Media advisory: Media invited to attend Sedgwick County open forum, other K-State community visit events on Feb. 20 and 21
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023
As part of the new presidential community visit initiative, K-State will host a community visit in Sedgwick County and the Wichita area on Monday, Feb. 20, and Tuesday, Feb. 21. (Photo credit: Visit Wichita)
ANNOUNCEMENT: As part of the Kansas State University presidential community visit initiative, K-State will host a community visit in Sedgwick County on Monday, Feb. 20, and Tuesday, Feb. 21. The visit includes activities to engage with, listen to and learn from Kansans in Wichita and the Sedgwick 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 include Kaleo Vincent, Valley Center, senior in athletic training and rehabilitation sciences, and Christopher Burrell, Wichita, senior in mechanical engineering.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: View a schedule with full details for the Feb. 20 and 21 Sedgwick County community visit.
Media are invited to attend the community open forum from 8:30-9:30 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 21, at the Kansas Leadership Center, 325 E. Douglas Ave., Wichita. Linton and the K-State Connected 'Cats students will host a dialogue about university and community connections and the student experience.
Media also are invited to attend a Feb. 20 discussion focused on Downtown Wichita partnerships with the K-State College of Architecture, Planning & Design. The conversation will highlight how K-State students and faculty have engaged in service-learning in the urban design of downtown Wichita, including work at downtown catalyst sites, the Delano District and the ICT Pop-Up Park as well as the community dialogue for Chester I. Lewis Park. The discussion is from 4-5:15 p.m., Monday, Feb. 20, at Downtown Wichita, 505 E. Douglas, Wichita.
Additionally, two surprise educator awards will be distributed at area high schools on Tuesday, Feb. 21. Media members should contact firstname.lastname@example.org to attend these events and to get further details.
ARRANGEMENTS: Media members attending the Feb. 21 community open forum or other community visit events should RSVP to email@example.com by noon Friday, Feb 17. View a schedule with full details for the Feb. 20 and 21 Sedgwick 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 8:30-9:30 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 21, at the Kansas Leadership Center, 325 E. Douglas Ave., Wichita.
ABOUT THE COMMUNITY VISIT INITIATIVE: The 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.