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

Diana McElwain

Event Update, February 19, 2010

  • Women's Health Topics
  • Women's History Month Speaker
  • Working Groups Starting -- Retired/Retiring dates listed
  • Women's Track Event for Saturday, February 20
  • Other Spring Events

Women's Health Topics


Wednesday, Feb. 17, Dr. Gayle Spencer organized an exceptional brown bag panel on Women's Health Issues. Medical experts and physical fitness panelists discuss some of the pressing issues related to women's health. The audience of over 40 participants also was able to ask questions and get advice about various health, fitness and wellness issues.

Walk Kansas Opportunity http://www.walkkansas.org

Spring is just around the corner (hopefully) and it's time to think about getting out and enjoying Kansas. K-State Research and Extension sponsors a statewide program where teams of six people keep track of exercise, fruits/vegetables and whole grains and work on healthy living. Check out the website and learn how you and some family, friends or colleagues might get involved. President Schulz and I will have a team participating in the eight week program. Hope you will join us!

Women's History Month Speaker

Jill Tietjen, one of the top historians in the country on scientific and technical women and author of "Her Story -- A Timeline of the Women Who Changed America" http://www.herstoryatimeline.com/index.htm , will present several lectures on campus and in the community related to women's history month. Please mark your calendar and plan to attend one or more of these events.

  • Wednesday, March 3from 10:30-Noonin the Hemisphere Room, Hale Library
    "Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math: Where We've Been, Where we are, Where we are going"
  • Thursday, March 4 from 3:30-5:00 pmin the Town hall, Leadership Studies Building
    "Women leaders" The Power of Women on Whose Shoulders We Stand"
  • Thursday, March 4 Dinner at the Holiday Inn
    "Women Who Network: The Power of Women to Create Her Story"
(RSVP for Tix http://www.k-state.edu/womst/docs/events/Womens%20Studies%20event%20invite_2010.pdf)

Working Groups Starting to meet over the next several weeks

The various Women of K-State Working Groups are starting to have sessions to discuss how we can make K-State an even better campus! We will be discussing strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats related to women on the K-State campus in small groups. Additionally we'll discuss immediate programs and activities needed as well as long term goals. Everyone is invited to participate in these sessions.

The Retiring/Retired Group meeting times (pick one) --

Monday, February 22, 2010 4:00-5:00pm - Konza Room (Union)
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 12:00-1:00pm - Union Room 204

Other Working Group Meeting times will be published on the Women of K-State website and through the K-State On-line working group websites.

Women of K-State Athletics Event

Saturday, February 20 Indoor Track Meet -- Meet starts at 11:00 am -- Ahearn Fieldhouse

Speaker NCAA Woman of the Year Finalist, Loren Groves -- at 2:30 pm

Spring Semester Events -- Save the Dates (more details to follow -- and website)

Mar. 7 WoKS Women's Equestrian Event

Mar. 28 WoKS Women's Tennis

Apr. 9 WoKS McCain Event -- The Ahn Trio http://www.k-state.edu/mccain/series/ahntrio.html

May 1 WoKS Outdoor Track Meet

Dr. Noel Schulz
Paslay Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Department of ECE, Kansas State University
2077 Rathbone Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-5204
785-532-1188 (fax)