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K-State Today

Thursday, June 30, 2016

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

From the provost

From the provost's desk: Diversity, inclusion, and our university climate
Provost and Senior Vice President April Mason shares updates on the University Climate Survey and the President's Cabinet Subgroup for Diversity.

News and research

Experienced educator joining Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine as new associate dean
Peggy Schmidt is joining the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University as associate dean for academic programs and student affairs, effective Sept. 6.
College of Arts & Sciences announces new director for School of Music, Theatre, and Dance
Dr. Jeffrey Ward
The College of Arts & Sciences has announced Jeffrey Ward as the new director for the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance.
Holderness appointed senior director of development for College of Veterinary Medicine
Eric Holderness
The KSU Foundation recently announced the promotion of Eric Holderness to senior director of development for the College of Veterinary Medicine.
Einstein Brothers Bagels closed for inventory
Union Logo
Einstein Brothers Bagels in Hale Library is closed for end of the year inventory and will reopen at 7 a.m. Friday, July 1.


'Pet Food Experience' presents opportunities for faculty, students
The Petfood Innovation Workshop and K-State Pet Food Experience will take place Sept. 14-15 on the Manhattan campus.

Kudos, publications and presentations

Guinea pigs help Kansas State University veterinary student take third place in history essay contest
An essay about the history of some favorite fuzzy pets recently earned a third-place prize for Kansas State University veterinary medicine student Kelsey Madden, Olathe, in the 2016 J. Fred Smithcors Student Veterinary History Essay Contest.

Human resources, benefits and training

Managing Difficult Conversations session offered July 13
Managing Difficult Conversations, WTD51, will be offered from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 13, in the KSU Foundation building's Wildcat Room. This session is open to all K-State employees.

Campus construction and maintenance

Service interruption notification: Nichols Hall domestic water
Domestic water will be shut off from 8:30-10 a.m. today in Nichols Hall.