Allen County region
Allen County community visit
K-State visited the Allen County region on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2023, and Thursday, Oct. 5, 2023. The visit included two days of activities to engage with, listen to and learn from Kansans in the communities surrounding Humboldt and Iola. Read more about the regional community visit initiative.
Community open forum
All community members in the region were invited to the keystone event: a community open forum on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2023. See a full schedule of other events below.
5:30-7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2023
B&W Trailer Hitches, The Hub
1216 Hawaii Road, Humboldt
Everyone is invited to attend this community event, where K-State leaders and students will host a dialogue about university and community connections and the student experience. A focus will be on the future of enhancing the successful partnerships and positive relationships with and between communities in the Allen County region.
The Allen County visit included additional activities with community leaders, organizations and partners. There were community conversations, events to highlight university partnerships and K-State Research and Extension relationships, and recruitment activities.
Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2023
Community open forum
Thursday, Oct. 5, 2023
How community development propels Kansas businesses and communities forward
Join a facilitated conversation with Humboldt and K-State community leaders who share a common goal of revitalizing Kansas communities. Hear from collaborators with A Bolder Humboldt and from 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.
Enhancing student engagement in higher education
Learn how engagement and applied learning experiences inspire students to practice and acquire skills needed to succeed in their fields. Join K-State and Allen Community College for a conversation centered around partnership and engaged student learning. The group will discuss how higher education institutions cultivate an environment that fosters learning and growth.
Housing: Collective efforts for a complex problem
Participate in a conversation with SEK Inc., Thrive Allen County and other partners as they discuss regional collaborative efforts to address affordable housing. Learn from local partners and community stakeholders about efforts to better support communities.
Images at the top of the page provided by Chris Bauer, the Humboldt Chamber of Commerce and the Iola Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism.