1. K-State home
  2. »K-State First
  3. »K-State Book Network
  4. »Award

K-State Book Network (KSBN)

2018 Awards

This award celebrates the common experiences had at K-State with the 2018 common book, The Hate U Give.

Individual Award | Group Award | Faculty/Staff Award | Past Winners

Individual Student Award 
Number of awards:1
Amount of Award:$1,000
Eligibility:Any current K-State student
Submission Deadline:Friday, December 7, 2018 by 11:59 pm

Students are invited to submit their experience with Angie Thomas’ The Hate U GiveYour experience can be shared through a non-fiction essay, creative writing, music, video, visual art, performance art, or some other medium. Entries should indicate the basis for your experience, such as the book, a classroom discussion, or a KSBN-sponsored event, program, or assigned reading selection. 



Student Group Award
Number of awards1
Amount of Award:$250
EligibilityCenter for Student Involvement registered student groups, K-State learning communities, and K-State residence
Submission Deadline:Friday, December 7, 2018 by 11:59 pm

Please share your group’s experience with The Hate U Give. You can share that experience through whatever medium you prefer. Entries should indicate in some specific way how your group interacted with The Hate U Give and/or with one of the events on campus, such as the a lecture, a classroom experience, or some other event or program. 

For the group application process, please also provide a short (100-150 word) description of how your group would use the $250 award. (Note: The funds may not be donated to another group or organization, and the money must be spent by your group during the Spring 2019 semester.)



Faculty/Staff Award

Number of awards:1
EligibilityCurrent K-State faculty and staff
Submission Deadline:Friday, December 7, 2018 by 11:59 pm

Faculty and staff are invited to submit their learning activities related to the 2018 common reading selection, The Hate U Give. Activities may include, but are not limited to, paper assignments, events, discussions, and programs. One outstanding activity will be selected based on:

  • Creative application of theme(s) from the book
  • Engagement of students in program, project, or activity
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm for enhancing the educational experience at K-State 
Apply: Applications


Past Winners

Faculty Winners

2017 - Julie Pentz

2016- Donald Saucier

2015 - Be Stoney

2014 -Charles Sanders

2013-Dan Ireton, Joelle Pitts, and Ben Ward

2012-Laura Donnelly

2011-L. Sue Williams

Student Winners

2017 - Cara Hopkins

2016- Mawi Sonna, Individual Award, and League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), Group Award

2014-Muriel Eaton

2013-Brett Bachman

2012-Jamie Westphal

2011-Shana Gordon, Eric Hampton, Mathew McKernan, Kelly Novosel, and Emilio Quezada

Back to top