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K-State Today

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

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

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COVID-19 university updates

How to find a COVID-19 vaccine
COVID-19 vaccines are free and widely available. There are multiple ways for K-State faculty, staff and students to find COVID-19 vaccines.
Updates on COVID-19 in K-State communities
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.
Reminder: Faculty, staff can win prizes by getting COVID-19 vaccine
Kansas State University faculty and staff can win prizes by filling out a survey after getting the COVID-19 vaccination. The winners from the seventh week of the COVID-19 vaccination incentive program have been selected.

News and research

Scoglio and Valent earn Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award for excellence in research, graduate teaching
Internationally recognized researchers in network science and plant diseases are being recognized as the 2021-2022 Commerce Bank and W.T. Kemper Foundation Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award recipients at Kansas State University.
Inaugural K-State Salina Social Work Wildcat Conference trains industry professionals from around region
Kansas State University Salina Aerospace and Technology Campus hosted nearly 90 participants from three states at its inaugural Social Work Wildcat Conference.
College of Business human resources track aligns with SHRM
SHRM badge
The College of Business recently participated in the Society for Human Resource Management, or SHRM, Academic Alignment Program, aligning its human resources track with the SHRM HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates.
Call for nominations for Davids-Dunham Award
The College of Arts and Sciences Diversity Committee invites nominations of faculty members for the fall 2021 Davids-Dunham Award. The award supports research, writing, teaching and professional development.

Events

Teaching and Learning Center to host Teaching Chat today
Teaching Chats are open forums wherein faculty, staff and graduate students are invited to voice concerns about what they are currently experiencing in their classes and can crowdsource potential solutions.
K-State Theatre opens 'Frankenstein' at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28
"Frankenstein" poster
Just in time for Halloween, K-State Theatre opens its production of "Frankenstein" on Thursday, Oct. 28. The show runs through Sunday, Nov. 7.
Mathematics department to host 60th William J. Spencer Lecture Oct. 28
Sara Billey, University of Washington, Seattle, will present the 60th William J. Spencer Lecture as part of the Mathematics Department Women Lecture Series from 2:30-3:20 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, via YouTube Live.
'Bandwidth Tax of Uncertainty: Helping Students Recover Cognitive Capacity Lost to 'Differentism' and Other Walls We Build'
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Safe Zone invites you to participate in the Safe Zone Advanced Workshop, "Bandwidth Tax of Uncertainty: Helping Students Recover Cognitive Capacity Lost to 'Differentism' and Other Walls Wall We Build," from 9 a.m. to noon on Nov. 3.

Human resources, benefits and training

Do not delay: Enroll in health insurance before Oct. 31
The open enrollment period, your annual window to enroll in and/or make changes to your benefits portfolio, is scheduled to end this weekend. If you have not yet completed your enrollment, now is the time to do so.

Kudos, publications and presentations

Huck Boyd Institute commends President Myers
K-State's Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development board of directors adopted a resolution honoring President Myers for his years of service and wishing him well in retirement.
K-State director of military affairs to testify before US Senate committee
K-State's executive director of military and veteran affairs will testify before the U.S. Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee hearing on veterans’ transition to higher education and employment.
Modern languages inducts students into National Collegiate German Honor Society
The modern languages department congratulates students for their induction into the National Collegiate German Honor Society Delta Phi Alpha.
College of Business presents awards at inaugural Evening of Gratitude
The College of Business and KSU Foundation hosted an Evening of Gratitude to celebrate the impact of philanthropy. Zane Burke was awarded the Distinguished Business Leaders' Award and Dennis and Sally von Waaden were presented the Legend Award.
More than 200 high school students return to campus for K-State Theatre's Workshop Day
K-State See Theatre
More than 200 high school theatre students from around the area will return to campus for K-State Theatre's 2021 High School Workshop Day on Oct. 27.

Newsletters, magazines and blogs

October Lifelines newsletter is now online
The October issue of Lifelines is now online with top stories from the College of Veterinary Medicine about a $3.43 million grant for a new core research facility, the new VTPRK scholars, tips to protect pets from fleas and ticks, and more.

University life

We're back: New groups for the Social Club
The K-State Social Club is beginning small groups for 2021-2022. Please see our webpage for information about this year's groups and registration information. We look forward to seeing you soon.