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|The University Distinguished
Lecture Series Committee invites proposals to bring visitors to speak at
K-State via a highly visible platform. Visiting speakers may be prominent
researchers and scholars or distinguished public officials. (Photo:
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The University Distinguished Lecture Series
Committee invites proposals to bring visitors to speak at K-State via a highly
visible platform. Visiting speakers may be prominent researchers and scholars or
distinguished public officials.
The Office of the Provost has provided
funding to support awards of up to $6,000 per lecture for the 2015 calendar
year. These funds can be used to cover an honorarium, travel and lodging
expenses for the speaker as well as other costs associated with publicizing the
Matching funds are not a requirement of consideration from the
University Distinguished Lecture Committee. However, proposals providing some
commitment of funds from sources other than those from the Office of the Provost
will be given priority.
All divisions and units of K-State are eligible
to submit a proposal. The committee is looking for presentations with a
reasonably wide scope of interest that crosses academic disciplines. Departments
are encouraged to collaborate with other units or departments to jointly sponsor
Departments/units will be responsible for making all
arrangements for the lecture and visit — including travel, lodging, processing
honorarium and securing the venue for the lecture.
include the following:
1. Topic of the proposed lecture and intended
2. Statement of significance of the proposed lecture to the
sponsoring units and the campus community.
3. Curriculum Vitae or background
history of the proposed lecturer.
4. Itemized budget that includes
expenditures for publicity, travel/lodging and honorarium; and revenue by source
indicating the portion sought from University Distinguished Lecture Series and
the portion pledged by sponsoring units.
5. Accompanying letter(s) of
commitment from the unit(s).
6. Detailed publicity plan.
be scheduled for either the spring 2015 or fall 2015 semesters. Priority will be
given to proposals received by Feb. 1, 2015. Proposals received after that date
may be considered to the extent funds remain available.
to the provost’s office, 108 Anderson Hall. For further information, contact the
committee chair, Maria Beebe at firstname.lastname@example.org