Wednesday, March 4, 2015

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

From the administration

Letter from President Schulz and V.P. Johnson
During the past seven months, we have launched several new initiatives and programs from the Division of Human Capital Services, or HCS. With this letter, we will share some of what has already occurred and provide a preview of what's next.

Research

Kansas State University researchers monitor for next novel influenza strain
As seasonal influenza cases decrease across the United States, Kansas State University researchers are preparing for the next potential virulent strain of flu.

Legislative update

Legislative update March 3
The Kansas Legislature last week completed Turnaround Day. This is the day all House bills except those touched by an exempt committee and all Senate bills also not exempt must be passed to the opposite House or not be acted upon in the 2015 Legislature.

News

Submit proposals now for Open/Alternative Textbook Initiative
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K-State Libraries announce a call for proposals for the Open/Alternative Textbook Initiative. Proposals must be received by 5 p.m. Friday, March 27.

Events

College of Veterinary Medicine dean candidate finalist to present open forum today
Candidate for dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine Tammy Beckham will present an open forum "Vision for the Future of Academic Veterinary Medicine" from 1-2:30 p.m. March 3 in Frick Auditorium in Mosier Hall.
Sign up today at Union for Run for the Red 5k
K-State American Red Cross Club will host a live sign-up for its Run for the Red 5K on Sunday, March 29. The live sign-up will be between 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today in the K-State Student Union by the food court. A 10 percent race discount will be offered.
Kat Chats with Counseling Services: Staying safe on Fake Patty's Day
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Join Counseling Services from 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, in 13 Leasure Hall as Chaz Mailey and Mike Dreiling offer tips on how to be safe this upcoming Fake Patty's Day.
Use an e-newsletter to stay in touch with alumni and donors. E-newsletter training is March 10.
An e-newsletter from your college, department or office can keep alumni, friends and donors in the know about exciting news. Join us for an e-newsletter training Tuesday, March 10, to learn the basics.
Staged readings of two student-written plays March 6-7 in Chapman Theatre
Staged readings of plays by two Kansas State University master's students in drama therapy will be presented at 7:30 p.m. March 6-7 in Nichols Hall's Mark A. Chapman Theatre at Kansas State University. Admission is free.

Kudos

Political science student from Lenexa earns prestigious fellowship
A Kansas State University junior in political science has received a nationally competitive fellowship from the Public Policy and International Affairs Program to attend its Junior Summer Institute this summer.
College of Agriculture selects new student ambassadors
Kansas State University's College of Agriculture has selected 34 students to assist in recruitment efforts of prospective students.
De Noble earns place of honor in Ingram's Icons of Education
Timothy de Noble, professor and dean of the College of Architecture, Planning & Design, has been selected by Ingram's magazine as one of its 2015 Icons of Education.
K-State Inline Hockey Club going to nationals again
The K-State Inline Hockey Club is the regional runner-up and will be going to nationals April 8-12 in Independence, Missouri.
K-State research administrators receive certification
Kansas State University was well represented in the latest round of certified research administrators testing as five additional K-Staters have achieved independent certification as certified research administrators.

Human resources/benefits/training

Professional development funding available
Professional development fund applications are due March 15 to the President's Commission on the Status of Women. Partial funding for professional development expenses may be awarded. Apply today.

Newsletters

Recent news from the Division of Facilities
The feature article is about the secret of employee recognition.

Volunteer opportunities

Participate in study on music, experience
A new study is being conducted to understand differences in musical experiences from 5:45-6:45 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, Kirmser Hall in McCain.