Saturday, August 23, 2014

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From the administration

Letter from the VP for Communications and Marketing: Web progress
A milestone was quietly reached this summer in the continued updating of the K-State Web presence. As two more colleges published sites in our content management system, or CMS, we met the goal of having every college/major unit in the system.

News

International programs office accepting fall 2014 international incentive grant proposals
The international programs office is accepting international incentive grant proposals for fall 2014. The primary purpose of the international incentive grants is to promote internationalization of Kansas State University.
Busting myths about ticks
There are many common myths about ticks, a blood-sucking pest. Learn how to protect yourself and your pets.
A K-State veterinarian and expert on ticks talks common myths about the pests and provides advice for protecting yourself and your pets.
Expedited beef traceback measures aimed to combat foodborne illness
New procedures would allow for immediate investigations to remove contaminated ground beef from the U.S. supply chain before it reaches consumers.

Events

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge continues at pep rally on Sunday
Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz and Student Body President Reagan Kays will accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge at the pep rally at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.
Kansans can sign up now for new financial challenge
Prepare Kansas is a new K-State Research and Extension online financial challenge designed to help individuals and families be better prepared ahead of disasters, which can ease recovery.
Natural Resources and Environmental Science Seminar Series speakers announced for fall 2014 semester
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The natural resources and environmental science secondary major announces the lecture schedule for the fall 2014 Natural Resources and Environmental Science Seminar Series.
Calling all K-State pets: Willie's Pet of the Week contest
Does your pet have what it takes to be Willie's Pet of the Week?

Gifts

University offering Series 7 prep course for financial planners
The personal financial planning program at Kansas State University is offering a first-of-its-kind credit course that prepares students to take the general securities licensing exam.

Human resources/benefits/training

New payroll option for employees on nine-month regular appointments
Human Capital Services introduces an academic year salary reserve payment option to nine-month employees on regular appointments.

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