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K-State Today

Thursday, September 29, 2016

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

Reflection of Anderson Hall in sunglasses

Originally known as the Practical Agriculture Building, Anderson Hall housed a canteen, barbershop and chapel until the 1920s.

From the administration

From the VP for research: RSCAD Momentum
Read notes from VPR Dorhout, plus see where K-State experts made news for findings about mosquitos that do not transmit Zika, for history of towns that have disappeared, another listeria-related food recall and more.

News and research

K-State 2025 Spotlights: 'A Walk in My Shoes' Documentary Series
The College of Education's "A Walk in My Shoes" documentary series brings powerful stories to life and reinforces the goals of K-State 2025 through education, research and engagement.
Kansas State University contributes to potential Zika virus vaccine development
A research team that includes scientists with Kansas State University's Biosecurity Research Institute has developed a promising Zika virus vaccine.
Power restored to Kedzie Hall
Workers have restored power to Kedzie Hall. Classes and business resume to normal schedules for Thursday, Sept. 29.

Events

Elizabeth Buck to present flute recital and masterclass
Elizabeth Buck, flute
Elizabeth Buck, professor of flute at Arizona State University, will present a recital with Hannah Creviston, piano, at 7:30 p.m. today in All Faiths Chapel.
Read full announcement | From Karen Large | September 29, 2016
Graduation and commencement requirements session today
Planning on graduating and participating in the Graduate School's fall commencement? Have you met all of the requirements and deadlines? Learn what you need to do before you can officially graduate at today's Graduation and Commencement Deadlines Session.
IMHOTEP Black Male Initiative meetings for fall 2016
The Office of Diversity has announced the remaining meeting dates for the inaugural semester of IMHOTEP, the initiative to increase black male student success and retention.
Read full announcement | From Noelle Blood | September 29, 2016
Early registration for Ecological Genomics Symposium ends Friday
Early registration for the 14th annual Ecological Genomics Symposium Oct. 28-30 in Kansas City, Missouri, ends Friday, Sept. 30.
Fabulous Chinese Acrobats make return to K-State
Union Program Council
Union Program Council presents a night with the Fabulous Chinese Acrobats at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union.
Kansas State University hosting 39th annual speech tournament Oct. 1-2
K-State's Speech Team will host the 39th annual forensics speech tournament with 12 schools from five states Oct. 1-2.
Read full announcement | From Craig Brown | September 29, 2016

Human resources, benefits and training

Asbestos Awareness for Building Occupants training session offered Oct. 6
Asbestos Awareness for Building Occupants training will be offered Oct. 6 to anyone interested in learning more about what asbestos is, health concerns associated with it and where it can be found on campus.
Respect and Professionalism in the Workplace for Supervisors session offered Oct. 13
This session will be offered in conjunction with Introduction to Supervision. Consider enrolling in this session if you have experienced conflict in the workplace and would like strategies to help manage difficult situations.

University life

Submit your diversity-related research or project by Oct. 3
Institute Diversity Summit Wordmark
The Nov. 3 Diversity Research Forum will showcase student, faculty and staff research efforts that relate to diversity. Submit information about your project by Oct. 3.
Read full announcement | From Chris Urban | September 29, 2016