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All-University Open House allows visitors to experience campus through food, fun and learning

Thursday, March 26, 2015


MANHATTAN — Students, visitors and community members are invited to unfold their futures at Kansas State University. On Saturday, April 11, the Manhattan and Salina campuses will offer activities, learning, fun and food as part of the annual All-University Open House.

Open house will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Manhattan campus, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Salina campus. It's an opportunity to discover how Kansas State University can help your story unfold while exploring some of the university's 475-plus clubs and organizations and 250 majors and options.

"Open house is a wonderful way to experience what it means to be a Wildcat," said Emily Lehning, assistant vice president for student life. "K-State is a leader in teaching, research, outreach and extension. We're excited to highlight the opportunities available to future students, as well as the excellent work of current students, faculty and staff."

Eight colleges are represented at the Manhattan campus open house, offering activities, projects, displays, food and entertainment. The College of Engineering invites visitors to bring canned food donations to Fiedler Hall and help build a canned food skyscraper. Don't miss the College of Agriculture's soda pop geyser demonstrations on the Call Hall lawn, and take the shuttle to the grain science department's north complex to enjoy a free lunch. Many additional dining and snack options are available across campus.

Chill out at the College of Human Ecology's ice-carving demonstration as hotel and restaurant management students transform a large block of ice into beautiful sculptures on the patio of Justin Hall. Graduate students in communications sciences and disorders will provide free hearing screenings at 127 Campus Creek Complex.

The College of Arts & Sciences will feature many displays on the first floor of the K-State Student Union, including art students printing objects with 3-D printers and the English department's custom poetry from the poet-in-a-box. While visiting the College of Business Administration at Calvin Hall, enjoy free snacks and learn about the college's new building opening in 2016.

See history come to life at the College of Education's wax museum. Step on the button of a motionless wax figure and watch it come to life and speak. The College of Architecture, Planning & Design's many events include BOXhattan, allowing visitors to try their hand at city planning.

Take a stroll to the College of Veterinary Medicine complex to see a variety of exhibits and activities. Children may bring their stuffed animals in for "treatment," and visitors of all ages can learn about anatomy on the painted horse and palpation pony.

Open house attendees can visit the Biosecurity Research Institute to explore careers in biosecurity. Scientific research has been a part of Kansas State University since it was founded. Talk to the experts about the features of the institute that allow groundbreaking research to take place.

Journey across the Manhattan campus to the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art where you can wander the wonders of the galleries. View watercolor and oil paintings from the 2015 Friends of the Beach Museum of Art Gift Print Artist, Dean Mitchell, as well as other beautiful galleries. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Visit K-State Salina to check out the dancing robot and take part in wild chemistry demonstrations.

This is just a sampling of the many events that will take place at colleges and departments on the Manhattan and Salina campuses. Visit http://www.k-state.edu/openhouse to learn more about the annual event and how to see your Kansas State University future unfold.


Emily Lehning


All-University Open House

Written by

Megan Saunders

At a glance

Don't miss Kansas State University's annual All-University Open House, Saturday, April 11, on the Manhattan and Salina campuses, where a variety of activities, learning, fun and food will be offered.