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Friday, February 16, 2018

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

Focused in Friday

Focused in Friday: Engineering design elements at the Engineering Complex.

News and research

Kansas State University researchers to study effect of starch on human health
Kansas State University researchers are studying the digestibility of starch and its effect on human health concerns, including obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
More than 50 students studying online receive scholarships from Kansas State University
Kansas State University Global Campus awarded more than 50 scholarships to students from across the country and Canada for the spring 2018 semester. The scholarships ranged from $600 to $1,500 each and totaled $54,200.
Finalists announced for Three Minute Thesis
Gabriela Magossi one of the finalists explains her research in the heats on Tuesday, Feb. 13.
Eight graduate students beat the clock and will advance to participate in the final Three Minute Thesis Competition at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, in the K-State Alumni Center Banquet Room.

Shared governance

Professional Staff Affairs Committee updates
Professional Staff Affairs Committee provides a summary of current topics and initiatives, invites all faculty and staff to attend the upcoming open forums, and identifies committee members.


Visiting artist lectures by Wendy Edwards and Jerry Mischak Feb. 20
The art department will present talks by internationally recognized artists Wendy Edwards and Jerry Mischak from noon to 1:45 p.m. Feb. 20 in the McVay Family Town Hall in the Leadership Studies Building. Admission is free and open to the public.
Tournées French Film Festival
The Tournées Film Festival will be Feb. 16-March 4 in 15 Eisenhower Hall. Six French and francophone films will be shown with English subtitles. The event is free and open to the public.
Presale tickets end today for K-State Rodeo this weekend
The 62nd annual K-State Rodeo will be Feb. 16-18 in Weber Arena. Presale tickets end today. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door for adults; $8 in advance or $10 at door for children, K-State students or military with ID. Weekend passes are $30.
Workshop: Teaching Tools to Improve Student Learning and Teacher Evaluations
Come enjoy a free lunch and learn new teaching techniques and strategies from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23. Email teaston@k-state.edu to register.
Paraguayan Student Association hosts first spring Paraguayan Social
K-State's Paraguayan Student Association, an official student group, will host its first Paraguayan Social of the semester from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, in Room 209 of the K-State Student Union.

Kudos, publications and presentations

American ethnic studies professor invited to participate in decolonial feminism philosophy workshop
American ethnic studies professor April Petillo is among a dozen emerging scholars accepted to participate in a workshop on Saidiya Hartman's work.
Parker performs and lectures at Composition in Asia conference
Composer Reena Esmail, trumpeter Craig B. Parker, and pianist Ko Eun Lee following a performance of Esmail's "Jhula Jhule"
Craig B. Parker performed and lectured at the Composition in Asia second International Symposium and Festival at the University of South Florida.
Babcock publishes research grant report
Michael Babcock, professor of economics, published the final report of a research grant funded by the Agricultural Marketing Service of the U.S. Department of Agricultural.

Volunteer opportunities

New volunteer training set to begin at Konza Prairie
Volunteer docents help with environmental education at Konza
Training for new volunteers at the Konza Prairie Biological Station begins on Tuesday, Feb. 27. Volunteers form the heart of Konza's environmental education program.

University life

Call for nominations for the James R. Coffman 2018 Leadership Institute
The 2018 James R. Coffman Leadership Institute will be Aug. 8-10. This two-and-a-half-day institute will offer faculty and unclassified staff a unique opportunity to refresh and enhance their leadership skills and knowledge.
Deadline extended for Kyle Pelton Student Employee of the Year Award nominations
Nominate your outstanding student employees for the 2018 Kyle Pelton Student Employee of the Year award. The nomination deadline has been extended to Friday, Feb. 23.