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K-State Today

Friday, February 24, 2017

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


Geocells are hollow, 3-D cells made of polymeric materials that are studied in K-State's Civil Infrastructure Systems Laboratory for unpaved and paved road base improvement.

News and research

Study catalogs the complex flavors of American-made goat cheese
Researchers generated a flavor lexicon that lists the 39 flavor attributes in cheeses made with goat milk. Flavor lexicons are important tools for cheesemakers because they help with development, product benchmarking and quality control.
Student discovers career path by providing practical contributions to biodiverse meadow
A Kansas State University student has drawn a series of botanical sketches to identify the native grasses and wildflowers in The Meadow, a plot of native grasses and wildflowers located behind the Beach Museum of Art.


K-State Rotaract Club hosts Panda Express fundraiser today
Eat at Panda Express from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today in the K-State Student Union to support the K-State Rotaract Club. Ten percent of all sales that mention the Rotaract Club will go toward the organization.
K-State's 40th anniversary cattle Legacy Sale scheduled for March 3
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K-State's animal sciences and industry department will host the Legacy Sale on Friday, March 3, at the Stanley Stout Center. This marks the 40th anniversary of the student-managed sale. Prior to the sale will be the 104th annual Cattlemen's Day.
Division of Biology Seminar today in 120 Ackert Hall
Dean DellaPenna, Michigan State University, will present "Integrating biochemical genomics and quantitative genetics to balance the nutritional content of plants" as part of the Division of Biology Seminar Series at 4 p.m. today in 120 Ackert Hall.

Kudos, publications and presentations

Student group hosts Native American leadership summit
The K-State student chapter of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society, and K-State Student Governing Association Diversity Programming Committee co-sponsored the Midwest Native American Student Leadership Summit Feb. 18.
Architecture professor talks about Disney at Anaheim teaching conference
Mick Charney, associate professor of architecture, conducted the workshop "Decoding Disney" at the Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching and Learning in Anaheim, California, home of Disneyland.
K-State faculty and students present at music conference
K-State faculty and students are scheduled to present various performances and clinic sessions at the 2017 Kansas Music Educators Association annual in-service conference through Feb. 25 at the Century II Convention Center in Wichita.

Campus construction and maintenance

Service interruption: Call Hall chilled water
Call Hall building chilled water will be shut off at 6:30 a.m. Feb. 27 through 5 p.m. March 3. This will affect the building air conditioning.
Read full announcement | From Cody Smith | February 24, 2017