Thursday, February 11, 2016

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From the KSU Foundation

Thankful Thursdays: Scholarships help student stay in school
Darrington Clark knows a spot he loves full well: K-State. Yet, he almost didn't get to return for his senior year. His debt became too much to bear, and he couldn't take on any more student loans. That's when the K-State family stepped in to help.

From the administration

Art and difference
Photo by Toyo Miyatake, 1944
The arts can help us develop the capacity to learn from encounters with "otherness" — with people whose appearance or views differ from our own. Two exhibitions at the Beach Museum remind us of a time America forgot this lesson.
Read full announcement | From Linda Duke | February 11, 2016

Events

Engage with graduate student research in Graduate School's first Three Minute Thesis Competition
Kansas State University's first Three Minute Thesis competition will be Feb. 16-17. Participating graduate students will have just three minutes and one slide to convey their often highly-technical research to a lay audience.
Mathematics Colloquium lecture Feb. 11
Erik Carlsson, Harvard University, will present "A Proof of the Shuffle Conjecture" as part of the Mathematics Department Colloquium Lecture series at 2:30 p.m. today in 122 Cardwell Hall.
K-State Harry Potter Alliance Chapter hosts bake sale Friday
HPA logo
The Burrow, the K-State chapter of the Harry Potter Alliance, is hosting a bake sale Friday, Feb. 12, to raise money for First Book of Geary County.
College of Veterinary Medicine's Bull Management Conference Feb. 18
Join us for the 2016 Bull Management Conference, Thursday, Feb. 18, at the Stanley Stout Center. The conference sessions are free to K-State faculty, staff and students.
$tart $mart Salary Negotiation Workshop for graduate students
GSC professional development
In the process of applying for a postgraduate school job? Join us today for this professional development event that will prepare you to successfully negotiate your starting salary, build confidence in your negotiation style and articulate your value.
Reminder: Expressions of Diversity Initiative Group's Canvas of Diversity deadline
submittal deadline approaching
Submit your Canvas of Diversity artwork for the Cats for Inclusion campaign from 1-5 p.m. Feb. 12 in the Multicultural Student Organizations Office in the K-State Student Union. Don't forget to include the exhibit agreement and a descriptive paragraph.
International Rescue Committee representative to speak with Wildcats for International Development
Join Wildcats for International Development for an engaging discussion with a representative of the International Rescue Committee from 5:30-6:30 p.m. today in Room 123 of the Leadership Studies Building.

News

Run for College Council office
College Councils serve a wide range of purposes on the K-State campus. The filing deadline for College Council office is Feb. 12.

Kudos/ publications/ presentations

Steward honored with outstanding faculty member endowment
David Steward, professor of civil engineering, has been appointed the Thomas and Connie Paulson Civil Engineering Outstanding Faculty Member.
Five high school seniors selected for Kansas State University's Kassebaum Scholarship
The Kassebaum Scholarship recognizes students whose academic and extracurricular achievements reflect the potential for and desire to make a difference through energetic leadership in the public service arena.

New hires/exits

Interim Master of Public Health director appointed
T. Annelise Nguyen, associate professor of toxicology and director of the Veterinary Research Scholars program, has been appointed the interim Master of Public Health director effective Feb. 14.

Campus construction activities

Chilled water expansion work to continue
Mid-Campus Drive "four corners" to Old Claflin Road to close Monday, Feb. 15.

Newsletters

Beach Museum of Art February newsletter
Find the latest information on museum happenings, including exhibitions, workshops and more in the monthly e-newsletter from the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art.

Volunteer opportunities

Female freshmen: Sign up for Fit Minded College Edition today
Female freshmen are needed for a Web-based study to promote health and well-being among college students.