentation is part of the Food for Thought Upson Lecture Series.
'Skins' film screening today
In conjunction with the Beach Museum of Art's exhibition "Earth and Loom: A Century of Native American Art," the museum will screen the film "Skins" at 6 p.m. Oct. 30 at the museum.
Webinar to focus on mentoring undergraduate research students
The Kansas Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation and the College of Agriculture are hosting a webinar by the Louis Stokes Midwest Center for Excellence from 1-2 p.m. Oct. 30 in 342 Waters Hall. A short discussion will follow.
Safe trick-or-treating offered in residence halls
Housing and dining services invites area children to the residence halls from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, for safe, fun trick-or-treating and indoor Halloween activities.
Native American culture celebrated in McCain performance by Lakota Sioux Dance Theatre
The Lakota Sioux Dance Theatre will bring traditional dance and historic narratives to its upcoming McCain Performance Series presentation that tells the story of the birth, death and rebirth of a nation.
Award-winning author, theorist of comics Scott McCloud to speak Sunday, Nov. 2
Scott McCloud graphic
On Sunday, Nov. 2, from 4-5 p.m., award-winning author and theorist of comics Scott McCloud will speak on "Comics and the Art of Visual Communication."
Information session on National Science Foundation CAREER Program
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will host a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career program information session at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 12.

Kudos

Recyling staff salutes Greeks Going Green
fraternity sorting
The recycling staff thanks Alpha Gamma Chi, Beta Sigma Psi and Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity men for sorting more than 2,562 pounds of recyclable material following the Wildcats' victory over the Texas Longhorns.
K-State teams place in top three at regional competition
Student teams from the architectural engineering and construction science department brought home second- and third-place awards competing in three divisions of the Region IV Associated Schools of Construction 2014 Student Competition, Oct. 22-25.

New hires/exits

Legleiter appointed as director of learning and development
As a continuation of communicating the status of the Division of Human Capital Services restructure, please congratulate Shanna Legleiter as the newly appointed director of learning and development.

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