Monthly On-Campus Update

Home Stretch   
Spring break is over, and it's time to buckle down and make the rest of the semester count! Barely staying afloat? We urge you to remember the myriad resources available to you: tutoring, counseling and medical help are all a phone call away. If you're struggling with something, don't let it affect your studies; talk to your hall or apartment staff to see what can be done to turn it around.

There are also several fun events scheduled for this month. Scroll down for a list of what's going on, and have some fun with your community! This may be your last few weeks with some of your neighbors.  

Your HDS staff 
Dining Services
Spring Fling BBQ Thing is back!       
Hey, all! It's a Spring Fling BBQ Thing and it's happenin' Thursday, April 5!

It's time to enjoy some mouth-watering smoked, sauced and fired-up food! We're bringin' the brisket, the chicken, the peppered sausage and all the accoutrements, and our good friends from Pit Bosses BBQ are butt-over-bird excited to help us out this year. You'll be sampling their 'cue as it's carved in the dining rooms. So, come one, come all to the Spring Fling BBQ Thing. It's guaranteed to be GBD (golden brown and delicious)!

View the menu .

Care to bring a guest to the dinner? Please visit your dining center's main office by Tuesday, April 3, to make reservations and pay. Guest meal swipes are not accepted for this event.

Announcing the Menu Madness Winner!
Dining Services is pleased to announce the winner of the Menu Madness Recipe Competition! On March 28, students sampled the Chicken Bruschetta Zoodle Bowl and Taco Soup, then voted for their favorite.
  • Chicken Bruschetta Zoodle Bowl: 74 votes
  • Taco Soup: 41 votes
Congrats to Samantha Krump, author of the zoodle bowl recipe, and Rebecca Vrbas, taco soup creator. Enjoy your wellness baskets and newfound fame as your recipes appear on our dining center menus.

Thanks to all who participated in this fun contest!
Save the Date: Late Night Breakfast will be Sunday, May 6,
at Kramer Dining Center. More details soon to come.
The Wildcat Wellness Coalition is bringing Wellness Week to Kansas State University. Join them every day this week for educational, interactive activities and presentations.

April 2: Movement Monday 
April 3: Take Control Tuesday 
April 4: Water It Down Wednesday  April 5: Think It Through Thursday  April 6: Footprint Friday 
Kick-off event on Bosco Plaza promoting the importance of regular physical activity. Enjoy fresh fruit, KIND bars, coffee and infused water before you join your peers for ZUMBA from noon-1 p.m. 
11 a.m.-2 p.m.: MONEY VAULT on Bosco Plaza.
4-4:45 p.m.: Sit in on Counseling Services' Kat Chat about suicide in Leasure 013.
5:30-6:30 p.m.: Speaker Todd Romer presents Young Money LIVE! in the College of Business 1088.  
FREE HIV testing will be available all day in the LGBT Resource Center.
Did you know that only 20.8 percent of K-State students drink the recommended 64 ounces of water per day? Go to the Union Terrace from 11 a.m. -1 p.m. for games and activities about hydration. You'll especially love the water-tasting booth!
11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Take a mindfulness break at Coffman Commons. Come learn study tips as we gear up for finals and take a breather while coloring, playing giant Jenga or hanging out in hammocks.
Give and receive positive/encouraging messages in recognition of Sexual Assault 
Awareness Month. 
This day is dedicated to environmental wellness. Finish your week with at Bosco Plaza from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Check out information about how to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle, learn the locations of walking paths in Manhattan and get your bike checked for safe riding.  
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Upcoming Events

Campus-Wide Dodgeball Tournament
NRHH is hosing a campus-wide dodgeball tournament to benefit K-State proud. Food will be provided and awards will go to the winning and best-dressed teams.

Sign up here.

Monday, April 2, 5-8 p.m.
Chester E. Peters Recreation Complex
Out of the Darkness Walk
This year's Out of the Darkness Walk is April 14. Join other students, faculty and staff in this show of support for suicide prevention efforts on campus and throughout the community.

You can  register for the walk as an individual, or create a team to raise funds to help promote suicide prevention. You can even register as a virtual walker. Learn more.
Kramer Formal
Dress to the nines and enjoy a night of dancing, mocktails and fun! Masks will be provided at the event.

This event supports Birthday in a Box MHK through prize raffle. Use #HaveAPartyGiveAParty to bring awareness to this local organization!

Friday, April 13, 8 p.m.
Kramer Tallgrass Ballroom

ARH Spring Bash!
Come enjoy outdoor activities with members of the Association of Residence Halls.

There will be inflatables, water balloons, watermelon bash, tie dye and free food such as pizza, popcorn, cotton candy and fruit!

Sunday, April 15, 5-7 p.m.
Kramer Courtyard
It's Haylapalooza! Free food from Derby, games, prizes, inflatables, and food vendors will all be onsite, along with a DJ. It's one of our most popular events of the year; hope you can make it! All residents are welcome.

Sunday, April 22
Watch for signs to advertise the time of the event.
Haymore Lawn 
Ma-Ho Down
Marlatt Hall is throwing a backyard bash for residents of both Marlatt Hall and the Honors House (hence the name). The event will include a meal (hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, etc.) and tons of outdoor yard and water games.

Sunday, April 29
5-7:30 p.m.
Marlatt Front Lawn 

K-State Libraries
Apply now for the Kirmser Undergraduate Research Award

Did you know you could win $1,000 for research you've already completed?
K-State Libraries is currently accepting applications for the fifth annual Kirmser Undergraduate Research Award.
There are three major categories:
  • Individual freshman projects: $1,000 grand prize
  • Individual undergraduate projects, non-freshman: $1,000 grand prize
  • Undergraduate group project: minimum $2,000 grand prize
"We have designed the award to recognize projects that reflect thoughtful, well-executed use of library sources in their research," said Cindy Logan, Kirmser Award committee chair. "We hope students from across the university will consider applying, because we've had past winners in fields ranging from French to biosystems engineering to psychology. No one major has a lock on this prize!"

Research projects don't necessarily have to be in the form of a traditional research paper. Regardless of final research format, all applicants must complete an essay of up to 1,000 words that details their research process and the scholarly resources they used.

The application deadline is April 18. For more information and complete guidelines, visit the Kirmser Undergraduate Research Award website
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