Friday, February 27, 2015

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News

Center for Rural Enterprise Engagement established at Kansas State University
A new center at Kansas State University will lead the nation in new media technology research for the improvement of small rural enterprises.
K-State joins new nontraditional student honor society
ASL logo
Kansas State University Global Campus has developed its own chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society, called Omega Xi, to recognize outstanding nontraditional students.
Art department head candidate presentation canceled
Due to weather-related travel conditions, today's interview schedule for James Crowley, a candidate for the College of Arts & Sciences art department head position, has been canceled. We are working with Crowley to reschedule his visit.
Reminder: Academic Progress Reports due Monday
Reminder: Academic Progress Reports on all K-State freshmen are due by 5 p.m. Monday, March 2.
K-State wheat variety remains No. 1 in Kansas
For the third year in a row, K-State's wheat is the leading variety in Kansas. Everest, a variety released by the university in 2009, has maintained its dominant position at 15.8 percent of the total acreage, according to Kansas Agricultural Statistics.
College of Veterinary Medicine dean candidate finalists
Four finalists will be interviewed for dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine March 3-12.
Vehicle fire at K-State Parking Garage
The K-State Police Department and Manhattan Fire Department were dispatched to the K-State parking garage for a report of a vehicle on fire at 12:27 p.m. on Feb. 26. The parking garage is safe and did not sustain any damage.

Events

Kansas State University to host First Folio exhibition in 2016
Kansas State University has been selected as a host site for "First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare," a national traveling exhibition of the Shakespeare First Folio, one of the world's most treasured books.
The Chieftains performing March 10 at McCain Auditorium
The McCain Performance Series at Kansas State University will be host to the six-time Grammy winners The Chieftains at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, in McCain Auditorium.
Irish band The Chieftains, opera 'Hansel and Gretel,' art exhibitions, musical performances and more coming to university in March
The month of March will roar at Kansas State University with art, music, drama and more.
Help local sick children by eating at Panda Express today
You can show them this flyer so they know you're there for the kids!
The K-State Dance Marathon and Panda Express are teaming up to raise funds for sick children from the Manhattan area who are at St. Francis Health Center in Topeka.
Open forums for candidates for director of compensation and organizational effectiveness on March 4 and 6
The search committee has announced the candidates for director of compensation and organizational effectiveness in the Division of Human Capital Services.
Read full announcement | From Kris Mauck | February 27, 2015
Harvard Divinity School theologian to give public lecture
Rev. Dr. Stephanie Paulsell
Ecumenical Campus Ministry, an official student organization, presents the Rev. Stephanie Paulsell, Harvard Divinity School, for a public lecture at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 2, at the K-State Alumni Center ballroom.
Read full announcement | From David Wood | February 27, 2015
NACADA Webinar: 'Advising Strategies for Students on Academic Probation'
The next National Academic Advising Association webinar for the spring semester is "Advising Strategies for Students on Academic Probation" at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, in the K-State Student Union's Cottonwood Room.
Fit to Be Me Week: Dance Like Everyone is Watching tonight
Fit to Be Me Flier
Dance Like Everyone is Watching, part of Fit to Be Me Week, will be from 7-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, at the Chester E. Peters Recreation Complex in Studio 2. The week will focus on total fitness from the inside out. There will be prizes and giveaways.
Shine a Light on Slavery Day: Be in it to END IT
Shine a Light on Slavery Logo
Join the Freedom Fighters from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, in the K-State Student Union on the first floor. We will spread the word about Shine a Light on Slavery Day and encourage those passing by to join us with a red X.

Publications and presentations

Canfield to present at American Society of Landscape Architects conference
Jessica Canfield, assistant professor, will present "Assessing Landscape Performance: What to Measure and How" at the 2015 Kentucky American Society of Landscape Architects Conference, Feb. 28, in Newport, Kentucky.
Students present summer research projects at national conference
Three students who completed projects in summer 2014 as part of the Research Immersion: Pathways to STEM, or RiPS, program presented their research at the Emerging Researchers National, or ERN, Conference in STEM Feb. 19-21 in Washington, D.C.

Human resources/benefits/training

Update: Working With Industry Boot Camp
The Working With Industry Boot Camp series began Jan. 21 and continues through April 9. Session video recordings and materials are being archived in K-State's corporate engagement toolbox.

Campus construction activities

Chilled water expansion project: Traffic delays expected
The chilled water expansion project will take two years with periodic service/traffic interruptions. In preparation, McCownGordon Construction will need to barricade a few campus roads.

Volunteer opportunities

National Society of Collegiate Scholars clothing drive March 2-4
The National Society of Collegiate Scholars will host a clothing drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 2-4 at a table in front of the food court at the K-State Student Union.
Graduate student invites young men to discuss masculinity for study
A graduate student seeks participants for a research study on understanding the development of masculinity in single young American males. Participants will receive monetary compensation upon completion of a 30-45 minute interview.