November 2009

GROUNDBREAKING NEWS

A groundbreaking ceremony at K-State’s newest campus in Olathe marked the beginning stages of the first building for the new campus. The $28 million National Institute for Animal Health and Food Safety, located in the Kansas Bioscience Park, will catalyze K-State’s efforts to increase technology and information in the areas of animal health and food safety and security.

Read more about K-State’s new Olathe campus

STUDENTS AND GOOD DEBT

Increasing tuition rates plus a down economy equal tough choices about accruing debt. K-State’s new Powercat Financial Counseling hopes to provide students with good advice concerning their personal finances, especially when it comes to student loans.

Get helpful tips about personal finance management

KINDLING THE DIGITAL FIRE

Accessibility. Lighter backpacks. Fuller wallets. Are digital textbooks in the near future for college students? Digitally published professors see Kindles and e-textbooks as the next step to improving the college experience and taking advantage of available technology.

Find out more about digital readers, e-textbooks, and the university

RESEARCH FOR THE FUTURE

K-State’s Nobel Prize-winning university distinguished professor of agronomy Charles Rice and his researchers were awarded a $5 million portion of a grant promoting the further study of climate change and renewable energy.

Learn more about the grant

HIGHER NUMBERS, GREATER DIVERSITY

K-State’s ever-growing enrollment numbers now include increased numbers of multicultural students. President Schulz highlighted K-State’s efforts to assist students financially in times of economic trouble and K-State’s recruitment of multicultural students as two of the many reasons for the increased numbers.

Read more about K-State enrollment

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STAY IN TOUCH WITH Facebook

Keep up on campus and Association announcements, view photos from PFA events, and link to other Facebook fan pages.

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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.