Thursday, February 26, 2015

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From the vice president for research

RSCAD Momentum
The U.S. Department of Agriculture released its climate variability and change, childhood obesity, food safety, and water for agriculture challenge area solicitations and announced its foundational program. Learn about these opportunities and more.
Read full announcement | From Karen Burg | February 26, 2015

News

Recent alumni rate K-State highly on career, graduate school preparedness
Earning an undergraduate degree from K-State is a worthwhile endeavor, according to results from the 2014 alumni survey administered by the university’s Office of Assessment.
History doctoral students enjoy work at Eisenhower Museum
Two history doctoral students working at the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum took advantage of an open internship tailored toward students with an interest in history at K-State.
Finalists to interview for the College of Arts & Sciences art department head position
James Crowley will interview tomorrow for the art department head position in the College of Arts & Sciences. He will present in an open session from 2-3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, in 202B Willard Hall.
Zoetis gives $250,000 for newly established Center for Outcomes Research and Education in College of Veterinary Medicine
A 0,000 gift from Zoetis to the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University helps establish the new Center for Outcomes Research and Education, also known as CORE.

Events

Writing Center, Graduate School announce inaugural Dissertation Writing Retreat for May 2015 intersession
The Writing Center is hosting its first Dissertation Writing Retreat during the May 2015 intersession. The retreat will run May 18-22.
Scholarship, financial planning workshop for high school students, parents
EXCITE! will host workshop to inform and help prepare high school students for the finances of college. Sessions are facilitated by K-State staff. Parents and teachers are welcome to attend.
Postdoctoral networking meet and greet Friday
The Kansas State Postdoctoral Association is sponsoring a networking meet and greet for all current postdocs and family at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, in the Market Cafe inside the HyVee grocery store, 601 3rd Place, Manhattan.
Student chapter of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing to meet March 4
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The Kansas State University student chapter of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, or ASPRS, will have its inaugural general membership meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, in 164H Seaton Hall.
Grad students: Don’t miss thesis/dissertation overviews in March
The Graduate School, K-State Libraries and the Information Technology Assistance Center are offering two overviews — March 4 and March 26 — on the Electronic Theses, Dissertations, and Reports program. These sessions are open to all graduate students.
SafeZone introductory training session
SafeZone will offer an Introductory Training Session from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 4 in 113 Leadership Studies Building.
Read full announcement | From Anna Waugh | February 26, 2015
Life Forms: Chet Peters panel discussion Feb. 26 at Beach Museum of Art
Join Curator Liz Seaton, Vice President for Student Life Pat Bosco, and Chet Peters’ son, Steve Peters, in conversation about Peters the artist, Thursday, Feb. 26, at the Beach Museum of Art.
Fit to Be Me Week: From Body Hater to Body Celebrator tonight
Amber Krzys
From Body Hater to Body Celebrator, featuring Amber Krzys, a part of Fit to Be Me Week, will be from 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, in the K-State Student Union's Little Theater. The week will focus on total fitness from the inside out.
Staley School of Leadership Studies to offer new course in civic leadership for fall 2015
The Staley School of Leadership Studies is excited to make available to any student, LEAD 502, Civic Leadership: Movements, Campaigns, and Collective Action. This course will be taught by former Kansas Gov. John Carlin and will begin in fall 2015.
Human trafficking in Kansas topic of first Jurich Lecture on Social Justice
Dorthy Stucky Halley, an authority on domestic violence dynamics and batterers, will present the first Tony Jurich Lecture on Social Justice. Halley's presentation will be at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 12, in the Little Theatre at the K-State Student Union.
Kansas State University host to Kansas American Planning Association Symposium
K-State's landscape architecture and regional & community planning department will be host to, in association with the Kansas chapter of the American Planning Association, a regional symposium from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, March 6, in Manhattan.
National Science Foundation workshop free to K-State faculty
Professionals with the National Science Foundation will be at Kansas State University April 13-14 to offer training that will help faculty, students and staff communicate complex research information to nonscience audiences.

Kudos

2015 Wallace Kidd Memorial Diversity Award
Congratulations to Donald Boggs, associate dean of academic programs in the College of Agriculture, as this year's receipt of the sixth biannual Wallace Kidd Memorial Diversity Award.
Biology students awarded honors at Natural Resource Conference
These awards are presented at the annual Kansas Natural Resource Conference. Many Kansas State University students participate in the conference.

Publications and presentations

American ethnic studies faculty testify at ethnic studies House Bill 2207 hearing
K-State's American ethnic studies department makes history at the State Capitol, testifying on behalf of House Bill 2207.

New hires/exits

New Orientation Programs team members selected
This past month, K-State's Orientation Leaders and Wildcat Warm-up Counselors were selected. They work the month of June to welcome new students and their families to K-State and make sure they are ready to attend in the fall.

Human resources/benefits/training

America Saves Week: Utilize your education benefits
America Saves Week is a great time to think about easy ways to reduce your education expenses. Did you know that K-State provides tuition assistance for classes taken through Kansas State University?