Sunday, January 25, 2015

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News

Walk Kansas starts March 15
It's as simple as putting one step in front of another. That's the idea behind Walk Kansas, an eight-week K-State Research and Extension program that starts March 15, designed to promote activity and better health.
Kansas education commissioner invites K-Staters to statewide community conversations
Incoming Kansas Education Commissioner Randy Watson will host community conversations "Kansas Children. Kansas' Future." in 15 locations throughout the state. Watson is inviting all higher education representatives.

Events

Kansas Day Celebration Jan. 29
Register for K-State's annual Kansas Day Celebration, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 29 at the IGP Institute Conference Center, 1980 Kimball Ave.
Stripe Bramlage Saturday for K-State basketball vs. Oklahoma State
K-State Athletics is asking fans to help stripe out Bramlage Coliseum for its men's basketball game with Oklahoma State at 11 a.m. Saturday to help benefit the American Cancer Society and Coaches vs. Cancer.
Kansas to host Central Plains Irrigation Conference Feb. 17-18
The 2015 Central Plains Irrigation Conference and Exposition will take place Feb. 17-18 at the City Limits Convention Center, Colby, Kansas.

Kudos

K-State biology graduate student wins Konza Prairie Volunteer Award
Anna Zahner receives award from (from left) Hallie Hatfield and Jill Haukos of the Konza Environmental Education Program
Anna Zahner, graduate student in the Division of Biology, was recently awarded the 2014 Konza Prairie Docent Trainee of the Year award. Zahner began training as a new Konza Prairie docent in March 2014 and completed her training in September 2014.
Lilja accepted for the APLU Food Systems Leadership Institute
Nina Lilja
Nina Lilja, associate dean, international programs, in the College of Agriculture, was accepted for the fall 2014 Food Systems Leadership Institute, or FSLI, an executive leadership development program for academia, industry and government.

Human resources/benefits/training

Tax withholding effect of 27 paychecks for calendar year 2015
An extra paycheck in 2015 will not be included in calculating withholdings from paychecks so employees may want to consult with their personal tax advisor if needed, and make adjustments to their tax withholdings.

Financial services

Purchasing Post for January 2015
The Division of Financial Services has released the Purchasing Post for January 2015.