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K-STATE'S LAFENE HEALTH CENTER OFFERING FLU VACCINE FOR STUDENTS, EMPLOYEES AND THEIR SPOUSES AND CHILDREN 18 YEARS AND OLDER
The influenza vaccine is now available at K-State's Lafene Health Center, with influenza vaccine clinics planned for each Thursday until semester break or until supplies are depleted.

The vaccine will be available for K-State students, faculty and staff, as well as their spouses and children 18 years or older, at Lafene's Immunization Clinic from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. Oct. 1, 15, 22 and 29. Additional dates to be scheduled will be listed on the Lafene Web site at http://www.k-state.edu/lafene

K-Staters wanting to receive the vaccine should check in at Lafene's front entrance on the scheduled clinic dates. Vaccines are available on a walk-in basis. As with all vaccines administered through the health center, there is a 20-minute wait required following the vaccine injection.

The cost of the vaccine is $15 for students and $20 for faculty, staff and their family members.

In addition, the flu vaccine will be available to K-Staters at the following special events:
* K-State Benefits Expo, for faculty and staff only, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, Ballroom, K-State Student Union.
* Lafene Health Center's 19th annual Health Fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, Union courtyard. It is anticipated that influenza vaccine will be available.

Please note that the seasonal influenza vaccine does not protect against the H1N1 influenza. The H1N1 influenza vaccine may be available later this semester.

The Lafene Web site -- http://www.k-state.edu/lafene -- also has information about the upcoming health fair and updates on the influenza vaccines.

 

K-STATE'S FAMILY DAY OFFERS ARRAY OF ACTIVITIES SEPT. 26
K-State's 81st annual Family Day will be Saturday, Sept. 26. The day provides students and their families with the opportunity to spend time together on campus.

The Family Day schedule has events that spotlight a variety of K-State departments, academics, clubs and organizations.

Family Day activities also are a good way for new students, who have had a few weeks to get to know the campus better, to now share their new experiences with their families.

Most Family Day events are free, although some do charge a fee and may require a reservation. A complete listing of events is available at:
http://www.k-state.edu/familyday/

Students and their families are invited to take part in the K-State Legacy Pinning Ceremony, where the K-State family tradition is honored with the pinning of current students by K-State alumni in their family. Family members that are not alumni, known as K-Staters by Choice, also are invited to participate. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. in the ballroom of the K-State Alumni Center and breakfast will be served. The cost for the ceremony is $12 per student and $15 for family members. Reservations can be made by calling 785-532-6237 or by e-mail to pfa@k-state.edu.

Other activities include campus tours, a children's carnival on the K-State Student Union's Bosco Plaza and a barbecue lunch in Cat Town on the southeast side of Bill Snyder Family Stadium before the K-State football team takes on Tennessee Tech. The lunch costs $10 per person. Reservations are requested by contacting 785-532-7584 or pfa@k-state.edu. The lunch will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

K-State's honorary family of the year also will be recognized at the K-State football game. Every year, families are nominated by application for their dedication to K-State. After reviewing the nominees, K-State's junior honorary, Chimes, determines the winner.

 

K-STATE'S UNITED WAY CAMPAIGN MOVED TO NOVEMBER
K-State's United Way Campaign will be conducted during November this year, rather than October. Information will be received around Halloween.

Contributions to the United Way go to help the community's most critical health and human service needs. Questions about this year's campaign may be directed to Loleta Sump at 785-532-1718 or loleta@k-state.edu

 

K-STATE'S BEACH MUSEUM TO HOST WRIGGLY FUN AND GAMES WITH 'BUGGING OUT IN MANHATTAN' OPEN HOUSE
As part of K-State's Family Day and Robert Lang's "Insect Origami" exhibition, the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art will host the "Bugging Out in Manhattan" open house from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 26.

The open house, which is inspired by the museum's exhibition "Robert Lang: Insect Origami," will provide children and families with the chance to create bug boxes, woven mats and butterflies, as well as to play wriggly games and enjoy cool refreshments. Children also can win a bug for their bug boxes after taking part in a scavenger hunt.

Lang's "Insect Origami" exhibit will be available for viewing and offers paper katydids, cicadas, silverfish, scorpions, beetles, spiders, butterflies, centipedes and walking sticks. Families are encouraged to come and go as they please to this free event.