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What Matters to Me and Why

Ayumi Amama, instructor, Academic Success Center, Carl R. Ice College of Engineering, Division of Retention, Diversity, and Inclusion, Kansas State University
• Talking about...
The Story of an Unfinished Ruler
"I will share my story from my childhood in a small town in southern Osaka, Japan, to my college and young career days in Yokohama, an international port city next to Tokyo, and then coming to the United States and having a family. Throughout these transitions, many people and experiences shaped who I am now and I am still growing. Along the way, I accepted grace and finally overcame a long-time struggle, which led me to many open doors that I have never expected to see. My dad once told me that we all are born a plain ruler, and as we gain knowledge and experiences, as we take on challenges that seems impossible, the ruler gains more dense demarcations and expands in length. This is the story of an unfinished ruler."
RSVP by Wednesday, Nov. 17.  Lunch provided.
• This informal lunchtime series builds and strengthens bonds between people who teach, learn, and work together daily, and to foster understanding of how each of us embraces our values and K-State’s Principles of Community.
What Matters to Me and Why encourages reflection within the K-State community on matters of personal values, beliefs, and motivations in order to better understand the lives and inspirations of those who serve and shape the University. The presenter is encouraged to share a story of their personal journey - how they have chosen to live their life, the core values they have adopted, the personal choices they have made and lessons they have learned.

Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Leadership Studies Building, Town Hall ( Map)
1300 Mid Campus Dr North Manhattan, KS 66506‐6800

Event Type



Civic Engagement


Current students, Faculty, Staff



Staley School of Leadership Studies


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