K-State Activity

Myers announces broader smoke-free policy for KSU effective June 1

K-State President Richard Myers announced Friday KSU will enact a new smoke-free policy on all all university-owned property beginning June 1. In a letter published through K-State Today, Myers said this broader policy expands on existing protocol. “Everyone has the right to breathe clean air at work and school, and becoming a smoke-free university will improve the [...]

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By | 2018-02-23T13:15:31-06:00 February 23rd, 2018|K-State Activity, Local News, Top Story|Comments Off on Myers announces broader smoke-free policy for KSU effective June 1

Universities to meet in Topeka for annual progress report

The Kansas Board of Regents will meet Wednesday at the Curtis State Office Building in Topeka. Blake Flanders, president and CEO of the Kansas Board of Regents, will present the annual Foresight 2020 progress report. Foresight 2020 is a 10-year strategic agenda for the state’s public higher education system that includes goals to increase higher [...]

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By | 2018-02-14T10:51:15-06:00 February 14th, 2018|K-State Activity, Local News|Comments Off on Universities to meet in Topeka for annual progress report

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar explores policing, Kaepernick in Bramlage Q&A

Bramlage Coliseum has had its share of basketball greats on its court over the years, but none as legendary as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Tuesday night the six-time NBA champion, social justice advocate and all-time points leader in NBA history — still to this day after retiring in 1989 —  responded to a wide range of topics [...]

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By | 2018-02-07T14:47:33-06:00 February 7th, 2018|K-State Activity, Local News, Manhattan, Top Story|Comments Off on Kareem Abdul-Jabbar explores policing, Kaepernick in Bramlage Q&A

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to speak in Bramlage Tuesday night

Basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will be in Bramlage Colisuem Tuesday night. Bringing the six-time NBA Champion and Lakers great to the Little Apple was a collaborative effort between the K-State Black Student Union, Student Govering Association, Union Program Council and Athletics Department. The special event, which is free and open to the public thanks to [...]

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By | 2018-02-05T13:40:35-06:00 February 5th, 2018|K-State Activity, Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to speak in Bramlage Tuesday night

Former Chief Negotiator to North Korea makes stop in Manhattan

The Chief U.S. Negotiator during the 1994 North Korean Nuclear Crisis has grave concerns about the situation there two decades later. Robert Gallucci was in Manhattan Thursday and spoke at K-State’s PDM lecture series that night at the Manhattan Country Club. The PDM lecture series stands for political, diplomatic and military. Before his speech, Gallucci, [...]

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By | 2018-02-02T15:35:32-06:00 February 2nd, 2018|K-State Activity, Local News, Manhattan, Top Story|Comments Off on Former Chief Negotiator to North Korea makes stop in Manhattan

177th annual Landon Lecture hears from first female president of Malawi

Former President of Malawi Joyce Banda presented at the 177th annual Landon Lecture on Monday. Banda is the first female president of Malawi and the fourth in African history. She titled her lecture “America’s Role in Promoting Gender Equality Worldwide: Lessons from Africa.” In her lecture she talked about gender equality, comparing her nation to [...]

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By | 2018-01-29T17:04:29-06:00 January 29th, 2018|K-State Activity, Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on 177th annual Landon Lecture hears from first female president of Malawi

MLK III echoes father’s legacy, challenges in today’s world

Martin Luther King III was 10 when his iconic father, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee. The oldest son of Martin and Coretta Scott King, he remembers traveling with his father and witnessing the fight for civil rights. It was a movement of non-violence. And even though [...]

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By | 2018-01-25T18:09:28-06:00 January 25th, 2018|K-State Activity, Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on MLK III echoes father’s legacy, challenges in today’s world

Police confirm cause of Snyder death, family asks for privacy during funeral

Police say the death of 22-year-old Matthew Snyder, the son of K-State associate head coach Sean Snyder and grandson of head football coach Bill Snyder, has been ruled a suicide. The Wichita Eagle reports that a Riley County Police Department report obtained through an open records request says Snyder died last week of asphyxiation at [...]

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By | 2018-01-24T11:27:08-06:00 January 24th, 2018|K-State Activity, Local News, Manhattan, Riley County, Top Story|Comments Off on Police confirm cause of Snyder death, family asks for privacy during funeral

MLK III to speak at Kansas State after calling out Trump

The eldest son of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is coming to Kansas State University after raising concerns about President Donald Trump’s recent remark about immigrants. Martin Luther King III will give a lecture Jan. 25 in the university’s Student Union. The lecture was originally scheduled to take place inside the KSU Alumni Center, [...]

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By | 2018-01-18T11:35:23-06:00 January 18th, 2018|K-State Activity, Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on MLK III to speak at Kansas State after calling out Trump

Matthew Snyder, son of Sean Snyder, dead at 22

Matthew Snyder, the son of K-State associate football coach Sean Snyder and the grandson of head football coach Bill Snyder, died Wednesday, according to multiple reports. The Manhattan Mercury reports emergency personnel responded to a medical call Wednesday afternoon in the 3300 block of Claflin Avenue in Manhattan. Riley County police confirmed that there had been [...]

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By | 2018-01-18T06:24:26-06:00 January 18th, 2018|K-State Activity, Local News, Manhattan, Riley County, Top Story|Comments Off on Matthew Snyder, son of Sean Snyder, dead at 22