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K-State Today

Monday, September 16, 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 administration

An update from AD Gene Taylor
In this update, Athletics Director Gene Taylor takes numerous questions on the Wildcats' current and future facility projects and addresses the football season so far as well his thoughts on neutral site games in football.


KSUnite Weekly
Read this week's showcase of news and events regarding diversity and inclusion. The announcements are curated from K-State Today and shared with both external and internal audiences.


McCain Performance Series presentation of 'In The Mood' canceled
The McCain Performance Series has announced the cancellation of the show "In The Mood," scheduled for March 6, 2020, at McCain Auditorium.
Reminder: Vice provost for student success candidate finalist open forum presentation today
Vice provost for student success candidate Tamera "Tami" Pullins will present an open forum followed by a Q&A session from 2-3:30 p.m. today in Regnier Forum at Regnier Hall.
Lou Douglas Lecture Series presents 'Strangers in Town': A film about diversity
Steve Lerner, producer of Strangers in Town
The Lou Douglas Lecture Series presents Steve Lerner, who will screen his short film "Strangers in Town" at 7 p.m. Sept. 24 in Forum Hall at the Union. The film shares the story of how Garden City has adapted to global migration in the past century.
Campus blood drive to begin Sept. 23
The American Red Cross will host a blood drive Sept. 23-26 on the K-State Manhattan campus. Volunteers are needed to donate blood, as well as to help those who donate.
National Strategic Selling Institute hosting Fall 2019 Sales Week
Sales Career Fair
Hosted every semester, students are given the opportunity to interact with corporate partner companies of the program and build skills to further enhance their professional development.
Mike Finnegan to present 'What is CliftonStrengths for Students?' professional development event today
The Teaching and Learning Center presents Mike Finnegan, assistant professor of leadership studies, who will provide you with a working knowledge of the Strengths philosophy and how you can integrate strengths based learning into your classroom.
Communicators' Brown Bag Sept. 19: Social media use by K-State Athletics
The Communicators' Brown Bag group will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, the Cottonwood Room of the K-State Student Union.
National Postdoc Appreciation Week
Celebrate K-State postdocs, learn new skills and find community during National Postdoc Appreciate Week through Sept. 20. Two professional development events will take place this week.
Sven-Eric Jordt Anatomy and Physiology Seminar canceled
The Anatomy and Physiology Seminar with Sven-Eric Jordt, Duke University School of Medicine has been canceled.
George Washington Carver Symposium and Awards Dinner
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The George Washington Carver Symposium and Awards Dinner on Sept. 29 will include presentations and dinner keynote by Armogen "Tre" Walker II, former Wildcat linebacker and College of Agriculture alumnus. The event will be at the K-State Alumni Center.
Tap To Togetherness Across Populations
Tap To Togetherness 2019-2020
Tap To Togetherness Across Populations is a new partnership with the K-State Tap Dance Ensemble, Manhattan Parents as Teachers, and Meadowlark Hills Special Programs.
Ocean Discovery Distinguished Speaker will present on slope failure and tsunami hazards
Ocean Discovery Distinguished Speaker 2019
The geology department will host Matt Hornbach, 2019 Ocean Discovery Distinguished Speaker, at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, in 101 Thompson Hall.
Constitution Day includes Kansas Court of Appeals hearings on campus
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The pre-law program invites K-Staters to celebrate U.S. Constitution Observance Day on Tuesday, Sept. 17, with a series of Kansas Court of Appeals hearings. The event is free and open to the public.
Reminder: Register for Printing 101
University Printing invites new and current employees to learn more about the on-campus printing resource. Printing 101: Partnering with University Printing will take place from 9-10:30 a.m. Sept. 20 in the K Ballroom of the K-State Student Union.
New course offered for caregivers
K-State Global Campus, UFM and Meadowlark have teamed up to offer a new blended learning course titled Caregiving for Your Loved One with Dementia.
Encourage your undergrad researcher to apply for the Goldwater Scholarship
Sophomores or juniors in engineering, mathematics, or the natural sciences and participating in undergraduate research could be K-State's next nominee for the Goldwater Scholarship, which awards up to $7,500 per year toward college expenses.
Research assistant professor candidate seminar
Attend a College of Agriculture seminar by candidates for the Food Science Institute research assistant professor position on Tuesday, Sept. 17.

Kudos, publications and presentations

Wallace assumes leadership role with National Extension Technology Community
Joel Wallace
Joel Wallace, client support manager with the Office of Educational Innovation and Evaluation, is vice president-elect of the National Extension Technology Community.
Pedersen contributes to book on innovation in online learning
Global Campus Dean Karen Pedersen, who came to K-State as a distinguished expert on online learning innovation, contributed to the recently released edited collection, "The Business of Innovating Online: Practical Tips and Advice from Industry Leaders."
Theatre professor presents at pop culture conference
Shannon Blake Skelton, assistant professor of theatre, chaired a panel titled "Historicizing Horror" and presented his paper "Marketing Fear: Press Kits and the American Horror Film" at the 2019 Popular Culture Association/American Culture Conference.

Human resources, benefits and training

Discover K-State Lunch and Learn Series presents Saving for Retirement: A New Employee Perspective Sept. 17
As part of the New Employee Welcome program, Human Capital Services is offering a new Discover K-State Lunch and Learn Series. The next brownbag lunch event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, in 201 Leadership Studies Building.

Health and safety

SafeRide: A survey for student feedback
Students can expect a survey seeking feedback regarding SafeRide beginning Monday, Sept. 16. SafeRide provides a free, safe ride home to K-State students and guests and is operated by the Center for Student Involvement.

Campus construction and maintenance

Service interruption: Throckmorton Hall east fume hoods and exhaust fans
Service interruption for fume hoods and exhaust fans from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, and Wednesday, Sept. 18, at Throckmorton Hall east side.