Thursday, March 26, 2015

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Events

All-University Open House allows visitors to experience campus through food, fun and learning
Students, visitors and community members are invited to unfold their futures at K-State. On Saturday, April 11, the Manhattan and Salina campuses will offer activities, learning, fun and food as part of the annual All-University Open House.
Dementia workshop to focus on creativity, use of theater techniques
"Sometimes Ya Gotta Laugh," a performance about the world of caregiving for those diagnosed with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia, will be part of the Personhood and Dementia Workshop on Thursday, April 9, at the K-State Alumni Center.
Geologist to discuss convergent plate boundary processes
Geologist Robert Stern to discuss links between volcanism, convergent plate boundaries and formation of crust at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 26, in 216 Thompson Hall.
Exploring social media with NodeXL on April 10
"Exploring Social Media with NodeXL" is a two-hour session that introduces some of the social media data extraction and network graphing functionalities of NodeXL. This event will be 1:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, April 10, at 301 Hale Library.
Flint Hills History Conference March 27-28
The Flint Hills History Conference is a student-oriented conference jointly organized by the History Graduate Student Organizations of Kansas State University and the University of Kansas. The conference will be March 27-28 in the K-State Student Union.
Watch performances, explore student groups at the OSAS Performance Group Showcase
Visit the K-State Student Union courtyard from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, to enjoy a sampling of K-State's brightest stars. You'll see one-of-a-kind performances from student performance groups.
Office 365: New features covered in Zoom sessions March 26-27
Three Zoom videoconferencing sessions are scheduled this Thursday-Friday for students and faculty/staff to learn more about new features for Office 365 that were released earlier this month, including free Office desktop apps, Web apps and mobile apps.
PBS cancer documentary screening, resource fair Saturday
Flier for PBS Cancer Documentary Screening Event
The Johnson Cancer Research Center and KTWU 11 will host a special preview of the PBS documentary, "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies," along with a community resource fair, from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at the Manhattan Public Library.
Faculty Senate hosts spring open forum April 3
The Faculty Senate of Kansas State University invites you to the spring 2015 open forum with President Schulz and Provost Mason from 1-2 p.m. Friday, April 3, in the Tadtman Boardroom at the K-State Alumni Center.

News

Students help visitors unfold their futures at K-State's All-University Open House
A group of K-State students is helping unfold a future of fun and exploration at this year's All-University Open House. On Saturday, April 11, the yearlong work of the event's core coordinating committee will pay off with a celebration to remember.
Political science graduate program ranked No. 1
The political science graduate program in the College of Arts & Sciences at Kansas State University has been ranked the No. 1 program in the nation by GraduatePrograms.com for its faculty support and career support.
Campus printing just got easier in computing labs
Over spring break, some needed improvements were made to the Pharos printing system used in computing labs across campus. This is the first major upgrade in several years, and it addresses some commonly seen errors users were experiencing when printing.
Simple tasks help protect your credit
In a world where data breaches, credit card fraud and identity theft are becoming more common, consumers should consider ways to protect themselves.

From the vice president for research

RSCAD Momentum
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Simons Foundation announced a program for early career scientists to strengthen the research community and bring innovative approaches to the study of biological problem.

Kudos

Landscape Contracting Team places eighth out of 65 collegiate teams at national competition
2015 Team
The Kansas State Landscape Contracting Team, with 26 members, was awarded eighth out of 65 colleges and universities on March 15 at the National Collegiate Landscape Competition closing ceremony at North Carolina State University.

Safety

Some blue-light emergency phones temporarily nonoperational
The K-State Police Department wants the campus community to know that some of the blue-light emergency phones are currently not operational because of construction projects on campus.

Volunteer opportunities

Participate in survey: What is the just thing to do?
A political science undergraduate is looking for participants in an online survey about justice. This project, No. 7649, has been reviewed by the Kansas State University Institutional Review Board, Human Subjects.

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