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Media advisory prepared by: Beth Bohn, 785-532-2535,

Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011


SPEAKER: A forum with U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor will be at 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, in Forum Hall at the Kansas State University Student Union.

NEWS MEDIA PARKING: Please use your K-State media parking pass to park in any nonreserved or nonhandicap student or faculty/staff space at the university. Parking without a pass in a reserved or handicap space can result in a fine or the wheel-locking or towing of your vehicle. If you do not have a media parking pass, please contact K-State news services at or 785-532-2535 several days in advance of the forum to arrange for one. Other parking options include the K-State parking garage, 17th Street and Anderson Ave., which costs $1.50 an hour on a space-available basis. Please allow ample time for parking.

POOL VIDEO FEED: No TV or Web cameras will be permitted at the forum. A live digital satellite feed will be available at the following coordinates:

Satellite: AMC-15 (105.5 degrees W)
Transponder 1, Slot A6
Downlink frequency: 11705.0 MHz vertical polarity
Data rate: 5.5Mbps
Symbol rate: 3.9787
FEC: 3/4
The window is from 2:45 CST to 4 p.m. CST.

POOL PHOTOGRAPHY: No still photography will be permitted at the forum. David Mayes, university photographer, will be the pool photographer. High resolution photos will be posted after the forum starts at

NEWS MEDIA SEATING: Seating for media will be reserved and credentials are required. An audio distribution box will be available. All media must remain in their seats during the forum; no roaming will be allowed.

CREDENTIALS: Please contact news services by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, at or 785-532-2535 to arrange for forum credentials. Media members without credentials will not be allowed into the forum. Credential information required includes name, media outlet, phone number and e-mail.

TV BROADCAST: The forum will be carried live on K-State TV, which is channel 8 on campus and on Cox Cable in Manhattan and Junction City.

WEB ACCESS: Live video and audio streams of the forum will be available at

NO MEDIA AVAILABILITY will be offered.