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Josh Brungardt to direct unmanned aerial systems program office
Josh Brungardt has been named director of the unmanned aerial systems program office at K-State at Salina. The office is a major initiative of K-State at Salina's department of aviation and Applied Aviation Research Center.

Brungardt has served as chief pilot for High Performance Aircraft Training, EFIS Training and Lancair. In addition to completing more than 100 first flights on experimental aircraft, he has served as a piloting instructor for the U.S. Air Force.

He also specializes in electronic flight instrument systems and avionics integration. In 2006, Brungardt started EFIS Training, a pilot training company focused on transitioning pilots to glass cockpits. He holds airline transport pilot and certified flight instructor-instrument ratings, and has logged more than 4,000 hours as a pilot.

Brungardt holds a bachelor's degree in airway science and an associate degree in professional pilot from K-State at Salina.


Employees can update campus phone book information using Employee Self Service
For the first time K-State employees may update their information using the Human Resources Information System's Employee Self Service feature. All employees are asked to verify their information to ensure the data is accurate before Aug. 31.

To access Employee Self Service go to and enter your K-State userid and your password.

To view and update your personal information -- including home address, phone numbers, emergency contacts -- go to "employee self service," then "personal information," followed by "personal summary information."

To view your work information go to "employee self service," then "view work information." This information represents your primary job information, which is what will be printed in the campus phone book and the online K-State people directory. Submit discrepancies to your department personnel specialist for correction.


Faculty Forum on Classroom Dynamics Supporting Diversity Aug. 19
All faculty and staff are invited to the first universitywide Faculty Forum on Classroom Dynamics Supporting Diversity, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, in the K-State Student Union's Forum Hall.

The forum will feature and be led by Margie K. Kitano, associate dean of the College of Education and professor of special education at San Diego State University. Kitano is nationally recognized for her research on multicultural course transformation in higher education and pre-K-12 gifted education. She has published more than 60 articles and book chapters, and has four books to her credit. She also was co-editor of the seminal book "Multicultural Course Transformation in Higher Education: A Broader View."

The forum's morning session, from 9 to 11:30 a.m., will be spent discussing multicultural course transformation and strategies for content inclusion. The afternoon session from 1 to 3 p.m. will feature instructional strategies for engagement and learning and classroom dynamics supporting diversity.

Those who plan on attending should RSVP to Doug Benson at, so that there are enough materials for everyone.