Past K-State First Book Events

Recorded past lectures and events can be found on the Past Books page.


K-State First hires Pete Loganbill as our new learning assistant coordinator

Loganbill has served as a graduate teaching assistant in the department of English and the Welcome Center assistant at the Office of Recruitment and Admissions at Kansas State University. He has worked closely with students in both of these roles in the areas of mentorship and support. Loganbill will continue to use his experience in teaching and communications in his new position. Learn more here. Welcome to the team, Pete!

Nyle DiMarco looking at the viewer with mountains behind himK-State to host Nyle DiMarco, author of 2024 common book 'Deaf Utopia'

Nyle DiMarco — a prominent Deaf actor, producer, advocate, model and author of the 2024 K-State common read "Deaf Utopia" — will give a public lecture about his book at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at McCain Auditorium.

The hourlong lecture, which is free to the public, will explore DiMarco's memoir, which is an insight to his life and upbringing as a deaf person and a member of the Deaf community. Learn more here.

K-State First presents student and faculty/staff awards for 2023

At our annual awards banquet, we celebrated the winners of the 2023 First-Year Advocate, K-State First Book, K-State First Bosco Family Scholarship and K-State First Special Recognition Career Achievement awards. Read more here.

Help us nominate books for 2025!

KSFB is accepting nominations for the 2025-26 common book. We are looking for books that meet the theme Opportunities and Freedom - books that ask us to celebrate and be curious about the stories, people, and events that help shape our perspectives on what freedom means to us and define who we are.

K-State First announces Deaf Utopia as the 2024 K-State First Book!

The critically acclaimed memoir of DiMarco — a Deaf actor, producer, advocate and model — will serve as a common point of academic discussion, programming and engagement for first-year students, as well as the university community at large, during the 2024-25 school year. Read more here.

Eiselein receives nation's top award for first-year student advocacy

In recognition of his career and relentless work to improve the first-year student experience, the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition this spring named Eiselein a 2024 Outstanding First-Year Student Advocate Award recipient. Read more here.

Teach for K-State First

Each year, we seek qualified instructors to teach EDCEP 111 Foundations of College Student Success and DAS 100 Introduction to K-State Culture. Learn more and apply today! Applications are due February 9th at 5 pm.

First-year students serve community, expand learning

Chance Lee, faculty instructor, wrote the following reflection about the work in his fall 2023 Leadership and Service CAT Community.

Nominate a First-Year Advocate

K-State First is seeking nominations for the First-Year Advocate awards. Nominations are due February 5th at 8 am.

Help K-State First Book select the common reading book for 2024

We started with "The Hunger Games" in 2010, we met "The Other Wes Moore" in 2015, and we learned from George Takei with "They Called Us Enemy" in 2023: What will be the common read in 2024?