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MANHATTAN -- An expert on civil rights and antidiscrimination law will be the spring 2013 speaker for the Dorothy L. Thompson Civil Rights Lecture Series at Kansas State University.

Using common sense and practical reason, Ford is rethinking civil rights law, according to Michael Kaye, a professor of law at Washburn University and a regional member of the Dorothy L. Thompson Civil Rights Lecture Series committee. Ford argues that current civil rights activism is misguided and new approaches are needed, and that the misunderstanding of the meaning of discrimination has led courts to oversimplify problems of inequality and misdiagnose social ills, thus weakening the struggle for equality. Writing for the popular and academic press, Ford offers pointed social criticism and skilled legal analysis on fundamental questions of race and diversity. He zeroes in on popular and legal claims of discrimination, arguing that some successful claims are unjustified and trivial, while valid claims -- such as access to higher education to employment to criminal justice -- are rejected. Rights are tools, but not all tools are right for the same job. According to Kaye, Ford believes a narrow civil rights focus on discrimination leads judges to ignore gravely unfair practices that do no involve discrimination, and that a practical, public-spirited approach may reveal solutions that claims of individual civil rights ignore. Before becoming the George E. Osborne professor of law at Stanford Law School in 1994, Ford was a Reginald F. Lewis fellow at Harvard Law School, a litigation associate with the law firm of Morrison Foerster; a housing policy consultant for the city of Cambridge, Mass.; and served as a commissioner of the San Francisco Housing Authority. Ford has written for the Washington Post, San


The Dorothy L. Thompson Lecture Series was established in recognition of Thompson's contributions to the field of human rights on campuses throughout Kansas and the nation. Thompson was associated with Kansas State University from 1971 until her death in 1992. She served as the university's director of affirmative action and as associate university attorney.

Seventy-one Kansas State University faculty members are receiving promotions in rank, while 43 faculty members are earning tenure The promotions include 26 faculty members to the rank of full professor, 43 faculty members to the rank of associate professor with tenure, and two faculty members to the rank of clinical associate professor. The promotions and tenure go into effect at the start of the university's 2013 fiscal year on July 1. Faculty members who have earned promotion to full professor are: Sajid Alavi, grain science and industry; Laura Armbrust, clinical sciences; Dale Bremer, horticulture, forestry and recreational resources; Chairat Chuwonganant, finance; Robert Clark, modern languages; Elizabeth G. Davis, clinical sciences; Erick DeWolf, plant pathology; Dann Fisher, accounting; Thomas Gould, journalism and mass communications; Sherry Haar, apparel, textiles and interior design; Shuting Lei, industrial and manufacturing systems engineering; Laurel Littrell, library planning and assessment, K-State Libraries; Bala Natarajan, electrical and computer engineering; Jeffrey M. Peterson, agricultural economics; Reginald Pittman, music, theatre, and dance; P.V. Vara Prasad, agronomy; Hayder Rasheed, civil engineering; N. Sanjay Rebello, physics; Caterina Scoglio, electrical and computer engineering; Jishu Shi, anatomy and physiology; Thomas Vontz, curriculum and instruction; Shannon Washburn, communications and agricultural education; Christine Wilson, agricultural economics; Naomi Wood, English; Greg Zolnerowich, entomology; and Ludek Zurek, entomology. Earning tenure and promotion to associate professor are: Jared Anderson, family studies and human


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Technology Expert David Pogue Speaking March 5 At Kansas State University MANHATTAN -- New York Times technology writer David Pogue will deliver the keynote speech at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday, March 5, in Forum Hall at Kansas State University’s student union as part of the inaugural Innovations in Teaching and Learning Conference.

Pogue is a Scientific American columnist, correspondent for “CBS News Sunday Morning” and host of “NOVA ScienceNow” on PBS. He is the author of seven “For Dummies” books on such topics as Macintosh computers, magic and opera, and he writes a series of how-to technology books. “We are so lucky to be able to listen to the words of a true visionary,” said Rob Caffey, director of the university’s office of mediated education. “David Pogue is entertaining and enlightening, and people will enjoy that his presentation is accessible to all types of audiences.” Pogue’s keynote address will be “Science, Schmience: Why America’s Failing Science -and How We Can Turn It Around.” American students do not have a basic understanding of science, according to Pogue, putting students at a disadvantage as science and technology help grow the nation’s economy. “His talk will touch on so many different aspects of what we do here at Kansas State University and at universities and schools across the area,” Caffey said. Pogue also will host a breakout session on digital photography at 1:30 p.m. March 5 at the Alumni Center. The Innovations in Teaching and Learning Conference, hosted by the university’s information technology services, is a free, two-day conference March 4-5. The regional conference is geared toward the higher education community and anyone interested in technology and innovation. The conference is a merger of the Teaching, Learning and Technology Showcase and the Axio Learning Conference. It will feature seven workshops, a showcase with more than 40 tables, and seven vendors. More information, including a conference schedule and online registration, is available at

