Union Offers Free Conference

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The K-State Student Union invites all interested students, faculty or staff on any of Kansas State University campuses to participate for free in the virtual Association of College Unions International (ACUI) Region II Conference Nov. 4-5. The conference, hosted online for the first time, brings together community builders and campus programmers from the states of Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas. 

Typical educational session topics include student leadership, campus activities, space design and management, team development, social justice, and other topics related to building and maintaining diverse, active communities on campus.

"The Union is pleased to offer this conference to the entire campus, for free," said Corey Williamson, executive director of the Union. "It's our hope that folks around the university will take this opportunity, attend a few educational sessions, and have some great ideas to bring to their respective units… all for absolutely no cost."

Previously, the conference has cost between $100-250 per person, but the Union has paid this year's institutional registration, resulting in a free opportunity for the entire campus. 

Interested individuals must still register for the conference using an official K-State email address by midnight, Monday, Nov. 2.  Information about the conference, including relevant dates and educational content, can be found at the ACUI regional conference website or contact conference chair, Audrey Taggart-Kagdis at akagdis@k-state.edu.

Founded in 1914, ACUI is the professional home to thousands of campus community builders around the world. Primarily focused on the work of those within the college unions and student activities field, the Association strives to provide an inclusive, welcoming community for all those who choose to belong.