December 8, 2016                                                                                                         Newsblast Vol.7 No. 13
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Scientific Communication
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Scientific topics and experiments can appear overwhelming to someone without a scientific background. A team consisting of a K-State scientist (Michi Tobler, Assistant Professor in the Division of Biology) and educators at Sunset Zoo (Jared Bixby, Curator of Education, and Nicole Wade, Education Specialist) are trying to change that. Read more here.

The Center for Engagement and Community Development (CECD) concluded its fall 2016 Brown Bag Engagement series on December 2 by highlighting cultural arts engagement at K-State.  The CECD brown bags are professional development events showcasing examples of community-engaged scholarship involving participatory research, service-learning, and community development activities with mutual benefit to collaborators and stakeholders, on and off campus. Read more here. 

Kansas State University established the Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy (ICDD) in 2004 to enhance democracy through improved community deliberation. Soon after, the Center for Engagement and Community Development (CECD) was created by K-State in 2006 to connect the resources of the university to significant issues of public need facing Kansas and communities worldwide. To help sustain rural communities due to growing economic problems, CECD launched the Rural Grocery Initiative (RGI) in 2008.