Kevin Knabe, President of Graduate Physics Student Association
This year the Graduate Physics Student Association has been busy! We made the very popular “KSU PHYSICS” shirts in the spring, and you can find someone wearing one on any given day of the week. We’re talking about making another round of shirts, so if you missed out the first time, don’t worry.
We’ve also been active in K-State’s Graduate Student Council, trying to increase students’ benefits concerning insurance and health care. While this will probably be a long and drawn out process, we have confidence that we can help change things for the better.
We also had a very successful graduate student Pot Luck Dinner at the beginning of the fall, where everyone was encouraged to bring a dish that is popular to their culture. Everyone had a great time, and we would like to thank Amit and Dean for their generosity in allocating funds to help us buy plates, plastic ware, napkins, and soda!
Finally, we finished off the semester’s activities with a Departmental Football game (European football, of course!) in November. Everyone who came had a great time, and no one was seriously injured. We had an after party at my house with a keg of Little Apple’s Blueberry Wheat, which everyone enjoyed. Although the turn out to this game was good, there were a lot of people who told me they were going to show up and didn’t! Because of this, we’re going to have a rematch in the spring, so prepare yourself!