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2011-2012 Provost Lecture Series

Established in 1995, the Provost's 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.

Streaming videos of the Provost's Lecture Series events after May of 2005 are available on the information pages of each lecture. In addition, recordings of lectures are available for checkout from Hale Library. The recordings from the current semester can be checked out for three days from the Help Desk on the 2nd floor. Recordings from prior semesters are available for checkout for 7 days from the Media Collection located on the 3rd floor (see call #LB2300.P76). You may request a specific recording via the course number: LIB 004 -- Provost Lecture or via the title of the Provost's Lecture Series event. The current year's events are listed below.

Click on the lecture title for photographs, biographical sketches, abstracts of the lecture, and recordings of lectures given after May of 2005.


Ed Parkour: Learning around, over, and beyond the walls
Michael Wesch

Friday, April 20, 2012
10:30 a.m. - noon.
Hemisphere Room
Hale Library

Jim Groom

Friday, February 3, 2012
1:30 p.m.
Town Hall
Leadership Studies Building

Successful Strategies for Improving Retention and Graduation
Lawrence Abele

Friday, November 4, 2011
10:30 a.m. - noon.
Hemisphere Room
Hale Library