Department of Communications and Agricultural Education

Kansas State University
301 Umberger Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-4004

785-532-5633 fax

Final exams and grades

The spring 2014 final exam schedule is posted online. 

Students will be able to view grades for regular courses in iSIS starting at 8 a.m. Wednesday, May 21.

KDA photo contest coming

The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s photo contest is coming soon, and photos taken any time of year – not just during the contest dates – may be entered.

ACJ program alum Greg Peterson and ACJ student Kate Hagans each received first place in separate categories of last year's contest. For more information, see the KDA website at:

College of Agriculture selects ambassadors

By Logan Britton

The Kansas State University College of Agriculture has selected 24 students to serve as ambassadors to help recruit prospective students and share their own K-State stories. They will assist with more than 650 prospective student visits and represent the college and university at events throughout the year.

Before being selected as a part of the 60-member ambassador organization, the students had to pass an eight-week course about the college's departments and programs, apply, and be interviewed.

Congratulations to the Communications and Agricultural Education students chosen:

Kenzie Curran, freshman in agricultural communications and journalism;
Anissa Zagonel, freshman in agricultural communications and journalism;
Dana Schulz, sophomore in agricultural communications and journalism;
Zach Cooper, freshman in agricultural education; and
Celine Beggs, freshman in agricultural communications and journalism.

Deb Pryor produces Kaw Indian Nation e-book

Kaw Nation

During her sabbatical, video producer Deb Pryor has been working with the Kaw Indian Nation to develop an e-book about their cultural heritage. The e-book will share firsthand accounts of Kaw history, the lifestyles of past and present Kaw members, and what it means to be a Kaw Indian. It also will include full-page color portraits of Kaw members in regalia, as well as some close-ups of artifacts and exhibits, and video clips from personal interviews with Kaw Nation members.

Pryor collected information over the summer at various powwows and took photographs and did video interviews with members of the Kaw Nation in Council Grove. She visited with members of the Kaw Nation, including tribal elders and council members, as well as experts such as museum curators and Kaw language experts.

"It has been a rewarding experience and an honor to help preserve the Kaw culture, which nearly became extinct in the last century," Pryor said.

In October, Pryor and her assistant, McKayla Brubaker, a K-State agricultural communications and journalism student, visited Kaw City, Okla., during the Kaw Powwow to take photographs, hand out surveys, and complete more video interviews. Brubaker was responsible for writing scripts for the book. Together, they edited the scripts and worked on the layout.

Brubaker said, "Working on this project has provided me with great industry experience, but I have also learned so much about the Kaw heritage and what they stand for as a people. I love that I am able to help them preserve their history. It's such an honor, and I'm blessed to have been a part of it."

Pryor hopes to complete the project by spring 2014. The e-book will be placed on both the Kaw Nation and Kaw Mission websites. She also hopes to publish a hardcopy book about the Kaw Nation in the next few years.

"I'm looking forward to presenting information about the project with colleagues on campus and potentially the opportunity to present at the ACE conference next summer," Pryor said.

CASE Institute Workshop June 2-11

CASE, Curriculum for Agriculture Science Education, is a professional development experience for agricultural educators. The 12-day experience equips teachers with a year-long course curriculum based on the foundation of rigorous standards. Successful completion of 80 hours of intense professional development at a CASE Institute certifies a teacher in the specific CASE course.

The 2014 CASE Institute is scheduled for June 2–11 at Kansas State University, with other dates and locations available.

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