PRICES REDUCED FOR PREFERRED SPACES IN PARKING GARAGE, SPACES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
Faculty and staff hoping to find a prime parking space on campus are in luck as officials at K-State's parking services have announced a price reduction for preferred parking spots in the new parking garage.
The new price for the preferred parking permit in the garage is now $400, reduced from $600. The price of a reserved parking permit is $900, reduced from $1,200. Preferred parking allows the driver to park in a nonreserved stall in the garage. A reserved stall is an assigned stall marked for a driver.
The new prices will take effect July 1.
Currently there are between 300 and 400 unclaimed parking spots for faculty and staff.
"When you run, say $900, over the course of a year for five days a week, that's not very much," said Darwin Abbott, director of parking services. "Not only are you getting a parking permit and a RFID card, but all of the sudden you're also a lot closer to where you need to be on campus."
The garage includes a stairway tower on the north end, elevators and a bridge that connects to the K-State Student Union.
To sign up for preferred parking in the garage, contact K-State's parking services at 785-532-7275 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The garage, which features more than 1,300 parking stalls, opened Jan. 14.
K-STATE'S PROGRAM IN COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS EARNS REACCREDITATION, HIGH PRAISE FROM KEY AUDIOLOGY AND SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY COUNCIL
K-State's master's program in communication sciences and disorders has been accredited for another eight years by the Council on Academic Accreditation for Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology.
The accreditation process took a year and included a 119-page report that covered assessment of knowledge and skills at the undergraduate and graduate levels on 190 certification standards, as well as a two-day site visit by a three-member council team, according to Robert Garcia, director of K-State's communication sciences and disorders program.
While at K-State, site team members met with the program's faculty and undergraduate and graduate students; clients served by K-State's Speech and Hearing Center; Maurice MacDonald, director of K-State's School of Family Studies and Human Services; Virginia Moxley, dean of K-State's College of Human Ecology; and Ruth Dyer, serving as K-State's interim provost.
The communication sciences and disorders program is offered through the School of Family Studies and Human Services in K-State's College of Human Ecology. Moxley said the program received high marks in the accreditation process.
"The review of K-State's communications sciences and disorders program was entirely positive," she said. "The program was fully compliant with all standards, and the review team could not have been more positive in their evaluation of the program. In addition, Dr. Robert Garcia's program leadership was singled out for special recognition by the reviewers."
OPEN FORUM FOR VICE PRESIDENT FOR ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE TO BEGIN IN MAY
The search committee for the vice president for administration and finance has invited three candidates to campus to interview during the first two weeks of May.
The campus community is invited to each of their open forums scheduled at 3 p.m. in the K-State Student Union Little Theater on the following dates: Monday, May 3; Thursday, May 6; and Tuesday, May 11.
The candidates' names, application materials, interview schedules and evaluation forms can be found at http://www.k-state.edu/vpaf/interviews.html