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October 15, 2018

Raising your International Profile Seminar Series presents David Procter Wednesday, Oct. 17

Submitted by Mary K. Pyle

The Office of International Programs presents Raising your International Profile Series featuring David Procter, director of the Center for Engagement and Community Development on Wednesday, Oct. 17. The presentation will take place at noon in Room 305 of the K-State Student Union. This presentation an opportunity for visiting scholars and administrative professionals to learn more about how the center operates and connects to the region.

The Center for Engagement and Community Development is a campuswide resource dedicated to providing value to both university and off-campus communities through expanded outreach and engagement. The center functions as liaison for groups, agencies and communities connecting with faculty to tackle development needs and opportunities in areas of economic development, community coaching, public health, entrepreneurship, arts development, environmental stewardship and community visioning.

The next Raising you International Profile presentation is Thursday, Nov. 1, and will featurs Vara Prasad, university distinguished professor of agronomy and director of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Sustainable Intensification. He will share the crop physiology and ecology program and its state-of-the-art research facilities and equipment to provide best learning experience for students, researchers and visiting scientists.

The final presentation of the semester on Wednesday, Nov. 14 — part of International Education Week — will highlight Kenneth Williams, director of licensing and director of business development food and ag products sector at the K-State Institute for Commercialization. The institute is dedicated to the start up and expansion of technology-based, high-growth enterprises and enabling the commercialization of university and underutilized corporate intellectual property. 

The series created by Marcellus Caldas, assistant provost for international faculty collaboration and educational programs, compliments the existing Vernon Larson Lectures and is targeted for those interested in learning more about K-State-related organizations and associations who extend university outreach beyond the classroom. 

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