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K-State Today Student Edition

Friday, October 18, 2019

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: Purple umbrellas at Bosco Student Plaza.


First-ever Rocktoberfest showcasing K-State geology department
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.
Legal Speaker Series presents Marshall Honeyman
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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 Advance Training on sexuality and gender identity introduction
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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.
K-State Choirs presents 'Dawn of the Madrigal'
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.
K-State philosopher to discuss values in science and science in policy at next NRES Seminar
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Scott Tanona, associate professor of philosophy, will give a public lecture at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, in 231 Ackert Hall.
Division of Biology seminar speaker to present 'Honey bees in peril: An investigation of honey bee viral infection dynamics'
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

Research funded by the U.S. Department of Defense will offer preventive approach to disease outbreak
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

Freshman honorary Quest selects 2019-2020 members
Thirty-seven Kansas State University freshmen have been selected as members of Quest Freshman Honorary.
K-State student wins top honors, team takes second in Australia crops competition
K-State Collegiate Crops Team at the Australian Universities Crops Competition ( l to r): Wes Jennings, Nate Dick, Jayden Meyer, Madison Tunnell, Luke Ryan, Blake Kirchhoff, Dr. Kevin Donnelly - Coach
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.
College of Arts and Sciences announces Stamey and Gaches Teaching and Advising Award winners
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.
Choral program hosts Rick Bjella for teaching residency
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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.

Personnel changes

Sonya Lutter named director of the School of Family Studies and Human Services
Sonya Lutter
Sonya Lutter, professor of personal financial planning, has been named director of the School of Family Studies and Human Services.

Newsletters and magazines

College of Veterinary Medicine shares latest news in October 2019 Lifelines newsletter
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.