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Articles reprinted from other K-State venues (K-State Today, Kansas State Collegian, and campus newsletters)

New generation technologies prepare students for modern-day engineering

By Michele Bradfield

Student with 3-D Printer

Minutes before their next mission, three armed soldiers realize a part from their tank has gone awry. Without missing a beat they identify the problem, print the part, assemble the piece and head into battle.

These are the type of scenarios modern-day engineers predict in preparation for tomorrow, as new generation technologies such as 3-D printers advance and bode an industrial revolution. The implication has leaders in defense, aerospace, automotive, health care and schools rethinking their strategies and operations as they prepare to join the trend.  Continue reading “New generation technologies prepare students for modern-day engineering”

K-State Research and Extension information technology reorganization nearly complete

By Joe Lear

The integration of K-State Research and Extension technology staff within information technology services is almost complete.

The last step is the integration of help desk and tech support functions with the IT Help Desk and client services of the Information Technology Assistance Center. This move will begin during the week of Aug. 18. As part of the move, the support number, 785-532-6270, and email, ksresupport@k-state.edu, will be forwarded to the IT Help Desk.  Continue reading “K-State Research and Extension information technology reorganization nearly complete”

iSIS update: Plan to restore access Monday, July 21

By Kenneth Stafford

iSIS remains temporarily suspended as Information Technology Services continues to work with key stakeholders to recover and restore data. iSIS is expected to be available to universitywide users on Monday morning, July 21.  Continue reading “iSIS update: Plan to restore access Monday, July 21”

Beocat extends reign as largest academic supercomputer in Kansas

By Daniel Andresen

Beocat

The K-State research computing cluster Beocat is currently the largest academic research cluster in Kansas. Through recent contributions totaling more than $200,000 from faculty in agronomy, biology, chemical engineering and plant pathology, Beocat has grown to approximately 600TB of storage and ~2500 processor cores on machines ranging from dual-processor Opterons with 8GB RAM to six 80-core Xeons with 1TB RAM connected by 40Gbps QDR Infiniband.  Continue reading “Beocat extends reign as largest academic supercomputer in Kansas”

Grade-submission deadlines May 20 for Spring 2014

by Monty Nielsen

Grades for the Spring 2014 term are due by 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 20. The deadline to copy grades from K-State Online into iSIS is 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, which allows sufficient time for back-end processes to complete.  Continue reading “Grade-submission deadlines May 20 for Spring 2014”

Avoid Internet Explorer until vulnerability fixed

By Robert Vaile

On April 26, Microsoft notified customers of a vulnerability in Internet Explorer that affects browser versions 6 through 11. This vulnerability has the potential to allow attackers to run malicious code on vulnerable machines when users visit compromised or malicious websites. The Department of Homeland Security confirms that they are aware of active exploitation of this vulnerability in the wild.  Continue reading “Avoid Internet Explorer until vulnerability fixed”

iPad user meeting May 8: “In the Cloud: Navigating Through Cloud Services”

iPad logo, purple and blackBy Mary Hammel

Join us as we compare a few of the cloud services available to use with your iPad. The meeting is noon-1 p.m. Thursday, May 8, in 119 Bluemont Hall and open to all K-Staters.

“In the Cloud: Navigating Through Cloud Services” will cover: Continue reading “iPad user meeting May 8: “In the Cloud: Navigating Through Cloud Services””

iSIS grade rosters open for grade entry starting May 9

by Monty Nielsen

Grade rosters will be available in iSIS for grade entry starting 5 p.m. Friday, May 9.  More information about grade submission is available from the Final Grade Submission Information – Spring 2014 for iSIS.

Grades for the Spring 2014 term are due by 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 20. The deadline to copy grades from K-State Online into iSIS is 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, which allows sufficient time for back-end processes to complete.  Continue reading “iSIS grade rosters open for grade entry starting May 9”

Status of the regents’ social media policy

By Julia Keen and Jeff Morris

The Kansas Board of Regents governance committee met Wednesday to discuss proposed revisions to the social media policy. Following a brief presentation by the co-chairs of the work team, the committee entered a public work session to discuss the policy.  Continue reading “Status of the regents’ social media policy”