February 2009

GOT QUESTIONS? ASK WILLIE

It’s like Dear Abby, but with purple fur and K-State fever. How do I find an internship? Where can I get help with my physics homework? Ask Willie!

Now when faced with a tough campus question, your student can get fast answers from K-State’s newest help service. Ask Willie, part of K-State’s Healthy Decisions campaign, helps students find solutions to whatever problems come their way.

Check out Ask Willie

Get more info about K-State’s Healthy Decisions

GOOD TIMES AT OPEN HOUSE

Skate over to Manhattan and shake your groove thing at the 30th annual K-State Open House. See what’s going on in your student’s college and even get a taste of what they’ve been up to. Hustle to the beat of the Marching Cobras of Kansas City, get some groovy food in the Union, and shimmy out to the quad for a game or two.

Find out what’s happenin’ April 18 at Open House 2009

FIRST YEAR K-STATER RESEARCHES CANCER

Recruitment. Residence halls. Roommates. Research?

During her first year at K-State, Kristina Bigelow is taking the road less traveled. A first-generation college student originally from a farm in Moran, Bigelow said she’s wanted to research cancer since high school. Through K-State’s Developing Scholars Program, she jumped into colon cancer research right off the bat.

Learn more about Bigelow’s research
Find out more about research options for your student
Watch videos about the Developing Scholars Program

K-STATE PROMOTES ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and the Sham-WOW guy had to start somewhere. Could the next big thing spring from K-State?

Through K-State’s new Center for Entrepreneurship’s “Next Big Thing” competition, anything’s possible. Students in the competition will present their ideas and compete for $9,000 in prize money. The winner might just be the next best thing.

Get more info on the “Next Big Thing” competition
Read up on the new Center for Entrepreneurship
Find out more about other K-State majors

K-STATE DEAN FOCUSES ON STUDENTS

After 13 years as dean of the College of Architecture, Planning, and Design, Dennis Law is following an old set of blueprints. He’s getting back into action in the classroom. During his time as dean, Law and his team improved architecture facilities and brought the architecture program soaring to an all-time high.

Get the full story about Law
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WHAT’S HAPPENING?

Want to know about K-State’s upcoming events?

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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.

We offer you a voice through the Parents and Family Advisory Board, and you can participate in student recruitment events in Kansas and out of state, as well as help us raise funds to support scholarships and make enhancements to student life at K-State.

Learn about the PFA

HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?

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

Access the array of student services and helpful topics ranging from the Academic Majors Fair to medical services and the yearbook