College of Arts and Sciences
Exhibits located on the Union's ground floor
Explore opportunities in K-State’s biggest college. Browse each department’s table in the Union to learn about majors and clubs. Other exhibits are available across campus.
Talk to staff and cadets, or stop by 108 Meyers Hall during the school year to learn more about Air Force ROTC requirements, scholarships, and opportunities.
American ethnic studies
Explore race and ethnicity: play diversity games and win prizes.
Discover past and present cultural traditions of human beings from around the world.
Feeling creative? Watch art students spin the pottery wheel, or buy a piece of fine pottery. Chat with art students about our 10 areas of concentration—from graphic design to painting. Our 2010 spring scholarship exhibits will also be on display throughout the three floors of Willard Hall.
Want to know the secrets of life? Become a biochemist. Learn how molecules work inside a living cell. View a slide show of research activities, and meet insects used in research on campus.
View displays from the student chapter of the Wildlife Society and the microbiology club. Examine living organisms used in genetic studies, take a biology knowledge quiz, and get information about the Konza Prairie.
See weird science with a chemistry magic show at 11 a.m. in the quad north of Hale Library; the show will move to 114 Willard Hall if the weather is bad. See glassblowing shows at 10 a.m. and noon in 114 Willard Hall.
Communication Studies, Theatre, and Dance
Learn about communication studies at K-State. Imagine yourself on stage: see our display of theater and dance videos of K-State productions.
Take an economics quiz, play the bull-bear game, and explore what’s new in the world of economics.
Love to read or write? English is for you. Explore one of K-State’s most versatile degrees. Have our poet-in-a-box compose a poem on a topic of your choice. Take a literary quiz to win a free book. Celebrate National Poetry Month by choosing a poem that speaks to you. See what English offers for avid readers and creative writers.
View flat maps, computer maps, student projects, geography-related publications, and illustrations on global climate change.
See a full-size cast of a T. Rex skull. Look through a slice of solid rock. Watch a plume of polluted water move through a model window of the ground beneath us. Try to identify minerals.
The Lecompton Reenactors will perform a Civil War-era reenactment of a town hall meeting in full costume at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the quad. Take a history quiz at the table in the Union to test your knowledge of world events. Prizes will be given to those with high scores.
International and Latin American studies
Curious about the world? Test your knowledge of your neighbors by taking an international studies quiz.
Journalism and mass communications
Learn more about the fast-paced world of journalism, electronic media, advertising, and public relations. Watch a live student broadcast shown in the Union, K-State TV, and local cable channel 8. Visit Wildcat 91.9, K-State’s student radio station on the first floor of the Union. Learn how the student newspaper, the Collegian, and the student yearbook, the Royal Purple, are produced in Kedzie Hall.
Visit the kinesiology booth to learn more about the department and the importance of a physically active lifestyle.
Who will be the math whiz? Find out when students compete in the Manhattan Mathematical Olympiad from 9 a.m. to noon in 101 Cardwell Hall. Competitions for grades 5-6, 7-8, and 9-12. Discover the many career opportunities open to math graduates.
Stop by our table to learn more about our pre-professional program, which includes leadership development, military skills, and adventure training. Be sure to try out our rock-climbing wall at Bosco Student Plaza outside the Union.
Try your hand at making Latin American paper crafts. Take our language placement exams. Learn to greet and introduce yourself in different languages. Pick up information on our language minors, majors, and summer abroad programs.
Like to sing? Play a horn? Consider getting free seats at football games by becoming involved in marching band. Take the stage as a member of the symphony orchestra or one of our many choirs. Learn how to get involved in performing ensembles and take advantage of other opportunities in music.
Want to hone critical reasoning skills that are important in many occupations and professions? Learn how a philosophy degree is excellent preparation for law school. Explore the nature of scientific reasoning and deep questions in moral and political philosophy.
Keep your hands on physics with user-friendly demonstrations you can touch. Sparks will fly, ion winds will blow, and music will be in the air as the physics club hosts hair-raising demonstrations and hands-on activities for all to enjoy in Cardwell’s main entrance and 143 Cardwell Hall. A collection of our favorite, fun physics demonstrations will be presented at 12:30 p.m. in 103 Cardwell Hall.
Take a computer quiz to test your political science knowledge.
Interested in a health care career? K-State is the place to start. Stop by to find out how K-State can help prepare you for a career in health care.
See how any major can lead you to law school and a satisfying career in the legal profession.
Read it in the original. Learn about the valuable new certificate that can be added to any major.
See our tightrope-walking rats, and ask about psychology as a major and a career.
Want to make a difference? You could change someone’s life—or maybe the world. Check out social work.
Sociology and criminology
Are you naturally curious about people and society? Do you want your career to be one that serves people? Sociology might be the major for you. Come hear about all the obvious and not-so-obvious career paths chosen by sociology graduates.
Do you enjoy solving problems? Do you like working as part of a team? Statistics may be for you. Hear about the opportunities awaiting you in this exciting field.
Decorate gingerbread women. Test your knowledge about women’s history in Kansas to win prizes.
Elsewhere on campus
Demonstrations and displays. Willard Hall.
Johnson Center for Basic Cancer Research
Learn about cancer research at K-State, tour a lab, and find out how students can get involved. 10 a.m. to noon. 1 Chalmers Hall (courtyard across 17th Street from Myers Hall).
Glassblowing demos. 10 a.m. and noon. 114 Willard Hall.
Magic show. 11 a.m. Quad north of Hale Library (114 Willard Hall in bad weather).
The Lecompton Reenactors will perform a Civil War-era reenactment of a town hall meeting in full costume. 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Quad.
Olympiad. 9 a.m. to noon. 101 Cardwell Hall.
Rock climbing wall. Bosco Student Plaza.
Fun demonstrations. 143 Cardwell Hall and main entrance.
Favorite physics demos. 12:30 p.m. 103 Cardwell Hall.