Saturday, February 28, 2015
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A new center at Kansas State University will lead the nation in new media technology research for the improvement of small rural enterprises.
Kansas State University Global Campus has developed its own chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society, called Omega Xi, to recognize outstanding nontraditional students.
Due to weather-related travel conditions, today's interview schedule for James Crowley, a candidate for the College of Arts & Sciences art department head position, has been canceled. We are working with Crowley to reschedule his visit.
Reminder: Academic Progress Reports on all K-State freshmen are due by 5 p.m. Monday, March 2.
For the third year in a row, K-State's wheat is the leading variety in Kansas. Everest, a variety released by the university in 2009, has maintained its dominant position at 15.8 percent of the total acreage, according to Kansas Agricultural Statistics.
Four finalists will be interviewed for dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine March 3-12.
The K-State Police Department and Manhattan Fire Department were dispatched to the K-State parking garage for a report of a vehicle on fire at 12:27 p.m. on Feb. 26. The parking garage is safe and did not sustain any damage.
Kansas State University has been selected as a host site for "First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare," a national traveling exhibition of the Shakespeare First Folio, one of the world's most treasured books.
The McCain Performance Series at Kansas State University will be host to the six-time Grammy winners The Chieftains at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, in McCain Auditorium.
Irish band The Chieftains, opera 'Hansel and Gretel,' art exhibitions, musical performances and more coming to university in March
The month of March will roar at Kansas State University with art, music, drama and more.
The K-State Dance Marathon and Panda Express are teaming up to raise funds for sick children from the Manhattan area who are at St. Francis Health Center in Topeka.
Open forums for candidates for director of compensation and organizational effectiveness on March 4 and 6
The search committee has announced the candidates for director of compensation and organizational effectiveness in the Division of Human Capital Services.
Ecumenical Campus Ministry, an official student organization, presents the Rev. Stephanie Paulsell, Harvard Divinity School, for a public lecture at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 2, at the K-State Alumni Center ballroom.
The next National Academic Advising Association webinar for the spring semester is "Advising Strategies for Students on Academic Probation" at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, in the K-State Student Union's Cottonwood Room.
Dance Like Everyone is Watching, part of Fit to Be Me Week, will be from 7-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, at the Chester E. Peters Recreation Complex in Studio 2. The week will focus on total fitness from the inside out. There will be prizes and giveaways.
Join the Freedom Fighters from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, in the K-State Student Union on the first floor. We will spread the word about Shine a Light on Slavery Day and encourage those passing by to join us with a red X.
Publications and presentations
Jessica Canfield, assistant professor, will present "Assessing Landscape Performance: What to Measure and How" at the 2015 Kentucky American Society of Landscape Architects Conference, Feb. 28, in Newport, Kentucky.
Three students who completed projects in summer 2014 as part of the Research Immersion: Pathways to STEM, or RiPS, program presented their research at the Emerging Researchers National, or ERN, Conference in STEM Feb. 19-21 in Washington, D.C.
The Working With Industry Boot Camp series began Jan. 21 and continues through April 9. Session video recordings and materials are being archived in K-State's corporate engagement toolbox.
Campus construction activities
The chilled water expansion project will take two years with periodic service/traffic interruptions. In preparation, McCownGordon Construction will need to barricade a few campus roads.
The National Society of Collegiate Scholars will host a clothing drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 2-4 at a table in front of the food court at the K-State Student Union.
A graduate student seeks participants for a research study on understanding the development of masculinity in single young American males. Participants will receive monetary compensation upon completion of a 30-45 minute interview.