Sunday, April 19, 2015

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News

Kansas State University researchers suggest ways to develop healthy eating habits in a child — start early and eat your vegetables
A healthy diet promotes success in life — better concentration and alertness, better physical health that translates into good mental and emotional health.
Sidebar: What a child should eat
Tanda Kidd, associate professor of human nutrition and Extension specialist, and Paula Peters, associate professor of human nutrition and Extension assistant, give nutritional guidelines for children from 2 to 5 years old.

Events

ADVANCE Distinguished Lecture Series presents Margi Gilmour
ADVANCE Distinguished Lecture Series and Jessica Meekins, assistant professor of ophthalmology, will host Margi Gilmour at 3 p.m. April 20 in E-107 Mosier Hall. Gilmour will present "The Sroty of Onyx: What Veterinarians Can Learn from Their Patients."
Workshop for 2015 common book selection on April 23
The Other Wes Moore
On Thursday, April 23, the K-State Book Network will host a workshop for faculty, staff, graduate teaching assistants and student leaders to discuss how Wes Moore's "The Other Wes Moore" can be part of coursework and event programming.
2015 Space Migration Building Tour — Calvin Hall
A Space Migration tour will be from 4:30-5:30 p.m. today, April 17, at Calvin Hall.
K-State Women's Rugby Club match
The K-State Women's Rugby club team will play its final home league match against the women of the Kansas City Jazz at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 18, at K-State's Memorial Stadium.
Panel to focus on research collaboration opportunities
The College of Engineering Office of Research and Graduate Programs will host a panel presentation on research collaboration opportunities with university institutes and centers from 3:30-5 p.m. Thursday, April 30, in Fiedler Hall auditorium.
Wildcats Leadership for Life hosts professional development opportunity
Join Wildcats Leadership for Life for a professional development opportunity from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, April 17, in Town Hall at the Leadership Studies Building.
Developing Scholars Program Research Poster Symposium on Sunday
The Developing Scholars Program's 15th annual Research Poster Symposium is Sunday, April 19.

Kudos

University support staff employees to be recognized at the 2015 USS Recognition Ceremony
A list of university support staff employees to be recognized at the 2015 University Support Staff Recognition Ceremony on April 22.
Two students earn honors from the National Science Foundation
Two Kansas State University students have received awards and recognition from the National Science Foundation.
Biological and agricultural engineering faculty members receive awards
Two K-State faculty members from the biological and agricultural engineering department were award recipients at the annual meeting of the Kansas Section of the American Society of Biological and Agricultural Engineers, or ASABE, April 10 in Manhattan.

Publications and presentations

Admissions staff, college counselors advance best practices
Molly McGaughey from the Office of Admissions presented to high school counselors from three states at the Great Plains Association for College Admissions Counseling in Kansas City, Missouri.

Human resources/benefits/training

KPERS Annual Statements available
KPERS 2014 Annual Member Statements are now available. If you are within five years of retirement, be sure to check out the KPERS Pre-Retirement seminar coming up from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. April 23 at Eisenhower Middle School, 800 Walters Drive, Manhattan.
Financial Wellness: Financial workshops offered in 2015
Human Capital Services in conjunction with TIAA-CREF Financial Services will offer the financial wellness workshop "The Starting Line — Why and How Retirement Saving Should Begin Now" for the K-State community at the Salina campus.

Newsletters

Spring 2015 APDesign Magazine
The College of Architecture, Planning & Design has released the spring 2015 APDesign Magazine. The magazine's focus is on partnerships between corporate mentors, professors and students.