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2009-2010 Graduate Catalog 
2009-2010 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
E-mail: affact@k-state.edu

The Office of Affirmative Action is available to students on matters of equal opportunity in admissions, access to programs and activities, and employment due to 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
E-mail: alumni@k-state.com

The K-State Alumni Association is a 40,000 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

K-State Center for Child Development

Debra Ring, Director
1948 Jardine Drive, Building L-9
E-mail: childcare@k-state.edu

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, staff and the community. It is fully licensed by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, is professionally staffed and uses a nationally acclaimed curriculum. The Center also partners with Army Childcare in Your Neighborhood to offer subsidies to military families. The Center provides a variety of subsidies to make childcare affordable to all families. The large majority of Center families receive at least one subsidy.

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). The Center partners with the school district to provide Pre-K classrooms for four year-olds. 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. Maurice MacDonald, School Director
Dr. Mary DeLuccie, Administrator of Early Childhood Programs
303 Justin Hall
Fax: 785-532-5505
E-mail: fshs@k-state.edu

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.


Family Center

Nancy T. O’Conner, Director Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic
Campus Creek Complex
Fax: 785-532-6523
E-mail: family@k-state.edu

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.


Communications and Marketing

Jeffery B. Morris, Vice President for Communications and Marketing
128 Dole Hall
Fax: 785-532-7355
E-mail: jbmorris@k-state.edu

Cheryl May, Assistant Vice President for Communications and Marketing
128 Dole Hall
Fax: 785-532-6418
E-mail: may@k-state.edu

The Division of Communications and Marketing has a mandate to fully integrate campus image and message delivery; to increase the impact and efficiency of institutional and marketing objectives; and to unify the brand voice in order to continue K-State on the path to an improved state, national, and international reputation. The division is charged with creating and leading a comprehensive communications and integrated marketing program that emphasizes Kansas State University’s unique brand and enhances the visibility of the university.

Marketing Services

Susan Jagerson, Manager
128 Dole Hall
Fax: 785-532-7355
E-mail: sdj@k-state.edu

Marketing Services offers assistance to campus units in developing plans and strategies, e-marketing, market research, media planning, and production of communications materials in an effort to extend the university message and brand to target markets.

News Services

Beth Bohn, Manager
128 Dole Hall
Fax: 785-532-6418
E-mail: media@k-state.edu

News Services coordinates public information about K-State faculty, staff, and student activities and events. News Services is the official outlet for print and broadcast news materials relating to K-State policies and administration. The unit also publishes K-Statement, the official online faculty-staff newsletter.

Photographic Services

David Mayes, University Photographer
128 Dole Hall
Fax: 785-532-6418
E-mail: photo@k-state.edu

Photographic Services offers location and studio photography. We offer walk-in portrait days twice monthly. There is no charge for photo shoots. You pay only for prints, which are available at cost.

Printing Services

Ed Wilburn, Director
107 K-State Student Union
Fax: 785-532-7637
E-mail: printservices@k-state.edu

Printing Services is a full-service printing, copying, and bindery production facility, a valuable resource for all your printing and imaging needs, including all K-State stationery. Printing Services also provides complete mailing services and distribution for your printed projects, including newsletters, brochures, invitations, and more for both internal and external mailings.

Publications Services

Erinn Barcomb-Peterson, Manager
128 Dole Hall
Fax: 785-532-6406
E-mail: pubserv@k-state.edu

Publications Services is responsible for editing, designing, coordinating production for projects used in the advancement of Kansas State University. Assists the campus community with concept, editing, design, format, artwork, type specification, photo selection, cost and time estimates, and production coordination for all types of publications and communications projects.

Video Production Services

128 Dole Hall
Fax: 785-532-7355
E-mail: ecc@k-state.edu

Video Production Services is a full-service facility with skilled, friendly professionals ready to achieve your remote broadcast, studio production, instructional design, electronic media, or other video needs. We have two broadcast studios, remote and satellite trucks and a classroom equipped for taping or live transmission.

Web Services

128 Dole Hall
Fax: 785-532-7355

Web services promotes a consistent, positive image of K-State by providing web design and consulting for many campus constituencies. Services include development of multimedia content, web video production, user experience research, and e-mail marketing.


Information Technology Services (ITS)

IT Help Desk
214 Hale Library
Fax: 785-532-3199
E-mail: helpdesk@k-state.edu

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: eid@k-state.edu and eid@ksu.edu. 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.

