Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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From the provost
Provost April Mason writes about a week of action on food security, starting with the 2016 Engagement Symposium on April 4. She also discusses K-State's ongoing momentum in this area and what it means for an emerging university-wide food security network.
Read full announcement | From Provost and Senior Vice President April Mason | February 9, 2016
Six Kansas State University undergraduate researchers will take part in Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at the State Capitol in Topeka.
K-State KNEA-SP is hosting Pizza with Professionals at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, in 217 and 225 Bluemont Hall. Come eat some free pizza while you learn from the wisdom of local teachers and administrators and earn one professional development hour.
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This contest is open to K-State students of all majors, so gather your friends and get your team signed up. Food and drinks will be provided before, during and after the competition. The contest will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27.
Francesco Sala, University of Western Ontario, Canada, will present "Hall Algebras and Sheaves on Surfaces" as part of the Mathematics Department Colloquium Lecture series at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, in 122 Cardwell Hall.
Maggie Anderson, the 2016 Black History Month keynote speaker, will give a lecture at 7 p.m. today in the K-State Alumni Center Ballroom. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
The Student Governing Association is hosting a live conversation at 7 p.m. tonight to take questions and comments from students, faculty and staff regarding a full ban of tobacco on campus. The event will be live on Cox cable channel 8 and online.
Chantal Bilodeau, playwright-in-residence for K-State Theatre's upcoming production "Forward," has been in Manhattan to assist the cast, crew and creative team in fully realizing her play.
The head of Kansas State University's physics department, Amit Chakrabarti, has been named interim dean of the College of Arts & Sciences.
The Kansas Forest Service and NRCS provide free technical assistance and $8.1 million in financial assistance to landowners who implement conservation practices, such as planting trees to control erosion and improve water quality.
The K-State Student Alumni Board, a program of the K-State Alumni Association, will honor Kourtney Bettinger and Clemente Jaquez, the 2016 Distinguished Young Alumni Award recipients Feb. 23.
The filing deadline for candidates for student body president and vice president is Feb. 12.
Kansas State University has been selected as a partner with the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders.
Kudos/ publications/ presentations
The Mary L. Vanier University Professorship has its first recipient: Charles W. Rice, university distinguished professor of agronomy.
The Associated General Contractors of America student chapter in the architectural engineering and construction science department at Kansas State University once again embarked on a service project over winter break.
Five Master of Architecture students from the College of Architecture, Planning & Design attended the 2015 American Institute of Architecture Students FORUM conference in San Francisco, California
Effective Feb. 14, GRA and GTA employees will no longer be required to manually track their hours for ACA compliance in HRIS eTime. As a result, supervisors will no longer be required to approve GRA and GTA hours for ACA in HRIS eTime.