K-STATE EXPERT OFFERS TIPS ON MAKING NEXT HOLIDAY SEASON MORE AFFORDABLE
The bills now rolling in for the holiday season can be a good incentive to start budgeting for next Christmas, according to a K-State personal financial planning expert.
"Planning next year's holiday budget should start months in advance," said Kristy Archuleta of K-State's Institute of Personal Financial Planning Clinic.
Jack Oviatt, geology, presented "Did Lake Bonneville Experience a Major Water-Budget Shift at 17.4 cal ka?" at the 2009 American Geophysical Union fall meeting, Dec. 13-18, San Francisco, Calif.
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Two new administrators are joining K-State President Kirk Schulz's leadership team.
Provost and senior vice president April Mason's first day on the job was Monday, Jan 11. On Feb. 1, Jeffery Morris will join K-State as the university's first vice president for communications and marketing.
Brent Maner, an associate professor of history at K-State, will spend most of the spring semester at a prestigious research center in Vienna as a Fulbright scholar.
Maner will be a senior visiting fellow at the International Research Center for the Cultural Sciences in Vienna from March through June. The U.S. and Austrian governments are jointly funding his Fulbright grant.
Noel Schulz, Paslay professor of electrical and computer engineering, has been named director of K-State's Electrical Power Affiliates Program, which connects graduate and undergraduate student research projects directly to the needs of power affiliate members.
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Computing and Telecommunications Services switched K-State's voice-mail system from Audix to Modular Messaging Jan. 8.
Modular Messaging offers users the ability to access voice-mail messages through traditional dial-in and also through the Web or by using an IMAP-configured e-mail client.
The voice-mail phone number did not change with this transition. Users will continue to access voice mail by dialing the same phone number they have always used to retrieve voice mail, 2-2300 on campus or 785-532-2300 off campus.
K-State's Classified Senate is taking nominations for the new Classified Award of Excellence. The deadline is Friday, Jan. 22.
The award was established to recognize the contributions of classified staff members who consistently excel in their positions and demonstrate integrity and a strong commitment to the mission and values of K-State. This award is in addition to the departmental classified employees of the year.
Brian Spooner has agreed to extend his service as interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences through June 30, 2011.
K-State President Kirk Schulz and Provost April Mason plan a national search for a dean of the college in the fall of 2010, with a July 1, 2011, start date.
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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