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K-State Today

Friday, October 20, 2017

K-State Today is a daily email providing faculty and staff a single source of timely K-State announcements.

Focused in Friday

Focused in Friday: Enjoy a treat while sitting on the table and chairs in front of Call Hall.

News and research

Program coordinator joins K-State Olathe team
Evie Kowalewski
Evie Kowalewski joins the Kansas State University Olathe campus as the program coordinator for the associate dean.
First weekly LiveSafe winner announced
K-State Police Glen Brown, Randy Myles, Samantha Purdy and Jason Blackburn present April Aranda with gift cards.
April Aranda, freshman in interior design, is the first weekly winner of the LiveSafe contest that is running through Oct. 28. As a weekly winner, Aranda received gift cards to Einstein Bros. Bagels in Hale Library and the K-State Student Union.
United Way campaign underway
Kansas State University's United Way campaign has started.


Search committee announces two additional candidates for associate vice president for student life/diversity and multicultural student affairs
The search committee announces two of the four finalists who will interview for the associate vice president for student life/diversity and multicultural student affairs, or AVPSL/DMSA, position.
Talking animals, buried treasure and a daring rescue all part of 'My Father's Dragon' Oct. 26 at McCain
Presented by the Enchantment Theatre Company, "My Father's Dragon" is based on the stories by Ruth Stiles Gannett.
Haul for Homeless fundraiser
Alpha Phi Omega and K-State social work students will collect donations for the Manhattan Emergency Shelter from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, in front of Walmart on Bluemont Avenue.
K-State Meat Sale today
Don't miss this week's specials at the K-State Meat Sale. Pick up your tailgating meat of choice from 2-6 p.m. today in 103 Weber Hall. On sale this week are steaks, pork loin chops, ground pork, pork sausage and bacon.
Paraguayan Student Association to host social Wednesday, Oct. 25
K-State's Paraguayan Student Association will host its second Paraguayan Social of the semester from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, in the K-State Student Union courtyard.
MATLAB seminar offered Oct. 24
A MATLAB seminar will be offered from 3-5 p.m. Oct. 24 in DUE 1109, the Engineering Hall Auditorium. MATLAB is a programming environment for algorithm development, data analysis, visualization and numerical computation.

Kudos, publications and presentations

Chapman Center for Rural Studies featured in National Endowment for the Humanities promotional campaign
Lost Kansas Communities, a project of the university's Chapman Center for Rural Studies, is featured in a new brochure from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
K-State Soil Judging Team takes regional honors, qualifies for nationals
K-State's Soil Judging team placed second at the 2017 Region 5 Soil Judging contest and qualifies for the national competition next spring in Tennessee.
Porath presents at conference for educators
Suzanne Porath
Suzanne Porath, assistant professor of curriculum and instruction in the College of Education, recently presented a session during the fall online conference for The Educator Collaborative Gathering.
Center for Risk Management Education and Research selects 2018-19 student fellows
The K-State Center for Risk Management Education and Research welcomes its sixth and largest class of student fellows to the center. A group of 36 undergraduate and graduate students will join the center starting in January 2018.
Wilson selected as 2017 Ultrafast Optics XI Conference poster award winner
Derrek Wilson, doctoral student in physics, was selected as the 2017 Ultrafast Optics XI Conference winner for the Ultrafast Optical Phenomena Technical Group Outstanding Poster Presentation Award.
Read full announcement | From Kim Coy | October 20, 2017

University life

College of Arts and Sciences Diversity Lecture Series call for applications
The College of Arts and Sciences announces a call for applications for the Diversity Lecture Series, which provides funding of $500-$1,000 to bring prominent speakers, presenters or performers to K-State. Application deadline is Nov. 15.
Family of K-State's 'Wildcat Victory' composer recognized during K-State Homecoming festivities
This fall, Kansas State University and the K-State Alumni Association are celebrating the 90th anniversary of the fight song "Wildcat Victory." Joining the celebration during K-State Homecoming are family members of fight song composer Harry Erickson '27.