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K-State Today Student Edition

Thursday, April 19, 2018

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

Pergola at the Kansas State University Gardens

The sun shines through a pergola at the Kansas State University Gardens.


Leadership 212: Supporting Cat's Cupboard and university well-being
Flier needed sent out through KSTATE today
The Leadership 212 class is working with Cat's Cupboard to promote food drives and the opportunity to support university well-being among the student body. Bring the targeted food donations to the upcoming Leadership 212 events to show your support.
Mission to Zero: Zero hunger, zero poverty by 2030
Hilary Haddigan, chief of mission effectiveness for Heifer International, will present "Mission to Zero" to address global livestock issues for the 16th installment of the Upson Lecture Series at 6 p.m. Monday, April 23, in McCain Auditorium.
Department of Statistics offers four free summer workshops
The statistics department will offer four free workshops in summer 2018 that focus on recent developments in statistical methodology and computational techniques. These are sponsored by a grant from Shell Oil. Space is limited, so RSVP is recommended.
Week of the Young Child Celebration
Art from young children will be on display at the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 19-21.
Cupcakes for the Cure
Alpha of Clovia will be selling cupcakes on campus April 16-20. Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society. Come to 1200 Pioneer Lane on Thursday, April 19, for a cupcake bar, face painting, photo booth, yard games, raffles and more.
What's going on with the two ash trees near Dole Hall?
Ash Peel Dole Hall
Cathie Lavis, associate professor of horticulture and natural resources, explains why bark has been removed from two trees in front of Dole Hall and invites K-Staters to join Green Week and Arbor Day celebrations April 23-27.
Register for the Conference on Applied Statistics in Agriculture
The 2018 conference will feature a workshop "Introduction to Graphical Modeling for Agricultural Data" and a keynote address, "Harnessing Operational Farm Data to Enhance Advancement of Agricultural Sciences," by Guilherme J.M. Rosa.
Farewell celebration for Provost April Mason May 9
A farewell celebration honoring April Mason, provost and senior vice president, will be Wednesday, May 9. Guests are invited to stop by the Alumni Center Ballroom between 3:30-5 p.m. Remarks from President Richard Myers will begin at 4 p.m.
Strong community welcomes all to country dance
This free event will take place from 8-11 p.m. Saturday, April 21, in the Strong Community Courtyard. No experience or partner is needed, and beginner lessons will be available. Guests can also enjoy refreshments during a live performance by R&P.
FarmHouse and K-State Proud bring you Philanthrocakes
FarmHouse and K-State Proud will host Philanthrocakes from 5-7 p.m. April 22. Come and enjoy pancakes, Kornerbooth and yard games. All proceeds will go to K-State Proud to help students stay at K-State. Admission will be $5 at the door.
Haymaker Hall invites you to Haylapalooza
Come to Haylapalooza from 4-8 p.m. April 22 on the Haymoore lawn for free food, fun, and games. There will be gift basket drawings from several local businesses, free Chipotle, and many more activities and prizes.
Earth Day: Julia Butterfly Hill to speak to students about environmental activism
On Earth Day, Julia Butterfly Hill, who is best known for having lived in a tree for two years to protest deforestation, will speak at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 22, in Forum Hall of the K-State Student Union.

News and research

KSU Foundation: Hale family contributes to library renovation
The children of Joyce and H.D. “Joe” Hale have donated $500,000 to the Hale Library first-floor renovation project at Kansas State University.
National Humanities Center selects Lisa Tatonetti as 2018-2019 fellow
Lisa Tatonetti
Lisa Tatonetti has been named a 2018-2019 fellow of the National Humanities Center, a privately incorporated institute for advanced study in the humanities.
Kansas State University and Deere & Company continue research partnership
Deere & Company representatives met with a number of university officials and researchers and toured facilities before reconfirming a commitment to collaborate on future projects.
Can I use this? Can I show that? Avoid plagiarism and copyright infringement with a new research guide
Academic librarians Rachel Miles and Christina Geuther
Do you complete academic work? Perform? Edit websites? You are likely interacting with copyrighted content. Academic librarians Rachel Miles and Christina Geuther have published a research guide to help students avoid common copyright issues.

Shared governance

Student Senate agenda
Student Senate will meet at 7 p.m. today in the Wildcat Chamber at the K-State Student Union. A PDF file of the full Senate agenda is available.

University life

Conversation Days with international students
College of Business Administration students volunteered to assist English Language Program students with language development to enhance their conversational English skills and better prepare them for the traditional classroom.

Kudos, publications and presentations

Three students receive Goldwater honorable mentions
The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation is recognizing three Kansas State University students with honorable mentions.
Blue Key Senior Honorary selects scholarship recipients
Awardees were selected for demonstrating a clear dedication to the three pillars of Blue Key: scholarship, leadership and service.
Department of Economics Annual Awards Banquet
Undergrad Award Winners
The Department of Economics hosted its annual awards banquet Friday, April 13, at the Bluemont Hotel. Student and faculty awards were presented.
Kansas State University is Big 12 champions in recycling
recycle symbol
K-State won the 2018 Big 12 recycling competition in Recyclemania 2018. During the eight weeks of the competition, K-Staters recycled 486,286,000 pounds of recyclable material.
College of Engineering doctoral students win best paper award
Kansas State University doctoral students Kaiming Bi and Yuyang Chen, industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, have received the 2018 Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers Best Track Paper Award for Modelling and Simulation.
Canaan Endicott named 2018 Kyle Pelton Student Employee of the Year
Student employees, supervisors, family and friends gathered April 11 to recognize those nominated for the award named after Kyle Pelton.
K-State Sales Team shines at 2018 National Collegiate Sales Competition
K-State Sales Team students (from left to right) Rachel Kipper and Abbie O’Grady
The K-State Sales Team took on the best and brightest sales students from around the country at the 2018 National Collegiate Sales Competition, bringing home second place overall out of a field of more than 140 students representing 72 universities.

Newsletters and magazines

Manhappenin' Magazine spring issue launch party April 19
Graphic for the event
K-Staters are invited to come out and see the spring issue of Manhappenin' Magazine, Wanderlust at a launch party from 8:30-9:30 p.m. April 19.

Volunteer opportunities

Take the Open Streets Manhattan Survey for a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card
Flyer, small
Researchers from Kansas State University's Functional Intensity Training Laboratory, or FIT lab, are conducting research on opinions regarding a public physical activity event, Open Streets Manhattan and fielding interest in a Ciclovía event.
Want a free gym membership, coaching in CrossFit this summer?
We are looking for participants for a research study this summer regarding autoregulatory responses and the effects of intensity modulation in CrossFit. Participants will receive a free gym membership and coaching for their participation.