HAYS, KS -- For friends and alumni of Fort Hays State University -- and prospective students -- no visit to the Kansas State Fair can be complete without a visit to the FHSU booth.
The fair begins Friday, Sept. 8, and runs through Sunday, Sept. 17. The FHSU booth is located in the middle of the Meadowlark Building, which is in the southwest corner of the fairgrounds in Hutchinson.
A special attraction this year will be the new, official FHSU mascot. The Tiger has long been the university's mascot, but a single, official image of the Tiger was only recently unveiled.
The FHSU booth also displays color photos of the campus, which are especially popular each year for fair visitors who have not been to Hays recently. Former students are always intrigued by photos of buildings that did not exist during their college years.
The booth will also have general information about the university and brochures about enrollment procedures for freshmen, transfers, graduate students and Virtual College students. Information also will be available for ordering tickets to "A T.rex Named Sue," a highly popular dinosaur exhibit visiting exclusive museums across the nation.
The Sue exhibit will visit FHSU's Sternberg Museum of Natural History from Feb. 25 to April 29, 2001. Some university departments will have special days at the FHSU booth. Representatives from the FHSU Department of Agriculture will be available to answer questions on both Friday and Saturday, Sept. 8 and 9. Faculty and students from the Department of Communication Disorders will staff the booth the afternoon of Sunday, Sept. 17.
Representatives from the university's Virtual College will be at the booth from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11.
Representatives from FHSU's Forsyth Library will be at the booth the afternoons of Sept. 15 and 16. The Nursing Department will be represented in the booth the mornings of Sept. 10 and 17.
Whether you are an old friend of Fort Hays State University or a friend-to-be, you will enjoy visiting the FHSU booth at the Kansas State Fair.