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K-State Today Student Edition

Thursday, October 19, 2017

K-State Today Student Edition is a daily email providing K-State students a single source of timely K-State announcements.

Anderson Hall

The sun shines on Anderson Hall.

Events

Students: Don't forget to vote today for 2018 K-State Student Ambassadors
For the past 40 years the Kansas State University student body has elected two Student Ambassadors during All-University Homecoming to represent their peers and the K-State Alumni Association at alumni and university events.
K-State Homecoming Children's Carnival
Bring the kids to a fun-filled night at the K-State Homecoming Children's Carnival from 6-8 p.m. today in the K-State Student Union Ballroom.
Williston Geology Club hosts Rocktober
Come share and explore the science that shapes our Earth during Rocktober.
Oct. 20, final Food Truck Friday for 2017: Tasty Traveler and Mr. K's
Food Truck Friday Logo, Date and Time
Mr. K's and Tasty Traveler will be featured in the final Food Truck Friday for 2017, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, in the K-State Office Park.
K-State Confucius Institute presents Chinese folk music concert Oct. 24
The concert will be 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, in Forum Hall at the K-State Union.
US Peace Corps application workshop
U.S. Peace Corps
A Peace Corps application workshop and information session will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 20, in the K-State Career Center.
Division of Biology presents Jennifer Gerton on Oct. 20
Jennifer Gerton, Stowers Institute, will present "Ribosomal DNA Copy number — Variation and Selection" as part of the Division of Biology Seminar Series at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, in 221 Ackert Hall.

News and research

Know the difference: K-State Alerts vs. LiveSafe
Kansas State University has two important technologies to aid in emergency and safety communications: K-State Alerts and LiveSafe, which is offering a chance to win an iPad.
Why do you want open access? $2 million in textbook savings
OA logo
K-State's Open/Alternative Textbook Initiative has saved students more than $2 million by helping faculty adopt or create free open textbooks for their classes. Help the Libraries celebrate Open Access Week by attending an Open House on Oct. 27.
Nutrition for all: Kansas State University to help new initiative improve healthy food access for Kansans
The Center for Engagement and Community Development part of statewide initiative to improve Kansans' access to healthy food.

Shared governance

Highlights from the Oct. 10 Faculty Senate meeting
These are the highlights from the Oct. 10 Faculty Senate meeting. Minutes become available on the Faculty Senate website as they are approved.

Kudos, publications and presentations

Engineering students attend 2017 Gas Machinery Conference
2017 GMC Student Attendees
A team of engineering students from Kansas State University experienced three days of technical training and presentations at the 2017 Gas Machinery Conference Oct. 1-4 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
K-State chapter of Beta Alpha Psi named a Superior Chapter by national organization
In recognition of its outstanding efforts during the 2016-2017 academic year, the K-State Epsilon Theta chapter of Beta Alpha Psi has been named a Superior Chapter award recipient from the national organization's board of directors.
Hoag named Speech Language Pathologist of the Year at annual conference
Linda Hoag
Faculty and students from the communication science and disorders program attended the annual Kansas Speech Language and Hearing Association conference in Wichita in September.
Magyar makes shortlist at World Architecture Festival
magyar
Peter Magyar in the College of Architecture, Planning & Design submitted his drawing to The Architecture Drawing Prize at the World Architecture Festival. It has been shortlisted among the winners.