Wednesday, April 1, 2015

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

From the administration

Reminder of class cancellations for All-University Open House
Classes after 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 10, are canceled to prepare for Open House on Saturday, April 11.
Reminder: Big 12 Faculty Fellowship Program applications due May 1
Apply for a Big 12 Faculty Fellowship Award for the 2015-2016 academic year. The deadline for submission of the applications to the provost's office is May 1, and should be submitted electronically in PDF format to Gail Zeak.

From the vice president for research

K-State Research Facilities and Resources Showcase scheduled for May 13
The K-State Research Facilities and Resources Showcase, set for May 13, will allow participants to promote their facilities and services and gain a broader perspective of the research capabilities across all colleges, campuses and extension offices.

Research

Researchers part of new grant project on child obesity prevention
Two Kansas State University researchers are partners with Iowa State University on a more than $2.8 million grant to advance obesity prevention research.

Legislative update

Legislative update March 31
Last week the Senate debated and passed the budget bill that deletes $2.1 million in each fiscal year from the state general fund for Kansas State University, $949,476 from K-State Research & Extension and $146,270 from the College of Veterinary Medicine

News

Kansas PBS stations to air 'Vale la Pena' documentary
"Vale la Pena" documentary
The College of Education's latest documentary will air on all Kansas PBS stations, making it the third film picked up statewide and the fourth time a college documentary aired on northeast Kansas's local PBS station.
Undergraduate leaders called on to apply for the Morse Scholarship
Marjorie J. and Richard L. D. Morse
K-State Libraries is now accepting applications for the Marjorie J. and Richard L.D. Morse Family and Community Public Policy Scholarship. The $3,000 scholarship is awarded to support an undergraduate project that involves community service.

Events

April blooms with music, art, dance and more at Kansas State University
April brings music, performances, exhibitions and more at Kansas State University. Events below are offered by the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, the School Music, Theatre, and Dance, and the McCain Performance Series.
The Meadow seeks volunteers for work day April 4
The Meadow's Volunteer Work Day will be 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 4.
K-State Research Forum today
The Graduate Student Council's annual K-State Research Forum will be today in the K-State Student Union. Graduate students will give oral and poster presentations throughout the day beginning at 9 a.m. on the second floor of the Union.
K-State Blood Drive March 31-April 3
The K-State Blood Drive will be March 31-April 3. All donors will receive a coupon for a free appetizer at Texas Roadhouse, and each day there will be a selfie competition for the chance to win one of 16 free entrees to Texas Roadhouse.
Kat Chats with Counseling Services: Letting them out of the bottle
Milk bottle with words coming out of it
Join Counseling Services from 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, in 13 Leasure Hall as we discuss different ways to manage and address your emotions.
Making the most of your senior years workshop begins April 7
Are you reaching the age where you are thinking of retirement and planning the rest of your life? Consider attending "Making the Most of Your Senior Years," sponsored by UFM Community Learning Center, at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 7.
David Otunga speaking about social injustice, civil rights tonight
UPC logo
World Wrestling Entertainment, or WWE, star David Otunga will present his take on social injustice and civil rights at 8 p.m. March 31 in the ballroom on the second floor of the K-State Student Union.
Marketing department invites the campus community to a research seminar on Friday
The Department of Marketing is hosting Doug Chung, assistant professor of business administration at Harvard University, for a research seminar from 2-3:15 p.m. Friday, April 3, in 212 Calvin Hall.

Kudos

Student Alumni Board earns top awards at national convention
Student Alumni Board, a program of the K-State Alumni Association, received three awards at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education Affiliated Student Advancement Programs District VI Conference in Ames, Iowa, Feb. 27-28.

New hires/exits

Mortenson to become dean at Baylor University
Gary Mortenson
Gary Mortenson, director of the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance in the College of Arts & Sciences, will soon begin a new chapter in his life as the dean of the School of Music at Baylor University.

Human resources/benefits/training

Internal search for international admissions specialist/coordinator
Kansas State University invites applicants for the position of international admissions specialist/coordinator. This position reports to the assistant director in the Office of International Admissions and Recruiting.
Medicare confusion eliminated: Medicare Basics wellness workshops in April
Medicare can be very confusing. Supplemental plans to Medicare can be even more confusing. Would you like some answers? If you are 55 or older and thinking of retirement in a couple of years or if you are assisting parents, this is a session for you.

Technology

CrashPlan PROe subscription available for campus departments
CrashPlan PROe, an alternative to traditional computer backups, is now available for subscription. This K-State service quietly monitors your computer for changes in your files and backs them up to a secure, remote system.

Newsletters

Next ROAR, the University Support Staff Senate newsletter, is available
The next issue of ROAR is available. The ROAR is a newsletter put together by USS Senate to help keep you informed.

Survey

President's Commission for the Status of Women requests assistance
The President's Commission for the Status of Women requests the assistance of all breastfeeding moms to participate in the Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition workplace evaluation project.