College of Arts and Sciences
Talk to the staff and cadets, or stop by to find out more about Air Force ROTC.
American ethnic studies
Explore race and ethnicity. Learn about our course offerings, faculty areas of expertise and ongoing research interests.
Discover past and present cultural traditions of human beings from around the world.
Feeling creative? Watch art students spin the pottery wheel, or buy a piece of student art. Chat with students about our nine areas of concentration — from graphic design to painting to digital art. Our 2013 spring scholarship students’ art will be on display on the top two floors of Willard Hall. Students also will be competing in a chalk drawing contest outside of Willard Hall. Vote for the best drawing and win art!
Biochemistry and molecular biophysics
Want to know the secrets of life? Learn about becoming a biochemist, including how molecules work inside a living cell. View a slide show of research activities and see insects.
View displays from the student chapter of the Wildlife Society and the Microbiology Club. Examine organisms used in genetic studies, take a biology knowledge quiz and get information about the Konza Prairie.
Visit our booth in the Student Union for fun, hands-on chemistry. See glassblowing shows at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in 114 Willard Hall. See weird science with a glowing chemistry magic show at 11:15 a.m. to noon in 114 Willard Hall.
Learn about communication studies at K-State. A degree in communication studies will equip you for careers in law, politics, business, education and more.
Discover the economics of “The Office,” test your financial literacy and explore what’s new in the world of economics.
Love to read or write? Explore one of K-State’s most versatile degrees — English. See the Poet-in-a-Box. Take a literary quiz to win a free book. Celebrate National Poetry Month by choosing a poem that speaks to you. See what English offers for avid readers and creative writers.
View flat maps, computer maps, student projects, geography-related publications and flyers.
Watch a plume of polluted water move through a model window of the ground beneath us. Try to identify common minerals (fool’s gold, anyone?). Use our microscopes to look through a slice of solid rock, or see what is really in our “pink coral sands” of Bermuda!
We have so many stories to tell, and so little time. See the renowned Lecompton Reenactors perform scenes from the Civil War in full period costume in the quad between Waters Hall and Hale Library.
International and Latin American studies
Curious about the world? Test your knowledge of your neighbors by taking an international studies quiz.
Journalism and mass communications
Learn more about the fast-paced world of journalism, advertising and public relations. See what our students are doing in and out of the classroom. Visit 91.9, K-State’s award-winning student radio station. Learn how the student newspaper, the Kansas State Collegian, and the student yearbook, the Royal Purple, are produced. It’s an exciting time to be in the communications industry, and our students are on the front lines. Check us out!
Who will be the math whiz? Find out when students compete in the Manhattan Mathematical Olympiad from 9 a.m. to noon in 101 Cardwell Hall. Competitions for grades 5-6, 7-8 and 9-12. Discover the many career opportunities open to math graduates.
Target success. Stop by our table to learn more about our pre-professional program, which includes leadership development, military skills and adventure training. Be sure to try out our rock climbing wall at Bosco Student Plaza outside the Union.
Learn a new language and explore the world! Taste exotic candy and learn your name in Japanese. Get information on language scholarships, minors, majors and departmental summer programs abroad.
Music, theatre, and dance
Do you like to make music, act or dance? If so, regardless of your major, learn more about all the events in McCain Auditorium and Nichols Hall. Whether it’s taking the field before more than 55,000 people with the Pride of Wildcat Land band; walking on stage with one of our major performing ensembles; being a part of a play or musical; or moving as a part of our dance companies, ballet, modern, or tap, everyone can have a part in the new K-State School of Music, Theatre, and Dance!
Explore your options for choosing a major in any college at K-State.
Want to hone critical reasoning skills that are important in a range of occupations and professions? Come explore the nature of morality, encounter vexing metaphysical puzzles and develop your logic skills with philosophy. Learn how a philosophy degree is excellent preparation for law school, business school and the working world.
Keep your hands on physics with user-friendly demonstrations. Discuss your interests and passions with physics faculty and students, and get directions to Cardwell Hall, where hands-on activities delight visitors in the main entrance. An astounding collection of our favorite, fun physics demonstrations will be presented at 12:30 p.m. in 103 Cardwell Hall.
Take a computer quiz to test your political science knowledge.
Interested in a health care career? K-State is a great place to start. Stop by to find out how K-State can help you prepare to be a doctor, nurse, physical therapist and more!
See how any major can lead you to law school and a satisfying career in the legal profession. The mock trial team competes regionally and nationally with teams from other schools. Come and have fun while challenging others in a courtroom setting.
Read it in the original. Learn about the valuable certificate that can be added to any major.
See our tightrope-walking rats! Ask us about psychological sciences as a major and a career.
Social work is the “helping profession.” Stop by to see all the things you can do with a social work degree.
Sociology and criminology
Are you naturally curious about people and society? Do you want your career to be one that serves people? Sociology might be the major for you. Learn about the obvious and not-so-obvious career paths chosen by sociology graduates.
Do you enjoy solving problems and working as part of a team? If so, look at a career in statistics. Come hear about opportunities awaiting you in this exciting field.
Ever think about what men and women might look like on another planet? Kids can use their imaginations at our coloring table. Also learn about women in Kansas history.
Elsewhere on campus
Chalk drawing contest outside of Willard Hall.
Student scholarship artwork on the top two floors of Willard Hall. MFA exhibit in the Champman Gallery of Willard Hall.
Glassblowing demonstrations at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in 114 Willard Hall. Chemistry magic show from 11:15 a.m. to noon.
See Civil War-era historical figures come to life by the Lecompton Reenactors. 10 a.m., quad between Waters Hall and Hale Library.
Olympiad. 9 a.m. to noon. 101 Cardwell Hall.
Rock climbing wall, Strength in Action Tour robots, flight simulators and more. Bosco Student Plaza and Mid-Campus Drive in front of Anderson Hall.
Hands-on activities in Cardwell’s main entrance and 143 Cardwell. Fun physics demonstrations at 12:30 p.m. in 103 Cardwell Hall.