Student senate introduces resolution on inclusivity, passes continuance of counseling services, student health privilege...

On Thursday evening, the student senate passed continuances for the next fiscal year for Lafene Health Center and Counseling Services.

Voter turnout down from last year, still good, elections commissioner said

This year, campaigns utilized sidewalk chalking, tabling in the K-State Student Union and social media to promote their campaigns.

Dowd wins student body presidential election

The results were announced on Wednesday after 6 p.m.

Campus Police Activity: Feb. 22 to Mar. 6

Kansas State Police responded to multiple thefts under $1,500, driving while license is suspended, revoked or canceled, driving under the influence of drugs/alcohol, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia and a warrant arrest from Pottawatomie County.

Intercultural Leadership meeting to be public, Myers to attend

The Intercultural Leadership meeting is still in the planning phase but is scheduled for 4:30 pm. on Mar. 26.

Counseling Services, Lafene to merge, form Counseling and Psychological Services

Parker said one of the goals of the merge is minimizing barriers so people get the help they need when they need it.

Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory determines local spread of COVID-19 variants

Around 2,500 cases of the U.K. variant of COVID-19 have been found in the United States. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment identified eight new cases of the variant in Sedgwick County on Monday, bringing the total to 10 in Kansas.

Student senate begins response to writings in Multicultural Student Center, discusses privilege fee legislation

The student senate hopes to craft a resolution to put pressure on the administration to better address student concerns.

Common crimes in, around campus: What are they?

Over 160 incidents have been reported to the KSUPD since the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year.

Privilege Fee Committee holds Fine Arts bill additional week for missing information

The Fine Arts presentation, though well-presented, Joshua Diazdeleon, college of education caucus leader and junior in elementary education, said, had missing information that could lead to second thoughts on some entity decreases.

Ecumenical Campus Ministry teaches vegan recipes virtually, provides food to students

Christian Watkins, director and campus pastor, said ECM always focused on making sure Kansas State students have a welcoming and inclusive space since the ministry's beginning 70 years ago.

Student senate amends legislation, discusses decrease to Fine Arts privilege fee allocation

The student senate considered a resolution decreasing the Fine Arts privilege fee allocation, which the senate will vote on next week.

University could implement new fee model next fall

The Tuition and Fees Task Force hopes to bring a proposal to the Kansas Board of Regents by June.

Dowd, Koger win primary election, continues prioritizing students

Michael Dowd, senior in animal science and global food systems leadership, and Cameron Koger, junior in marketing, took a 516-vote lead against their opponents in the primary SGA elections.

K-State doesn’t plan to phase-out campus COVID-19 restrictions until fall

Kansas State can't move beyond the current phase at this point, but loosened restrictions could come in August, Dr. Kyle Goerl, Lafene's medical director, said.

Vaccines available on-campus Friday — who is eligible?

On Friday, Kansas State will open its vaccine distribution clinic, but the early roll-out will be limited in size and scope.

Campus Police Activity: Feb. 1 to Feb. 21

Kansas State Police responded to multiple thefts under $1,500, battery and disorderly conduct and possession of marijuana.

Privilege Fee Committee recommends continuance for Lafene, Counseling Services, decrease to Fine Arts

The Privilege Fee Committee recommended a continuance of $5,675,208 to the Lafene Health Center and $843,843 to Counseling Services, and a decrease of over $100,000 to the Fine Arts allocation.

Senate adds funds to Diversity Programming Committee, discusses election process

The Diversity Programming Committee lacked the funds to cover anticipated events because of a 60 percent cut to the Student Activity Fee, which the campus privilege fee funds.

Lafene dietitian aims to help students with eating habits, nutrition

Dianna Schalles, registered dietitian at Lafene Health Center, has worked at Kansas State for over 20 years.