• RCPD knows the value of trust

    In the wake of the shooting death of an 18-year-old black man and the ensuing racial tension in Ferguson, Mo., the willingness of the Riley County Police Department’s leadership to discuss the potential for such an occurrence here was .

  • Let’s give young people opportunities to serve us

    To the Editor: I found it quite interesting that on Aug. 6, there was a large picture and article in the Mercury about Dave Lewis, who had lost the Riley County Com-mission election and a very small picture of Ben Wilson, .

  • Researchers study how light interacts with matter

    Kansas State University physicists and computer scientists are involved in a collaborative project to understand a long-lasting mystery: how light interacts with matter. Itzik Ben-Itzhak, university distinguished professor of physics, is a co-principal investigator on the multimillion-dollar project, Imaging and .

  • Johannes receives award for adolescent health work

    Kansas State University’s Elaine Johannes, associate professor and Extension specialist in the College of Human Ecology’s School of Family Studies and Human Services, has received the 2014 Dean Barbara S. Stowe Faculty Development Award to work with the Kansas .


    Jerry D. Dugan, 53, of Manhattan, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at his residence. He was born Jan. 31, 1961, in Manhattan, and had been a lifetime resident. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home..

  • K-State begins wave of construction projects

    This time next year,  six major construction projects will be underway at Kansas State University: Three colleges are expanding or replacing their buildings; the KSU Foundation is working on a dramatic new entrance to campus; Housing and Dining Services .

  • Despite revisions, some faculty members still oppose regents’ social media policy

    After its controversial social media policy drew criticism from faculty members at six schools last spring, the Kansas Board of Regents adopted a revised version — but many professors still aren’t satisfied. The policy allows the chief administrator of each .

  • K-State tuition climbs by 5 percent

    The Kansas Board of Regents in June unanimously passed a 5-percent tuition hike for K-State for fiscal year 2015, which runs from July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015. For in-state students, this means the cost of attendance will rise from $261 to $274.10 per credit hour, .

  • Renovated union to be ‘family room’ for K-State

    After nearly six decades of operation, the K-State Student Union is starting to show its age. But in addition to some general wear and tear, union director Bill Smriga said the building is used in a much different way than .

  • Wefald Hall project embraces future of student housing

    After recognizing a shortage of space in its current facilities, Housing and Dining Services broke ground this summer on two new buildings. By fall 2016, a new residence hall and dining center will be ready to open their doors, ushering in .

  • Seaton Hall renovation project to bring modern design to oldest structure on campus

    Though K-State’s College of Architecture, Planning, and Design consistently ranks among the top ten programs in the nation, its facilities in Seaton Hall leave a lot to be desired, said Dean Tim de Noble. It’s been a problem .

  • Welcome Center to address stadium’s maintenance issues

    K-State’s Old Stadium has been a landmark on campus since 1924. Nearly a century later, it’s in the midst of a revival. Construction crews are currently working to relocate the Purple Masque Theatre from the east side of the .


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