Skip to the content

Kansas State University

 

 

facebook

Join us on facebook

 

Check out K-State on YouTube

 

News Services
Kansas State University
128 Dole Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
785-532-2535
media@k-state.edu
Information provided by K-State News Services may be reproduced without permission. The marks and names of Kansas State University are protected trademarks and may not be used in any commercial or private endeavor without the approval of the university.

OH, BY THE WAY...

 

THE 2009 ALL-UNIVERSITY CAMPAIGN KICKS OFF THIS WEEK WITH ICE CREAM
The 2009 All-University Campaign for K-State will kick off at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, with an ice cream social in the K-State Student Union Bosco Plaza. A kick-off event for K-State at Salina will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, in the Admissions Lobby. All faculty and staff members are invited to attend the kick-off events.

The All-University Campaign is run by campus volunteers and is specifically focused on the participation of all employees, faculty and staff of the campus, the K-State Alumni Association, KSU Foundation and K-State Athletics.

 

BURRACK NAMED DIRECTOR OF K-STATE'S OFFICE OF ASSESSMENT
Fred BurrackFred Burrack, a K-State associate professor of music, was recently named director of the university's office of assessment.

The office's mission is to facilitate the meaningful assessment of student learning and developing effective methods for feedback and action in response to results.

“We are here to share ideas, provide feedback for enhancements of assessment processes and to look at the big picture of student learning across the campus,” Burrack said. "We provide guidance on how to best measure the student learning that occurs across the campus."

Assessment is one of the accreditation areas considered by the Higher Learning Commission and should be used to improve teaching in the classroom, Burrack said.

"Assessment of student learning should authentically reflect what is taught and what students learn," he said. "Don’t let assessment be a thorn in your side, but allow it to be an opportunity for greater success."

Burrack holds a bachelor's degree in music education from Wartburg College, a master's in music education from Northwestern University and a doctorate in curriculum and instruction, with an emphasis in music education, from the University of Illinois-Urbana. Burrack has taught instrumental music at Ball State University and in the Carroll Community School District in Carroll, Iowa. At Carroll High School he initiated student self-assessment and portfolio development into the performance program.

 

ARTIST TO OFFER BEACH MUSEUM TALK ABOUT THE INTERACTION BETWEEN INDOOR AND OUTDOOR SPACES
On the rooftop of K-State's Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art is artist Marc Berghaus' depiction of the all-American living room: a 1950s-era sofa, chair and large console TV, all rendered in wood.

Berghaus will give a talk about his "outdoor/indoor/outdoor" installation and the play between interior and exterior spaces at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, at the museum.

The installation was created specifically for the Stolzer Family Foundation Gallery, which is on the museum's roof. It closes Sept. 27.

For more information, call the Beach Museum of Art at 785-532-7718 or drop by the museum on the southeast corner of the K-State campus at 14th Street and Anderson Avenue. Free visitor parking is available next to the building. Normal museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. The museum is closed Mondays.

 

THE PRIDE OF WILDCAT LAND SPORTING NEW UNIFORMS
New band uniformsThe K-State Marching Band, the Pride of Wildcat Land, has taken the field for another season with a new look.

The 332-member band has new uniforms this season, thanks to the support and donations of the K-State community. The uniforms made their public debut at the K-State game vs. Massachusetts, Sept. 5.

The marching band started a donation drive earlier this year for the purchase of new uniforms. Since then, $217,000 has been raised, topping the original goal of $200,000. The band has set a new goal of $250,000 because of increases in uniform costs and membership size, according to Frank Tracz, director of bands at K-State.

So far, 325 uniforms have been delivered, but Tracz said about 100 more are needed to serve the band's needs in the future.

For information on how to donate, call 785-532-5740 or visit the uniform drive Web site at: http://www.k-state.edu/band/uniform09.html