Dr. Edward H. Hammond, president of Fort Hays State University, announced during his State of the University address in August that the university's theme for the new academic year would be "Affordable Success."
The theme rests on two facts: 1. Fort Hays State has the lowest tuition and fees of any four-year institution of higher education in Kansas; and 2. its students succeed, as shown by national championships in debate and financial planning last year as well as a 99 percent placement rate for its graduates.
When friends, alumni and prospective students visit the Kansas State Fair from Friday, Sept. 6, through Sunday, Sept. 15, they will see a colorful FHSU booth that has a large backdrop of Victor E. Tiger, the school mascot, and information that supports the Affordable Success theme.
Volunteers from Fort Hays State will hand out free Victor E. Tiger tattoos, free bags and information about the extensive academic programs at the university.
The FHSU booth is located in the middle of the popular Meadowlark Building, which is in the southwest corner of the fairgrounds in Hutchinson. The Meadowlark Building will be especially comfortable this year because air conditioning was installed there after last year's fair.
Fort Hays State University, which was founded in 1902, is celebrating its Centennial throughout 2002, so this is a great year to visit the FHSU booth at the Kansas State Fair.