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K-State Today Student Edition

Monday, August 29, 2016

K-State Today Student Edition is a daily email providing K-State students a single source of timely K-State announcements.


Fountain at Kansas State University Gardens


Daytime drop-ins, Career Closet offered weekly at new Career Center location
Drop by the Career Center in the Berney Family Welcome Center from noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday for a brief advising session or to browse the Career Closet for free, professional attire for upcoming career fairs and interviews.
K-State to host pep rallies at Kansas State Fair
K-State will host two pep rallies at noon and 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at the 2016 Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson.
PepsiCo principal scientist to present seminar
John Mathew, K-State alumnus with a doctorate in grain science, will discuss snack food product development in industry at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30.
Register for the 2016 Education Symposium 'Taking Teaching to the Next Level' Sept. 12-16
Join the College of Education for the 2016 Education Symposium, "Taking Teaching to the Next Level," Oct. 13 in the K-State Student Union. Registration will be Sept. 12-16 in the Bluemont Hall lobby. Cost is $25 and includes lunch.
Certificate in Professional Strategic Selling information session offered on Aug. 31
The National Strategic Selling Institute at K-State invites students to enjoy some pizza during an informational session for those interested in obtaining a certificate in professional strategic selling.
Center for Engagement and Community Development announces fall engagement brown bag series
The first brown bag session will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, in 247 Leadership Studies building. These professional development sessions are designed for faculty, graduate and undergraduate students.
Kick off the school year with music, theatre, art and more at Kansas State University
As the school year begins, opportunities for cultural entertainment at Kansas State University are commencing as well.
Friends of the Kansas State University Gardens event to feature talk by author Kathryn Aalto
Join the Friends of the Kansas State University Gardens and journey through the landscapes of Ashdown Forest, the inspiration for A.A. Milne's "Hundred Acre Wood," with author Kathryn Aalto for the Gardens' next Luncheon Series event on Friday, Sept. 16.

News and research

K-State Libraries work to provide free textbook access
This year, thanks to student-centered tuition enhancement funding from the Student Governing Association, K-State Libraries have put the main textbook for targeted courses on reserve at Hale Library. Find out if your textbook is available.
Sign up, modify settings for K-State Alerts emergency notification system
K-Staters are encouraged to sign up or review notification settings for K-State Alerts directly on the university's Connect website. People who have previously signed up for alerts are now signed up for all three campus alerts.
J.R. Macdonald Lab receives nearly $8 million DOE grant renewal
Kansas State University's James R. Macdonald Laboratory has received a nearly $8 million grant renewal from the U.S. Department of Energy.
Help give a new name to an old building
old Foundation building
University officials seek building name suggestions from the campus community for the building commonly referred to as the old Foundation building.

University life

Counseling Services offers fall semester therapy groups
Counseling Services offers group therapy to all K-State students during the fall semester. Group therapy is the preferred option for students wanting to better understand themselves and how they relate to others. Call 785-532-6927 to learn more.


IPhone, iPad emergency security patch IOS 9.3.5 available from Apple
On Aug. 25, Apple released an emergency security patch version iOS 9.3.5 after discovering a spyware that allows hackers to take full control of any iPhone. ITS recommends anyone with an Apple iOS device update to version 9.3.5.

Volunteer opportunities

Like pets? Petfood Innovation Workshop and Pet Food Experience provides opportunities to volunteer and network
Pet Food  Experience
K-State is hosting the second annual Pet Food Experience and Petfood Innovation Workshop Sept. 13-15. Students are invited to volunteer and/or attend the workshop.