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K-State Today

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

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

Bluemont Bell

The Bluemont Bell was cast and donated to Bluemont College by Joseph Ingalls in 1861 to call students to class.

From the administration

A message from Coach Bill Snyder
Coach Bill Snyder writes a message of appreciation to K-State faculty and staff.

News and research

KSU Foundation: Vern and Joan Herbel establish K-State Family Scholarship match funds for students in the College of Business Administration
"Kansas State has been so instrumental in our success, and we wanted future K-State students to enjoy a similar experience." — Vern and Joan Herbel
From bitcoin to food traceability, blockchain technology sparks broad interest
Farmers, ranchers, food processors, banks and other industries are looking at ways they can use blockchain technology to improve processes and traceability.

Events

De-stress with Noontime Yoga
During finals week, the Noontime Yoga group will meet from 12:05-12:50 p.m. Monday through Friday in 301 Ahearn Field House.

Personnel changes

Events assistant joins Olathe campus
Brooke Dechant
Brooke Dechant is the new events assistant at the Kansas State University Olathe campus. She will help book and plan events, coordinate logistics, organize catering deliveries and more.

Kudos, publications and presentations

Wildcats care about animal welfare
Cassandra Kroncke with Highest Scoring Individual Award
Veterinary student Cassandra Kroncke placed in the veterinary division of the annual Intercollegiate Animal Welfare Assessment Contest at Colorado State University. Professor Abbie Viscardi accompanied students to the contest.
Art department professor awarded residency at Asia Cultural Center in South Korea
Carlos Castellanos, assistant professor in the art department's digital/experimental media program, has been awarded a residency at the Asia Cultural Center in Gwangju, South Korea.

Technology

Canvas December updates
Updates to Canvas were released on Dec. 8. This month's updates include HTML5 Media Recorder update, Navigation Home Link Menu Removal and Anonymous Moderated Marking Audit Trail.
Copy final grades from Canvas to KSIS
Instructors can copy their final grades from Canvas to KSIS with the Copy Grades to KSIS tool located in the left-hand navigation of each course in Canvas. Grades for the fall 2018 term are due by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18.

University life

Chemistry storeroom hours this week
The chemistry storeroom will have special hours this week.
Read full announcement | From Bart Bath | December 11, 2018