Tuesday, May 5, 2015

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Events

Secretary of Homeland Security to deliver Landon Lecture
Jeh Johnson, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, or DHS, will deliver a Landon Lecture at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 27, at Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium.
Commencement ceremonies May 9, 15 and 16
Nearly 3,400 Kansas State University students will celebrate the completion of their degrees at commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 9, at K-State Salina, and Friday, May 15, and Saturday, May 16, on the university's campus in Manhattan.
Reminder: Melissa-Harris Perry presents 'Silent Voices and the Fight for Justice' today
Melissa Harris-Perry, MSNBC talk show host and national political commentator, will present "Silent Voices and the Fight for Justice" at 7 p.m. Monday, May 4, in Forum Hall in the K-State Student Union.
Hedrick, Luly to present research at final spring meeting of the Cultural Studies Interdisciplinary Research Group
On Wednesday, May 6, two K-State faculty will present their research at the final spring meeting of the Cultural Studies Interdisciplinary Research Group. The meeting will take place at 5:30 p.m. in the Hale Library's Hemisphere Room.
K-State University Choir to perform May 5
The K-State University Choir is putting on its spring concert at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, in Kirmser Hall in McCain Auditorium.
Final art-science talk of the semester at Willard Hall
The Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous, or LASER, an international program of evening gatherings that bring artists and scientists together for informal presentations and conversation with an audience, will host a discussion from 6-8:30 p.m. May 7.
G'Day, Fulbright: Information session on becoming a Fulbright scholar
Professor Peter Kell
Learn how to plan and develop a Fulbright proposal from Peter Kell, head of the School of Education at Charles Darwin University, who is in the U.S. on a Fulbright. Kell will present an information session from 3:30-5 p.m. May 7, at the Alumni Center.
Graduate Student Council hosts fundraiser at Orange Leaf
Flyer
The Graduate Student Council invites all K-State faculty, staff and students to Orange Leaf from 5-8 p.m. Monday, May 4. The restaurant will donate 10 percent of the sales total to the Graduate Student Council. Come enjoy some frozen yogurt.
Cold Stone fundraiser for the K-State Women's Rugby Club
Flyer for our fundraiser
The K-State Women's Rugby Club will host a fundraiser from 5-10 p.m. Monday, May 4, at Cold Stone Creamery in Aggieville. We would love your support, so come enjoy some cool treats with the club.
K-State summer event today in Bosco Student Plaza
Visit Bosco Student Plaza outside the K-State Student Union today between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to learn about summer opportunities and win some K-State giveaways. You can mix and match classes with summer jobs, internships and other experiences.
Graduating students invited to Grad Bash on May 7
Graduating seniors and graduate students (May and August 2015 graduates) are invited to the K-State Alumni Association’s Grad Bash on May 7 at the K-State Alumni Center.

News

Student Access Center providing assistance for those who need help around campus construction
Construction projects cause minor inconveniences for most but are major obstacles for those with mobility and vision issues. To better address concerns, we have added a report a barrier link to the Student Access Center website.
College of Education produces monthly Web series 'EduCATion Today'
The College of Education created a new Web series to build a bridge between subject matter experts in education and external audiences.
K-State announces contract restructuring for A.D. John Currie
Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz announced May 1 that Athletics Director John Currie has signed a restructured contract with an extension through the 2020 academic year.
Advising notes now available in KSIS
New advising notes features are now available in the KSU Advisor Center in KSIS. This much-anticipated functionality provides academic advisors with another set of powerful, yet easy-to-use tools for online advising notes.
The National Society of Leadership and Success inducts 103 new members
New members were inducted into the National Society of Leadership and Success on May 3.

Research

Moderate exercise may make cancer treatments more effective, kinesiologist finds
Kansas State University kinesiology research offers encouraging information for cancer patients: A brisk walk or a slow jog on a regular basis may be the key to improved cancer treatments.

Kudos

Brooke Boyington awarded $6,000 scholarship from Phi Eta Sigma
Congratulations to Brooke Boyington who was awarded a $6,000 scholarship from Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society for the 2015-2016 academic year.
Psychological sciences honors students with departmental awards
Psychological sciences has selected undergraduate and graduate student winners of departmental achievement awards.

Campus construction activities

Denison Avenue sidewalk improvement project
The Denison Avenue sidewalk improvement project will start the week of May 4.

Maintenance

Fire alarm testing in Durland, Rathbone halls
Fire alarm testing will take place from 9-11 a.m. Monday, May 4, in Durland Hall and Rathbone Hall.