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Source: Tony Crawford, 785-532-7456, arcford@k-state.edu

Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010

ANNIVERSARIES OF THREE UNIVERSITY UNITS CELEBRATED AT HALE LIBRARY

MANHATTAN -- This year, Kansas State University's Department of Grain Science and Industry and A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications are celebrating their 100th anniversary while McCain Auditorium observes its 40th birthday.

To recognize these milestones, the K-State Libraries will honor the anniversaries of these departments with a celebration Oct. 13 in the Hemisphere Room of Hale Library.

"Anniversaries 3: Grain Science, Journalism, and McCain Auditorium" will begin at 3:30 p.m. with a slide program by Tony Crawford and Ashley Stark of the university archives. The presentation will include images of historical photographs, documents and publications from the collections. The program will highlight the accomplishments and contributions of the departments to K-State and their respective fields during their history.

"The anniversaries of the three programs illustrate the diverse academic and cultural activities that K-State has to offer as a comprehensive research institution," said Lori Goetsch, dean of libraries. "We are pleased to afford the students, faculty and public the opportunity to learn about these outstanding departments and celebrate their rich history through this entertaining and educational event."

A viewing of an exhibit that includes archival material related to the people, facilities, and programs of grain science, journalism and McCain Auditorium and a reception in the gallery will follow the program. Among the items on display are photographs of early milling facilities and equipment and notable journalism alumni along with programs and posters of performances in McCain Auditorium. The event Oct. 13 is open to the public and the exhibit can be viewed between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, until Dec. 24.