Monday, September 16, 2019
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From the administration
In this update, Athletics Director Gene Taylor takes numerous questions on the Wildcats' current and future facility projects and addresses the football season so far as well his thoughts on neutral site games in football.
Read this week's showcase of news and events regarding diversity and inclusion. The announcements are curated from K-State Today and shared with both external and internal audiences.
The McCain Performance Series has announced the cancellation of the show "In The Mood," scheduled for March 6, 2020, at McCain Auditorium.
Vice provost for student success candidate Tamera "Tami" Pullins will present an open forum followed by a Q&A session from 2-3:30 p.m. today in Regnier Forum at Regnier Hall.
The Lou Douglas Lecture Series presents Steve Lerner, who will screen his short film "Strangers in Town" at 7 p.m. Sept. 24 in Forum Hall at the Union. The film shares the story of how Garden City has adapted to global migration in the past century.
The American Red Cross will host a blood drive Sept. 23-26 on the K-State Manhattan campus. Volunteers are needed to donate blood, as well as to help those who donate.
Hosted every semester, students are given the opportunity to interact with corporate partner companies of the program and build skills to further enhance their professional development.
The Teaching and Learning Center presents Mike Finnegan, assistant professor of leadership studies, who will provide you with a working knowledge of the Strengths philosophy and how you can integrate strengths based learning into your classroom.
The Communicators' Brown Bag group will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, the Cottonwood Room of the K-State Student Union.
Celebrate K-State postdocs, learn new skills and find community during National Postdoc Appreciate Week through Sept. 20. Two professional development events will take place this week.
The Anatomy and Physiology Seminar with Sven-Eric Jordt, Duke University School of Medicine has been canceled.
The George Washington Carver Symposium and Awards Dinner on Sept. 29 will include presentations and dinner keynote by Armogen "Tre" Walker II, former Wildcat linebacker and College of Agriculture alumnus. The event will be at the K-State Alumni Center.
Tap To Togetherness Across Populations is a new partnership with the K-State Tap Dance Ensemble, Manhattan Parents as Teachers, and Meadowlark Hills Special Programs.
The geology department will host Matt Hornbach, 2019 Ocean Discovery Distinguished Speaker, at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, in 101 Thompson Hall.
The pre-law program invites K-Staters to celebrate U.S. Constitution Observance Day on Tuesday, Sept. 17, with a series of Kansas Court of Appeals hearings. The event is free and open to the public.
University Printing invites new and current employees to learn more about the on-campus printing resource. Printing 101: Partnering with University Printing will take place from 9-10:30 a.m. Sept. 20 in the K Ballroom of the K-State Student Union.
K-State Global Campus, UFM and Meadowlark have teamed up to offer a new blended learning course titled Caregiving for Your Loved One with Dementia.
Sophomores or juniors in engineering, mathematics, or the natural sciences and participating in undergraduate research could be K-State's next nominee for the Goldwater Scholarship, which awards up to $7,500 per year toward college expenses.
Attend a College of Agriculture seminar by candidates for the Food Science Institute research assistant professor position on Tuesday, Sept. 17.
Kudos, publications and presentations
Joel Wallace, client support manager with the Office of Educational Innovation and Evaluation, is vice president-elect of the National Extension Technology Community.
Global Campus Dean Karen Pedersen, who came to K-State as a distinguished expert on online learning innovation, contributed to the recently released edited collection, "The Business of Innovating Online: Practical Tips and Advice from Industry Leaders."
Shannon Blake Skelton, assistant professor of theatre, chaired a panel titled "Historicizing Horror" and presented his paper "Marketing Fear: Press Kits and the American Horror Film" at the 2019 Popular Culture Association/American Culture Conference.
Human resources, benefits and training
As part of the New Employee Welcome program, Human Capital Services is offering a new Discover K-State Lunch and Learn Series. The next brownbag lunch event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, in 201 Leadership Studies Building.
Health and safety
Students can expect a survey seeking feedback regarding SafeRide beginning Monday, Sept. 16. SafeRide provides a free, safe ride home to K-State students and guests and is operated by the Center for Student Involvement.
Campus construction and maintenance
Service interruption for fume hoods and exhaust fans from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, and Wednesday, Sept. 18, at Throckmorton Hall east side.