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Beach exhibition: 'Robert J. Lang: Insect Origami'

This exhibition features larger-than-life origami insects by Robert J. Lang. Organized in collaboration with the K-State Insect Zoo. On display at the Beach Museum of Art through Dec. 24.

Beach exhibition: 'Renewal: K-State Art Department Faculty Biennial'
This exhibition features work by K-State art department faculty over the past two years. On display through Dec. 24 at the Beach Museum.

Hale Exhibit: 'Beyond Oz: the Other Works of L. Frank Baum'
Pieces from K-State's L. Frank Baum collection will be on display in the fifth floor gallery of Hale Library. The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The exhibit will be on display through Dec. 31.

Cancer center exhibit: 'Think Pink'
The Terry C. Johnson Center for Basic Cancer Research is hosting the "Think Pink" quilt exhibition throughout the month of October to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The exhibition can be viewed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays in 1 Chalmers Hall. There also will be an open house from 1:30-6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14.


OCT. 15
Theater: 'Speech and Debate'

7:30 p.m., Nichols Theater. Salem is in for another witch-hunt when a scandal involving a teacher shakes the halls of a small Oregon high school, linking three students. This play will be on stage from Oct. 15 to 17 and Oct. 21 to 24. For tickets call 532-6428.

Lecture: 'Was Jesus the First Feminist?'
7:30 p.m., banquet room, K-State Alumni Center. Ben Witherington III, a professor at the Asbury Theological Seminary will broach this question as part of the inaugural presentation of K-State's Fred L. Parrish Lecture in Religious History.

TechBytes: There's more to Blackberry
1:30 to 2:30 p.m., 501 Hale Library. Phone and e-mail are the most common uses, but there are several other useful applications. For more information go to


OCT. 16
IT training: Introduction to computing at K-State

10 to 11 a.m., 401 Hale Library. The basics of using a computer at K-State, computer terminology, how to access resources from home, how to get service on your department and personal computers and how to keep your data safe will all be included in this session. To register -- or for more information -- go to

Concert: Hale Library Concert Series
7:30 p.m., Hemisphere Room, Hale Library. Slawomir Dobrzanski, piano. For tickets call 532-7447.

Lecture: 'Soil Not Oil: Food Security in Times of Climate Change'
7 p.m., McCain Auditorium. Vandana Shiva, a noted environmental leader, will address the global economic conditions that force residents of marginal and poor communities to abandon their biodiverse economies and how they are paying the highest price for climate change and chaos.


OCT. 18
McCain performance series: 'Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles'

7:30 p.m., McCain Auditorium. The audience will have the opportunity to experience what Beatlemania was all about as Rain covers the Fab Four from the group's early beginnings to their hard-rocking rooftop days. For tickets call 532-6428.


OCT. 19
Concert: Wizard Rock Concert for the Harry Potter Alliance
6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Manhattan Public Library auditorium. Featuring performances by The Whomping Willows and Justin Finch-Fletchley and the Sugar Quills. Admission is free and donations will benefit The Harry Potter Alliance, a charity organization dedicated to ending worldwide hunger, violence and prejudice.

IT training: Transitioning from Microsoft Word 2003 to Word 2007
10:30 to 11:30 a.m., 401 Hale Library. This session will give go over the new features of Word 2007. To register -- or for more information -- go to


OCT. 20
IT training: Library Technology
2 to 3 p.m., 401 Hale Library. K-State Libraries offer a number of services that make life easier. Learn how to access books and articles more efficiently and about interlibrary services and document delivery. To register -- or for more information -- go to


OCT. 21
Employee Orientation Program
8:30 to 10:30 a.m. for classified staff and 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. for unclassified staff and faculty, 103 Edwards Hall. The program is designed to welcome and orient new faculty and staff members to K-State.

Reading: Former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins
5:30 p.m., ballroom, K-State Alumni Center. Collins was the U.S. Poet Laureate from 2001 to 2003, and is one of the most celebrated and popular poets in the nation today. Collins will also sign copies of his books.

IT training: Introduction to Cascading Style Sheets
9:30 to 11:30 a.m., 202 Fairchild Hall. This session will teach how to read and interpret style sheet syntax, identify types of style sheets and styles, as well as how to create and apply style sheets to a Web page. Those attending should have experience with and knowledge of HTML and be comfortable working with Windows operating systems. To register -- or for more information -- go to

Lecture: 'Experience America AMG-KSU: Cultural Interfacing for FATA Youth in Kansas'
12:15 p.m., Holiday Inn at the Campus. Bill Hargrove and John Jackson will deliver "Experience America AMG-KSU: Cultural Interfacing for FATA Youth in Kansas" as part of the Vernon Larson Luncheon Lecture Series.

Peace Corps Info Session
6 to 8 p.m., Manhattan Public Library. The Peace Corps can provide opportunities to serve others, learn another language, develop new skills and have the adventure of a lifetime.


OCT. 22
IT training: Microsoft Word 2007 Mail Merge
10:30 a.m. to noon, 9 Fairchild Hall. Learn how to complete mail merges in Word 2007 for letters, mailing labels and other documents. To register -- or for more information -- go to

TechBytes: Facebook at K-State
1:30 to 2:30 p.m., 501 Hale Library. See how instructors are using Facebook to share information and events with K-State students and learn how to get the most out of Facebook. For more information go to