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OPEN FORUMS ABOUT NEW ZIMBRA CALENDAR TO BEGIN
Beginning March 5, K-State's information technology services will host a series of open forums to provide information about and demonstrate the new K-State Zimbra Calendar.

The transition to K-State Zimbra Calendar as the university's official calendar will occur in June.

Each open forum will include a demonstration of calendar features and functions, a question-and-answer session, and discussion of calendar topics, including: creating and managing calendars, establishing permissions and sharing with other users and transitioning from Oracle Calendar.

A complete listing of open forum sessions can be found at http://k-state.edu/its/zimbra/help

Each of these forums will feature the same information.

 

POET CURTIS CRISLER TO GIVE READING FOR K-STATE'S CHILDREN'S LIT CONFERENCE MARCH 6
Poet Curtis Crisler will read from his work and act as keynote speaker for Kansas State University's upcoming conference on children's literature.

"The Power of Three: Children's Literature in English, Education, and Library Science," which is sponsored by K-State's Children's and Adolescent Literature Community and department of English, will be from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 6, at K-State.

Crisler's reading, which is open to the public, will be at 2 p.m. in the Little Theater of the K-State Student Union.

"In vivid, lyrical verse, Crisler makes visible the childhoods of young people who are often denied a childhood," said Phil Nel, professor of English and director of the children's literature program at K-State. "We're fortunate to have this talented young poet on campus."

Crisler is an assistant professor of creative writing and a Cave Canem Fellow at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. His most recent book, "Tough Boy Sonatas," was recognized with the Eliot Rosewater and Eric Hoffer awards, in addition to other literary honors.

Crisler has been widely published, with work appearing in such literary journals as The Fourth River and Black Arts Quarterly. His chapbook, "Burnt Offerings of a City," won the Kathryn Young Chapbook Award. His new book, "Pulling Scabs," is due out later this year.

Information about Crisler's appearance and registering for the conference is available at http://www.k-state.edu/chalc

The conference fulfills professional development requirements for K-State students studying elementary and secondary education.

 

YALE EXPERT ON GLOBAL POVERTY AND JUSTICE TO PRESENT UNIVERSITY DISTINGUISHED LECTURE AT K-STATE MARCH 8
Thomas Pogge, a professor of philosophy and international affairs at Yale University, will present "Human Rights and Global Justice" at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 8, at the Kansas State University Alumni Center.

The lecture is part of the University Distinguished Lecture Series and is free and open to the public.

Pogge has given talks on global justice issues in around 40 countries and is currently working with Incentives for Global Health, a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing market-based, systemic solutions to health challenges faced by the world's poor. The organization aims to increase access to medicines by altering the incentives for innovation in the health sector.

In his presentation, Pogge will touch on how several factors impact global human rights, including pollution, protectionism, intellectual property rights in pharmaceuticals, the acceptance of illicit financial flows from poor countries, and treaty and arms privileges.

His lecture also is sponsored by the departments of philosophy, economics, human nutrition and political science and the School of Leadership Studies, as well as K-State's programs in international and area studies and African studies.