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2008-2009 Graduate Catalog 
2008-2009 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Auxiliary Services and Facilities

Note: All addresses are in Manhattan, unless otherwise noted.

Affirmative Action

Clyde Howard, Director
214 Anderson Hall

The Office of Affirmative Action is available to students on matters of equal opportunity in admissions, access to programs and activities, and employment to due race, color, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, ancestry, disability, military status, or veteran status. Students with concerns about discrimination or harassment due to any of the bases listed above or retaliation for filing a complaint or participating in the resolution of a complaint may also contact the office.


Alumni Association

Amy Button Renz, President and CEO
K-State Alumni Association
1720 Alumni Center
785-532-6260 or 1-800-600-2586

The K-State Alumni Association is a 39,000 member, nonprofit organization whose mission is to enhance our Kansas State University family through life-long involvement. This is accomplished through student recruitment programs, quality publications, constituent events, affinity programs, and maintenance of records on more than 275,000 alumni and friends.


Child Care

Center for K-State Child Development

Debra Ring, Director
1948 Jardine Drive, Building L-9

The K-State Center for Child Development is a student services department serving the child care and early childhood education needs of K-State students, faculty, and staff. It is fully licensed by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and is professionally staffed.

The Center offers full-day programs for infants (6 weeks through 12 months), toddlers (ages 12 months through 2 1/2), preschoolers (ages 2 1/2 through 5), and school-age children (ages 5-12). Limited part-time program spaces are offered to families of toddler and preschool children who need regular flexible care. The center is open all year offering care Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

School of Family Studies and Human Services

Dr. Bill Meredith, School Director
Mary DeLuccie, Director of Early Childhood Programs
303 Justin Hall
Fax: 785-532-5505

The school operates six early childhood classrooms for children aged 6 weeks through five years at the Stone House Ruth Hoeflin Early Childhood Education Center and C.Q. and Georgia Chandler III Institute for Child and Family Studies on N. Manhattan Avenue. The site serves as a teacher training facility for students enrolled in the pre-service early childhood education program. Enrollment in the programs is open to members of the K-State and Manhattan communities. The facility is licensed by the state of Kansas and accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The learning environments and planned experiences are designed to foster children’s cognitive, language, social, emotional, and physical growth and development. Enrollment application forms are available online.

Four of the classrooms provide year-round, full-day care and education for the children ranging in age from 6 weeks through five years of age. Priority in enrollment is given to children of parents working full time. Two classrooms, The Early Childhood Laboratory, host an interagency program with USD 383. The classrooms integrate children identified by USD 383 who have delays and/or disabilities with non-handicapped children. Forty-eight children, ranging in age from 3 to 5 years, are enrolled in this part-year, part-day preschool program.The learning environments and planned activities are designed to foster children’s cognitive, language, social, emotional, and physical growth and development.

Family Center

Nancy T. O’Conner, Director Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic
Campus Creek Complex
Fax: 785-532-6523

The Family Center provides applied educational experiences to students while offering family-related educational outreach, therapy, and consultation services to the Manhattan community and the state. The Family Center provides an interdisciplinary focus with faculty participation from different disciplines. The Family Center offers individual, couple, family and group therapy, play therapy and family mediation.

The Family Center has training contracts with SRS to provide training clinicians across the state who are providing home-based family therapy. Special workshops address particular family topics, including dating relationships, grief and loss, intimate partner violence, anxiety and depression, trauma, sexual orientation, coming out issues, chronic illness, divorce, and other relationship issues. Parent education is also available. Services are available to students and the general public. A fee is assessed for therapy services based on a sliding fee scale.


Computing and Telecommunications Services

James Lyall, Interim Director
109 East Stadium

Students, faculty, and staff can contact Computing and Telecommunication Services (CTS) for other communication needs, including phone services, data and networking services, and local service and cable TV for students living in residence halls. For a full list of services, visit the website.


Information Systems Office

John W. Streeter, Director
2323 Anderson Avenue, Suite 215

The K-State Information Systems Office provides application development services and database management services in support of enterprise application systems. Application Development Services installs, develops, and maintains enterprise application systems facilitating central administrative functions such as accounting, payroll, budget, human resources, admissions, student records, student financial assistance, facilities management, and parking. DatabaseManagement Services provides database administration services supporting all enterprise database applications.


Information Technology Services (ITS)

IT help desk
313 Hale Library
Fax: 785-532-3199

The university provides many technology resources and facilities for faculty, staff, and student use. K-State’s high-speed data network allows access from residence halls, off-campus, the K-State Student Union, the library, university computing labs, technology classrooms, and locations equipped with wireless access points.

To learn about information technology at K-State, visit the New to IT at K-State website.

For questions or assistance with any information technology resources, contact the IT help desk at 785-532-7722 or visit the IT help desk website.

