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K-State Today

Monday, March 27, 2017

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

Purple Masque Theatre

Kansas State University's Purple Masque Theatre in West Stadium.

From the provost

From the Provost's Desk: Participate in Championing Civility Week, April 10-14
Join members of the K-State community in declaring April 10-14 as "Championing Civility Week." Provost Mason writes about opportunities to learn from colleagues, scholars and practitioners who are working to advance civil discourse on campus and beyond.

From the administration

Changes in contact information for Office of Planning and Analysis
With the departure of Kelli Cox, Brian Niehoff, associate provost for institutional effectiveness, will be assuming the duties as director of the Office of Planning and Analysis as of March 27 until further notice.

News and research

Five days remain to donate to K-State United Way campaign
In the last few weeks alone the K-State family has raised more than $13,000 for this great organization. We are now only $16,921 away from reaching our campus goal of $100,000.
New assistant director to join Human Capital Services' talent acquisition team
Join the Division of Human Capital Services in welcoming Ben Jackson to the talent acquisition team.
Graduate School offices permanently located in 119 Eisenhower Hall
The Graduate School offices are now in 119 Eisenhower Hall, 1013 Mid-Campus Drive. All staff and students can reach Graduate School staff members in Eisenhower Hall.
Manhattan Fire Department touring campus buildings
Starting today, the Manhattan Fire Department will tour buildings on the Manhattan campus to become familiar with the campus's life safety equipment and building layouts.


Don't miss a free screening of 'Spotlight' for a glimpse about next Landon Lecturer
Kansas State University's Union Program Council will host a free screening of the 2015 movie "Spotlight" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, in Town Hall of the Leadership Studies Building.
The Library and Your Research: Discovering primary sources at K-State Libraries
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Researchers in all disciplines can uncover valuable information in primary sources such as letters, photographs, maps and technical reports. Go hands-on and delve into intriguing materials from our collections; access university archives and more.
Workshop tomorrow: Journal impact factor, Eigenfactor and the h-index
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Join New Prairie Press and the Center for the Advancement of Digital Scholarship at 2 p.m. tomorrow in 407 Hale Library to learn how metrics are created, how they are used — and when they shouldn't be — and how they affect the success of your journal.
Reminder: Disco party April 7 and bra crawl March 28 to support K-State cancer research
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Dig out your polyester bell-bottoms and platform shoes and disco for a cure at the Pink and Purple Polyester Party presented by CivicPlus at 7 p.m. Friday, April 7, at the K-State Alumni Center. The party benefits K-State's Johnson Cancer Research Center.
Guest speaker to discuss machine learning and computational creativity March 30
Philippe Pasquier, associate professor in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University, will present at the next Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous, or LASER, at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 30, at the Beach Museum of Art.
Community screening of 'Being Mortal' on Wednesday, March 29
The K-State Center on Aging is sponsoring a free screening of the PBS program "Being Mortal" at 2 p.m. March 29. The documentary follows a surgeon as he explores how the medical system can better help people make decisions at the end of their lives.
Public invited to Astrology in Color lunch and learn
Join the K-State Alumni Association as we explore the contributions and cultural impact that astrology has in Hispanic and indigenous peoples' cultures. This lunch and learn is in celebration of the 2017 Great American total solar eclipse.

Kudos, publications and presentations

Spring scholarships help Kansas State University Global Campus students
More than 30 students were awarded scholarships for the spring 2017 semester by Kansas State University Global Campus. The scholarships totaled $31,900 and went to degree-seeking distance students across the U.S.
Kansas State Polytechnic professor selected as aviation maintenance educator of the year
Andrew Smith, a 13-year veteran of the aviation maintenance management program at Kansas State Polytechnic, has been selected as the 2017 Ivan D. Livi Aviation Maintenance Educator of the Year.
Kansas State University student is Truman Scholarship finalist
Kansas State University's Garrett Wilkinson, senior in nutritional sciences and microbiology, Hutchinson, is a finalist for the Harry S. Truman Scholarship.
Roshanravan awarded Jane Addams Prize
Asian American feminist theory and praxis panel presenters at annual meeting of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy. From left to right: Erika Brown, Shireen Roshanravan, Tamsin Kimoto. Photo credits to Hector Kimoto-Ramirez
Shireen Roshanravan, associate professor of American ethnic studies, was awarded the Jane Addams Prize at the 2017 annual meeting of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy.

Human resources, benefits and training

Final call for participation in the Professional Development Needs Assessment
Participation in the survey is key for the design of future professional development initiatives. The needs assessment is available through March 31.

Newsletters and magazines

Diagnostic Insights March 2017 issue is now online
Official newsletter of the Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, including news and updates on case studies, client care, events and educational videos.