Humanities: The Secret Superpower
Dr. Sara Luly, Professor of Modern Languages
Dr. Brent Manor, Professor of History
Dr. Karin Westman, Department Head and Professor of English
February 8, 7-8 PM, Putnam Hall First Floor Lobby
Studying English, History, Languages, or Philosophy is a great path to a rewarding and successful career. Learn the facts!
Come identify and unlock your own humanities superpower with the help of K-State Jedi Masters/Professors Sara Luly (Modern Languages), Brent Maner (History), and Karin Westman (English).
Let's Be Frank About Fake News
Dr. Kimetris Baltrip, Professor in Journalism and Mass Communications
September 18, 7-8 PM, Derby 134
Can you spot fake news when you see it? This talk is about the growing need to practice skepticism when reading "news." Fake news is more pervasive than ever, but you can learn strategies to keep from spreading it.
DR. KIMETRIS N. BALTRIP is in her 12th year at the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Kansas State University. She has worked for two major market U.S. newspapers and has nearly 17 years' experience as a journalism educator, coach and mentor. She won the 2016 Robert Knight Multicultural Recruitment Award from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications and helped many students gain successful careers, including Rolling Stone's 35th Annual College Journalism Award winner whose project from Baltrip's class was featured in a broadcast by an af liate of National Public Radio. Her experience includes working in internal public relations and producing content for print and digital media.
Control, Agency, and Self-Management in Times of High Stress
Allison DuLac and Jess Kerr, Coaches, Academic Achievement Center
October 24, 7-8 PM, Kramer
Mid-terms mark a point in the semester where the stakes are high. As a consequence, this is also a period of high stress for students. Join us for a discussion about how to manage both the technical aspects of your university experience, from scheduling to studying, and the social-emotional issues that stem from trying to achieve the best school life balance for you.
Control/agency over the things happening in your life
Jahvelle Rhone, Information Technology Coordinator
with Information Technology Assistance Center (iTAC)
September 27, 7-8 PM, Cornerstone Coffee and Bakery at Wefald Hall
Come learn about 3D printing! 3D printing is a technology that allows you to take an idea, transfer it into a digital file, and produce an actual physical product. 3D prining will allow students to produce models for prototyping, engineering, architecture, and various types of multimedia projects.
"Advantages of Indoor Plants"
Dr. Kim Williams, Professor of Greenhouse Management
October 24, 7-8 PM, Derby 134
Indoor plants contribute many benefits to the people around them. Learn what research from architects, engineers, NASA scientists, horticulturists, interior designers and psychologists shows about how plants influence human health, productivity, comfort and overall well-being. Take a plant home with you to see for yourself!
There will be a small foliage plant give-away for attendees (while supplies last.)
Dr. Kim Baltrip, Assistant Professor,
A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications
November 1, 7-8 PM, Kedzie 004
Screening of InVision’s documentary "Design Disruptors." Ninety design leaders at the world’s most disruptive and significant companies were interviewed to discover the design-driven business revolution happening around the world. Take a look into renowned designers’ worlds to see how design choices impact a viewer’s daily life.
Find more info at www.designdisruptors.com.
Jessica Arnold, Assistant Coordinator of New Student Services
Erin Poppe, Strengths Quest Graduate Assistant
February 2, 7-8 PM, Derby Dining Center Room 134
In this very exciting and interactive session, we will spend about 15 minutes sharing information on strengths and then spend the final 45 minutes with two exciting activities. The first is Strengths Charades, and the second Strengths "Just Dance." Please come ready to learn more about yourself and your own Strengths as well as K-State as a Strengths-based university campus.
"The Google Mindset"
Ashley Rhodes, Associate Professor of Biology
February 17, 7-8 PM, Putnam
JUST GOOGLE IT. WHAT DOES GOOGLE SAY? WHY ISN'T THIS ON GOOGLE?
"What Not to Wear: The Secret Meanings of Clothing"
Dr. Kim Hiller, Associate Professor of Apparel Textiles & Interior Design
April 5, 7-8 PM, Derby Dining Center
"Just a Joke? The Social Effects of Ethnic Humor"
Don Saucier, Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies
September 28, 7-8 PM, Goodnow Hall 2nd Floor Lobby
Ethnic humor often uses stereotypes about social groups as the foundation for its jokes. In this lecture, we will discuss how ethnic humor may be used in antisocial ways in society, but also how it may be used in prosocial ways. We will apply social psychological theories about prejudice and humor to this controversial, but very common, form of entertainment.
"Would a Bucket of Money Fix Everything?"
Jodi Kaus, Director, Powercat Financial Counseling
October 8, 7-8 PM, Derby Dining Center Room 134
Students will explore their money beliefs and learn to take control of their finances. A personal college financial plan will help reduce financial stress and provide students freedom to succeed. Students will leave with the beginning steps to help them transform their financial lives.
"Engineering a Greener Future, One Change at a Time"
Dr. Jennifer Anthony, Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering
February 4, 7-8 PM, Marlatt Hall
"A Backstage Pass of How a University Runs:
"At War with the Buddha of Love: