Wednesday, April 1, 2020
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Rebeca Paz, assistant director of the Office of First-generation Students, offers tips to help first-generation students navigate resources and succeed this semester.
From the provost
Provost and Executive Vice President Chuck Taber announces an important change in the universitywide grading policy for the spring 2020 semester.
News and research
Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus is expanding its aviation offerings to include an online bachelor's degree geared for students who have previously earned aviation-related certificates, ratings, licensures or college credit.
The Career Center offers resources for students who may be searching for a part-time job during this time of economic uncertainty students may be facing.
Faculty members are encouraged to nominate outstanding research for the seventh annual Kirmser Undergraduate Research Awards.
K-State's Safe Zone program, in DMSA, invites you to an Introductory Student and Community Member Workshop from 1-2:30 p.m. Friday, April 3, online via Zoom. The link will be sent to all those registered to attend.
The K-State Music Program will host its awards ceremony via a Facebook Live event at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 3.
Heads of Kansas state agencies and departments will update small business owners and community leaders with information linked to COVID-19 on the April 3 First Friday e-Call.
Human resources, benefits and training
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act was signed into law to provide paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. A special form is now available to request this new leave type.
Following an internal search, the College of Arts and Sciences has named Scott Tanona as the new associate dean for academic affairs, effective June 28.
Kudos, publications and presentations
The K-State Alumni Association recognizes four candidates for graduation from Kansas State University with the Robinson Family Multicultural Leadership Awards.
The K-State Sales Team competed in the National Collegiate Sales Competition on March 27-30 through a virtual environment.
Kevin Roberts, professor of hospitality management, has been selected to serve on the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration, the accrediting group for all hospitality programs nationally and internationally.
Advanced NVivo 12 Plus training will be from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, April 10, via Zoom. This is a follow-up presentation from the Introduction to NVivo 12 Plus offered earlier this semester.
Health and safety
Fitness options from Recreational Services.
An important component to managing anxiety and taking care of others is to take care of oneself first, says K-State child development specialist Bradford Wiles.
While food and food packaging does not seem to be a source of contamination for the novel coronavirus, food safety specialist Karen Blakeslee still urges consumers to use common food safety practices.
The Staley School of Leadership Studies is seeking nominees for Celebrating Service and Leadership awards. Honor students, community partners and outstanding individuals who have volunteered their time and leadership to the community. Due April 10.