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March 28, 2012

K-State For All: Disability Awareness Week 2012

Submitted by April

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Please join us in promoting disability awareness at the 2012 K-State For All: Disability Awareness Week events, April 1-7. This year's theme "Common Threads" encompasses several events designed to highlight the many talents of individuals with disabilities.

  • K-State For All! 2012 kick-off event    
    6-8 p.m. Sunday, April 1 
    Derby Dining Center lobby  
    Fun and Food! Features a free meal, games and prizes. Sponsored by Association of Residence Halls.


  • "Undreamed Shores" by Clare Murphy 
    7 p.m. Monday, April 2
    Little Theater, K-State Student Union
    An evening of fabulous folktales filled with fools and wisemen, tricksters and heroes from around the world with Clare Muireann Murphy.
    Sponsored by UPC; drama therapy program; department of anthropology, sociology and social work; School of Leadership Studies; and department of communication studies, theater and dance.


  • Beethoven’s Nightmare
    7 p.m. Tuesday, April 3
    Forum Hall, K-State Student Union
    Beethoven’s Nightmare is a deaf rock band that has a style all its own. The band name says it all. Both deaf and hearing people find it hard to believe and are amazed at how deaf musicians can really play music. This rock band exemplifies something unbelievable, improbably and incredible. Thousands have witnessed this history-making band and enjoyed the evening of fun-filled entertainment. Sponsored by emPower Cats.


  • Jazz pianist Matt Savage
    Noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 4
    Courtyard, K-State Student Union
    As a jazz pianist with autism, Savage performs and speaks about his disability.
    Sponsored by American Ethnic Studies Student Association, Student Governing Association and the K-State Student Union Program Council.


  • Lunchtime Talent Show and Promoting An Accessible Campus Award ceremony
    Noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 5
    Courtyard, K-State Student Union
    Students with disabilities are featured presenting their artistic talents to the campus and community. The Promoting An Accessible Campus faculty/staff award will also be presented. Sponsored by Disability Support Services.


  • Barrier Free Theatre Presents: "Promethus Through Time"
    7:30 p.m. Friday, April 6, and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 7
    Actors are individuals with developmental and physical disabilities under the direction of K-State drama therapy professor Sally Bailey. Tickets are $5 and available at the Manhattan Parks and Recreation office during business hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. starting the last week of March. The show will sell out early. Sponsored by Barrier Free Theatre and the K-State drama therapy program.