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WorldWide Wildcats Newsletter

Volume 8, Issue 2 

Campus Making Progress on Construction Projects

construction gallery

Kansas State University's Manhattan campus is undergoing several construction projects to support facilities and infrastructure goals in becoming a Top 50 public research university by 2025. The gallery below shows updates on some of K-State's campus construction projects serving students, faculty, alumni and fans. 

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Vanier Football Complex

A new Vanier Football Complex, part of the Bill Snyder Family Stadium Master Plan, will more than double the amount of space for student-athletes and coaches. It also will provide them access to world-class resources, equipment and facilities. Learn more or view renderings of the complex.

welcome centerBerney Family Welcome Center

K-State's historic Memorial Stadium, completed in 1924, is being revitalized to become the new central location for families to connect with several different university services. The center will serve as the university's front door for prospective and current students, parents, alumni, faculty, staff and corporate representatives. View the project video

Wefald HallWefald Hall and Dining Center

Work has begun on a new residence hall and dining center on the west side of campus. The new facility will be named Wefald Hall in honor of former K-State president Jon Wefald. View a timeline and renderings of the project.

engineering buildingCollege of Engineering

The K-State College of Engineering is undergoing a series of renovations to accommodate a growing need for more space and more specialized laboratories. Durland Hall, part of the College of Engineering complex, is in Phase IV of the renovations and will receive a $40 million wing added to the existing building.

Business AdministrationCollege of Business Administration

Construction is underway for a new home for the College of Business Administration. The new 140,000-square-foot building will have more space and special features like financial trading rooms and areas for professional development.  

Check out K-State's completed projects and what's in store for future projects.

Spring Graduates Celebrate On Campus and Online

Virtual CommencementSpring graduation is just around the corner. Kansas State University Global Campus is hosting an on-campus celebration for distance education program graduates on May 15 from 4-6 p.m. in the K-State Alumni Center. Invitations to upcoming graduates will be sent out soon.

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Kansas State University Global Campus provides opportunities for graduating distance students to celebration their accomplishment through on-campus commencement ceremonies or virtually.

For those not able to travel to campus for graduation, K-State Global Campus offers a virtual commencement. Distance graduates can view video commencement addresses from the dean and provost, a live stream of on-campus graduation ceremonies and receive messages from family and friends through a virtual reception. 

Staying Connected as K-State Global Campus Alumni

Social media iconYour ties to Kansas State University Global Campus will always be strong, even after you graduate. There are more ways than ever for distance students to stay connected to the university after graduation. 

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Alumni Services - K-State Global Campus offers many alumni services, including professional development opportunities and information about the K-State Alumni Association. Learn more through the alumni services website.

Social Media - You can also stay connected to K-State Global Campus and the rest of the university through social media. Join the distance student and alumni community by:

Giving Back - You can give back to K-State Global Campus students just like you by supporting a distance student scholarship fund or giving back by way of your time and talent. Find out how you can get involved as alumni once you graduate as a Wildcat through the K-State Global Campus alumni website.  

Soccer Program Launches, Equestrian Concludes

EquestrianK-State Athletics Director John Currie announced last fall that the university will add the school's first-ever intercollegiate women's soccer program. The addition of the soccer program comes following the decision to discontinue K-State's equestrian program per recommendations from the NCAA Committee on Women's Athletics.

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The soccer program will allow K-State to maintain its sponsorship of 16 varsity sports as required by NCAA bylaw 20.9.6.

The equestrian team will compete through the 2015-16 season with the soccer program beginning play as early as fall 2016. When Wildcat intercollegiate soccer launches, K-State will become the final team in the Big 12 Conference to compete in the sport.

Soccer coach

Mike Dibbini has been named the first coach for K-State women's soccer. Dibbini was a standout player and highly successful coach at Kansas Wesleyan University who most recently rebuilt California State Polytechnic University, Pomona into an NCAA Division II championship contender.

Visit the soccer team website for more information on the new program. 

Distance Students Can Get K-State Proud

K-State ProudK-State Proud is a student-led, nationally recognized fundraising campaign that encourages all students to show their Kansas State University pride through philanthropy. Since its creation in 2007, K-State Proud has promoted the idea of “students helping students.”

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Guided by Student Foundation, the campaign collects student donations to establish Student Opportunity Awards for fellow K-State students. The campaign has raised more than $833,000, resulting in more than 425 awards.

Distance students can show their K-State pride by donating online. Those who donate a minimum of $20 receive a campaign T-shirt.

Learn more about K-State Proud.