Thursday, December 18, 2014

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

From the administration

Reduced university activity during 2014-2015 holiday season
The end of the fall semester is quickly approaching and here is a reminder to faculty and staff of the university activity during the holiday break. The university will close its normal operations beginning all day Dec. 24 through Friday, Jan. 2, 2015.


Study finds that employees who are open about religion are happier
It may be beneficial for employers to not only encourage office Christmas parties but also celebrate holidays and festivals from a variety of religions, according to a Kansas State University researcher.


Burg recognized as National Academy of Inventors fellow
The National Academy of Inventors is honoring Karen Burg, Kansas State University's vice president for research, for her leadership and innovation in bioengineering research.
K-State Online: Copy final grades from Canvas to iSIS
K-State Online powered by Canvas
Instructors who taught fall courses in K-State Online powered by Canvas can copy final grades from Canvas to iSIS.
Student chapters to assist in low-income housing project over semester break
Kansas State University student chapters of both the Associated General Contractors of America and Habitat for Humanity are tag-teaming to construct low-income housing, Jan. 11-18, 2015, in Mobile, Alabama.
K-State Today winter break schedule; deadlines for faculty/staff, student versions
K-State Today, the university's daily e-newsletter, will be on hiatus while the university is closed, Dec. 24 through Jan. 2, 2015. Any submissions for the Jan. 5 issue will need to be submitted by noon Dec. 23.


Valley Center student earns College of Business Administration's Outstanding Senior Award
Jake Pritchard, a December 2014 bachelor's graduate in finance with a minor in economics and integrated investment management, Valley Center, is the Kansas State University College of Business Administration's Outstanding Senior in Business for fall 2014.

New hires/exits

New administrative assistant selected for the Office of Vice President for Administration and Finance
Tara Pfaff has been selected as the administrative assistant in the Office of Vice President for Administration and Finance. Pfaff’s appointment was effective Dec. 15.


Lifelines: College of Veterinary Medicine newsletter
Read about cancer-fighting compounds recently patented in the college, watch a video about our fall teaching award recipients and learn about the FMD study by epidemiologist Mike Sanderson. All this and more in the December Lifelines.