K-State Activity

Fall commencement at K-State scheduled

It’s pomp and circumstance time at Kansas State University with fall commencement ceremonies set for Friday, Dec. 8, and Saturday, Dec. 9. Commencement speakers include an award-winning National Geographic photographer, the mayor of Salina and the poet laureate of Kansas. More than 1,500 students are candidates for degrees. To be awarded will be more than 1,300 bachelor’s [...]

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By | 2017-11-30T12:12:23-06:00 November 30th, 2017|K-State Activity, Local News, Manhattan, Top Story|Comments Off on Fall commencement at K-State scheduled

Massive road improvements on Kimball moving closer to fruition

A $40-plus million road and pedestrian improvement project is moving closer to construction. The North Campus Corridor project will bring significant changes to  sections of Kimball, North Manhattan, College and Denison Avenues. If planning and funding continues to move forward as expected, the project could get started with a bang as early as next summer. [...]

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By | 2017-11-28T21:10:29-06:00 November 28th, 2017|K-State Activity, Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Massive road improvements on Kimball moving closer to fruition

$1 million gift from Mary Vanier launches scholarship program

Mary Vanier of Manhattan has given a gift of $1 million to Kansas State University to create at least 30 matching gift scholarships as part of the K-State Family Scholarship Program, K-State Today announced Tuesday. This program is an initiative of the KSU Foundation to increase scholarship dollars to help K-State attract and retain students [...]

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By | 2017-11-28T11:10:17-06:00 November 28th, 2017|K-State Activity, Local News, Manhattan, Top Story|Comments Off on $1 million gift from Mary Vanier launches scholarship program

Kansas reps vote yes for House tax bill, elimination of student loan deductions

All four Kansas representatives in Congress voted in favor of the House tax bill Thursday. The next step is for the Senate to pass its version, which is reported to have substantial differences. Kansas’ representatives in the U.S. House are Republicans Roger Marshal of the 1st District — which includes Manhattan — Lynn Jenkins of [...]

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By | 2017-11-17T11:35:50-06:00 November 17th, 2017|K-State Activity, Local News|Comments Off on Kansas reps vote yes for House tax bill, elimination of student loan deductions

Thousands answer K-State’s call for unity

Thousands of K-State students, faculty and community members filled the lawn in front of Anderson Hall Tuesday afternoon on the campus of Kansas State University. The event, organized by K-State officials and student groups in the wake of another round of racial tension that began the month, was preceded by a “K-State Unity Walk” that [...]

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By | 2017-11-14T19:34:29-06:00 November 14th, 2017|K-State Activity, Local News, Top Story|Comments Off on Thousands answer K-State’s call for unity

Adrian Rodriguez named to new Kansas State University diversity position

Following a national search, Adrian Rodriguez will become Kansas State University’s associate vice president for student life for diversity and multicultural student affairs, effective Dec. 4. “I am pleased with the search committee’s selection of Adrian Rodriguez as K-State’s first associate vice president for student life for diversity and multicultural student affairs,” said President Richard [...]

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By | 2017-11-14T10:47:07-06:00 November 14th, 2017|K-State Activity, Local News, Top Story|Comments Off on Adrian Rodriguez named to new Kansas State University diversity position

K-State Family hosting Unity Walk and KSUnite

All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to join together for the K-State Unity Walk to Anderson Hall lawn from 1-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14. The walk is a symbolic introduction to KSUnite, a community wide program for diversity, inclusion and equity from 1:30-2:30 p.m. on the Anderson Hall lawn. The Kansas State University administration has [...]

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By | 2017-11-08T07:56:33-06:00 November 8th, 2017|K-State Activity, Local News, Top Story|Comments Off on K-State Family hosting Unity Walk and KSUnite

Former Manhattan man faces mental competency exam in murder case

A former Manhattan man who was also a K-State student faces a mental competency exam in connection with a Wichita murder case. Dane Owens was charged last fall with the fatal shooting of Rowena Irani, 22, of Wichita. Irani was found shot in the head in a home in northeast Wichita and was transported to [...]

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By | 2017-11-02T11:11:39-05:00 November 2nd, 2017|K-State Activity, Local News, Manhattan, State News, Top Story|Comments Off on Former Manhattan man faces mental competency exam in murder case

K-State President issues statement regarding racist vandalism

Kansas State University President Richard B Meyers has issued a statement on the recent racist vandalism that occurred on Wednesday Myers says that he wanted to make sure his message to the student leadership is clear.  His message is to ensure the safety of those affected by the attack. He then called for the immediate [...]

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By | 2017-11-02T10:41:29-05:00 November 2nd, 2017|K-State Activity, Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on K-State President issues statement regarding racist vandalism

Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. to present Landon Lecture

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff will deliver the first Landon Lecture of the 2017-2018 school year at Kansas State University. Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. will speak at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 27, in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union. This Landon Lecture is free and students, faculty, staff and the public are welcome. “As [...]

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By | 2017-10-30T07:47:58-05:00 October 30th, 2017|K-State Activity, Local News, Top Story|Comments Off on Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. to present Landon Lecture