Monday, October 24, 2016
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Konza Prairie Biological Station, managed by the Division of Biology, is dedicated to a threefold mission of long-term ecological research, education, and prairie conservation.
News and research
Undergraduate researchers play a crucial role in following up with military personnel originally surveyed in 2005.
The College of Education announces the availability of its school counselor program at the K-State Olathe campus facilitated by its award-winning faculty. The two-year program is open to college graduates with a bachelor's degree.
The Office of Assessment will highlight results of the 2016 National Survey of Student Engagement on Twitter Oct. 24-28. Follow the Office of Assessment at @KStateAssess and use the hashtag #NSSEWeek.
K-State celebrates International Open Access Week, Oct. 24-30, with an information session, film screenings and a celebration of K-State students and faculty who are committed to open access initiatives.
The art department will present the exhibition "Endogenic Flux Machine" by artist Jennifer Wroblewski Oct. 24–Nov. 4 in the Chapman Gallery in Willard Hall. Wroblewski will present a Gallery Talk at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 25. A gallery reception will follow.
Fred Anderson, professor at the University of Colorado Boulder, will give a presentation as part of the Eisenhower Lecture Series at 7:15 p.m. today in the K-State Alumni Center's banquet room.
The College of Architecture, Planning & Design, or APDesign, at K-State is recognizing five alumni for their success 10 years after their graduation from the university and APDesign programs.
K-State Theatre to perform Richard O'Brien's "The Rocky Horror Show" in the Chapman Theatre.
The Anthropology Club book sale continues from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 24-28 on the Quad in front of Waters Hall. The books, donated by the Donna C. Roper estate, cover a range of academic subjects and are priced from $1 to $10.
Kudos, publications and presentations
James Sherow, professor of history at Kansas State University, is a winner of the Midwestern History Association's prestigious Hamlin Garland Prize.
Slawomir Dobrzanski, professor of music, has been selected to receive the prestigious Badge of Honor for Outstanding Contributions to Polish Culture awarded by the Republic of Poland.
Chuck Rice, university distinguished professor of agronomy and Mary L. Vanier university professor, was invited to be a speaker at the second Brazil-U.S. Agricultural Dialogue Oct. 19 in Brasilia, Brazil.
Students from across the country will gather at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism to learn about the science of biotechnology. Among them will be Safiya Woodard, a senior in the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications.
Human resources, benefits and training
Optional life insurance is available to all benefit-eligible employees in either the KPERS or the Kansas Board of Regents retirement systems.
The environmental health and safety department suggests annual fire extinguisher training, WTD159, for all university employees. This training is offered several times this fall.
Campus construction and maintenance
Natural gas will be shut off from 7-8 a.m. Oct. 25 in Durland, Rathbone and Fiedler halls and the Engineering Building.
Compressed air will be unavailable from 6-10 a.m. Oct. 25 in Durland Hall and Rathbone Hall.
K-State researchers seek participants for a study on college students who experience hunger or food insecurity.