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Richard Thompson Ford, professor of law at Stanford Law School, will present "Rights Gone Wrong: What is the Meaning of Equal Justice for All?" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, in the K-State Alumni Center Banquet Room. Following the lecture, Ford will sign copies of his book, "Rights Gone Wrong," a New York Times Book Review's Notable Book. It will be available for purchase at the lecture.

Francisco Chronicle, Christian Science Monitor and regularly contributes to Slate magazine. His other publications include "Universal Rights Down to Earth," "The Race Card: How Bluffing About Bias Makes Race Relations Worse" and "Racial Culture: A Critique."


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The Day the Pope came to New york the mac’s latest swell production shot and scrawled with love by sarah sullivan Set in 1965 on the day the Pope arrives in New York City to speak to the UN about Vietnam, this quirky dark comedy revolves around Artie Shaughnessy, a Central Park Zoo Keeper as well as a struggling songwriter. He has a wife who has schizophrenia, he’s having an affair with his downstairs neighbor, his son is AWOL from the army and his best friend, a Hollywood producer comes to town with his deaf girlfriend while three nuns show up on his fire escape. Needless to say, Artie’s day is a little chaotic. Brent Sigman, the director for ‘The House of Blue Leaves’ is one of the Manhattan Arts Center’s seasoned directors and actors. He’s been involved with productions for about five years. He was an assistant director for the production of Doubt, as well as The Dining Room. He then did some directing on Reader’s Theatre pieces before getting his first full directing gig with a funny comedy called “Drinking Alone” followed by the show “I Ought to Be

in Pictures”. This past summer he directed “Kimberly Akimbo” and organized the Manhattan Arts Center’s first One-Act Play Festival which will be taking place this coming summer as well. When I asked him what drew him to choose this particular show, he told me, “This is a play that I immediately fell in love with because of all the quirky characters and crazy situations that happen throughout. It’s a nice satire on the family unit, politics of the time, religion at the time.” Every show has its own challenges and I wanted to know what Brent had found to be the most difficult parts of Blue Leaves. He explained, “In Act I there is a lot that goes on amongst three characters. You have to establish the character, establish their relationship, establish what’s going on with them and develop around that. There are also several lengthy monologues. This presented a challenge all in itself.

For each actor to pull off several pages of dialogue without losing the audience and asserting themselves as their characters is no small feat.” I wanted to know why people should come to see The House of Blue Leaves and with a smile Brent said, “This is a crazy ride, it’s a fun ride. These are crazy quirky characters and the show represents a lot of different styles of theatre. The first Act is almost Shakespearean in a way because of the character interactions and the long monologues like Shakespeare’s soliloquies. The second Act is more of a farce with people coming and going, nuns running across the stage, and several men in uniforms. The third Act kind of tames back down to a domestic comedy. ”This is a show that people are going to enjoy, sit back and laugh, think about. We always appreciate when local folks come out and support the arts. Especially in this day and age when arts programs are dwindling. We have a wonderful cast and crew that have put

this thing together. There has been a lot of hard work that has gone into this show and when people come, they’re going to have a great time.” That was convincing enough for me to stay to see the whole show! If you’ve never heard of this work by John Guare, The House of Blue Leaves has won several Tony awards as well as the Pulitzer Prize when it was first released. Brent also shared with me that Ben Stiller played the son Ronnie, in the play’s revival run on Broadway in the 80’s and just recently performed the show again on Broadway, this time as Artie, the main character and Ronnie’s father. Besides getting to discuss the show with Brent, I also had the opportunity to talk with Courtney Beach, who plays Bananas, Artie’s Schizophrenic wife. This is Courtney’s first performance with the MAC but she is no stranger to the stage having been



After talking with Courtney about Bananas, it was a complete polar shift to talk with Becki Jo Neill, who plays Bunny Flingus, the downstairs neighbor that Artie is having an affair with. Becki Jo is a KSU Theatre student who “Bunny ends up being more perceptive than any of the other characters. She’s an egomaniac, only in the sense that she is that girl in 6th grade that stopped hanging out with you and started wearing the

