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K-State Today

Friday, November 15, 2019

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

Call Hall Dairy Bar stained glass image

Focused in Friday: Inside the Call Hall Dairy Bar is a framed stained glass image of Willie holding an ice cream cone.

From the provost

An enrollment management update
Provost and Executive Vice President Charles Taber shares an enrollment management update and highlights of the progress this fall from the Office of Enrollment Management.

News and research

Partnership with Hill's Pet Nutrition adds dimensions to K-State veterinary college
Healthy pets and nutrition education are key components of a partnership announced a year ago between the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University and Hill's Pet Nutrition.


Tickets now on sale: Friends of McCain Holiday Home Tour Dec. 8
Tickets are now on sale for the Friends of McCain Auditorium McCain Holiday Home Tour. The popular biennial fundraiser for Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium will be 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8.
Half-day workshop teaches effective selling techniques for technical professionals
"Sales for Technical Professionals" is a workshop designed to enhance the skills of technical salespeople so they can be more successful and add more value to their relationships with the customers they serve.
Scientist to present physics colloquium on Nov. 18
Research physicist Yong-Le Pan will present a colloquium highlighting real-time detection and characterization of biological and chemical aerosol particles at a trace level in the atmosphere at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, in 102 Cardwell Hall.
Retirement reception for Coleen Esping
Housing and Dining Services invites the campus community to celebrate Coleen Esping, accountant III, at a retirement reception from 3-5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at 2008 Tunstall Circle, Jardine Tower third floor.
Gender Collective hosts Transgender Day of Resistance
K-State's Gender Collective will host speaker Nyla Foster at noon Wednesday, Nov. 20, in the Union courtyard in recognition of Transgender Day of Resistance. An art exhibit will also be displayed at the Chapman Art Gallery during the week.
Fraternities and sororities at K-State open for holiday house tours
For the first time, 21 fraternities and 13 sororities at Kansas State University will open their houses to the public for a holiday home tour on Sunday, Dec. 8. Proceeds raised will support the K-State Proud campaign.
Division of Biology to host Erika Lutter from the Oklahoma Center for Respiratory and Infectious Diseases
Erika Lutter, Oklahoma State University, will present her research, "Chlamydia trachomatis host cell exit and kinase manipulation," at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, in 221 Ackert Hall.
Personal hygiene donation box for survivors of human trafficking
K-State social work students have set up a personal hygiene donation box for Homestead Ministries Inc., a safe haven for survivors of human trafficking. The box will be available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday between Nov. 15 and Nov. 22.
History Graduate Student Organization book sale
The History Graduate Student Organization will have a book sale to garner funds for its upcoming conference in April. A table will be set up from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, and Wednesday, Nov. 20, in the K-State Student Union.
Wildcat 91.9 hosts live music, Keep it Easy Concert Series
Keep it Easy Concert Series this Saturday!
Wildcat 91.9, the student-run radio station at K-State, will partner with Public Hall for the Keep It Easy Concert Series. The live music will feature local artists True Lions and Oxford Remedy.

Kudos, publications and presentations

Zelia Wiley receives administrator role model award
Zelia Wiley receives Administrator Role Model Award
Zelia Wiley, assistant dean and director of diversity programs in the College of Agriculture, was named a recipient of the 2019 Administrator Award from Minority Access Incorporated at its National Role Models Conference.
History professor Jim Sherow wins multiple awards for latest book
The Chisholm Trail book cover
Jim Sherow, university distinguished professor in the College of Arts and Sciences' history department, has been honored with multiple awards for his latest book on the famous Chisholm Trail.
Student from College of Veterinary Medicine receives prestigious equine scholarship
Haydan Vosburgh, fourth-year veterinary medicine student at K-State, plans to pursue a career in equine medicine.
Haydan Vosburgh, fourth-year student in the College of Veterinary Medicine, is one of five recipients of a $5,000 equine medicine scholarship from Merck Animal Health.

Campus construction and maintenance

Traffic delays possible for Saturday's football game
Road work on Kimball Avenue is expected to cause delays for traffic turning west from U.S. Highway 24/Tuttle Creek Boulevard. Consider using alternate routes.

University life

Have a Byte video content now available
If you were interested in the content presented at September’s Have a Byte event but were unable to attend, you can now view the archived presentations on the Global Campus website.
May, August 2020 intersession course proposals due Dec. 6
Global Campus is accepting course proposals for May and August 2020 intersessions. Intersession provides on-campus, off-campus and online course options between semesters to help students get ahead or graduate on time.