Thursday, January 21, 2021
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From the administration
Find featured funding opportunities, read news and updates related to research, and learn about upcoming events and training opportunities.
Morris, senior vice president for development, has accepted an appointment as senior vice president for advancement at Auburn University.
From the Kansas Board of Regents
The Kansas Board of Regents meeting on Jan. 20 included items related to Kansas State University.
News and research
The Rural Education Center in the College of Education has received a $340,000 National Science Foundation grant for using drones and other technology to encourage rural students' interest in geoscience degrees and careers.
K-State Olathe welcomes seven new members to its advisory board for 2021. The board is comprised of various leaders who provide guidance and feedback on educational, research and outreach programs and work toward the goals of the K-State strategic plan.
On Jan. 25, Hale Library will open the first floor to visitors. The remaining floors of the library are tentatively scheduled to open on Feb. 8 while construction is finalized.
K-State's Contract Postal Unit hours are changing.
Human resources, benefits and training
All requirements and processes for annual performance reviews for calendar year 2021 and beyond should be implemented moving forward.
Today's Three-Minute Thursday Tip focuses on cross-listing sections in Canvas. The cross-listing feature can be used if you are teaching multiple sections of the same course.
Read an update on the Student Success Resource course in Canvas launched in fall 2020. The campus community is asked to help connect students to this resource in spring 2021.
Exploring Microsoft Excel — Essentials is scheduled 1:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, on Zoom.
Chapman Center researchers at Kansas State University are interested in learning more about the ways people from different generations in Kansas evaluate voices.