Monday, May 25, 2015

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Events

Reminder: Secretary of Homeland Security to deliver Landon Lecture May 27
Jeh Johnson, secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, or DHS, will deliver a Landon Lecture at Kansas State University at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 27, in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union.
College of Human Ecology commencement speaker change
The College of Human Ecology will have a slight change in program for Saturday's commencement ceremony. K-State President Kirk Schulz will give the address at the College of Human Ecology commencement at 4:30 p.m. in Bramlage Coliseum.

News

Distance graduate uses 2+2 partnership as pathway to Kansas State University degree
Nathan Legleiter always wanted a K-State degree, but he needed a way to complete it while living and working in the Great Bend area. He used a special partnership between Barton Community College and the university to complete his bachelor's degree.
Fiedler Library closes; related services and materials relocated to Hale Library
To accommodate a planned student success center in Fiedler Hall, Fiedler Library will close on May 15.
Enhancing student experience through the Arts & Sciences instructional fee
Six Arts & Sciences students in the COMM 551: Senior Honors Thesis course presented their research at the Central States Communication Association's Undergraduate Honors Research Conference in April thanks to funding provided by the instructional fee.
Union Program Council's Executive Board gains new members
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The newly selected members of Kansas State University's Union Program Council's 2015-2016 Executive Board for the K-State Student Union have the opportunity to leave their mark on campus.
New ambassadors selected to promote K-State Student Union
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The K-State Student Union has selected the 2015-2016 Union Ambassadors. The program provides outstanding student leaders with the opportunity to promote the Union to prospective students, on-campus organizations and the Manhattan and K-State communities.

Kudos

Wichita student earns College of Business Administration's Outstanding Senior Award
Michael Records, a May 2015 bachelor's candidate in finance with a minor in economics and a certificate in integrated investment management, Wichita, is the College of Business Administration's Outstanding Senior in Business for spring 2015.
Kirmser Awards recognize exceptional undergraduate scholarship at Kansas State University
Outstanding undergraduate research in topics ranging from presidential history to biosystems engineering has earned several Kansas State University students the Kirmser Undergraduate Research Award, presented through the K-State Libraries.
Faculty, staff and students honored at K-State Global Campus Honors and Awards Reception
Kansas State University Global Campus presented five awards to K-State faculty, staff and students at the 2015 K-State Global Campus Honors and Awards Reception.

Gifts

Garmin executive gives $1 million to Kansas State University engineering expansion
Dr. Min Kao, of Garmin International Inc., has made a $1 million gift to create four labs in the Phase IV building addition at the Kansas State University College of Engineering.

Volunteer opportunities

Looking for sisters for relationship study
Sisters ages 45-65 are needed for a study on the meaning of sister relationships in middle adulthood.