Wednesday, September 28, 2016
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A dandelion is rooted among the many native plants in The Meadow, a patch of tallgrass prairie north of the Beach Museum.
News and research
Large-scale production of ammonia is required to supply the nitrogen that supports the global food system.
Power outage continues for Kedzie Hall because of an underground line break. The outage is expected to continue through Wednesday, Sept. 28.
The Center for Advocacy, Response, and Education has hired Caitlin Carrington as a new coordinator who will provide advocacy and support for survivors of sexual violence, harassment, stalking and domestic abuse.
Julie L. Pentz teaches and performs at Ghana's National Theater, University of Ghana and Dagara Music Center.
Fall sale runs through Oct. 14; spring sales start in December.
Michael Wesch, associate professor of anthropology and university distinguished teaching scholar, will be the featured speaker at the New Faculty Institute luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, in the Flint Hills Room of the K-State Student Union.
Stop by Shellenberger Hall from 3-5 p.m. today for the Bakery Science Club sale. The club will have an additional sale from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today in Bosco Student Plaza as part of the campuswide Farmers Market.
The Institute for the Health and Security of Military Families and Fort Riley Child, Youth and School Services will host a Q-and-A session from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today in 166 Justin Hall.
Union Program Council invites students, faculty, staff and the Manhattan community to the K-State Farmers Market from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, in Bosco Student Plaza.
K-State's Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers is hosting a tamale fundraiser through Oct. 7. Preorder one dozen tamales for $13 or a half dozen for $7 in 1056 Rathbone Hall or online.
The Beach Museum of Art will host a discussion of regional Civil War history at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29. The exhibition "Civil War Era Drawings from the Becker Collection" is on view through Dec. 17.
Join your colleagues at the 2016 K-State Benefits Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 6. This year's fair focuses on benefits and resources available to all benefit eligible employees to support their holistic well-being.
K-State's Paraguayan Student Association, an official student organization, will host its first Paraguayan Social and Spanish conversation event from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, in the Quad.
Kudos, publications and presentations
Kansas State University alumni Carl and Mary Ice are the grand marshals for the Oct. 21 K-State Homecoming Parade. The parade will begin at 5 p.m. at Manhattan Town Center and will proceed through Aggieville before ending in City Park.
An image of wildlife veterinarians saving a rhino from poachers in South Africa's Kruger National Park is the first-place winner in a photography contest organized by the International Programs office in the College of Veterinary Medicine at K-State.
The Kansas State University College of Education has selected 62 future educators for its 2016-2017 class of ambassadors. The new class holds the distinction of being the largest group of ambassadors in college history.
The Kansas State University chapter of Mortar Board National Senior Honor Society received a Gold Torch award at the 2016 Mortar Board National Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Human resources, benefits and training
Recognizing Discrimination and Sexual Harassment will be offered in conjunction with Introduction to Supervision. Consider enrolling in this session if you would like more information regarding the university's sexual harassment policy.
The Automatic Course Creation for spring 2017 is now complete. Course shells — with the exception of 900 level courses — have been created in K-State Online. Instructors now have the ability to make changes to their courses to prepare for spring 2017.
Campus construction and maintenance
The east and west sections of Throckmorton Hall will be without domestic hot water from 7:30-11:30 a.m. Sept. 29.
Newsletters and magazines
The September 2016 issue of the Kansas State University Global Campus distance student newsletter, WorldWide Wildcats, is now available.
K-State researchers seek participants ages 3-6 and diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder to participate in a four-week social group. Researchers will explore the potential effect of classroom lighting on the students.