Wednesday, May 27, 2015

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

From the president

A letter from President Kirk Schulz
President Schulz writes about the importance of disconnecting from work during summer vacations.

From the administration

Syllabi statements reminder, fall 2015 final exam schedule
I would like to take this opportunity to remind you to include in your intersession, summer, and fall course syllabi all the mandatory statements. Please direct inquiries to Ruth Dyer, senior vice provost for academic affairs.
Final North Campus Corridor Open House on May 27
On Wednesday, May 27, representatives from Perkins+Will will be providing their final presentation of the North Campus Corridor Master Plan at a campus open house from 1–3 p.m. in the Cottonwood Room of the K-State Student Union.
Procter reappointed as director of CECD
David Procter has been reappointed as director of the Center for Engagement and Community Development.

News

K-State Salina expands Discover Programs to include high school students
After seven years of providing seasonal educational opportunities for area youth through Discover Programs, Kansas State University Salina is growing the brand to now include a new program and an older age group.

Events

Important training: Search It, the new interface for accessing K-State Libraries
To introduce Search It, librarians will present a hands-on workshop on Thursday, May 28, and again on Wednesday, June 10. Both sessions will be from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in 407 Hale Library.
Kansas 4-H Discovery Days May 26-29
Kansas 4-H hosts more than 620 youth and adults on campus May 26-29.
June Orientation and Enrollment, Wildcat Warm-up dates
Help us welcome students and their family members during June orientation and enrollment as well as Wildcat Warm-up.

Kudos

Blue Key selects members for 2015-2016
Kansas State University's Blue Key, a senior leadership honor society, has selected its new members for the 2015-2016 school year.
Miller receives Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award
Chad Miller, assistant professor of ornamental horticulture, received a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award from the K-State College of Agriculture's Innovations in Teaching, Learning and Assessment Program.
Henning elected as director of National Association of College and University Mail Services
Jay Henning has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the National Association of College and University Mail Services.

Publications and presentations

Linder publishes story of Australian World War II tragedy
Linder has published the results of some of his research in Australian church history during World War II.
Recent publications and presentations by English department faculty, students
During the spring semester, faculty and graduate students in the English department published the 31 works and presented 31 conference papers and readings.

Maintenance

Service interruption: Weber Hall domestic and hot water, Meat Lab super hot water
The domestic and hot water, and Meat Lab's super hot water will be shutoff from 7 a.m. Tuesday, May 26, to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1. so workers can replace the water heaters.