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K-State Today

Monday, October 26, 2020

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

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COVID-19 university updates

COVID-19 compliance survey available for faculty, staff
K-State faculty and staff are invited to complete the fifth and final COVID-19 compliance survey of the fall semester. The survey will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 28.

From the administration

Reminder: Faculty and staff invited to join virtual town hall meeting Oct. 29
In lieu of the annual fall K-State 2025 college and unit visits, faculty and staff are invited to join a virtual town hall from 8-9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, via YouTube Live.


KSUnite Weekly
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.

News and research

APDesign architecture professor earns global food systems grant
Dessi-Olive photo
Jonathan Dessi-Olive, assistant professor of architecture in the College of Architecture, Planning and Design or APDesign, was awarded a $60,000 grant through the K-State Global Food Systems Seed grant program.

Shared governance

Faculty Senate Leadership Council supports efforts of organizers and presenters of diversity, equity and inclusion activities
The FS Leadership Council supports the efforts of the organizers and presenters of diversity, equity and inclusion activities. These provide opportunities to learn about the ethnic and cultural variety in the U.S. and to continue our university mission.


New Faculty Institute event on Tuesday, Oct. 27
The New Faculty Institute will host a virtual event from 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, via Zoom. The topic will be "What do K-State students need from faculty?"
Milling Science Club Holiday Sale is on
The K-State Milling Science Club is again selling products for the holiday season.
Strengths workshop for students and organizations tomorrow
Identifying, understanding and leveraging your dominant talents, or strengths, can help reach your personal, student organization and academic goals. Learn how to take what you're naturally good at and maximize your potential.
Ravindra Thakkar to present Anatomy and Physiology Seminar
Ravindra Thakkar, associate scientist and manager of the Electron Microscopy Facility for NICKS, will present "Computational Design of Peptides for Cancer Immunotherapy" at the next Anatomy and Physiology Seminar at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, via Zoom.

Kudos, publications and presentations

Fashion studies students selected to participate in virtual fashion week
Gracie Key and Jaxson Metzler, seniors in fashion studies, showcased their design collections during this year's Kansas City Fashion Week.
NACADA hosts successful international virtual academic advising conference
NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising engaged with 2,300 of its members worldwide during the 2020 annual conference Oct. 5-8. Hosted virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, several K-State faculty, staff and graduate students presented.


Oct. 30: Tapping Social Media with NCapture and NVivo
Tapping Social Media Data with NCapture and NVivo will be offered 1:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, on Zoom. This presentation provides an overview of the NCapture browser add-on as a tool for extracting information from social media platforms.

Volunteer opportunities

Volunteers needed for heart rate detection study, includes free DEXA scan
Volunteers are needed to participate in a single-visit study for researchers to collect data on cardiovascular measurements using newly developed heart rate sensors. A DEXA scan is part of the assessment and the results are provided at no cost.