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K-State Today

Thursday, August 5, 2021

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

From the administration

President and provost to host additional town hall before start of fall semester
In preparation for the start of the fall semester, President Richard Myers and Provost Charles Taber will host an additional virtual town hall for faculty and staff from 9-10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 12, via YouTube Live.
Research Weekly
Find resources related to research, scholarly and creative activity and discovery at K-State.

Events

Save the date: 2021 New Student Convocation
Convocation Invitation
The 2021 New Student Convocation will take place at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 22, at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.
Volunteer for In-Person Orientation and Week of Welcome as part of Your Wildcat Welcome
Don't forget to sign up as a volunteer to assist with welcome events designed to kick-start students' return to campus this fall.
Save the date for Wildcat Dialogues: An intercultural leadership experience for new students
We invite all first-year and first-time-on-campus students at K-State to engage in Wildcat Dialogues, an intercultural learning experience facilitated by student, faculty and staff conversation guides. There will be four event times to choose from.

Kudos, publications and presentations

K-State engineering faculty earn Concept of the Year award
A Kansas State University team of researchers in agricultural engineering has been recognized for an idea that will use robotic machines to collect data that can help farmers make better decisions when planting crops.
Architectural engineering team places in international competition
A competition team from the GE Johnson Department of Architectural Engineering and Construction Science at Kansas State University placed second in the "HVAC System Selection" category at a recent virtual ASHRAE international competition.
Beach Museum of Art director serves as mentor in NSF project
Linda Duke, director of the Beach Museum of Art, has served as a consultant for a Texas Tech University team that used Visual Thinking Strategies discussions of art images to build observation, critical thinking and communication skills.

Technology

HRIS, KSIS and DARS maintenance scheduled for Aug. 8
HRIS, KSIS and DARS will be unavailable from midnight to 4 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 8. Maintenance will be performed on the Oracle PeopleSoft systems.
Reconnect to the KSU Wireless networks when you return to campus
The Division of Information Technology has made improvements to the KSU Wireless network infrastructure. You will need to remove or forget your current K-State wireless connection and create a new one for your phones, tablets, laptops and computers.