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K-State Today

Thursday, April 18, 2019

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

Spring at the K-State Gardens

From the administration

Research Weekly
Find the most recent funding opportunities and events for researchers in the April 17 edition of Research Weekly.

From the Kansas Board of Regents

Kansas Board of Regents meeting university updates
The Kansas Board of Regents meeting on April 17 included some items related to Kansas State University.

News and research

Two K-Staters receive prestigious NSF CAREER awards
Ryan Rafferty, assistant professor of chemistry, and Yi Zheng, assistant professor of grain science and industry, receive prestigious NSF CAREER awards.
Using girdled trap trees for detection of emerald ash borer on K-State campus
Grace Wilcox starting to remove bark from ash tree
Walking across campus you may notice something peculiar with a couple of trees. Specifically, two trees; one on the east side of Kedzie Hall and the other on the northeast side of Shellenberger Hall.
Reminder: Kirmser Undergraduate Research Award applications due April 26
a group of students study around a laptop
Undergraduate students are encouraged to apply by April 26 for the sixth annual Kirmser Undergraduate Research Award. The award recognizes excellent research, especially projects that incorporate library resources, with monetary prizes of up to $1,000.
K-State Athletics to participate in NCAA Sexual Assault/Violence Prevention Social Media Campaign
K-State Athletics is joining the NCAA's Student-Athlete Enhancement Committee and the Division I, II and III Student-Athlete Advisory Committees to participate in the Days of Action: Sexual Assault/Violence Prevention Social Media Campaign April 17-18.


Save the date: College of Veterinary Medicine dean candidate open forums
The search committee announces open forum dates with candidates who will interview for dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine.
K-State Police, Air Force ROTC to conduct on-campus active shooter training today
K-State Police and Air Force ROTC Detachment 270 will team up to conduct a large-scale active shooter training from 4-6 p.m. today in Gen. Richard B. Myers Hall.
Event postponed: 'The History and Art of Tea by Tea Master Shozo Sato'
"The History and Art of Tea by Tea Master Shozo Sato" event postponed, to be offered in fall 2019.
ATID Showcase event April 25
The Showcase of Excellence gallery exhibit and runway show will take place April 25 at the K-State Alumni Center. Current and prospective students' work is displayed in a fun and creative way. Buy your tickets today.
Earth Day speaker Mikel Stout to discuss environmental law
Join the pre-law program on Earth Day to welcome renowned Wichita litigator Mikel Stout as he shares about his career and experience with environmental law. The event will take place at 4 p.m. Monday, April 22, in 207 K-State Student Union.
Final CRM open session April 25 on managing and improving student-university relationships
The last open session for anyone who would like to share their CRM feedback is 1:30-3 p.m. Thursday, April 25, in 207 K-State Student Union. If you are unable to attend in person, join the meeting via Zoom: ksu.zoom.us/s/946254621.
College of Arts and Sciences to host Thirsty Thursday April 25
If you have a thirst for knowledge about what's happening around the College of Arts and Sciences, this is an event for you.
USDA scientist to demo soil app at brownbag seminar
Jeff Herrick uses the LandPKS app on his phone.
Jeff Herrick, soil scientist for the USDA Agricultural Research Service, will talk about the LandPKS soil app a USDA Brownbag Seminar at 2 p.m. today in 137 Waters Hall.
Reminder: Chet Peters Lecture tomorrow
headshot of Dr. Linder
The 2019 Chester E. Peters Lecture Series presents Chris Linder as this year's featured speaker. Linder will discuss "Historical and Power-Conscious Approaches for Addressing Campus Sexual Violence" at 10 a.m. April 19 in Forum Hall at the Union.
University Printing offers tips at Printing 102 session
University Printing will host "Printing 102: The Next Step" from 9-10:30 a.m. Friday, April 26, in the Big 12 Room of the K-State Student Union.
Kirkpatrick to present Commerce Bank Distinguished Graduate Faculty lecture April 23
The Graduate School has recognized Kimberly Kirkpatrick as a 2018-2019 Commerce Bank and W.T. Kemper Foundation Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award recipient. All are invited to attend a public presentation of Kirkpatrick's work.

Kudos, publications and presentations

Alpha Tau Omega awards top Mortar Board scholarship to Ashlyn Fisher
Ashlyn N. Fisher, a graduating senior in life sciences and pre-medicine, St. John, is the 11th recipient of the Michael E. Brown Alpha Tau Omega Mortar Board Leadership Scholarship.
Hallmark Case Competition awards $1,650 in prizes to College of Business students
Hallmark Case Competition
The marketing department recently partnered with Hallmark to offer a new marketing case competition, with $1,650 in prizes for the winning teams.
K-State Alumni Association honors eight students for excellence
Eight graduating Kansas State University students will be recognized by the K-State Alumni Association for outstanding achievements throughout their college careers during an awards luncheon on April 24 at the K-State Alumni Center.
Two honored with honorary membership in Alpha Omega Epsilon
Bette Grauer, assistant dean for retention, diversity and inclusion, and Jennifer Thornburg, retention coordinator, both from the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering, were awarded honorary membership in Alpha Omega Epsilon.
Undergraduate journal publishes second edition
The second edition of Live Ideas: Undergraduate Primary Texts Journal was published on Monday, April 15.
Silver Key hosts service event with Boys and Girls Club
Silver Key Sophomore Honorary is collaborating with Kansas State University Baseball to bring members of the Manhattan Boys and Girls Club to today's baseball game.

Newsletters and magazines

April 2019 Lifelines — College of Veterinary Medicine newsletter
The April issue of Lifelines, the official newsletter of the College of Veterinary Medicine, is now online. Top stories include the Zoetis Research Award, a USDA-NIFA Grant, Alumni Fellow seminar and more.