K-State Proud campaign forecasts ‘whiteout’

Ben Hopper

By A Contributor

Are you K-State Proud? Show it this weekend as Bramlage Coliseum experiences a “whiteout.”

This week, Student Foundation, a student organization affiliated with the KSU Foundation, has been accepting donations for K-State Proud, a student-led, fund-raising campaign for K-State.

Since 2007, K-State students have raised more than $450,000 for “Student Opportunity Awards.” These awards go to students who are struggling financially.

For a donation of $10, fans receive the official K-State Proud shirt to be worn for the basketball games Saturday. The men will take on Oklahoma State at 12:30 p.m. and the women will host Texas Tech at 6 p.m. in Bramlage Coliseum.

This “Wildcat Weekend” is also the season opener of the K-State Baseball team. With three straight NCAA regional appearances, there will definitely be some excitement this season in Tointon Family Stadium. Don’t miss the first home game against Pacific at 3 p.m. Friday. There are $3 GA bench tickets.

The second game in the series is at 2 p.m. Saturday. Show your men’s or women’s basketball ticket for a $3 GA bench ticket. The final game is at 1 p.m. Sunday. Take advantage of the $30 Wildcat 4 Pack. Get four GA tickets, hot dogs, drinks and bags of chips.

Here’s a look at other area events:


K-State Music Department Student Recital Series: Double Reed Ensemble and Oboe Studio of Nora Lewis, 5:45 p.m. All Faiths Chapel.

K-State football coach Bill Snyder will speak to the Flint Hills Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance at 6:30 p.m. at First Christian Church.

The Riley County Historical Society and Museum, the Manhattan/Riley County Preservation Alliance, and the Manhattan Historic Resources Board present Manhattan Historic Summit, 6:45 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Cheryl Collins at (785) 565-6490. Manhattan City Commission Room.

K-State Music Department presents faculty artist Paul Hunt, trombone, 7:30 p.m. All Faiths Chapel.

The Manhattan Arts Center presents “The Graduate,” 7:30 p.m. through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Not suitable for children. Tickets: $15 for adults, $10 for military and students. For tickets and information, visit or call (785) 537-4420. Manhattan Arts Center.

Thursday Starts the Weekend, 10:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Bowling and billiards specials. K-State Student Union Recreation.



English Department Lecture: “Speak to Me Now of Compromise: Langston Hughes and the Specter of Booker T.” by Dr. David Chinitz, 4 p.m. Chinitz is an English Professor at Loyola University in Chicago. Free and open to the public. 212 Student Union.

MLA Annual Book Sale, 5:30 p.m. for members only. Also 10 a.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday for the public. Manhattan Public Library.

West Coast Swing Dance Lessons, 7 p.m. Cost: $12. C.L. Hoover Opera House.

McCain Performance Series present “Macbeth” Aquila Theatre, 7:30 p.m.  For tickets, call (785) 532-6428 or visit McCain Auditorium.

UPC Film: “Hugo,” 8 p.m. for $2. Also 7 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday and 8 p.m. Sunday for $3. Student Union Forum Hall.

Three of a Kind, 8 p.m. Kites.

K-State After Hours: Hypnotist Tony Ziegler, 10:30 p.m. Student Union Forum Hall.

Rock’It Bowl, 10:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Bowling and billiards specials. K-State Student Union Recreation.



KSU Student Chapter of PAS presents a Solo and Small Ensemble Workshop, all day. 201 and 204 McCain Auditorium.

Culver-Stockton Choir in concert 7 p.m. at First Christian Church.

C.L Hoover Opera House present Masked Marvels and Wondertales, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $17 adults, $15 military, $12 students. C.L. Hoover Opera House, Junction City.

On The Spot presents The Reckoning of iO Chicago, 8 p.m. Featuring the house troupe of the Improv Olympics in Chicago and K-State’s own On The Spot Improv Troupe. Free. Student Union Ballroom.



Jazz Brunch, 10 a.m.-noon. Bluestem Bistro.

Read to Dogs, 2-4 pm. No sign up required. Manhattan Public Library, Storytime Room.

Organist Dan Myer to hold free recital 3 p.m. at All Faiths’ Chapel.

Film: “Until the End of the World” 4 p.m. Beach Museum of Art.

Wayne Goins Jazz Trio, 6-8 p.m. dellaVoce.

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