Wednesday, October 20, 2021
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COVID-19 university updates
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.
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
All students, faculty and staff will soon receive an email with a link to the Sexual Assault Climate Survey.
News and research
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.
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.
Kansas State University Global Campus is accepting course proposals for May and August 2022 intersessions. Course proposals are due Nov. 19.
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.
Tickets can be purchased online for $75 at k-state.com/AlumniExcellenceDinner2021.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, associate professor of agronomy, was chosen as the 2021 North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Outstanding Young Alumni.
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.
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.
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
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."
The Internship and Advising Survey is available starting today for eligible undergraduate students.