K-State Research and Extension


K-State Research and Extension Annual Conference

Tuesday, Oct. 21, through Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014




NOTE: Again this year, the KSRE workplace wellness leadership team has arranged for employees to use the university's recreation facilities during annual conference. To use the facilities, present your K-State ID and pay $5 to use the recreational complex, or $3 to use the pool in Ahearn Field House. The outdoor track in Memorial Stadium is available for free for walking or jogging.


2013 Conference Speakers

2013 Speaker Bonnie SherowBonnie Lynn-Sherow, K-State associate professor of history, will speak about “Vision, Value, and Vocation” at 10 a.m., Wednesday, October 23.

She and Jim Sherow, professor of history, wrote an essay about the importance of land-grant colleges that was included in a commemorative portfolio given to those who attended the 2013 presidential inaugural ceremonies.

The portfolio celebrates several noteworthy accomplishments of President Abraham Lincoln's administration 150 years ago through essays written by prominent historians. Essay topics include the Emancipation Proclamation, the Homestead Act, the Transcontinental Railway Act, the Morrill Land-Grant College Act, and the Gettsyburg Address.

Jean Bordewich, staff director of the U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, invited the Sherows to contribute an essay.




Sue Peterson, Assistant to the  President and Director of Governmental Relations, will speak at 10:45 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 23, on "Communicating and Working with Elected Officials and Stakeholders." 



2013 Conference Objectives
  • To offer opportunities for relationship building,
  • To present and discuss future opportunities for K-State Research and Extension, and
  • To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Kansas State University.