Signing the partnership renewal will be K-State President Kirk Schulz and Maj. Gen. Vincent Brooks, commanding general of the 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley. The signing ceremony will start around 4:40 p.m. in the Alumni Center's Great Room.
A formal institutional partnership between K-State and Fort Riley was first established by Jon Wefald, former K-State president, and Maj. Gen. Bob Durbin, former commanding general of Fort Riley, in April 2008, according to Art DeGroat, director of military affairs at K-State.
The agreement was designed to serve as a model military-to university-community partnership, DeGroat said.
The agreement sets the following objectives: enhancing each institution's ability to accomplish its mission through collaboration; enhancing the professional and personal quality of life for each institution's constituent communities; creating new and innovative opportunities and programs that add great value to each institutions through partnership; and increasing capacity at each institution to steward, manage and sustain major resources through collaboration, innovation and partnership.
FUNDRAISER FOR K-STATE'S BEACH MUSEUM OF ART TO FEATURE JAZZ PERFORMER DONNA TUCKER
The annual Friends of the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art fundraiser will be at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, at K-State's Alumni Center.
Funds raised will support the purchase of works by regional artists who represent the best of Kansas' visual arts culture.
The theme for the evening is "Night and Day," which is based on the musical repertoire of Donna Tucker, a Wichita-based jazz vocalist and performer. A Kansas native, Tucker attended K-State.
Tickets for the event are $125 and are available by contacting Ladonna Piper at 785-532-7718. Attendees should wear cocktail attire.
For more information, call the Beach Museum of Art at 785-532-7718 or drop by the museum on the southeast corner of the K-State campus at 14th Street and Anderson Avenue. Admission is free, and complimentary visitor parking is available next to the facility. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and Sunday from 12-5 p.m. The museum is closed Mondays.