News & Events:

Can I Kiss You?
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 8pm
Student Union Grand Ballroom

An empowering and enlightening program addressing issues of dating consent, and bystander intervention along with teaching skills to support survivors of sexual assault. This powerful program provides realistic solutions students can use in their own lives.

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LGBT Welcome Back BBQ!
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 6-7p
Campus Creek Amphitheater at School of Leadership Studies

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Camille Dungy Poetry Reading
September 5, 2014 at 3:30pm
Union Little Theater

Dr. Dungy is the author of three poetry collections: Smith Blue (winner of the 2010 Crab Orchard Open Book Prize), Suck on the Marrow,
and What to Eat, What to Drink, What to Leave for Poison. She is a professor at Colorado State University.“

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Movies on the Grass Present's
"Plagues and Progress: A Showcase Inspired by 'The Ghost Map'"
September 7, 2014 Coffman Commons

 A collection of video shorts discussing issues raised by in the 2014-2015 KSBN common read, "The Ghost Map" by Steven Johnson. All showings are at Coffman Commons in front of Hale Library, or in case of rain, Leadership Studies Building - Town Hall room.
Films begin at 8:00 p.m. (or at dusk).

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Empathy Week
September 9-11, 2014
Film/Photography/Artifacts
Student Union Ballroom

iEmpathize is a human rights 501c3 crime prevention organization that invites people to engage and learn about the issues of human trafficking and the sexual exploitation of children. The Empathy Week Tour features film, photography, and artifacts from Southeast Asia, Russia, Mexico and the United States.  The tour guides people through 25 minutes of stores of advocates and kids they know who have experienced this issue.  You can learn more about the specific events happening during Empathy Week by visiting Kansas State Universities page at the Empathy Week website.

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Hispanic Heritage Month
September 15-October 15, 2014
More Details to Follow

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Cultural Harmony Week
September 15-19, 2014
More Details to Follow

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Movies on the Grass Present's
Electoral Dysfunction
September, 14, 2014 Coffman Commons

 The first documentary project to take an irreverent—but nonpartisan—look at voting in America. The film helps spark national dialogue on the steps ordinary citizens can take to ensure that every vote counts. All showings are at Coffman Commons in front of Hale Library, or in case of rain, Leadership Studies Building - Town Hall room.Films begin at 8:00 p.m. (or at dusk).

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Women's Studies/Queer Studies Reception
(part of Cultural Harmony Week)
September 17, 2014
11:30am -1pm, Leasure Hall

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"Hip Hop Matters: Rise and Decolonize"
September 19 & 20, 2014
More Detail to follow

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Movies on the Grass Present's
"Girl Rising"
September 21, 2014 Coffman Commons

Journeys around the globe to witness the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world. Viewers get to know nine unforgettable girls living in the developing world: ordinary girls who confront tremendous challenges and overcome nearly impossible odds to pursue their dreams. All showings are at Coffman Commons in front of Hale Library, or in case of rain, Leadership Studies Building - Town Hall room.Films begin at 8:00 p.m. (or at dusk).

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Movies on the Grass Present's
Disney's "Wings of Life"
September 28, 2014 at Sunset Zoo

Narrated by Meryl Streep, this intimate and unprecedented look at butterflies, hummingbirds, bees, bats and flowers is a celebration of life, as a third of the world’s food supply depends on these incredible – and increasingly threatened – creatures. This film is shown at Sunset Zoo 2333 Oak St in Manhattan.

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LGBT Lecture Series "A Queer History"
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 6pm
123 Leadership Studies Bldg

The LGBT Lecture Series is a provided by the LGBT Resource Center to provide an educational opportunity for our campus community to learn more about sexuality and gender identity.  A Queer History focuses on the importance of sexuality and gender identity within human history and how this history is largely absent from modern educational materials and dialogue. 

This lecture serves as a beginning to the National LGBT History Month of October 2014.

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Movies on the Grass Present's
"A Fierce Green Fire, the Battle for a Living Planet"
October 5, 2014 Town Hall in Leadership Studies Building

The first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement – grassroots and global activism spanning fifty years from conservation to climate change.  It brings together all the major parts of environmentalism and connects them.

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LGBT 4th Annual Leadership Conference 2014
A Global Change: Queering Policy and Perspective
October 11 & 12, 2014
School of Leadership Studies
The focus of the Fourth Annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexal, and Transgender (LGBT) Leadership Conference is an examination of how the daily lives of lgbt individuals are entwined with concepts of national and international intersectional ties. Communal and individual concepts of identity represent a crucial epistemology within educational and societal development that continues to often be neglected in mainstream discourse on globalization and international policy. Through the representation of multiple global identities within conversations about gender and sexuality, scholars can continue to evaluate and expose how daily perception; whether societal or self; can create paths of acceptance and visibility within and for the LGBT community.

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Hester Kaplan Fiction Reading
November 7, 2014 at 3:30pm
Leadership Studies Building Town Hall

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