Kansas State University’s first Landon Lecture of 2014 will feature John Skipper, president of ESPN Inc. and co-chairman of Disney Media Networks, as well as prominent figures in collegiate athletics. The lecture is scheduled for 7 p.m. on April 2 in McCain Auditorium. The event will
Updates from the Riley County Commission: • Mary Jo Harbour, chair of the Riley County Council on Aging, updated the commission on its Meals on Wheels program in conjunction with March for Meals Month. Harbour said the program is currently serving about 170 meals a day to
The short stories of one of Latin America’s most celebrated writers are the inspiration for a new exhibition at Kansas State University’s Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art that explores the visual interpretation of fiction from a philosophical perspective. “Painting Borges: Art Interpreting
In our complex world, The Mercury’s editors can sometimes feel the heat. The heat seldom burns. That’s not the case for some Latin American editors. Among the most courageous of those I know personally is Jose Ruben Zamora. This is his story. Jose
Members of the all-Republican Kansas congressional delegation are standing in opposition to proposed defense cuts. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced last week that the Pentagon is proposing reducing the Army to its smallest size since the buildup to World War II. The proposed troop
The pageantry and excess of “The Hunger Games” will grace the runway on Monday at the K-State Student Union. The book series is the theme for this year’s Project Runway event, organized by the Union Program Council. Seven student designers will emulate a piece
Friday night at the K-State Alumni Center was a lot like Vegas – except those who went could tell people what they did. The Boys and Girls Club of Manhattan held its annual Casino Night fundraiser, which served as an anniversary celebration. Which anniversary was it?
Ogden Elementary has been nominated for the 2014 National Blue Ribbon (NBR) Schools Award Program. The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) nominated five schools for the prestigious award that recognizes high and/or improved performance by public and private elementary, middle, and high schools. Last
A body was discovered Friday afternoon in the Tuttle Cove area of Tuttle Creek Lake, according to Pottawatomie County sheriff Greg Riat. There was no immediate identification of the person. The body was taken to Kansas City for an autopsy by a forensic pathologist. Jane
VALLEY FALLS — “The best deal for the farmer, and the best deal for the landowner.” That should be the ultimate objective of land-leasing agreements, according to Kevin V. Dhuyvetter of the K-State Department of Economics — but it’s far from that simple. Many variables play
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