...or Manhappiness, or Manhappenin', or the Little Apple, or whatever you want to call it.
To us, it's home.
Manhattan is a small town by metropolitan standards. It's a city, by rural standards. So what is it? Good question.
Big-time college sports draw tens of thousand here to watch the Wildcats.
It's a college town. Kansas State University is here, educating about 20,000 people every year in everything from fine arts to public relations to chemistry to engineering to farming and ranching. K-State brings in Big 12 sports, national-caliber speakers and serious-minded cultural events. There's a thriving nightlife here, as you might expect in a college town.
It's an Army town. Fort Riley is next door; many of the soldiers who train at the post to protect our nation live in Manhattan.
The First Infantry Division, known as the Big Red One, is headquartered at Fort Rile.y
It's a growth hub. With expansion at Fort Riley, Manhattan is becoming more of a regional center for retail, health care and recreation. Increasingly, it is a place people from around the region choose to visit, to shop, and to retire to.
It has about 50,000 people inside the city limits, and thousands more nearby. It sits at the confluence of the Kansas and Blue rivers, which is why it was founded here in about 1855. Tuttle Creek Reservoir sits just to the north of Manhattan, offering fishing, water sports and other outdoor activities.
If you're moving here, welcome, and if you're thinking about it or thinking about coming for a visit, we hope this website can be helpful.
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Teams are always pleased when the core of their players return. Such is the case with the K-State women’s golf team, who returns all five of their top scorers.
Positives abound as K-State men’s golf coach Grant Robbins as he glances back to last season.
The Konza Prairie is part of a large swath of tallgrass prairie that runs through parts of Oklahoma, Nebraska and Kansas. Trails are open to the public, but recently Konza officials warned that they might close the trails if visitors don’t stay on them.
It’s a common-enough story: College student with newfound freedom and independence gives in to the desire to bring a pet home. In my case, the story has a happy ending.
Determination, persistence and mental agility are all put to the test at Locked Manhattan, an escape room challenge located in downtown.
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Fort Riley may have brought Willie Thomas to Manhattan, but mixed martial arts made him want to stay.
The Kansas Board of Regents approved a 3.6-percent increase in tuition for the university for the 2016 fiscal year, which spans from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016. Tuition increased 5 percent last year.
Calvin Hall, the College of Business Administration’s current home, could fit in the atrium of the college’s new 155,000-square-foot building set to open in July 2016.
At least a dozen major construction projects are under way or in planning stages right now at K-State.
Come fall 2016, K-State students will have a new place to eat. When Wefald Hall, a 129,000-square-foot residence hall with 540 beds, opens in 2016, a new Kramer Dining Center will accompany it.
Turning a business idea into a viable company is no easy task, but a K-State program devoted to helping start-ups is trying to do just that.
Here’s what’s new this year in every college at K-State.
Every year, over 50 senior College of Veterinarian students will have the opportunity to do clinical work on the variety of animals at Manhattan’s Sunset Zoo.
K-State students can now use their smartphone to keep themselves and the community safer.