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What Matters to Me and Why postponed

The Staley School of Leadership Studies is postponing the upcoming What Matters to Me and Why featuring Greg Eiselein, Donnelly Professor of English, University Distinguished Teaching Scholar and director of K-State First.

The lecture was scheduled for Thursday, March 26, from noon to 1 p.m. We hope to reschedule this event and will announce the new details as schedules are confirmed.

Dean Carol Shanklin to share “What Matters to Me and Why”

Carol Shanklin, dean of the Kansas State University Graduate School and professor of dietetics, will present as part of the What Matters to Me and Why lecture series Thursday, March 5. The presentation will take place in Town Hall, Leadership Studies Building, from noon to 1 p.m.

Dean Carol Shanklin

In her talk, Dean Shanklin will share about how mentoring has influenced her personal and professional decisions. She will share insights from her experience mentoring students, junior faculty and colleagues.

A free box lunch will be provided starting at 11:45 a.m., and an RSVP is requested by March 3. Visit the website to read a full event description and sign up. If you are unable to attend, a Zoom link is available. See who’s going on Facebook.

This informal lunchtime series supports K-State’s Principles of Community by encouraging reflection on matters of personal values, beliefs, and motivations in order to better understand the lives and inspirations of those who serve and shape the University. This event is sponsored by the Staley School of Leadership Studies, and supported by an interdisciplinary, cross-campus planning team.

Cargill Fellows applications due March 17

Undergraduate students in the College of Agriculture, Business, or Engineering with an anticipated graduation date of May 2022 through December 2022 (students with junior standing by fall 2020) are encouraged to apply for the Cargill Fellows Program. Applications are due at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, March 17.

Cargill Fellows group photo
The Cargill Fellows program, a partnership between the Staley School of Leadership Studies and Cargill, offers students a unique and tailored leadership development experience. Cargill Fellows will practice leadership skills necessary to work confidently, cross-culturally, and thrive in an era of complex and continual change. The program will provide students with the preparation to begin their career with a unique advantage beyond their technical education. Their exposure to and practice with skills such as adapting to change, engaging in diverse environments, and critical thinking will cultivate professional competencies that will prepare them for a successful launch into industry.

Cargill Fellows will receive and participate in the following:

  • $1,000 scholarship
  • Guaranteed interview for an internship at Cargill for summer 2021
  • Monthly one-on-one leadership coaching with a Cargill coach
  • Unique and exclusive networking opportunities with Cargill professionals
  • Site visits to area Cargill facilities, headquarters, plants, etc.
  • Leadership development rooted in industry values and expectations

Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on March 17. For more information on the program, visit our website or contact Roberta Maldonado Franzen, rfranzen@ksu.edu.

Volunteer opportunities for MLK Jr. Day

All members of the Manhattan, Kansas, community and all K-State students are invited to participate in HandsOn Kansas State’s MLK Jr. Day of Service.

Join us as we celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 25. Individual registration is open until Jan. 24. Groups and families are also welcome! To register a group, contact HandsOn Kansas State at 785-532-3670 or handson@k-state.edu.

Volunteers will arrive at Kansas State University’s Staley School of Leadership Studies at 9 a.m. for a snack while and discussion about what this day means to the community and Martin Luther King Jr.’s commitment to loving your community. From there, volunteers will depart to various sites. Transportation assistance can be provided with early notification through the registration form.

The MLK Jr. Day of Service is recognized across the country in honor of King and is being led by the world’s leading organization for volunteer work, Points of Light, and the Corporation for National and Community Service. Millions of Americans will come together for this day of national service and dialogue to honor his memory.

King called for all of us to be the beloved community we are and act in love and service. We invite you to volunteer your time and lend a hand in the Manhattan community.

HandsOn Kansas State is a program of the Staley School of Leadership Studies that promotes civic learning and leadership through meaningful volunteer and service opportunities between campus and community. HandsOn strives to develop socially-responsible citizens, knowledgeably equipped for active participation. Learn more.

 

Learn all about LEAD 212 and the minor

Have you been curious about the Staley School of Leadership Studies? Join this Facebook Live event to learn about the classes, the minor, the faculty, and hear from current students at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6.

The leadership studies minor and the nonprofit focus are both great enhancements to any major field of study at Kansas State University. But why? How can pairing the leadership studies minor benefit you now and in your future career and life after K-State? Tune in and find out!

We’ll cover FAQs and will be happy to answer your questions live.

Guests:
🎤 Mike Finnegan, instructor in LEAD 212: Introduction to Leadership Concepts
🎤 Nate Williams, freshman in food science/pre-med with a minor in leadership studies
🎤 Emily Lowe, senior in human development and family sciences with a non-profit leadership minor and a LEAD 212 Class Leader

This discussion will be beneficial for:
✔️ Students considering K-State
✔️ Students considering a Leadership Studies minor
✔️ Families interested in learning more about the value of their students’ coursework in Leadership Studies

 

Guests

 

Mike and two students will explain why LEAD 212:
✔️ Is invaluable to K-State students
✔️ Becomes a a pathway to the Leadership Studies minor
✔️ Will enhance and compliment any major area of study at K-State
🐟 …and we’ll explain why students throw a six pound salmon across the room in this class!

