Q: With a shorter school year, will Manhattan-Ogden schools have to make up any snow days so far?
Nearly a decade ago, then-K-State president Kirk Schulz laid out his plan for the university to become a top 50 public research university by 2025. Now, five years from the end of the lofty plan, university officials are planning a refresh of K-State 2025.
The Kansas State Department of Education recently named three area educators as recipients of the department’s 2020 Horizon Awards.
Flu season is in full swing, and heading into the peak of the season, Kansas is one of 36 states seeing high activity of influenza-like illnesses.
Enrollment in K-State’s master’s in software engineering program has waned in recent years, but a proposed bachelor’s degree in applied computer science could help funnel students into the program, K-State officials told the Kansas Board of Regents Wednesday.
Stress affects young children as much as it affects adults, which makes it doubly important for parents to learn to manage stress effectively, said Myrna Griffith, family education partner at College Hill Early Learning Center.
School bus drivers often develop an intimate knowledge of the nooks and crannies of Manhattan’s streets, but Dale Hayden already had that before he started working with Manhattan-Ogden’s transportation department 20 years ago.
Linda Knupp remembers a time when vinyl LP records were popular items at the library. Then it was CDs. Now it’s digital music downloads through Hoopla, a subscription service that the Manhattan Public Library participates in.
Juan Manuel Santos, a former two-term president of Colombia and winner of the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize, will present the 192nd installment of the K-State Landon Lecture on Feb. 4.
The Manhattan-Ogden school board will recognize Dave Colburn and Leah Fliter, two long-serving board members, at their final meeting on the board Wednesday.
The Riley County school board is looking for someone to fill a special two-year spot on the board after vice president Kyle Bohnenblust resigned in December.
K-State’s battle against enrollment declines is expected to hit a turning point in 2020, should university officials’ plans succeed.
Juan Manuel Santos, a former president of Colombia and the recipient of the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize, will give a Landon Lecture at K-State in February.
K-State’s rural students have been the most affected group of Kansas students by the university’s five-year skid in student headcount, a Mercury analysis of enrollment data found.
The holiday spirit of generosity is hitting Amanda Arnold Elementary School after an anonymous donor paid off $550 in outstanding lunch debt at the school.
It’s been nearly seven decades since Meadowlark Hills resident Linda Ruhnke was in high school like her pen pal Brenden Brown, a senior at Manhattan High.
The average K-State student will pay an additional $210, or 2.3%, in on-campus housing costs next school year after the Kansas Board of Regents approved a university increase in its residence hall and dining prices.
The Manhattan-Ogden school board advocated for retention of funds for at-risk students Wednesday evening while meeting with state representatives from the area to discuss the school district’s priorities at the statehouse.
A video from U.S. presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg claims that two school shootings have occurred at K-State and one at Manhattan High School, but that claim appears to fuzz the definition of what a school shooting is.
The Manhattan-Ogden school board will consider a $563,000 request to buy 270 MacBook Air laptops for teachers and 550 iPads for the district’s 10th graders.
Brig. Gen. Chris King used his commencement address as an opportunity to encourage graduates to continue growing in their learning and leadership.
Call Hall’s dairy processing plant hasn’t made any ice cream for the past month or so, but please don’t make a run on the Call Hall depository, as it’s covered by the K-State FDIC (Frozen Deposits of Ice Cream).
A memo to Manhattan-Ogden teachers from the district’s committee on diversity and inclusion is not meant to be an outright ban on Christmas traditions and festivities, school officials said Tuesday.
Since peaking in 2014, K-State’s student body has continued to dip to a 20-year low this semester, and the most affected student groups in the decline have been white, black and international students, a Mercury analysis of enrollment data shows.
John Harrington Jr., professor emeritus of geography, was presented with the George J. Miller Award for Distinguished Service to Geography Education on Nov. 22 at the 104th annual meeting of the National Council for Geographic Education in Austin.
For years now, Dave Baker has wanted to fix a stone epitaph at the historic Douglass School, a Manhattan school that was named after Frederick Douglass but mistakenly dedicated without the second “s” in the antislavery pioneer’s name.
As the price of higher education goes up, potential students are putting more stock in the future value of a degree, and a Georgetown University study ranks K-State and Manhattan Area Technical College as similar for the 40-year return on investment on degrees from those institutions.
A judge dismissed a 2016 Title IX lawsuit against K-State after the two plaintiffs, who had accused the university of failing to investigate off-campus rape incidents against them, dropped their lawsuit.
Kansas commissioner of education Randy Watson sat in an auditorium at Neodesha Middle-High School last week when a retired businessman pledged to pay college tuition for each of the school’s students for the next 25 years, at the minimum.