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Sidewalks closed by Natatorium

Sidewalks and entries are closed surrounding the Natatorium during to critical issues with an exterior wall, according to K-State Today.

Sidewalks include the south side along Denison Avenue, past Ahearn Field House, to the K-State Student Union. Pedestrians can detour north along College Heights Road or between Memorial Stadium and the Alumni Center.

To enter the Natatorium, use the northwest or the southeast entrances. The main south entry is also closed.

Faculty member invited to 2016 International Art Symposium in China

Carlos Castellanos, assistant professor of art, has been invited as a resident artist at the 2016 International Art Symposium in Wuhan, China, according to K-State Today.

Castellanos was among four artists selected for the K11 Art Foundation Residency Program and will reside at the K11 art village in Wuhan, China. Art created by Castellans while in China will be part of a group exhibition at the K11 art space in Hong Kong during June 2016.

The residency offers a multidisciplinary platform for artists to use their creativity in making art from a wide spectrum of knowledge. In alignment with the foundation’s mission, the program will drive cultural exchange and create a new platform with diverse dialogue. Castellanos’ focus in the art department is digital and experimental media.

Graduate students present research at statewide summit

Ten graduate students will share their research with legislators, the Kansas Board of Regents and the public next Tuesday at the 13th Capitol Graduate Research Summit in Topeka, according to K-State Today.

Their Kansas-focused research topics range from crop development, to highway safety, to food quality, animal health and more. The statewide forum involves current research from graduate students at K-State, the University of Kansas, Wichita State University, Fort Hays State University and Pittsburg State University.

An industry representative and a university professor will judge the student presentations and poster. The top presenters from each university will receive a $500 scholarship.

The K-State students selected want to use this opportunity to show their research is relevant and how it will make a difference in Kansas.

“It is very important to communicate our research to Kansas state legislators and the Kansas Board of Regents to show the impact Kansas State University has not only in the state, but also nationwide,” Bryant Miller, graduate student in marriage and family therapy, said to K-State Today. “Sharing cutting-edge research with our government officials can continue to inform them of the work being done each day to continue making our state a great place to live, work, and raise a family.”

Miller will be presenting his research, “What can we learn about health from Kansas teens: results of the Kansas adolescent health needs assessment,” alongside the nine other students..

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