September 23, 2020
Reminder: Attend Sept. 30 virtual lecture with K-State common book author William Kamkwamba
William Kamkwamba — the author of Kansas State University's 2020 common book, "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind" — will give a virtual lecture next week for students, faculty, staff and community members.
The event will occur at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 30, through livestream. Visit the K-State First Book website for the livestream link and connection information. The event is free and open to the public.
Campus and community members who have a question for Kamkwamba can submit it in advance at tinyurl.com/ksfb2020author.
Kamkwamba's talk is co-sponsored by K-State First Book, K-State Libraries and the English department's student honorary society, Sigma Tau Delta, among others.
Programming partners for the 2020 common book include the College of Agriculture, the Beach Museum of Art, the Global Food Systems Initiative, the Staley School of Leadership Studies and USD 383.
In addition to Kamkwamba's lecture, many other virtual programs during the fall semester will celebrate the 2020 common book. View a full list of virtual events and find livestream information at k-state.edu/ksfb.
Other upcoming events include:
• "Resilience and Perseverance: How Engagement Transforms Lives" panel discussion, noon Thursday, Oct. 1. Livestream link will be available on the K-State First Book website.
• "Perspectives of the Global Food System: From Kansas to Sub-Saharan Africa" panel discussion, noon Thursday, Oct. 22. Livestream link will be available on the K-State First Book website.
• "Diversity in Kansas Farming" panel discussion, noon Thursday, Nov. 5. Livestream link will be available on the K-State First Book website.