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2004-2005 Provost Lecture Series

Established in 1995, the Provost 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.

Videotapes of the Provost Lecture Series events 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).

Diversity Demands That We Care
Dr. Frank Hale

Thursday, September 9, 2004
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Hemisphere Room
Hale Library

Learning in and through Community
Dennis C. Jacobs

Thursday, November 4, 2004
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Beach Museum

Dr. Curtis Kastner
Wednesday, December 1, 2004
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Beach Museum

Cosmic Facts, Surprises and Mysteries:
What We Know and Don't Know About the Birth and Destiny of the Universe

Dr. Michael S. Turner

Inaugural speaker for the spring 2005 Distinguished Speakers Series of
Kansas State University's Center for the Understanding of Origins
and part of the Provost's Lecture Series.

Thursday, March 10, 2005
2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Banquet Room
K-State Alumni Center

Complex Geography and Geographical Complexity
Dr. Keith C. Clarke

Thursday, April 14, 2005
3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Hemisphere Room
Hale Library

Anthropology of the Global Mediascape: A Research & Teaching Perspective
Dr. Harald Prins

Monday, April 25, 2005
3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Hemisphere Room
Hale Library