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K-State Today

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

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

Video still image of Minutes with Myers

Watch K-State President Richard Myers' new video, part of the new Minutes with Myers series that features unique conversations. The first episode — about diversity and inclusion — is at the Beach Museum's "Fronteras/Frontiers" exhibit.

From the president

President Myers presents new communication tool
President Richard Myers has created a new video series, Minutes with Myers, to host unique conversations. The first episode features discussion about diversity and inclusion at K-State in front of the Beach Museum's "Fronteras/Frontiers" exhibition.

News and research

Cumulative gift for Kansas State University's Center of Excellence for Vector-Borne Diseases from Abaxis reaches $1 million
Steady support from a cutting-edge medical and veterinary technology company has now added up to $1 million for a key Kansas State University research center.
Can I use this? Can I show that? Avoid plagiarism and copyright infringement with help from a new guide
Rachel Miles and Christina Geuther
Do you teach? Perform? Write scholarly content? You are likely interacting with copyrighted and content on a regular basis. Fortunately, academic librarians Rachel Miles and Christina Geuther created a guide to assist with common copyright issues.

Shared governance

Highlights from the April 10 Faculty Senate meeting
Faculty Senate shares highlights from the April 10 Faculty Senate meeting. Minutes become available on the Faculty Senate website as they are approved.


Kat Chat: Surviving Finals
Kat Chat Logo
It's almost finals week. Are you finding it difficult to control your stress, manage your time, and fight procrastination? If you answered yes to any of these, this presentation is for you. Come to Leasure 13 from 4-4:45 p.m. today to learn more.
'She Kills Monsters' showing Thursday through Sunday at Chapman Theatre
K-State Theatre's final show of the season will be performed Thursday, April 26, through Sunday, April 29, at Chapman Theatre in Nichols Hall.
Global Campus to host Honors and Awards reception April 25
K-State Global Campus will host its annual Honors and Awards reception from 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, in the K-State Alumni Center banquet room. K-State faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend.
Wind Ensemble concert with Blue Valley Northwest April 25
The K-State Wind Ensemble and Blue Valley Northwest High School Wind Ensemble will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 25 in McCain Auditorium. The concert is free to the public.
Day of Silence
The K-State Center for Advocacy, Response and Education, or CARE, presents the Day of Silence to highlight the silencing and discrimination of underserved populations. A photo shoot activity will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27 on Bosco Plaza.
Chester E. Peters Lecture for Student Affairs
Sonja Ardoin, this year's Chester E. Peters Lecture Series featured speaker, will present "The Relationship Between Rurality, Social Class Identity, and College Access and Affordability" at 10 a.m. Friday, April 27, in Forum Hall, K-State Student Union.
Contemporary jazz master Kenny G at McCain on April 29
One of today's premier artists of contemporary jazz, Kenny G has sold more than 75 million records worldwide, including 45 million in the U.S.

Kudos, publications and presentations

Bhattacharya selected by Diverse magazine as top 25 women in higher education
Kakali Bhattacharya
College of Education professor Kakali Bhattacharya has been named by Diverse magazine as one of the Top 25 Women in Higher Education for her research in race, gender and ethnic studies.
K-State McNair Scholars honored at annual ceremony
Scholars and staff conclude the 21st annual MKN McNair Heartland Research Conference in September 2017.
The McNair Scholars Program's annual Scholars Recognition Banquet was April 23, celebrating the accomplishments of its current scholars and alumni who have achieved higher degrees.
Interior design professor presents at annual health care conference
Migette Kaup
Migette Kaup, professor of interior design and gerontology, was recently invited to speak at the 2018 NICHE Conference.
K-State Alumni Association honors nine K-State students for excellence
Nine graduating Kansas State University students will be recognized by the K-State Alumni Association for outstanding achievements throughout their college careers during an awards luncheon on April 25 at the K-State Alumni Center.

Human resources, benefits and training

ALiCE training offered May 8
The Kansas State University Police Department will offer a training for citizen response to active shooter and critical incidents called ALiCE — Alert, Lockdown, inform, Counter and Evacuate — from 9:30-11 a.m. Tuesday, May 8, in the Big 12 Room.
Human Capital Services reorganization
Human Capital Services is combining two functional units into one team to provide more effective and efficient services.


K-State Online April updates
Updates to Canvas were released on April 21. Updated features include: Word Counter and Reply Icon Update.

Campus construction and maintenance

Service interruption: Waters Hall steam
The 90 pound and 5 pound steam will be shutoff from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, in Waters Hall. This will affect anything that uses steam including hot water and building heat.

Newsletters and magazines

Conquest 2018 magazine showcasing K-State cancer research
The Johnson Cancer Research Center's 2018 Conquest magazine contains layperson-friendly stories showcasing K-State faculty and student cancer research.
Division of Facilities Newsletter for March, April 2018
The latest news from K-State's Division of Facilities.
Spring AgReport available online
AgReport spring 2018 cover
Read the spring 2018 AgReport online.

Volunteer opportunities

Seeking participants for anthropometric study of Midwest population using 3D body scanning technology
3D scan example (unprocessed raw image)
An apparel, textiles, and interior design assistant professor is conducting research and collecting demographic and body measurement data for the Size North America Project using 3-D body scanning technology. Participants ages 6 to 75 needed.

University life

The International Coordinating Council accepting applications for 2018-2019 executive board officers
The International Coordinating Council is now accepting applications for the executive board officers for the 2018-2019 academic year. All Kansas State University students are eligible. Applications are due before midnight on April 26.