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K-State Today

Friday, October 12, 2018

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: Lights at the Kansas State University College of Business Building

From the administration

An update from AD Gene Taylor
In this update, AD Gene Taylor discusses football season, Madness in Manhattan and other topics.

News and research

US Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue presenting Landon Lecture on Nov. 1
Sonny Perdue, U.S. secretary of agriculture, will be the next speaker in Kansas State University's Landon Lecture Series. Secretary Perdue's speech will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, in McCain Auditorium. No backpacks or large personal bags allowed.
K-State researchers receive nearly $1 million to study carbon cycle science in tallgrass prairie
Kansas State University researchers in the Division of Biology have received a $998,261 award from the Department of Energy to dig deeper into the impacts of landscape change and drought on carbon storage in grasslands.
University and KC employers, collaborators use summer activities to engage first-generation students
Over the summer, hundreds of middle and high school students from underrepresented populations in Kansas City, Kansas, participated in STEM-centric activities from Kansas State University.
K-State Libraries launches peer research consultation program
Peer Research Consultation is open to all students in need of assistance with research assignments. It will be especially helpful for undergraduates who are novice researchers.

Events

The Library and Your Research: Starting your literature review workshop on Monday
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Are you preparing a literature review for a paper, article, thesis or dissertation? Learn why a literature review is important, how to use K-State Libraries' databases to select articles, how to evaluate the articles and how to organize the review.
LEGO My Eggo
Stop by the PAWS table between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. today on the K-State Student Union terrace for free waffles and hot chocolate. Enjoy your freshly toasted waffles, play with Legos and learn about various stress management techniques.
Animal sciences and industry family and friends invited 'home' for reunion
Join K-State animal sciences and industry tonight for the fourth annual Family and Friends Reunion. Hosted at the Stanley Stout Center, the event welcomes alumni and friends back "home" and the opportunity to reconnect with friends, faculty and students.
Basketball's Madness in Manhattan tonight in Bramlage
Be in Bramlage tonight for this free event featuring both men's and women's basketball teams. Doors open at 7 p.m. The first 4,000 fans receive an Elite Eight rally towel and magnet. This is your first chance to see the Wildcats since the Elite Eight run.
JP's Sports Grill to host five-course dinner with craft beer pairings
JP's Sports Grill chef Allan Ortiz and a representative of Three Rings Brewery are partnering to create a fun, five-course meal expertly paired with local beers. Attendees must be 21 or older.

Kudos, publications and presentations

Business students participate in International Supply Chain Case Competition
From left to right: Dan Minick, Timothy Lillis,Lawson Roberts, Alex Grey, Brock Steinert, Brandon Savage
Four students from the College of Business Administration recently participated in the General Motors/Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business Supply Chain Case Competition in Detroit.
Geographers present at regional conference
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Faculty members, visiting scholars and graduate students from the geography department participated in the annual meeting of the Great Plains/Rocky Mountain Division of the American Association of Geographers Oct. 5-6 in Manhattan.
Two national awards of distinction within fraternity community
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Delta Sigma Phi and past Interfraternity Council president, Lucas Renz, win national awards of distinction and will be recognized during the homecoming pep rally tonight.

Campus construction and maintenance

Throckmorton Hall east section service interruption
Service interruption: Q Fans/exhaust 7 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15, through 7 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19, in the east section of Throckmorton Hall.

University life

Prayer and meditation room available in Holtz Hall
The space in Hale Library that was long earmarked for prayer and meditation has been temporarily relocated to 5 Holtz Hall.
Center for Student Involvement seeks applicants for Student Advisory Board
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The Center for Student Involvement Student Advisory Board will be comprised of students from across campus and varying involvement experiences and will include students who are committed to improving the student involvement experience at K-State.