Kansas State University


K-State College of Education

Open House was huge success

Riders enjoy the train at Open House.

Everyone who participated in this year’s All-University Open House had a great time!

Amanda Morales and Darla Stone, who serve as co-advisors for the Education Council, oversaw the college’s planning efforts for the April 20 Open House. Morales explained the college organized 13 events with five new ones: Family Train Ride; Technology Past, Present, Future; Popcorn Palooza; Experience a One-Room Schoolhouse; and Rocket Balloons.

Morales said the train ride was a huge success and that Stone already booked it for next year. She said people truly enjoyed the one-room schoolhouse and extended her deep appreciation for the faculty and students who contributed artifacts to the display.

The co-advisors credit Education Council President Lauren Wormington and Open House Chair Haley Fairbank for the event’s success.

“Lauren and Haley assumed the bulk of the responsibilities for planning and organizing Open House,” Morales said. “We had many of volunteers, and the Education Council simply did an outstanding job.”

Thanks to the Education Council, it was a day for memories.

“We had a steady flow of visitors all day,” Morales said. “Perhaps the screaming rocket balloons outside or the smell of popcorn and cotton candy served as lure. It was so fun to see the kids with purple lips walking around after eating the cotton candy.”