Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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From the administration

Letter from the vice president for human capital: Analyzing processes, setting goals
Johnson thanks the K-State Community for a warm welcome and outlines the process she will take to make improvements in K-State systems and serving the men and women of Kansas State University.

Research

Psychology research on vision, pigeons may improve driver safety
Close your eyes and open them. How long does it take you to recognize the location? Now turn your head to the right. Which do you notice first: the center of the scene or the periphery?

News

K-State Olathe offers big data workshop
The Greater Kansas City area and Johnson County executives and working professionals have expressed an interest in big data applications. In response, K-State Olathe is hosting an application and methodology workshop.
Secure disposal of paper, electronic media available all year long
In addition to the university's periodic Shred Day events, departments can securely dispose of paper and electronic media, or e-waste, throughout the year.
Music program reaccredited
The music program in the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance at Kansas State University, has been approved for reaccreditation by the National Association of Schools of Music.
K-State expert discusses proposed rule that could enhance tracking of ground beef sources
A Kansas State University animal sciences and industry professors looks at a recently proposed rule that would require grocery stores and supermarkets to keep more documentation on ground beef sources.

Events

Kansas State University welcomes the Embassy of Ecuador for Day of Ecuador​
Kansas State University will welcome Ecuadorian officials on Wednesday, Aug. 6, for a Day of Ecuador.

Kudos

Student from Lenexa named 2014 Cargill Global Scholar
A sophomore in Kansas State University's College of Arts & Sciences has been selected as a Cargill Global Scholar for the 2014 academic year.
Dandaneau elected to national board
Steven Dandaneau, vice provost for undergraduate studies, has been elected to the governing board of The Reinvention Center, the leading national organization of vice provosts for undergraduate education at research universities.
College of Education's Marilyn Kaff receives Phi Kappa Phi Literacy Grant
Marilyn Kaff, associate professor of special education, counseling and affairs, has received a 2014 Literacy Grant from Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.

Publications and presentations

Architectural engineering and construction science department hosted Kansas Association for Career and Technical Education Conference
The architectural engineering and construction science department hosted a conference from 1-4 p.m. on Tuesday, July 29, to discuss how these high school educators can prepare their students better for a postsecondary education.

Newsletters

Landscape architecture/regional & community planning summer 2014 e-newsletter
The Kansas State University APDesign landscape architecture/regional & community planning department's summer 2014 alumni e-newsletter is available.
Totally Tutoring summer 2014 e-newsletter
A day at the zoo.
Totally Tutoring is a collaboration of tutoring services at Kansas State University, which helps K-State tutors maintain their tutoring skills at a high level by providing workshops and lectures on tutoring.

Calendar of Events