A great opportunity for K-State students to talk with President Kirk Schulz is coming this Monday, Nov. 23, at 5 p.m. “Chats with Kirk” will be an online chat room designed for K-State students to ask President Schulz questions regarding his duties and changes on campus. To access the chat room you will need to sign in with your student e-mail and password at chats.ksu.edu. I hope to see you all online.
We all know and appreciate that K-State is unique in a multitude of ways. However, the City/University Projects Fund is a student power that is perhaps unique to all the rest. For the past 15 years, this fund has allowed for the development of both K-State and the City of Manhattan. Historically, the City/University Fund has allowed for such projects as the University Gardens, the widening of Denison Avenue, the blinking crosswalk lights around campus and the new map kiosks on campus.
This year, $570,000 is available for campus and city development. Essentially, the fund is available for President Schulz to use and allocate accordingly. It has been tradition for the Student Governing Association to create a list of projects and their expenses to be submitted to the president. This recommendation generally serves as the basis for President Schulz’s request to the city.
This year, our project recommendations to President Schulz have a common thread: community safety. Increasing our community’s safety has been a primary goal for Wayne Stoskopf and me since the very beginning. Whether it be adding more lights on campus, adding more sidewalks or developing lighted streets around Aggieville, safety has been a priority.
The recommendation would call for a large portion to be spent on lighting and sidewalk additions around campus and Aggieville. These additions are necessary to ensure that K-State students feel safe and secure around campus and Manhattan. Already research has been done to prioritize areas where replaced or added lighting is most needed.
To view the entire project proposal list, please visit the SGA website at ksu.edu/sga. If you have any further questions about the City/University Fund and the proposals, please feel free to contact me at email@example.com. Have a great week.
– Dalton Henry