Sunday, April 20, 2014

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From the administration

Update from the University Budget Advisory Committee
The University Budget Advisory Committee has continued meeting this spring.
Letter from A.D. John Currie: Catching up on athletics news, upcoming events
It has been several weeks since I last wrote but that's certainly not because of the lack of activity around K-State Athletics! I'll catch up on several interesting recent tidbits, but first let me mention a couple of upcoming events.

News

Status of the regents' social media policy
The Kansas Board of Regents governance committee met Wednesday to discuss proposed revisions to the social media policy. Following a brief presentation by the co-chairs of the work team, the committee entered a public work session to discuss the policy.
Software requests due July 1 for computing labs, InfoCommons in fall 2014
The Information Technology Assistance Center is currently taking requests for software additions on the computers in the K-State InfoCommons and the university computing labs in 1 Dickens Hall, 22 Seaton Hall and the K-State Student Union Copy Center.
Beach Museum of Art closed April 20
The Beach Museum of Art will be closed on Sunday, April 20.
Conflict analysis and trauma studies minor grows in popularity
The conflict analysis and trauma studies, or CATS, academic undergraduate minor recently reached 100 students currently enrolled in the program after only a brief existence.
Aviation training icons John and Martha King visit Kansas State University Salina
Known in the aviation world as icons in flight training, John and Martha King brought their education expertise to Kansas State University Salina during a campus visit April 11.

Events

Earth Week: President, founder of The Land Institute, Wes Jackson, to present distinguished lecture
Dr. Wes Jackson
Wes Jackson, founder and president of The Land Institute in Salina, will present "A Conceptual Revolution for Grain Agriculture Now Seems Possible: How Will Midwest Land Grants Respond?" at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday April 22, in Room 227 at the Union.
Workshop for 2014 common book selection on April 24
The Ghost Map
On Thursday, April 24, the K-State Book Network will host a workshop for faculty, staff, graduate teaching assistants and student leaders to discuss how Steven Johnson's "The Ghost Map" can be part of course work and event programming.
Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences Week, April 21-25
MANRSS Delgeation
The 2014 Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences , or MANRRS, Week will take place April 21-25 with the theme "K-State MANRRS + Partnership = Success."
Sigma Gamma Rho sorority new members presentation
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc.'s Nu Beta chapter neophyte presentation will start at 5:22 p.m. Saturday in the K-State Student Union courtyard.

Kudos

Senior percussion student wins concerto competition
Joe Kulick
Congratulations to Joe Kulick, senior in music education, Oswego Ill., who recently won the K-State Concerto Contest, performing the third movement of Casey Cangelosi's Concerto No. 2 for Marimba.
Agronomy professor presents latest international report on climate change to World Bank
Chuck Rice
Chuck Rice, university distinguished professor of agronomy, put K-State on center stage before the international community with a presentation at the World Bank on April 16.
Political science department awards undergraduate scholarships
Thirteen Kansas State University students are recipients of scholarships from Kansas State University's political science department.
Award to College of Veterinary Medicine alumnus helps two students earn scholarships
An award to a Kansas State University veterinary medicine alumnus is helping two current veterinary students.

Publications and presentations

Geography faculty, graduate students present at national conference
Faculty and graduate students from the department of geography participated in the annual Association of American Geographers meeting in Tampa, Fla. from April 8-12.

Human resources/benefits/training

Radiation safety training dates announced
Environmental health and safety is offering annual radiation safety training, which is required for all who work in laboratories that contain radioactive materials. This includes those handling and not handling radioactive sources.
Short-term disability informational meetings
Short-term disability information meetings will be at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24, in the Wayne Franklin Conference Room at the Leadership Studies Building.

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