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Source: Emily Lehning, 785-532-6237,
Note to editor: Mallory Barmby is a graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas High School, Overland Park, and Amy Knedlik is a graduate of Spring Hill High School.
News release prepared by: Emily Vietti, 785-532-2535,

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


MANHATTAN -- It takes a village of students to plan the All-University Open House at Kansas State University.

This year's open house will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 16, on both the Manhattan and Salina campuses.

The annual event shows the public and prospective students what K-State is all about. Interactive displays, fun activities, games, informational booths and more will highlight all aspects of K-State, including student life, research and academic programs.

A core group of K-State students serve on the All-University Open House Coordinating Committee, which helps organize the event.

"Our students understand K-State in a way that few others can," said Emily Lehning, assistant vice president for student life. "They help make the university what it is. Having them involved with the planning of the All-University Open House each year has been integral to the event's success."

More information about open house is online at

Students on K-State's 2011 All-University Open House Coordinating Committee include:

Josh Linn, senior in chemical engineering, Abilene, representing the College of Engineering.

From Greater Kansas City: Mallory Barmby, junior in apparel and textiles, special events chair, and Ashley Knedlik, senior in family studies and human services, representing the College of Human Ecology, both from Olathe; Maggie Davidson, junior in management, student chair, and Joshua Schwagerl, senior in accounting and finance, representing the College of Business Administration, both from Overland Park; John Harrington, graduate student in industrial engineering, representing the College of Engineering, Amy Hunt, junior in elementary education, representing the College of Education, and Jay Timmerman, senior in management, representing the College of Business Administration, all from Shawnee.

Jennifer Heim, senior in life sciences, Hoxie, public relations chair; Russell Buchanan, junior in secondary education-English and journalism, Lansing, representing the College of Education; Sarah Trub, third-year student in veterinary medicine, Manhattan, representing the College of Veterinary Medicine; Kenna McWhirter, sophomore in family studies and human services, Moran, representing the College of Human Ecology; Raven Skinner, junior in biology and psychology, Paola, representing the College of Arts and Sciences; Rebecca Van Allen, senior in management and marketing, Phillipsburg, representing K-State Salina; Morgan Miles, junior in business administration, Salina, representing K-State Salina; Laura Banks, junior in psychology, entertainment co-chair, and Lesley Wichern, senior in accounting, representing the College of Business Administration, both from Topeka; Jeremy Pelton, junior in management, Ulysses, student life exhibits chair; Sarah Woodruff, senior in technology management, Wamego, representing K-State Salina; and Eliot Hardin, senior in fine arts, Wichita, entertainment co-chair.

From out of state: Katie Samples, senior in agribusiness, Windsor, Colo., representing the College of Agriculture; and Ryan Tollefsrud, third-year student in veterinary medicine, Spicer, Minn., representing the College of Veterinary Medicine.