KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS



Book on student debt featuring K-State professor's chapter wins AERA award
Kudos, publications and presentations
Kay Ann Taylor, College of Education associate professor, authored a chapter on her experience with student debt in her golden years. The book, a collection of critiques on current public policy, received AERA's 2018 outstanding book award.


Highlights from the May 8 Faculty Senate meeting
Shared governance
These are the highlights from the May 8 Faculty Senate meeting. Minutes become available on the Faculty Senate website as they are approved.


Morse Scholarship award winner works to organize Manhattan's renters and influence housing policy
News and research
Thanks to a generous scholarship, one Kansas State University student will spend this summer working to educate and organize Manhattan's renters and tenants.


University's online engineering master's programs No. 1 in national ranking
News and research
Kansas State University's online engineering master's programs are the best in the nation according to a new national ranking.


From the Provost's desk: Endings and beginnings
From the provost
April Mason writes her final letter to K-State faculty and staff as the university's provost and senior vice president.


Sudden flush of plant growth has ticks flourishing
News and research
Kansas State University entomology professor Raymond Cloyd received questions about ticks earlier than usual this spring. He shares tips for when you're outdoors.


Summer reading: Resources for gardeners
News and research
In a twist on the summertime whodunit mystery, K-State Research and Extension is providing something more like a howdunit, as in how to plant a vegetable garden and other gardening and landscape topics.


Veterinarian offers summertime safety tips for your pets
News and research
Summer is almost here and along with the fun of the great outdoors can come potentially dangerous situations for your pet, according to a Kansas State University veterinarian.


KSU Foundation: New online giving interface launches today
News and research
Beginning today, the KSU Foundation will launch a new online giving platform to enhance the K-State donor experience.


From the VP for administration and finance: 2019 City University Project Fund projects
From the administration
Vice president for administration and finance Cindy Bontrager writes about the City University Projects Fund. The 2019 projects include improvements to crosswalk and traffic signals and storm water drainage near campus.


Ruth A. Dyer's retirement reception set for Friday, May 25
Events
A retirement reception celebrating Ruth Dyer's 35 years of service to Kansas State University will be from 3-5 p.m. Friday, May 25, in the K-State Alumni Center Ballroom. A short program will begin at 4 p.m.


Franke retires after 34 years as a faculty member
News and research
Jim Franke is retiring this May after 34 years of outstanding service to the university.


College of Education honors new graduates
News and research
Nine new graduates of Kansas State University's College of Education have received awards from the college for excellence, potential or promise.


Wheat Genetics Resource Center Industry/University Cooperative Research Center awarded Excellence in Innovation and Economic Engagement honor
News and research
Kansas State University recognized the Wheat Genetics Resource Center Industry/University Cooperative Research Center with an Excellence in Innovation and Economic Engagement Award at the May 16 Research Showcase at the university's Olathe campus.


University up to challenges of new fiscal, academic years
From the president
President Myers reflects on the university's accomplishments and addresses transitions and challenges we face.


Celebrating 90 years of K-State Family Day
Events
K-State will be celebrating 90 years of Family Day on Saturday, Sept. 15. You are invited to host an activity or event to engage students and families. Submit your plan using the Family Day event form by Monday, June 4.


Kansas Board of Regents May 16 meeting university updates
From the Kansas Board of Regents
The Kansas Board of Regents meeting on May 16 included some items related to Kansas State University.


Reminder: Strategic enrollment management planning meeting
From the administration
In a May 1 letter, April Mason, provost and senior vice president, and Pat Bosco, vice president for student life and dean of students, invited all K-Staters to the Strategic Enrollment Planning Meeting from 10-11:30 a.m. Friday, May 18.


Reminder: President invites K-Staters to take Budget Model Guiding Principles feedback survey
From the administration
President Richard Myers invites all K-Staters to review the guiding principles draft document and provide feedback by completing a brief survey about the budget model by Friday, May 18.


Performance testing for athletes in eighth grade and up
Events
The kinesiology department, LIFE Program and the Functional Intensity Training Lab are offering athletes in eighth grade and up the opportunity to participate in scientific fitness testing.


Retirement reception for three faculty in horticulture and natural resources
Events
The horticulture and natural resources department will host a retirement reception for Ted Cable, Sid Stevenson and Bill Reid from 3-5 p.m. today in 2024 Throckmorton Hall.


Black Faculty and Staff Alliance Brown Bag Lunch Series: Diversity Among Us
Events
Bring your lunch and join us to learn more about the rich diversity of our colleagues at noon today in Calvin Hall. This is an informative presentation about Africa for the enlightenment of the audience toward this very complex yet beautiful continent.


Kansas Board of Regents May meeting agenda items
From the administration
The Kansas Board of Regents will meet today at the University of Kansas Medical Center.


Update on provost search
From the administration
President Myers provides an update on the status of the search.


'Jam Session: Musical Selections from the Permanent Collection of the Beach Museum of Art'
Events
This exhibition, curated to complement the Manhattan Public Library's summer reading theme "Libraries Rock," features music, musicians and musical instruments through the eyes of artists.