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15th Upson Lecture Series, Presented by Dr. Leon Barringer

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Dr. Leon S. Barringer, Commander of the 932nd Medical Group and a veterinary operations consultant for Diamond V nutrition, will discuss current events in his presentation, “Why do Agriculturists Stand During the National Anthem?” as part of the Upson Lecture Series at 6:00 p.m. Monday, November 6, in the Ballroom at the Hilton Garden Inn Conference Center in Manhattan, Kansas. This event is open to the public and free to attend.

Dr. Barringer enlisted in United States Air Force in 1983. After returning from deployment, Barringer went on to graduate in 1991 from the University of California, Davis with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. He served as the deputy command surgeon for North Atlantic Treaty Organization Training Mission Afghanistan. During that deployment, he was also dual hatted as the Chief of Staff and the Command Surgeon. He owned and operated his own private veterinary practice, and had tenure in Academia and served on the faculty on the United States Air Force Academy.

This is the 15th installment in the Upson Lecture Series, endowed by the College of Veterinary Medicine classes of 1962 and 1966. The Upson Lecture Series committee, a student organization at Kansas State University, organizes the lecture series. The event will be live-tweeted using the hashtag #ULS15. A video recording of the lecture will be available following the event.

For more information, contact Milea Anderson, Upson Lecture Series chair, at milea1@ksu.edu.