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K-State Today

March 7, 2013



Please advise students about Fake Patty's Day safety

By Kirk Schulz

Kirk Schulz

Many of our students will be celebrating Fake Patty's Day on Saturday. As always, their safety is important. I ask you to take a moment to talk with them and encourage them to act safely and responsibly this weekend.

Kansas State University, along with our partners -- the city of Manhattan, the Riley County Police Department and local business owners -- want students to take care of themselves, each other and our community. Most important, we want them to know that all laws will be enforced.

Students are asked to:

  • Use SafeRide or walk rather than drive. SafeRide has extended its hours and number of buses.
  • Practice the buddy system.
  • Drink plenty of water and get enough to eat.
  • Call the police if someone needs assistance.
  • Encourage others to do the same.  

During last year's event, most reports to the police regarded noise and parking. Let's remind our students that Manhattan is a community we all share.

Thank you for helping keep our students safe.

Kirk