August 2009

GPS STEERS FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS TOWARD SUCCESS

The transition from high school to college is a tough one for a lot of students, and making a successful transition is an essential part of a good first year away from home. K-State’s newest service for incoming freshman, the Guide to Personal Success program, gives students the tools and advice they need to have an awesome first year.

Find out more about GPS

CASHIER’S OFFICE SHOWS PARENTS THE FINANCIAL ROPES

Parents worried about making first time tuition payments can access tutorials on the cashier’s website that give step-by-step guidance for making payments, reading and accessing accounts, and more.

Check out the tutorials

CES HELPS STUDENTS DRESS TO IMPRESS

A college student’s closet usually contains less-than-desirable clothing for career fairs, interviews, and jobs. Career and Employment Services recently asked for gently used professional clothing to kick start post-graduate wardrobes. The donated clothing is offered at a low price to students looking for appropriate professional attire.

Find out what CES has to offer your student

CLASSROOM DIVERSITY PROMOTED BY 2009-2010 COFFMAN CHAIR

Professor Douglas Benson, named 2009-2010 Coffman Chair for University Distinguished Teaching Scholars, aims to promote campus wide diversity to prepare students for challenges in their future. Benson feels diversity is becoming and evermore-prominent aspect of a solid college education and better prepares students for future professional and personal challenges.

Learn more about Benson

SENIOR TO INTERN FOR THE ‘RACHAEL RAY SHOW’

Julie Suss, senior in marketing, is interning in New York City this summer as a part of Rachael Ray’s daytime talk show. Suss said she’s always been a fan of Ray and hopes her internship will lead to her becoming a permanent member of the Food Network or the Discovery Channel.

Read about Suss and her internship

WHAT’S HAPPENING?

Mark your calendar for Family Day, September 26. Join us for a full day of tours, presentations, and more to celebrate K-State families.  Be sure to attend the Legacy Pinning Ceremony & Brunch and the Family Time in Cat Town pre-game tailgate.

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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.