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K-State Today

Friday, December 1, 2023

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

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Friday feature photo: Stairs at Hale Library, submitted by Bess Bookout. Click the image to learn how to submit your photo.

News and research

K-State commencement ceremonies to recognize summer, fall 2023 degree candidates
Kansas State University will see nearly 1,300 candidates for graduation this fall at commencement ceremonies set for Friday, Dec. 8, and Saturday, Dec. 9.
Technology Development Institute, GO Topeka partner to improve mobility equipment access for Kansans
K-State's Technology Development Institute and GO Topeka have partnered to support a local physical therapy office that's working to increase access to mobility equipment for Kansas residents.


College of Education to host Fulbright Forum on Dec. 5
The campus and community are invited to attend the Global Education Outreach office's Fulbright Forum in person at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, in Room 21 of Bluemont Hall or via Zoom. A brief networking reception will follow.
Women's basketball hosts Jackson State tonight
The K-State women's basketball team returns to Bramlage Coliseum at 6:30 p.m. today, Dec. 1. Tickets to tonight's game start at $8 when you purchase in advance, so get yours now. The 'Cats look to continue what's been a strong season.
Hassle-free bowl travel available through K-State Alumni Association
The Wildcats' bowl bid will be announced Sunday, Dec. 3. The K-State Alumni Association will offer bowl travel packages regardless of the destination.
Audacity A Cappella to perform at 6 p.m. on Dec. 3
Audacity A Cappella, K-State's only all female-identifying a cappella group, will perform at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, in Forum Hall. The concert will feature songs by popular artists such as Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift and more.
Men's basketball hosts North Alabama Dec. 2
Be at Bramlage Coliseum at 1 p.m. Dec. 2 and spend a Saturday with the 'Cats. Tickets to tomorrow's game start at less than $19 with a four-pack. Standalone tickets start at just $25. Limited tickets remain for this game.
Fraternity and Sorority Life Holiday House Tours postponed to Dec. 3
Due to the hazardous weather conditions last weekend, Fraternity and Sorority Life Holiday House Tours have been rescheduled for noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3. Tickets can be purchased for $5 at any house and will grant access to all participating houses.
Winter Party at the Beach Museum of Art
On Thursday, Dec. 7, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., the Beach Museum of Art is hosting its annual Winter Party, and you are invited. Come enjoy crafts, music, art demonstrations, a photo booth and holiday treats. The event is free.
K-State Choirs presents 'The Festival of Holiday Music'
"The Festival of Holiday Music" is at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, in St. Isidore's Catholic Student Center. The concert will feature international gospel recording artist Curtis Gulledge and K-State’s choir ensembles.
Register to attend ancient Iranian celebration Yalda Night on Monday
Register to attend Yalda Night, an ancient festival that celebrates significant cultural importance in Iran. Experience this cultural event with entertainment, music and food from 6-10 p.m. on Dec. 4 in the Union Grand Ballroom.
Student organizations to host clothing swap on Dec. 2
Students for Environmental Action and ECM will host a free clothing swap from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on Dec. 2 at 904 Sunset Ave. Bring your gently pre-loved clothing and find some new treasures. The event is open to everyone in the K-State community.

Personnel changes

Williamson named assistant vice president for diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging
Corey Williamson
Following a national search, Corey Williamson has been named Kansas State University's assistant vice president for diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. His appointment will be effective Jan. 8, 2024.

Kudos, publications and presentations

Women in Business Career Summit awards more than $30,000 in scholarships
Scholarships totaling more than $30,000 were awarded at the 2023 Women in Business Career Summit, with nearly 600 individuals in attendance.


Dickens Hall computer lab closing Dec. 18
The computer lab in Dickens Hall Room 1A will permanently close on Dec. 18. The workstations will be removed, and the room will be repurposed. If you need to use a computer, many options are available at the other labs across campus.

Campus construction and maintenance

Road closure: North Martin Luther King Jr. Drive pedestrian lane Dec. 5
Vehicle and pedestrian traffic on North Martin Luther King Jr. Drive will be disrupted on Tuesday, Dec. 5.