Media advisory: Media invited to attend Crawford County open forum, other K-State community visit events on March 28
Wednesday, March 15, 2023
As part of the presidential community visit initiative, K-State will host a community visit in Crawford County and the Pittsburg and Girard area on Tuesday, March 28. (Photo credit: Explore Crawford County)
ANNOUNCEMENT: As part of the Kansas State University presidential community visit initiative, K-State will host a community visit in Crawford County on Tuesday, March 28. The visit includes activities to engage with, listen to and learn from Kansans in Pittsburg, Girard and the Crawford 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 Cara DeTar, senior in agricultural education, Coffeyville, and Colben Dodson, second-year veterinary medicine student, Liberty.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: View a schedule with full details for the March 28 Crawford County community visit.
Media also are invited to attend multiple community visit events throughout the day on Tuesday, March 28.
• Community open forum, 8:30-9:30 a.m., Girard Civic Center, 102 N. Ozark St., Girard. Linton and the K-State Connected 'Cats students will host a dialogue about university and community connections and the student experience.
• Spotlight session: Community services and partnerships to improve health outcomes in southeast Kansas, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas, John Parolo Education Center, 3015 N. Michigan St., Pittsburg. Join a conversation with K-State and the Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas to discuss efforts to remove barriers to good health, workforce training and partnerships, including the K-State SNAP-Ed program for nutrition education.
• Spotlight session: Using community cooperation to advance economic prosperity, 3-4:30 p.m., 402 N. Broadway St., Pittsburg. Take part in a panel discussion that spotlights Block 22 — a unique public/private partnership among Pittsburg State University, the city of Pittsburg and developers to create a living-learning entrepreneurial center in downtown Pittsburg. The panel will include leaders from the Pittsburg project, NetWork Kansas and K-State Research and Extension.
Additionally, surprise educator awards will be distributed at area high schools throughout the day. Media members should contact firstname.lastname@example.org to attend these events and to get further details.
ARRANGEMENTS: Media members attending the March 28 community open forum or other community visit events should RSVP to email@example.com by noon Friday, March 24. View a schedule with full details for the March 28 Crawford 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, March 28, at the Girard Civic Center, 102 N. Ozark St., Girard.
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 is visiting multiple 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.