Thursday, September 3, 2015

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

From the vice president for research

RSCAD Momentum
The Animal Health Corridor turns 10, MediVet Biologics adds a lab, drones benefit ag and more K-State research makes news — and funding opportunities such as a call from the American Antiquarian Society for research to produce works for general audiences.
Read full announcement | From Karen Burg | September 3, 2015


Second K-State Fighting For A Cure Shirt Day Oct. 17
Show your pride in Kansas State University's fight against cancer by participating in the annual K-State Fighting for a Cure Shirt Day Oct. 17.


'Civil Disobedience in America: Songs and Perspectives' Sept. 10
Civil Disobedience
Folk musicians and activists Greg Artzner and Terry Leonino will present topics in civil disobedience through songs and performance at 7 p.m. Sept. 10, in Forum Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
Master of Agribusiness offers managing risk professional development conference
The Master of Agribusiness, or MAB, program is hosting Risky Business: Managing Agribusiness Risk, an event to interact with experts in the agribusiness industry regarding the best ways to mitigate risk in a volatile environment, Sept. 17-19.
Read full announcement | From Mary Bowen | September 3, 2015
K-State First celebrates fifth birthday
Birthday Invite
K-State First is celebrating its fifth year as the first-year experience program at K-State. Join us from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, in the Hemisphere Room of Hale Library for remarks by Provost Mason, cake, refreshments and prizes.


Michael Kanost elected 2015 Entomological Society of America fellow
Kanost is internationally known for his research on how proteins in insect blood function in immune responses, the biochemistry of insect exoskeletons and functions of insect multicopper oxidases.
Dave Hartnett, Jennifer Frederick awarded Coffman Honor Council Award
The 2014-2015 recipients of the James R. Coffman Honor Council Faculty and Student Awards are David Hartnett, university distinguished professor of biology, and Jennifer Frederick, USDA National Needs doctoral fellow in grain science.

Publications and presentations

APDesign professor Seamon publishes in Cognitive Processes: International Quarterly of Cognitive Science
David Seamon, professor of architecture, has published "Situated Cognition and the Phenomenology of Place" in the peer-reviewed academic journal Cognitive Processes: International Quarterly of Cognitive Science summer 2015.
Pollution Prevention Institute interns present research projects that help Kansas industries
Six interns at Kansas State University's Pollution Prevention Institute will conduct presentations on their research projects for Kansas industries from 1-4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, in Room 206 at the K-State Student Union.

New hires/exits

Visual journalist joins A.Q. Miller School faculty as Seaton chair
Sara Quinn, a longtime member of the faculty of the Poynter Institute for Media Studies in St. Petersburg, Florida, is joining the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications as the Seaton chair in professional journalism.
Christina Aguilera appointed as director of environmental health and safety
Christina Aguilera has been appointed as the new director of environmental health and safety at Kansas State University.
Read full announcement | From Tara Pfaff | September 3, 2015

Human resources/benefits/training

Effective Communication offered in September
Learning and Development has partnered with ComPsych, K-State's employee assistance provider, to offer the training session, Effective Communication, on Sept. 8 in the K-State Student Union and on Sept. 15 via webinar.
Supervising Students on the Job offered Sept. 16
Supervising Students on the Job, WTD005, will be presented by Shanna Legleiter, director of learning and development, from 2-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, in the Edwards Hall Commons Area.


K-State Online: Canvas training available throughout the fall
Don't put it off, sign up now for K-State Online Canvas training. Training sessions are available throughout the fall to prepare instructors who need to upgrade their courses to K-State Online Canvas.


Where are you in the lifespan of teaching?
The Teaching & Learning Center promotes innovation and effectiveness in our teaching through a variety of programs and events. We like to say that our center covers the lifespan of a teacher.