Friday, October 24, 2014

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From the administration

Provost's Lecture Series features John Pluske on Oct. 24
John Pluske, Fulbright distinguished chair in agriculture and life sciences and professor in the School of Veterinary and Life Sciences at Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia, will be the speaker for the Provost's Lecture Series on Oct. 24.
Read full announcement | From Gail Zeak | October 24, 2014

News

Last call for Office of International Programs' International Educator of the Year nominations
The Office of International Programs is accepting nominations for the 2014 International Educator of the Year award. Nominations are due by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31.
Fall regalia deadline approaches
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The K-State Campus Store is accepting orders for rented academic apparel for doctoral students and faculty.
Moscow State Symphony Orchestra performs Nov. 5 at McCain
Bringing a taste of Russia to Kansas State University, the McCain Performance Series will host the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, in McCain Auditorium.
Career Coach program to enhance student career success in College of Business Administration
In an effort to provide students with the best career preparation program in the nation, the College of Business Administration has created a new Career Coach program. A nationwide search is underway to hire the college's first-ever lead career coach.

Events

Computing and information sciences distinguished lecture presents L. Jean Camp Oct. 24
L. Jean Camp will present a computing and information sciences distinguished lecture at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, in 126 Nichols Hall. The lecture is "Beyond Usability and Economics: Translucent Security."
2014-15 Regnier distinguished chair to lecture at K-State
Steven Ehrlich
The 2014-15 Regnier distinguished chair Steven Ehrlich will present "The Evolution of Multicultural Modernism" at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, in the K-State Student Union's Little Theater. This event is free and open to the public.
Raise the Bar Aggieville
DFSA
Alcohol-serving establishments in Aggieville will be informed of drug-facilitated sexual assault and how to promote bystander intervention among bar/restaurant staff through a new educational outreach program. Its launch will be at noon Nov. 8.
Faculty experts discuss immigration from multiple perspectives in Oct. 28 open forum
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Children are held at the border as protests rage. Talking heads and elected officials spout statistics and distribute blame. As Election Day approaches, we are bombarded with television ads, news stories and social media rants about immigration reform.

New hires/exits

Division of Human Capital Services announces appointment
Effective immediately, Gary Leitnaker is appointed to the director of labor relations and special projects.

Human resources/benefits/training

First aid, CPR sessions offered Nov. 5, 6
Lafene Health Center will offer first aid and CPR sessions for all K-State employees from 2:30-4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, and from 10:30 a.m. to noon Thursday, Nov. 6, in the Lafene Health Center boardroom.

Maintenance

Service interruption: Ahearn Field House 5 pound steam, 90 pound steam
Ahearn Field House's 5 pound steam and 90 pound steam will be interrupted from 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30. The shutoff will affect restrooms, labs, custodial closets and any equipment that uses steam, hot water or building heat.

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