Tuesday, March 31, 2015

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From the administration

Letter from the vice provost for undergraduate studies
The vice provost for undergraduate studies offers his third quarterly update for 2014-2015.

News

University animal health leader selected to lead NBAF engagement
Marty Vanier, the director of operations at Kansas State University's National Agricultural Biosecurity Center, will become the senior program manager for strategic partnership development at the Department of Homeland Security.
A Kansas State University animal health leader has been chosen to engage local, regional and national stakeholders in the development of strategic partnerships for the National Bio and Agro-defense Facility, or NBAF.
Global academic advising association celebrates 25 years at K-State
The world's leading association for academic advising in higher education is celebrating an important milestone this year. National Academic Advising Association: The Global Community for Academic Advising at K-State is celebrating its 25th anniversary.
Chief George Tiger gives keynote address
Mildred Edwards, Mark Dodd, Provost April Mason, Principal Chief George Tiger, Associate Provost Myra Gordon
On Tuesday, March 24, more than 200 people showed up to listen to a keynote address from George Tiger, principal chief of the Muscogee "Creek" Nation and regent for Haskell Indian Nations University.
Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network offers sessions for Manhattan community, educators
The Greater Kansas City Chapter of Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, or GLSEN, will be on campus this week providing free training opportunities.
Small fire extinguished in Willard Hall
At 3:23 p.m. on Sunday, March 29, the Manhattan Fire Department responded to reports of smoke coming from Room 318 on the third floor of Willard Hall. Fire officials quickly extinguished the fire, which was confined to a small area.

Events

Cultural performances, special guests and more set for grand opening April 7 of Kansas State University's Confucius Institute
A grand opening ceremony and activities highlighting Chinese culture will mark the official launch of the Kansas State University Confucius Institute on Tuesday, April 7.
National Strategic Selling Institute to host third annual benefit auction
The National Strategic Selling Institute, or NSSI, in the Kansas State University College of Business Administration is set to host its third annual benefit auction Saturday, April 25, at the Houston Street Ballroom, 427 Houston St., Manhattan.
Biologist to discuss the changes in Great Plains fish diversity
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Keith Gido, professor of biology, will give a public lecture at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 31, in the K-State Student Union's Little Theater.
Deadline to register for All-University Open House
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The All-University Open House 2015 is April 11. The deadline to register an organization to have a table in the K-State Student Union is today, Monday, March 30. Space is limited and assignments are made on a first come, first served basis.
K-State Wind Ensemble performance this afternoon
The K-State Wind Ensemble will present a special pre-Carnegie Hall trip performance at 4 p.m. today in All Faiths Chapel.
Tickets available for Friends of K-State Libraries' 25th gala 'Celebrating the Past, Shaping the Future'
Whether you call it a silver jubilee or a quarter century of fun and philanthropy, the Friends of K-State Libraries' 25th gala on April 18 is one you won't want to miss.
Application deadline extended for inaugural Dissertation Writing Retreat
The deadline for applications to the inaugural Dissertation Writing Retreat has been extended until noon Monday, April 6.
Technical director of One World Trade Center to present lecture
Nicole Dosso, technical director of One World Trade Center in New York will present a lecture at 4 p.m. April 1 in the Little Theatre at the K-State Student Union.

Kudos

Journalism students win big at Kansas Association of Broadcasters
K-State journalism students won more television awards in the 2015 Kansas Association of Broadcasters competition than any other university in Kansas, with six first places, four second places and four honorable mentions.

Volunteer opportunities

Do you spend most of your time sitting at work?
Do you spend most of your time sitting at work? If so, you may be interested in a free program designed to help you incorporate more physical activity during your workday.

Student Life

New peer financial counselors, student advisory members for Powercat Financial Counseling
New peer financial counselors and student advisory members selected for Powercat Financial Counseling.