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October 21, 2014

K-State Book Network announces student, faculty/staff awards

Submitted by Karin Westman

Johnson's The Ghost Map

The K-State Book Network announces two award opportunities: one for students and one for faculty/staff.

The K-State Book Network invites students to share their experience of the issues raised by "The Ghost Map." What did you learn from Steven Johnson about yourself or your community?

This experience can be shared through a nonfiction essay, creative writing, music, video, visual art, filmed performance art, games or some other medium. The selection committee particularly encourages submission of short, two-minute, personal videos. Entries should indicate the basis for the experience, such as Steven Johnson's book, Steven Johnson's lecture, conversation with Steven Johnson, a classroom discussion, or another event or program or reading selection.

The contest is open to all K-State students. The winner will receive a $150 scholarship for the spring 2015 semester.

The K-State Book Network also invites submissions from faculty or staff members who who have created learning activities related "The Ghost Map."

Activities may include, but are not limited to, paper assignments, events, discussions and programs. One outstanding activity will be selected based on the following criteria: creative application of themes from the book, engagement of students in program, project, or activity; and demonstrated enthusiasm for enhancing the educational experience at K-State.

Winners of both awards will be recognized at the launch of the 2015 book selection in spring 2015. Entries are due by Dec. 15 to ksbn@k-state.edu.