Wednesday, December 2, 2015

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From the vice president for research

Treat yourself to 'The PHD Movie 2'
PHD movie
Don't miss a chance to laugh at graduate education and academic life — with free snacks — at 6 p.m. Dec. 4 in 1107 Fiedler Hall.

From SGA

Call for fiscal year 2017 Student-Centered Tuition Enhancement proposals
Student-Centered Tuition Enhancement was created in 2004 by the K-State administration to create visible and positive change to the university. Applications for fiscal year 2017 are due by 4 p.m. Dec. 4.


Be prepared for winter weather and stay connected with university notifications
The National Weather Service has declared today, Dec. 1, Winter Weather Awareness Day — a good reminder to prepare for winter weather and sign up for K-State Alerts to get notifications about university emergencies and campus closures.
First responder training at Biosecurity Research Institute
Staff at the Biosecurity Research Institute in Pat Roberts Hall will conduct drills with the Manhattan Fire Department, Riley County EMS and Via Christie Hospital Dec. 1-3. This is a test of the medical emergency action plan and not a real emergency.
Rabies test developed at Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory receives national support
A new test panel developed at Kansas State University's Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory has the support of a national veterinary organization in a collaborative effort to bring awareness to improve current rabies vaccination practices.
A letter from the 2015 K-State football senior class
The 2015 football senior class encourages all students and K-State fans to cheer on the Wildcats for their final game Dec. 5 in Bill Snyder Family Stadium.
Offer feedback on the K-State Book Network 2015 selection 'The Other Wes Moore'
The Other Wes Moore
The K-State Book Network, or KSBN, seeks your feedback on the 2015 selection "The Other Wes Moore."
Producers focus on replacement heifer selection
As the air turns crisp and the leaves change color, replacement heifer selection begins to weigh on cattle producers' minds.


Kansas State University's fall commencement ceremonies Dec. 11-12
Kansas State University's fall commencement ceremonies will be Friday, Dec. 11, on the Manhattan and Kansas State University Polytechnic campuses, and Saturday, Dec. 12, on the Manhattan campus.
Kat Chats: Surviving Finals
Kat Chats will present Surviving Finals from 4-5 p.m. Dec. 1 in 13 Leasure Hall. If you can't attend in person, join via Zoom.
Artist Jacqueline Bishop presents 'Climate Strange' Dec. 3 at the Beach Museum of Art
Jacqueline Bishop's work is currently on view in the exhibition "Songs for the Earth." Bishop will present "Climate Strange" at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, at the Beach Museum.
Mathematics Colloquium lecture Dec. 1
Kristen Hendricks, UCLA, will present "Equivariant Versions of 3-Manifold Invariants" as part of the Mathematics Department Colloquium lecture series at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, in 122 Cardwell Hall.
K-State/NACADA Winter Advising Mini-Institute
Register for the third annual K-State/NACADA Winter Advising Mini-Institute from 1-4:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, in the Little Theater of the K-State Student Union. The focus will be advising transfer students.
Writing Center, Graduate School announce inaugural Thesis and Dissertation Writing Retreat for Jan. 12, 13 and 15
The Writing Center is hosting its inaugural Thesis and Dissertation Writing Retreat in January 2016, with sponsorship from the English department, the Graduate School, the K-State Libraries, and the offices of the Provost and the President.
ADVANCE Distinguished Lecture Series presents Jill Schroeder
ADVANCE Distinguished Lecture Series and Mithila Jugulam, assistant professor of agronomy, will host Jill Schroeder at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, in 1014 Throckmorton Plant Sciences Center.

Human resources/benefits/training

Emotional Intelligence Workshop offered in December
Learning and Development has partnered with ComPsych, K-State's employee assistance provider, to offer the training session Emotional Intelligence on Dec. 10 in the K-State Student Union and Dec. 17 via webinar.


K-State Online: 'Copy Grades to KSIS' tool available in Canvas
A new tool has been turned on in K-State Online Canvas that allows instructors to easily review and copy their grades to KSIS. A Copy Grades to KSIS tool is located in the left-hand navigation of their courses.