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  1. Calendar Overlay Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings (13)

Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. Severe Weather Patterns with Dr. Mary Knapp

    September 22, 2019, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Wonder Workshop Children's Museum

    Dr. Mary Knapp, a K-State climatologist, returns to help kids understand Severe Weather patterns in all 4 seasons. How does weather and climate differ? Severe weather happens year round. How we can be prepared?

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  2. Movies On the Grass: RiverBlue

    September 22, 2019, 8:00 PM @ Sunset Zoo

    "RiverBlue," 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at Sunset Zoo, 2333 Oak St. The zoo will be open at 5 p.m. with free admission. "Can fashion save the planet? Through awareness, we evolve. Following international river conservationist, Mark Angelo, "RiverBlue" spans the globe to infiltrate one of the world's most pollutive industries, fashion. Narrated by clean water supporter Jason Priestley, this groundbreaking documentary examines the destruction of our rivers, its effect on humanity, and the solutions that inspire hope for a sustainable future" — from "RiverBlue" website. Emily Pascoe, graduate student teaching assistant in the College of Health and Human Services' apparel, textiles, and interior design department, will introduce the film and led the film discussion.

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  3. Public Lecture: Roles of Women and Religion in the Afghan Peace Process'

    September 24, 2019, 4:30 PM @ Town Hall, Leadership Studies Building

    Palwasha Kakar joined the institute after four years with The Asia Foundation as the Afghanistan director for Women’s Empowerment and Development. Prior to the foundation, Kakar led the Gender Mainstreaming and Civil Society Unit in the UN Development Program's Afghanistan Subnational Governance Program managing a small grants program for Afghanistan's civil society initiatives. She also served as program manager for the Gender Studies Institute at Kabul University. She has experience working with the World Bank Group on gender, social justice and environmental issues.
    An Afghan-American, Kakar has taught and researched religion, gender, security and local governance. She has published research regarding women's participation in local governance, Pashtunwali-Afghan customary law, Afghan women's identity, and social spaces in Afghanistan. Her research has taken her to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, Israel, Palestine, Jordan and Syria.

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  4. 1918: The Great War and the Terrible Flu

    September 24, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Historian Jed Dunham will compress the complex and harrowing story of the great influenza outbreak of 1918 into a straightforward narrative using his own original research into the outbreak. Dunham will root this story in the local context, focusing on Nurse Battey and the Manhattan, KS fight against influenza.
    Jed Dunham received his Bachelor of Arts in Advertising from Kansas State University in 1996. He serves as Communications Director for S.A.V.E. Farm (Service member Agricultural Vocational Education) which is dedicated to helping transitioning veterans find purpose, education and employment within the agricultural industry. He developed the Kansas State Pandemic Team which utilized a multi-discipline approach to study the 1918 Influenza Pandemic which resulted in locating the source point for the 1918 pandemic and new avenues towards a universal flu vaccine.

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  5. Strangers In Town: A Short Film About Diversity

    September 24, 2019, 7:00 PM @ Student Union

    STRANGERS IN TOWN tells the story of how global migration unexpectedly transformed and enriched Garden City, Kansas. It brought great challenges to the community, including demands for housing, social services, education, and infrastructure. For the current students at Garden City High School, the town's remarkable diversity is all they've ever known.
    Followed by discussion with filmmaker Steve Lerner.
    Part of the Lou Douglas Lecture Series.

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  6. World of Wines

    September 26, 2019, 6:30 PM @ Hoffman Lounge: Justin Hall

    Join for a fun evening of wine and cheese tasting in Hoffman Lounge on September 26th!
    Throughout the course of the evening you'll learn about and taste a variety of wines as well as a complementary cheese pairing for each. Wines will be expertly paired by Cristina Milostan, Certified Sommelier.

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  7. Talk 20 MHK 5th Edition

    September 26, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    A FREE event where you can connect with ideas and innovators in our community.

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  8. David Parks, noted photographer, film director and son of Gordon Parks: The Learning Tree

    September 26, 2019, 7:30 PM @ Staley School of Leadership Studies, Town Hall

    David Parks, an American photographer, film director and author, will be a guest on the Kansas State University campus Sept. 25-27. Parks is the son of the late photographer, filmmaker, director, composer and author Gordon Parks.
    Parks will deliver a lecture, "The Learning Tree' at 50: Gordon Parks' Son David Parks Reflects on His Father's Classic Work," at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, in Town Hall at the Staley School of Leadership Studies.

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  9. Landon Lecture: Fortune CEO Alan Murray

    September 27, 2019, 10:30 AM @ McCain Auditorium

    Alan Murray, the CEO of Fortune, the global media company featuring the business magazine Fortune, will deliver a Landon Lecture at Kansas State University at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27, in McCain Auditorium. The title of Murray's lecture will be "The Future of Facts: Searching for Truth in the 21st Century."
    No tickets are required to attend this free lecture, and students, faculty, staff and the general public are invited.

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  10. Sally Linville and Carly Pumphrey: The Art of Chickening Ten Years In the Making

    September 27, 2019, 4:30 PM @ Regnier Forum in Regnier Hall

    Sally Linville's exhibit "The Art of Chickening Ten-Years in the Making" will open Friday, Sept. 27, in the Cassias Gallery in Regnier Hall on the K-State Manhattan campus. As part of the opening, Linville and her creative partner Carly Pumphrey, a 2008 interior architecture and product design graduate, will present a lecture-demonstration for the community at 4:30 p.m. in the Regnier Forum in Regnier Hall. The exhibit and lecture-demonstration are free and open to the public.

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  11. Tallgrass Tour Bus: Plumlee Buffalo Ranch

    September 28, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Join for a morning of bison fun at the Plumlee Buffalo Ranch. You will get up close to America’s National Mammal during a 2-hour guided tour of this working Bison ranch. See a beautiful native tallgrass prairie and remnants of pioneer wagon ruts. Guests travel on a comfortable trailer making it safe and fun for the entire family.
    Round trip travel and tour fees are included. Not recommended for youth under 2. Tour leaves the Flint Hills Discovery Center at 8:30 AM and returns no later than 12:00 PM.
    Registration opens Monday, August 5. Pre-registration is required by September 27 at 5:00 PM. Pre-register online, by phone, or in person at the Flint Hills Discovery Center.Guests are encouraged to bring a resealable water bottle. Light snacks will be provided. Registration opens Monday, August 5. Pre-registration is required by September 20 at 5:00 PM. Pre-register online, by phone, or in person at the Flint Hills Discovery Center.

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  12. World of Wines

    September 28, 2019, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM @ Hoffman Lounge: Justin Hall

    Enjoy a variety of hor d’oeurves paired with Cava, a sparkling wine for an early lunch workshop. Cristina, our Certified Sommelier, will also be presenting this event.

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  13. "Find A Grave"

    September 29, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library Auditorium

    This Presentation will explore the basic elements of a Find A Grave memorial and understanding monument markings - How to manage your ancestors' memorials

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