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September 27, 2023

Reminder: Attend today's lecture with K-State common book author George Takei

Submitted by Division of Communications and Marketing

George Takei

George Takei — author of the 2023 K-State First Book "They Called Us Enemy" — will give a lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, at Kansas State University. A few tickets are still available for K-State students, faculty and staff to pick up at the McCain Auditorium box office. The McCain box office is open from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday to Friday.

The lecture, "Where No Story Has Gone Before: An Evening with George Takei," will be at McCain Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to K-State students, faculty and staff. Tickets are required and must be picked up in person. One ticket per person will be allowed and K-State students, faculty and staff must show a current K-State Wildcat ID card.

To minimize waiting time at the McCain box office, students, faculty and staff who do not yet have an account with McCain are encouraged to sign up for one in advance on the McCain website by selecting "Create a new account."

Overflow locations will be available for the Manhattan, Salina and Olathe campuses. The overflow locations include:

  • Forum Hall, K-State Student Union, Manhattan campus.
  • Room 110, Forum Hall, Olathe campus.
  • Room 103, College Center Conference Room, Salina campus.

Members of the community beyond K-State are encouraged to visit the Stiefel Theatre in Salina to purchase tickets to George Takei's lecture on Friday, Sept. 29.

"They Called Us Enemy" is an illustrated memoir that Takei co-wrote with Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott and artist Harmony Becker. The story provides a window into the Japanese-American internment camps of World War II through the eyes of Takei and his family. It offers Takei's firsthand account of those years behind barbed wire, his mother's hard choices, his father's faith in democracy and the way those experiences planted the seeds for his astonishing future. 

The K-State lecture is co-sponsored by K-State First, Student Governing Association, Sigma Tau Delta English honor society, K-State Libraries and the Dow Center for Multicultural and Community Studies. View a complete list of sponsors for 2023 common book programming.