Category Archives: Zeitoun

Media coverage of Hurricane Katrina: Why the message matters

Murders and rapes… dead bodies piled in the Louisiana Superdome…shots fired at a rescue helicopter…. The media’s message in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina was as riveting as it was often wrong. And messages matter.

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Lessons After Katrina: Youth Leadership and Community Activism

Originally posted 02/03/2012 This year’s common book Zeitoun has introduced us to different perspectives and experiences about Hurricane Katrina, religion, civics and many other topics. I’d like to share with you an opportunity to hear another story about Hurricane Katrina, this one … Continue reading

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Zeitoun, the Movie

Originally posted 07/20/2011 Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme, perhaps best known for Silence of the Lambs, is making an animated, feature-length version of Dave Eggers’s best-selling book, Zeitoun – the 2011 common reading selection at Kansas State University.

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Thoughts on Dave Eggers’ writing

For the last few days I’ve been thinking a lot about Abdulrahman Zeitoun. I know him well and deeply, and I’ve almost mourned for him, and the odd thing is I only know him through the book that bears his … Continue reading

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Get in on the Discussion!

Originally posted 08/02/2011 By this time, either you’ve read Zeitoun or are in the process.  So what do you think?  As members of the committee that selected Zeitoun, of course we loved it, but we want to know what K-State … Continue reading

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Movies on the Grass presents Trouble the Water

Originally posted 08/24/2011 Being on the selection committees for both the K-States Book Network and Movies on the Grass, I thought it would be a good idea to find a film to compliment Zeitoun.   I thought the film Trouble the Water was a … Continue reading

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Personal experience helping with a disaster

Originally posted 09/02/2011 I think that it is important to remember that in many ways Zeitoun chronicles the worst-case scenario for disaster response efforts. Often, the most successful disaster responses are overlooked because the effects of the disaster are minimum. Such … Continue reading

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Lt. General Russel Honoré on The Culture of Preparedness

KSBN is proud to present Lt. General Russel Honore, “The New Normal: Leadership and Preparedness in the 21st Century” Tue 9/13 at 7 pm in the K-State Student Union Grand Ballroom. Tickets are required to watch from the Grand Ballroom, … Continue reading

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