June 2009

2009 AWARD WINNER BECOMES FIRST K-STATE RECIPIENT

Molly Hamm, senior in English literature and secondary, education became K-State’s first recipient of the $5,000 Frank Newman Leadership Award. Hamm was recognized for her civic leadership and plans to implement a new mentoring plan alongside future President Kirk Schulz next year.

Find out more about Molly Hamm

MUSIC THERAPY CLASS RECOMMENDED FOR EDUCATION, PRE-MED

K-State’s new music therapy class introduces the benefits of music when helping people with disabilities, especially for future educators and doctors. Teri Holmberg, the instructor of the course, feels collaboration with music therapists can be valuable on the job.

Learn about Holmberg and the music therapy class

STUDENT FINDS MOTIVATION IN DISABILITY

After numerous diagnoses and being told she wouldn’t live to graduate high school, now sophomore Natalie Wilger is overcoming her disability and working towards a career as a physical therapist.

Read Natalie’s story

FLOWER CREWS USE BIKES TO SAVE MONEY, THE ENVIRONMENT

Seasonal flower crews on campus began setting a “green” example for other maintenance departments last spring when they moved from gas-powered transportation to bicycles.

See how the grounds department continues getting “greener” 

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WHAT’S HAPPENING?

Mark your calendar for Family Day, September 26, 2009. Come join us for a full day of tours, presentations, and more to celebrate K-State families.

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

Stay up to date with K-State’s events calendar

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.