From the President’s desk: September 2

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Dear Fellow K-Staters,

Welcome back to campus and congratulations on making it through the first week of school. How about them Wildcats? Our football team had a great showing Saturday night against the Lumberjacks of Stephen F. Austin. Our Volleycats also had a good Saturday as they beat South Dakota 3-0. I am looking forward to watching both these teams have a successful season this year.

As I hope you already know, our K-State Student Union is going to get a $25 million dollar facelift over the next couple of years. We hope to start the construction next summer in order to have the renovation completed by the fall of 2016. On Thursday, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., we will be interviewing five prospective architecture firms to do the final design for our union. We would encourage any student that wants to attend to come to Union 207 for these interviews.

Every full-time student at Kansas State University, this semester, has paid $405 in privilege fees. Therefore, Cody and I would like to encourage you to get the most out of your fee dollars. Get some extra help in your classes by getting a tutor or going to a walk-in tutoring session. Go pump some iron in our newly renovated Chester E. Peter’s Recreation Complex. Enjoy some free or discounted entertainment options through the Union Program Council. These are just a few ways to make the most of your privilege fee dollars.

Due to a recent iSIS outage we encourage students to verify the accuracy of your information in iSIS, especially if you made a change in the system between July 10 and July 15. See the students and parents webpage for suggestions on what to do. You may also want to visit the iSIS recovery webpage for details of the outage and recovery efforts. ​If you are having any troubles with financial aid showing up on iSIS, contact the Office of Student Financial Assistance at 785-532-6420 or [email protected]

If you ever need anything or have questions, feel free to contact Cody and I and we will do our best to help you in any way we can.

K-State Proud,

Reagan Kays
[email protected]

Cody Kennedy
[email protected]

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Shelton Burch
Shelton grew up in the desert southwest. A native of Lancaster, California, he mostly grew up in south Phoenix, Arizona; Austin, Texas; and Colorado Springs, Colorado before moving to Kansas and graduating from Junction City High School. He started working as a news writer for the Collegian in 2009 before taking a three-year break from college. He returned to K-State in 2013 and has since worked for the news desk, feature desk, as a copy editor and now as a sports writer. He enjoys tap dancing, writing anything possible, reading court opinions and watching Arizona Coyotes hockey.