Department of Continuing Education records, Department Head Roman Verhaalen 1951-63

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US US kmk U1985.28

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Department of Continuing Education records, Department Head Roman Verhaalen 1951-63


  • 1951-1964 (Creation)


0.75 Linear Feet, 2.00 Boxes

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Administrative history

Throughout its history, K-State’s Global Campus (formerly the Division of Continuing Education) has provided educational opportunities for adult learners. Since 1966 Global Campus has offered thousands of conferences, seminars, courses, and degree programs to distance education students and working professionals. In 1967 they received the name Division of Continuing Education and have expanded to many academic programs, including the establishment of distant learning in 1997. Sue Maes was named the interim dean in 2007, a position which was solidified in 2009. In 2014, the Division of Continuing Education was renamed as the Kansas State University Global Campus under the leadership of former dean Sue Maes, who held that position from 2007 to 2017. Today, Global Campus provides distance education to students from across the country and around the world. In addition to distance education, Global Campus provides coordination of professional meetings, conferences, and professional development through the Conferences and Noncredit Programs office. Global Campus also believes in fostering strong ties to community and the importance of lifelong learning and personal development for all through the UFM Community Learning Center.

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These materials comprise the files of Roman J. Verhaalen, who served as department head or acting head of continuing education from 1956 to 1964. The materials cover from 1951 to 1964 and topics include department activities and records, Abilene-Chapman college experiment, Advisory Council for General Extension, Continental Classroom movement, Faculty Senate activities, graduate and home study programs, instructional records, television and radio class publicity, and the 50th anniversary of the department.

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The materials are arranging alphabetically by topic.

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No access restrictions: All materials are open for research.

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The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

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  • English

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  • Latin

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Custodial history

Materials are U1985.28, previously numbered U 77, and were transferred from the Division of Continuing Education to the archives before 1983 without effective documentation.

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Acqusition Source: Division of Continuing Education
Acqusition Method: Records transfer.
Acqusition Date: 19830101

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These materials document the activities of the department head and provide insight to innovative methods of continuing education during the 1950s and 1960s.


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  • Citation: [Item title], [item date], Department Head of Continuing Education records, Box [number], Folder [number or title], Morse Department of Special Collections, Kansas State University Libraries.

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Archivist's note

Finding Aid Author: Rachel Land
Processing Info: Student assistant Rachel Land processed and described materials and university archivist Cliff Hight reviewed the finding aid in 2014.
Publication Date: 2014-11-20

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