Wednesday, October 1, 2014

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From the administration

2015 leadership/management institutes application process open
The Office of the Provost invites applications of faculty members or administrators to attend leadership/management development programs during either summer 2015 or the 2015-2016 academic year, depending on the program dates.


United Way campaign kickoff
The Kansas State University United Way campaign kicks off at noon today on Bosco Plaza with a performance by Red State Blues Band featuring K-State professors. Provost April Mason and United Way campaign honorary chair Dave Lewis also will speak.


Flu vaccine available at the Benefits Expo Oct. 2
When visiting the Benefits Expo Thursday, Oct. 2, please be sure to stop and get your flu shot. Lafene Health Center is once again providing the flu vaccine at the Benefits Expo.
K-State Online: Training available for the upgrade to Canvas
K-State Online
Training sessions are available to prepare instructors who need to upgrade their courses to K-State Online powered by Canvas for spring 2015.
'Redeployment' author to discuss book today at 4 p.m.
Phil Klay, author of "Redeployment," will present a lecture about his book from 4-5:30 p.m. today in the K-State Alumni Center Ballroom. The lecture is free. 
Bakery Science Club Bake Sale
Make sure to stop by Shellenberger Hall from 3-5 p.m. today and pick up your weekly baked goods.
Pioneer in open textbook movement to speak at K-State Libraries
Open Access Week keynote speaker Dr. David Ernst
K-State Libraries will take part in international Open Access Week 2014, Oct 20-26. The observation begins the week prior with keynote speaker David Ernst from 3-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, in Hale Library's Hemisphere Room.
Beach Museum Early Release workshop: Sculpting wood
View the "Tree of Life" and "Life Forms" exhibitions and learn more about wood sculpting at the Early Release workshop from 1:30-3 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Beach Museum of Art.
Information session on broad agency announcements funding opportunities
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will present an information session on broad agency announcements at 1 p.m. on Oct 8. This funding opportunity type is a little different than the typical request for application.
Personal financial planning students host charity fundraiser
PFP Fundraiser
The personal financial planning student group at Kansas State University, in competition with Texas Tech's personal financial planning group, is hosting a penny drive this week at the K-State Student Union to raise money for the Crisis Center.
World premiere tour performance of 'Basetrack' comes to McCain on Oct. 14
The emotions of war hit the stage at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, with the world premiere tour performance of "Basetrack" at Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium.
Visiting speakers from University of Nebraska, Lincoln present on digital humanities and literary study
Walt Whitman Archive homepage
Two scholars from the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln will talk about their work as editors and scholars in digital humanities from 4-5:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, in Hale Library's Hemisphere Room.
Reminder of Hollywood designer lecture today
Former Hollywood production designer and director Jeffrey Townsend will present "The Five Things I Learned in Hollywood" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, in Town Hall at the Leadership Studies Building.

Campus construction activities

Crane for Willard Hall art studio ventilation unit
Construction for the art studio ventilation to Willard Hall continues.


Campus Creek Corridor five-minute survey
As part of a class project, students in landscape architecture and engineering are collaborating to propose hypothetical redesigns for the Campus Creek Corridor and are seeking your input.

Student Life

Student Access Center student spotlight: Kalie Timmins
Kalie Timmins - Front Row, Second from the Left
Meet Kalie Timmins, our first student showcase for the inaugural Student Access Center: Wall of Fame for the month of October. See how she is going beyond her disability and making a difference.
Union Program Council offers perks to VIPCats members
UPC logo
At a jam-packed Bosco Student Plaza, Union Program Council VIPCats members enjoyed all the perks at the Lindsey Stirling concert.

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