We are thrilled to be hosting the Regional Summit, and hope you will join us for a fun-filled and informative weekend. We are still finalizing the details of all the activities, but a preliminary agenda is given below. Additional information regarding the Summit can be found at the International Golden Key website and in our latest newsletter. This page will be updated as we finalize the details of the summit, so please check back often. For immediate assistance, please contact one of our officers.


The designated lodging site is the Holiday Inn, directly across the street from the KSU campus. Presentations and activities will mostly happen at the Holiday Inn and the KSU Student Union. These two buildings are less than one block apart, and it is an easy walk between the two. Maps will be provided as part of the registration packet, which will be distributed upon arrival at the Holiday Inn.

Registration and Reservations

Registration for the summit is conducted online by Golden Key International. This is “Event 16”, and the forms can be found at

In addition to registering for the summit, you will also need to reserve a room at the hotel. To receive a discounted rate, tell them you are attending the Golden Key Regional Summit.
Online reservation: Holiday Inn
Address: 1641 Anderson Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502
Phone: 1 800 315 2621


Directions to Manhattan: text ~ scalable map

Schedule of Events

Friday, February 17
3:00 pm Hotel Check-In Holiday Inn
3:00-6:00 pm Summit Registration Holiday Inn
6:00-6:30 pm Welcome/Ice Breaker KSSU, Room 222
6:30-7:30 pmDinner KSSU, Room 222
7:30-8:00 pm Headquarter Update KSSU, Room 222
8:00-8:30 pm Keynote Speaker: Mike Finnegan KSSU, Room 222
8:30-9:00 pm Evening Entertainment by Cadence, K-State’s a cappella group KSSU, Room 222
9:30-9:45 pmHousekeeping/Close KSSU, Room 222
10 pm - untilFree Time Holiday Inn

Saturday, February 18
7:15-8:20 amLate Registration/BreakfastKSSU, Room 220
8:30-9:20 amWorkshop Session I
Graduate SchoolKSSU, Room 206
Resume BuildingKSSU, Room 219
Study AbroadKSSU, Room 209
President’s RoundtableKSSU, Room 220
9:30-10:50 amPanel of ProfessionalsKSSU, Room 220
11:00-11:50 amWorkshop Session II
Graduate SchoolKSSU, Room 206
Resume BuildingKSSU, Room 219
Study AbroadKSSU, Room 209
Intro to Golden KeyKSSU, Room 220
12:00-1:00 pmLunch/"Highlight Reel" of Morning WorkshopsKSSU, Room 220
1:30Meet to leave for service siteFront of Hotel
2:00-4:45 pmService ProjectSeveral Sites - TBA
5:15-6:15 pmFree TimeHoliday Inn
6:30-7:30 pmClosing DinnerKSSU, Salsarita’s
7:30-10:30 pmEvening Entertainment and Costume PartyKSSU, Salsarita’s

Sunday, February 19
Late Morning/Early AfternoonTrip to an Area Attraction
All DayVarious Activities Available
12:00 pmHotel Check-Out

Guide to Locations
~ KSSU: K-State Student Union
~ Room 219 is also known as the Sunflower Room
~ Room 220 is also known as the Flint Hills Room
~ Room 222 is also known as the Big 12 Room
Salsarita’s is on the ground floor of KSSU. All other rooms are on the second floor.

Workshop Details

Scarecrow, You Found a Brain; Now Use It to Find a Graduate School
Want to attend graduate school? This workshop will provide you with the skills and resources needed to find the perfect graduate program for your area of interest. It will outline useful tips for applying to multiple graduate schools, as well as help you form a timeline of how to get to where you want to go including timing of applications, placement tests, and contacting university advisors and representatives.

Location: K-State Student Union
Offered: Workshop Session I, Workshop Session II
Presenter: Dr. Carol Shanklin, Dean, KSU Graduate School

Getting the Job You Want: Let the Tin Man Show You What's at the Heart of a Great Résumé
Join this long-time Golden Key member for an interactive workshop detailing how to organize your résumé, what NOT to put on your résumé, how to market yourself in interviews to get a follow-up interview, and more. This professional development opportunity should not be passed up!

Location: K-State Student Union
Offered: Workshop Session I, Workshop Session II
Presenter: Mary Ellen Barkley, Assistant Director, KSU Career & Employment Services

Studying Abroad: Follow Your Yellow Brick Road to a Foreign Land
Have you thought about studying abroad? Come join these two experienced world-travelers to learn about how you can go on the adventure of a lifetime! This workshop will include information on different types of study abroad programs, how you can afford to study abroad, and potential study abroad destinations. Don't be a cowardly lion! Study abroad!

Location: K-State Student Union
Offered: Workshop Session I, Workshop Session II
~ Dr. Swinder Janda, Robert M. Edgerly Chair in Global Business and Professor of Marketing, KSU College of Business Administration
~ Bente Janda, Academic Advisor, KSU College of Business Administration

President’s Roundtable
How to Get Your Munchkins Singin': Best Practices for Member Involvement

Featuring Presidents from the most active Golden Key chapters in Region 6, this roundtable discussion will include topics such as how to engage new members, which fundraisers are successful and unsuccessful, and how to market Golden Key on your university campus. You will not want to miss this peer-to-peer discussion opportunity!

Location: K-State Student Union
Offered: Workshop Session I Only
Proctor: Jennifer Barben, KSU Golden Key Chapter President

Golden Key 101: Come See the Wizard!
Learn how to get the most of what Golden Key has to offer.

Location: K-State Student Union
Offered: Workshop Session II Only
Presenter: Daniel L. Ayala, M.Ed., Associate Director for U.S. University Relations, Golden Key International Honour Society

My Ticket to Oz: Turning Your College Diploma Into a Career

So you've earned your diploma, now what? In these hard economic times, many college graduates are struggling to find jobs and opportunities that interest them. This panel will examine the degrees and experiences of professionals from many different fields including engineering, agriculture, science, business, and entrepreneurship to help gain insights into how your college degree translates into a successful career that you will enjoy.

Location: K-State Student Union

Panel to Include:

Service Projects

Area Attractions