Oct. 21, 2013                                                                                                                   NewsBlast Vol. 4 No. 3
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Military Partnership
Kansas State University and U. S. Army Fort Riley renewed their partnership for the fourth year in 2013. This agreement strengthens the ties that military students have to civilian life and makes K-State one of the most military inclusive universities in the country.
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K-State Salina's Civic Luncheon Lecture Series 
The Civic Luncheon Lecture Series at Kansas State University's Salina campus is providing the community a much-needed opportunity to discuss public issues. Their upcoming discussion, "Hydraulic Fracturing in Kansas: The Process and Challenges," is scheduled for Nov. 14.
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Mental Health Forum
The Kansas Town Hall mental health forum originally scheduled for Oct. 17 was postponed due to the federal government partial shutdown and will now take place on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, at the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum in Abilene, Kan.  Everyone will have the opportunity to be part of a roundtable discussion of three approaches to improving overall mental health in their community.  Join us from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Visitor Center Auditorium.
Deadline Approaching for Small Business Energy Program 
The deadline for the Small Business Energy Program assessment is quickly approaching. If selected, an energy audit will be conducted of your rural grocery store by Kansas Corporation Commission Energy Division staff. Based on the results, the team will recommend a wide array of viable energy saving options. Don't miss out on this opportunity to save money on your energy bill. The assessment can also help you apply for a USDA rural energy grant. The application deadline is Oct. 31, 2013.
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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.
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