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August 30, 2022

Reminder: K-Staters invited to participate in Sept. 1 Flint Hills regional community visit

Submitted by Division of Communications and Marketing

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Kansas State University faculty, staff, students and community members are invited to join in multiple events for the Flint Hills regional community visit on Thursday, Sept. 1. The visit kicks off the new presidential initiative focused on the people of Kansas and their communities. 

The Flint Hills regional community visit will include a variety of events throughout the day to connect with the community and celebrate multiple partnerships in the area. Everyone is invited to three major public events on Sept. 1:

• Community open forum, 8:30-9:30 a.m., Hilton Garden Inn, Manhattan Conference Center. President Richard Linton and K-State students will host a dialogue about university and community connections and the student experience.

• Mobile food distribution service project, 4 p.m., C-1 parking lot, Chester E. Peters Recreation Complex. Through HandsOn Kansas State, community members, students, faculty and staff can participate in a service project to address food insecurity in the community. All volunteer slots have been filled for this event.

• Calling all 'Cats, 6-7:45 p.m., K-State Alumni Center Ballroom. Interested students and their families can hear from current students and experts to learn about the K-State experience. Registration starts at 6 p.m. and the program starts at 6:30 p.m. Register for the event

K-Staters also can join in other community events throughout the day. View a full schedule of activities for the Flint Hills visit

The community visits will help to shape K-State's new strategic plan to become a next-generation land-grant university. These regional community visits will serve as an important first step in how K-State engages Kansans through this planning process and how the university listens to communities throughout the state about the future of K-State. 

Learn more about the community visit initiative and read the announcement of the initiative.