Becki Jo does an amazing job bringing life to Bunny who was played on Broadway by Jessica Walter who also plays Lucille Bluth in Arrested Development, (one of Becki Jo’s favorite actresses). This isn’t Becki Jo’s first time around with the MAC. She was also in ‘The Graduate’, and ‘The Midsummer Night’s Dream’. She gets under Bunny’s skin and wears her across the stage being both little girl with stars in her eyes, homewrecker, and diva. In parting, I asked Becki Jo why everyone should see this show, she said, “It’s funny, it’s dark, and it’s embarrassingly relatable.” The two characters of Bananas and Bunny are complete opposites vying for Artie’s attentions and affections but these two actresses absolutely bring the show to a higher rung of performance with their dedication and delivery. As I watched the show I found myself completely engrossed in the triangle that is Artie and the two women in his life. Jason Roberts who

plays Artie is not to be underplayed either. I also wanted to know how Jason would describe his character, “Artie wants more than he thinks. He has all these dreams but really it’s just self-delusion. He’s not a great pianist or songwriter but he thinks he has a chance. A lot of it is fueled by his friendship with a Hollywood bigshot. He compartmentalizes a lot. You can tell by the way he acts around his wife Bananas and then how he acts around his mistress Bunny. He’s getting frustrated with his wife’s illness and beaten down and when he looks around, there’s Bunny. What you see in the play is really his last shot at making it big.” Jason does an amazing job of letting Artie’s quiet desperation to succeed bubble below the surface while handling crisises related to his son, his wife and his mistress. There are moments of puppy love with Bunny, moments of a deep old love and remembrance that are extremely tender with his wife, and a guilt-ridden father trying to discipline but apologize for his son’s actions. There are complexities in this show that rely entirely on the powerhouse trio of Artie, Bananas and Bunny that begin the first act to carry the emotion and involvement all the way through. These three are joined by a truly amazing cast of Jacob Belden, Tiffany Dozier, Penny Cullers, Katie Sigman, Faith Janicki, Jay Janicki, Collin Dansel, Craig Poe and Sheldon Edelman. Besides treating their audience to an amazing show that will transport you back to that special day in 1965, they will also be doing some special events after two of the shows. Because Artie is an aspiring songwriter who hammers out his creations on an upright piano, after the Saturday night performance on the 22nd, they will be holding a dueling piano competition where anyone can sign up and

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Courtney shows insight into a character that would be easily stereotyped in acting but she puts an intricate personality behind the suffering of Bananas with a yearning for what was and a desire to be well and who she once was.

Abercrombie clothes and sitting at the cool kids’ table. She’s a social climber, but she’s bad at it because she’s not as educated as she should be. She’s always gotten a lot of male attention but that’s all she knows how to do. She’s also admittedly terrible in bed and she sacrifices her sex life because she’s a good cook. She withholds cooking from Artie the way other women withhold sex to get respect. So she’s very warped in her perception of fame and identity which I think is a huge theme in the show. Bananas has a monologue about how she likes pretending to be animals because animals were not meant to be famous, and Bunny has a monologue about how famous people are the real people and we’re only the creatures of their dreams.” Bunny is a big, colorful character who is the complete opposite of Bananas who before her sickness was the supportive housewife. Bunny wants to be in front, winking at the Pope and dancing through Hollywood with bells on and Artie with his best friend’s connections in Hollywood is her ticket to the top.


in “The Vagina Monologues’” when she was an undergraduate. When I asked her about her character, Courtney described her as, “She’s got some issues. She’s very emotionally and mentally broken. It fluctuates between real clarity and actual things that are very heightened senses and sometimes she acts like a dog.” After seeing the production I had a better idea of what she meant. Despite sounding pretty crazy, there is a wisdom behind Courtney’s character and a memory that surpasses even Artie’s at times.

they’ll be taking up to ten entries where the winner will be decided by applause and receive a prize package. Also, after the performance on March 2nd, there will be an audience talk back with cast and crew. The MAC definitely has a hit on its hands with The House of Blue Leaves. Don’t miss it! The show will run from February 22nd-24th and February 28th-March 3rd. Tickets can be purchased at the Manhattan Arts Center Office. They can be purchased online at or by calling 785-537-4420.

