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Link Magazine

Fall/Winter 2018

Link magazine is published twice per year through Kansas State University Global Campus. It joins thousands of students, alumni and supporters of distance education who want to learn online, grow professionally and connect globally through Kansas State University.

Karen Pedersen

Dean’s Welcome Message

For today’s working professionals and their employers, skilling and upskilling are topics of interest in a highly changing landscape and are critical for both personal and organizational success. A recent World Economic Forum publication entitled “The Future of Jobs Report” (2018) includes a table of stable, new and redundant roles across multiple industries. On the list of new roles are titles like AI and Machine Learning Specialist, Innovation Professional, User Experience and Human-Machine Interaction Designer, Big Data Specialist, Robotics Engineer, Digital Transformation Specialist, and the list goes on. - Read More

Koehn shooting a basket

One More Shot

Every basketball player knows that when you have a good shot, you take it — on and off the court.

“I had to make a decision and so I took the opportunity I was given,” said Laurie Koehn, an all-time NCAA three-point shot leader, former WNBA player and current associate head women’s basketball coach at Washington State University. - Read More

Kelly Getty working in a lab

Food for Thought

Kelly Getty earned her bachelor’s degree in food science from Kansas State University 30 years ago, and her doctorate — also from K-State — nearly 20 years ago, but if anything, her enthusiasm for her work has only grown over the years. - Read More

Ken Roberts speaking at graduation reception

Keeping it Real

Kansas State University Global Campus students and alumni know how hard it can be to connect with other students and with your professors from far away. - Read More

Dominic Barnes

Meet Dominic Barnes, Military Student Services and Veteran's Center Coordinator

Dominic Barnes works as an advocate for and supporter of Kansas State University military students, many of whom enroll through Global Campus to earn their degrees either while serving or after leaving the military. As a veteran himself and K-State graduate, Barnes builds bridges between military life, higher education and civilian life.

“Any service member goes through a mindset change,” Barnes said. “It’s hard for military students to think about their civilian careers. They need an advocate who can help them make the right degree choice.” - Read More

Ashley Walther

Funding a Dream

Ashley Walther, a junior from Yelm, Washington, is many things: the daughter of a Dutch immigrant; a student who studied internationally, graduating from high school in Belgium and completing two years of university in the Netherlands; a mom of a 2 1/2-year-old daughter; a dietetics major who would like to one day open her own residential facility for people with eating disorders. - Read More

Julio Manso

2018 Global Campus Alumni Fellow Proud Member of K-State Family

Julio Manso was working in the human resources field with a group of clinical and industrial and organizational (or IO) psychologists when an idea struck. He was intrigued by the concepts they were discussing and thought, “I could study that.” - Read More

Alumni fellows

The Welcome Mat’s Out

“We want to hear about your K-State experience,” Sinn said. “We want to know about your professional successes. We want to know what’s going on in your life in general.” - Read More