NEW ADVANCE LEAVE POLICY ENACTED DUE TO H1N1, SEASONAL FLU
Due to the increased number of reported cases of H1N1 and flu-like illnesses, Kansas Gov. Mark Parkinson recently issued an executive order adopting a leave advancement policy for state employees.
The policy is designed to encourage employees who have H1N1 or flu-like symptoms to stay home -- even if they don't have any leave accrued.
Katie Kingery-Page, landscape architecture/regional and community planning, presented "Green Stormwater Management in a Suburban Landscape," International Federation of Landscape Architects 2009 Congress, Oct. 21-23, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Ever since the shootings at Virginia Tech in 2007 and Northern Illinois University in 2008, officials at colleges across the nation have wondered "What would we do if that happened here?"
K-State officials have enacted a number of measures to address that very question.
Thomas A. Wright, K-State's Jon Wefald Leadership Chair in Business Administration, has been named a Fellow of the American Psychological Association.
To become a Fellow, individuals must have made outstanding contributions to the field of psychology and that person's work must have had national impact on the field of psychology.
Stephen Wolgast, a K-State instructor of journalism and mass communications, was recently named a Fellow of the Burgon Society for his research on the origins of academic dress in the U.S. The Burgon Society is a British academic group dedicated to the study of academic dress.
Wolgast researched academic regalia at Columbia University and discovered that the idea to adopt standardized academic dress was aired seven years earlier than previously thought.
Joe Wilk, senior instructor in K-State's modern combatives education program, has been invited to compete at "Strike Force Challenger," a major national professional mixed martial arts event. The event takes place Nov. 20 in Kansas City, Kan.
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Original artwork by faculty and students from K-State's department of art will be up for bid at the department's Art Auction 2009 Saturday, Nov. 7.
On the auction block will be a wide variety of ceramics, jewelry, photography, drawings, prints, paintings and sculpture. The auction is open to the public. Proceeds will benefit student scholarships and the department's studio equipment fund.
K-State is offering more than 50 classes during the January 2010 intersession, and more than 10 of these classes will be offered entirely online -- the most ever offered during any K-State intersession term.
Intersession offers classes in convenient three-week sessions between the standard university terms. The development of more online classes for the upcoming January session was an initiative led by K-State administrators and students.
Join K-State Libraries for a 60-minute brown bag webinar, "Music, Movies and Online Media: Fair Use Do's and Don'ts for Higher Ed" at noon Monday, Nov. 2, in Hale 301.
Topics to be covered by the webinar include: how to avoid copyright violations when using DVDs and CDs; guidelines for applying fair use law to music and movies; keys to handling personal and institutional liability issues; your rights when it comes to copying DVDs, CDs, movies and video clips; and fair use and YouTube videos in the classroom.
K-State will receive the 2009 Sloan Consortium Effective Practice Award for ELATEwiki, a collaborative Web site that allows students and faculty to post messages and interact through a dynamic information exchange.
The award will be presented Thursday, Oct. 29 at the 15th annual International Sloan Consortium in Orlando, Fla.
A recording of classified job opportunities is available 24 hours a day on the Employment Information Line, 785-532-6271.
A list of employment opportunities is posted at www.k-state.edu/hr/
For additional information, call 785-532-6277 or come to the Division of Human Resources in 103 Edwards Hall. Applications are accepted 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. weekdays.
A complete listing of vacancies can be seen at www.k-state.edu/affact/
For additional information, call the office of affirmative action at 785-532-6220 or come by 214 Anderson Hall.
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