In response to community need, HandsOn Kansas State, in conjunction with Harvesters Community Food Network of Topeka, has scheduled a Mobile Food Distribution on Friday, Aug. 14. The event will start at 4 p.m. in parking lot C-1 of the Chester E. Peters Recreation Complex, and will continue as long as supplies last.
The mobile food distribution is open to all members of the K-State and Manhattan community with fresh fruits, vegetables and other produce items offered at no cost.
Sage Collins is a junior at Kansas State University. She is working on a major in agriculture economics, a secondary major in global food systems, a minor in leadership studies and a certificate in nonprofit leadership.
Sage is completing an internship this summer with the Kansas Soybean Association as part of the required credits for the nonprofit leadership certificate. Here, she reflects on the experience, and how it has combined her passions and academics to help her grow personally and professionally.
As a student interested in several different areas of study, I have been told many times to narrow down my passions, so I’m able to find a job after college. People told me there was no way to combine all my dreams and interests. Because of that thinking, I never imagined I would find a job that combines my passion for agriculture, nonprofit studies, and global food systems leadership, let alone an internship that would put me on my path to professional development. The summer of 2020 has been a very unexpected journey, but it has given me hope for my future career.
Now more than ever, our diverse and changing world requires leadership that is knowledgeable, ethical, caring and inclusive. The disruption and uncertainty of a global pandemic and the pain of persistent systemic racism challenge our health, economic well-being and understanding of community. We all are being called to learn, listen and act with compassion and purpose.
To our students, colleagues and all in our communities: While we may be physically separated, we stand with you in solidarity against racial injustice. Every human deserves dignity, respect and the basic right to justice and equity. Black lives matter.
There is a seasonality to higher education and the American education system that is reliable and consistent. We have a fall and a spring semester, with a month-long break between, and a week-long break during each term. The summer brings its own set of programming and enrollment, and we have a moment to breathe before starting again in August.
On Sunday, May 3, students, faculty, staff, friends and family from the Staley School of Leadership Studies and across Kansas State University gathered to recognize the success and honor the achievements of several K-State students at the Celebrating Service and Leadership awards program.
For the first time since the inception of this awards program, the event took place digitally over Zoom and Facebook Live. While guests could not gather physically, the importance and value of coming together was not lost in this virtual event.
The nomination for is just four short questions. Any nomination submitted will be presented to the faculty/staff nominated, so this is also a great opportunity to pass on a positive message of support regardless of the awarded recipient. Nominations are due by 5 p.m. April 29.
Established by the Staley School of Leadership Studies Ambassadors, the Rost award recognizes faculty/staff who exemplify the mission statement of the Staley School, which is to develop knowledgeable, ethical, caring, inclusive leaders for a diverse and changing world.
The winner of this award should not only demonstrate these characteristics in their own lives, but should also inspire others to become better leaders.
The Staley School Ambassadors will form a committee, review nominations and carefully select the 2020 recipient. The recipient will be notified in early May.
Guest writer Anna Spexarth is a senior at Kansas State University, planning to graduate in May 2020. She is majoring in public relations with minors in leadership studies and art. She is also a student public relations coordinator for the Staley School of Leadership Studies, specializing in social media.
If you had told me three and a half years ago I would be taking all of my classes online, that I wouldn’t be able to give proper goodbyes to my classmates and professors, and wouldn’t be walking across the stage, attempting not to fall, after I wrapped up my final classes as a K-State student, I would have told you that was crazy.
The Snyder Leadership Legacy Fellows program is named for, and based on, coach Bill Snyder’s 16 Goals for Success. Coach Bill Snyder is known for his commitment to leadership development, the program continues to build on his example. Snyder Fellows will engage in a variety of leadership development workshops, activities and events during the 2020-21 academic year, kicking off with an intensive retreat in the fall. Fellows will engage with youth in the Manhattan community, and develop their own capacity to lead with a leadership coach of their own.