Responsible use of the university’s technology resources is expected of everyone. All K-Staters must comply with the university’s IT policies.

eIDs and passwords

All K-State students and employees have a free electronic identifier (eID) on the central computer system. It allows access to e-mail, the student information system, K-State Online, the K-State network, file space for classwork and projects, and a personal webpage.

eIDs passwords must be changed each fall and spring semester. To complete this update visit the eProfile page.

Antivirus and security

It is imperative that K-Staters protect their computers from security risks and threats. If a computer is compromised, it will be blocked from accessing the network until it has been repaired and/or patched. Once infected, often the only repair procedure available is reformatting the computer’s hard drive. Antivirus software can be downloaded from the K-State antivirus website.


K-State provides e-mail service to all students and university employees. Your official, primary K-State e-mail address has two forms: and The university sends official correspondence to K-Staters via their primary e-mail addresses with full expectation that communications will be received and read in a timely fashion.

E-mail at K-State offers spam filtering options, mail forwarding, and other services to help manage your messages. For information about the central e-mail services offered at K-State visit the website.

Computing labs and InfoCommons

More than 450 computers and printing facilities are available 24 hours a day in Hale Library and in university computing labs throughout campus. Computer labs provide free access to electronic information resources and software programs, including e-mail, Internet access, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, statistical analysis, and programming languages. To locate computer labs on campus and learn more about the InfoCommons, visit the website.

Media Development Center

The Media Development Center in 213 Hale Library is a place for K-Staters to go for their digital imaging, web design, and music production needs. Cameras, laptops, and other equipment are available for checkout. To preview resources in the MDC, visit the website.

Connecting to K-State

There are three ways to connect to the campus data network and then to the Internet:

  1. Direct network connection, using a hard-wired line and an Ethernet card.
    K-State buildings are directly connected to the Internet.
  2. Wireless network connection.
    K-State’s wireless computer network allows laptops and other mobile-computing devices to link to the Internet without being physically tied to an Ethernet connection line.
  3. Dial-in connection, using a phone line and a modem.
    K-State Computing and Telecommunications Services provide dial-in service for a low-cost monthly fee. Commercial Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are listed in the Yellow Pages.

Information resources

Web-based information resources include the student information system (iSIS) ; the library catalog system; the K-State Digital Library; K-State Online for web-based courses; and course information. The IT index has a complete list of links to many resources.

Technology Service Center

The Technology Service Center provides local, cost-effective technology repair services for campus offices and departments at cost-recovery rates. Staff members at the center build, repair, and upgrade computer systems; install and configure software; and provide installation and maintenance of technology in K-State’s technology classrooms.


Institutional Advancement

Robert S. Krause, Vice President for Institutional Advancement
122 Anderson Hall

The vice president for institutional advancement is responsible for the external relations of the university and is the chief student affairs officer. Additionally, the vice president coordinates ongoing activities with the KSU Foundation, K-State Alumni Association, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, and external relations with governmental agencies, the Kansas Board of Regents, and other university constituents. The vice president for institutional advancement reports directly to the president and serves as chief spokesperson for the university.


KSU Foundation

Gary Hellebust, President and CEO
KSU Foundation Center
2323 Anderson Avenue, Suite 500

Since 1944 the Kansas State University Foundation has supported the teaching, research, and outreach mission of K-State. Gifts received through the foundation fund undergraduate and graduate student scholarships, establish faculty chairs and professorships, provide departmental support, and enhance the campus infrastructure.

Private support infuses life into virtually all academic and support programs. Since 1986, K-State has added almost 2 million square feet in new buildings and additions to buildings. Although the state provided partial funding for these projects, they would not have been possible without additional private support.

The Kansas State University Foundation is the official fundraising arm of the university. It is a separate, independent organization chartered by the state of Kansas as a 501C(3) nonprofit educational corporation. Gifts to the foundation are tax deductible.

The foundation is responsible for the administration of more than 5,000 fund accounts and the processing of more than 78,000 gifts annually. A volunteer board of trustees and a 15-member executive committee establish policy for the foundation.


KSU Speech and Hearing Center

Melanie Hilgers
Director of Clinical Services
139 Campus Creek Complex

The KSU Speech and Hearing Center provides evaluation, intervention, and consultation services to university students with articulation, fluency, voice, language and swallowing, or hearing impairments. These clinical services are also available to children and adults of the surrounding communities. The center provides educational and clinical experiences for students preparing for careers in speech-language pathology and audiology.



K-State Libraries
Lori Goetsch, Dean of Libraries
Hale Library

Librarians and staff at the six K-State Libraries are always happy to point you in the right direction, whether you are looking for a book to read or researching thermal systems. Hale Library is the main library and is the academic heart of campus. Students needing help with research can visit the Library Help Desk, located on the second floor or get help by IMing or texting a librarian by clicking on the Ask a Librarian! link on our home page. While you are in the building, you can improve your research skills and save yourself time in the long run by attending an introduction to research class.

