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Source: Jackie Hartman, 785-532-6221,
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News release prepared by: Beth Bohn, 785-532-2535,

Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011


MANHATTAN -- Two federal judges and the Kansas State University student body president will serve as panelists for the upcoming Landon Forum with Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

K-State has also announced some additional security and overflow arrangements for the forum, which will be at 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union. Doors will open at 2:30 p.m.

Asking Sotomayor questions at the forum will be Judge John Lungstrum of the U.S. District Court, Judge Deanell Tacha of the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, and K-State student body president Danny Unruh, senior in food science and industry and political science, Manhattan.

No backpacks, handbags/purses or cameras -- still or video -- will be allowed at the forum. Also not allowed is picture taking via cell phone.

Overflow seating for the forum will be available in the Union's Little Theater and in the Town Hall at the Leadership Studies Building. The forum will be streamed live at and broadcast live on K-State TV, which is channel 8 on campus and on Cox Cable in Manhattan and Junction City.