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K-State Today

Monday, September 27, 2021

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

Leaves change colors on the K-State Manhattan campus.

Leaves change colors on the K-State Manhattan campus.

COVID-19 university updates

COVID-19 compliance survey available for faculty, staff
K-State faculty and staff are invited to complete the next COVID-19 compliance survey. The survey will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 29.

KSUnite

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

News and research

Bachelor's program in finance earns CFA affiliation and new scholarship opportunity for students
Kansas State University is now part of the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program.
Beach Museum of Art receives award funding to enhance, broaden access to the arts
The Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art has received a Bridge Ahead Initiative award from the Art Bridges Foundation to support the addition of a part-time teaching artist to assist with two new photography exhibitions at the museum.
Chapman Center for Rural Studies seeks proposals for annual Interdisciplinary Research Grant
The pre-proposal submission deadline for the Chapman Center's Interdisciplinary Research Grant is Oct. 15. Learn more about the grant and submit your pre-proposal today.
K-State Student Veterans' Center renamed Military Affiliated Resource Center
The K-State Student Veterans' Center has been renamed the Military Affiliated Resource Center, or MARC. All services remain the same. The center is aligning its name to the student population it serves.

Events

Community invited to Oct. 1 celebration of life for Barry Flinchbaugh
A celebration of life for Barry Flinchbaugh, professor emeritus of agricultural economics, will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 1, on the Johnson Terrace at the K-State Alumni Center.
Reminder: K-State fall blood drive is this week
The Red Cross Central Plains Region will host a blood drive at K-State from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 27-30 at the Union and Sept. 28-30 at Kramer Dining Center.
Safe Zone to host Advanced Workshop 'LGBT Basics'
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Safe Zone, in the Department of Diversity and Multicultural Student Affairs, invites you to participate in the Safe Zone Advanced Workshop "LGBT Basics" from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, via Zoom.
Jennifer Balakrishnan to present Sept. 28 mathematics colloquium
Jennifer Balakrishnan, Clare Boothe Luce associate professor of mathematics at Boston University, will present "Questions About Rational Points on Curves" from 2:30-3:20 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, on YouTube Live.
Cacciatore to open APDesign Ekdahl Lecture Series
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Turi Cacciatore, freelance designer, concept artist, 3D modeler and programmer, from Paris, France, will be the first presenter in the 2021-2022 College of Architecture, Planning & Design's Ekdahl Lecture Series at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29.
Students invited to Pre-Law Career Meet-Up
The Career Center and pre-law advising program invite students to attend the Pre-Law Career Meet-Up from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, in the Berney Family Welcome Center.
Michelle L. Osborn to present Anatomy and Physiology Seminar
Michelle L. Osborn, assistant professor of comparative biomedical sciences in the School of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University, will present "The Equine Navicular Apparatus as a Premier Enthesis Organ" at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, via Zoom.
Coffee Hour to feature Philippines on Oct. 1
Coffee Hour Philippines
Grab some coffee and join the live Zoom program to learn about the geography and culture of another nation.
KDOT engineer to speak about past, present and future of highway transportation in Kansas
Calvin Reed, director of engineering and design at the Kansas Department of Transportation, will deliver the Dr. Bob R. Snell Structural Engineering Lecture as part of the Civil Engineering Graduate Seminar Invited Lecture Series at 4 p.m. Sept. 29.

Human resources, benefits and training

2021 Benefits Fair announcements and registrations
In place of an in-person Benefits Fair, HCS benefits is offering virtual access to most state of Kansas and K-State benefits providers. Read more to explore the schedule of events and register for these offerings.

Personnel changes

National search begins for director of Administrative Support Center
A search committee has begun a national search for Kansas State University's director of the Administrative Support Center.

Kudos, publications and presentations

K-State economic development leaders present at UEDA Summit
Rebecca Robinson inducted as president of UEDA
Members of Kansas State University Innovation Partners presented at the 2021 UEDA Summit Sept. 19-21 in Savannah, Georgia. During the summit, Rebecca Robinson was elected president of the association.
Gender, women, and sexuality department head authors book
Christie Launius, associate professor and head of the gender, women, and sexuality studies department, recently published "A Guide to Teaching Introductory Women's and Gender Studies: Socially Engaged Classrooms."
K-State faculty member innovates tools and techniques of the instrument
A member of K-State's music faculty has developed a widely used tool for bassoon reed making and has rereleased a pedagogical publication.
Krush recognized for research impact in social media and business-to-business marketing
Mike Krush, associate professor of marketing in the College of Business Administration, was recognized for his research on social media usage in business-to-business marketing.

University life

Weekly global observance information
The President's Committee on Religion, Spirituality and Nonreligious Diversity presents a listing of global observances for the week of Sept. 27-Oct. 3.
Apply to be a 2022 K-State Student Ambassador before Oct. 6
The K-State Alumni Association is accepting applications for its Student Ambassador program.