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K-State Today

Thursday, August 25, 2016

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

Berney Family Welcome Center

Purple lights illuminate the Berney Family Welcome Center at night

From the administration

From the V.P. for Research: RSCAD Momentum
Learn about this week's funding highlight, the National Science Foundation's Major Research Instrumentation Program — plus see where K-State RSCAD is making news, read announcements relevant to researchers across disciplines and more.

News and research

National Science Foundation supports research on the effects of climate variation on tropical birds
Alice Boyle with a manakin
Alice Boyle, assistant professor in the Division of Biology, received support from the National Science Foundation to study the effects of extreme rainfall on endangered tropical birds.
Nominations now open for the 2016 International Educator of the Year Award
The Office of International Programs is currently accepting nominations for the 2016 International Educator of the Year Award. Nominations are due by 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30.


K-State Alumni Association announces Homecoming theme: 'Growing Up Purple'
Homecoming logo
Kansas State University's 2016 Homecoming Week will take place Oct. 16-22. The week marks K-State's 101st Homecoming celebration. Kansas State University students, alumni, families and friends are invited to participate in the events and activities.
Faculty, students urged to join 'Pet Food Experience' Sept. 14-15
Kansas State University's growing expertise in the pet food industry is helping to provide numerous opportunities for faculty and students.
College of Arts & Sciences Undergraduate Research Opportunities Fair today
Student performing chemistry research with faculty member.
Come explore a wide range of scholarly activities, opportunities for research and portals to discovery at the College of Arts & Sciences Undergraduate Research Opportunities Fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today in the K-State Student Union's courtyard.


New mobile app proves essential to K-State community
With the new academic year underway, the innovative K-State Mobile app is connecting faculty, staff and students across campus with the resources they need, right at their fingertips.
Office 365 Planner on the way
Office 365 Planner, a project management tool, will soon be released to K-State as part of Office 365. A few features include creating new plans, organizing and assigning tasks, sharing files, getting updates on a project's progress and more.

Volunteer opportunities

Youth wellness program participants needed
Attention parents of girls ages 8-13. K-State researchers from the Physical Activity and Nutrition Clinical Research Consortium are currently recruiting participants for a wellness study.