K-State announces date of next KSUnite, classes will be cancelled again

President Richard Myers speaks at the first KSUnite outside Anderson Hall on Nov. 14, 2017. A third installment is in the works for Nov. 6, 2019. (George Walker | Collegian Media Group)

If you’re still picking out classes for the fall, you might keep in mind that you’ll be missing out on at least one Wednesday afternoon class next semester.

KSUnite 2019 will take place Wednesday, November 6, and classes from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. will be cancelled for the event, the university announced Monday.

“The university started the KSUnite movement to define who we are for ourselves and show that although national unrest may test us, it will not overcome us,” a statement in K-State Today read. “We are planning the university’s third KSUnite for Wednesday, Nov. 6, to once again reaffirm the university’s pledge to foster an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere.”

After a few incidents of alleged discrimination occurred on campus in fall 2017, the K-State community responded with the first KSUnite, in which a few thousand students gathered for a rally on the lawn in front of Anderson Hall. Since then, KSUnite has become a broader movement for campus diversity and inclusivity, as well as a weekly newsletter covering related issues and events.

“I think KSUnite really brings the community together,” Holly Anderson, freshman in open option, said. “There’s a lot more to be done, but it’s a start. It gets people out of their comfort zones.”

More details will be announced as speakers and events are confirmed closer to the date, the university said in the release.

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