Monday, May 25, 2015

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From the administration

Final North Campus Corridor Open House on May 27
On Wednesday, May 27, representatives from Perkins+Will will be providing their final presentation of the North Campus Corridor Master Plan at a campus open house from 1-3 p.m. in the Cottonwood Room of the K-State Student Union.
A letter from A.D. John Currie
A.D. Currie writes about the new associate athletics director for development, track and field, rowing and baseball Big 12 Championship successes and new inductees to K-State football's Ring of Honor.

News

Kansas State University online engineering, education programs ranked among best for veterans
U.S. News & World Report's recent ranking of best online programs for veterans puts the university at No. 17 for best online graduate engineering programs and No. 78 for best online graduate education programs.
Polish teacher presents about social justice education
Marzanna Pogorzelska
An acclaimed educator and Lowell Milken Center fellow presented on Tuesday at the College of Education as part of its yearlong focus on social justice education.
Celebrating 25 years of the Forest Stewardship Program
Educating farmers and other private landowners about woodland management is an important goal of the U.S. Forest Service's Forest Stewardship Program. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the program, which was established by the 1990 Farm Bill.

Events

Reminder: Secretary of Homeland Security to deliver Landon Lecture May 27
Jeh Johnson, secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, will deliver the 167th Landon Lecture at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 27, in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union.

Kudos

Kansas State University student from Lenexa receives national fellowship to become US foreign service officer
Kansas State University student Shai Washington, junior in political science and international studies, Lenexa, is one of 10 students nationally to receive a 2015 Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship with the U.S. State Department.
College of Education recognizes six new graduates for excellence, potential
The College of Education at Kansas State University is recognizing six of its new graduates for excellence and for promise in the education profession.
Accounting department awards $182,000 in scholarships
The Kansas State University Department of Accounting recently awarded $182,000 worth of scholarships for the 2015-16 school year at its annual scholarship gala.
K-State Alumni Association honors multicultural, international students for achievements
The K-State Alumni Association has recognized eight recent Kansas State University graduates for outstanding achievements and leadership within the multicultural and international communities during their college careers.

New hires/exits

Reminder: Retirement reception for Susana Valdovinos today at 3 p.m.
Please join the Office of the Provost in honoring Susana Valdovinos’ 15 years of service to Kansas State University with a retirement reception from 3–5 p.m. Friday, May 22, in the Barrett Den of the Alumni Center.