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real problems, simple solution alphabet soup spelled out by frank Siegle The recent State of the Union message was more a call to arms. Some might want to say it was a typical liberal “cake and eat it, too” speech. Within it was an implied warning that while trying to get our fiscal house in order we not destroy it to save it. Both parties and Wall Street, as well as the rest of the west doing similar things, got us into this fiscal hole, but no one is going to apologize: “Apology is a sign of weakness” as Gibbs on NCIS would say. Such comes extremely hard to the powerful. Tea Party and 98% anger is understandable, but has been pretty irrational, unfortunately. And that is partly due to the state of our educational system and the State of the Union did not really address that. That we need technical education to teach people to be able to fit skills with jobs goes without saying. But what has been lagging worse is education geared to good informed citizenship, as I tried to point out in my latest opinionated blurb in these pages. Not even FDR had as hard a row to hoe as has this President. FDR had far greater support in Congress because he had greater Democratic majorities; he had very a very small federal debt at the beginning of his first term; he had greater popular support all through his presidency, though it had low points. To begin with a near depression AND a huge federal debt has been a double burden exacerbated by a strong, ideologically driven opposition. I could hardly call myself a prognosticator. Most of those folks are very often wrong, anyway. But I do think my age gives me some perspective. It seems to me that it behooves both parties to put ideology on a far back burner. Governing is more a practical and pragmatic thing than ideological, particularly in a democracy. The Hippocratic Oath says to “Do no harm.” In such a situation as ours, government should do as little harm to as many, particularly the lower tiers of society, as possible. That may mean finding new ways to support the disabled, the poor and the elderly that are more cost effective and efficient. Much as the Republican Party may hate the notion, we are the only industrialized and modern

country, so far as I know, that does not have universal health coverage. It makes no sense, really, to put that burden on business or individuals. For business it’s uncompetitive, for the middle class it can be a life breaker. To deny human contributions to climate change is like trying to deny cigarettes are harmful and addictive. To claim we have the greatest educational system in the world is to live with blinders on. The same goes for our health care. All one needs do is to google for the comparisons. Policy makers have to tackle our big problems in politics, education and health care, including social health, systematically rather than piece-meal, as free of preconceptions as possible. What that means is taking on every aspect of each field that is dysfunctional and the interests that profit from that dysfunctionality, whether they be corporate, labor, or in political structure and process. It’s imperative that the vast majority of us, if not all, have renewed faith in our governmental bodies and in our economic and social processes. I sus-

pect such approaches to new policies may prove to be libertarian, conservative and liberal in various ways and measures. FDR’s great gift was his dictum of trying something. If it failed, try something else, but try to solve the problem as objectively as possible. Right now it’s extremely easy to be cynical. It’s hard to be even somewhat informed and not be cynical. That cynicism has been growing at least since Vietnam and forward. It can be a sign of potential healing or creeping cancer, depending on what happens. I fear we are still in the grips of a creeping cancer. Some of those tumors are the True Believers among us, those who are convinced that they, and only they, have a lock on truth and reality and are shrill and aggressive in their convictions. They can be on the right or

left, religious or not, but they are what they really are, cancers to democracy and democratic values. We are the doctors in charge every time we vote for candidates with some measure of humility and openness, every time we take a stand for civility and compassion, every time we confront the worst in us with healing and repentance and strive to live the best in us as much as it is in our power to do. We feed the cancer whenever we don’t do these things.




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From the Desk of the Executive Director: SNOMG! Hunker down, Wildcats! Check out Aggieville’s cameras at and watch it snow, LIVE! Another Big Monday and a wonderful finish to a spectacular kick off weekend for K-State’s 150th birthday party! I personally attended events at Ahearn on Friday, (what a treat, to utilize this historic building in this way! I honestly hadn’t been there since I was a sophomore, and we were herded through the enrollment process!) and Carol Burnett at McCain on Sunday. Legendary, to say the least!

A sincere congratulations to everyone involved in the planning of the sesquicentennial celebrations! I can’t wait to get over to the Beach Museum of Art! I’ve heard they have an historic KSU-related archive collection that has never been gathered and displayed before... Intriguing! The Oscars are coming up, and with that, your local hosts, Sister Sarah Sue from SOS Records, and your’s truly, are returning from their/our hiatus to throw the coolest, classiest, most-brutally-honest party this side of the red carpet! Join us Sunday night at 6 at Auntie Mae’s. It’s a James Bond theme, prizes for ballots,

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Open Oil Painting Studio MAC Annex Open to any and all levels of talent and enthusiasm for oil painting. Come and meet some new friends and practice your art!


