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
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.