2006 - 2007 Provost Lecture Series

Established in 1995, the Provost's Lecture Series features nationally known speakers and on-campus experts who address topics of importance in higher education in general and at Kansas State University in particular. Typically six to eight lectures are scheduled throughout the academic year. Details about each lecture and speaker are included in the information below.

K-State TV has complete details on Cable 8 and LPTV 21 broadcast schedules for PLS series programs as well as K-State course review sessions and a wealth of other special broadcasts.

Videos of the Provost's Lecture Series events after May of 2005 are available on the information pages of each lecture. In addition, videotapes of lectures are available for checkout from Hale Library. The tapes from the current semester can be checked out for three days from the Reserve Desk on the 2nd floor. Tapes from prior semesters are available for checkout for 7 days from the Media Collection located on the 2nd floor.

You may request a specific tape via the course number: LIB 000 -- Office of the Provost or via the title of the Provost's Lecture Series event (the current year's events are listed below).

Click on the lecture title for photographs, biographical sketches, abstracts of the lecture, and videos of lectures.

IT and the Future of Higher Education: Fire, Fuel, and Focus
Brian Hawkins, President, EDUCAUSE

Wednesday, September 27, 2006
3:30-5:00 p.m.
Hemisphere Room
Hale Library

The Evolving Internet
Vinton Cerf, Chief Internet Evangelist, Google/Regus

Monday, October 23, 2006
11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Fiedler Auditorium
Fiedler Hall

Chaos Breeds Life: Imperatives Defining the Future Relevance and Impact of the Academic Research Library
James Neal, Vice President for Information Technology and University Librarian, Columbia University

Tuesday, February 27, 2007
1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Hemisphere Room
Hale Library

GIS Vision and Enabling Technology
Jack Dangermond, Founder and President, ESRI

Thursday, March 8, 2007
1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Fiedler Auditorium
Fiedler Hall

The Journey towards the Middle for the Oppressed and the Intolerant
Vasti Torres, Associate Professor of Higher Education and Student Affairs

Tuesday, March 13, 2007
10:30 a.m. - 12:00
Fiedler Auditorium
Fiedler Hall
Sponsored in part by the National Institutes of Health

If the World is Flat, Why Am I Trudging Uphill? Musings on How Distance Education, the Internet, and Globalization Impact Teaching in Kansas
Roger McHaney, Professor of Management Information Systems, Kansas State University

Wednesday, April 25, 2007
1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Hemisphere Room
Hale Library