Joe Goode Performance Group “The Rambler” (McCainKSU) The Joe Goode Performance Group brings to life that mysterious and restless drifter who just can’t stay put. Part American cultural icon, part global historic figure, “The Rambler” is Clint Eastwood meets Siddhartha.


Pianist Scott Senn (The Veldt Lounge) Scott Senn has been a professional musician for over 30 years, specializing in Jazz, Contemporary and pop Idioms.


The House of Blue Leaves (Manhattan Arts Center) The Manhattan Arts Center presents a comedy with music by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright John Guare, directed by Brent Sigman. THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES follows zookeeper and struggling songwriter Artie Shaughnessey on the chaotic day the Pope is set to arrive in New York City in 1965.

The House of Blue Leaves (Manhattan Arts Center) Generously sponsored by Richard & Sylvia Beeman, Sheldon Edelman, and The Hype Weekly The Manhattan Arts Center presents a comedy with music by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright John Guare, directed by Brent Sigman. THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES follows zookeeper and struggling songwriter Artie Shaughnessey on the chaotic day the Pope is set to arrive in New York City in 1965. Artie is in for one heck of a day as he has to deal with his schizophrenic wife, his mistress from downstairs, his AWOL son, his talent scout, best friend and deaf girlfriend, not to mention a trio of nuns that come to his doorstep.


Featuring: Jason Roberts, Courtney Beach, BeckiJo Neill, Jacob Belden, Tiffany Dozier, Penny Cullers, Katie Sigman, Faith Janicki, Jay Janicki, Collin Dansel, Craig Poe and Sheldon Edelman.


Hi-Energy Thursday w/ DJ Pizzle Bobby T’s Grill and Bar Manhattan’s King of the Old School, DJ Pizzle, mixing music videos from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and today, with 10000+ Music Videos.


Shoofly (Aggie Central Station) Acoustic Americana. Roots-ified covers and some originals Country blues, bluegrass, roots, swing and rock of all kinds!


MHS Battle of the Bands (Manhattan High School) Watch local HS bands FUMA, Nearly flightless, ELI REDEKER, and Summer Senn compete for the top bands at MHS.

Gallery Opening: The Art of Jesse Montes (The Manhattan Arts Center) February 23 - April 6. Generously sponsored by Kent Glasscock.


Jessie Montes’ work was featured in Art and Antiques magazine. He is a self-taught artist originally from rural Mexico, who lived in Garden City, Kansas at that time. Montes’ threedimensional pieces are made totally of corrugated cardboard but sometimes have the appearance of wood. They vary from small plaques of unusual designs to free standing pieces of various dimensions up to six feet tall. He began his work making picture frames which he filled with landscapes, designs and portraits. Many of his pieces feature buildings or areas with doors or windows in the surface of the work. With the background painted, these often appear to be lit from within, adding to the mystique of the art.

AR6TEEN Photography will be in the building snapping away all night.

Montes’ art is being sold in New York by long-time gallery owner, Phyllis Kind, who says: “Every work of his most assuredly bears his signature. In fact, I would suggest that Montes has invented his own vocabulary of visual form. The most impelling, single aspect of his work is that his brilliant and unmistakable work is significant, inventive and wholly his own. The work is totally consistent but also has incredible range. His is my definition of what great art is and I believe that Jesus (Jessie) Montes is a great artist!”

Red State Blues Band (Aggie Central Station) The Red State Blues Band is an eight-member band devoted to performing a variety of authentic blues styles stretching back across the past century. The band finds its primary inspiration in electrified blues with a rock flavor, but also draws from the roots of the blues in the Delta of the Mississippi. We play everything, from Albert King, to Gary Moore, to ZZ Top. With over 50 songs on our playlist, including originals and standards, we can please any crowd!

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Sunday Contemporary Worship Service (First United Methodist Church) Our contemporary service offers a relaxed atmosphere with praise band and inspiring opportunities for connecting with God and each other. Children of all ages are encouraged to attend and sing, clap, and dance in the aisles. Bags of things to do and stuffed animals are available as you enter.


Love Your Library - Winter Reading for Adults (Manhattan Public Library) It’s the perfect time of year to cozy up with a good book. (See Saturday for full description)

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Boy Scout Troop 223 Annual Chili Feed (Pottorf Hall in CICO Park, at Riley Fair Grounds) All the CHILI you can eat, Relishes and a Drink for $5! Children under 6 eat free!

