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.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com if you are able to volunteer.
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.
HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?
Call the parent hotline at 785-532-2222, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.