Friday, February 5, 2016

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From the administration

Friday First-Gen Focus
This week's short film segment provides great advice for first-gen students.

News

New advertising opportunity available for colleges/departments/units in the official K-State Visitors Guide
The Division of Communications and Marketing is in the beginning stages of creating the first official K-State Visitors Guide, a publication that will offer advertising/promotional opportunities for colleges, divisions, units and departments.
Put your game face on
Playing board games can provide benefits to families and friends in ways that go beyond the activity itself, and in different ways than video games can.
Rotary Peace Fellowships available
The Manhattan and Konza Rotary clubs request nominations for Rotary Peace Fellowships, offering a master's degree or a Professional Development Certificate in peace and conflict resolution. Fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board and more.
Snyder Leadership Legacy Fellows Program seeking applications until Feb. 26
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The Snyder Leadership Legacy Fellows program is seeking applicants for the class of 2016. This leadership development program is open to all K-State students entering their final year as an undergraduate student during the 2016-2017 academic year.

Events

K-State men's basketball vs. Oklahoma
Coach Weber and the Wildcats host Oklahoma at 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, in Bramlage Coliseum.
Save the date: Valentine's rose sale Feb. 12
The Kansas State Horticulture Club valentine's rose sale will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, in the lobby of Throckmorton Hall.
Free workshops: Filmmaking, audio recording, graphic design, photo editing and more
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Students, faculty and staff can attend hands-on multimedia workshops from Feb. 9 to March 29. They are offered each semester by the Media Development Center. No enrollment is needed; just stop by 213 Hale Library at the times/dates listed.
'The New Middle East Cold War' lecture
F. Gregory Gause III, Texas A&M University, will present his lecture, "The New Middle East Cold War," from 1-3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, in the K-State Alumni Center Tadtman Boardroom.

Kudos/ publications/ presentations

Mueller publishes revised zebrafish brain atlas
Thomas Mueller, research assistant professor of biology, is a co-author of "Atlas of Early Zebrafish Brain Development: A Tool for Molecular Neurogenetics – Second Edition," published by Elsevier Publishing Co.
Computing and information sciences students attend CyberCorps career fair
Eleven students from the department of computing and information sciences in the College of Engineering attended the 2016 CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service career fair Jan. 12-14 in Arlington, Virginia.
Hossain recognized for contributions to lightweight aggregate use
Mustaque Hossain, professor of civil engineering, has been chosen by the directors of the Expanded Shale, Clay and Slate Institute to receive the 2016 Frank G. Erskine Award for his outstanding contributions to the use of lightweight aggregate.

Human resources/benefits/training

Putting a face to the name: Alma Deutsch, director of the Resource Center and Operations
The first in a series of profiles about the directors of K-State's Human Capital Services, meet Alma Deutsch, director of the Resource Center and Operations. Learn about what Deutsch and her team are doing for K-Staters.
HealthQuest February newsletter
HealthQuest has got you covered with different tips and resources on how to keep your heart healthy in their February newsletter.

Safety

Radiation safety training dates announced
Radiation safety training is required annually for all those working around radioactive materials. Registration is not required. All sessions will be conducted in the Edwards Hall basement training room.