From the President’s desk


Dear Fellow K-Staters,

How about them ‘Cats! Congrats to the football team on a great win this weekend. We are looking forward to the next home game against Texas for Homecoming at the end of the month.

Good luck to the volleyball team playing on Wednesday in Ahearn Field house at 7 p.m. Let’s wish them luck as they continue into play in the Big 12 Conference.

Beginning next Monday, we’ll be holding OrgSync Week to help K-Staters get better acquainted with our new management platform for student organizations. We’ll aim to help beginners, experienced student users, and advisers alike through a variety of informational sessions. On Wednesday, Oct. 15 and Thursday, Oct. 16, we’ll host walk-in clinics where you can work through specific questions with one of our OrgSync coordinators, and formal sessions led by Martise Cooks, a representative from OrgSync.

We’ll also have an information table in the K-State Student Union next Tuesday, where we can answer any questions you have. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for updates on the week.

That same week, Workshop Architects will be on campus to gather more student input for the upcoming Union renovation. We’ve received verbal commitments from Workshop and Bowman Bowman Novick to undertake the project. We’re very excited about the potential for the renovation and would love to see a huge turnout of students to get the most input we can.

Lastly, I’ve been asked by City Commissioner Usha Reddi to represent the student body at the Parks and Recreation Strategic Plan Review meeting. We’ll be assessing existing facilities, reviewing ongoing initiatives, and identifying future goals and objectives. We want to make sure Manhattan’s parks work well for students and student interests, so if you have any suggestions or questions, please contact us.

Best of luck with your classes, meetings, jobs and everything else you’ll be working on this week. Keep up the good work in making K-State the best university in the country!

Go ‘Cats,

Reagan Kays, student body president

Cody Kennedy, student body vice president


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.