K-State Activity

K-State announces budget cuts

As KMAN has been hearing since last week, budget cuts are being implemented at K-State. The following is a letter from Cindy Bontrager of K-State in K-State Today: Dear K-State community, The 20th day fall enrollment census was recently announced and the fiscal year 2018 main campus tuition revenue projection has been completed. The projected [...]

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By | 2017-10-18T07:56:56-05:00 October 18th, 2017|K-State Activity, Local News, Top Story|Comments Off on K-State announces budget cuts

Redesigned Grover Cobb Memorial rededicated Tuesday

The 2017 Kansas Association of Broadcasters Convention ended honoring one of its founders Tuesday afternoon. Following the convention’s closing lunch at the Manhattan Conference Center, family, friends and colleagues of Grover Cobb gathered on the campus of Kansas State University to rededicate the redesigned memorial in Cobb’s name. Cobb was one of founding members of [...]

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By | 2017-10-17T17:38:06-05:00 October 17th, 2017|K-State Activity, Local News, Manhattan, Top Story|Comments Off on Redesigned Grover Cobb Memorial rededicated Tuesday

KSU: Climate change may erode big bluestem grass, disrupt livestock economy

TOPEKA — Kansas State University researchers say a dominant forage grass in the Great Plains could be diminished by climate change to less than half of its current stature during the next 75 years. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that studies involving K-State faculty indicated that changes would potentially shrink the plant size of big bluestem [...]

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By | 2017-10-16T10:29:21-05:00 October 16th, 2017|K-State Activity, Local News, State News|Comments Off on KSU: Climate change may erode big bluestem grass, disrupt livestock economy

K-State PD: Sukkah damage was weather-related

The Kansas State University Police Department has concluded the investigation of damage to a Sukkah and vehicles and determined that severe weather caused the damage, according to a press release from the department Friday morning. A Sukkah is a temporary Jewish gathering place. Sunday, the K-State Collegian reported the damage to the Sukkah and foul [...]

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By | 2017-10-13T10:07:33-05:00 October 13th, 2017|K-State Activity, Local News, Manhattan, Top Story|Comments Off on K-State PD: Sukkah damage was weather-related

K-State ready to fund infrastructure improvements on Kimball

Kansas State University officials say they’re ready to commit to funding a portion of the massive infrastructure improvements needed as part of the University’s North Campus Corridor project along Kimball Avenue. Total cost for infrastructure needs currently sits at $40 million dollars. The City/University Fund would pay for $10 million of the project cost, while [...]

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By | 2017-10-12T20:18:53-05:00 October 12th, 2017|K-State Activity, Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on K-State ready to fund infrastructure improvements on Kimball

Anti-gay slur continues diversity-related vandalism at K-State

Kansas State officials say an anti-gay slur was found outside the university’s student union, the latest in several vandalism incidents targeting diversity at the school. The slur was found Monday and was removed that afternoon. The anti-gay vandalism occurred the same week some vandalized a temporary dwelling erected outside a residential complex for the Jewish [...]

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By | 2017-10-10T12:05:48-05:00 October 10th, 2017|K-State Activity, Local News, Manhattan, Top Story|Comments Off on Anti-gay slur continues diversity-related vandalism at K-State

K-State President reacts to vandalized Jewish structure

Over the weekend, a Jewish structure known as a Sukkah, was vandalized on the K-State campus.  President Richard B. Myers released a statement on K-State Today, responding to the vandalism: “Dear K-Staters, Every year during the Jewish holy season, there is an eight-day holiday called Sukkot. A main component of the holiday is erecting a [...]

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By | 2017-10-09T08:24:06-05:00 October 9th, 2017|K-State Activity, Local News|Comments Off on K-State President reacts to vandalized Jewish structure

New Kansas State University Global Campus interim dean appointed

Duane Dunn has been appointed interim dean of Kansas State University Global Campus. Dunn’s appointment was made by April Mason, provost and senior vice president, and is effective Oct. 1. He replaces Sue Maes, the longtime dean of Global Campus who begins her retirement in October. Dunn had been serving as associate dean and director [...]

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By | 2017-10-02T08:31:21-05:00 October 2nd, 2017|K-State Activity, Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on New Kansas State University Global Campus interim dean appointed

K-State says enrollment down nearly 1,000 students

Enrollment at K-State declined by 984 students this year and the university has seen an overall decline in applications of nearly 20 percent, according to a press release from the KSU Friday. K-State attributed the declines to higher admissions standards set by the state in 2015. The university’s website says incoming freshman must complete the [...]

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By | 2017-09-29T15:23:41-05:00 September 29th, 2017|K-State Activity, Local News|Comments Off on K-State says enrollment down nearly 1,000 students

KSU President Myers calls for civil discourse, leadership

Kansas State University President Richard Myers penned a letter published in Friday’s K-State Today calling for civil discourse and leadership. Myers referenced the conversation that has broken out across the country about protests led by National Football League players, which started last season when former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began kneeling during the national anthem. Kaepernick, [...]

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By | 2017-09-29T11:14:33-05:00 September 29th, 2017|K-State Activity, Local News, Manhattan, Top Story|Comments Off on KSU President Myers calls for civil discourse, leadership