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K-State Today

Friday, September 20, 2019

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

Focused in Friday

Focused in Friday: Staircase at Engineering Hall.

News and research

Nominate a graduate for the Distinguished Young Alumni Award
Student Alumni Board, a program of the K-State Alumni Association, is seeking nominations for its Distinguished Young Alumni Award.
Applications open for Excellence in Innovation and Economic Engagement Award
Apply for the K-State Excellence in Innovation and Economic Engagement Award recognizing exemplary economic engagement across efforts in Talent, Innovation and Place by Oct. 7.


Reminder: DMSA Family recognition event Sept. 25
The Department of Diversity and Multicultural Student Affairs reminds everyone in the K-State community to nominate your friends and colleagues on campus for the DMSA Family Recognition Pinning Celebration and attend the ceremony Sept. 25.
Art in Motion Western-themed kickoff event at the Beach Museum of Art
Saddle up and join us for the free celebration to kickoff the Beach Museum's "Art in Motion" annual program series. Family-friendly event. In conjunction with "Harmony in the 'Hatt" music festival in Triangle Park.
Horticulture Club's annual mum sale has been extended
The Horticulture Club's mum sale has been extended to Saturday, Sept. 21. The sale will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the north side of the Kansas State University Gardens by the visitor parking.
Doug Walker to present 'Help Them Experience It' professional development event today
As part of the Teaching and Learning Center's professional development series, Doug Walker, associate professor of marketing, will present "Help Them Experience It" from 10-11 a.m. today in 4061 College of Business Building.
Internationally renowned urban designer to present at APDesign Ekdahl Lecture Series
Renee Kemp-Rotan
Urban designer Renee Kemp-Rotan, president and CEO of Studio|Rotan will present "The Africatown International Design Idea Competition — So NOW what's the story?" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, in Regnier Forum, Regnier Hall.
Last Movies on the Grass free film at Sunset Zoo Sunday, Sept. 22
The final Movies on the Grass film of the series, "RiverBlue," will show at 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at Sunset Zoo. Free admission to the zoo starts at 5 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Tree identification class with Kansas Forest Service and UFM on Sept. 24
Explore the Kansas Forest Service Demonstration Arboretum and Honor Grove during this interactive class and learn the basics of tree identification, including leaf shape and arrangements and other characteristics.
Come have fun at community dance festival 'Garba and Dandiya Night'
Join SPICMACAY, in collaboration with UPC, for "Garba and Dandiya Night," a fun, free, family-friendly community dance festival with simple and easy to follow Indian folk dance steps. The event will start at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21 in the Union Ballroom.
Biology seminar Sept. 23: 'Predator-induced mechanisms shaping integrated phenotypes across timescales'
Laura Stein, assistant professor at the University of Oklahoma, will present "Predator-induced mechanisms shaping integrated phenotypes across timescales" as part of the Division of Biology Seminar Series at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 23, in 221 Ackert Hall.
Attend research assistant professor candidate seminar
Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend seminars by candidates for produce safety research assistant professor on Friday, Sept. 20, and Friday, Sept. 27, both beginning at 10:30 a.m. in 2024 Throckmorton Hall.

Kudos, publications and presentations

Inaugural cohort of Rural Resource Resiliency NSF research trainees selected
The Rural Resource Resiliency graduate training fellowship, funded by the National Science Foundation Research Traineeship, known as NSF NRT, program at Kansas State University has selected 16 students in its first cohort.
Interior design professor awarded professional grant
Professor Kaup
Migette Kaup, professor of interior design, has received a professional grant from the International Furnishings and Design Association's Education Foundation.
American Marketing Association recognizes marketing professor's paper as 'Best in Track'
Mike Krush
Mike Krush, assistant professor of marketing in the College of Business Administration, and his co-authors were recognized at the 2019 American Marketing Association's Summer Academic Conference.
Busy week for the K-State Bands
The K-State band program had a busy week of pep band performances and festival adjudications. Frank Tracz, director of bands, will also award the Sudler Trophy to the West Chester University Marching Band on Saturday, Sept. 21.

Health and safety

King Hall annual emergency light test
Annual emergency light testing will take place from 4-7 a.m. Monday, Sept. 23, at King Hall.

University life

Nominations open for Joey Lee Garmon scholarships
The Department of Diversity and Multicultural Student Affairs is accepting applications for the Joey Lee Garmon Undergraduate Multicultural Student Scholarship and Joey Lee Garmon Undergraduate Scholarship for Social Justice.
Academic Achievement Center Learning Lab and tutoring
The Academic Achievement Center Learning Lab will open Monday, Sept. 23, on the first floor of Hale Library. Alongside the Learning Lab, tutoring services will be offered in the same space.
Chemistry storeroom closed this afternoon
The chemistry storeroom in 2 King Hall will be closed this afternoon, Friday, Sept. 20.