Kansas Day is January 29th, a recognition of the day when Kansas entered the Union, January 29, 1861. We have begun the tradition at K-State of gathering to learn more about what our faculty do to celebrate the history, the people, the culture, the agriculture, really anything about the state.
Past activities have included a beef barbeque lunch to recognize the importance of the cattle industry in Kansas. We always sing our state song, "Home on the Range," which was known as the "Cowboy National Anthem" due to its great popularity among cowboys and people of the trail drives. The song was Teddy Roosevelt's favorite song, and also one of FDR's favorites as well.
This event is a time mainly for fun and designed to bring people together to experience what it feels like to be part of the K-State family.