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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 Apparel, Textiles, & Interior Design, Family Studies & Human Services, Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health, Hospitality Management, Institute of Personal Financial Planning.