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K-State Today

Friday, January 19, 2018

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

Focused in Friday: Ahearn Field House is where Martin Luther King Jr. gave a university speech on Jan. 19, 1968, before his death in April 1968.

News and research

College of Veterinary Medicine holds open house for renovated anatomy laboratory and learning space
Students, faculty and staff of Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine look over the newly renovated gross anatomy laboratory in Trotter Hall.
On Jan. 16, the college had an open house for its newly redesigned third-floor gross anatomy laboratory in Trotter Hall.
Departments: Apply by Jan. 31 to receive student fee for courses utilizing open/alternative materials
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Academic departments can apply to receive a $10 per student fee for courses utilizing approved open/alternative classroom materials instead of traditional textbooks. Apply by Jan. 31 to receive the fee for summer 2018, fall 2018 and spring 2019 classes.
Kristan Corwin named associate dean for research in College of Arts and Sciences
Following an internal search, the College of Arts and Sciences has named Kristan Corwin as the new associate dean for research.
Diagnostic professor Beckham publishes article on biological threat reduction in OIE publication
Tammy Beckham, a professor of diagnostic medicine and pathobiology in the College of Veterinary Medicine, has recently published a special issue in the OIE's Scientific and Technical Review on biological threat reduction.
Wildland fire risk is above normal in central, southern Plains
Wildfire Potential
A recent report indicates that much of Kansas, as well as other Plains states, are at a greater-than-normal risk of wildland fires for the next several months.


Updated ticket and security information for Jan. 25 Martin Luther King III lecture
Due to the relocation of Martin Luther King III's lecture and implementation of updated security measures, tickets to the event must be exchanged.
Canceled: Jan. 19 Legislative Review Session
Today's Legislative Review Session has been canceled. The next session will be from noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 2 in the Bluemont Room of the K-State Student Union.
Workshop: Teaching Tools to Improve Student Learning and Teacher Evaluations
Come enjoy a free lunch and learn new teaching techniques and strategies at a workshop from 11:30 to 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, in 2064 Durland/Rathbone Hall.
Social and online media professional training offered
The Center for Rural Enterprise Engagement will host the New-Media Marketing Boot Camp Feb. 27-28 at the Bluemont Hotel in Manhattan. The workshop focuses on skill and strategy development for social media and online marketing.
Faculty Exchange for Teaching Excellence Spring Teaching Workshop Jan. 26
The Faculty Exchange for Teaching Excellence and the Teaching and Learning Center welcome you to a new semester and a new year. Give yourself and your teaching a boost by attending next week's Spring Teaching Workshop.
Reminder: Retirement reception for Diana Blake today
Information Technology Services will host a retirement reception for Diana Blake, associate director of information systems, from 3:30-5 p.m. today in the Cottonwood Room of the K-State Student Union.

Kudos, publications and presentations

Endowed professorship awarded to engineering professor Melanie Derby
Melanie Derby receives the Hal and Mary Siegele Professorship in Engineering.
Cable publishes heritage interpretation textbook
cover of Interpreting Cultural and Natural Heritage for a Better World
Ted Cable, professor of park management and conservation, publishes new book on interpretation of cultural heritage and nature.
Read full announcement | From Ted Cable | January 19, 2018


Office of the Registrar to distribute FERPA Self-Assessment Jan. 22
On Jan. 22, the Office of the Registrar will distribute the 2017/2018 FERPA Self-Assessment using a Qualtrics email survey link. Qualtrics is a secure survey tool used by K-State.

University life

K-State 2018 Distinguished Lecturers Series call for proposals extended to Jan. 26
The K-State Distinguished Lecturers Committee invites all colleges, departments and units to submit proposals to bring distinguished lecturers to speak at K-State in spring and fall 2018. The deadline for proposals has been extended to Jan. 26.
Call for nominations: Commerce Bank and W.T. Kemper Foundation Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award
The Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award honors current members of the graduate faculty who are recognized nationally and internationally for their outstanding scholarly achievements and for their contributions to graduate education at the university.
Nominate a K-State Libraries professional staff member for the Dean's Award
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Nominate a professional staff member who has made exceptional contributions to K-State Libraries for the Dean's Award by Jan. 31. The recipient will be presented with a monetary award and a plaque at the Libraries' spring employee award ceremony.
Submissions open for Sullivan Poetry Award
The College of Arts and Sciences is accepting submissions for a poetry contest for the Sullivan Poetry Award. This contest is open to all K-State students and the winning poem will receive a $2,000 prize.