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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 Applied Human Sciences, Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health, Hospitality Management, Interior Design and Fashion Studies, Personal Financial Planning.