Vice Provost for Information Technology Services (VP-ITS)

Lynn Carlin, Interim Vice Provost
108 Anderson Hall
E-mail: its@k-state.edu

Computing and Telecommunications Services (CTS)

James Lyall, Interim Director
109 East Stadium
E-mail: cts@k-state.edu

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

Information Systems Office (ISO)

John W. Streeter, Director
2323 Anderson Avenue, Suite 215
E-mail: iso@k-state.edu

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. Database Management Services provides database administration services supporting all enterprise database applications.

Information Technology Assistance Center (iTAC)

Rebecca Gould, Director
214 Hale Library
E-mail: helpdesk@k-state.edu

iTAC provides computing support for students, faculty, and staff. Services include help with eID and passwords and other help desk related questions, technology classrooms, university computing lab and innovative classroom environments, video conferencing, face-to-face and online technical training, instructional design, equipment checkout and multimedia development in the Media Development Center.

Office of Mediated Education (OME)

Rob Caffey, Director
2323 Anderson Avenue, Suite 401
E-mail: omeoffice@k-state.edu

The Office of Mediated Education provides innovative and reliable academic technology solutions for K-State. OME’s services include web presentation services, video and audio webcasting, application integration, and CD/DVD Duplication. Applications maintained and supported include K-State Online, K-State Enterprise Authentication (KEAS), Axio Survey, ExpanSIS and many others.


KSU Foundation

Fred Cholick, President and CEO
KSU Foundation Center
2323 Anderson Avenue, Suite 500
E-mail: foundation@found.k-state.edu

The KSU Foundation was established in 1944 as the official fundraising arm of Kansas State University. It is a separate, independent organization chartered by the state of Kansas as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational corporation. Gifts to the foundation are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

Foundation staff members work in close partnership with university administrators, deans and faculty to secure charitable contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations to support identified priorities for the university. Gifts received through the foundation fund undergraduate and graduate student scholarships, establish faculty chairs and professorships, provide departmental support, and enhance the campus infrastructure.

A volunteer board of trustees governs the foundation. A 14-member executive committee elected from the membership of the board meets quarterly and is authorized to act on the trustees’ behalf.


KSU Speech and Hearing Center

Melanie Hilgers
Director of Clinical Services
139 Campus Creek Complex
E-mail: mhilgers@k-state.edu

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
E-mail: library@k-state.edu

K-State Libraries are the academic heart of K-State. Comprised of five libraries on the Manhattan campus: Hale Library; Fiedler Engineering Library; Weigel Library of Architecture, Planning, and Design; Math/Physics Library; and Veterinary Medical Library, as well as the K-State at Salina Library, K-State Libraries offer venues to study, do research, and work on collaborative projects. While classes are in session, Hale Library is open 24 hours a day, 5 days a week, plus weekend hours.

Outside the buildings, you can access online databases, journals, and books through the Libraries’ website and innovative research tools anytime, from anywhere. Through Ask a Librarian, you are able to get help in the way that works best for you: in person or via email, phone, chat, or text message. Instant messaging is embedded throughout the Libraries’ website and staffed during all normal service hours, making assistance available when and where you need it. The Libraries leverage technology to make collections as accessible as possible, offering “Get It @ K-State” to link citations with full-text electronic copies, and a document scanning and delivery service for print materials housed in the Libraries.

Subject librarians serve as expert consultants for each and every major and program at K-State, and Instruction staff offer over 200 classes and tours each year promoting foundational research skills, including classes tailored for undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty.

Hale Library houses K-State’s largest computing lab, the IT Help Desk, the Media Development Center, and group project collaboration stations, making it a “one-stop shop” for academic work. Fiedler Engineering Library has a state-of-the-art electronic collection suited to the demands of technology-focused engineering departments. The Veterinary Medicine Library offers DISC: Digital Instruction, Support, and Creative Services, helping faculty and students increase information literacy and to excel in giving presentations and organizing data.

Collection strengths at K-State Libraries include cookery, the consumer movement, military history, biosecurity and food safety, grain science and milling, prairie studies, and children’s literature. The Dow Multicultural Resource Center provides services to support K-State’s multicultural curricula, programs, organizations, and diverse student population. University Archives collects published and unpublished material documenting K-State’s history, and the Richard L.D. and Marjorie J. Morse Department of Special Collections houses rare and unique books, manuscripts, and other materials.


Police Department

108 Edwards Hall
785-532-6412 business
911 emergency
E-mail: police@k-state.edu

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)
E-mail: centralmailservices@k-state.edu

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.


Student Publications

Linda Puntney, Director
103 Kedzie Hall
E-mail: jea@spub.k-state.edu

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
E-mail: upress@ku.edu

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.