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K-State Today

Friday, November 16, 2018

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: Kramer Dining Center

News and research

Battle of the sexes: Biologist uses DOD grant to research trauma survival differences between men, women
A Kansas State University biologist is using a $650,000 U.S. Department of Defense grant to study the differences between men and women and how their hormones affect the ways they respond to medication and surgery after a traumatic event.


Provost Taber to speak at Nov. 28 New Faculty Institute luncheon
The New Faculty Institute will host a luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, in the Flint Hills Room at the K-State Student Union. Charles Taber, provost and executive vice president, will be the featured speaker. RSVP by noon Nov. 26.
Annual poinsettia sale today at the K-State Gardens
The annual poinsettia, centerpiece and amaryllis sale is from noon to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, in the Visitor Center at the Kansas State University Gardens, 1500 Denison Ave.
Reminder: K-State Book Network student, faculty/staff award submissions due Dec. 7
Angie Thomas "The Hate U Give"
The K-State Book Network reminds the K-State community that there are three award opportunities available: two for students and one for faculty/staff. Applications are due by Friday, Dec. 7.

Kudos, publications and presentations

K-State Sales Team brings home top individual, third-place team awards from International Collegiate Sales Competition
Abbie O'Grady, first place individual at the International Collegiate Sales Competition
Abbie O'Grady, junior in marketing, won first place in the individual competition and K-State finished third in the team event.
Schumm awarded lifetime achievement award by Marquis Who's Who
Walter Schumm
Walter R. Schumm, professor in the School of Family Studies and Human Services, has been awarded the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award from Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles.
Architectural engineering and construction science students and faculty rank high in regional competition and leadership positions
Architectural engineering and construction science students and faculty brought home top competition placements and elected leadership positions from the North Central Region, Region 4, mid-year meeting of the Associated Schools of Construction.

Newsletters and magazines

November 2018 Lifelines — College of Veterinary Medicine newsletter
The November issue of Lifelines is now online and features the latest news from the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Volunteer opportunities

Participants needed for a food and beverage survey
K-State's Center for Sensory Analysis and Consumer Behavior is looking for people who have relatively recently moved to the U.S. to participate in an online survey related to food and beverages.

University life

K-State Libraries announce fall break schedules
All K-State Libraries locations will be closed for at least part of fall break. Here are the details.