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American Ethnic Studies Department

American Ethnic Studies Friends and Alumni Newsletter

Dear Friends and Alumni of K-State’s American Ethnic Studies Department!

At this time of dramatic changes to our American Ethnic Studies Department, we want to establish regular communication with those with a connection to American Ethnic Studies. In future news bulletins we would like to highlight the work of American Ethnic Studies Alumni and Friends, as well as keep you informed of our work.

As we celebrate the 30th anniversary of our founding this year, our unit crosses new milestones. We begin the new decade with five tenure track faculty members, a first! In the last year alone, our faculty members have made research presentations in Mexico, Morocco, the Netherlands, Cuba, Canada, and the United States. Our recent majors have all either gone on to graduate study or found jobs in a wide range of fields. Locally we collaborate with community, civic, business, and religious groups. From that engagement has emerged the Manhattan Black Elders Project and the Mexican Manhattan Oral History Project.

As K-State’s flagship unit on race and ethnicity, we work very hard to serve as the engine of intellectual diversity on campus, and as the training site for students who will create a harmonious and respectful multicultural society. Students frequently refer to our Introduction to American Ethnic Studies course as “life-changing.”

Please take a moment to communicate with us: send us your story, tell us something about your time at K-State and beyond. Also, please view our new promotional video and pass it on to your contacts!

Additionally, would be honored to welcome you and acknowledge you at our AMETH Welcome Back BBQ Dinner on Tuesday September 19, Bluemont Room (Student Union), 6pm. It’s free. Please RSVP to rcnorris@ksu.edu.

We look forward to hearing from you!
With best wishes,

Yolanda Broyles-González
Head, American Ethnic Studies Department
University Distinguished Professor





Faculty Activities

May 3rd, 2017

Spring 2017 Faculty Development Awards and University Small Research Grants announced

Faculty Development Awards and University Small Research Grants are awarded each fall and spring by the Office of the Vice President for Research through the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.

Faculty Development Awards support travel expenses to present research, scholarly or creative work or a performance at an international meeting or to visit an external funder or sponsor. University Small Research Grants are seed grants to support small research projects, scholarly activity and other creative efforts. Both programs are meant to catalyze a faculty member’s RSCAD career success. As such, new faculty and faculty from disciplines with minimal outside support are given priority for both awards, as are trips or projects that enhance awardees’ abilities to compete for extramural funding. Unsuccessful applicants are given feedback on how to improve their proposals.

In the spring 2017 round, 29 Faculty Development Award proposals were submitted for a total amount requested of $66,700. University Small Research Grants proposals numbered 28, for a total amount requested of $91,800.

Spring 2017 Faculty Development Awards and University Small Research Grants awards totaled $72,878. Congratulations to all awardees. Continue reading “Faculty Activities”