Media advisory: Media invited to attend Finney County open forum, other K-State community visit events on April 24 and 25
Thursday, April 13, 2023
As part of the presidential community visit initiative, K-State will host a community visit in Finney County and the Garden City region on Monday, April 24, and Tuesday, April 25. (Photo credit: Finney County Convention and Visitors Bureau)
ANNOUNCEMENT: As part of the Kansas State University presidential community visit initiative, K-State will host a community visit in Finney County on Monday, April 24, and Tuesday, April 25. The visit includes activities to engage with, listen to and learn from Kansans in Garden City and the Finney 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 Garden City and include Tram Pham, senior in accounting and finance, and Jade Valdez-Gomez, junior in dietetics with a minor in leadership studies.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: View a schedule with full details for the April 24 and 25 Finney County community visit.
Media also are invited to attend multiple community visit events throughout the day on Tuesday, April 25:
• Community open forum, 8:30-9:30 a.m., Clarion Inn Conference Center, 1911 E. Kansas Ave., Garden City. Linton and the K-State Connected 'Cats students will host a dialogue about university and community connections and the student experience.
• Spotlight session: Preparing for careers in the agriculture industry, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Garden City Community College, 801 Campus Drive, Garden City. Join a conversation with K-State, Garden City Community College and industry partners to discuss opportunities and pathways for careers in agriculture in southwest Kansas.
• Spotlight session: Building adaptability and resiliency through K-State Research and Extension education for immigrant populations,1:30-3 p.m., Finney County Public Library, 605 E. Walnut St., Garden City. Participate in a facilitated conversation with Finney County stakeholders about how they have embraced change in their local demographics through intentional collaborations.
• Spotlight session: The future of the Ogallala Aquifer,1:30-3 p.m., Garden City. Join a conversation about the future and viability of the Ogallala Aquifer and hear how agriculture is leading the charge of water conservation in southwest Kansas.
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 April 25 community open forum or other community visit events should RSVP to email@example.com by noon Friday, April 21. View a schedule with full details for the April 24 and 25 Finney 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, April 25, at the Clarion Inn Conference Center, 1911 E. Kansas Ave., Garden City.
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.