Kansas State University has received $60 million — the largest private donation in the school’s history — from the Jack Vanier family. University President Kirk Schulz announced the gift, which is structured to provide $40 million to benefit students, faculty, programs and facilities on both the Manhattan and
From Barbara Delinsky and John Grisham to J.R.R. Tolkien and the most obscure authors, a lot of great reads will be available for purchase at the Manhattan Public Library’s annual book sale this weekend. And cheap, of course: All of the books
Ron Highland of Wamego has filed for re-election for his seat in the Kansas House of Representatives. Highland represents the 51st district. His first term began in 2013. He is the vice-chair of the House Special Committee on All-Day Kindergarten and also serves on the education,
When U.S. Olympic speed skaters were zooming around the track in Sochi the past few weeks, they wore specially designed suits that a Wamego native helped create. Derek Wassom is a biomechanical engineer at Dynamic Athletics, which collected data that Under Armour used to
More than 23,200 students are enrolled at Kansas State University for the spring semester — a record number and more diverse than ever before. The record enrollment is just one part of the story, said Pat Bosco, vice president for student life and dean of students. The
The McCain Performance Series is bringing a bit of the Emerald Isle to Kansas State University with a performance by the musical group Danú at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 7, in McCain Auditorium. Danú offers an authentic Irish experience by using traditional instruments, including the flute,
Say farewell to Mercy Regional Health Center. No, Manhattan’s signature, 150-bed hospital isn’t going anywhere — but it officially changed ownership on Friday. Mercy now belongs fully to Via Christi Health, a Catholic, not-for-profit organization of medical facilities that is the largest health care
Kansas State University’s Model United Nations team has successfully returned to competition. The team won three awards at the 54th Midwest Model U.N. Conference in St. Louis, Feb. 19-22. It was the first Kansas State University team to compete at a regional Model
A Manhattan resident won half a million dollars in Monday night’s Super Kansas Cash drawing. The winner, who asked to remain anonymous, matched all the numbers on a quick pick ticket for a jackpot of $563,881, the Kansas Lottery announced Wednesday. The lucky Super Kansas
A noted San Diego architect will be the speaker for the Architecture Distinguished Lecture Series at Kansas State University’s College of Architecture, Planning & Design, or APDesign. Jonathan Segal, a fellow of the American Institute of Architects, will present “Architect as Developer” at 4 p.
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