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K-State Today

Friday, September 22, 2017

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: The sundial in the Quad.

News and research

Kansas State University a part of collaborative effort for study of Arctic warming trends and effects
Biological and agricultural engineering researcher Aleksey Sheshukov is part of a collaborative research team studying warming effects in the Arctic.
Read full announcement | From Mary Rankin | September 22, 2017
Veterinary researcher receives grants worth more than $700,000 to investigate swine diseases and influenza B virus
Grants from the National Institutes of Health and Merck Animal Health will help the College of Veterinary Medicine's Wenjun Ma research swine diseases and influenza B.
Sue Maes and Dennis Hemmendinger create scholarship for Global Campus students
Sue Maes, retiring dean of K-State Global Campus, and her husband, Dennis Hemmendinger, have given a gift to Global Campus to create the Sue Maes and Dennis Hemmendinger KSU Foundation Family Scholarship.

Events

ADVANCE Distinguished Lecture Series presents Shirley Luckhart
Shirley Luckhart, professor at the University of Idaho and co-director of the Center for Health in the Human Ecosystem, will present as part of the ADVANCE Distinguished Lecture Series at noon Sept. 25 at the K-State Student Union.
Read full announcement | From Tawny Ochs | September 22, 2017
K-State students, faculty observe Banned Books Week
Banned Books Week logo
The K-State English department, Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society, K-State Libraries and 91.9 KSDB Manhattan, K-State's student-run radio station, are co-sponsoring a series of events Sept. 24-30 to recognize Banned Books Week.
The B-52s bringing party music to McCain Performance Series
The B-52s will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, in McCain Auditorium.
Out of the Darkness Walk is tomorrow
Registration will be from 10-11:45 a.m. Sept. 23 in Bosco Student Plaza. Please come out and show your support and help raise funds for suicide prevention.
Mental Wellness Week: Stomp the Stigma
Join Wildcat Wellness Coalition and Peer Advocates for Mental Wellness and Success for Stomp the Stigma from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 22 in the Quad.
Don't miss K-State meat sale Friday
Visit 103 Weber Hall between 2 and 6 p.m. today for this week's K-State meat sale. The K-State Meat Lab also is taking tailgate orders. Call 785-532-1279 to place your order today.
Read full announcement | From Angie Denton | September 22, 2017

Kudos, publications and presentations

Morgan to join National Science Foundation as a rotating program director
Ted Morgan, associate professor of biology, has been selected by the National Science Foundation to serve as a rotating program director for the Division of Integrative Organismal Systems.

Human resources, benefits and training

Movement Challenge week four results
The Movement Challenge week four results are in! Your fellow K-State colleagues have an average daily activity per person of 9,960 steps per day.

Campus construction and maintenance

Service interruption: King Hall domestic water
Domestic water will be shut off from 6:30-10:30 a.m. Sept. 25 at King Hall.
Read full announcement | From Cody Smith | September 22, 2017

Newsletters and magazines

Summer highlights, internships, research and alumni updates from Personal Financial Planning
Learn about the latest highlights and updates from the Personal Financial Planning program, which offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees and two graduate certificates. Read about student internships and how PFP connects research and practice.

Volunteer opportunities

Gardens volunteer work day
Volunteers needed at the Kansas State University Gardens to help with fall clean up from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 23.
Read full announcement | From Cindi Morris | September 22, 2017