Tuesday, April 28, 2015

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Research

Aquatic ecologist says dams are boxing in fish — indicators of environmental health — causing them to disappear from Kansas
Call them the canary in the coal mine for water quality; small fish species are being extirpated from Kansas rivers, according to Kansas State University ecologists.

News

College of Education welcomes new ambassadors
The College of Education welcomes 11 new ambassadors for the 2015-16 academic year.

Events

2015 Chet Peters Lecture focuses on understanding today's digital natives
Diane Dean, associate professor at Illinois State University, will present "Digital Native, Digital Immigrants: The New Biculturalism on College Campuses" at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 30, in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union.
Kansas State Postdoctoral Association spring meeting
The Kansas State Postdoctoral Association, or KPA, will have its spring meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, in 4023 Throckmorton Hall, the Hansing Library.
Kat Chats with Counseling Services: Surviving Finals
open book
Join Counseling Services from 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, in 13 Leasure Hall for tips and strategies on making it through finals week with your sanity intact and your stress levels low.
Reminder: Panel discussion 'Preparing College Students for Success in the Professional World'
Join us for a panel discussion with individuals who have successfully navigated an extreme professional environment from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Friday, May 1, in Town Hall at the Leadership Studies Building.
Melissa-Harris Perry presents 'Silent Voices and the Fight for Justice'
Melissa Harris Perry Photo
Melissa Harris-Perry, MSNBC talk show host and national political commentator, will present "Silent Voices and the Fight for Justice" at 7 p.m. Monday, May 4, in Forum Hall in the K-State Student Union.
Kansas State University Salina joins Air Associates for professional pilot program recruitment at Cessna Demo Day
Aviation enthusiasts interested in pursuing a flying career in the Kansas City metropolitan area will have the opportunity to learn more about becoming a pilot at the annual Air Associates of Kansas Cessna Demo Day Saturday, May 2.

Kudos

Recent physics article highlighted in prestigious Nature Photonics journal
A recent article spearheaded by the J.R. Macdonald Laboratory in the physics department, under the leadership of Carlos A. Trallero, assistant professor of physics, has been highlighted by the journal Nature Photonics.
Communication studies faculty, students present research at Central States Communication Association Conference
Communication Studies faculty and students won top research awards at the Central States Communication Association Conference this month.

Technology

K-State Online: Canvas walk-in workshops available throughout summer
Upgrade to Canvas
Do you have a quick question about upgrading your courses to K-State Online powered by Canvas? Grab your laptop and stop by any of the Canvas Walk-In Workshops throughout the summer to have your questions answered.
'Driving Change–Steering into the Future of Ed Tech' Summer Institute on Distance Learning and Instructional Technology Conference July 30-31
Colleague 2 Colleague, a nonprofit regional professional organization, is hosting the 16th annual Summer Institute on Distance Learning and Instructional Technology conference July 30-31 at Johnson County Community College.

Maintenance

Proposed summer 2015 parking lot paint schedule
A proposed 2015 summer lot painting schedule is now available. Please check for scheduling conflicts against upcoming conferences and events.

Newsletters

Agricultural Economics spring e-newsletter
We are excited to share the spring 2015 e-newsletter to provide you updates from the K-State agricultural economics department.
2015 Conquest Magazine showcases K-State cancer research
2015 Conquest Cover
The 2015 Conquest magazine is now available. This annual magazine of the Johnson Cancer Research Center showcases multidisciplinary cancer research by K-State faculty and students.