Wednesday, March 1, 2017
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A sign of spring in the Kansas State University Gardens.
From the administration
The Office of the Provost and CECD announce the Engagement Incentive Grant program. The Engagement Incentive Grants are seed grants designed to assist faculty, KSRE specialists and agents to become more fully engaged in teaching, research and outreach.
John Currie, director of athletics, has accepted the position of vice chancellor and director of athletics at the University of Tennessee.
News and research
The College of Arts and Sciences has confirmed the dates and times for interviews of associate dean for research candidate Carolyn Ferguson. The interview schedule and Ferguson's application materials can be viewed on the college's website.
Computer scientists at Kansas State University are partnering with Adventium Labs in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to develop tools for modeling and evaluating the safety and security of a new breed of app-based medical systems.
Collaboration between investigators from agronomy, mathematics and engineering highlights advantages of an interdisciplinary approach.
University Support Staff Senate elections will take place electronically March 1-15 for the College of Education, Hale Library and Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus.
A prince, a damsel in distress, an evil queen and an enchanted flute make for much to sing about in Mozart's classic opera "The Magic Flute," to be performed at 7:30 p.m. March 9-11 and 2:30 p.m. March 12 in Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium.
Tickets are available now for the sixth annual Pink and Purple Polyester Party, which benefits Kansas State University's Johnson Cancer Research Center.
Tom Hallaq, producer/director and assistant professor, announces the premiere of the documentary, "Slow & Low: The Story of the Kansas Ag. Pilot." The documentary will premiere at 3 p.m. today in Hale Library's Hemisphere Room.
Baek-Young Choi, associate professor at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, will present "On Direct Communication Methods for IoT Applications" at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 2, in 1139 Engineering Hall.
The Graduate School will recognize Timothy Keane, professor of landscape architecture, as the 2016-17 Commerce Bank Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award recipient. Keane's lecture to the K-State community will be at 2 p.m. March 7 in the Union.
Want to break out of your news bubble but don't know where to turn? Join us at 2:30 p.m. today in 407 Hale Library for a hands-on evaluation of your current media diet. You'll come away with a new menu for well-balanced media consumption.
The Pre-Health Ambassadors are selling hot chocolate for $1 from 9 a.m. to noon today to raise money for a scholarship.
Todd Zakrajsek, director of the Teaching and Learning Center at the University of North Carolina Medical School, will be at K-State Monday, March 6, to share his research on teaching and learning in two sessions.
Master's and doctoral students who need formatting help with theses and dissertations can attend Electronic Theses, Dissertations, and Reports weekly walk-in help clinics at 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays through April 12 in 301A Hale Library.
"Tapping Social Media Data with NCapture and NVivo 11 Plus" will be offered from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, March 17, in 401B Hale Library.
Celebrate upcoming events this month promoting critical thinking at K-State with the hashtag #MarchTowardCriticalThinking.
The hospitality management department is hosting the first Hospitality Summit at the K-State Alumni Center for students interested in a career in hospitality. Learn how to get your foot in the door and then meet hospitality employers at the career fair.
American Association of University Women, or AAUW, will host a public forum featuring a panel of local international women in recognition of International Women's Day at 7 p.m. March 8 in the Landon Room of the Holiday Inn at the Campus.
The 29th annual Kansas State University Conference on Applied Statistics in Agriculture will be April 23-25 at the Hilton Garden Inn and Convention Center in Manhattan. Save up to $120 when you register by March 31.
Kudos, publications and presentations
Cora Cooper's work with violin music by women composers honored by the Kansas chapter of the American String Teachers Association.
Human resources, benefits and training
The 2016 total compensation summary is now available for all benefit-eligible employees and may be accessed through Employee Self Service or HRIS.
Did you know that Kansas State University has two primary providers that offer free face-to-face advising appointments to assist employees in planning for their future? You do not have to have a current retirement account to register for a session.
It has been approximately one year since Human Capital Services' Talent Acquisition team automated the redesigned and streamlined hiring process and this is an opportunity to reflect on the team's progress.
Kansas State University Global Campus will conduct a usability study to evaluate the effectiveness of the Global Campus website for our students.