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K-State Today

Friday, February 23, 2024

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

Concur to launch Monday: Sign up for training, procurement cards
Concur, K-State's new travel and expense-management tool, will go live this coming Monday, Feb. 26. If you travel for university business or use a business procurement card, sign up for a training session taking place Feb. 26-March 8.

News and research

K-State Salina's Siny Joseph to join cooperative research on wayfinding for people with disabilities
Siny Joseph, professor and graduate faculty at K-State Salina, is collaborating with colleagues around the country to develop innovative solutions for people with disabilities in unfamiliar indoor environments.
Attend grand opening of Protein and Biopolymer Analysis Core Lab
The Office of the Vice President for Research invites K-State faculty, staff, students and members of the public to attend the grand opening of K-State's new Protein and Biopolymer Analysis Core Lab.
Student organization recognition closing March 1
Registration for 2023-2024 student organizations will be closing on Friday, March 1.
Norris Design named APDesign's Firm of the Year
Norris Design, an award-winning people and placemaking firm, has been honored as the inaugural recipient of the 2024 College of Architecture, Planning & Design Firm of the Year award.

Events

Virtual well-being professional development available for free to K-State faculty, staff and students
Well-being in Higher Education Logo
As part of our journey as a health-promoting university, faculty, staff and students are encouraged to participate in a free, virtual professional development opportunity.
Unraveling AI Influence on Social Media Platforms: March 5 event
K-State Social Media Week
On March 5 at 9 a.m. in the Union's Forum Hall, leading experts and researchers at the intersection of AI and social media will explore the profound impact of AI on the way we connect, communicate and consume content online.
Men's basketball hosts No. 25 BYU tomorrow
Be in Bramlage at 1 p.m. Feb. 24 for another Saturday Big 12 matchup. A limited number of general admission tickets are still available for this game for just $30 when you purchase a 4-pack. Single GA tickets are available for $40.
Author and comic artist Scott McCloud to speak on Friday, March 1
Scott McCloud selfportrait
On Friday, March 1, author and acclaimed comic artist Scott McCloud will present "Comics and Visual Communication" at 3:30 p.m. in the Union's Wildcat Chamber with concurrent streaming on Zoom.
Office of International Programs celebrates Peace Corps Week Feb. 25-March 2
proclamation document
The Office of International Programs is recognizing national 2024 Peace Corps Week Feb. 25-March 2, which honors how the Peace Corps fosters connections and contributes to meaningful change — in the United States and around the world.
Scholar Development and Undergraduate Research to host conversation and celebration hour
In celebration of the inaugural year of Scholar Development and Undergraduate Research, you are invited to the Community Conversation and Celebration Hour from 4:30-6 p.m. Tuesday, March 5. RSVP required.
Social Media Week event: Social Media for Inclusion and Belonging
K-State Social Media Week
K-State Libraries will host this K-State Social Media Week event at 11:30 a.m. on March 5 in Hale Library. Join us for a discussion on the transformative power of social media in fostering inclusion and cultivating belonging within diverse communities.

Kudos, publications and presentations

K-Staters deliver permaculture design certification course in Nigeria
Picture of the graduands
A K-State graduate student and two faculty members delivered two permaculture design short courses in Nigeria between December 2023 and January 2024.

Volunteer opportunities

Final call for judges: Kansas HOSA leadership conference
Judges are still needed for the Kansas HOSA leadership conference. The conference will take place March 27-28 at the K-State Manhattan campus. Sign up by Friday, March 1.