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Tuesday, Oct. 16, 5 p.m.
Cadence A Cappella


Cadence A Cappella will perform during the Tuesday, October 16, poster reception. It was founded in 1998 by a small group of students who love to sing and has been going strong ever since. It is a very versatile group, with men from every class and many different majors including education, engineering, graphic design.

Cadence members like to sing barbershop, popular music, oldies, doo-wop, and more. Cadence is a fun, energetic and entertaining all male ensemble with around four voices per part, but this varies from year to year. Because there are men from varying classes in Cadence, the group changes annually due to graduating seniors and incoming freshmen. Cadence loves any and all opportunities to perform!

Wednesday, Oct.  17, 9:20 a.m.
Nancy Franz, Professor Emeritus at Iowa State University


Nancy Franz retired after 33 years of service with Cooperative Extension Systems as a county extension agent, campus specialist, and administrator in Wisconsin, New York, New Hampshire, Virginia, and Iowa. She currently consults on organizational development with nonprofit organizations and higher education and serves on the Story County Conservation Board. She loves to volunteer, read, travel, be outdoors doing silent sports, and consume dark chocolate.

Thursday, Oct. 18, 8:15 a.m.
Understanding Changing Demographics in Kansas


Matthew R. Sanderson, the Randall C. Hill Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Kansas State University, is a social scientist with interests in population, environment, and development. His recent research investigates how social relations inhibit or allow natural resource conservation. His projects examine how social structures influence groundwater management at multiple scales (from community to global); how social networks shape participation in group decision-making within common pool resource settings; how social factors affect adoption of irrigation technologies; and how culture influences perceptions of the science, knowledge, and information used to make decisions about agricultural adaptations.