Tuesday, July 28, 2015

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News

Finance department head Eric Higgins named director of the Center for Economic Education
Eric Higgins has been named director of the Center for Economic Education at Kansas State University. The appointment was jointly announced by the university and the Kansas Council for Economic Education.
Call for Office of International Programs international incentive grants submissions
The Office of International Programs is accepting international incentive grant proposals for the fall. The award application deadline is 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15.
Assistant professor oversees new video on international volunteering
A new video detailing leading-edge research on international volunteering and service-learning has just been released by globalsl.org. Eric Hartman, assistant professor in the Staley School of Leadership Studies, is a co-founder of globalsl.org.

Events

K-State Online: Canvas training classes July 27-Aug. 13
The fall 2015 semester starts Aug. 24 and Canvas training classes are available now. Take the opportunity to review, rethink and redesign your courses using an educational platform that supports pedagogical and technological innovation.

Kudos

Mercer named among 30 most influential deans of education
Debbie Mercer
Kansas State University's Debbie Mercer is being recognized as one of the most influential education deans in the nation.
Magyar appointed to Spiritual Places Committee of International Union of Architects
Peter Magyar
Peter Magyar has been appointed to the Spiritual Places Committee of the International Union of Architects. Magyar is a professor of architecture in the College of Architecture, Planning & Design.

New hires/exits

Kansas Forest Service names Jennifer Williams as first communications coordinator
The Kansas Forest Service has named Jennifer Williams as its first communications coordinator.

Gifts

Evans family donates $1 million to Academic Success Center at Kansas State University
Ike and Letty Evans, Bluffton, South Carolina, are supporting the Academic Success Center in the College of Engineering at Kansas State University with a $1 million donation.