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K-State Today Student Edition

Friday, April 20, 2018

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

Focused in Friday

Focused in Friday: The untitled sculpture north of King Hall known as “The Fork" was sculpted by James Wentz for "Art In Situation."


25th Annual K-State Merit Badge Conference
Kansas State University will host the 25th annual Boy Scouts of America, Coronado Council, Konza District Merit Badge Conference and Target First Class Program on Saturday, April 28. Peter Dorhout, vice president for research, will be the keynote speaker.
Activate Summit: Leadership in a Time of Resistance
The Staley School of Leadership Studies Ambassadors will host a summit Sunday, April 22, to help participants engage in community organizing and make connections with organizations.
Green Week presents 'What's Your Tree?: Having a Life of Purpose, Passion and Power' lecture by environmental activist
The image shows Julia Hill in one of the many trees she saved.
Julia Hill will reflect on her personal experience as an environmental activist to inspire students into action and challenge the audience to consider sustainable practices and engage in green initiatives at 4:30 p.m. April 22, Earth Day, in Forum Hall.
Women's Rugby Cold Stone Fundraiser
Support the Women's Rugby Team at Kansas State from 5-10 p.m. Monday, April 23, at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory/Cold Stone Creamery in Aggieville.
Kansas Statewide Transgender Education Project to give workshop April 28
KSTEP logo
Presenters from the Kansas Statewide Transgender Education Project will give a workshop about many topics — including how to be an ally to the transgender community — from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, April 28, in the Big 12 Room of K-State Student Union.
AASU hosts Muay Thai class today, event rescheduled
The Asian American Student Union is hosting a free Muay Thai class at 6 p.m. today in the K-State Student Union courtyard. Taste of Asia has been rescheduled for 5:30-8 p.m. April 29 at the International Student Center on Mid-Campus Drive.
Kat Chat's faulty Zoom links
Kat Chat Logo
Counseling Services apologizes for any inconvenience anyone has encountered trying to use Zoom to join a Kat Chat instead of coming to 13 Leasure Hall in person. All of Kat Chats are recorded and posted later on the Counseling Services website.
Sigma Xi International Research Society Poster Session and Seminar
Flyer for Dr. Joanna Slusky's Seminar and Student Poster Session
K-State Sigma Xi, international scientific research honor society, will host Joanna Slusky, assistant professor at KU, at 4 p.m. April 25 in 221 Ackert Hall. Poster session will be from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the Chalmers Hall atrium.
Preview of 'She Kills Monsters' today
A preview of K-State Theatre's "She Kills Monsters" will be performed at 12:30 p.m. Friday, April 20, on Bosco Plaza. Tickets available for a discount inside the K-State Student Union from noon to 1:30 p.m.
Green Week begins on Earth Day, Sunday, April 22
K-State's second Green Week begins on Earth Day, April 22, with Clean Up MHK and "What's Your Tree?" by Julia Butterfly Hill. Additional events are planned throughout the week.
Week of the Young Child open house April 21
Join us for a free afternoon of gallery activities and art projects for the whole family from 1:30-3 p.m. April 21, at the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art. Additional inspiration will come from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

News and research

Computer science, mathematics major earns university's top honor for undergraduate research
Maria Fernanda De La Torre Romo
A senior in computer science and mathematics, Maria Fernanda De La Torre Romo is being recognized for excellence in research.

University life

Summer intersession course on sexual violence
Do you need an elective? Do you want to complete a three credits hour course in just two weeks? Try FSHS 300 ZF: Sexual Violence. This class will be May 14 through June 1.

Kudos, publications and presentations

Junior honorary Chimes selects new members for 2018-2019
Kansas State University's junior honorary, Chimes, has selected members for the 2018-2019 school year.
Science communication advice from the director of the Cornell Alliance for Science
Sarah Evanega recently visited K-State to discuss the need for more effective strategies to communicate science to the public. Read what she had to say about challenges in agricultural science, the power of storytelling, and more.


Beocat adds Matlab compiler
Beocat hard drives
Beocat has added the Matlab compiler and the most common toolboxes to its set of available software packages.

Volunteer opportunities

Seeking participants for a study of the role that relationships play during recovery from substance use.
A graduate student is looking for females, ages 18-29, to participate in a research study about the role that relationships play during recovery from substance use for at least one year. Participants that complete the interview will receive $25.

'Cat tales

Old college tradition returns with Cats For Clean Air
When the Cats for Clean Air policy is implemented on June 1, Kansas State University will reinstate a policy that dates back to the university's founding.