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Category: Issue 47, October 2016

A message from VP for Student Life/Dean of Students Dr. Pat Bosco

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Dr. Pat Bosco, VP for Student Life/Dean of Students

Earlier this month, I shared the following message with K-State faculty and staff regarding where to direct students for academic support and student success.  It’s important to me that parents receive these updates so you can provide the necessary support for your student.

Where to direct students for academic support and student success

By Pat Bosco

In preparation for midterm exams, it is important to keep in mind all of the opportunities and ways that a student can seek academic support and success. Many of these are at no cost and built around a student’s schedule. As part of the K-State family, it is important we continue to work together to connect our students and one another to services.

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Career Center: Meet Jared Meitler

Jared Meitler, Career Center Coordinator and student, Taylor Gnagi.

While meeting on the Explore Floor (located on the 2nd floor of the new Berney Family Welcome Center), Director of Parent & Family Relations Mindy Weixelman sat down with Career Center Coordinator Jared Meitler to hear the latest news about career exploration resources.

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Safety Resources: Meet Campus Police

Officer Randy Myles with students, Carolyn Abrams and Carolina Mach

This is the first article in a 3 part series about K-State’s safety resources.

There is an unspoken expectation that students’ safety won’t be compromised when they come to college. K-State has made it a priority to ensure that expectation has always been met. A major element in securing student safety on campus is the K-State Campus Police Department. The department’s mission is, “to preserve a safe campus environment where diverse social, cultural, and academic values are allowed to develop and prosper.”

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The Power of Parents

Dr. Bosco visiting with K-State Telefund callers about the importance of the information collected during the annual phone survey with parents.


During the spring meeting of the K-State Parents & Family Association Advisory Board, parent ambassadors collaborated with me to allocate a record total of more than $110,000 in parent contributions to fund critical student-centered programs. Combined charitable gifts to the Parents & Family Fund provides an immediate impact on the following Student Life priorities:

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National study finds K-State the best value in Kansas, best for graduates’ starting salaries

infographic-2For the second year in a row, a study by SmartAsset finds Kansas State University is the best value in Kansas when it comes to getting the most bang for your education bucks. And for the second-straight year, the study finds the average starting salary for Kansas State University graduates tops that of graduates of other schools in the state.

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