Saturday, November 29, 2014

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From the administration

K-State 2025 Snapshots of Success: Graduate Scholarly Experience – Theme 3
President Schulz and Provost Mason report on Theme 3: the Graduate Scholarly Experience. Outstanding graduate programs and talented graduate faculty and students are essential to achieving our vision to become a Top 50 public research university by 2025.
Nominations for Provost's Lecture on Excellence in Scholarship
Provost April Mason and the Kansas State University Distinguished Professors Group invite nominations for speakers for the campuswide lecture series The Provost's Lecture on Excellence in Scholarship.
Read full announcement | From Gail Zeak | November 24, 2014

News

Psychology professor says social validation, meeting expectations among reasons we overeat on Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends and feasting — lots of feasting. So is it any surprise that our eyes always seem to become so much bigger than our stomachs at this time of year?
Avoid an uninvited guest this Thanksgiving: food poisoning
Do you know how to cook your turkey so your family doesn't cry foul? A Kansas State University food safety expert has tips on how to make the holidays tasty and avoid a serving of foodborne illness.
Community Action Grants deadline Jan. 15
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The American Association of University Women is accepting applications for the Community Action Grants Program. Funding amounts are a one-year grant, $2,000-$7,000 and two-year grant, $5,000-$10,000. The application deadline is Jan. 15, 2015.

From the Office of General Counsel

Open Meetings Act reminder for committees, boards of directors
Kansas State University — including its committees, subcommittees and controlled corporations — must comply with the Kansas Open Meetings Act, KOMA.

Events

K-State Libraries joins forces with five organizations to create immersive exhibit of local history
Did you know that in 1920, within 24 hours of being asked to contribute $40 each, Kansas State University students pledged $76,000, or 60 percent of the total cost of Memorial Stadium?
Game day refreshments at the Beach Museum of Art
Enjoy game day refreshments at the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29.

Kudos

Entomology students recognized at national meetings
K-State entomology graduate students were recognized at the national meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Nov. 16-19, in Portland, Oregon.

Gifts

CHS Foundation supports Kansas State University's Center for Risk Management Education and Research
The CHS Foundation, St. Paul, Minnesota, has made a gift of $250,000 to the College of Agriculture at Kansas State University to support the Center for Risk Management Education and Research.