Wednesday, March 4, 2015

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From the president

Message from President Schulz: University budget
Following Gov. Brownback's allotment action last month, the University Budget Advisory Committee began work to provide options resolving a one-time gap of nearly .1 million for Kansas State University.

News

College of Education earns national diversity award
Dean Debbie Mercer and Amanda Morales are presented with the national award.
The College of Education received a national award for global teacher education based on its nearly four decades of inclusion and commitment to diversity.
EIDRoP research program proves to be a success
EIDRoP program participants
A National Science Foundation grant program designed to help scientists improve their communication skills achieved a great deal more than its original purpose according to those who participated in the six-year program.
Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory partners with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to build high throughput diseases diagnostic panel
Pejman Naraghi-Arani, molecular virologist, assay developer and program manager, and A. Celena Carrillo, lab manager, from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, are visiting the Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory through March 5.

Events

Register now to attend SPOTLIGHT K-State 2015
This is the third year for SPOTLIGHT K-State, a fast-paced series of six-minute presentations. President Schulz sponsors this celebration of teaching at K-State.
Creating forms on your website
K-State's Content Management System can create and process Web forms. The next Web Editors' Meeting, at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 5, in Room 207 at the K-State Student Union, will feature a demonstration of how to create and edit Web forms.
Government representatives discussed jobs for every major
Government representatives shared information about applying for jobs and internships, as well as careers in the federal government, Tuesday, March 3.
Art department faculty, student exhibitions this week
Art department faculty and students have work exhibited this week as part of reaccreditation process.

Kudos

K-State Libraries' Piper receives professional in human resources certification
Kim Piper, administrative officer at K-State Libraries, has earned her professional in human resources certification through the Human Resources Certification Institute.
State scholarship winners all K-State engineering students
The American Council of Engineering Companies Scholarship Committee for Kansas selected Alex Pint, senior, and Daniel Weisenberger, junior, both architectural engineering, and Luke Snider, senior, biological systems engineering, for ,000 scholarships.

Gifts

Alumnus follows advice to give back to K-State students
While a student at K-State studying history and labor relations, Brad Chilcoat received some advice that he has followed.

Technology

Office 365: New features to be released the week of March 9
During the week of March 9, Information Technology Services will release new features for Office 365, including OneDrive, online file storage space; Office Online, Office webapps; and Office ProPlus, free desktop and mobile versions of Microsoft Office.

Safety

Fire-rated doors in campus buildings
Any door that is equipped with a self-closing device, spring loaded hinges or requires the use of a wedge or other item to hold it open must remain closed, per adopted code and by order of the Kansas State Fire Marshal's office.

Newsletters

Center for Engagement and Community Development Newsletter
Join in on the inequality conversations and read about the Community Food Council Panel.

Volunteer opportunities

Volunteers wanted for electronic waste collection event
Volunteers are needed for the fourth Electronic Waste Collection Day, March 28, in the parking lot west of Memorial Stadium. Volunteers are needed in two-hour blocks from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch, beverages and T-shirts will be provided.