Friday, August 17, 2018
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News and research
Kansas State University scientists, in collaboration with the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium, published Aug. 16 in the international journal Science a detailed description of the complete genome of bread wheat.
As a new semester starts, faculty and staff are reminded Hale Library and IT services are still available after a fire on May 22 caused significant smoke and water damage to Hale Library.
The Biosecurity Research Institute will conduct emergency drills with the Manhattan Fire Department, Riley County EMS and the K-State Police Department Aug. 20-22. The BRI routinely works with local first responders to practice and update emergency plans.
Housing and Dining Services welcomes students to their on-campus living spaces Saturday, Aug. 18. Due to the influx in traffic, the department has created a plan in partnership with the city of Manhattan to make traffic flow efficiently on this day.
A variety of events will welcome new and returning students to campus during Week of Welcome. A K-State 360 badge has been set up and the first 50 students to complete the badge can pick up a free T-shirt at the K-State Student Union welcome desk.
The K-State Student Union will host a retirement reception in honor of Bill Smriga, Union executive director, from 3:30-5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27, on the Union second floor concourse.
The K-State art department will present the exhibition "wading in without" by internationally recognized artist Brian Caponi Aug. 20-31 in the Mark A. Chapman Gallery in Willard Hall.
Mary Pinard, poet and professor of English at Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, will come to K-State for three days of student-centered activities Aug. 21-23.
Different jobs require different types of CVs. Attend this workshop to hear brief presentations from K-State and outside experts on how to formulate successful CVs for industry, government and teaching/research positions, plus general formatting advice.
Erin Good, a civil litigation attorney with experience representing governmental entities, has joined the Office of General Counsel as associate general counsel.
Kudos, publications and presentations
Jonathan Ulmer, associate professor of agricultural education, was recently selected to receive the Honorary American FFA Degree on Oct. 26 in Indianapolis.
Nine A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications faculty members presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference Aug. 5-9 in Washington, D.C.
Jessyca Waddell, master's student in youth development, earned a $1,000 Student Excellence Award for use toward her master's degree from the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance, or Great Plains IDEA.
Suzanne Porath recently presented a Bring Your Own Device, or BYODex, workshop and participated in a research roundtable at the International Society for Technology in Education conference earlier this summer.
Six recent Kansas State University pre-optometry graduates are among those accepted into optometry programs across the country.
Several updates have been made to K-State Online during the summer months. As a result of the Hale Library fire, library and IT services have been relocated across campus. A new Scantron machine is located just outside the Cat's Pause Lounge.
The President's Committee on Religion exists to help support religious, nonreligious and spiritual diversity on campus and invites all on campus to share ideas about how to embrace this dimension of diversity in a way that enriches the campus community.