Tuesday, September 2, 2014

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

From the administration

Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies quarterly update
You are invited to read a quarterly update from the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies.
It's here: New KSU Advisor Center in iSIS
The new KSU Advisor Center, a tool set made specifically for academic advising at K-State, is now available. See how to access the KSU Advisor Center for details.

Research

Biochemists find new treatment options for staph infections, inflammatory diseases
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Two Kansas State University biochemists have discovered a family of proteins that could lead to better treatments for Staphylococcus aureus, a pathogenic bacterium that can cause more than 60,000 potentially life-threatening infections each year.

News

Encouraging prospective students: New student services can help
The new academic year also marks the beginning of the college search process for many families. New student services asks K-State faculty and staff to encourage prospective students to visit, connect and apply.
K-State Salina welcomes more than 50 Brazilian students enrolled in an exchange program
Brazilian students
Kansas State University Salina is experiencing an influx in its international student population this year after 55 Brazilian students arrived on campus to study engineering technology.
School of Leadership Studies partners to advance global learning, partnerships and more
K-State has joined a coalition of universities across the country in an effort to ensure the development of rigorous research and evidence-based methods of global learning, community-university partnership and community-driven development.

Events

Call for graduate student abstracts, faculty judges for Research and the State competition Oct. 28
The Graduate Student Council is accepting graduate student abstracts for the annual Research and the State graduate student poster competition Tuesday, Oct. 28, in the K and S Ballrooms at the K-State Student Union.
NSF graduate research fellowship informational sessions
Informational sessions about the National Science Foundation graduate research fellowship program are from 3-4 p.m. Sept. 11, 15 and 17 in the K-State Student Union's Room 207. The NSF awards around 2,000 fellowships with annual stipend of $32,000.
Free Ultimate Frisbee hat-style tournament Sept. 6
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The K-State men's and women's Ultimate Frisbee Club teams will host a free, fun and casual hat-style tournament at noon Saturday, Sept. 6, at the K-State recreation complex fields.
First Friday Data Workshop: Mastering NSF's data management plan
In order to better serve K-State faculty, researchers and graduate students, K-State Libraries is launching a new series called First Friday Data Workshops. These practical, hands-on sessions deliver tips for streamlining your data management processes.
Kinesiology fitness program water aerobics classes start today
The Lifestyle Improvement through Fitness Enhancement, or L.I.F.E., program is offering a seven-week class on water aerobics from Sept. 2 to Oct. 17 in the Natatorium.
Study Abroad Fair is Sept. 3
Study Abroad Fair
Encourage your students to attend the Study Abroad Fair between 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, in the K-State Student Union's Ballroom.
K-State engineer to discuss ecosystem goods, services for students of natural resources and environmental sciences
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Trisha Moore, assistant professor of biological and agricultural engineering at K-State, will give a public lecture at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, in 231 Ackert Hall.
Interested in the law? Attend the K-State Law Fair Sept. 5
Students interested in a legal career ­— regardless of major — should attend the Kansas State University Law Fair between 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, in the K-State Alumni Center Ballroom.
Dance Marathon fundraiser coming to K-State; student volunteers needed
K-State will host a Dance Marathon. The funds raised will stay local and go to kids being treated at St. Francis Health Center in Topeka. Attend an informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. today — Sept. 2 — in 201 Leadership Studies Building.
Golf tournament for Kansas State University cancer research Oct. 3
Golfers can help Kansas State University's fight against cancer at the 17th annual Rob Regier Memorial Golf Tournament on Friday, Oct. 3. Proceeds will support the university's Johnson Cancer Research Center.
Open forums for candidates for director of talent acquisition Sept. 3
The search committee has announced two candidates for director of talent acquisition in the Division of Human Capital Services.
Read full announcement | From Kris Mauck | September 2, 2014
A.Q. Miller School hosts Kedziepalooza today
The A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications will host its third annual Kedziepalooza from 5-6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, in the courtyard outside of Kedzie Hall.

Kudos

American Institute of Steel Construction awards scholarship to architectural engineering senior
Ryan Whelchel, senior in architectural engineering, has been awarded the Fred R. Havens American Institute of Steel Construction Scholarship for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Publications and presentations

Political science faculty present at national conference
Several political science faculty members participated in the American Political Science Association meetings Aug. 28-31 in Washington, D.C.

New hires/exits

Two new faces are increasing education about domestic and sexual violence
Formerly known as the Women's Center, The Center for Advocacy, Response and Education, or CARE, has two new faces. Jessica Haymaker and Jenna Tripodi were hired as co-coordinators for the center.

Survey

Coming soon: Annual FERPA self-assessment for 2014-2015
Early in the fall term, faculty and staff with access to student data will receive an email with a link to the FERPA self-assessment using the Qualtrix survey software. Completion of the FERPA self-assessment will be reported in HRIS.

Volunteer opportunities

Couples needed to participate in research
Psychology researchers are looking for couples who have been together for six months or more and do not have children to participate in research. We are interested in how couples work together to make decisions about their futures.
Read full announcement | From Lora Adair | September 2, 2014

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