Wednesday, August 27, 2014

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

From the provost

From the provost: K-State 2025 Sustainability Strategic Action Plan released
The final plan is a product of hard work during the past year by the planning committee, which included broad input from the K-State community and feedback on the draft plan last spring.

Research

Report finds number of university financial education programs still deficient as student debt load grows
As student debt load grows most universities aren't offering sufficient financial education programs to help students understand this financial burden, according to a new report whose authors include two Kansas State University professors.

News

Patent issued for research that alleviates pain in cattle
A U.S. patent was recently awarded for technology created by researchers at Kansas State University that improves the health and welfare of beef cattle and other ruminant animals.
Development awards, research grants proposals, question and answer session offered
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs announces a call for proposals for the fall 2014 Faculty Development Awards and University Small Research Grants. A question and answer session will be at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2.
Call for proposals: Institute for Student Learning Assessment
The 2014 Institute for Student Learning Assessment annual conference is seeking proposals. This year's institute will be Nov. 14 at the K-State Student Union. Proposals are due by Sept. 15.

Events

Open forum, training dates for new Advisor Center in iSIS
Open forum presentations and hands-on training for the new KSU Advisor Center in iSIS are planned for September. See the Aug. 25 K-State Today article for a description of features to be released Sept 2.
Free exhibit opening at K-State Libraries features live blues, biography and music history memorabilia
Kansas State University's K-State Libraries is now home to the personal collection of a blues legend, and a unique exhibit curated from the collection opens this fall.
Wildcats Run for Wellness 5K Sept. 6
Wildcats Run for Wellness
The Wildcats Run for Wellness 5K is Saturday, Sept. 6. This race will start and finish at the Chester E. Peters Recreational Complex. Register before Aug. 29 to be entered into a drawing for two free football tickets to the opening game.
Kinesiology fitness program offering water aerobics classes
The Lifestyle Improvement through Fitness Enhancement, or L.I.F.E., program is offering a seven-week class on water aerobics from Sept. 2 to Oct. 17 in the Natatorium.

Kudos

Thurston, Thompson appointed to endowed professorships
Thurston and Thompson
Two College of Education administrators were recently appointed to endowed professorships. Linda Thurston and David Thompson have been named Skeen professors.

Publications and presentations

K-State Olathe faculty invited to speak at Burroughs Welcome Fund Short Course
Paige Adams
Paige Adams, K-State Olathe faculty member in the veterinary biomedical science Master of Science program, was invited, for the fourth year, to participate as a faculty member at a Burroughs Welcome Fund-sponsored short course.

Technology

Connecting your mobile devices
Start off the semester by connecting your devices to K-State services. Connect to K-State's wireless network by signing into the KSU Guest open wireless network, then link to wireless.k-state.edu and follow the instructions.

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