K-State Activity

Five decades after devastating fire, Nichols Hall stands tall

MANHATTAN — Thursday marked 50 years since a devastating fire at Nichols Hall on the campus of Kansas State University. Riley County Historical Museum Director Cheryl Collins joined us on a special In Focus program in October discussing the year 1968 and says it was one of the largest fires in Manhattan’s history. On December [...]

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Board of Regents approves K-State land sale proposal, amended capital improvement plan

TOPEKA — The Kansas Board of Regents met Wednesday in Topeka and several items related to Kansas State University were on the agenda. Provost Charles Taber updated the board on the hire of Chris Klieman as the new head football coach and shared his appreciation for Coach Bill Snyder. After receiving a first reading on [...]

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More than 1,500 K-State students celebrate with commencement activities

MANHATTAN — Kansas State University students said their goodbyes to the school as they completed their journey with commencement ceremonies held over the weekend. During the College of Agriculture ceremony Saturday, Agricultural Economics Professor Jason Bergtold urged graduates to think about the impact they will have on the future. Bergtold said the invitation to engage [...]

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K-State PD collecting toys for tots

Kansas State Police Department officers are once again collecting toys for children in need this holiday season. K-State PD has teamed up with the US Marine Corps and Texas Roadhouse for its second Toys for Tots drive. New and unwrapped toys can be brought to the west lobby of Edwards Hall on the KSU campus [...]

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By |2018-12-03T12:15:08-06:00December 3rd, 2018|K-State Activity, Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on K-State PD collecting toys for tots

Riley County Extension Director leaving for new role at state office

The Riley County K-State Research and Extension Office is going through some changes this season. Among them is at the leadership level as Riley County Extension Director Jennifer Wilson is making a jump at the end of November to a new leadership role in Topeka. She spoke with KMAN recently about her new role. Wilson [...]

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By |2018-11-27T14:18:04-06:00November 27th, 2018|K-State Activity, Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on Riley County Extension Director leaving for new role at state office

Electronic accident report system unveiled at KSU

Employee accidents at K-State will no longer be reported on paper forms. Human Capital Services unveiled a new electronic incident report site on November 19th for employees to report accidents or injuries that occurred while working at the university. K-State hopes the new process will “provide a better user experience for the employee, department and [...]

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Hill’s donation to upgrade pet health education at K-State

MANHATTAN — Primary care for pets has a bright future at Kansas State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine thanks to a record sponsorship by Hill’s Pet Nutrition. With Hill’s sponsorship — the largest corporate gift in the college’s history — three strategic areas in the college’s Mosier Hall will be renovated to provide approximately 16,000 [...]

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Drought monitoring through K-State’s Mesonet highlighted during Governor’s Water Conference

MANHATTAN — During this week’s Governor’s Conference on the Future of Kansas Water, Assistant Scientist at K-State Christopher Redmond gave a presentation on drought monitoring with the university’s Mesonet soil moisture monitoring system. Mesonet consists of 16 weather stations across the state that create a network. Redmond said the data they record is provided through [...]

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By |2018-11-15T15:11:29-06:00November 15th, 2018|K-State Activity, Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Drought monitoring through K-State’s Mesonet highlighted during Governor’s Water Conference

K-State Police investigating racist robocalls

K-State Police is advising students and faculty on campus about recent robo phone calls. According to a press release, on Sunday, November 11, K-State phone numbers started receiving robocalls with derogatory racially or ethnically based messages. Many of the calls were left on voicemail. K-State Police and Telecom have been made aware of the calls and have determined [...]

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KSU to cut millions, increase student housing costs

Budget cuts and increased costs for student housing at Kansas State University may be on the horizon. Due to a decrease in tuition revenue and increases in payments to KPERS and insurance coverage, K-State is looking at millions in budget cuts and a rise in cost of housing at both dorms and campus apartments for [...]

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By |2018-11-09T11:16:22-06:00November 9th, 2018|K-State Activity, Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on KSU to cut millions, increase student housing costs