Sunday, February 1, 2015

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

From the vice president for research

Office of Corporate Engagement finalizes 2025 strategic action plan
Enhancing industry engagement is a common thread that weaves throughout the K-State 2025 action and implementation plans. Feedback received from you, the K-State community, has informed the final draft of the Corporate Engagement Strategic Action Plan.

News

Greek Life board of directors announced
The Greek community at K-State has recently elected a new board of directors for the Office of Greek Affairs. Board members serve on either the Interfraternity Council or the PanHellenic Council.
University nominates four students for Goldwater Scholarship
Four Kansas State University students have been nominated for the Goldwater Scholarship.
Director of Center for Child Development interviews begin Monday
Interviews for the director of the Center for Child Development will be Feb. 2-4.

Events

Beach Museum hosts annual valentine workshop on Sunday
Make valentines for all the special people in your life from 1:30-3 p.m. Sunday at the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art.
Shatter the Silence lunch hour: Community dialogue on sexual violence on Monday
The Center for Advocacy, Response and Education, or CARE, will host its monthly Shatter the Silence lunch hour from noon to 1 pm. Monday, Feb. 2, in 206 Holton Hall.
Community Café for Racial Justice
The Staley School of Leadership Studies, the Black Student Union and the Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy invite you to our upcoming Community Cafés on Racial Justice.
K-State Invitational GameJam design competition is Feb. 6-8
The first CIS@K-State Invitational GameJam will be Feb. 6-8 on the Manhattan campus. This is a 48-hour video game design competition for novices and experienced programmers, game designers, artists, musicians and writers. Register before Feb. 1.

Kudos

Buyle named outstanding educator by the Associated General Contractors of America
Ray Buyle, assistant professor of architectural engineering and construction science, is the recipient of the Associated General Contractors of America 2015 Outstanding Educator Award. He will be recognized in March.

New hires/exits

Grant Chapman appointed as assistant provost of international administration
Grant Chapman has been appointed as the new assistant provost of international administration for the Office of International Programs at Kansas State University.

Human resources/benefits/training

Reminder about unclassified vacation leave accrual in January's third pay period
A reminder that unclassified employees who earn leave will not accrue vacation leave with the paycheck dated Jan. 30 because it is the third paycheck in the month of January.

Safety

Message about the K-State Today emergency alert
We apologize for the K-State Today special alert messages that faculty, staff and students received this morning. The messages were sent in error when testing the system. We are not experiencing problems with iSIS.