Friday, January 30, 2015

K-State Today is a daily email providing faculty and staff a single source of timely K-State announcements.

From the provost

From the Provost's Desk: January letter to campus
April Mason
It seems my last few letters to campus have been focused on one single topic, which I hope have communicated particularly timely and important messages. Today my letter is a bit broader in focus with a number of things that have been on my mind to share.

From the administration

Spring 2015 K-State mentoring fellowships competition
The Office of the Provost announces the spring 2015 K-State Mentoring Fellowships Competition for tenure-track faculty in the sciences and engineering.
Read full announcement | From Gail Zeak | January 29, 2015

From the vice president for research

RSCAD Momentum
With two submission opportunities each year, Google’s Faculty Research Awards support research in computer science, engineering and related fields, such as economics/market algorithms, policy and standards, social networks and human-computer interaction.

News

Food safety fumble: Research finds 90 percent of home chefs contaminate food
If you're gearing up for a big Super Bowl bash, you might want to consult the best food-handling practices before preparing that feast. New research from Kansas State University finds that most home chefs drop the ball on food safety.
University selects 11 Civic Leadership Scholarship finalists from high schools across Kansas, region
Kansas State University recently selected 11 high school seniors as finalists for the university's Civic Leadership Scholarship.

Events

All aboard: K-State Theatre rolling out comedy 'Bustown'
K-State Theatre will present the comedy "Bustown" at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 5-7 and 12-14 p.m. and at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 15 in the Mark A. Chapman Theatre in Kansas State University's Nichols Hall.
'Transforming the Teaching and Learning Environment' virtual conference
The virtual conference "Transforming the Teaching and Learning Environment" is available to K-State faculty and administration Feb. 9-20. Choose from 60 online sessions that focus on the online learning environment and how to use it effectively.
Staley School of Leadership Studies seeking applications for inaugural Snyder Leadership Legacy Fellows program
The inaugural Snyder Leadership Legacy Fellows program will begin in May 2015 and continue through April 2016. This yearlong program will include a class of up to 50 outstanding K-State undergraduate students entering their final year at K-State.
Chinese acrobats to perform Friday
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Feast your eyes on the amazing Chinese acrobats at Cirque Du K-State, brought to you by the Union Program Council's Multicultural and After Hours committees.
Landscape architecture and regional & community planning department to host colloquium
Tim Keane, landscape architecture and regional & community planning professor, will present "Looking ahead while running behind" at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, in 106c Seaton Hall.
Evening gatherings to foster dialogue between artists, scientists
The Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous, an international program of evening gatherings that bring artists and scientists together for informal presentations and conversation with an audience, is coming to K-State's Manhattan campus starting Feb. 5.

Human resources/benefits/training

Human Capital Services to present financial workshop
Human Capital Services in conjunction with TIAA-CREF Financial Services will offer the financial workshop "The Starting Line: Why and How Retirement Saving Should Begin Now" from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24.

Technology

K-State Online: Canvas training available throughout the spring
Canvas Training
All courses need to be upgraded to Canvas by Dec. 31. Training sessions are available throughout the spring to prepare instructors who need to upgrade their courses to K-State Online powered by Canvas.

Maintenance

Sidewalk interruption, work notification
The sidewalk is closed on north side of Vattier from North Manhattan Avenue to Butterfly Lane until 8 a.m. Monday, Feb. 10. Vattier is narrowed by four feet, still maintaining two-way traffic.

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