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K-State Book Network (KSBN)

2015 Awards

Faculty/Staff Award

Faculty and staff members who have created learning activities related to the common book, The Other Wes Moore are encouraged to submit them for recognition. 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

Student Award

Students are invited to share their experience of the issues raised in The Other Wes Moore.

What did you learn from Wes Moore about yourself or your community?

This experience can be shared through a non-fiction essay, creative writing, music, video, visual art, (filmed) performance art, or some other medium. You are also encouraged to submit a short (2 minute) personal video. Entries should indicate the basis for the experience, such as Wes Moore’s book, Wes Moore’s lecture, conversation with Wes Moore, a classroom discussion, or another event or program or reading selection.

The contest is open to all K-State students. The winner will receive a $250 scholarship for the Spring 2016 semester. 


To apply, please submit a short description of your learning activity (faculty/staff) or experience (students) along with any other material by December 15, 2015. They can be emailed to ksbn@k-state.edu or submitted to

KSBN Faculty/Staff Award
Tara Coleman
113 Hale Library
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

The winners will receive recognition at the launch of the 2016 book selection in Spring 2016.  

Questions? Please contact us at ksbn@k-state.edu.

Past Winners

Faculty WinnersStudent Winners

2014 -Charles Sanders

2013-Dan Ireton, Joelle Pitts, and Ben Ward

2012-Laura Donnelly

2011-L. Sue Williams

2014-Muriel Eaton

2013-Brett Bachman

2012-Jamie Westphal

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