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Category: X-November 2017

Department Takes Part in K-State Unity Walk

Story by Anissa Zagonel, master’s student

Some faculty, staff and students of the department attended the KSUnity Walk on Tuesday, November 14 from 1-3 p.m. During the walk, participants came from their respective campus buildings and met on Anderson Hall’s lawn. Then, the KSUnite program took place. Participants heard a message of unity and steps that all K-Staters can take as the community moves forward to be an ever more inclusive campus.

Thoughts from department members that attended:

“I was impressed by the turnout of people that attended.” – Kelly Ingalsbe, accountant

“It was neat that despite the weather there was still a sizeable turnout of attendees.” – Audrey King, instructor

“It was a really awesome sight to see so many K-Staters in purple and on the lawn.” – Lori Buss, accountant

“K-State’s unity walk was a step in the right direction toward making everyone on campus feel like family. It was nice to see mobs of purple supporting the event.” – Dr. Katie Burke, instructor

Permanent Department Head Search Update

Story by Anissa Zagonel, master’s student

The search for a permanent department head is well underway. The 13 person search committee has reviewed application materials from several qualified candidates and three individuals have been invited to interview – Dr. David Doerfert, Texas Tech University; Dr. Jason Ellis, Kansas State University; and Dr. Dwayne Cartmell, Oklahoma State University. Candidates will interview in late November and early December.

The full interview itineraries will be shared and posted to the department website as soon as they are finalized.

Equipping students for the real world

Story by Kaitlyn Vicker, junior (ACJ)

Rollin Mensch, the Printing Coordinator and Estimator at the University Printing Center, has been working in the print business for approximately 47 years, and almost 4 years working at Kansas State University.

“I’ve been in the Manhattan area most of my life, except for when I was in the service,” says Mensch. “It’s like home to me. I knew a lot of the people who work in the office already. I was lucky enough to find a position here.”

One main role in Mensch’s job is customer service and helping the incoming customers with the paperwork. He makes sure all the correct information is filled out or provided to complete the job to the best of the printing center’s ability.

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ACJ Student’s Reflection on First NAFB Conference

Story by Jill Sieler, senior (ACJ)

I will be the first to admit that I have no interest in broadcasting. However, somehow this print journalism-loving student found herself at the 2017 National Association of Farm Broadcasting convention in Kansas City Nov. 7-10.

As a senior that has been really involved in the department and ACT I have heard about the NAFB convention every year, but I refused to attend as I thought it was just for students interested in broadcasting. Four days of radio voices, fantastic speakers and excellent food (one day there was prime rib), helped me realize that NAFB is for everyone and that broadcasting plays an important role in communicating with agricultural producers.

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