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Arts and Sciences events

Grants 101 & Writing Workshop: 
For Humanities & Social Sciences Faculty

Tuesday, October 30
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
K-State Student Union, Room 227

This session is open to all K-State faculty but content is tailored toward faculty in the humanities and social sciences. Topics to be covered will include finding funding opportunities, interacting with program officers, developing your elevator speech, building budgets, hearing from a panel of grant-active faculty, and concluding with a writing workshop led by The Writing Center, a division of the Department of English. Before the workshop, registered participants will be contacted and receive a couple of brief writing prompts that will be discussed during the writing workshop, but no other advance preparation is required. During the writing portion, participants will have a chance to read sections of sample grant proposals and discuss grant-writing strategies. This event is co-sponsored by the Office of Research Development and the College of Arts & Sciences. 

To register for this event, please click here. 

For more information, please contact Laura Hohenbary (laura8@ksu.edu or 532-0351). 

150th Anniversarry of Alcott's Little Women
Sponsored by the English department
As you may know, 2018-2019 is the sesquicentennial of the publication of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women. (Part One debuted on September 30, 1868 to immediate acclaim; Part Two appeared in April 1869). In honor of this important anniversary, there are a number of events scheduled throughout the 2018-2019 school year.

Friday, September 21
4:00 p.m.
K-State Student Union, Flint Hills Room

Professor Beverly Lyon Clark will be speaking on "The Littlest Woman? Picturing Alcott's Artistic Amy." This will be a scholarly but accessible examination of different illustrators' perspectives on Amy March. Students who have not yet read Little Women would find the presentation engaging and memorable. 

Friday, October 5
4:00 p.m.
K-State Alumni Center, Tadtman Boardroom

Professor Anne Boyd Rioux's presentation, drawn from her new monograph Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy: Little Women and Why It Still Matters, which has just been published by Norton (August 2018), will address, among other topics, recent film and other adaptations of the novel. Like Professor Clark's talk, it will be accessible and relevant, even to listeners unfamiliar with Alcott's novel.

Celebration of Craig Brown's 40 Years in College Forensics, hosted by the department of communication studies

Saturday, October 20
7:30 - 10:30 p.m.
K-State Student Union, Ballroom
Please RSVP by September 20

The department of communication studies and the K-State Speech Team invite you to celebrate Craig Brown in honor of his 40th year with K-State speech. The cost is $25 per person, and there will be a buffet dinner and cash bar provided by Coco Bolos. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit the forensics website or call 785-532-5070.