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K-State Today

Friday, March 24, 2023

K-State Today is a daily email providing faculty and staff a single source of timely K-State announcements.

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News and research

K-State Technology Development Institute creates custom machine for Kansas manufacturing company
K-State's Technology Development Institute is helping Hillsboro Industries, a Kansas manufacturing company, continue to produce high-quality trailers for the livestock industry by designing and fabricating new machinery.
KSU Foundation Chief Investment Officer Lois Cox announces retirement
After 18 years at the Kansas State University Foundation, Lois Cox, CFA, CFP, senior vice president of investments and chief investment officer, will retire June 30, 2023.


Submit a presentation proposal for Summer Academic Advising Institute
The Office of Student Success invites proposals for session presentations at the Summer Academic Advising Institute on May 18.
Retirement reception for Kent Glasscock
Kent Glasscock, president and CEO of K-State Innovation Partners, will be honored at a retirement reception from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, April 6, in the K-State Alumni Center Banquet Room. Remarks will begin at 4:30 p.m.
K-Staters to present 'Pathways to Net Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2050'
The Kansas event on "Pathways to Net Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2050" will be from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, on Zoom. All are invited to register and participate. The event is part of the CHE 670 Sustainability Seminar at K-State.
Baseball hosts Oklahoma this weekend
First pitch is set for 6 p.m. Friday, 4 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. Tickets start at $5 when purchased in advance. The first 250 fans at Saturday's game will receive a free phone wallet. Purchase your Wildcat 4-Pack for Sunday's game for $40.
Attend annual Travel and Dining Auction on April 1
The hospitality management department invites the K-State community to attend the 26th annual Travel and Dining Auction. The auction will take place from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, April 1, at the Hilton Garden Inn and Conference Center.
International Coordinating Council to host International Week celebration
The International Coordinating Council's annual International Week is from Sunday, March 26, to Sunday, April 2.
Kansas Energy Program hosts Statewide KidWind Challenge on March 25
In addition to learning about wind energy, students learn many valuable skills through KidWind
In partnership with the Kansas Corporation Commission, the Kansas Energy Program in K-State Engineering Extension will host the Kansas Statewide KidWind Challenge at the Hotel Topeka at City Center on Saturday, March 25.
APDesign to host Interfaces symposium March 28
The College of Architecture, Planning & Design will host the Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture for the 2023 Interfaces symposium, "Designing Atmospheres: Theory and Science," on March 28 in Regnier Forum, 1118 Regnier Hall.

Memorial services

Remembering Olivia P. Collins
Friends will remember Olivia P. Collins, assistant professor emerita at the Staley School, from 4-8 p.m. Sunday, April 2, at the K-State Alumni Center. The celebration of life will be a come-and-go event. All are welcome.

Kudos, publications and presentations

Paulk receives Outstanding Young Researcher Award
Jon Bergstrom, senior technical support manager, swine, at DSM Nutritional Products presents the Outstanding Young Researcher Award to Chad Paulk on March 14.
Chad Paulk, grain science and industry faculty member, received the Outstanding Young Researcher Award at the recent Midwest American Society of Animal Science meetings.

University life

Teaching and Learning Center compiles ChatGPT resources
The Teaching and Learning Center compiled resources related to artificial intelligence tools, like ChatGPT, in terms of how these tools can be an issue in higher education as well as methods for embracing and incorporating them into your course structure.