Students help organize All-University Open House focused on K-State stories
Thursday, March 27, 2014
MANHATTAN — A group of Kansas State University students is weaving together a tale of fun and exploration at this year's All-University Open House. On Saturday, April 5, the yearlong work of the event's core coordinating committee will pay off with a celebration to remember.
Students from disciplines across campus are volunteering in different capacities for this year's open house, which will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Manhattan and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Salina and Olathe campuses. Open house is an annual event to show the public and prospective students the excitement of the Kansas State University experience, and students play a big role in its organization.
"We're very proud of our student leaders," said Emily Lehning, assistant vice president for student life. "Open house is an excellent opportunity to showcase and enhance our students' leadership and academic achievements. Open house brings together our students, faculty and staff for a fun and educational day."
Interactive displays, fun activities, games, informational booths and more will highlight all aspects of Kansas State University — including student life, research and academic programs — while celebrating university's rich history and traditions.
This year's open house theme is "where your story meets ours," and focuses on the vibrant stories that comprise a Kansas State University experience. Kyle Pelton, student coordinator and a junior in finance from Ulysses, said the committee wanted open house to highlight one of the university's best features: its family atmosphere.
"The theme will show everyone who visits open house a little of what students get to experience every day," Pelton said. "Working with this awesome group of student leaders is just another example of my own exciting K-State story and my K-State family."
Joining Pelton on the All-University Open House Coordinating Committee are the following students:
Jennifer Butler, junior in family studies and human services, Arkansas City, representing the College of Human Ecology; Jordan Pieschl, senior in agricultural communications and agricultural economics, Brookville, public relations co-coordinator; Taberie Halling, sophomore in business administration, Caldwell, entertainment co-coordinator; Kurt Lockwood, junior in agricultural economics, Cassoday, representing the College of Agriculture; Baillie Woydziak, senior in family studies and human services, Garden City, representing the College of Human Ecology.
From Greater Kansas City: Caroline Toler, junior in family studies and human services, Leawood, student co-coordinator; Ellen Harley, sophomore in family studies and human services, representing the College of Arts and Sciences, Kathryn Johns, senior in psychology, representing the College of Arts and Sciences, and Dom Robinson, junior in family studies and human services, special events co-coordinator, all from Olathe; and Sydney Allie Love, junior in elementary education, Shawnee, representing the College of Education.
Marcus Kidd, senior in psychology, Manhattan, special events co-coordinator; Hillary L'Ecuyer, senior in interior design, Morrowville, representing the College of Human Ecology; Mark Johnson, sophomore in secondary education, student life exhibits co-coordinator, and Emma Brace, senior in biological systems engineering, representing the College of Engineering, both from Topeka; Katie Watkins, junior in journalism and mass communications, Wichita, entertainment co-coordinator; and Emily Beneda, sophomore in food science and industry, Wilson, representing the College of Agriculture.
From out of state: Jason Troendle, junior in agricultural economics, St. Charles, Minn., public relations co-coordinator.
From out of country: Subin Chun, freshman in secondary education, South Korea, representing the College of Education.
Students are responsible for planning many aspects of open house, including coordinating with college and departments, arranging entertainment, developing the theme, and much more. Learn more about open house at http://www.k-state.edu/openhouse.