Monday, April 21, 2014

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From the administration

Letter from A.D. John Currie: Catching up on athletics news, upcoming events
It has been several weeks since I last wrote but that's certainly not because of the lack of activity around K-State Athletics! I'll catch up on several interesting recent tidbits, but first let me mention a couple of upcoming events.

Events

Earth Week: President, founder of The Land Institute, Wes Jackson, to present distinguished lecture
Dr. Wes Jackson
Wes Jackson, founder and president of The Land Institute in Salina, will present "A Conceptual Revolution for Grain Agriculture Now Seems Possible: How Will Midwest Land Grants Respond?" at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday April 22, in Room 227 at the Union.
Workshop for 2014 common book selection on April 24
The Ghost Map
On Thursday, April 24, the K-State Book Network will host a workshop for faculty, staff, graduate teaching assistants and student leaders to discuss how Steven Johnson's "The Ghost Map" can be part of course work and event programming.
Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences Week, April 21-25
MANRSS Delgeation
The 2014 Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences , or MANRRS, Week will take place April 21-25 with the theme "K-State MANRRS + Partnership = Success."
Sigma Gamma Rho sorority new members presentation
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc.'s Nu Beta chapter neophyte presentation will start at 5:22 p.m. Saturday in the K-State Student Union courtyard.

News

Status of the regents' social media policy
The Kansas Board of Regents governance committee met Wednesday to discuss proposed revisions to the social media policy. Following a brief presentation by the co-chairs of the work team, the committee entered a public work session to discuss the policy.
Beach Museum of Art closed April 20
The Beach Museum of Art will be closed on Sunday, April 20.
Conflict analysis and trauma studies minor grows in popularity
The conflict analysis and trauma studies, or CATS, academic undergraduate minor recently reached 100 students currently enrolled in the program after only a brief existence.
Aviation training icons John and Martha King visit Kansas State University Salina
Known in the aviation world as icons in flight training, John and Martha King brought their education expertise to Kansas State University Salina during a campus visit April 11.
Senior percussion student wins concerto competition
Joe Kulick
Congratulations to Joe Kulick, senior in music education, Oswego Ill., who recently won the K-State Concerto Contest, performing the third movement of Casey Cangelosi's Concerto No. 2 for Marimba.

Kudos

Political science department awards undergraduate scholarships
Thirteen Kansas State University students are recipients of scholarships from Kansas State University's political science department.
Award to College of Veterinary Medicine alumnus helps two students earn scholarships
An award to a Kansas State University veterinary medicine alumnus is helping two current veterinary students.

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