Tuesday, April 21, 2015

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From the administration

Oct. 7-10: Launch of the Innovation and Inspiration Campaign
This October, Kansas State University is planning to gather more than 1,000 students, staff, faculty, alumni and friends for a major, multiday event to open the public phase of the Inspiration and Innovation Campaign.

News

Kansas State University students receive Goldwater scholarship, honorable mention
Kansas State University student Joshua Nelson, junior in physics, Salina, is the university's newest Barry M. Goldwater scholar, while Aaron Messerla, junior in mathematics, Manhattan, is a Goldwater scholar honorable mention.
K-State summer school task force appointed
A task force has been appointed to examine all aspects of K-State summer school, including student advising issues, curriculum planning, financial aid, campus life in the summer and the current funding model.
Accident incident at 1800 Kimball
Shortly after 10:30 a.m. Monday, a work site injury was reported at the construction site of the new KSU Foundation building and K-State Office Park, 1800 Kimball Ave. Injuries are not life threatening.

Senate notes

Highlights from the April 14 Faculty Senate meeting
These are the highlights from the April 14 Faculty Senate meeting. Previous minutes are available on the Faculty Senate website as they are approved.

Events

College of Business Administration invites campus community to reception honoring outgoing Dean Ali Malekzadeh
The College of Business Administration invites the campus community to a reception honoring the exceptional service of outgoing Edgerley Family Dean Ali Malekzadeh from 3-4:30 p.m. Friday, April 24, at the K-State Alumni Center.
Join the Strengths Ambassadors: Info session on April 21
For more information on the Strengths Ambassador program, please attend our information session at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, in the Career and Employment Services' office in Holtz Hall.
Talk by children’s author Jeanne Birdsall on Thursday
Jeanne Birdsall
On Thursday, April 23, best-selling children's author Jeanne Birdsall will speak about her creative work at 4 p.m. in the K-State Student Union's Room 226.
SafeZone introductory training: Student edition
SafeZone will offer a student edition introductory training from 3-5 p.m. Thursday, April 23, in 113 Leadership Studies Building. This training will focus on equipping students with skills to be active bystanders on and off campus.
National Academic Advising Association webinar April 23
The next NACADA webinar for the spring semester, "Academic Advising and Social Justice: Privilege, Diversity, and Student Success," will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 23, in the K-State Student Union, Room 226.
Discounted tickets available for Sporting Kansas City soccer game on May 3
Discounted tickets to the Sporting Kansas City vs. Chicago Fire soccer game at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 3, are available through International Student and Scholar Services. The cost of each ticket is $30, regular price is more than $40.
May 1 concert features pianist Slawomir Dobrzanski
Slawomir Dobrzanski
Start the beautiful month of May off right! Enjoy music, dessert and wine with your friends at an encore piano performance by Slawomir Dobrzanski. The event is presented by the Friends of K-State Libraries at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 1.
Kat Chats with Counseling Services: Making Lasting Changes Series part three, staying on track
Join Counseling Services from 4-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, in 13 Leasure Hall as Chaz Mailey and Mike Dreiling present the final workshop in the Making Lasting Changes series.
Summer Advising Institute registration open
NACADA logo
Registration is now open for the third annual K-State/National Academic Advising Association Summer Undergraduate Academic Advising Institute, May 20-21. Registration is free and open to all K-State faculty and staff.
Alpha of Clovia raises money for American Cancer Society with cupcake bar April 22, cupcake sales all week
Our logo for the event this year.
Alpha of Clovia women's scholarship house is hosting a cupcake bar April 22 and selling cupcakes through Friday to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

Kudos

College of Business Administration selects new student ambassadors
The Kansas State University College of Business Administration has selected 29 new student ambassadors for the 2015-2016 academic year.
Kansas State Inline Hockey Club recognizes outstanding players
Team picture
Kansas State Inline Hockey Club presents player awards for the 2014-15 season.

Publications and presentations

Kim publishes book about narrative inquiry
Jeong-Hee Kim
A College of Education faculty member's new book on narrative inquiry research illustrates why people's stories are actually data with heartbeats.
APDesign professor publishes new series of books
Peter Magyar, professor of architecture and former head of the architecture department at the College of Architecture, Planning & Design, or APDesign, recently published a series of books on freehand drawing.
Fialdini-Zambrano publishes 'Carmen Resino and Sabina Berman: Dialogues from the Spanish Inquisition'
A new article by Rossana Fialdini-Zambrano has just been published. This time she writes about two plays that represent the Spanish Inquisition, from a contemporary perspective.

New hires/exits

K-State Salina names aviation workforce development veteran as airport management program lead
With more than 30 years of experience as a pilot, business owner, consultant, researcher and professor, Tara Harl is the new airport management program lead at Kansas State University Salina.

Human resources/benefits/training

Financial Wellness: Financial workshops offered in 2015
Human Capital Services and TIAA-CREF Financial Services announce a financial workshop, Paying yourself: Income options in retirement, from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 14, at the K-State Student Union in the Cottonwood Room.

Technology

K-State Online: Canvas training available throughout the summer
Canvas Training
Summer is a great time to learn how to use Canvas, K-State's new learning management system. Training sessions are available throughout the summer to prepare instructors who need to upgrade their courses to K-State Online powered by Canvas.

Maintenance

Service interruption: Call Hall domestic hot water
Domestic hot water will be turned off in Call Hall from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 22.
Service interruption: South Weber Hall domestic hot water
Domestic hot water will be shutoff in South Weber Hall from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday, April 21.

Student Life

K-State's Pilots Program, a first year academic success program, celebrates its 20th anniversary
K-State's Pilots Program, a first year academic success program, celebrates its 20th anniversary from 3:30-5 p.m. April 22 in the K-State Student Union Little Theatre.