October 28, 2014
“Ghostmapping: A Public Lecture Series" - What's so important about cities?
What are the connections between the “The Ghost Map” and city planning? This lecture will discuss why cities are important; particularly exploring some of the main opportunities and challenges facing cities today – how and why they developed, how they are organized, and their primary functions.
Presenter: Dr. Huston Gibson
September 30, 2014
“Ghostmapping: A Public Lecture Series" - The Blue Death: How The Cholera Epidemics Of The Nineteenth Century Shaped the History of the United States
The waves of cholera that broke across the United States in 1832, 1839 and 1866 were so horrific that no segment of society was left unchanged. One by one previously-held conceptions of race, class, science, religion and government were destroyed when arrayed against this merciless killer, and when the dying finally ended Americans found themselves living in a nation that had been changed forever.
Presenter: Dr. Charles Sanders
September 25, 2014
"The Ghost Map" Community Book Discussion
Join members of the Manhattan community and discuss the K-State common book "The Ghost Map" at the Manhattan Public Library
September 11, 2014
"The Ghost Map: How One Doctor Changed The World By Listening To His Patients" by Steven Johnson
Based on the acclaimed 2006 bestseller, The Ghost Map, this talk tells the thrilling story of how two unlikely allies turned London's most deadly cholera epidemic into a scientific breakthrough that transformed human civilization. A gripping medical mystery, the story has an important lesson for today's health care industry: the need for "experts" to learn from wisdom of local communities.
September 10, 2014
Science Saturday: Deadly Diseases
Ginny Barnard from Riley County Extension will help us conduct some hands-on experiments concerning diseases, germs, and water contamination.
August 27, 2014
Choose Your Own Library Adventure
All students are invited to join us for a fun night of games inspired by this year's common book, The Ghost Map. Visit multiple stations and learn about K-State Libraries as you go. The first 200 students to visit four stations will receive a free t-shirt and snacks.
September 7, 2014
"Plagues and Progress"
"Plagues and Progress: A Showcase Inspired by 'The Ghost Map'" is a collection of video shorts discussing issues raised by in the 2014-2015 KSBN common read, "The Ghost Map" by Steven Johnson.
This is part of the Movies on the Grass FREE outdoor film series.
Mapping "The Ghost Map" Game
The future is happening now! Join in on the eight-week adventure GAME as everyone races to find Patient Zero.
Search for hints, clues, puzzles, and treasure all across campus and online. Grab your copy this year's common book The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson to get a head start on uncovering the answers. Build alliances, face challenges, and discover solutions before time runs out.
April 24, 2014
"The Ghost Map": 2014 Common Book Selection workshop
Wondering how you can incorporate the 2014 common book selection into your work with students this fall?
The K-State Book Network, or KSBN, will host a workshop for faculty, staff, graduate teaching assistants, and student leaders to discuss how Steven Johnson's "The Ghost Map" can be part of coursework and event programming.
April 18, 2014
"Mapping The Ghost Map": Talking Points and Game Curriculum Workshop for the 2014-2015 KSBN Common Read
Whether you'd like to do some creative brainstorming or have an interest in participating in a campus wide endeavor, join us as we share, discuss and play through ways to use "The Ghost Map" by Steven Johnson in your classroom during the 2013-2014 academic year.
March 11, 2014
2014 Book Launch
Remarks by K-State Book Network chair Tara Coleman and Steve Dandaneau, vice provost for undergraduate studies. Book Selection Committee member Dave Rintoul, associate director and associate professor of biology, and student representatives will then introduce the 2014 K-State Book Network selection to the campus community. The K-State Book Network committee also will present awards to students and faculty to recognize their inclusion of Ernest Cline's "Ready Player One" in fall 2013 classes and programming.
The launch will conclude with a free raffle drawing for copies of Johnson's book for those in attendance.