Wednesday, June 19, 2013
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From the administration
Open letter to Faculty Senate from the dean of agriculture and K-State Research and Extension: Becoming a Top 50 public research university
After receiving numerous reports about the budget discussion at the June 11 Faculty Senate meeting, I believe it is critical to address some issues raised about the College of Agriculture and K-State Research and Extension budgets.
Like a stealthy enemy, blast disease invades rice crops around the world, killing plants and cutting production of one of the most important global food sources.
Jim Riviere has big plans for the future of animal health. Since joining Kansas State University in mid-2012, he has been laying the groundwork necessary for improving the animal health industry.
Recent graduate Greg Peterson, agricultural communication and journalism, and his brothers, Nathan, sophomore in agriculture technology management, and high schooler Kendal, released the YouTube video, "A Fresh Breath of Farm Air," a Fresh Prince parody.
Please join the Division of Communications and Marketing in celebrating Jim Rigg's 22 years of employment at Kansas State University with a retirement reception from 3:30-5 p.m. Friday, June 21. The reception will be in the lobby of Dole Hall.
Manhattan Good Neighbors and the city of Manhattan are hosting the fifth annual Furniture Amnesty Day on Friday, July 26. Furniture Amnesty Day is a chance for the public to donate unwanted furniture to those who may need it.
Free hearing screenings are being offered at the Kansas State University speech and hearing center.
The laser safety office in the department of environmental health and safety has distributed a survey to campus departments with the intent of inventorying the laser systems at the university.
Knowing how and when to exit a building is critical in an emergency situation. A successful evacuation is dependent on having reliable exit routes. Maintaining the safety of these exit routes should be of the utmost importance.
What does this affect: Restrooms, labs, water fountains, hot water, custodial closets, any equipment that uses water.