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May 8, 2018

Keep up with K-State First in its spring e-newsletter

Submitted by Mariya Vaughan

The latest issue of the K-State First e-newsletter is now available. 

Among the highlights:

  • K-State faculty and staff attended and presented at the 37th annual First-Year Experience Conference in San Antonio, Texas. The experience illustrated the ways in which K-State First continues to be a leader in first-year experience programming.
  • K-State First and the K-State Book Network presented four winners for our 2017 First-Year Student Advocate and KSBN Awards. The event included a brief ceremony to celebrate the success of these amazing students and faculty members. 
  • Julie L. Pentz, dance professor and K-State First instructor, explored opportunities for cross-disciplinary learning to promote meaningful interactions and an exchange of ideas by using the 2017-2018 KSBN common book, "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" by Mark Haddon. Pentz partnered reading the book with a choreographic dance in her first-year K-State Culture seminar course.
  • One of our students examines how our program has helped shape her experiences and opportunities at K-State: "As a first-generation student, I remember coming into college having no clue how my college experience was going to take off. One of the best decisions that I made as a first-year student was enrolling in the Strengths CAT Community. This class impacted my first-year college experience tremendously."
  • K-State First is dedicated to creating a space where all of our colleagues and students are valued and celebrated. We believe this is an essential component for an effective learning environment and are working to find ways to partner with KSUnite and other diversity initiatives.

Thank you to all those who support our program. We are so grateful!

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