February 2010

LAFENE HEALTH CENTER

It’s typical to worry about your student’s health. And with the recent bouts of flu and H1N1, it’s good to know that Lafene Health Center offers K-State students comprehensive, high-quality, easily accessible, and affordable outpatient healthcare.

Check out Lafene’s parent site

STUDY ABROAD

Study abroad can help round out your student’s education, and at K-State students have traveled to more than 100 countries worldwide. They can learn another language, expand their circle of friends, see the world at student-discount prices, and learn about themselves.

Find out if study abroad is right for your student

K-STATE OFFERS DEGREES IN THE 10 HOTTEST CAREERS

Government economists have predicted 10 occupations that will have the most job openings between 2006 and 2016.  K-State offers bachelor’s degrees related to all 10 career fields listed on College Board’s 10 Hottest Careers: computer engineering, education, construction management, accounting and finance, and more. The site also lists the 10 hottest careers for graduate degrees and associate or postsecondary vocational awards.

Check out the College Board’s list of hot careers
Explore K-State related majors

CHANGES AT THE TOP

It’s been a busy year at K-State with a new president, provost, and a vice president for communications and marketing. We welcomed President Kirk Schulz this summer; Provost April Mason joined the family in January; and Jeffery Morris, vice president for communications and marketing, K-State’s most recent hire, came on board February 1.

Meet President Kirk Schulz
Find out about April Mason
Learn about Jeffery Morris’s charge

K-STATERS IN THE NEWS

Black Student Union president helps others gain success in college
Theater students and faculty member win Kennedy Center honors
Grad student’s interest in global poverty nets an invitation to the Power 100 Summit
Business administration students win scholarships with Target home furnishings plans
Five architecture students design visitors center for Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

T•H•E BAKERY

Families at home can show their K-Staters living in the residence halls how special they are by sending them a delivery of fresh-baked products from T•H•E Bakery. Celebrate a birthday, send a care package for midterms or finals, or just show you care.

Explore the menu
Check out how to order

ADD THESE DATES TO YOUR CALENDAR

Open House: April 24

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.

Check out the full range of options from last year’s Open House
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.

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