Spring Preview

Spring Lilacs in Manhattan, KS (2022) Welcome to the spring semester! We hope that you are keeping well and safe as 2023 gets underway. Here are some of the events -- some online only, some HyFlex, some only in person -- that we're looking forward to in the months ahead. Please join us for community, … Continue reading Spring Preview

2022 Gordon Parks Celebration

Sarah Price (left), Katy Karlin (center), and Aileen Wang (right) present at the 19th Annual Gordon Parks Celebration in Fort Scott, KS, on October 7, 2022. For 19 years, the Gordon Parks Museum in Fort Scott, Kansas, has hosted the Annual Gordon Parks Celebration, honoring the Fort Scott native who made history as a groundbreaking … Continue reading 2022 Gordon Parks Celebration

Spring Preview

Spring Flowers (photo: Office of the President) This week's glimpse of warmer temperatures offers a preview of what's ahead, once we experience some more winter weather. As we dodge snow and the latest COVID-19 variant here at the start of the semester, we'll look for signs of spring where we can! Here are some of … Continue reading Spring Preview

Remembering Cheryl Collins

Cheryl Collins presents at "150 Years of Tall Tales, Heroes, and Outright Lies," a panel sponsored by the Department of English (25 Sept 2011) We were so sorry to hear last week of the passing of Cheryl Collins. Cheryl served as Director of the Riley County Historical Museum for more than 30 years, and, since … Continue reading Remembering Cheryl Collins

Spring Preview

Spring flowers (photo: K-State Global Campus) This week's snow and ice remind us that winter is still at hand, as we continue to navigate the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the start of the semester this week promises that spring is near! Here are some of the online events that we're looking forward to … Continue reading Spring Preview

Spring Preview

  Recent ice and snow remind us that winter is still at hand, but the start of the semester promises that spring is near! Here are some of the events that we're looking forward to in the coming months: ~ Assistant Professor Shirley Tung launches our Spring Colloquia Series on Wednesday, February 12 with her … Continue reading Spring Preview

“Keep Ya Head Up”: Owning Your Space by Owning Your Language

On February 19, students in English conducted a workshop on code-switching and the 2018 KSBN selection and best-seller Angie Thomas' The Hate U Give to a packed crowd of 80 high school and community college students attending the 6th Annual Black Student Union Statewide Leadership Conference. The presentation grew out of a class teaching project … Continue reading “Keep Ya Head Up”: Owning Your Space by Owning Your Language

Undergrad Student Spotlight: Desiree Schippers

As a student of English and Gerontology, I find myself constantly explaining and justifying my course of study to others. These subjects aren’t normally associated with each other and rarely overlap. I’m interested in how aging and older adults are portrayed in film and television. To put it simply, I tell people that I am … Continue reading Undergrad Student Spotlight: Desiree Schippers

Hungry Heartland

Interdisciplinary teaching collaborations are intellectually engaging, rewarding for instructors and students, ... and challenging to execute. Below we feature a successful partnership between the Department of English, the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and the Department of Art -- a partnership that advances the land-grant mission of Kansas State and that helps our students … Continue reading Hungry Heartland

Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2018

On Monday, October 8th, K-State’s Indigenous Faculty and Staff Alliance hosted its third annual Indigenous Peoples’ Day event. Hundreds of folks, including tribal educators and professors from Nebraska, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Kansas, to students from our university and across the state came together to recognize that here in Manhattan, Kansas, we stand on Indigenous land … Continue reading Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2018