From the President’s Desk


Hello again!

We hope the start of everyone’s semesters is going well! Our classes are in full swing, along with other campus commitments and time seems to be flying by. There are some incredible opportunities on campus in the upcoming semester, but specifically the next few weeks.

To begin, we are extending our cabinet and currently accepting applications for a transfer student affairs director. The application can be found here: and must be completed by Sept. 16. We are looking for someone to represent transfer students and to help ease any difficulties that arise throughout the transfer student process. They will work with key partners to help communicate the role of the Student Governing Association to transfer students and ensure that SGA is receptive to the needs of the transfer student population.

In regards to the opportunities we mentioned, on Sept. 15 there will be an open forum regarding the campus weapons policy from 2-3:30 p.m. in Forum Hall. This will allow for students to express their opinions, concerns and suggestions in regards to the Kansas law that will allow for the concealed carry of weapons at universities beginning next summer. We encourage anyone to stop by for as long or short as they wish to hear more about these changes. The forum will be hosted by a dedicated group of administrators, faculty and students who are committed to the issue at hand.

Additionally, something else coming up that we are excited about is the All University Career Fair! This is the largest career fair in the Big 12 with more than 300 employers coming to recruit. The fair will take place from Sept. 20-22, however Sept. 21 is the day in which all major fields will be recruited. See more details on the career center website. The career fair is a great way to get your name out there, connect with professionals in your field and browse postgraduate options in the comfort of being in Manhattan.

Finally, Interim President Gen. Richard Myers will present the State of the University address on Sept. 23 at 3:30 p.m. in the K-State Alumni Center. Students, faculty, staff and the university community are able to use this time to hear from Myers on the big picture of our university and the exciting and big challenges that we will face moving forward into the academic year. We are looking forward to hearing from him and what he has to say in regards to the changes happening on campus.

While this is a lot of information, we hope to see you at these upcoming events, as well as the Wildcats’ first home football game this Saturday! We are excited for all the opportunities available to students this fall. Make sure to follow us on Twitter @KStateSBP_SBVP as well as Instagram @KStateSBP_SBVP. You can also “like” our Facebook page at

As always, feel free to reach out to us on these social media platforms or email us if you have questions or concerns!

K-State Proud,

Jessica Van Ranken & Trenton Kennedy

Student Body President & Student Body Vice President