K-State celebrating record year of graduates in Ice College of Engineering

A record number of graduates received degrees in 2020 through Kansas State University’s Carl R. Ice College of Engineering. President Richard Myers informed the Kansas Board of Regents this week that 782 bachelor’s degrees were earned during the spring, summer and fall semesters, outpacing each of the three previous years. “In 2017 that number was [...]

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K-State president bracing for deepest budget cuts since 2009

Kansas State University’s top official is asking community members to reach out state officials as it anticipates some of its deepest budget cuts in over a decade. President Richard Myers, in a letter to the K-State community Tuesday, says Gov. Laura Kelly’s 5.5 percent cut outlined in her 2022 budget proposal to the legislature last [...]

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By |2021-01-19T10:44:21-06:00January 19th, 2021|K-State Activity, Local News|Comments Off on K-State president bracing for deepest budget cuts since 2009

K-State rodeo canceled due to COVID restrictions

The annual K-State rodeo, planned for February has been canceled. The university’s Department of Animal Sciences and Industry says K-State, Riley County and Manhattan restrictions won’t allow for the annual event to take place at Weber Arena this year. K-State Rodeo Club Coach Casy Winn says plans were initially to have the rodeo moved to [...]

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K-State’s Lafene Health Center beginning preparations ahead of vaccine administration

Kansas State University’s Lafene Health Center has been selected as a vaccine distribution site and will receive and administer vaccines for students, faculty and staff, based on the state and local priority groups and vaccine availability. When that happens is uncertain, says K-State Vice President for Communications and Marketing Jeffery Morris. “We have the protocols, [...]

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By |2021-01-11T14:25:40-06:00January 11th, 2021|K-State Activity, Local News|Comments Off on K-State’s Lafene Health Center beginning preparations ahead of vaccine administration

K-State to begin spring semester remotely

Kansas State University has made a change to their spring semester schedule. With the goal to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Kansas State has announced that they will begin the first two weeks of the spring semester with remote learning classes. In the announcement made Friday, President Richard Myers said as they anticipate a surge [...]

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K-State leadership condemns violence at U.S. Capitol

Kansas State University’s President and Provost have both condemned the violence that occurred at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday. K-State President and 4-star military general Richard Myers issued a statement (see below) Thursday where he stated the nation witnessed actions at the nation’s capital no one ever thought was possible. He said “the very institutions of [...]

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By |2021-01-07T11:56:56-06:00January 7th, 2021|K-State Activity, Local News|Comments Off on K-State leadership condemns violence at U.S. Capitol

Kansas State band members and dance team selected for intercollegiate marching band

Several members of the K-State marching band and Classy Cats dance team have earned a prestigious honor. Twelve members of The Pride of Wildcat Land and the entire K-State Classy Cats dance team have been selected for the College Band Directors National Association Intercollegiate Marching Band. The band will perform “End of Time” by Beyonce [...]

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By |2021-01-06T09:34:42-06:00January 6th, 2021|K-State Activity, Local News|Comments Off on Kansas State band members and dance team selected for intercollegiate marching band

K-State considering starting spring semester in remote setting

Kansas State University is considering starting the spring semester in a fully remote setting. In a statement Tuesday, President Richard Myers said the university hopes to see progress in the fight against the pandemic. The university remains in Phase 3 of its reopening plan and Myers says administrators are working on contingency plans for the [...]

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K-State agronomist receives $3M grant to develop digital geospatial tools for improving resilience of farming systems

A $3 million grant has been awarded to a Kansas State University researcher to improve the resilience of smallholder livelihoods through the application of digital and geospatial decision support tools under diverse farming systems. Associate Agronomy professor Ignacio Ciampitti received the grant from the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Sustainable Intensification. [...]

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By |2020-12-21T08:12:08-06:00December 21st, 2020|K-State Activity, Local News|Comments Off on K-State agronomist receives $3M grant to develop digital geospatial tools for improving resilience of farming systems

Myers looking ahead to spring semester, suggests outdoor commencement possible

K-State President Richard Myers says the university plans to continue efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 when students return next month for the Spring semester. Speaking Wednesday to the Kansas Board of Regents, Myers noted the university didn’t get the desired student turnout for asymptomatic testing, which had been offered through Lafene Health Center. [...]

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By |2020-12-17T15:17:33-06:00December 17th, 2020|K-State Activity, Local News|Comments Off on Myers looking ahead to spring semester, suggests outdoor commencement possible
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