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K-State Today

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

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 administration

Save the dates: Vice provost for student success candidate open forums
The Office of the Provost announces open forum dates for vice provost for student success candidates.

News and research

University launching online data analytics master's degree
Kansas State University has developed an online master's degree in data analytics that will launch in the upcoming fall semester.
K-State study on determining teaching effectiveness wins national award
K-State agricultural economics faculty members Brian Coffey and Andrew Barkley won a national award for a study on evaluating teaching effectiveness in ag economics programs across the country.
From KSU Foundation: Council for Advancement and Support of Education selects Greg Willems to serve on national committee
Greg Willems, president and CEO of the KSU Foundation, has been selected to serve on the Council for Advancement and Support of Education National Committee for Institutionally Related Foundations.

Events

Aug. 23: Coffee and conversation with IT and Global Campus staff
Join IT and Global Campus staff for Coffee and Conversation from 9-10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 23, in the Konza Room at the K-State Student Union.
Totally Tubular Speakeasy at the Gastropub Friday
Say goodbye to summer and hello to the fall semester at this fun 80's-themed speakeasy event.

Personnel changes

Anthony named interim department head of chemical engineering
Jennifer Anthony, interim department head, chemical engineering
Jennifer Anthony, associate professor, has been named interim department head of the Tim Taylor Department of Chemical Engineering, effective July 22.

Kudos, publications and presentations

Horticulture and natural resources students, faculty attend and win at national conference
The horticulture and natural resources department was well represented by students and faculty at the American Society for Horticultural Science annual conference.

Technology

Getting started with Canvas updated for fall 2019
Canvas instructors can learn about helpful tips and resources to help you through the semester in the Getting started with Canvas course for instructors.
Top Hat announces updated tools available for fall semester
Top Hat has recently updated its tools, combining Top Hat Classroom, Assignment and Test into a single product — Top Hat Test. With Top Hat Test, instructors can administer tests and quizzes using a students' own mobile device.

Health and safety

Safety training courses offered at K-State
K-State offers training opportunities to help prepare individuals for potential emergency situations.

Campus construction and maintenance

South Mid-Campus Drive to close Aug. 22
Beginning Thursday, Aug. 22, Mid-Campus Drive from Anderson Avenue to the traffic circle southwest of Anderson Hall will be closed to replace aging sanitary sewer, water and gas lines.

University life

International Collaboration Incentive grant eligibility and application Information
The Office of International Programs announces eligibility and application deadline information for the 2019 International Collaboration Incentive grant program.
K-State Libraries seeks student ambassador applications
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All students can play an active role in advocating for the Libraries. Ambassadors also receive behind-the-scenes access and extensive training on Libraries services and tools. Applications are due by Sept. 5.