Monday, August 3, 2015

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From the administration

Selection of the Coffman Chair for University Distinguished Teaching Scholars
It is time to consider making applications or nominations for the 2016-2017 Coffman Chair for University Distinguished Teaching Scholars. Please share this information with qualified faculty members who might be interested in submitting a portfolio.
Fall 2015 K-State Mentoring Fellowships competition
Request for proposals for fall 2015 for the K-State Mentoring Program for tenure-track faculty in the sciences and engineering.

Communications and Marketing

Expert comments on child poverty, well-being of Kansas children
Elaine Johannes, associate professor of family studies and human services, discusses the significance of the Kids Count Report. News and Communications Services looks for university experts who are willing to speak to media about current news topics.

Publications and presentations

Architecture professor presents papers at Virginia Tech, Oklahoma State University teaching conferences
Mick Charney, associate professor of architecture and university distinguished teaching scholar, delivered presentations at the Teaching Large Classes Conference at Virginia Tech and the Big 12 Teaching and Learning Conference at OSU.
Cattle movement estimation study sheds light on disease risk
A new technique developed by a Kansas State University researcher helps estimate the movement of beef cattle to determine the risk of disease.

Human resources/benefits/training

Unclassified vacation leave accrual
Reminder about unclassified leave accruals for pay period ending July 18.

Safety

Throckmorton Hall 90-minute emergency light testing
A 90-minute emergency light testing will be from 5-7 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, and Wednesday, Aug. 5, in Throckmorton Hall.