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Beach exhibition: 'Recreating Oz in Comics'

This exhibition, a collaboration with K-State's English department, is an exploration of the ways in which artists have adapted the Oz story to the comic book form. The exhibition features the work of artist, writer, and Oz historian Eric Shanower and Marvel Comics artist Skottie Young. On display through Jan. 31.

Kemper exhibition: 'Apples and Such,' by Connie Fitzpatrick
8 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays, through Jan. 21, K-State Student Union's Kemper Art Gallery. Fitzpatrick, a freshman at K-State, has been influenced by many artists from the Hutchinson and Wichita areas, where she was introduced to the method of using a credit card as a painting tool. This style, among others, will be shown in several pieces of her work.

Chang exhibition: "In and Out of Place," by Dylan Beck
8 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays, Jan. 14-29, Seaton Hall's Chang Gallery. Beck, an assistant professor of art at K-State, will exhibit his sculpture, which "explores the phenomenon of suburban sprawl and the built environment in the American landscape."


Jan. 14
Spring 2010 term begins


Jan. 18
University Holiday

MLK Jr. Observance: Community Service Project
8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Manhattan Town Center. Volunteers are to meet at the mall to make Martin Luther King Jr. Day a "day on, not a day off." Contact Laura Cline at 785-532-3670 for more information about volunteer opportunities. Go to for a full listing of activities.


Jan. 19
MLK Jr. Observance: Diversity Student Leaders Luncheon

11:30 a.m., K-State Alumni Center. William White, director of global marketing for Johnson and Johnson Inc., will present "The Imperative of Diversity in Corporate America." Go to for a full listing of activities.

IT Orientation: technology resources
2 to 3 p.m., 401B Hale Library. Learn more about the many technology resources available at K-State. A short tour of the Media Development Center and the IT Help Desk will follow this session. Open to all K-State faculty, staff, and students. To register -- or for more information -- go to

MLK Jr. Observance: Commerce Bank Presidential Awards Reception
3:30 p.m., K-State Alumni Center. Students Deborah Muhwezi and Robert Gomez will receive the Commerce Bank Presidential Award for Enhancing Multiculturalism, while Dawne Martin, the College of Business Administration's assistant to the dean for diversity, will receive the Commerce Bank Presidential Faculty/Staff Award for Distinguished Services to Historically Underrepresented Students. Go to for a full listing of activities.


Jan. 20
MLK Jr. Observance: Kiku Obata

4 p.m., K-State Student Union's Little Theater. Obata, a noted architect, will present "Transformation Through Design." Go to for a full listing of activities.

MLK Jr. Observance: candlelight vigil and hot chocolate social
7 p.m., K-State Student Union's Forum Hall. The Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity will have a candlelight vigil and its annual observance program, followed by a hot chocolate reception in the hall's foyer. Go to for a full listing of activities.


Jan. 21
MLK Jr. Observance: viewing of "From the Balcony of Room 306."

11:30 a.m., K-State Student Union's Ballroom. This documentary film features Rev. Billy Kyles, who talks about the events leading up to King's assassination and, apparently, there's now a K-State connection. Admission is free, though tickets must be reserved by e-mailing by Jan 15. Go to for a full listing of activities.