K-State All-University Open House offers hands-on experience of campus life

MANHATTAN — Kansas State University is opening its doors to the public for the exploration of endless possibilities at the All-University Open House from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 1.

Open House will take place on the Manhattan campus with activities, learning, fun and food. This event for all ages is an opportunity to explore K-State while getting an insider’s look at the university’s academic programs, student organizations and campus life.

“K-State Open House is a popular tradition that showcases all K-State has to offer,” said Karen Goos, vice provost for enrollment management at K-State. “As an educational and research leader, K-State offers great value to students, and this event is an opportunity for their work and passions to shine.”

The event offers a mix of activities, projects, displays, demonstrations, food and entertainment. Tours of campus and on-campus housing are available throughout the day.

The Carl R. Ice College of Engineering invites visitors to get a sneak peek of this year’s student-built formula car and watch several student competitions. Don’t miss the College of Agriculture’s bug petting zoo, and take the shuttle to the grain science department’s north complex to enjoy a free lunch. Many additional dining and snack options are available across campus.

Test your balance and coordination with the College of Health and Human Sciences, and tour the nursing program facilities. Graduate students in communications sciences and disorders will provide free hearing screenings at 127 Campus Creek Complex.

The College of Arts and Sciences will feature many displays throughout campus, including interactive art projects and the English department’s custom poetry from the Poet-in-a-Box. While visiting the College of Business Administration, grab a snack and take a turn at the bounce house obstacle course.

Test your paper airplane skills and explore a living wax museum with the College of Education. The College of Architecture, Planning & Design’s events include BOXhattan, which offers visitors a chance to try their hand at city planning.

Take a stroll to the College of Veterinary Medicine complex to see a variety of exhibits and activities. Children may bring their stuffed animals in for “treatment,” and visitors of all ages can learn about pet first aid and how to diagnose sick patients.

Visit k-state.edu/openhouse for the full schedule of events and to learn more.

Derek Nester
Derek Nesterhttp://www.sunflowerstateradio.com
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2020 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.


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