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K-State Today

Friday, June 18, 2021

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

Purple Pride ice cream

Purple Pride is just one of the popular ice cream flavors made at Call Hall.

COVID-19 university updates

A summary of university updates related to COVID-19
Read a summary of university COVID-19-related updates announced June 14-18.

From the Kansas Board of Regents

Kansas Board of Regents June 17 meeting university updates
The Kansas Board of Regents meeting on June 17 included items related to Kansas State University.

News and research

Summer heat means time to keep an eye on pets for signs of heat stress, dehydration
A Kansas State University veterinarian says watch pets closely for signs of heat exhaustion and dehydration caused by summer heat.

Human resources, benefits and training

The Strategic Leader offered virtually on July 2
In this K-State Supervisory Foundations Pillar I session, supervisors will gain an understanding of their own leadership styles and have an introduction to the leadership styles of others.

Personnel changes

Fuller, Mattocks and Zoglmann named assistant directors in Division of Information Technology
Three individuals have accepted the assistant director positions in application services of the business intelligence, analytics, enterprise applications and project management unit in the Division of Information Technology.

Kudos, publications and presentations

Shaffer chosen as chair of Emerging Engagement Scholars Workshop
Dr. Tim Shaffer
Tim Shaffer, associate professor of communication studies and director of the Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy, was chosen as chair of the Emerging Engagement Scholars Workshop, a program of the Engagement Scholarship Consortium.
Landscape architecture graduate student projects receive special recognitions
Graduate students from the landscape architecture and regional & community planning department earned honors for their projects from two award programs of the American Society of Landscape Architects.


June 21: Microsoft Word L200 training
Microsoft Word L200 training is scheduled from 2-3:30 p.m. Monday, June 21, in Microsoft Teams. Registration for the training is required. A confirmation email will be sent with a link to join the session.
Microsoft Learn for Educators program
Kansas State University offers students a unique opportunity to learn about new technology in cloud-based software management through its participation in the Microsoft Learn for Educators program.