So Affiliate Presents: Snap Backs & Tattoos (Aggie Station.) Hosted by Mr. Chazs Live Hip Hop Performances by: DJ Krazy A The So Affiliate Music Group and Relly DaRza

The House of Blue Leaves (Manhattan Arts Center) The Manhattan Arts Center presents a comedy with music by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright John Guare, directed by Brent Sigman. THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES follows zookeeper and struggling songwriter Artie Shaughnessey on the chaotic day the Pope is set to arrive in New York City in 1965.

Exhibit: Reflections of the World’s Largest Refugee Camp: Dedaab,Kenya (2nd Floor Concourse, K-State Student Union) Fifty miles from the Somalia/Kenya border is the largest refugee camp in the world currently holding 500,000 refugees. Writer and photographer Rick McNary captures the images and tells the story of the horror and the hope of the international conundrum of the refugee crisis in the Horn of Africa.






Sunday Jazz Brunch Bluestem Bistro Live jazz every Sunday morning during brunch.

Dustin Lynch w/ Reckless Rebellion (The Wareham Opera House) Tickets $18.00 Available at OR Varney’s, RBOutpost and Corey’s Corral. Dustin Lynch signed with Broken Bow Records – the home of Jason Aldean and sister label to Stoney Creek Records (home to Thompson Square). His debut single, “Cowboy and Angels,” is quickly rising up the Country charts.

The House of Blue Leaves (Manhattan Arts Center) The Manhattan Arts Center presents a comedy with music by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright John Guare, directed by Brent Sigman. THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES follows zookeeper and struggling songwriter Artie Shaughnessey on the chaotic day the Pope is set to arrive in New York City in 1965.

Meditation Practice, Tallgrass Zen Center (UFM, Solar Addition, 1221 Thurston)

Dr. Goins Jazz Quartet della Voce KSU Jazz Prof. Guitarist Wayne Goins and the della Voce Jazz Quartet play every Sunday evening from 6:00 to 8:00.


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Monthly Metal: Decimation, Meatshank & Soiled Doves (Aggie Central Station) Get your monthly dose of metal at Aggie Central Station!


AMP Oscar Party 2013 (Auntie Mae’s Parlor) We’re back!! It’s 1963. James Bond Theme! Come as your favorite Bond character, time-period outfit, or dress for the Red Carpet! Prizes!

Dog Parks- the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (Riley County Senior Center) A lecture benefiting the Riley County Humane Society. Dog Parks seem like such a wonderful place to let our dogs exercise, socialize and most of all have a lot of fun! But not every dog is always having fun. Find out if dog parks are benefiting or harming your dog! Your $10 admission will go to the rescue benefited at each lecture. Sign up at www.

Happy Hour 405 della Voce Happy Hour 405 is the place to be every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at dellaVoce! Enjoy a variety of wine, beer and cocktails as well as original tapas and “pork wings” . All drinks and tapas are $4.05. Best light dinner in Downtown Manhattan!


Around the World for $5 Bluestem Bistro This week try some new and tasty food from a different country!


Bingo @ Bobby T’s! Bobby T’s Not your Grandma’s bingo parlor!


The Hype Weekly Open Pitch Meeting Auntie Mae’s Parlor Open Pitch Meeting. Bring your ideas and opinions and trade them for a drink.


Love Your Library - Winter Reading for Adults (Manhattan Public Library) It’s the perfect time of year to cozy up with a good book. (See Saturday for full description)


Sing-a-Long with Mr. Steve Bluestem Bistro If you want to bring your kids in for a fun activity, come join us in our meeting room as our manager, Mr. Steve, plays silly kid’s songs!




Love Your Library - Winter Reading for Adults (Manhattan Public Library) It’s the perfect time of year to cozy up with a good book. (See Saturday for full description)


Watercolor Studio @ MAC MAC East Annex Location: MAC East Annex The MAC Watercolor Studio meets weekly to paint, critique, and encourage one another in an effort to improve their painting skills. They also invite guest speakers and host workshops open to the community. Email to learn more.


Happy Hour 405 della Voce Happy Hour 405 is the place to be every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at dellaVoce! Enjoy a variety of wine, beer and cocktails as well as original tapas and “pork wings” . All drinks and tapas are $4.05. Best light dinner in Downtown Manhattan!


Auntie Mae’s Trivia Smackdown! Auntie Mae’s Parlor Grab some buddies and go see your Auntie about some awesome trivia!


