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K-State Today

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

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

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From the president

Launching our statewide regional community visits initiative
President Richard Linton shares updates on the regional community visits initiative, which officially kicks off on Thursday, Sept. 1, in the Flint Hills region of Riley, Pottawatomie and Geary counties.
Read full announcement | Submitted by President Richard Linton | August 17, 2022

News and research

K-State Salina, with greater emphasis on community involvement, launches volunteer efforts at annual Fall Kickoff
Faculty, support staff and administration of Kansas State University Salina Aerospace and Technology Campus recently took part in a volunteering campaign at different Salina organizations with the goal of improving the community.

Events

Encourage student organization leaders to attend retreat Sunday, Aug. 21
The Center for Student Involvement is hosting a workshop for student organizations to support their success going into the new academic year. Encourage your student leaders to attend.
Try theatre: All students invited to learn about K-State Theatre on Aug. 22
K-State Theatre Fall Auditions
Love theatre? Check out how to get involved at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22, in Chapman Theatre at Nichols Hall.
Johnson hosts two-day event analyzing agriculture biotechnology and the information economy
Laurie Johnson, professor of political science, will host a special two-day Zoom event that will analyze the political economy of agricultural biotechnology using insights from critical studies of the information era.

Human resources, benefits and training

Online Course Design Institute offered to assist those teaching or developing online courses
The Online Course Design Institute will be offered Sept. 6 through Oct. 7. This five-week offering is for K-State instructors who are currently teaching or plan to develop an online course in the next year.

Kudos, publications and presentations

Goins publishes interview with son of legendary recording artist
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Wayne Goins, university distinguished professor of music, publishes CD review of new jazz guitar album dedicated to the music of Burt Bacharach.
Priest recognized at leadership conference for outstanding teaching
Kerry Priest, associate professor in the Staley School of Leadership, was awarded the 2022 Peter Northouse Outstanding Teaching Award at the Association of Leadership Educators annual conference.

University life

Supporting students with disabilities and the Student Access Center
Student Access Center is sending out letters of accommodation for the upcoming semester. Letters are sent to faculty and instructors via email, using the name(s) associated with the course in KSIS.
K-State's Division of Facilities moves offices to the Powerplant
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Several Division of Facilities' offices, including Key Control and the Lock Shop, have moved to the Powerplant. Students and staff needing to drop off or pick up keys may do so just inside the main entrance, in Room 2.