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K-State Today

Monday, December 17, 2018

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

Pat Bosco

Read the special message below about Pat Bosco, vice president for student life and dean of students.

From the administration

A message to the family
Next summer, after five decades of dedicated service to Kansas State University, Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students Pat Bosco will retire.


K-Staters share diversity and inclusion news and events
Read an update on the design and fundraising work for the multicultural center and date change for the K-State visit and lecture by Angie Thomas. Note: KSUnite Weekly will be on hiatus during the winter break.

News and research

Kansas State University researchers join team investigating childhood lead exposure
Ganga Hettiarachchi will harness soil chemistry to make lead less available for absorption as part of a project funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.


Accelerating health through 1Data is theme of Feb. 7 conference
A Feb. 7 conference looks at how a clearinghouse platform for human and animal health data can transform research and expedite breakthroughs for human, animal and environmental health.

Kudos, publications and presentations

Charles Sanders recognized as Professor of the Week
The Professor of the Week recognition is coordinated by Faculty Senate, the president's office, K-State Athletics and the Division of Communications and Marketing. Recipients are faculty members selected by Faculty Senate caucuses.
Jolene McConnell co-publishes textbook for beginning-level adult language learners
Jolene McConnell, English language program instructor in the Office of International Programs, recently co-published a textbook for beginning-level adult language learners, titled "English Reading and Vocabulary I."

Human resources, benefits and training

Clarification on performance reviews
To clarify a previous K-State Today announcement, the performance reviews must be signed by the reviewer, supervisor and employee and submitted to Human Capital Services no later than Jan. 31.

Campus construction and maintenance

Service interruptions: Danforth/All Faiths, McCain Auditorium electricity
Electricity will be shut off Tuesday, Dec. 18, from 5 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Danforth/All Faiths chapels and 5-7:30 a.m. at McCain Auditorium.
Service interruptions: Throckmorton Hall west, King Hall
Building heat and hot water will be shut off from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, at Throckmorton Hall west; and natural gas will be shut off from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, and Wednesday, Dec. 19, at King Hall.