Media advisory: Media invited to attend Thomas County open forum, other K-State community visit events on May 10
Wednesday, May 3, 2023
As part of the presidential community visit initiative, K-State will host a community visit in Thomas County and the Colby region on Wednesday, May 10. (Photo credit: Colby Convention and Visitors Bureau)
ANNOUNCEMENT: As part of the Kansas State University presidential community visit initiative, K-State will host a community visit in Thomas County on Wednesday, May 10. The visit includes activities to engage with, listen to and learn from Kansans in Colby and the Thomas 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 Karly Bandel, senior in communication sciences and disorders and pre-speech language pathology, St. Francis, and Parker Reagan Vulgamore, senior in agricultural economics, Scott City.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: View a schedule with full details for the May 10 Thomas County community visit.
Media also are invited to attend multiple community visit events throughout the day on Wednesday, May 10:
• Community open forum, 8:30-9:30 a.m., Garvey Education Room, Prairie Museum of Art & History, 1905 S. Franklin Ave., Colby. Linton and the K-State Connected 'Cats students will host a dialogue about university and community connections and the student experience.
• Spotlight session: Advancing Kansas communities and businesses, 2-3:30 p.m., Oscar's, 845 Main St., Hoxie. Take part in a facilitated conversation about the newly launched K-State 105 initiative, which is a business and community advancement initiative that works with partners across the state. Participate in a discussion with the Innovation Center in northwest Kansas, NetWork Kansas, K-State Research and Extension, and local business and community leaders.
ARRANGEMENTS: Media members attending the May 10 community open forum or other community visit events should RSVP to email@example.com by noon Monday, May 8. View a schedule with full details for the May 10 Thomas 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. Wednesday, May 10, at the Prairie Museum of Art & History, 1905 S. Franklin Ave., Colby.
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.