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K-State Today Student Edition

November 5, 2013

Invitation to American ethnic studies open summit Nov. 6

Submitted by By Peter Dorhout and Yolanda Broyles-Gonzalez

You are invited to help plan the future directions of American ethnic studies with an open summit Wednesday, Nov. 6, to collect input on our strategic plan.

The summit will be 10 a.m. to noon in 112 Leasure Hall and will be led by Yolanda Broyles-Gonzalez, a university distinguished professor and an international scholar/leader in the discipline. She was hired as new full-time director of the program in 2013 following a national search. At the summit we also will introduce our new tenure-track professor Dwanna Robertson, who joined us this semester.

The faculty members and students of the program are engaging in strategic planning to create a forward-looking hiring and curricular enrichment plan as part of K-State 2025. Anticipated space needs are part of this plan as we collectively define a vision of the program.

Although there will be other opportunities for input and dialogue, this is an important beginning to our process. There are many changes in the program we would like to share with you. Please join us if your schedule allows.


Peter K. Dorhout, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
Yolanda Broyles-Gonzalez, head of American ethnic studies