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Purple pride on display: Play Non-Trivial Pursuit at the CHE tent at K-State Day at the fair Sept. 9

Friday, September 7, 2012

Kansas State University will roll out the purple carpet at the 2012 Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson. The first Sunday of the fair, Sept. 9, is designated as K-State Day with the university as the day's official sponsor.

The College of Human Ecology set up south of 4-H Centennial Hall will be there with the Human Ecology Non-Trivial Pursuit game for all to play. The college’s area will also include an exhibit about student study abroad activities.

Faculty, staff and students on hand to answer questions and help you test your non-trivial knowledge will be Mary Molt, Kelly Whitehair, Jennifer Rettele-Thomas, Sally Yahnke, Allison Petersheim, Emilee Morris, Shawna Jordan, Brandy Propst, Linda Lamb, Ann Coulson, Leah Parson and Jane Marshall.

Special outdoor exhibits will share university information, including K-State's goal to become a Top 50 public research university by 2025. Performances on the adjacent Lake Talbott Stage will showcase university musical groups, and pep rallies will feature members of the Kansas State University bands, Willie the Wildcat and cheerleaders. K-State items also will be given away throughout the day on the fairgrounds.

"Kansas State University has a proud tradition of partnership with the state fair since it began 100 years ago," said K-State President Kirk Schulz. "The university has turned this opportunity into a strong part of our heritage in providing Kansans with knowledge important to them. Integrating research and education with engagement and outreach is one of our strengths as we move forward to become a Top 50 public research university by 2025."

During K-State Day, university representatives will be present at fair gates to welcome visitors and hand out maps, including schedules of performances for Sept. 9 and locations of K-State exhibits and booths for the entire 10-day state fair.

K-State events at Lake Talbott Stage on Sept. 9 include:

  • Noon -- Pep Rally
  • 1 p.m. -- Faculty Jazz Band
  • 1:45 p.m. -- Concert Choir
  • 2:30 p.m. -- K-State Band
  • 3:15 p.m. -- In-a-Chord
  • 3:45 p.m. -- Concert Choir
  • 4:30 p.m. -- K-State Band
  • 5 p.m. – Motorcycle Rally around the fairgrounds
  • 5:15 p.m. -- In-a-Chord
  • 6 p.m. -- Pep Rally

Prepared by University communications and marketing and Human Ecology communications

This article was posted on Friday, September 7, 2012, and is filed under Applied Human Sciences, Center on Aging, College News, Costume and Textile Museum, Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health, Hospitality Management, Interior Design and Fashion Studies.