Thursday, July 31, 2014

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From the provost

From the provost: College reports on areas of research, scholarly and creative activities, and discovery available
Kansas State University releases the College Reports on Areas of Research, Scholarly and Creative Activities, and Discovery, or RSCAD, Strengths summary report.

News

K-State expert looks at changes to student loan programs
Whether you're struggling to pay off student loan debt or considering taking out your first loan for college, a Kansas State University financial counselor says there are many changes to federal loans you need to know about.
IGP Institute joins with industry organization to expand distance trainings
The Grain Elevator and Processing Society, or GEAPS, and Kansas State University have agreed to expand their partnership in distance education to offer online courses and a credential in grain processing management.

Events

Portrait workshops at the Beach Museum of Art
Visit the Beach Museum of Art's "Dawoud Bey: Picturing People" exhibit and create photographic and drawn self-portraits from 10:30 a.m. to noon Aug. 5 for ages 6-10 and from 10:30 a.m. to noon Aug. 6 for ages 10-16.
Teachers and Employees Association meeting, resolution vote today
The board of directors of the Teachers and Employees Association of Kansas State University has called a special meeting of the membership to vote on the resolution of dissolution at 3 p.m. July 31 in the Edwards Hall Commons Conference Room.
The Steel Wheels headline the 2014 Little Apple Music Festival
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Enjoy the musical stylings of the acoustic Americana roots act, The Steel Wheels, at the 10th annual Little Apple Music Festival, Saturday, Aug. 2.

Kudos

Murphy receives national mail service recognition
Anne Murphy of central mail services was recognized by the National Association of Colleges and University Mail Services. She was honored with the association's 2014 Outstanding Team Member award.

Publications and presentations

Rosenkranz, Doll, Heinrich present research
Faculty members in the College of Human Ecology were invited to give a variety of research lectures this summer nationally and internationally.

Technology

K-State Online: SpeedGrader app
SpeedGrader App
K-State's new learning management system includes many features to improve an instructor's workflow, and at the top of the list is SpeedGrader.

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