Media advisory: Media invited to attend Allen County open forum, other K-State community visit events on Oct. 4 and 5
Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2023
Kansas State University continues touring the state as part of the community visit initiative that focuses on building K-State as the university for the people of Kansas.
ANNOUNCEMENT: As part of the Kansas State University presidential community visit initiative, K-State will host a community visit in Allen County on Wednesday, Oct. 4, and Thursday, Oct. 5. The visit includes activities to engage with, listen to and learn from Kansans in Humboldt, Iola and the Allen County region. Read the news release with more information.
K-State leaders and 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 Allison Heim, senior in human development and family science, Moran, and Brody Nemecek, senior in animal sciences and industry, Iola.
Karen Works, Humboldt, will serve as the local host for the Allen County community visit.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: View a schedule with full details for the Oct. 4 and 5 Allen County community visit.
Media are invited to attend the keystone event: a community open forum from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, at B&W Trailer Hitches, The Hub, 1216 Hawaii Road, Humboldt. K-State leaders and Connected 'Cats students will host a dialogue about university and community connections and the student experience. The event also will include free K-State Call Hall ice cream.
Media also are invited to attend other events throughout the two-day community visit:
• Spotlight session: How community development propels Kansas businesses and communities forward, 9-10:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 5, Revival Music Hall, 102 S. 10th St., Humboldt. Hear from collaborators with A Bolder Humboldt and the K-State 105 director, and learn how they are proactively working toward creating sustainable and thriving places in Kansas to learn, work and live.
• Spotlight session: Housing: Collective efforts for a complex problem, 1:30-3 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 5, K-State Research and Extension — Southwind District, Iola office, 1006 N. State St., Iola. Participate in a conversation with SEK Inc., Thrive Allen County and other partners as they discuss regional collaborative efforts to address affordable housing.
Additionally, surprise educator awards will be distributed at area high schools throughout the day. Media members should contact email@example.com to attend these events and to get further details.
ARRANGEMENTS: Media members attending the Oct. 4 community open forum or other community visit events should RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by noon Monday, Oct. 2. View a schedule with full details for the Oct. 4 and 5 Allen County community visit.
MEDIA AVAILABILITY: A brief media availability with K-State leaders and the Connected 'Cats students will occur shortly after the open forum ends. The open forum will be from 5:30-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 4, at B&W Trailer Hitches, The Hub, 1216 Hawaii Road, Humboldt.
QUESTIONS: Please contact staff with K-State News and Communications Services at 785-532-2535 or email@example.com with questions.
ABOUT THE COMMUNITY VISIT INITIATIVE: The K-State community visit initiative focuses on the people of Kansas and their communities. K-State is visiting multiple communities throughout the state to listen to and learn from the Kansans who live there. Learn more about the community visit initiative.
The community visits are an important part of the K-State 105 initiative, which is Kansas State University's answer to the call for a comprehensive economic growth and advancement solution for Kansas. The initiative leverages the statewide K-State Research and Extension network to deliver the full breadth of the university's collective knowledge and solution-driven innovation to every Kansan, right where they live and work. Additionally, K-State 105 forges the connections and partnerships that create access to additional expertise within other state institutions and agencies, nonprofits and corporations — all part of an effort to build additional capacities and strengths in each of the 105 counties in the state.