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K-State Today

Friday, November 17, 2017

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

Focused in Friday

Focused in Friday: A turkey statue in the Kansas State University Gardens.

From the president

From the President: Work Beginning to Modernize K-State's Budget Model
President Myers shares information about the budget modernization process.

From the administration

From the KSU Foundation: Giving thanks
During this season of thanks, President and CEO Greg Willems shares how the KSU Foundation makes saying thank you an important part of the giving experience — thanks to the leadership of the stewardship and donor engagement team.

News and research

Veterinarian says the same food safety rules that apply to humans also apply to pets
Like to give your furry friend tidbits of human food on Thanksgiving? A Kansas State University veterinarian shares several food safety tips on how to keep people and their pets healthy this holiday season.
Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory hires pathology, parasitology specialists to enhance services and expertise
New specialists have joined the Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. The specialists, from left: Sarah Schneider, Cindy Bell, Brian Herrin, Nora Springer and Diana Schwartz.
Four pathologists and one parasitologist recently joined the lab, which delivers accurate, innovative and timely diagnostic and consultative services to the veterinary and animal health community in Kansas and the nation.
Konza United Way: Did you know?
Learn more about Konza United Way and help K-State reach its campaign goal of $100,000.


Tickets on sale now for Friends of McCain Holiday Home Tour Dec. 3
The Friends of McCain Holiday Home Tour Dec. 3 supports the McCain Performance Series and its educational and outreach programming.
Black Faculty Staff Alliance's next step after KSUnite
The Black Faculty Staff Alliance will kick off a book club in February 2018. The group invites administrators, faculty, staff, students and community members to explore "Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America."
Call for submissions: Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol
The Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry calls for undergraduate submissions for the Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol on Feb. 14, 2018.
Sign up open for Health Professions Mock Interviews
Sign up now for mock interviews with health professionals on Nov. 30 at the Berney Family Welcome Center.
Reminder: 'EAB @ K-State' workshop Nov. 20
Deans, department heads, faculty, business officers, student life administrators, marketing managers, recruiters and anyone involved with enrollment management is encouraged to attend the "EAB @ K-State workshop" on Nov. 20 at the K-State Student Union.
Sergeant Audie Murphy Club presentation
The K-State Veteran Student Center will host a presentation about the history, purpose and future of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club from 1-2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27, in Room 207 of the K-State Student Union.

Kudos, publications and presentations

Cosgrove receives ADVANCE Postdoctoral Researcher Travel Fund
Sarah Cosgrove, postdoctoral research fellow in the kinesiology department, has been awarded the K-State Office for the Advancement of Women in Science and Engineering, or KAWSE, ADVANCE Postdoctoral Researcher Travel Fund.
Read full announcement | From Tawny Ochs | November 17, 2017
Pentz elected to National Dance Educators advisory board of directors for three-year term
Julie Pentz
Julie L. Pentz, associate professor and associate director of dance in the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, is serving a three-year term as director of student initiatives for the National Dance Educators Organization.
Read full announcement | From Kate Digby | November 17, 2017
ADVANCE Distinguished Lecture Series fall 2017 award recipients
The K-State Office for the Advancement of Women in Science and Engineering announces the Assistant Professor ADVANCE Distinguished Lecture Series award recipients for the 2017 fall semester.
Read full announcement | From Tawny Ochs | November 17, 2017

Campus construction and maintenance

Service interruption: Durland Hall electricity
Durland Hall electricity to be shut off 5-10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21.
Read full announcement | From Cody Smith | November 17, 2017

Newsletters and magazines

November 2017 Lifelines — College of Veterinary Medicine newsletter
The November Lifelines newsletter features the fall teaching awards in the College of Veterinary Medicine, a video feature with Jessica Meekins who performed cataract surgery on a baby gibbon, Halloween pet pics and more.

University life

Return Green Apple Bikes before fall break
K-Staters are encouraged to return Green Apple Bikes before leaving for fall break. Bikes can be returned to any rack or placed adjacent to curbs.
Union fall break hours
K-State Student Union logo
The K-State Student Union will have adjusted hours for the week of fall break and Thanksgiving.
Read full announcement | From Hannah Ens | November 17, 2017
Morse Department of Special Collections fall break hours
The Richard L.D. and Marjorie J. Morse Department of Special Collections will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, and Tuesday, Nov. 21. Special Collections will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 22, through Sunday, Nov. 26.
Beach Museum of Art holiday schedule
The Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art office and galleries will be closed Nov. 23-25 and Dec. 24 through Jan. 1, 2018.