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K-State Today

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

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

Anderson Hall

A rainbow stretches across the sky above Anderson Hall.

News and research

Mary Vanier gives second $1 million gift to advance KSU Foundation's successful K-State Family Scholarship Program
K-State Family Scholarships
Mary Vanier has established a second Mary L. Vanier K-State Family Scholarship match fund of $1 million to create 30 additional matching gift scholarships for K-State students as part of the K-State Family Scholarship Program begun in 2017.
Advising survey available for eligible undergraduate students
The advising survey collects data regarding the quality of advising at K-State, as well as provides individual advisors with feedback on their performances. The survey is now available for eligible students.
K-State doctoral candidate receives 2018 BIFAD Student Award for Scientific Excellence in a Feed the Future Innovation Lab
Mohammad Mokhlesur Rahman
The award recognizes Mohammad Mokhlesur Rahman for his pivotal role in establishing Bangladesh’s largest wheat testing nursery, where more than 1,800 candidate lines have been tested.


Take on your librarians at an Arrow Coffee Trivia Night benefiting Hale Library
Willie in front of Hale Library
You work on a university campus. You know stuff. But can you take on a team of librarians? Form your team now and join K-State Libraries at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, for Arrow Trivia Night.
Beta Theta Pi to host Beta Boo philanthropy event
Beta Theta Pi will host Beta Boo, a haunted house philanthropy event, from 8-11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at the fraternity's house, 500 Sunset Ave. Tickets are $5 before the event and $8 at the door.
Geography colloquium Oct. 19 examines global soil resources
Jetse Stoorvogel, associate professor of soil geography and landscape at Wageningen University in the Netherlands, will present "Unraveling Global Soil Resources in Space and Time" on Friday, Oct. 19, in the Big 12 Room of the K-State Student Union.
Today's Sweet Solutions bake sale features sourdough bread
The Bakery Science Club will have its weekly bake sale from 3-5 p.m. today at Shellenberger Hall.
Safe Zone Advanced Training focuses on bystander intervention
Officer Randy Myles with the K-State Police Department will present a Safe Zone advanced training on sexual violence prevention from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, in 1062 Seaton Hall.
Political science lecture to discuss the Islamic State, armed conflict and resource allocation
Scott Gates, research professor at the Peace Research Institute Oslo, will present "Forces of darkness: Islamic State, armed conflict, and resource allocation" at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, in 301 Calvin Hall.
Wind Ensemble and Band concerts this week feature special guests
The K-State Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony will perform Wednesday, Oct. 17, and the Concert Band will perform Thursday, Oct. 18. Both concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. in McCain Auditorium and are free to the public.
Oct. 18 meeting offers information on May 2019 London trip
David Pickering, associate professor of organ and chair of the keyboard division, will host a final informational session for the "Music and Culture of London" tour at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, in 135 McCain Auditorium.

Personnel changes

Draper named interim associate dean for College of Agriculture
Marty Draper
Martin Draper has been named the interim associate dean, research and graduate programs in Kansas State University's College of Agriculture, and interim director, research, K-State Research and Extension.

Kudos, publications and presentations

Communication sciences and disorders student team wins conference quiz bowl
Praxis Bowl Champions
Four graduate students in the communication sciences and disorders program recently won the inaugural Prairie Cup Praxis Bowl during the Kansas Speech-Language-Hearing Association's conference in October.
Two students chosen as 2019 K-State Student Ambassadors
Maddy Mash, junior in microbiology and pre-medicine, Wichita, and Tel J. Wittmer, sophomore in secondary education, Holton, were announced as the ambassadors Oct. 13 during halftime of K-State's Homecoming football game against Oklahoma State University.
Julie Yu guest conducts performance for 9/11 commemoration at Carnegie Hall
Julie Yu, associate professor of music, was a guest conductor at the National Fall Sing event on the Perelman Stage in the Stern Auditorium of Carnegie Hall in New York City.
K-Staters among panelists addressing global food and nutritional security
K-State faculty and staff from the Innovation Lab for Sustainable Intensification will be among the panelists discussing the role of youth in food production systems and decreasing global hunger during the World Food Prize.
Wind Ensemble honored with performance opportunity at American Bandmasters Association conference
The K-State Wind Ensemble has accepted an invitation to perform at the American Bandmasters Association conference. To perform at such an event is the highest honor a band program can receive.

Newsletters and magazines

Read the College of Veterinary Medicine's October 2018 Lifelines newsletter
The new issue of Lifelines features stories from the College of Veterinary Medicine, including a new licensing agreement for an antiviral compound to treat a deadly feline disease; plus student, staff and faculty receive special scholarships and awards.

University life

All-University Open House funding available for student organizations
Student Governing Association invites K-State college councils to request funding for the spring 2019 All-University Open House. The open house funding form is now open through Dec. 7.
A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications launches JMC Honors Program
JMC Honors Program students
The A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications launched its Honors Program this fall. The program is designed to give exceptional students advanced critical thinking, leadership and professional skills needed to excel in the 21st century.