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ORIGINAL WORKS OF ART BY K-STATERS UP FOR AUCTION; PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT STUDENT ART SCHOLARSHIPS, STUDIO ART EQUIPMENT FUND
Original artwork by faculty and students from K-State's department of art will be up for bid at the department's Art Auction 2009 Saturday, Nov. 7.

On the auction block will be a wide variety of ceramics, jewelry, photography, drawings, prints, paintings and sculpture. The auction is open to the public. Proceeds will benefit student scholarships and the department's studio equipment fund.

A preview of auction items will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 2-6 in the Mark A. Chapman Gallery in K-State's Willard Hall. The preview also will be available online at http://www.k-state.edu/art/auction

Both a silent and a live auction will be 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, in 114 Willard Hall. Admission is free, dress is casual and a cash bar will be available. Silent auction bidding will start at 4 p.m. and close at 7 p.m.; the live auction starts at 5:30 p.m.

More information on the auction is available by contacting Gerry Craig, head of the department of art, at 785-532-6605.

 

MORE JANUARY 2010 INTERSESSION CLASSES ONLINE AND ON CAMPUS THANKS TO NEW UNIVERSITY INITIATIVE
K-State is offering more than 50 classes during the January 2010 intersession, and more than 10 of these classes will be offered entirely online -- the most ever offered during any K-State intersession term.

Intersession offers classes in convenient three-week sessions between the standard university terms. The development of more online classes for the upcoming January session was an initiative led by K-State administrators and students.

More online January intersession offerings also mean that on-campus students and distance students have more options to complete a class regardless of where they plan to spend their holiday break.

Enrollment began Oct. 26 for the January 2010 session, which is included as part of the spring 2010 semester.

Available intersession classes can be viewed at http://www.dce.k-state.edu/courses and by selecting "January 2010 Intersession" in the search.

More information is available by contacting the K-State Division of Continuing Education at 1-800-622-2578, informationdce@k-state.edu or online at: http://www.dce.k-state.edu/courses/intersession

 

K-STATE LIBRARIES SPONSORING FREE WEBINAR NOV. 2 ABOUT FAIR USE IN THE CLASSROOM
Join K-State Libraries for a 60-minute brown bag webinar, "Music, Movies and Online Media: Fair Use Do's and Don'ts for Higher Ed" at noon Monday, Nov. 2, in Hale 301.

Topics to be covered include: how to avoid copyright violations when using DVDs and CDs; guidelines for applying fair use law to music and movies; keys to handling personal and institutional liability issues; your rights when it comes to copying DVDs, CDs, movies, and video clips; and fair use and YouTube videos in the classroom.

The webinar will be led by Kevin Smith, scholarly communications officer at Duke University, where his principle role is to teach and advise faculty, administrators and students about copyright, intellectual property licensing and scholarly publishing.

The webinar is free and no reservations are required, however seating will be limited on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, contact Beth Turtle at bturtle@k-state.edu or Marcia Stockham at stockham@k-state.edu.

 

K-STATE WINS SLOAN CONSORTIUM AWARD FOR ELATEWIKI
K-State will receive the 2009 Sloan Consortium Effective Practice Award for ELATEwiki, a collaborative Web site that allows students and faculty to post messages and interact through a dynamic information exchange.

The award will be presented Thursday, Oct. 29 at the 15th annual International Sloan Consortium in Orlando, Fla.

It is the first time K-State has received an award from the consortium, which advocates the integration of online education into the mainstream of higher education and helps entities improve effectiveness by assessing the affordability, quality and satisfaction of online education.

The ELATEwiki Web site is constructed using wiki technology, which permits access, multimedia expressiveness, remote collaboration, tracking and reversibility of postings.

ELATEwiki is used for sharing ideas and encouraging synergistic improvement of teaching practices. Articles posted on the wiki can include text, videos, images and embedded Web applications, and may be shared via RSS feeds. A community of users helps promote collaborative, active learning among students, faculty and outside experts in the field.

As of October, the ELATEwiki main page received more than 28,000 visitors. There are nearly 100 individuals registered as contributors/users, and the wiki receives more than 400 visitors a day.

ELATEwiki also supports classroom access to material. Not only is the material on ELATEwiki available as a student resource, it can be used as a site for developing and posting student projects that are visible to the entire world.

More information about ELATEwiki and the Sloan Consortium Effective Practice Award is available at http://www.elatewiki.org