Purple Pride: Open House to Highlight K-State Salina

There's a place for everyone at K-State Salina, which is quite apparent during the university's annual open house. Participating in a club sports mini-camp or competition, creating a drama mask, trying to master chopsticks, and enjoying free Purple Pride ice cream are just a few ways the public can learn about campus and the student body, Saturday, April 21, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Cooking pizza in a solar oven, competing in a video game mini-tournament, celebrating the works of Tolkien, and learning how to use social networking as a professional are all on the agenda for the day, as are seeing through clouds, learning how to talk like a pilot, conducting chemistry experiments, crocheting finger scarves, flying simulators, building airplanes from candy, checking out student projects and touring campus.

The Salina South Sensations, the Swedish Dancers from Lindsborg and K-State Salina's Spirit Cats will entertain the crowd with performances throughout the day.

The Wildcat Breakfast Fly-In, 7:30 - 10:30 a.m., is a chance to meet K-State pilots and mechanics of the past, present and future while enjoying pancakes.

More information about K-State Salina's Open House is available at http://salina.k-state.edu/openhouse.

K-State is an elite Top 5 aviation university. Located on the Salina campus adjacent to a 12,000-foot runway, the program has a modern fleet of more than 40 learning aircraft and more Master Certified Flight Instructors than any other college or university in the country. K-State Salina offers affordable degrees in aircraft maintenance, professional pilot, technology management and engineering technology. Certificate programs are available in air traffic control, airframe and powerplant, airport management, avionics maintenance technology and unmanned aerial systems. More information on K-State aviation programs is available at www.salina.k-state.edu/aviation.