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K-State Today

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

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

Every Wildcat A Wellcat kit

For the fall semester, every student will receive a free Every Wildcat A Wellcat kit. Watch a short video to see the contents of each EWAW kit. Information about kit distribution will be coming soon.

COVID-19 university updates

Come back, 'Cats: Fall 2020 guide for students
As students prepare to return to classes, K-State has a one-stop shop to help students find all the answers to key questions about the fall 2020 semester.
Check updates to fall 2020 class schedules
On Monday, Aug. 3, all students should have received information from the Office of the Registrar about fall 2020 course schedule adjustments. Find more information on the Office of the Registrar website.

From the administration

Fall term syllabi statements
As we begin preparations for the start of the 2020-2021 academic year, please be sure to review the information about course syllabi, including the new mandatory statement regarding the wearing of face coverings.


Reminder: Vice provost for graduate education and dean of Graduate School candidate open forum today
Vice provost for graduate education and dean of Graduate School candidate Rose Marie Ward, professor and interim associate provost and dean of the Graduate School at Miami University, will virtually present an open forum from 1-2 p.m. today.
Save the date: 2020 New Student Convocation
The 2020 New Student Convocation will take place at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16, via YouTube. All are invited to attend to give the warmest welcome to K-State's newest students.

Personnel changes

Counseling Services personnel update
Counseling Services has appointed a new director and interim lead clinician.

Kudos, publications and presentations

Advisor Forum presents August Charlie Award
The K-State Advisor Forum announces Courtney Hoffman, online program advisor for K-State Polytechnic, as the recipient of the August Charlie Award.


Reminder: HRIS and KSIS maintenance scheduled for Aug. 9
HRIS, KSIS and DARS will be unavailable from midnight to 4 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 9. Maintenance will be performed on the Oracle PeopleSoft systems, including operating system patching.
Aug. 14: Advanced NVivo 12 Plus
Advanced NVivo 12 Plus/NVivo is a follow-up presentation from the Introduction to NVivo 12 Plus/NVivo offered earlier this term. This training will take place from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, via Zoom.

University life

K-State Alumni Center reopens to the public
The K-State Alumni Center, at the corner of Anderson Avenue and Denison Avenue, has reopened to the public.