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K-STATE'S SUSTAINABILITY WEB SITE LAUNCHED
A new K-State Web site is looking for input from K-Staters who are making the university more sustainable. The sustainability Web site went live Sept. 1 and is available at http://sustainability.k-state.edu/

Ben Champion, K-State's director of sustainability, said the site paints a more complete picture of all of the efforts across campus that are making the university more sustainable. The site includes general sustainability information and a news blog.

To include as many aspects of sustainability as possible on the Web site, Champion is asking K-Staters to submit information about their own efforts. He can be reached at 313-3085 or at champion@k-state.edu Comments may also be sent through the site at
http://sustainability.k-state.edu/contact/

"What this Web site can do is give the broad overview of things going on across campus," Champion said. "This Web site can aid interdisciplinary research projects, service learning projects, and much more at K-State."

 

K-STATE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION SEEKING IMAN AWARD NOMINATIONS
The K-State Alumni Association will be awarding the Dr. Ron and Rae Iman Outstanding Faculty Awards for Research and Teaching this fall, and is looking for nominees.

The Ron and Rae Iman Outstanding Faculty Award for Research is awarded annually to a full-time K-State faculty member who has distinguished his or herself in their chosen profession and who has contributed significantly through research to improve the betterment of the educational experience, or whose research has had a significant impact on their area of study.

The Ron and Rae Iman Outstanding Faculty Award for Teaching is designed to honor those known for excellence in instruction, strong relationships with students inside and outside of the classroom, and who have a reputation for scholarship and distinguished service to the university.

Each award winner receives $5,000. The awards presentation and reception will be from 4-6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9, at the K-State Alumni Center.

The nomination form and a complete list of criteria can be found at www.k-state.com/Programs/Awards/

Nominations are due to the K-State Alumni Association by Oct. 1. 

 

K-STATE'S MOVIES ON THE GRASS 2009 FEATURING FREE MOVIES ON CONTEMPORARY ISSUES
K-State's fifth annual Movies on the Grass series is under way and will feature interesting movies shown in new venues.

Movies on the Grass offers films on current issues, all shown in a relaxed setting with music, entertainment and raffles from local business. This year's series features some films shown on the K-State campus, with others to be shown at locations across Manhattan.

All of the movies are free and K-State students and the public are welcome to bring their lawn chairs and enjoy movies shown in an outdoor setting on a large, wide screen. The movies include:

* Sunday, Sept. 6, "Pray the Devil Back to Hell," how protest halted fratricide in Liberia, around 8 p.m., Douglass Community Center Park, 10th and Yuma streets, Manhattan; rain location is the Douglass Center Annex.

 * Thursday, Sept. 10, "Playing for Change," a one-hour documentary about street musicians in the U.S., 8 p.m. at Auntie Mae's Parlor, 614 N. 12th St., Aggieville.

* Sunday Sept. 13, "Garbage Warrior," a portrait of a sustainable housing visionary, around 8 p.m., Coffman Commons; rain location is 63 Seaton Hall

* Friday, Sept. 18, and Saturday, Sept. 19, musical videos from "Playing for Change," the street musician documentary, will be shown on the outdoor stage during the evenings as part of Aggiefest in Aggieville's Triangle Park.

* Sunday, Sept. 20, "The Tiger Next Door," a look at the trade in backyard exotic species, around 8 p.m., at Sunset Zoo, 2333 Oak St.; rain location will be the zoo's picnic shelter.

More information -- including a list of sponsors and donors -- can be found online at http://www.k-state.edu/moviesonthegrass/

 

L.A. TIMES EDITOR SCOTT KRAFT TO DELIVER THE 10TH ANNUAL HUCK BOYD LECTURE IN COMMUNITY MEDIA
Scott Kraft, senior editor and roving correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, will be the speaker for the 10th annual Huck Boyd Lecture in Community Media at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 3 in the K-State Student Union's Forum Hall. His lecture, "Storytelling in the Modern Newsroom," is free and open to the public. The purpose of the lecture, sponsored by the Huck Boyd National Center for Community Media at K-State, is to recognize the role of community journalists in keeping their communities strong.

In conjunction with the lecture, the K-State Libraries will celebrate the donation and opening of the Mamie Alexander Boyd Papers and the McDill "Huck" and Marie Boyd Papers, which are housed in the library's Morse Department of Special Collections. The library event will start at 1:30 p.m. in the Hemisphere Room on the fifth floor of Hale Library. The opening of the special exhibition, "'Kansas -- Say it Above a Whisper': The Boyd Family Legacy," and a reception will be from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the library's fifth-floor gallery. The public is invited to attend.