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K-State Today

Monday, February 27, 2017

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

Dole Hall

Dole Hall on the K-State Manhattan campus, was named for Bob Dole, former U.S. senator from Kansas.

From the president

Hate crimes do not define us
President Richard Myers
President Richard Myers reinforces the need to continue to openly express supportive and welcoming behavior to all individuals regardless of ethnicity, sexual orientation or religious beliefs.


Interactive showcases and presentations about visualization technologies
Experts from multiple disciplines will present research on technological environments that surround the user with sights and sounds at Aesthesia, a multisensory event.
Office of Research and Sponsored Programs offers research communication workshop
Communicating research to different audiences is more important than ever. Register to attend the workshop from 3:30-5 p.m. March 7, in the K-State Student Union Cottonwood Room to learn tools, tips, and techniques.
Engineering A Dream 2017
K-State's National Society of Black Engineers will host Engineering A Dream, an event for students in grades 6-8 to learn about careers in STEM through hands-on engineering activities. The event will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 4. Register online.
First Friday Chow and Chat for military-connected students and staff
All current or former military-connected students and staff are invited to join K-State's Institute for the Health and Security of Military Families for a First Friday Chow and Chat from 1:30-3 p.m. March 3 in 245 Justin Hall.
The Library and Your Research: Understanding academic integrity through multiple lenses
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We'll examine the subject of integrity through various lenses: What does it mean to you as a student in the classroom, a researcher, a scholarly writer and a graduate teaching assistant?
Safe Zone training March 1
Randy Myles, K-State Police Department, will offer a Safe Zone training, "Sexual Violence: Building awareness that makes prevention possible" from 3:30-5 p.m. March 1 in 123 Leadership Studies Building.
Read full announcement | From Anna Waugh | February 27, 2017
Register for the 2017 Research Showcase by March 1
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Inform Greater Kansas City industry of K-State RSCAD capabilities and take advantage of growing opportunities in our own backyard.
Education commissioner to present on Tuesday
Kansas Commissioner of Education Randy Watson
Kansas Commissioner of Education Randy Watson will deliver a presentation with important statistics about the state's public schools at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, in the K-State Student Union Ballroom. The public is invited to attend.
Artist and 2017 TED fellow Damon Davis to give presentation at K-State
Damon Davis
From street art to sculpture to film, Damon Davis will discuss his project "All Hands on Deck," as part of Black Lives Matter movement and screen excerpts from his documentary "Whose Streets?" at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, in 101 Thompson Hall.
Read full announcement | From Jui Mhatre | February 27, 2017
Learn about volunteer, internship and employment opportunities at Fort Riley
The Institute for the Health and Security of Military Families is collaborating with Fort Riley Child and Youth Services to host Q-and-A sessions from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 1 and April 5, in 245 Justin Hall.

Kudos, publications and presentations

Kansas State University's Black Student Union is best in Big 12 for ninth time
Kansas State University's Black Student Union remains the best in the Big 12 Conference.
Bhattacharya wins 2017 Outstanding Book Award from international research association
Kakali Bhattacharya
Kakali Bhattacharya, College of Education associate professor of educational leadership, received the 2017 Outstanding Book Award from the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry for her book, "Power, Race and Higher Education."
Arts and Sciences Faculty Enhancement Program awardees announced
The College of Arts and Sciences announces the Faculty Enhancement Program awardees for fiscal year 2018. The program emphasizes enhancing opportunities for faculty in disciplines that have not historically enjoyed access to substantial funding.
Communications and ag education leader honored as distinguished alumna at alma mater
Kristina Boone, professor and head of the communications and agriculture education department in K-State's College of Agriculture, was honored Feb. 20 by Texas Tech University with a distinguished alumni award.
Elizabeth Seaton part of Associated American Artists exhibition speakers series at Syracuse University Art Galleries
Elizabeth Seaton will present a gallery tour and talk at the Syracuse University Art Galleries as part of a six-week lecture series in conjunction with Beach Museum's traveling exhibition "Art for Every Home: Associated American Artists, 1934–2000."
Read full announcement | From Jui Mhatre | February 27, 2017

Human resources, benefits and training

America Saves Week: Save for your future
America Saves Week is from Feb. 27 to March 4. This week is a great time to start thinking about saving for your future. Human Capital Services will provide information throughout the week for different options to help you save.
'Managing Gossip in the Workplace' offered March 8
Is gossip a problem in your work area? Do you find yourself in situations where gossip surrounds you, and you do not know what to do about it? If so, consider attending Managing Gossip in the Workplace on March 8.

University life

Submit K-State Global Campus grant proposals by March 3
The deadline to submit fiscal year 2018 grant-funding proposals for the online development of credit and noncredit courses, as well as start-up conferences, is Friday, March 3.