From the president’s desk: Oct. 21


Dear Fellow K-Staters,

Cody and I are so excited about the ‘Cats and the thriller they pulled off in Norman, Oklahoma this weekend. We are even more excited to see them getting close to a top 10 ranking. Can’t wait for the big game on Saturday morning against Texas!

Homecoming week is upon us. This is one of the best times of the year to be a Wildcat, so have fun going to the week’s events and showcasing your K-State spirit.

This is also a great opportunity for recycling on campus. After the parade on Friday, the K-State Recycling Center will be accepting recyclable materials from floats. The center will accept homecoming materials until Sunday. Recycling supervisor Bill Spiegel has agreed to donate half of the proceeds from materials recycled during Homecoming week to the K-State Proud campaign.

Last week, I had breakfast with the Kansas Board of Regents and the student body presidents at the five other Regents universities. We covered topics like tuition rates, our push for a medical amnesty policy at Kansas universities, tax rates on textbooks and sexual assaults on campus. I feel the board genuinely listened to the issues we brought to their attention, and will work to improve in these areas going forward. We will continue to advocate on behalf of students and make sure the board understands where we stand on these issues.

Once again, we encourage you to actively participate in Homecoming events this week. Wildcat Request Live is tonight at Bramlage Coliseum, and is always a great time. Cody and I are excited to participate in the parade on Friday, and the pep rally afterward will help us all gear up for the game on Saturday morning.

As always, don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

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.