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November 2, 2020

College of Agriculture Diversity Programs Office update

Submitted by College of Agriculture Diversity Programs Office

Greetings! We hope all is well during this fall semester. The Diversity Programs Office has been busy and continues to amass success.

This week, the K-State Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences, or MANRRS, Chapter is celebrating MANRRS Week Nov. 2-6. We hope for an amazing and successful turnout. Please join us as we celebrate MANRRS Week. The schedule is below:

Monday, Nov. 2: The Soles4Souls Drive will accept gently worn shoes for donation all week; drop off at the Waters Hall lobby on the Manhattan Campus and Alpha of Clovia porch, 1200 Pioneer Lane in Manhattan.

Tuesday, Nov. 3: MANRRS Awareness Day, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Waters Hall Lawn. Remember to vote, for many have died for the privilege. 

Wednesday, Nov. 4: Virtual College for a Day with Wichita West High School, 11 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. and executive board meeting, 6 p.m.

Thursday: KSBN Book Panel over "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind" at noon, Zoom ID: 9577 270 2937, and Hybrid College for a Day with Royal Valley JAG High School, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the K-State Student Union and via Zoom.

Friday: Wellness Awareness Day — #EWAW — virtual.

View the MANRRS Week flyer. 

Thanks to the partners of the fall 2020 MANRRS Week: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. — Kappa Pi Chapter, Alpha of Clovia 4-H Cooperative Leadership House, Kansas Black Farmers Association, K-State First Book, Manhattan Community MLK Committee, Royal Valley JAG High School, Kansas First Book Network, Diversity Multicultural Student Affairs Department and Wichita West High School.

On Friday, Oct. 30, we continued to make history as we co-hosted the first virtual Dr. George Washington Carver Innovation, Academic and Leadership Awards program and Symposium, instead of the usual in-person banquet. We are pleased to congratulate Jordan Bailey, a junior majoring in Animal Sciences & Industry with an Ag Economics minor, as the 2020 student award recipient who represented Kansas State College of Agriculture. Read more about the award and symposium

Thanks to the Diversity Programs Office staff — Lonnie Hobbs Jr., Summer Smades, Josephine Gianni, McKenzie Stevens, Raymond Thomas and Sanders Barbee — for they make it happen! We would also like to express our gratitude to the College of Agriculture administration for its continued support of the Diversity Programs Office events. Most importantly, we thank you! Your support of our program efforts is appreciated.

For more information on future events, please contact Zelia Wiley, assistant dean and director of diversity programs, at zwiley@k-state.edu, or the Diversity Programs Office at 785-532-5793.