Tuesday, October 15, 2019
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From the administration
The SSC Redeployment Team shares updates on the Student Success Collaborative, known as SSC, platform at K-State.
News and research
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.
University Support Staff Senate and Faculty Senate Professional Staff Affairs Committee update the campus community on staff survey.
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.
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 are invited to attend the Fall Grad Expo at the K-State Alumni Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 15.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry is seeking submissions from undergraduates for Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol on March 5, 2020.
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.
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
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.
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
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.