Need a book we do not own? Interlibrary Services will try to borrow it for you from another library (textbooks are an exception). Researching K-State? Hale Library is home to unique collections such as microforms, government publications, and the Richard L. D. and Marjorie J. Morse Department of Special Collections, which contains a variety of old, rare, and unusual books, along with other materials. University Archives offers an assortment of published and unpublished materials - including photographs - that document K-State’s history. The Dow Chemical Multicultural Resource Center, located on the third floor of Hale Library, provides research and instruction to support K-State’s multicultural programs and diverse student populations.

The branch libraries, Weigel Library of Architecture, Planning, and Design (Seaton Hall); Math/Physics Library (Cardwell Hall); Fiedler Engineering Library (Fiedler Hall); and Veterinary Medicine Library (Trotter Hall) and K-State Salina Library, offer specialized services and collections for their subject areas. For example, Fiedler Engineering Library operates on the leading edge of technology as an electronic library and the Veterinary Medicine Library serves as a gateway to biomedical resources. All branch libraries provide full research assistance and offer many services similar to those available at Hale Library.

Hale Library’s InfoCommons is home to more than 200 computers with Internet access and a wide variety of programs for your classes. Be sure to invest in a USB/flash drive to save all of your work. They’ll even work with our new scanners. For information on library tours, hours or available services, visit the website.


Police Department

108 Edwards Hall
785-532-6412 business
911 emergency

The University Police Department is responsible for the protection of all properties owned and operated by the state educational institution or its affiliates. This authority is granted under state law. While service to the K-State community is of great concern to the department, the prevention of crime and investigation of all reported crimes is also of prime importance.

The department assists with parking control and enforces traffic regulations. Traffic and parking regulations are established by a student- faculty/staff Traffic and Parking Council, by authority of K.S.A. 74-3211.

The department is responsible for providing physical security on campus property. This includes opening and closing buildings and monitoring security cameras. The department also answers and responds to 34 emergency telephones strategically located throughout the university.

The University Police Department is open 24 hours a day. It provides a contact for emergency repairs and acts as the university operator outside normal business hours. The department has sworn police officers on duty 24 hours a day.


Postal Service

Contract Post Office
113 Dykstra Hall
785-532-6306 (messages only, clerk will return call)

Central Mail Services
109 Dykstra Hall
785-532-7751 (distribution of all interdepartmental mail and metering of departmental outgoing mail)

All mail for students must be addressed to their off-campus Manhattan address or residence hall/Greek address. Postage should be applied to this mail, and it should be sent through the United States Postal Service.

Manhattan Post Office personnel deliver U.S. mail directly to university buildings and residence halls and pick up outgoing U.S. mail from various locations on the campus.

The Contract Post Office sells stamps, money orders, and other postal supplies; weighs, insures, and registers mail; and receives outgoing U.S. mail. A self-service postal unit operated by the U.S. Postal Service is located in the K-State Student Union.


Student Publications

Linda Puntney, Director
103 Kedzie Hall

K-State students of all majors produce the Kansas State Collegian daily newspaper and Royal Purple yearbook-the nation’s most honored tandem of collegiate publications.

Student journalists produce and select all content in the Collegian and Royal Purple. Their experience as reporters, photojournalists, designers, graphics journalists, illustrators, copy editors, and editors launches them into internships and careers across the nation. A student staff also sells thousands of dollars in advertising to help underwrite the publications.

Student Publications, Inc., is an independent local agency that publishes the newspaper, yearbook, and campus telephone book. Its board of directors hires editors in chief and supervises finances, but content decisions rest with the student staffs of the publications. Both the newspaper and yearbook have faculty advisors who also teach in the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications.

Royal Purple staffs are hired annually. Collegian staffs are hired by semester. Staff applications are available in 103 Kedzie Hall, with applications due in early November and early April for subsequent semesters.


University Press of Kansas

Fred M. Woodward, Director
2502 Westbrooke Circle
Lawrence, Kansas 66045-4444

Kansas State University, in association with the other five Regents’ universities, operates and supports the University Press of Kansas for the purpose of publishing scholarly and regional books on a nonprofit basis. The press is governed by a board of trustees composed of the chief academic officers of the sponsoring institutions.


University Relations

Cheryl May, Assistant Vice President for University Relations/
Director, Media Relations
9 Anderson Hall

University Relations coordinates public information about K-State faculty, staff and student activities and events through its two units: Media Relations and Photographic Services.

Media Relations is the official outlet for print and broadcast news materials relating to K-State policies and administration. The operation also publishes K-Statement, the official faculty-staff newsletter.

Photographic Services offers photo processing, location and studio photography, and slide reproduction.