From the president’s desk

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Dear Fellow K-Staters,

Happy Election Day! It is essential that we get out today and make our voices heard. We have no room to complain about our leadership on Facebook or Twitter if we don’t exercise our right to vote. The individuals that we elect today will lead our country and state for two to four years, and will make decisions that personally affect you every day. So make sure to cast an informed vote.

In order to make this process easy and convenient for you, the Student Governing Association and the Office of the President have teamed up to provide shuttle buses to polling locations across town today. We’ll have an information booth in the K-State Student Union so you can find out where your polling location is and where to catch a shuttle. Buses will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For one of our platform initiatives, Your Education, we wanted to streamline tutoring services at K-State. Since we’ve taken office, K-State has launched its first ever website strictly for tutoring: k-state.edu/tutoring. Right now, around 1,300 students use scheduled tutoring services and another 1,600 attend walk-in sessions each semester. We’re currently working with K-State Global Campus to develop our university’s first online tutoring service.

Finally, I’m happy to say that our residence halls will reopen early after Thanksgiving break to allow students to come back and support our football team. This has been made possible by SGA, K-State Athletics, Housing and Dining Services, as well as personal donations from Bill Snyder and John Currie. Show your gratitude by coming out on Saturday, Nov. 29 to watch K-State take down the Jayhawks in a Senior Day Sunflower Showdown.

Have a great week, and, as always, go Cats!

Sincerely,

Reagan Kays, student body president

rkays@ksu.edu

Cody Kennedy, student body vice president

ckennedy@ksu.edu

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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.