Friday, October 18, 2019
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Focused in Friday: Purple umbrellas at Bosco Student Plaza.
Come meet geology students and learn about rocks and minerals at this rock-themed festival with live music, local food and more at Rocktoberfest, part of Science Communication Week, from 3-7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at Blue Vista.
K-State Pre-Law Ambassadors to host attorney Marshall Honeyman as part of the Legal Speaker Series from 5-6 p.m. today in 209 K-State Student Union.
Safe Zone will host an Advance Training on sexuality and gender identity introduction on Oct. 21. The training is for faculty, staff, student and community members who wish to learn more about sexuality and gender identities.
The K-State Collegium Musicum, Madrigal & Motet Ensemble, and Recorder Consort will present "The Dawn of the Madrigal" a concert of music from the Italian Renaissance and beyond, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at All Faiths Chapel.
Scott Tanona, associate professor of philosophy, will give a public lecture at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, in 231 Ackert Hall.
Carol Fassbinder-Orth, associate professor in the department of biology at Creighton University, will deliver a seminar, "Honey bees in peril: An investigation of honey bee viral infection dynamics" at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, in 221 Ackert Hall.
News and research
A new tool being developed at K-State will provide a risk assessment of individuals becoming infected before it happens and will guide implementing preventive measures.
Kudos, publications and presentations
Thirty-seven Kansas State University freshmen have been selected as members of Quest Freshman Honorary.
A K-State student took top honors and the Crops Team placed second in the Australian University Crops Competition recently. The event was hosted by the Australian Grain Growers organization at the University of Adelaide, South Australia.
The College of Arts and Sciences has announced the 2019 winners of the William L. Stamey Awards for undergraduate teaching and advising, as well as the winners of the Ronald N. Gaches Teaching Awards.
The K-State choral program welcomed Rick Bjella, artistic director for the San Antonio Chamber Choir, to campus Oct. 11 for a teaching residency with the K-State Choirs where he provided professional development for Kansas choral educators.
Sonya Lutter, professor of personal financial planning, has been named director of the School of Family Studies and Human Services.
Newsletters and magazines
The October issue of Lifelines is now online with the latest news from the College of Veterinary Medicine. Top headlines include new VTRPK scholars, David Poole chosen for Iman Research Award, veterinary students perform BQA assessments, and more.