The Tuesday Letter
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
(Vol. 20 No. 23)
IN THIS ISSUE...
WORD FROM THE ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR - EXTENSION AND APPLIED RESEARCH
The following is a Final Legislative Update - April 14, 2014 - Source: Dr. Sue Peterson, Director - Government Relations
The Kansas Legislature has concluded the work of the regular
2014 legislative session. The first adjournment was on Sunday, April 6,
2014. The Legislature will return April
30, 2104 for the Veto Session. Prior to
first adjournment the Legislature passed House Bill 2506 which includes the
following provisions for Kansas State University.
Items approved for Kansas State University in House Bill
2506 for Fiscal Years 2014 and 2015:
one-half funding in FY 2014 for the salary cap on the university imposed by the
2013 Kansas Legislature. This is a recommended restoration of $949,829 for
K-State and $1,500,562 for K-State Research and Extension.
all funding in FY 2015 for the salary cap on the university imposed by the 2013
Kansas Legislature. This is a recommended restoration of $1,196,484 for K-State
and $1,419,764 for K-State Research and Extension.
$1.5 million for the College of Architecture, Planning and Design to begin the
renovation and construction of Seaton Hall, with $5 million to continue the
funding in FY 2016 and beyond.
$5 million for animal health initiatives on the campus, and re-named Global
Items approved by 2013 Kansas Legislature for Kansas State
University for Fiscal Year 2015.
$10.5 million to address repair, rehabilitation and maintenance needs for
$5 million for animal health initiatives on the campus, and re-named to Global
$5 million for the College of Veterinary Medicine.
$5 for the launching NBAF related research at K-State.
$3.5 million for the University Engineering Initiative Act.
Additionally, no further legislative action was taken on Senate Bill 411 regarding removing taxing authority of Extension Districts.
My thanks to all of you for the help you provided in passing along important information and updates to interested citizens throughout the legislative session.
Have a great week. --Daryl Buchholz firstname.lastname@example.org
K-PICS TRAINING WEBINAR - NATURAL RESOURCES PFT
The Office of Educational Innovation and Evaluation (OEIE)
K-PICS Support Team would like to cordially invite you to attend a K-PICS (KSRE - Program Impacts Collection System) training
webinar with a focus on the Natural Resources PFT to be held on April 24, 2014
at 10 a.m. to 12 noon. The webinar will walk you through the structure and
features of K-PICS through an in-depth look at the Natural Resources program
area. The webinar will be recorded and
posted in the K-PICS Support section for reference and additional training
We will be using Adobe Connect. Before the webinar, please allow
time to test or retest your computer before entering the Connect meeting room, http://connect.ksre.ksu.edu/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm.
This test will take about 30
seconds, and will help you add whatever you need to make the connection
work. Once it is complete and ready you will have check marks by the four
test items. The test will assist in mitigating connection and audio issues that
you may encounter when attending this webinar.
On Thursday, April 24, please start connecting ten minutes
prior to the start time (10 a.m.). Copy and paste this URL, http://connect.ksre.ksu.edu/oeie/, into your browser to enter the meeting. Login as
"Enter as a Guest" with your name and Extension unit, then click
Remember: The K-PICS
Support Team is available via phone, 785-532-5138, and email, email@example.com, to assist you with the
system. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about
K-PICS. --Office of Educational Innovation and Evaluation
PLEASE ATTEND THE KSU CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION CEREMONY - APRIL 30
Wednesday, April 30, from 2 - 4 p.m. in the Union Ballroom, the Kansas
State University Classified Employee Recognition Ceremony will take
Employees will be recognized for: Years of Service;
Attaining Retirement; as Departmental/Unit Employees of the Year; plus
the K-State Classified Award of Excellence will be announced. Dr. Donita Whitney-Bammerlin, Instructor and Academic Program Coordinator, Department of Management, College of Business Administration, will be the ceremony's guest speaker. Refreshments
will be served following
K-State Research and Extension will have many
employees being recognized in the various categories. Employees
being recognized in the Departmental/Unit category are:
1) K-State Research and Extension:
Pat Evans, Research Technologist, NW Research-Extension Center, Colby, KS.
Pat was nominated by Robert Gillen, Professor and Department Head, Agricultural Research Center, Hays, KS.
2) K-State Research and Extension:
C. Mike Cramer, Agricultural Technician Senior, SE Ag Research Center, Mound Valley, KS.
Mike was nominated by Joseph Moyer, Professor, SE Ag Research Center, Parsons, KS.
3) College of Agriculture:
Dale Niedfeldt, Agricultural Technician Senior, Dairy Plant, Animal Sciences and Industry
Dale was nominated by Fadi Aramouni, Professor, Animal Sciences and Industry.
4) College of Agriculture:
Vincente Mascote, Utility Worker, Horticulture, Forestry, and Recreation Resources, Olathe, KS.
Vincente was nominated by Alan Stevens, Director, HFRR Research Center, Olathe, KS.
attend the ceremony and help us recognize the great work of Pat, Mike, Dale, Vincente, and all our excellent Classified Employees. --Steven Graham firstname.lastname@example.org
HEALTHY YOU: RUNNING A 5K OR 10K
Many communities offer 5K or 10K Fun Runs, often to support a local charity. Those events often bring out the weekend warriors and casual runners, as well as a few highly-competitive runners.
The joy of these events is that everyone can participate!
Getting yourself prepared to run a 5K (3.1 miles) or even 10K is important, even if you're not planning to be at the front of the pack. Remember to consult with your physician about your exercise goals.
Here are a few guidelines to help you prepare your body to cover the distance.
1) Walk-Jog-Run. Any combination of movement will move you toward the goal. Some mistakenly think they must always run -- or always run fast! -- in order to get in shape. Run a slow pace comfortably, with periodic walk breaks. In general, walk 30-60 seconds before getting into a slow running pace again.
2) Progress to more exercise over time. In the first couple weeks, you may only be able to work out three days. Move it up to four days for a couple weeks, then maybe five days a week after that. Taking a day off is okay. Even high-level athletes understand that rest is a training principle, too.
3) Don't concern yourself with distance. One pitfall is that people worry about how far they need to go. Instead, start by exercising for 30 minutes -- walk a little, run a little, etc... -- and then move that up to 40 minutes as your motivation increases. Your heart and lungs need to be exercised for periods of time, not necessarily for a specified distance.
Most of all...have fun! Exercising with others is a great time for conversation and friend-building. You'll find that in many local races, even strangers become friends because you're working toward a common goal -- the finish line!
More tips on living healthy can be found at http://www.healthyyou.ksre.ksu.edu/. -- Pat Melgares email@example.com