February 2011

K-STATE’S VALUE STATEMENT RECEIVES UPDATE

K-State’s revised Principles of Community, established a decade ago, was unveiled January 27 at the Martin Luther King, Jr., Fellowship luncheon.  A new principle on the value of honor and integrity was added to the original five. The principles convey the values that the university has agreed are important to us as a university community and that contribute to the enhancement of a culture of inclusiveness, fair treatment, and civil discourse.

Discover the Principles of Community

UNDERGRADS CONDUCT CANCER-RELATED RESEARCH

As part of K-State’s commitment to providing quality research opportunities for undergraduates, nearly 50 students who received cancer research awards from K-State’s Terry C. Johnson Center for Basic Cancer Research have headed to the lab this semester. The award program not only promotes undergraduate participation in laboratory research but it also pairs up students with a faculty researcher and encourages students to consider careers in cancer research and medicine.

Read about one student’s experience
Learn about the award and winners

POWERCAT FINANCIAL COUNSELING WINS NATIONAL HONOR, EXPANDS SERVICES

Powercat Financial Counseling, a free financial counseling and education program for students, won its second national honor, the 2011 Promising Practices Award from the Student Affairs Partnering with Academic Affairs Knowledge Community.

PFC offers one-on-one peer counseling, as well as free workshops on topics like budgeting, understanding credit, identity theft, investing, and more to classes, student orgranizations, and living groups. Soon the program will offer online financial counseling via Skype and over the phone.

Learn more about PFC
Read more about the award

PSYCHOLOGY PROFESSOR STUDIES THE EFFECT OF WATCHING MOVIES WITH OTHERS

Richard Harris, professor of psychology, says that when you sit down to watch a movie, whether you enjoy the movie or not may depend on who’s sitting next to you.  It’s especially true if you are watching love scenes with your parents. The preliminary results of the study also showed that women talk about their movie experiences, while men don’t, and that gender effects how viewers react during particular types of movies.

Discover what the research says
Harris talks with ABC about his movie experiences

CHOOSE YOUR DESTINATION AT OPEN HOUSE

If you plan to attend K-State’s Open House on April 16, 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, and activities for all ages. Please contact Mollie McReynolds at molliem@k-state.edu if you are able to volunteer.

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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.

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HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?

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

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