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Beach exhibition: 'Robert J. Lang: Insect Origami'

This exhibition features larger-than-life origami insects by Robert J. Lang. Organized in collaboration with the K-State Insect Zoo. On display at the Beach Museum of Art through Dec. 24.

Beach exhibition: 'Renewal: K-State Art Department Faculty Biennial'
This exhibition features work by K-State art department faculty over the past two years. On display through Dec. 24 at the Beach Museum.

Hale exhibition: 'Beyond Oz: the Other Works of L. Frank Baum'
Pieces from K-State's L. Frank Baum collection will be on display in the fifth floor gallery of Hale Library. The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The exhibit will be on display through Dec. 31.

Chang exhibition: 'Not Simply Every Sunset Over Eden', by Robert Condia
8 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays through Jan. 2, in Seaton Hall's Chang Gallery.

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: University Life Cafe Art Exhibit
From Dec. 3-17 student-generated artwork selected from the University Life Cafe Web site contest will be on display in the K-State Student Union's Kemper Gallery.


DEC. 2
Employee Orientation Program

8:30-10:30 a.m. for classified staff and 9:30-11:30 a.m. for unclassified staff and faculty, 103 Edwards Hall. The program is designed to welcome and orient new faculty and staff members to K-State. Go to for more information.

Music: K-State Wind Ensemble and Concert Band
7:30 p.m., McCain Auditorium.

Music: Faculty artist Patricia Thompson, mezzo-soprano
7:30 p.m., All Faiths Chapel.

Classified Senate Meeting
12:45 p.m., Sunflower Room, K-State Student Union.

IT Training: Microsoft Word 2007 Mail Merge
10 to 11:30 a.m., 9 Fairchild Hall. Learn how to complete mail merges in Word 2007 for letters, mailing labels and other documents. To register -- or for more information -- go to


DEC. 3
Music: University Ensemble's Holiday Festival of Music

7:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, Manhattan. The K-State Choir and Collegiate Chorale, Rhapsody Ringers, K-State Brass Ensemble and K-State Trumpet Ensemble will perform.

Beach Museum: Oz Gallery Talk by Anne Phillips and Roger Adams
4:30 p.m., Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art. Phillips and Adams will give a tour of the exhibit "Recreating Oz in Comics" while providing insight about the exhibition.


DEC. 3-5
Winter Dance '09
7:30 p.m. Dec. 3-5; matinee performance at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 5, Nichols Theater
K-State's dance faculty and students present an exciting evening of dance in the intimate Nichols Theater. Jazz, tap, modern dance and ballet will be showcased in original dance pieces choreographed by faculty, advanced students and a professional guest artist. For tickets call 532-6428.


DEC. 4
McCain Performance Series: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
7:30 p.m., McCain Auditorium. The Grammy-nominated group will perform a holiday swing music show featuring rollicking big band arrangements of favorites such as "Jingle Bells," "Blue Christmas" and "We Three Kings." Call 532-6428 for tickets.

Music: K-State Singers
7:30 p.m., All Faiths Chapel.


DEC. 6
Music: K-State Men's and Women's Glee Clubs

3 p.m., All Faiths Chapel.

Beach Museum: Family Holiday Workshop
2-4 p.m., Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art. Celebrate the winter holidays with food, crafts and surprises. Cost is $5 per child, reservations are not needed and children must be accompanied by an adult.


DEC. 7
Music: Theory Class Composition Recital
5:45 p.m., All Faiths Chapel.

Salina: Van Operator Training
1:30 to 3:30 p.m., 101 Facilities Room, K-State at Salina. Mandatory National Safety Council training will be conducted for all operators and/or potential operators of K-State motor pool vans.


DEC. 8
Music: K-State Orchestra

7:30 p.m., McCain Auditorium.


DEC 8-9
Holiday Book Sale
9 a.m.-4 p.m., second floor, Hale Library. Hundreds of gently used books on all subjects available, proceeds support the ongoing efforts of The Friends of the K-State Libraries.