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K-State Today

Monday, October 24, 2016

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

Konza Prairie

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

Nelson Goff updates trauma research project to explore how military relationships foster resilience
Undergraduate researchers play a crucial role in following up with military personnel originally surveyed in 2005.
College of Education offers graduate program in school counseling at K-State Olathe
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.
Office of Assessment highlighting national engagement survey results during #NSSEWeek
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 Libraries' Center for the Advancement of Digital Scholarship celebrates Open Access Week
Open Access Logo
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.
Visiting Artist Exhibition opens today, Gallery Talk Oct. 25 with Jennifer Wroblewski
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.
University of Colorado Boulder professor to present for Eisenhower Lecture Series today
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.
College of Architecture, Planning & Design honors five 2006 alumni
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.
'The Rocky Horror Show' live in Chapman Theatre
Rocky Horror Show logo
K-State Theatre to perform Richard O'Brien's "The Rocky Horror Show" in the Chapman Theatre.
Anthropology Club book sale continues
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

Latest book by noted Kansas State University historian earns top recognition
James Sherow, professor of history at Kansas State University, is a winner of the Midwestern History Association's prestigious Hamlin Garland Prize.
Music professor receives national honor from Republic of Poland
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.
Agronomy professor invited to speak at Brazil-U.S. Agricultural Dialogue
Chuck Rice
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.
Journalism student to attend Biotech University
Safiya Woodard
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

Open enrollment for optional life insurance ends Oct. 31
Optional life insurance is available to all benefit-eligible employees in either the KPERS or the Kansas Board of Regents retirement systems.
Fire extinguisher training offerings for November-December
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 shutoff in Durland, Rathbone and Fiedler halls, Engineering Building
Natural gas will be shut off from 7-8 a.m. Oct. 25 in Durland, Rathbone and Fiedler halls and the Engineering Building.
Durland Hall and Rathbone Hall compressed air service interruption
Compressed air will be unavailable from 6-10 a.m. Oct. 25 in Durland Hall and Rathbone Hall.

Volunteer opportunities

Students needed for hunger study
K-State researchers seek participants for a study on college students who experience hunger or food insecurity.