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K-State Today

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

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


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

K-State chemical engineering and chemistry faculty members awarded Department of Energy grant to develop a new ammonia synthesis process
Large-scale production of ammonia is required to supply the nitrogen that supports the global food system.
Power outage continues in Kedzie Hall
Power outage continues for Kedzie Hall because of an underground line break. The outage is expected to continue through Wednesday, Sept. 28.
Center for Advocacy, Response, and Education hires new coordinator
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.
Associate director of School of Music, Theatre, and Dance takes Tap to Togetherness international
Julie L. Pentz teaches and performs at Ghana's National Theater, University of Ghana and Dagara Music Center.
Kansas Forest Service seedlings available now
Ponderosa pine, southwestern white pine, and pinyon pine seedlings growing strong and looking good in the Kansas Forest Service shade house.
Fall sale runs through Oct. 14; spring sales start in December.


New Faculty Institute luncheon on Oct. 5 to feature Michael Wesch
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.
Read full announcement | From Karen Large | September 28, 2016
Bakery Science Club sale and Farmers Market bake sale today
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.
Learn about volunteer, internship and employment opportunities at Fort Riley
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.
Read full announcement | From Kali Summers | September 28, 2016
K-State Farmers Market coming to Bosco Student Plaza
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 hosting tamale fundraiser through Oct. 7
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
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.
Civil War Era Drawings panel discussion Sept. 29
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.
2016 K-State Benefits Fair Oct. 6
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.
Paraguayan Student Association hosting social event Sept. 29
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

K-State Alumni Association names Carl and Mary Ice grand marshals for K-State Homecoming parade
2016 Homecoming Logo
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.
Read full announcement | From Tim Schrag | September 28, 2016
Veterinary action from Africa takes top prize in 'Veterinarians Around the World' photo competition organized by Kansas State University
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.
College of Education ambassador program grows in diversity, impact
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.
K-State's Mortar Board chapter receives national award
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 session offered Oct. 11
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.


K-State Online: Spring 2017 courses have been created
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

Service interruption: Throckmorton Hall domestic hot water
The east and west sections of Throckmorton Hall will be without domestic hot water from 7:30-11:30 a.m. Sept. 29.
Read full announcement | From Cody Smith | September 28, 2016

Newsletters and magazines

September issue of WorldWide Wildcats distance student newsletter available
The September 2016 issue of the Kansas State University Global Campus distance student newsletter, WorldWide Wildcats, is now available.

Volunteer opportunities

Children with autism spectrum disorder needed for research study beginning Oct. 7
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.