K-State Book Network (KSBN)

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K-State Book Network (KSBN)


A campus on the same page

K-State First is the University's first-year experience program, our way of helping students establish a great foundation for the rest of their college career. K-State Book Network (KSBN) is an all university reading program that selects a common book for the academic year and coordinates classroom and campus activities to correspond with the reading.

KSBN's purpose is to help guide the transition from highschool to college by giving students a common experience around book and guided academic and social activities that can be shared with professors, staff, administrators, and other students when they arrive on campus. It also sends the message that people in college read books, even ones that are not in their area of study.

The rest of the K-State community is also invited to read the book and participate in campus events.

Past books

Featured Items

  • Kansas State University, K-State First (2018-08-14)
    This guide provides resources for faculty and staff at Kansas State University on the book "The Hate U Give" by Angie Thomas. Included in the guide are discussion questions, suggested classroom activities, other titles of ...
  • Kansas State University, K-State First (2018)
    This short reading guide was distributed during Orientation and Enrollment and provided a starting point as students read through “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas. The guide provides questions and themes for readers to ...
  • Kansas State University, K-State First (2018)
    An announcement advertising "The Hate U Give" was selected as the 2018-2019 K-State Book Network common book. Sections include: synopsis, the book's awards, key themes, KSBN programming partners, and additional resources.
  • K-State First (Kansas State University, K-State First., 2016)
    Coming Out of the Shadows: A panel discussion. A panel of students share their experiences and thoughts about being an undocumented student at Kansas State University.
  • K-State First (Kansas State University, K-State First., 2016)
    Flyer advertising Joshua Davis's author talk at Kansas State University.

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