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K-State Today

Thursday, July 28, 2016

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

From the administration

From VP Johnson: Human Capital Services releases finalized K-State 2025 plan
Cheryl Johnson, vice president of human capital, writes about the final version of the Division of Human Capital Services' K-State 2025 plan and thanks all who gave feedback of the plan.
From the VP for research: RSCAD Momentum
The dog days of summer are anything but lazy at K-State, where experts are in the news for developing a new enchilada and fighting the sugarcane aphid, Zika and aquifer depletion. Read all about it, plus find funding, announcements and more.

News and research

Reminder: KSIS unavailable July 29-31
KSIS, K-State's Student Information System, will be unavailable at 5 p.m. Friday, July 29, through Sunday, July 31, while Information Technology Services migrates the system to the new converged infrastructure.
Thankful Thursdays: Daniel Kuester holds the Roger Trenary Chair of Economics
Daniel Kuester holds the Roger Trenary Chair of Economics, an endowed chair to honor the legacy of the late economics professor, Roger Trenary. Since its creation, 169 gifts have been made to the fund, impacting the lives of many students.
Graduate School application fee increase
The Graduate School application fee for domestic and permanent residents has changed to $65, beginning with the new fiscal year July 1, 2016. This change was approved by the Kansas Board of Regents at its June meeting.

Events

McCain Performance Series offers Super Saver Sunday on July 31
July 31 is Super Saver Sunday at the McCain Open House and Single Ticket Sales Party in McCain Auditorium. Everyone's invited to save 10 percent off of single tickets to most McCain shows for the coming year.

Kudos, publications and presentations

Rezac attends Higher Education Resource Services Summer Institute
Higher Education Resource Services Luce Program for Women in STEM Leadership awards Mary Rezac one of four scholarships to Bryn Mawr gathering.
Regional & community planning student receives national fellowship
Emma Rearick, regional and community planning student
Emma Rearick, regional & community planning student, is one of 59 students across the U.S. to be honored with the 2016-2017 Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Graduate Fellowship from the U.S. Department of Transportation.
K-Staters present at international scientific meeting
Eight scientists in the Center of Excellence for Vector-Borne Diseases in the diagnostic medicine and pathobiology department gave presentations at the 28th meeting of the American Society for Rickettsiology.

Human resources, benefits and training

Introduction to PageUp for HCS Liaisons training session offered Aug. 9
The session focuses on equipping participants with knowledge and resources to successfully operate within the PageUp Applicant Tracking System. Participants will learn how to use the streamlined and automated hiring process through computer based training

Safety

Environmental Health and Safety collecting high-hazard chemicals for disposal
Environmental Health and Safety is disposing of high-hazard chemicals in mid-August. Submit a pickup request by Aug. 8.