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K-State Today

Thursday, May 26, 2016

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

News and research

Kansas State University researchers find ways to reduce wasted food
A project by three Kansas State University hospitality and management graduate students is helping a campus restaurant reduce food waste and increase its bottom line.
Debbie Kirchhoff directing strategic efforts at K-State Olathe
Debbie Kirchhoff joined K-State Olathe as the executive director of strategic initiatives on May 23.
Improving visibility in ponds
As temperatures warm up, many people make plans to go fishing or swimming in Kansas' farm ponds. Ponds can serve practical and recreational purposes, but they aren't as useful or as aesthetic when they are cloudy or muddy.
Thankful Thursdays: Grandmother inspires student researcher
For Muriel Eaton, researching neurological proteins at Kansas State University is more than her part-time job or a launch pad for her future career. It is a personal mission for the junior biochemistry major from Leawood.

Events

Reminder: English language program associate director candidate open forum today
Timothy Peverill, English language program associate director candidate, will present an open forum from 9:30-10:30 a.m. today in 207 Dickens Hall.

Kudos, publications and presentations

Faculty, staff and students receive K-State Global Campus awards
Kansas State University Global Campus presented awards to university faculty, staff and students at the 2016 K-State Global Campus Honors and Awards Reception May 4.
Polytechnic campus collects nearly 3,000 pounds of spaghetti for Salina community group
Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus is hoping to make an impact on the local hunger problem after collecting almost 3,000 pounds of spaghetti for the Salina community, exceeding its original goal by 450 pounds.
Geography professor attends ecological research project workshop
Kendra McLauchlan, associate professor of geography, was the principal investigator for the third Novus Research Coordination Network ecological research project workshop May 15-22 at Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve at the University of Minnesota.