Monday, November 30, 2015

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From the president

November letter from President Kirk Schulz: Overcoming challenges in higher education
President Kirk Schulz
President Kirk Schulz addresses two significant challenges facing K-State over the next year: continuing to build an inclusive environment at K-State and preparing for concealed carry of guns on our campuses.

From the administration

Manhattan Regional Airport parking
Manhattan Regional Airport has opened two new temporary parking lots in preparation for increased travel demand expected from holiday traffic.


'Tis the season for entertainment: Kansas State University the place for holiday music, fun and more
Celebrate the holiday season with Kansas State University through theatre, dance, art, music and more during December.
Geography faculty candidate to present on water management in Kenya
Erick Ananga, doctoral candidate from the University of South Florida, will give a public lecture at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30, in Town Hall of the Leadership Studies Building.
Television classic 'Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer' brought to life on McCain Auditorium stage
Kansas State University's McCain Performance Series presents "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, in McCain Auditorium.
Kansas State University's WinterDance 2015 Dec. 3-5 at Mark A. Chapman Theatre
The Kansas State University School of Music, Theatre, and Dance will present WinterDance 2015 at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3-5, and a matinee at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 5, all in the Mark A. Chapman Theatre in Nichols Hall.
Grammy winner Aaron Neville brings iconic sound to McCain Auditorium for the holiday season
Aaron Neville, the Grammy winner and soul singer, will bring present a holiday show at Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9.
Call for graduate student abstracts: 2016 K-State Graduate Research, Arts, and Discovery Forum
The Graduate Student Council invites all K-State graduate students to participate in the 2016 K-State Graduate Research, Arts, and Discovery, or GRAD, Forum on March 30, 2016.
Expert panel answers questions about climate change on Dec. 2
On Wednesday, Dec. 2, the entomology department will hold an ask-the-experts panel on climate change from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the K-State Student Union Cottonwood Room. The panel will consist of K-State faculty experts from a variety of disciplines.


Call, Umberger, Dykstra halls without power
Electricity is out for Call, Umberger and Dykstra halls. Students with classes in those buildings should contact their professors or instructors to see if the class will be in session. The Manhattan campus is open.
Kansas State University's polytechnic campus receives nation's first approval for unmanned commercial flight training
Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus is the first entity in the United States to receive approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to provide UAS commercial flight training to both students and outside companies.
College of Architecture, Planning & Design honors four 2005 alumni
honoree headshot
The College of Architecture, Planning & Design, or APDesign, is recognizing four alumni for their success 10 years after their graduation. The 2015 honorees are Brad Kingsley, Daniel Creekmore, John Payne and Danielle Hollrah.
Kansas State University anthropology student receives Marshall Scholarship to study food systems, social sustainability
Kansas State University student Jordan Thomas, senior in anthropology, Atchison, has received a Marshall Scholarship for graduate study in the United Kingdom.
Phi Beta Kappa members invited to take group photo Dec. 3
All K-State faculty, staff and student members of Phi Beta Kappa are invited to take a group photo at noon on Thursday, Dec. 3, on the front steps of Anderson Hall as part of a national week of celebration recognizing the society’s 239th anniversary.
Two weeks left to submit your creative work
Just two weeks remain to submit to K-State's literary magazine, Touchstone. We accept poems, fiction, nonfiction and art from undergraduate and graduate students for publication in the 2016 edition of the magazine.
The International Year of Soils: Soils and Climate
Because soil is a main player in the global carbon cycle, "Soils and Climate" is a fitting November theme for the 2015 International Year of Soils, which involves a coordinated effort to educate the public about the importance of soil.


Kansas State University researchers develop cell line to study obesity, other diseases
A Kansas State University research team has created a cell line that can be used in studies aimed at understanding obesity and other disease in humans, a discovery that has caught the attention of a Canadian company that markets innovative work.


Criminologists present at annual meeting in Washington, D.C.
Meeting participants
Faculty and graduate students from the sociology, anthropology, and social work department attended the 71st annual American Society of Criminology meetings, Nov. 18-21, in Washington, D.C.