Events

Movies on the Grass: Girl Rising

Sunday, September 21
8:00 p.m.
Coffman Commons in front of Hale Library, Rain Location: Leadership Studies Building, Town Hall

Girl Rising journeys around the globe to witness the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world. Viewers get to know nine unforgettable girls living in the developing world: ordinary girls who confront tremendous challenges and overcome nearly impossible odds to pursue their dreams.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJsvklXhYaE

No RSVP necessary

Challenging Gender Inequality: Empowering Girls through Education

Monday, September 22
11:30 to 1 p.m.
Big 12 Room, K-State Union

Contemporary research consistently shows that female education facilitates economic growth and development. However, there are still numerous barriers for girls and women in many countries to have access to schools and universities. What are some of the challenges that women across the world face in terms of receiving education? How do they overcome them? What organizations and actors are there to promote girls’ education? Come and listen to a group of young women from different countries talking about their educational experiences. Learn about educational barriers and what can be done for girls’ and women’s educational, social, and economic empowerment.

Rsvp at: https://kstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_1C9elWxjnaeUFTL by Sept. 18

Women and Health: Is your couch toxic? Learning to manage your weight and live a healthier lifestyle

Wednesday, September 24
11:30 – 1:00 p.m.
Big 12 Room, K-State Student Union

Please feel free to bring your lunch

Seven out of ten deaths are from chronic diseases that can be prevented through proper nutrition and other lifestyle changes. Weight management is very important because the conditions of overweight and obesity affect your risk for chronic disease. In this session we will talk about what an appropriate weight is, how you can prevent future weight gain, how you can start on a journey of weight loss, and most importantly, how you can maintain your weight. You will learn specific strategies to help with weight management and also learn the habits of those who lost weight and kept it off!

RSVP at: https://kstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_bOdPf4pXlx2tvNj by Sept. 22

Meet New Women Leaders: Cindy Bontrager, Karen Burg, Cheryl Johnson

Monday, September 29
11:30 to 1 p.m.
Alumni Center Ballroom

Light lunch provided

Meet K-State new women leaders Cindy Bontrager, Vice President for Administration and Finance, Karen Burg, Vice President for Research, and Cheryl Johnson, Vice President for Human Capital. 

Rsvp at: https://kstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_86Rmshz93gnTsfX by Sept. 25

Women and Health: Chair and Office Yoga

Wednesday, October 8
11:30 – 1:00 p.m.
Big 12 Room, K-State Union

Please feel free to bring your lunch

You’re invited to come learn from Jessa Voos, a Manhattan native and owner of Orange Sky Yoga. Jessa will teach us a simple and convenient series of yoga poses that are designed to do at your desk or in your office. Even a few moments of stress relieving yoga throughout the day can increase circulation, mood, energy, and improve posture. Please wear your normal work clothes.

RSVP at: https://kstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cu3PyifmiMX8A7j by Oct. 6

Tour Intercollegiate Rowing Center

Monday, October 13
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
K-State Rowing Facility

Opened in the Fall of 2013, the new Intercollegiate Rowing Center serves as the on-campus home to K-State Rowing. Come experience a tour of the brand new, state-of-the art facility and have an opportunity to test your skills on one of the two 2,800-gallon vessels (workout-type clothing necessary).  Tour and experience hosted by K-State Graduate Coach Hanna Wiltfong and various K-State rowing student athletes.  Families are welcome, must be 18 or older to experience the tanks or ergs.  Doors remain locked to the public so please plan to arrive promptly at 5:30 p.m.

RSVP at: https://kstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_aVs8bXlOfKc4phz by Oct. 8

Extension Breakfast: Thrive

Wednesday, October 22
7:00 – 8:00 a.m.
Alumni Center Ballroom

Breakfast provided

The New York Times best seller, Thrive by Arianna Huffington, redefines what it means to be successful in a world that often times focuses on career and money. Huffington provides a wakeup call to readers, especially women, and discusses what it means to live a full life. Join the Women of K-State and the women of extension for breakfast to watch an interview with Arianna Huffington and discuss what success means to each of us individually.
If you’d like to watch the full interview before this event, please follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwyAGR0oLbw

RSVP at: https://kstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6MgAw0OQNgz0nHf by Oct. 20

Women and Health: Healthy Eating during the Holidays

Wednesday, November 5
11:30 – 1:00 p.m.
Big 12 Room, K-State Union

Please feel free to bring your lunch

How do you maintain your healthy eating habits during a family feast? How can you make sure that the turkey is the only one stuffed during the holiday season? Come learn how to make smart food choices during the holidays and other special occasions.

RSVP at: https://kstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6xRo9GmBnezZAkl by Nov. 3

Mother-Daughter/Mother-Son Brunch at West Stadium Center, Ahearn Fund Performance Table

Sunday, November 16
12:30 p.m. Brunch
1:00 p.m. Q&A with female representatives of Student-Athlete Advisory Committee

Cost: $10 for adults; $7 for kids; kids 4 and under eat free. Pay at the door.

Moms and daughters and/or moms and sons, join WOKS for Sunday Brunch at the new Ahearn Fund Performance Table, where all K-State Teams have the opportunity to dine and refuel. Experience a small look into the lives of select female student-athlete representatives from the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee via a question-answer panel that will take place following brunch.
Enter west parking lot of Bill Snyder Family Stadium through Gate 5 off of Kimball Ave or via Jack Hartman Drive off of College Ave. Enter West Stadium Center through main gated entrance.

RSVP at: https://kstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_3l0LZIngrXtqrmB by Nov. 12

Thrive Luncheon

Wednesday, December 3
11:30 – 1:00 p.m.
Alumni Center Ballroom 

Light lunch provided

The New York Times best seller, Thrive by Arianna Huffington, redefines what it means to be successful in a world that often times focuses on career and money. Huffington provides a wakeup call to readers, especially women, and discusses what it means to live a full life. Join the Women of K-State and the women of extension for breakfast to watch an interview with Arianna Huffington and discuss what success means to each of us individually.
If you’d like to watch the full interview before this event, please follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwyAGR0oLbw

RSVP at: https://kstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cGDpYItzWibqgGV by Nov. 30