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K-State Today

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

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

Snow at Hale/Quad

Snow blankets the Quad near Hale Library.

From the administration

Letter from Associate Vice President for Student Life Adrian Rodriguez
Adrian Rodriguez, associate vice president for student life for diversity and multicultural student affairs, writes about this year's Martin Luther King Jr. Observance Week activities.
Legislative update
This marks the beginning of the Kansas Legislature's third week in session. Multiple hearings are scheduled and bills continue to be introduced. A list of bills affecting Kansas State University is available on the governmental relations website.

News and research

Kansas State University earns No. 4 spot in ranking of top veterinary schools
Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine is among the top five veterinary schools in the nation according to new rankings by College Magazine.
New regulation requires safeguarding of controlled unclassified information
K-State working group is gathering information and addressing necessary processes.
Moving firewood long distances can spread pests, disease
Don't Move Firewood
Whenever you purchase or harvest firewood, it's a good idea to burn it within about 50 miles of where you obtain it. This reduces the risk of spreading tree disease and insect pests.

Events

Reminder: Martin Luther King Jr. Observance Week events today
Today's events include the 18th annual College of Business Administration Diversity Lecture, the Commerce Bank Presidential Awards for Diversity reception, and professional development event hosted by the College of Agriculture.
Science on Tap: Unlocking the invisible world of microbes
Science on Tap features a brief, informal presentation by a K-State scientist followed by lively conversation. This month's topic focuses on how to use micro- and nanotechnologies to help unlock the otherwise invisible world of microbes.
Join the Black Faculty and Staff Alliance book club this February
Administrators, faculty, staff, students and community members can join the Black Faculty and Staff Alliance as they explore "Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America" by Ibram Kendi.
National Stalking Awareness Month event today
January is National Stalking Awareness Month. The Office of Institutional Equity and other campus partners will host an outreach event in the K-State Student Union to bring awareness to the K-State community.
Math Circle Seminar to host discussion for parents on advanced school math education
Math Circle Seminar invites parents of students of all school ages to an informal meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, in 129 Cardwell Hall about advanced math education for school students.

Kudos, publications and presentations

Peer-to-Peer Distance Learning Exchange videos now available
Faculty presentations during the Global Campus Peer-to-Peer Distance Learning Exchange event are now available for viewing. The event provided faculty with an opportunity to share best practices, new techniques and course development concepts.

University life

Accommodating students in your classroom
The Student Access Center is committed to providing equal access and opportunity to all campus programs and services for students with disabilities.
Snyder Leadership Legacy Fellows program seeking applications until Feb. 23
Snyder Fellow Wordmark
The Snyder Leadership Legacy Fellows program is seeking applications from outstanding undergraduate students for its fourth class of Snyder fellows for the 2018-2019 academic year.