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CSI Update

Month: October 2019

CSI Update: October 30

Upcoming Events

Engaging Your Membership workshop today at 3:00pm

Join us for a 45-minute workshop about motivating your members to be more active and involved in your organization. Light refreshments will be provided. 

Fall 2019 Advisors Meeting next Wednesday, Nov 6

Advisors of both independent and departmental student organizations are invited to attend the first advisors meeting of the Fall 2019 semester.

RSVP today for the 2019 Leadership Appreciation Reception

This event aims to recognize outstanding student leaders, organizational advisors, faculty and administration for their service to K-State.

Check out the final workshops of the Fall Leadership Development series

Recruitment & Retention, How Leaders Communicate, and Fundraising will be covered in final weeks of the series for student organizations.


Submit your nominations by Sunday for annual student organization recognition awards

The nomination deadline is this Sunday, November 3 for awards recognizing students, advisors, and organizations for their work over the past year.

Send a representative from your organization to serve on our Fundraising panel

Does your organization have experience in Fundraising? Have you learned any tips or tricks along the way? If so, have a representative from your organization serve on our panel so others can learn from your experiences! 

SGA funding request deadlines approaching

The Travel Allocation and On-Campus Allocation forms will close on November 8th at 11am

Employment Opportunity

Now Hiring Facility Monitors

The Center for Student Involvement is hiring part-time student employees to monitor facilities during student organization practice hours. Apply on Handshake. 

Community Updates

Service opportunity with Adopt-A-Family program

Adopt A Family was created to aid families in providing gifts during the holiday season by matching donors to local families in need. We hope that you will consider becoming a donor either individually or as a group through a community organization workplace.

SGA Diversity Program Committee funding applications due Friday

Applications for the Diversity Programming Committee will close at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25. The committee is reviewing requests for diversity programming events that will occur between Jan. 21 and March 15, 2020. The application can be accessed online.


The Diversity Programming Committee sponsors projects of student organizations that are intended to dissuade prejudice and discrimination based on race, ethnicity, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, location or age. Projects must be free and open to all K-State students. Requests for funding must be a minimum of $3,000.


Applications submitted by Oct. 25 will be reviewed by the committee within the next three weeks. For more information on the committee, please contact the chair, Nathan Bothwell, at ndbothwell@k-state.edu.

Include your organization in the Royal Purple Yearbook

Hello Wildcats! 

The Royal Purple staff wants to include your group, club, and organization in the 2020 Royal Purple yearbook. As the only official record of student life at K-State, a group picture in the yearbook preserves your presence on campus for years to come. We aim to document as much of K-State’s student life as possible and we hope you will participate.

There are three ways that your organization can be included, we hope to see all of you in the 2020 book! 

  • Sign up! The first way to be included is with the club photo sign up. You have the option to sign up for a 15-minute increment using the link below.
  • We’ll come to you! Schedule a time for a Royal Purple photographer to attend your meeting and take your group photo. Send an e-mail to staff@royalpurpleyearbook.com with contact information and the date and time of your organization’s meeting.
  • Submit your own! You can submit your own group photo with the conditions that it is high resolution and horizontal. You must also include each group member’s name left to right, front row to back row. Please e-mail your group photo to staff@royalpurpleyearbook.com

We look forward to including your group, club, and organization. Don’t forget to purchase your 2019-2020 Royal Purple yearbook!

Go Cats!


Ashley Read


Royal Purple Yearbook


Host your next event at Axe to Grind

Axe to Grind Social House has been making a name for itself over the summer as the premiere safe and spacious urban axe throwing venue in the area.
We cater to all group sizes from singles and date nights to full facility rentals capable of hosting your special event with a little something extra “thrown” in!
Give us a call 785 477-4777 or book a reservation online at www.axetogrind.us

Volunteers needed for Sunset Zoo’s SPOOKTacular event



My name is Nicole Wade; I am the zoo’s volunteer coordinator. I wanted to let you know about an upcoming volunteer opportunity at Sunset Zoo that might interest you or some of the members of your organization. We are looking for volunteers 14 and older to help with this year’s SPOOKTacular event.

SPOOKTacular is Sunset Zoo’s biggest special event of the year and occurs on October 26th and 27th this year. Every year we need roughly 100 volunteers per day to pull off this event. I would love to have your organization be a part of it.

Please note that I cannot guarantee any particular position for the event. However, if there is something of particular interest to you, I will try to make that happen (please email this information to me at zoovolunteer@cityofmhk.com so that I know your interest). To RSVP to volunteer for this event please follow the provided instructions:

1) Click this link to see our event on SignUp.comhttps://signup.com/go/Zjrjuem

2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.
4) Please list your affiliated organization; if you are not signing up through any organization please list your affiliation as “community member”.

Volunteers do not need to bring anything accept a water bottle, however we will also have water available for you. Please wear a family friendly costume or a T-shirt that represents out community (Sunset Zoo gift shop shirt, MHS shirt, K-state shirt, Konza shirt, Flint Hills shirt, etc.) We will also have name tags which we would like for you to wear.

