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K-State Today

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

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

Manhattan campus

An aerial view of Kansas State University's Manhattan campus.

News and research

Kansas State University to launch major in professional strategic selling in fall 2018
Kansas State University will become the only university in Kansas and just the 19th in the nation to offer a major in professional strategic selling. The new major launches in fall 2018.
Associate Dean of Graduate School Michael Herman accepts position at University of Nebraska
Michael Herman, associate dean and professor in the Division of Biology, has accepted a position at the University of Nebraska as director of the School of Biological Sciences.
K-State couple uses matching gifts to help students in the College of Agriculture
John and Jeannette Toney appreciate the wonderful education they experienced at Kansas State University. As a way to pay forward the opportunities they received as students, the Toneys have created a scholarship for the College of Agriculture.
Cats a step closer to FIP treatment: A clinical trial yield promising applications of antiviral compound
Peanut the cat had "wet" FIP and is in remission for one year.
A field trial for treating a fatal feline disease is having encouraging results through the application of an antiviral compound developed at by researchers at Kansas State University in collaboration with Wichita State University.
Levi Esses joins New Student Services
New Student Services announces the hiring of Levi Esses, who will serve as the associate director.

Events

Illness prompts cancellation of Dianne Reeves show Dec. 12 at McCain
The Dec. 12 holiday show performance by jazz singer Dianne Reeves at McCain Auditorium has been canceled.
Reminder: RSVP for K-State 360 Deep Dive for faculty and staff
Today is the final day to RSVP for the Deep Dive into K-State 360 for faculty and staff hosted by the Center for Student Involvement from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19, in the Wildcat Chamber in the K-State Student Union.
Natural resources and environmental science secondary major students to present capstone research projects
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Students in the natural resources and environmental sciences secondary major capstone course will discuss the findings from their semesterlong interdisciplinary research projects from 9:40-11:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, in 231 Ackert Hall.
Effective supply chain operations focus of upcoming workshop
This professional development course will take place Feb. 8, 2018, at K-State Olathe, and feature a comprehensive look at all key functional areas of effective supply chain operations.
Call for graduate student abstracts: K-State Graduate Research, Arts, and Discovery Forum
K-State GRAD Forum
The Graduate Student Council invites all K-State graduate students to participate in the 2018 K-State Graduate Research, Arts, and Discovery, or K-State GRAD Forum on March 29, 2018. The abstract submission deadline is 11:59 p.m. Friday, Dec. 22.

Kudos, publications and presentations

K-State professor co-edits book on intellectual and developmental disabilities
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilites: A Roadmap for Families and Professionals
Briana Nelson-Goff has co-edited a recently published book, "Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: A Roadmap for Families and Professionals."

Technology

K-State Online December updates
Updates to Canvas were released on Dec. 9. Updates this month include: Assignment Group Contents Move Menu, Student Inactive Status, and Canvas Interface Design Updates.