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K-State Today

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

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

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From the president

Reorganization enhances administration and finance operations
President Richard Myers
President Richard Myers writes to faculty and staff about restructuring the university's administration and finance operations.

From the administration

Kansas Board of Regents June meeting agenda items
The Kansas Board of Regents will meet June 19 and 20 at the Curtis State Office Building in Topeka. The board will consider several agenda items during the meeting.

News and research

Kansas State University names Ernie Minton dean of the College of Agriculture, KSRE director
Leading the College of Agriculture and K-State Research and Extension into the future will be a familiar face. Ernie Minton, the interim dean and KSRE director, has been appointed to the posts following a national search.
K-State students receive more than $2M in scholarship assistance through partnership with The Ellis Foundation
K-State students have received more than $1 million in scholarships from The Ellis Foundation since its partnership was started with the university in 2004. Through the partnership, the funds are matched by K-State, bringing the total to $2 million.

Events

Reminder: NSF Smart and Connected Communities proposal development and team formation meeting today
More than 40 faculty have participated in the universitywide NSF Smart and Connected Communities team development planning meetings. Today's meeting is 2:30-4:30 p.m. in 1139 Engineering Hall. A Zoom option is also available.

Human resources, benefits and training

Human Capital Services adds new member to team
Human Capital Services welcomes Paul Volino as the senior employee relations and engagement specialist.

Volunteer opportunities

Healthy dogs needed for pharmacokinetic study
Dog Study Flyer
The Integrative Physiology Laboratory in the Department of Kinesiology at K-State is seeking healthy dogs for a study observing the effects of beetroot juice on plasma nitrate levels and changes in blood pressure.