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K-State Today

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

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

Fountain at Kansas State University Gardens

Water splashes in the fountain at the Kansas State University Gardens.

From the administration

Student Success Collaborative progress update
The SSC Redeployment Team shares updates on the Student Success Collaborative, known as SSC, platform at K-State.

News and research

Reminder: K-State Alerts test today
The university will test the K-State Alerts system at 1:20 p.m. today. After the test, K-Staters will receive a survey to help improve the system.

Shared governance

Update from University Support Staff Senate and Faculty Senate Professional Staff Affairs Committee
University Support Staff Senate and Faculty Senate Professional Staff Affairs Committee update the campus community on staff survey.


You're invited to celebrate the naming of the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering
The campus community is invited to celebrate the first named academic college at Kansas State University, the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering, at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, in the Rathbone Hall atrium in the Engineering Complex.
Reminder: 'Growing our Mindset: Why Diversity Matters in Agriculture' forum today
The College of Agriculture's student leadership will present "Growing our Mindset: Why Diversity Matters in Agriculture," from 4:30-6 p.m. today in Town Hall of the Leadership Studies Building.
December graduates invited to attend Grad Expo at Alumni Center
December graduates are invited to attend the Fall Grad Expo at the K-State Alumni Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 15.
Reminder: Mediasite webinar on channels and shared folders Oct. 21
A 30-minute Mediasite webinar on channels and shared folders will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 21. During the webinar, faculty will learn the difference between Mediasite channels and shared folders.
Celebrate World Food Day with Cats' Cupboard
cats cupboard logo
All week long, Cats' Cupboard is hosting an open house during regular business hours. Then, 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, we'll celebrate World Food Day and our second anniversary with free treats from the K-State Bakery Science Club and Arrow Coffee.
USDA to host career expo at Olathe campus; same day as One Health Day
On Nov. 6, the USDA is hosting a career expo at K-State's Olathe campus to find employees for two of its federal agencies. It is the same day as Kansas City One Health Day.
Katsura Asano presents 'Control of non-AUG translation by eIF5-mimic protein'
Katsura Asano, professor of biology, will present the Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Seminar, "Control of non-AUG translation by eIF5-mimic protein" at 4 p.m. Oct. 16 in 120 Ackert Hall.
Bring a brownbag for Thomas Hertel's presentation 'Global-to-Local-to-Global Analysis of Agricultural Sustainability'
The Global Food Systems Initiative invites all students, faculty and staff to a brownbag lunch presentation by Thomas Hertel, distinguished professor of agricultural economics at Purdue University, at noon Friday, Oct. 18, in 137 Waters Hall.
Attend 'Transitioning from RefWorks' workshop on Oct. 21
The K-State Libraries' subscription to RefWorks will end on Dec. 31. Users who have not transferred their citations to a new citation manager are encouraged to attend our workshop "Transitioning from RefWorks" at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 21.
'The Role of Beef in a Sustainable Food System' presentation Oct. 16
Global Food Systems will host a presentation, "Role of Beef in a Sustainable Food System," from 4-5 p.m. Oct. 16 in Town Hall at the Leadership Studies Building.
Last day to register to vote today
Today is the last day to register to vote in Kansas. Visit ksvotes.org to get registered. Wildcats Vote and the Student Governing Association will host a voter registration drive at five locations on the K-State campus today.
Submissions for Kansas Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol
The Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry is seeking submissions from undergraduates for Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol on March 5, 2020.
Pop the Stigma on Domestic Violence
Join Wildcats Against Sexual Violence and Alpha Chi Omega from noon to 2 p.m. Oct. 17 on Bosco Student Plaza for free popcorn, soda and lollipops. Play balloon darts to reveal statistics on domestic violence and talk healthy relationships with us.
Functional Fitness and Mobility class
K-State LIFE Program offers Functional Fitness and Mobility, a low-intensity training class for older adults in the Manhattan community who are looking to learn and master techniques in strength, balance coordination and mobility.

Kudos, publications and presentations

Porath makes two presentations at international conference
Dr. Suzanne Porath
Suzanne Porath, College of Education assistant professor of curriculum and instruction, made two presentations last week at the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching Learning conference in Atlanta, Georgia.
Sherow promotes book at Oklahoma Book Festival
James Sherow, university distinguished professor of history, promoted his book, "The Chisholm Trail: Joseph McCoy’s Great Gamble" at the Oklahoma Book Festival in late September.

Human resources, benefits and training

The Strategic Leader offered Oct. 29
In this session, participants will gain a deeper understanding of their own leadership styles and have an introduction to the leadership styles of others through completing the StrengthsQuest Assessment.