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K-State Today

Friday, May 7, 2021

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

An update on summer and fall planning for full reopening
President Richard Myers shares additional information on the move to phaseout of the university's reopening plan.

COVID-19 university updates

A summary of university updates related to COVID-19
Read a summary of university COVID-19-related updates announced May 3-7.

From the administration

Reminder: Virtual town hall meeting May 10 for faculty and staff
President Richard Myers and Provost Charles Taber will host the final virtual town hall of the spring semester for faculty and staff from 8-9 a.m. Monday, May 10, via YouTube Live.

News and research

Laser focus: K-State graduate student lands data analysis internship with NASA
Sarah Lamm, graduate student in geology, earned an internship with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
K-State Recycling Center temporary closed
recycle center
The K-State Recycling Center is temporarily closed through May 11 for maintenance.
Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry selects spring 2021 grant awardees
The Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry, or OURCI, has awarded OURCI Research/Creative Activity grants for the spring 2021 semester.
Developing Scholars Program selects 2020-2021 awardees
The Developing Scholars Program, now in its 21st year at K-State, has selected student awardees for the 2020-2021 academic year.


K-State Choirs to present 'A Missa Eclectica: Requiem For Our Time'
Concert Choir will present an online streaming event, "A Missa Eclectica: Requiem for Our Time," at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 8.

Human resources, benefits and training

Division of Financial Services announces fiscal year-end training
The Division of Financial Services will host fiscal year-end training from 2-3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 13, and 9-10:30 a.m. Friday, May 14, via Zoom.

Kudos, publications and presentations

Solar decathlon team takes part in national competition
The computer-generated model of K-State's Solar Decathlon Design Challenge entry,  "Carbon Cottage — A Diamond in the Rough."
A multidisciplinary team of K-State students from engineering, architecture and business was selected to compete as a finalist in the virtual U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2021 Design Challenge April 17.
Bateman Scholarship awarded to six incoming K-State freshmen
The Carl R. Ice College of Engineering has announced the first six recipients of its inaugural John H. Bateman Scholarship, which recognizes select outstanding students who plan to major in engineering at the university.
Division of Biology presents annual awards to outstanding graduate students
The Division of Biology recognizes outstanding graduate students.


May 18: Grade submission deadline for spring 2021
Grades for the spring 2021 term are due by 5 p.m. CDT Tuesday, May 18, for all term courses, including those with final exams given Monday, May 10, through Friday, May 14.
Mediasite Desktop Recorder support ends June 30, switch to Mosaic
As originally announced in January, support for the Mediasite Desktop Recorder software will end on June 30. Mediasite users are encouraged to instead use the free replacement called Mediasite Mosaic.