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K-State Today Student Edition

February 10, 2012



A social affair: Students aid in planning 2012 All-University Open House events

By Communications and Marketing

Before visitors start connecting at this year's social media-themed All-University Open House, Kansas State University students are volunteering their time to plan the event that includes the entire K-State community.

Students are volunteering in many different capacities for this year's All-University Open House, which takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 21, in Manhattan, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Salina campus. Open house is an annual event to show the public and prospective students what the university is all about.

Interactive displays, fun activities, games, informational booths and more will highlight all aspects of K-State --including student life, research and academic programs  -- through the lens of today's social media.

A group of students serve on the All-University Open House Coordinating Committee, which helps organize the event.

"Open house is an excellent opportunity to enhance leadership skills in our students," said Emily Lehning, assistant vice president for student life. "This event is a team effort where the hard work of our students, faculty and staff comes together to make a fun and education day."

"Open house is a wonderful opportunity for me to work with my peers, leaders on campus and K-State alumni," said Adrienne Besler, sophomore in elementary education, Evergreen, Colo., and the student coordinator of this year's All-University Open House. "The best part of the event is that it is primarily student-driven and student-led, giving us a chance to be creative. We get to show off the friendly, fun atmosphere that K-State is known for."

Current and prospective students, family members and the public are welcome to come take part in the day's activities and enjoy the K-State campus. For more information on K-State's All-University Open House, visit www.k-state.edu/openhouse.

Joining Besler on the 2012 All-University Open House Coordinating Committee are:

Kyle Reynolds, junior in public relations, Andover, special events coordinator; Carson Abrams, third-year student in veterinary medicine, Arkansas City, representing the College of Veterinary Medicine; Alyson McCall, senior in animal sciences and industry, Bennington, representing the College of Agriculture; Courtney Frantz, senior in family studies and human services, Derby, representing the School of Leadership Studies.

From Greater Kansas City: Brett Fearing, senior in civil engineering, Kansas City, Kan., representing the College of Engineering; Shirley Robinson, sophomore in family studies and human services, Kansas City, Kan., serving as entertainment co-coordinator; David Glenski, sophomore in accounting and finance, Leawood, representing the College of Business Administration; Molly Reilly, sophomore in early childhood education, Overland Park, entertainment co-coordinator; and Brenna Ford, sophomore in communication studies, Prairie Village, public relations coordinator.

Mark Prieb, senior in industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, Hillsboro, representing the College of Engineering; Brian Moore, junior in agricultural economics and pre-law, Luka, student life exhibits coordinator; Kimberly Knopp, senior in elementary education, Riley, representing the College of Education; Meredith Muller, senior in graphic design and psychology, Topeka, representing the School of Leadership Studies.

From Wichita: Lauren Nutt, sophomore in apparel and textiles, representing the College of Human Ecology; Jenna Streit, third-year student in veterinary medicine, representing the College of Veterinary Medicine; and Carly Pierce, senior in accounting, representing the College of Business Administration.

From out of state: Javier Lopez, sophomore in history and pre-law, San Francisco, Calif., representing the College of Arts and Sciences; and Danielle Huskey, senior in hotel and restaurant management, Sunrise Beach, Mo., representing the College of Human Ecology.

The student leaders of the K-State Salina open house are still being determined, but will also be part of a collaborative effort among student organization leaders.