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K-State Today

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

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

Holton Hall

A tree blooms during a spring morning between Holton and Eisenhower halls.

News and research

KSU Foundation: Alumnus contributes to JMC Honors Program
Kansas State University alumnus, Terry Schroff, owner and chief executive officer of Quiet Light Communications, Rockford, Illinois, has contributed to the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass communications for its newly inaugurated honors program.

Events

Update: Farmers Market today
Due to the rain, today's Farmers Market has been canceled. UPC is still giving away succulents in the Fireside Lounge on the first floor of the K-State Student Union, and Stephen Kucera will be playing the piano from noon to 1 p.m.
Sweet Solutions bake sale
Come to Shellenberger Hall from 3-5 p.m. today for the Bakery Science Club's weekly bake sale featuring our specialty item, oatmeal cookies.
K-State celebrates Arbor Day, promotes campus trees
Kansas State University has been a recognized Tree Campus USA since 2013. Numerous events this week are planned in support of this honor.
Memorial tree planting to honor Steve Logback
The K-State family is invited to attend a tree planting ceremony near the front entrance of Dole Hall at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 26. A "Fat Albert" Colorado spruce will be planted to honor the memory of Steve Logback.
Seminar on evolution of outer membrane proteins with Joanna Slusky
The students of the K-State Chapter of Sigma Xi have invited Joanna Slusky to present a seminar at 4 p.m. today in 221 Ackert Hall. A poster session for undergraduate and graduate students will precede the seminar from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in Chalmers Hall.
Douglas Allen featured speaker for April 26 Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Seminar
Douglas Allen, USDA research scientist and assoc. member at Danforth Plant Sciences Center, will present "Applications of transient isotopic labeling to assess metabolic fluxes of primary metabolism in plant tissues" at 4 p.m. April 26 in 13 Leasure Hall.
K-State Concert Band and University Band concerts April 26
The K-State Concert Band and University Band will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26, in All-Faiths Chapel. The concert is free to the public.
K-State Pre-Med Club fundraiser for the Flint Hills Community Clinic
Stop by the Pre-Med Club's table from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 27, at the K-State Student Union to buy raffle tickets for a variety of prizes, including a football signed by Bill Snyder and a basketball signed by Bruce Weber.
Reminder: Retirement reception for David Littrell on Friday
A retirement reception for David Littrell, distinguished professor of music, will be from 4-6 p.m. Friday, April 27, in the Alumni Center Ballroom.
Social work program honors Janice Dinkel, Betsy Cauble with retirement reception Friday
The K-State social work program will host a retirement reception for Janice Dinkel and Betsy Cauble from 4:30-7 p.m. Friday, April 27, at the Alumni Center.
African Student Union hosting seminar 'Giving Back: Insights from a Fulbright Scholar'
The African Student Union, a registered student organization, will host Brad K. Hounkpati, a Fulbright scholar from Georgia, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, in the Bluemont Room of the K-State Student Union.
Lea DeLaria from 'Orange is the New Black' to share her life story, comedy
Lea DeLaria, actress from "Orange is the New Black," will share her life story and stand-up comedy at 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 27, in the K-State Student Union courtyard.
Fulbright information sessions start tomorrow
The Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships is hosting three Fulbright information sessions this week for individuals interested in applying. See the full article for date, time and location details.
June 7 regulatory affairs seminar at K-State Olathe looks at data management in animal health industry
"Data Management for Animal Health Studies" is June 7 at K-State Olathe. It is a seminar for professionals in the animal health industry who work with data quality.
Kirmser Undergraduate Research Awards ceremony May 1
students working together
The public and university community are invited to the Kirmser Undergraduate Research Awards ceremony from 2:30-4 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, in the Hemisphere Room on Hale Library’s fifth floor.

Kudos, publications and presentations

Anthropology student receives national award for GIS modeling of ancestral burial mounds
Jakob Hanschu in the middle receives AA Institute for Field Research Undergraduate Student Poster Award from Susan Chandler, president of the Society for American Archaeology, and Ran Boytner, executive director and founder of the Institute for Field Rese
Jakob Hanschu, junior in anthropology and geography, Hillsboro, is the 2018 recipient of the Society for American Archaeology/Institute for Field Research Undergraduate Student Poster Award.
Architectural engineering students awarded Lighting Education Scholarships
Seven Kansas State University architectural engineering students have been awarded a total of $14,000 in undergraduate scholarships for 2018-2019 from the Besal Lighting Education Fund.
Organ student wins regional organ competition
Audrey Pickering, a freshman majoring in organ performance, won first place and a cash prize in an organ competition sponsored by the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.