Friday, November 17, 2017
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Focused in Friday: A turkey statue in the Kansas State University Gardens.
From the president
President Myers shares information about the budget modernization process.
From the administration
During this season of thanks, President and CEO Greg Willems shares how the KSU Foundation makes saying thank you an important part of the giving experience — thanks to the leadership of the stewardship and donor engagement team.
News and research
Like to give your furry friend tidbits of human food on Thanksgiving? A Kansas State University veterinarian shares several food safety tips on how to keep people and their pets healthy this holiday season.
Four pathologists and one parasitologist recently joined the lab, which delivers accurate, innovative and timely diagnostic and consultative services to the veterinary and animal health community in Kansas and the nation.
Learn more about Konza United Way and help K-State reach its campaign goal of $100,000.
The Friends of McCain Holiday Home Tour Dec. 3 supports the McCain Performance Series and its educational and outreach programming.
The Black Faculty Staff Alliance will kick off a book club in February 2018. The group invites administrators, faculty, staff, students and community members to explore "Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America."
The Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry calls for undergraduate submissions for the Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol on Feb. 14, 2018.
Sign up now for mock interviews with health professionals on Nov. 30 at the Berney Family Welcome Center.
Deans, department heads, faculty, business officers, student life administrators, marketing managers, recruiters and anyone involved with enrollment management is encouraged to attend the "EAB @ K-State workshop" on Nov. 20 at the K-State Student Union.
The K-State Veteran Student Center will host a presentation about the history, purpose and future of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club from 1-2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27, in Room 207 of the K-State Student Union.
Kudos, publications and presentations
Sarah Cosgrove, postdoctoral research fellow in the kinesiology department, has been awarded the K-State Office for the Advancement of Women in Science and Engineering, or KAWSE, ADVANCE Postdoctoral Researcher Travel Fund.
Julie L. Pentz, associate professor and associate director of dance in the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, is serving a three-year term as director of student initiatives for the National Dance Educators Organization.
The K-State Office for the Advancement of Women in Science and Engineering announces the Assistant Professor ADVANCE Distinguished Lecture Series award recipients for the 2017 fall semester.
Campus construction and maintenance
Durland Hall electricity to be shut off 5-10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21.
Newsletters and magazines
The November Lifelines newsletter features the fall teaching awards in the College of Veterinary Medicine, a video feature with Jessica Meekins who performed cataract surgery on a baby gibbon, Halloween pet pics and more.
K-Staters are encouraged to return Green Apple Bikes before leaving for fall break. Bikes can be returned to any rack or placed adjacent to curbs.
The K-State Student Union will have adjusted hours for the week of fall break and Thanksgiving.
The Richard L.D. and Marjorie J. Morse Department of Special Collections will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, and Tuesday, Nov. 21. Special Collections will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 22, through Sunday, Nov. 26.
The Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art office and galleries will be closed Nov. 23-25 and Dec. 24 through Jan. 1, 2018.