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K-State Today

Sunday, May 1, 2016

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

From the administration

University response to student requests
University administration responded this week to student concerns about the university's discrimination policy, PPM 3310, and sexual violence. These issues are critically important, and we want to be on same page with our students, faculty and staff.
From the VP for administration and finance: 2016 Space Migration Planning Project outcomes
The 2016 Space Migration Planning Project leverages space allocation opportunities created by new construction on the Manhattan campus. The successful proposals are included in this announcement.
Friday First-Gen Focus
This week's film segment offers words of advice for first-generation students and is the conclusion of the K-State College of Education's "A Walk in My Shoes: First Generation College Students."
Letter from AD John Currie
Athletics Director John Currie writes about hosting Zac Brown Band and pop rock band Train at Bill Snyder Family Stadium's first concert in 30 years.


Superstar trumpeter comes to Kansas State University's McCain Performance Series
Chris Botti, the Grammy Award-winning trumpeter, comes to Kansas State University's McCain Performance Series at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, in McCain Auditorium.
Entertainment blossoms in May at Kansas State University
Catch Broadway entertainment, student musical performances, art exhibitions and more at Kansas State University during May.
K-State Alumni Association offers International Graduation Celebration
The K-State Alumni Association will honor international students graduating in May, August and December 2016 at the International Graduation Celebration on Wednesday, May 4.
Oz to Oz: Australian scholar to visit campus May 2
Michelle Deshong, research scholar in the School of Indigenous Studies at James Cook University in Townsville, Australia, will present a seminar on her research at 4 p.m. Monday, May 2, in 013 Leasure Hall.
Concealed carry open forum May 6
The Weapons Advisory Work Group will host a concealed carry open forum from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, May 6, in the K-State Student Union's Forum Hall.
Harmit Malik to present on the evolutionary consequences of genetic conflicts April 29
picture of Dr. Malik
Harmit Malik, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center will present "Genetic conflicts: the usual suspects and beyond" as part of the Division of Biology Seminar Series at 4 p.m. Friday, April 29, in 120 Ackert Hall.
Rescheduled: Deliberative discussion on concealed carry May 4
Join colleagues, friends and neighbors in a deliberative conversation about concealed weapons on campus from 6-7:45 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, in Town Hall at the Leadership Studies Building.
Audacity A Cappella presents spring concert at 6 p.m. May 1
Audacity A Cappella, an official student organization, will present a free concert at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 1, in All Faiths Chapel. You have nothing to lose but your ears have everything to gain.
Zac Brown Band and Train to play Bill Snyder Family Stadium
Three-time Grammy Award winners and multi-platinum artists Zac Brown Band will headline the first major concert event at Bill Snyder Family Stadium for a one-of-a-kind Wildcat Kickoff music festival on Saturday, Sept. 10.

Kudos, publications and presentations

RecycleMania 2016 results
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Kansas State University finished second in the Big 12 and 90th out of 208 schools overall in the 2016 RecycleMania competition.
Three K-State Libraries employees recognized for excellence
Jason Coleman
At a recognition ceremony on April 11, K-State Libraries honored Jason Coleman, Darchelle Martin and Dennis Ryan for outstanding contributions to the organization.
Associate professor presents at Museum of World Culture
Vibhavari Jani, associate professor in the College of Architecture, Planning & Design, was invited to present at the Design Beyond the West: Ethnographic Collections and the History of Global Design workshop and the History of Global Design workshop.
Education faculty present at national conference
Six individuals representing the College of Education's curriculum and instruction department presented at the National Field Experience Conference April 21-22 at the University of Northern Colorado.
French Honor Society inducts new members
The Kansas State University chapter of the French Honor Society, Pi Delta Phi, Kappa Zeta, has selected 11 new members.

Human resources, benefits and training

Reminder: Open enrollment for voluntary benefits through The Hartford ends today
The TEA association board of directors, in cooperation with Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Company, The Hartford, and Human Capital Services, is offering life insurance, short-term disability and accidental death and dismemberment insurance.


April issue of WorldWide Wildcats distance student newsletter available
The April 2016 issue of the Kansas State University Global Campus distance student newsletter, WorldWide Wildcats, is available.