April 2010

K-STATE PROUD + DIGITAL ETHNOGRAPY = STUDENTS HELPING STUDENTS

When Michael Wesch, assistant professor of sociology, anthropology, and social work, was asked to be honorary co-chair for the K-State Proud campaign for student scholarships, he wanted to combine his digital storytelling assignment with a way to show that the campaign is about more than t-shirts. One hundred students pooled their time and money and came together for a Flash Mob of Kindness to promote this year’s campaign.

Learn about the project and watch the video
Find out more about K-State Proud

K-STATE BUILDINGS AIM FOR SUSTAINABILITY

K-State is seeking LEED-certification for two buildings, the School of Leadership Studies and Building 5 at Jardine Apartments.  This certification demonstrates that the building concept and construction have the in mind the impact they have on the environment.

Find out more about K-State’s environmentally sound projects

CHECK OUT THE GO-TO GUIDE FOR PARENTS

One of the many resources for parents includes this site that lists K-State student services, useful links from the academic calendar to previous issues of this newsletter, and the best times to visit your student on campus. This site is part of the Parents and family website, designed just with you in mind.

Browse this site

Make your move at K-state's open house

Mark your calendar so you won't miss the academic exhibits, free food, and entertainment on Saturday, April 24. You don't need reservations to join your K-State student, so just show up. And bring the whole family. You can top off the day with spring football game.

If you plan to attend K-State’s Open House, why not volunteer to represent the Parents and Family Association at an information table? It’s a great time to meet other parents, and it’s a good excuse to visit your student. Make a full day of it, with entertainment, academic exhibits, food, the Marching Cobras, and other activities for all ages. And top off the day with the spring football game.

Mark your calendar for family day

Family Day: September 25

This year’s Family Day is set for Saturday, September 25, so mark your calendar for a day of activities with your K-State student. Bring the whole family!

Check out last year’s schedule of events
Book your hotel room for both events
Check out more K-State events

GET INVOLVED WITH THE PFA

The Parents and Family Association helps you connect to K-State. Our website keeps you up to date on events like Family Day and Open House, which give you the opportunity to come to campus and spend the day with your student.

Through the Parents and Family Advisory Board, you can participate in student recruitment events in Kansas and out of state. You can also help us raise funds to support scholarships and make enhancements to student life at K-State.

Learn about the PFA
Stay in touch on Facebook

HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?

Call the parent hotline at 785-532-2222 or e-mail pfa@k-state.edu.

Access an alphabetical list of student services and helpful topics