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Women of K-State
Lauren McKnight
Office of the President
Kansas State University
110 Anderson Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506



WoKS Walks

Wednesdays, August 24-December 7
In front of Hale Library

On Wednesdays, WoKS walks! Join us every Wednesday from August 24th- December 7th to go on a walk over the lunch hour. We have mapped out a specific route that will take us through and around campus for 2.5 miles. This should only take us about 50 minutes. We know a lot of people get stuck at their desks over the lunch hour but let’s make an effort to get moving on Wednesdays! You can take a look at the Campus Calorie Map here. We hope to see you there!

Opportunities Knock; Opening the door to volunteering in the community

Thursday, September 8th
K-Ballroom, K-State Student Union

Have you been searching for a way to get more involved in your community? Women of K-State will be hosting a panel of different volunteer organizations on September 8th. All you need to do is come with your lunch, relax, and hear about the different ways to give back to your community!

Please RSVP here by September 5th.

Yoga on the Lawn

Tuesday, September 13th
Anderson Hall Lawn (Rainout location is the Flinthills Room, K-State Student Union)
Water will be provided

Join Women of K-State as we head outside for a bit of stress relieving yoga! Bring a yoga mat or beach towel and wear comfortable clothing. This will be a beginner’s class so even if you have never done yoga you can still participate! See you on the lawn!

Please RSVP here by September 9th.

Leadership Café-Roundtable Discussions

Tuesday, September 27th
Flinthills Room, K-State Student Union
Bring your own lunch, finger food will be provided

As women, we deal with a lot of different issues and some of us don’t quite know how to overcome them. Issues like: work/life balance, glass ceiling, change management, gender communication styles, and equal pay are all something that we have to deal with on a daily basis.

For this event, all attendees will be asked to submit a topic idea upon RSVPing. 4-5 topics will then be chosen and shared with attendees prior to the event. At the event, you will be asked to sit at the table that has a topic that you wish to discuss. You will get to choose two different tables during this event and will have 20 minutes to discuss the topics at each of those tables.

Please RSVP here by September 21st

Zip lining

Saturday, October 1st
Wildwood Outdoor Adventure Park
Cost: $40.50/person

As a grand finale to the Movement Challenge hosted by HCS, WoKS will be going zip lining! Meet us at Wildwood Outdoor Adventure Park for a special experience in the Flint Hills. Limited spots are available so please RSVP as soon as possible! We will be gliding through 4 lines in the Flinthills so wear comfortable clothing with close-toed shoes. For more information about zip-lining please visit http://www.wildwoodoutdooradventurepark.com/

This event is $40.50/person. Cash or check only. Payment must be sent to the President's office by September 23rd. Please make checks payable to KSU Foundation.

KSU President’s Office
ATTN: Lauren McKnight
919 Mid-Campus Drive North
110 Anderson Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506

Please RSVP here by September 23rd.

Trails for Tails 5K

Saturday, October 8th
~6:30am - ~10:00am
Farm Bureau Building

Women of K-State will be volunteering at the Trails for Tails 5K. Purple Power Animal Welfare Society needs volunteers to be at water stations, directing runners, registration, and managing water/fruit. They also need a photographer or two to capture the event. If you wish to help, we will contact you with further information.

Please RSVP here by September 28th.

Brydie’s Babes Fit Tour

Thursday, October 13th
K-State Recreation and Wellness Center
Donations accepted. Proceeds go to Byrdie’s Babes

Byrdie’s Babes Fit Tour will be coming to K-State in October! Byrdie McCoy is a women’s empowerment fitness coach who travels the country speaking to women and empowering them through fitness. The mission of Byrdie’s Babes is to raise awareness to mental health and encourage women to use fitness as a way to heal from trauma and/or the daily stresses of life.

On October 13th, we will be participating in a 45-minute workout class, a Kiss Wall (a Babes signature), an Affirmation Station, and a Photo Booth. After the workout, we will hear how Byrdie herself overcame PTSD through fitness and how it changed her life. Donations will be accepted. All proceeds go towards Byrdie’s Babes. For more information about Byrdie’s Babes please visit:  http://www.byrdiesbabes.com/

Please RSVP here by October 6th.


Heels on the Hill

November 10th
Colbert’s, Colbert Hills Golf Course
Appetizers Provided

It’s your chance to put on your heels and join us on the hill for a fun and relaxing night out! Come ready to mix and mingle with different women from around campus! A cash bar and appetizers will be provided. We’ll see you on the hill!

Please RSVP here by November 4th.

 Gratitude Gobble

November 16
K-State Student Union          

Women of K-State will be in the Student Union finding out what YOU are thankful for. Come and find us to enjoy a special treat before you leave for fall break!

The Challenges of Change-Who Moved My Cheese

December- Date TBD
Location TBD

With so many changes happening at K-State, WoKS wants to provide you with ways to overcome the stresses that come with change. We will hear from Shanna Legleiter, Director of Learning and Development in Human Capital Services, on this issue and discussing the classic, “Who Moved my Cheese.”