Sunday, August 2, 2015

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From the administration

K-State Student Success Collaborative pilots underway
Advisors from business administration, engineering, Global Campus, human ecology, open option, and sociology, anthropology and social work are trained and now engaged in piloting K-State's new Student Success Collaborative advising data analytic tools.

Legislative update

State budget update
The Kansas Legislature’s final approved budget required Gov. Brownback and State Budget Director Shawn Sullivan to make reductions of $50 million in state expenditures after the Legislature’s final adjournment. The reductions were announced Thursday.

Events

Pop and jazz a cappella ensemble m-pact added to McCain Performance Series
The McCain Performance Series at Kansas State University is adding even more star power to its 2015-2016 lineup with the addition of award-winning pop and jazz a cappella ensemble m-pact at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, in McCain Auditorium.

Kudos

Eiselein named first recipient of the Michael Donnelly Faculty Award in English
Gregory Eiselein, professor of English and university distinguished teaching scholar, has been named the first recipient of the Michael Donnelly Faculty Award in English.

Publications and presentations

Researchers represent K-State at the Smithsonian U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Innovation Festival
Innovation Fest
K-State is one of 13 companies, universities and government agencies that will be represented at the Smithsonian U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Innovation Festival at the National Museum of American History Sept. 26-27.
K-State geographer, engineer present research at European remote sensing conferences
Shawn Hutchinson, geography, and Stacy Hutchinson, biological and agricultural engineering, recently presented research on military training land sustainability and grassland monitoring at European remote sensing conferences in Sweden and France.