Attendees of U.S. Secretary of State and former U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo’s Landon Lecture on Friday will have to deal with extra security measures.
The event is scheduled to start at 10:30 a.m. at K-State’s McCain Auditorium.
Pompeo, a Republican, served three terms as the representative for Kansas’ 4th Congressional District before he was appointed to be director of the CIA under President Donald Trump in 2017. He was later appointed secretary of state in March 2018.
Extra security measures will be in place for the free lecture. All attendees will need to pass through metal detectors at the auditorium, and K-State’s clear bag policy for sporting events will be in effect. That means attendees will only be able to bring clear plastic bags smaller than 12 inches by 6 inches by 12 inches. Small clutch bags that are approximately the size of a hand and medically necessary items will be allowed, but subject to inspection.
Large bags, briefcases, backpacks, beverages, food, weapons, noisemakers, posters and signs are prohibited at the lecture. Security stations for the lecture will open at 9:30 a.m., and attendees with prohibited bags will be able to leave their bags at a bag check tent.
No tickets are required for the event, and parking is available in limited visitor parking and in the K-State Union parking garage. No metered parking will be available in the McCain Circle lots or the lots next to Anderson and Fairchild halls.
Officials said handicap parking would still be available at its normal place.