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Author: Carolina Mach

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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A Letter from the Outgoing Student Governing Association Leadership

Joe and Andy
2015-16 Student Body President Andy Hurtig of Wichita, KS and Vice President, Joe Tinker, of Overland Park, KS.

To our wonderful campus community,
Last week, we swore in your new Student Body President Jessica Van Ranken and Vice President Trenton Kennedy. We’d like to take a few moments and share some thoughts from our term in office.

Reflecting on this past year, we can’t help but smile when thinking about what an incredible journey it has been. With the help of the SGA body, we were able to collaborate with Athletics to eliminate their student privilege fee subsidy, which shows a mutual respect between the students of this university and our athletic department. In the unfortunate age of an ever rising cost of attendance, we worked to reduce the cost of textbooks by expanding the Open/Alternative Textbook Initiative and we are very thankful for President Schulz’s support and fundraising for this program. With the help of our State Relations Director Brodie Herrman, we were able to pass Lifeline 911, a statewide law that grants limited legal immunity to intoxicated minors that are seeking emergency medical assistance, a project first started by former Student Body President Reagan Kays and former Vice President Cody Kennedy. We were lucky to have served our university during an era of unprecedented facilities enhancements, as we proudly broke ground on many of our K-State 2025 projects including the K-State Student Union, Seaton Hall and Phase IIIB of Bill Snyder Family Stadium, while likewise seeing the completion of the Berney Family Welcome Center, Engineering Hall, Vanier Family Football Complex and many others.

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Student Athletic Pass Opportunities

Student Tickets PromoStudent athletic passes for the 2016 – 2017 academic year are on sale now! K-State Students can join the best student section in the Big 12 Conference by logging in to their KSIS account and purchasing their athletic pass through the marketplace. General admission football and men’s basketball combo passes are $235 while general admission football only is $150. With seats on the 50-yard line at Bill Snyder Family Stadium and at mid-court in Bramlage Coliseum, K-State Students help provide one of the most intimidating atmospheres in the nation! If you have a student who will be starting at K-State in Fall 2016, your student will be able to purchase tickets during June Orientation & Enrollment. Representatives from K-State Athletics will be present to answer questions, and assist with ticket purchases. For more information, click here. Continue reading “Student Athletic Pass Opportunities”

Parent to Parent

Advice for supporting your student as classes fly by.

Mach Family
Scott, graduate of K-State’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and Patty, graduate of The University of Kansas’s Department of Political Science, cheered on the ‘Cats with their family at the 2012 Cotton Bowl in Arlington, Texas.

Dear K-State parents and families,

As parents of three collegians (our son, Brett, graduated from a small private college in 2010, our son, Cooper, graduated from K-State in 2012 and our daughter, Carolina, is currently a sophomore at K-State) we’d like to share our thoughts on what you might experience with your student as the end of spring semester draws near.

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