Central Kansas area

Central Kansas area community visit

K-State will visit Central Kansas and Salina on Monday, Dec. 5. The visit includes a day of activities to engage with, listen to and learn from Kansans in Salina and the Saline County region.

Highlighted events

We invite all community members in the region to our two major events on Monday, Dec. 5. See the full schedule below.

Community open forum

8:30-9:30 a.m., Monday, Dec. 5
College Center Conference Room, K-State Salina
2310 Centennial Road, Salina


Everyone is invited to attend this community event, where President Richard Linton and K-State 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 Central Kansas region.

Calling all 'Cats

6-7:45 p.m., Monday, Dec. 5
Registration starts at 6 p.m., program starts at 6:30 p.m.
College Center Conference Room, K-State Salina
2310 Centennial Road, Salina


Interested in becoming a Wildcat? Don't make the world wait. We invite all interested students and their families to attend this evening event. Hear from current students and mix and mingle with experts. Learn about how you can have lasting experiences while you earn a K-State degree on your way to a great job.

Register now!

Full list of Dec. 5 events

The Central Kansas visit includes additional activities with community leaders, organizations and partners throughout the day. Join us for any of these community conversations, events to highlight university partnerships and K-State Research and Extension relationships, and recruitment activities. All events are free.

Central Kansas regional community visit events

Event kickoff breakfast
7:30-8:15 a.m.
Salina

Community open forum
8:30-9:30 a.m.
College Center Conference Room, K-State Salina
2310 Centennial Road, Salina

Everyone is invited to attend this community event, where President Richard Linton and K-State 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 among communities in the Central Kansas region.

Aerospace innovation
10:30-11:30 a.m.
K-State Salina

Join a conversation about what aerospace innovation means for the greater Salina community. Salina is a premiere location for advanced air mobility flight training, testing and research and for emerging aerospace companies to call home.

Rural mental health and well-being
12:30-1:30 p.m.
Ellsworth Medical Center Conference Room
1604 Aylward Ave., Ellsworth

Participate in a conversation with local partners as they take a comprehensive approach in addressing mental health in their rural communities. Learn how the city of Ellsworth is taking steps to manage the surge in resource demand and is exploring ways to help individuals enhance their mental health and psychological well-being.

Responding to industry needs
2:30-4 p.m.
Great Plains Manufacturing Inc.
1525 E. North St., Salina
Parking directions: Park in the parking lot west of the corporate office building. Overflow parking is available at Lakewood Park across the street on the side south of North Street. Enter the building through the parking lot entrance on the west side of the corporate office.

Take part in a facilitated conversation about ways that education in the Salina region is partnering to meet the needs of industry. Learn from local industry, education and community stakeholders about how the Salina region is advancing through unique collaborations and support.

Youth engagement: K-State at the Salina Public Library
4:15-5:15 p.m.
Salina Public Library
301 W. Elm St., Salina

Join President Richard Linton, Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students Thomas Lane, and the Connected ‘Cats students as they partner with the Salina Public Library for two concurrent educational opportunities:

  • Wildcat story time: Recommended for children up to grade four, President Linton and Dean Lane will host a live story time reading of K-State’s College of Education book, K-State: An Alphabet Journey Across Campus. A limited number of books will also be available for distribution!
    • Location within the library: The Imagination Station
  • Math Monday: The Connected ‘Cats will participate as volunteers in the Salina Public Library’s Math Monday program, an active learning opportunity that is geared to get elementary school students fired up about math! This program begins at its regularly scheduled time of 4 p.m., with the Connected 'Cats joining the fun at 4:15 p.m.
    • Location within the library: Prescott Room

Calling all 'Cats
Registration starts at 6 p.m., program from 6:30-7:45 p.m.
College Center Conference Room, K-State Salina
2310 Centennial Road, Salina

Interested in becoming a Wildcat? Don’t make the world wait. We invite all interested students and their families to attend this evening event. Hear from current students and mix and mingle with experts. Learn about how you can have lasting experiences while you earn a K-State degree on your way to a great job.

Register now!

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