Local Love w/ Nearly Flightless (Aggie Central Station)

The Hype Weekly, the Manhattan Music Coalition, the Wildcat 91.9 and NueWave Studios are partner-ing with Aggie Central Station to get a live music open mic up and running again in MHK. From 8-10pm at Central Station, local songsters can come strut their stuff in hopes of winning $250 cash and recording time, and afterwards settle in for what we’re calling the Local Love, a weekly show featuring local bands.

Lecture by Jonathan Lamb, University of Kansas (KSU Student Union 227) We welcome back to campus one of our outstanding undergraduate alums, Jon Lamb (BA ‘04), who is now an assistant professor at KU. Jon will speak on “Hamlet’s Parenthesis.” Happy Hour 405 della Voce Happy Hour 405 is the place to be every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at dellaVoce! Enjoy a variety of wine, beer and cocktails as well as original tapas and “pork wings” . All drinks and tapas are $4.05. Best light dinner in Downtown Manhattan!

Team Trivia @ Bobby T’s Bobby T’s Grab some buddies and hit Bobby T’s to flex your trivia muscles and have a beer!

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Pagan? Pagan-curious? Pagan-friendly? Come join Manhattan’s longest running pan-pagan social group.


Love Your Library - Winter Reading for Adults (Manhattan Public Library) It’s the perfect time of year to cozy up with a good book. (See Saturday for full description)



Jeff-A-Palooza (Mojo’s) You are all invited to join myself, family, and friends as we melt your faces off with some intense bass!!!! Wed Feb 27th is my Golden Birthday, i’m turning 27 on the 27th. We will have some kick ass dubstep DJ’s and the bar will be all decked out in blacklights!! Bring your asses and lets get WIERD!!!!!

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Coffee Hour Manhattan Church Of Christ Coffee hour, and by “coffee,” we mean a smorgasbord of pastries, fruit, juice and coffee. Our Sunday School classes take turns hosting coffee hour and it’s a great opportunity to meet new people and connect with old friends.



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Ongoing Attractions

Konza: Sculpture by John Douglas Powers Beach Museum of Art A site-specific, kinetic sculpture evokes the Konza Prairie outside Manhattan. Powers’ work is constructed of brass, aluminum, and stainless steel. When set into motion by an electric motor, the piece’s over 1,100 vertical brass rods sway rhythmically like tall grass in the wind. July 9, 2012 - May 31, 2013

Museum of Wonder Beach Museum of Art The Museum of Wonder presented by Beach... In this special exhibition honoring Kansas State University's 150th Anniversary, we invite you to explore an eclectic mix of objects representing K-State's past, present, and future. The Museum of Wonder offers an opportunity to explore objects in nonconventional ways. The Museum of Wonder contains objects that highlight the diverse fields of research and knowledge pursued at K-State such as and wheat-related products, machines, models and hand-held equipment, books, maps and drawings, prints and paintings, carvings and castings, useful and decorative items, furniture and other household items, clothing and textiles, and animal fossils and skeletons.

FORCES: The Shaping of Manhattan, Fort Riley and Kansas State University Flint Hills Discovery Center This exhibit is a partnership between the Riley County Historical Museum; the U.S. Cavalry Museum, Fort Riley; Conservation and Restoration Branch, Fort Riley; the Costume and Textile Museum, KSU; and the KSU archives. The exhibit explores the period between 1853 and 1914: our pioneer beginnings, the transition to building a community, and growth into the 20th century.

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The Big Picture Show Strecker-Nelson Gallery For the first exhibit of 2013, a selection of large scale photographs by Tim Forcade, George Jerkovich and Tom Parish will be featured in the main gallery. In addition, there will be ceramics by Sheldon Ganstrom, as well as interior paintings by Lisa Calzavara, abstracts of Venice by Bev Gegen, paintings by Kathleen Kuchar, and lighthearted paintings by Marie Mason.

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8 months until tengai-con! geeks, nerds, dorks unite! with initiative and critical success by amanda felber There is something awesome about getting together with other people and doing something you love to do. It’s why readers have book clubs and knitters and crocheters have “stitch and bitch” groups. It’s why gamers meet in groups to play games. Which is why I’m already excited about TengaiCon, Manhattan’s annual gaming convention. Those of you who have attended in the past have probably seen some of our ups and downs. But this year, we’re attempting to fix what went wrong and focus on what went well. I’m happy to say we already have a great start in organizing this year’s event. This is my first year has committee chair, and I’m happy with how well planning has

