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K-State Today

Thursday, June 22, 2017

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

Throckmorton Hall plant wall

A wall of living plants in the Throckmorton Hall lobby.

From the administration

From the VP for research: RSCAD Momentum
Beth Montelone writes about a new approach to helping K-State faculty compete for NSF CAREER awards — plus find RSCAD results from Andrew Orr in history, info on changes to U.S. Cuba policy, funding opportunities, and agency news and trending topics.

News and research

Kansas State University construction projects add 1 million new or renovated square feet
Kansas State University infrastructure improvement projects in the last five years are building the university up to become a top university.
After dark: Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus approved to conduct UAS flight operations at night
Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus has received federal approval to conduct unmanned aircraft systems training and education at night.
APDesign graduate program places in Top 10
The College of Architecture, Planning & Design's Master of Regional and Community Planning graduate program is ranked among the top programs in the U.S. by Planetizen, the leading online network for the urban planning, design and development community.
Education Abroad academic approval updates
Education Abroad has implemented updates to the academic approval and credit transfer process for students who study abroad.

Kudos, publications and presentations

Food Armor Foundation appoints Kansas State University's Brian Lubbers to board of directors
Brian Lubbers
Brian Lubbers, director of clinical microbiology in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University, has been chosen as a member of the Food Armor Foundation's inaugural board of directors.
Recycling Center releases 2017 move-out data
recycle symbol
The K-State Recycling Center and Housing and Dining Services had an outstanding move-out recycling campaign this spring.

Human resources, benefits and training

Radiation safety training dates announced for June-August
Environmental Health and Safety is offering annual radiation safety training, which is required for all employees who work in laboratories that contain radioactive materials.

Campus construction and maintenance

Service interruption: Domestic water shut off for Nichols and Thompson halls, Beach Museum of Art
Domestic water will be shut off from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, June 26, at Nichols Hall, Thompson Hall, and the Beach Museum of Art.