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Events, deadlines, and timeframes

KSIS: Processing Minors session offered April 11

A “Processing Minors” training session is now available for K-State employees who approve minors for students who are graduating. The training session is 10 -11 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, in 306 Calvin Hall.

Registration through HRIS is required. For more information, see the article Using HRIS to register for classes.

If you are unable to attend a session for Processing Minors, please contact Fred Darkow at 785-532-3138 or fdarkow@k-state.edu to discuss training availability.

Grading in KSIS training for Spring 2018 now available

Grading in KSIS training is available for faculty and staff who are involved in submitting grades at the end of the spring 2018 term. Training topics include:

  • Transferring grades from Canvas to KSIS
  • Manually entering grades in KSIS
  • Updating grades in KSIS
  • Submitting a Grade Change Request form in KSIS
  • Q&A for grade submission at K-State

All sessions take place in 306 Calvin Hall.

  • Wednesday, April 23, 2-3 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 24, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

To attend, sign up in HRIS (see the sign-up instructions). Walk-in attendees are welcome.

If you are unable to attend a session for Grading in KSIS but would like to receive training, contact Fred Darkow at 785-532-3138 or fdarkow@k-state.edu to discuss availability.

Grad students and advisers: No word limit in abstracts; ETDR walk-in help April 16-20

The spring semester deadline for submitting theses and dissertations to the Graduate School is 5 p.m. Friday, April 20.  Electronic theses, dissertations, and reports (ETDRs) must be submitted as PDFs through the K-REx repository.

Abstracts no longer have a word limit.  The Graduate School removed the abstract word limit for spring 2018 and on in the ETDR Guidelines (see “Required Sections”).  Other webpages and documentation are being updated.  The ETDR Handbook and ETDR writing templates will be updated this summer.

Three walk-in ETDR sessions are scheduled April 16-20, the ETDR semester deadline week, for help on Word, PDF conversion, K-REx, etc.

  • Monday, April 16 — 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 18 — 3-6 p.m.
  • Friday, April 20 — 1-5 p.m.

All sessions are in the Media Development Center, 213 Hale Library (adjacent to the IT Help Desk).  The MDC has both Windows and Mac computers, and all have Acrobat Pro for best PDF conversion.  Continue reading “Grad students and advisers: No word limit in abstracts; ETDR walk-in help April 16-20”

April 3: SumnerOne Copier Day training

Representatives from SumnerOne will host a Copier Day training day from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Tuesday, Apr. 3, in BB 1092 College of Business. This event is free to all K-Staters.

Scheduled training sessions will focus on the recently delivered copiers with an opportunity for Q&A during each session. Additionally, there will be discussion on support options for various brands of printers and printer supplies.

Schedule

  • 10-10:45 a.m.Open House – Meet and Greet
  • 10:45-11:30 a.m.Using Your Copier – Office Professionals/Power Users
    – Overview of the most common functions. Print, Copy, Scan to…
    – More advanced functions and Apps
    – Q&A
  • 11:30 a.m.-noonManaged Print Service – Office Professionals/Unit Managers/System Admins
    – Not just copiers – We can help with your printer needs too
    – Printer choices/Printer supplies – Maintenance – Service
    – Overview of how it can work for your department
    – Q&A
  • Noon-1:15 p.m.Open House – Meet and Greet – Everyone (Come and Go)
    – SumnerOne specialists on hand
  • 1:15 p.m.Network Administration – System Admins
    – Overview, specifics for System Admins, and other tech-minded users
    – Connectivity, security, working with our Service Team
    – General and specific Q&A – Session goes as long as needed

If you have any questions, contact Kevin Shippy (kshippy@ksu.edu).

Chief Information Security Officer candidate announced

An open forum for the Chief Information Security Officer position in Information Technology Services will be on Friday, March 2 at 10:15 a.m. in 146G/H in the Unger Complex.

The first candidate is Sunil Singh, Director II at Iowa State University in the Department of IT Services Security and Policies.

