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Mudge Week - 2017

Benjamin Franklin Mudge

On April 10-15, 2017, we will celebrate our Annual Mudge Week. Benjamin Franklin Mudge (right) was one of the first faculty to teach at what was then the Kansas State Agricultural College, later Kansas State University, starting in 1865. He taught the first entomology course at Kansas State ("Insects Injurious to Vegetation"), and it was also the first economic entomology course taught anywhere in the United States. He also taught courses in astronomy, physics, meteorology, botany, zoology, physiology, mineralogy, geology, physical geography, agricultural chemistry, among others. He was beloved by students, so it is entirely appropriate that we have a week of student-centered activities named in his honor. To learn more about this remarkable man, read this memorial written two years after his death in 1879.

 

2017 Mudge Week Activities and Schedule

 

10 April

  • Ice Cream Social for Department: 2:30 to 3:30 pm, Waters 126.  Come anytime and enjoy some chily fellowship!

 11 April

  • Hopkins Colloquium Speaker: Dr. Fred Gould (North Carolina State University):
    • Luncheon with students at noon - Waters 137
    • Hopkins Seminar: at 4:00 pm in Waters 231
 13 April
15 April
  • Potluck Departmental Spring Social and Awards Luncheon at Konza Prairie (starting at 12:00 pm).

    • At the Social we will announce:
      - Scholarship recipients
      - Perry L. Adkisson Three-minute competition winners (MS and PhD)
      - Awards of Excellence for Administrative and Technical Support

  • And as if that weren't enough, the Popenoe Entomology Club will announce:
       - Club MVP (most valuable Popenoe)
       - Faculty of the Year

 
3-Minute Thesis Winners:



Support Awards:

 

 

Scholarship Winners for 2017:
ScholarshipWinnerAmount  
Fred Clute Scholarship    
Floyd Holmes Scholarship   
Reginald H. Painter PhD Scholarship    
Joe Pankaskie Scholarship   
O.W. "Spide" Morris MS Scholarship   
Roger C. Smith PhD Scholarship    
Schendel-Mages Scholarship