Human Ecology to offer Open House rides, food and enlightenment
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Eat, win prizes, play games, build a telescope. Be an artist. Be a jock. Be a scientist. Be at Justin Hall Saturday, April 16, for the university’s annual Open House.
The campus-wide event is free and gives the public and prospective students an opportunity to experience K-State firsthand. Hands-on demonstrations, entertainment, exhibits and tours offer all a taste of what the university offers. Each college puts together an assortment of educational demonstrations and activities, many of them interactive and kid-friendly.
But the best, promises Cara Richardson, events director, will be in the College of Human Ecology where this year’s events will have a carnival feel.
Among the Human Ecology events, all operated by students, are:
- Cash vault. Step inside and win prizes from personal financial planning students.
- Miniature golf. Play on the lawn with hospitality management students.
- Burn calories. Take on an inflatable bouncer or obstacle course and win prizes from the Health and Nutrition Society.
- Eat hot dogs served by hotel and restaurant management students from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Justin’s patio.
- Bring the kids. Children 2 to 6 can choose from a room of developmentally appropriate activities.
- Ear. Ear. Free hearing screens by graduate students in the communication sciences and disorders program from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in 127B Campus Creek Complex
- Weather permitting, the day will include a jump house, obstacle course and train rides.
For a full schedule and timetable, check out the K-State Open House website. Open House hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This article was posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2011, and is filed under Apparel, Textiles, & Interior Design, Family Studies & Human Services, Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health, Hospitality Management, Institute of Personal Financial Planning.