Application materials for each candidate and a link to the candidate feedback form is available from http://www.k-state.edu/its/employment/ciso-search/index.html

K-Staters are encouraged to attend the open forum presentations. For those unable to attend in person, the open forums will be recorded and archived on the website.

Additional interviews are being scheduled.

KSIS Class Scheduler training available for Spring 2018

KSIS Class Scheduler training is now available or sign up in HRIS. Sessions are designed for employees new to the Class Scheduler process as well as refreshers for employees who have previously updated class schedules.

Topics include:

  • Printing the Class Schedule report
  • Updating room locations
  • Updating instructors
  • Updating the section status
  • Other course related details

All sessions are held in 306 Calvin Hall.  The dates and times for the Class Scheduler sessions are:

New Class Scheduler

  • 10:30 a.m. – noon, Monday, February 12
  • 2 – 3:30 p.m., Monday, March 12
  • 1:30 – 3 p.m., Monday, April 9
  • 10 – 11:30 a.m., Monday, May 7

Class Scheduler Tools (NEW)

  • 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., Monday, February 19
  • 2 – 3 p.m., Monday, March 19
  • 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., Monday, April 16
  • 10 – 11 a.m., Monday, May 14

Class Scheduler Refresher

  • 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 20
  • 1:30 -3 p.m., Wednesday, February 21

Registration through HRIS is required. See Using HRIS to register for classes. If the current dates and times do not match your schedule, contact Fred Darkow at 532-3138 or fdarkow@ksu.edu for more options.

Training dates now available for Advising in KSIS

Training dates for Advising in KSIS are available for sign-up in HRIS. Sessions focus on the KSU Advisor Center functions. Full-time advisors and faculty advisors are encouraged to attend. Registration through HRIS is required. See Using HRIS to register for classes.

The following Advising in KSIS sessions are in 306 Calvin Hall on the Manhattan campus.  The available times are:

  • Thur., Feb. 1, 3:30 – 5 p.m.
  • Fri., Feb. 2, 1:30 – 3 p.m.
  • Mon., Feb. 5, 1:30 – 3 p.m.
  • Tues., Feb. 6, 10:30 a.m. – noon.

Topics covered during the sessions include, but are not limited to:

  • Advisee information pages
  • Running and viewing a DARS audit
  • Removing advising flags
  • Viewing program/plan history
  • Viewing test scores

For more information on current advising processes, visit the KSIS for advisors web page.  See the KSIS training web page for additional classes.

If the available training sessions do not meet your schedule, please contact Fred Darkow, at fdarkow@ksu.edu or 785-532-3138, for further training options.

Retirement reception for Diana Blake rescheduled for Jan. 19

by Information Technology Services

Information Technology Services (ITS) will host a retirement reception for Diana Blake, Associate Director of Information Systems from 3:30-5:00 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, in the Cottonwood Room at the K-State Student Union. The reception was originally scheduled for Jan. 11, but was rescheduled due to inclement weather.

The university community is invited to join ITS to honor Blake for over 17 years of service to Kansas State University.

Retirement reception for Diana Blake rescheduled for Jan. 19

by Information Technology Services

Information Technology Services (ITS) will host a retirement reception for Diana Blake, Associate Director of Information Systems from 3:30-5:00 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, in the Cottonwood Room at the K-State Student Union. The reception was originally scheduled for Jan. 11, but was rescheduled due to inclement weather.

The university community is invited to join ITS to honor Blake for over 17 years of service to Kansas State University.

Top Hat now available in K-State Online

by Information Technology Services

Top Hat is now available in K-State Online. Top Hat is a classroom engagement system that has been integrated with K-State Online’s Canvas. Instructors can choose to utilize Top Hat to develop interactive course content, gamified lessons, dynamic discussions and live polling and next-generation online textbooks to help engage students inside and outside the classroom with compelling content, tools and activities. Continue reading “Top Hat now available in K-State Online”