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Week of Welcome

Week of Welcome
Kansas State University
809 K-State Student Union
Manhattan, KS 66506


2013 New Student Convocation

Sunday, August 25, 2013
6:00-6:50 p.m., Bramlage Coliseum

Prelude: The Kansas State University Faculty Brass Quintet

Welcome Message from Kirk H. Schulz, the 13th President of Kansas State University 

Remarks, from April C. Mason, Provost and Senior Vice President 

K-State’s land-grant history(4-minute video) 

Provost’s Remarks continued

Keynote Speakers
Dr. Gayle Spencer, Associate Dean of Student Life, presents Alumni Association Distinguished Young Alumni Award recipients, Nick Piper (’08) and Justine Sterling (’07).

Principles of Community/Honor Pledge
Dr. Myra Gordon, Associate Provost for Diversity, and student leaders introduce K-State’s Principles of Community.  SGA President Eli Schooley introduces K-State’s Honor & Integrity System and leads the audience in recitation of the Honor Pledge.

Welcome Message from Governor Sam Brownback
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback (’78) welcomes students to his alma mater and challenges them to strive for the very highest levels of academic achievement.

Concluding Remarks and Invitation to the K-State Kick-Off Picnic & Pep Rally


Students proceed to Bill Snyder Family Stadium for the K-State Kick-Off Picnic (7:00 p.m.) and Pep Rally (7:30 p.m.), where they are introduced to K-State athletic teams/sporting traditions.