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K-State Today

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

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

Kansas Legislative Update
This week begins the sixth week of the Kansas Legislative Session. The House and Senate committees will wrap up hearings this week and send bills to the floor for debate before the Feb. 27 deadline.

News and research

Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory offers technician internships for summer 2020
Open to both students and nonstudents, this competitive internship program offers individuals the opportunity to gain experience and training within the KSVDL, as well as observe career possibilities in our laboratories first-hand.


Reminder: SPOTLIGHT K-State 2020 is March 3
Eleven K-State faculty members will share lessons from their experiences with students at the 2020 SPOTLIGHT K-State at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union. RSVP today.
Scholar Scott Herring presents on work on Friday, Feb. 21
Scott Herring
On Friday, Feb. 21, Scott Herring, a scholar in American literature and culture and queer studies, will present on his work at 4 p.m. in the Ekdahl Conference Room on the third floor of Regnier Hall.
Sexuality and Gender Alliance and Gender Collective to host amateur drag show
Sexuality and Gender Alliance and Gender Collective will host an amateur drag show at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 at Frith Community Center in Jardine. First-time drag performers are welcome to participate. Join us to support student and local drag artists.

Kudos, publications and presentations

K-State First and KSBN present 2019 awards
K-State First and the K-State Book Network present the winners for the 2019 First-Year Student Advocate and K-State Book Network Awards.
Read full announcement | Submitted by Mariya Vaughan | February 18, 2020
Porath edits winter edition of Networks
Suzanne Porath served as editor of the winter 2020 issue of Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research. The publication is hosted through New Prairie Press and is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal for educator action research.
Members of Sigma Phi Epsilon assist K-State recycling program
fraternity pic
The K-State recycling staff thank the members of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity who recently assisted with a waste audit program with the recycling department.
Craig B. Parker performs and lectures at Composition in Asia Symposium and Festival
Performance of Young Jo Lee's "Dear Mummy and Sister" at the 2020 Composition in Asia Symposium and Festival
Craig B. Parker, School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, performed and lectured at the Composition in Asia Symposium and Festival in Tampa.


Canvas: February updates
On Monday, March 16, New Analytics will be activated in Canvas, and the old Analytics feature will no longer be available.

University life

College of Health and Human Sciences announces four new minors
Beginning with fall enrollment, K-State students will have four new minors to choose from in the College of Health and Human Sciences including two focusing on early childhood, an interdisciplinary conflict minor and a gerontology minor.
Deadline approaching for Global Campus development grants
Proposals for the Global Campus development grant-funding program are due to the Global Campus dean's office by 11:59 p.m. Sunday, March 1.
AGC Student Chapter travels to Texas for winter break service project
The Associated General Contractors Student Chapter at K-State travels to Beaumont, Texas, for winter break service project.
Chemistry Storeroom closed this afternoon
The Chemistry Storeroom in 2 King Hall will be closed this afternoon.