Media arrangements for sesquicentennial kickoff event Feb. 14 at Ahearn Field House
Monday, Feb. 11, 2013
MANHATTAN -- Media are invited to the kickoff event for Kansas State University's 150th birthday. The sesquicentennial kickoff and grand exhibition will be open from 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at Ahearn Field House. Visitors, including alumni from around the country, will peruse displays documenting colleges, departments and other university units -- from past to present.
A program beginning at 4 p.m. will include remarks from Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, Kansas Board of Regents President and CEO Andy Tompkins, and past student body presidents. Performances will include the university's orchestra, marching band and a cappella group In-A-Chord. Wyatt Thompson will serve as emcee.
MEDIA SEATING: Reserved seating for the program will be available to media on the east side of the Field House. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by noon Wednesday, Feb. 13.
AUDIO: An audio box will NOT be available to electronic media.
INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY: Following the program -- at approximately 5 p.m. -- President Kirk Schulz will have 20 minutes in which he will be available to visit with media. Reporters may convene on the east side of the stage. Staff from news and editorial services will be on hand to assist.
PARKING: Even with news media parking passes, parking near Ahearn Field House will be limited. Shuttle service will take visitors between the east parking lot (northeast corner) of Bill Snyder Family Stadium and Ahearn Field House every half hour from 12:30 to 7:30 p.m.