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Source: Michelle Haupt, 785-532-7494, mhaupt@k-state.edu
Website: http://www.k-state.edu/acic/majorsfair
News release prepared by: Kevin Cook, 785-532-2644, kcook@k-state.edu

Friday, Oct. 8, 2010

ACADEMIC MAJORS FAIR OCT. 13 HELPS STUDENTS EXPLORE OPTIONS

MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University's 2010 Academic Majors Fair will be 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, 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 2011 semester," said Michael Lynch, K-State associate vice president for student life.

The Academic Majors 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 has proven to be an excellent occasion for K-State students to discover their academic possibilities," said Kimathi Choma, the director of K-State's undergraduate public health programs. "Students have the opportunity to meet with academic and student services, allowing them to envision a career path and plan their future."

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.

"What I love most about the Academic Majors Fair is the opportunity it provides for students and staff to connect," said Madai Rivera, admissions coordinator for Hispanic recruitment, K-State College of Human Ecology. "I often meet with students after the fair for follow up, answer additional questions and help them with the curriculum change process. I love to hear them say, 'this is what I've been looking for.' The entire K-State community is encouraged to come out and see what K-State has to offer."

The fair is sponsored by K-State's Academic and Career Information Center, the College of Arts and Sciences' open option program, housing and dining services, Healthy Decisions and all of K-State's colleges.

More information is available at http://www.k-state.edu/acic/majorsfair.