Tuesday, October 13, 2015

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From the administration

Kansas Board of Regents October meeting agenda items
Vice President Cindy Bontrager writes about the Kansas Board of Regents agenda items for the Oct. 14 meeting.


Kansas State University launches $1 billion Innovation and Inspiration Campaign; $766 million raised to date
Before hundreds of purple-clad supporters, Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz announced the most ambitious fundraising campaign in university history Oct. 9.
Become a member and help the K-State Alumni Association #MakeIt20
For 19 consecutive years, the K-State Alumni Association has ranked No. 1 in the Big 12 Conference for the percentage of graduates who are members. Now, the K-State Alumni Association needs your help to "Make It 20" this year.
SPARK Tank announces Research and Travel Grant winners; Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry now accepting spring 2016 grant proposals
As part of the SPARK Tank event during SPARK — Student Promoting the Advancement of Research at K-State — Week, two K-State students are receiving grants from the Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry. Applications for spring are due Nov. 2.


Vietnamese Student Association 'Too Spooky Pho You' fundraiser
Vietnamese Student Association will host a pho fundraiser from 5-9 p.m. Oct. 18 at the International Student Center. Pho is a Vietnamese-tradition noodle cuisine made from beef stock and spices, served with noodles and condiments such as Hoisin sauce.
K-State to open new Southeast Research and Extension Center in Parsons
K-State's Southeast Research and Extension Center
K-State will hold the grand opening of the new Southeast Research and Extension Center in Parsons from 9:30 a.m. to noon Thursday, Nov. 5.
Communicators' Brown Bag: Promoting research Oct. 15
Learn about tools and tips for promoting K-State research at the Communicators' Brown Bag from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, in the Cottonwood Room at the Student Union.
Read full announcement | From Deb Pryor | October 12, 2015
On Track meeting Oct. 15 can help employees earn degree while working on campus
Utilize K-State's flexible classes, tuition assistance, student services and campus resources to get your degree on track while working on campus. Attend an informational session from 12:15-12:45 p.m. Oct. 15 in the K-State Student Union's Big 12 Room.
Parrish Lecture on Religious History to feature Edith Blumhofer from Wheaton College
Edith Blumhofer, professor at Wheaton College, will present "Aimee Semple McPherson: That Somewhat Different Entertainer" at 8 p.m. Oct. 29 in the Tadtman Boardroom of the K-State Alumni Center. The lecture is sponsored by K-State's history department.
Read full announcement | From Bri Beck | October 12, 2015

Kudos/ publications/ presentations

College of Business Administration's Edward Jones Sales Competition awards $2,500 to students
Six students took home $2,500 in cash prizes as part of the recent Edward Jones Sales Competition, a collaboration between the National Strategic Selling Institute in Kansas State University's College of Business Administration and Edward Jones.
Geography faculty, students present at regional meeting
Geography faculty, students present at regional meeting in Kearney, Nebraska.
Center for Risk Management Education & Research announces new class of student fellows
The 23 students selected for this class of student fellows represent both undergraduate and graduate levels. The center works to enhance the understanding of economic risks inherent in the global society through experiential education and research.
K-State Research and Extension faculty honored at national conference
K-State's Alpha Rho chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi was well-represented at the recent national conference in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Two K-State faculty were recipients of national awards and seven were presenters of concurrent sessions.