I will send emails Friday, October 25th confirming assignments and providing additional information about the logistics when volunteering at Sunset Zoo.

Thank you so much for your consideration in volunteering for SPOOKtacular. We really appreciate everything the community does to help us put on this amazing event!

Let me know if you have any questions or if you need any assistance. Thanks!


Nicole Wade

Programs and Education Animals Manager

FrogWatch Cooridinator

Sunset Zoo • 785.587.2737 p • 785.587.2730 f


Sunset Zoo Facebook: www.facebook.com/SunsetZoo

Sunset Zoo Volunteer Twitter Handle: @VolunteerMHKZoo

Behind the Science Twitter Handle: @ScienceMHK

Accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums


Fall 2019 Advisors Meeting

Student Organization Advisors Meeting

Wednesday, November 6

5:30-6:30 pm

Center for Student Involvement Conference Room

K-State Student Union

Advisors of both independent and departmental student organizations are invited to attend the first Advisors meeting of the Fall 2019 semester. CSI will continue host meetings for advisors to gather throughout the Fall and Spring semesters. The purpose of these meetings is to provide an opportunity to share information regarding university and center updates and highlights, opportunities to connect with other individuals serving in advisory capacities, and allow for greater collaboration among the K-State student organizations community. 

SGA funding request deadlines approaching

The Travel Allocation and On-Campus Allocation Forms will close on November 8th at 11am. This will be the deadline to receive funding for events that occur between December 1st 2019 through February 15th 2020. The forms can be found on Orgcentral under the Forms Tab, or by clicking the links below.

SGA Travel Funding Request Form

SGA On-Campus Funding Request Form

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to the Allocation Committee Chairs: Travel Allocations – Carson Tjelmeland, carsont@ksu.edu; On-Campus Allocations – Tel Wittmer, telwittmer@ksu.edu

You’re Invited! Attend the 2019 Leadership Appreciation Reception

Leadership Appreciation Reception

Thursday, November 14

4-6 pm

Berney Family Welcome Center

To recognize and encourage leadership, Blue Key holds an Annual Leadership Appreciation Reception. This event aims to recognize outstanding student leaders, organizational advisors, faculty and administration for their service to K-State. The event consists of a guest speaker, the announcement of annual recognition awards winners by the Center for Student Involvement, followed by social time for the groups to speak with and congratulate one another. The purpose of the reception is to recognize the commitment those leaders have made and emphasize the support that Kansas State shows to its students.

Let us know you’re coming by RSVPing in OrgCentral.

Check out this Fall’s leadership development workshop series

Leadership Development Series

View upcoming workshops in the Leadership Development Series on the Resources for Student Organizations events page in OrgCentral. RSVP in OrgCentral is encouraged. All student organization members and interested students are welcome.

Nominate your organization for a recognition award

Student Organization Recognition Awards

Nominations due November 3, 2019

The Center for Student Involvement is sponsoring awards recognizing students, advisors, and organizations for their work over the past year. These recognition awards will be announced at Blue Key’s Leadership Appreciation Reception on November 14, 2019. Each award recipient will be recognized and receive a plaque. To make a nomination for any of these awards, please complete the online nomination form(s) in OrgCentral. These forms will automatically close at 11:45 p.m. on Sunday, November 3, 2019. View more details on the CSI website.

Officers and Their Roles workshop for student organizations this Thursday

Officers and Their Roles Workshop for Student Organizations

This Thursday, October 17th


CSI Conference Room, Room 114, K-State Student Union

Join the Center for Student Involvement this Thursday for a 45-minute leadership development workshop designed to promote student organization success. This session will focus on understanding the needs of an organization and determining how each officer within that organization contributes to the central mission. Light refreshments will be provided. RSVP in OrgCentral is encouraged, although not required. All student organization members and interested students are welcome.

View more details and leadership development workshops in OrgCentral.

Complete this survey and win a gift card


Time is running out – you have the chance to win a $50 Amazon gift-card if you share your thoughts and experiences in an exciting new research study. Help make a positive impact on the Kansas State University community by participating by October 5th! Click below to start the survey now!


  • The Student Health Adjustment and Relationship Experiences (SHARE) Study aims to evaluate undergraduate students’ perceptions of campus life and experiences with relationships.
  • If you choose to participate you’ll complete two surveys, six months apart, giving you the chance to win one of five $50 Amazon gift-cards per survey (maximum of two gift-cards).
  • You must be an undergraduate student at Kansas State University between the ages of 18 and 24 to participate.
  • Please click on the link below to participate in the initial survey. It should take under 30 minutes to complete. Please note, once you click on the survey link, it will only be available for 24 hours.

Please encourage your friends at Kansas State University to take the survey but do not share the link with friends or students at other schools/universities!

This project is sponsored by researchers at East Carolina University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, in conjunction with leadership at your institution. If you have any questions about this research study or would like to speak with someone before participating, please contact the SHARE Study project team at sharestudy@ecu.edu