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

March 28, 2017

Diversity Programs Office Update

Submitted by Phil LeBlanc

The Diversity Programs Office (DPO) in the College of Agriculture is dedicated to providing and promoting leadership opportunities, understanding, goodwill, diversity and friendship among students, staff and faculty in the College of Agriculture and K-State Research and Extension. Read below to find out more about the activities and events that help us implement the office’s mission:

• The K-State Chapter of Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences (MANRRS) will depart Thursday morning for the 32nd Annual MANRRS National Conference in Pittsburgh, PA. Four members of the chapter will be attending the conference along with co-advisor Dr. Terri Blackmon and advisor Dr. Zelia Wiley. Students attending the conference will participate in workshop sessions, the career fair, student competitions, and have the opportunity to hear from numerous speakers prominent in agriculture and agriculture-related fields.
• The K-State Chapter of MANRRS will also have a booth in the Union from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 1, for K-State Open House. Members of the chapter will be handing out materials and information with details about MANRRS and upcoming events. In addition to K-State Open House, the MANRRS Chapter will also have a booth at the Student Diversity Summit next week in the Union Courtyard on Wednesday, April 5, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. The Student Diversity Summit is sponsored by the College of Arts & Sciences Diversity Committee and the College of Arts & Sciences Ambassadors.

Please continue to look for more diversity news and 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 or contact Dr. Zelia Wiley, Interim Associate Provost of Diversity, zwiley@ksu.edu.