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K-State Today

Friday, September 22, 2023

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

The Next-Generation Land-Grant University

From the president

Moving forward with our Next-Gen K-State strategic plan
President Linton shares his excitement for Next-Gen K-State and how the new strategic plan will transform how we work and excel in delivering our land-grant mission.
Read full announcement | Submitted by President Richard Linton | September 22, 2023

News and research

K-State launches next-gen Institute for Digital Agriculture and Advanced Analytics
Kansas State University is setting the stage to become a national leader in digital agriculture with the launch of the interdisciplinary Institute for Digital Agriculture and Advanced Analytics.
Fourth cohort of students selected for Menard Family Scholars Program
The K-State College of Business Administration welcomed the fourth cohort of students into the Menard Family Scholars Program. This program provides high-achieving incoming first-year students with premier business leadership experiences.
College of Veterinary Medicine students bring services to underserved community members
K-State Veterinary team provides services at Everybody Counts
Volunteers on behalf of the K-State College of Veterinary Medicine had a busy day providing care for animals at the Everybody Counts event held on Aug. 5 at the Douglass Community Center in Manhattan, Kansas.
Tickets still available for Sept. 27 George Takei lecture, overflow locations announced
Tickets for George Takei’s Sept. 27 lecture are still available for K-State students, faculty and staff to pick up at the McCain box office. Overflow locations will be available for the Manhattan, Salina and Olathe campuses.


Cancer Data Blitz: Talks with a Twist
Data Blitz in Union 11:30-1:30 Friday Sept. 22
Two-minute faculty research talks will be presented at the Cancer Data Blitz today in the Union Courtyard from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. as part of K-State Cancer Research Week.
Tickets for Alumni Excellence banquet are available now
Join us as we celebrate Kanayo F. Nwanze, recipient of the Alumni Excellence Award, at a banquet and ceremony on Friday, Oct. 20.
Reminder: Chief technology officer candidate open forum today
David Chun, chief information officer and associate vice president at Sonoma State University, will present an open forum from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, in 181 Hale Library.
Coffee Hour: Cote D'Ivoire
Join International Student and Scholar Services in the multipurpose room of the International Student Center at 4 p.m. today, Sept. 22, for Coffee Hour: Cote D’Ivoire.
K-State Faculty Showcase Series - Time & Space
Time and Space
The School of Music, Theatre, and Dance kicks off its second annual Faculty Showcase Series with Time & Space on Monday, Sept. 25, at Trinity Presbyterian Church. Dinner and a show are free for K-State faculty, staff and students.

Kudos, publications and presentations

Dobrzanski releases new CD recording
Slawomir Dobrzanski, professor of music, recorded a world-premiere CD with piano music by Feliks Roderyk Labunski, to be released by the London-based company Acte Prealable.
APDesign graduate student earns ARCC Medal of Excellence
Kayla Roles, 2023 industrial design graduate, received the Architectural Research Centers Consortium Jonathan King Medal.
Ritter and Wolfgang accepted into Emerging Leaders Network program
Human Resources staff members Marci Ritter and Kati Wolfgang have been accepted into TIAA's Emerging Leaders Network program.