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Manhattan, KS 66506-3401

March 10, 2020

College of Agriculture Diversity Programs Office

Submitted by Summer Smades

The spring 2020 MANRRS Week flyer

Thanks to all who joined in kicking off National Women’s History Month! Last Tuesday, March 3, the College of Agriculture/KSRE Diversity Programs Office hosted the sixth “Growing our Mindset” diversity forum. The event featured Demetha Sanders, Cargill’s Global Head of Inclusion and Talent Management. Sanders led an engaging discussion and presentation over the importance of maintaining a diverse team in the workplace. There were over 60 people in attendance. Thank you to all who helped make the event a success with your participation and attendance. The student groups that helped to lead the event included the College of Agriculture Ambassadors, Ag Student Council, and the K-State Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences (MANRRS) Chapter.

We would like to thank our partners, Diversity & Multicultural Student Affairs (DMSA), the College of Agriculture/KSRE, Cargill, and the College of Agriculture/KSRE Diversity Programs Office (DPO) for their continued support. Special thanks to our speaker, Demetha Sanders, for sharing her time and talents with us.

Other upcoming events include MANRRS Week, March 16-20, 2020. We hope that you can come and support the K-State MANRRS Chapter. The week’s activities are noted below:

MANRRS Members, in partnership with the Kappa Pi Chapter, AKA Sorority Inc., will be holding a Soles4Souls drive in the K-State Student Union from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please bring gently used shoes to donate! Soles4souls.org.

TUESDAY, MARCH 17: Freddy’s Fundraiser
The K-State MANRRS Chapter will be hosting a fundraiser at Freddy’s from 5 to 9 p.m. Located at 229 McCall Rd., Manhattan, KS.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18: General Body Meeting, ‘#This is IMPACT’
The K-State MANRRS students will hold their bi-monthly General Body Meeting at 6 p.m. in Waters Hall 137.

THURSDAY, MARCH 19: Orange Leaf Fundraiser
The K-State MANRRS Chapter will be hosting a fundraiser at Orange Leaf from 5 to 9 p.m. Come enjoy some frozen yogurt and support MANRRS. Located at 501 N. 3rd Pl., Manhattan, KS.

FRIDAY, MARCH 20: MANRRS Awareness/Voters’ Registration Day
K-State MANRRS will be providing a voters’ registration table on the Waters Hall Lawn from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

On April 1-4, we will be taking a 12-student delegation to participate in the 2020 MANRRS National Conference in Minneapolis, MN. This conference will give students the opportunity to display the value of their education in a professional environment. Students are also given the opportunity to participate in workshops designed to help them as they move forward with their collegiate or professional careers. We hope to make this a great success.

Please continue to look for more diversity news and events as we carry on with the 2020 spring semester. We appreciate all your support. For more information about upcoming events, please contact Dr. Zelia Wiley, Assistant Dean and Director of Diversity Programs, at 785-532-5793 or zwiley@ksu.edu.

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From the Director for Extension
From KSRE Administration
Extension Professional Trainings
Publications Update
Program Updates
Thank Yous
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