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3-part series on “Qualitative Research Professional Development” with Kakali Bhattacharya

photo of Kakali Bhattacharyaby the College of Education

In collaboration with the College of Education Associate Dean’s Office, Kakali Bhattacharya is offering a three-part professional development series for those who are interested in qualitative research. Faculty and students are welcome.

All three professional development workshop meetings are scheduled on consecutive Fridays beginning Feb. 28.  Each session will be 9:30 a.m.-noon in 21 Bluemont Hall. Continue reading “3-part series on “Qualitative Research Professional Development” with Kakali Bhattacharya”

Letter about Office 365 from Ken Stafford, CIO and associate vice provost for technology services

By Ken Stafford

Dear colleagues and students,

For the past number of months, a team of university faculty, staff and students have been working with Microsoft to begin the migration of Kansas State University email service to Office 365. This has been a major undertaking that includes changes to our authentications systems, grouping, training and providing the tools you have come to expect. Continue reading “Letter about Office 365 from Ken Stafford, CIO and associate vice provost for technology services”

New CDW-G campus intern at K-State

My name is Jacob Napper and I am a student here at Kansas State University with plans to graduate with a marketing degree in 2014. I was recently hired by CDW-G as a field account representative to be the new CDW-G campus intern here at K-State. CDW is a leading provider of technology products and services for business, government and education.

Our purpose is to help our customers achieve their goals by providing them with the technology advice and products they need, when they need them. My role as the Kansas State Campus Intern will be to raise awareness of CDW-G to all academic and administrative departments on campus as a source to purchase IT products.  Continue reading “New CDW-G campus intern at K-State”

iSIS master extract report training

Training in iSIS for running the Master Extract Report is now available in HRIS.  The class is located under Employee Self Service > Learning and Development > KSU Training Enrollment > iSIS: Master Extract Reporting.  Only one class is currently available, but more may be offered if requests for further sessions are submitted.  Continue reading “iSIS master extract report training”

Cyber warriors wanted: Scholarship program to train students in cybersecurity

Millions of people depend on the Internet every day and cyber criminals are counting on that, according to a Kansas State University cybersecurity expert.

“Hackers are performing cyber espionage by gathering information on companies, seeking out national secrets or starting cyber warfare by disabling critical infrastructure,” said Xinming “Simon” Ou, associate professor of computing and information sciences.

To help counter the threat, the National Science Foundation has awarded $2.3 million to Kansas State University’s department of computing and information sciences to provide scholarships to qualified students interested in becoming cybersecurity and information assurance professionals. Continue reading “Cyber warriors wanted: Scholarship program to train students in cybersecurity”

Social media roundtable revised schedule

The time and location of the first social media roundtable for the fall semester has been adjusted to 10:45-11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, in the Big 12 Room at the K-State Student Union. Following the roundtable, participants are welcome to attend the campus communicator’s style guide brown bag, also in the Big 12 Room.

The social media roundtable provides a forum for collaboration about the use of social media within the K-State community. Continue reading “Social media roundtable revised schedule”

Warning: Increase in phishing scam emails trying to steal K-State eID passwords

Attention, K-State faculty, staff and students,

Since the start of the fall 2012 semester, K-State has seen a significant increase in the number of phishing scam emails that are trying to steal eID passwords. Thus far, at least 75 K-Staters have been tricked into providing their eID and password to criminals under the guise of needing to upgrade their webmail account or exceeding the mailbox storage limit.

THESE ARE ALL SCAMS. K-State IT support staff will NEVER ask for your password in an email. Do not under any circumstances reply to these scam emails or click on a link in the email and fill out a form with your eID and password.  Continue reading “Warning: Increase in phishing scam emails trying to steal K-State eID passwords”

K-State On the Go mobile app for iPhone and iPad available from iTunes

K-State on the Go linkA new Kansas State University mobile app for iPhone and iPad users is now available for download from iTunes. If you’re new on campus, the geolocation feature will help you figure out what building you’re near and the descriptions will help you know what’s inside. You’ll also be able to access the university’s Twitter and news feeds, find information about area attractions and even hear an audio rendition of the Wabash Cannonball.

Continue reading “K-State On the Go mobile app for iPhone and iPad available from iTunes”

Google Maps Street View team photographing campus

A Google team is on the Manhattan campus this week to capture Kansas State University for the interactive Internet experience Google Maps with Street View. The feature lets users explore places around the world through 360-degree street-level imagery.

Continue reading “Google Maps Street View team photographing campus”

2011 Security Awareness student poster and video contest

The EDUCAUSE & Internet2 Higher Education Information Security Council (HEISC), in cooperation with Chapman University, CyberWatch, and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), is conducting its fourth contest in search of short information security awareness videos and posters developed by and for college students. Deadline for submissions is March 11, 2011, which allows professors time to include it in course plans for the fall or spring semester.


  • Seeking creative, topical, and effective posters and videos of two minutes or less that focus attention on information security issues and how best to handle them.
  • Two categories of videos: 2 minutes or less, for use in training or instruction, and 30-second public service announcements (PSAs).
  • Posters may be submitted separately.

For the winners