Wednesday, July 1, 2015

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

Legislative update

Legislative update June 30
The 2015 Kansas Legislature adjourned Sine Die on Friday, June 26, which was the ceremonial end to a 114-day legislative session. The focus for the entire legislative session was on the state budget and revenues.

News

Lack of summer meal programs concerns state nutritionist
A federal program that helps feed hungry children in the summer is not being used as well as it should be in Kansas — and that concerns a Kansas State University nutritionist.
What's the story?: Call for nominations
Do you know someone with a great story of how philanthropy has helped them achieve their dreams? We're looking for examples of how philanthropy benefits students and faculty.
Kansas State University Bulk Solids Innovation Center celebrates open house
Bulk Solids Innovation Center open house
Attendees from more than 60 companies attended an open house at the Bulk Solids Innovation Center in Salina on June 24. The event celebrated the center's research and education opportunities as well as Salina's rich history of handling bulk solids.
Wildcat Cable now carries the Knowledge Network
TKN
K-State has become an official carrier of tKN, the Knowledge Network, on Wildcat Cable channel 24.

Events

Manhattan Municipal Band performs two concerts this week
The Manhattan Municipal Band continues its Summer Concert Series at 7:30 p.m. today at the Larry Norvell Band Shell in Manhattan City Park. The band also will give a special Independence Day Concert at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 4, in City Park.

Kudos

Sabri Ciftci appointed Michael W. Suleiman chair in Arab and Arab-American studies
Sabri Ciftci has been appointed the Michael W. Suleiman chair in Arab and Arab-American studies in the College of Arts & Sciences' political science department.

Publications and presentations

DOD center features spotlight article on engineering research
Gurpreet Singh, associate professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering, has written a spotlight article for the Homeland Defense & Security Information Analysis Center.
Marketing professor Swinder Janda to be published in upcoming issue of Psychology & Marketing
Kansas State University professor of marketing Swinder Janda recently had a paper accepted for publication in an upcoming issue of Psychology & Marketing.
K-State faculty presenting at the Big 12 Teaching and Learning Conference
The second Big 12 Teaching and Learning Conference will be July 30-31 at Oklahoma State University. Eight K-State faculty members and two graduate students have been selected to present.

Technology

K-State Online: Excuse an assignment
Every month, updates and new features are added to K-State Online powered by Canvas. This month, we have a new feature that will give instructors the ability to excuse an assignment in the Gradebook.

Maintenance

Service interruption: Domestic hot water on the west side of Waters Hall
The domestic hot water on the west side of Waters Hall will be turned off from 7:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 1, for preventive maintenance.
Service interruption: Domestic hot water in Waters Annex
The domestic hot water in the Waters Annex will be turned off from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, for preventive maintenance.
Service interruption: Domestic hot water in King Hall
The domestic hot water in King Hall will be turned off from 8 a.m. to noon Thursday, July 2, for preventative maintenance.

Student Life

New required Alcohol and Sexual Assault Prevention program
Beginning July 1, K‐State will implement a comprehensive sexual violence prevention and education program for all students of the K‐State community.