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Manhattan, KS  66502
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Last week, K-State University president Kirk Schulz gave the Manhattan Rotary Club an update on the progress of the K-State 2025 vision, as well as the construction currently happening on K-State's campus. You can watch his presentation below!
 

 
 
Last week, Jared Hatesohl introduced Blaine Cash with Thrivent Financial as the newest member of the Manhattan Rotary Club. You can watch Blaine's introduction below. Congratulations, Blaine, and welcome to the club!
 

 
 
Last week we enjoyed a very seasonal message from Pat Collins, who is the Director of Emergency Management for Riley County and also Chief of Riley County Fire District #1. Pat has a long record of success and achievement in the areas of emergency management and fire science. His talk focused on the coming season for the annual burning of the Flint Hills pasture lands. We learned about why this burning is necessary and why it can be controversial and that there might even be new and more restrictive rules this year.
 

 
The MHS Students of the Month for January are Kyndall Norris and Gabe Awbrey. Although Gabe was unable to attend last week's meeting, Kyndall told us her plans for her future education. You can watch Kyndall's presentation below. Congratulations to Kyndall and Gabe!
 

 
 
The Manhattan Rotary Club December Students of the month were Robyn Burton and Bryan Armbrust. Congratulations to both of them!
 
 

 
 
Last week, Ned Seaton, Editor-In-Chief of the Manhattan Mercury, gave an entertaining presentation on the top headlines and news stories in Manhattan and the local area in 2015. You can watch Ned's presentation below!
 

 
 
Each year, the Manhattan High School Pops Choir graciously performs for the Manhattan Rotary Club. This year's performance was spectacular as always! You can watch it below!
 

 
 

Architecture, planning & design associate professor presents at peace-building conference

By Wendy Queal

Kansas State University's interior architecture & product design associate professor Katrina Lewis attended the 10th anniversary conference "Innovating Global Peace Building" Nov. 26-27 at the Rotary Peace Center at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand.

The peace building topics presented included women, medication, community, youth, migration and refugees, radicalization, health, creativity and technology, and development. Lewis presented "Designing Peace" during the "Creativity and Technology in Peace Building" breakout session.

In addition to presenting, Lewis assisted the conference organizers and master of ceremonies in creating the conference's written ante narrative, summarizing the Peace Center's past, present and future peace building endeavors from 2005 to 2015 and to 2025.

Lewis received the honor of being selected as the first designer for the Rotary Peace fellow for professional studies in peace and conflict resolution at Chulalongkorn University from June-August 2012. The fellowship was a life-changing experience, shaping Lewis' scholarly agenda to create a stronger link between design and peace.

 

 
 
Last week, Matthew Gaynor, head of K-State's Art Department, gave a presentation to the Manhattan Rotary Club. You can watch professor Gaynor's presentation below!
 

 
 
Last week, Dr. Sara Myers, OD, was introduced as the newest member of the Manhattan Rotary Club. You can watch the introduction below. Congratulations, Dr. Myers!
 

 
 
Our MHS Rotary Students of the Month for November are Rebecca Price (not pictured) and Brandon Religa. Congratulations!
 
 

 
 
Last meeting, Dick Hollowell, CEO of the Kansas Cosmosphere, updated us on the what's currently going on at the Cosmosphere, as well as how the Kansas Cosmosphere is educating and inspiring children and young adults to pursue careers in astronomy, math and sciences. You can watch Dick's presentation here.
 
 

 
 
Kevin Tubbesing, district chair for The Rotary Foundation, gave an inspiring presentation on what The Rotary Foundation is and how it helps others. You can watch Kevin's presentation below!
 

 
 
Last week, Bonnie Lynn-Sherow, director of the Chapman Center on Rural Studies, gave us an exciting and informative presentation on the historic and past towns that they study at the Chapman Center, and how the information and stories are presented to the public. You can watch her presentation below!
 

 
 
Last week, Greg McHenry, Riley County Appraiser, gave an excellent presentation on the ins and outs of his duties and how the property appraisal process works. You can watch Greg's presentation below!
 

 
 
Last week, current Manhattan City Commissioner, Mike Dodson, was introduced as the newest member to the Manhattan Rotary Club. You can watch the introduction below. Congratulations Mike, and welcome to the club!
 

 
 
Last week, Tom Parish gave a fascinating presentation on historic stone cellars that he has explored and photographed all across the Flint Hills.  You can watch Tom's presentation below!
 

 
 
Last week, Jared McKee was introduced as the newest member of the Manhattan Rotary Club. You can watch the introduction below. Congratulations, Jared!
 

 
 
Last week the Manhattan Rotary Club was again edified and amazed by one of our Peace Fellows, Katrina Lewis, as she told us briefly what she learned at the summer institute in California. She also mentioned that she and her sister Summer Lewis, also one of our Peace Fellows, along with many other Peace Fellows from around the world, were able to attend the Rotary International Annual Meeting in Brazil and to do some peacebuilding work in a couple of other areas in South America. You can watch Katrina's presentation below!
 

 
 
Last week we honored our October Students of the Month, Dalton Juenemann & Savannah Smith. Unfortunately, Savannah was unable to attend the meeting, but you can watch Dalton's plans for post high school in his presentation below.
 

 
 
Last week, Allyn Weddle was introduced as the newest member of the Manhattan Rotary Club. You can watch his introduction below. Congratulations, Allyn!
 

 
 
Last week, Susan Adamchak gave an update on the events and activities going on at the Manhattan Arts Center. You can watch her presentation below!
 

 
 
Last week, Dr. Bill Wilson was awarded a Paul Harris Fellow award. You can watch the presentation below. Congratulations, Dr. Wilson!
 

 
 
Last week, fellow Manhattan Rotary Club member and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at K-State, Dr. Peter Dorhout, gave a presentation about leadership to the Manhattan Rotary Club. You can watch his presentation below!
 

 
 
Last week, Michele Johnson was introduced as the newest member of the Manhattan Rotary Club. You can watch the introduction below. Congratulations, Michele!