Kansas State University Wraps Up Sesquicentennial Celebration

Posted 11 months ago

By Dewey Terrill

The front lawn of Anderson Hall served as the site for the final event of the 9-month long sesquicentennial celebration for Kansas State University. celebrate 150

Kirk Schulz, KSU president, told the audience a lot has been learned about the institution during the celebration. “It was neat to look back at the video at that initial event that talked about where we came from, where we are, and then where we’re going to go in the future.”  The 150-year celebration began nine months ago with a celebration event in Ahearn Fieldhouse.

This week alone Kansas State University is breaking ground on a new building for the College of Business Administration, Intercollegiate Rowing Center facility, a 107,000 square foot expansion for the College of Engineering, and the Mary and Carl Ice Hall was named and dedicated at 1310 Research Park Drive in Manhattan. The latter facility will provide laboratory space for larger-scale research projects in the College of Human Ecology.  The 20,000 square-foot structure was purchase in May by the University. It was the former home of NanoScale.

The University also recently dedicated the West Stadium Center at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.