Monday, September 27, 2021
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COVID-19 university updates
K-State faculty and staff are invited to complete the next COVID-19 compliance survey. The survey will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 29.
Read this week's showcase of news and events regarding diversity, equity and inclusion. The announcements are curated from K-State Today and shared with both external and internal audiences.
News and research
Kansas State University is now part of the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program.
The Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art has received a Bridge Ahead Initiative award from the Art Bridges Foundation to support the addition of a part-time teaching artist to assist with two new photography exhibitions at the museum.
The pre-proposal submission deadline for the Chapman Center's Interdisciplinary Research Grant is Oct. 15. Learn more about the grant and submit your pre-proposal today.
The K-State Student Veterans' Center has been renamed the Military Affiliated Resource Center, or MARC. All services remain the same. The center is aligning its name to the student population it serves.
A celebration of life for Barry Flinchbaugh, professor emeritus of agricultural economics, will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 1, on the Johnson Terrace at the K-State Alumni Center.
The Red Cross Central Plains Region will host a blood drive at K-State from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 27-30 at the Union and Sept. 28-30 at Kramer Dining Center.
Safe Zone, in the Department of Diversity and Multicultural Student Affairs, invites you to participate in the Safe Zone Advanced Workshop "LGBT Basics" from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, via Zoom.
Jennifer Balakrishnan, Clare Boothe Luce associate professor of mathematics at Boston University, will present "Questions About Rational Points on Curves" from 2:30-3:20 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, on YouTube Live.
Turi Cacciatore, freelance designer, concept artist, 3D modeler and programmer, from Paris, France, will be the first presenter in the 2021-2022 College of Architecture, Planning & Design's Ekdahl Lecture Series at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29.
The Career Center and pre-law advising program invite students to attend the Pre-Law Career Meet-Up from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, in the Berney Family Welcome Center.
Michelle L. Osborn, assistant professor of comparative biomedical sciences in the School of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University, will present "The Equine Navicular Apparatus as a Premier Enthesis Organ" at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, via Zoom.
Grab some coffee and join the live Zoom program to learn about the geography and culture of another nation.
Calvin Reed, director of engineering and design at the Kansas Department of Transportation, will deliver the Dr. Bob R. Snell Structural Engineering Lecture as part of the Civil Engineering Graduate Seminar Invited Lecture Series at 4 p.m. Sept. 29.
Human resources, benefits and training
In place of an in-person Benefits Fair, HCS benefits is offering virtual access to most state of Kansas and K-State benefits providers. Read more to explore the schedule of events and register for these offerings.
A search committee has begun a national search for Kansas State University's director of the Administrative Support Center.
Kudos, publications and presentations
Members of Kansas State University Innovation Partners presented at the 2021 UEDA Summit Sept. 19-21 in Savannah, Georgia. During the summit, Rebecca Robinson was elected president of the association.
Christie Launius, associate professor and head of the gender, women, and sexuality studies department, recently published "A Guide to Teaching Introductory Women's and Gender Studies: Socially Engaged Classrooms."
A member of K-State's music faculty has developed a widely used tool for bassoon reed making and has rereleased a pedagogical publication.
Mike Krush, associate professor of marketing in the College of Business Administration, was recognized for his research on social media usage in business-to-business marketing.
The President's Committee on Religion, Spirituality and Nonreligious Diversity presents a listing of global observances for the week of Sept. 27-Oct. 3.
The K-State Alumni Association is accepting applications for its Student Ambassador program.