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K-State Today Student Edition

Thursday, February 21, 2019

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

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From the Kansas Board of Regents

Kansas Board of Regents Feb. 20 meeting university updates
The Kansas Board of Regents meeting on Feb. 20 included several items related to Kansas State University.


Management Career Meet-Up Feb. 21
Management Career Meet-Up
Students interested in opportunities in management are invited to attend today's Management Career Meet-Up at the Berney Family Welcome Center.
Regnier Lecture on Entrepreneurship Feb. 21
The K-State Economics Club will host David Stetler, founder and president of FantasyCruncher.com, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, in 231 Waters Hall. Stetler will present this year's Regnier Lecture on Entrepreneurship.
Join KSCI Works to polish scicomm skills
Hear Chris Balakrishnan, founder of Nerd Nite, describe his experience and reflect on history, progress and challenges in science communication from noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 22 in 324 Ackert Hall.
Jesse Nippert to give geology seminar Feb. 21
Jesse Nippert, associate professor in the Division of Biology, will give a presentation titled "Ecohydrology of the Konza Prairie" in this week's geology seminar. The presentation will take place at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, in 213 Thompson Hall.
Division of Biology Seminar Feb. 22: 'Mechanisms of Behavioral Innovation in Birds'
The Division of Biology will host Chris Balakrishnan, associate professor at East Carolina University, as part of the Division of Biology Seminar Series at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, in 221 Ackert Hall.

News and research

Alan and Jan Levin invest in naming the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
Alan and Jan Levin invest in the naming of the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering in the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering.
Cargill executive, philanthropist James Haymaker to receive honorary degree
A longtime Cargill executive and Kansas State University alumnus will receive the university's highest honor, an honorary doctorate, in May.
Prestigious Vanier Bluemont Scholarship at Polytechnic Campus awarded to Kansas, Missouri seniors
The Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus has selected three high school seniors from Kansas and Missouri as the recipients of the 2019 Vanier Bluemont Scholarship.

University life

College of Arts and Sciences offering $2,000 Academic Engagement Scholarships
The College of Arts and Sciences encourages sophomore, junior and senior undergraduates, as well as graduate students, to apply for an Academic Engagement Scholarship. Deadline is March 18.
Project funding available for Wildfire Community Preparedness Day
You can help your neighborhood create a sense of community by working together on a project that can make a difference. Apply for $500 to fund community wildfire risk reduction activities. The deadline to apply is March 1.

Kudos, publications and presentations

Political science professor receives Quincy Wright Distinguished Scholar Award
Jeff Pickering, professor of political science, is the 2019 recipient of the Quincy Wright Distinguished Scholar Award by the International Studies Association.

Volunteer opportunities

Volunteers needed for All-University Open House
Volunteers are needed for K-State All-University Open House from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 6.