November 8, 2013



K-State Book Network announces student, faculty/staff awards

By Karin Westman

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The K-State Book Network announces two award opportunities: one for students and one for faculty and staff. 

The K-State Book Network invites students to share their experience of the future depicted in the 2013 university common book, "Ready Player One." What aspect of that world has made a lasting impact on you?

This experience can be shared through a nonfiction essay, creative writing, music, video, visual art, filmed performance art, games or some other medium. Entries should indicate the basis for the experience, such as Ernest Cline's novel, the conversation with Cline, the alternate reality game, a classroom discussion, or another event, program or reading selection.

The contest is open to all K-State students. The winner will receive a $150 Follett's book scholarship.

The K-State Book Network also invites submissions from faculty or staff members who who have created learning activities related "Ready Player One." Activities may include, but are not limited to, paper assignments, events, discussions and programs. One outstanding activity will be selected based on the following criteria: creative application of themes from the book; engagement of students in program, project or activity; and demonstrated enthusiasm for enhancing the educational experience at K-State.

For submission procedures, see the K-State Book Network's website.

Winners of both awards will be recognized at the launch of the 2014 book selection in spring 2014. Entries are due by Dec. 16 to ksbn@k-state.edu.