Spring 2020 LEAD 212 courses are offered…
⚫ Section A | 9:30-10:20 a.m. | MWF
⚫ Section B | 9:30-10:45 a.m. | T/U
⚫ And online!

LEAD 212 is offered every semester, in person and online, to help meet students’ busy schedules.

HandsOn hosts final mobile food distribution of the semester

HandsOn Kansas State will host its last mobile food distribution of the semester in conjunction with Harvesters Community Food Network of Topeka starting at 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, in parking lot C-1 of the Chester E. Peters Recreation Complex. 

The mobile food distribution is open to all members of the K-State and Manhattan community with fresh fruits and vegetables offered at no cost, while supplies last.  

Residents of Jardine Apartments are able to walk over and receive a ride home after picking up their produce.

For more information or questions about the mobile food distribution contact HandsOn Kansas State at handson@k-state.edu.

Dr. Justin Kastner to share “What Matters to Me and Why”

Dr. Justin Kastner, associate professor in K-State’s department of diagnostic medicine/pathobiology, will present as part of the What Matters to Me and Why lecture series Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. The presentation will take place in Town Hall, Leadership Studies Building, from noon to 1 p.m.

Justin Kastner
In his talk entitled, Precedents, Purpose, and Paths Forward: Why History Matters to Me, and Why, Kastner will share how “looking to and learning about the past” has fueled his academic and personal development, love of learning, and service to society in his twin roles of university professor and community pastor. In addition to duly acknowledging the research and teaching value of historical scholarship, Kastner will showcase how scholarly and practical crafts affiliated with history have enriched his family life, ushered in remarkable friendships, and inspired paths forward.

A free box lunch will be provided starting at 11:45 a.m., and an RSVP is requested by Nov. 12. Read a full event description and sign up here.

A Zoom link is available.

This informal lunchtime series supports K-State’s Principles of Community by encouraging reflection on matters of personal values, beliefs, and motivations in order to better understand the lives and inspirations of those who serve and shape the University. This event is sponsored by the Staley School of Leadership Studies, and supported by an interdisciplinary, cross-campus planning team.

 

 

 

Cats 4 Cans drives community engagement, serves those in need

Students from The Staley School of Leadership Studies at Kansas State University will be visiting homes throughout the Manhattan, Kansas, community to spread awareness about food insecurity and collect donations for the Flint Hills Breadbasket. For residents who want to donate, students will provide instructions and make requests at pre-visits Oct. 30-31, and canned goods or monetary donations will be collected Nov. 1-3. Checks can be written to the Flint Hills Breadbasket.

Students from the 2017 LEAD 212 class collect donations for the Flint Hills Breadbasket.

Food insecurity in Riley County is 17.5 percent and the poverty level in Manhattan, Kansas, is 25.4 percent.* These percentages are among the highest of all counties in Kansas. The Flint Hills Breadbasket’s mission, ‘To minimize hunger and poverty through the distribution of available food and to nurture projects that will help alleviate hunger and poverty,’ aims to help alleviate and reduce these numbers in the local community. More than 18,000 individuals received food from the Flint Hills Bread Basket in 2018. Learn more about the Flint Hills Breadbasket.

Items needed most at this time include:

  • Condiments such as ketchup, mustard, barbecue sauce and salad dressings
  • Pudding and Jell-O mixes
  • Cake/muffin mixes
  • Juice
  • Crackers
  • Granola bars
  • Hamburger Helper
  • Canned meat
  • Macaroni and cheese dinners
  • Ramen noodles

The Cats 4 Cans project is part of the LEAD 212: Introduction to Leadership Concepts coursework. Students are studying food insecurity and hunger, and actively applying leadership concepts in the local community as a service-learning project. Cats 4 Cans is an annual fall activity that has been active for almost 20 years.  This activity fulfils the Staley School mission: Developing knowledgeable, ethical, caring, inclusive leaders for a diverse and changing world. Learn more about The Staley School.

Students walk through Manhattan, Kansas, neighborhoods to collect donations for the Flint Hills Breadbasket.

“We appreciate the community support of our students as they go door to door around Manhattan,” said Tamara Bauer, instructor at The Staley School of Leadership Studies. “This kind of assignment allows our students to get real experience working with the community towards a common goal, and will give them the skills they need to solve problems in their careers and lives after K-State.”

For more information or for questions, contact Tamara Bauer at tamara@ksu.edu.

 

*Source: Feeding America and U.S. Census websites