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Source: Michelle Haupt, 785-532-7494, mhaupt@k-state.edu
News release prepared by: Kevin Cook, 785-532-2644, kcook@k-state.edu

Monday, Oct. 12, 2009

K-STATE ACADEMIC MAJORS FAIR, OCT. 14, HELPS STUDENTS EXPLORE ACADEMIC PROGRAM OPTIONS

MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University's 2009 Academic Majors Fair will be 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, in the Grand Ballroom at the K-State Student Union.

"Having the fair in October gives students the chance to have follow-up visits with advisers in time to complete any necessary paperwork before enrolling for the spring 2010 semester," said Michael Lynch, K-State associate vice president for student life.

The fair features representatives from all nine K-State colleges. Individual departments and student services representatives will talk to students about academic majors, minors, secondary majors and career alternatives.

"The Academic Majors Fair is an incredible opportunity for students to explore their academic options at K-State," said Stephen Kiefer, professor and director of the University Honors Program. "By bringing together virtually all the academic and student services programs, students are afforded the opportunity to plan their future time at K-State and when they move on to their careers."

Last year's fair attracted around 800 students. When surveyed, more than 90 percent of them said they'd recommend the event to a friend.

"Students say the Academic Majors Fair is a great place to explore majors, minors and secondary majors by talking to faculty members who really know the curriculum and can explain available career paths and internship opportunities," said Julie Hunt, open option academic adviser in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Along with K-State's colleges, the fair is sponsored by K-State's Academic and Career Information Center, the College of Arts and Sciences' open option program and housing and dining services. More information about the fair is available at http://www.k-state.edu/acic/majorsfair