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K-State Research and Extension
123 Umberger Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-3401

May 31, 2016

Diversity Programs Office Update

Submitted by Phil LeBlanc

The start of June means that summer programs will have officially begun in the Diversity Programs Office (DPO). We are excited and energized for what is to come.

DPO would like to share some information about our summer programs:

• K-State Research & Extension (KSRE) Summer Research Fellowship officially begins on June 6 with the KSRE Orientation. The KSRE participants will be collaborating with faculty mentors to conduct research. At the end of the program the participants will be asked to create a presentation based on the research they conducted throughout the program. This year participants will be coming from Fort Valley State University, North Carolina A&T State University and Prairie View A&M University.

• A special thank you to those who were able to participate in the 2016 Veryl Switzer Ag Camp for Youth Golf Classic at Colbert Hills Country Club. Thanks to the College of Agriculture for sponsoring a hole at the tournament and all of the agricultural representatives that attended.

• 2016 Nicodemus Educational Camp, in partnership with KSU and the College of Agriculture, will give the campers, grades 5th – 10th, the opportunities to explore majors and careers in the Agriculture industry, as well as, learning about the historic town of Nicodemus. This year there will be two camps running from June 13-17 and June 20-24. College of Agriculture departments that will be contributing to the Ag Tours include Entomology, Agronomy, Animal Science & Industry and Grain Science and Industry.

• Junior MANRRS (Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences) is a program for high-school and/or younger students to expose them to career pathways and educational possibilities in the food, agricultural, environmental and related sciences. This is co-sponsored by the K-State MANRRS Chapter. This summer they will be participating in the Nicodemus Educational Camp as well.

• 2016 MAPS: The Project Impact Summer Bridge Program gives students the opportunity to earn up to 6 credit hours over six weeks. This summer the College of Agriculture will be hosting 10 students for this program, from June 10 - July 22. The students come to us from all over Kansas and a few other states including Illinois, Nebraska and Tennessee.

Please continue to look for more diversity events as we continue to advertise. We appreciate your support. For more information about upcoming events or to collaborate with the DPO, please call 785-532-5793.

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From the Director for Extension
Human Resource Information
Thank Yous
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