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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
Bottom of the ramp 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 2-2.5 miles. This should only take us about 40-50 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. For a map of our walks, please visit our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/womenofkstate We hope to see you there!

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.

Byrdie’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.

Lessons in Leading; The influence on women leaders in higher education

November 14, 2016
Flint Hills Room, K-State Student Union
Refreshments Provided

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) has been working hard to promote equity and education for women and girls since 1881. In a joint effort, Women of K-State and the Manhattan chapters of AAUW will be hosting K-State alumna, Dr. Kelly Sartorius. Dr. Sartorius will be sharing her award-winning story of the women’s movement in higher education, particularly focusing on the Deans of Women including Emily Taylor, Dean of Women at the University of Kansas, and their impact on female leaders and students in higher education. 

Please RSVP here by November 9th.

 Gratitude Gobble

November 16, 2016
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 7, 2016
Flint Hills Room, K-State Student Union

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.”

Please RSVP here by November 30th.