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K-State Today

Monday, June 26, 2017

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

Kansas State University's Coles Hall was named to honor Embert H. Coles Jr., former head of the Department of Infectious Diseases who served at the College of Veterinary Medicine for more than 30 years.

From the provost

Floros, Mercer reappointed as deans
John Floros and Debbie Mercer
Each receive new five-year terms as heads of their colleges.

News and research

Fulbright scholar notes similarities in regional development between Kansas, Australia
Ruth Wallace, director of the Northern Institute at Charles Darwin University, will complete a six-month Fulbright Scholarship at Kansas State University in July.
Australian Fulbright Scholar Ruth Wallace has been traveling around Kansas since January to study changing demographics, economic development, workforce development, social policy and how governments make decisions, and other issues.
College of Education hosts World Refugee Day symposium
There are more refugees than any other time in history and many are being acculturated into Kansas schools. World Refugee Day symposium attendees heard from a reverend from Kansas City, a Wichita educator and K-State students who fled their nations.


'Picturing Nam: U.S. Military Photography of Vietnam War' on display June 30-Aug. 11 at K-State Student Union
To many today, especially students, it can be all too easy to simply view the Vietnam War as a piece of history. An upcoming exhibit in the K-State Student Union will put faces to the facts in an unvarnished view of the war and those who fought it.
University to host 12th annual Dialog on Sustainability July 22
"Climate Change and Health" is the title of the 12th annual Dialog on Sustainability, scheduled for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 22, in the Fiedler Hall auditorium and atrium in the engineering complex at Kansas State University.
Important notice about NSF move and downtime
Please note that the National Science Foundation website, FastLane and Research.gov will be unavailable from 8 p.m. EDT Friday, June 30, until 6 p.m. EDT Tuesday, July 4.

Kudos, publications and presentations

Architecture professor to exhibit in Budapest
Peter Magyar
Peter Magyar, professor of architecture in the College of Architecture, Planning & Design, received an invitation to mount an exhibition in October 2017 at the Palace of Arts, a prestigious art gallery in the capital city Budapest, Hungary.
Personal financial planning faculty awarded at the American Council on Consumer Interests annual conference
Melissa Wilmarth, Sarah Asebedo and Martin Seay receive the AARP Public Policy Institute's Financial Services and The Older Consumer Award.
Students and faculty of the personal financial planning program were recognized and awarded by the American Council on Consumer Interests for multiple authorships of innovative and creative papers.
Political scientists participate in UNC Chapel Hill policy workshop
Carla Martinez Machain and Jeff Pickering were invited to present research and participate in roundtable discussions at the Lethal Aid and Human Security Conference hosted by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

University life

June is LGBT Pride Month
June is LGBT Pride Month. Many milestones have been achieved and there is still much work to do for minoritized sexualities and gender identities. Education and advocacy are important to affirming a safe, open, and affirming campus community.