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K-State Today

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

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

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COVID-19 university updates

Updates on COVID-19 in K-State communities
Kansas State University continues to track and evaluate COVID-19 data in our community. Every week, the university updates the online dashboard that tracks COVID-19 data in university-connected communities.
Reminder: Faculty, staff can win prizes by getting COVID-19 vaccine
Kansas State University faculty and staff can win prizes by filling out a survey after getting the COVID-19 vaccination. The winners from the sixth week of the COVID-19 vaccination incentive program have been selected.

From the administration

K-Staters encouraged to complete Sexual Assault Climate Survey
All students, faculty and staff will soon receive an email with a link to the Sexual Assault Climate Survey.
Read full announcement | Submitted by Richard Myers and Thomas Lane | October 20, 2021

News and research

Senior administrators to retire in 2022
Linda Cook, chief of staff and director of community relations, will retire on Jan. 31 after four years of service. Jeff Morris, vice president for communications and marketing, plans to retire on March 19 following 12 years of service.
State partners with K-State engineering through University Engineering Initiative Act renewal
The renewal of the state's University Engineering Initiative Act continues the work by K-State's Carl R. Ice College of Engineering to fuel economic growth and business success in Kansas.
May, August 2022 intersession course proposals due Nov. 19
Kansas State University Global Campus is accepting course proposals for May and August 2022 intersessions. Course proposals are due Nov. 19.
K-State Libraries ramp up digitization efforts with the Butler Digitization Lab
After a vigorous planning process in 2020 and the arrival of special equipment to the newly renovated Hale Library, the Richard L. D. and Marjorie J. Morse Department of Special Collocations has started scanning materials in the Butler Digitization Lab.


Join K-State Alumni Association to celebrate Jerry and Nancy Jaax, Alumni Excellence Award recipients
Tickets can be purchased online for $75 at k-state.com/AlumniExcellenceDinner2021.
'Becoming Trauma Responsive' a College of Education documentary
Title picture from "Becoming Trauma-Responsive" trailer.
The College of Education announces its newest documentary, "Becoming Trauma Responsive." This documentary is about the effects of trauma on young children's learning. It will show at 1:10 p.m. Oct. 28 in Forum Hall.
Ebony Theatre presents 2021 Yale Drama Award winner at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22 for free
Apologies announcement
K-State's Ebony Theatre opens with a staged reading of "Apologies to Lorraine Hansberry (You Too, August Wilson)," the 2021 Yale Drama Series Prize winner.
Beach Film Club: Virtual discussion today on 'Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror'
Celebrate Halloween with F.W. Murnau's extraordinary depiction of vampirism and madness in the silent film "Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror." Watch the movie in advance, then join the virtual discussion to share your thoughts on the German classic.
Roberts to present 'Academic Integrity – The Bigger Picture' TLC Professional Development event today
As part of the Teaching and Learning Center's Professional Development series, Camilla Roberts, director of the Honor and Integrity System, will present "Academic Integrity – The Bigger Picture" from noon to 1 p.m. today via Zoom.
K-State Alumni Association to host homecoming pregame in Cat Town
The pregame celebration will begin at 12:30 p.m. in Cat Town, on the south side of the west parking lot at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. Tickets are on sale now.

Kudos, publications and presentations

Colby Moorberg receives alumni award from NC State University
Colby Moorberg, associate professor in agronomy (center) receives the CALS Outstanding Young Alumni award from N.C. State University. Also pictured (l to r) is Richard Linton, Michael Vepraskas, Jeff Mullahey, and Chad Benton. Photo courtesy of NCSU.
Colby Moorberg, associate professor of agronomy, was chosen as the 2021 North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Outstanding Young Alumni.
Horticulture classes spread smiles and stress relief, two flower stems at a time
Petal It Forward Image
Students in some horticulture classes are participating in a national endeavor, Petal It Forward, an initiative by the Society of American Florists to bring more visibility to the power of flowers and plants.


Increased phishing scams target K-State email accounts
Each semester, K-State email accounts are targeted by a significant number of phishing scams. These emails try to trick account holders into providing eID passwords that allow the scammers to access all user services. See some recent examples.
Oct. 21: Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Mobile training
Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Mobile L100 training is scheduled for 2-3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21. The session will be presented in Microsoft Teams. Registration is required.

Newsletters, magazines and blogs

Fall issue of One Health Newsletter is now online
The fall issue of the One Health Newsletter, hosted by Kansas State University, is now online. The theme of this issue is "One Health in Action."

University life

Internship and Advising Survey available for eligible undergraduate students
The Internship and Advising Survey is available starting today for eligible undergraduate students.