gone. We’re laying a good foundation for this and future conventions, we’ve had positive feedback from some of the local gamers, and we’ve already started putting together the pieces of a gaming schedule. One of my favorite parts of planning is talking to people who are interested in the convention. Gamers are a blast to talk to, especially when they get excited about their favorite games. We’ve had several new fans of our Facebook page and several volunteers to run tournaments and displays. We’re working to get our local LARP group, a Warhammer tournament, and several gaming demos. As for what’s on the schedule already, we’ll be hosting several tabletop RPGs throughout the day and will be joined by the Pathfinder Society of Kansas City. Legend of the Five Rings and Magic: The Gathering will



be represented if you enjoy tradable card games, and we’ll have three local artists there to share their work. Besides planning for TengaiCon, we’re also planning fundraising events and working with other groups to put on gamer related functions for our community. Our end goal is to put on a great convention, but we want to get our name out now. We want to drum up interest, round up some volunteers, and be able to offer a day of different games for all our attendees. In the process we want to continue our goal of promoting a community of positive gaming

for updates. And keep reading The Hype Weekly, as they’ll be helping us even more to get the word out about TengaiCon and gaming in general. And now...full speed ahead until September!

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(barber) shop talk the mysteries of straight razor shaves warmed and lathered by john carroll For 49 years Roger Allerheiligen has been perfecting what many men include in their morning routines every day. Though the tools everyday folk like you and I might use (Mach 3 disposables and foaming gel) are somewhat different than Roger’s (straight razors, leather straps, and sharpening stones) the ultimate goal is the same. If you are one of those men who choose to embrace the beard, you can stop reading anytime. For the rest of us, shaving is a fact of life. If you are like me, my father never explained in detail the finer points of setting blade to skin. In an era of disposable blade cartridges and instant shaving foams as well as those abominable electric razors responsible for reddening the faces of more than just one man, an entire generation of men effectively lost the skills our grandfathers learned out of necessity. Out of all the barbershops in Manhattan, Campus is the only place in Manhattan that still offers the straight razor shave on its list of services. By law, licensed barbers (Campus has two) are the only employees allowed to use straight razors as opposed to cosmetologists who stick to the more aesthetic services when it comes to barbershop roles. The process takes about a half hour and requires a high degree of precision and focus. “I ask them (the customer) not to talk” says Roger. Any jaw flapping in the chair may lead to a cut or nick from the super sharp blade. Likewise, if Roger is addressed mid blade stroke he makes a point of backing off and stepping away from the chair before speaking. After all, it takes a certain level of trust to let another man place a razor within an inch of your jugular. You might assume that the only customers who come for one of these anachronistic shaves belong to the AARP card holding over 50 crowd. When I ask Roger about his clients though he tells me something different. Many are students and younger guys curious about the experience. “It’s a kind of pampering,” he admits to me.

Special occasions like weddings and graduation are some of the more common instances that bring many into the cozy space for the first time but the age of clients varies wildly. All novelty aspects of such an experience aside though, shaving using this technique has some serious practical benefits. For one, it will be the closest shave you can get anywhere. “The lines are more exact” is how Roger puts it. That’s why even customers dropping by for just a haircut get a razor edge on their neckline to complete the job. A trained expert in the Roffler method of haircutting popularized in America during the 1950s and 60s, Roger explains to me the advantages of cutting hair with the same type of straight edge razor used for shaving; difficult parts and crowns respond to the blade better than they would a set of scissors employed by most cosmetologists. So how does he do it? “Preparation” is Roger’s short answer. He repeats the word two more times to emphasize its importance before moving on to the next point. Expecting some sort of magic formula or

barbershop secret to be revealed when I inquire about the best way to prepare the skin, Roger hurls another surprise in my face as he lists his list of essential items. “No brushes. Clean hands, soap, warm water and four hot towels” is all the maestro needs to open the pores and soften the skin. “Applying a hot wash cloth for one minute will do at home” he tells me. “After warming the lather and applying evenly, the trick is to place the blade first, then move it.” Roger’s weapon of choice is a razor he’s had since his days as a student in Wichita almost 50 years ago. “My heart stopped when I dropped it one day.” Opening a drawer, he shows me another blade of similar quality he claims

is over 80 years old. Both are still in good working order. There’s a spot on Roger’s forearm that’s bare amidst the dark hairs on the rest of his arm. “That’s where I test the blade,” he states proudly. That spot serves as convincing evidence of the many closely shaven individuals he has served over the years and there is no sign of it growing back anytime soon. Campus Hairstyling (and shaves!) 1206 Moro Street Shaves $22


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