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K-State Today

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

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


The clock that stands north of Holtz Hall was provided by donations from the classes of 1968, 1971, 1973 and 1974. Each face of the four-sided clock is inscribed with one of these class years.

News and research

National Institutes of Health funds cancer-related research at Kansas State University
A grant for more than $1.3 million from the National Institutes of Health's National Cancer Institute to a team of Kansas State University researchers could lead to a minimally invasive treatment for lung tumors.
Gates Cambridge selects first Kansas State University student for international scholarship
Vaithish Velazhahan, senior in microbiology, medical biochemistry and pre-medicine, is Kansas State University's first Gates Cambridge scholar.
Connect with universitywide inclusion news and events on the KSUnite website
The KSUnite website is part of the ongoing initiative to keep K-Staters informed of news and events related to diversity and inclusion.
Applications due March 28 for $3,000 Morse Scholarship Award
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K-State undergraduate students are encouraged to apply by March 28 for the Marjorie J. and Richard L. D. Morse Family and Community Public Policy Scholarship. The $3,000 award supports a student with a summer project or internship.
'Teach less, better' is key concept in social studies symposium
Brad Burenheide
About 50 current and future social studies teachers spent Feb. 2 trying to avert world war during the 12th annual Social Studies Symposium, a professional development exercise. Learn about the link between teaching, problem-solving and diplomacy.


Kansas State Polytechnic offering UAS training for law enforcement
Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus is working with law enforcement partners to offer a training course specifically targeted at how first responders can utilize unmanned aircraft systems in daily operations and safety procedures.
Taking steps to better health: Walk Kansas starts March 18
Walk Kansas starts March 18. The eight-week K-State Research and Extension program, available to all Kansans, supports healthy activity and nutrition.
Bakery Science Club sale today
Stop by Shellenberger Hall from 3-5 p.m. today to purchase the Bakery Science Club's regular variety of cookies and bread, and this week's specialty item: sourdough bread.
Join K-State Libraries tomorrow for a copyright workshop on fair use
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This workshop will review the most flexible yet ambiguous exception to U.S. copyright law: fair use. Join K-State Libraries at 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, in 407 Hale Library.
Google Earth co-creator and native Kansan Brian McClendon to speak at K-State on Feb. 28
Brian McClendon
Brian A. McClendon, former vice president of engineering at Google, will speak at Kansas State University at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, in 1078 College of Business Building.
Teng-Leong Chew to present Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Seminar on Feb. 22
Super-resolution images of the E. coli cell envelope
Teng-Leong Chew, director of the Advanced Imaging Center at Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Janelia Research Center, will present as part of the Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Seminar series at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, in 13 Leasure Hall.
National Society of Black Engineers to host annual Engineering a Dream event March 10
Engineering a Dream Flyer
Come join the National Society of Black Engineers from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 10 for its annual Engineering a Dream event for all children in sixth, seventh and eighth grades. The event will include food and fun STEM-related activities.
K-State geographer to discuss role of limnology in understanding lakes
Marie Weide, visiting assistant professor of geography, will give a public lecture at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, in 328 Waters Hall.
Sign up to eat at McAlister's Deli to support the K-State American Chemical Society student affiliate
The K-State American Chemical Society student affiliate will host a fundraiser from 5-9 p.m. Feb. 27 at McAlister's Deli. Make your eating commitment online by Feb. 24 to make this fundraiser possible.
Romantic musical comedy opens Feb. 23 in Purple Masque Theatre
The School of Music, Theatre, and Dance will present "An American in Beirut" Feb. 23 and 24 in West Stadium's Purple Masque Theatre. Both performances will be at 7:30 p.m.
Read full announcement | From Julie Lea | February 21, 2018

Kudos, publications and presentations

K-State students win multiple awards at statewide conference
K-State students in biology and horticulture and natural resources were recognized for their outstanding research and service in wildlife and fisheries biology at the recent Kansas Natural Resources conference, taking home all student-level awards.

Human resources, benefits and training

Supervising Students on the Job training session offered March 7
Supervising Students on the Job will be presented by Shanna Legleiter, director of learning and development, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, in 123 Leadership Studies Building.

University life

College of Arts and Sciences Diversity Committee professional development awards
The College of Arts and Sciences Diversity Committee invites faculty applicants for several professional development awards in the amount of $250 to defray the costs of research and writing mentorship programs.