Monday, February 27, 2017
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Dole Hall on the K-State Manhattan campus, was named for Bob Dole, former U.S. senator from Kansas.
From the president
President Richard Myers reinforces the need to continue to openly express supportive and welcoming behavior to all individuals regardless of ethnicity, sexual orientation or religious beliefs.
Experts from multiple disciplines will present research on technological environments that surround the user with sights and sounds at Aesthesia, a multisensory event.
Communicating research to different audiences is more important than ever. Register to attend the workshop from 3:30-5 p.m. March 7, in the K-State Student Union Cottonwood Room to learn tools, tips, and techniques.
K-State's National Society of Black Engineers will host Engineering A Dream, an event for students in grades 6-8 to learn about careers in STEM through hands-on engineering activities. The event will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 4. Register online.
All current or former military-connected students and staff are invited to join K-State's Institute for the Health and Security of Military Families for a First Friday Chow and Chat from 1:30-3 p.m. March 3 in 245 Justin Hall.
We'll examine the subject of integrity through various lenses: What does it mean to you as a student in the classroom, a researcher, a scholarly writer and a graduate teaching assistant?
Randy Myles, K-State Police Department, will offer a Safe Zone training, "Sexual Violence: Building awareness that makes prevention possible" from 3:30-5 p.m. March 1 in 123 Leadership Studies Building.
Inform Greater Kansas City industry of K-State RSCAD capabilities and take advantage of growing opportunities in our own backyard.
Kansas Commissioner of Education Randy Watson will deliver a presentation with important statistics about the state's public schools at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, in the K-State Student Union Ballroom. The public is invited to attend.
From street art to sculpture to film, Damon Davis will discuss his project "All Hands on Deck," as part of Black Lives Matter movement and screen excerpts from his documentary "Whose Streets?" at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, in 101 Thompson Hall.
The Institute for the Health and Security of Military Families is collaborating with Fort Riley Child and Youth Services to host Q-and-A sessions from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 1 and April 5, in 245 Justin Hall.
Kudos, publications and presentations
Kansas State University's Black Student Union remains the best in the Big 12 Conference.
Kakali Bhattacharya, College of Education associate professor of educational leadership, received the 2017 Outstanding Book Award from the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry for her book, "Power, Race and Higher Education."
The College of Arts and Sciences announces the Faculty Enhancement Program awardees for fiscal year 2018. The program emphasizes enhancing opportunities for faculty in disciplines that have not historically enjoyed access to substantial funding.
Kristina Boone, professor and head of the communications and agriculture education department in K-State's College of Agriculture, was honored Feb. 20 by Texas Tech University with a distinguished alumni award.
Elizabeth Seaton will present a gallery tour and talk at the Syracuse University Art Galleries as part of a six-week lecture series in conjunction with Beach Museum's traveling exhibition "Art for Every Home: Associated American Artists, 1934–2000."
Human resources, benefits and training
America Saves Week is from Feb. 27 to March 4. This week is a great time to start thinking about saving for your future. Human Capital Services will provide information throughout the week for different options to help you save.
Is gossip a problem in your work area? Do you find yourself in situations where gossip surrounds you, and you do not know what to do about it? If so, consider attending Managing Gossip in the Workplace on March 8.
The deadline to submit fiscal year 2018 grant-funding proposals for the online development of credit and noncredit courses, as well as start-up conferences, is Friday, March 3.