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K-State Today Student Edition

Thursday, January 19, 2017

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

K-State Alumni Center

The K-State Alumni Center opened in 2002 along Anderson Avenue just south of historic Memorial Stadium.

From the administration

Members selected for Tuition and Fee Structure Working Group
Provost and Senior Vice President April Mason and Vice President for Administration and Finance Cindy Bontrager have formed a working group to review the current tuition and fee structure and the university's tuition and fee assessment schedule.
Governmental relations office hosts new Legislative Review Sessions
The Office of Governmental Relations will host a Kansas Legislative Review Session from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20. Sue Peterson, director of governmental relations, will discuss current legislation relevant to K-State and higher education.
Office of the Provost invites nominations for six university awards
The Office of the Provost invites nominations for six university awards. Application materials for all awards are due by 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7.

Events

Pizza with the President
President Myers invites all K-State students to Pizza with the President. This will be a casual lunch with open conversation. There will be many of these lunches but space is limited, so it's necessary to RSVP.
KPMG's Manny Fernandez to speak at College of Business Administration Diversity Lecture on Jan. 25
Manny Fernandez will present the 2017 College of Business Diversity Lecture
Manny Fernandez, managing partner of KPMG's Dallas office, will be the spring 2017 speaker for the K-State College of Business Administration's Diversity Lecture Series.
Beach Museum hosts 'Voices: A conversation with works of art that articulate the Black experience in America' Jan. 19
Please join associate curator Aileen Wang in "Voices," a themed space in the permanent collection galleries of the Beach Museum, to consider several amazing works of art from 5:30-6:30 p.m. today. Coffee and cookies will be provided.
The return of K-State's Three Minute Thesis competition
Time to enhance your research communication skills! The Three Minute Thesis competition returns to K-State Feb. 8 and Feb. 16. All graduate students are invited to participate in the event. Registration deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27.
Learning fun and adventurous for all in McCain Performance Series presentation of 'Odd Squad Live!'
Kid agents Olive and Otto are on the job and need your help to crack their case in the live, interactive production of "Odd Squad Live!" coming to Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30.
KSVDL to sponsor and provide continuing education for 2017 KVMA Convention
The 2017 Kansas Veterinary Medical Association Convention will be Feb. 3-5 at the Hilton Garden Inn Manhattan. A series of sessions, taught by nationally recognized speakers, will cover both small animal and food animal medicine.

News and research

APDesign to offer an accelerated summer studio
The nationally ranked College of Architecture, Planning & Design will offer a 10-week accelerated summer studio designed for transfer students from K-State or outside of the university.

University life

Goal-setting courses, tango for beginners and more available through UFM
K-State and UFM Community Learning Center are offering a variety of noncredit and credit classes for faculty, staff and students including a MillionTo1 Goal-Getting Course, tango for beginners and more.

Kudos, publications and presentations

Highly recognized scientist earning honorary doctorate from Kansas State University
Geraldine "Geri" Richmond will receive an honorary doctorate from K-State in May. Richmond, a 2016 National Medal of Science recipient, is a K-State alumna who serves as presidential chair in science and professor of chemistry at the University of Oregon.
NSF CAREER award winner 'microwaves' next-generation materials for emerging technologies
A Kansas State University chemist is being recognized by the National Science Foundation with a CAREER Award for her outstanding research and work as a teacher scholar.
Regional and community planning faculty member has two recent publications
Newmark
Greg Newmark, assistant professor of landscape architecture and regional & community planning, completed two new publications.

Safety

A cough or a sneeze can spread disease: Protect yourself and others from the flu
At the peak of cold and flu season, the number of reports has increased in the Midwest. As a reminder, if you have flu symptoms — especially a fever — stay home to avoid passing it to the K-State community.