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K-State Today

September 8, 2015



Celebrate K-State's first Postdoc Appreciation Week Sept. 21-25

By Sarah Hancock

The Office of the Vice President for Research announces K-State's first Postdoc Appreciation Week, Sept. 21-25.

Postdocs play a vital role in the research, scholarly, and creative activity and discovery on our campus and are important to meeting our 2025 goals. Postdocs, research faculty and others who work with postdocs are invited and encouraged to attend.

Please mark your calendars to attend and note that registration is requested for lunch on Tuesday, Sept. 22. Also visit the new website for the K-State Postdoctoral Association.

Thank you to the officers and members of the K-State Postdoctoral Association for their enthusiasm and service to the university community.

Postdoc Appreciation Week Kickoff will be from 9-10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 21, in 227 K-State Student Union.
Mary Rezac, interim associate vice president for research and professor of chemical engineering, will speak about her vision for K-State postdocs and how they affect K-State's 2025 Plan. She will introduce Beth Montelone, associate dean for research and professor of biology in the College of Arts & Sciences, who will speak about the importance of mentoring postdocs and their role in the research enterprise. Coffee, juice and pastries will be provided.

Join Us! will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, in the International Student Center Multipurpose Room.

Administration, faculty, postdoctoral association mentors, and all postdocs are invited to attend this come-and-go luncheon to learn about the K-State Postdoc Association. Soft drinks and boxed sandwich lunches provided. Please register here by Sept. 11.

Professional Development will be from 10:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Sept. 23 in the Big 12 Room in the K-State Student Union.

Three speakers will address helpful topics for researchers. Mary Lou Marino from the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will give an introduction to The Funding Connection, and Mal Hoover and Gina Scott from the College of Veterinary Medicine will explain resources available to generate images for publication and using EndNote to manage references.

Networking Ice Cream Social and K-State Office for the Advancement of Women in Science and Engineering, KAWSE, Gathering will be from 3:30-5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, Hemisphere Room in Hale Library. A panel of postdocs will discuss the postdoc experience at K-State, the importance of mentoring, the benefits of networking and interdisciplinary collaborations, the importance of having a professional development plan, and finding a good postdoc position from U.S. citizen and noncitizen points of view. Ice cream will be provided.

Enjoy an informal gathering sponsored by KAWSE from 5:30–6:30 p.m. at the Manhattan Country Club, 1531 N. 10th St.

Nanotechnology Seminar and Picnic in the Park will be from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 25, in the Mara Conference Center on the fourth floor of Trotter Hall. Nancy A. Monteiro-Riviere, university distinguished professor of anatomy and physiology in the College of Veterinary Medicine, will speak about the establishment and importance of nanotechnology at K-State.

Bring a dish to share and enjoy a potluck picnic from 5-7 p.m. in Manhattan City Park.