Sunday, September 21, 2014

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From the Kansas Board of Regents

Unified budget request asks for support to institutions and students
Included in Thursday's proceedings of the Kansas Board of Regents, the following budget priorities were approved for submission to the Governor's office for consideration as the FY 2016 and FY 2017 Unified State Appropriation Request.

Senate notes

Faculty Senate requests faculty members for service on two presidential committees
Thank you for your willingness to help each year with finding new participants for committees that have vacancies. A few additional faculty members are needed.

Events

Final 2014-15 preseason inline hockey home game
gameday poster
The K-State Inline Hockey Club will host the University of Central Missouri Inline Hockey Club for our final home preseason game at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20. Come out and cheer on your Cats to another home victory.
Movies on the Grass Sept. 21, panel discussion Sept. 22
Join us for the film "Girl Rising" at 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, in the Coffman Commons and a panel discussion, "Challenging Gender Inequality: Empowering Girls through Education," at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 22, in the K-State Student Union's Big 12 Room.
Read full announcement | From Maria Beebe | September 19, 2014
Call for graduate student abstracts, faculty judges for Research and the State competition Oct. 28
The Graduate Student Council is accepting graduate student abstracts for the annual Research and the State graduate student poster competition on Tuesday, Oct. 28, in the K and S Ballrooms at the K-State Student Union.
Career Closet, Courtyard Critiques today
Visit the K-State Student Union courtyard from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, for your last chance to browse our Career Closet and get a resume critique before the All University Career Fair next week.
Read full announcement | From Pat Hudgins | September 19, 2014
Acclaimed architect, author to present Sept. 22
Harry Francis Mallgrave, architect and professor at Illinois Institute of Technology, will present a lecture as part of the College of Architecture, Planning & Design Architecture Lecture Series at 4 p.m. Sept. 22 in the K-State Union's Little Theater.
Read full announcement | From Thom Jackson | September 19, 2014
Cinema italiano begins Sept. 23
film poster
Another semester of Cinema italiano will begin at 7 p.m Sept. 23 with the screening of the Academy Award-winning film "La vita è bella," or "Life is Beautiful," in 008 Eisenhower Hall.
Expert on nuclear and renewable energies to speak at National Academy of Engineering Seminar Series
Way Kuo, professor and president of City University of Hong Kong and Kansas State University alumni, will present a lecture at 2:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 3, in Fiedler Hall Auditorium.

Kudos

Architectural engineering professor delegate at national conference
Kimberly Kramer, professor of architectural engineering, will serve as a delegate to the 2014 annual conference of the National Council of Structural Engineers Association, Sept. 17-20, in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Read full announcement | From Mary Rankin | September 19, 2014
Preservice teacher walking on iCloud
Doris Wright Carroll and Josh Karimi
For the fourth consecutive year, a deserving College of Education student has a scholarship and a new device to help him become a better teacher.

New hires/exits

Maldonado-Franzen appointed director of talent acquisition in Division of Human Capital Services
Roberta Maldonado-Franzen has been appointed director of talent acquisition. Maldonado-Franzen is the interim director, Title IX coordinator, ADA coordinator for Kansas State University.

Human resources/benefits/training

LearnSmart offers affordable computer-based training to K-State employees
Are you interested in professional development at your fingertips? The state of Kansas has secured a computer-based training contract with LearnSmart, a company dedicated to interactive online learning experiences.

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