Tuesday, September 1, 2015

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

From the administration

Burg announces resignation, national search to follow
Karen Burg has announced her resignation as vice president for research effective Jan. 2, 2016. She is planning to pursue professional opportunities at the University of Georgia and we extend our appreciation for her service at Kansas State University.
A letter from A.D. John Currie
K-State's Athletics Director John Currie writes about sportsmanship, a gift from Jordy and Emily Nelson, The Barclays and PGA golfer and former Wildcat Robert Streb, and updates with K-State Athletics staff.

News

Office of Student Activities and Services, Union IT relocate
In preparation for the upcoming K-State Student Union renovation, several offices, departments and organizations in the Union are relocating.
K-State Libraries accepting applications for student ambassadors through Sept. 3
student ambassadors
All students — whether first-year undergrads or doctoral candidates — are invited to become part of a select group that works to elevate K-State Libraries. Applications are due by Sept. 3.
Program for new teachers featured on KMAN
WeAreEdCats
A new program in the College of Education will be the topic of discussion on a local radio show this morning.
Freshman Academic Progress Reports due Oct. 5
The deadline for submission of this fall's Academic Progress Reports for all freshmen is 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5. These reports give students an early indication as to their performance in your course or course section.

Events

'Tonight Show' great Jay Leno performs Sept. 11 at Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium
Emmy Award-winning talk show host Jay Leno is coming to Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11. Also appearing with Leno will be special guest Emily West.
Self-Esteem and Empowerment for Women support group
Using the book "Self-Esteem and Empowerment for Women," a support group will focus on eliminating chaos in life, increasing self-esteem, developing skills for assertiveness, letting go of the need to be perfect, overcoming hurt and coping with stress.
Save the date: Campus communicators
A campus communicators campaign update meeting will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11 in the Big 12 Room of the K-State Student Union. Please save the date. We hope you can attend.
Psi Chi presents Grad School: Panel and Questions
The Kansas State University Chapter of Psi Chi, the national honor society in psychology, will host a panel of faculty and current graduate students to discuss graduate school from 4:30-5:20 p.m. Sept. 2 in 5102 Bluemont Hall.
Workshops and training help faculty and grad students find funding, communicate with industry, understand intellectual property and more
The Office of the Vice President for Research, the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, the Graduate School and others collaborate to offer professional development sessions to help advance your career.

Publications and presentations

APDesign and School of Music, Theatre, and Dance collaborate to produce 'Les Misérables'
Show Finale
As the spring semester drew to a close in May, the College of Architecture, Planning & Design and School of Music, Theatre, and Dance were hard at work producing a professional theatre production of "Les Misérables."

Student Life

New year, same great resource: The Office of Student Life
K-State Office of Student Life assists students who may be experiencing personal or academic concerns.