K-State Spring Community Visit to Crawford County

K-State will visit Crawford County on Tuesday, March 28. The visit includes a day of activities to engage with, listen to and learn from Kansans in Pittsburg, Girard and the Crawford County region.

As the nation’s first operational land-grant university, K-State cares deeply about Kansans and their communities. And there is no better way for Kansas State University to demonstrate their commitment to Kansans than through intentional visits across our state.

During academic year 2022-2023, K-State is visiting nine communities throughout the state of Kansas to listen and learn from the people who live there.

See where they’ve been and where they’re going next. 

Fostering connections and building relationships

K-State’s regional community visits will help to shape K-State’s new strategic plan to become a next-generation land-grant university. These regional community visits will serve as an important first step in how K-State engages Kansans through this planning process and how the university listens to communities throughout the state about the future of K-State.

Core project team

The project team includes individuals from the offices of the President, Provost, Enrollment Management and Engagement; K-State Research and Extension; the Mary Lynn and Warren Staley School of Leadership; the Division of Student Life; the Division of Communications and Marketing; and Student Governing Association. Together, this team is creating the roadmap for K-State’s regional community visits, as well as a framework for empowering all across the institution to continue K-State’s legacy of incredible service to the state.

View the core project team members

Full list of March 28 events

The Crawford County visit includes additional activities with community leaders, organizations and partners throughout the day. We will engage in community conversations, events to highlight university partnerships and K-State Research and Extension relationships, and recruitment activities.

Crawford County regional community visit events
Community open forum
8:30-9:30 a.m.
Girard Civic Center
102 N. Ozark St., Girard

Everyone is invited to attend this community event, where President Richard Linton and K-State students will host a dialogue about university and community connections and the student experience. A focus will be on the future of enhancing the successful partnerships and positive relationships with and between communities in the Crawford County region.

RSVP to attend 
Community services and partnerships to improve health outcomes in southeast Kansas
10:30 a.m.-noon
Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas
John Parolo Education Center
3015 N. Michigan, Pittsburg

Residents of southeast Kansas face the worst health outcomes in the state. The K-State team will join the Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas to discuss the region and challenges facing residents of southeast Kansas, efforts to remove barriers to good health, workforce training and partnerships, including the K-State SNAP-Ed program for nutrition education.
Students feeding students: How school-based container farms benefit students and support their communities
1 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Pittsburg High School
1978 E. Fourth St., Pittsburg

Details coming soon!
Using community cooperation to advance economic prosperity
3-4:30 p.m.
402 N. Broadway St., Pittsburg

Take part in a session that spotlights Block 22 — a unique public/private partnership among Pittsburg State University, the city of Pittsburg and developers to create a living-learning entrepreneurial center at 4th and Broadway in downtown Pittsburg. A panel of leaders from the Pittsburg project will be joined by K-State Research and Extension and NetWork Kansas representatives to discuss how collaboration can be a catalyst for positive community change and how higher education can better support community development.
Calling all ‘Cats
Registration starts at 6 p.m.; program starts at 6:15 p.m.
Frisco Event Center
210 E. Fourth St., Pittsburg

Interested in becoming a Wildcat? Don’t make the world wait. We invite all interested students and their families to attend this evening event. Hear from current students and mix and mingle with experts. Learn about how you can have lasting experiences while you earn a K-State degree on your way to a great job.

Register to attend