Tuesday, April 21, 2015
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From the administration
Please join me in welcoming Travis Gill to Kansas State University. Travis will serve as the director of institutional equity effective May 4.
Currie provides updates about an active spring sports schedule, men's basketball and the spring football game. He also shares information about President Kirk Schulz's participation in the Big 12's upcoming forum on the state of intercollegiate athletics.
President Schulz is participating today in the Big 12 Conference's third "State of College Athletics" Forum to further examine issues facing college athletics. The forum continues the discussion from the two previous 2014 events.
Faculty Senate is accepting applications for the 2015-2018 ombudsperson position.
K-State Olathe recognized 22 corporate partners and the research of 10 K-State innovators at the inaugural launch of Ingenuity Central. It attracted business executives, educators, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and local and state leaders.
Financial planning professionals from around Kansas, including at Kansas State University, will offer pro bono financial advice to students and the community at Financial Planning Day on Friday, May 1.
The All-University Awards Ceremony will be from 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, in the Alumni Center Ballroom.
Join Marcia Chatelain for 'Lessons from the #FergusonSyllabus: Social Justice in the Classroom and Community'
Join Marcia Chatelain from Georgetown University who will speak to students at 4:30 p.m. today in Town Hall at the Leadership Studies Building.
Bill Zawrotny, law partner at Jones Day, will present "Practical Ethics" from 2:30-3:45 p.m. April 23 in the Flint Hills Room at the K-State Student Union.
The K-State Collegium Singers will mark the 150th anniversary of the end of the U.S. Civil War with a program titled “A Song of Liberty" April 22 in the historical Pioneer-Blachly Halls of First Congregational United Church of Christ.
David Bruce Conn, a Jefferson Fellow and dean of the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences at Berry College, will present "The Roles of Insects and Molluscs in the Epidemiology of Zoonotic Pathogens in Diverse Ecosystems" at 4 p.m. today.
How can an institution's culture promote integrity? What trends in students' lives influence instances of plagiarism on campus? Learn the answers to these questions and more at a series of free, 45-minute webinars April 20-23 at K-State Libraries.
Kansas: Operation Military Kids will host a military culture briefing from 3-5 p.m. April 21 in 166 Justin Hall. Topics will include how to work with military youth, military culture and upcoming volunteer opportunities.
Join us for a panel discussion with individuals who have successfully navigated an extreme professional environment from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Friday, May 1, in Town Hall at the Leadership Studies Building.
The K-State Chem-E-Car student design team took first place in the Chem-E-Car competition at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Mid-America Student Regional Conference April 4 in Lawrence.
Kansas State University continued its winning ways in an annual international architectural and engineering competition by finishing as the runner-up in the event's structural design category.
In the award's inaugural year, Kyle Hooker, assistant manager of the K-State Horse Unit, was named K-State Student Employee of the Year.
Publications and presentations
K-State political science faculty members and students were active at the 73rd annual Midwest Political Science Association conference from April 16-19 in Chicago, Illinois.
Kansas State University has recently made a change in the bereavement leave policy for university support staff employees.