Monthly On-Campus Update
January 2020
Welcome back, Wildcats!
Hope you all had a wonderful and restful winter break — we're glad to have you back.

So, what's happening in February? Turns out, quite a bit. First and foremost, if you want to live on campus next year, the priority contract completion deadline is Feb. 1 (yep, tomorrow!). You can still reserve a space after that date, but you'll be competing with incoming students for the spot of your choice. More below.

The second item of importance is this Sunday's KSUnity Conference. Speakers from across campus will be speaking on topics that help you become a more inclusive leader. Check out the details and consider attending.

February is here: Make it count!
Reserve Your Space for 2020-2021
Now's the time to reserve your on-campus living space for the 2020-2021 academic year. Current residents who participate in the  Choose Your Experience process  will be able to select a space before new, incoming students can choose theirs. 

Complete your residence hall contract or apartments application by the priority date of Feb. 1 in order to secure your current spot or have a shot at the new space of your choice . If you're considering a residence hall spot but you're not 100% sure that's what you want to do, we recommend you complete the contract now just in case — you can cancel a res hall contract for a full refund of the initial payment until June 1. 

If you're in a residence hall but thinking it's time for an apartment setup , don't forget Jardine Apartments is close by and allows you apartment independence with many of the same benefits of on-campus living. Plus, a free shuttle to and from campus!

And then there are the hybrid apartments : the best of both worlds!

We're happy to answer your questions. Call us at 785-532-6453 or email .
Get Involved This Semester
KSUnity Conference 2020
Learn about inclusive leadership through the "Silenced Stories" of others at the  KSUnity Conference from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2 , in the College of Business Administration Building.

This conference will look at different perspectives that may not be commonly shared by mainstream media or throughout history. Speakers from all over campus will present on different topics. 

Attendees will also have the chance to experience the "Tunnel of Awareness." This exhibit features a series of powerful and moving speeches heard throughout history for you to learn about.

If you're interested in attending the KSUnity conference, please   register online .
Looking for Some Extra 'Dough'?
Consider a job at one of our dining centers, and you could be making some — literally and metaphorically. A job with our dining services pays well, is close to where you live, and provides leadership and scholarship options that look great on a resume. Learn more .
Remember: All-Access Meal Plans provide students with unlimited meals, but only 75 On-the-Go swipes. For more information about your selected meal plan, visit our rates and meal plans webpage .
Spice of the Month: Cayenne
Trivia Night Is Back at the Gastropub!
Bring your friends out to Union Station by JP's Gastropub and show your superior knowledge of these fan-favorite TV shows! You'll have a chance to win great prizes. Each event starts at 7 p.m.
Friends: Feb. 11
Marvel Cinematic Universe: March 3
Parks and Recreation: April 7
Star Wars: May 5
Win Tickets to the Sunflower Showdown (And Much More)!
The final five episodes of this season’s Bruce Weber Radio Show will continue to be held at Union Station by JP’s .

Hosted by “The Voice of the Wildcats” Wyatt Thompson, the show offers fans a chance to enjoy the commentary between Thompson, Coach Weber and team guests, along with special offers and chances to win great prizes.

Exclusive deals for students include the opportunity to win a pizza at each show, as well as one grand prize entry per show for each show they attend. The grand prize drawing will take place during the Feb. 27 show, and consists of
  • A tour of the basketball training facility prior to the KU game on Feb. 29 (four people)
  • The opportunity to watch a portion of pregame warmups on the court for the KU game (four people)
  • Four reserved tickets to the KU game
  • A $50 Gastropub gift certificate
  • A basketball autographed by Coach Weber

The show will air at 7 p.m. Feb. 6, Feb. 13, Feb. 20, Feb. 27 and March 5. Parking is conveniently located in the garage adjacent to the Union. Union Station by JP’s will validate two hours’ worth of parking with purchase of $10.
Check out the updated menu from JP's Sports Grill at Jardine Apartments!
Brew Up Some Education Event
Craft beer lovers are invited to attend the Brew Up Some Education event from 6:30-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, in the Table Room at  JP’s Sports Grill .

Guests will enjoy a taste of the chef’s culinary expertise with a special five-course dinner inspired by and paired with selections from  Walnut River Brewing Company , located in El Dorado, Kansas. The beer lineup will include Walnut River’s Coffee Porter, Falconer’s Wheat, High Beam IPA, Teter Rock Kolsch and Warbeard Irish Red.

Limited tickets are available and will be sold at JP’s Sports Grill for $55 apiece, which includes the five-course dinner, beer pairings, tax and service. To purchase tickets, guests must be 21 or older. 
Upcoming Career Center Spring Events
Update your resume ( need help with that ?) and mark your calendars for these important spring semester events hosted by the K-State Career Center.

Don't forget about the upcoming Suit Up With JCPenney event as well! The Career Center and JCPenney are partnering to bring K-State students an exclusive event to purchase select professional attire at discounted prices. There will also be free goodie bags, Sephora mini-makeovers and more. This event will take place from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, in the JCPenney store at Manhattan Town Center. Learn more .

Future teachers: Education On-Campus Interviews and — new this year — the Educate Kansas Virtual Career Fair are scheduled for March 2, so it's time to start preparing!

You can view the full list of events, plus familiarize yourself with the many free services the Career Center offers to help you prepare for life after college on their website .
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