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K-State Today Student Edition

Thursday, January 18, 2018

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

Martin Luther King Jr. 1968 speech

Martin Luther King Jr. gives a speech on Jan. 19, 1968 at Ahearn Field House. Courtesy of the University Archives.

From the Kansas Board of Regents

Kansas Board of Regents Jan. 17 meeting updates
The monthly Kansas Board of Regents meeting on Jan. 17 included several items related to Kansas State University.

From the administration

Governmental relations office hosts Legislative Review Sessions
During the 2018 Kansas legislative session, the Office of Governmental Relations will host a series of Legislative Review Sessions to keep the campus community informed on issues affecting the university.


Agri-Industry Career Fair open to students of all majors
Students have the opportunity to network with more than 85 agri-industry employers to learn about internship and career opportunities.
Three minutes to register: Three Minute Thesis is back Feb. 13 and Feb. 27
Graduate students have the chance to compete in the third Three Minute Thesis competition. This fun, engaging competition provides students with the opportunity to present their research in three minutes or less. Ready to compete? Register by Feb. 2.
Attendees of MLK's K-State address gather to reflect on his message
MLK 50th logo
Exactly 50 years after Dr. King's historic speech, four individuals who attended his lecture will share their remembrances. "I was there: Reflections on MLK’s 1968 K-State visit" is at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 19 in Town Hall of the Leadership Studies Building.
Storytelling workshop kicks off the 2018 K-State 48 Film Festival
KSU 48 logo
The K-State 48 Film Festival kicks off the year with a storytelling workshop for students.
Career awareness: Working in the public and private sector
All K-Staters are invited hear about scholarships, licensure and work in the public and private sector in civil engineering at 7 p.m. Jan. 18 in 105 Umberger Hall. Pizza is served at 6 p.m. on the second floor of Fiedler Hall.
Chief executive officer of International Interior Design Association to present at APDesign
Cheryl Durst
Cheryl S. Durst will present "Design, culture, work + life: People, place and the future" as part of the 2018 Ekdahl Lecture Series at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, in Regnier Forum at Regnier Hall.

News and research

Athletic training announces pre-professional program
Athletic training student
Students enrolling in the athletic training program starting in fall 2018 will enroll in a five-year pre-professional bachelor's degree program.
Hospitality management professor of practice joins K-State Olathe
Brett Horton
Brett Horton has joined Kansas State University as a professor of practice in hospitality management at K-State Olathe.
Kansas State Polytechnic students visit Washington, D.C., to learn aviation policymaking
Kansas State Polytechnic students enrolled in an aviation legislation course visit the U.S. Senate during a recent trip to Washington, D.C.
Students from Kansas State University's Polytechnic Campus received a unique learning opportunity during winter intersession when they traded in their classroom for the United States capital.
CVM faculty journey to Tanzania for third workshop in OIE Veterinary Education Twinning Project
CVM faculty visit Sokoine University in Tanzania
This past November and December, six K-State College of Veterinary Medicine faculty and staff had the opportunity to visit Sokoine University of Agriculture and its College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in Tanzania.

University life

Green Action Fund now accepting proposals
The Green Action Fund is now accepting proposals for the spring 2018 semester from student groups and campus offices.

Kudos, publications and presentations

Two APDesign students receive prestigious Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Graduate Fellowship
Andrew Young and Rachel Foss, regional & community planning students in the College of Architecture, Planning & Design, are among two students across the U.S. to be honored with the 2017-2018 Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Graduate Fellowship.
Rader receives outstanding teaching assistant award
Geology teaching assistant Mikaela Rader, senior in education and geology, has received the 2018 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award from the National Association of Geoscience Teachers.
Rauh joins McNair Scholars Program as program manager
Cheryl Rauh
The Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program welcomed Cheryl Rauh as program manager on Jan. 8.
College of Education faculty members present at Harvard
Jill Wood and David S. Allen are interviewed at Harvard.
David S. Allen and Jill Wood presented about K-State's digitally mediated field-based supervision program at a recent convening of experts at Harvard's Graduate School of Education.


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Newsletters and magazines

Graduate School's winter alumni newsletter
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