Monthly On-Campus Update
September 2019
WELCOME TO THE 2019-2020 ACADEMIC YEAR
It's been an exciting week on the K-State campus; we hope you're getting settled into your new living spaces and your fall schedules.

We've compiled some information about important events and deadlines coming up in the month of September. Remember: Stop and chat with your hall staff if you have questions or need help with something — that's why they're here!
The residence halls will remain open through Labor Day. Dining enter hours will vary, and are posted on our website .
Derby Dining Center Renovations
Derby community residents have no doubt noticed that the Derb is under construction. We know this process will inevitably create some inconveniences, but are working hard at minimizing those. Derby will continue to serve meals to students during the renovation, though certain lines and menu concepts may be limited and pathways to and through the dining center may change as progress is made. You can follow the latest developments on our construction updates page.

We also created a short instruction video on how to best navigate the dining center during this time. Check it out:
YOUR CAMPUS COMMUNITY
Multicultural Student Lounge
The Multicultural Student Lounge is a brave space on the first floor of Kramer Dining Center dedicated to creating a culture that welcomes and embraces students from all backgrounds.

Stop on by to browse our collection of books and movies, engage in dialogue with our staff, and be in community.

Throughout the year, the lounge will hold programs and events that will help students explore and celebrate identities that align with — as well as differ from — their own.
Social Justice Alliance
The Social Justice Alliance is a student organization that seeks to provide students with a space to feel empowered, represented and supported while at K-State. The SJA operates out of the Multicultural Student Lounge and plans programs throughout the year through which students can learn more about what social justice means and how important it is to our world.

If you are interested in helping others, sparking change and engaging in meaningful dialogue, join us! Meeting times and more can be found on our website .
Join the Association of Residence Halls
The Association of Residence Halls will host an ice cream social at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, in the Kramer Tallgrass Room. Come enjoy free ice cream and learn more about ARH, an organization of leaders living in the halls on campus. This event will be free and fun for all attendees!
Save a Life!
The American Red Cross will be on campus this month to conduct a blood drive. Consider stopping by the Putnam Hall lobby sometime between 1 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, through Thursday, Sept. 26.

We'll have free snacks and other incentives! You can save some time by pre-registering at redcrossblood.org ; simply enter the 66506 ZIP code and select a time under the Putnam location.
FOLLOW US!
KStateHDS social media shares info about events, job opportunities, restaurant specials, contract deadlines and more. It's also a fun snapshot of life on campus.
Stay Connected and Download These Helpful Apps
K-State Alerts is Kansas State University's emergency notification system that gives campus authorities the ability to communicate emergency information to the university community quickly using a variety of channels.

LiveSafe is an app for the K-State Community that provides a direct connection to K-State police so everyone can easily communicate their safety needs. Share information and concerns via text, with picture, video and audio attachments, and the option to stay anonymous. You can even start a live chat.

DINING SERVICES NEWS
Want to Change Your Meal Plan?
Sunday, Sept. 15, is the last day to decrease your meal plan for the fall semester. This change can be made by submitting a   Contract Change Form   (PDF) to the Housing and Dining Services office in the Pittman Building.

Students may increase their meal plan at any time throughout the semester.
Overtime Grill at Kramer Dining Center
Overtime Grill offers a selection of burgers, pizza, sandwiches and more to curb your cravings after the dining centers close for the evening, from 7:30 to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday . Opening for the fall semester Sept. 1!
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Dining Services is Hiring
Now that you've moved in and figured out your class schedule, do you need a job? Our dining centers and retail operations are currently accepting applications and schedules for the fall semester. 

Dining Services offers competitive wages and flexible hours that work with your class schedule. Visit our  employment page  to learn more and apply.
AROUND CAMPUS
Meet Your Librarians and Get a Free T-Shirt
Come visit Hale Library’s first floor from 10 a.m. to noon on Monday, Sept. 9, for the Meet Your Librarians event . Students who meet with a K-State librarian will receive a free HALE HALE HALE T-shirt while supplies last.  
 
Take this opportunity to ask the librarians how they can help you with academic research, where to find textbooks on reserve or what’s next in Hale Library’s renovation.  

Not only that, but you can explore the new Dave and Ellie Everitt Learning Commons on Hale Library’s first floor. It offers hundreds of seats, including 14 reservable group study rooms. Multiple printers and a scanner are also available.

Currently, the building hours are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; 1-5 p.m. Saturday; and 1-10 p.m. Sunday. However, as soon as staffing is in place, Hale Library will transition to the 24/5 schedule: Open 1-5 p.m. Saturday, then open 24 hours from 1 p.m. Sunday through Friday evening.

Library Help Desk services, including textbooks on reserve and interlibrary loan , are still located in the K-State Student Union and at the branch library locations. IT Help will also remain on the second floor of the Student Union during the fall semester.

Win a YETI Cooler
Powercat Financial is also hosting an online scavenger hunt from today until Sept. 13 to help you learn about the financial resources available to you on campus. The grand prize winner will take home a new YETI cooler!
Polish Your Resume and Attend the All-University Career Fair
The Kansas State University Career Center is here to guide students on their path to a fulfilling, rewarding career. The first — and biggest — event of the year is the All-University Career Fair. At this fair, to be held Sept. 24, 25 and 26, students from all majors will meet with more than 300 employers seeking to fill part-time, full-time and internship positions.

The Career Center will also host its annual Late Night Resume Madness event from 7-10 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, to help students polish their resumes before the fair. This event will be held at Memorial Stadium's Berney Family Welcome Center.
Recreational Services News
Register for intramural sports ! Take advantage of this opportunity to stay in shape, meet new people and have tons of fun. There's a lot going on at the Chester E. Peters Recreational Facility!
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