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March 21, 2019

K-Staters and local community set to present at fourth edition of Talk20MHK

Submitted by Kayla Savage

Four K-State experts and two local enthusiasts will share their knowledge, stories and skills with the Manhattan community at Talk20MHK from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28, in the Manhattan Public Library auditorium, 629 Poyntz Ave. The event is free and open to all ages.

Talk20MHK is a collaborative project between UFM Community Learning Center and Manhattan Public Library to build strong community connections by giving individuals a platform to share various topics with others in the community. Two events will take place each year, one in March and one in September.

The speakers will each give a dynamic presentation featuring 20 PowerPoint slides, speaking for 20 seconds on each slide. The audience will have a chance to ask questions and visit with the speakers after the presentations.

The following individuals are March 2019 Talk20MHK presenters; included are their topics:

  • Lauren Holmes Larry: "What is Sustainability? How do we make it Accessible?"
  • Jacob Miller, graduate student in communication studies: "My Kansas Roots."
  • Deborah Murray, instructor of English: "Caregiver? Energize Yourself Through Creativity."
  • KelLee Parr: "Searching and Documenting One’s Family History."
  • Elsa Valarezo de Ireton, graduate of GoTeacher program: "Being an Immigrant in The Little Apple."
  • Laura Widenor, course quality coordinator for K-State Global Campus: "Turtles Can Run Too."

The master of ceremonies for the event is Daniel Ireton, associate professor at Hale Library and first edition Talk20MHK presenter.

For more information about the presenters and the event, visit talk20mhk.org.

UFM Community Learning Center is a creative educational program serving Kansas State University, Manhattan and communities across Kansas.

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