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
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
The Office of the Provost announces the spring 2015 K-State Mentoring Fellowships Competition for tenure-track faculty in the sciences and engineering.
From the vice president for research
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.