Media advisory: Media invited to attend Shawnee County open forum, other K-State community visit events on Jan. 23
Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023
As part of the new presidential community visit initiative, K-State will host a community visit in Shawnee County and the Topeka area on Monday, Jan. 23. (Photo credit: Visit Topeka)
ANNOUNCEMENT: As part of the new Kansas State University presidential community visit initiative, K-State will host a community visit in Shawnee County on Monday, Jan. 23. The visit includes activities to engage with, listen to and learn from Kansans in Topeka and the Shawnee County region.
President Richard Linton and K-State Connected 'Cats students will lead several events, including community conversations, recruitment activities and events to highlight university partnerships and K-State Research and Extension relationships. The Connected 'Cats students are both from Topeka and include Tyler Burns, junior in accounting, and Mackenzie Waggoner, junior in agricultural communications and journalism with secondary majors in natural resources and environmental sciences and global food systems leadership.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: View a schedule with full details for the Jan. 23 Shawnee County community visit.
Media are invited to attend multiple community visit events throughout the day on Jan. 23:
• Community open forum, 8:15-9:30 a.m., Kansas Health Institute, 212 SW Eighth Ave., Topeka. Linton and the K-State Connected 'Cats students will host a dialogue about university and community connections and the student experience.
• K-State 105: Learning together to advance Kansas communities and businesses, 10:30-11:45 a.m., Greater Topeka Partnership, St. Francis Boardroom, 719 S. Kansas Ave., sixth floor, Topeka. Learn about community and business advancement across the state and participate in a discussion with GO Topeka, Network Kansas, K-State Research and Extension and other local business and community leaders.
• Lunch panel: Filling classrooms with quality teachers, 12:15-1:45 p.m., Topeka Center for Advanced Learning & Careers, 500 SW Tuffy Kellogg Drive, Topeka. With Kansas experiencing teacher shortages across the state, a panel of educators will discuss pathways and pipelines to fill Kansas classrooms with quality teachers. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to attend this event.
• Mobile Access Partnership: Taking comprehensive services to the unsheltered homeless through innovative multi-agency collaboration, 2:15-3:30 p.m., Grace Point Church, 5400 SW Huntoon St., Topeka. Learn about a unique approach to combatting homelessness and see multiple mobile units all designed to take comprehensive services to the unsheltered homeless.
ARRANGEMENTS: Media members attending the Jan. 23 community open forum or other events throughout the day should RSVP to email@example.com or call 785-532-2535 by noon Thursday, Jan. 19. View a schedule with full details for the Jan. 23 Shawnee County community visit.
MEDIA AVAILABILITY: A brief media availability with President Richard Linton and the K-State Connected 'Cats students will occur shortly after the open forum ends. The open forum will be from 8:15-9:30 a.m. at the Kansas Health Institute, 212 SW Eighth Ave., Topeka.
ABOUT THE COMMUNITY VISIT INITIATIVE: The new K-State presidential community visit initiative focuses on the people of Kansas and their communities. Every academic year, K-State will visit nine communities throughout the state to listen and learn from the Kansans who live there. Read the news release for more information.
QUESTIONS: Please contact staff with K-State News and Communications Services at 785-532-2535 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.