Saturday, May 30, 2015

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Research

Rowland collaborates with Lawrence Livermore on technology to help detect diseases in commercial swine industry
A study by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Kansas State University scientists found that the Lawrence Livermore Microbial Detection Array could help identify diseases in the commercial swine industry.

News

University business, engineering students earn SHIELD Scholarships from Phillips 66
Phillips 66 and Kansas State University have selected the new SHIELD Scholars for the 2015-2016 academic year.
University's Kevin Gwinner named interim dean of the College of Business Administration
Kevin Gwinner, professor and head of the department of marketing and Jon Wefald chair of business leadership, has been named interim dean of the College of Business Administration. He will begin this appointment effective June 15.

Events

Postdoctoral networking meet and greet today
The Kansas State Postdoctoral Association is sponsoring a networking meet and greet for all current postdocs and family at 7 p.m. Friday, May 29, in the Market Cafe inside the Hy-Vee grocery store, 601 3rd Place, Manhattan.

New hires/exits

Retirement reception for Marty Courtois 3:30 p.m. Wednesday
Please join K-State Libraries in honoring Marty Courtois's 11 years of service as the coordinator of the K-State Research Exchange, or K-REx. A retirement reception will be 3:30-5 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, in the Hemisphere Room of Hale Library.

Technology

K-State branding to be added to Office 365
At 5 p.m. June 1, the default theme on K-State's email system, Office 365, will be updated with K-State branding. This change is cosmetic and will have no effect on email usage or any custom themes that are in use.

Campus construction activities

Chilled water expansion project: Construction continues on 17th Street, Bosco Plaza
From June 3 through July 6, parts of the northwest end of Bosco Plaza will be closed so a chilled water pipe can be installed under the plaza. Pedestrian access will be available. Maps that detail construction closures are available.